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”

    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”

    Learn to reach more people by offering an inviting, illustrative and irresistible worship experience.
  • Learning Lab – Option 3:
    “The Power of Connected Communication”

    For any size church. Obtain skills, tools, and resources for developing strategies for building a communication system that establishes your brand while reaching and remaining connected with the church and community.
  • Learning Lab – Option 4:
    New Grant Cohort  

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

Rev. Donald Smith

Dr. Dedric Cowser

Meegie Wheat

Rev. Christian Cheairs
1 p.m. Plenary Session 2 Dr. Jacqui King
2 p.m. Q&A
2:20 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.