Disruptive Innovation

Meet disruptive innovators effecting systemic change today and discover promising practices to expand influence and impact in your own ministry context.

Session A - Wednesday, Nov 9 (10:45a)
Brave Cities: Building Kingdom Ecosystems • Hugh Halter
What if under-resourced communities could be transformed by small bands of missionary entrepreneurs operating as neo-trappist orders that combine business enterprise, works of justice, and more, to bring change to the city and reflect well on Jesus? Join Hugh to hear his own story and learn of others pursuing this emerging form.

Session B - Wednesday, Nov 9 (1:30p)
Fixing What's Broken • Arlynn Ellis
Leaning in to break molds, established patterns or the expectations of others, is risky but necessary to get beyond good intentions to actual results. In this session, Arlynn will provide insight and explain how forming creative partnerships with existing nonprofits can help your church authentically, credibly, and effectively engage an underserved, under resourced community.

Session C - Thursday, Nov 10 (10:45a)
Empowering Marketplace Leaders to Plant Sustainable Churches • Greg Wigfield
What if the experiential capital of business owners and entrepreneurs were to forge the next church planting Movement? In this workshop, Greg will discuss the why and how of engaging marketplace leaders and leveraging spiritual, social, and financial assets in order to plant, grow, and develop new expressions of the church. 

Session D - Thursday, Nov 10 (1:30p)
When Vision, Denominational Crap & God’s Grace Collide • Rodrigo Cruz
Join Rodrigo to explore the process of overcoming obstacles to cast, pursue, and establish an ambitious vision of disruptive community engagement via your local church. Come learn what’s required of leaders to innovate, remain patient, and faithfully persist through the inevitable challenges that arise in becoming a church that effectively represents and engages its community.