Josh shared with me the following information about the event and a possible discount. I thought it would be helpful to pass it along to you.
What is it? ONE8 Bootcamp is an annual conference held just outside of Memphis, Tennessee. Bootcamp is hosted by the ONE8 Network, a cooperating network of like-minded SBC churches working together to advance the gospel by planting new churches and equipping existing churches for multiplication. Their vision is to partner with churches, associations, and state conventions as a resource to help initiate a church planting movement throughout the South. Through an intensive application and assessment process, they seek to provide church planters with internships, coaching, networking, and resources.
Who is it for? ONE8 Bootcamp is designed for pastors, church planters, church staff, volunteers, associational, state, and NAMB representatives. The goal is to encourage, equip, train and connect those who want to advance the Gospel across the street and around the world. Spouses are encouraged to come as well, as there will be several breakout sessions specifically for wives.
When and where is it? August 27th and 28th, 2012 at Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi, just 10 minutes south of Memphis.
Why should I come? First of all, the lineup of speakers is impressive. Dr. Russell Moore will be addressing “The Gospel and the Kingdom” and “The Gospel and Marriage,” while Dr. Tony Merida will tackle “The Gospel and Moralism” and “The Gospel and Justice.” Dr. Danny Sinquefield will be covering “The Gospel and the Mission.” In addition to these main sessions, there will be around 30 different breakout sessions, headlined by Dr. Jerry Rankin leading a special breakout series on “Spiritual Warfare.” These breakouts will cover a wide-range of issues from church planting, to ecclesiology, to family. Finally, ONE8 events have been a great place for networking. In the past, participants have ranged from 25-year old planters to 65-year old established pastors representing churches that range is size from 10 members to 2,000. Events like this present a great opportunity to meet other pastors in different contexts, circumstances, and phases of life who are on the same mission. God can use a gathering such as this to form bonds and friendships that last far beyond a two-day event.
How much is it? ONE8 Bootcamp is one of the most affordable conferences of its kind. General registration is $50 and registration for church plants and seminary students is only $35. This includes lunch on Monday and Tuesday, as well as a light breakfast each day. Use the promotional code “payne” to get a 15% discount!
One last note. If you are considering developing church planting networks in your area, then you need to take a look at what the One8 guys are doing. They can be of great assistance to you in your Kingdom labors.