We hope to see you June 26 – 28, 2020 at the Green Lake Conference Center.
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David Schroeder’s reflection on the theme:
Unhindered. It’s the last word Luke wrote in the Book of Acts: Akolutos. It’s a powerful conclusion to the glorious account in Acts of the coming of the Holy Spirit, the establishment and growth of the church, and the expansion of the gospel.
The Apostle Paul has finally realized his vision of visiting the church in Rome, albeit as a prisoner. In Acts 28:30–31 we see Paul staying for two years in rented quarters, welcoming people into his home, proclaiming the kingdom of God, and teaching about the Lord Jesus.
Paul was running a hospitality house in the largest military community in the world!
I love the four verbs that describe his activity for the Lord in these years, and I look forward to unpacking them, along with a few other passages from Acts, together at conference. This will anchor our times in the Word and will also be the platform for affirming our Cadence mission and the rearticulating of our vision.
How delightful it must have been for Luke to pen that word after witnessing and experiencing all the challenges, hardships, persecutions, and opposition that the early church and its leaders faced as they shared the gospel and their lives in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth.
Yet despite this opposition, it is the gospel which gets the last word! We celebrate this unstoppable gospel through God’s unhindered church. And, as we gather together next summer, we desire to think afresh about what this beautiful truth means for us as individuals, families, and as a mission.
Objectives and Purposes
We have three primary goals for our time together:
- To be Encouraged—unhindered by disappointment,
discouragement, or opposition.
- To be Equipped—unhindered by an inadequacy,
incompetence, or a lack of preparation.
- To Experience God—unhindered by a lack of faith, a weary soul, or an insufficient view of God.