John Worcester is currently planting Fellowship Church GTA, and equipping church planting leaders in the Toronto, Canada area. In the past John has planted and pastored eight conversion growth churches on both coasts and in Russia. In the process of planting, he has regularly apprenticed future church planters. Over 20,000 people attend these churches or their offspring. John has also coached thousands of planters from more than 42 countries. While on Saddleback staff, he wrote a widely used Purpose Driven Church Planting Basic Training curriculum. John is now writing training materials called 3D Church Planting, which is based on the cross-cultural principles of Jesus and Paul, and focuses on Discovering the ripe, Developing the reliable, and Deploying the ready. John and his wife Diane have two sets of twin sons. All four sons are starting university ministries in California or East Asia. John especially enjoys talking about church planting strategies, architecting new ways of reaching people, trout fishing, sports, and movies.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Church Planting hosted by Passion for Planting
Are you called to start a new church? Come be part of this practical, how-to, rapid-fire training. Leaders will provide you the tools you need to launch and lead a healthy church. We'll discuss coaching, vision/mission/core values, partnerships, training/residencies, launch plans, fundraising, and building momentum. More detailed information here.
Day / Time: Monday, 1:00-5:00pm and Tuesday, 8:00am-11:30am
Location: Port Mariners Kids - Room 230

Workshop Session 4: Top 5 Pre-Launch Priorities
START a church that rescues as many unsaved people as possible by applying these five important priorities: Scripturally solid foundation, Team effectively, Adapt to your target culture, Rescue sacrificially, and Teaching effectively. Learn important rescue strategies of Jesus with field-tested examples in many different settings.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30-3:30pm
Location: Port Mariners Kids - Room 230

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