I’ve enjoyed trekking through South Florida the past couple of weeks (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, etc.), meeting with pastors and church planters about the upcoming training event, “Cultivating Gospel Community.”

Evangelical shorthand would call it a conference, but we are intending it to be an event with practical help and relevant application to ministry and mission in the local church.  Our hope is that men and women passionate about the gospel, making disciples, and building authentic community will be compelled to come (not just pastors or church planters).

I realize that some (many?) are coming from outside South Florida, and we are glad you are coming! This week, we are giving a heads up for those of you coming from outside the area and looking to book hotel rooms for the weekend of our conference.  This is the peak week of our peak season (spring break, spring training (Red Sox), snowbirds galore, etc.), which means the available rooms will go really fast.

The going rate for hotel rooms right now is $199/night. That’s crazy, I know. But we have worked out a deal to get them for nearly half that price, just $109/night. To take advantage of this rate and reserve your room, follow the instructions on this online newsletter.  If you have not registered already, be sure to do so.

I hope to welcome many of you to sunny South Florida for a great weekend of rejoicing in the gospel and renewing our lives in the mission of the church!