“You can throw rocks at the darkness all day long. When was the last time you lit a candle so we could see some light?”
“Get out of the castle and help people learn that Jesus saves and satisfies.”
“Your neighbor needs you. Your friends need you. The world needs you. America and every country needs you. If you don’t love them, you will only stay in the castle. Get out of the castle, and help people learn that Jesus saves and satisfies.”
If 2020 taught us anything, it is that as a nation we are more divided and polarized than ever before. It revealed the vast chasm between those who live in the light and those who are in spiritual darkness. It is now the greatest time in history for the Church to rise up and be the people of influence that God has intended for it to be. We will be focused in on the all-important interaction between truth and love as it relates to our impact as the people of God on earth. Every session has been carefully planned around the theme and is designed to flow in such a way that leads to outcome.
Given the importance of this theme, our objective is to have everyone engaged as active participants and not merely passive listeners. Each presentation will be only 20 minutes in length and we will be seated around tables for immediate discussion and feedback. It has been said that education without application is merely entertainment. Impact 2021 is all about hearing and applying.
Impact has always been a glocal event. In other words, it has always focused on ministry issues that are local with global impact and global with local impact. It has never been one or the other. Biblical teaching about biblical ministry is always transcultural. There are always local and global implications that we address. We are sensitive to those in both situations. If you are interested in learning how to have significantly more local impact for Jesus Christ, this conference will be of enormous help to you. If you are praying about moving abroad and want to learn how to be an effective Christian expatriate, this gathering is essential.
Some of the names you will know, some you may not know. However, each has been selected because of the testimony of their lives and the impact of their speaking ministries. They are a unique assembly from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
This is the only annual event of The Shepherd’s Church to which we call together the entire body. We ask all ministries of the church to pause their programs and activities so that as a body we are together and focused on accomplishing our God-given purpose. While it is a TSC event, we also invite others of like-faith from other churches to attend. They are welcome to be part of what The Shepherd’s Church is presenting. You must be registered to attend this in-person only event. We are providing free childcare (birth-5th grade) on Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday morning.
At the conference, you’ll hear from inspiring speakers who intentionally make Jesus known to others in their day-to-day lives. They will share practical insights and provide simple strategies to build relationships infused with Biblical love and truth.
We believe you can use your ordinary life to make an extraordinary impact on the people you connect with regularly. From your family members, friends and coworkers, to the people in your neighborhood, community or business networks, we know you can make a difference by helping others know Christ! We hope you’ll join us for an encouraging weekend!
The conference will provide an opportunity for you to spend time with the global workers who are supported by The Shepherd’s Church. You will have an opportunity to hear updates from their ministry and learn of ways you can be involved with how God is using them around the world.