Global Forum 2017 | GACX

GACX Global Forum [October 10-13 2017] Minneapolis


Kingdom Vision

Working together to establish one healthy, multiplying church for every one thousand people.


Kingdom Learning

Expand your knowledge while enriching others with your own insights and experience.


Kingdom Connection

Discover partnerships which increase the efficacy and scope of your Kingdom mission.


Kingdom Strategy

Deepen your understanding of how God is moving then find new action steps.

Features at the 2017 Forum

Expanded Regional Focus

Informal pre-forum meetups are designed to establish and deepen connections for those working with the same geographic areas.

Group registration rates

Bring more of your team and multiply the opportunities to develop effective Kingdom partnerships.

NextGen Leaders

Special opportunities to connect and learn for younger and emerging leaders.

Ignition Prayer Network

A mini-summit on Tuesday morning and connection points throughout the Forum for prayer igniters from every GACX member.

More Networking Time

Additional free and coordinated opportunities to explore partnerships.

Kingdom Celebration

A new tradition: a special time to praise God for His work in a region. The focus for 2017 is Africa.

Keynote speakers and special guests

Steve Addison

A former church planter, Steve now leads Australia-based MOVE, which is dedicated to multiplying disciples and churches everywhere. He is passionate about empowering leaders committed to the multiplication of disciple-making churches.

Ramesh Richard

A professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, Ramesh helped launch the Global Proclamation Academy to equip young pastors. He also leads RReach, which seeks to evangelize leaders and strengthen pastors in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Chris Maynard

Building on an international career in information technology and management, Chris consults with multiple Christian networks to use information for mobilization and deployment decisions.

Curtis Sergeant

When churches planted among an unreached people began to rapidly multiply, Curtis began teaching others to do the same. Having served in leadership roles with IMB and E3 Partners, Curtis now leads MetaCamp, a mission and disciple-making training center in Alabama.

Dominic Haab

A family farmer pursuing the Jesus lifestyle, Dominic helps lead a youth church in Zurich, Switzerland to actively shape the culture and has a passion for discipling the younger generation to be empowered for Christ.

An agenda for collaboration

Tuesday [Oct 10]

8:00 amMorning Check-in
Focus Meetings
8:45Regional Meetups
8:45Prayer Igniters Meeting
12:00 pmLunch (on your own)
1:00Prayer Igniters (cont)
Free-form Meetings
Forum Begins
3:30Afternoon Check-in
4:30Dinner Hors d'houvres Reception
6:00Evening Session
8:15Dessert Reception

Wednesday [Oct 11]

7:30 amCoffee & Networking
Focus: East Asia
8:30Morning Session
10:45Morning Session (cont)
Focus: Europe / West
1:15Afternoon Session
3:00"Speed Networking"
4:00"Next Gen" Leader Gathering
6:00Dinner (TBD)

Thursday [Oct 12]

7:30 amCoffee & Networking
Focus: Latin America
8:30Morning Session
10:45Morning Session (cont)
12:30pmMembers Lunch
12:30pmProspective Members Lunch
Focus: Africa
2:00Afternoon Session
4:30Afternoon Cafe
5:30"Kingdom Come" Africa Celebration

Friday [Oct 13]

7:30 amCoffee & Networking
Focus: South Asia
8:30Morning Session
10:45Morning Session (cont)
Box lunches provided
1:00 pmCommunion / Prayer
1:30Forum Adjourns

Schedule details are subject to change.

Come to the Global Forum in Minneapolis


Located in the southwest Minneapolis / St. Paul Metro area, the Eden Praire campus of Grace Church (a GACX Member) is hosting the 2017 Forum in their comfortable and spacious facility.


The Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is located 18 miles (about 20 minutes) east of Grace Church and has non-stop service to many US cities and several international destinations.

Hotel Info

GACX has arranged for group rates at two Marriott-brand hotels. Additional accommodations are also nearby.

SpringHill Suites

Full breakfast, wifi, fridge/microwave
11552 Leona Road, Eden Prairie MN
$109 - King Suite
$109 - Double Queen Suite

TownePlace Suites

Full breakfast, wifi, full kitchen
11588 Leona Road Eden Prairie MN
$99 - Queen Suite
$129 - Two bedroom Suite

Reserve by September 12, 2017 to guarantee these rates.
Prices are per-night, before tax. All rooms also have a sofa bed.