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London Church Planting Foundations - Update
London Church Planting Foundations is less than a month away. Sensing the Spirit's move and with so much new opportunity and development in the UK, this conference is sure to be a ground-breaking and exciting time. But why is the "American" Acts 29 Network headed to Europe?
We feel the call of God to participate in what Jesus is doing in the hearts of young men (our unique emphasis) in Western Europe. The first major step we have taken is partnering with Steve Timmis. We know that the only way to participate in furthering church-planting in Europe is through working with an established British church planting leader like Steve, our new regional director for Western Europe.
In the States we have a record of generously coming alongside networks, denominations and church planting centers to synergistically advance the gospel. Acts 29 cannot do it alone and neither can other organizations. We are approaching the UK and Western Europe in the same way and are expecting a win-win outcome as we have experienced in the States. For instance, while in London this summer, Acts 29 will also serve the Newfrontiers' network.
Just to be clear: our goal is that more churches are planted, not that other networks are marginalized. We have seen the opposite of that negative effect in our past as we are all strengthened as a result of our cooperative efforts. It is gospel community played out among the various church planting organizations for the glory of God. We choose to lay down egos and logos in favor of the gospel.
With this clearly in mind, we grow in our anticipation and excitement for what the Holy Spirit will do at the upcoming conference and in our time partnering together with those organizations who love Jesus and want to see more people saved through churches planting churches.
For those who are considering joining us, here's the schedule (Register here):
Tuesday, June 9:
10:00-11:00 - Acts: How to Plant a Church Steve Timmis
11:30-12:30 - Keeping a Gospel Heart David Fairchild
1:30-2:30 - Being a Leader Who Grows Leaders Jeff Vanderstelt
3:00-4:00 - Keeping a Gospel Church David Fairchild
Wednesday, June 10:
11:30-12:30 - Being a Church that Plants Churches Jeff Vanderstelt
1:30-2:30 - Acts 29 Church Planting Scott Thomas
3:00-4:00 - Q&A
More questions? Ask Becs Bridge