Genesis Church Planters Training 2019
April 29 @ 12:00 pm - May 2 @ 5:00 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.
Our Equippers this year include:
Co-Pastor, The Renew Community, Co-Author of Eldership and the Mission of God, Ministry Mantras and author of Fail, Director of Leadership and Congregational Formation for Ecclesia
Dr. Bob Hyatt-
Co- Pastor, The Evergreen Community, Co-Author of Eldership and the Mission of God And Ministry Mantras, Director of Equipping and Spiritual Formation for Ecclesia
Jim pastors the campus congregation of NLCF at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. He is also the author of Should We Fire God?
Silver Spring Retreat Center (http://www.silverspring.org/silverspringretreatcenter) Silver Spring is a beautiful retreat House conveniently located in the Mechanicsburg/Harrisburg area. All meals are all included as part of our stay and will take place on the grounds.
“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
Bob is the Director of Equipping and Spiritual Formation for the Ecclesia Network.
He’s the co-author of Eldership and the Mission of God: Equipping Teams for Faithful Church Leadership as well as Ministry Mantras: Language for Cultivating Kingdom Culture.
He planted the Evergreen Community in Portland, OR in 2004 and holds a DMin from George Fox/Portland Seminary.
Bob currently lives in Boise, ID with his wife, Amy, his kids, Jack, Jane, and Josie and his dog, Bentley.