This is a tremendous conference and an excellent resource opportunity. I have attended this conference, and would highly recommend it to all Colorado House Churches. With speakers like Wolfgang Simpson, Frank Viola, and Paul Young (author of The Shack), you know you will get a lot to chew on.
Below is an email from Tony Dale about the conference, click here for the House2House 2008 Conference Flyer.
I am dropping you this note to enlist your help in getting word out about the H2H National conference, and to bring you up to date information on what we believe will be accomplished by the conference. Through your mailing/emailing lists, if you are open to helping us in this way, many who are likely to be interested in what this conference is about will be able to hear and possibly decide to come because they value your perspective and endorsement.
This year, we are hosting a very special conference in Dallas, Texas. I’ve attached a flyer that explains the details of this conference. The conference is over the Labor Day weekend, which this year is the last weekend in August.
Specifically, I’m asking if you would kindly send a special one-time email blast to the people on your mailing list with your encouragement to people to seriously consider going, with the attached flyer. The subject line of the email could say something along the lines of: “The 2008 National House Church Conference.” We would like to extend our “early bird” registration rate to your contact as our thank you for you doing this email blast for us.
Registrations are already at the highest level we have ever seen for one of these National conferences. In fact they are running more than 2 X’s higher than we have ever seen for this early in the summer. The Holy Spirit is obviously drawing people. The mix of those speaking and the four “tracks” that will make up the bulk of the conference experience are also a factor in drawing people. These four tracks, of which people will be able to choose one primary track to be a part of are:
- House2Harvest-Reaching the unreached through world missions
- House2Harvest-Maximizing our workplace involvement and impact
- House2Harvest-Understanding the basics of House Church life
- House2Harvest-Relationship Christianity: Deepening our walk with God and with each other
Those speaking at the main sessions, will also each be involved, but under the facilitating leadership of others within the four tracks that will define the conference experience. We are very blessed to have the following coming as our main speakers within the plenary sessions:
- Dennis Balcombe – Missionary extraordinaire to the Chinese House Church movement.
- Wolfgang Simson – Author of “Houses That Change The World” and “The Starfish Manifesto”.
- Frank Viola – Author (with George Barna) of “Pagan Christianity” and many other books.
- Paul Young – Author of “The Shack”, which has taken the Christian world by storm over the past year.
- Felicity and I will also be involved in the plenary sessions
Although our official “early bird” registration date is already over, if you contact Paul Byerly at firstname.lastname@example.org he will give you a “Registration Code” which when used by your contact list by June 20th will give them the same early bird registration rate as those who heard about the conference and registered early through the H2H lists. This rate will need to be limited to those who register by June 20th to help our planning processes. Please also note that the pre-conference day for network leaders and others in Christian leadership positions is already 70% full, and so if you have contacts that you think need to be a part of that pre-conference day, please urge them to register now, as we have to limit numbers there to around 100 because of limited space available at the hotel on that day.
Thank you very much for your consideration. If you have any questions, please feel very free to contact me directly.
Tony Dale on behalf of the H2H conference planning team.