A FREE Seminar for Ministry Leaders
Coming to Little Rock, AR
Featuring experts in Church Architecture | Construction | Leadership | Funding | Church Health & Growth!
What story does your building tell about the kind of church God has called you to be?
Your community is your mission field.
Does your building reflect a ministry outpost or a religious museum?
Let’s rethink the purpose of church facilities and explore how we can bring the church back to the center of the community through spaces that are more flexible, accessible, hospitable, relevant and inclusive.
Discover how church buildings can be designed to be more effective ministry tools that meet the needs of the community 7 days a week.
Join us as we explore what it means to be an embedded church - a ministry that not only shifts from an internal to an external focus, but one that is physically and spiritually woven into the fabric of their community.
Noah's Event Venue
21 Rahling Cir
Little Rock, AR 72223
Principal Architect, Building God's Way
Don has one of the most extensive backgrounds in church, school and performing arts architecture, designing prominent facilities all across the U.S. throughout his 35 year career. Don has become a leader in the field of faith-based architecture and has been recognized with a number of national design awards, including multiple WFX Solomon Awards for Best Church Architect, Best Church Design, Best Special Project and Best Digital Church. He is also a recipient of the LCEF Arts & Architecture Award for Best Liturgical Design and former President of the American Institute of Architects for the State of Utah. Don will share unique design strategies focused on creating spaces that are more flexible, relevant and inclusive, including mixed-use options that allow ministries to leverage their facilities seven days a week.
Senior Pastor of The Genesis Project - Ogden, UT
Matt is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Genesis Project, a church based in Ogden, Utah that has grown to a multi-site movement in 6 communities across the nation reaching thousands every week. For 18 years Matt has served in various roles helping churches and denominations revitalize and reimagine their church planting strategies through an embedded, sustainable, community lens. Matt and his family moved to Utah in 2005 to pursue a lifelong dream of planting a “church for people who don’t do church.” That dream has materialized as The Genesis Project, a church moved to reach the darkest areas of the city with the hope of Jesus. The church operates a full-service event center, community coffee shop, multiple ministry and rehabilitation homes and non-profit community services.
Planting & Coaching Director, The Genesis Project National Network
Mark Orphan has spent the last 28 years in ministry and leadership as a pastor and consultant. He has built, funded, and led coalition projects of as many as thirty faith and community-based organizations to collaborate regionally in California and Colorado serving at-risk or foster/adoptive families and youth. Mark is currently the Planting and Coaching Director for The Genesis Project National Network, a national church planting movement that targets communities afflicted by poverty and great need. Mark is certified by the Paterson Center as a LifePlan and StratOp facilitator providing coaching and strategic planning for leaders and organizations and is certified by Family Wellness Associates as an instructor serving at-risk families. He is the founder of Finally Home Foundation and SERVE 6.8 and co-founder of Mika Community Development Corporation. Mark has an MA in Church Leadership from Vanguard University of Southern California and he and his wife, Kristin, have been part of three church-planting teams.
Founding Pastor, Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas
A thought-leading author, pastor, and recognized champion of the Multiethnic Church Movement, Mark planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas in 2001 where he serves as Directional Leader. Mark also co-founded the Mosaix Global Network with Dr. George Yancey and today serves as its president. He has written six books, including his latest, “Disruption: Repurposing the Church to Redeem the Community” (March 2017). He is also a contributing editor for Outreach magazine where his column, "Mosaic" appears in each issue. Mark is an Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and teaches D.Min. courses at seminaries across the country including TEDS, Western, and Phoenix, where he earned his own D.Min. in 2006.
Let’s identify, define, and forge a sustainable path towards God’s dreams for your city!
Learn the keys to moving your ministry from the fringe of a community to an embedded identity, where a ministry truly seeks to change its position within the community and impact the brokenness of people, their families, and the relational systems they are entangled in.