A new series of LEAD One workshops is being offered in four locations. The first LEAD One Gospel Fluency workshop will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hesston (Kan.) MB Church.
The one-day workshop is intended to be a high impact leadership training event for church leadership teams, including elders, deacons and ministry or team leaders. Attendees will learn how to enhance gospel fluency and make it powerful in the life and ministry of their churches.
According to www.gospelfluency.com, gospel fluency is the ability to understand how Jesus impacts everyday life and clearly communicate those gospel truths to others. Becoming fluent in the gospel involves more than belief—it requires intentionally rehearsing it and immersion in its truths. This will lead to an understanding that everything in life is transformed by the hope of the gospel.
Ben Connelly, co-author of the Gospel Fluency Handbook, Saturate Field Guide and A Field Guide for Everyday Mission will be the primary presenter.
Sessions include: The Gospel’s Power and Purpose, The Gospel in Me, The Gospel in Community and The Gospel in the World. There will be time for table discussion and a question and answer session.
The free event will include breakfast, refreshments and lunch provided by USMB. The morning will begin with coffee and a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 9 a.m.
“This is an opportunity for church pastors and leaders to learn what it means to be a gospel-fluent follower of Jesus and how to incorporate that way of living in their church,” says USMB national director Don Morris. “This will focus on the gospel as it relates to everyday life for each person and also how it can be a dynamic influence in the overall life and ministry of a church family. This is useful, powerful stuff, and I believe it’s what many pastors and leaders have been craving—a way of injecting new life and excitement about Jesus into their church family.”
LEAD One Gospel Fluency workshops will also be held in Sioux Falls, S.D., Nov. 14, 2019; in Lenoir, N.C., Jan. 25, 2020; and in Fresno, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020.