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Creating a Relevant, Effective Multigenerational Christian Education Ministry
Elder Juanita Sheppard | TBD
This course will explore the scope and sequence of the various educational ministries which equip, develop, and mature the saints for godly living and Christian service. It will also discuss steps to building an army of volunteers to staff your educational offerings.

Strategies for Instruction: Teacher Certification 3 Day Intensive
Bishop Cheryl McBride-Brown | TBD
This course teaches the teacher 150 approaches for impactful instruction and current pedagogy.  It is an interactive learning lab. Teachers will learn theory and be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise.

School of the Prophet
Bishop Todd Hall | TBD
This course provides an intensive introduction to the biblical and contemporary role of the office of Prophet. Bishop Hall will discuss judging prophecy, release of prophecy and the critical relationship between the Prophet and the Pastor.

Intercessory Prayer
PENDNG: Bishop William Murphy, Jr. | TBD
Prepare to be taken on a practical journey of intercession as the components of intercessory prayer are discussed and explored in depth.

The Perfect Work of Patience
Pastor Brandon Boutin | TBD
A biblical study grounded in James 1:4. Exploring the process of becoming the person you need to be to fulfill your destiny.

Ministering to Millennials
Rev. Darrell Hall | TBD
How can a church successfully engage the different generations in its congregation? This question lives in the minds of church leaders of all levels. This learning lab will increase understanding of the needs, culture, and language of each living American generation. The Millennial generation will be particularly explored with tools for how the church can effectively engage them.

Worship
Bishop William Murphy, III | TBD
Understanding the posture of the heart. When does worship appear to become a performance? So, if we are indeed performing, then for whom? Are we making the audience our god or God our audience? Let’s dig deeper into this topic and get a clear understanding on Worship vs Performance.

No Blue Print for You
Overseer Anthony Murray | TBD
Have you fallen into the trap of being a counterfeit?  God created us to be uniquely complex and multifaceted. As people and technology are evolving, the way we do church must change.  We have to approach ministry multi-dimensionally using the gifts, skills, knowledge and abilities that are authentic to each of us.  Join us as we explore the importance of tapping into your authentic gifts to push your ministry forward.

Leading While Bleeding
Pastor Hart Ramsey | TBD
This session addresses the often obscured wounded leader.  Specific strategies aimed at navigating the importance of self-care for pastors and leaders will be covered in this journey to total wellness.

Developing A Women’s Ministry
Lady Chi’Ira Oliver | TBD
Do you want a Women’s Ministry that will make you say “W.O.W”?  Lady Chi’Ira Oliver, leader of the “Women of Worship Ministry” at Elizabeth Baptist Church and wife of General Overseer Craig L. Oliver, Sr. will dissect her leadership strategies for success.  Under the leadership of Lady Chi’Ira Oliver, the Women Of Worship Ministry has become one of the largest and most impactful ministries in the 17,000 member Elizabeth Baptist Church congregation.  From Global Missions work, Monthly Biblical Breakfast Sessions, to Annual conferences that draw thousands, Lady Oliver will share her Keys for Developing a Dynamic Women’s Ministry

Social Justice
Pastor John Faison | TBD
This session addresses whether the work of social activism and that of the church are mutually exclusive endeavors.  The concepts of finding a healthy cohesion between activism and spirituality are analyzed.

What is an Armor-Bearer?
Elder Emmanuel Spurlock | TBD
The importance of the role of the armor-bearer and related nuances are discussed and explained in this class session.

Growing Young
Reverend Tim Sims | TBD
This session provides strategies that any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15 to 29 year olds and as a result are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows Pastors and Ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church. All churches grow old but strategic churches grow young.

Thrivent
Thrivent Team | M-2/M-3

Strategies for Instruction: Teacher Certification 3 Day Intensive
Bishop Cheryl McBride-Brown | TBD
This course teaches the teacher 150 approaches for impactful instruction and current pedagogy.  It is an interactive learning lab. Teachers will learn theory and be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise.

Get ACCESS
Alaina Fingal & C.C. Harrison | TBD
Increase our communication and learn how to maximize people, projects and profits though the cutting edge technology of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Also learn strategies to help organize your financial statements and make key financial decisions to attract wealth to your church, non-profit and business.

School of the Prophet
Bishop Todd Hall | TBD
This course provides an intensive introduction to the biblical and contemporary role of the office of Prophet.  Bishop Hall will discuss judging prophecy, release of prophecy and the critical relationship between the Prophet and the Pastor.

No Blue Print for You
Overseer Anthony Murray | TBD
Have you fallen into the trap of being a counterfeit?  God created us to be uniquely complex and multifaceted. As people and technology are evolving, the way we do church must change.  We have to approach ministry multi dimensionally using the gifts, skills, knowledge and abilities that are authentic to each of us.  Join us as we explore the importance of tapping into your authentic gifts to push your ministry forward.

Leading While Bleeding
Pastor Hart Ramsey | TBD
This session addresses the often obscured wounded leader.  Specific strategies aimed at navigating the importance of self-care for pastors and leaders will be covered in this journey to total wellness.

Children’s Ministry
Minister Joyce Holmes | TBD
What are the best ways to minister to children today? This session discusses best practices with getting children involved, working with parents, and a host of other pertinent items critical to the success of your Children’s Ministry.

E-Church Media
Elder Dacari Middlebrooks | TBD
In this session you will learn how to increase your capacity through the medium of digital technology and stay connected with your congregation and others through social media

Social Justice
Pastor John Faison | TBD
This session addresses whether the work of social activism and that of the church are mutually exclusive endeavors.  The concepts of finding a healthy cohesion between activism and spirituality are analyzed.

What is an Armor-Bearer?
Elder Emmanuel Spurlock | TBD
The importance of the role of the armor-bearer and related nuances are discussed and explained in this class session.

Growing Young
Reverend Tim Sims | TBD
This session provides strategies that any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15 to 29 year olds and as a result are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows Pastors and Ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church. All churches grow old but strategic churches grow young.

Worship
Bishop William Murphy, III | TBD
Understanding the posture of the heart. When does worship appear to become a performance? So, if we are indeed performing, then for whom? Are we making the audience our god or God our audience? Let’s dig deeper into this topic and get a clear understanding on Worship vs Performance.

Thrivent
Thrivent Team | M-2/M-3

Strategies for Instruction: Teacher Certification 3 Day Intensive
Bishop Cheryl McBride-Brown | TBD
This course teaches the teacher 150 approaches for impactful instruction and current pedagogy.  It is an interactive learning lab. Teachers will learn theory and be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise.

Growing Young
Reverend Tim Sims | TBD
This session provides strategies that any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15 to 29 year olds and as a result are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows Pastors and Ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church. All churches grow old but strategic churches grow young.

School of the Prophet
Bishop Todd Hall | TBD
This course provides an intensive introduction to the biblical and contemporary role of the office of Prophet.  Bishop Hall will discuss judging prophecy, release of prophecy and the critical relationship between the Prophet and the Pastor.

Intercessory
Bishop William Murphy, Jr. | TBD
Prepare to be taken on a practical journey of intercession as the components of intercessory prayer are discussed and explored in depth.

The Perfect Work of Patience
Pastor Brandon Boutin | TBD
A biblical study grounded in James 1:4. Exploring the process of becoming the person you need to be to fulfill your destiny.

Ministering to Millennials
Reverend Darrell Hall | TBD
How can a church successfully engage the different generations in its congregation? This question lives in the minds of church leaders of all levels. This learning lab will increase understanding of the needs, culture, and language of each living American generation. The Millennial generation will be particularly explored with tools for how the church can effectively engage them.

Worship
Bishop William Murphy, III | TBD
Understanding the posture of the heart. When does worship appear to become a performance? So, if we are indeed performing, then for whom? Are we making the audience our god or God our audience? Let’s dig deeper into this topic and get a clear understanding on Worship vs Performance.

Doctrinal Preaching Part 1
Dr. Teresa Fry Brown | TBD
Doctrinal preaching is a vital necessity in the Body of Christ.  During this session the methodologies of doctrinal preaching and its necessities are analyzed and discussed.

Developing a Women’s Ministry
Lady Chi’Ira Oliver | TBD
Do you want a Women’s Ministry that will make you say “W.O.W”?  Lady Chi’Ira Oliver, leader of the “Women of Worship Ministry” at Elizabeth Baptist Church and wife of General Overseer Craig L. Oliver, Sr. will dissect her leadership strategies for success.  Under the leadership of Lady Chi’Ira Oliver, the Women Of Worship Ministry has become one of the largest and most impactful ministries in the 17,000 member Elizabeth Baptist Church congregation.  From Global Missions work, Monthly Biblical Breakfast Sessions, to Annual conferences that draw thousands, Lady Oliver will share her Keys for Developing a Dynamic Women’s Ministry

Christian Counseling
Reverend Darlene Henderson | TBD
A Stephen Minister provides distinctively Christian and strictly confidential care. This session will provide a detailed overview of how Stephen Ministry can equip lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

LOGOS
Scott Lindsey | TBD
In the new digital world of ministry pastors, preachers, and leaders need cutting edge tools to craft Christ-centered sermons and effective presentations. This class will give you the foundational framework to navigate the exhaustive features and resources in Logos Bible Software. Imagine doing 40-50 hours of sermon prep and Bible study research in under one hour!

Balancing Life/Balance & Boundries
Overseer Terrance Johnson | TBD
We examine a holistic approach to incorporating faith, fitness, finance and family in this session.  Topics such as work/life balance are examined against the backdrop of total wellness.

Thrivent
Thrivent Team | M-2/M-3

Risk Assessment and Legal Backing for Your Ministry
Bishop Andrew Randall | TBD
In this Course participants will receive training on protecting their church or ministry from the pitfalls of litigation by developing effective risk management strategy in employment practices, facilities management, youth ministry and security. There will also be an update on changes to laws governing nonprofits under the new Administration.

Creating a Relevant, Effective Multigenerational Christian Education Ministry
Elder Juanita Sheppard | TBD
This course will explore the scope and sequence of the various educational ministries which equip, develop, and mature the saints for godly living and Christian service. It will also discuss steps to building an army of volunteers to staff your educational offerings.

Strategies for Instruction: Teacher Certification 3 Day Intensive
Bishop Cheryl McBride-Brown | TBD
This course teaches the teacher 150 approaches for impactful instruction and current pedagogy.  It is an interactive learning lab. Teachers will learn theory and be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise.

Growing Young
Reverend Tim Sims | TBD
This session provides strategies that any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15 to 29 year olds and as a result are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows Pastors and Ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church. All churches grow old but strategic churches grow young.

Get ACCESS
Alaina Fingal & C.C. Harrison | TBD
Increase our communication and learn how to maximize people, projects and profits though the cutting edge technology of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Also learn strategies to help organize your financial statements and make key financial decisions to attract wealth to your church, non-profit and busines

School of the Prophet
Bishop Todd Hall | TBD
This course provides an intensive introduction to the biblical and contemporary role of the office of Prophet.  Bishop Hall will discuss judging prophecy, release of prophecy and the critical relationship between the Prophet and the Pastor.

Worship
Bishop William Murphy, III | TBD
Understanding the posture of the heart. When does worship appear to become a performance? So, if we are indeed performing, then for whom? Are we making the audience our god or God our audience? Let’s dig deeper into this topic and get a clear understanding on Worship vs Performance.

Doctrinal Preaching – Part 2
Dr. Teresa Fry Brown | TBD
Doctrinal preaching is a vital necessity in the Body of Christ.  During this session the methodologies of doctrinal preaching and its necessities are analyzed and discussed.

Those Preaching Women
Pastor Kim Davis | TBD
The need for women in today’s pulpit is unmistakable. Their unique and fresh perspective, the insightful and passionate communication alongside the tender but tough tone needed to help a message impact a listener are all attributes women preachers have long exemplified.   This class celebrates the unique gifts, challenges and opportunities of “Those Preaching Women.”

Christian Counseling
Reverend Darlene Henderson | TBD
A Stephen Minister provides distinctively Christian and strictly confidential care. This session will provide a detailed overview of how Stephen Ministry can equip lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Children’s Ministry
Minister Joyce Holmes | TBD
What are the best ways to minister to children today? This session discusses best practices with getting children involved, working with parents, and a host of other pertinent items critical to the success of your Children’s Ministry.

LOGOS
Scott Lindsey | TBD
In the new digital world of ministry pastors, preachers, and leaders need cutting edge tools to craft Christ-centered sermons and effective presentations. This class will give you the foundational framework to navigate the exhaustive features and resources in Logos Bible Software. Imagine doing 40-50 hours of sermon prep and Bible study research in under one hour!

Young Pastors
Pastor Stephen Brown | TBD
This session is designed to disseminate vital information to young pastors who can benefit from the wisdom of tenured pastors who have navigated similar courses before them.

Balancing Life/Balance & Boundries
Overseer Terrance Johnson | TBD
We examine a holistic approach to incorporating faith, fitness, finance and family in this session.  Topics such as work/life balance are examined against the backdrop of total wellness.

Thrivent
Thrivent Team | M-2/M-3

Equipping Women for Leadership
Reverend Kathy Flowers | TBD
Learn how to achieve your full potential for establishing God’s kingdom through your Ministry and Service by Operating in Obedience, Overcoming Obstacles, Out-Distancing Disappointments and using them all as stepping stones to greater Opportunities.

Risk Assessment and Legal Backing for Your Ministry
Bishop Andrew Randall | TBD
In this Course participants will receive training on protecting their church or ministry from the pitfalls of litigation by developing effective risk management strategy in employment practices, facilities management, youth ministry and security. There will also be an update on changes to laws governing nonprofits under the new Administration.

Creating a Relevant, Effective Multigenerational Christian Education Ministry
Elder Juanita Sheppard | TBD
This course will explore the scope and sequence of the various educational ministries which equip, develop, and mature the saints for godly living and Christian service. It will also discuss steps to building an army of volunteers to staff your educational offerings.

Strategies for Instruction: Teacher Certification 3 Day Intensive
Bishop Cheryl McBride-Brown | TBD
This course teaches the teacher 150 approaches for impactful instruction and current pedagogy.  It is an interactive learning lab. Teachers will learn theory and be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise.

School of the Prophet
Bishop Todd Hall | TBD
This course provides an intensive introduction to the biblical and contemporary role of the office of Prophet.  Bishop Hall will discuss judging prophecy, release of prophecy and the critical relationship between the Prophet and the Pastor.

Intercessory Prayer
Bishop William Murphy, Jr. | TBD
Prepare to be taken on a practical journey of intercession as the components of intercessory prayer are discussed and explored in depth.

Worship
Bishop William Murphy, III | TBD
Understanding the posture of the heart. When does worship appear to become a performance? So, if we are indeed performing, then for whom? Are we making the audience our god or God our audience? Let’s dig deeper into this topic and get a clear understanding on Worship vs Performance.

The Perfect Work of Patience
Pastor Brandon Boutin | TBD
A biblical study grounded in James 1:4. Exploring the process of becoming the person you need to be to fulfill your destiny.

Servant Leadership
Bishop Lester Love | TBD
This course is for the engaged servant-leader in the contemporary Christian Church. It will allow you to take inventory of your own anointing and purpose in the Christian Church by describing the attributes, spiritual gifts, and qualities that enable you to serve in a spirit of excellence.  It will prove helpful to church leaders, especially pastors, who are concerned about having a spiritual as well as functional perspective about those who serve them and the challenges that go along with someone standing in the proverbial “shadow” of great men.

Blooming Where Planted
Overseer Victor Tate | TBD
While ALL churches age by default, many of its pastors and leaders are being called at younger ages. This presents an often complex marriage of generationally bred theologies, presumed contemporary pastoral leadership styles and embedded congregational cultures. This session is designed to explore some best practices of understanding and navigating the delicate balance of traditional/transitional churches and the changing demographic of 21st century pastors and leaders. When God plants great Pastors with great Churches the intent is Great Ministry NOW!!

Panel Discussion
Overseer Debra Morton & Lady Chi’Ira Oliver | TBD
The classic statement, “Behind every great man is a greater Woman” is indeed true!  In this class, Dr. Debra Morton and a panel of accomplished women in ministry will dissect those essential qualities and attributes that every woman married to a man in ministry should possess. Each woman on the panel will coach and mentor those ladies present toward a clear understanding of how to maximize their best ministry gifts, and where they can look for additional resources to strengthen their own well-being as they continue to be, “The Minister Who Ministers to the Minister”.

Preaching From the Study
Pastor Christopher Davis | TBD
This session will instruct attendees on the basics of exegesis and how it informs our homiletics.  It is the goal that attendees will also become effective in presenting God’s Word with accuracy, relevancy, authenticity and passion.

Youth Ministry
Elder Addison Canidy | TBD
Youth ministry ain’t like it used to be! With the ever-increasing influences from culture, children and youth are bombarded with differing ideas and philosophies, religious ideals, and worldviews; thus they need youth ministry leaders who understand and are able to exegete the culture, to be able to walk alongside their students.

Who Will Do It With Me: Church Planting
Pastor Patrick Sanders | TBD
During this course a biblical and missional rationale for church planting as a means of expansion and evangelism are examined and discussed.

Thrivent
Thrivent Team | M-2/M-3

Spiritual Parenting 101 – Part 1
Bishop Lionel Catchings | TBD
This course will explore how to successfully navigate the key relationship components between spiritual fathers and their pastoring sons and daughters. In addition to examining the nuances implicit within the spiritual father and spiritual son/daughter dynamic, this course will cover how to become a spiritual son or daughter as well as an exposition of the nature of being a pastoring son/daughter.

Risk Assessment and Legal Backing for Your Ministry
Bishop Andrew Randall | TBD
In this Course participants will receive training on protecting their church or ministry from the pitfalls of litigation by developing effective risk management strategy in employment practices, facilities management, youth ministry and security. There will also be an update on changes to laws governing nonprofits under the new Administration.

Strategies for Instruction: Teacher Certification 3 Day Intensive
Bishop Cheryl McBride-Brown | TBD
This course teaches the teacher 150 approaches for impactful instruction and current pedagogy.  It is an interactive learning lab. Teachers will learn theory and be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise.

Get ACCESS
Alaina Fingal & C.C. Harrison | TBD
Increase our communication and learn how to maximize people, projects and profits though the cutting edge technology of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Also learn strategies to help organize your financial statements and make key financial decisions to attract wealth to your church, non-profit and business.

School of the Prophet
Bishop Todd Hall | TBD
This course provides an intensive introduction to the biblical and contemporary role of the office of Prophet.  Bishop Hall will discuss judging prophecy, release of prophecy and the critical relationship between the Prophet and the Pastor.

Worship
Bishop William Murphy, III | TBD
Understanding the posture of the heart. When does worship appear to become a performance? So, if we are indeed performing, then for whom? Are we making the audience our god or God our audience? Let’s dig deeper into this topic and get a clear understanding on Worship vs Performance.

Servant Leadership
Bishop Lester Love | TBD
This course is for the engaged servant-leader in the contemporary Christian Church. It will allow you to take inventory of your own anointing and purpose in the Christian Church by describing the attributes, spiritual gifts, and qualities that enable you to serve in a spirit of excellence.  It will prove helpful to church leaders, especially pastors, who are concerned about having a spiritual as well as functional perspective about those who serve them and the challenges that go along with someone standing in the proverbial “shadow” of great men.

Blooming Where Planted
Overseer Victor Tate | TBD
While ALL churches age by default, many of its pastors and leaders are being called at younger ages. This presents an often complex marriage of generationally bred theologies, presumed contemporary pastoral leadership styles and embedded congregational cultures. This session is designed to explore some best practices of understanding and navigating the delicate balance of traditional/transitional churches and the changing demographic of 21st century pastors and leaders. When God plants great Pastors with great Churches the intent is Great Ministry NOW!!

Those Preaching Women
Pastor Kim Davis | TBD
The need for women in today’s pulpit is unmistakable. Their unique and fresh perspective, the insightful and passionate communication alongside the tender but tough tone needed to help a message impact a listener are all attributes women preachers have long exemplified.   This class celebrates the unique gifts, challenges and opportunities of “Those Preaching Women.”

Preaching From the Study
Pastor Christopher Davis | TBD
This session will instruct attendees on the basics of exegesis and how it informs our homiletics.  It is the goal that attendees will also become effective in presenting God’s Word with accuracy, relevancy, authenticity and passion.

Youth Ministry
Elder Addison Canidy | TBD
Youth ministry ain’t like it used to be! With the ever-increasing influences from culture, children and youth are bombarded with differing ideas and philosophies, religious ideals, and worldviews; thus they need youth ministry leaders who understand and are able to exegete the culture, to be able to walk alongside their students.

Young Pastors
Pastor Stephen Brown | TBD
This session is designed to disseminate vital information to young pastors who can benefit from the wisdom of tenured pastors who have navigated similar courses before them.

Administrators
Sister Jan Davis | TBD
In this session for Administrators we will discuss managing multiple priorities, projects and deadlines.  Participants will learn how to delegate and minimize stress while maximizing administrative effectiveness.

Thrivent
Thrivent Team | M-2/M-3

Spiritual Parenting 101 – Part 2
Bishop Lionel Catchings | TBD
This course will explore how to successfully navigate the key relationship components between spiritual fathers and their pastoring sons and daughters. In addition to examining the nuances implicit within the spiritual father and spiritual son/daughter dynamic, this course will cover how to become a spiritual son or daughter as well as an exposition of the nature of being a pastoring son/daughter.

Risk Assessment and Legal Backing for Your Ministry
Bishop Andrew Randall | TBD
In this Course participants will receive training on protecting their church or ministry from the pitfalls of litigation by developing effective risk management strategy in employment practices, facilities management, youth ministry and security. There will also be an update on changes to laws governing nonprofits under the new Administration.