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Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 5-1
I found this a fascinating session, but I had one important reservation which I will explain in a moment. Sam argues that the way we communicate with those who have an oral culture is fundamentally different with those from a literate culture. He gives many examples taken from life and makes his points clearly. What gives this subject added relevancy is his statement that[read more...]
Review of TT6-3 Colin Baron & David Stroud - Church planting and the gift of leadership: how to make a church plant thrive
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 6-3
This session was so useful (especially for me in my current situation) that I decided to make much more detailed notes. I think that most of his points are of value to any church leadership, not just those who are church planting.[read more...]
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 4-2
This is a very practical session with many good suggestions as to how local churches can do an excellent job at supporting missions.[read more...]
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 5-3
This is one of the best messages that I have heard David Devenish give. He condenses a lot of material into half a session. Although the primary application is for missions, what he says is universally relevant and I found it very interesting. I have written about it on my blog posting on worldview and story.[read more...]
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 6-2
This was a very focussed session by Tony Thompson drawing from his experiences of church planting. He identified three key prerequisites to a successful plant:
Well worth a listen for anyone who is involved, or thinking about being involved in a church plant.[read more...]
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 6-1
As someone who is leading a church plant right now, I found this tremendously helpful. There was no single theme, just lots of good ideas, principles and practical advice. Much of it was illustrated with stories from his own experiences.
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 4-1
Once David gets into his material, it is a well-reasoned Biblical theology of missions. The argument is roughly as follows:
He then goes on to describe how this impacts the local church. This seminar is a good foundation to an important topic and I found it interesting and helpful.[read more...]
Review of TT3-3 Lex Loizides - How the Word of God and the Spirit help us in ministering & receiving healing
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 3-3
This seminar gets a five-star rating! Lex talks about God’s promise of the help of the Holy Spirit, and then spends the first half of the talk describing several healings in detail. The stories are very different and he uses them to illustrate the diversity in the ways God works. I found this extremely uplifting was filled with praise to God.
The second half is on the practical “how-to” of healing. Lex considers four theories which are widely taught today:[read more...]
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 3-2
Stephen begins with a set of arguments against those who say that large churches are a bad thing. He points out that if you are going to grow as a church, it is essential that you want to grow. He moves on to discussing how we can make evangelism an integral part of the church. I really appreciated the thoughts he had on how to “make Sunday count” by working on 1) excellence, 2) the target audience, and 3) visitors.
Newfrontiers Leadership Conference 2006 - Training Track 3-1
This talk is actually a history of the Pentecostal/charismatic movement in the last century, focussing mainly on the events of Azusa Street in 1906. It is well researched, interesting and informative. Lex particularly emphasizes the fruits of the original outpouring. I found the accounts of events of the time quite fascinating.