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Planting Churches the OPEN Way

Friday, 3:00pm | Open

A new national church planting ministry has been established by churches affiliated with the OPEN Network. In this session, Paula Williams, with 35 years experience as CEO of one of the nation’s largest church planting ministries, will talk about best church planting practices, and how this new national ministry can change the church planting landscape for progressive churches.

Rev. Dr. Paula Williams

Rev. Dr. Paula Williams was the CEO of the Orchard Group, a megachurch preaching pastor, a magazine editor and a seminary instructor. All ended when she transitioned from Paul to Paula.

After 35 years in New York, Paula moved to Denver, Colorado, where she currently serves as a pastoral counselor, coach and church consultant. She works with OPEN, a network of progressive evangelicals, coaches with the Center for Progressive Renewal, and directs the Church Planting team at Highlands Church in Denver. Paula also serves on the board of the Gay Christian Network and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. For more information visit

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