360 Ministry Leadership Conference


March 14, 2020



Be Disciples / Make Disciples


“Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.” Eph. 4:12-13 NLT

Presented by - Church Health Ministry

Location: South Church
5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48917

David Nelms

David Nelms, Keynote Speaker

David serves as Founder & President of The Timothy Initiative (TTI). TTI is an international church planting movement that was established with the purpose to train and multiply disciples and disciple making churches around the world. David casts vision and gives direction to TTI as they impact the world for Christ.

David believes that TTI’s strategy to make disciples who make disciples is a simple method for spreading the Gospel to the ends of the Earth that echoes the book of Acts. He believes that as the body of Christ works together, we can finish the task Jesus gave us 2,000 years ago—to make disciples of every nation and people group.

David is a former senior pastor and had success in growing three different churches in Maryland, Iowa and Florida. David received a Master of Arts degree from Moody Bible Institute, a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice University, and his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice University. David is married to his lovely wife Loretta. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.

360 Leadership Development Conference- 8:50 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Drive (off I-496), Lansing, Michigan 48917
I-496 to Exit 1 (Creyts Road) to Mt. Hope Road to Cornerstone Drive.

8:15 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:50-9:30 a.m. Welcome / Keynote / Instructions
9:45 - 11:00 a.m. Session 1
11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Session 2
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Session 3
3:10 - 3:30 p.m. Closing Note

Downloadable Documents

Registration Form

Bulletin

Conference Descriptions

Track Session ID Time Conference Description

Disciple Making: Primary keys to church planting and growth

A1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Making Disciple Makers (How To Multiply)

Dr. David Nelms, Founder and President of The Timothy Initiative (TTI)

Whatever system you use, if these 5 ingredients are present in your disciple making process, you're much more likely to produce disciple makers, that is, disciples who make disciples.

Disciple Making: Primary keys to church planting and growth

A2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Why Start Micro Churches?

Dr. David Nelms, Founder and President of The Timothy Initiative (TTI)

We’re losing ground and losing it rapidly. The way we typically do 'church' is perfectly designed to get the results we’re realizing. There’s a way - not instead of what we’re doing, but in addition to what we’re doing - that will help us reach more of the un-churched.

Disciple Making: Primary keys to church planting and growth

A3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

How To Start Micro Churches

Dr. David Nelms, Founder and President of The Timothy Initiative (TTI)

A step by step process in raising up disciple makers in your local church, resulting in micro churches springing up all around your community.

Casting the Net

B1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Creating a Missional Community - Exercise your disciple-making

Minister Matt Chesney, Eagle Ridge Church of God, Midland

What is a missional community? It’s a place to exercise your disciple making! Eagle Ridge Church of God's journey of creating a space in a local mall is where people are having conversations that have the potential to lead to new life in Christ. This session will explore how to cultivate and implement ideas for missional outreach in a world that is need of safe spaces to explore faith.

Casting the Net

B2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Gospel Clarity for the Disciple Maker and The Bonhoeffer Project

Rev. Bill Greiner, Eagle Ridge Church of God, Midland

How clear is the "Gospel" in your mind? The gospel you preach/teach/live determines the disciples you make. The predominate gospel being taught in the American church has made it almost impossible to make Christ like disciples. The need for "Gospel" clarity, and other foundational blocks that create a pathway for true disciple making, will be presented and discussed.

Casting the Net

B3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Multiplication Mindset

Rev. Bill Greiner and Minister Matt Chesney, Eagle Ridge Church of God, Midland

What was the intent of Jesus' "Great Commission?" Was his mindset one of addition or multiplication? The church today is in need of renewing a multiplying mindset. This session will present how Eagle Ridge Church of God has begun changing how they think about the call of the Great Commission as a corporate body, how to cultivate this mindset, and establish it as the mission.

Tools for Discipleship

C1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Witnessing - effective use of your God moments

Rev. Rhyan Glezman, Community Church of God, Clio

In this session, we will be encouraged and challenged in how to effectively and intentionally be witnesses, disciples and disciple makers. We'll learn to take everyday moments and see how God is opening doors for us to walk through in the power of the His Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the key to a powerful witness!

Tools for Discipleship

C2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Making the Most of Your Divine Appointments

Rev. Tom Bader, Chippewa Valley Church of God, Clinton Township

Get equipped to make disciples and gain these three important skills

  1. Practice how to be filled with the Holy Spirit every day - it’s easier than we may think.
  2. Discover your unique mission field - it’s closer than we realize.
  3. Learn how to share your story and God’s story - it’s a skill worth practicing.

Tools for Discipleship

C3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Engaging Your Community - The "Why"and the "What" of reaching out

Rev. Kevin Spencer, First Church of God, Monroe

Are you seeing your communities through the eyes of Jesus?The main objective in this session we will focus on the importance of Community from a leadership/discipleship perspective, to better understand the needs in your community, and to strategically target those needs.

Growing as Disciples

D1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Discipling Women

Mrs. Mary Bader, Chippewa Valley Church of God, Clinton Township

Creating a Discipleship Environment where we:

  1. Learn to do life together like Jesus did.
  2. Practice authentic sharing which carries over to our witnessing.
  3. Build trust that leads to spiritual growth and maturity.
  4. Discover breakthrough healing that God uses within our ministries.

Growing as Disciples

D2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Discipling Men for Impact

Minister David Johnson, David Johnson Ministries, Flint

With the cultural confusions of gender, sexuality, role responsibility & the lack of healthy role models, many men are without Godly purpose or passion. This session will describe how to develop a ministry that gives men direction to become impacting disciples of Jesus Christ in the worlds in which they live, work, and play.

Growing as Disciples

D3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Deepening Your Discipleship

Dan Marsh, PLLC, Attorney at Law

Learn about how to experience the formational process of accountable discipleship and participation in a supportive community, where spiritual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. Participants in the disciple-making process are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call.

Reaching Cultures

E1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Reaching Arabic Cultures

Reaching Cultures

E2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Reaching Hispanic Communities

Rev. Julian Guzman, Iglesia Vida Plena, Wyoming, Michigan and Director of the Urban Church Leadership Center, Grand Rapids

If you're interested in reaching out to the people of this community, to embrace them, and make disciples among them, then this session will give you practical ways to do that and important cultural insights to help you understand the challenges within this community and a strategy to reach into it.

Reaching Cultures

E3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Building a Healthy Multi Cultural Church

Rev. Al Grant, Sr. Pastor, Church of God of Detroit

One of the most effective way to advance the Gospel in the twenty-first century will be through strong and vital multi-ethnic churches. This session will describe how to begin taking steps towards building a healthy and diverse church, focusing upon the mandate, commitments, and practices that will give any congregation a new strength to make disciples of all nations.

Prayer

F1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Healing Prayer

Alise Merrow, Prayer and Healing Ministry Leader, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

As disciples of Jesus, God has given us this beautiful gift of praying to bring His miraculous power of healing. This session will focus on how to pray, what to do if healing doesn't happen right away, and how to partner and walk with Holy Spirit in healing ministry.

Prayer

F2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Contemplative Prayer for Disciples

Rev. Dr. David Aukerman, Mount Haley Church of God, Midland

Rooted in the Christian mystical tradition of the desert fathers and mothers, contemplative prayer is a process of inner transformation which involves resting gently in the loving presence of God. In this session, we will learn the history of contemplative prayer, explore methods of practicing it in everyday life, and engage in a brief period of contemplative prayer together.

Prayer

F3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Soul Care for the Disciple

Rev. Sandy Kuepfer, Spiritual Direction

The deeper and more connected our relationship with Christ, the more we are able to experience the Spirit's guidance in discipling others. This session will explore practical ways to strengthen our connection with God as we develop strategies to slow down, rest, and restore our souls in Christ.

Tech

G1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

A Seven-Step Strategy For A Self-Directed Capital Fund Campaign

Rev. Al Grant, Sr. Pastor, Church of God of Detroit

With the ever-increasing demand on local churches to provide services to its members and community, while at the same time making disciples and maintaining safe, modern, and clean facilities, this challenge can be daunting. This session will show you how to streamline the process of Fund development and promote the generosity of the disciples of Jesus within your congregation. It will present a simple step-by-step easy to follow, workbook, that contains the information necessary so church leaders can conduct and manage their own Fund Development Program.

Tech

G2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Faithlife Church Tech Workshop

FaithLife Equip

Technology is a powerful tool for ministry. In this workshop learn how your church can use technology for stewardship, worship, connection, outreach and Bible engagement. Bring your laptop or tablet to this session and we'll show you how.

Tech

G3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Life Givers

Tom Pratt

This session will show you how to increase your leadership skill via online learning on topics that will help you to become a better disciple of Jesus. With a small cohort of learners, this can be a wonderful experience right from your own home.

Rethinking Missions

H1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Making and Deploying Disciples Beyond Church Walls

Tom Fischer, founding director of GoodLife Community Partnership and GoodLife Church in Rochester Hills

In a culture where people are coming less to church, God's calling is for the church to be "called out" into the community. GoodLife Church is a unique community church which, over the last two years, has grown to 12 community sites...and over 250 off-campus worshipers. All this from a church which averages about 60 in worship each weekend. Discover how God can connect your church to your community in a simple, repeatable way...and build disciples in the process!

Those who attend...

  1. Will understand the wonder of God's working outside the church walls.
  2. Will learn how to establish places where individuals can be equipped and trained for growth in discipleship and outreach.
  3. Will learn how churches of all sizes (even theirs) and individuals can extend their Christian outreach simply and effectively.
  4. Will learn how God is calling--and equipping--us to a greater ministry than we ever imagined.

Rethinking Missions

H2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

International Work Camps as a part of Growing Disciples

Jim Walters, Director of Vision Ministries, Columbus, Indiana

Explore how international work camps enable you to: 1) grow in your personal discipleship, 2) impact and build meaningful relationships with individuals in other cultures and, 3) experience a greater sense of the worldwide nature of God’s church.

Rethinking Missions

H3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Deepening Your Discipleship

Dan Marsh, PLLC, Attorney at Law

Help business owners be disciple-makers. Learn disciple-making in the marketplace and how to improve the company’s performance while integrating faith with the business.

Youth Ministry

I1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Be Disciples... “Living a Lead Life”

Chris Modrzejewski, Family Life Pastor, Arlington Countryside Church (IL)

Exploring the core values of being a disciple and how being healthy as a leader is essential while leading others.

Youth Ministry

I2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Make Disciples... The Power of a Living Model

Chris Modrzejewski

Exploring the relational model for discipleship called the, "Be-With" Constellation Testimonies about being and making disciples.

Youth Ministry

I3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Creating a Culture of Mentoring

Chris Modrzejeweski and Ben Kreider - Meeting in the Gym/Cafeteria

This session will be asking “How can discipleship and mentoring grow within our own community? There will be a time to share what you are learning, while determining next steps for you and your ministry.

Youth - Student Track

J1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Be Disciples... “Living a Lead Life”

Rev. Ben Kreider, Youth Pastor, First Church of God, Alma

Exploring the core values of being a disciple and how being healthy as a leader is essential while leading others.

Youth - Student Track

J2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Make Disciples... The Power of a Living Model

Rev. Ben Kreider, Youth Pastor, First Church of God, Alma

Exploring the relational model for discipleship called the, "Be-With" Constellation. Testimonies about being and making disciples.

Youth - Student Track

J3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Creating a Culture of Mentoring

Rev. Ben Kreider and Chris Modrzejeweski - Meeting in the Gym/Cafeteria

This session will be asking “How can discipleship and mentoring grow within our own community? There will be a time to share what you are learning, while determining next steps for you and your ministry.

Children's Ministry

K1 Session 1
9:45-11:00 a.m.

Discipling through the phases

Children's Ministry Task Force-Clyde Beaver, Farmington Hills; Sheryl Blake, Hope Community Church, Niles; Becky Rodriguez, Pennway Church of God, Lansing; Bill Shepard, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

Discover what discipling looks like at each developmental stage of a child.

Children's Ministry

K2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Parenting with the end in mind... disciple making at home

Children's Ministry Task Force-Clyde Beaver, Farmington Hills; Sheryl Blake, Hope Community Church, Niles; Becky Rodriguez, Pennway Church of God, Lansing; Bill Shepard, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

Exploring ways to better partner with parents as they take their key role in disciple making of their children.

Children's Ministry

K3 Session 3
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Discipleship = Relationship: Wet, Wacky, and Wild in Children’s Ministry

Children's Ministry Task Force-Clyde Beaver, Farmington Hills; Sheryl Blake, Hope Community Church, Niles; Becky Rodriguez, Pennway Church of God, Lansing; Bill Shepard, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

Come and have fun as we look for ways that are kid-friendly to connect spiritually in creative ways.


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General Assembly of the Church of God in Michigan
4212 Alpha Street,
Lansing, Michigan 48910-0711
517-393-7020
800-369-5890 micog@micog.org

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