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Nov 20 2007

North America Church Planting Conference

North America Church Planting Conference is scheduled for January 28 – February 1, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

The North America Church Planting Conference is an inter-denominational training event designed to equip church planters, coaches and supervisors to start, grow and multiply healthy, gospel-centered churches that result in the spiritual, social and cultural transformation of entire cities and regions.

Christian leaders from more than 30 countries, representing over 100 denominations and mission agencies, have taken this church planter training.

Plenary presentations, peer-group discussions, practical workshops and leadership forums will allow participants to formulate their own "culturally contextualized" values, mission, and church planting strategy. The Seven Seasons of Church Planting will be surveyed from pre-birth to reproduction.

The North America Summer Seminar, a streamlined version of this training (Basic Training & Coaches Training) is also offered in a northern or western USA location every July.

Basic Training Sessions will include:

  • Clarifying the church planter’s vision
  • Confirming the church planter’s call
  • Determining the church ministry focus
  • Clarifying the church purpose & mission
  • Developing the church values & styles
  • Designing the church strategies & structures
  • Creating the church ministry models & plans
  • Creating & refining a church planting proposal
  • Establishing a core group & launch team
  • Mentoring church ministry lay leaders & staff
  • Developing gospel-centered ministries
  • Leading the church to healthy growth
  • Managing conflict in the emerging church
  • Organizing church finances & administration
  • Making the main thing the main thing

Advanced Workshops are also being planned for more experienced planters, coaches, and supervisors.

The Advanced Training Workshops build and expand on the foundations laid in Basic Training through specialized training and forums designed for more experienced church planters, coaches, supervisors, and for alumni of Basic Training.  Topics include:

  • Coaching church planters and church leaders
  • Planting churches in the emerging generation
  • Spouse forum
  • Raising financial support & church administration
  • Spiritual Formation – Cultivating heart renewal by grace
  • Creating gospel-centered worship services
  • Starting regional church planting networks
  • Breaking the missional code
  • Restarting a stalled church plant
  • Resolving conflicts Biblically
  • Planting African-American churches
  • Planting Hispanic churches
  • Planting multi-cultural churches
  • Developing ministries of mercy in the city
  • Preaching gospel-centered messages
  • Caring for the sexually addicted in your congregation
  • Church planting landmines to be avoided
  • Parenting, Farming, Recruiting and Assessing
  • Designing effective youth ministries for your church plant
    And much more …

Speakers include Andre Rogers, Joel Miller, Steve Ogne, Chan Kilgore, Daniel Montgomery, Randy Pope, Martin Ban, Fred Marsh, Larry Kirk, Al Guerra, Tom Nebel, Ted Powers, Scotty Smith, Ruth Ann Batstone, Randy Nabors,  Drew Goodmanson, Ed Stetzer, John Bash, Doug Swagerty, Russ Kapusinski, Tom Wood, Steve Childers, John Julien, Stu Batstone, Ken Priddy, David White, Tim Geiger, Tami Resch, Wade Williams, Paxson Jeancake.

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