Send Institute

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  • Post-Pandemic Missiology

A Word from Ed Stetzer and Jeff Christopherson

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North America continues to complexify at an unprecedented rate as indicated by its increasing racial and ethnic diversity, growing diaspora, rising religious pluralism, and shifting cultural attitudes towards faith and church. We acknowledge that in this climate, our prevalent church planting models are seeing attrition in evangelistic effectiveness and cultural influence, particularly among emerging youth and young adult populations. This complexity has created a new kind of mission context that requires a diverse and globally-minded mission force radically committed to disciple-making that is rooted in the Word of God and led by the Spirit of God.

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Relaunching Decentralized Churches

Over the last few months, churches have discovered valuable lessons regarding more decentralized structures such as meeting in smaller groups and releasing more people into mission. Today’s missiologists unpack these very crucial lessons and how to carry them over into the future.

Holistic and Locally Present Engagement

The work of community engagement and organizing have become a crucial skill for church planting teams. During the pandemic, church leaders were faced with not only asking how is my church doing? but also how is my community doing? Today’s missiologists offer a look into holistic engagement and its necessity for local missions.

Gospel and Culture in the 21st Century

The pandemic and the events surrounding it have revealed cultural angst, idols, and longings. These issues are setting the stage for mission in the post-COVID era. Today’s missiologists will unpack some of the greatest challenges and opportunities for mission organizations.

Church Planting Churches as Normative

In the months during the pandemic, churches and networks have been given the opportunity to rethink their mission structures and engagement strategies. Some have begun imagining better leadership pipelines and converting small groups into missional communities. Today’s missiologists will give unpack how churches can plant more effective churches.

City-level Kingdom Collaboration

The pandemic revealed both the strengths and weaknesses churches have in our cities when it comes to working together for greater gospel impact. As churches now are rethinking their mission strategy for the local context, a prime opportunity has been given to collaborate with others in their city. Today’s missiologists offer pathways toward more meaningful and effective city collaboration.

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Schedule

Tuesday, November 30, 11:00 a.m. ET
Current Faces and New Ventures Ep. 1 – In Too Deep, and Seeing What We Can’t See Hosted by Dhati Lewis and Daniel Yang

Tuesday, November 30, 2:00 p.m. ET
Under the Hood: Reproducing Church Ep. 4 – Eatlake Hosted by Ralph Moore Featuring James Grogan

Wednesday, December 1, 2:00 p.m. ET
Missional Vibrancy & Financial Viability Ep. 3 – Church Planting with a Missional Heart and Entrepreneurial Passion Hosted by Bill Couchenour Featuring Jay Moon & Myron Pierce

Thursday, December 2, 2:00 p.m. ET
ChurchNext – Auxano Ep. 3 – Revitalizing a Healthy Church Culture Hosted by Bryan Rose Featuring Chris Kouba & Tyler Gilliland

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Café

One of the best parts about Exponential’s Online Community is the ability to build relationships with other people. The Networking Café is the place that serves as your portal to our daily interaction with other members of the Exponential Online Community. Each week we feature resources and post blogs to challenge you and others in the community to think about multiplication on a deeper level.

Resources

We’re excited about your multiplication journey! In our Resource Center, you’ll find all the resources you need, categorized by clicking on the tabs to the left side of the Resource Center Page — webinars, eBooks, print books, resources kits, podcasts and more — most of which are FREE.

Featured Resources

The Together Resource Kit

The 2020-2021 Digital Access Pass is the perfect resource for individual and team training! Now you can bring the main stage experience home to your spouse, team, and church. In this digital resource you will:

  • Hear from national leaders like Andy and Sandra Stanley, Albert Tate, Greg Surratt, Pete Scazzero, Danielle Strickland, and so many more from our 2020 Global Conference in Orlando and 2021 regional conferences
  • Have instant content for staff meetings equipping you and your team in our 2020 and 2021 theme “Together – Pursuing The Great Collaboration” from all five main stage sessions
  • Gain access to future recording from other 2020-2021 events from Exponential

2021 Regional Conferences – “Together: Pursuing the Great Collaboration”

We are going to be TOGETHER, again! Exponential Regionals are returning in 2021 and are designed to make the main stage programming at our global event in Orlando more accessible to church leaders in local geographic areas. These gatherings are for leaders who are unable to attend our national event OR need a more affordable option to bring their entire team. Exponential Regionals conferences are shorter in length than our national event to help leaders save on travel expenses BUT are still filled with the full punch of the national event theme. These gatherings include pre-conference equipping labs and 5 main sessions.

2021 Locations: Washington DC | Southern California | Bay Area | Houston | Chicago

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