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Thinking Shrewdly 2021: April 23-24, 2021
Crazy Times, Disruptive Learning and Missional Opportunity

Vision Ministries Canada is hosting a national Zoom gathering for church leaders and ministry practitioners. The last twelve months have presented both challenge and opportunity. How is the Spirit using the social upheaval and disorientation of our time to reshape and reorient the people of God?

Feature Presenter: Brian Sanders
Brian is currently working as a specialist in alliances for the National Christian Foundation.

As a serial entrepreneur, Brian has helped to start hundreds of missional enterprises, including churches, nonprofits, and businesses all over the world.  Most notably, Brian is the founder and former Executive Director of the Underground Network;  an international coalition of churches united by the prophetic call to love the poor, reach the lost and seek biblical justice. Based in Tampa FL, the Underground now has movement hubs in 17 cities and 7 countries.

Brian and his wife Monica have 6 children, with 2 still living at home.
They have just returned to Tampa after living and working for the last 2 years in Dublin Ireland.

Join ministry peers and colleagues from across five times zones, as Brian shares new insights for church, leadership and mission. Be inspired and challenged by seminars, regional breakouts, leadership team breakouts and plenty of compelling stories from the VMC network.

Registration:
$20 – Early Bird until midnight, March 31st
$30 – General Admission/Regular until midnight, April 16th
One price for part day, one day or both days.

STEP ONE:  Click here to register – www.eventbrite.ca/e/thinking-shrewdly-2021-registration-143696374725
(then return to this page, for STEP TWO)
STEP TWO: Respond via email with your ministry seminar choice! Click here to see/download the seminars being offered; numbers are limited for each, respond via email to info@vision-ministries.org with your [1st, 2nd, 3rd] seminar choice.

Revised Schedule–  both days have been trimmed by 1.5 hours

DAY ONE – Friday, April 23rd 

Pacific Mountain Central Eastern Atlantic Program
8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 Main Session:  Brian Sanders
9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 1:30 Break
9:50 10:50 11:50 12:50 1:50 Ministry Seminar/Workshop Session
10:50 11:50 12:50 1:50 2:50 Main Break
11:30 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 Regional Breakouts
12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 Break
12:50 1:50 2:50 3:50 4:50 Main Session: Brian Sanders with Panel
2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 Adjourn for the Day

 

DAY TWO – Saturday, April 24th 

Pacific Mountain Central Eastern Atlantic Program
8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 Main Session: Brian Sanders with Q & A
9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 1:30 Break
9:50 10:50 11:50 12:50 1:50 VMC Update
10:50 11:50 12:50 1:50 2:50 Main Break
11:30 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 Main Session: Brian Sanders with Q & A
12:35 1:35 2:35 3:35 4:35 Break
12:50 1:50 2:50 3:50 4:50 Team Breakouts:  Practical Implications
1:40 2:40 3:40 4:40 5:40 Final Thoughts with Brian
2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 Conference Concludes

Main Sessions: Brian Sanders
Session 1   The Underground Story and Reflections on Ecclesiology
Session 2   Leadership Essentials for Decentralized Ministry
Session 3   Micro Church—An Alternative Imagination
Session 4   Micro Church—Navigating the Shift