In our busy and diverse world, one size does not fit all. The church's mission is to listen, go and proclaim afresh the gospel for every place and people group. This year we'll be called to consider why and how to become a church for every context.
Get out your 2014 diary, whether virtual or paper, and mark down a very important date:
The eighth annual Vital Church Planting conference will be held from January 30th to Saturday February 1st, 2014 at St. Paul's Bloor Street in Toronto. This year there will be two plenary speakers: the Rev Dr Mike Moynagh and Joe Manafo.
• Mike is Director of research for Fresh Expressions UK, and a Tutor at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. He is also the author of the ground-breaking Church for Every Context: An Introduction to Theology and Practice (SCM 2012).
• Joe is a Free Methodist church planter, previously from Sarnia (where he started a church called theStory), but now based in Saskatoon. He is the author of . . . And We Will Become A Happy Ending, a book “about a church called theStory and why she loves downtown Sarnia, Ontario.” Joe has been a popular workshop leader at previous conferences.
This year the conference registration fees include four HD videos of the plenary talks within weeks of the conference. Any participant can use this great resource in parishes or workshops.