Next week is LDI. It’s still not too late to be a part of this great event.

To register, go to:
https://webapps.cogopmedia.com/forms/ldiregistration.html

If you have already registered, please pass this on to anyone that needs to be with us.

Below is a tentative schedule.

More LDI information is found:
http://www.tomlinsoncenter.com/LDI2011.htm

International Leadership Development Institute
April 26–29, 2011

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., April 26, 2011
Registration (Peerless Atrium), Yvonne Brock, Coordinator

Martes 26 de Abril de 2011, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.—Matrícula (Vestíbulo de la
Iglesia Peerless Rd.), Coordinadora: Yvonne Brock

Spanish Track will appear in the Spanish Language – Pending Joey Garcia

Lunch—(Show LDI Armband at participating restaurants for discounts.)

Tuesday 2:00–3:15 p.m., April 26, 2011
(LDI Armbands required)
Opening General Session

General Session

Drew Dyck (Editor of Leadership Journal) DDyck@ChristianityToday.com

• Generation Ex-Christian—The numbers don’t lie, but we don’t always want to hear the truth. Young people are increasingly turning their back on the church (but not necessarily on Jesus). Drew is the managing editor of Leadership Journal discusses why young people are leaving the church and what can be done about it.

Drew recently released the book Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young People Are Leaving the Church . . . and How to Bring Them Back. Drew is currently the Managing Editor for Leadership Journal at Christianity Today International, where he has also served as head of the Leader Training Team.

Tuesday 3:45–5:00 p.m., April 26, 2011
(LDI Armbands required)

Track (Room) Presenter Title Synopsis

(Sanctuary) Drew Dyck (Editor of Leadership Journal) DDyck@ChristianityToday.com

• Leadership Journal Open Q&A—As managing editor of Leadership Journal, a magazine for church leaders, Drew opens the floor in this workshop to hear from pastors and leaders about the issues they face in modern ministry. Bring your questions and ideas, and be prepared to participate. Drew will also share some of the best resources he’s found to help leaders lead.

Pastors (103—Tea Room)

Winston Reid (Senior Pastor Wildwood Ave, Cleveland, TN) grayreid@gmail.com.

Pastors (109—Children’s Chapel)

Dr. Kenneth Archer (Associate Professor of Theology, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) KArcher@PTSeminary.edu.

• Pentecostal Interpretation: Rightly Dividing the Scripture as we Discern the Spirit—The session will focus upon the process of interpreting Scripture as Pentecostals. In the session Dr. Archer will provide a brief overview of Pentecostal hermeneutics and provide some basic rules to biblical interpretation. The session will also include breaking into smaller groups and participating in “close reading” of a passage of Scripture. Dr. Archer has published an important book on this subject called, A Pentecostal Hermeneutic: Spirit, Scripture and Community (Cleveland TN: CPT Press, 2009).

Pastors (207)

Aileen Reid (International Youth Director) areid@cogop.org.

• Transitions: Equipping the Church to Empower their Students–How do we equip the church and families to effectively launch their students as they transition to the next point in life? This class will give practical tools to empower students, engage parents and equip the church.

Heritage (202)

David Roebuck (Director of the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center) pdroebuck@leeuniversity.edu.

• Reaching the Whole World with the Whole Church: Diversity and the Great Commission—Reaching the whole world will require the whole church. Our first missions effort represented the growing breath of the church: it was multinational with citizens of the United States and the Bahamas; it was multi-racial with persons of both European and African heritage; it was multi generational with both mature and young participants; and it included both male and female ministers. This session will help us understand our early diversity shapes our present identity and provides resources for fulfilling the Great Commission in the twenty-first century.

David G. Roebuck is the church historian for the Church of God and the director of the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center at Lee University. The Dixon Pentecostal Research Center is a special collection of Pentecostal sources and the archives of the Church of God. His education includes a M.Div. from the Church of God Theological Seminary and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Vanderbilt University. An Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity at Lee University, Dr. Roebuck regularly contributes to books and periodicals about the Pentecostal movement. He is an ordained bishop in the Church of God and has been a member of the Church of God Historical Commission since 1996. He and his wife Kimberly have two children, William and Beth.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203) – Join Drew Dyck in the Sanctuary

Pastors/Women’s Ministries (204)

Cathy Payne (International Director of Women’s Ministries) cogop.org/ministries/womens.html.

• Realigning the Backbone: Another Look at Women’s Ministries— According to a recent study by the Barna Research Group, women have become the backbone of the local church. Anointed, directed local ministry and leadership opportunities bring excitement concerning the potential of women’s ministries within the local, national and international sphere with respect to the harvest. This welcome and introductory session to the week of instruction is open to pastors, local/regional/state leaders, women in leadership, and emerging leaders.

Cathy has been involved in evangelistic and support ministry for nearly 40 years. Working first at her local church in youth and children’s ministries, Cathy developed a deep love for God and His people that is evident in her ministry manner. After evangelizing throughout the United States for eight years, she and her husband John moved to Bakersfield, California were they served eight years as co-pastors of The Church of God of Prophecy. Cathy is currently in her eighteenth year of service as International Director of Women’s Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy, a ministry that encompasses mission work and has taken her to over 90 nations of the world.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel)

Shaun McKinley (Liaison to General Overseer, Communications Coordinator) smckinley@cogop.org.

• Foundations for Developing a Communications Strategy for Your Church—A solid communications strategy can be critical to your church’s ability to connect with the community your serve and fulfill your mission! It serves as the framework that will help you think through a whole range of challenges—whether it is engaging new people to attend your church or building awareness about your ministries. This workshop will provide you with the foundation and framework for building a solid communications strategy that will help you rise to the challenges of communicating to your audiences in our ever evolving communications landscape.

Pastoral/Stewardship (209)

Tim McCaleb (Former Pastor, Overseer, and Presently Serving as Haiti Rebuilding Coordinator) tmcc1200@aol.com.

• Spiritual Significance and Sustainable Success—Tim has experienced lifestyle stewardship. He will share how, as a pastor, stewardship was a vital part of his and his family’s life. Biblical stewardship results in a life that affords the luxury of having options, flexibility, and freedom to follow your dreams, your ministry, and maintain your financial, relational, and spiritual goals. Wow! How positive is that?

Tuesday Evening Worship (Sanctuary) Open to all.

7:00 p.m.—Evening Celebration

Greetings from Bishop Randall Howard, General Overseer

Guest Speaker—Bishop Tim Harper, TC Board Chair, Overseer of Great Lakes Region (MI,
IN, IL & WI)

Wednesday 9:00–10:15 a.m., April 27, 2011
(LDI Armbands required)

Track (Room) Presenter Title Synopsis

(Sanctuary) Dr Bryan Cutshall (Senior Pastor of Twin Rivers Worship Center, St.
Louis, MO) info@churchtrainer.com.

• How to Add 100 New People to Your Church in a Year, Part 1

Heritage (202) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203)

Dr. Jackie D. Johns (Professor of Discipleship and Christian Formation, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) JJohns@PTSeminary.edu.

• Formed by the Spirit: Toward A Pentecostal Model for Discipleship, Part 1—Here we will present a model for Christian discipleship that is faithful to the distinctives of the Pentecostal movement. It will attempt to answer the question “How must we disciple the next generation if the Pentecostal movement is to remain a vibrant expression of the Kingdom of God?” The sessions will look at historic approaches to discipleship and explore Biblical foundations for Christian formation.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

Wednesday 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m., April 27, 2011

Track (Room) Presenter Title Synopsis

(Sanctuary) Dr Bryan Cutshall (Senior Pastor of Twin Rivers Worship Center, St.
Louis, MO) info@churchtrainer.com.

• How to Add 100 New People to Your Church in a Year, Part 2

Heritage (202) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203)

Dr. Jackie D. Johns (Professor of Discipleship and Christian Formation, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) JJohns@PTSeminary.edu.

• Formed by the Spirit: Toward A Pentecostal Model for Discipleship, Part 2

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

12:00 p.m.—Lunch
(Show LDI Armband at participating restaurants for discounts.)

Wednesday 2:00–3:15 p.m., April 27, 2011
(LDI Armbands required)

Track (Room) Presenter Title Synopsis

(Sanctuary) Bishop Randall Howard (General Overseer) go@cogop.org.

• Afternoon Time with the General Overseer–Bishop Howard would love to share with and hear Pastors in a discussion about where we are (evaluation) and where we might need to go (vision, calling) in the area of our ministry and relation with the Holy Spirit. There are fair indicators that Spirit Filled ministries are not passing on their Full Gospel life and experience to a new generation. In the same vein Bishop Howard would also like to dialogue with Pastors about our heritage, calling, and future journey as a Holiness Ministry. He is not interested in using this time to simply affirm the status quo but would enjoy hearing where Pastors are today and talking together about future possibilities.

Pastors (103—Tea Room)

Pastors (109—Children’s Chapel)

Matt Ryerson (Vice President of Community Investment Strategies, United Way, Member—Peerless Rd.) mryerson@unitedwaybc.com.

• Grant Writing for the Ministry— Believe there are no funds to support your work? Well, you might be wrong. Matt Ryerson will share with you how to efficiently search, review, and determine if funding opportunities fit your plan. If they do, he will also outline a proven process in applying for those funds, whether they are state grants or local foundations. Participants will be given resources that will allow them to do efficient research on available funds and a system to effectively determine if they church/organization is eligible for those funds. They will also be introduced to a system of grant writing that will put their program in the best position for possible awards.

Pastors (207)

Tim McCaleb (Former Pastor, Overseer, and Presently Serving as Haiti Rebuilding Coordinator) tmcc1200@aol.com.

• Prayer and Scripture—The Bible is often read and used in many different ways. For example some use it like a crystal ball trying to see things to come in the future, others use it as a financial guide, while some use it as a diet book. Tim believes that one of the major functions of Holy Scripture is to assist in the spiritual formation of the soul of the believer. This class will explore how Scripture can be used to guide the believer into a deeper and richer prayer life.

Heritage (202)

Paul Holt (Executive Director of Finance & Publication) pholt@cogop.org.

• The Promise & Potential of the Small Church—In so many instances, leadership in the small church can make a list of all those things that they lack to be successful – facility, finances, laborers, and etc. The purpose of this class is to remind us that God has a plan for every church, so there is promise and potential for the small church.

Bishop Paul Holt currently serves as the Executive Director of Finance & Publications at the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices. He also serves as a member of the Administrative Committee and Global Outreach Committee. He previously served as the Heritage Ministries Director and Fields of the Wood Manager. For the Church of God of Prophecy in the State of Tennessee, he is a member of the Marriage Enrichment Board and has served on the State Finance & Stewardship Committee and the Ministerial Review Board. He has served as a Senior Pastor for more than 19 years with pastorates in Rogersville, Knoxville, and Cleveland, Tennessee. He has also served as Youth Camp Director, Tennessee State Men’s Ministries Director, Tennessee Area Presbyter, and Sectional Youth Coordinator. Brother Holt worked nine years in bank operations. First in Accounting and then as Purchasing Agent for more than eight years, he provided oversight for all purchasing, inventory management, shipping, records retention, mail operations, and telecommunications for all branches across the State of Tennessee. In addition to banking, Brother Holt owned and operated a Christian bookstore. Brother Holt has earned an Associate’s Degree in Business, a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership, and a Master’s Degree in Theology. He is currently working towards a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. Brother Holt and his wife Barbara (Lyons) Holt of Brunswick GA currently reside in Cleveland, Tennessee where they attend the Keith Street Church of God of Prophecy.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203) – Please Join Bishop Howard in the Sanctuary.

Pastors/Women’s Ministries (204)

Rhonda Davis (Rhonda Davis Ministries and Co-Pastor, Church of the Harvest, Cleveland, TN) RhondaDavisMinistries.com.

• Rethink Possible—You were summoned before time began. Commissioned to accomplish His cause, yet, ‘stuck in the middle’ of the harsh realities of your world, limitations that disintegrate your hope and weaken your vision have brutally framed your belief in the impossible. It is time to ‘step outside’ of your realities and begin to count the stars. Stargazers see the Creator who breathed life and believe Him to fulfill His promises. It is never too late for Him to re-write your history. It is time to be “Up and Awake” to what God is doing in the earth! He is not limited in you, through you or for you! It is time, to Re-Think the Possible!
Rhonda has ministered to many men and women across this nation and in other nations for the purpose to encourage, equip and empower them to take their place in the kingdom. People are facing unprecedented challenges in their homes, jobs, relationships and challenges within themselves. Over the years, Rhonda has been witness to the bound being set free, the hurt and wounded being restored, the weak being empowered and the empowered taking their place. It is time to be released through the Word of God into a higher level of faith to pursue without restriction or limitation a God-appointed assignment for such a time as this.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel)

Drew Dyck (Editor of Leadership Journal) DDyck@ChristianityToday.com.
DeWayne Hamby (Editor of The White Wing Messenger) DHamby@cogop.org.

• Writing for Publications—Do you have a message you’d like to share with others? Two seasoned Christian journalists discuss how to take your ideas from your brain to the printed page and present it in the best possible way. We’ll also discuss book and magazine publishing options, marketing your book, and building an impressive writer’s resume.

Pastoral/Stewardship (209)

Kelly Miller (Agent of Record for the Church’s 403(b) Retirement Plan, Financial Consultant, and President of Resource Horizons, Marietta, GA) Kmiller@ResourceHorizons.com.

• You Snooze, You Lose-It’s Your Retirement—Does this market have you confused? Looking for advice on where you might invest? Frustrated by CD rates? Are you wondering how to diversify your retirement’s funds to minimize the effect of another market crisis? Have you started to plan for retirement? How much will you need? Do you have an attainable goal to make your retirement truly golden? Kelly, with some input from Jan Couch, Stewardship Ministries/Ministerial Services Director, will guide you through the process so you can enjoy a God-honoring retirement. Learn when and how to make withdrawals. We don’t want you to outlive your money. The Church’s Retirement Plan will be covered in detail.

Note: Kelly is available for one-on-one counseling regarding your 403(b) account.

Wednesday 3:45–5:00 p.m.
(LDI Armbands required)

Track (Room) Presenter Title Synopsis

(Sanctuary) Paul Holt (International Director of Finance and Publications) pholt@cogop.org.

• Town Hall Meeting—The ARKS report that was released last fall offered a number of recommendations as it relates to Church of God of Prophecy properties in Cleveland, TN and Murphy, NC. This session will include information regarding the ARKS report and allow for a time of dialogue.

Pastors (103—Tea Room) Trevor Reid (International Youth Director) treid@cogop.org.

• Diagnosing the Young Harvest Church–Is your congregation’s ministry to the young harvest based on a holistic strategy? Are the students and families in your local church being prepared to engage the culture? This session will help pastors assess the strengths and weaknesses of your congregation’s ministry to the young harvest and develop a culture to disciple and release them.

Pastors (109—Children’s Chapel)

John Christopher Thomas (Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) CThomas@PTSeminary.edu.

• Preaching Through The Book of Revelation—Dr. Thomas will guide you through the process of preaching through books of the Bible. Using Revelation as an example, you will be enlightened as to unfolding secrets in this method of preaching. He has authored a major study entitled Foot Washing in John 13 and the Johannine Community, published a collection of his essays, Ministry and Theology: Studies for the Church and Its Leaders, and has completed a significant monograph on healing entitled The Devil, Disease, and Deliverance: Origins of Illness in New Testament Thought. His work on the subject of the Book of Revelation will soon be released.

Pastors (207)

Cathy Payne (International Women’s Ministries Director) Cogopwm@aol.com.

• Designing Effective Women’s Ministries–Most agree the largest segment of the local church body seems to be women. According to a recent study by the Barna Research Group, women have become the backbone of the church. One statistic revealed there are up to 13 million more Christian women than men in the United States alone, and their participation rated higher than that of men in 12 out of 13 religious activities assessed, including church attendance, leadership, giving and evangelism.” The Barna study further revealed that this commitment has come with a price noting that women’s church attendance has dropped 22 percent in the last 20 years (since 1991), and there has been a 21 percent fall in women volunteering to help at church over the same period. “Many women appear to be burning out from their intense levels of involvement,” commented BRG president George Barna. There is little question we need to reach and teach women today. Women need spiritual support as never before Women have come to the forefront as leaders in the workplace and community and they are taking on a role that thrusts them into a position that assumes a delicate balance of spiritual, emotional and physical energy. This class will challenge Pastors to look for new and creative ministries as they work together with the local church leadership team.

Heritage (202)

David Bryan (Global Outreach Director) david@cogop.org.

• Touching Our World: the Church Today —Brother Bryan will give us a snapshot of the Church of God of Prophecy. He will look at global characteristics, touching on our Global Leadership (Africa, Asia/Oceania, Caribbean & Atlantic Ocean Islands, Central America, Mexico, and the Spanish Speaking Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, and CIS, North America, and South America). He will end the workshop focusing on our fellowship in global dimension.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203) Please Join Pastoral Workshops.

Pastors/Women’s Ministries (204)

Rhonda Davis (Rhonda Davis Ministries and Co-Pastor, Church of the Harvest, Cleveland, TN) RhondaDavisMinistries.com.

• Surviving a Ride through Jurassic Park—We can’t lead without having people to lead. We can’t minister without engaging people in ministry. But, often leading and ministering to people can be similar to a ride through Jurassic Park – the people all seem to be ‘normal’ until we get to know them! How can we survive leadership without being disappointed, hurt, and even discouraged by the very people we are leading? How can we survive betrayal and choose to continue to love? How can we not lose our momentum when those we are leading (or leading with) lose theirs? How do we hold on to our vision when no one seems to be holding on to us? Pastor Rhonda Davis is a seasoned pastor/minister/leader who will share some of the principles of survival and thriving even while ministering in challenging opportunities.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel)

Kirk Rising (Communications Department Staff) Krising@cogop.org.

• Church ID: The Difference between “Branding” your church and “Marketing” your church— Do you know the difference between branding your church and marketing your church. Do have a symbol or “look” that when people see it, they know that your church is the church that . . . . . . ? Do you market your strengths and ministries that define who you are as church. This workshop will attempt to help you develop your look (your brand) and focus your marketing strategy on your strengths and better deliver your message to the community in which you are trying to minister.

Pastoral/Stewardship (209)

Jan Couch (International Stewardship Ministries/Ministerial Services Director) KJCOUCH@aol.com.

• The Pastor’s Compensation Package and The Minister’s/Church’s Tax Requirements—Four main areas-medical insurance, expense reimbursement, housing allowance, and retirement planning-will be discussed. These all have tax implications for the Church and the pastor. This workshop will help limit your IRS audit exposure and put tax-free dollars in your pocket, guaranteed!

5:00–7:00 p.m.—Dinner Break
(Show LDI Armband at participating restaurants for discounts.)

Wednesday Evening Worship (Sanctuary) Open to all.

7:00 p.m.—Evening Celebration

Greetings —Dr. Steven Jack Land, President of the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, www.PTSeminary.edu.

Testimonies —God’s Vision —God’s Provision – Ron Brisson, PastorRonB@newlife-rolesville.com.

Guest Speaker—Dr. Bryan Cutshall, Senior Pastor of Twin Rivers Worship Center, St. Louis,

Missouri, www.churchtrainer.com.

Thursday 9:00–10:15 a.m.

(Sanctuary) Dr Bryan Cutshall (Senior Pastor of Twin Rivers Worship Center, St.
Louis, MO) info@churchtrainer.com.

Getting Connected (Follow-Up & Assimilation), Part 1

Heritage (202) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.
Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

Thursday 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

(Sanctuary) Dr Bryan Cutshall (Senior Pastor of Twin Rivers Worship Center, St.
Louis, MO) info@churchtrainer.com.
• Getting Connected, Part 2

Heritage (202) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

12:00 p.m.—Lunch—(Show LDI Armband at participating restaurants for discounts.)

(Special RSVP Luncheon at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Curtsinger Hall, Thursday – 12-2pm, overseers, interested pastors and others desiring to attend the seminary. Interested? Watch for more information.)

Thursday 2:00–3:15 p.m.

(Sanctuary)

Dr. Ayodeji Adewuya (Professor of New Testament, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) AAdewuya@PTSeminary.edu.

• Reclaiming Our Holiness Heritage, Part 1—The quest for holiness derives from the church’s self-understanding as the “people of God.” Both the church’s identity and purpose are crucial to its relationship with God and the wider society. God calls the church (personally and corporately) to the task of living into and out of the full power of the Holy Spirit. Holiness is not only to be based on the church’s relationship with God as a separate, distinct people but also on the actualization of that holiness in relationship with the wider society. The church’s holiness demands that it really lives in accordance with the social order which God has given it, a social order which stands in sharp distinction with the pluralistic society in which it is located. As such, the church’s holiness is based on a dynamic, ongoing relationship with God—a relationship, which, in turn, is to govern believers’ relationships with the wider society as well as those within their own community (cf. 1 Cor 5:9-13; 2 Cor 6:14–7:1; 10–13). Without clear boundaries, the church loses her “prophetic” voice and moral ascendancy. The church must display the reality of sanctification, a sanctification that is framed first and foremost in corporate terms.

Pastors (103—Tea Room)

Steve Brown (Church Planter, Senior Pastor, North GA COG, Evangelism and Home Missions Director) Steve@ngacog.org.

• 24xDouble—Pastor Brown will share insights as to doubling your congregation within 24 months. 24-2Double is a ministry model derived from Biblical principles and when applied produce amazing results. Pastor Brown has worked with longtime church growth consultant Owen Wesson. You will be inspired by your participation. Brother Brown and wife Barbara accepted a position at a small church nineteen months ago with about forty two people. The tithe was about $2,200.00 a month and after nineteen months, the average tithe is $20,000.00 per month and total giving is about $30,000.00. Our attendance average in December 2010 was 350 in morning worship and over 110 on Wednesday nights, after just nineteen months of implementing the 24-2Double principles. They minister in a bi-vocational situation.

Pastors (109—Children’s Chapel)

Dr. Kimberly Alexander (Assistant Dean for Student Academics and Assessment,
Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) KAlexander@PTSeminary.edu.

• The Church We Are Called to Be: Missional AND Pentecostal—How does a movement born in the 20th century sustain its witness in the 21st? In this session, we will engage in a discussion of what it means to be the Pentecostal Church and to be a Missional Church. How do we serve the mission of God in a multi-cultural, pluralistic society? How does the local Pentecostal church remain faithful to its heritage yet relevant to the community and culture in which it is engaged?

Pastors (207)

Duke Stone (Senior Pastor Hickory Valley, Chattanooga, TN) Dstone1411@comcast.net.

• Surviving The Dips Of Ministry—Have you ever noticed how often the Word of God encourages perseverance and endurance? Paul wrote to the Galatians: “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Most of us entered the ministry believing our giftedness, our passion, and our calling would make a big difference. However, life doesn’t usually consist of a constant upward march to success. It is a series of ups and downs, successes and failures, along with increases and decreases. The same is true about our ministry. Perhaps that is why we are encouraged so often to practice the discipline of perseverance. Based on Seth Godin’s marketing book “The Dip”, this workshop will help you understand the dips in our ministry are what provide the momentum for new heights!

Heritage (202) Please join in some of the other workshop options.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203)

Darren Schalk (Curriculum Editor) Dschalk@cogop.org.

• What Every Believer Should Know About the Bible, Part 1—The Bible has been studied and dissected for years, yet no one has ever completely mastered it. It is so simple at times, and so complex at others. How do we reconcile some of the seeming contradictions seen in the book? The church has changed its stance on some large issues over the years—how can such strong biblical beliefs suddenly change? How can I properly dissect a passage and find its true meaning in a book written thousands of years ago? Join us, and you’ll never read your Bible in the same way again.

Pastors/Women’s Ministries (204)

Judy Jacobs-Tuttle and Jamie Tuttle (His Song Ministries and Co-Pastor of Dwelling Place Church International, Cleveland, TN) JudyJacobs.com.

• Return to Destiny, Part 1—Are you called to Minister? Do you hunger for more of God? Do you know your purpose? Each of us is called to destiny, power, and might. This husband and wife team will discuss some of the principles of building ministry from a local to a world-wide vision.

Judy ministers to men and women in ministry who have a dream, a vision of greatness, and a passion that won’t let them rest until their dream comes to fruition. Judy’s ministry has taken her around the world, investing in ministry lives and preparing them to more actively respond to the call of God in spreading the Gospel ministry of Jesus Christ and His power to touch hearts, heal hurts and change lives.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel)

DeWayne Hamby (Editor of The White Wing Messenger) Dhamby@cogop.org.

• Connecting Through @SocialMedia—Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and MySpace have been all the rage in recent years, providing an exciting new way to connect with each other. Fortune 500 companies are even hiring full-time social media marketers to help get their message out. In this workshop, we’ll look at what the entire social media phenomenon means for the Christian community, how you can integrate your faith, and use these tools to bring your church members together.

Pastoral/Stewardship (209)

John A. Stone (Pastor of Keith Street Ministries for 11 years) AstoneJohn@aol.com.

• The Effective Church Board/F&S Team—Effective church decisions come from a variety of sacred and secular practices. While every church may have various structures and methods that aid in the decision-making process for that local congregation, not all churches have in place an effective process. The Churches of God of Prophecy are governed by the church conference; however, it is the pastor and the church board that guide the conference in that process. Your church may call your advising team a board, committee, team, or something else, but it is not enough to have a group of members with a title for such an awesome task. The board/committee/team must be an effective, servant-minded mechanism, providing leadership for the conference. The choice is yours-you can have a stale, stagnated group who want to control and cherish a title, or you can disciple an effective servant leadership board. In this LDI, you are invited to come and see how one pastor is accomplishing the development of such a board. This class is vital for an F&S Committee member, local church, or state/regional/national overseer.

Thursday 3:45–5:00 p.m.
(Sanctuary)

Dr. Ayodeji Adewuya (Professor of New Testament, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) AAdewuya@PTSeminary.edu.

• Reclaiming Our Holiness Heritage, Part 2

Pastors (103—Tea Room)

Dr. E.C. McKinley (Overseer of Tennessee) ECMcKinley@mac.com.

• Developing Vision to Discover Your Destiny—Do you feel a definite call into pastoral ministry? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be there. This two-part class will help you discover the destiny God has for your life as a pastor, and will help you in developing the vision for your personal ministry and your ministry to the local body you have been placed in.

Pastors (109—Children’s Chapel)

Dr. Dony K. Donev (Missionary to Bulgaria and Executive Director of Cup & Cross Ministries, Intl.) Dony@CupandCross.com.

• Broadcast Your Church Services for Free—Learn how to broadcast your church service or team training event on the internet. Examine several available options to broadcast with a special accent on the free version of uStream.TV. Choose and set up proper camera and audio source for the broadcast. Broadcast from your computer, notebook or even your cell phone. Publish your church services as a LIVE stream on the internet and organize them in an internet based video archive. Embed LIVE broadcast or video recording on your church website or pastor’s blog. Publicize your streaming event or video recording using the social networks. Monetize your broadcast and contribute to your church media ministry fund

Pastors (207)

Mitch Baker (Lee University/Tomlinson Center online advisor) Mbaker@LeeUniversity.edu.

• Online resources for pastors.

Heritage (202)

Abigail Spears Velàzquez (Lee University Professor) Avelazquez@icfsr.org.

• Reclaiming our Memory: How Who We Were can Shape Who We Will Be—In the Pentecostal tradition, we have a memory deficit. We practice tradition without understanding the meaning behind the tradition, which then often confines us in not only our actions, but in our thinking as well. We are truly facing an identity crisis, and if we are unable to articulate who we are and why we do what we do, then there is little hope for the future. How can we reclaim our Pentecostal/Holiness memory? What can we learn from past generations that will benefit us at this moment? This session will explore the idea of corporate memory and why it is necessary for unity and vision in our Church…

Abigail Spears Velàzquez , a part-time professor at Lee University where she teaches Old Testament. She also co-pastors a local Hispanic congregation in Cleveland, TN with her husband Omar. Abigail holds a B.A. in theology from Lee University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Abigail also works as the Administrative Assistant in the efforts of International Center for Spiritual Renewal, Empowered21, Voice of Salvation Ministries as well as World Impact.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203)
Darren Schalk (Curriculum Editor) Dschalk@cogop.org.

• What Every Believer Should Know About the Bible, Part 2

Pastors/Women’s Ministries (204)

Judy Jacobs-Tuttle and Jamie Tuttle (His Song Ministries and Co-Pastor of Dwelling Place Church International, Cleveland, TN) JudyJacobs.com.

• Return to Destiny, Part 2.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel)

Kirk Rising (Communications Department Staff) Krising@cogop.org.

• Branding and Marketing your church on a budget—This workshop will be practical (hands on) in nature. You will be given “free” tools that will help you brand and market your church to the community in which you minister. Web, print, and audio tools will be demonstrated. You will be given leads to web and print resources that can help you better brand and market your message.

Pastoral/Stewardship (209)

Jeff White (Senior Pastor, Greenville, SC) JeffreyWhite1@mac.com.

• The Pastor’s Role in Stewardship—God loves a cheerful giver. Why is the offering time such a sore spot for many congregations? Why are churches lacking in the area of finances, and what can we do to overcome obstacles so that we may develop giving churches? Pastor Jeff White will share scriptural and practical ways to develop a positive outlook toward giving at your local church. This session will also help provide systems and procedures so that your church can steward those financial blessings. You’ll never fear stewardship again as a pastor.

5:00–7:00 p.m.—Dinner Break
(Show LDI Armband at participating restaurants for discounts.)

Thursday Evening—Optional Evening—Reception at the International Offices

Friday 9:00–10:15 a.m.

(Sanctuary) Dr Bryan Cutshall (Senior Pastor of Twin Rivers Worship Center, St.
Louis, MO) info@churchtrainer.com.

Attracting the Next Generation (The Most Important Ministries)

Heritage (202) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203) Join Dr. Cutshall in the Sanctuary.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel)

Shaun McKinley (Liaison to General Overseer, Communications Coordinatory) SmcKinley@cogop.org.

• 10 PR Mistakes Your Church Could Be Making—Public relations is part art, part science. There are techniques, but as in any other activity that deals with human beings, you can count on being surprised from time to time. The most common surprises become the most important lessons. Learn from our top ten mistakes presented in this workshop.

Friday 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

(Sanctuary) Dr Bryan Cutshall (Senior Pastor of Twin Rivers Worship Center, St.
Louis, MO) info@churchtrainer.com. .

• Q & A

Heritage (202) Join Dr. Cutshall in the sanctuary.

Discipleship and Christian Education (203) Join Dr. Cutshall in the Sanctury.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel)

Todd Bagley (World Language Director) Tbbagley@cogop.org.

• Cross-Cultural Communications—How do I communicate with people who are not like me. This lesson focuses on ways to understand and communicate with people across cultural barriers so that we might more effectively reach them with the Gospel message. The church has supported sending people to reach the world for many years, but what about these same people that God has now brought to our own neighborhood? What must one know about cultural perspectives to more efficiently share the message of Jesus Christ?

12:00 p.m.—Lunch
(Show LDI Armband at participating restaurants for discounts.)

Friday 2:00–3:15 p.m.
(Sanctuary)

Clayton Endecott (General Presbyter of Europe/CIS/Middle East) gpce@cogop.de.

• Missions Is the Essential Nature of the Holy Spirit and the Focus of Spirit Baptism—Is the first thing we think of when someone speaks of Spirit Baptism “Missions?” Maybe it should be. The Holy Spirit in general and Spirit Baptism in specific will be re-visted with the emphasis of mission as central, foundational and prescriptive to the Pentecostal paradigm. Old Testament and New Testament texts will be explored, demonstrating that the point of Pentecost was the harvest. The “Acts” interpretation of early Pentecostals of the last century will be entertained as well as the early developments of the Pentecostal movement to further demonstrate our appreciation of the centrality of mission to Spirit Baptism from our own traditions. Finally, the nature of the Spirit as paraclete in John’s recordings of the teaching of Jesus will be explored to hopefully provide us with a fuller picture of the love/ reconciliation, fellowship and presence of the Spirit and mission than sometimes our “power” emphasis from Acts has provided for us. Ultimately the power for service of the Luke Acts directives are embedded in the fellowship of the Spirit from John’s recordings of the teachings of Jesus. The presence, love, and fellowship of the Holy Spirit will be demonstrated as central to the power of Pentecost which transforms us and focuses our hearts and efforts on a lost world for whom Jesus has untiring love. What should we think of when someone say Pentecostal? Missionaries empowered with love. Time will be provided to discuss, question and develop this thesis and its implications for our movement as a whole and our local church and ministry.

Pastors (103—Tea Room)

Dr. Sylvester Smith (Tomlinson Center Instructor, Senior Pastor of the Praise & Worship Center, Anniston, Alabama) SySmith@bellsouth.net.

• Disciple-Makers: The Pastoral Mandate—This seminar focuses on the true business of the pastoral ministry . . . transforming new believers into disciples of Christ. The pastor makes a difference in his/her world. Pastors combine their stories, calling, and philosophy with their knowledge and experience in their ministry practice to help others grow into the full stature of Jesus Christ. The pastoral mandate is a shepherding experience of tending to God’s people in ways that no other ministry does. Pastoral ministry is the catalyst for “life-changing events” in the lives of those we shepherd. To share these events is best described as “nourishment” absolutely unknown to other ministries. Average, ordinary pastors package their stories, callings, and experience into extraordinary ministries of service to the people of God. We endeavor to become experts in the Bible in order to be better servants; in order to empower other believers to become disciples; in order to make a difference in our communities. The heart of a pastor is to dish up the wisdom of God’s Word so that those he/she serves will be inspired and committed to follow Christ. In this present age – driven by the Internet, Wikipedia, Google, Twitter and Facebook – the new class of pastors must be savvy concerning technology, knowledge, and relevancy. They will be filled with the Holy Spirit and engender relationships with people based on authenticity, trust, and added value.

Pastors (109—Children’s Chapel)

Dr. Lee Roy Martin (Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Pentecostal Theological Seminary) LMartin@PTSeminary.edu.

• Jonah and The God of Grace: Lessons in Obedience, Faithfulness, and Prayer—Dr. Martin will share the fruits of his recent study of the book of Jonah and show how Jonah can be presented to adults in a way that will challenge them to a closer walk with God and inspire them to deeper faithfulness and to more effective prayer. He will offer examples of teacher outlines and student handouts, and he will provide access to free PowerPoint presentations on the book of Jonah.

Heritage (202) Field Trip to Fields of the Wood (Sign up required)

Discipleship and Christian Education (203)

Aileen Reid (International Youth Director) Areid@cogop.org.

• Youth Culture 2.0: Discipling Youth Through Pop Culture—In today’s youth culture, the role of music and media plays an important part in the lives of our young peole. We will explore new trends and learn how we can use these tools to connect to and disciple the next generation.

Pastors/Women’s Ministries (204)

Brenda Gillum (Heart 2 Heart Ministries and Wife of the Kentucky Presiding Bishop for The Church of God of Prophecy – Elizabethton, KY) kycogop@comcast.net.

• The First Lady: Her Calling, Covering & Convictions, Part 1—God is more interested in developing character to match calling, than in manipulating circumstances to provide comfort. Designed especially for pastor’s wives, this elective will explore the calling, ministry/marriage partnership, and legacy of those serving on the front lines of Christendom in the 21st century church.
Heart 2 Heart Ministries exists for the purpose of encouraging, equipping, and enriching pastors’ wives to serve in their spheres of influence. A core value of this ministry is to encourage pastors’ wives to connect, build relationships, and network with other ministry wives. Brenda and the Heart 2 Heart Leadership Team endeavors to facilitate venues that appeal to ministry wives while exploring the challenges of their function within the Body of Christ.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel)

Todd Bagley (World Language Director) Tbagley@cogop.org.

• Cross-Cultural Church Planting—Understanding what it means to reach across cultural barriers is understanding the heart of God. So, today, how do we the Body of Christ prepare ourselves to become a cross-cultural church? What does cross-cultural church mean? How can we plant cross-cultural churches? What do cross-cultural church plants look like?

Pastoral/Stewardship (209)

Paulette Wilbanks (International Chief Accountant) Paulette@cogop.org.

• Is Your Church Fiscally Fit?—In 1998, the International Assembly mandated that all churches have a budget. Why is a budget necessary? Information on how to make a budget and the effectiveness of good stewardship will be discussed. This budget process will work for both small and large churches. Paulette, assisted by Linda Staton, a local Church Treasurer, will instruct you on the whole budget process from beginning to end. You will receive budget procedures and applicable forms. Hands on interaction will leave you confident in developing a church budget for your local church or state/region/nation.

Friday 3:45–5:00 p.m.

(Sanctuary)

Tim Harper, TC Board Chair, Overseer of Great Lakes Region (MI,
IN, IL & WI) TimLLPC@aol.com.

• Putting on Your Thinking Cap—Every pastor/leader knows the satisfaction of a productive board or committee meeting, and the disappointment of one gone awry. In this workshop, participants will learn how to incorporate parallel thinking when addressing issues that need a solution. Parallel thinking is a construct popularized by Edward de Bono in which every thinker puts forward his/her thoughts in parallel with the thoughts of others. It is based upon the premise of parallel thinking in which each participant puts forward his or her thoughts in parallel with the thoughts of others. This provides for a more constructive alternative to argumentative or drifting thinking. Six colored thinking caps are identified within the problem solving discussion. Each color represents a different perspective. Every thinker “wears” the same colored thinking cap until that perspective has been fully explored. At the end of the process, every thinker in the room is able to see more clearly other viewpoints. Studies have shown that using this process of decision making brings groups of people to a consensus much more quickly and efficiently.

Pastors (103—Tea Room)

Scott Gillum (Overseer of Kentucky) JSGillum@comcast.net.

• The Equipping Pastor/The Equipping Church—A certain company ran ads where a mother is stressed with all her work and filled with a tension headache. She is trying to teach a child to accomplish a task. The child is slow to catch on. Finally, in exasperation, the mother shouts, “Get out of here I would rather do it myself!” An exasperated pastor may say, “In order to accomplish a task do it yourself if you want it done right.” This attitude will go quick but only so far. If pastor wants to lead a healthy ministry, he must broaden his base of leadership to increase his capacity for ministry. It takes longer but it grows stronger. Join this facilitator as he provides a biblical foundation for understanding, equipping and releasing others to do what God has called them to do.

Pastors (109—Children’s Chapel)

John A. Stone (Senior Pastor of Keith Street Ministries) AstoneJohn@aol.com.

• Jesus’ Mission Is Our Purpose—The art of evangelism is loved by some, while others dislike and fear it. The biblical concept of this important truth has been placed on the shelf, and the results are exhausted Christians and failing Churches. However, after years of neglecting this vibrant ministry there is a renewed excitement about its significance to the Church. It is coming from the rebuilding of a biblical foundation for evangelism, while providing practical options to help us reach people for Christ in a postmodern environment. The energetic renewal of local churches depends on the obedience of its members to the mission of Jesus Christ.

Heritage (202) Field Trip to Fields of the Wood (Sign up required)

Discipleship and Christian Education (203)

• Discipleship Forum, Q and A

Pastors/Women’s Ministries (204)
Brenda Gillum (Heart 2 Heart Ministries and Wife of the Kentucky Presiding Bishop for The Church of God of Prophecy – Elizabethton, KY) kycogop@comcast.net.

• The First Lady: Her Calling, Covering & Convictions, Part 2.

Media & Communications (205—Youth Chapel)

• Q&A with the Communications Staff

Todd Bagley currently serves as the World Language Department Coordinator. Prior to serving in this position, he was with the White Wing Messenger/Editorial Department. His ministry experience over the past 20 plus years has taken him many places where he has served in varying capacities on the local, state, national and now international level. He and his family are passionate about missions and church-planting; they served as missionaries/church-planters in Germany for nine years where they planted a church. This church continues to grow under the ministry of a young man that they mentored. Todd currently serves his local church, Peerless Road Church, as Chair of the Missions Board. He is married to LaJuanna Queener Bagley and together they have two beautiful children—Emilei and Ethan.

DeWayne Hamby is the Publications Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy at the International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee. His responsibilities include acting as Managing Editor of the White Wing Messenger, the Church’s official magazine, as well as supervision of the Editorial and Art departments. DeWayne comes to the International Offices from Strang Communications, one of the leading Christian publishing companies. He served as Assistant Editor for Christian Retailing magazine, covering the Christian book publishing industry for the trade publication. He also contributed to Strang’s other magazines Charisma, New Man and Spirit-Led Woman, as well as various online and multimedia productions. A Lee College (University) and Tomlinson College graduate, Hamby majored in Communications with a minor in Bible with concentrations in News Writing and Communications Theory and Research. DeWayne has been a life-long member of the Church of God of Prophecy, joining a church in Marietta nearly 30 years ago. During his years in the Church, he served a variety of international, state and local ministry positions, including Assistant Editor of the Church’s youth magazine, Victory, for the Youth Ministries department. DeWayne recently relocated to Cleveland, Tennessee, and lives with his wife, LeAnn, and their daughter, Natalie.

Shaun McKinley serves as Administrative Liaison tot he General Overseer and Communications Director for the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices. Shaun is a graduate of Montana State University having received a B.S. in Public Relations. His current responsibilities are to oversee many of the administrative duties and communications for the Office of the General Overseer. Shaun is a fourth generation Church of God of Prophecy minister and has been actively involved in local church ministry for nearly twenty years. Shaun’s most active area of ministry has been in Children’s Ministry, having served as a local children’s pastor, a regional/state ministry director in five states in the US, and served as Administrative Assistant in International Children’s Ministries at the COGOP International Offices. For two years he served as Associate Pastor at the Peerless Road Church in Cleveland, Tennessee coordinating all adult, discipleship and service-oriented ministry efforts, and currently serves at the church as a Preschool Sunday School Teacher. Shaun and his wife Stephanie are proud parents of their two daughters, Reagan and Madison.

Pastoral/Stewardship (209)

Paulette Wilbanks (International Chief Accountant) Paulette@cogop.org.
• Is Your Church Fiscally Fit?—Continues.

5:00–7:00 p.m.—Dinner Break
(Show LDI Armband at participating restaurants for discounts.)

Friday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker, General Presbyter, Clayton Endecott, General Presbyter of Europe/CIS/Middle East