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Restoring Confidence, Renewing Joy

A Gathering Time for Pastors & Leaders

 

Welcome to the web page for our upcoming pastors and leaders conference.

We are planning a family-centered conference on our Bible school’s beautiful 100-acre campus in Pennsylvania that will be memorable and refreshing. Messages from the heart of God that will truly encourage you and strengthen your confidence and joy in ministry are at the at the heart of this gathering. As is anointed worship, dedicated prayer times, workshops, peer connections and testimonies from leaders on the field that will uplift and challenge you.

The afternoon features interactive workshops followed by rest times or sports and fellowship activities. Good food and great preaching by our featured speakers will round out our three-day program. These unique days will also feature a day camp for children filled with faith lessons and fun activities in our gym, the pool and our beautiful great outdoors!

So plan to join us in June to be invigorated and refreshed by the presence of God. Registration is easy so apply early to reserve your place.

 

 

 

Speakers

 

Carter Conlon is Senior Pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, an interdenominational church with more than 8,000 people in attendance, representing more than 100 different nationalities. He joined the pastoral staff in 1994 at the invitation of founding pastor, David Wilkerson, author of the best-selling book, The Cross and the Switchblade. He was appointed senior pastor in 2001.

Pastor Carter is a voice for God far beyond the pulpit of Times Square Church at conferences throughout the world. “It's Time to Pray,” Pastor Carter's one-minute devotionals calling our nation to pray and seek God are currently syndicated in over 300 Christian radio stations worldwide. His weekly program, “A Call to the Nation” launched in February 2017 and is aired by Christian radio stations nationwide. He is the author of several books including "The 180 Degree Christian," "Fear Not" and "Unshakable."

A shepherd not only to the sheep, in 2010 Pastor Carter created “For Pastors Only” in response to requests he received from ministers seeking spiritual mentoring. This online resource airs bi-weekly devotionals and is currently accessed by over 5,000 pastors worldwide. A long-time student of revival, Pastor Carter would have no greater joy than to see the Church of Jesus Christ walking in the fullness of strength and purpose which is available to all who long to glorify Him.

Pastor Carter and his wife, Teresa, have three children and eight grandchildren.

 

 

Gary Wilkerson is President of World Challenge, an international mission organization founded by his father, David Wilkerson. Gary is also the founding pastor of Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 alongside several other Christians. He has traveled nationally and internationally holding conferences, planting churches, and starting orphanages, clinics and feeding programs among the poor and unreached people of the world.

Pastor Gary and his wife, Kelly, have four children and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

 

 

 

Nick Cassidy is the founding pastor of Cork Church in Cork, Ireland. He and his wife Kathryn along with some family members and a few close friends started the church over 20years ago. Through the years the Lord has been faithful to bless the work and develop Cork Church into a vibrant Christ-centered church, built solidly on the New Covenant.

Pastor Nick is a national and international speaker; his heart for people has led him to establish Ireland School of Ministry (ISOM) and Global Missions Ireland (GMI). He has led numerous mission trips and hosted leaders conferences across the globe. Pastor Nick is at the coalface of building the work in Ireland, mobilizing Irish churches for national and international ministry.

Pastor Nick and Kathryn have four sons, two daughters in law and recently they welcomed into this world their first grandchild – a gorgeous baby boy.

Conference Schedule

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

Evening:          Session I

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

Morning:        Sessions 2 & 3

Afternoon:     Breakout sessions

Evening:         Session 4

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

Morning:      Sessions 5 & 6

Breakout Sessions

 

Bringing Back the Spirit of Evangelism to Your Church
David Ham

Jesus made it very clear what the first responsibility is for every disciple. He said, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." Many have lost the joy of evangelism and the confidence needed to reach the lost.  Jesus said, "The harvest is ripe, but the laborers are few." God desires to restore our faith, renew our calling, set out into the deep and cast the nets.

 

Christ-Centered Worship
Gregory Thomas

Christ-Centered Worship is free of showcasing self-brilliance and worth, free of demonstrating musical skill and diversity, and free of any confidence in the flesh. It is then Jesus' joy to hear from us and we experience His rejoicing over us with gladness and singing. It can only be achieved by maintaining an intimate fellowship and relationship with Christ, and making Him the center of our focus and message. Having complete confidence in Him makes us accepted by Him and our joy is complete and restored.

 

Christian Ethics
Jerald Hampton

Never has there been a more important time for Pastors and ministry leaders to address ethics in the church. We must prepare for the days ahead and be aware of the subtle traps that will try to ensnare leaders and affect the testimony of Christ. We will also be discussing how leaders can address ethics within the church body.

 

Christ Our Confidence
Nik Godshall

We are so easily shaken in life and in ministry. Challenges, temptations, and discouragements of all shapes and sizes constantly threaten to kill our confidence, and make us question if we should bother continuing in ministry. How do we remain steadfast amidst so much opposition? The heartbeat of this session will be us understanding that, in all of our circumstances—from the most mundane decisions to the most intense spiritual warfare—Christ remains our Solid Rock, in whom we can place our confidence.

 

Entering into the Joy of the Lord
William Carrol

By the very nature of our calling, Christian ministers engage life’s most compelling extremes. On a regular basis, we vicariously experience some of the most intense pain and some of the most euphoric joy that our congregations have chosen to express to us. Add this to our own peaks and valleys and you realize why we sometimes suffer from spiritual and physical fatigue. In this study, we shall consider how Jesus attends to the weary minister, and how he restores our fire and revives our joy.

 

Finding Strength in Strengthless Places
Tim Williams

The bible reveals to God’s people that we are to be a people who “walk on the water;” in other words, a people who have strength to stand and walk in places where human strength can never go. How do we find this strength? And how does God fashion this strength in the lives of His people? Strength is like faith; we are all given a measure, but it is something that’s cultivated in our lives as well. God is faithful to fashion the strength needed for the call.

 

New Covenant Counseling
Patrick Pierre

In a time when so many are struggling to walk in victory in that one area of their life or see victory in that one relationship, what is the answer? How can we best serve them? In this session, we will look at some of the keys to effective biblical counseling and how they are essential for renewing confidence, restoring joy and helping those in our congregations live victorious lives.

 

Women in Church Leadership
Teresa Conlon

A lively, clear and concise Biblical answer to the question of women in leadership in the Church. Given the times, this is a very timely subject for church congregations today. Be prepared to be surprised and to have your questions fully answered. Many have been repeatedly asked questions on this topic, so hand out sheets will be provided.

 

Accommodation, Food & Childcare

 

TRAVEL

Nearest Airports (driving distance):

Harrisburg International Airport -- 29 minutes
Philadelphia International Airport -- 2 hours
Baltimore International Airport- --  2 hours

Map/Directions to Summit

 

ON-CAMPUS LODGING

Summit International School of Ministry Campus
Shared dorm room (1-2 roommates) with a shared bathroom -- $80

 

OFF-CAMPUS LODGING

HOTELS

10-minute drive from Summit:

Mainstay Hotel
105 Kelley Court
Grantville, PA 17028
T: 717 469 1051
Rate: $80 per night

Holiday Inn (Harrisburg/Hershey)
Grantville, PA 17028
T: 866 379 7817
Rate: $85
Reference promo code: SBS

Hampton Inn (Grantville)
255 Bow Creek Road
Grantville, PA 17028
T: 7171 469 7689
Rate: $159 per night

 

20-minute drive from Summit:

Springhill Suites (Marriott)
115 Museum Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
T: 717 583 2222
Rate: $152 per night

Days Inn (Hersey)
350 West Chocolate Ave
T: 717 534 2162
Rate: $121 per night

Days Inn (Jonestown)
3 Everest Lane
Jonestown, PA 17038
T: 717 865 4064
Rate: $89 per night

Fairfield Suites (Harrisburg)
1018 Briarsdale Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
T: 717 412 4326
Book your group rate for the conference

 

FOOD

Meal Plan (6 meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) -- $100

 

CHILDCARE

Sky Summer Camp at Summit -- $120 ($180 if child stays on campus)
For children ages 5-15
Learn more about Sky Summer Camp

Register Now

 

 

Register

 

This conference is geared for those in pastoral and leadership positions. If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

Plan 1:

I will be arranging my own accommodation off campus.

Registration Fee -- $50 (non-refundable)
Meal Plan -- $100
Total: $150

Register Now

 

Plan 2:

I would like accommodation on campus

Registration Fee -- $50 (non-refundable)
Dorm room (shared with 1-2 roommates) with shared bathroom -- $80
Meal Plan: $100
Total: $230

Register Now

 

Childcare

Sky Summer Camp
@ Summit International School of Ministry
For children ages 5-15
Learn more about Sky Summer Camp

Register Now

 

Please Note: In the event you need to cancel your registration, a refund of the amount you paid minus the $50 registration fee will be given with a written request received by or on May 24, 2017.  After that date, all fees are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your payment to anyone who is able to attend the conference.

To request a refund, please contact us.

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