SEND Institute: A New Learning Community for Church Planting
In this post from The Exchange, Ed Stetzer announces a powerful new partnership between the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism and the North American Mission Board’s SEND Institute. The following portions from Ed’s post provide the gist of the partnership.
“The SEND Institute is a partnership between the NAMB and the BGC for mutual learning, collaborative thinking, and more. Together with the Church Planting Leadership Fellowship (CPLF), we will continue to gather leaders, but now we will also do so in ways that we learn from one another, provoke one another to love and good deeds, and see the gospel proclaimed through more and better church plants.”
“Jeff Christopherson (SEND VP) and I plan for the SEND Institute to become a hub of the best thinking, research, and idea exchanges leading to more effective church planting and evangelism. The SEND Institute will host learning symposiums both in Alpharetta, GA, where NAMB is located, and at Wheaton College.”
“Jeff and I will collaborate on recruiting and hiring a Director of the SEND Institute. This person will work out of the offices at the Billy Graham Center on Wheaton College’s campus. To learn more about the position, email bgce[@]wheaton[.]edu. Use the same email if you’d like to be a part of the learning communities we are helping to create.”