Anderson, Indiana

Renew Your Ministry! Event

Fri, 2014-02-07 08:56 -- univcomm

Renew Your Ministry 3!

The Center for Christian Leadership is hosting Renew Your Ministry 3 for pastors and ministry leaders. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The cost is $10 for one day, $15 for two days, $20 for all three days. Register now.

Monday, April 13

Visit a seminary class:

9 - 11:45 a.m.

  • Constructive Theology II, Dr. Gregory Robertson. SOT Room 113. Topic: "The nature, shape, and role of the church in God's kingdom."
  • The Christian Mission in a Pluralistic World: Dr. MaryAnn Hawkins. SOT Room 114. Topic: " Friendship at the Margins."

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

  • Community Lunch
  • Congregational Immersion. Dr. John Aukerman. SOT room 113. This is the classroom component of the required Theological Field Education class; the topic will be “Team Development and Team Building.” Please bring your lunch with you to room 113.

2 - 4:45 p.m.

  • History of Christianity II, Dr. Gary Agee. SOT Room 113.
  • Homiletics. Dr. Guy Brewer. SOT room 114. Topic: "Preaching Reconciliation" Includes lecture, sermons by student preachers, and guided discussion.

Tuesday, April 14

Visit a seminary class:

8 - 10:45 a.m.

  • 21st Century Discipling. Dr. John Aukerman. SOT Room 113. Several Discipling topics will be considered, including Session 3 of T4T (Training For Trainers), a discipleship multiplication ministry.
  • New Testament II. Dr. Kimberly Majeski. SOT Room 114. Topic: "Love Letters: The Johannine Tradition."

11 a.m. - Noon

  • Worship in Seminary Chapel. The preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Sanders of Howard Divinity School and pastor of Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C.

Noon - 1:45 p.m.

  • Community Lunch

2 - 4:45 p.m.

  • The Church of God Reformation Movement. Dr. Gary Agee. SOT Room 113.
  • Ethics for the Vocation of Ministry. Dr. James Lewis. SOT Room 114. Topics: "Relations Among Ministerial Colleagues and Staff Ministers" and "Examing Codes of Ethics."

Wednesday, April 15

Specialized Ministry Workshops:

9 - 10:15 (Workshop 1)

  • “Opening the Floodgates of Ministry: Moving from isolated streams to a united, multiple channel approach in credentialing ministers” (Handel Smith, Chief Domestic Officer, Church of God Ministries)
  • “Training For Trainers: Proclaiming the Gospel, Discipling New Believers and Planting Healthy Reproducing Churches” (Pastor Gary Stump, Onward Church, Fishers, Indiana)
  • "The Church of God as a Modern-Day Reformation Movement" (Larry Barnett, ministry researcher)

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. (Workshop 2)

  • “21st Century Discipling" (Dr. John Aukerman, professor of discipleship)
  • “No Strings Attached: Creatively ministering outside the margins to the least of these” (Hank Workman, Executive Director of The Forklift, Columbia City, Indiana, )


  • Community Lunch – SOT Room 202, by prepaid ticket only.

1 - 2:15 p.m. (Workshop 3)

  • “Up, Close, and Personal: ChoG TraffickLight, Streets Scenes, and Sunday Worship” (Jim Lyon, General Director, Church of God Ministries)
  • “Would Jesus Hang Out in a Strip Club?” Powerful transferable principles for followers of Jesus who want to take his love into the world (Dr. Kimberly Majeski, CEO of
  • "Emotionally Healthy Congregations/Leadership" (David Neidert, School of Theology)

Workshop 4 (2:45 - 4 p.m.)

  • "Why People Give: Principles that Motivate God’s People to Fund Ministry” (Bob Moss, Chief Advancement Officer, Church of God Ministries)
  • "Using Your Strengths in Ministry” (Rev. Gayle Wiese, Pastor to Children and Families, East Side Church of God, Anderson, Ind. and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach)