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Exponential Conversation - Manchester

  /  Carla Vaca.

Join hundreds of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at the Exponential regional church planting conference in Manchester, United Kingdom on 12-13 October, 2016.
 
Exponential is a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities.
 
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Becoming Five.’ Delegates will explore how to confront tension created by moving a church culture from where it is to becoming a multiplying church.
 
Key speakers at the conference are – Steve Addison, Anthony Delaney, Dave Ferguson, Paul Hallam, Andy Hawthorne, Ying Kai, Trisha Morgan and Daniel Norburg.
 
The schedule for the conference includes five main sessions and four breakout conversations, which are smaller time slots for drilling down into the main session content.
 
Exponential regional Manchester will be held at The Lighthouse Church in Salford. The introductory price for the conference is £99 per delegate.

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Alignment Conference | ASPEN GROUP

  /  Carla Vaca.

“The idea of multisite churches began as a bandaid solution for megachurches that found themselves out of room,” says Jim Tomberlin, founder of MultiSite Solutions.

Now nearly three decades old, the multisite church model has proven it’s not a passing fad. But it’s changed a lot in that time, and its next phase will look nothing like its first.

Today’s multisite church includes hybrid variations of the traditional one-church-in-multiple-locations model, often incorporating planting as part of a church’s multiplication strategy.

These new approaches call for new skill sets and structures to support rapid growth and change. But where do you go for answers to the hard questions that surface in the midst of church expansion? And how do you think strategically about multisite and multiplying churches when so many new models are emerging?

Aspen Group will tackle these and many other strategic and tactical questions about church multiplication at this year’s 2016 Alignment Conference.

Scheduled for October 18, 2016 at Community Christian Church in Naperville, Illinois, Alignment 2016 will bring together trusted experts and leading practitioners for a one-day, deep-dive into strategic multisite and multiplying models for churches.

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Laundromat IMPACT | Stephen Feith

  /  Carla Vaca.

We all have dirty laundry. Literally. We have running clothes, work clothes, pajamas, and that knit sweater grandma gave us as Christmas present eight years ago… (OK, maybe that last one is just me?) When we have dirty laundry, we have to wash and dry our clothes!

Megan and I bought a nice, energy-saving washer and dryer unit a few years ago. They’re great! Both are quiet and our clothes smell fresh and feel soft after each load. And they saved us money on our electric bill! I’ve got to say, I don’t know if I have ever enjoyed doing laundry more. Unfortunately, our place in Madison doesn’t have the space or hookups for them. We’ve gone back to using a laundromat in our apartment.

Whether or not you have a washing and drying unit in your home, or, like us, you have to go to a laundromat, doing laundry is something we all have to deal with. Young and old. Rich and poor. Republican and Democrat. We all have dirty laundry. Literally.

I was reflecting on a passage in the New Testament when I had a God-inspired idea: we [Madison Church’s small groups] would go to laundromats with hundreds of quarters, detergent and dryer sheets, and pay to wash and dry clothes for anyone who would let us. The idea is simple and an easy way for us to give back to our neighborhood. We have to do more than exist in our community, we have to contribute to it.

We’ve only done it one time, but is was successful! My small group washed and dried 25-30 loads of laundry for complete strangers. We got to learn some of their names, and heard some of their stories. The plan is to continue showing up at laundromats for the next several months and be an unexpected blessing while we connect with each other.

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Exponential Regional - Chicago

  /  Carla Vaca.

This fall, Exponential will host a brand new regional conference in Chicago! If you've ever wanted to take your entire team to learn about multiplication and church planting, now is your opportunity. With national and regional leaders, facilitated break out conversations, and a local conference location, you don't want to miss this. Find out more info here

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Amplify Conference

  /  Carla Vaca.

Join NewThing this summer at the Amplify Conference at Wheaton College. Amplify is for anyone in a church leadership position or in a position outside the local church setting where you are seeking to weave an evangelism ethos into your own life or the lives of others. The conference is intended to equip and inspire you personally as you lead others in developing a lifestyle of gospel witness.

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