Friday, September 26, 2008

Wisdom for Leadership Teams & Pastors

Knocking Over the Leadership Ladder

Paul R. Ford
ChurchSmart Resources, 2006, 213 pp., ISBN 1-889638-58-7

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Paul Ford is a leadership and teambuilding specialist with Church Resource Ministries (http://www.crmleaders.org/). He has taught and worked with church leaders in several countries. Ford argues that too many churches have become enamored with the business leadership model. The first half of the book explores the problems that face us and the second half gives prescriptions for change.

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"We have a climbing disease…. Bigger is better, more is better, higher is better." (12)

Chapter 1. Christian Leadership Versus the Equipping Releaser

"Everyone wants to be a visionary leader, a leader who has influence over others in some tangible way." (18)

Of ten pastors, two or three may be able to look out the window and see God's vision but the other seven have a problem and they feel guilty. Glorifying one gift causes internal tyranny. But God has designed another way. (25)

The myth that anyone can be a leader is so strong that people with supporting gifts are devalued. . .

"Christians must not seek the position or the gift of leadership; rather they must seek to empower others to discover and fulfill their places in the body." (30)

Chapter 2. Build ME versus Build Community

God's ultimate strategy is relationships. (42) "God's design…is for relationships to have priority over position or results." (43) But it is hard to live "we" when our culture thinks and lives. "I." (44)

"There is no ladder to climb in the kingdom, only relationships in which to be faithful." (55) "Life is really about the stewardship of relationships as God provides." (56)

There are three crucial concepts here: (1) Christian leaders are "stewards of God's grace-driven, of powerful spiritual gifts and of their households of relationships." (2) Leaders are "equippers of body life gifting and relational unity." (3) Leaders are "true ministers, servants who serve by the very nature of the word and the very model of Jesus…." (106)

Chapter 8. God's Economy in Body Life Leadership.

"Paul, in all his dominance and directness as an apostle, did not refer to leadership as the issue…." "There is no leadership ladder in God's economy." (156) Leadership "is actually a series of functions to be fulfilled by a group of people." The tasks of leadership are fulfilled most powerfully by a number of gifted players, not one." (157)

Ford identifies five leadership functions (and has found no one who is powerful in all five)

Values Keeper

Team Builder

Active Listener

Vision Sharer

Equipping Releaser (162)

"God's plan for leadership is that it be a shared process fulfilled by a group of gifted equippers who bring the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit to every situation and need." (174)

"If you ask people who or what is on their hearts, and they think you really want to know, they will tell you. The problem is that most Christian leaders in every type of ministry simply do not ask!" (183) This doesn't mean you endorse anyone to do anything. Some are not prepared. "Submission and an attitude of servanthood are essential prerequisites for releasing people to their ministry passions." (184)

"People are looking for authenticity and truth revealed in real people and genuine relationships, where the message and the messengers have the same integrity." (191) "With unbelievers, in fact, using our gifts becomes our most supernatural means of serving and loving them." (192)


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Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quotes from "Preaching to Transform Congregations"

360-Degree Leadership, Michael J. Quicke, 978-0-8010-9188-9

360-Degree Leadership: Preaching to Transform Congregations
Michael J. Quicke
Baker Books, Grand Rapids MI 2006
First, note prayer's strategic importance. Jesus' pattern of leadership begins in the solitary place (Luke 4:42), and Luke especially notes how regularly Jesus precedes action by prayer (Luke 3:21; 6:12; 9:18; 11:1). Human action presumes that thought and muscle power are all-important, but God's people recognize the priority of a prayer relationship with God, by which he reveals his will and through which he gives his power: Jesus' pattern of dependent prayer remains foundational. Nothing worthwhile for God is accomplished without prayer, and Christian leadership skills must not be exercised independently of prayer. The model roughly stresses the continual importance of spiritual and relational vitality and the leader's personal preparation.
"Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God" was William Carey's mission call. Such personal sense of expectancy has to be generated for the whole community. Through prayers of intercession and petition everyone should be opened up to God's "new thing" (Isa. 43:18-19), anticipating together: "What will God's answer be?" Leadership must not leave prayer dependent on individual choice, chance, or pious goodwill, but so practice and preach it that the whole church joins in.
Jesus made prayer his priority. Prayer ensures not only dependency on God's power to discern his purposes, but also increases capacity for self-disclosure.
Prayer forms the primary strategy by which preacher/leaders listen to God's Word and have the courage to discern appropriate "mental models." Authenticity, honesty, and transparency in a preacher/leader's thinking all depend on quality prayer with open Scripture.
Preacher/leaders should know that the only hope for long-lasting change lies in encountering God's power.
The story of a new pastor arriving at a church in Dallas illustrates this principle well. Finding a demoralized church in decline, he challenged them in one of his first sermons: "If we will seek Jesus and him alone, the concerns we have and the challenges we face will come into perspective." (Herrington, Bonem, and Furr) During his first two years he organized a two-day retreat for the church's disheartened leaders, with a sole purpose to provide personal and corporate worship. Toward the retreat's end he said,
The only agenda I have for now is to repeatedly call us back into the presence of God. Don't misinterpret what I'm saying - I firmly believe God has a plan for us. But I want us to be sure that the plan we commit to is God's, not ours. I don't know when or how he will reveal that plan. Until he makes it clear, I want to ask you as leaders...to join me in calling the rest of this body of Christ back to its first love. (Herrington, Bonem, and Furr)
Unsurprisingly, this marked the beginning of fresh spiritual vitality for the whole church.
Preaching is not about racking up great faith in God but proclaiming faith in a great God. The more a community encounters God's holiness, the more they know and love the one they worship and the more ready they are to experience congregational transformation. These big themes of Christian life should ring true because the preacher/leader believes, practices, and preaches them.
In chapter 1 I described how reluctant I was when I arrived as pastor to St. Andrew's Street Baptist Church in 1980. The church was dying before my eyes. I had little trouble portraying current reality but great difficulty in seeing any vision. I knew that spiritual and relational vitality was crucial to any God happening, though I had no clue then, of course, about the leadership model in this book. From the outset two priorities gripped me: preaching and prayer. I know my inadequacy drove me to spend longer in the Scriptures, holding onto the bigness of God's promises, glimpsing the breadth of the kingdom of God, to work through the implications of the Lord's call upon me and my people on this main street in Cambridge. Like others mentioned in this book I kept asking: What is God calling us to do together? With honesty, trying to live as close as I could be with Jesus, I majored first on prayer.
It is intriguing to reflect back on the role of preaching in those first months of new ministry as issues of values, prayer, and vision were presented. On my first Sunday I preached my heart out with a sermon entitled "Glory in the Cross" (1Cor 2:1-5;Gal 6:11-16). I called people to go with me to the cross - God's greatest action for us. Directing others into a lively corporate prayer life seemed to be a priority, and I pleaded with the congregation to come to the Tuesday prayer meeting to make an urgent start with God. To my surprise, fifty out of seventy people came that first week. Luke 11:5-13 become our theme story, when Jesus dares to liken God to a man asleep in bed who refuses at first to answer the door and help his neighbor. Only as the neighbor keeps knocking and asking with nagging persistence is there a happy outcome. This is a challenge to persistence in intercession. I introduced an idea that would give rigor to our congregational prayer life - we made a prayer agenda of issues that would focus daily, individual, and corporate prayers. Specific issues were prayerfully identified (no more than five or six at a time) and written down in a large book that we would maintain for many years as a record of our asking and God's answering. This battered and dog-eared book, with a mixture of handwriting and styles, remains one of the most important records of church life through the 1980s. It is no exaggeration to say that every major breakthrough is found in its pages, anticipated, prayed through, and rejoiced over. every hope, disappointment, financial problem, meeting decision, and nut-and-bolt issue is here.
1st - Prayer
Prayer in the quiet precedes noisy action.
Private prayer precedes public prayer.
Personal relationship with the Father precedes public relationship.
Words to God precede words for God.
Time with God precedes time for God.
Who we are in secret with God is the test of authenticity. One of the greatest lies we have been sold is that prayer is very important but that our plans and actions are even more important. Such is our pride that we believe we did it. We sprinkle a prayer or two on our business meetings but we know what we can achieve. And we miss the larger part - what might have been achieved if we had first prayed and kept praying.
My father died two summers ago, aged eighty-eight. A retired pastor, he had deliberately reduced his possessions to the minimum. But I shall never forget finding by the side of his armchair his worn leather briefcase full of all his prayer commitments. Page after page about so many needs, individuals, and organizations. each one marked right up until the morning he went into the hospital. He refused to have TV because he said that it interfered with his quiet time with God. I found so many of his prayer notebooks and journals, and I marveled how much was accomplished in that little room for eternity. And I also thought (because this crosses your mind at a time like that) what my boys would find of my private life of prayer with God.
Nothing worthwhile is accomplished for God without prayer. "Apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5). Andrew Murray provocatively commented that God only answers prayers when they are asked for his glory. When we petition and intercede it is "your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.... yours is the power and the glory for ever and ever." Prayer is central for each preacher/leader and all who hear them.
My last church was in downtown Cambridge, through the 1980s and into the 1990s. It had a proud history and possessed a large building, but when I was called, the elderly congregation was down in number to around seventy in the morning and twenty in the evening. I couldn't always see them because the mist would roll in and they sat far back. But they had a core of pray-ers who wanted to stay close to Jesus. Frankly, the church seemed to be dying - perhaps burial was going to be my ministry. As someone said to me, "There are already too many churches in Cambridge!"
I had been there a few months when I arranged to meet someone outside the front of the church on a weekday. I don't remember who it was and which day. But as I was standing outside I suddenly realized how many hundreds of people were passing the church front doors. Shoppers, tourists, university students, moms with toddlers, businesspeople, and a few homeless begging. On the sidewalk they kept coming by, five-deep. Hundreds of them. For the first time it hit me how busy our street was during the week and how totally we ignored these people. we only met when the city was quiet and empty and it was easy to park. And it seemed to me that the Lord was calling us, weak though we were, to push out into deep water. To open our doors to mission on our high street.
We made it an urgent matter for prayer. Prayer that was organized so that every member of the congregation had the same topics to pray for every day and together in corporate prayer. We kept a book to record these prayers and God's answers. We prayed about the use of our premises, our finances, our missionaries, our vision.
We suffered disappointments. One or two early possibilities didn't work out. We kept praying. And then at a congregational meeting one person said why didn't we open our church doors right now. Say, at Christmas. We could sing carols (which seemed risky, knowing some of the singers), we could offer coffee and cookies, we could tell out the Christmas message. Some expressed worries. Might people drop drink or crumbs in the church building? But come to think about it there would be no one left to use the church building unless God did something!
When the day came there was much nervous excitement. Would anybody actually come in? How would we deal with total strangers in our space? How many do you think actually came in that day? By four o'clock in the afternoon over five hundred people had come in to lay down weary burdens of Christmas shopping to hear something of the true people of Christmas. We sang and talked. "I've been passing here for years, and didn't know you existed," said one person. "I'll come back for your services," said another. An international singer, Wanda Jackson, who was in concert in Cambridge that night came in, with her bodyguard. "Please would someone pray with me," she said. "I was so hoping to find a church open today." We could hardly believe how many people and how many needs. Pushing out: God was showing us what he could do even with us. And that became the story of the next twelve years as the church pushed out into the deep waters of mission and we were transformed to be a seven-day witness on the main street.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Boise, ID: Strategic Praying Feeds Strategic Planning


Last Thursday we had our first time of prayer for seeking the heart of the Lord for direction in the Treasure Valley regarding how He desired for Prayer, Care, and Share to be implemented in our community.

Twenty–three of us gathered and first spent time seeking the Lord and making our declarations of worship and praise to Him.

We then took over thirty minutes to individually seek Him in a time of prayer - quieting our hearts before Him and asking Him to speak to us.

The Lord spoke to us in several ways. What we heard may surprise you as it did many of us; however, we listed all the things we were impressed that we heard and then broke into groups of 3-5 and prayed into what we had listed. The result of that time of prayer is at the end of the attachment.

From this time came a call to gather and pray again before our October meeting. The agreed time of prayer was set for Thursday, September 18th from 2-5 PM.

All agreed this was a significant time for us individually and for the Church in the Treasure Valley. The group unanimously decided that the results of this prayer time should go to all interested in LC2C.

Pressing on toward the prize together –

Montie Ralstin for Treasure Valley LC2C

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Monday, September 15, 2008

CARE ~ Nationwide Conference Call


Invitation to Mission America City Reachers' Call with Noel Castellanos

Please join Jarvis Ward for the Mission America City Reachers' Resource Conference Call with special guest, Noel Castellanos on Thursday, September 18 at 10 a.m. Central Time. Noel is the President of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and a key transformational leader in urban Chicago. His topic is "City Reaching and Community Development."

To take part in this call, email info@cityreaching.com. The phone number and pin code will be sent to you via email.

We hope you can make the call!

In Christ,
Rev. Jarvis Ward, National Facilitator, Mission America Coalition
Rev. Dr. Glenn A. Barth, President, GoodCities

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Transforming Congregational Culture



Transforming Congregational Culture
Anthony B. Robinson
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2003

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3. From Civic Faith to Human Transformation
7. From Board Culture to Ministry Culture
8. From Community Organization to Faith-Based Ministry
9. From Democracy to Discernment
10. The Budget: From End to Means
11. From Fellowship to Hospitality
12. Membership Growth: From Passive to Active

...technical or programmatic change, or even restructuring, is not a sufficient response to the challenges of the day. What we face is far deeper than that. We need to be talking about changing the very culture... I argue for a radical - to the roots - change and shift in the culture

If part of what we are dealing with is change in the larger North American culture and society - its religious makeup and ethos, I will also use "culture" and "cultural change" in a second sense. Response to these larger cultural shifts on the part of the once mainline churches will involve change in the culture of congregations. Programmatic change is not enough. Restructuring is not enough. Neither will go deep enough. Most clergy and church leaders get half a dozen mailings each week that describe the latest, hottest, and newest program for congregational renewal. Some of them are quite good. But few of them get to the level of change in the culture of the congregation. (Here I am using the term "culture" in an anthropological sense to mean the thick network of symbols, language, and behaviors that characterize and define a human community.) The challenge we face in the historically mainline Protestant churches is the challenge of cultural change in this latter sense.

To be sure, asking questions is not easy and will seldom be well received. In many respects what I have described as giving leadership for facing adaptive challenge - asking questions, letting people feel the pinch of reality, dis-orienting, drawing out conflict, challenging norms - is the work of a prophet. And we all know what happens to prophets.

Too often we preachers have taken it as our task to make the faith fit in with the modern world rather than to challenge it. We have exercised technical leadership, but not leadership for adaptive change.

If you are in the market for an adventure, it is a great time to be a leader in the church. And because the church today is facing such an important and essential challenge, it is a wondrously exciting time for ministries that help congregations enter into cultural change and the new life that comes with it.

It is true that the church is no longer the conscience of the community, the instrument of aid to the least fortunate, or the center of community and family life, and if we recognize that faithfulness requires more of us than being a good social club for our members, what is the church's business today? Again, it is a time of wonderful opportunity for the church. The post-christendom, postmodern era has given the church the opportunity to discover, or rediscover, a purpose more in keeping with its Scriptures and its own origins and formative years.

Paul Sherry, immediate past president of the United Church of Christ, was once invited to speak at the dedication of a new youth center in Chicago. At the time, Sherry was the executive director of the Chicago Renewal Society, a social-service agency that had Christian roots. Another one of the speakers was Harold Washington, then mayor of Chicago, who had had many associations with Sherry. After the ceremony, Mayor Washington invited Sherry to have a cup of coffee with him at a local diner. When they sat down, Mayor Washington quickly got to the reason for the invitation.
"You know, Paul, I appreciate all your efforts in getting this center opened, and I also appreciated your remarks today. But you are a Christian minister and I didn't hear you say anything today that couldn't have been said by somebody else. We need to hear something else from you. We need to hear something form the gospel!"

"In some churches," writes John McFadden, "there is emphasis - even an insistence - that all members believe the same way, live the same way, vote the same way.
They seem to think it is their mission to force all members to conform to a single identity."

A different way might be described as a church with a clear center but open boundaries. Rather than drawing a hard line that says who is in and who is out, the centered church articulates and honors its center in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. But the walls have many doors. The boundaries are porous. Whoever is moving toward the center is welcome, no matter how far from the center they may be coming from.
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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Culture Change. It Leads to Surprising New Directions


Some strange and wonderful things are happening at Rivertree Christian Church.

After praying for 12 years about purchasing a local 85-acre farm and finally coming to a point in the congregation's history where leaders thought they could pull it off, the church took a different direction.

Greg Nettle, senior pastor for the Massillon, OH church, explains: "When we announced that we're not going to put up a $40 million campus . . . that we're going to be committed to being generous as a church and give money away . . . people cheered in every service," Greg says.

The announcement and the congregation's response were unusual because such a turn of events is counterintuitive to most pastors' dreams of growing a church, buying land, attracting even more attenders and seeing new Christians invite friends to help the church grow even larger.

Instead, some churches today are pursuing a different course that takes them out of the four walls of their church buildings and into surrounding communities. This adventuresome spirit is sometimes even taking them to other continents.

This shift toward first motivating church members to serve in their communities, rather than initially inviting community members into the church buildings is what some ministry leaders around the country are calling a missional impulse. And because this is not a new desire, but the revival of an old one, this ongoing transition is being called a missional renaissance.

The motivations leading today's missional churches to adopt a more incarnational approach vary. And the leaders of these churches are motivated by a variety of influences--both internal and external--including Scripture, books, the example of other Christian leaders, or the success of a particular ministry within their own church.

Tim Senff, director of ReachOut, a ministry of Crossroads Community Church (Cincinnati, OH), identifies 2004 as the year his church began a serious movement toward more missional involvement with its local and extended communities.

The catalyst for the change was a building campaign in which church leaders decided to dedicate a percentage of the money raised toward practical assistance for others. Most of these designated funds . . .

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Monday, September 08, 2008

Macro Prayer-Care-Share Event in Portland



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The weekend has come and gone and Portland CityFest has wrapped. In the end, more than 185,000 people made it down to Waterfront Park to hear the Good News proclaimed by Luis Palau and others … and thousands were impacted by the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. PRAISE GOD!

But Portland CityFest was more than just two days at Waterfront Park. Even more, this festival started something special in our city …

Because of Portland CityFest, we have seen an historic partnership among civic, corporate and church leaders. It has opened doors and increased dialogue, no doubt having a long-term impact on our city, our community, and our region.

God’s hand was clearly on this city-wide campaign. And so much of what we prayed for took place! Just think …

· Two of the largest crowds at Waterfront Park for any type of event

· Great weather (two beautiful days surrounded by rain)

· Unity among pastors and churches (625 churches in participation)

· Historic participation among believers (more than 26,000 volunteers took part in the Season of Service)

· Encouraging media coverage (front page stories, television and radio reports, and much more)

· Historic leadership luncheon on Tuesday (bringing together top political, business, educational, and non-profit leaders)

· And full support from city leaders as we commit to serving the Portland area for the long-term through continued Seasons of Service

STORIES OF CHANGED LIVES BELOW….

As always, the stories of changed lives are what keep us going strong and confirm the fruit of our work. Here are just a few from throughout the week.

Stories from Saturday’s Festival Events

· Mitch – Young man struggling with drug addiction. Talked with a counselor and said it was time to turn his life around. Prayed to receive Christ.

· Jerry – In Portland on a business trip – lives in Michigan – Saw the advertisements for the festival and decided to come. Has been feeling the world’s pull and felt the strong need to rededicate his life to Christ after Luis’ message.

· Jon – 45-year-old man brought to the festival by his daughter. Became a Christian years ago but fell away for more than 20 years. Decided it was time to come back to the Lord last night.

· Janet – Came as a “chaperone” for her teenage daughter and friends, but ended up listening to the message herself and committing her life to the Lord.

· Carlos – Single father raising two children. Took them to the Family Fun Zone. When the evangelist asked the children to make a decision to follow Christ, it was the father who responded and made a commitment to the Lord.

Gwen – (40 years old) Drug addict, has been clean for 9 months … “I rededicated my life to God today. I am a drug addict and have been clean and sober for 9 months. That is a miracle in-and-of itself.”

Stories from Friday’s Festival Events

· Erin – 27 year old mother of two – lost everything due to drugs and prostitution – kids taken away – 69 days of being clean – on her way to starting a new life – saw info for the festival at her treatment center – heard the message and made a first-time commitment to the Lord – “I’m so happy because I know that today is a new day!”

· Sarah – 15 years old – sexually abused – afraid to share her story, but for some reason felt comfortable to open up to the counselor – turns out, the counselor (named Beth) had been sexually abused as a child as well. Both were blown away by the fact that God would bring them together. Beth (the counselor) – “It’s amazing that God would bring the girl to me. She didn’t say a lot, just cried.” Committed her life to the Lord.

· Terri – 38 years old – just lost her earthly father last Friday – but so encouraged by the message – “Now I know that I have God to be my father!” She dedicated her life to the Lord at the Festival Friday night.

James – 13 years old – came to the festival with a couple of buddies; never been to church – they were in the area and wanted to see what was going on – heard the message, gave his heart to the Lord, and prayed with a counselor.

Stories from Wednesday’s Women’s Luncheon

· Cheryl, one of the wait staff approached a table host at the end of the luncheon and asked for a response card. “I just prayed to receive Jesus. Could I get a card to fill out?” Turns out, she didn’t just pick up a pay check yesterday at work. She picked up eternal life!

· Kathy, a 66 year old widow – “My loving husband died 5 years ago and I have closed my heart off to God. I asked him to come back into my heart today.”

· Mary (62) – “Pray for me. I was just diagnosed with breast cancer and starts chemo TODAY!” Nancy made a recommitment to the Lord at the lunch, just hours before heading down this scary path.

· Jennifer, invited by a friend, made a first time commitment to the Lord. As part of the LDS church, it is no surprise she still has questions. But because of yesterday’s luncheon, she has set out on an exciting new journey.

Praise the Lord! He used this campaign to change lives and start something exciting in Portland.

For more photos, videos, and stories about the festival, check out the Portland CityFest blog at http://blog.portlandcityfest.com/.

From Portland, Jay


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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Connecting at the Table ~ A CItyreacher's Resourcing Conference


A conference worth your investment.

The Mission America Coalition
Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 7-9, 2008

For more than a decade, we have served alongside men and women with a passion to see their communities transformed through a relationship with our Lord. I believe the Holy Spirit is calling a representation of His Church to Minneapolis in October. Prayerfully, you will be among the "called out ones!"

The Mission America Coalition annual conference is planned to equip and connect cityreachers and those who deeply desire redemptive change in their cities.

The theme of the conference strikes the heart of each of our cities: "From Generation to Generation - Communicating Christ in Our Changing Cultures"

Connecting Generations

Pray about joining one of these interactive tracks during the conference:
• CityReaching: Principles and Practices
• Partnership Training 101: (foundational elements of collaboration) and
• Partnership Training 201: (skills for convening and facilitating)
• Loving Our Communities to Christ: A Bottom-to-Top, Citywide, Prayer-Care-Share Strategy
• Ministry Networks: from Youth Ministries, to Marriage and Family ministry, to Church Planting and more ...

In addition, conference plenaries will offer cutting-edge points of view from:
• A Seminary Classroom
• A Thriving 20s-30s Church
• A Panel of Grassroots Leaders
• The Shifting Youth Culture
• The State of the Church in America

Come and participate around the table with:
• Cityreachers from communities small and large across the country
• National ministry organizations dedicated to collaborative approaches to young generations
• Denominational leaders
• National ministry networks that connect thousands of marketplace groups and churches

Don't miss this opportunity! Please let me know your thoughts about attending.

Register online at www.missionamerica.org.

Please let one of us know what your thoughts about attending.

Jarvis C. Ward, National Facilitator City/Community Ministries, jarvis@missionamerica.org

Phil Miglioratti, National Facilitator LC2C & C/C Ministries, phil@missionamerica.org



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