GIG 2012 at Eastbrook Church

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the bulk of our Global Initiatives Gathering (GIG) 2012 here at Eastbrook Church. GIG 2012 is an exciting opportunity for us as a church to be informed about God’s work in the world and invited into specific ways that we can join that work together.

We are joined this year by friends from around the globe, as well as our special speakers, Bertil and Gunnel Enqvist, who bring years of experience from around the world.

Take a look at the schedule below and join us! You are not going to want to miss these three days of fantastic time together.

(Tweet the GIG by using the following hash-tag: #gig2012)


Morning Prayer; Worship Hall; 6:00-6:45 a.m. Welcome the GIG keynote speaker, Bertil Engqvist, and join in prayer for the church, the city and the world.

Men’s Breakfast with Bertil; Holy Grounds Cafe; 7:00-7:45 a.m.  Encouragement for your day, your life, our world for Him!

Coffee Talk: Our field workers, you, and a cup of joe. Ask your questions, learn about God’s great work, and connect with the workers. Three unique opportunities…come to one or come to all!

8:00-9:20 a.m.  Focus: North Africa

Hosts: Marc and Nancy Erickson, 2206 W. Kenboern Dr, Glendale, WI 53209

9:30-10:50 a.m.  Focus: Somali Outreach; Near and Far

Hosts: Dan and Heidi Quinn, 2203 W. Dunwood Rd, Glendale, WI 53209

11:10a.m.-12:30 p.m. Focus: Building a Global Passion

Hosts: Adam and Lisa Shidler, 6135 N. Bridgewood Ln, Glendale, WI 53209

Family Pizza Dinner; Fellowship Hall; 5:00-6:15 p.m. Bring your friends and family for great food and fellowship! Family $5, individuals $3.

Global Passion Worship and Praise; Worship Hall; 6:30-7:45 p.m. Keynote address by Bertil Engqvist. Nursery care available ages 0-3 years. Kids K4-6th grade worship with their families and then go downstairs to their age-related activities

Children’s Activities; K4-K5 in Orange Room to learn international folk dances; 1st-6th grade in Fellowship Hall for a dance party where they will learn new songs and boogie the night away!


Family Breakfast & Discussion Panel; Fellowship Hall; 8:00-9:30 a.m. Bring the family to eat (freewill offering) and hear from Bertil Engqvist, Matt Erickson, and Marc Erickson as they take questions and discuss the challenges, changes, and triumphs of modern field work.

Breakout Sessions:  Come learn more about the practical role of the body of Christ in reaching the world for His glory.

Session 1; 9:45-11:00 a.m.

Session 2; 11:15-12:30 p.m.; topics repeat in the same locations

Fellowship Hall 1; Christians in Holistic Ministry

Fellowship Hall 2; The Arab Spring and Christian Autumn

Fellowship Hall 3; Loving the World in Your Own City

Kids † Kulture; Orange Room (K4-K5) and Little Theatre (1st-6th grade); 9:45-12:30 p.m.  Share the cross-cultural experience of what all people have wanted and needed since God created us.  Songs, crafts and fun guaranteed!

Worship Service; Worship Hall; 5:00-6:15 p.m. Message by Bertil Engqvist.


Worship Services; Worship Hall; 8:00 a.m; 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Messages by Bertil Engqvist.

Global Initiative Prayer; E225; 8:00-9:15 a.m. Focus on lifting up field workers around the globe.

Special Session1; Fellowship Hall 1; 9:30-10:45 a.m. Hearing His Voice: Our field workers will speak on the Lord’s call in their lives.

Special Session 2; Fellowship Hall 1; 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cross-Cultural Outreach: His message in your hands.

Closing Celebration Service; Worship Hall; 6:15-7:45 p.m. Hear a final word from our guest, Bertil Engqvist. Come praise and heed the opportunity to participate in God’s Global Passion. Nursery care available, ages (0-3).  All other children encouraged to attend service with their families.

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