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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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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You realize, more than ever, you simply cannot & MUST NOT do the Christian life alone.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your friends hooked into pornography know they can come to you for care, grace and strength.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t fall into gifts, smarts or looks envy as much as you used to.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The collective stories and wisdom of older friends has become a most sweet gospel nectar.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You not only treasure the riches of the gospel you obey the implications of the gospel.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer promise or insinuate you’ll do stuff you don’t have time or intent to do.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When someone asks you how you’re doing, you don’t automatically say, “Fine”. You lie less.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You get convicted about your sin MORE because you feel condemned for your sin LESS.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The gospel has given you better tools for dealing with your shame and contempt.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re careful not to live vicariously through your kids. Their story is THEIR story.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer morph into a legalist or a libertine depending upon who you’re with.

A sign you’re growing in grace: In light of the needs of the world, you just don’t waste as much food as you used to.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t expend the same energy you used to just to be noticed or included.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re finding your place in God’s story, rather than giving him bit parts in yours.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You go to the harbor of God’s heart more than you harbor resentment, grudges and spite.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: Though you don’t let anyone put you under the law, your love for God’s law is increasing.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Because of Jesus’ commitment to perfect his Bride, you stay engaged with your broken church.

A sign you’re growing in grace: As much as you’d like to have a church of you & your 20 best friends, you know that’s anti-gospel.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer have to have either the first or the last word in a conversation.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t second guess your decisions, exaggerate your “wins” or obsess about your failures as much.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When sharing a meal with friend(s) in a busy restaurant, they have your full attention.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You know “for better or worse & in sickness & in health” pertains to your church vows too.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t just deal with your default sins of choice, but also with the idols of your heart.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You can tell when you’ve turned a legitimate desire into an idolatrous need.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You spend 90% of the day aware of your eye-logs & 10% of other’s eye-specks.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Marriage is becoming more about glorifying Jesus than fulfilling you.

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