Global Forum 2017 | GACX
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GACX Global Forum [October 10-13 2017] Minneapolis

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Kingdom Vision

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

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Kingdom Learning

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

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Kingdom Connection

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

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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

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.

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.

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.

An agenda for collaboration

Tuesday [Oct 10]

8:00 amMorning Check-in
8:45Regional Meetups
Prayer Igniters
12:00 pmLunch (on your own)
1:00Open Networking
Prayer Igniters (cont)
3:30Afternoon Check-in
Refreshments
4:30Dinner Hors d'houvres Reception
6:00Evening Session
8:15Dessert Reception

Wednesday [Oct 11]

7:30 amCoffee & Networking
8:30 amMorning Session
East Asia Focus
12:30pmLunch
1:15Afternoon Session
Europe Focus
3:00"Speed Networking"
4:00"Next Gen" Leader Gathering
6:00Dinner (TBD)

Thursday [Oct 12]

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

Friday [Oct 13]

7:30 amCoffee & Networking
8:30Morning Session
South Asia Focus
Box lunches provided
1:30Forum Adjourns

Schedule details are subject to change.

Additional Speakers

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.

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.

Bekele Shanko

Bekele is a VP for Cru leading the effort to build movements of multiplying churches and faith communities worldwide. He also serves as the chairman of the GACX board.

Stephen Nelms

Believing that the local church is God’s agent of change, Stephen leads Gospelink’s efforts to better equip global partners for the development of indigenous leaders.

Jim Whelchel

Passionate about training and leadership development, Jim leads the mission work for the 60,000 members of Christ's Commission Fellowship in Manilla, Philippines.

Come to the Global Forum in Minneapolis

Location

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.

Travel

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.