Marketplace Mission in a Tanked Economy

Right now the church is changing in ways we can see and feel but also in ways we can’t. The changes are so systemic, most are only looking above the surface of the water.

How can we deliver the sermon via zoom cast? How can we equip our existing small groups to do a little better out in the neighborhoods? How do we get the government loans so we can keep everyone on staff?

These are important considerations but there may be more below the surface.

What if the church was a completely free venture? What should and can we now do with all this extra free time for the sake of the kingdom? What is this field ripe for right now?

How do we equip a decentralized movement instead of just holding together a consumer country club? 

It is to this end Hugh Halter and Taylor McCall will guide our time. Both are practitioners in doing church as a kingdom ecosystem made up of business and neighborhood communities. 

Join us for this FREE webinar May 7, 2020 at 2 PM EDT as we explore Marketplace Mission in a Tanked Economy with Hugh Halter, Taylor McCall, JR Woodward, & Lori Ruffin.


  • How to discern what God is doing when your business plans are so integrated in the ministry plans and the market drops.
  • What to focus on during a down time
  • How creativity increases during testing
  • The great discipleship opportunity

Meet Hugh Halter

Hugh Halter In 2016 Hugh and his family all moved to Alton, IL. This was the first time they moved without knowing what they would do. They discerned that God was calling them to help a small struggling town become a little better. Within a year they owned a 12,000 square foot federal post office, and with the help of family and friends family turned it into “Post Commons” which the locals call the “living room for Alton.” Under Hugh’s non-profit “Lantern Network” Hugh facilitates a coffee house, brunch kitchen, events center, whiskey society, and co-working space to birth and nurture small ventures that make a collectively large ripple.

Hugh has writtennumerous acclaimed books The Tangible Kingdom, Flesh, BiVoand Sacrilege. He also founded Missio Publishing. He is now a coach and creator for The V3 Movement’s MarketPlace Planting Cohort. 

Meet Taylor McCall

Taylor McCall is the founder of Common Thread. A movement of interconnected churches in Birmingham, Alabama that consist of intentional neighborhood communities, small businesses and justice works in both their city and multiple cities around the world. Taylor and his wife Lindsey and their five children live in downtown Birmingham and have been living in and practicing intentional community for almost a decade.

Meet JR Woodward

JR WOODWARD has been passionately planting churches on the East and West Coast that value tight-knit community, life-forming discipleship, locally-rooted presence and boundary-crossing mission for over 25 years. He is the author of Creating a Missional Culture (IVP, 2012) and co-author of The Church as Movement (IVP, 2016). He co-founded the Missio Alliance and currently serves as the National Director for the V3 Church Planting Movement. He is the co-founder of the Praxis Gathering and writes for numerous websites and journals. He has a Masters of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller and is working on his PhD at the University of Manchester (UK).

Meet Lori Ruffin

Lori Ruffin is an upbeat strategic thinker. Fueled by a passion to help individuals and organizations fulfill their God-given purpose, she is the Operations Manager for the V3 Movement and the Founder of The COO Team, a virtual operations agency for nonprofits and small businesses. She enjoys helping others cultivate their relationship with God, songwriting and singing. She lives in Richmond, Va., with her husband and daughter. and and their three, seriously, amazing children.

Join us May 7, 2020 @ 2pm Eastern

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