THIS YEAR'S TRACKS
Track 1: Church Revitalization (Gary Moritz, Sam Rainer, Mike Rubino)
SESSION 1: "Eight Post-Pandemic Best Practices for Church Revitalization" (Dr. Sam Rainer)
Most churches are smaller now than they were two years ago. Many pastors and church leaders are tired. But church revitalization is more important than ever. In this session, Sam Rainer shares why there is a brighter tomorrow and how you can lead your church to better health.
SESSION 2: "Traveling the Revitalization Roadmap" (Dr. "Doc" Mike Rubino)
Join Mike Rubino as he discusses a simplified roadmap to renewal. You will learn the steps to take to advance your journey in Church Revitalization and Renewal.
SESSION 3: "Revitalizing Your Health" (Dr. Gary Moritz)
The mood of the leader is the mood of the team. If the pastor is not healthy, the church will not be healthy either. How does a tired pastor recover and realign himself to continue the journey and remain healthy spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally?
Track 2: Church Planting (Hal Haller & Jeff Christopherson)
SESSION 1: "Kingdom Mission" (Jeff Christopherson)
The redemptive nature of God and His Kingdom Way inevitably restores broken lives and cities for the gospel.
SESSION 2: "Kingdom Transformation" (Jeff Christopherson)
The Kingdom way transforms people. The Kingdom Way transforms cities. The Kingdom way changes everything.
SESSION 3: "Kingdom Movement" (Jeff Christopherson)
The Kingdom Way always goes viral and cannot be contained. Disciples are made. Churches are started. Lives are forever changed - locally and globally.
Track 3: The Future of the Immigrant Church (Joe Souza and Guests)
SESSION 1: "Then and Now" (Joe Souza and Josh Rowley)
One of the challenges immigrant churches deal with is adapting to the cultural reality in which they live and accepting that the ministry context is different in New England than in their home countries. In this session, led by Joe Souza and Josh Rowley, we will investigate some of the patterns of past ministry to immigrants in New England that were effective but have currently morphed into not only new challenges but also opportunities. After investigating some historical facts as well as current trends among immigrant churches, participants will be encouraged to interact with their peers around the tables following a discussion guide.
SESSION 2: "The Perspective of Young Leaders" (Andre Ferreira, Jackie and Julie Souza)
One of the most impactful contributions of immigrant churches in New England is a strong and growing breed of young leaders. They are a hybrid generation in the sense that they not only understand but also transition well between their own cultural heritage and the reality of the New England context, including ministry. This generation has been forged through the leadership of their parents and leaders, who are from a foreign country, but have naturally assimilated to the language and customs of the land where they have been raised. Their perspective is vital to shaping the present and future of the immigrant church, but unfortunately, their voice has not always been heard. During this session, young leaders of immigrant churches, who have been on a training practicum of almost 2 years, will share their insights on important aspects of ministry which is vital for their generation to lead their churches to the future that God has in store for them. Andre Ferreira, Jackie and Julie Souza will be leading this session, as participants will be encouraged to interact with their peers around the tables following a discussion guide.
SESSION 3: "What the Future Holds"
Many say that if we want to get a glimpse of what the future will look like in New England we should look to Europe. The rampant secularization of Europe and New England is a common thread, and in this session, we will host IMB partners who currently serve in London to share some of their challenges in reaching immigrant populations in a secular culture. Some of their insights will help us prepare for what is in store for immigrant churches in New England as well as create possibilities of working together to reach the New Diaspora immigrants around the world. We will also hear from young leaders who will have traveled to London as part of their training to lead their churches to understand the reality of what is to come. This will be a great time to learn about future trends and start thinking about ways to guide the immigrant church to respond in a Godly manner.
PANEL PRESENTATION: "Best Practices"
In this closing session, we will hear from leaders of immigrant churches who are able to impart wisdom on successfully navigating the challenges of leading internationals in New England for the long term. They will share their experiences as practitioners in areas such as developing leaders, self-care, evangelism, finances, cultural adaptation, contextualization and healthy rhythms of ministry by which they live. There will be time for participants to interact with each other around the tables as well as some Q and A with the panelists.
Track 4: Family Ministry ( Chap Bettis & Sandy Coelho)
SESSION 1: "Seven Commitments of the Disciple-Making Parent" (Chap Bettis)
We all know and believe that parents are the primary disciple-makers in their families. But what does that look like? What are we supposed to do? In this short seminar we will hit seven commitments we should ask of ourselves and our parents.
SESSION 2: "Helping Your Parents Disciple Their Children" (Chap Bettis)
"Help! I want to encourage other parents in family discipleship. Where do I begin?" Whether you are young or old, on staff or a volunteer, pastor or lay person, we will think about some goals and strategies to equip your parents. You will leave with a plan.
SESSION 3: "Challenges Our Families Are Facing" (Chap Bettis)
It seems like our society is entering the new dark ages. Christian families are not immune from being influenced by those individuals around them. In this session we will identify some of the issues that our families are facing so that they can walk through those challenges in a godly way.
Track 5: Church Leadership (Terry Dorsett, John Hill, & Dan Molind)
SESSION 1: "Does Your Church Need an Endowment Fund?" (Terry Dorsett)
Giving patterns in America are changing rapidly. When set up correctly, endowment funds offer financial stability to churches and ministries. Is it the right time for your church to consider this? Led by Dr. Terry W. Dorsett, who has served in New England since 1993 and raised millions of dollars for Baptist work in New England during that time, including more than $2.4 million dollars in endowments for BCNE related ministries.
SESSION 2: "Biblical Principles for Entrepreneurship in the Church and Marketplace" (John Hill)
The need for new work and activity in the church and marketplace are necessary for gospel advancement. The seminar led by John Hill, a successful defense contracting company executive, will help you discover the foundational Biblical principles necessary for entrepreneurial leadership in the church and marketplace.
SESSION 3: "Developing an Outreach Approach to Reaching Your Community" (Dan Molind)
Reaching the people in our communities should be our highest priority. Learn from Dan, who is successfully reaching the lost in his community, and get insights on spiritual truths, best practices, and encouraging ideas on how you and your church can reach people for the gospel in your community.