360 Ministry Leadership Conference

March 9, 2019

Better Together!
Ecclesiastes 4:9 – “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor”

Presented by - Church Health Ministry

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

Here’s the basic information:
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

Track Session ID Time Conference Description

Leadership - The Portrait of a Leader

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

Competence Matters

Rev. Dr. Herb Banks, New Creation Church of God, Flint

Expressing the importance of competence in leadership, this session deals with the importance of knowing what it takes to be a competent and effective leader and creating an environment where new leaders can be developed with the "right stuff" for ministry in the 21st century.

Leadership - The Portrait of a Leader

A2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Character Counts

Rev. Bob Moss, Hope Community Church, Niles

The stakes are high for the leader, the church and the mission Christ has set before us. The quality of our leadership is found in the core of who we are. Character counts.

Leadership - The Portrait of a Leader

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

Mastering Communications

Rev. Mike Simmons, Orchard View Church of God, Grand Rapids

Our session will focus on ways to effectively communicate in the church so that everyone is clearly informed about designated programming. We will look at various approaches and methods that engage a positive climate of communication across all age levels.

Boards/Elders - Ups and Downs, Ins and Outs

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

The Life Cycle of a Church

Rev. Demetrius Booker, State Associate Pastor for Church Health, Ohio Ministries

Do you know which Life-Cycle your church is in? The church is a living organism and has critical points in its life-cycle. Being able to identify those key moments, enable church leadership to anticipate next steps and ministry needs.

Boards/Elders - Stalled?

B2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Restarting Your Church

Rev. Demetrius Booker, State Associate Pastor for Church Health, Ohio Ministries

Boards/Elders - 3 R's of Taking Care of Your Pastor

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

Rest, Renewal, Recreation

Rev. Dr. William Jones, State Pastor

Your Pastors work long and often emotional hours for their congregation. What are ways the congregation can help them be renewed, refreshed, and at their best? These and many other strategies to love and support your pastor will be discussed.

Mission - Reaching Out

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

Gaining a Mindset Beyond Ourselves

Rev. Kevin Spencer, First Church of God, Monroe

This session will focus on developing our leaders by changing the mindset of how we SEE our communities and how we can develop a sustainable movement of reaching out together beyond our doors.

Mission

C2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Engaging in the Effort Against Human Trafficking

Rev. Julie Wiseman, Eagle Ridge Church of God, Midland

Julie will raise awareness and educate on the presence of Human Trafficking in every area of our state. Julie will give us tools to inform our churches and to take action in large and small ways.

Mission - International Missions

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

The Why's, What's, and How's

Rev. Dave Perry, Edgewood Church of God, Ithaca

Rev. Perry will facilitate a panel discussion on how to develop on-going, sustainable, international missions programs in our local churches.

Ministries - First Impressions

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

What do your guests experience?

Ryan Klund, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

You want new people to come to your church, but what is the fist eleven minute experience of a first-time guest to your church from web-presence, parking lot, to worship? Ryan will address what your guests see and how you can prepare well.

Ministries - Church Security

D2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Creating Safe Places to Gather

Jeff Gray, Eagle Ridge Church of God, Midland

Ministries - Helping Them Follow Christ

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

Discipleship 101

Minister Cyrstal Colp, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

Discipleship is about giving people a place where they can grow in a way that their belief begins to become pare of the DNA of who they are in their everyday life. Join us as we look at shifting the culture in your church toward discipleship and in the process help each other look more and more like Jesus!

Worship

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

Developing Your Team's Heart for Worship

Minister Dawn Gillespie and Friends, Fraser Road Church of God, Kawkawlin

A panel of worship leaders from a few Churches of God in the state of Michigan will address the importance of developing your worship team's heart for worship.

Worship

E2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Creative Design for the Worship Setting: Beg, Borrow, and Build

Mrs. Jennifer Irving, Pennway Church of God, Lansing

Creative worship design does not have to break the bank. During this session, Jennifer will share tips and tricks that can help you get amazing design results that are both beautiful and inexpensive.

Worship

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

Recruiting and Cultivating New Team Members

Rev. Matthew Stone, First Church of God, Greenville

An open discussion on how ministry leaders find, train, develop, rotate and retain good worship teams and how to keep the focus on ministry, while eliminating "drama."

Leaders That Pray

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

Does Prayer Count if... You Keep Your Eyes Open?

Rev. Dr. Robert Dulin, Jr., Southeastern Regional Pastor

Dr. Bob Dulin will help to de-mystify prayer and give examples of the many ways to incorporate effective prayer in the life of leaders in ministry.

Leaders That Pray

F2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fasting for Clarity

Rev. Rick Webb, Fraser Road Church of God, Kawkawlin

Fasting tempers our tendency to rely on our natural world and what we see, and opens our eyes to needs around us that God wants to meet through our church. This session will outline the benefits of fasting for clarity in moving together in ministry.

Leaders That Pray

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

From Prayer to Action: When it stime to ... GO!

Rev. Rick Webb, Fraser Road Church of God, Kawkawlin

Prayer is important and the foundation of every work of the church. The intersection of Prayer and Moving Forward can seem uncertain. This session will outline how to determine when the Green light is shining and its time to Go!

Family

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

Family

G2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Heart and Soul of a Real Marriage - Marriage Ministry

Mr. and Mrs. Dan and Deb Quisenberry, Pennway Church of God, Lansing

Designed to assist lay leaders in starting a marriage class in the local church. Based on "The Heart and Soul of a Real Marriage" 12-week, biblically based curriculum. Offers couples practical resources to enrich and strengthen or offer hope and healing, by discovering God's plan for marriage.

Family

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

Children

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

Better Together With Parents

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

Parents are key! They spend more time with their children than anyone else. Join us as we discuss ways to better partner with these key influencers as they lead in the home and help their kids learn to pursue Christ for a lifetime.

Children

H2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Better Together With People

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

Not only do our volunteers run on coffee and goldfish, they are also the backbone of our ministries. Join us for this session where we discuss the importance of volunteer influencers; how to land them and how to keep them and the training they need to pour into the lives of kids.

Children

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

Better Together With Partners

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

Silos are great on the farm, but not in ministry. There are key transitions and partnerships we must develop between strategic community and church relationships that will not only strengthen our individual ministries, but strengthen the faith of our kids and families. Join us for a lively conversation and practical approaches as we join hands with all who love kids.

Youth

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

Youth Ministry Task Force

Youth

I2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Mark Staton, Minister of Discipleship and Outreach at Lighthouse Community Church of God, Redford

In this session we will explore ways to view Youth Ministry through the lens of discipleship. How do we create a missional and intentional culture among youth that exist in a bumper car society?

Youth

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

Youth Ministry Task Force

In this practical session, we will work together with strategies for designing a year-long calendar for youth events, ministry, and fundraising.

Pastors

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

Bored Meetings

Rev. Bob Moss, Hope Community Church, Niles

Pastors

J2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

#Boundaries/#Lines

Rev. Dr. John Davey, Pennway Church of God, Lansing

Pastors

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

Preaching with Precision and Power: Crafting Your Message

Rev. David Colp, First Church of God, Saint Joseph