What: Acts 29 Northwest Regional Training
Title/Topic: Creating Gospel Culture
Date/Time: February 8, 7:00pm – February 9, 4:30pm
Speaker: Ray Ortlund, senior pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, TN
Who Should Attend: Pastors, church leaders, and local church lovers
Cost: $20 (includes heavy hors-d’oeuvres on Thursday night and lunch on Friday)
The gospel of Jesus is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe (Rom. 1:16). When the reality of Jesus’ gospel grips his local churches it inevitably creates a culture—a gospel culture—that makes the glory of Christ visible in the world. Yet, in too many churches, this gospel culture is missing. When that happens, churches become fragile (at best) and hypocritical (at worst). So, how do we, by God’s grace, create a culture that reflects the power, beauty, and nature of what God has achieved in Jesus? That is a crucial question. Therefore, we invite you to join us downtown Seattle on February 8-9th for an Acts 29 US West training event on “Creating Gospel Culture,” led by pastor Ray Ortlund. We’ll consider what a gospel culture is, the consequences of neglecting it and explore ways to create it.
Ray Ortlund (MA, The University of California, Berkeley; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; DPhil, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) is the senior pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, the president of Renewal Ministries, a Council member of The Gospel Coalition, and a member of Acts 29. He has authored a number of books. He and his wife, Jani, have four children.
We will begin on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 pm with an informal mixer at The Garage (211 Bell Street). This will be an opportunity to meet other participants, forge new friendships, and facilitate unity for the sake of the gospel in the Northwest. Then, on Friday, February 9th, we will meet at DCC’s building from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for a full day of interactive training on creating gospel culture, that will include the following sessions:
- A Culture of Honesty (1 John 1:7)
- A Culture of Safety (Psalm 57:1)
- A Culture of Weakness (2 Corinthians 12)
- A Culture of Hope (Psalm 85)