Vital Church Planting conference 2012 – media reports

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Latest News | 2 Comments

This year’s Vital Church Planting conference held in Toronto in early February about missional listening and making disciples was an exciting event.  Registration had to be cut off a week beforehand because capacity had been reached at 173, of whom about 60% had not attended before. This event appears to be still gaining momentum after six annual conferences in Toronto and two in Edmonton.

Two articles appearing in the online Anglican Journal tell of some of the highlights:

Stay in the slipstream of God
…and steer clear of the “pimp my church” trap

By Diana Swift
Staff writer

At the 2012 Vital Church Planting conference in Toronto, the U.K.’s Rev. David Male imagined the future by suggesting that all those committed to expanding the mission-shaped church should “keep in the slipstream of God.” read more


Church planting 101: know your demographics

By Diana Swift                                                                                                                               Staff writer

If you would be fishers of men, then first you must be dredgers of data—demographic data. That was the message sent by the Rev. Ryan Sim in a workshop on the importance of missional listening at The Missional Roadmap, the recent Vital Church Planting conference in Toronto. Read more

Other stories from the Vital Church Planting Conference: here


Watch video report here.


Judith Purdell-Lewis joined the Institute as a part-time Administrative Assistant to the Director in September 2008. She lives in Hamilton and attends the Church of St. John the Evangelist.


  1. avatar
    Dziesekieo Kiewhuo
    September 24, 2012

    Praying and looking forward to attend church planting leadership conference. Your help of information about conference for missionary in the frontline would be highly appreciated.

  2. avatar
    Dziesekieo Kiewhuo
    September 24, 2012

    I pray and believe that such a leadership conference would help me to help my follow man. As a reason I want to attend leadership conference.


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