We had barely been in the UK for a week, when we traveled south to London for three days at the Acts 29 Europe conference. We weren’t completely sure what to expect from the conference, or the city – but it was fantastic. And sorry New York, London wins ☺.
‘Multiplying Churches’ was a conference for church planters, leaders, and potential church planters interested in planting with Acts 29 in the whole of Europe. There was worship, main sessions, and breakouts, and interviews with pastors from around the globe. I can’t tell you how overwhelming it is to be surrounded by people from 25 countries united as one family through Jesus.
It was such an awesome opportunity to be in the country for such a short time and get a better picture of the state of The Church in Europe. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the conference:
‘God doesn’t love the future, better you – He loves you and is for you now.’ – Matt Chandler
‘We don’t shake our fists at the darkness, we lament it, and pray for the love of Christ to engage with it.’ – Chandler
‘We must get over ourselves. We must do the hard work of assessing our motives, confession and repentance.’ – Chandler
‘God brings light to a dark world through His Word, and through His people.’ – Tim Chester
‘Christians are not simply called to be individuals of light, but communities that bring light!’ – Chester
‘Believers should embody the joy of living under the rule and reign of God.’ – Chester
‘Before God called you to vocational ministry, He called You to Himself.’ – Chandler
‘A good missionary and church planter should be a good theologian. Is your heart stirred for your homeland when you hear the Word of God preached?’ – Steve Timmis
‘Without God’s Word, you will have nothing special to offer the community in which you plant a church.’ – Reuben Hunter
‘When your pride is the motivator, your mindset is wrong and your integrity is shot.’ – Hunter
‘The heart of good music is the people of God responding to the revelation of God.’ – Rob Spink
‘Corporate worship isn’t about MY moment with God, we’re coming together to bless and serve one another.’ – Spink
‘The fuel needed for obedience is the realization that we are already loved, and delighted in.’ – Chandler
Here’s a great recap video of the conference:
And if you’re interested, you can download all of the audio from the conference for free, here by clicking here!