Amplify 2018 will feature a number of tracks, plus more than two dozen stand-alone workshops.
When registering for #amplify2018, we ask that you sign up for a track so we can have an idea of breakout spaces, but you are welcome to hop in and out of the track to attend other standalone (or track) workshops as well. Below are the tracks available. In the coming months we will include a list of all the standalone workshops as well.
TRACK THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS (more added in the coming days)
Church Planting: According to a study by Lifeway Research, approximately 4,000 churches are being planted in the United States each year. This is an all-time high. Along with this, however, comes a great need for resources and community for the thousands of pastors – both full time and bi-vocational – who are serving in communities around the country. Where do these pastors find fellowship, mentorship, and accountability? How do they best use their time and energies to expand God’s kingdom where they are? This track will address these questions.
Diaspora: Globalization has more people on the move today than at any time in history, bringing many in need of the gospel to us from diverse places. How can we effectively reach our cross-cultural neighbors with the good news? How can we better understand the complexities of our nearest mission field? This track will address these questions and more.
Emerging Leaders: Our culture is on the cusp of great change, with Millennials leading the way in many regards in terms of passion, increasing influence, and a belief that they can change our world for the better. Many of the greatest movements for the gospel have been led by younger Christians who had a zeal to see Jesus change lives and communities and had a trust that God wanted to make it happen. This track is for 20-45-year-olds in leadership or with significant potential for leadership. The track will address issues of mentoring, discipling, leading well, intergenerational communications, hot culture buttons, and cohort-style learning.
Evangelism & Leadership: The Evangelism and Leadership track is for senior pastors and senior leaders who have a desire to bring change to their churches, denominations, organizations, and movements in the area of evangelism.
Evangelists: The office of evangelist noted in Ephesians 4:11 is a gift to the Body of Christ. Evangelists help equip the Church for winning the lost to Jesus Christ, utilizing many creative means for sharing the good news. The heart of this track is to go in-depth on the role of the evangelist as a vibrant, active member of the Body of Christ, blessing the church and working with the church as they utilize their spiritual gifting. T
Justice & Evangelism: This track is designed to equip the Church to missionally respond to key kingdom areas of justice. Each session will help attendees understand the justice issue being addressed from a kingdom perspective as well as offer examples of how to provide justice leadership in the Church.
Rural Evangelism & Church Planting: With over 48 million people in rural America, there is an emerging movement to plant churches in rural areas. How does evangelism and church planting work in a town where everybody knows your name? How can a church planter find resources and mobilize volunteers in the rural context? This track explores those tough questions.