Multiplication Center

Leadership Network 2022 Metaverse Church Learning Community

Participant Commitment

Overview and Goals

Overview:
Leadership Network, one of the pioneers of the Megachurch and Multisite Church movements in America, is excited to working with pioneering churches, organizations, and corporations that want to see churches embracing the Metaverse as

  1. a mission field where people need Jesus
  2. as an ecclesiologically stable environment for a church
  3. a vehicle for disciplemaking and starting multiplying movements

Leadership Network, in partnership with THECHURCH.DIGITAL and DigitalChurch.Network, is looking for pioneering churches, corporations and individuals who will help shape what the church in the metaverse will look like. We’re looking for innovative organizations that are willing to pioneer in the virtual reality as well as the augmented reality space, developing tools, processes and systems in the metaverse, but also willing to share those tools, processes and systems with other churches in the learning community.

Goals:
A by-invite only Learning Community of leading practitioners, our goal is to take the learnings from this learning community, and share it with future cohorts. Your church or org is literally paving the way for the future church of the metaverse. Strategically, our goals will be:

  1. Discover Different Models for Metaverse Church, and Explore their Validity
  2. Create a Framework to help future churches develop Metaverse Strategies
  3. Address Metal Health Concerns with Meta Church

commitment

Commitment: Attend all 3 gatherings, each of which will begin at 1:00 the first day and end at 5:00 on the second day:

  • 1st Gathering: May 24 & 25 in Kansas City, Missouri – METAVERSE AS A MISSION FIELD: Discovering Metaverse Vision
  • 2nd Gathering: August 30 & 31 in Houston, Texas – METAVERSE AS AN ECCLESIOLOGICAL CHURCH: Solidifying Metaverse Purpose
  • 3rd Gathering: November 15 & 16 in Tampa, Florida – METAVERSE AS MULTIPLICATION: Disciple Making to Multiplying Reproducing Metaverse Churches

Additional Details

Gathering 1 — Kansas City

Dates: 
May 24 – begin at 1:00 pm
May 25 – end at 5:00 pm


Location
:
Christ Community Church-Downtown Campus
208 W 19 St, Kansas City, MO 64108


Parking
:
We will gather at a cool venue but Christ Community does not own parking throughout the week. You can pay for parking at various parking garages around the way (Recommended option: lot at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts). You could also stay at one of the close hotels or get to the venue early. 


Hotels
:
Possible options for the best rates are Home2 SuitesHampton Inn and Suites, and Sheraton by Marriot

Gathering 2 — Houston

Dates: 
August 30 – begin at 1:00 pm
August 31 – end at 5:00 pm

Location:
Church Project​
602 Pruitt Rd​
Spring, TX 77380

Church Project is located right off I-45 North and Rayford/Sawdust Road (the
major exit). The main entrance with rows of glass doors should always be
used.

Most recent local media highlighting Church Project: Houston church working to help growing number of Afghan
refugees

Hotels:

We recommend staying around Woodlands Waterway/Market Street as
there are stores/restaurants around the hotels. Also listed are hotels just
south of Church Project (Springwoods Village) that are slightly closer to
Church Project (3 miles) but with less direct access to stores/restaurants.

Church Project DISCOUNT RATES for two of the hotels listed (links below).

Residence Inn by Marriott Houston The Woodlands/Market Street
(5 miles/12 min) — 9333 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
USE THIS LINK FOR THE CP GROUP RATE of $139 (expires Aug 9th)

Hilton Garden Inn Houston/The Woodlands (5 miles/12 min) — 9301 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (5 miles/ 10 min) —1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 

The Westin at The Woodlands (4.5 miles/12 min) — 2 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Springwoods Village area (slightly south of Church Project)
Residence Inn Houston Springwoods Village (3 miles/7 min) — 22814 Holzwarth Road, Spring, TX 77389

Courtyard Houston Springwoods Village (3 miles/7 min) — 22742 Holzwarth Rd, Spring, TX 77389
USE THIS LINK FOR THE CP GROUP RATE of $129 (expires Aug 9th)

Restaurants:

Gathering 3 — Tampa

Dates: 
November 15 – begin at 1:00 pm
November 16 – end at 5:00 pm

Meeting Location Address:
Tampa Underground
University Square Mall, 2200 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33612
(more details to come)

Airport Information:

Tampa International Airport (TPA) services most major airlines and is approximately 25 minutes from the Tampa Underground Network via I-275 and Fowler Ave.

St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) services less airlines and is approximately 40 minutes from the Tampa Underground Network via I-275 and Fowler Ave.

Recommended Hotel Options:

The West Wing | 2501 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Holiday Inn Suites | 11310 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612

Hyatt Place | 11408 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612

La Quinta | 3701 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Wingate by Wyndham | 3751 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

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