October 19, 2017, 11:00 AM (CST)

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Leadership That Matters

Join us for a great conversation with Ed Stetzer on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Ed will be speaking on the topic of Leadership. This will be a great time of learning and we would encourage you to have your staff sit in on the call with us. “Ed Stetzer is a dynamic communicator and brilliant researcher who brings a genuine knowledge of the gospel and a deep understanding of contemporary culture to his new place of service,” says Wheaton College President Philip Ryken.

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books.

Previously, he served as Executive Director of LifeWay Research.

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than one million individuals each week. Stetzer is also Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of more than 70,000 readers.

In 2015, he began serving as the co-host of the BreakPoint This Week radio program with John Stonestreet. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at many other colleges and seminaries.

He serves as interim pastor of Moody Church in Chicago.

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PRC with Jeff Jones

Bill Nicoson —  September 21, 2017 — Leave a comment

Preaching for Life Change

Preaching today is not without its challenges. With the average “regular attender” showing up just 1.5 times a month, it is getting more and more difficult to be an effective communicator. Barna Research shows that the number one reason people come to church is to hear a good message. Jeff Jones brings over a decade of preaching experience to the Pastors Resource Call. Jeff is an extremely good communicator with a passion to see and help people experience godly transformation. He will speak to the importance of preaching for transformation – not just information. What is the difference? Sign up early to get a hand out for the call.

Since 2004, Jeff Jones has served as Senior Pastor of Chase Oaks Church, a large multi-campus church in North Texas. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and helped launch the Center for Church-Based Training, an organization that helps churches around the world disciple and develop new ministry leaders. He is co-author of the book The Leadership Baton and most recently authored, Distinct by Design. Jeff has been married to his wife Christy for twenty-eight years, and they have two adult sons, Collin and Caleb.

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PRC with Lance Witt

Bill Nicoson —  August 16, 2017

Uncomfortable Conversations

“Twenty years of research involving more than 100,000 people reveals that the key skill of effective leaders, teammates, parents and loved ones is the capacity to skillfully address emotionally and politically risky issues. Period.”  From the book Crucial Conversations

We will cover …
– Why uncomfortable conversations are so difficult for pastors
– How to know when to initiate an uncomfortable conversation
– Practical steps on how to successfully have an uncomfortable conversation
– A litmus test of your leadership…. your willingness to invite an uncomfortable conversation

Lance is the founder of a ministry called REPLENISH (www.replenish.net). Replenish has been around for 10 years and is dedicated to helping people live and lead from a healthy soul.

Along with speaking, consulting and training, Lance does Life Plans, individual coaching, and staff training and development. Lance has also authored a book entitled Replenish. His newest book High Impact Teams … Where Healthy Meets High Performance will release in 2018.

Lance served 20 years as a senior pastor before serving 7 years as an Executive/Teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He led Saddleback’s Spiritual Growth Campaigns, such as 40 Days of Purpose and 40 Days of Community.

Lance has been married to his wife Connie for 39 years and they have two married children and four beautiful grand daughters.

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PRC with Mike Pate

Bill Nicoson —  July 20, 2017

Is Your Church Board a Chore or a Labor of Love?

– What is the role of the board/leadership team?
– What should the board be focusing on?
– How can we recruit great board members?
– How do we eliminate unhealthy communication and triangulation in our church?
– How can I create board meetings that are engaging and meaningful?

Mike Pate will share on these topics and take your board related questions. Mike serves as presenter and coach for the Murdock Trust Board Leadership and Development Program. This program gives nonprofit Christian organizations the insight, tools and templates for building board and staff capacity and creating a sustainable future.

Mike is the Executive Director of Camping for Transformation Ministries (TM), a national association of more than 170 churches. He leads three camps and two outdoor education LLC’s that operate in four states. TM camps impact tens of thousands of people of all ages every year and under Mike’s leadership, the camps have doubled in impact, size and revenue in the past 10 years.  They have a combined staff of over 150 full time and seasonal employees.

Mike lives in the mountains of Southern California, with his wife, Shell. They have four children and two grandsons.

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PRC with Jim Denison

Bill Nicoson —  June 22, 2017

2017 America: How Did We Get Here (and what can be done about it)?

Why is same-sex marriage the law of the land? Why is euthanasia available to one in five Americans? Why is religious liberty more challenged than ever before? Why has our culture gotten to where it is today? There are reasons why we think the way we do. Americans are influenced by three cultural metanarratives. When we understand them, we are better able to understand where our society is and where we’re going. And we’ll discover practical ways to engage our fallen culture with the transforming truth of Scripture.

Jim Denison bridges faith and culture by engaging contemporary with biblical truth. He co-founded the Denison Forum in February 2009. Since that time, he has spoken to over 100,000 people on five continents. He is the author of eight books, including his most recent, The State of Our Nation: 7 Critical Issues. Dr. Denison also serves as Resident Scholar for Ethics with Baylor Scott & White Health, Senior Fellow as well as with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative in Washington D.C. He writes a daily article available at www.denisonforum.org/subscribe. His free column is distributed to more than 110,000 subscribers in 203 countries.

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