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 His free column is distributed to more than 110,000 subscribers in 203 countries.

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PRC with Kevin Navarro

Bill Nicoson —  May 24, 2017

Wasting time with God: Why Christ-Centered Worship Matters

How do you contend with people who are never happy with the worship experience? Do you feel like you have to be a “people pleaser” concerning worship? What are some helpful steps in creating a Christ-centered worship experience? Is there a difference between “Christians worshipping” and “Christian worship”? Does the church calendar, pastoral prayer, reciting creeds, etc., have a place in today’s worship? What expressions of faith are relevant in today’s worship? What is the purpose and place of worship in the church today? Are you still doing worship that feels like you’re in the 1950’s? Is that wrong?

Kevin J. Navarro serves with CRM Empowering Leaders and their Spiritual Formation Community, Imago Christi. He is the author of The Complete Worship Leader (Baker Books, 2001) and The Complete Worship Service (Baker Books, 2005). He served as the senior pastor of Bethany Evangelical Free Church in Centennial, Colorado for fourteen years and on the staff of Bethany for 23 years. He and his family make their home in Centennial Colorado.

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PRC with Hugh Halter

Bill Nicoson —  April 21, 2017

How To Help Your People Be On Mission Without Splitting Your Church In The Process

Hugh says that many people have asked, “Hugh, what is the one key to turning a typical small group into a true missionary community?” Another asks, “Hugh, how did all those people find faith…really how did it actually happen?” Another asks, “How do you disciple people to live more human lives like Jesus?” Hugh’s answer is always the same. “You have to teach and disciple people in how to throw a good party. It’s where everything starts.” It’s where we learn to listen instead of judge. Where we become advocates instead of adversaries and where people cease to be targets or projects because they are our friends. Remember, when teaching about the gospel of the kingdom, our living metaphors are that of a wedding feast, a banquet, and a supper. It’s time to include this in our own spiritual formation.

Hugh Halter moved from Denver in 2016 to Alton IL, with his wife Cheryl and three grown children to participate in a brand new missional living adventure which is allowing them to live out the incarnational ministry values they hold deeply. He speaks extensively across the country encouraging and equipping pastors in incarnational ministry and missional leadership. For more information about Hugh and his organization go to

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PRC with Dan Southerland

Bill Nicoson —  March 18, 2017

Leading Our Churches To Regain God’s Passion For The Lost Around Us

Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.
– Charles Spurgeon

Has the routine of day to day ministry made you lose your passion? When was the last time you wept for your city? Dan Southerland is one of the very best when it comes to knowing, understanding and engaging with those who have not yet met Jesus. Dan brings great passion, compassion and understanding when it comes to sharing faith with those who are lost. He is a great role model as he continually works at bringing people together at his home, local cigar shop, restaurants … you name it. He exudes and personifies a true incarnational model of Christ wherever he goes. Do you need your fire stoked up a bit? Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn how Dan reaches the lost and trains others to do the same.

Dan Southerland is Lead Pastor of Westside Family Church, Lenexa, KS. He serves as the lead teaching pastor and chief visionary at Westside. He also leads the church planting effort anticipating 20 locations and church plants in the Kansas City area by 2020. He has authored four books, including “Chair Time” (an e-book about prayer) and “Transitioning” (a guide for helping churches navigate change). He has shared his leadership experiences with thousands of pastors worldwide. Dan has a passion for teaching, developing leaders, planting new churches and sharing Jesus with those who are far from God.

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