WHY: The needs around us have never been greater. The ultimate purpose of this conference is therefore, audacious! From coast-to-coast, more and more men and women are praying that the Lord would pour out His Spirit in such a way that it would give birth to a church multiplication movement, not seen among Friends in this country since the late 19th century. This conference is a part of that vision – to bring together evangelically-minded Friends to be inspired, to learn, to encourage one another, to pray, and to continue to move toward that missional goal!
WHAT: The NFCMC will feature inspirational messages, “best practice” workshops, and time for fellowship and synergistic networking with other forward-looking Friends from around the country. Recognizing that it takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people, a number of different methods and approaches will be discussed. A special emphasis will focus on Hispanic and cross-cultural church multiplication, and we will offer a Spanish-speaking track of workshops! This conference will be informative, stirring, and help us refocus on God’s call with a “gates of hell shall not prevail against it” passion. Christ is in the process of building His Church. With God’s help, we need to prayerfully consider how we might shed a maintenance-mentality and stir up a strategic church multiplication movement.
WHO SHOULD COME: Many people will find this conference stirring and relevant, including: those who are interested in church planting, have started a new church, plan to start a new church, or would like to find out more about the possibility of starting a new church. Pastors of potential mother churches, those with an apostolic vision to start a number of churches, or those who see themselves in a supportive role to start new churches will each have their minds and hearts stretched and encouraged! Outreach or “home missions” committee members, small group leaders, and many others will find great benefit from this dynamic experience! Students and young adults who have a vision to make a difference in the world for Christ are especially urged to attend. This conference will provide a strategic mix of younger and older leaders.
JOIN THE STORY! This conference is a follow-up to the highly successful first two events held in 2013 and 2014. Although planners anticipated originally that only 30-40 might attend (which would have been a fine start), the first conference brought together 100 Friends who affirmed a commitment to support and encourage a church multiplication movement! Follow-up conferences were demanded by popular requests, including this one. These grass-roots efforts have given birth to a National Friends Prayer Network with a weekly newsletter, a website (www.FriendsMultiply.com), and a leadership team of Friends from around the country. God’s heart is for the world. Church multiplication is part of His mission. We sense His leading and want to join Him in this story that He is writing. We are praying and anticipating that the 2016 NFCMC will help us take those next steps forward together to make a difference in this country and world for Christ!
2016 COSTS AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
Registration Fee (includes meals, materials, conference expenses, etc.):
By August 1 – 105/person
After August 1 – $135/person
Lodging on Campus (based on double occupancy for two nights): $40/person
Total Costs (for those who stay on campus):
By August 1 – $145/person
After August 1 – $175/person
Special Student Rate (for George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Azusa Pacific Seminary, and Barclay College students) – $95/person (includes both registration fees and lodging)
Pre- or Post-Conference Fees: For those who would like to arrive early or stay late, the cost is an additional $30/person per day to cover the costs of food and lodging.
WHERE: The campus of Barclay College, Haviland, Kansas.
Jim Le Shana, NFCMC Planning Team, 607 N. Kingman, Haviland, KS, 67059. Work – 620-862-5252 Cell – 714-337-7596