Back in September, The Gospel Community Conference was held in my old neck of the woods (Huntsville, AL). What is the goal of this conference? They state:
It is our desire to retake the South through the biblical idea of missional community, the idea that life does not just include some missional activities, our life is about the mission of the Gospel. It is our desire to hold a regional event that will not only challenge and inspire the church planter, pastor, elder, member, small group leader, etc., with the biblical notion of a life immersed in mission, but to equip them by putting tools and networking opportunities in their hands with ongoing encouragement to begin to make it happen in their particular context.
I love this vision, and they have gathered a great group of dudes to lead in their recent conference. Below is the conference audio that I encourage you to download and give a listen. This is the kind of challenge we need today, especially in the South.
The Mission of the Kingdom by Paul Whaley
Tensions in Attractional and Incarnational by Jonathan McIntosh
The Gospel Centered Church by Jeff Vanderstelt
Community Focused Gospel by Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski
The Gospel Presented Through Story by Caesar Kalinowski
Mission Directed Life by Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski
Question and Answer with Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski
Doctrine in Missional Community by Ray Ortlund
Planning Life to Plant Churches by Brian Howard and Chad Lewis (PDF)
Developing Leaders in Community by Paul Whaley, Mark Sellers, and Brad House (PDF)