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Ginghamsburg Church

6759 South County Road 25A

Tipp City, OH 45371

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a training ground for passionate churches
with mike slaughter

Basecamp is specifically designed for pastors and key church “leaders of leaders” who are serious about Kingdom growth. You’ll leave ready to scale to the next elevation in ministry and mission!

What you’ll learn in this 5-day intensive:

  • The Passionate Church: the why’s and how to’s for maximizing a missional mindset through your church, partnerships and establishing 501c3 non-profits (plus missional marketing & storytelling)

  • Growing a Missional Movement: picture, plan and practice

  • The Courageous Church: effective organizational & leadership strategies

  • Money Matters: strategies for making the money match the mission

  • Growing a Discipleship Culture: disciples make disciples

  • Momentum for Life: self-leadership that prepares you to pull others forward

  • Perfectly Paired: healthy marriages that make ministry work

Registration is limited to ensure more up-close and personal attention, coaching and interaction.

BASECAMP also features…

-Worship at churches/campuses that are contextual to their communities while sharing the missional DNA

-Tours of Ginghamsburg’s missional 501c3 outposts across two Ohio counties

-Morning workout with a fitness trainer

-Daily breakfast and lunch plus designated dinners

-All training materials

What you’ll leave with…

  • Three-year strategic starter plan for scaling new ministry and mission heights

  • A new community of “iron sharpens iron” leaders for ongoing inspiration and accountability

  • An enhanced appreciation for the daily disciplines that transform hill climbers into elite mountaineers


Prior to BASECAMP, be sure to read the following resources:

  • Change the WORLD: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus
  • Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus
  • Momentum for Life: Biblical Practices for Sustaining Physical Health, Personal Integrity, and Strategic Focus

…available at amazon.com, cokesbury.com and the Ginghamsburg bookstore (937.667.1069 ext. 266)

YOUR TRAINER (AKA, Lead Climber)

Mike Slaughter, Pastor Emeritus & Global Church Ambassador of Ginghamsburg Church

Mike Slaughter, pastor emeritus and global church ambassador for Ginghamsburg Church, served for nearly four decades as the lead pastor and chief dreamer of Ginghamsburg and the spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace innovations. Mike is also the founder and chief strategist of Passionate Churches, LLC, which specializes in developing pastors, church staff and church lay leaders through coaching, training, consulting and facilitation services. His lifelong passion to reach the lost and set the oppressed free grew a church of 90 to a multi-campus church movement that has birthed three 501c3 non-profits, serving over 60,000 neighbors each year through life development, spiritual counseling and material assistance ministries. Mike is also an in-demand speaker, using his “gift of irritation” to equip ministry leaders for fully deploying the mission of Jesus into the world. Mike is the author of 18 books.


Karen Perry Smith, MBA, Ginghamsburg Senior Executive Director & Missional Strategist

Karen has 33 years of professional leadership experience across public sector, corporate for-profit and church/non-profit roles. She currently coordinates strategic ministry and mission initiatives and partnerships for Ginghamsburg, while overseeing Ginghamsburg communications, marketing and technology/media ministries. Karen partners with Mike to produce a number of his ministry resources.

and also… seasoned pastors and leaders from across the Ginghamsburg Church ministry movement


Saturday, August 4, 9am to Wednesday, August 8, 5pm

At a glance tentative schedule…

Missional Tour – transportation provided
Worship at the Tipp City Campus
Worship Debrief & light dinner with Mike
Next Step Recovery Worship

Worship at Ginghamsburg campuses
TRAINING TIME: The Passionate Church
TRAINING TIME: Strategic Partnerships

TRAINING TIME: Momentum for Life (self-leadership)
TRAINING TIME: Introduction to Strategic Planning
TRAINING TIME: Growing a Missional Movement (Picture, Plan, Practice)
Dinner & Serving with Open Table – meal & worship for food pantry guests

Early morning workout
TRAINING TIME: The Courageous Church
TRAINING TIME: Money Matters
TRAINING TIME: Growing a Discipleship Culture

Dinner with the Slaughters and frank marriage talk

TRAINING TIME: Missional Marketing & Storytelling
TRAINING TIME: Organizationally Speaking
WORKSHOP: Strategic Planning

Time to leave BASECAMP and start scaling!


Cost per person: $1000

Note: Registration includes all training and materials, tour transportation between Ginghamsburg campuses and missional outposts (only), daily continental breakfast and lunches, designated dinners. Hotel, air travel and ground transportation to and from hotel/airport/training site not included.

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