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The Nations in Your Neighborhood: Interpreting your Community Demographics through a Gospel lens

The Nations in Your Neighborhood: Interpreting your Community Demographics through a Gospel lens

October 10, 2019

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

A Biblical Worldview: Cross-Cultural Fellowship and Cross-Cultural Witness in a Cross-Eyed World

A Biblical Worldview: Cross-Cultural Fellowship and Cross-Cultural Witness in a Cross-Eyed World

August 29, 2019

Every culture tries to make sense of the mess we’re in, asking at least two questions: what’s gone wrong and what’s the solution? The unique way a culture answers these questions profoundly shapes how it views the world. This episode explores how the Bible answers these questions and how a biblical worldview enhances cross-cultural fellowship and opens doors to cross-cultural witness. Speaker: Cris Alley

Operation Reach: Who Is My Neighbor?

Operation Reach: Who Is My Neighbor?

April 23, 2019

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

Who Is My Neighbor? Understanding Pockets of Lostness

Who Is My Neighbor? Understanding Pockets of Lostness

April 18, 2019

North Carolina has 250 identified pockets of lostness. Think of a pocket of lostness as a gospel desert — a small geographic area with a large percentage of lost people. This session will show where pockets of lostness are located, explore why they exist and introduce the steps your church can take to eradicate lostness in North Carolina’s gospel deserts. Speaker: Cris Alley

Impacting the Diversity in Lost Pockets

Impacting the Diversity in Lost Pockets

February 21, 2019

Within North Carolina’s pockets of lostness, there is a wide diversity of hard-to-reach population segments. In this session, we will discuss and share real-life examples of how we are working together with associations and churches to identify and build strategies to engage those population segments. Speaker: Russ Reaves

Spaghetti In Your Pockets: Understanding the Unreached Population Segments in Pockets of Lostness.

Spaghetti In Your Pockets: Understanding the Unreached Population Segments in Pockets of Lostness.

March 6, 2018

Russ Reaves and Steve Harris - It’s been said that a pocket is not like a pancake, but a waffle. But I say to you that a pocket is like spaghetti, with common strands woven throughout and often from one pocket to another. This session will explore those common strands and how to spot them, how to engage them in disciple-making, and how to leverage strands in one pocket for similar strands in another.

What is a Pocket of Lostness?

What is a Pocket of Lostness?

March 6, 2018

Cris Alley - North Carolina has 250 pockets of lostness. Think of a pocket of lostness as a gospel desert — a small geographic area with a large percentage of lost people. This session will show their locations, explore their causes and introduce the steps your church can take to eradicate lostness in North Carolina's gospel deserts.

Bridges Out of Poverty: Rediscovering God’s Heart for the Poor

Bridges Out of Poverty: Rediscovering God’s Heart for the Poor

February 26, 2018

Discover a comprehensive approach to understanding and alleviating poverty as part of a disciple-making strategy.

Creating a word and deed ministry

Creating a word and deed ministry

February 26, 2018

How do we gain a comprehensive approach to understanding and alleviating poverty as part of a disciple-making strategy?