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In many New England churches, the gospel fire is dormant. How can we revive the flame? Come to the Kindle the Fire Conference and see.

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Kindle the Fire is a conference and seminar for pastors and lay leaders that seeks to spark a movement of renewal and revitalization among all kinds of churches all over New England.

Has your church plateaued? Does your congregation just feel kind of stuck in a rut? Perhaps you would even admit that your church is in decline, and if you continue on the current path the future does not look bright.If so, you are not alone. Both scientific surveys, and the evidence of our own eyes and ears, tells us that this situation is frighteningly common all over New England.

What can you do? Are there options? Or is your congregations simply doomed to ride that slide all the way to the bottom? Is there no way to spark renewal? Are we seeing the beginning of the end?

We think that there are options.There absolutely are ways to encourage and foster a spirit of awakening and life in our churches.

These options aren't necessarily easy, nor are they guaranteed. Nevertheless, no matter what state your church is in, the gospel is still the power of salvation for those who believe and the promise of our Lord Jesus to be active and present with us always is still in force.

The question is, what is he doing, and how does he want us to join in his mission?

Kindle the Fire will offer encouragement, fresh vision, and concrete concepts that you can take home to share with your congregation. Through a mixture of powerful presentations, round table discussion, and networking opportunities Kindle the Fire will help you discern how God is at work in your church, in your community, and find opportunities to take him up on his invitation to mission right on your doorstep.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

9:30 – 10am – Welcome, Devotion

10 – 11am - Session #1: Gospel ministry in small places’ + discussion

11 – 11.30am - Coffee break

11.30am – 12.30pm - Session #2: Church on mission in small places’ + discussion

12.30 – 1.30pm - Lunch (included)

1.30 – 2.30pm - Session #3: ‘Joy in small places’ and group discussion

2.30 – 3.00pm – Q & A - Prayer

COST AND REGISTRATION

The cost is only $22.50 per person. CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER

Christians from all denominations and churches are welcome.

Lunch is provided.

Keynote Speaker

Stephen Witmer

(PhD, University of Cambridge) is pastor of Pepperell Christian Fellowship in Pepperell, Massachusetts, and adjunct professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is also the co-founder of Small Town Summits, an organization that serves rural churches and pastors, and has written Eternity Changes Everything (The Good Book Company), the volume on Revelation in Crossway’s Knowing the Bible series, and A Big Gospel in Small Places (InterVarsity Press). You can follow him on Twitter @stephenwitmer1.

Pastor's Pre-Conference

Come a day early and take part in the Discipleship and Renewal Round Table, specifically for PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS.

Spark the Tinder is a PRE-CONFERENCE event for pastors only. Plan to come Friday afternoon for stimulating educational sessions and dinner. STT takes place Friday afternoon from 1-8:30 pm.

FREE OVER NIGHT STAY FOR QUALIFYING ATTENDERS -- see details below

PRE-CONFERENCE FOCUS

The focus is Discipleship and Renewal in your church.

The event will feature valuable presentations by the featured speakers, and a stimulating round table discussion.

Presenters include:

Dennis Gill – Hope Community Church (ABC), Newburyport, MA. (Dennis has been involved with Thriving in Ministry/Day Foundation surveying the New England Region about Discipleship in the local church.

Pierre Willems - (ABC) – is the Campus Director for Navigators at U Mass Amherst.

Doug Whallon - Grace Chapel, Lexington, MA- Pastor, Discipleship and Community,

Kevin Walden - Associate General Secretary for Congregational and Pastoral Effectiveness ABCUSA.

The Agenda:

1:00 Welcome – Ron Bouthillette

1:15 – 2:30 Thriving in Ministry – Dennis Gill

2:30 – 3:30 Mizizi Program/ALPHA – Doug Whallon

3:30 – 4:00 Break

4:00 – 5:00 Discipleship Among the Young – Pierre Willems

5:00 – 6:00 Discipleship and Church Renewal – Kevin Walden

6:00- 7:00 Dinner Break

7:00- 8:30 Panel Discussion – Facilitator – Dennis Gill

NOTE: Dinner is included.

FREE OVERNIGHT STAY FOR SOME ATTENDERS

For pastors who live more than an hour away, funds are available for a limited number of overnight hotel stays at no cost. If you would like to take advantage of this, answer the qualifying questions. Slots are limited, so apply soon.

REGISTER BY SELECTING THE ADD ON OPTION WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKET TO THE SATURDAY PROGRAM.

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