We hope you’ve had a restful and productive summer. As we all look ahead to the work of the fall, we know that our schedules can quickly fill up. That’s why we’re encouraging pastors in the Upstate to mark their calendars now for our 4 fall sessions. Our strategy is to bring in gospel-minded leaders from diverse backgrounds to provide us refreshing perspectives on essential topics for pastors. Here is an overview of what to expect in the months to come.
August 14th 10am-12pm at East North Church
Local native and South Carolina Baptist Church Planting Specialist Cliff Marshall will be encouraging us on the subject of Pursuing Relationships. ‘A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’ John 13:34-35. Godly character must be at the heart of any church planter / pastor, and this is most clearly reflected in healthy relationships. If believers cannot live in unity, humility and love, then the truth and power of Christ will be undermined and questioned.
September 11, 10am-12pm at East North Church
Lead planter/pastor of Gather Asheville, and an active participant with the Association of Related Church (ARC) network, JohnMark Redwine raises his own salary while driving home a focus on the goal of bringing hope, grace, and Love to the city of Asheville through his church. His experience and practice makes him a great candidate to help us think through the significance and value of Entrepreneural Aptitude – the desire and ability to engage new cultures in a way that is theologically driven, with missional innovation and cultural engagement. It is pioneering something new for the sake of communicating the unchanging truths of the gospel.
October 9, 10am-12pm at East North Church
Pastor of Exodus Church in Charlotte, and the director of Acts29’s Southeast Region, Brian Lowe is a top notch leader with a heart for the health of the church at large. His conversation on Emotional Health will challenge and benefit everyone. Emotional Health includes the practice of self-awareness where by we see our selves with a sober mind, recognizing our weaknesses and strengths in a healthy way. What Brian will teach will rock your world, in a good way, because it will also teach you how to rebuild it with gospel truth.
November 13 10am-12pm at East North Church
Jonathan Parker has a unique role at Fellowship Greenville. He is the pastor to the city, spending his day networking with city influencers to determine needs and opportunities for his church to respond to. On top of this, Jonathan has launched a number of successful ministries including Hymns & Hops, Gospel on Tap, and is well known for a talk he’ll share with us called, “The Art of the Conversation.” Tuning in to this talk will help us better understand our motives, approach, and practice of engaging and encouraging those that we shepherd on a daily basis.
MONTHY GATHERINGS / RSVP
Every month on the 2nd Tuesday from 10am-12pm we will gather to learn together at our host church, East North. During our time, we will provide light breakfast refreshments and invite you to consider joining other pastors for an informal lunch after at a near by restaurant. We ask that you please RSVP to this event each month at www.facebook.com/a29greenhouse/