Sunday, June 5 @ 6 pm to Tuesday, June 7 11:30 am

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is the Church Now Cafe?

Church Now Cafe is an interactive gathering focused on living in a "liminal" time between things ending and new things beginning. Churches and church leaders are living in this liminal period ("The Land Between"). This gathering and the conversations will flow out of this larger idea.

you've been invited to the Church Now Cafe.

You are a thoughtful, imaginative leader in Jesus’ church. The focus of Church Now Cafe is not on speakers but shared conversations. We believe yours is a valued voice for those shared conversations.

will be at the Church Now Cafe?

Hopefully you! and other pastors and church leaders who seek a place to listen and reflect on this past year, all while imagining what God is calling us to next. We will also have two short keynote speakers who will help us imagine what discipleship looks like in our new reality.

The Details

Sunday August 8, 6 p.m. to Tuesday August 10, 11:30 a.m.

Holland, MI at Pillar Church.

$39 per person and you are responsible for getting there and finding a place to stay. (hotels in the area). We will feed you.

Vibrant Congregations. Center for Church Renewal. Luminex Group. Pillar Church. RCA Multiplication. CRC Church Planting. Sunlight Community CRC.

For more information or in need of financial assistance to attend contact: larry@VibrantCongregations.org

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Presenters & Schedule


Soul Care in the Land BetweenMonday, AM

Host: Kris Vos
Presenter:  Jason DeVries
Presenter:  Elaine May 
Presenter:  Andy Bossardt

Telling and Living the Gospel Monday, AM

Host: Larry Doornbos
Presenter: Scott Vander Ploeg
Presenter: Toby Grupen

Navigating a New Phygital World*MONDAY PM

Host: Chris DeVos
Presenter: Aaron Mamuyac
Presenter: Chestly Lundy

How We Should Measure SuccessMONDAY, PM

Host: John Messer
Presenter: Tom Elenbaas
Presenter: Kris Vos

Nurturing a Holy ImaginationTuesday, AM

Host: Keith Doornbos
Presenter: Brian Keeper
Presenter: Jill VerSteeg

Important DiscoveriesTuesday, AM

Host: Randy Weener
Presenter: Keith Reynolds
Presenter: Reggie Smith

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Sunday, August 8
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Welcome and Dinner

Monday, August 9
8:30 - 9:00 Gathering and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Songs
9:15 - 9:30 Small Group Text Reflections
9:30 - 10:00 Telling and Living the Gospel
10:00 - 10:30 Round Table Conversations
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:15 Nurturing a Holy Imagination
11:15 - 11:45 Round Table Conversations
11:45 - 1:15 Lunch in Downtown
1:15 - 1:45 Presentation
1:45 - 2:15 Navigating a Phygital World
2:14 - 2:45 Round Table Conversations
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:30 Measuring Success
3:30 - 4:00Round table Conversations
4:00 - 5:00 Free Time
5:00 - 6:00 Dinner on Pillar Lawn

Tuesday, August 10
8:00 - 8:30 Gathering and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Opening Songs
8:45 - 9:15 Nurturing a Holy Imagination 
9:15-9:45 Round Table Conversations
9:45 - 10:30 Presentation
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:15 Important Discoveries
11:15 - 11:45 Round Table Conversations
11:45 Closing 

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