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Genesis Church Planters Training 2019
October 14 @ 4:00 pm - October 18 @ 12:00 pm
This is one of the most concentrated opportunities potential planters could have for a deep dive into the theology and practice of planting mission-based churches. Multiple leaders from across our network participate in this gathering so that those looking to plant can discern what model/approach is best for their gifts and context.
For people looking for a church planters training experience that is relationally based, oriented by mission, and demonstrating a diversity of models and approaches, you’ve found the right opportunity.
Genesis is unique in comparison to other church planters training opportunities available.
First, there will not be hundreds of people here. More than likely, there will be somewhere between 15-25. This means plenty of room for dialog, conversation, and questions amidst all of the planned training.
Second, everyone stays, eats, and prays together for the week. Most people leave with better friendships, some of which will be life-long, because they started the church planting journey – in this way – together.
Third, there will be a host of different equippers with unique planting stories. This gathering [as in all we try to do] isn’t dominated by just a few individuals or models of church planting. You’ll hear from a variety of planters, both seasoned and new, and learn from their experiences and approaches.
Finally, we will provide a good balance of theology, theory, and practicality. Each component is vital.
Special rates for Spouses and Core Team available!
Our Equippers this year include:
Director of Leadership and Congregational Formation for Ecclesia, Co-Author of Eldership and the Mission of God, Ministry Mantras and author of Fail. J.R. planted the Renew Community in Lansdale, PA, and is the founder of Kairos Partnerships.
Dr. Bob Hyatt-
Director of Equipping and Spiritual Formation for Ecclesia, Co-Author of Eldership and the Mission of God and Ministry Mantras. Bob planted the Evergreen Community in Portland, OR. in 2004, and now lives in Boise, ID. More about Bob here.
Jim has been on staff with NLCF at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA since 1996. He and his wife Tracy have been married since 1995 and they have three kids: Noah, Seth, and Emma. He is also the author of Should We Fire God? and travels and speaks across the country.
Emily Schulz is the Family Ministries, Women’s Ministry, & Discipleship Pastor of New Denver Church in Denver, CO. She’s married to Phil, a high school teacher and self-proclaimed pretty good parallel parker, and mom to baby Eva. Emily has her MDiv from Denver Seminary and her BA in Christian Ministries from Biola University. Her current hobbies are the same as Eva’s: all she wants is for someone to feed her and let her sleep!
Dr. Norton Herbst
Norton Herbst is the Lead Pastor and oversees the general vision, teaching, and Sunday gatherings at New Denver Church. He graduated from Virginia Tech (B.S. Engineering), Denver Seminary (M.Div.), and the University of Denver (Ph.D. in Religious Studies). In addition to being a pastor, he teaches American history at the University of Denver and church history and preaching at Denver Seminary. Norton is married to Janis and they have three children: Marin (10), Ellory (11), and Townsend (12). They also have four chickens. In their free time, Norton and Janis enjoy spending time outdoors, reading good books, and drinking great coffee.
Dan Snyder is the Community and Operations Pastor at New Denver Church. He’s from Denver but doesn’t ski or drink craft beer. He does, however, love all Denver teams (go Rockies, Broncos, Nuggets, Avs, and Buffs!) and the Baylor Bears. If you can’t find him he’s probably reading a book, telling really funny jokes, hanging with his wife Britt, daughter Sutton (born in November 2016), and son Sloan (born in December 2018), practicing yoga, working in his wood shop, and/or listening to sports radio. Dan has diplomas from the University of Northern Colorado (BA Criminal Justice) and Denver Seminary (MA Pastoral Counseling) but has no idea where they’re stored. He’s also the founder of Hopewell.
Robert is the founding pastor of Redemption Hill in Boise, ID. He’s also an avid Boise State and Boston sports fan, he loves film, design, coffee and home-brewing and is currently looking for opportunities to play old-man soccer. He runs a creative consulting firm called solidcreative.media.
Beautiful McCall, Idaho
“From the moment I arrived, I began to realize – this is a room of like-minded individuals intent on seeing the Gospel spread and healthy, missionally-minded communities planted. And in the lonely world of church planting, I can think of few things more valuable than having a handful of friends like that.
“The boot camp itself was a great mix of the theoretical and the practical, the motivational and the devotional. Times of prayer, times of discussion, lots of learning and lots of dreaming. This was a healthy mix of seasoned practitioners and newer church planters all sharing what they’ve learned. And everyone was invited and expected to do the same.
“The retreat center was wonderful with its rhythm of prayer and contemplative atmosphere. Hard to imagine a better setting for listening to God and seeing what it is He might be birthing through you.” -Past Genesis Participant