Rose Madrid-Swetman

— Random Thoughts, Stories of Life, and Questions about the Journey —

November 4, 2007

Off The Map Live

Category: Stories of Life – Rose – 7:26 pm

I have been involved with Off The Map from the beginning. I have been to almost every live event. This was by far my favorite. Jim and his team brought together a diverse group of voices. Diana Butler-Bass, Todd Hunter, Richard Twiss, Brian McLaren, Sadell Bradley and Claudio Oliver, plus a whole host of workshop presenters and musicians.
I enjoyed the panel discussions and the different choices for the “offstage” times. Instead of “main stage” speakers the “main stage” was used for interviews and panel discussions…there were a ton of workshops and the on-site food — incredible.
I met a lot of new people I would probably never run into in just one place.
OTM you have come a long way in creating an event with such a diverse pool of voices…men and women from all backgrounds and with different theological frameworks had conversation, questions and a lot of fun!
I had too many favorite moments to name but I have to say, the Friday Night Live time we co-sponsored with Global Support (a Mission Group of VCC) was such a great time. I had to apologize to Richard, Katherine and Jodi for my huge mistake about Columbus – if you were there you know what I am talking about, if not, I have suffered enough humility. 🙂
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers that made for an amazing event.


  1. we loved it, always such a good reminder to keep living out what we so deeply believe about the Kingdom. thanks for modeling for us how it can be. it is so encouraging, really.

    Comment by kathyescobar — November 11, 2007 @ 8:02 am

  2. […] Rose Madrid-Swetman thought it was Off The Map’s best annual live event ever. […]

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