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Become a Disciple Making Leader

Disciples who make disciples who make disciples = world revolution.
This is the heartbeat of the Bonhoeffer UK Conference 2019.

About this Event

Do you want disciple making to be the norm rather than the exception at your church or organisation? To equip your leaders to become whole life disciples who make disciples? This is not another program to bolt into your busy schedule but a quiet revolution that seeks world change.

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Through cohorts full of like minded people, the Bonhoeffer Project challenges, questions and creates tension to look at how every area of life can become a disciple making opportunity. We are all really busy and who has the time for another program? What Bonhoeffer does is encourage a lifestyle change so no longer are you a leader with a discipleship program but a disciple making leader. Discipleship isn't a sprint or even a marathon but a relay where the baton is passed on and on creating a perpetual cycle of disciple making.

This will be our second Bonhoeffer Discipleship Conference organised and hosted by WLA Coventry (www.wlacademy.org.uk) who are the Bonhoeffer hub in the UK. This year includes speakers Bill Hull, Jim Thomas, Cindy Perkins from Bonhoeffer in the US and Keith Foster from Bonhoeffer UK.

There will be key note speakers and breakout sessions specifically tailored for Youth & Children's teams, women's teams and lead Pastors.

AGENDA

Day 1: Monday 3rd June
08:45 - 09:30 Registrations/coffee
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome/Introduction to the Bonhoeffer Project
09:45 -10:45 Session 1: The Gospel we declare determines the disciples we make
– Bill Hull
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee/break
11:00 - 12:00 Session 2: What is Discipleship/What is the problem? – Bill Hull
12:00 - 12:30 Breakout sessions/discussion
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Session 3: Breakout discussions:
Options: A – So why does this matter?
B - What happens in a training cohort? **
14:15 - 14.30 Coffee/break
14:30 - 15:00 Stories from UK leaders
15:00 – 15:30 Session 4: Discipleship is not a department in the church -
making discipleship normative – Keith Foster
15:30 – 16:00 Q&A opportunity – questions from the floor
16:00 Bonhoeffer affiliation information – informal discussion
opportunities

Day 2: Tuesday 4, June:
08:45 - 09.30 Registrations/Coffee
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome to day 2! Format for the day
09:45 - 10:45 Session 5: What & How – Partnering with the Bonhoeffer Project
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee/break
11:00 - 12.00 Session 6: So what you going to do about it? -
Being intentional about discipleship – Jim Thomas
12:00 - 12:30 Breakout sessions/discussion
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Session 7: Discipleship is for everyone - Cindy Perkins
14:15 - 14:30 Coffee/break
14:30 - 15:30 Session 8: Into the Future - Bill
15:30 - 16:00 Q&A opportunity – questions from the floor
16:00 Bonhoeffer affiliation information - informal discussion
opportunities

** Pastors, Youth, Children’s, Women’s ministry options

 
 
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SPEAKERS

BILL HULL

Bill Hull’s  passion is to help the church return to its disciple making roots and he considers himself a discipleship evangelist. Bill served as a pastor for 20 years and is the author of classic works that have supported the disciple making movement for the past forty years. He has written more than 25 books, among the books are Jesus Christ Disciplemaker, The Disciple Making Pastor, The Disciple Making Church, Conversion & Discipleship, The Discipleship Gospel with Ben Sobels and the False Promise of Discipleship with Brandon Cook. The Bonhoeffer Project has grown from two cohorts in 2015, five in 2016, fourteen in 2017, twenty-five in 2018 and is on pace for forty in 2019.

Bill Hull’s passion is to help the church return to its disciple making roots and he considers himself a discipleship evangelist. Bill served as a pastor for 20 years and is the author of classic works that have supported the disciple making movement for the past forty years. He has written more than 25 books, among the books are Jesus Christ Disciplemaker, The Disciple Making Pastor, The Disciple Making Church, Conversion & Discipleship, The Discipleship Gospel with Ben Sobels and the False Promise of Discipleship with Brandon Cook. The Bonhoeffer Project has grown from two cohorts in 2015, five in 2016, fourteen in 2017, twenty-five in 2018 and is on pace for forty in 2019.

kEITH fOSTER

Keith Foster  is married to Lesley. They have two grown up daughters whom both love and follow Jesus. Keith is our Bonhoeffer (UK) Director but is also the Senior Pastor at Bethel Church, Coventry, UK whilst also teaching at Formission Bible College, Birmingham, UK.  Keith has a BA (Hons) in Theological Studies from London School of Theology, UK and an MA in Missional Leadership from Formission College, UK. Keith is also currently undertaking a research doctorate with Roehampton University, London, UK - researching how the evangelical church might create place with a gospel intentionality to engage and reach the non-welfare demographic in our communities.

Keith Foster is married to Lesley. They have two grown up daughters whom both love and follow Jesus. Keith is our Bonhoeffer (UK) Director but is also the Senior Pastor at Bethel Church, Coventry, UK whilst also teaching at Formission Bible College, Birmingham, UK.

Keith has a BA (Hons) in Theological Studies from London School of Theology, UK and an MA in Missional Leadership from Formission College, UK. Keith is also currently undertaking a research doctorate with Roehampton University, London, UK - researching how the evangelical church might create place with a gospel intentionality to engage and reach the non-welfare demographic in our communities.

CINDY PERKINS

Cindy Perkins  serves as Spiritual Journey Pastor at Bay Life Church in Brandon, FL. She holds a B. S. in Christian Ministries, and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. Cindy directs the discipleship program and writes curriculum for her church. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Trinity College of Florida. Cindy is married to her high school sweetheart, has two kids, and loves helping others grow closer to Christ through discipleship. Cindy leads Women’s Cohorts for The Bonhoeffer Project.

Cindy Perkins serves as Spiritual Journey Pastor at Bay Life Church in Brandon, FL. She holds a B. S. in Christian Ministries, and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. Cindy directs the discipleship program and writes curriculum for her church. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Trinity College of Florida. Cindy is married to her high school sweetheart, has two kids, and loves helping others grow closer to Christ through discipleship. Cindy leads Women’s Cohorts for The Bonhoeffer Project.

jIM tHOMAS

Jim Thomas  is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. Jim earned a Bachelors of Arts in Religion from Baylor University, a Masters of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Dallas Baptist University. Prior to serving at Fayetteville First Baptist, Jim served 15 years as a Student Pastor in Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi and 8 years as an Executive Pastor in Texas. He is married to Laura and they have two teenage daughters. His passion is to help every believer take personal responsibility for the Great Commission and lead others toward a Christ-centered life.

Jim Thomas is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. Jim earned a Bachelors of Arts in Religion from Baylor University, a Masters of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Dallas Baptist University. Prior to serving at Fayetteville First Baptist, Jim served 15 years as a Student Pastor in Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi and 8 years as an Executive Pastor in Texas. He is married to Laura and they have two teenage daughters. His passion is to help every believer take personal responsibility for the Great Commission and lead others toward a Christ-centered life.