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Empowering Churches | The Art of Corporate Solicitation

Empowering Churches | The Art of Corporate Solicitation

Watch as Dr.. Shinika McKiever of The McKiever Group teaches congregational leaders how to approach and prepare a strategy for corporate solicitations to fund your community focused events and programming.

ChurchTalk: FaithFunds: Empowering Churches Through Smart Funding

ChurchTalk: FaithFunds: Empowering Churches Through Smart Funding

Join us for a groundbreaking episode of “ChurchTalk,” where we dive deep into the heart of sustainability for local churches. “FaithFunds: Empowering Churches Through Smart Funding” is set to explore the innovative financial avenues that can empower faith communities.

What’s it like at Stronger Churches Conference 2023? Watch to find out!

What’s it like at Stronger Churches Conference 2023? Watch to find out!

Explore the firsthand accounts of participants at the Stronger Churches Conference 2023 by tuning in to their testimonials. Get an overview of the event by taking a quick look at the highlights and key moments captured during the conference.

STRONGER CHURCHES 2023 | Bishop Eric J. Freeman, Sr.

STRONGER CHURCHES 2023 | Bishop Eric J. Freeman, Sr.

Catch the recording of the CHURCHTALK stage showcasing Bishop Eric J. Freeman, Sr. at the Stronger Churches Conference 2023.

Bishop Eric J. Freeman serves as a Christian cleric and episcopal leader within the Christian Covenant Fellowship of Ministries. He is the visionary founder and pastor of The Meeting Place Church of Greater Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina. Guided by Bishop Freeman’s leadership, this impactful congregation manages a 23-acre, 215,000-square-foot ministry complex dedicated to transformation and spiritual growth.

STRONGER CHURCHES 2023 | Pastor Brian Duley

STRONGER CHURCHES 2023 | Pastor Brian Duley

Catch the replay of Pastor Brian Duley’s session on the CHURCHTALK stage at the Stronger Churches Conference 2023.

Pastor Brian Duley leads as the Senior Pastor of Nikao Church, a dynamic and life-affirming congregation located in the Charlotte area. Back in late 2014, he and his wife, Tamika, along with 12 dedicated individuals, initiated launch team meetings in the basement of their home. On March 15, 2015, Nikao Church conducted its inaugural public service. Since then, thousands of individuals have committed to Christ, and a weekly congregation of over 2,000 people gathers for worship.

STRONGER CHURCHES CONFERENCE 2023 | Rev. Telley Gadson

STRONGER CHURCHES CONFERENCE 2023 | Rev. Telley Gadson

Catch the recording of the CHURCHTALK stage presentation with Reverend Telley Gadson from the Stronger Churches Conference 2023.

Reverend Telley Lynnette Gadson, fondly referred to as “PASTOR T,” currently holds the role of District Superintendent and Chief Missional Strategist for the HEARTWarming HARTSVILLE District within the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. As of July 1, 2021, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston appointed her to this Cabinet-level position, marking her as one of the youngest pastors ever chosen for this esteemed role.

STRONGER CHURCHES CONFERENCE 2023 | Elder Dekota McCullough

STRONGER CHURCHES CONFERENCE 2023 | Elder Dekota McCullough

Watch the replay of the CHURCHTALK stage featuring Elder Dekota McCullough from the Stronger Churches Conference 2023. As a 37-year educator, Dekota has been classroom teacher, Teacher, Evaluator, Assistant Principal, and Principal within Gaston County andMecklenburg County Schools. She is presently adjunct professor at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC. As First Lady of Friendship Christian Church in Gastonia, NC, Dekota serves as the Director of Ministries.

WorshipNext: Creative Church Experiences Webinar

WorshipNext: Creative Church Experiences Webinar

FaithLearnThrive represents the virtual presence of the Congregational Faith & Learning Center at Hood Theological Seminary. 🌟 Ready to transform your worship experience? Explore the realm of “Fresh Expressions” and unveil inventive, imaginative approaches to worship that connect deeply with contemporary communities.

Faithful Planning: 5 Tips to Kickstart 365 Days of Purposeful Ministry

Faithful Planning: 5 Tips to Kickstart 365 Days of Purposeful Ministry

Dr. Rona Williams is joined by guest facilitator Nicole Johnson, the proprietor of The 100-Fold Blueprint, a resource dedicated to fostering church growth and leadership development. Nicole specializes in assisting expanding congregations in establishing robust systems, structures, and frameworks to foster healthy member growth and cultivate meaningful connections within their communities! Engage with Nicole by visiting www.the100foldblueprint.com.

Critical Conversations Connecting For A Change

Critical Conversations Connecting For A Change

Join FLT along with special guests Rev. Dr. Joe Daniels and Rev. Christine Latona as they explore essential insights from their book, “Connecting For A Change.” Discover more about their work at www.connectingforachange.org..

Critical Conversations | Congregational Care

Critical Conversations | Congregational Care

Join FLT and special guests Rev. Phanta Lansden, Chaplain Beatrice Heyward, & Cynthia Latham for an exciting conversation about congregational care & how your church can level up its care ministry to your congregation and community.

Critical Conversations | Dinner Church

Critical Conversations | Dinner Church

Join our guests JD Larson from Fresh Expressions & Rev. Dr. Myere Dahn, pastor of New Covenant UMC in Lenior, NC for an insightful conversation about Dinner Church.

Digital Savvy Congregations

Digital Savvy Congregations

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES Special Guests: Rev.Dr. Rona Williams, JD, Executive Pastor at City of God Ministries; Allan Younger of United Metropolitan MBC, & T’Mil Curtis of Ministry GPS.

Transforming Community

Transforming Community

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES Special Guests: Rev. Chuck Spong, Love Out Loud; Pastor Deborah Ellison, At The Cross Ministries; Barbara Borders, Higher Learning Childcare Academy & Beyond Borders Consulting; Dr. Bryle Henderson Hatch, THRIVE High Point

Beyond Online Worship

Beyond Online Worship

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES Special Guests: Rev. Dr. Arlecia Simmons, Pastor Brandon Spiker, and Rev. Dr. Martin Quick

Virtual, Innovative, & Sustainable

Virtual, Innovative, & Sustainable

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES
Special Guests: Min. Melinda Hash, St. Peters World Outreach Center; Rev. Luke Edwards, Assistant Director of Church Development WNCC of UMC; Rev. Dr. Daran Mitchell, Trinity AMEZ Church

Engaging Younger Generations

Engaging Younger Generations

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES
Special Guests: Rev. Dr. Tori Butler, Sr. Pastor- Asbury Town Neck UMC; Rev. Chandler Sanders, Pastor- Epic Church Charlotte; Taylor Fitzgerald- Friendship Baptist Church Charlotte, & E. Devon Goodwin, All Nations Worship Assembly San Antonio. Moderator: Rev. Dr. Vincent Howell

Welcome To FaithLearnThrive!

Welcome To FaithLearnThrive!

The Congregational Faith & Learning Center at Hood Theological Seminary is the seminary’s Thriving Churches Initiative. Learn more about the Center and how we can partner with your church to promote a thriving culture through cohorts, workshops, events, and ministry lab experiences.