W E L C O M E
Greetings in the strong name of Jesus,
Missions is the revival wind of the Church and that “wind” is blowing through the prisons and in the transformed lives of Returning Citizens. This fresh wave of Kingdom workers, inside and outside the prison walls, have a calling to proclaim the gospel, make disciples, develop leaders, leading to new churches being planted in communities of poverty here and around the world. The Evangel Gathering (insert link to registration page) will focus on this missions movement of God while weaving our Sacred Roots in our gathering in order to thrive in this missions calling.
The purpose of the 2023 Evangel Gathering:
In partnership with Sacred Roots Thriving In Ministry (insert link) we will look at the foundational importance of learning friendship with God and one another so that we can flourish for missions.
At the in person 2023 Evangel Gathering we will:
Build friendship with God and one another that you may flourish in your missions calling.
Equip you with a practical plan for apprenticing Released Citizens called to church planting and with your leaders doing ministry inside the prison walls by using key spiritual classics from early church leaders in a cohort format.
Collaborate in planting churches with called and gifted Released Citizens and with those called and gifted inside the prisons.
Who should attend?
Those who are equipping Released Citizens to plant churches and those who are equipping leaders doing Kingdom work inside of prisons.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-333-9434
- Rev. Bob Engel
S C H E D U L E
Thursday, July 13
1:00 Registration Opens.
5:00 Dinner (Provided)
6:30 Evangel Gathering Session 1
7:00 Town Hall Q&A
8:00 Networking and Dessert
Friday, July 14
9:00 Evangel Gathering Session 2
10:35 Workshop 1
11:30 Small Groups
1:00 Workshop 2
2:00 Small Groups
7:00 Networking and dessert
Saturday, July 15
9:00 Evangel Gathering Session 3
10:45 SRTM Commissioning and The Lord’s Table (official ending)
*Free to depart or stay through Sunday and worship at Atascadero Bible Church.
O N A P P R E N T I C E S H I P
"In most every business, you learn by doing. The apprenticeship model is much more effective than the classroom for cultivating entrepreneurs." — Andrew Yang
"Discipleship is being with another person, under appropriate conditions, in order to become capable of doing what that person does or to become like that what that person is. An “apprentice” of Jesus is learning from him how to lead their life as he would lead their life if he were they."
"A simple goal for the leaders of a particular group would be to bring all those in attendance to understand clearly what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and to be solidly committed to discipleship in their whole life. That is, when they are asked who they are, the first words out of their mouth would be, ‘I am an apprentice of Jesus Christ.’ This goal would have to be approached very gently and lovingly and patiently with existing groups, where the people involved have not understood this to be part of their membership commitment." -- Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart
F L I P P I N G B O O K S H E L F
"Apprenticeship is that ancient system of equipping new and emerging learners in the fundamental principles and benchmark practices of a specific trade, profession, or tradition. It usually involves a relationship with one who through experience and expertise has mastered the trade, and who equips students to learn through personal association with and observation of the trainer's work, some accompanying individual study, alongside real-world training experience. After a period of intense relationship and training, the learner emerges as a journeyman, able to operate with excellence without supervision and, in time, able to acquire her own learners to help them attain similar mastery in the field and practice."
- Dr. Don. L. Davis
O N A P P R E N T I C E S H I P
"You can’t be a disciple unless you’re with Jesus. How can He teach you, how can He apprentice you if you’re never with Him? In the days of Jesus the disciples had to be with Him because discipleship is more than just instruction. Oh, they could catch Him at the local synagogue every time He came to Capernaum and they could have listened to Him and learned but to be a disciple is to be an apprentice." S. Michael Durnham
"Always pass on what you have learned.” — Yoda