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BELOW ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE EQUIPPING SEMINAR SPEAKERS FOR THE MARCH 14, 2020 CONFERENCE:

ENDURANCE

Kenny LuckMission Viejo, CA
Author/Founder,  Every Man Ministries

No man fights to start a race but every man fights to finish it. No man plans to give up but every man’s commitment will be tested by time, pressure, and obstacles. In your spiritual journey which the Bible likens to a race, God says you need endurance. The question is: do you have it? Come and learn the why and the what of spiritual endurance because we all know it doesn’t matter how you start but how you finish.

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The Price of Purity

Shane IdlemanLANCASTER, CA.
Pastor, Westside Christian Fellowship

This seminar is for All Men!

The enemy attempts to draw us away from God’s holy standard. I vividly remember a story of a young boy who kept falling out of his bed. He finally asked his mother why he kept falling. She wisely answered, “It’s because you don’t stay far enough in.” In the same way, many of us fall back into sin because we don’t get far enough into God’s framework of safety and protection via holiness. In the words of Isaac Watts, “True Christianity, where it reigns in the heart, will make itself appear in the purity of life.”

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Call Me Dad; Becoming the Dad You Never Had

Ed Babcock – Somersworth New Hampshire
Parenting Consultant, Ed Babcock Consulting

This seminar is for All Men!

50% of dads in America grew up in a Fatherless home.I share simple guidelines and offer practical tools about how to become a great dad even if you grew up without a role-model. I tell dads…You can do this.

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Stop Dreading Monday Mornings: Becoming Passionate about My Job

Akeloe- Raleigh, NC
Author, Imago Dei Church

This seminar is for All Men!

Dreading Monday mornings? Running out of the office on Friday? Uninspired at work? If this describes your mood, you’re not alone. I’ve been there. The good news is that you don’t have to remain in a rut. This workshop aims to inspire you; aims to remind you of the bigger picture and then gently guide you through a series of steps on how to move with purpose, conviction, grow to enjoy your job, and help your colleagues along the way.

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Identity Theft

Don CochraneAllegan, MI
Camp Director, Camp Kaskitowa

This seminar is for All Men!

We can be the men God says we are, not what the world or our feelings say.

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Godfidence

Lyle JohnsonMemphis, TN
Founder, Get Fit 4 Christ

This seminar is for All Men!

The definition of Godfidence is knowing God is in control. This seminar will show you how to achieve your goals in three key areas of a godly man’s life – Family, Fitness and Faith.

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Becoming a Church that Welcomes Immigrant Neighbors

Dr. Bernard AyoolaGrand Rapids, MI

Director, The African Resource Center

This seminar is for All Men!

Why do recent immigrant Christians leave the established churches to start their own ethnic congregations? What can we do to keep them? During this session, participants will learn the key social and spiritual challenges confronting recent immigrants as they integrate into the North American culture. We will also discuss how monoethnic churches can meet the spiritual needs of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

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Living Work as Worship

Michael WozniakGrand Rapids, MI
Owner, Avodah Faith Ministries

This seminar is for All Men!

As believers we have been conditioned to think ministry is only suppose to happen in church on Sunday yet; Of Jesus’ 132 public appearances in the NT, 122 were in the marketplace.  Of 52 parables Jesus told, 45 had a workplace context. In Luke 5, Jesus gave advice to a seasoned fisherman to throw his net to the other side of the boat during daytime, and when he did, this slight shift in strategy yielded a lotto of fi$h! There are deep truths for each of us personally, in growing our business, and living out our faith at work that are hiding in plain sight. Join me in learning how to live work as worship and consider joining or leading a mens group in your city!

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Unlock the Potential of Kingdom Leaders in the Rising Generation.

Gary L WybengaGrand Rapids, MI

Executive Director, Network 20 International

20-Something Men Being Disciples of Jesus!

In the US and beyond, young men in their 20s—the rising generation—have great kingdom-advancing potential but are often underestimated and overlooked. Most churches do not work to disciple 20-something men specifically. Many 20-something men are leaving the church or not returning after their time at university. Simultaneously, these men are making decisions, which shape their lives for decades. As disciples of Jesus they want and need to be discipled—developed as Kingdom leaders. Network 20 equips and guides 20-something men in many countries to be disciples who know, love, listen to, obey, and share Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In doing so, their potential as Kingdom leaders is unlocked. They are being disciples of Jesus.

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How to Mobilize and Equip your Men

Michael Dexter – Detroit, Michigan

PastorMen of Issachar (MOI)

This seminar is for All Men!

Seminar will teach how to attract, retain and equip men to your ministry.

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Mentoring the Fatherless: Will the Men of God Please Rise Up?

Matt Haviland – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Parent Leadership/Male Engagement SpecialistKentwood Community Church

This seminar is for All Men!

The crisis of fatherlessness continues to wreak havoc in our communities and schools. Taking a hard look through a biblical lens at the “Daddy Gap” in our nation today, this session will equip attendees with three simple things they can do to make a huge impact in the life of a fatherless boy.

 

 

 

Unleashing your gifts for the Kingdom

Ross Graveling – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Executive DirectorSportspersons Ministries International

This seminar is for All Men!

We will be looking at the gifts, talents and passions God has given you and how to use those to reach people around you. Jesus wants your passion to fuel Kingdom work .

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How To Kill Your Men’s Ministry

Ronn Read –  Chicago, Illinois

Regional DirectorMan in the Mirror

This seminar is for All Men!

A look at how to move beyond the pancakes and bacon, and the same handful of men, to identifying – and reaching – every man in your church, using a proven process..

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Know Your Calling, Refocus Your Life

Dr John Studebaker –  Richland, MI

Professor / Executive Director

This seminar is for All Men!

An opportunity to learn the THREE essential aspects of Life Calling, and then begin to FIND AND FULFILL your PERSONAL calling..

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Why and How Should You Study Scriptures?

Tonnie Bernarie Banks Jr .   Oxford, MS

Minister

This seminar is for All Men!

Why should you study the Bible? Aside from Jesus commanding that we practice this behavior, there are so many benefits to studying God’s word! When we study we gain faith, knowledge, hope, understanding and so much more! But how should we study? Should we start from the beginning? Do we need to incorporate Hebrew? In this seminar we will discuss these topics, plus we will dive into how we should study well debated topics such as baptism and the Holy Spirit!

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