The 2022 International Friends Church Multiplication Conference is an inspiring, world-wide Great Commission gathering that may be the largest of its kind in history among evangelically-minded Friends! Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to this conference in 2020, we are offering it again as a 100% online experience. Although some groups may choose to meet in-person as small groups, watch-parties, churches, or campuses, any individual is also welcome to participate. This format allows us to connect with Friends from homes, cities, local churches, Yearly Meetings, and regions all over the globe!
The needs around us have never been greater, both in our world in general and among Friends. The increase in global and regional political conflicts, societal tensions, health concerns, and financial pressures only serve to remind us that people need the Lord! More and more men and women are praying that the Lord would pour out His Spirit in such a way that it gives birth to a church multiplication movement. This conference is a part of that vision – bringing Friends worldwide together electronically to be inspired, to learn, to encourage one another, to pray, and to continue to move toward that missional goal! God hasn’t asked us to win the whole world to Christ by ourselves as Friends, but He has entrusted to us a portion of that calling. We want to be faithful to do our part to fulfill the Great Commission and contribute to a multiplication movement.
We plan to offer five general sessions, with five different special speakers (at least two from outside the US). These sessions will be prerecorded and released at set times on our password protected website as YouTube videos. In addition, the conference website will offer daily prayer gatherings (live zoom), workshops (both zoom webinars and prerecorded), affinity small groups for encouragement, prayer, and synergistic sharing (live zoom), fellowship receptions (for Q/A with a main speaker), virtual book tables, virtual display tables, and other resources and ways to connect with each other.
POTENTIAL FOR IN-PERSON INTERACTION
As stated above, although all content will be available online, we also anticipate that many churches and groups may choose to host their own versions of a watch party (depending on pandemic regulations in each region). In those instances, it is possible that some participants may engage in things like small group discussions and prayer in person, while watching general sessions and/or workshops together. These kinds of gatherings are encouraged wherever appropriate, to inspire and engage the largest potential cross-section of participants.