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In John 17:22,23 Jesus Prays for His Church. He says, " I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one — I in them and you in me — so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." Jesus desirers for His church to be unified. Diverse, maybe, in ethnic background, gender, geographical location, church size and ministry passions -- but united as Christ followers and unified in our mission to carry out the work God's Kingdom. And as people see God's Church united, despite our diversity, they will see the love and passion and purpose of God's Kingdom and be drawn into His family. That's the theme to be explored at Together To Transform 2020.
Dr. Michael Henderson
Converge V.P. of Church Strengthening
Dr. Harold Lewis
Converge V.P. of BiblicaL Diversity
Dr. Rueben Sierra
Chief Diversity Officer, Bethel University
March 15 Friday
11:30 AM Pastor and Spouse Lunch
2:00 PM Afternoon Breakouts
6:30 PM Opening Session
Dr. Mark Strauss "A Biblical Response to the Ethical Issues of Our Day"
8:45 PM Adjourn
March 16 Saturday
8:00 AM CRM Annual Business Meeting
9:30 AM Session Two
Dr. Mark Strauss "A Biblical Response to the Polarized Politics of Our Day"
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Break Out One
1:00 PM Break Out Two
2:15 PM Conference Concludes
Friday Seminar for all pastor's wives
FOR PASTORS’ WIVES ONLY – "The Power of Your Calling"
Being a Pastor's wife is more than living in a fishbowl and navigating public opinion. It's about embracing a one-flesh Calling as a team. When a husband and wife embrace this Calling together, lived out in different giftings and roles, we create the healthiest marriages, families and from that - churches. We are going to spend this time together being challenged to press into this Calling that God has given us to be in this together, through all the joys and challenges it brings. We’ll spend a good chunk of our time doing an exercise that will bring clarity to all of the ways God has allowed and orchestrated circumstances and used those things to build in you a passion for where He is leading you. It will bring clarity to your unique role that only you can fill. We’ll be reminded together that He truly wastes nothing and works through all things.
Come join us! There’ll be a good mix of fun and content, thinking and laughing, encouragement and challenge.
Friday, March 15th at Mission Hills Church
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
THIS IS FOR ALL PASTORS’ WIVES! Whether you’re the Wife of - a Senior Pastor, a Church Planter, an Associate Pastor, a Youth Pastor, a worship Pastor, an Outreach Pastor, ETC! ALL ARE WELCOMED TO JOIN US!"
Dr. Harold Lewis
Why Build an Understanding of Biblical Diversity?
Dr. Robin Holland
Building a Multi Cultural Church
Dr. Laurel Bunker
Reaching Rural Communities With the Gospel
Embracing the adventure of being a pastor's wife
Gaining control of your kid's social media habit
1) Preaching with integrity
Dr. Mark Strauss
James says, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” (James 3:1 NIV). Those who teach and preach are in a position of extraordinary privilege as they seek to embrace and unleash God’s Word. But with privilege comes responsibility. In this session we will examine various challenges teachers and preachers face that can compromise their integrity, including the challenge of good exegesis, the use and misuse of the original languages, and the importance and potential pitfalls of illustrating the text.
2) The On-Mission Christian – Practical Keys to Unleash the Church
Dr. Craig Smith, Lead Pastor, Mission Hills Church
Jesus never meant the church to be a building we come to, but a mission we are part of. So how do we unleash the followers of Jesus to follow him on mission in the world outside our walls? This seminar will unpack practical, easy-to-implement principles that will help us help our people be the church Jesus always intended.
3) Growing In Grace
Dr. Marshall Shelley, Denver Theological Seminary
Grace is at the core of Christian faith, but it’s easily misunderstood. Since 2 Peter tells us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ,” we should know something about graduated grace and how that happens. What’s our part in that ongoing experience? Yes, “How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed,” indeed, but it even goes beyond that!
4) Disciples Making Disciples
Dr. David Nelms, Timothy Initiative
The Word of God is being unleashed! People are flooding into the Kingdom in unprecedented numbers! It’s just like the Book of Acts! In this breakout we will talk about Disciple Making Movements-what makes it happen and how we can see the same thing here at home in our own ‘Rocky Mountain Jerusalems’!
5) “God’s Justice in Action: Defending the World’s Most Vulnerable”
Jon Good-International Justice Mission
In our journey toward a transformed world reflecting God’s justice and peace, there are far too many who face a constant, tangible, very real threat: everyday violence. According to the UN, an estimated 4 billion people – more than half the world’s population - currently live outside the protection of the law. This session will examine this hidden plague that is destroying lives and undermining the fight against poverty in the developing world. Together we will explore ways that justice systems – police, courts, and laws – are failing those who need them most, and discuss ways that these broken systems can be repaired.
6) Personality Collisions
Lillian Dehn, Care and Women's Director, The Rock Community Church
Personality differences can be "an accident waiting to happen! Whether it's a Church Staff, a Ministry Team or even at a Bible Study - "clashes" can flare up. Learn how to work better as a team because of how God uniquely designed each one of you!
Bring your whole Team and learn together!
7) Children's: “The In-beteens”
Ariel Meyers, Children's Ministry Director, Stapleton Church
How can the church better prepare their preteens for growing in student ministry? Today’s preteens have graduated from kids ministry but are not yet ready for the expectations of student ministry. Join us as we discuss why preteens need their own ministry and how to get one started.
8) Communicating Scripture to Students
Rebecca Jacobson, Rocky Mountain Director, Youth Ministry Consultants
One of the most important things we do as youth workers is to introduce students to the Word of God. We’ll look at how to effectively communicate the truth of scripture and other strategies to foster long-term spiritual growth the in the lives of our students.
9) YOUR FOCUS ON THE WORLD: FINDING AND FULFILLING YOUR GOD DESIGNED GLOBAL ROLE
Kevin McGhee, Converge Director of U.S. Engagement
Every church is called engage the nations. Some churches never do - and others do so in a haphazard, reactive way. Still others try to do so on their own. Your church can discern from God the important "work prepared in advance" for you to do globally. (Eph. 2:10) Then, as you engage in your calling, your church can apply best practices to help promote gospel movements among the unreached. This seminar will introduce you to a process that can move missions in your church from an afterthought to a core value, and connect you in unprecedented ways to ministry partners in the District, nation and around the world.
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