360 Ministry Leadership Conference

March 9, 2019

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

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.

Ups, Downs, Starts, and Stops: The Life Cycle of a Church

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

Do you know where your church is in its, "Life-Cycle"? The church is a living organism and has key transitional moments during it's life-time. Being able to identify those transitions, enables church leadership to anticipate next steps and ministry needs to keep your church healthy and growing.

Boards/Elders - Stalled?

B2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Moving Forward: A Successful Church Restart

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

Finding that your church is in "decline" or at the end of it's life-cycle, this session will outline the steps needed to successfully restart and begin an entirely new life-cycle.

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

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

Taking Care of Your Pastor Through Rest and Renewal

Rev. Dr. William Jones, State Pastor

Pastors work long and often emotional hours for their congregations. What ways can a congregation help them to be renewed, refreshed, and at their best? This session will discuss strategies to show love and support for your pastor that will encourage their health and longevity in ministry.

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.

Working Together in the Effort Against Human Trafficking

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

Julie will raise awareness on the presence of Human Trafficking in every area of our state. Tools to inform our churches and avenues to take action, in large and small ways, will be presented in this session.

Mission - International Missions

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

The Why's, What's, and How's of Effective International Missions

Rev. Dave Perry, Edgewood Church of God, Ithaca

A panel discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Perry, 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.

First Impressions: What are your guests experiencing?

Ryan Klund, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

What do new people experience within the first 11 minutes at your church? First-time guests often begin their engagement via your web-presence, and further impressions are being made from your parking lot to getting seated. Ryan will address what your guests experience and how you can prepare well for your first impression.

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

In this session, you'll hear how Eagle Ridge embarked on an effort to improve the safety and security of their facility. They developed systems, teams, technology, and awareness. Learn about what your church CAN DO!

Ministries - Helping Them Follow Christ

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

Discipleship 101

Minister Crystal Colp, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

Discipleship is about helping people grow in such a way that their beliefs become part of the DNA of who they are in everyday life. Join us as we look at new ways and environments that promote connection and spiritual growth at all levels of discipleship.

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 seasoned panel of worship leaders from around the Church of God in Michigan, will address developing your worship team's skills, and even more importantly, your 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. Tom Whitesel, Ithaca Church of God

This session will give you fresh perspectives on how to demystify prayer and keep it relevant to life. Tools, examples, and practices will be shared to help you effectively incorporate prayer into your ministry leadership life.

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 its Time 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.

Building a Marriage Ministry: Heart and Soul of a Real Marriage

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 12 week biblical curriculum, "The Heart and Soul of a Real Marriage. Your church will receive insights on how to enrich, strengthen, and offer hope and healing, by presenting God's plan for marriage.

Family

G2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Heart and Soul of Loving Well

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

This session will introduce leaders to next level tools for marriage ministry; a follow-up for couples who have completed, "Heart and Soul," and are wanting to go deeper. "Loving Well" is a 10 week class for learning to implement the communication process they discovered in, "Heart and Soul."

Family

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

The Upstanding Church: Recognizing Signs of Abuse and What You Should Do

Jessica Staton, Founder and Liason of, The Good Fight Ministries

Domestic violence and sexual assault affects families, churches, and our communities. This session will help raise awareness against stigmas and silence, in an effort to promote congregational and community change.

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. We must develop partnerships to strengthen our individual ministries. Join us for a lively conversation of practical approaches to partner with others to grow our kids' faith.

Youth

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

Navigating Division- Not being One...

Jessica Staton, Founder and Liaison of, The Good Fight Ministries
Minister Matt Derby, Youth Pastor, Edgewood and Ithaca Church of God

Students are echoing our thoughts and actions as we walk paths of division or unity. We will discuss how to best teach students Christ's way of living in a divided world.

Youth

I2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Go and Make Disciples

Minister 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 Tool Kit

Facilitated by the State Youth Ministry Team

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

With decades of experience in guiding church boards, Bob Moss will offer tested tools to help stop gridlock and jumpstart ministry. Board meetings don't have to be Bored Meetings. Featuring the book, "Lost In Logistics: A Step-by-Step Guide to Transform Your Board and Get Your Ministry Moving."

Pastors

J2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

#Boundaries/#Lines

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

Those in positions of power/authority need to be aware of the impact of their influence over others and how they are perceived. Highlighting the need to be above reproach, a discussion of the code of ethics for pastors and leaders for the protection of the Church.

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

Preaching is a high calling and is something that requires our best. This session we'll look at the craft of preaching and will give you practical handles to develop as an expositor of God's Word.

Student Sessions

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

I'm Just a Teenager... Becoming a Prayer Champion!

Rev. Jim Sirks, Sr. Pastor, Cornerstone Community Church of God, Colon

Seek- Be a prayer champion through seeking God!

Student Sessions

K2 Session 2
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Be the Change...Your Life Can Make an Impact!

Rev. James Bryde, Sr. Pastor, Family Worship Center Church of God, Grass Lake

Savor- How your prayer life will make a difference for God!

Student Sessions

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

Showing God's Greatness to Your Friends!

Rev. Jerry Graham, Retired Youth Pastor, Midland

Share- Spread the greatness of God to your friends through prayer!



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Be sure to register with your church, when four or more persons register, the church pays $150.00 and only $15.00 for each additional person for their meals.

Registration deadline is February 27, 2019


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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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