Partners in Christian Mission

Mission Leadership Summit 2020

Developing Mission and Discipleship in the Tasmanian local church


WHEN: 10am-4pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020

WHERE: Riverlands, Longford (159 Wellington St)

WHO: Tasmanian Baptist pastors, staff, and those on church leadership teams at the invitation of their pastor.

COST: The Mission Leadership Summit is covered by Tamsanian Baptists.


The Mission Leadership Summit exists to develop mission and discipleship in the Tasmanian local church. This is reflected in the series of talks and discussions we are gathering for you to attend.

The Summit is more than inspiration: it's all about discussing how to make mission and discipleship happen in your group, and local context.

The feedback received in 2019 suggested we focus more on innovation and entrepreneurship. Perhaps we could even include some secular speakers on the subject? Richard Branson, Ronni Kahn and Elon Musk were suggested. But they were busy!

We anticipate you will go home with ways to create Kingdom fruit through your local church.


Stephen Baxter - "God calls us to a creative partnership"

What does that mean for our mission and churches?


"The value of listening prayer in innovation"

This will be a discussion between Nicholas Alexander and Denise Stephenson (sharing from a local church context), and Michael Henderson (sharing from a mission context). They will discuss the role listening prayer has in hearing the Trinity; what are the next steps; developing ideas; and making it happen.


"Brainstorming as a process of innovation and discovery"

Many brainstorm to gather ideas. Many more gear it toward the extroverts in the room.

Michael will lead us through some strategies and processes to develop ideas and make it happen, learnt from his studies with IDEO, a company from America that specialises in innovation.



"The local church engaging with other organisations and government"

This will be a discussion between Jeff McKinnon (City Baptist Church, Extinction Rebellion, Refugees); Raj Chopra (IC Church, Tas Cricket, Diverse Tassie Newspaper); and Matt Garvin (Citywide, Using Media).

They will talk about how they engage with other organisations and government, and why they set up these additional groups to achieve their mission/church goals.


We will have TWO brainstorming sessions following on from the day. We will be intentionally keeping these two questions separate:

  1. The first will be, "What does discipleship look like in the local church context?"
  2. And the second, "What does mission look like in the local church context?"
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