Explore the intersection of what for some remains two approaches to ministry to learn why they are more rightly understood and better pursued as one. Sponsored by Forge America.
Session A - Wednesday, Nov 9 (10:45a)
For the Good of the City: A More Expansive Gospel • Rowland Smith
How do those far away from Jesus view the Gospel? How is the Gospel tangibly manifest or experienced by these people in our neighborhoods and cities? Join Rowland to discuss the tangible Kingdom Jesus came to announce and how that Kingdom can be credibly expressed to others surrounding our church communities.
Session B - Wednesday, Nov 9 (1:30p)
The Landscape of Immigration & the Missional Church • Lisa Rodriguez Watson
What are some current trends in migration and ethnicity? What might God be doing and how can we join Him on mission? What should the church’s posture be in response? In this session, Lisa will share her own family’s story of migration and consider missional opportunities for the church in an increasingly diverse society.
Session C - Thursday, Nov 10 (10:45a)
The Good, the Bad & Our Better Future • Damaris Taylor
Today there is a blooming of organic systems, networks, and movements forging innovative forms of church. What does this future hold for church planting in general, both for the structures of the church and for multiethnic diversity? In this workshop, Damaris will share a vision for missional and multiethnic communities of faith.
Session D - Thursday, Nov 10 (1:30p)
Mission-Forward Church Culture • Terry Ishee
Fewer than ever before are attracted to the Sunday morning event or viewing it as the epicenter of their faith. What does a mission-forward (vs. an event-driven) church look like? Join Terry to imagine the future of missional churches pitched to reach those today disillusioned by the church or not otherwise considering engagement.