March 03, 2017

On April 27, 2017, Reverend Dr. Mike Slaughter will present “The Passionate Church: Ignite Your Church and Change the World” at the 10th Annual Leadership Institute at Central Methodist University, sponsored by the Missouri United Methodist Foundation. Slaughter will share his ideas for creating new and renewed congregations, engaging in ministry with the poor, and improving the health of a church. A workshop setting will allow Slaughter to engage in dialogue with attendees regarding church growth and mission-based faith. 
    
Slaughter is recognized as one of the most influential Christians in America. He is in his fourth decade as the “chief dreamer” of Ginghamsburg Church and is the spiritual entrepreneur behind ministry marketplace innovations. When Slaughter arrived at Ginghamsburg Church in 1979, membership totaled around 100. Now, 4,000 attend worship on a weekly basis at his church located in Tipp City, Ohio. 
    
“One of Mike’s greatest gifts is his relentless passion,” states David Atkins, director of the Foundation. “He travels around the country challenging leaders to rethink a comfortable approach in ministry while stressing the need to minimize brick and maximize mission. Mike Slaughter has twice received the Denman Evangelism Award in recognition of his leadership in promoting the United Methodist Church’s historic commitment to evangelism. We are excited that clergy and lay leaders will have the opportunity to hear Mike speak at the 10th Annual Leadership Institute.”

The 10th Annual Leadership Institute will be held April 27, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the Inman Student and Community Center located at Central Methodist University. Register for the event online at www.mumf.org or call the Foundation at 800-332-8238. The cost is $50 and includes lunch and a copy of Slaughter’s book The Passionate Church: Ignite Your Church and Change the World.