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9:30 am  Contemporary Service
11:00 am  Traditional Service 

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“Making the Shift” Conference
May 5-7, 2017
Invest 8 hours in a Thriving and Healthy Future!

This spring the Village Church of Northbrook takes the first steps in discerning ways we can better connect with both our surrounding culture and younger generations. Our recent Mission Study has set our course by identifying three major "shifts" that many thriving and heathy churches in America are making today.

Mark TidsworthOur presenter, Mark Tidsworth, holds workshops around the nation training mainline congregations to engage their surrounding cultures with the gospel. In his book, Shift: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church, he writes:

"It may not be the quality or level of effort holding the church back--it may be the church's paradigm. When we observe the results of our efforts at being and doing church declining, one explanation may be that we are working from a paradigm which no longer connects with our culture. This is not about being unfaithful to the gospel by adopting the moral values of a secular culture. This is about recognizing the ways people relate, communicate and engage the world are different than before."


Friday, May 5, 7:00-9:00 pm

• 6:15-7:00 pm—Catered Dinner (free-will donation)
• 7:00-9:00 pm—Presentation: Modern to Postmodern Shift

Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am-3:30 pmparadigm shift cross_web

• 8:30-9:00 am—Gathering Time and Fellowship
• 9:00-10:30 am – Presentation: Member to Disciple Shift
      o 10:30-10:45 am—Break
• 10:45-12:00 pm – Presentation: Attractional to Missional Shift
      o 12:00-12:45 pm—Catered Lunch (free-will donation)
• 12:45-1:30 pm – Presentation: Attractional to Missional Shift (continued)
      o 1:30-2:00 pm—Break
• 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Presentation: Consumer Church to Sacred Partnering Shift
• 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Next Steps in Making the Shifts

Sunday, May 7, 9:30 am & 11:00 am Worship Services: Mark Tidsworth is our guest preacher.


Cost, Registration and Childcare

The Registration Fee is $10 for individuals or $12 for couples. Each registration includes your personal copy of Shift: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church (Amazon price is $18). We encourage you to read the book before the Conference.

Free childcare is provided during all conference sessions. Sign up for childcare when you register. (Children are expected to eat with parents during Friday dinner and Saturday lunch.)

Please click here to access our online registration service.

We look forward to having you join us for “Making the Shift!”