Atlanta, GA- February 1, 2013 – The Center for Progressive Renewal has announced Prophetic Renewal: A Conference on Starting or Renewing Your Church as the theme for its annual New Church Leadership Institute (NCLI) to be held August 6-9, 2013. Created seven years ago, NCLI features world-class church planting and renewal experts within the progressive church, and is one of the main programs of the Center for Progressive Renewal (CPR). The conference will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center; 130 Clairmont Road; Decatur, GA 30030.
Dozens of speakers will participate in NCLI, the only conference of its kind in the United States. Presenters will include Carol Howard Merritt, Johnathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Yvette Flunder, Lisa Allen, Ruban Duran, Cameron Trimble, Jim Antal and Michael Piazza. Prophetic Renewal will focus on six major themes including global trends that are reshaping what it means to be church in this time; how leaders can “retool” themselves to lead churches into a new age; and how to build sustainable ministries for the present and future. For those who desire to spend more concentrated time on specific issues, a one-day pre-conference intensive will be held in seven specific areas including “Pre-Launch Church Planting”, “Digital Discipleship: Social Media in Ministry”, “Post-Launch Church Planting”, “Children and Youth Ministry in the 21st Century”, and “Social Justice: Community Organizing Training for Your Church Leaders.”
At NCLI, we offer access to the latest practitioners and experts of our age who are changing the church as we know it,” said Rev. Cameron Trimble, co-Executive Director of CPR and the event’s founder and creator. “Our time together will be shaped to promote networking, creativity, imagination, and inspiration. Our goal is to birth a network of progressive leaders supporting one another in the reformation of our church. Bring your team and join the movement.