JEFFERSON CITY – Real Life Discipleship Ministries (RLDM) will take the CORE Conference into overtime March 20 for the first 60 people that sign up for their post-conference roundtable discussion.
Aaron Couch and Keith Strasburger from RLDM will host an additional free, informal and intimate conference including lunch March 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Baptist Building. Attendance is limited to the first 60 people who register at www.mobaptist.org/CORE.
Couch will speak on making disciples during the conference itself March 19. Real Life Discipleship Ministries is a non-denominational church based in Post Falls, Idaho. The church went from four families in 1998 to 20,000 people in attendance last Easter Sunday.
“It’s going to be very informal,” said Rick Hedger, partnership missions specialist for the Missouri Baptist Convention. “It will be just a few pastors and their staff talking with Aaron and Keith about implementing what was talked about in the CORE Conference in their local church.”
The two-day CORE Conference revolves around three core values as the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) seeks to better equip believers to live out the Great Commission. Those values are becoming disciples, missional living and developing leaders. The conference is March 19-20 here at Concord Baptist Church.
“It will be a hands-on three hours with these two guys,” Hedger said. “There will be lots of interaction. It won’t be just another polished presentation of a sermon or a lesson. I call it a tag team approach to becoming and developing disciples.”
Hedger said the RLDM team was adamant about not coming to Missouri for just the conference, but that they wanted to meet specifically with pastors in this informal setting as well for a little more in-depth give and take.
Couch has been in ministry for more than 17 years and has planted two churches. He has a Master’s Degree from Hope International University and a Bachelor’s from Boise Bible College.
Strasburger is on staff at Real Life Ministries on the Church Training and Development Team. He currently oversees the training of churches and church leaders locally, regionally and nationally. He came up through the small group system at Real Life Ministries before becoming a staff member, and has also served the church as both benevolence and men’s pastor.
Hedger emphasized that the roundtable discussion is open only to the first 60 that register.
“Registration will end when the 60th person registers,” he said. “Do not wait until the last minute or you may not be able to get in.”