Experiencing Transformational Community in a Band: Why and how to lead someone to follow Christ for the first time and rediscover relational discipleship in transformation community via The Band Meeting
Kevin Watson and Scott Kisker, authors of The Band Meeting, will present.
Why and how to create a Ministry Action Plan for breakthrough in your ministry
Rev. Nathan Stanton is the Director of Congregational Excellence for the Great Plains Annual Conference
Exponential: Why and how to multiply your ministry
Rev. Dr. Ken Nash is the lead pastor of Wesleyan Church of Hamburg in Hamburg, New York. He formerly served as teaching pastor and multisite director at Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, Michigan.
Discipleship: Why and how to create a discipleship pathway for your church with Mike Schreiner
Mike Schreiner started at Morning Star UMC in 1999 as
a new church out of SunRise UMC in O’Fallon. Morning Star has been the fastest growing church in the Missouri Conference, and is also
the largest, with an average weekly worship attendance of more than 2,000. Schreiner’s new book, co-authored with Ken Willard, is Stride: Creating a Pathway of
Discipleship for Your Church.
Why and how to start a new worship service with Brad Kalajainen of Cornerstone UMC.
Brad Kalajainen is the founding and lead pastor of Cornerstone UMC in Grand Rapids. MI. Cornerstone began as a church plant 26 years ago. Cornerstone is now a multisite church of three campuses with a projection of more in the next few years. Brad coaches, consults, and speaks on a variety of planting, leadership, growth, and multisite ministry related topics. Brad is married to Colleen, and has two grown children.
Why and how to start a new small group with Angie McNeil and Robyn Miller of Woods Chapel UMC
Angie McNeil is the Small Groups Pastor at Woods Chapel. Robyn Miller is the Lead Pastor at Woods Chapel.
Narrative Budgeting: Why and how to do narrative budgeting to tell your church’s story
Rev. Monica Jefferson, senior pastor at St. Andrew UMC in Florissant, and Rev. Tracey Wolff, pastor at North Hills UMC in St. Louis, will lead our conversation.
Together they will share stewardship best practices, tips, and tools that they're using at St. Andrew and North Hills individually and as a cooperative parish.
Why and how to change the world through social entrepreneurship
Rev. Brad Aycock and Dave Warner will lead our conversation.
Brad Aycock is the Director of New Church Development for the West Ohio Conference. He is a Missouri native, growing up in the Bootheel. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University (playing baseball there) with a degree in Biology. Brad started two businesses, later selling them to enter seminary and vocational ministry. He served at La Croix UMC in Cape Girardeau and First UMC in Sikeston before moving to Ohio in late 2015 to launch this newly created position. Brad is married with two boys.
Dave Warner is the pastor of Engage Newark Church and founding Director of Little Arrows Play Cafe in Newark, Ohio. With as strong belief in relational discipleship, the team at Little Arrows has met and begun a journey with hundreds of families in the region. Dave enjoys coaching, sports, music, vegetable gardening and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Why and how to influence for behavioral change
Our discussion will center on the book Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler.
Innovative Mission: Why and how to innovate mission through Fresh Expressions of the Church
Luke Edwards will lead our conversation.
Edwards is the Pastor of King Street Church, a network of fresh expressions and the newest campus of Boone United Methodist Church in Boone, NC. King Street Church currently has fresh expressions meeting in bars, coffee shops, the local homeless shelter, and the county jail. Luke is also the Fresh Expressions Coordinator for the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (WNCC). Luke is a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church and a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary. His life and ministry are dedicated to folks on the margins who have been excluded from the church. He enjoys writing about his wild little church, fresh expressions, and the future of the American Church.
Let's Talk About It: Why and how to have crucial conversations in your church and community
Our discussion will center on the book Holding up Your Corner by Willis Johnson.