for the
Jan 13-15 2020
We know the church is called to train and disciple, but the challenge we face is how to equip 21st century disciples effectively

We believe it is timely for a dialogue between the widest possible range of stakeholders – churches, teams, training facilities, mission agencies, and field practitioners – who are not only passionate about the Great Commission, but who also take the challenges seriously, and who are committed to equipping cross-cultural workers effectively.

The concept for this DGC20 event was born from a desire to strengthen connections between a growing community. Join us as we discuss how we can effectively and creatively equip the next generation of Great Commission workers.

Session dates: Register & welcome Jan.13th evening, Sessions all-day 14th & 15th. Lunch and dinner is included in the price.

January 13-15, 2020
Denton Bible Church, Texas USA
$89 per person
We’d like to invite you to come and be
a part of two days of conversations.

Contribute to discussions introduced by qualified leaders and experts.

Broaden your understanding of how to equip through and with God’s Biblical meta-narrative.

Consider training models that are committed to serving local churches AND making field-based expertise available.

Become familiar with a range of multi-media training resources available for use in ministry programs.

Matt Hannan
Matt Hannan has been the Senior Pastor at New Heights Church, Vancouver, WA, for the past 28 years. He takes frequent trips to Indonesia, Slovakia and Uganda, training the next generation at New Heights to take their place in the Great Commission. His congregation has launched multiple churches that have launched others, now numbering over 350. Matt is passionate about reaching the least, the last and the lost with the Gospel. He is married to Cindy and loves hunting and fishing.
John David Smith
John David is the Executive Director of BMAA (Baptist Missionary Association of America). His doctorate tackled the tough questions of what makes an effective cross-cultural training program. John David served in Africa with his wife Kim and 2 sons and is now passionate about training the next generation of Great Commission workers.
Mike Griffis
Mike Griffis has lived and worked in many different countries around the world including Venezuela and Papua New Guinea. He is the author of Becoming Equipped to Communicate, a widely-used language learning resource for cross-cultural workers. Mike now works with Radius International as the instructor for Culture and Language Acquisition and Coordinator of Curriculum Development. Mike is married to Michelle and they have four kids. Their latest adventure has been to learn Spanish as a family.
Mike Scheer
Mike Scheer is the Missions Pastor of Denton Bible Church, TX. He has been on the Missions staff for over 20 years. Mike travels internationally to train national pastors and visit with missionaries on the field. He is married to Kerry and they have three sons. Although he is too old to play, he loves coaching his boys in the Denton Rec leagues.
Scot Keen
Scot Keen has been teaching the Bible for many years. He serves as Interim Pastor at Skiff Lake Bible Church and is a professor and the Dean of Education at Ethnos360 BI, Jackson. Scot teaches several Bible and Theology courses, his favorite being Acts, Romans, Bibliology, and Soteriology. Scot is married to April and they have three kids. In his spare time, he goes hiking and deer hunting.
Rich Brown
Rich Brown worked for many years among a people group in South Asia in church planting and Bible translation. He is passionate about equipping local churches to take a primary role in equipping members for global outreach. Rich now serves on an international leadership team with Global Partners/Ethnos360 overseeing church planting efforts and missionary training. He is married to Karen and they have 3 daughters.
Todd Gerst
Todd Gerst is the Co-Senior Pastor at Warsaw Community Church, Indiana. He is responsible for overseeing discipleship training and equipping leaders and teachers. Todd and his wife Karen worked 15 years doing church planting and discipleship in Papua New Guinea. They have four kids and are excited about becoming grandparents.

To foster connections between cross-cultural training stake-holders that might, over time, grow into a network of mutual support, encouragement, and resource-sharing

To facilitate a face-to-face dialogue between church leaders/pastors, specialist trainers, agency leaders, experts, and field practitioners

To encourage fellowship and cooperation in training effective global witnesses

To share resources that might help us evaluate the effectiveness of our cross-cultural efforts

Meals and Accommodation
Accommodation is not provided, but we have arranged a discounted rate with Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denton. For a twin queen room it is $99+tax rate if you mention DGC20 when you book.
Lunch and dinner are included in the price for both days - 14th and 15th. Breakfast is not provided.
Denton Bible Church is approximately 27 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. The hotel does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport. We suggest Uber or Lyft for transportation to the venue.
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