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