Go! Make disciples – multiply simple churches

Training weekend in Vasa 20 – 22 March 2020

Do you want to make disciples of Jesus? Would you like to see the Kingdom of God spread in Finland far beyond the walls of existing churches? Do you want to make disciples who make disciples and be part of an emerging grassroots movement of simple, missional churches? Then we think this training weekend in Vasa is for you! The weekend will be a time when you will be equipped practically to make disciples and start simple churches in people’s homes or in other places.

The goal of the training weekend is for the participants to:

  • Catch the vision for the multiplication of disciples and simple churches.
  • Identify their own social context and the people to whom they are sent.
  • Trained to share their story and the good news of Jesus and his kingdom.
  • Learn to make disciples through Discovering Bible Study (DBS).
  • Have a basic understanding of how simple churches are founded and work.
  • Put the content of the weekend into practical action and in turn train others.

The training weekend will include 2 hours of hands-on training in healing and evangelism on the streets and squares of Vasa.

Speakers: Charles Kridiotis (Sweden), Miika and Janica Kaunismäki, Sami Blommendahl and Otto Peltola will share their insights and experiences, but there will also be plenty of time for interactive Discovery Bible Studies, practical exercises, discussion, questions and answers.

When: Start Friday, March 20 at 6 PM. End Sunday, March 22 at 2 PM

Note: As a participant, you are expected to be present throughout the weekend. For several reasons, we cannot offer space if you only attend part of the weekend.

Place: Keidas, Varastokatu 7, 65100 Vaasa

Accommodation: All participants arrange accommodation themselves.

Food: Beverages and biscuits are included in the fee for the weekend. All meals are paid for by the participants themselves. There will be time to eat lunch and dinner on Saturday as well as lunch on Sunday at a restaurant.

Participation fee

  • 30€ for students
  • 45€ for those with low income
  • 60€ for those with good income

(For those who have jobs, you choose your own level. Those who have it tight financially or travel far to be in attendance choose a lower amount and the one who has more we encourage to choose a higher amount. In this way we supply the need of others.)

Registration: You sign up by completing the registration form in the front page (etusivu) and paying the participation fee: KN Art, FI40 1528 3500 0671 81. You are not registered as a participant until you pay. The payment should be marked with Vaasa training + your name. The deadline for registration is Friday, 13 March. The training weekend has a limit of 40 participants. First come first served. Once we reach the limit, the opportunity to register will be closed.

Questions: If you have any questions about the training weekend, please feel free to contact Kai Niemelä (kai.niemela@live.fi) or Miika & Janica Kaunismäki (kaunismaet@gmail.com).

Final note: Those who participate in the training can receive further coaching by connecting to the houp.fi network.

Please spread the information about the training weekend.

Warm welcome!



1800 Registration & coffee
1830 Welcome
1900 Vision, Kingdom perspective movent spiral 1
2000 Vision, Kingdom perspective movent spiral 2
2100 Two kingdoms


0915 Coffee and cookies
0930 Prayer/inspirational thought
0945 Disciples, multiplying disciples
1035 Break
1045 Gospel planting, Building bridges, Evangelism tools
1230 Lunch
1345 Evangelism and healing
1430 Practical – in the city in teams of two
1600 Testimonies and Lessons
1700 Supper
1900 Prayer and worship
2000 Luke 10 – People of peace, Questions and Answers


0915 Coffee and cookies
0930 Prayer/inspirational thought
0945 Why Simple churches? – Mission, Multiplication
1055 Break
1105 Simple Dynamics for simple churches, Questions
1145 Vision + Plan + Action = Reality, Networking info and closure
1230 Lunch together and farewells