Feb
22
to Feb 24

National Prayer Conference

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Registration is open and free!

Theme: Prayer and Community Transformation

Keynote Speaker: George Otis, Jr.

George Otis Jr. is the founder and president of the Sentinel Group, a Christian research, media, and training agency focused on transforming revival. Best known as the producer of the award-winning Transformations documentaries, a series viewed by an estimated 200 million people in 175 nations, George has also authored six books. He frequently speaks at international conferences, and is chief architect of The Journey to Transformation, a thorough revival preparation and maintenance process for communities desiring societal transformation. 

Begin making plans now to come and bring a team from your church. Based on the overwhelming positive response to the first two summits, we are anticipating about 500 registrants!

NEW THIS YEAR: During the day on Friday, there will be three separate tracks of teaching that attendees can choose to attend:

TRACK #1: Choosing Mary's Place with Doug & Margie Newton. Increase your confidence in intercession as you study key passages of scripture.
Read more about Doug & Margie here: http://www.marysplace.org/

TRACK #2: Community Transformation with Steve Beaumont. Learn and Apply being on location with intention as an intercessor, changing your community.
Read more about Steve here: http://heaveninbusiness.com/about-us/

Track #3: Intercession Foundations with John Piippo. As we are transformed, our intercession deepens. Take an inward journey and prepare
for the outer change. 
Read more about John here: http://www.johnpiippo.com/

For more information on the FMC National Prayer Ministry, click here.

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Mar
8
to Mar 9

National Multiplication Conference

Come learn about multiplication from speakers such as Bishop Matt Thomas, Dr. Don Ross, Michael Forney, Ron Kuest, Annie Roberts, Josh Herbert and more! There will be three tracks available to follow: multiplying disciples, multiplying leaders, and multiplying churches. More info coming soon!

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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

All Day Ignite Intensive

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Register now by clicking here!

Churches across America are getting older and smaller because they are struggling to make changes necessary to engage young people in their communities. Annie Roberts will discuss necessary cultural shifts and practical strategies that any pastor and leader can make to engage young people with the gospel and their church community. Come learn from Annie at our next All Day Ignite Intensive on November 11th from 9am-3pm at Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church. Cost is only $10 a person (which covers lunch) and the registration deadline is Friday, October 30th. We highly suggest that you read the book Growing Young by Kara Powell to prepare for this event.

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Annie Roberts is the Executive Director of Gravitational Leadership, a company devoted to the development of pastors and leaders nationwide using innovative tools and transformational coaching. She brings a wealth of experience in identifying and activating leaders, and consults with churches on strategies to engage and reach younger generations. She is ordained with the Assemblies of God and is a certified leadership coach with the International Coach Federation. Annie teaches and pastors at a rapidly growing multisite church plant near Tacoma, WA.

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Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Dr. Preston Sprinkle

For those who are dealing with pastors or churches that are trying to get on top of the sexuality matters, The River Conference recently held a stellar conference inviting Dr. Preston Sprinkle.  Bishop Thomas reports that Dr. Sprinkle’s theology, practice of compassionate ministry and coaching to churches on how to approach the matter of LGBTQ matters is very much in line with the essential posture of the FMCUSA.  Following is an event at which Preston will be presenting.  Engaging Questions of Faith, Sexuality and Gender in the Church,  Wednesday, October 18, 2017,  8:30am-4:00pm (lunch will be served), Registration begins at 8:00am,  Pinnacle Conference Center; 3330 Highland Drive; Hudsonville, MI 49426.  You can learn more about a complete description of the topics you can expect to be covered when you attend.  (https://www.centerforfaith.com/programs/leaders-forums).  Or you can buy one of Preston’s books on the matter.  They are worth your review, familiarity and reference. 

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Oct
4
to Oct 7

CCDA

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Learn more about the Christian Community Development Association's national conference in Detroit here. If you're interested in getting tickets at a discounted price, email nancyforney@smcfmc.org to see if there are any still available.

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Ignite Intensive

The topic of September's Ignite Intensive is Leading Change. This event is open to anyone in the conference who would like to come and it is highly recommended that pastors bring their leadership team. Both intensives will be held simultaneously from 6:30-8:30pm on September 25th. Dearborn will be hosting one and the other location is TBA. You are welcome to attend whichever location is closer to you.

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Leadership Development Cohort

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September 15th and 19th's LDC cohorts are being merged into a single cohort for all of our lead pastors. This is a very important meeting where we will be establishing a two year plan for leadership development. It will take place in Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church's CFC-4 room from 9am-1pm on September 15th. Please join us then.

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Heart of Man Movie

Many of you know Lance Witt.  Lance has a friend who has been involved in developing a film that addresses the addiction to pornography and its blight upon our communities.  And, we know that it is prevalent in our churches.  If you would like to screen the film in its entirety before tonight, email office@smcfmc.org for the link.  We would caution you not to just promote it unless you have viewed it.  One person evaluating it said that it might not be for the spouse of a person struggling and is weighted upon pornography and its association with abuse, which we know is only a portion of the story. Get tickets and see if it's playing at a theater near you, here.

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