The GCM Collective (of which I’m a member) will be hosting their first GCM Conference in Austin, TX this October, bringing together church planters, pastors, and leaders to collaborate on the practice of missional communities. This three-day conference will feature main and breakout sessions under the theme of GOSPEL, COMMUNITY and MISSION.
You will get to hear from, meet and interact with leaders who are daily practitioners, living in gospel communities on mission in their cities. This is a unique experience that will present the why, what and how-to of starting, leading and multiplying missional communities. Interactive plenary sessions, breakouts and unique training experiences will fill our days both on-site and off.
Big church, small church, multi-site or neighborhood this event is for every church that seeks to effectively expand the gospel in their context.
Who: GCM Collective
What: GCM Conference
Where: Austin, TX, United States
When: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 8:00 AM – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 5:00 PM
Speakers: Ed Stetzer, Steve Timmis, Jeff Vanderstelt, Caesar Kalinowski, David Fairchild, Drew Goodmanson and Jonathan Dodson.
COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE: Become part of a GCM Collective. Our team will group you together with a small group of other missional leaders to exchange learning, share experiences and operate as advisors to one-anothers’ gospel communities on mission. In this process you will complete a Missional Readiness Indicator (MRI) test, answer demographic information and a few interview questions to help pair you with the right group. Contact GCM Collective to learn more.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
3:30 – 5:00PM Pre-Conference: Forming a Collective Drew Goodmanson
7:00 – 9:00PM Main Session ONE: GCM Collective Vision Panel Discussion
9:00PM – Meet-Up at Gingerman Pub
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
9:30 – 10:30AM Main Session TWO: What is the Gospel? David Fairchild
10:45 – 12PM Breakout Session [ 1 ]
12 – 1:30PM Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:45PM Main Session THREE: A Post-Christendom America Ed Stetzer
3:00 – 5:00PM Breakout Session [ 2 ]
5:00 – 7:00PM Dinner Break
7:00 – 9:00PM Main Session FOUR: Gospel Rhythms Caesar Kalinowski
9:00PM – Downtown Experience
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH
9:00 – 10:30AM Main Session FIVE: Making Disciples on Mission Jeff Vanderstelt
10:45 – 11:45AM Breakout Session [ 3 ]
12 – 1:30PM Main Session SIX: Stealth Church Steve Timmis