Time & Location
May 19, 2022, 6:30 PM – May 22, 2022, 3:00 PM
Western PA District Basics , The Gospel Collective 1000 Broadway Ave, East McKeesport, PA 15035, USA
About the event
Our King is in the business of transforming lives, communities and cultures around the world and in our own backyard. He has invited us to partner with Him in all that He is doing to advance His Kingdom. Church planting is one of the most crucial efforts of Kingdom advancement that we can invest our lives in.
Basics is an opportunity to explore, define and refine the vision and strategy of planting a church. This will be a heavily packed few days (Thursday evening – Sunday afternoon) of learning, thinking and preparing for effective church planting.
Basics immerses the church planter, and their team, into a learning lab environment. Foundational church planting topics are briefly addressed and an abundance of time is given for contextual development. Planter’s strategies are then reworked through the interaction of veteran church planters, coaches and other peers at the event. This event is not lecture driven, but interaction oriented.
Basics is not geared toward a particular philosophy of church planting but geared toward the practical nuts and bolts of planting that can apply to any philosophy.
The following is a brief outline of the topics that are covered:
Introduction to Planting
Prayer and Planting
Developing a Culture Map for Your Church:
· Core values
· Cultural context
· Norms and Practices in the life of your church
Developing a disciple-making culture
Developing effective evangelistic approaches to reaching your community
Experiencing transformational body life
Developing church planting teams and leaders
Developing structures for effectiveness
Developing your timeline