This episode features a brief overview of the “Bless Every Home” tool, and how it is helping one church focus on the work of evangelism and discipleship in its community. This episode can help you learn how to get the tool and begin implementing it from a pastor’s perspective. Speakers: Jeff Blackburn
Asians are the largest and most unreached people group on the planet. By God’s grace, God has brought them to North Carolina. In this episode, you will get to know the culture of Asians (especially East Asians) and how to engage them with the gospel of Christ. Speaker: Sammy Joo
This episode focuses on how to formulate cross-cultural discussion groups in your church. These groups will provide the impetus for shared ministry and interaction that lowers the fear of awkward interactions. Speaker: Mark Hearn
The LGBT lifestyle is a segment of our population that isn’t going away. It represents people who are in great need of a Savior just like all of us. This breakout session will explore the LGBT culture as Meleah Allard shares her own story of her lifestyle as a lesbian, how the gospel brought her freedom and how God has called her back into this culture to minister the love of Jesus Christ. Participants will discover the unique characteristics of those who are part of the LGBT lifestyle, how the gospel can transform anyone who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and how Christians can minister both truth and love through the power of the gospel. Speakers: Meleah Allard & Steve Harris
Many parents have busy schedules which makes discipling their children difficult. What if you and your church could come alongside parents to equip them to be confident disciple-makers? Despite the hectic pace of everyday life, this training makes disciple-making in the home natural and easy. Come learn how you can equip the parents of your congregation to be confident disciple-makers. Speaker: Mark Smith
In a culture that increasingly calls what is evil good and what is good evil, we must learn to engage unbelievers with love. As disciple-makers, we must understand that it is unloving to fail to address sin. Loving others requires confronting their sinfulness. Speaker: Jeff Holder
We all desire to be part of God's mission of making disciples, but sometimes we get overwhelmed with how to go about ensuring that we are accomplishing this great objective. This session looks at how to build models that help us accurately assess how we are doing in this ultimate kingdom enterprise. Speaker: Walker Armstrong
Every pastor wants to make disciples, but few know how. Why? Because most of us were never discipled ourselves, we resort to a program-driven approach in classrooms and Bible studies. But the effectiveness of this method remains elusive, at best. In this session learn how to frame a culture of disciple-making designed to engage everyone in your church and fulfill your uniquely given Great Commission calling. Speaker: Bryan Rose
As American culture becomes more and more secularized and fragmented, does the gospel still offer hope and meaning? How should we preach and lead in this context we find ourselves in? During this session, learn from a pastor who planted a church in one of the most secular areas of North Carolina and hear personal stories of the gospel taking root in the most unlikely of lives. Speaker: Chase Gardner
Pastoral ministry can be filled with many mundane moments - studying for sermons, visiting the sick and various meetings. How can a pastor find time to make disciples when his calendar is already full of normal ministry responsibilities? This session discusses some ways a pastor can shepherd the flock well by making disciples. Speaker: Chris Griggs
Jay McGuirk - We are all called to make disciples. But how are we to pursue that in our specific contexts and church bodies? Listen to Jay McGuirk as we explore how our churches can be uniquely positioned to make disciples in a meaningful way.
Sarah Davenport - Second Timothy 2:2 teaches us to think about being reproducible in all we teach. In this session, we will walk through some ways to make disciples across the globe with chronological Bible storying and Henna storying.
John Davenport and Nathan Stamm - Are the folks in your church staying in the “holy huddle” instead of looking outward? Are you concerned that discipleship focuses on gaining more knowledge rather than applying what is learned? Do you want to challenge others with obedience to the commands of Christ? Come learn a simple yet comprehensive framework that will help you examine various aspects of disciple-making. This flexible tool will help you determine the health of your disciple-making and will encourage you as you lead your members to engage the lost and make disciples.
Matt Curry - Our communities and those we seek to reach for Christ are a part of a rapidly changing world. However, our main purpose of making disciples has remained the same. Join us as we discuss how to be a more effective disciple-making church in a fast-moving world.
There is a lot of talk about the methods and the tools for making disciples, and that is a good thing. Yet, with all of the training and equipping, there is still a hesitancy to engage in sharing the gospel and making disciples. Have sincere, but misplaced, motives caused this reluctance? We explore a practical way to help motivate disciples to make disciples by seeing how the Great Commandment fuels everything in the life of a disciple.