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WEAVING VISION INTO ACTION

The 2018 GACX Global Forum is a premier networking opportunity for leaders committed to discipleship and church multiplication.

GACX is united by a shared vision: one healthy, multiplying expression of the church for every 1000 people on earth.

Every moment of the 2018 Forum is designed to facilitate strategic collaboration and peer-learning.

A TAPESTRY OF GLORY

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God's promises are strong vertical strands, stretching across time from earth to heaven.

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Every disciple is a colorful thread, spun out of bold and obedient faith.

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Together, they form a tapestry declaring God's glory. But it's still unfinished.

"...HIS BRIDE HAS PREPARED HERSELF. SHE HAS BEEN GIVEN THE FINEST OF PURE WHITE LINEN TO WEAR.” FOR THE FINE LINEN REPRESENTS THE GOOD DEEDS OF GOD’S HOLY PEOPLE.

Revelation 19:7-8

PATTERNS OF COLLABORATION

STRATEGY INTENSIVES

The 2018 Global Forum features eight interactive sessions focused on different strands in the GACX vision. Each track will be facilitated by knowledgeable leaders who will guide the discussion towards practical, collaborative action.

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Multiplication 101

Jesus commands his disciples to multiply and bear fruit. Learn about how Biblical principles and common DNA are resulting in rapidly growing discipleship and church movements worldwide.

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Prayer

Jesus says that whatever we ask for in His name will be done. A vibrant culture of prayer -- personally, organizationally, and between GACX members -- is the key to our vision.

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Oral Strategies

Nearly 80% of the world learn exclusively or primarily through the spoken word. What resources and strategies are effective in facilitating multiplication in these contexts?

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Movement Metrics

How do we collect, analyze, and act on data from the harvest field? Understanding our progress in multiplying disciples and churches is important at all levels of movement.

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Engaging Children

There are over 2 billion children worldwide. How can we love, develop, and equip them not as a "ministry target" but as fully mobilized partners in church multiplication?

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Partner Development

Casting vision for movements to traditional believers can be challenging. How can donors be best recruited, equipped, and mobilized to invest in multiplication?

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Media & Movements

Digital technologies are bringing God’s word to more people than ever before. How can we better use media to make disciples and facilitate church planting movements?

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Genos Initiative

Engaging millennials and younger generations in God’s mission presents new challenges. How can organizations encourage intentional collaboration between generations?

Threads of Vision

FORUM LEADERS

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Nathan Shank

Overseeing strategy for 2000 UPG’s in South Asia, he and Kari have witnessed unprecedented engagement in both rural and urban contexts.

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Jeff Sundell

Training and equipping believers worldwide to multiply disciples and churches, Jeff is currently Chief Field Strategy Officer for e3 Partners.

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Scott Ridout

President of Converge, a diverse denomination committed to starting and strengthening churches around the world.

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David Nelms

Founder and President of The Timothy Initiative, an international organization which trains and equip pastors and church planters.

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William Beasley

Missioner General of the Greenhouse Movement, a mission for the global Anglican church pioneering “parishes of multiple congregations.”

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Kenneth & Chardonnay Henderson

Worship leaders at Madison Square Church in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Lisa Pak

Regional Director for the Canadian Bible Society, Lisa is passionate about mobilizing young people to share the gospel.

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David Paulsky

David founded Renew World Outreach to harness emerging technologies into tools for missionaries worldwide.

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Bekele Shanko

GACX Chairman & Cru VP for Global Church Movements, which helps establish vital, multiplying, sustainable churches and faith communities worldwide.

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Bob Shank

Bob helps Kingdom Leaders clarify and maximize their personal calling through The Master’s Program and the Barnabas group.

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Nate Vander Stelt

As the Executive Vice President for GACX, Nate leads the mission to foster intentional collaboration for new churches.

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Rob Myers

As President of DOOR International, Rob leads a ministry reaching the largest UUPG in the world -- the Deaf.

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John Becker

GACX's VP for Global Networking and Partnerships, John also serves as Global Strategy Director for AIM International.

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Jim Whelchel

Jim serves as the missions pastor for Christ Commission Fellowship in Manilla, Philippines.

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Nina Lawson

Nina is passionate about community development and child evangelism and serves with Bethel World Outreach Church.

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Andre Harriott

Andre serves as East Africa Director for The Timothy Initiative, responsible for vision, training, and implementation.

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Dave Gibson

As Executive VP of Field Ministries for East-West, Dave provides oversight and direction to international field ministries and missionaries.

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Ray Alary

Prior to becoming President of TWR Canada, Ray served for over 25 years in both Africa and Latin America.

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Dick Eastman

As International President of Every Home for Christ, Dick leads a ministry bringing the gospel as many as 250,000 homes each day.

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FORUM SCHEDULE

Tuesday October 9
8:00Morning Registration
9:00Strategy Intensives
12:15Lunch
12:45Strategy Intensives (cont)
2:00Break
3:30Afternoon Registration &
Coffee House
5:15Dinner Reception
6:15Evening Session
8:15Dessert Reception
Wednesday October 10
7:30Morning Prayer
7:30Morning Coffee
8:30Morning Session
10:15
Break
10:45Collaboration Focus: Churches & Denominations
12:00Members Lunch
Non-members Lunch
1:45Collaboration Focus: Accelerators
3:00Break
3:30Strategic Networking
5:00Networking Dinner
6:00Networking: TBD
Thursday October 11
7:30Morning Prayer
7:30Morning Coffee
8:30Morning Session
10:15
Break
10:45Collaboration Focus: Implementors
12:30Network Luncheon
1:30Collaboration Focus: New Initiatives
3:00Break
3:30Strategic Networking
5:00Dinner
6:30Closing Session

Forum schedule subject to change.

Venue

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Cherry Hills Community Church (GACX Member) serves as the primary venue for the 2018 Global Forum. It's located at 3900 Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126

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Wednesday afternoon and evening activities, including dinner, will happen with a scenic view of the Rockies, will be at The Falls Event Center in nearby Littleton.

Registration

REGULAR RATE
Until Sept 1
LATE REGISTRATION
Sept 1 - Oct 2
GACX Members1 $290 $320
Non-Members$330$360
Spouse 2$250

Group Discounts

  • Save 5% on 3-5 registrations with code "threads5"
  • Save 10% on 5+ registrations with code "threads10"
  • Only available until Sept 1
  1. GACX member representatives must be signed in with a GACX Connect account to access the member rate.
  2. Spouse rate requires matching regular registration in same order.

Lodging

Hotels with free shuttle to Cherry Hills Community Church
Studio: $139/night + tax
1 Bedroom: $149/night + tax
93 Centennial Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Includes breakfast
$149/night + tax
("Cru - October Conf" rate)
1050 Plaza Dr
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Breakfast available for purchase
International Guests

For those coming from outside North America, a limited number of host homes are being arranged with members of Cherry Hills Community Church. Details will be sent by email before August.

Hotels in Littleton (12 minutes to Cherry Hills)
3090 W. County Line Rd
Littleton, CO 80129
303-791-3010
Includes Breakfast
3056 W. County Line Rd
Littleton, CO 80129
303-791-3001
Breakfast available for purchase