The church my friends and I are planting in Fort Wayne is affiliated with an organization called the Ecclesia Network. It’s a young and expanding movement of churches that are relationally tied together with a heart to cultivate the expansion of the kingdom through planting healthy churches that multiply. It’s mostly a web of relationships, but there are also regional gatherings from time to time for training and encouragement.
Once a year there is a national gathering, though (Feb 16-18, 2010). Dallas Willard, Todd Hunter, Mary Hopkins and Bob Hopkins will be there, as well as a number of other practitioners sharing practical lessons from the field. I’m really looking forward to it. The gathering is already very close to capacity, so if you think you’d like to come out, check out the website for all the info.