We know that planting new churches is one of the best ways to reach the lost, disciple the found and change the culture. But church planting is not easy. In fact, experts estimate that anywhere from 33-80% of church plants fail in the first five years. So what are we to do?
Building on its 30-year history of planting churches, the New Anglican Missionary Society (NAMS) believes the answer is learning from those who've gone before: those who thrived, those who survived and even those who failed.

The Next30 Conference is sponsored by NAMS and
Anglican Associates Inc. (AAi)and hosted by one of NAMS' first church plants, St. Andrew's Church in Little Rock, Ark. The conference will consider the lessons learned over the past three decades, connect fellow believers who feel God’s calling to lead, support and/or facilitate church planting, and look ahead to the next 30 years of church planting in North America.

Through three principle case studies led by long-seasoned church-planting leaders, typical case studies led by those in the trenches today, as well as evening keynote speakers, current and future church planters will be equipped and inspired to continue forward in the spread of the gospel throughout North America.

While the conference will definitely have an Anglican feel, individuals interested in church planting from Arkansas and throughout North America, regardless of denomination, are invited to join us.
full conference
The Next 30 Conference day track will feature a variety of case studies from the past 30 years of church planting in North America, stories of struggle, survival and thriving success. Throughout the conference, attendees will have the option to attend four of 12 typical case studies. If a team of three come from any jurisdiction or parish, they will be able to hear all of the case studies (use coupon code THREE to receive $25 off each registration for a group of three or more; must register together).

All attendees will hear the Principle Case Studies given by long-seasoned Anglican church-planting leaders from North America, participate in morning prayer & worship and evening worship, and hear from the keynote speakers.

All case studies will have breakout discussions following, and the conference’s organizers anticipate the surrounding conversations, idea sharing, and peer networking will make the time well worthwhile.

Lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday are included in the cost of the conference.
evening sessions only
The evening worship and keynote talks are open to everyone free of charge. If you choose to attend the evening sessions only, we ask that you still register and choose the free "evening session" ticket.
networking dinners
Evening session only attendees have the option to add on dinner on Monday and/or Tuesday for $25 a meal. Enjoy a delicious meal and spend time networking with church planters from across North America.
St. Andrew's Church
8300 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR 72204
Begins: November 6; noon
Ends: November 8; noon
Day sessions
Early bird (by 9/30): $275
Standard (after 9/30): $325

Register a group of three and save $25 off each registration using the code THREE

Evening sessions
free (registration still required)

Networking dinners
(only applies to Evening session only tickets)

Evening Speakers
Everyone is invited, free of charge, to join us at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evening for worship and to hear from Brent McHugh and Winfield Blevins. We ask that you still register and choose the "evening session" ticket so that we can plan accordingly. 
Brent McHugh
As Christar’s international director, McHugh provides spiritual, visionary, executive and developmental leadership. Among his priorities is partnering with churches to send international church planters around the globe.

Christar traces its roots back to 1909 and has a heritage of establishing churches in some of the most difficult regions of the world. Its vision is to cultivate Christ-honoring transformation in communities where Christ is yet to be worshiped.

Dr. Winfield Bevins
Dr. Winfield Bevins is an internationally recognized author, artist, pastor and speaker. As a minister and an artist, he has been working at the intersection of art, faith and the church for more than two decades. Winfield has a passion to equip artists and mobilize churches to bring beauty, goodness and truth to the world through the arts. 

He is the founding director of Creo Art Guild, which is a missional network of art guilds. He was the founding director of church planting at Asbury Seminary (2015-2023) and is also artist in residence and an affiliate professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, where he champions the integration of art, theology and mission. 

He is the author of several books, including Liturgical Mission: The Work of the People for the Sake of the World,  Ever Ancient Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation, and Marks of a Movement, which has been translated into Korean and Spanish. He frequently speaks at conferences, seminaries and universities on a variety of topics.
Principle Case Study Speakers
The Rt. Rev. Canon Alan Hawkins
Bishop Coadjutor
Diocese of Christ our hope, ACNA

chief operating officer
anglican church in North America
After a long career in ordained ministry that included time as a youth pastor, college minister and church planter, Alan started Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro, NC, in his living room in 2008 and has garnered great joy from watching the Redeemer community start, grow, and mature. 

+Alan also serves in various roles for both the Diocese of Christ Our Hope and Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), as well as filling the role of Church Planting Network Leader for the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON).

On November 5, 2021, +Alan was consecrated at Redeemer as bishop coadjutor for the Diocese of Christ our Hope.

+Alan has been married to his wife, Angela Kaye Hawkins, since 1993 and they have five children: Joshua, Emily, Athan, Ciaran and Ryan.
The Rt. Rev. Philip Jones
Lead Bishop
Anglican Mission in America

All Saints Dallas
+Philip Jones is the Lead Bishop of the Anglican Mission in America and also serves as the Rector of All Saints Dallas.

He was born and raised in Dallas, and he practiced law in Waco, Texas, for seven years before he was called to ordained ministry. He led churches in Marshall and El Paso, Texas, and St. Andrew's Church in Little Rock, Ark.,
before being called to plant All Saints Dallas in 2010.

+Philip was consecrated as a bishop in the Anglican Mission in America (AMiA) in 2008, and installed as AMiA's Lead Bishop in 2014.

His wife, Claudia Clinton Jones, is from Burnet, Texas. They have seven children and 16 grandchildren.
The Very Rev. Dr. Jon Shuler
Servant General
New Anglican Missionary Society

Executive Director
Anglican Associates, Inc.
Born into the Christian Hope and raised in the church, Jon Shuler was called to full-time ordained ministry at 22. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, he completed his theological training at the University of Durham, Durham, England. He was ordained there while pursuing a graduate degree in Church History. He was asked to start NAMS in 1993 by the Bishop of Pittsburg, Alden Hathaway, and continues to serve as the Servant General. He is married to the artist Cynthia Hoppin Shuler.
Monday, November 6
Registration & Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
2 p.M.
Principle Case Study #1
3:30 p.M.
3:45 p.M.
Principle Case Study #2
5:30 p.M.
Dinner at St. Andrew's
7 p.M.
Evening Worship and Key Note Speaker
Tuesday, November 7
8:30 a.M.
Morning Prayer & Worship
9:30 a.M.
Typical Case Studies, Set 1
10:45 a.M.
Typical Case Studies, Set 2
1:30 P.M.
Typical Case Studies, Set 3
2:45 p.M.
Principle Case Study #3
4:15 p.M.
5:30 p.M.
 Dinner at St. Andrew's
7 p.M.
Evening Worship and Key Note Speaker
Wednesday, November 8
8:30 a.M.
Morning Prayer & Worship
9:30 a.M.
Typical Case Studies, Set 4
10:45 a.M.
Panel Discussion & Closing
Lodging & Transportation
to/from the airport
You'll fly into the Clinton National Airport (LIT). The airport is 12 miles from the church and 13 miles from the hotels.

Uber and Lyft both operate in Little Rock and will cost $15-25/ride depending on the time of day and how long you are willing to wait.
to/from hotels to the church
Once the conference begins, complimentary shuttles from the three recommended hotels to and from the church will be available.
recommended hotels
Conference attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. We recommend the three listed below for location, price and convenience. Each hotel is within the same city block. Some of the hotels offer a continental breakfast in the morning, but there is a Starbucks and a Panera Bread within walking distance if you'd prefer.

Complimentary shuttles will be available from the hotels listed below to the church during the conference. If you would like to make use of the shuttle service, please email Beka LeMaster with your chosen hotel once you have reserved your room.
1301 S. Shackleford Rd.
Little Rock, AR

Current room rates: $125-$155/night 
10914 Kanis Rd.
Little Rock, AR

Current room rates: $135-$230/night 
1212 S. Shackleford Rd.
Little Rock, AR

Current room rates: $110-$230/night 
 Join us in Little Rock November 6-8
We look forward to furthering the kingdom with you through church planting!

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