"But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses." I Timothy 6:11-12

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choosing goals - main session 1
Speaker knute larson

about knute larson:

Knute Larson coaches pastors and churches, majoring on pulpit, leadership, and daily grace, and drawing on 41 years as senior pastor at two church, the last 26 years being at The Chapel in Akron, Ohio. He works closely with three churches as adjunct staff, coaches five others every month, and meets regularly in groups with pastors of the Great Lakes Evangelical Free Churches. Other teaching is for D. Min courses at Trinity and Grace seminaries, and pastoral courses at Moody.

Knute and wife Jeanine now live in Sawyer, Michigan. They are parents of two married daughters in the Chicago area, and have three grandchildren.

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choosing gold - Main session 2
speaker knute larson

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finishing well - breakout session 1
speaker knute larson

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serving christ in a busy world - breakout session 2
speaker terry holley

about terry holley:

Terry Holley is the Regional Minister for the Great Lakes Association of the North American Baptist Conference. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Cedarville University and his Mastor of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary. He and his wife Janie have two adult children; son Nate and daughter Elisa.

Terry's ministry experience includes working as a youth counselor with Youth for Christ in Marlette, Michigan, as a Youth Pastor at a church in Parma Heights, Ohio, and with Campus Crusade for Christ in Tempe, Arizona.

In 1996, Terry and Janie felt the leading of God to plant a church, and in 1997, Heartland Community Church was founded in Medina, Ohio.

After 15 years of ministry at Heartland, Terry stepped down from his role as Lead Pastor, and in February 2013, he began his ministry as the Regional Minister for the Great Lakes Association. While still living in Medina, Terry now resources pastors and church leaders in 28 churches in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky.

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church security and safety - breakout session 3
speaker miles becher

about miles becher:

Miles Becher is the Student Ministries Pastor at Napier Parkview Baptist. He has been married for 8 years and has two daughters. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Criminal Justice and has been very involved with the forming of the safety and security plan at Napier Parkview Baptist.

In the last year, in addition to the training and experience he has gained through his schooling and on-the-job training out of college, he has had the opportunity to attend a class through the Michigan State Police training acedemy about church security as well as an advanced course later offered. He hopes to be able to share his knowledge and experience with others to help them provide an environment where our church members can freely worship wouthout fear and feel safe and secure.