the same results? In this session I want to share with you how your church can zag witha radical departure from what everybody else is doing and reach those that haven’t beenreach. Our mission at New Direction Christian Church to reach the unreached andempower them to know God through life changing experiences from the inside out.
Righteousness, Risk and Repentance
If we do not understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, we cannot lead the church of JesusChrist. Without a proper understanding of Jesus work, which is the source of our righteousness, Christian leaders are prone to pursue their own righteousness throughsuccess, achievement, and accolades. Failure causes despair. And, success causespride, which is simply another kind of failure. The result is that many Christian leadersfeel unholy and unhappy whether they succeed or fail. In this session we will examinehow the gospel provides our righteousness and liberates us to risk, and also repent whenwe fail. My hope is that as leaders we can learn to lead out of the gospel in such a waythat gives both God glory and us joy.
3:00 – 4:30 pm -- Leadership Community Innovation Briefings
You’ll be able to choose from 13 Breakout Sessions during this timeslot. Senior pastors andleaders from churches actively engaged in leading edge ministry innovation areas share what’sworking well today. Choose from:
EXTERNALLY FOCUSED MINISTRIESA Collaborative Model with Non-Christians to Reach the City
Christ Community Church employs a dual approach to their externally focused ministries:A local focus that embraces teachers (through collaboration with public schools andchurches, we can create a new model for how Church and State can function) and aninternational focus working with both local and International Government officials (we canwork together to achieve positive impact) Locally, Christ Community has seen growth inthe participation of churches that want to reach out to the city. They have also seen anincrease of high capacity leaders involved in local efforts. Ian will share stories of thepublic schools that are now collaborating with efforts in local and global contexts.
Churches Partnering Together for Kingdom Impact in Atlanta
Perimeter Church is mobilizing its people for word and deed holistic ministry with those inneed in the community. The vision for PerimeterChurch since it started over 30 yearsago has been for community transformation. We have learned that if we want to see thisvision accomplished in Atlanta then we must work together with other churches. Unite! isa movement of over 100 churches that are partnering together in the Areas of Justice, Poverty, Education, and Family to see Atlanta changed for the kingdom. Chip willshare stories of how this practically is happening, such as churches working together tobattle child sex slavery and exploitation in Atlanta.
The DNA of a Church in Service
How can an outreach ministry make a significant impact in the inner-city in light of thevast socio-economic and cultural concerns plaguing these communities? A church ismost effective in helping the poor when its people have a vested interest and relationshipwith those they are helping. Mariners Church's Lead Pastor of Outreach, Laurie Beshoreexplains the internal make-up of a church in service and how to build a culture of caring.