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HOST PASTOR:
Paul Strozier

JUNE 24-26, 2020

MADISON PARK CHURCH OF GOD • ANDERSON, IN

6607 Providence Drive  •  Anderson, IN 46013

Wednesday Event
4:00–7:00PM Convention Registration
7:00–8:30PM Session One: Be with Jesus
Matt Anderson, Deidre Franklin, Gideon Thompson
Missionary Commissioning
8:45–9:45PM Global Strategy Reception
Thursday Event
9:00–9:45AM Session Two: Morning Inspiration
Derick Grant
10:00–11:30AM Session Three: Become Like Jesus
Ben Sand
11:30AM–Noon Break
Noon–1:45PM Optional Interactive Lunch Conferences
(Indicate which lunch conference you would like to attend on your Convention registration form)

  • Christian Women Connection – Arnetta McNeese Bailey
  • Under 40 Pastors – Leadership Team
  • Institutional Chaplains – Gary Carr
  • Conditional Deeding/Legacy Planning – Handel Smith & Doug Stafford

An optional boxed lunch will be available for purchase for those not attending one of the other lunch conferences.

2:00–5:00PM Emanuel: The Untold Story of the Victims and Survivors of the Charleston Church Shooting

Special Guest: Rose Simmons, daughter of Rev. Dr. Daniel Lee Simmons, Sr.
Hosted by Derick Grant

Sponsored by Brotherhood Mutual: Church Security

5:15–6:45PM EMERGE Dinner – Church Multiplication
7:00–8:30PM Session Four: Do What Jesus Did
Hunter Mobley
This evening session is free and open to the community
8:45–9:45PM Warner University Alumni & Friends Reception

Mid-America Christian University Alumni Reception

Friday Event
9:00–9:50AM Electives 1

  • Enneagram Introduction – Hunter Mobley
  • Brotherhood Mutual: Church Security
  • Enneagram as a Ministry Tool – Matt Anderson
9:50–10:00AM Break
10:00–10:50AM Electives 2

  • Enneagram Advanced – Hunter Mobley
  • Brotherhood Mutual: Church Security
  • Enneagram as a Ministry Tool – Matt Anderson
11:00AM–Noon Closing Session

Check back often for additional speaker information

WEDNESDAY
PRE-CONVENTION ELECTIVES

Arise! Women in Ministry

9:00AM-4:00PM

ARISE exists to encourage women to discover their call in ministry, to develop their gifts, and to grow and thrive in their call. 

We are offering three conferences to all women in the Church of God. While these conferences are designed for three specific areas of ministry, we believe they will offer something valuable to women across many different areas of ministry.  Lunch will be provided.

  1. For the Doers with Cheryl Sanders: A track designed for women serving in pastoral ministry within the church. 
  2. For the Dauntless with Marsha Reeder: A track designed for women interested in exploring the ministry of church planting. 
  3. For the Dreamers with Randee Doe: A track designed for women serving or interested in serving in parachurch (outside the walls of the church) ministries.

TO REGISTER:
Registration is through the Regional Convention registration process, though you do not have to attend Regional Convention to attend the ARISE conferences. A special bundle price is available for those attending both ARISE and Regional Convention.

For more information please contact Frontdesk@wchog.org or 765-648-2102.  

Children of Promise

1:00-2:30PM

Jesus cares for the whole person so that each one can become whole. Children of Promise has always done and continues to do the same. Meet Executive Directors, Dr. Mike and Heather Webb, and see interviews with children whose lives have been made more whole through Children of Promise. Catch the vision for the future and see how you can join the journey with us. Exciting days are ahead!

For more information please contact Heather Webb at Heather.Webb@echildrenofpromise.org.

Digital Discipleship (Military Chaplains Only)

9:00AM-4:00PM

Military Chaplains only
Anderson location only

Digital Discipleship: Maintaining high-value relationships in an age of social media

Serving both God and country, chaplains make disciples in a high-tech work environment with young people who communicate primarily with electronic media. They can share from their own experience how to speak to a secular community as a “public theologian.”

For more information, please contact Gary Carr at militarychaplains@chog.org.

Doctrinal Dialogue: Theology & Practice of Holiness Today

3:30-5:00PM

Anderson location only

Theology and Practice of Holiness Today: A Historical Doctrine in the Hands of the Future

In its centennial history, the Church of God could be described as, like John W. V. Smith noted, a quest for holiness and unity. Forty years later, what does holiness look like in church life, preaching, teaching, discipleship, and mission? We will consider a paper on one of our foundational doctrines with particular attention to the ways it relates to the faith of millennials and Generation Z.

For more information, please contact MaryAnn Hawkins at mahawkins@anderson.edu

LifeGivers: Effectively Reaching Your Community

1:00-5:00PM

This conference will assist you in creating practical ways to connect with and build relationships with the un-churched in your community.  It will help you weave service and outreach into the DNA of your church’s discipleship ministry.

Cost: $25

For more information please contact Melissa Pratt at melissa@tvcog.org

Pastor Compensation Matters

1:00-2:30PM

Partnering with pastors and congregational leaders to understand and implement best practices for pastor compensation and financial health

Over the past several decades, the findings from research data from pastors around the country indicate that financial stress is the number one deterrent to pastors’ health and well-being. The topic of pastor compensation in the Church of God is important. Why?

  • The need to steward well church resources
  • One of the largest categories in the church budget
  • Church budget limitations
  • Need to lever a minister’s compensation
  • Almost 50% of Church of God pastors say that financial stress can make them feel like giving up.

Let’s talk about pastoring and compensation matters.

Sponsored by Church of God Ministries, the CARE Project, and Servant Solutions.
For more information please contact Courtney Porter at CPorter@chog.org.

Early-bird Deadline:

May 31, 2020

Host Site

IN THE NEWS:

Unconditional Love Defines, Directs Regional 2020 Host Church

What drives the arms of the heavenly Father to welcome back the prodigal son? What brings the wanderer out of long-term drug rehab and back into fold? What then transforms him and ultimately calls him to pastor one of the most influential Church of God congregations in the country? What motivates those under his leadership to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and care for the orphans and widows in their community? What causes them to add tremendous hospitality, for the Church of God movement this June, to their already full ministry plates? At Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Indiana, the answer is no secret. It’s unconditional love.

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