SAT = Sustainability and Transformation

For churches who believe sustainability and missions go together.

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SATtalks & Missions 3.0 Pre-Conference | Kansas City, October 24-26

We need the stories of pioneers working with new models of church missions as a way to help us picture what could be.  You’ll be inspired and challenged by the speakers as well as the people you get to rub shoulders with over the three days.

SATtalk Speakers (Thursday & Friday, October 25-26)

Author/Lead Pastor, LifeBridge Church | Longmont, CO

Director of Sustainable Practices, Children of the Nations | Silverdale, WA

Founder/President, Significant Matters | Olathe, KS

Founder/Executive Director, Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission | Joplin, MO

Executive Director, Hustle PHX | Phoenix, AZ

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SATtalks 2018

October 24-26

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Executive Director, City Mission | Schenectady, NY

Founder, Center for Community Transformation/ Fresno Pacific Univ. | Fresno, CA

Executive Director, Caring for Kids Network | Greater Kansas City Area

Visiting Scholar, Center for Religion and Civic Culture/ University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA

Founder/Director, Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation | Grand Rapids, MI

Director of Partner Church Program at Church of the Resurrection | Leawood, KS

Missions 3.0 Pre-Conference (Wednesday, October 24)

We’ve added a day of training on the front end of SATtalks.  Some of our past and present speakers are offering their training resources.  There’s something for your whole missions team.

  • Bridges Out of Poverty | Alexis Coleman, Davidson United Methodist Church & Michael Saccocio, Schenactady Rescue Mission – Bridges Out of Poverty is a workshop to help volunteers better understand poverty through the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies to help alleviate poverty.
  • Missions 3.0 Workshop | Jonathan Bell, Church of the Resurrection – The Missions 3.0 Workshop covers the framework and practices necessary for a church, over time, to move it’s missions beyond helping that hurts.
  • The Senior Pastor & Missions | Rick Rusaw, Lifebridge Church & Tom Bassford, Significant Matters – A roundtable discussion for Senior Pastors on how to help your church missions move from just doing good things to solving real problems.
  • The Business-Minded & Missions | Dave Geenens, Firedoor Solutions – A roundtable discussion for business-minded people trying to figure out how to work with their church’s mission around sustainable solutions.

Something for the whole team!

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What Others are Saying

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A safe place to be vulnerable.

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Opportunity to re-energize.

Hear the Stories

Over 40 videos from church mission leaders and other faith-based leaders actively working on sustainable transformation in their particular realm.  You will hear how one organization is successfully helping orphans learn of God’s love and become fully self-reliant within three years and another organization is tackling the water crisis by empowering local entrepreneurs to bring clean water to their own communities.

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Beyond SATtalks…Next Steps for Your Church

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Missions 3.0 helps churches develop the structures and strategies needed to move missions beyond helping that hurts.

Missions 3.0…The Next Step

Missions 3.0 Workshops

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Peer Learning Communities

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SATtalks, Missions 3.0 and Peer learning Communities are all initiatives of Significant Matters, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that exists to help churches and other faith-based organizations explore and create sustainable solutions for complex societal issues.  All contributions to Significant Matters are tax deductible.