CHURCH PLANTING INSTITUTE, March 5. -8. 2020 in Tallnn, Narva mnt 51.

The conference is organized by the Methodist-related Theological Schools of Europe (MTSE), Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS) and Asbury Theological Seminary (ATS).

Methodists celebrate Estonia’s 100th anniversary and 25 years of Methodist higher education at Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary which was possible due to Estonia’s regaining its independence. On this occasion we have a special privilege to organize in Tallinn, Estonia an international conference.

We invite theology students from MTSE member schools all over Europe along with our students and alumni and regional pastors and Christian leaders to Tallinn to think together on the topic of growth and development of churches.

The conference’s goal is to allow for networking and learn new skills to strengthen and plant churches in Europe. 

mtse logo emkts logo  ats logo
 
 

Speakers include Dr. Phil Meadows from Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)
Dr. Trevor Hutton, Nazarene Theological College (Manchester, UK)
and faculty from Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary.

The Conference is based on the Church Planting Institute (CPI) developed at ATS and focuses on two important matters

  • how members become disciples.
  • how to move from solo activity to teamwork.

Topics will include:

  • Biblical foundations for an equipping ministry.
  • Motivating, educating and equipping for practical ministry.
  • Envision a shift and gain tools for developing team ministry where pastors and laity are partnered to lead together.
  • Reflect on how principles and practices from the 18th century evangelical revivals can apply and be contextualized into 21st century ministries.
  • Building teams for effective ministry
  • A vision of generative ministry
 

ev100emkts

The event includes a special lecture from a local guest about Estonia’s 100th anniversary and an opportunity to participate in a guided tour of Tallinn (in English).
 

The conference is in English with simultaneous translation into Estonian and Russian.

 

Registration https://bit.ly/2m9Sw2M

For Practical information and conference program click here: https://bit.ly/2qonNAE 

Conference fee and payment

130 EUR
65 EUR -  Participans from  Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine)
 
Fee may can sent by bank transfer:
Account Holder:  Eesti Metodisti Kirik
Account Holder's Address:  Narva Mnt. 51, Tallinn 10152, Estonia
IBAN: EE347700771003806705
SWIFT Code: LHVBEE22
Bank Name: AS LHV Pank
Bank Address: Tartu mnt 2, Tallinn 10145, Estonia
Description: Conference, participans name
 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Thursday, March 5
17:00 Registration
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Greetings, introductions, opening worship 

Friday, March 6
9:00 Morning worship
9:15 Plenary – Phil Meadows #1: Mission-Shaped Discipleship
Reflection and discussion
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Plenary - Phil Meadows #2: Disciple-Making Fellowship. Reflection and discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Plenary - Phil Meadows #3: Disciple-Movement Leadership
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Parallel workshops
MTSE student presentations
CPC workshops:
- Douglas Childress: Historical models of discipleship
- Mark Nelson: Discipleship is not a program: applying Paul’s spiritual vision in a
small community
- Hindrek Taavet Taimla: But What Can I Do? A Biblical Approach
- Trevor Hutton: Church Planting: Mapping the Landscape (major global
developments and issues in church planting)
- Phil Meadows: Fellowship Bands: Spiritual Formation for Everyday Mission
17:00 EV100 lecture - Trivimi Velliste 
18:30 Dinner

Saturday, March 7
8:30 Optional: Tallinn Old Town tour (Churches, freedom, Estonia 100, Methodism) Stanislav
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Morning worship (BMTS students)
11:15 Plenary – Trevor Hutton: Church Planting: Laying Healthy Foundations
Reflection and discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Plenary – Trevor Hutton: Church Planting: Cultivating Healthy Processes
Reflection and discussion
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 parallel workshops – participants choose one of the following
MTSE student presentations continue (10-15 min. presentation + question time)
CPC workshops (90 minutes interactive):
Douglas Childress: Historical models of discipleship
Mark Nelson: Discipleship is not a program: applying Paul’s spiritual vision in a
small community
Taavet Taimla: But What Can I Do? Learning Together with Church Planters
Trevor Hutton: Church Planting: Mapping the Landscape (major global
developments and issues in church planting)
Phil Meadows: Fellowship Bands: Spiritual Formation for Everyday Mission
17:00 Concluding Plenary (interactive panel of Q & A) - in sanctuary
18:30 Dinner for all participants
19:00 Reception for MTSE theology students

Sunday, March 8
Optional:
10:00
Visit Worship Service at Tallinn UMC.
Visit Focus church in Tallinn as a successful new church plant.
13:00 departure. 

 

The conference receives funding from:

National Foundation of Civil Society (KÜSK), General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), General Board of Globall Ministries (GBGM).

KYSK logo GBHEM logo GBGM logo