Winter Conference 2018 registration deadline is tomorrow. You don’t want to miss out on this significant event. Be sure to register now!

And, if you’re planning to attend—or are just looking for reading material that will challenge your mind and spirit—we encourage you to pick up these five books, available through your local bookseller and online.

Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission, David Fitch

Dr. David Fitch, one of plenary speakers at Winter Conference, presents a fresh vision for the witness of the Church. He makes a case for how the historic disciplines of the Church can help the body of Christ serve as the faithful presence of God in the world, demonstrating how practices such as the Lord’s Supper and reconciliation can enable the church to become the embodiment of the good news and advance the kingdom of God.


Dirty Glory: Go Where Your Best Prayers Take You by Peter Greig

Dave+ Larlee introduced this book to +Philip Jones and it is now one of his current go-to favorite readings. Pastor Peter Greig continues his account of the 24/7 prayer movement, the international, interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice he began chronicling in his previous book, Red Moon Rising. Through stories of God’s faithful responses to the petitions of His people, Greig demonstrates that our Heavenly Father is more interested in prayer than His children are, and that prayer is infinitely more than an obligation.

We’ll be covering a wide range of topics during our breakout sessions at Winter Conference. Here are some suggested books from a few of our presenters:

Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission by Fr. James Mallon

Through story and the many writings of the Church on mission and evangelism, Fr. James Mallon offers an accessible and practical guide for bringing our parishes to life. This engaging guide to cultivating communities of vibrant, dynamic faith and discipleship is a challenge to rethink models of parish life.


IDEA Coaching Pathway: Coaching the person, not just the problem! by Terry B. Walling

Allen+ Hughes will be leading a session on coaching, where he’ll discuss how God can use coaching to help shape the lives of His followers. In IDEA Coaching Pathway, Terry B. Walling, founder of Leader Breakthru, offers practical guidance for coaching the person, not the problem. His IDEA (Identify, Discover, Evaluate, Act) model provides a structure for empowering individuals to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and The Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson

One in four people deal with mental illness, including those in the church—our brothers and sisters in Christ. One of our breakout sessions will address how our churches can be places of hope, healing and acceptance for families living amid the challenges of mental health difficulties. Troubled Minds can serve as a primer and guide on coming alongside those who struggle and loving them well. Drawing from her own family’s experience and considerable research, Simpson offers practical advice for churches, along with words of hope and encouragement.

Join us for Winter Conference 2018!