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PLNTD announced today its second regional conference of the year – Cultivating Gospel Mission, scheduled to take place on September 20-22, 2012 in Portland, Maine. Main session speakers will be Scotty Smith and Caesar Kalinowski, with breakout sessions with Jared Wilson. This week only, you can register for 50% off regular ticket price for just $29 (discount ends Friday night). If you live in the New England or Canada area, be sure to check this training event out.

Here’s a blurb from the conference website:

We live in a day where it is commonplace to hear the words “gospel-centered” and “missionally-driven”. The danger, however, is to use those phrases in ways that diminish their meaning to that of a cliché. At the 2012 New England Training Event, PLNTD partners with the Gospel Alliance to focus on why those phrases are grounded in God and His purposes for the church.

Every church planter and pastor should lead their people to live gospel-centered lives on mission as those who have been sent by God. What does that kind of life look like? How does articulate this kind of vision to people in their community? These are the kinds of questions we hope to address as we gather together on September 20-22.

This training event is open to anyone who would like to be instructed and encouraged to cultivate gospel mission, including pastors, church planters, aspiring ministry leaders, leadership teams, and the like.

Unlike the typical conference format, the goal of this training event is interaction, integration and application of teaching and instruction. Our desire is that you leave equipped with practical instruction, edified through meaningful fellowship, and encouraged by Christ-centered passion for greater kingdom advance.

Join us as we press into the call to be oriented around the mission of church and saturated in the message of the gospel!

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: It takes more to bug you, longer to rattle you and less to humble you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You find yourself saying, “How did I ever miss THAT?”, about old familiar Bible verses.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t speed up just to keep from being passed on the inside lane.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The ability to pay for something is no longer an indication of its affordability to you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not arrogant, you just get bored quicker in churches without a heart for evangelism.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You use less confetti at your pity parties.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You realize anger is not the only emotion you can chose for responding to provocation.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you overhear gossip but miss 1/2 of what was said, you don’s ask for the other 1/2.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not as obsessive about getting credit, even when credit is very due. You chill more.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t use your brokenness and weaknesses as excuses, but as fuel to drive you to Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not arrogant when you bring your “A game” and not despondent when it’s your “B game”.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: The more you love theology (the study of God), the more you love people (those made in the image of God).

A sign you’re growing in grace: You can recognize sooner when your anger at some people has very little to do with them.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t dump or stuff your anger as much. “Be angry & do not sin” makes sense. Eph. 4:26

A sign you’re growing in grace: The gospel of grace has freed you to tremble at God’s Word more than the law ever could.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When your heart affections for Jesus grow cool, you take that condition very seriously.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: When critiquing a theological position, you don’t use unnecessary negative adjectives.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You let people finish their sentences and you don’t put your meaning on their words.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re just as passionate about pleasing God as you are in resisting legalism.

A sign you’re growing in grace: People suffering from depression don’t duck when they see you coming. You’re more merciful.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You love your Christian friends, but you’re making more time to be with non-believers.

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