Life Church Castle Hill will be hosting its sixth annual Intentional Disciple-Making Church (IDMC) Conference – Starting Over, this August at Hillsong Convention Centre, Baulkham Hills, NSW.
IDMC stands for Intentional Disciple Making Church. It is not a programme or denomination, but the fundamental belief that churches around Australia and the world are called to return to its disciple-making roots. Making disciples is at the very heart of the Great Commission. It is the key to church health and world evangelisation.
This year, the conference topic is Starting Over. It re-examines the true essentials of discipleship in Jesus – discipleship as a redemptive journey. Starting Over will move us from our self-efforts to the finished work that is in Christ.
The two-day conference encourages churches and believers to rethink the way of discipleship that we can be freed from our self-striving to a discipleship born of gratitude. Guests will have the opportunity to understand and grasp what He has done for us and that we will be able to do what He desires of us.
“In the Church today, we fall into the trap of approaching our discipleship journey as a series of tasks we are to excel in. Discipleship is not merely about regimentation. We can be doing all these things and yet miss out on what true discipleship is all about,” said Reverend Edmund Chan, Founder of the Global Alliance IDMC Movement and Leadership Mentor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church Singapore.
For pastors and church leaders who want to grow in intentional discipleship, an Advance session will be held prior to IDMC Conference. The Advance session will focus on creating a discipleship culture and an environment for leadership multiplication. Last year, over 1,000 delegates from close to 100 churches were represented at the conference.
“Whether it’s your first or sixth year with us, we are deeply humbled by what God is doing in the hearts of our fellow churches. We are graced to host Rev Edmund Chan and Ps Ann Chan again this year, speaking on the timely theme, starting over,” said Paul and Esabel Jeyachandran, Senior Pastors of Life Church Castle Hill and hosts of the IDMC Conference
“Our heart’s desire and vision is to champion the cause of intentional disciple-making in churches around this nation and to support churches towards this cause. We trust you will be richly blessed and equipped through these two days. We look forward to journey with you together on the road to making and becoming true disciples.”
Register now at www.idmcconference.com.au
Friday 17 August 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 18 August 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Hillsong Convention Centre
Pastors & Leaders Advance
Friday 17 August 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm