Go Beyond “Communicating Our Vision”

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Go Beyond “Communicating Our Vision”

Featuring: Bill Couchenour, Brian Phipps, and Rob Wegner

More than ever, it is time for you to communicate a clear and compelling vision to inspire broad church participation into an unknown future. What if we told you there is already a ready-made and time-proven vision for your church that will inspire participation and creativity well beyond your current membership? All you need is to own it and share it. We will show you how.

Guests

Brian Phipps

Founder and President of Disciples Made

Rob Wegner

Member of Disciples Made’s Executive Team; founding leader of KC Underground; author

Lance Ford

Author & co-founder of the Sentralized Conference

Todd Wilson

President & Co-Founder of Exponential

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Featured Guests

Brian Phipps

Brian Phipps is the founder and President of Disciples Made. Brian was the Next Steps (Disciple-Making) pastor at Westside Family Church for nine years where he developed Westside’s discipleship and leadership development pathway in which the Disciples Made experiences were created. The Disciples Made experiences incorporate a disciple-making “operating system” Brian designed called the Intentional Disciple-Making Environment. Brian has consulted with many churches in developing their disciple-making process and currently leads multiple cohorts of church leaders in Kansas City.

He’s currently working on a book, Find Your Place: Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and Story, co-written with Rob Wegner.

In addition to being a Next Steps pastor, Brian is also experienced as a church planter and senior pastor. Brian received his BA in Religious Studies from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters of Divinity and M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Brian and Carol were married in 1994 and have three children, Hannah, Sam, and Caleb. Brian’s passion is to empower every Christ follower to discover, develop, and optimize their character and calling so that they make the biggest IMPACT on the world for Jesus.

Rob Wegner

Rob Wegner serves as the NewThing Global Reproducing and Relationship Champion for the North American Region.

He has served as a teaching pastor at Granger Community Church for 21 years, calling the people of God to get out of their seat and into the Story. Under his leadership, ventures include local expressions like Monroe Circle Community Center, a hub for neighborhood renewal in the inner city of South Bend, IN. and a movement of over 1000 reproducing churches in India with over 140,000 reached people.

Rob has worked alongside Alan Hirsch in an innovative coaching program called Future Travelers, which has served more than 250, some of which are among the most influential churches in America. His first book, Share the Well, which he co-wrote with his wife, Michelle, is an eyes wide open experience through visually stunning photos and captivating stories of the holistic church planting movement they served in India. His second book, Missional Moves, which he co-wrote with Jack Magruder, is a part of Zondervan’s Exponential Series.

Currently, Rob lives in Kansas City and is on the elder team of Westside Family Church, where he get’s the privilege of teaching on the weekends and advancing the Jesus movement both locally and internationally through the development of training pathways to equip people to live as missionaries where they live, work, study and play, along with the development of simple churches in those settings. Rob and Michelle have three amazing young ladies – Madeline, Whitney and Belle.

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.

Host

Bill Couchenour

Bill serves as Director of Learning Communities at Exponential. He primarily serves network and denominational leaders. He also provides strategic and operational oversight of Exponential’s R&D and expanding educational opportunities.

Rob Wegner

Rob Wegner is a member of Disciples Made’s Executive Team, and is a founding leader of KC Underground – a decentralized network of reproducing disciples, leaders, and microchurches. The forty-year vision is 21,000 microchurches connecting with training Hubs throughout the city, saturating Kansas City with beauty, justice and good news of Jesus.

Rob served as Teaching Pastor at Granger Community Church (Granger, IN) for 21 years, and helped start Monroe Circle Community Center, a hub for neighborhood renewal in the inner city of South Bend, IN, and at Westside Family Church in KC, for five years. Rob also serves as Global Catalyst for Relationships and Reproduction for New Thing. New Thing is a network of over 1,400 churches committed to planting churches that reproduce at every level.

Rob is an author, his latest books are Find You Place (co-written with Brian Phipps), Made for More (Exponential Theme Book 2018), and The Starfish and the Spirit.

Rob and Michelle have three amazing young daughters— Madeline, Whitney and Belle. As a family, they love living deeply in their neighborhood, hiking, photography, and being silly together.

Lance Ford

Lance is the co-founder of the Sentralized Conference in Kansas City. He blogs at www.sentralizedgathering.com. With over two decades experience as a pastor and church planter, Lance is a writer, coach, and consultant who has designed unique training systems currently being used by networks, seminaries, and leaders throughout the world. His passion is to give himself to resourcing and equipping churches and leaders anywhere and everywhere as they develop missional lifestyles.

Lance holds a Masters Degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. His book, Right Here Right Now: Everyday Mission for Everyday People, was co-authored with Alan Hirsch. He serves on the National Leadership team for Forge America Missional Training Network.

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“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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