Events for Baptist church growth
A series of 24 hour 'Firestarter' events hosted by Baptist churches experiencing unusual growth have been organised
Firestarters are conversations involving nine of these fast growing Baptist churches, with each event offering 24 hours to ‘learn, expect and act’.
Firestarters are not conferences with a perceived expert keynoting, as useful as that is. Nor are they retreats with guided self-reflection, as vital as that is. They are conversations hosted by some of these churches experiencing this surprising growth. Two took place in 2017, which saw some ‘jaw-dropping outcomes from talking, praying and inspiring together’.
‘We are hungry for more,’ continues Alex Harris of the Beacon, Stafford, ‘and hope you will come and be part of the journey.’
They would work excellently for:
Ministers coming along to be inspired, challenged and re-invigorated in what God might do with their leadership.
Staff and/or leadership teams, especially of lay people and volunteer leaders, to spend 24 hours together with the expectation of fresh energy and renewed vigour.
To bring emerging leaders to for an early experience of churches that are growing fast.
There are only five in 2018 and numbers are limited. £25 per person is all meals, materials and resources [overnight accommodation not included] and conferences start at 1030 day 1 and end 1600 day 2.
September 19-20 in Stafford
October 2-3 in Shinfield, Reading
October 22-23 in Sheffield
Here's some of the feedback about these unique conversations, kept to just 25 people, and led by the leaders of rapidly growing Baptist churches.
"Too often you leave 'conferences' inspired but without any actions to take. Firestarter was a rare and wonderful combination of both - inspiring, but also so practical. We left with clear next steps on our journey with God and journey to growth."
"Changing things is hard in church. It as so good to have actual experienced, real ministers from small baptist churches talking about how they've done that, and how God has blessed it. It's not easy, but these two days have actually given me clear next steps."
"As an experienced minister myself, it was an amazing privilege. Leaders of growing churches giving a small group of us such quality input in prayer and wisdom and experience. The format makes it unique and incredibly helpful as we seek God to grow our church and his kingdom."
"I was impressed with how many others, like me, gave up two days of annual leave. And it really was worth it. I have such a clearer idea of what God wants us to be about."
For more information, or to sign you or your team up, email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the Firestarter events and hear from some of the churches involved here