TOAM08 – Sam Poe & Phil Wilthew – Pastors and Prophets Building Together

This morning I attended the last session of the Leaders’ training track, Prophetic Encounter, led by Sam Poe and Phil Wilthew. Today’s session looked at “Pastors and Prophets Together Building the Church.” I also was able to get to the two previous sessions, which I summarized at these pages:Apostles and Prophets Together on a MissionProphets and Prophets Together Giving a Fuller PictureSam serves on John Lanferman’s apostolic team in the USA. He and his wife, Marlene, have travelled widely, serv … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – JOIN A CHURCH PLANT in a European City – Prayer Evening Report

It's very hard to describe in a blog post the combination of a raucous celebration, a fervent prayer meeting, a missions update, and a special offering evening that was the final night of our Leaders Conference. We collected over £1.1 million.Rather than trying to capture the whole evening I thought I'd speak about just one of the many things that happened. We were told about just some of the European cities where we have brand new church plants that are currently under way or about to … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – MP3s Now Available for Leaders Seminars and Training Tracks

Some of the mp3s have now been released for the leaders' seminars and training tracks. As additional ones are released, I will post them here. LS01 JOHN GROVESOur Journey With God, Part 1, Where Have We Come From?LS02 JOHN HOSIERPreaching That Communicates, Part 1LS03 RAY LOWEWhat We Do in Life Echoes in Eternity, Part 1, Contending for the WordLT02/01 DAVID HOLDENBuilding Counter-Cultural Churches, Part 1, Are We Different?LT06/01 MICK TAYLORFitting It All Together: Explorations in Biblical … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Mark Driscoll on Missional Movements (Acts 1)

The audio of this message can be downloaded, or you can listen to it right here:More posts from this conference can be found on my TOAM08 label page. You can also download the mp3s of this week's talks by subscribing to the new Newfrontiers podcast, which will be an easy way for you to get access to the mp3s for free.Mark Driscoll began by thanking us again for having him, thanking us for the trust placed in him as someone we didn't know, but who had a reputation for being proactive, for the … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – What Happens Between The Sessions

In this video I try to capture a flavor for some of the goings on at Together On A Mission between sessions. I should explain that some of the people in the video I know well, and so we were having some fun enjoying each other's company. My friends were Ian Jukes (who hosts this blog), his wife Megan, Andrew Cottingham, his wife Cheryl, and Tom Eaton.Towards the end of this video we talk about Tom's church planting mission in Japan, although the hilarity of a reunion of dear friends who all … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Keith Hazell – Prophets and Prophets Together: A Fuller Picture

This morning I attended the second session of the training track, Prophetic Encounter. This session was entitled “Prophets and Prophets Together Giving a Fuller Picture.” The New Testament refers to prophetic bands. Prophets working together often results in releasing the prophetic gift in greater measure, to the enhancement and greater health of the local church. The session was led by Keith Hazell, a visiting speaker from outside Newfrontiers.Keith and his wife, Nova, live in Lethbridge, Alb … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – David Devenish – A Call to the Nations (Jeremiah 1)

I was getting tired last night, so I devoted more of my attention to being personally impacted by this message and less to typing. Thus, these notes will probably be shorter than some of the other sessions, which is probably just as well!Last night's main session was taken by David Devenish. Dave is based in Woodside Church, Bedford, UK. He is working with many churches in Russia and the Ukraine, and preparing churches and individuals for world mission. He has written the books, Setting People … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Mark Driscoll's Perspective On Newfrontiers

Mark Driscoll has posted a lengthy article on his blog about how he feels his trip to the UK is going so far. I thought I'd share a few extracts here. Since Tope is my pastor, I am so glad that he and Mark are getting on well."The Newfrontiers folks are a very healthy mix of Word and Spirit. They love the Bible and the leading of God the Holy Spirit. Sometimes in the States those who are charismatic are negatively influenced by health and wealth teachers who say that, in essence, if you have … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Mark Driscoll on the Missional Church

Terry began by recommending the outstanding biography of John Newton written by Jonathan Aitkin. I have listened to the CD version and enjoyed it immensely. I join Terry in commending it strongly to you. Terry also recommended two books by Christopher Wright on being missional.Mark Driscoll began by returning to the marks of a spirit-filled church. He again explained to us that he believes we have been faithful in the mission. He feels, however, that perhaps we could see more fruitfulness. He is … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Apostles and Prophets Together on a Mission

This morning I attended the first segment of the training track, Prophetic Encounter. Today's session, "Apostles and Prophets Together on a Mission," emphasized that there is great strength in apostles and prophets working together. They are often seen as complementary gifts in the early church as they help to lay foundations and bring adjustment to erroneous practices in church life. Today's session was led by Guy Miller and Julian Adams.Guy is based in Bournemouth, UK and heads up the team … [Read more...]