CHURCH PLANTING INSTITUTE, March 5. -8. 2020 in Tallnn, Narva mnt 51.

The conference is organized by the Methodist-related Theological Schools of Europe (MTSE), Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS) and Asbury Theological Seminary (ATS).

Methodists celebrate Estonia’s 100th anniversary and 25 years of Methodist higher education at Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary which was possible due to Estonia’s regaining its independence. On this occasion we have a special privilege to organize in Tallinn, Estonia an international conference.

We invite theology students from MTSE member schools all over Europe along with our students and alumni and regional pastors and Christian leaders to Tallinn to think together on the topic of growth and development of churches.

The conference’s goal is to allow for networking and learn new skills to strengthen and plant churches in Europe. 

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Speakers include Dr. Phil Meadows from Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)
Dr. Trevor Hutton, Nazarene Theological College (Manchester, UK)
and faculty from Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary.

The Conference is based on the Church Planting Institute (CPI) developed at ATS and focuses on two important matters

  • how members become disciples.
  • how to move from solo activity to teamwork.

Topics will include:

  • Biblical foundations for an equipping ministry.
  • Motivating, educating and equipping for practical ministry.
  • Envision a shift and gain tools for developing team ministry where pastors and laity are partnered to lead together.
  • Reflect on how principles and practices from the 18th century evangelical revivals can apply and be contextualized into 21st century ministries.
  • Building teams for effective ministry
  • A vision of generative ministry


The event includes a special lecture from a local guest about Estonia’s 100th anniversary and an opportunity to participate in a guided tour of Tallinn (in English).

The conference is in English with simultaneous translation into Estonian and Russian.



For Practical information and conference program click here: 

Conference fee and payment

130 EUR
65 EUR -  Participans from  Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine)
Fee may can sent by bank transfer:
Account Holder:  Eesti Metodisti Kirik
Account Holder's Address:  Narva Mnt. 51, Tallinn 10152, Estonia
IBAN: EE347700771003806705
Bank Name: AS LHV Pank
Bank Address: Tartu mnt 2, Tallinn 10145, Estonia
Description: Conference, participans name



Thursday, March 5 

17:00 Registration 
18:00 Dinner 
19:00 Opening worship,  introductions  – in sanctuary

Friday, March 6 - in auditorium 103

9:00 Morning worship (BMTS students)
9:15 Plenary – Phil Meadows:  Mission-Shaped Discipleship
10:30 Coffee break 
11:00 Plenary - Phil Meadows: Disciple-Making Fellowship
12:30 Lunch 
13:30 Plenary - Phil Meadows: Disciple-Movement Leadership
15:00 Coffee Break 
15:30-16:45 workshops:
   Room 212 Meeli Tankler & Külli Tõniste: MTSE student presentations (ENG only)
   Room 207 Douglas Childress: Historical Models of Discipleship (ENG, EST, RUS)
   Room 204 Trevor Hutton: Church Planting: Mapping the Landscape (ENG, RUS)
   Room 103 Phil Meadows: Fellowship Bands Spiritual Formation for Everyday Mission (ENG, EST, RUS)
   Room 107 Christian Alsted: 25 years of Church Planting in the Nordic and Baltic area (ENG, RUS)
17:00 Trivimi Velliste: EV100 “Hope against no Hope - the Story of Estonia” – in auditorium 103
18:00 Dinner 

Saturday, March 7 - in auditorium 103 

8:30-11:30 Tallinn Old Town tour (registration required, ENG only) 
11:00 Morning worship (BMTS students) 
11:30 Plenary – Trevor Hutton #1: Church Planting
12:30 Lunch 
13:30 Plenary – Trevor Hutton#2: Church Planting
15:00 Coffee break  
15:30-16:45 workshops
Room 207 Douglas Childress: Historical models of discipleship (ENG, EST, RUS)
  Room 212 Taavet Taimla: But What Can I Do? Learning Together with Church Planters (ENG only)
Room 103 Trevor Hutton #3: Church Planting: Mapping the Landscape (ENG, EST)
Room 204 Phil Meadows: Fellowship Bands: Spiritual Formation for Everyday Mission (ENG, EST, RUS)
Room 107 Christian Alsted: 25 years of Church Planting in the Nordic and Baltic area (ENG, EST, RUS)
17:00 Concluding Plenary (interactive panel of Q & A) – in auditorium 103
18:30 Dinner for all participants 
19:00 Reception/fellowship for MTSE theology students – in auditorium 103 

Sunday, March 8 

10:00 Worship at Tallinn Methodist Church. Phil Meadows preaching. Narva mnt 51.
11:00 or 13:00 Worship at Focus Church in Tallinn as a new international church plant. Kultuurikatel, Põhja puiestee 27a, Tallinn. Red door entrance is behind the Energy Discovery Center.


The conference receives funding from:

National Foundation of Civil Society (KÜSK), General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), General Board of Globall Ministries (GBGM).

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