There have been many shifts in Australian culture over the past twenty to thirty years. These shifts have included a changed understanding of the Christian faith, a changed perception of the Christian church and it's role in society and a changed attitude to religion in general and to how religion fits into our national life. Perhaps our new cultural milieu might be called 'post-Christian'. In such a cultural milieu, can the Christian church grow and if so, how?
Join us for a day to reflect on these questions and our own particular context.
Our plenary speaker will be Ger Jones, who is the Lead Pastor of Vintage Church, Los Angeles.
9.30am: Arrival and registration
9.45am: A Growing Church in a post-Christian culture (Ger Jones)
11.00am: Morning tea (provided)
11.30am: Invitation and retention in the church (Ger Jones)
12.45pm: Lunch (provided)
1.45pm: Seminars (4 choices)
Seminar 1: Adapting a program to fit your context (Ger Jones)
Seminar 2: Growing a church in a multicultural context (David Williams)
Seminar 3: Maintaining focus as you grow a church plant (Tim Horman and Peter Carolane)
Seminar 4: Growing a smaller established church (Maria Brand-Starkey)