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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    ministries / New Faith Communities

    Launchpad 2019

    This two-day boot camp, taught by Bill Vallet and Dave Masland, is for anyone planting a New Faith Community in Upper New York. If you are planting, or thinking about planting an NFC, this training is for you!


    What is Launchpad?

    Launchpad is an intensive crash course in the first five “Seasons of Planting," including discerning, visioning, gathering, worshiping, and disciplining. It is designed for lead planters to attend, along with two to four other team members. The more people who attend from your team, the stronger the impact of the training on your team, and ultimately, on your New Faith Community (NFC). The intended outcome of the two days is for each team to leave with a detailed six-month action plan. Most important is the work you will do to sharpen your vision for your NFC.


    Who should attend?

    Launchpad is geared towards two groups of people:

    1. Any person who believes God is calling them to plant a new place for new people in their community, and hopes to develop the seed of an idea.
    2. Every lead planter of a New Faith Community should attend Launchpad at least once, along with 2 or more other people from their core team. It does not matter where you are in the planting process (whether you are 12 months away from launching, or 12 months into your launch)! Some have attended more than once, with better results the second time through!  

    When is it and how much does it cost?

    Launchpad will be held February 1- 2, 2019. It costs $99 for the lead planter, and $25 per person for each additional team member PLUS, the cost of staying in a nearby hotel and supper one night. Lunch is provided for both days and included in the cost.


    How do I register?


    Click here to download and complete a registration form and mail it along with your check (make your check payable to UNYAC and write "Launchpad 2019" on the memo line) to:

    Anne Hutchins
    Upper New York Conference
    7481 Henry Clay Blvd.
    Liverpool, NY 13088

    The deadline to register is January 25, 2019.


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."