Join us for the 2015 NEXT Church National Gathering March 16th-18th at Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church! Register and learn more at: nextchurch.net.
At the 2015 NEXT Church National Gathering our imaginations will be sparked by testimony to the ways the Spirit is leading us beyond ourselves: building schools in Uganda, to the edges of business, and connecting with local schools. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman of TMI Consulting will ground us in the necessity of diversity for innovation and Diana Butler Bass will orient us to the landscape of spiritual awakening. The gifts of these speakers share an element of the church pointing beyond itself to the good news of the gospel happening around them.
Worship will renew our hearts and minds in the grace of God, grant us space to acknowledge our fears, and strengthen our courage in the name of the One who calls us. Workshops — both onsite and in ministry contexts throughout Chicago — will give opportunities to develop skills that deepen our own practice of ministry. Ignite presentations will spark new ideas. Conversations centered around a focused area of ministry will connect us to new conversation partners and help us move forward.
As always, the relationships made and strengthened during the gathering will remind us that we are connected to one another across the church. Pastors, elders, youth workers, educators, congregational leaders, seminarians — join us as we connect healthy and hopeful leaders across our church to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ in a changing world. Register today at: nextchurch.net!