March 6, 2017

Evangelism & Leadership

The Evangelism and Leadership track is for senior pastors and senior leaders who have a desire to bring change to their churches, denominations, organizations, and movements in the area of evangelism. We are seeing God recapture the Church for His mission, and recenter the mission on evangelism in many places across the country. We will explore best practices, methods, and approaches to change leadership in the area of evangelism. We will also explore paradigms of evangelism that can motivate many of our people in whole new ways and at whole new levels for evangelism. We will have world-class presenters and a world-class conversation about what God is doing to bring a fresh wind of evangelism all across our nation.

TRACK PRESENTERS

dave-ferguson-amplifyDave Ferguson is Lead Pastor of COMMUNITY Christian Church in Naperville, IL. He loves helping people find their way back to God and starting new churches. Dave also provides visionary leadership for the NewThing network. He is President of the Exponential Conference, equipping church planting leaders around the world. He is the author of The BIG IDEA (2007), Exponential (2010), On The Verge (2011), Discover Your Mission Now (2013), and Finding Your Way Back To God (2014).

Workshop: Leading Ministries and Movements to BLESS the World

val-gordon-amplifyVal Gordon has worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 19 years, leading groups of staff and students to own and implement the vision Jesus gave His disciples: “You will be my witnesses.” She currently functions as an internal consultant to senior leaders in the organization. Additionally, Val owns Gearshift Consulting, a boutique firm specializing in assisting mission-driven organizations to overcome their obstacles to growth. She is author of Breaking the Huddle, a book on how to go froma huddled community to a conversion community.

Workshop: Breaking the Huddle: How to Help Ministries Become Conversion Movements

Kevin Harney-amplifyKevin Harney is a local church pastor, author, and international speaker. He is the Founder and Visionary Leader of Organic Outreach Ministries International. Kevin is the author of the Organic Outreach series of books (with his wife Sherry), the U-Turn Church, and many other books and studies. He trains movement leaders (church, denomination, and national) in how to transform the culture of an organization from being inwardly focused to evangelistic on every level.

Workshop: Leading a Church to Reach the Unchurched

Sherry-Harney-amplifySherry Harney is an author, editor, international speaker, and serves as the Leadership Development Director at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, CA. Together, Kevin and Sherry Harney have co-founded Organic Outreach International and co-authored Organic Outreach for Families. Sherry’s newest book, Praying with Eyes Wide Open, is available in June 2017.

Workshop: Leading a Church to Reach the Unchurched

Jim-Lundren-amplifyJim Lundgren served on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 43 years, including 13 years as the Senior Vice President of campus ministries. During that time, the number of converts grew by 168%. He also served as Interim President for InterVarsity. Jim did his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois and his Master’s at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Workshop 1: The Need for Evangelism Leadership: What the Research Tells Us

Workshop 2: Cohorts and Coaching Strategies That can Help You Change Your Ministries and Movements

 

Rick-Richardson-amplifyRick Richardson is Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College and the Director of the Masters in Evangelism and Leadership and the Masters in Missional Church Movements degrees. He is also a Graduate Faculty Scholar with the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism (BGCE), where he directs the Church Evangelism Initiative, a pastor cohort coaching, resourcing, and research arm that serves and equips local churches for witness. He also directs the research arm of the BGCE for all things related to evangelism and culture. He is author of Evangelism Outside the Box and Reimagining Evangelism and is working on a how to reach Americans today, based on a major new research project.

Workshop 1: The Need for Evangelism Leadership: What the Research Tells Us

Workshop 2: Cohorts and Coaching Strategies That can Help You Change Your Ministries and Movements

 

Sanchez-webMichelle Sanchez is Executive Minister of Make and Deepen Disciples for the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination. Her dream is to foster a multiethnic movement of disciples who make disciples across all ages.

Workshop: Leading Ministries and Movements that Integrate Evangelism and Discipleship

 

Beth Seversen-amplifyBeth Seversen is the Denominational Director for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Beth served as a church planter and as Associate Pastor. Formerly, Beth was Associate Director of the Masters in Evangelism and Leadership and the Masters in Missional Church Movements and adjunct faculty at Wheaton College. Beth is currently pursuing a doctorate in Intercultural Studies researching churches effectively reaching emerging adults.

Workshop: Leading Ministries and Movements that Integrate Evangelism and Discipleship