SpireConference is an important part of the Spire Network and serves as an annual meeting event, focused on encouraging and equipping leaders who inspire a movement of healthy growing churches.
- Encouraging younger leaders
- Pastor health
- Kingdom Innovation and Impact
- Mentoring and connecting
- Shared passion for biblical authority, Christian unity and fulfilling the great commission
A New Era for Leadership and Acceleration
For more than 90 years, the North American Christian Convention had existed to provide ideas, inspiration, and identity to independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ representatives of the Restoration Movement, its ministries, and their leaders. Our heritage has been served well by this conference – our annual connection point – and the significance of our autonomy, consistent pursuit of the scriptures and identity in Christ alone, without creed, denomination or central oversight has consistently made our movement one of the fastest growing traditions in America. Our desire to reflect and restore the principles of the first century church has impacted peoples and countries around the world and equipped leaders and ministries that resonate the shared vision of biblical authority, Christian unity and the call of the Great Commission.
A changing media-centric culture and generational style have made it imperative for us to provide our growing community with resources to meet the demands of this age. Although the need to expand the reach and impact of our movement has grown, we remain steadfast to our core dedication to mentorship and innovation. To that end, hundreds of our movement’s church leaders and ministry voices have been meeting for more than a decade to discuss, and envision how this connecting point might best grow and adapt to meet these changing demands as we serve the leaders of our movement.
With all that supports and informs our rich legacy, the need to offer more services, practical solutions and rich mentorship opportunities has resulted in the concept of a year-round platform that would support this ministry growth. Spire is more than a conference event; it is a platform that provides a connection place for church leaders. Here they can gather as a community to find and share resources mentorship, and innovation. This platform allows them to contribute year-round toward the acceleration of our movement – the growth and leadership of Christ’s Church.
After four years of planning meetings and group focus, this new platform – SpireApp – was born. The conference will be a new format, supporting what the NACC has always upheld, but will launch a new day for our movement, our churches and leaders as we seek to encourage and equip leaders who inspire and accelerate a movement of healthy growing churches.