8:30am - 9:00 am Register and Coffee/Donut Networking
9:00 am - 9:15 am Apostolic - Bob Butler presents Forge and the APEST leadership overview.
During this first session, Bob will introduce who we are, the idea of the missional expression, why small churches are uniquely positioned for the next great awakening and how each session will challenge and equip today and in the future.
9:15am - 9:45am Apostolic/Prophetic Transition - Brad Brisco presents the Paradigm shifts that have arrived or will be shortly to every church in America.
ReThink: Key Paradigm Shifts for Activating the Church
Every organization, including the church, is built upon underlying paradigms or assumptions. This is not the same thing as the church’s beliefs or theological systems. Rather the paradigm determines how an organization thinks and, therefore, acts. Paradigms explain and then guide behavior. If we try to restructure an organization but leave the original paradigms in place, nothing will change within the organization. Therefore, for real change to take place, we need to experience a paradigm shift or, in most cases, multiple paradigm shifts. In this training, Brad will present key paradigms shifts the church needs to experience when desiring to equip and activate all the people of God to engage in His mission.
9:50 am - 10:30 Prophetic - Larry Swets presents the idea of ‘Life Mastery’
During this session, Larry will share the strategies to recognize one’s calling and recognize the strategies to overcome the obstacles that keep individuals and organizations from achieving God’s creative purpose for their existence.
10:40 am - 11:20 Evangelism - Larry Helms presents ‘Evangelism for Everyone’
During this third session, Larry will share 4-5 common evangelism situations, his process for establishing conversation and lovingly leading people to a relationship with Jesus. Larry will close this session with a 10 minute question and answer to address specific situations.
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Shepherd - Peter Pereira presents transferable ‘House Church’ structure and characteristics to reach and connect to the culture.
During this fourth session, Peter will share his experience in reaching individuals using gathering, discipling and assimilating principles in a hostile culture.
12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Teaching - Joel Eggerding presents “Give Now. Give Later. Give & Receive”
Joel will walk everyone through how each church and missional expression can be better stewards. He will describe a program of giving that benefits the church, the people and causes most care about.
1:00 pm Bob closes with next event, survey and generosity suggestion