Caesar Kalinowski // The Story of God: Making Disciples and Building Community
We live in a time and culture that is increasingly choosing to form and shape their worldview and beliefs about God through oral means; relationship, experience and stories are the distribution channels of belief in our postmodern society. God's story, and his interaction with man, was originally given as an oral document — a story. We can recapture this new-ancient means of communicating the Gospel and its message of hope, restoration and redemption. Caesar will share why and how new communities and churches are planted using the Story of God as a relational and reproducible discipleship tool.
Scott Nelson // Missional Imagination for Groups
Join Scott Nelson as he trains you to lead groups through the practices found in the Forge Guides for Missional Conversation. Starting with a key theme of missional living and a core passage from scripture, you'll learn how to help groups not only make direct connections between the needs of their community and the redeeming purposes of God but then to act on what they've learned. Missional imagination made real. Five participants will win a set of four Forge Guides to launch a group.
Kirsten Strand // Going Deep in the Hood
Food pantries, shelters, and clothes closets can provide immediate relief to families living in poverty.Only when you live in an under-resourced area can you run for school board or join city council or become real grass-roots advocates for change in a community. Come learn how one church is mobilizing people for neighborhood restoration.
Joey Turner // The Story of BREWED: Bi-Vocational Leverage
How do Christians gain influence with the increasing pocket of society that have little to no interest in the church? In this breakout, Joey the lead pastor of The Field and co-owner of BREWED, will discuss the nuts and bolts of BREWED and how it has led to positive change in his city. This workshop will lead to practical discussions on topics such as the value of third spaces, being bi-vocational and learning to think like global missionaries.