2019 Strategy Intensives

One church for every one thousand people everywhere is a big goal that will require multiple streams of activity.

The 2019 forum is setting aside Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:30 pm as a time when leaders can come together around key areas of shared interest and activity. These interactive discussions will allow participants to share, learn, and develop next steps towards collaborative action.

 

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Movement Metrics

Focus

Collecting, analyzing, and gaining action-oriented insight from key data points in multiplying the church is essential. Such information helps us in understanding challenges and measuring our collective progress towards seeing a church for every person. It also provides a foundation for identifying and building effective partnerships. This intensive will explore how various organizations are measuring progress, how information can be more effectively leveraged, and identify key opportunities for working together.  

Facilitators

Steve Roa, GACX
Mike Waid, Global Church Movements
Mike Ward, Mission India
Jared Nelms, The Timothy Initiative
Don Steadman, Antioch Ministries Intl.
Niyi Gbade, Capro North America

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Urban Movements

Focus

Over 55% of the world lives in urban areas, and more are moving there. Overlapping cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status come together in cities to create both new challenges and incredible opportunities for Kingdom advancement. This intensive provides an opportunity to listen, share, and explore practical ideas for pursuing multiplying movements in urban communities.

Facilitators

Steve Addison, Movements.net
Scott Cheatham, e3 Partners
Dave Robinson, Global Church Movements

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Prayer

Focus

Prayer is key to accomplishing God’s mission as individuals, organizations, and the body of Christ. In this intensive, we will discuss how to build a culture of prayer within your organization, mobilize prayer partners, and engage in collaborative prayer partnership with others. We will explore how we can effectively work together in praying for the nations to be drawn to the Father. 

Facilitators

Bill & Rosie Pezzutti, GACX
Colin Millar, GACX & Igniting Prayer Action

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Children & Youth

Focus

There are 2 billion children and youth worldwide.  When they respond to Jesus, they can be mobilized as full partners in making disciples and multiplying churches. In this interactive intensive, participants will get to know each other, share ideas and resources, explore partnership opportunities, and see how numerous existing collaborative projects are having a dynamic, tangible impact around the world.

Facilitators

Thomas Harley, One Hope
Matt Schantz, Mission India
Dion Steinborn, The JESUS Film Project

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Digital Strategies

Focus

The ongoing global digital revolution is providing increasing numbers of opportunities to reach more people with the gospel and engage them as multiplying disciples. This intensive will explore how various organizations are pursuing innovative strategies, what they are learning, and what challenges are being encountered. Our goal is to help each organization better utilize the tools God’s given us in the 21st century, and be inspired to join with others to work together. 

Facilitators

Miheret Tilahun, Cru
Brandon Becker, Dynamic Church Planting Intl

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Marketplace Engagement

Focus

The marketplace is often underutilized as a place where disciples can be made. Marketplace leaders around the world can become an extraordinary catalyst for church multiplication when they fully grasp God’s purposes for them in stewarding their business. This interactive intensive will unpack how Businesses Accelerating Multiplication (BAM) methods are having major impacts around the world, and how this is leading to discipleship growth and church multiplication.

Facilitators

Brandon and Jessica Hotz, Elevate Global (Activate Global)
Jonathan Shibley, Global Advance
Ken Janke, Global Advance

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NextGen Intiative

Focus

The next generation of leaders has arrived. And while they see things a bit differently, the Millenials, Gen Zs, and others also possess an incredible potential for Kingdom advancement. Intentional opportunities to engage, mentor, and empower can help these leaders flourish and increase Kingdom momentum. We’ll discuss ways that organizations can work together to make this possible.

Facilitators

Lisa Pak, Canadian Bible Society
Stephen Nelms, Gospelink

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Leadership Development

Focus

From global organizations to the local church and everywhere in between, leaders are essential. When equipped with proven, Jesus-centered ideas and strategies they become the ones who turn ideas into impact. This intensive will unpack numerous ways to increase our individual capacity for leadership while identifying and raising up more multiplying leaders.

Facilitators

Rick Franklin, Arrow Leadership
Tom DeVries, Global Leadership Network
Bekele Shanko, Global Church Movements
Michael Whyte, Global Academy for Leadership Transformation