MOVEMENT leaders conference is a coming together of 30 Christian emerging leaders (25-35 years old), to be inspired, connected, activated, mobilised and equipped as influential movement leaders. The conversation will revolve around being part of and building church planting movements that have a culture of multiplication embedded within their DNA. The gathering will also focus on what God is doing in different parts of the globe in church planting and movement theory, with a posture toward what we as the Church in Australia can learn and implement. There will be the opportunity to network and hear more about how other churches in different parts of the globe are developing and launching out movement leaders.
With an international line-up of speakers, this will be a great opportunity for emerging leaders and those wanting to embrace the MOVEMENT paradigm.
Emerging Leaders: 9am – 4:30pm, 18-20th October 2017
Nominating Pastors/Church Planters: 9am – 4.30pm, 20th October 2017
Baptist Ministry Center in Epping
Oscar Muriu is the Senior Pastor of the Nairobi Chapel, Kenya. Under his leadership, Nairobi Chapel has grown from a 40-person local church to a network of over 150 churches with more than 20,000 weekly worshippers. Following a passionate conviction to raise up and develop a legacy of leaders, Nairobi Chapel has trained more than 500 interns. Oscar is a regular speaker at international mission conferences such as Exponential, Urbana and Catalyst.
Jason Webb serves as the Senior pastor of Elmbrook Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (www.elmbrook.org). Elmbrook has an average weekend attendance of 5500 and a staff of over 100. Elmbrook has 16 daughter and granddaughter churches in the wider Milwaukee area, and 3 multi-sites, including a Spanish-speaking congregation. Jason is passionate about church planting and church growth and is significantly involved with the NewThing Church Planting network in the US that is committed to starting 10,000 reproducing churches globally.
Aaron Elliot serves as the Associate Pastor of Church Planting at Grace Church in Indiana USA. Aaron has been on staff at Grace for 14 years. Aaron is responsible for walking with church planters from inception of the dream of planting to the time the core team gathers and launces. This is both locally and internationally. Aaron also helps build networks among church planters in Indiana. Grace Church with an average weekly attendance of 5000 across 3 campuses has had a heart for planting. Last year in partnership with Nairobi Chapel they planted their first church outside the USA, Gateway Church in London. Gateway Church Sydney is in the works with a team already in place to be followed by Gateway Toronto Canada in 2019.
Ken Kamau has served as the Senior Pastor of Kileleshwa Covenant Community Church in Kenya for the last 9 years. Kileleshwa Church is multicultural congregation of 1100 in the city of Nairobi. Ken has led Kileleshwa Church in planting 5 churches including a Chinese congregation. He is also the author of First Things First- Growing in Pastoral Ministry, and a graduate of Bible and Theology from the Pan Africa Christian University in Nairobi Kenya. Ken is currently on secondment to Grace Church Indiana- USA where he is preparing to launch a multicultural church. Ken is passionate about leadership development and Church planting.
Who can be a part of it?
We are inviting nominations for Christian emerging leaders in the 25-35-year-old age group. The key criteria for nomination is:
- Aged between 25-35
- An emerging leader in Christian ministry
- Demonstrated commitment to mission and multiplication
Nominations have now closed.
Senior Pastors & Church Planters
Would you like to attend?
We would also like to invite you to join the conference on the last day (Friday 20th October) at the Baptist Ministry Center in Epping, where Pastor Oscar, Jason and the team will sow into key leaders within our Baptist movement, alongside their emerging co-workers.
We hope you can make it. RSVPs close Tuesday 3rd October 2017.