Missional Development Community
AoG leaders across the UK have a heart for mission and a passion to see opportunities for growth take place here in the UK and internationally. Conferences by their very nature are inspirational, but church leaders inevitably need time to process great ideas, to develop their own thoughts with their teams, and to consider ways in which to apply initiatives within their local ministry context.
With this in mind, we have invited respected missional practitioners to present their experiences in ways that can be directly applied in a local church context. The MDC schedule will include structured workshops so that local church teams of 3 or 4 people can collaborate to develop their own strategies and action plans. We will provide the collaboration tools and include key discussion topics such as… Reforming Missional Vision, Developing Missional Strategy, Finding and Inspiring Leaders, Raising and Releasing Finances, Tools to Involve the Whole Church, Cross-Cultural Opportunities and Creating Next Generation Missional Impetus.
Our main speakers will include movement pioneer and church planter Jossy Chacko, the founder of Empart; Gavin Calver, Director of Mission for the Evangelical Alliance and former National Leader of Youth for Christ; Bruce Hills, former Lead Pastor of the large and influential Garden City Church, Brisbane and now head of World Outreach International; and we are also in discussion to involve Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor of the multi-site Community Christian Church, Chicago, an established author and pioneer of Exponential and New Thing.
We have intentionally limited the number of church team places available so that we can create the right environment for presentations, team collaboration and networking between leaders and those churches who will be involved. If you would like to be included I encourage you to register as soon as possible.