Staff from First Baptist Church, Duluth share experiences of leading a church from “traditional” monoethnic programs to a ministry that reaches “every nation, tribe, language and people.” They shared what worked, what did not, and what is still in the process to “love, reach and disciple all people for Jesus.” Speakers: Keith Murdock, Todd Jones, Abioye Tela
This episode will help you discover, understand and engage the diverse people groups in your community. We will explore research tools to examine the demographics in your area, discuss points of connection for engagement with internationals, and provide an overview of gospel-centered resources and processes for disciple-making. There will also be suggestions for next steps to move forward. Speakers: Russ Reaves, John Davenport
This breakout session will introduce a practical training opportunity to assist churches in identifying unreached and unengaged population clusters in our communities. Learn more about the people in our local communities who are and are not being engaged with the gospel. Discover where new works may be needed to ensure that all people in our state are being reached. Hear from a church planting consultant and an associational missionary about the effectiveness of an Operation Reach event. Speakers: Mark Gray, Ralph Garay, Eric Cook
While everyone lives or works in a neighborhood, not everyone lives with their neighborhood. If Christians are going to minister in our neighborhoods, we must understand the impact of various worldviews on our neighborhoods and learn to love our neighbors with the truth as we minister to their needs. Understanding worldviews is an important aspect of successful discipleship. Speaker: Scott Thompson
Hear the stories of several churches who are strategically and faithfully engaging their neighbors in multifamily housing communities, loving them well, sharing the gospel relationally, making disciples and starting gospel communities. Speakers: K.O. Grissett, Joe Maye, Brian Norris
Learn the biblical basis for why you should engage the immigrants among you as well as practical ways that you can make disciples of the foreigners the Lord is bringing to your doorsteps. Speakers: Antonio Santos & Larry Phillips
Oftentimes we ask people to connect with Jesus, and we haven’t even connected with them. Experience a highly participatory, active and fun session to learn the first step of connecting with your neighbor to build a loving relationship. Also, learn how you can be trained to teach “The Six Stages of Cultural Mastery” to leaders in your church. Speakers: Ken Tan & Neal Eller
In the face of North Carolina's rapidly growing international population, how should the church respond? Is there a biblical mandate to make disciple among immigrants, refugees, and international students? If the answer is yes, what Great Commission strategies and methodologies might we use to reach our international neighbors with the life-transforming message of the gospel? Speaker: Chuck Register
God has brought the nations to North Carolina, and it is imperative for us to reach and make disciples among the nations. God has provided strategic partners to reach the nations — ethnic churches. This session will provide practical ways to work with ethnic churches to reach ethnic communities for Christ. Speaker: Sammy Joo
Often we ask people to connect with Jesus, and we haven’t even connected with them. Experience a highly participatory, active and fun session to learn the first step of connecting with your neighbor to build a loving relationship. Also, learn how you can be trained to teach “The Six Stages of Cultural Mastery” to leaders in your church. Speakers: Neal Eller & Ken Tan
Zac Lyons - Nearly 95 percent of the people who live in luxury apartments, gated communities, government housing communities, trailer parks and other multihousing communities are unchurched. While there is no “one-size-fits-all” model for disciple-making among the different multihousing communities in our state, there are proven principles that can be used as your church seeks to begin a multihousing ministry. During this session, you will learn those principles.
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.
Zac Lyons - Whether you are a single woman living in a downtown apartment, a mom in the suburbs or an empty nester in a quiet rural setting, you are right where you need to be to make an impact for God’s kingdom. Join us as we explore the discipleship potential that is waiting as close as your front door.
Nearly 95 percent of the people who live in luxury apartments, gated communities, government housing communities, trailer parks and other multi-housing communities are unchurched. While there is no “one-size-fits-all” model for disciple-making among the different multi-housing communities in our state, there are proven principles that can be used as your church seeks to begin a multi-housing ministry. During this breakout, you will learn those principles.