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Darrin Patrick's First Acts 29 Boot Camp
Boot Camps are a time and place to not only get solid teaching, but to really connect with like-minded people. Here Darrin recounts his first steps into the Network and his own Acts 29 Boot Camp experience nearly ten years ago:
In 2001, I heard about this crazy new network that was helping urban church planters.
I had recently parachuted into St. Louis with Amie and our baby to plant The Journey Church. While I’d raised all the financial support we needed, we lacked any relational support from our denomination. We were new, had no friends, and had no like-minded partners in the gospel.
Curious and hopeful, Amie and I decided to attend an Acts 29 boot camp on a cruise ship over September 11, 2001. We didn’t know anybody, and had no idea what we were in for.
When Mark Driscoll and I met at boot camp, we were like brothers separated at birth. He understood me and what I was trying to do. He started calling me once a week, and I started getting to know other guys, like Chan Kilgore, in the network. All our wives became friends. It was really relational and so encouraging. We were committed to strong theology, passionate about reaching the lost through church planting, and strongly supportive of one another. That was what sold me on Acts 29.
Would you like to join us for boot camp in Seattle, September 29-30? We'd love to have you, and the boot camp will be packed with Acts 29 church planters you can meet who are happy to talk with you about your call and hopes for church planting.
Oh yeah, and we'll have some awesome teaching from: Darrin Patrick, Mark Driscoll, Jeff Vanderstelt, Scott Thomas, Chan Kilgore, Eric Mason, Tim Lane, and our local men: Paul Dean, Dan Braga, Rob Berreth, Jon Needham, Brian Hope, Caesar Kalinowski, Sam Ford, Brent Rood...