Churches Planting Churches Seminar


Churches Planting Churches Seminar
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1

Dear Pastors and Congregational Leaders,

Church consultants tell us the best way to reach the unchurched is by planting new churches.  Of course, it’s not the only way.  However, it is a very good and faithful way for existing congregations to reach the lost and be ambassadors for the Lord Jesus Christ.  Don’t let the lack of money, the lack of time, or the rationale that “this is not the right time for us” stop you from working the possibilities.

I’m asking you, will your congregation consider “planting” a new congregation?  Will you gather a committee of people who will come, and if nothing else, begin praying over the possibility?  Our Vision Team has raised up or garnered from others at least 33 locations where new church plants appear to NEED to be cultivated immediately.  We are working on a list of at least 100 locations in Kansas where the sacramental presence of Christ doesn’t have a home among humanity.  Now is the time!

Congregations of all sizes will benefit from this refreshing and hope-filled seminar that approaches churches planting churches from a biblical and practical point of view.  You’re going to enjoy this opportunity to explore, study, and pray with other congregations who are simply giving this some thought and discussion.

Please understand that your participation in this seminar does NOT mean that you are committing to planting a new congregation.  We simply want you to come and learn and then take that information back to your congregation and begin praying together over the possibilities.  Even if you don’t see a church plant in your immediate region, you may be able to assist with a church plant or mission plant somewhere else in Kansas.

Pastors, again a friendly reminder, bring at least three people from your church with you.  The seminar involves Team interaction.  You will find it more fulfilling to invest this Small Group Team Work with your own people, talking about your own community.

Here is the link to our website for more information: http://kansasdistrictmissions.yolasite.com/church-planting.php.

Through the Lord of the Harvest,

Rev. Mark T. Frith
Assistant to the President for Missions & Stewardship

Details

When:  Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2012
Friday – 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where:  Risen Savior Lutheran Church
6770 E 34th St N
Wichita, KS  67226

Presenters:  Rev. Mike Ruhl, Center for United States Missions
Rev. Mark Frith, Assistant to the President for Missions & Stewardship, KSLCMS
Rev. Tom Harmon, Risen Savior Lutheran Church, Wichita

Who should attend:  Pastor and 3-5 key leaders

Cost:  $20/person, includes dinner Friday night, lunch Saturday, snacks & beverages

Registration:  To register, complete one registration form per congregation and send with
payment (check payable to Kansas District LCMS) to Kansas District LCMS, Attn:
Lori Hennessey, 1000 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604.

Lodging:  Holiday Inn Express Hotel
7824 E 32nd St N
Wichita, KS 67226
Call 316-634-3900 and ask for “Kansas District LCMS” group.
$72 plus tax – includes hot breakfast
Room block expired Nov. 17 – reservations after the 17th subject to room availability.

Contact Information

·       Rev. Mark Frith, Assistant to the President for Mission & Stewardship, 785-249-8814 or mtfrith@kslcms.org

·       Lori Hennessey, Administrative Assistant, 785-357-4441 ext. 223 or lori@kslcms.org

Stimulating & resourcing congregations to plant
the Church in new & strategic places

Lori Hennessey
Kansas District LCMS
800-357-4421 ext. 223
785-357-4441 ext. 223
Fax: 785-357-5071
lori@kslcms.org
http://www.kslcms.org

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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