Myron Pierce
Jan
22
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Myron Pierce

How To Become A Leader Worth Following

January 22  // @myronpierce

Myron Pierce is a thought leader, author, entrepreneur, and Pastor. Myron has been married to Kristin Pierce for eight year, and together they have four kids. Myron has a  bachelor’s in Biblical Studies and Business Leadership, and is currently working on his Master’s at Pillar Seminary. After launching five churches, two serviced based companies, and an entrepreneurial incubator, he is now the Lead Visionary of Mission Church, a grassroots inner city mission that inspires hope, catalyzes social ventures, and engages in community development.

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Frank Bealer
Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

Frank Bealer

The Myth Of Balance - Thriving In The Tension of Ministry, Work, And Life

February 12 // @fbealer

Frank is the Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange / The reThink Group and CEO of Phase Family Centers. Prior to Orange he was the Family Pastor at Elevation Church in Charlotte North Carolina where he oversaw family ministry at more than a dozen locations. Frank is married to Jess and together they have four children.

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Mandy Smith
Mar
5
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Mandy Smith

The Vulnerable Leader - How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry

March 5 // @uccmandy

Originally from Australia, Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade café in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a regular contributor to Christianity Today publications and the Missio Alliance Blog as well as the author of “The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry” and “Making a Mess and Meeting God”. She is also the director of the SheLeads Summit. Mandy and her husband Jamie,  live with their two kids in a little house where the teapot is always warm.

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Stephen Proctor
Mar
26
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Stephen Proctor

Visual Liturgy - Illuminating Worship Spaces With Technology

March 26 // @stephenproctor

Stephen Proctor an experience designer who loves to illuminate sacred spaces with a fusion of art, liturgy & technology, specifically involving immersive projection. His work allows him to collaborate with various authors & artists such as GUNGOR and the Liturgists, Farro, The Brilliance, All Sons and Daughters, Glenn Packiam, and Beth Moore

Stephen lives in Nashville & is a part of WELD, a collaborative studio for creators. His latest passion project is The Radial Conservatory, a collective of composers, musicians & visual artists who create live immersive experiences of light and sound.

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Greg Atkinson
Apr
9
12:00 PM12:00

Greg Atkinson

Secrets Of A Secret Shopper - Reaching and Keeping Church Guests

April 9 / @GregAtkinson

Author and international speaker Greg Atkinson has been in ministry for over two decades and has been writing, speaking and training tens of thousands of leaders since 2000.  Greg is the Founder of Worship Impressions and Executive Director of ExPastors.com, and a part of the Lead Team of Full Strength Network, a nonprofit dedicated to helping pastors and church leaders stay healthy and avoid burnout. Greg is an author, leadership coach, and consultant. He has worked with churches of all stages and sizes, including some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the country, as well as with businesses, and other non-profits. His heart beats fast for the lost and truly loves helping churches create a first impressions strategy that turns guests into regular attenders.

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Nancy Beach
Nov
13
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Nancy Beach

Leading Together - Navigating How Men And Women Can Lead Side By Side

November 13 // @NancyLBeach

Nancy serves as a leadership coach with the SlingShot Group, helping church leaders and teams to flourish in life and ministry.  Nancy also uses her teaching gifts to cast vision at conferences and workshops, for both artists and women in leadership.   In her book, An Hour on Sunday, Nancy expresses the core vision and values which she believes are foundational to any effective arts ministry.  Nancy’s second book is titled: Gifted to Lead: the Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church.

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Amy Simpson
Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

Amy Simpson

10 Signs You've Reached Your Limit (And What To Do About It).

October 30 // @aresimpson

Amy Simpson is an author, speaker, and life & leadership coach who helps influencers get clear on their calling and thrive in times of transition so they can see clearly, lead boldly, live true, and fully engage in life with guiding purpose. She is the award-winning author of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission and Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry (both InterVarsity Press). Amy lives with her family in Illinois.

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Casey Tygrett
Oct
16
12:00 PM12:00

Casey Tygrett

Questions Based Leadership In An Answers Based World

October 16 // @cktygrett

Casey Tygrett is the teaching  pastor at Heartland Community Church, as well as a writer, and spiritual director. He  is the author of Becoming Curious: A Spiritual Practice of Asking Questions (IVP). He and his family live in Rockford, IL.

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Ryan Leak
Oct
2
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Ryan Leak

Chasing Failure - How Ditching Fear And Taking Risks Will Advance Your Church

October 2  // @ryanleak

Ryan Leak is a Filmmaker, Author, & Motivational Speaker. He’s mostly known for pulling off The Surprise Wedding, which went viral on Youtube in 2013. Ryan is also the Young Adults Director at Covenant Church in North Dallas. Ryan’s latest project is a documentary about what life could look like if we all stop living with the fear of failure. This documentary captures Ryan’s journey of trying out for the NBA team, the Phoenix Suns. Ryan also released a new book this year entitled, Chasing Failure: What if losing was the quickest way to win? .

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Ian DiOrio
Sep
18
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Ian DiOrio

Leading Lasting Change

September 18 // @ianmdiorio

Ian DiOrio became a Christian in his twenties after spending his younger life in the underground music scene in Los Angeles as a DJ, producer and promoter. Ian has served as a teaching pastor at RockHarbor Church & Eastside Christian Church and currently writes and speaks from Southern California where he is the Lead Pastor of Active Church (www.activechurches.com). Under Ian’s leadership the church has been radically transformed, renewed and refreshed. The church has grown by hundreds of people, and over 500 baptisms have occurred in three years. His first book Trivial Pursuits: Why Your Real Life is More Than Media, Money and the Pursuit of Happiness, was published by Baker Books in 2014.

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Sheila Heen
Apr
10
12:00 PM12:00

Sheila Heen

Sheila is a Founder of Triad Consulting Group and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Sheila is co-author of the New York Times Business Bestsellers “Difficult Conversations”, and “Thanks for the Feedback...

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Brad Hoefs
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Brad Hoefs

Brad is the Pastor of Community of Grace Lutheran Church in Elkhorn Nebraska, and the founder of Fresh Hope, and organization dedicated to empowering individuals with a mental health challenge to live a full and rich, faith filled life...

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Dan Scott
Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Dan Scott

Communicating With Story

Dan Scott is the Large Group Director for 252 Basics Group at Orange. He spends most of his time leading a creative team of talented writers that innovate large group environments. Through this role, his role as a communicator, and his many years as a children’s pastor, Dan has learned the power of storytelling.  He’ll share his insights with us about how to communicate effectively with story.

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Marilyn Borst
Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Marilyn Borst

Lessons From The Global Church

Marilyn work for the Global Outreach Foundation as the Associate Director for Partnership Development.  In this role, Marilyn focuses upon relationships in the Middle East, implementing new strategies for engaging small churches in global mission and in creating new avenues along which women may use their unique gifts in global engagement.  Her wealth of knowledge and experience will help us learn some lessons from around the world.

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Walter Hooker
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Walter Hooker

Pastor Walter Hooker currently serves as Senior Associate Pastor of Bellevue Christian Center (BCC), in Bellevue Nebraska. He has served on staff for 22 years after serving 15 years in the United States Air Force. He provides oversight for men’s ministry, adult discipleship, small groups, and BCC’s preschool and daycare (Noah’s Ark). Pastor Hooker provides leadership/adult discipleship instruction and pre-marital/marital counseling. He loves people and the Church.

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David Kinnan
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

David Kinnan

How To Be Brave

David is the Lead Pastor at Fountain Springs Church in Rapid City South Dakota.  Under his leadership, the church has grown at a rapid pace, reaching the lost and baptising hundreds.  David will talk about taking risks, and how to be brave.

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Justin Moxley
Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Justin Moxley

The Challenge of Planting Churches

Growing up in a rural church, serving in a mega church and leading a new church, Justin has been involved in nearly all aspects of the church and church planting. As the Planter Development Executive for Stadia, his team helps new churches launch with the right vision.  Church planting is no easy task, and Justin will talk about the challenges of doing it right and how to launch successfully.

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Kevin Marr
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

Kevin Marr

Perception vs Reality

Kevin Marr the Lead Children's Pastor at Central Christian Church in Mesa, Arizona.  Often times, the way we perceive things may not be the reality of a situation.  And sometimes they way people perceive us, is not what we thought. Kevin will shed some light on how to get at the truth.

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John Cassetto
Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

John Cassetto

How to be a strong church leader

John Cassetto travels all over the world helping Saddleback Church open new campuses, and more specifically launch their worship teams. Church leadership is a unique roll, and there are certain things you need to do to be at your best.  John will help us understand what those things are and how to grow into them. John will join us again this year to talk about how to be brave as a church leader.

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Vince Antonucci
Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

Vince Antonucci

Overcoming why we don’t do evangelism

Vince is the lead pastor of Verve Church in Las Vegas.  He and his team are continually finding innovative ways to reach people who are far from God. While we all know we should do a better job at evangelism, we often do nothing.  Vince will help us identify why and overcome those reasons.

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Melissa McDonald
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Melissa McDonald

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When The church Is Not The Church

The daughter of a pastor and the oldest sister of 3 Melissa grew up doing ministry with her family. Melissa herself has been a children’s pastor and missionary. Passionate about the church and about kids she travels extensively speaking, training, coaching, and consulting. She currently serves as the national Children’s Disciplemkaing Specialist for the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination.

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Jenni Catron
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Jenni Catron

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The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

A self-proclaimed “leadership junkie,” Jenni spends her days serving the local church.  Most recently she served for nine years as the Executive Director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN, where she led the staff and oversaw the ministry of its five campuses.  Prior to joining the staff of Cross Point, she worked in Artist Development in the Christian music industry.  She is currently the Executive Pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California.  She recently released her third book "The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership".

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Rich Birch
Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

Rich Birch

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Momentum Multipliers - Practical help to gain and grow traction in your church

Rich has been involved in church leadership for over 15 years. Early on he had the privilege of leading in one of the very first multisite churches in North America called The Meeting House in Toronto, Canada. He currently serves as Operations Pastor at Liquid Church in the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey, and also founded unseminary.com - Stuff you wish they taught in seminary.

 

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Rory Noland
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

Rory Noland

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Surviving as a leader in the church

Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. He leads retreats for artists, speaks at workshops and conferences, mentors worship leaders, and consults with churches in the areas of worship and the arts. Rory currently leads worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders. Rory is Head of the Worship Department at Nebraska Christian College where he teaches courses in worship and spiritual formation for artists.

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Ryan Stigile
Jan
25
12:00 PM12:00

Ryan Stigile

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How Churches get stuck and how you can help

Ryan is passionate about helping great visionaries lead with strategy. He serves with The Unstuck Group, an organization led by Tony Morgan that helps churches grow their impact through church consulting and coaching experiences. Previously, as Director of Expansion at NewPointe Community Church (Ohio, six locations), Ryan focused on the launch and development of new campuses. With Mount Paran Church (Atlanta, GA), he guided the leadership team through a strategic change initiative to simplify ministry. Ryan writes regularly at ryanstigile.com and tonymorganlive.com

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Curtis Templeton
Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

Curtis Templeton

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The Tension of Leading While Shepherding

Pastor’s kid, singer, drummer, actor, writer, producer, director, videographer, announcement guy, world-traveler, worship-leader-spouse, dad, fun guy, Vegas tour guide…these are just a few of the titles Curtis Templeton has held over the past 20 years of ministry and life. There are tensions and benefits to all of them.  Curtis has consistently found the balance between ‘leading’ and ‘shepherding’ throughout his ministry, and will share principles he has learned. How do you build a high performance team, take the hills, and drive people to something great, and at the same time be a caring shepherd the way Jesus was? 

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Tim Stevens
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Tim Stevens

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Considerations When Looking For Your Next Ministry Job

Tim was on staff for 20 years at Granger Community Church, during which he watched it grow from a congregation of 350 meeting in a movie theater–to a world-impact ministry reaching more than 6,000.  He is now the Executive Search Consultant Team Leader at Vanderbloemen Search Group. That’s a lot of words—but it just means he pours into a gifted team of men and women who walk with Jesus and are giving their lives to help staff the church. His newest book, Fairness Is Overrated, was released by Thomas Nelson in January 2015.

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Miles Welch
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Miles Welch

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Winning While You Wait

Miles is the Pastor of leadership Expansion at 12 Stone Church in Atlanta, Georgia.  He also is the founder and builder of their residency program whIch you can check out at churchresidency.com. Through the residency program, Miles has developed over 60 young pastors and launched them into successful full-time ministry at some of the most influential churches.  As Pastor of Leadership Expansion Miles is additionally invested in leadership development of the 12Stone congregation, the staff and invested in coaching pastors and church staffs across the country 

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Deb Hoffman
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Deb Hoffman

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THE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY LEADER

Deb is the Executive Director of Care Ministry at Lifegate Church here in Omaha, Nebraska.  She has an educational background that is too long to mention, but let's just agree she's probably smarter than you.  She has been a college professor, and a psychologist before she did ministry and also has a hole in one as a golfer.  Is there anything she can't do?

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Ron Edmondson
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Ron Edmondson

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How not to get fired from your ministry job

Ron is passionate about planting churches, but also helping established churches thrive. He loves assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. His specialty is organizational leadership, so in addition to his role as a pastor, he also consults with churches and ministry leaders.

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Stuart Hall
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Stuart Hall

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FINDING YOUR VOICE

Stuart provides vision and leadership for two highly effective non-profit organizations: XP3: A Division of the Rethink Group & DASH INC.  He deeply desires to develop spiritually influential students that engage culture, and partners with great organizations like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to develop students as leaders.  He travels and speaks to thousands of students and leaders each year, has coauthored three books.

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