July 25-28 2023

This Kingdom-minded movement is
revolutionizing the way the Church teaches
and tells the stories of Scripture.

What is the Council?

Throughout the history of the Church nearly a dozen councils and gatherings of devoted believers met to work through differences of belief, wrestle with spiritual matters of substance, and even solidify Scripture itself.

The first Council of Nicaea met to determine the divine nature of Jesus, the Son, and God, the Father.

Without these fellowships of faithful leaders there is no telling how the story and state of Christianity would have turned out. Sadly, the Church has grown accustomed to working splintered apart in separate kingdoms and spheres.

The First Council of Constantinople met to determine the equality of the Holy Spirit, God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, the Son.

But even in this age of division, this Council exists to be a place for pastors to collaborate together to tell bigger stories and bolder truths that will build the Kingdom of God, not just on Sunday mornings but every day in

The Council is a Kingdom-minded two-day experience that breathes new life, begins new friendships, and builds new content for pastors – giving every church represented margin for more ministry all year long.

“God does not merely give us teaching, He gives us history.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Event Details

Accommodations + What's Included

Lodging and food is included! We will be staying on the beautiful grounds of Stillwater outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. To get a sneak peak of the accommodations, click here.

Transportation Info

If arriving by plane to GRR Airport, please send us your flight itinerary and our team will transport you to the lodging facility and transport you back to the airport on departure day.

If arriving by car, we will provide you with an address to the site.


Tuesday July 25 2023

After 2:00pm: Arrival and Check-in
6:30pm: Dinner
7:30-late: Fireside Connection Time

Wednesday July 26 2023
7:30-8:30am: Breakfast
9:00-10:00am: Establishing Commonality
10:00-10:30am: The Series Draft
10:45-12:00pm: Workshop with Matt Engel – GLOO
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-3:00pm: Free Time / Activities on Grounds
3:00-6:30pm: Series Biblical Framework Planning Session 1
6:30-7:30pm: Dinner
7:30-late: Fireside Connection Time
Thursday July 27 2023
7:30-8:30am: Breakfast
9:00-11:00am: Series Biblical Framework Planing Session 2
11:00-12:00pm: Workshop with Matt Engel – GLOO
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-4:30pm: Free Time/ Activities on Grounds
4:30-6:30pm: Series Biblical Framework Pitches
6:30-7:30pm: Dinner
7:30-late: Connection Time

Friday July 28 2023
7:30-8:30am: Breakfast
9:00-10:00: Finalize Content Planning for Volume Two
12:00pm: Checkout


What Happens After the Council

The Paper Giants team works around the clock for the rest of the year to turn the collaboration of content into a full year of teaching outlines and commentaries, illustrations, story prompts, group guides, graphics and videos, texting and social media content, and more!


Almost Go Time!








Gift Another Church!

Finally, every church that takes part in The Council at Grand Rapids will be given the opportunity to share all the creative products created from this experience with any one church of their choosing.

Space is limited!

Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page of possibilities!

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