Wednesday, April 8, 2009

David Horner: Principles and Lessons Learned

Last night I attended the SendRDU Church Planting Forum at The Summit Church.  As mentioned here previously, my pastor David Horner spoke on the topic of "The Church that Will Outlive You: Planting a Church that Will Last."  He started Providence in 1978 and has led the church for over 30 years, so he has the requisite experience to talk to planters about a church's longevity and consistency.  More info, and potentially the forthcoming ability to listen to or download the audio of the event, is available at the SendRDU website.  You can find out more about David at the Providence site.

David Horner

David Horner

Amy and Matt Morgan

Amy and Matt Morgan

Mike Hall and Blake Hickman 

Mike Hall and Blake Hickman

Not pictured: Nick Roark and George Tissiere, who apparently chose not to sit at Matt's front-and-center table. ☺

Monday, April 6, 2009

SendRDU Forum with David Horner

Last minute, but wanted to broadcast this opportunity for tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 7, for everyone in the Triangle area.  David Horner, my pastor (and boss), will be speaking about churches that last at a church planting forum at The Summit Church.  From the SendRDU website:

Church Planting Forum - April 7th

David Horner
The Church that Will Outlive You: Planting a Church that Will Last

Tuesday, April 7th, 7-8:30 pm
The Summit Church, Brier Creek Campus (map & directions)

SendRDU is a network of churches in RDU partnering together to equip leaders to plant gospel-centered churches in RDU, North Carolina, North America, and cities around the world.

Our monthly Church Planting Forums are designed to equip leaders to apply church planting principles to ministry.

Upcoming Forums: May 5th - J.D. Greear will speak at Providence

About the Speaker
David Horner is the founding pastor of Providence Baptist Church, and he has served as the senior pastor ever since. A native of Graham, NC, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University and holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has authored three books, including Firmly Rooted, Faithfully Growing,  and Dad’s Words of Wisdom. Most recently he wrote, A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry, which offers help for people in ministry who are trying to maintain a biblical balance in their lives.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Exponential 09

Wanted to mention this great opportunity: the upcoming Exponential Conference in Orlando, FL.  The conference is also, or perhaps formerly, known as the National New Church Conference.  This year, instead of focusing primarily on the science and practice of church planting, the organizers hope to emphasize the art and movement aspect of starting new churches.  Click the banner below for more info.

2009 National New Church Conference