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Spiritual Leadership Conference: What's Next?

Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:30 AM-2:30 PM


The "What's Next" Spiritual Leadership Conference
Saturday, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

Tell your friends, your family, your elders, and other spiritual leaders to join you for a fantastic day of spiritual equipping and encouragement. You will hear from some of the country's top speakers and practitioners and leave with helpful resources for thinking about "What's Next?" in a most challenging time.


  • 8:30-8:35 a.m., Welcome and Introductions with Walt Leaver
  • 8:45-9:10 a.m., Session 1: Developing a What’s Next Mindset (Pt. 1) (Gary Johnson)
  • 9:10-9:30 a.m., Session 2: Developing a What’s Next Prayer Life (Mark Lanier)
  • 9:30–9:50 a.m., Live Q&A 
  • 9:50-10 a.m., Break
  • 10-10:10 a.m., What is E2 and its Resources? (Sager/Johnson)
  • 10:10-10:30 a.m., Session 3: Developing a What’s Next Mindset (Pt. 2) (Gary Johnson)
  • 10:30-10:50 a.m., Session 4: Developing a What’s Next Devotional Life (Buddy Bell)
  • 10:50-11:10 a.m., Live Q&A
  • 11:20 a.m.–Noon, Breakout Classes
    • Trust and Follow Jesus, Bobby Harrington
    • What’s Next for Resolving Conflict?, Randy Willingham
    • What’s Next in Making Effective Change?, E2-Gary Johnson
    • What’s Next in Intergenerational Ministry?, Holly Allen
    • What’s Next with the Next Generation?, Earl Lavender         
    • Thinking “What’s Next?” with Covid-19, Susan Galbreath
    • What's Before? The Basics of Christian Belief, Josh Strahan
  • Lunch Break
  • 1:15-1:20 p.m., Resources available                            
  • 1:20-1:40 p.m., Session 5: What’s Next in Disciple-Making? (Bobby Harrington)
  • 1:40-2 p.m., Session 6: What’s Next in Strategic Planning? (Gary Johnson)
  • 2-2:20 p.m., Live Q&A
  • 2:20-2:30 p.m., Closing and Sending                                                      
  • 2:45-3:15 p.m., Post Seminar Bonus Session
    • #DeaconStrong: Men and Women Serving Jesus and His Church (Gary Johnson)