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Church Multiplications Institute

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

Facilitators

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

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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...
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Writing About the Future and Future Writers
Jeff Christopherson shares trade secrets and insights into missiological writing and the importance for...
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A New Generation of Missiologists and Missional Leaders
Panel with Glenn Smith, Cas Monaco, Daniel Yang, and Bill Hogg moderated by Ed Stetzer.
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A New Generation of Church Planters
Panel with Elizabeth Rios, John Davidson, and Dhati Lewis moderated by Jeff Christopherson.
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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...
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Church Planting Manifesto
Panel with D.A. Horton, Linda Bergquist, and Scott Moreau moderated by Ed Stetzer.
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Ecclesiology and the Futures of the North American Church
Panel with Jessie Cruickshank, Sam George, and J.D. Payne moderated by Jeff Christopherson.
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What is Missiology?
Ed Stetzer opens The Futures of the North American Church Think Tank by talking about what is missiology...
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