Converge MidAtlantic Biennial Conference 2019
Staying connected with other leaders in ministry is vital. Together at the 2019 United Conference we will celebrate our diversity as leaders but be united together. We’ll help you unleash the gospel by giving you strategies and tools to strengthen your church and connect with other leaders to receive support, encouragement, resources and prayer. It is time to be UNITED in spirit and in purpose. Together.

Jun

12-14

2019

Calvary Harvest Fields

150 Harvest Fields Dr

Boalsburg, PA 16827

Speakers

Brian Weber

Executive Minister, Converge MidAtlantic

Prior to serving at Converge MidAtlantic, Brian was a pastor for 15 years helping to mobilize efforts to start new churches in the greater Delaware Valley and to send missionaries around the world. Before his appointment as Converge MidAtlantic's Executive Minister, Brian worked for Compassion International. 

Scott Ridout

President, Converge

Before becoming President of Converge, Scott was lead pastor of Sun Valley Community Church in Arizona. He also served six years as a Converge overseer, co-led the Vision Arizona church planting team and led Converge Generosity. President Ridout is also a church leadership mentor and coach.

Rev. Dr. Michael Henderson Sr.

Vice President of National Ministries, Converge

Dr. Henderson leads Converge's National Ministries team, which includes Church Strengthening, Women's Ministry and Chaplaincy. He is also the founding and Senior pastor of New Beginnings Church, a multi-campus church in North Carolina

Dr. Harold Lewis

Vice President of Biblical Diversity, Converge

A native of Greenwood, Mississippi, Dr. Lewis earned a Master of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Psychology. He has three decades of pastoral and leadership experience and is a coach for clergy and laypersons. His ministerial experience also includes more than 10 years of multicultural and justice responsibilities.

Laurel Bunker

Associate Vice President, Christian Formation & Church Relations, Bethel University

Among her many roles at Bethel, Pastor Bunker is a member of the President’s Executive Team, providing guidance for the spiritual formation and personal development of the student body. As Campus Pastor, she is the primary preacher in chapel. She also travels throughout the country teaching and training diverse groups in areas of leadership, spiritual development and Biblical issues relevant to today.

Jim Eaton

Lead Pastor, Mosaic Church

Converge MidAtlantic Pastor Jim Eaton has pastored diverse churches in South Africa, Germany and Chicago. He currently leads Mosaic Church in Frederick, MD which is part of the diverse D.C. Metro area. His lifetime of overseas experiences have given him a global perspective that is helpful and enriching to the spaces in which he leads.

Schedules

Wednesday
Jun 12

PRE-CONFERENCE

Converge Cup Golf Tournament
At Mountain View Country Club/Wyndham Hotel
7 a.m.

Pre-Conference Registration
Noon

Pre-Conference – Leadership Conversations: Pipelines, Pathways, Culture and Constructs
Led by Pastor Dan Nold
1 – 4:30 p.m.

Penn State University Beaver Stadium Tour and Dinner at Pegula Ice Arena
5 p.m.

Thursday
Jun 13

PRE-CONFERENCE

Mini-Preconference for Youth Leaders
Topic: Ministering to Teens in Our Changing Culture
9 a.m.

Mini-Preconference for International Ministries Leaders
9 a.m.

Preconference Leadership Conversations Continues
9 a.m.

Thursday
Jun 13

MAIN CONFERENCE

Registration
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Main Session #1
1:30 – 3 p.m.

Workshop Session #1
3:30 p.m.

Amish Dinner and Annual Meeting
5 p.m.

Main Session #2
7 p.m.

Friday
Jun 14

MAIN CONFERENCE

Workshop Session #2
9 – 10 a.m.

Main Session #3
10:30 a.m. 


Workshops // June 13 & 14

Women, Let’s Chat
Bethany Paterson, Facilitator for Bridge Network
An interactive discussion with women who lead, about ministry practices that do and do not work. We hope you’ll be inspired and encouraged by the sharing of ideas and best practices. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the ministry resources available through Converge’s “Bridge Network”.
Give Them a Reason to Care
Jason Coache and Aron Kirk, Lead Pastors
In our culture, church attendance is no longer assumed. Join us for this engaging breakout as two successful church planters from different contexts (small town & suburban) share about how they’ve reached hundreds of unchurched people in their communities through acts of love and kindness that open the door of people’s hearts to the Gospel.
Ministering to the Desperate and Disconnected: Why Understanding and Ministering Effectively to the Next Generation Matters for the Future of the Church
Laurel Bunker, Associate Vice President, Christian Formation & Church Relations, Bethel University
Junior high, high school and college aged students are masters of connection, or so it appears. While most of them have hundreds, even thousands of contacts via cyber relationships, many remain desperately lonely and deprived, and are seeking significance. In this workshop we will cover some statistics that will help us understand what is hurting youth, what is helping youth and how the Church can be at the center of drawing them into true and lasting intimacy with Christ.
Deaf Ministry Best Practices Panel Discussion
Kevin McGhee, Director of U.S. Engagement, Converge
When churches say they have a Deaf ministry, it can mean a lot of things: An Interpreted service, A Deaf congregation within a hearing Church, a fully integrated bi-cultural church, or even a stand alone Deaf church. Each approach has strengths and weaknesses – but there are some common best practices. In this panel discussion, you will learn from experienced leaders on how to start and strengthen a Deaf ministry in your church – and share your own experiences so others can learn from you.
The Church as Movement
Dan White, Church Planter & Author
The Church is in a precarious state, fewer and fewer folks find it necessary and relevant for their daily lives. Rather than cooking up techniques for attracting seekers, we need to re-explore the movemental DNA of the church. In this workshop discover the essentials for stimulating and sending communities far outside the walls of the church, for the sake of God's mission.
Tearing Down the Walls Between Churches and Public Schools
Dan Soderberg, Executive Director of Impact Campus Fellowship
Come hear the story of how a local youth pastor and a dozen students started Impact Campus Fellowship in their school which has spread into 42 local schools involving over 50 Pastors and 1,500 students. God is using this powerful partnership between churches and schools to see thousands of students reached with the Gospel each year.

Getting here // Airport options

PITTSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Pittsburgh, PA
Distance to Calvary: 180 miles // 3 hours
UNIVERSITY PARK AIRPORT
State College, PA
Distance to Calvary: 11.5 miles // 20 minutes
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Baltimore, MD
Distance to Calvary: 180 miles // 3 hours
WILLIAMSPORT REGIONAL AIRPORT
Montoursville, PA
Distance to Calvary: 70 miles // 1.5 hours
HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Middletown, PA
Distance to Calvary: 94 miles // 1.5 hours

Pricing

EVENT LOCATION

Calvary Harvest Fields

150 Harvest Fields Dr

Boalsburg, PA 16827

EARLYBIRD PRICE
General Admission
$199
Earlybird price good through 5/4/19. Regular price $219.
Spouses
$149
Invite your spouse to attend with you and enjoy a discounted admission rate. Good through 6/11/19.
Groups of 5+
$199
Invite your entire team and enjoy a discounted per person rate for groups of 5 people or more. Good through 6/11/19.
Pre-Conference
$39
Attend Leadership Conversations: Pipelines, Pathways, Culture and Constructs. Price per person.
Converge Cup Golf Tournament
$49
Optional add on. Price per person.
Please call 330.757.7970 ext. 103 if you need assistance registering.