One of the things I’m grateful for about our church is our commitment to resource other churches. It’s not because we do things better than everyone else (a quick peek will dispute that). It’s not because we think our strategy is slicker than anyone else (there are plenty of things we’re still working through). It’s not because we believe we’ve arrived (I think we jump back to square one every 42 days or so).
No, it’s because we know what it’s like to look across the vast expanse of ministry options, systems, resources, document, curricula…you name it…and just be stuck because you still don’t know what to do next. It’s impossible to steer a parked car, and so just getting moving can be a huge win.
That’s why The Gospel Summit is one of my favorite events we’ve ever offered, and it’s why I’m really excited it’s coming back. On April 23rd, your staff team / volunteer team / elder team / whatever team can spend the day with us, lifting the hood, kicking the tires, and taking systems for a test drive. We’re not going to overload you with philosophy, we’re not going to give you a cut-and-paste design. We’re simply going to pull back the curtain and tell you how _______ has worked for us. That blank could be filled in with missions, guest services, preaching ministry, small group alignment series, or any number of things. If you can think it, we’re probably going to cover it in a keynote talk or a breakout session.
Is it the way to do ministry? Nope. It’s just a way. And currently, it’s our way. The way we’ve chosen to move ahead, the way the gospel has shaped and impacted and informed us, and the way that we’re seeing God work in our particular context.
And the best news is, a full day of training is just 39 bucks. That’s right: for the price of a ten Frappuccinos you can walk away with a whole bag of ideas and zero calories.
I’m excited about it, and I’d love for you to join me. For more information, visit TheGospelSummit.com.