FREE NewThing Gathering

Who: All NewThing Leaders & Staff
When: Monday, December 7 & Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Where: Community Christian Church, Yellow Box (1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL)

There is nothing like a NewThing Gathering! It's a time when NewThing churches and teams gather together to build relationships, network, and dream. We have amazing speakers  in store for you this year: Steve Addison, Oscar Muriu, Rick Richardson, Dave & Jon Ferguson, among others.

On DAY 1 (the 7th) we will have our FAMILY GATHERING. We will hear vision from Dave Ferguson and talk about the vision and direction of NewThing. We will also have breakout sessions geared directly towards every major department in your church (worship, students, kids, small groups, social justice, etc.) so be sure to bring everyone on your NewThing team!

DAY 2 (the 8th) is our NEWTHING 1 DAY open to any church leaders, church planter, network leader and anyone else who wants to hear from our speakers. It will also be a great opportunity to learn more about NewThing. If you're interested in joining us it's FREE but you need to register.

Main Session speakers

  • Steve Addison
  • Wilfredo "Choco" De Jesus
  • Dave Ferguson
  • Jon Ferguson
  • Oscar Muriu
  • Patrick O'Connell
  • Danielle Strickland

Ministry Breakouts

  • Lead Pastors/Residents: Reproducing Churches to Launching Reproducing Churches-Donnie Williams & Chris Hankins
  • StuCo: Organizing Student Ministry-Jordan Biere & BT Norman
  • Kids' City: Oh Lord, You Want Me to Send Who?!-Shannon Gutierrez & Debby Albrecht
  • Social Justice: Practical Tools and Strategies for Changing Hearts & Communities-Kevin Davis & Kirsten Strand
  • Small Groups: Reproduction Movement Beyond Recruitment-Jamie Ward & Brian Phipps
  • Artists: Multiplying the Artists Around You-Lucas Cortazio & Albo Esilaba


  • Effective Evangelism for Church Planting-Rick Richardson, Wheaton College
  • From Church to Movement-Steve Addison & Troy Cooper
  • Global Partnerships-Kevin Pike/Oystein Gjerme
  • How to be a Church for the Hurting at All Levels-Wilfredo "Choco" De Jesus
  • Global Leadership Residency-Oscar Muriu & Jason Webb
  • Developing a Strategy to Start & Sustain a Leadership Pipeline-Dave Clayton
  • Making Space for Millennials-Josh Gregoire
  • Generosity as Discipleship-Kevin Davis & Julie Bullock

Networking Lunches

  • Gift Mart
  • Latino-Obe Arellano
  • Church Community Builder
  • Aspen Group
  • Wheaton