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[box type=”info” ]DON’T FORGET to sign up for a Pre-Conference Track or Intensive[/box]

Thursday, Feb. 28  | 9:00am-5:00pm

Track = a collection of workshops and seminars by a specific network to address an overarching theme or topic; access to seasoned missional thinkers and practitioners; larger group setting; no limit to number of participants; cost = $59-$99

Intensive = a customized learning experience to help you leave with a strategic plan and tangible next steps; limited to 12 participants; one-on-one interaction with experienced practitioners; cost = $250

 

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Leading Kingdom Movements

3DM Track: Mike Breen, Jo Saxton, Doug Paul, Sally Breen
Thursday, Feb. 28  |  9am – 5pm
Location: TBD

When the church has functioned at its’ best, it has often existed more as a movemental reality and less like an institution. However, the skill-set needed to start, grow, sustain and multiply a movement is quite different than the skill set needed to lead an institution. In this Pre Conference, Mike Breen and the 3DM Team will explore the realities of leading a movement, looking at the work of the leader as well as the practical mechanics of a movement.

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Missional Imagination:  Unleashing The People of God to Live on Mission

Forge Track: Alan Hirsch, Kim Hammond, Lance Ford, Brad Brisco
Thursday, Feb. 28  |  9am – 5pm
Location: TBD

How do you shift the Church to a missional posture so that every person lives on mission in community and has their own missional story to share? During this session we will cover essentials for transitioning a church in a missional direction; looking at the foundations, principles and practices that need to be considered when leading small groups and congregations to participate in God’s mission more fully.

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Engaging in Gospel-Centered Missional Communities

GCM Collective Track: Jeff Vanderstelt, Caesar Kalinowski, Seth McBee, Jonathan Dodson
Thursday, Feb. 28  |  9am – 5pm
Location: For The City Center

What does it mean to havegospel-centered communities living on mission as the primary organizing structure of the Church? Is this just a semantical play on words? Are missional communities really that different than traditional “small groups”? This day of face-to-face, interactive sessions with some of the nation’s top thought-leaders and practitioners will transform your thinking about mission, discipleship and what it means to be the church. You’ll leave with next-step skills that will help move you toward health, multiplication and movement.

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Getting Practical with the Missional Church

Missio Track: Hugh HalterBrandon Hatmaker, Matt Smay
Thursday, Feb. 28  |  9am – 5pm
Location: TBD

You will learn how to value existing church forms—attracting people to a physical church and releasing missional people into hands-on ministry. We will help you leverage the very best of the attractional and missional models to catalyze a movement of incarnational people. Every missional leader is challenged to build a framework that establishes a pathway for making disciples and developing leaders. Existing church leaders, church planters, and community leaders will be introduced to a strategy that can hold together discipleship and leadership development, while evaluating the use of resources to fuel movement.

We will also unveil a process that we take every church member through to limit consumerism, which creates only one pathway forward–The pathway of missional discipleship. It’s impossible to engage culture and ignore the needs of culture. We will discuss how to learn to “do right,” but also how a socially active missional community is a biblical part of making disciples. The result will be communities that stay on mission, a process that is easily reproducible, and a disciple making culture that increasingly loves mercy and seeks justice.

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In Plain Sight: Developing a Holistic Strategy for Making Disciples in the Urban Context

Rebuild Track: Dhati Lewis, Amisho Lewis, John Onwuchekwa, Adam Thomason, William Branch
Thursday, Feb. 28  |  9am – 5pm
Location: For The City Center

American evangelicalism has been blindsided. Our cities and our world have changed.  In our missional focus to reach the city, we have realized our inability to reach the entire urban context—specifically the individuals that don’t fit into the majority culture.  Somehow it has been accepted to do ministry and create disciples, while ignoring certain portions that aren’t as accessible; they were quarantined and unseen. Now, however, it’s impossible to ignore what is quickly taking over.  This new urban – the dense and diverse – is transforming and shaping our culture, society and neighborhoods.

As leaders, we’d be foolish to make our mission anything other than the city in its entirety- beautiful parts and complicated. There’s no more looking the other way.  That is why The Rebuild Network seeks to develop a holistic strategy for discipling America’s true urban: those in plain sight.

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Missional Community Transitions Intensive

Austin Stone staff: Todd Engstrom, Tyler David, Theresa King, Steve Teng, Jon Dansby
Thursday, Feb. 28  |  9am – 5pm
Location: For The City Center

In this hands-on, one-on-one environment (Intensives are capped at 12 people to ensure you receive a customized learning experience), learn with the Austin Stone Community Church staff, an experienced staff with a practical vision, proven strategy and field-tested tools for transitioning from small groups to Missional Communities. With vision casting, practical resources (that are exclusive to this intensive) and strategic planning to help you build out practical next steps for your church to transition to Missional Communities, Todd and his staff will guide you through an incredible opportunity you will not want to miss!

We’ve designed this Intensive as a way to not just be exposed to proven strategies for missional transition, but also hands-on, practical next steps, resources and follow-up designed to assist you in taking healthy next steps to transition your existing structure, whether that be small groups, community groups or Sunday School classes, and moving towards unleashing the people of God for the mission of God. Space is very limited, so register today!

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For The City Intensive

Justin Lopez, Amanda Jackson
Thursday, Feb. 28  |  9am – 5pm
Location: For The City Center

In this hands-on, small environment, learn from an experienced network with a vision and practical strategy for city renewal. Capped at 12 people to ensure a customized learning experience, the Intensive includes vision casting, neighborhood tours, exclusive resources, and strategic planning to help you build out practical next steps for your church to take toward city renewal and holistic ministry.

We’ve designed this Intensive as a way to be exposed to proven strategies and different restoration efforts. This is an opportunity you will not want to miss! Begin exploring what God has for your church and your city – space is very limited, so register today!

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For The Nations Intensive

Ryan King, Andy Kampman
Thursday, Feb. 28  |  9am – 5pm
Location: For The City Center

In this hands-on, one-on-one environment (Intensives are capped at 12 people to ensure you receive a customized learning experience), learn from an experienced network with a vision and practical strategy for mobilizing your church to be “For The Nations”. Formed out of the 100 People Project, a vision and strategy to mobilize 100 people from the Austin Stone Community Church to move to and minister within unreached and unengaged people groups, the For The Nations Network has experience in recruiting, training, mobilizing and caring for over 100 global missionaries. With experience in mobilizing hundreds of global leaders, Ryan and Andy will guide you through the discovery process of taking next steps in removing current barriers to mobilizing missionaries to the nations.

With vision casting, real-life stories and examples, practical resources, proven tools and strategic planning to help you build out practical next steps for your church to take towards mobilizing your congregation to be for the nations, this is an incredible opportunity to take practical next steps to engage in God’s global mission. Space is very limited, so register today!

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Internship/Residency/Leadership Pipeline Intensive

Kevin Peck, Larry Cotton
Thursday, Feb. 28  |  9am – 5pm
Location: For The City Center

In this hands-on, one-on-one environment (Intensives are capped at 12 people to ensure you receive a customized learning experience), learn from an experienced church with a vision and practical strategy for developing disciples and leaders through an internship and residency program. With over 350 leaders, interns and residents being trained through these various environments at the Austin Stone through ASI and other programs, Kevin and Larry will guide you through the discovery process of taking next steps in removing barriers to training and multiplying leaders and staff. With vision casting, practical resources, proven tools exclusive to this intensive and strategic planning to help you build a leadership pipeline, this is an opportunity you will not want to miss! Space is very limited, so register today!

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