2017 NEJ LaunchPad is a three-day training event for leaders and teams planting new faith communities. The training is based on what we are learning from partnership with hundreds of church planting leaders across the USA. 

English Track Training Leader: Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon, keynote speaker at OUTBOUND and author of Weird Church.Paul Nixon is a United Methodist pastor who coaches church leaders in North America and Europe. He is based in Washington DC where he works as regional strategist for Path 1 New Church Starts and as CEO of the Epicenter Group, a coaching and stewardship development organization in North America and the U.K. Paul has worked onsite with more than 800 congregations. He is author of eight books, including Weird Church: Welcome to the 21st Century. Previously Paul was the founding pastor of Community Life UMC in Gulf Breeze Florida.

Three-Day Training Schedule:

Day 1
Thursday, August 10
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Dinner will be provided

Day 2
Friday, August 11
8:30am – 4:30pm
Lunch will be provided

Day 3
Saturday, August 12
8:30am-12:00pm
No meals

Cost of Training: $125.00 per person

Pre-work: Click here to download the pre-work that will need to be completed prior to arrival. 

Registration will close on August 1, 2017. No refunds will be issued after August 1, 2017.

Hotel Accommodations:
Participants are to make their own hotel arrangements. We have secured a block with Residence Inn by Marriott which is approximately ¼ mile from the Mission & Resource Center.

Residence Inn
230 Jumping Brook Rd
Neptune, NJ 07753 
732-643-9350 or 1-800-228-9290

Room Rate:  $129 per night plus tax

Reservations: Please Call Mr. Kraig Penha at Residence Inn at 732-643-9350 ext. 707.

Questions? Please contact:

  • Diana Picurro

  • Beverly Karlovich

Resources for this event

  • LaunchPad Training Pre-Work

    LaunchPad Training Pre-Work

    2017 NEJ LaunchPad is a three-day training event for leaders and teams planting new faith communities. The training is based on what we are learning from partnership with hundreds of church planting leaders across the USA.

    This training will be held on August 10-12, 2017 at the Mission and Resource Center led by Paul Nixon who has coached around 100 church projects in the past few years.

The Mission and Resource Center

205 Jumping Brook Rd.
Neptune, NJ 07753
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