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.
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.
Steve Roa, GACX
Mike Waid, Cru Global Church Movements
Mike Ward, Mission India
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.
Steve Addison, Movements.net
Jeff Sundell, e3 Partners
Troy Cooper, e3 Partners
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.
Bill & Rosie Pezzutti, GACX
Colin Millar, GACX & Igniting Prayer Action
Children & Youth
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.
Thomas Harley, One Hope
Matt Schantz, Mission India
Dion Steinborn, The JESUS Film Project
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.
Miheret Tilahun, Cru
Brandon Becker, Dynamic Church Planting Intl
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.
Brandon and Jessica Hotz, Elevate
Shad Ellison, GACX
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.
Lisa Pak, Canadian Bible Society
Stephen Nelms, Gospelink
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.
Rick Franklin, Arrow Leadership
Tom DeVries, Global Leadership Network
Bekele Shanko, Global Church Movements
Michael Whyte, Global Academy for Leadership Transformation