Out Of Chaos
Life is a hot mess. There’s the bedlam of getting out the door in the morning. The constant breaking down of our homes and bodies and the cars we drive. And the institutions that promise to help are often no better. We are surrounded by the constant disorder of governments and disappointed by “organized” religion, the very entities that tell us they can provide us sanity and security. Instead, they leave us scratching our heads or licking our wounds. Chaos surrounds us, and at times, it seems to rule our souls, our families, and our world.
But does chaos always end in failure or flaw?
What if chaos was more than the check engine light of lost causes? What if chaos was the raw material out of which God creates? In the beginning God brought order from chaos, filling the chaos with a beautiful creation, and he’s been doing it ever since. Where you and I may experience confusion and disorder, God sees an opportunity for something new—for a rebirth, a renewal, and a renovation. God did this in the beginning, he did it again at the cross, and with renewed vision for our disordered world today, we look to God to do it again.
Inspired by the powerful picture of creation in Genesis 1:2, author Jessica LaGrone challenges the hope-destroying belief that God has abandoned us in our broken relationships, our pain, and our grief. In the midst of our out-of-control lives, God is there, and he specializes in making new things from the chaos that threatens to drown us. When we experience chaos in our own lives and everything feels like it is falling apart, God is just getting started. When the Spirit of God hovers, chaos can give birth to hope.
Out Of Chaos Mini-Course
We built a 3-hour mini-course around Jessica LaGrone’s book, Out of Chaos. The course will be led by author Jessica LaGrone and Dan Wilt, Seedbed’s Learning Director will serve as host.
JESSICA LAGRONE Jessica LaGrone is the Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She is an acclaimed pastor, teacher, speaker, and writer whose engaging communication style endears her to groups throughout the United States. A native of Texas, Jessica is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church. Her previous books include Inside the Miracles of Jesus, Broken and Blessed, and Namesake.
DAN WILT is an author, worship leader, teacher, and encourager of pastors and creative leaders. Dan has impacted thousands over his three decades in ministry, across diverse streams of the Church in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Brazil. He serves on the Seedbed Farm Team as a creator and minister to leaders.
When you register, we’ll send you a copy of Out of Chaos by Jessica LaGrone. Or if you already have the book, you can register for the mini-course only. You can begin reading immediately, or save it for the days and weeks following the mini-course.
New Room Video
A video of Jessica teaching about Out of Chaos at the 2021 New Room Conference. This video will be delivered into your my.seedbed.com account.
A Live, Three-Hour Zoom Teaching
The course will be live on, November 3, from 1-4pm CT, and will be delivered online (and recorded). Jessica LaGrone and Dan Wilt will be with us live, and we’ll watch short videos and enjoy a time of reflection, Q&A, conversation, and prayer with Jessica and Dan.
A Recording of the Teaching Time
This Mini-Course will be recorded for your personal use, and will be put in your my.seedbed.com account after the session.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This 3-hour learning experience is designed for:
- Pastors and leaders looking to learn how lead in the midst of chaos, and our ever-changing world and cultural landscape.
- Disciples ready to grow and mature into leaders, creators, and innovators
- Anyone in a place in their lives looking to learn how to be proactive in learning how to create something new from the chaos of the past few years