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.

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 am Morning Check-in
8:30 Regional Meetups
Prayer Igniters Summit
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 Open Networking
Prayer Igniters (cont)
3:30 Afternoon Check-in
4:30 Dinner Hors d'houvres Reception
6:00 Evening Session
8:00 Dessert Reception

Wednesday [Oct 11]

7:30 am Coffee & Networking
8:30 am Morning Session
East Asia Focus
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 Afternoon Session
Europe Focus
3:30 Genos Initiative Breakout
3:30 Regional Breakouts
4:30  "Speed Networking"
6:00 Dinner (Pre-ticketed or on your own)

Thursday [Oct 12]

7:30 am Coffee & Networking
8:30 Morning Session
Latin America Focus
12:30 pm Members Lunch
12:30 Prospective Members Lunch
2:00 Afternoon Session
Africa Focus
4:00 Afternoon Cafe
5:00 Late Afternoon Session
Middle East Focus
6:30 Dinner

Friday [Oct 13]

7:30 am Coffee & Networking
8:30 Morning Session
South Asia Focus
10:00 Break
10:30 Morning Session (cont)
Commissioning & Communion
12:30 pm Forum Adjourns
Box lunches provided

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.

Adam Gascho

Adam and his wife have served for 20 years with Greater Europe Mission, primarily in Germany. Now working closely with #NoPlaceLeft in Chicago, he continues to train, coach and mobilize multipliers to Europe.

Bob Shank

Bob is the founder and CEO of The Master's Program, a mentoring experience that helps business and ministry leaders develop their unique Kingdom calling. 

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


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.