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