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2011 GCM Collective National Conference Audio

September 22, 2011


I’ve attended quite a few conferences the past ten years.  Some of them engender hype; others bring in large crowds due to the evangelical celebrity culture.  But then on a rare occasion, there will come a conference that surprises you in unexpecting ways.  It is not that I had low expectations but that the conference accomplished far more than what is typical for conference these days.

Last week, I attended the 2011 GCM Collective National Conference, and I came away with far more than inspirational thoughts or trendy methodology.  I walked away with a greater love for Jesus and His church.  Everything, I mean everything, was focused on the gospel.  I loved it.  I was convicted by it.  I was tremendously helped by it.  In fact, I can say with a certain level of clarity that there is few, if any, conferences that were as personally edifying and ministerially beneficial to me as this one.  Having said that, I encourage you to download the audio of the main sessions (the breakout sessions are currently being edited and will be available soon).

Thank you, GCM Collective, for a superb conference and a very affordable price.  I took home with me a mother load of gospel nourishment and application of what it means to be gospel communities on mission.

Main Session Audio

GCM Collective Vision
What Is the Gospel
:: Jeff Vanderstelt
Gospel-Centered Discipleship :: Jonathan Dodson
Generous Church :: Steve Timmis
Stealth Church :: Steve Timmis
A Movement of Multiplication :: Jeff Vanderstelt

Breakout Session Audio

/// Coming Soon ///

GCM National Conference

September 14, 2011

Today through Friday, I will be in Huntsville, AL for the GCM Collective National Conference.  If you are unfamiliar with the GCM Collective, I encourage you to check out their website and join their online community. Their vision is simple, and I love it:

A gospel community is a group of believers that lives out the mission of God together as family, in a specific area to a particular people group, by declaring and demonstrating the gospel in tangible forms. Regular people, living ordinary lives, with great gospel intentionality. The GCM Collective is a community that allows people to exchange ideas, resources and encouragement around topics that relate to creating gospel communities on mission.

The guys behind the GCM Collective (Steve Timmis, Tim Chester, Jeff Vanderstelt, Drew Goodmanson, Caesar Kalinowski, David Fairchild, and Jonathan Dodson) have all challenged and helped me in tremendous ways in recent years, probably more than any other group outside my fellow elders.  These brothers are gospel-driven practitioners who are leading churches to embrace a missional ecclesiology that is both healthy and fruitful.

If you would like to check out the conference schedule, click here.  If you are attending the conference, hit me up.  I’d love to connect.  I will also likely be posting updates via Twitter for those interested in following.

GCM Everyday Audio

November 26, 2010

Last month, he GCM Collective held a one-day training focused on the gospel, community, and mission in everyday contexts.  Steve Timmis and Tim Chester has a new book coming out soon on the “ordinary” church–living as gospel communities on mission in everyday life, not just Sunday’s.  The audio from this one-day conference is not available, so check them out!

There are some additional resources that you can check out here.  I also recommend that you check out their online community, which is a great place to learn with/from others.

The GCM Collective • Gospel • Community • Mission

April 8, 2010

Three BIG areas of my thinking, writing, and ministry exist on the axis of gospel, community, and mission.  So when I discovered the GCM Collective, I was very eager to get on board and learn from others who, like myself, have given themselves to them.  The GCM Collective exists to promote, create and equip Gospel Communities on mission. By a “gospel community” they mean “a group of believers that lives out the mission of God together as family, in a specific area to a particular people group, by declaring and demonstrating the gospel in tangible forms.”  In other words, regular people, living ordinary lives, with great gospel intentionality.

To join the GCM Collective, you simply need to provide your email address, and you will receive instructions on how to create your profile and jump into the discussions.  Speaking of discussions, you can browse such groups as:

» Bible Teaching in Missional Church
» City Renewal
» Community Life
» Everyday Mission
» Fostering a Missional Culture
» Gospel Resources for Missional Church
» Missional Exegesis & Theology
» Planting Missional Churches
» Role: Missional Community Leader
» Transitioning to Missional Church
» World Mission

In each group there are discussion threads on particular topics, some of them having downloadable resources for your benefit.  For instance, I am currently reading through the docs on missional community leader from Soma Communities, Kaleo Church, and Austin City Life for our leadership development here at Grace.  Really good stuff.

Although I do not post that often on the GCM Collective, I am learning on a daily basis from the likes of Tim Chester, Drew Goodmanson, Jonathan Dodson, and many others.  I encourage you to check it out, especially if you are a church planter or leading a missional church.