Chosen For PurposeRegister
The Missional Church Conference is back for its third year in a row. This year's title theme is Chosen For Purpose. Once again we'll be hosting this event with Hope Church Borders, and Dave Holden from New Ground and Mike Betts from Relational Mission will be joining us, along with many other excellent speakers for a full day of teaching, seminars, worship, prayer and eating together.
God wants to use ordinary people like us to change the world - here in Edinburgh, throughout Scotland and Europe and to the ends of the earth.
09.30 - 12.15: SESSION 1 with Mike Betts (children's work provided)
12.15 - 14.00: Lunch Break Please bring your own or explore Bruntsfield or Fountain Park's many delicious options. The church building will be open during this time so you can eat-in.
14.00 - 15.40: SESSION 2 with Dave Holden (children's work provided)
16.00 - 17.00: SEMINARS (children's work not provided) Choose between:
- Pete & Sarah Benton: Moving on purpose
- Andrew Bunt: A purposeful community
- Daniel Goodman: Multiplying on purpose
17.00 - 18.30: Dinner - provided (children welcome)
18.30 - 20.30: PRAYER CELEBRATION (children's work not provided)
Moving on purpose (Pete & Sarah Benton)
God has called us to go the nations of the world to share the Gospel and plant churches. Maybe you feel that call; what steps can you take to prepare you to go? Come and hear about God's heart for the nations, and some of Pete and Sarah's story of moving from Sussex to Berlin.
A purposeful community (Andrew Bunt)
God is in the business of creating a church community for everyone: both married and single people. Andrew asks, what does it look like to be a church that reaches out to and honours single people and what are the many benefits that brings? (Both married and single people welcome!)
Multiplying on purpose (Daniel Goodman)
We often underestimate the impact we as individual believers can have for God. Daniel explores the idea that the Christian life is not just about addition but multiplication. By producing disciples rather than converts, the world can truly be changed.
Dave Holden: Well-known to many of us, Dave leads the New Ground team, having been part of Newfrontiers leadership for decades.
Mike Betts: Based at Lowestoft Community Church, Mike leads another sphere within Newfrontiers called Relational Mission. He is the author of 'From the Inside Out: A Grace Filled Life' and 'Relational Mission: A Way Of Life'.
Daniel Goodman: After speaking at our conference in May 2016, Daniel will be leading a seminar this year on making disciples. He leads the eldership team at City Church Cambridge, part of Relational Mission.
New Ground is a family of churches from different countries, led by Dave Holden. We believe that God has caught us up in His great mission to see many churches planted across the world, and communities transformed by the love of Jesus Christ. New Ground is part of Newfrontiers, which is a group of over 1,500 churches in more than 70 nations in every continent.
Relational Mission is also part of Newfrontiers. Relational Mission all about family - but not simply in the cosy sense of enjoying great relationships. It's also about reproducing itself, about passing on its DNA, seeing spiritual fathers and mothers raise spiritual sons and daughters.
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