NM-WT Annual Conference
Join us August 2-5, 2012 as we gather with our sister churches from around the state for our annual conference. Nightly worship services will begin Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 pm. Each day is filled with a variety of activities: worship services, conference tracks for children, youth and adults, after service activities each evening, lunch and supper on site. See the schedule for a complete list of services and times. Meal tickets must have been purchased in advance.
Our worship service speaker is Dr. Gregory Wiens. Greg currently serves as the Florida State Pastor for Florida Church of God Ministries (FLCOGM), founder and leadership strategist of Healthy Growing Churches (HGC), and tribal instigator of The Great Commission Group (GCG). With FLCOGM, he works in a collaborative effort with a team of eight gifted staff members each leading their ministry focus of the ministry in Florida. FLOCGM is noted for their aggressive approach for building healthy churches that transform their communities through multiplying converts, disciples, leaders and churches.
Greg received his formal education at the University of Michigan where he received his BS in Industrial and Operations Engineering in 1976, and worked on an MBA in Corporate Finance. He also received his Master of Divinity at Anderson University School of Theology in 1984. In 1995, Greg was awarded his Doctorate of Education from the University of Central Florida in research, testing, and assessment.
Greg has been married to his wonderful wife, Mary Kay for over 35 years and has three children which are married (Jordan and Jaime Wiens, Steve and Erin Southards, and Colin and Cayla Wiens) and four grandchildren (Jodie, Anderson, Payton and Colton). Most of all Greg likes to create chaos, challenge the status quo, communicate truth, closely relate to a few, critically think, coach leaders, and cast vision.
In summary, Greg likes to create chaos, challenge the status quo, communicate truth, closely relate to a few, critically think, coach leaders, and cast vision for change. These seven C's all find focus and fulfillment in living for God and following His lead.
John Thurman will be our adult track speaker. John Thurman is a unique counselor who combines real life principles and practical insight that help people learn how to overcome obstacles and set backs they may have experienced in their personal lives, relationships and businesses. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Educator, Speaker and Writer.
His mission is to provide practical, reality-based counseling, consulting and training to individuals, couples, parents, teens, churches and businesses.
He will be speaking on 7 things:
- 7 Things church members wish their pastors understood.
- 7 Things pastors wish their members understood.
- 7 Trends the church needs to be aware of.
- 7 Generational differences we need to understand in the church.For More Information About John Thurman go to www.johnthurman.net
The youth will have their own conference electives and activities. See the complete schedule for times. The youth tract is titled “Made To Make A Difference” by Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado Bishop.
Can you really change the world? Deep down, everyone wants to make a difference. But it is difficult for students to get past their own issues, problems, and distractions to see that their lives can count right now. In these four challenging sessions, Max Lucado offers Biblical insight into how God has uniquely created students with certain passions, talents, and interests to impact the world for Christ. Students share real-life stories on how they’ve spoken up, stepped out and made a difference around them.
At 6:00 pm on Saturday Night, David Gonzales will be leading a youth Cookout and Outdoor Movie (Dolphin Tail) at Paradise Hills Park -FREE- Movie Begins At Dusk.