2017 Church Planting Leadership Round Table

A conversation for church planting leaders

“Where do church planters come from?

Finding and Developing New Church Planters.”

The annual Always Forward Church Planting Leadership Round Table exclusively serves leaders who oversee church planters in their dioceses, networks, or churches. The purpose of this gathering is to equip you to better serve your diocese and to connect you with other church planting leaders to facilitate relationships and collaboration.

When: April 25-27, 2017
Where: Atlanta, GA
This year our focus is on answering the question of how we find and develop church planters.  In other words, we will be exploring how we:
  • find,
  • identify,
  • raise up,
  • and recruit new church planters.

2017 Roundtable Speakers

Scott Thomas: Developing A Leadership Pipeline

Scott created the Gospel Coach Training and Certification system and has coached hundreds of pastors. He has served as President and Network Director of Acts 29 Network. Currently, he is the US National Director for the C2C Network, “a catalyst for church planting and multiplication across Canada.”  Scott has an MA in Missional Leadership and has been married for 30 years to Jeannie, with whom he has two sons. He planted and replanted churches for 16 years as a lead pastor.

Lizette Beard: Church Planter Assessment

Lizette Beard is Project Manager for Lifeway Research. She coordinates research projects for LifeWay Research on topics such as multi-si churches, mega church growth, church planting, small groups, discipleship, outreach to first generation immigrants, transformational churches, and the Church Planter Candidate Assessment. Lizette has a Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies, a Masters in Missiology, and is pursuing a PhD in Missiology as well. Lizette contributed to the book Paul’s Missionary Methods.

Members of the Always Forward Leadership Team will be sharing insights and experiences in the areas of planter development, diocesan organization and creating a church planting ecosystem.