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ORLANDO, FL

October 22

Keynote Speaker: Pastor Jeff Frazier

Jeff Frazier

Jeff Frazier is the Lead Pastor at Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, IL. Before transitioning into this role, Jeff was the Teaching Pastor at Chapelstreet Church, and prior to that he spent the previous 15 years in youth ministry: 9 years at Chapelstreet Church and 6 years on staff at Willow Creek Community Church. Jeff’s primary passion in life is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transforming human hearts. Jeff loves the process of studying, discovering, and communicating God’s Word and desires to encourage others to share this passion. Jeff is also passionate about his wife and kids, the writing of C.S. Lewis, the sport of football, strong coffee, and old books. Jeff has an MA in theology from Wheaton College Graduate School with a focus in evangelism & spiritual formation and a BA from Wheaton College. He lives in Batavia, IL with his wife, Erin, and has three young adult children: Noah, Hannah, and Benjamin.

Theological Forum -
Gospel Partners

Few leaders would be so foolish and presumptuous as to say they don’t need anyone to accomplish the Kingdom mission to which God has called them. And yet, many of us behave as if we can do it all on our own.

Paul gives us a powerful picture of what he calls “partners in the gospel” in the intro to his letter to the Philippians. We will walk through Philippians 1:3-11 together and examine what it looks like to be gospel partners in God’s Kingdom today.

Featured Presenters

Sherry Anderson

After planting a church in Wisconsin, Sherry and her husband, Kendal, moved to Florida to plant the Crossing Church in Clermont. They have three adult children, with the oldest being a childhood cancer survivor. Sherry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies, a Master’s in Biblical Counseling, and works as a middle school ESE (special education) teacher. She enjoys traveling on a budget and is currently researching the best deals to Rome!

Deborah Jackson

I spent twenty years working as a registered nurse. During that time, I worked in almost every available position for an R.N. Many times I was the last caregiver a person saw before passing away or I was an attending nurse for a person who found themselves in critical condition. It was during those most precious moments of life, I was given an opportunity to share the love of Christ. Today I am no longer working as a registered nurse but I’m still sharing the love of Christ. I simply moved from one dynamic of ministry to another. My position has changed but the message has remained the same. Jesus saves!

Marvin Jackson

Pastor Marvin is the founding pastor of the River of Life Christian Center of Orlando, FL. Working along with his wife Deborah, they've watched God's power transform the lives of thousands in the greater Central Florida area. Our purpose is to empower, encourage and equip believers to make a Kingdom mark that cannot be eased.

Tom Messer

Pastor Tom Messer assumed the duties of Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in 1991. He began oversight of a large and growing ministry, which includes educational ministries, Trinity Baptist College and Trinity Christian Academy. The church also sponsors ministry to the homeless and addicted through Trinity Rescue Mission Trinity’s Women and Children's Center, and Trinity Freedom Farm, and the church operates Trinity Camp and Retreat Center on 70+ acres in Keystone Heights, Florida. In 2014 the church expanded its outreach by planting a second campus in the Oakleaf community of Jacksonville. Pastor Messer is committed to Biblical preaching, gospel centered ministry, and a passion for developing and coaching leaders who can impact the kingdom of God. He and his wife Lisa were married in 1982. They have four children, Drew, Christie, Michael, and Jacob and 3 great grandchildren.

Stanley and Melissa Patton Bio

Drs. Stanley and Melissa Patton are the Founders of Victory Church, Victory Kid Sports , and Victory Studios. They have been married for 15 years, and have two children, Micah and Mason.

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Where?

Converge, Orlando, FL

Schedule

Orlando, FL


Registration  / 
9:00am – 1:30 pm

Prayer First  /  10:00 – 10:45am

Workshops / Session I  / 11:00 – 12:15 am

Networking Lunch  /  12:45am – 2:15 pm

Workshops / Session II  /  2:45 – 4:00 pm

Break  /  4:00 – 4:30 pm

Vision/Business Meeting   /  4:30 – 6:30pm

Workshops

Session 1

Presented by: Darryl Williamson

Title: Part 1 – The Principle of Peace

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. – Matthew 5:9. The current American cultural landscape is heated and polarized. Politics, racial tensions, gender roles, are not only the dividing lines in our nation but also in the church. Is Christ divided?! This two-part workshop will provide attendees with both the principle of peace and the practice of peace for handling disagreement in this age of polarization in a Christlike way.

Presented by: Phil Phillips

Title: Homiletics Re-mixed

The preaching track is a preacher friendly seminar designed to equip today’s preacher with sound hermeneutics/homiletical skills for preaching that connects. Discover how to build and organize a sermon or sermon series. 

Presented by: Stanley Patton and Melissa Patton

Title: Developing Intentional Communities that Creates Organic Evangelism

Learn how a church is developing new methods and ways to create evangelistic opportunities through sports, technology, and education. 

Presented by: Lee Stephenson

Title: Developing Next Generation Leaders

Do you have leaders in your church but don’t always know what to do with them or how to get them more involved? Join Lee Stephenson, for a practical conversation on how to spot, develop and release leaders in the church overtime.

Presented by: Sherry Anderson

Title: Called to Shine!

 In the midst of busyness, distractions, parenting, pandemics, and even church ministry, we can lose our passion for Jesus, and flounder in our calling. God has called each of us to shine His light, but what does that look like? Although women in ministry may need to wear many hats, how can we include activities that enable us to really shine? In this session, we’ll recognize the distractors that dim our light, and identify activities or ministries that spiritually energize and empower us.

Presented by: Dean Plumlee

Title: Part 1 – What You Measure You Produce

We will take time looking at Jesus as our model for measurement and production in ministry. How He made disciples and how we can too.

Session 2

Presented by: Darryl Williamson

Title: Part 2 – The Practice of Peace

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. – Matthew 5:9. The current American cultural landscape is heated and polarized. Politics, racial tensions, gender roles, are not only the dividing lines in our nation but also in the church. Is Christ divided?! This two-part workshop will provide attendees with both the principle of peace and the practice of peace for handling disagreement in this age of polarization in a Christlike way.

Presented by: Marvin Jackson

Title: Preaching During The Storms

The preaching of the Gospel is indeed a great honor. But this honor comes with many challenges. This workshop is designed to share with you the spiritual enabling you’ll need to be an encourager during discouraging times.

Presented by: Roderick Zack

Title: Reaching in Every Season

This session revolves around the general topic of evangelism.  How can evangelism be activated amid a rapidly changing culture. What tools, strategies, and approaches can we employ in order to maintain and gain ground for the Kingdom of God?  

Presented by: Tom Messer

Title: Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times

 The workshop will focus on helping leaders to thrive in times of change and challenges. Drawing on nearly 30 years of pastoral experience in one ministry, we will work through the seasons that leaders face. We will discuss how to develop staying power and equip you to grow as a leader to meet current and future challenges. There will be an emphasis on how to connect to and benefit from ongoing coaching and accountability.

Presented by: Deborah Jackson

Title: Preparation For Purpose

You will never walk into purpose without preparation. Preparation is the process that will bring you into purpose. If you try to walk into purpose without preparation you will abort the process. Everything that we have gone through or will go through God will utilize to get us to His prepared place.

Presented by: Dean Plumlee

Title: Part 2 – What You Measure You Produce

We will take time looking at Jesus as our model for measurement and production in ministry. How He made disciples and how we can too.

Workshop Leaders

Click on a leader’s name to read their bio.

Sherry Anderson

After planting a church in Wisconsin, Sherry and her husband, Kendal, moved to Florida to plant the Crossing Church in Clermont. They have three adult children, with the oldest being a childhood cancer survivor. Sherry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies, a Master’s in Biblical Counseling, and works as a middle school ESE (special education) teacher. She enjoys traveling on a budget and is currently researching the best deals to Rome!

Deborah Jackson

I spent twenty years working as a registered nurse. During that time, I worked in almost every available position for an R.N. Many times I was the last caregiver a person saw before passing away or I was an attending nurse for a person who found themselves in critical condition. It was during those most precious moments of life, I was given an opportunity to share the love of Christ. Today I am no longer working as a registered nurse but I’m still sharing the love of Christ. I simply moved from one dynamic of ministry to another. My position has changed but the message has remained the same. Jesus saves!

Marvin Jackson

Pastor Marvin is the founding pastor of the River of Life Christian Center of Orlando, FL. Working along with his wife Deborah, they've watched God's power transform the lives of thousands in the greater Central Florida area. Our purpose is to empower, encourage and equip believers to make a Kingdom mark that cannot be eased.

Tom Messer

Pastor Tom Messer assumed the duties of Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in 1991. He began oversight of a large and growing ministry, which includes educational ministries, Trinity Baptist College and Trinity Christian Academy. The church also sponsors ministry to the homeless and addicted through Trinity Rescue Mission Trinity’s Women and Children's Center, and Trinity Freedom Farm, and the church operates Trinity Camp and Retreat Center on 70+ acres in Keystone Heights, Florida. In 2014 the church expanded its outreach by planting a second campus in the Oakleaf community of Jacksonville. Pastor Messer is committed to Biblical preaching, gospel centered ministry, and a passion for developing and coaching leaders who can impact the kingdom of God. He and his wife Lisa were married in 1982. They have four children, Drew, Christie, Michael, and Jacob and 3 great grandchildren.

Stanley Patton and Melissa Patton

Drs. Stanley and Melissa Patton are the Founders of Victory Church, Victory Kid Sports , and Victory Studios. They have been married for 15 years, and have two children, Micah and Mason.

Lee Stephenson

Lee Stephenson currently serves as the Executive Director of Church Planting for Converge and is the lead/founding pastor of Harvest Community Church in Orlando, Florida. Prior to moving to Orlando, Lee and his wife, Melissa, planted a flourishing church in Mesa, AZ. Lee has a heart to see the local church stay on mission and flourish. He is the co-author of First Steps to Planting a Missional Church and is a go to ministry coach. Lee and Melissa have three children: Aaron, Noel, and Joshua.

Darryl Williamson

Darryl Williamson is the Lead Pastor of Living Faith Bible Fellowship in Tampa, FL, serves on the Board of Directors for The Gospel Coalition and on the Board of the Crete Collective. Darryl often speaks and writes about spiritual formation, restorative justice, faith-work-economics, missional leadership, and theology. He has contributed to the books 12 Faithful Men and All Are Welcome, and is pursuing a M.A. in Theology and Mission at Northern Seminary. Darryl and his wife Julie have been married for 33 years and have an adult daughter.

Roderick Zack

Roderick Zak has dedicated his life to serving this generation on behalf of Christ. He is the senior pastor and co-founder of Rejoice in the Lord Ministries in Apopka, FL, a vibrant and innovative church in of Central Florida area. It is his desire to see God’s kingdom grow and flourish. Zak’s mission is to spread the gospel of salvation and God's promise of abundant life.

Pastor Zak and his wife Vanessa, have four adult children and three grandchildren. He believes that God has given us the family unit to nurture the next generation and do His work in our world.

Phil Phillips

Dr. Phil Phillips is the founder and senior pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship. He has 20 plus years of teaching as an adjunct professor for Trinity International University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Phil is passionate about equipping leaders and organizations.

Dean Plumlee

Dean was deeply impacted in the 90s by studying the life of Jesus through the ministry of Sonlife. Today he is privileged to be apart of the Sonlife team. Previous to that he served in local church and para church ministry, working with students, surfers and action sports athletes over the last 30 years

Orlando​ Hotels

SpringHill Suites Lake Nona

13700 Boggy Creek Rd.
Orlando, Florida 32824

407-313-3012

$189/night (Breakfast included/No shuttle service)

cut-off date – 9/27/24

SpringHill Suites Airport

5828 Hazeltine National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822
407-815-5533 (call in reservation use code CNVN)

$149 single or double $5/parking per day (Breakfast included and shuttle service to airport)

cut-off date 10/4/24

Hilton Garden Inn

7300 Augusta National Dr,
Orlando, FL 32822
407-240-3725

$139 single or double $5/parking per day (Breakfast included and shuttle service to airport)

cut-off date 10/4/24

Residence Inn – Lake Nona

6955 Lake Nona Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32827
407-888-9974

$219/night (Breakfast included/No shuttle service)

cut-off date – 9/27/24

Residence Inn – Orlando Airport

7024 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, Florida 32822
407-856-2444
(call in reservation use code CNVN)

$129-$149 single or double $5/parking per day (Breakfast included and shuttle service to airport)

cut-off date 10/4/24

Courtyard by Marriott – Orlando Airport

7155 North Frontage Road
Orlando, FL. 32812
407-240-7200

$159 single or double $5/parking per day (Breakfast included and shuttle service to airport)

cut-off date 10/4/24

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