The Spurgeon Fellowship with Mike Kelly
October 22, 2020
10:30am – 2:30pm
Location: 9010 N. Indian Trail Rd., Spokane, Washing 99208Category: The Spurgeon Fellowship, Spokane | Coordinator: Laura Dobratz
After an extended break due to Covid 19, The Spurgeon Fellowship is back on the calendar! We will be gathering at Indian Trail Church on October 22nd from 10:30am - 2:30pm for worship, fellowship and time in the Word.
It give us great pleasure to welcome Mike Kelly as our featured speaker. Mike serves as the Executive Director for the Northwest Church Planting Network in Seattle, Washington which he founded in 2001 and as Redeemer City to City’s Northwest Catalyst. After 19 years as Senior Pastor of Green Lake Presbyterian Church, Mike made the transition to full time Network leadership with his wife Sandy, the Ministry Operations Manager and Family Care Leader. Through his leadership the network has been involved in the planting of 17 churches in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Mike and Sandy’s work with church planters and regional leaders includes planter assessment, coaching, pastoral care, project oversight and fundraising as well as strategic planning.
Mike and Sandy have been married 31 years and have three children, two granddaughters and a grandson.
During our time together Mike will address the following topics:
Session One "How Big Is Your Church or How Big is Your Heart?"
Most pastors wonder if their ministry has any lasting impact. In fact, many do more than wonder. Increasing numbers decide it doesn’t and leave ministry altogether. It may be a surprise, however, to learn that the Apostle Paul, who Jesus used to change the world, openly wondered whether he had labored in vain.
The first session will explore biblical metrics for “successful ministry” (hint: that’s not really a biblical category) and see how all that intersects with the pastor’s heart, because the size of a pastor’s heart matters a lot more than the size of his church.
Session Two “Where Will the Next Generations of Big Hearted Leaders Come From?”
The Church is in the habit of waiting for the next leader to knock at the pastor’s door. The expectation cannot be for them to show up fully formed, gifted and ready to work. It belongs to their Shepherds to train them.
The second session will address the need to reorient the focus of ministry to create a culture of calling, the tools to discern vocation, the systems to cultivate leaders and the resources to fund the efforts.
We hope you can join us. Our time together may look a little different as we honor the Washington Stay Safe Initiative, but our aim and focus has not changed. We desire to serve the local church so that the gospel of Jesus Christ is at the center of the local church, the pulpit, and all of life.
Registration for The Spurgeon Fellowship is now closed. For questions regarding the conference, email Laura Dobratz at laura @indiantrailchurch.com.