REFORMATION CONFERENCE - WITH DR. BRIAN SIMMONS & DR. HEINRICH RUST
The reformation shaped our culture, society and spirituality to this day. As part of the 500 years celebration we will gather in Zurich, one of the major reformation cities, to seek God as the body of Christ in unity.
We want to experience how Switzerland and all of Europe will become an epicenter of the transformative power of God again. What is God doing 500 years after the reformation?
On two conference days we will dive into an atmosphere of worship and his glory. We let ourselves be ignited afresh with the living and active Word of God. Our two speakers are Bible lovers and will encourage us to stand on the authority of His Word. We will have an intimate time of personal renewal and we will pray for the revival of our cities.
A big team of BSSM students from Redding will serve us passionately. We will have an amazing encounter time together. Dive in with us!
Dr. Brian Simmons
Dr. Brian Simmons is known as a passionate lover of God. After a dramatic conversion to Christ, Brian knew that God was calling him to go to the unreached people of the world and present the gospel of God’s grace to all who would listen. With his wife Candice and their three children, they spent eight years in the tropical rain forest of the Darien Province of Panama as a church planter, translator, and consultant. Brian was involved in the Paya-Kuna New Testament translation project.
He studied linguistics and Bible translation principles with New Tribes Mission. After their ministry in the jungle, Brian was instrumental in planting a thriving church in New England (U.S.), and now travels full time as a speaker and Bible teacher. He is currently the lead translator for The Passion Translation Project which will produce a new, dynamic version of the Bible that promises to shape the spirituality of coming generations.
He has been happily married to Candice for forty-six years and is known to boast regularly of his three children and six grandchildren.
Dr. Heinrich Christian Rust
Dr. Heinrich Christian Rust is a pastor, theologian and author of 18 books on the dynamic missional church, the spirit of God, spiritual growth and prayer as well as on kids- and youth work.
He first served as a pastor in a Baptiste church. He then overtook the leadership for the department of church growth within the Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden (BEFG) in Germany. Since 2003 he is the pastor of the growing Braunschweiger Friedenskirche, which carries a heart for the city of Brundschweig with its 250‘000 people.
Heiner is on the Board and lecturer for spirituality, pneumatology, church growth and leadership on the IGW. He serves on Akademie für Christliche Führungskräfte and Bibelschule des Glaubenszentrums Bad Gandersheim. He is on the Board of editors for the magazine Aufatmen and Neues Leben.
Heiner has been married to Christine since 40 years and has three grown-up children.