A Different Frame: From Church-centric to Kingdom Fascination [FREE Webinar]

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Leaning Into the Future of Church Planting

Co-sponsored by Exponential, Send Institute, and Movement Leaders Collective

Wednesday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Future Characteristics of the Church
Episode 1 — A Different Frame: From Church-centric to Kingdom Fascination

The last 10 months have revealed much. It seems that when the local church becomes our goal, it becomes an idolatrous and powerless thing. But what happens to the people of God when the Kingdom is first, and the local church becomes an agency for the King’s work? We are always called to seek first the King and his Kingdom. Everything else is secondary. That is the church of the past. And that must become the church of our future.

The already rapid rate of changing dynamics in church planting is accelerating after 2020, in part due to the dramatic shifts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than ever, church planters are needing to innovate and reimagine what church multiplication looks like moving forward.

This webinar series, hosted by Jeff Christopherson and Jessie Cruickshank, is designed to lean into the future and shed light on what church planting looks like in 2021 and beyond. What paradigm shifts and best practices do we need to come to grips with to advance God’s Kingdom around the corner?

In this inaugural episode, hear from special guests Reggie McNeal and Michael Carrion.

Featured Guests

Reggie McNeal

Pastor, Church Planter, Author

Michael Carrion

Senior Pastor & General Overseer of the Promised Land Covenant Churches

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Featured Guests

Reggie McNeal

Dr. Reggie McNeal enjoys helping people, leaders, and Christian organizations determine and experience epic wins with Kingdom impact. Prior to GoodCities, he served for ten years as the Missional Leadership Specialist for Leadership Network of Dallas, TX. Upon leaving, he was awarded the honorary position of Senior Fellow. Reggie’s role as City Coach with GoodCities accelerates his work with community leaders around the country to build cross-domain collaborative efforts that can move the needle on big societal issues.

Reggie has served as both a pastor and a church planter during twenty years of church ministry. His experience also includes being a denominational executive and leadership development coach. He has lectured or taught as adjunct faculty for multiple seminaries, and has also resourced the United States Army Chief of Chaplains Office (the Pentagon), The Chaplains’ Training School (Ft. Jackson), Air Force chaplains, and the Air Force Education and Training Command. Reggie’s work also extends to the business sector, including The Gallup Organization. Reggie’s education includes a BA from the University of South Carolina and MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reggie and his wife Cathy make their home in Columbia, South Carolina.

Michael Carrion

Michael is the Senior and planting pastor of Promised Land Covenant Church, a missional church in the North and South Bronx. He also serves Redeemer City to City, recruiting and training church planters in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens. He has 25 years of experience in urban ministry, with specific focus and gifting in urban church planting, designing and leading urban charter schools and launching national social justice movements. Michael has received national recognition from the US Government for his work in urban centers, specifically throughout New York City, and has consulted for a variety of church- and faith-based organizations.


Jeff Christopherson

Jeff, a native Canadian, has served since 2009 as National Church Starting Team Leader for the Canadian National Baptist Convention in Oakville, Ontario. He has worked as a church planter in various areas in Canada since 1995. He also served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, from 1989 to 1995.

Jeff earned a B.A. degree in communications at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo., and his M. Div. at Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. He and wife Laura are the parents of two children and live in Oakville, Ontario.

Jessie Cruickshank

Jessie is a licensed Foursquare minister and regional denominational leader. She's a demonstrated disciple-maker and experiential education neuroscientist. She is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of Experiential Education and Educational Neuroscience and holds a Master’s from Harvard in Mind, Brain, and Education. Jessie is a published academic and has edited several books on the application of neuroscience and cognitive psychology to the field of education. She and her husband currently live in Denver, CO.

We are better together!

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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