Don’t just survive, thrive.
intransitive verb \ˈthrīv\
: to grow or develop successfully : to flourish or succeed
We are about building the church. We are about reaching a nation. We are about coming together. We are about being sent out. We are about the kingdom of God. We are about launching churches. We are about equipping leaders. We are about empowering believers. We are about more than just getting by. We are about more than just survival. We are about going further. We are about thriving.
Thrive is the theme of the 2016 ARC Ireland Conference. It is an opportunity to gather with church leaders and believers from across Ireland and beyond to worship, grow, learn and be inspired. As a movement all about relationships, we’d love to see you there, and we ask only that you bring a friend!
Jeff Lucas is an international author, speaker and broadcaster. His passion is to equip the Church with biblical, practical bible teaching, marked by vulnerability and humour. He has been privileged to address many conferences and churches worldwide.
A former vice-president of the Evangelical Alliance UK, Jeff is a best selling author of 26 books, which have been translated into many languages across the world. He holds a pastoral teaching position at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, a church that has mushroomed in growth in what is a relatively small city.
Jeff is also a certified LifePlan coach, working with the Paterson Center, Colorado. He and his wife, Kay, live in Colorado and England; they have two adult children and two grandsons.
Stovall Weems is the founder and senior pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida. With a love for people and a passion for building the local church, Celebration was launched in 1998. From that passion, Celebration has now grown to include local, regional and international campuses.
Stovall is also the author of Awakening: A New Approach to Faith, Fasting and Spiritual Freedom and The God-First Life: Uncomplicate Your Life, God’s Way. As a pastor, writer, teacher and conference speaker, his ministry focuses on building the local church through reaching people with the gospel of Jesus, and developing passionate followers of Christ.
John and Helen Burns planted Relate Church in Vancouver, Canada, in 1986, after John left his prosperous dental practice to become a full time pastor. John and Helen have seen the faithfulness of God as their own broken marriage has been restored, and they speak with wisdom and authority on building healthy relationships. They are passionate about church and equipping the next generation to live life well.
John and Helen have celebrated 42 years of marriage and have raised three daughters. They take great joy in their eight grandchildren.
Dates: 8-9 November 2016
Venue: Open Arms Church, Newbridge
Early Bird Price (available until 11 October 2016): €35 (approx. £30)
Full Price: €45 (approx. £40)