frontiers thought leaders ...
Rusty, a former submarine officer in the US Navy, is active in Toastmasters leadership and neighborhood outreach. He served as Navigators US Field director for ten years and Europe director for three.
Steve speaks on 'Regaining A Kingdom Perspective' drawing on many years of outreach to Russian friends in Siberia.
Bill and Jane Swan have invested four decades in stimulating gospel movements among the Japanese in Japan. His lessons learned can help us each in our context.
Yearning to reach others?
Looking for a fresh approach?
Feeling 'burned out' and going through the motions?
Eager to leave a legacy of impact for God's Kingdom?
Rethinking what it means to be and do church?
Raw material ... starting components ... tipping points ... a Refiner's fire ... movement ... flow. These words evoke rich images of those who are grappling with how to live out and spread the good news of the Kingdom, in ways which are Scripturally rooted and context sensitive to the hearer.
In April, 2017 many gathered in Toronto to learn and engage with others who are passionate about the gospel through keynote sessions, panels, workshops and micro-sessions. (check www.elemental2017.com) We look forward to facilitating a similar experience in Calgary this Spring! See below ...
a weekend of powerful engagement
7-8 April, 2018
Since 2005, Pathfinders has hosted training events and practitioner network gatherings in order to stimulate further organic church understanding and practice in a post-Christendom and increasingly secularized world. These events have been a gathering place for disciplemakers, house churchers and frontier gospel workers in a variety of settings.
1. Organic churching through family networks, house churches and other simple expressions.
2. Insider movements to First Nations, Muslim and Buddhist neighbors.
3. Online strategies for the gospel.
4. Missional church in a post-denominational world.
5. Marketplace ministry as seeking the shalom and prosperity of the city.
What is Elemental?
‘Elemental’ explores the raw elements of gospel movement so that practitioners can engage their specific spheres with increased clarity, confidence and contextualization of the message of Jesus.
This gathering of practitioners from across North America will update, inspire and equip Kingdom-minded leaders to continue to advance the gospel to the nations, at home and abroad. Between meetings there will be opportunities for conversations, reflection and networking. The sharing of resources in this learning community environment will be a highlight of the time.
Dr. Doug Hamm,
Laura Harrison, James Bruyn,
Todd Sinclair, Ross Rains
call for papers ...
This event is an UnConference. Not just talking heads, no rock band music or light shows, just 'roll up the sleeves workers' in the harvest who are passionate to live and share Jesus everywhere.
We welcome submissions from any who are practitioners with interest in households of faith, missional church, marketplace ministry, congregational renewal, bivocational leadership, etc.
Workshops, Case Studies, Panels and Keynotes will come together with up to 25% of attendees participating in presentations. Please send a paragraph of at least 200 words or an abstract, to describe your planned presentation. Many of these presentations will be considered for publication after the event. Style and content guidance to be provided. See www.elemental2017.com for examples.
Deadline for proposal submissions: March 28, 2018
Notice of acceptance: March 30, 2018
Registration information: Write:
Ross Rains, conference host and organic church path-finder
Ross is active in the marketplace as a coach and commercial property developer from London, Ontario.
Ray Klassen, Winnipeg
Rural Ministry Reskinned - from church planter to lumberjack
Laura Harrison, Calgary
Dr. Doug Hamm, Victoria
Neighbouring In Victoria
Ragnar Oborn, Fredericton
Reaching The Nations Online
James Bruyn, Calgary
Minding the Marketplace
Alex Matheson, Hamilton
Adapting New Forms Of Church To Make Disciples
Todd Sinclair, Markham
Understanding Personalities And Connecting With Others
Rohadi Nagassar, Calgary
5 ways To Help The Church Survive And Thrive In Post-Christian Canada.
Steve Slater, Virginia
Right Brain Outreach:
Experiencing The Gospel
Rob Ross, Calgary
Organic Churches And The Internet
Joyce Grunau, Calgary
Loving Your Muslim Neighbors
Erik Freiburger, Calgary
House Church Stories & Covenant Life
Steve Slater, W. Virginia
Experiencing The Gospel
John Pritchard, Calgary
Plant A Garden ...
Then A Church
Marcel Lebrun, Fredericton
Preview of 12 Neighbors Video Series