2012 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference

‘What Are You Waiting For?’ (Acts 1:10-11)

“…why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky?…”


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2012 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference Registration Book



What Are You Waiting For? www.ecg2012.comThe 2012 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference will be held July 30th – August 2nd, 2012 in St. Pete Beach, Fla. Five of the ministries of the Evangelism and Church Growth area will host their individual conferences, while sharing group meals, worship, and plenary speakers with the other conferences.

 The five conferences include:

  • Youth Worker Conference:  Participants in the Youth Worker Conference will explore the work of youth ministry by examining the call to love, as lived and issued, by Jesus.  Mark Yaconelli will provide small group presentations and exercises, including spiritual direction, prayer, and meditation time.  Come and enjoy this retreat within a conference.  (NO TRACK OR ELECTIVE SELECTION REQUIRED) Download a flier
  • Collegiate Ministries Conference:  This conference will provide a comprehensive look at how all congregations, no matter their size or location, can be actively involved in ministry on campus and to college students.  You will examine transitions in and out of college, how congregations can fit into the culture surrounding campuses, how to start and sustain a college ministry, and how to understand and reach emerging adults.  Come share best practices and ideas, and engage with members of the National Collegiate Ministries Task Force.  (NO TRACK OR ELECTIVE SELECTION REQUIRED) Download a flier
  • Church Transformation Conference:  This conference is for people working to grow the vitality and ministry capacity of congregations, or those supporting them.  Need inspiration?   Hope?  Tools?  New Ideas?  You will find it here.  For this conference you will rotate through five workshops, but there is no need to pick; you will experience them all!   (NO TRACK OR ELECTIVE SELECTION REQUIRED) Download a flier
  • Evangelism Conference:  Participants will choose one of three tracks to follow for the entire conference.  Tracks selections include Faith Sharing, Disciple Making Church, or Joining God in the Neighborhood.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to choose two electives during the conference.   (REQUIRES TRACK AND ELECTIVE SELECTION) Download a flier
  • New Church Development Conference:  This conference will offer a variety of tracks and electives to provide tools and information for church planters and their leaders.  Participants will choose one track and follow it throughout the conference and will also have the opportunity to gather around topics of interest with electives.  There will also be “Rapid Fire” sessions which will provide the opportunity for you to hear multiple, brief presentations which will be followed by stimulating round table conversations.  Great ideas are coming your way with this conference!  (REQUIRES TRACK AND ELECTIVE SELECTION) Download a flier

There is a discounted fee if three or more people from the same presbytery or church register for the same conference.  So gather your friends for what promises to be an educational, inspirational, Spirit-filled conference! (Early bird registration rate, $250)

Download the “What Are You Waiting For” Registration book.

Featured speakers include:

Len Sweet
Highly influential in social media, best-selling author

Linnea Nilsen Capshaw
Empowering leaders discern and live out mission

Jo Saxton
Helping churches live into a discipling and missional way of being

Mark Yaconelli
Exploring ground breaking spiritual direction and practice in Youth Ministry