bivo banner_2The BiVO National Conference is a consultation on money, mission and the future of the local church. It will take place August 7th – 8th at Denver Seminary.

Who Should Attend?

  • Church Planters who want to enjoy the church planting process.
  • Pastors who want to lighten the load and release the church into the community.
  • Church leaders who want to rethink money and mission.
  • Business leaders who feel called full-time to kingdom work.

You can find more information on the conference here and you can register here. Space is limited to 300 participants. Presenters will include:

Hugh Halter is the National Director of Forge America, and the author of Sacrilege, BiVO and co-author of The Tangible Kingdom and AND, and FLESH. .His latest book is titled Brimstone. He speaks extensively, encouraging and equipping pastors in incarnational ministry and missional leadership. He and his wife Cheryl live in Denver, Colorado, and have three adult children.

Alan Hirsch is a teacher and key mission strategist for churches across the western world. His popular book The Shaping of Things to Come (with Michael Frost) is widely considered to be a seminal text on mission. Alan’s book, The Forgotten Ways, has quickly become a key reference for missional thinking, particularly as it relates to missional movements. Alan is the founding Director of Forge Mission Training Network. His latest book, co-author with Tim Catchim is titled The Permanent Revolution

Dave Gibbons roams in three different global playgrounds: The first park is THE AWAKEN GROUP, a consulting firm specializing in creativity, culture and innovation; the second park is a movement of churches not bound by geography that he calls “home” (NEWSONG.NET), throughout Southeast Asia, China, India, Korea, Mexico City, London, and North America. And lastly there is a crazy bunch of people in an organization called XEALOT that focuses on transforming marginalized communities through strategic leadership development and ideation ventures. Dave has written a book on culture and leadership based on an eastern parable called The Monkey and the Fish.

Rachel Triska is the Chief Practitioner at Life in Deep Ellum, a cultural center built for the artistic, social, economic and spiritual benefit of Deep Ellum and urban Dallas. She also co-pastors “The Gathering at Life in Deep Ellum” with her husband Joel. Their work in Deep Ellum has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times and Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal.

Dave Runyon is the co-founder and director of CityUnite, which helps government, business, and faith leaders unite around common causes.  He also serves as a consultant for businesses that have a desire to make a difference in their communities.  In 2010 he launched a neighboring movement that mobilized over 70 churches and 40,000 people in the Denver Metro area. He speaks nationally encouraging leaders to work together for the good of their cities. He is the co-author of The Art of Neighboring.

Jessie Cruickshank has been a leader in ministry for almost 20 years. She has served in several capacities including being a state-side missionary, a bi-vocational pastor, and now serves as a regional pastor with the Foursquare Gateway District and is working nationally on leadership development the Foursquare Denomination. With a Master’s degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Jessie is nationally recognized adult-learning educator.

Brian Sanders is the founder and Executive Director of the Underground Network, an international coalition of missional churches united by the prophetic call to love the poor, reach the lost and seek biblical justice. The Underground Network is rooted in Tampa, Florida where he lives with his wife Monica and their six children.

Lance Ford has over two decades of experience as a pastor, church planter, coach, and consultant and is the cofounder of the Sentralized Conference and KC Sentral, a missional training network in Kansas City. He is the co-author, with Alan Hirsch, of Right Here Right Now, Everyday Mission for Everyday People, and the author of UnLeader, Reimagining Leadership…and Why We Must, as well as the co-author of Missional Essentials and The Missional Quest. Lance’s latest book is titled, Revangelical: Becoming the Good News People We’re Meant to Be

Brad Brisco is currently the Church Planting Strategist for a network of churches in Kansas City. He holds a doctorate in the area of missional ecclesiology; his doctoral thesis was on assisting existing congregations in transitioning in a missional direction. He also serves on the National Leadership team for Forge America Mission Training Network and is co-founder of the Sentralized Conference. Brad is co-author of Missional Essentials, a twelve-week small group study guide and The Missional Quest. He blogs regularly at missionalchurchnetwork.com 

Mark your calendar and join us in Denver this August.