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· Stage
Welcome and Keynote Presentation by Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown
Rethinking Church: Tense Situations for Sanctified Imaginations
Quinta Ellis-Parmely Teresa  Fry Brown LaKesha Womack
· Networking
Networking!!
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· Sessions
Physicians of the Soul, Gatekeepers of the Mind
This presentation will debunk common misconceptions regarding mental health from a biblical, theological, social, and cultural context.
Angellica Sweat
· Sessions
Leadership & Followership: Partnering for a Transformation
The development of a firm relationship between the Pastor and Lay leaders is vital to the mission, vision, and growth of the church.
Dana Stilley
· Sessions
Politics vs. Policy: The Business of Church
Knowledge of the major items to be included in the church's governing documents and the duties of those chosen to govern the church.
D'Lorah Butts-Lucas, Esq.
· Networking
Networking!!
Meet your fellow attendees for five minutes of networking!! Get to know someone new!
· Sessions
Innovative Change: Navigating the Season of Rapid Change
Provide Resources to Leaders to Help them to Navigate Seasons of Unchartered Territories of Change with an Innovative Change Model for Ministry
Elvin Sadler
· Sessions
Making Nonprofits Work
Provides an in depth look at the nonprofit sector and how organizations and programs can be design to build a movement or achieve a mission.
Ritney Castine
· Sessions
Tapestry of Faith: How Intersections of Culture and Spiritual Perspective Between Black Muslims and Black Christians
While many believe Black Muslims and Christians are irrevocably disparate, we can look to our rich interfaith dialogue to help us flourish in God’s work.
Aamaal Abdul-Malik
· Sessions
Reimagining Church Leadership/Administration Post Pandemic
Let’s rethink & learn relevant, effective ways to lead and administrate the church post pandemic.
Rev Dr Candace M Lewis
· Networking
Networking!!
Meet your fellow attendees for five minutes of networking!! Get to know someone new!
· Sessions
Congregational Cultivation - Building Community Capacity
Churches leaders will have a better understanding of how to serve and thrive as a non-profit organization.
Derril Blue
· Sessions
Bi-vocational Ministry/Collaborative Leadership
Reinforce need for creative and collaborative leadership amid our changing contexts in or considering vocational ministry.
Adam Mixon
· Sessions
Building Your Christian Education Ministry From Ground Zero
Participants will learn the goals of Christian education, how to organize a local church department, and innovative strategies for Christian formation
Portia Jacobs
· Sessions
Leveraging Strategic Communications for Church Growth and Community Engagement
In this presentation, I share how ministry leaders can leverage strategic communications for church growth and community engagement.
Makasha Dorsey
· Networking
Networking!!
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· Sessions
Fishing Differently: Accessing Multiple Sources of Capital for Ministry
Participants learn how to access multiple sources of capital (F.I.S.H.) to achieve the vision and mission of their organizations.
Sidney Williams
· Sessions
Systems, Structures and Strategy: An Alternative Approach to Church Administration
The goal is for attendees to walk away with new ideas to consider in the administration and implementation of their ministry.
Christopher Oliver
· Sessions
New Wine, Old Wineskins: Rethinking the Content and Carriers of Christian Education
To recognize the ways teachers and teachings help or hinder your congregation's theological understanding and praxis
Jessica Ganzie
· Expo
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· Networking
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· Sessions
Think Tanks
Day 1: Plan Your Work! What issue does your group want to tackle?
· Stage
Welcome and Keynote Presentation by Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley
Howard-John Wesley Quinta Ellis-Parmely LaKesha Womack
· Networking
Networking!!
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· Sessions
FOSTERING A SPIRITUAL C.A.R.E. ENVIRONMENT FOR TWEENS IN A SWIPE SOCIETY WITHIN THE LOCAL CHURCH
Creating an Effective Pastoral Care Model for Tweens in a Technological Age
Rev. Dr. Christal Bell
· Sessions
Identity Development for Women in Ministry in a Patriarchal Society
This discussion will focus on the avenues of identity development, the processes of self-discovery and the weight of patriarchy on women in the church.
Dr. Rikesha Fry Brown
· Sessions
Changing the Package without Changing the Product
The Presentation will focus on how to hear the new Christian to be able to teach and minister to them more effectively.
Jermaine  Armour
· Sessions
How to Fish with a Net
How to use social media and other digital platforms to reach the unchurched with relevant and engaging ministry
Roderick Stevenson
· Networking
Networking!!
Meet your fellow attendees for five minutes of networking!! Get to know someone new!
· Sessions
What We Talk'n? Reimagining the Praxis of Young Adult Ministry through a Pedagogy of Engagement
To demonstrate an approach that engages young adults and creates a space for transformative learning and spiritual formation.
Sharise  Wigfall
· Sessions
Discipleship In The Midst of Social Distancing and Beyond
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Digital Discipleship
Keisha Reynolds
· Sessions
Extending Your Reach Through Podcasting
Teaching Organizations, Brands, and Individuals to extend their reach by using their voice through the medium of Podcasting.
Shivawn Mitchell
· Networking
Networking!!
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· Sessions
Marketing Campaigns for Ministry
Churches can create a successful marketing campaign
Bernice  Loman
· Sessions
"CSS" Consistency, Sustainability, and Success
Build something that will not only be effective, but that you can realistically maintain.
Ian Harris
· Sessions
iHomiletic™: Preaching & Teaching that Clicks
Core values to keep in mind for doing ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rev. Dr. Dominique A. Robinson
· Networking
Networking!!
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· Sessions
Ministering to Men and Boys Amidst Social Justice Challenges
Michael Waters
· Sessions
Are The Church Doors Still Open?: Visibility Beyond the Pew
By the end of the presentation, spiritual leaders & influencers will consider digital presence as an effective source of marketability and profitability.
Shauntae Hudson
· Sessions
No Child Left Behind: Designing Ministry for Teens and Young Adults
To assist church and community leaders in intentionally developing and including youth and young adults in their program design
Rev. Cheryl D. Ward
· Sessions
Implications of COVID 19: A Hybrid Online/In-Person Flipped Church Model
This session will challenge pastors and leaders to reimagine the future of church.
Lindsay Hayes, Ph.D.
· Sessions
BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY CHURCH: 7 FUNDAMENTAL STRATEGIES OF MARKETING/BRANDING YOUR CHURCH
The attendees will come away with the tools needed in order to effectively market their church to its MEMBERS, THE COMMUNITY AND THE GLOBAL CHURCH
Leroy Mckenzie Jr.
· Networking
Networking!!
Meet your fellow attendees for five minutes of networking!! Get to know someone new!
· Sessions
Think Tanks
Day 2: What is your expected outcome? Based on your upcoming work, what do you plan to achieve?
· Expo
Expo Booths Open
Meet our event sponsors and learn more about their products and services.
· Sessions
PreCon
For Presenters
· Stage
Welcome and Keynote Presentation by Dr. Miguel De La Torre
Quinta Ellis-Parmely LaKesha Womack
· Networking
Networking!!
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· Sessions
Practical Principles For Effective Church Growth
The Presentation will provide practical principles to enable individuals to become effective in their Christian Witness and Disciple making process.
Richard Gadzekpo
· Sessions
Job and Jesus: Rethinking God and Suffering
Let’s rethink God’s role in human suffering. Let’s move the paradigm from Job to Jesus.
Joseph Scrivner
· Sessions
Panhandling & Praise: Comprehensive Approaches to Help the Homeless
Millennial Homelessness, Advocacy of services for vulnerable populations
Dr. Xellex Rivera
· Networking
Networking!!
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· Sessions
Advocacy: Mass Incarceration and the Role of the Church
Advocate for Changes in the Criminal Justice Process
Chuck Williams
· Sessions
Returning to the Roots: Equipping, Educating and Empowering Christian Disciples for Social Justice
A clearer commitment to the Christian mission of social justice for the masses
Lester Agyei McCorn
· Sessions
Community Evangelism
Small Groups... Class Leader System... New face to Evangelism
Jerret Fite
· Sessions
Health/Addiction Disparities in Urban Community
Faith Based Recovery & Health Programming
Ayana Jordan Kelcy Steele
· Sessions
Returning to Macedonia: Mission Trips and Engagement After COVID-19
Attendees will come away with new tools for engagement with Christians outside of their local context in the post COVID-19 environment.
John Thomas
· Networking
Networking!!
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· Sessions
The Black Church and Public Policy
How the Black Church can shape Public Policy at every level of Government
Harold Love
· Sessions
Next Generation Evangelism: Speaking the Spiritual and Technological Language of Millennials
This seminar will focus on the three important areas of focus to reach the next generation and how we reach them in their online world.
Jeremy Steele
· Sessions
Cultural Competence and the Church: Where Do You Fall?
Cultural competence around different topics in the church
Mallory Wright
· Sessions
Evangelizing in a Digital World
Educate attendees on doing evangelism in a digital way
Rev. Delois Prince
· Expo
Expo Booths Open
Meet our event sponsors and learn more about their products and services.
· Networking
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· Stage
Think Tank Presentation and Grant Award Announcements
LaKesha Womack Quinta Ellis-Parmely

Speakers

Ayana Jordan

Presenter

Quinta Ellis-Parmely

Co-Host, #RethinkingChurch Virtual Summit

Howard-John Wesley

Pastor, Alfred Street Baptist Church

Teresa Fry Brown

Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology

Ritney Castine

Principal/Chief Strategist

Leroy Mckenzie Jr.

Authorpreneur/Consultant/Speaker, JNF Enterprises

Rev. Dr. Dominique A. Robinson

iHomiletic™ Founder and Dean of Chapel, Wiley College

Bernice Loman

Marketing Specialist

Jermaine Armour

Pastor, Saint Luke AME Zion Church

Kelcy Steele

Pastor, Varick Memorial AME Zion Church

Jeremy Steele

Minister | Writer

Portia Jacobs

Eastern North Carolina Episcopal Director of Christian Education (AMEZ)

Sidney Williams

CEO, Crossing Capital Group

Lester Agyei McCorn

President, Clinton College

John Thomas

Editor, The Christian Recorder

Dr. Rikesha Fry Brown

Expert

Mallory Wright

Education Consultant

Rev. Cheryl D. Ward

Cheryl Ward Ministries

Keisha Reynolds

Digital Marketing Strategist, Digital Church University

Roderick Stevenson

Pastor, New Saint Paul AME Church (Tampa FL), Principal Consultant, MyChurchCanGrow.com

Derril Blue

Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

D'Lorah Butts-Lucas, Esq.

Attorney - The Business & Nonprofit Legal Center, PLLC

Elvin Sadler

General Secretary-Auditor, The A.M.E. Zion Church

Harold Love

State Representative House District 58, TN House of Representatives

Dana Stilley

Strategic Leadership Consultant

Rev. Delois Prince

Delois Prince Ministries, International

Jerret Fite

Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church

Dr. Xellex Rivera

NYC Shelter Program Director, MHC-LP Urban Resource Institute

Sharise Wigfall

Co-Minister to Young Adults Greater, Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of NY

Rev. Dr. Christal Bell

Founder, UPLIFTED LLC/ Director of Christian Education for the Fourth Episcopal District of the AME Church

Christopher Oliver

Minister, Simon Temple AME Zion Church

Shivawn Mitchell

Creating Christian Communicators in Media & Entertainment.

Chuck Williams

Lay Leader focused on Social Justice Ministries, Discipleship and Leadership

Rev Dr Candace M Lewis

Visionary - Entrepreneur - Church Leadership Coach

Joseph Scrivner

Dean of Chapel, Stillman College, Pastor, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church

Shauntae Hudson

Coach for High-Achieving Women

Sharlrita Deloatch

Publishing Strategist, BWE Publishing and Consulting

Michael Waters

Founding Pastor, Abundant Life AME Church

Ian Harris

United Methodist Church

Makasha Dorsey

Amplification Architect

Aamaal Abdul-Malik

Mosque Revitalization Consultant

Richard Gadzekpo

A. M. E . Zion Church, Tennessee Annual Conference, Chattanooga District

Lindsay Hayes, Ph.D.

Penn State University

Adam Mixon

Pastor/ Author/ Content Curator/ Cohort Facilitator, Macedonian Ministry(Ministry Collaborative)

Jessica Ganzie

Director of Christian Education, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Nashville, TN

Angellica Sweat

Greater Gethsemane A.M.E. Zion Church

LaKesha Womack

Co-Host and Founder, #RethinkingChurch

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