Vision New England is an Association network of more than 1000 ministries that believe God will transform New England with the love of Jesus when we connect with each other and work together. To that end, we partner with ministry leaders in communities to host events where believers share, learn and collaborate to address their local issues to enable our churches and communities to accelerate evangelism and THRIVE.

PO Box 657, Stratham, NH 03857

617.629.6225

www.VisionNewEngland.org

A partnership Between Vision New England AND Churches in Your Community

THRIVE

CAPE COD

CONFERENCE

March 13-14, 2020

Hosted at Cape Cod ChurchEast Falmouth, MA

THRIVE Cape Cod is a place to gather new ideas, collaborate with passionate people, and be inspired. Join with fellow Christians for worship services, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions focused on ways to bless our churches and communities.

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

A United Night of Worship for Cape Cod (7pm)

(All are welcome and no registration required)

THRIVE 2020 kicks off with a United Night of Worship for all of Cape Cod!  Join hundreds of your neighbors from over 40 churches across Cape Cod for a night of worship, hope, prayer, and inspiration for what God can do across our region!

When we gather together around the Gospel of Jesus Christ we celebrate the unity Christ spoke of when He said "...that they may be one as we are one. I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." Matthew 17:22-23

Welcome

Doug Scalise

Worship 

Multi-Church Worship Team (6 Churches)

Choir 

Combined Churches of Cape Cod

Thrive Worship Prayer  

Brittany Feldott 

Speaking 

Chris Goeppner 

Lead Pastor, Riverbank Church

White River Junction, VT 

Communion  

Served by Cape Cod Pastors

 

Closing

Tom Maine

Thrive Youth Rally (5:30pm)

The Student Ministries of Thrive churches will come together for a pre-Thrive Youth Rally on Friday from 5:30-7 pm. Join students (grades 6-12) from churches across the Cape for a service of hope, prayer, and inspiration featuring Guest Speaker Devon Frye from Connect Church.

Pizza served at 5:30. Don't miss it!

Email egassibe@yfc.net for more info.

Register for the Youth Rally HERE

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Thrive Conference - Building Thriving Churches and Thriving Communities

(Open to all registrants)

7:30 - Doors Open

Registration and check-in; light continental breakfast provided

Prayer room opens

8:30 - General Session

Morning Worship & Welcome

9:15 - Breakout Session I

 

Thriving Churches 

Discipleship I - Reconstructing Ordinary (in the Auditorium)

Thriving Communities (Click link for description and speaker info)

Addiction I:  A Treatment Option for Adolescent Girls (in The Loft)

Foster Care:  Becoming a Foster Parent, and Other Ways to Help (in Kids Town Theater)

Literacy:  Helping All Cape Codders Become Literate (in Upper Classroom)

10:30 - Breakout Session II

 

Thriving Churches

Discipleship II - Keeping Scrore or Losing Count (in the Auditorium)

Thriving Communities (Click link for description and speaker info)

Mental Health:  The Role of the Family and Church in Mental Health (in The Loft)

Homelessness & Housing:  How Can We Solve Cape Cod's Housing Crisis? (in Kids Town Theater)

Stewards of Creation:  Working Together to Connect Faith and Ecology  (in Upper Classroom)

Prayer Meeting: Pray for Cape Cod

11:45 - Lunch 

Chick Fil-A lunches may be purchased when registering

Box lunches available for purchase at Cape Cod Church cafe

1:00 - Breakout Session III 

 

Thriving Churches

Social Media for Churches (in the Auditorium)

Thriving Communities (Click link for description and speaker info)

Racial Understanding:  A Conversation About Faith and Race (in The Loft)

Serving the Disabled:  Welcoming the Disabled to Our Churches (in Kids Town Theater)

Addiction II:  A Treatment Option for Adolescent Girls (in Upper Classroom)

Prayer Meeting: Pray for Cape Cod

2:15 - Breakout Session IV  

 

Thriving Churches

Growing Your Church Through Social Media (in the Auditorium)

Thriving Communities (Click link for description and speaker info)

Human Trafficking:  A Survivor's Story, and What's Being Done to End HT (in The Loft)

Senior Care:  Senior Independence - A Model for Cape Towns  (in Kids Town Theater)

Domestic Violence: Addressing and Preventing Domestic Violence (in Upper Classroom)

3:30 - Closing Session/Worship - Corporate Prayer

4:00 - Conference Ends

 

SPEAKERS

 
Chris Goeppner

Lead Pastor, Riverbank Church, White River Junction, VT

Chris Goeppner (pronounced Gep-ner) attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida and Word of Life Bible Institute in New York. He responded to the call of Jesus to leave his community of 20 years in South Florida to launch Riverbank Church in 2010. He and his beautiful bride, Penny have been married since 1999. In 2008, the Goeppner’s adopted their two sons, Roman and Jadon, from Siberia. Pastor Chris is a sports fanatic, a coffee connoisseur, and a self-proclaimed “beach bum”. He enjoys most flavors of music, fun days with the family, and calling New England “home”.

Justin Kendrick

Lead Pastor, Vox Church, New Haven, CT

 

Justin and his wife Chrisy started Vox Church with a small group of friends in 2011. Since that time, Vox Church has continued to expand to reach more cities and more people with the love of Christ. It is their dream to see churches started in every major city across the Northeast. Justin and Chrisy live with their three sons in the New Haven, CT area.

Nils Smith

Chief Strategist, Social Media + Innovation, Dunham and Company

Nils and his team help Christian ministries around the world accomplish their goals through cutting edge technologies. Prior to joining Dunham+Company, Nils served as the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, launching the ministry of OnlineChurch.com which reached more than 15,000 online worship attendees weekly and grew an online Facebook community to more than 800,000. Nils is the author of Social Media Guide for Ministry, The Social Media Guide and Crypto for Good. He lives in New York City with his wife Katie and 2 daughters, Shelby and Emery.

PRAYER

​There will be several opportunities during the THRIVE Cape Cod Conference to engage in prayer for what God is doing through his church on Cape Cod.

Pray For Cape Cod Prayer Meetings

On Saturday during the 10:30 am and 1:00 pm Breakout Sessions, Dr. Mamdouh Riad, Pastor Mike Allen, and other leaders from the Glory of God on Cape Cod prayer ministry (see bios below) will lead a time of focused prayer in the Prayer Room to pray in unity for thriving churches and thriving communities on Cape Cod. The meetings will include prayer for revival in the church and for salvation of the lost on Cape Cod, plus a brief exhortation on prayer and a time of musical worship.

Prayer Room

During the conference, a designated Prayer Room will be available for use by all attendees. The Prayer Room will also serve as the location for the two Pray For Cape Cod facilitated prayer meetings on Saturday. The THRIVE Prayer Room will be located in the kindergarten classroom in the "Kids Town" area on the first floor of Cape Cod Church (follow signs from the main lobby).

Dr. Mamdouh Riad, Thrive Prayer Coordinator

Dr. Mamdouh Riad serves as the THRIVE Cape Cod Prayer Coordinator and leads a team of those called to pray for the THRIVE movement throughout the year. Dr. Riad is a board-certified Internal Medicine Specialist with over 35 years of professional service, including 25 years in Hyannis. He currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the Cape Cod Health Network. Mamdouh leads The Glory of God on Cape Cod, a group of pastors and leaders from across the Cape, how meet to pray and pursue a vision of "coming together in humility, prayer and intercession, to seek the Lord's manifest presence among us, and the subsequent outbreak of revival and a great harvest on Cape Cod."

Pastor Mike Allen, Pray For Cape Cod Facilitator

Rev. Dr. Michael S. Allen and his wife, Annemarie, have been married for 33 years. They both found Christ through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as Mike played college football at East Central Oklahoma University. Mike has served on staff with Young Life, as a high school football coach in Kansas, assistant pastor and youth pastor at churches in Oklahoma, youth pastor at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA. Mike also served as a speaker and worship leader at various camps and conferences, and now as a pastor on Cape Cod. Mike and Annemarie moved to the Cape with the express desire to plant a church for people who don't go to church. Mike has studied at Fuller Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and received his Masters in Divinity at Seminary of the East. Mike earned his Doctorate (D.Min.) in preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2017.

 

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