The Tens on Church Planting is a special pre-conference here at Southeastern with Steve Timmis and Dhati Lewis. Each speaker will present key issues on the dynamics of urban church planting in ten-minute segments with Q&A in between. For the first 100 who register, come enjoy a free dinner and hear Steve Timmis, Dhati Lewis, and others speak on church planting in their context. This event is limited to the first 100 people to sign up.
Where: The Missions Building (Jacumin-Simpson) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
When: February 6 at 4:00PM
Dhati Lewis is the Lead Pastor at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, GA. Dhati, born and raised in California, moved to Texas for his undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas and his graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Ministries). While in Texas, Dhati served on staff at Denton Bible Church for 7 years. He started Plumbline, a very successful college ministry on UNT and TWU campuses. He served as the college pastor there and eventually planted a church, which he pastored for 3 years. During that time, he also served as chaplain to UNT’s football team and coached high school football (sports have always been a big passion for Dhati and a large part of how he came to the Lord). Dhati furthered his training in Little Rock, AR at Fellowship Associates in 2008-2009, completing a year long course designed to train pastors in the area of church planting. After completion of that course, Dhati and his family moved from AR to Atlanta, GA with dreams to start a church that was both culturally relevant and biblically accurate. Dhati, along with 25 other individuals moving from Tx to GA, launched Blueprint Church in 2009. Dhati’s passions are for church planting and discipleship.He launched The Rebuild Initiative in 2011 to answer the call to see more churches planted in the urban context. He currently serves as the president of The Rebuild Initiative. Dhati is married to Angie Lewis and they have six beautiful children: Trinity(9), Jade(8), Briaiah(6), Dhati Jr(5), Brayden(4) and Nathaniel(3).
Steve Timmis is the co-founder ofThe Crowded House, an international group of church planting networks, and the co-director of the Porterbrook Network, an initiative that trains church planters. He’s also the director of Acts 29 in Western Europe and the co-author of Total Church.
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