Do you feel that there must be more to the Christian life than sitting in a pew or serving in a ministry - as good as those things are? Do you feel like you are missing out on a greater adventure?
You're not alone.
There is a restlessness in the Church today. People are hungering - and expecting - a more meaningful walk with God. And the incredibly good news is that a dynamic walk with God is possible. One where we participate in his global mission. But in order to experience this, we must first learn to hear God's voice and become equipped to live out His mission.
On October 26-27, Vineyard Community Church is hosting an equipping event called Enlarge the Borders. We've invited as our guest speaker Kim Beaumont, Prophetic Community Pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. The focus of this conference is to equip the whole body of Christ to learn to hear God’s voice, and to be activated to respond to His voice by taking His life-giving message outside the borders of our churches.
Over the course of a Friday evening and Saturday, Kim will equip us on the biblical foundations of prophetic ministry. Some of the topics she will address are:
- Jesus as our example of prophetic ministry
- Prophesying from an identity of love, not to find our identity
- The difference between Old Testament and New Testament prophecy
- How to minister God’s words to others in a healthy way
- Discerning if what is heard is from God
- And much more!
Of course, with every session will come opportunities to receive prayer and be activated in ministry.
The word "prophetic" can conjure different ideas in people's minds - some of which are not positive. We see 1 Corinthians 14:3 as the New Testament definition of prophecy:
"On the other hand, those who prophesy speak to other people for their upbuilding
and encouragement and consolation."
When God speaks, it should be a comfort! We want to take the "spookiness" out of the prophetic. No "thus saith the Lord". Just simple words of affirmation, prompted by the Holy Spirit, to those who desperately need to know that God loves them. Bethel has created a culture where people are equipped and empowered to share in this way to their community and the result has been that hundreds have come to Christ. We want to see that culture established in the River Valley. No one on the sidelines; everyone gets to play!
The church has often been guilty of enclosing itself behind walls. We've restricted God's voice in our life, and we have limited His ability to speak through us to others. Let’s work together to create a movement of people who will impact our community by becoming empowered to share the expansive love of God with those who don’t think He is for them. This is not the job of one church. It will take the whole body of Christ to enlarge the borders of the church and bring the transforming love of God to the River Valley.
"Enlarge the site of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left, and your descendants will possess the nations and will settle the desolate towns."
Isaiah 54:2-3 NRSV
*Subject to change
Friday, October 26
7 - 9pm: Session 1
Saturday, October 27
9:00 - 10:30am: Session 2
10:30 - 10:45am: Break
10:45 - 11:45am: Session 3
11:45am - 1:00pm: Lunch (not provided)
1:00 - 2:00pm: Session 4
2:00 - 2:15pm: Break
2:15 - 3:15pm: Session 5
3:15 - 3:25pm: Break
3:25 - 4:00pm: Q & A
In 2012, Kim and Steve Beaumont packed their lives into one suitcase each and moved from Australia to Redding, California, with their youngest son, Cody. They knew in their hearts that their family’s legacy was about to change forever.
Kim has served as an ordained pastor for 15 years. She is passionate about helping people develop their relationship with God into one that allows them to be their best selves, resulting in a larger, more effective body of Christ. As Prophetic Community Pastor, she founded Bethel Prophetic Life Groups, where future leaders are taught and trained for roles in developing a healthy prophetic community.
Kim has a high core value for authenticity and vulnerability. With a passion for the body of Christ to step into their original identity, along with a practical, hands-on approach, her leadership provides an impactful and transformative experience.