2016 New Church Planting Conference
Hope - Imagination - Mission
Bethany Theological Seminary (Richmond, Indiana)
May 19 - 21, 2016
Bible Study slides – Steve Schweitzer, Friday, May 20, 2:15 pm
This vibrant gathering focused on church planting is rooted in worship and prayer while providing practical training, nurturing conversation, and stimulating idea-sharing. We will be exploring the deep roots of hope in Jesus Christ which invite us to imagine new and vibrant mission in the world. The event is open to anyone who is willing to explore creative ways of shaping communities of faith and service. The conference will include a training track offered in Spanish.
Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized speaker, author, planter, preacher and consultant addressing multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development. He serves as President and CEO of World Impact, an inner-city missions organization dedicated to planting churches among the unchurched, urban poor in America.
Originally from Australia, Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade café in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a regular contributor to Leadership Journal and the author of The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry (IVP). She is also the creator of The Collect, a citywide trash-to-art project.