Lead ’09 begins today! And I can’t wait for the first session to start!
Together, men and women from Maine, New England and beyond will be exploring the themes of Gospel, Community and Mission. This two-day conference is a call to each of us and our churches to take Jesus seriously–to radically reshape our lives around the gospel word so that we can truly be his gospel community on God’s mission.
Please pray that God will use this conference to exalt Jesus in the lives of all who attend and in the churches they represent. May God bring a great awakening of gospel renewal in New England!
Here’s Friday’s schedule…
Friday – October 9
* 12:30 : Welcome
* 12:40 : Gathered Worship
* 01:00 : Tim Chester – Session #1 Making God’s people the heart of God’s mission – Is our gospel too small? Too individualistic? The Bible’s story of salvation puts community at the heart of God’s mission. The church is part of our identity as Christians.
* 03:00 : Tim Chester – Session #2 Community as lifestyle – How can we live as a community – sharing lives, sharing decisions, sharing struggles?
* 05:00 : Jonathan Dodson. Session #3 What is the Gospel? The Three Dimensions – this will be a biblical-theological examination of the Doctrinal, Personal, & Social dimensions of the Gospel.
* 06:30 : Dinner
* 08:00 : Breakout Sessions –
- Too Busy for Mission?: Tim Chester
- Becoming a Missional Leader: Jonathan Dodson
- Gospel, Community, Mission & Orphan? Bill Legere
- The Shift: Our experience in re-churching the church: Mark Gedicks
Here’s the full schedule. Hope to see you there!