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Futures Think Tank

The Futures of the North American Church Think Tank Summary Report

This think-tank took place on December 1-2, 2020 as a two-day interactive and learning experience for selected participants to wrestle with leading missiologists on how the churches of the future will be planted and led. Those who participated were:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 40
  • Started and successfully led missional endeavors
  • Experienced or had a strong interest writing missiological work

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Ed Stetzer

Co-founder and Executive Director of the Send Institute

Jeff Christopherson

Co-Founder and Missiologist for the Send Institute

Daniel Yang

Director of the Send Institute

Matt Rogers

The Church at Cherrydale

Laura Hairston

Forge America

Molly Crabbe

Living Waters Church

Tomy Wilkerson

Tampa Underground Network

Ricky Brown

New Creation Church

David Rosa Jr.

Cruciform Church

Josh Laxton

Billy Graham Center Wheaton College

Sessions From The Think Tank

Concluding Thoughts on the Futures of the North American Church

Ed Stetzer ends the think tank by offering five critical insights into the futures of the North American Church.

Writing About the Future and Future Writers

Jeff Christopherson shares trade secrets and insights into missiological writing and the importance for young and emerging leaders to see writing as part of their ministry.

A New Generation of Missiologists and Missional Leaders

Panel with Glenn Smith, Cas Monaco, Daniel Yang, and Bill Hogg moderated by Ed Stetzer.

A New Generation of Church Planters

Panel with Elizabeth Rios, John Davidson, and Dhati Lewis moderated by Jeff Christopherson.

Critical Reflections on the North American Church

Alan Hirsch offers critical insight into the state of the Church in North America and what he believes is crucial in this next season.

Church Planting Manifesto

Panel with D.A. Horton, Linda Bergquist, and Scott Moreau moderated by Ed Stetzer.

Ecclesiology and the Futures of the North American Church

Panel with Jessie Cruickshank, Sam George, and J.D. Payne moderated by Jeff Christopherson.

What is Missiology?

Ed Stetzer opens The Futures of the North American Church Think Tank by talking about what is missiology and explaining the importance of it in our time.

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