1. The 2019 Pre-conference is specifically designed for experienced practitioners who desire to process substantive issues in more thorough ways than the format of the Main Conference otherwise provides.
    2. Credible, compelling and competent facilitators will guide all sessions guaranteed to be personal, provocative, and practical.
    3. Pre-conference topics have been selected based on the recommendations of multiethnic church leaders who have been questioned about, concerned with, or challenged by others in responding to one or more of the areas listed below.
    4. Intensive content is exclusive to the Pre-conference; i.e., not otherwise addressed through Main Conference workshops.
    5. Choose to attend a) one 4-hour session, b) two 2-hour sessions, or c) one 2-hour session (3p – 5p only).

Tuesday • Nov 5, 2019 • 1:00p – 5:00p

Session I • 1:00p – 2:45p CST

   The Coming Revolution in Church Economics
    Jay Moon, Svetlana Papazov, Greg Wigfield, & Harry Li • Sponsored by Brotherhood Mutual
Tithes and offerings, like single paychecks in the past, are no longer enough to provide for a church’s needs and wants. Church leaders must learn to leverage church assets, bless local communities, and generate for-profit sustainable income. Come learn why it should and how your church can create multiple streams of income, monetize existing services, and launch new business enterprise. Based on the book The Coming Revolution in Church Economics: Why Tithes and Offerings are No Longer Enough and What You Can Do About It by Mark DeYmaz and Harry Li (Baker Books, 9/2019).

•   The Multiethnic Movement and the Black Church
     Santes Beatty, Oneya Okuwobi, Phillip Pointer, & Leonce Crump • Sponsored by The Call and Response Ministries
A seeming tension exists between multiethnic church advocacy and the black church experience. Historically and practically, multiethnic churches are today benefitting from the black church while not necessarily giving back to her. Since the reality of planting, growing, and sustaining churches remains a challenge for any church in an increasingly diverse society, this tension is one that should be honestly confronted and lovingly resolved via sound theology, ecclesiology, and cross-cultural relationships of transparency and trust. Come participate in this pre-conference conversation as leaders from both multiethnic and black church contexts discuss the challenges and ways to overcome the obstacles going forward.

•   Artificial Intelligence: Future Impact on the Local Church & Christian Thought
     Christopher Benek, Jason Thacker, & others TBD • Sponsored by CoCreators Network
Understanding the effect of AI on the ethics and economy of the local church, and what it will mean for you and your ministry.

•   Long Past Time: Women, Leadership and the Future of the American Church 
     Noemi Chavez, Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Ines Velasquez McBryde & Angela Brown
Understanding the challenges and concerns of women called to lead, and how the church is evolving today.

   Pain and Promise: Engaging the LGBTQ Community
     David Anderson, Linda DeYmaz, Kevin Haah, & Cindy Del Hierro • Sponsored by BridgeLeader Network
Understanding the pain and passion of Christians identifying with or impacted by this community, and how your church should respond.

•   Hispanic and Asian Leadership via the Multiethnic Church
    Gabriel Salguero, Ray Chang, Alex Diaz, & TBD
Understanding the why, how, and what of Hispanic and Asian leadership via the multiethnic church.

   Engaging a Multi-faith World 
     Bob & Nikki Roberts, Kevin Brown, Omar Reyes & Scott Venable • Sponsored by GlocalNet
Understanding the why, what and how of relational engagement with Jews and Muslims, and what this can mean for your church. 

   MosaiX Europe
     Rich Bonham, Stephen Beck (Germany), Joy Kirkland (Greece), Martin Robinson (England), Hans & Carolien Euser (The Netherlands)
Understanding the global Movement from the perspective of network leaders in Europe focused on intercultural church planting, social justice, and more.

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Session II • 3:00p – 5:00p CST

   The Coming Revolution in Church Economics
    Jay Moon, Svetlana Papazov, Greg Wigfield, & Harry Li • Sponsored by Brotherhood Mutual
Tithes and offerings, like single paychecks in the past, are no longer enough to provide for a church’s needs and wants. Church leaders must learn to leverage church assets, bless local communities, and generate for-profit sustainable income. Come learn why it should and how your church can create multiple streams of income, monetize existing services, and launch new business enterprise. Based on the book The Coming Revolution in Church Economics: Why Tithes and Offerings are No Longer Enough and What You Can Do About It by Mark DeYmaz and Harry Li (Baker Books, 9/2019).

•   The Multiethnic Movement and the Black Church
     Santes Beatty, Oneya Okuwobi, Phillip Pointer, & Leonce Crump • Sponsored by The Call and Response Ministries
A seeming tension exists between multiethnic church advocacy and the black church experience. Historically and practically, multiethnic churches are today benefitting from the black church while not necessarily giving back to her. Since the reality of planting, growing, and sustaining churches remains a challenge for any church in an increasingly diverse society, this tension is one that should be honestly confronted and lovingly resolved via sound theology, ecclesiology, and cross-cultural relationships of transparency and trust. Come participate in this pre-conference conversation as leaders from both multiethnic and black church contexts discuss the challenges and ways to overcome the obstacles going forward.

•   Artificial Intelligence: Future Impact on the Local Church & Christian Thought
     Christopher Benek, Jason Thacker, & others TBD • Sponsored by CoCreators Network
Understanding the effect of AI on the ethics and economy of the local church, and what it will mean for you and your ministry.

•   Long Past Time: Women, Leadership and the Future of the American Church 
     Noemi Chavez, Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Ines Velasquez McBryde & Angela Brown
Understanding the challenges and concerns of women called to lead, and how the church is evolving today.

   Pain and Promise: Engaging the LGBTQ Community
    David Anderson, Linda DeYmaz, Kevin Haah, & Cindy Del Hierro • Sponsored by BridgeLeader Network
Understanding the pain and passion of Christians identifying with or impacted by this community, and how your church should respond.

•   Hispanic and Asian Leadership via the Multiethnic Church
    Gabriel Salguero, Ray Chang, Alex Diaz, & TBD
Understanding the why, how, and what of Hispanic and Asian leadership via the multiethnic church.

   Engaging a Multi-faith World 
     Bob & Nikki Roberts, Kevin Brown, Omar Reyes & Scott Venable • Sponsored by GlocalNet
Understanding the why, what and how of relational engagement with Jews and Muslims, and what this can mean for your church. 

   MosaiX Europe
     Rich Bonham, Stephen Beck (Germany), Joy Kirkland (Greece), Martin Robinson (England), Hans & Carolien Euser (The Netherlands)
Understanding the global Movement from the perspective of network leaders in Europe focused on intercultural church planting, social justice, and more.

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