NZ Christian Network: Top 10 reasons to be at Christian Leaders’ Congress

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  Congress Update #4 – Top 10 reasons to be at
  the 6th New Zealand Christian Leaders' Congress


Congress is just over 4 weeks away (21-24 February).

Here are the top 10 reasons why you should be there:

The theme is Vision 2020 The Gospel in the Decade Ahead. Share your vision. Hear others' visions. Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

Get the year off to a flying start. It's inspiring and energising to talk about vision and plans with other leaders.

You may see Glyn Carpenter attempt breakdancing. If he does, this promises to be more 'break' than 'dancing'!
Meet delegates recently back from the 3rd Lausanne Congress in Cape Town. Hear the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Get involved at the ground level with a group working to combat human trafficking.
It's the last congress before 2014 – the bicentennial of the Gospel in New Zealand. Hear some important history and what's being planned for three years' time.
Congress maximises effective use of time. Unity requires relationship. Relationship takes time. This is the only event when leaders from such a broad range of denominations, local churches, cities, ministries and spheres of influence can get together for three days to build relationships.

Hear fresh ways to express the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our own culture.

Geoff Tunnicliffe and Jeff Fountain will be there. Geoff is Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, linking 420 million Christians in 7 regions and 128 countries. Geoff has many interesting stories to share from world political leaders, and insights on the Church's engagement with global and local issues. Jeff is a Kiwi now resident in Europe. While European director for YWAM, Jeff organised the Hope for Europe gatherings – a bit like a mega-congress. He now heads the Schuman Centre for European Studies.
Praise and worship God with other New Zealand leaders as a visible expression of unity across the body of Christ in our nation.

This is one of the most significant gatherings for Christian leaders. There will be leaders from denominations, city networks, local churches, interdenominational groups, and other sectors present. If you want greater unity in the Church and to extend mission in New Zealand and beyond, you need to be there.

The congress will start at 4 pm on Monday 21 February and conclude at 12 noon (followed by lunch) on 24 February 2011, at El Rancho, Waikanae, near Wellington.

If you know of people who should be at the congress, but may not be aware of it, please forward this email to them. Or simply send them the link to this video, www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjGVNDTeXRk

You can view the congress programme online at http://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/events/congress2011/792-congress-programme.html

Registration online is at http://nzchristiannetwork2011.eventbrite.com
For more information phone (09) 525 0949 or email [email protected]