A FREE Seminar for Ministry Leaders
Coming to Indianapolis, IN
Featuring experts in Leadership | Multi-Site Strategy | Church Health & Growth | Architecture | Construction | Funding
What story does your building tell about the kind of church God has called you to be?
Your community is your mission field.
Does your building reflect a ministry outpost or a religious museum?
Let’s rethink the purpose of church facilities and explore how we can bring the church back to the center of the community through spaces that are more flexible, accessible, hospitable, relevant and inclusive.
Discover how church buildings can be designed to be more effective ministry tools that meet the needs of the community 7 days a week.
Join us as we explore what it means to be an embedded church - a ministry that not only shifts from an internal to an external focus, but one that is physically and spiritually woven into the fabric of their community.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Northview Church - Westfield, IN
Doors open and continental breakfast available at 8:30am.
Lead Pastor, Northview Church - Carmel, IN
Known to his friends and colleagues as a leader, teacher and visionary, Steve has served for 19 years as Lead Pastor of Northview Church. Under his leadership, the church has grown in attendance from 500 to over 8,500 across 11 campuses. Steve’s previous background in business gives him a distinctive understanding and heart for professionals. He has led Northview with a passion for the unchurched and one part of the Church’s mission is to help people connect with God and with others. Serving others is a key element of this; so important, in fact, that once a year, Steve cancels services as the entire church goes out into the community to serve individuals and organizations. Steve will share about some specific things you can do as a pastor that will grow your church and help you make some serious waves for the Kingdom.
Senior Pastor of The Genesis Project - Ogden, UT
Matt is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Genesis Project, a church based in Ogden, Utah that has grown to a multi-site movement in 6 communities across the nation reaching thousands every week. He is also the author of an upcoming book entitled "The God of New Beginnings: How the Power of Relationships brings hope and Redeems Lives". For 18 years Matt has served in various roles helping churches and denominations revitalize and reimagine their church planting strategies through an embedded, sustainable, community lens. Matt and his family moved to Utah in 2005 to pursue a lifelong dream of planting a “church for people who don’t do church.” That dream has materialized as The Genesis Project, a church moved to reach the darkest areas of the city with the hope of Jesus. The church operates a full-service event center, community coffee shop, multiple ministry and rehabilitation homes and non-profit community services.
Principal Architect, Building God's Way
Don has one of the most extensive backgrounds in church, school and performing arts architecture, designing prominent facilities all across the U.S. throughout his 35 year career. Don has become a leader in the field of faith-based architecture and has been recognized with a number of national design awards, including multiple WFX Solomon Awards for Best Church Architect, Best Church Design, Best Special Project and Best Digital Church. He is also a recipient of the LCEF Arts & Architecture Award for Best Liturgical Design and former President of the American Institute of Architects for the State of Utah. Don will share unique design strategies focused on creating spaces that are more flexible, relevant and inclusive, including mixed-use options that allow ministries to leverage their facilities seven days a week.
Multisite Campus Director, Northview Church - Carmel, IN
Jason provides leadership and direction to the multisite strategy and future campus expansion at Northview Church and has served in many other leadership roles during his 17 years at the church. Jason will share about Northview's unique approach and how their strategy is enabling them to move further and faster in their mission of Connecting people with God and People with people. “Our whole multisite strategy is to take the church to the people so that location is not a barrier to attend one of our services.”
CEO, BGW Sustainable Solutions
Eric is the author of the book, “The Mission-Based Entrepreneur Revolution: Developing Economic Engines that Drive Mission-based Movements.” The success stories shared in this book about integrating for-profit business models in churches have been featured in a number of national publications and television broadcasts. A senior Pastor for over 20 years, Eric is an innovator and a pioneer in the financially sustainable, “embedded church” model and he travels the country helping church leaders to discover and develop the untapped potential of these opportunities.
Let’s identify, define, and forge a sustainable path towards God’s dreams for your city!
Learn the keys to moving your ministry from the fringe of a community to an embedded identity, where you can truly impact the brokenness of people, their families, and the relational systems they are entangled in.