Now that America has become a mission context, churches are beginning to recognize that the need is not for more and better programs, presentations or preaching. Instead a mission field needs Missionaries. Normal everyday people who know how to engage culture with the gospel, form missionary communities, and re-orient their lives around kingdom values and behaviors. In this Preconference, the Forge team (Alan and Deb Hirsch, Hugh Halter, Ryan Hairston and Brad Brisco) will move from missional inspiration to doable missional apprenticeship. We will discuss:

The Missionary Nature of Church
"Deconsumerizing" & Decentralizing the Saints
Moving Small Groups to Missionary Communities
Activating ALL the People of God
Synergizing the Gathered and Scattered Structures
How to Apprentice Others into Mission

Speakers: Brad Brisco, Alan Hirsch, Deb Hirsch, Hugh Halter, and Ryan Hairston
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301A