Black Church Summit - 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

“Building Healthy, Vital and Effective Churches”

11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists,
some pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-12 (NRSV)

9 a.m. Praise & Worship  Praise Team
Center Grove United Methodist Church
9:10 a.m. Welcome & Introductions Rev. Donald Smith
Executive Director of Ethnic Ministries
9:20 a.m. Greeting Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett
9:30 a.m. Plenary Session 1 Dr. Jacqui King

Director of Leadership for
Congregational Vitality,
Discipleship Ministries
10:30 a.m. Q&A
11 a.m. Lunch & Learning Lab
Learning Lab – Option 1:
    “Generational Leadership” – Rev. Donald Smith:
    Equipping leaders to reach, teach and make disciples. Helping leaders to become leaders who reproduce and increase their skills and gifts for leadership.
  •  Learning Lab – Option 2:
    “Energizing Your Worship Service” – Dr. Dedric Cowser:
    Learn to reach more people by offering an inviting, illustrative and irresistible worship experience.
  • Learning Lab – Option 3:
    “The Power of Connected Communication” – Meegie Wheat:

    For a church any size, participates will acquire skills to develop strategies that will increase their effectiveness to reach and remain connected to church and community.

  • Learning Lab – Option 4:
    New Grant Cohort – Rev. Christian Cheairs:

    Learn the process for submitting, awarding and executing the new Grant Cohort process as a resource for funding ministry.
Participants will choose one

1 p.m. Plenary Session 2 Dr. Jacqui King
2 p.m. Q&A
2:20 - 3 p.m. Next Steps & Closing Worship Youth leading
Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.