Equip/Equipar: Leaders Training Conference

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March 3rd, 2018 08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Contact Name:
Doug Hubbard
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Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles

1255 San Gabriel Blvd
Rosemead, CA, 91770

Event Information

A One Day Training for all Ministry Leaders 

8:30AM-9:00AM >>>>>>>>>> REGISTRATION
9:00AM-9:30AM >>>>>>>>>> OPENING SESSION
9:45AM -11:15AM >>>>>>>> WORKSHOP SESSION I
11:30AM -1:00PM >>>>>>>> WORKSHOP SESSION II
1:00PM >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> LUNCH 



• Club de Niños: Estrategia con Alcance Efectivo
Le explicaremos los pasos para empezar un club para niños, como llenar las necesidades de padres y niños a través del club, y como traer a las familias a una relación con Cristo.

Cristina Arce, Pastorea con su esposo la Iglesia Bautista Unida. Tienen dos hijos. Jonathan y Joanna. Licenciada en Educación y Master en Teología y Ministerio del Seminario Fuller. Directora del Ministerio de Niños de las Iglesias Latinas de ABCOFLASH.



Sanidad Interior: Equipándonos para Ayudar a Otros a Sanar  
La Iglesia tiene la función de ayudar a sanar las heridas del alma de las personas que llegan a nuestros templos. En esta experiencia exploraremos Historias Bíblicas  que nos retan a darle importancia a esta área del Discipulado muchas veces ignorada.
Deliris Carrion Joseph, Misionera (Tijuana, MX )

Rev. Deliris Carrion-Joseph, es Misionera de Ministerios Internacionales de las Iglesias Bautistas Americanas y de Puerto Rico. Ha sido Misionera en El Salvador, Haití y actualmente sirve en el Hogar de Refugio Débora en Tijuana, Mexico. Tiene una Licenciatura en Terapia Ocupacional y una Maestría en Divinidades del Seminario Andover Newton.

 • Bajo Construcción: La Importancia del Ministerio Relacional con la Juventud
Los jóvenes de hoy tienen muchas opciones. Tacos, In N Out y Starbucks's. ¿Rock en español o hip hop? Estas son muchas preguntas que nuestros jóvenes de hoy encuentran como jóvenes latinos que viven en Estados Unidos. En este taller vamos a ver la importancia de los valores familiares, cómo construir el puente para comprender a nuestros jóvenes y cómo la iglesia desempeña un papel vital en el amor a nuestra juventud. Juntos, veamos la Palabra de Dios sobre cómo crear, comprometernos y transformar a nuestra juventud en el nombre de Jesucristo
Nohan Cruz, Pastor de Jóvenes, Iglesia Bautista Horeb (Torrance, CA)Con más de 15 años como pastor de jóvenes, Nohán se ha dedicado a motivar, amar y discipular a los jóvenes en el amor a Jesucristo. Es el coordinador de Los Ángeles para las Especialidades 625, sirve como Chaplin para Fellowship Christian Athletes FCA Los Angeles y tiene un programa de radio semanal "Hablemos Juventud" en Dash Radio. Más que todo, su enfoque número uno es ser un esposo y padre de su dos hijos.


Liderazgo Efectivo
Melvin Acevedo, Pastor Principal, Ministerios Mundiales Ebenezer (Huntington Park, CA)

JumpStart Your Discipleship Process  
Come and discover JumpStart Mentoring.  Experience an effective tool for raising up soul winning disciple making disciples.  JumpStart is good for a sermon series.  Better for a small group, and best in a one on one discipleship relationship. 
Dr. Paul M. Reinhard, JumpStart Mentor Training
Paul pastored NorthPoint Christian Fellowship in San Bernardino for twenty-one years. Watching ungrounded people leave the church finally broke his heart.  In response Paul authored JumpStart Mentor Training.  His passion is helping churches begin small groups and mentoring ministries.      www.facebook.com/disciplemakingmentor


• Connecting Sunday Faith to Monday Work
How are we equipping and releasing our people to engage God's mission in all of life? Over 98 percent of all Christians work in occupations other than as a pastor or missionary.  Learn how people can bridge their faith from Sunday to Monday and follow Jesus in everyday life.
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Wu, Executive Pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles

Pastor Jonathan has served at Evergreen-LA since 1994.  He is married to Caroline and they have four children.  He has a passion for mentoring young leaders and seeing the church identify and live out its unique calling and giftedness.


Rev. Chris Neal, Associate Director of the Center for Vocational Ministry, APU 
Chris Neal is director of the Youth Leadership Initiative within the Center for Vocational Ministry at Azusa Pacific University, a program designed to help high school students develop a deeper sense of calling.  Prior to his time at APU, he served for twelve years as the Youth & Family Ministry Pastor at NewSong Church. He is passionate to see the next generation catch the faith and the Church equipped for mission in all of life. Chris lives in the San Gabriel Valley with his wife and two daughters.


• How to Turn Great Ideas into Reality 

Have you ever dreamed to establish or start up a ministry but feel lack the organizational skills? This workshop is for those who have a heart for ministry but don’t know how to organize or manage daily ministry activities. It will equip you by focusing on managing the ministry activities in order to enhance the service level of the ministry. You will learn the project management methodology as well as how to apply those skills to the ministry.  Case studies also will be provided for group practice.
Emerson Wu, Global Servant to China
As an IM missionary, Emerson serve in China, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan that he managed many projects and established many ministries.  Emerson was an Administrative Director at the Macau Bible Institute in 2014 to 2015 and currently is the Director of the Global Chinese Training Ministry since 2016.  Emerson is retired from the Ohio Department of Taxation where he worked as an Information Technology Manager and was the Bible Study leader and teacher with international students at Ohio State University for 7 years.

• Do I Really Need to Go to Sunday School 
Dr. La Verne Tolbert, 
Founder, Teaching Like Jesus Ministries


• Back to the Future: Reaching Millennials with Good News

When tried and true becomes old and tired, how can we successfully reach out in faith?

Rev. Dr. Christine Roush, Mission Engagement Specialist, American Baptist Home Missions Society
Chris Roush brings thirty years of experience working with people and churches to her role as a Mission Engagement Specialist with American Baptist Home Mission Societies. Past positions include Camping Ministries, Associate Executive Minister, Minister of Mission Support, and COO at Rainbow Acres. Chris is currently serving as interim Senior Pastor for Cedar Hills Baptist Church in Portland Oregon, a role that provides her with a unique, hands on perspective of ministering in today’s culture


• Creative Stewardship 
How to support missionaries in your life and have the extra funds to do so beyond your normal giving...it's not what you think. 

Rev. Melanie Mar Chow, Asian American Christian Fellowship

Rev. Melanie Mar Chow serves God through Asian American Christian Fellowship, the campus ministry division of the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society (JEMS). She has been an ordained American Baptist minister since 2004. A Pacific Northwest native, she currently lives with her husband and daughter in Southern California.



• Connecting Your Church to Its Community 
Rev. Fela Barrueto, National Coordinator, Prisoner Reentry, American Baptist Home Mission Societies


• Embracing Different Cultures in Your Ministry 
The multicultural and ethnic churches  are the fastest growing churches in America. This workshop will deal with the seven core commitments for multicultural ministry, seven common challenges and how to overcome them
 Dr. Fernando Carvalho, Message of Peace Church (South San Francisco, CA)   


• How the Changes to Health Insurance and Tax Law Impacts Your Church 
Charlie Cutler, ChurchWest Insurance Services


• Equipping and Empowering Girls : Teenager to Young Adult 
We all know that girls and boys are different, and at times, have very different needs.  We also know that sometimes youth are less inclined to speak up in mixed crowds, and often hold back from sharing their true feelings around the other gender. Alongside traditional children’s and youth ministry programs, a ministry with girls is a way for girls to have the opportunity to deal with tough questions honestly and to build close relationships with each other. 
Deneen RayAB Girls National Coordinator

"No child will be left behind on my watch" reflects the commitment that Deneen Ray brings to her 29 (plus) years of experience in youth and young adult ministry. It is her heart's desire for every young person to have a growing relationship with Jesus. Currently the National and Regional Coordinator of AB GIRLS in American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest, and Hawaii (ABCOFLASH), Deneen has also served her region as a facilitator/leader/mentor for its discipleship/leadership training program. She has a B.A. in child development, a Masters of Divinity degree, and is pursuing a M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity College & Theological Seminary.



• ¡Los rostros de mi comunidad y cómo alcanzarlos!

Fela Barrueto – Coordinadora Nacional de Reintegración de Presos

Encienda su Proceso de Discipulado

Ven y descubre JumpStart Mentoring. Experimenta una herramienta efectiva para levantar a los discípulos que hacen discípulos para ganar almas. JumpStart es bueno para una serie de sermones. Mejor para un grupo pequeño, y lo mejor en una relación de discipulado uno a uno.

Dr. Paul M. Reinhard, JumpStart Mentor Training
Paul pastoreó NorthPoint Christian Fellowship en San Bernardino por 21 años.
El ver tanta gente sin conexión, dejar la iglesia le rompió el corazón. En respuesta, Paul es el autor de JumpStart Mentor Training. Su pasión es ayudar a las iglesias a comenzar pequeños grupos y a servir como mentores. Conozca mas en: www.facebook.com/disciplemakingmentor


Características del Verdadero Adorador!

Pastor André Paganelli, Autor, Escritor & Compositor

• Sexual Harassment: Myths & Facts – Let’s Talk About It – translate to Spanish (offered in English & Spanish)

Silvia HernándezLSCW, Clinical Director – The Valley Prevention and Treatment Center 

• Biblical Worship: An Exploration of Worship in the Bible

Dr. John E. Simons, Professor of Music, Azusa Pacific University, Pastor for Worship and the Arts, FBC Glendale

• Lessons from the Field

Churches thrive when they minister to the needs of their people and communities. Hear about ministry being done on the mission field and how we can apply those principles to our ministries.  What lessons that we can apply to our ministries and lives from our brothers and sisters in China, Turkey and Mexico? 

Workshop Facilitators: 
Rev. John and Mrs. Gloria Marshall - Parkside Church - Bakersfield;
Global Servants:
Emerson and Ivy Wu,
The Rev. Ivy and Emerson Wu serve as the directors of the Global Chinese Training Ministry. They work with overseas partners and IM personnel to identify strategic locations to provide discipleship and pastoral training. Building on their service experience in church and campus ministries in Ohio and at the Macau Bible Institute, Ivy and Emerson help Christian training centers and Bible schools to run assessments and improve their curricula, libraries and faculty development in Mainland China.  Ivy and Emerson are preparing to embark on a new assignment as the coordinators of Global Chinese Mission for International Ministries. This role will expand their service to Taiwan and Singapore, the Pacific Rim, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto and New York. Their mission is to create a network platform to enhance strategic mission partnership.
Deliris Carrion Joseph, Mexico. 

Rev. Deliris Carrion-Joseph, es Misionera de Ministerios Internacionales de las Iglesias Bautistas Americanas y de Puerto Rico. Ha sido Misionera en El Salvador, Haití y actualmente sirve en el Hogar de Refugio Débora en Tijuana, Mexico. Tiene una Licenciatura en Terapia Ocupacional y una Maestría en Divinidades del Seminario Andover Newton.
Richard Freeman, Turkey;
Rich and Laura Freeman work with Turkish Evangelical pastors to help resource, strategize, and encourage new church planting within the country of Turkey.  They also work to help partner US churches with Turkish pastors for prayer, support, and nurture.  They Associate Missionaries with International Ministries.

• He Broke My Heart: Ministering to Women Betrayed by their Husbands
Meg Wilson has ministered to wives betrayed by their husband’s sexual brokenness. (Affairs, pornography and/or sexual addiction) the number of women suffering silently in the church continues to escalate. With 75% of divorces siting porn use as a contributing factor it’s   time to act. Don’t leave these modern widows without care or spiritual support.

Meg Wilson, Founder/CEO Hope After Betrayal Ministries
Meg Wilson has been married to her husband, Dave for over 35 years. They have two adult daughters, and a son-in-love. Since becoming a believer, Meg has gravitated towards women’s ministry. Her mission, however, was born of the pain of betrayal in her own life. Her passion is seeing women fully partake of God’s life changing love in the face of their deepest betrayal.


• Teaching Children to Love God’s Word

Dr. La Verne Tolbert, Founder, Teaching Like Jesus Ministries
With an extensive background in the educational arena both in the local church and at the university level, Christian educator La Verne Tolbert, Ph.D. focuses on practical ministry application. Her workshops are lively and interactive! Dr. Tolbert is founder of Teaching Like Jesus Ministries, Inc. and Vice President of Editorial for Urban Ministries, Inc.

• Fresh Expressions: New Communities with Those We Have Yet to Meet
Established churches were at one time new communities of faith.  To fulfill our calling as Church we need to keep creating and encouraging fresh expressions of Church.  We must embrace a blended economy of Church in order to extend the faith to those who have yet to experience it.  Where to start?  We will answer this question.

Craig S. Williams, DMin., MDiv., Mission Strategist and Western Regional Coordinator - Fresh Expressions U.S.; Pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church - (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Craig has worked in the arena of fresh expressions of church for over 25 years. He was the organizing pastor of Trabuco Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA and pastored that congregation in Southern California for 19 years. Since, Craig has served the PCUSA both regionally and nationally, having assessed hundreds of individuals who have expressed interest in new expressions of church. He continues to coach and mentor those engaged in starting new work. Currently he is the Pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks, CA. “It’s time to assist an inherited congregation with embracing a mixed economy of Church for a changing context.”

• Effective Leadership

John Maxwell says that "everything rises and falls on leadership." Effective leaders influence and inspire others. This workshop will deal with ways that we can improve our leadership to be more effective.

Dr. Fernando Carvalho, Message of Peace Church(South San Francisco, CA)



•The Changing Face of Evangelism
The Changing Face of Evangelism is a workshop designed to stimulate honest dialogue around two hot topics that are driving the 21st century church, culture and tradition.  The workshop derived from an evangelistic effort of sharing the love of Jesus while walking with my wife from Desert Hot Springs to Sacramento California with a nine foot cross.  One of the glaring truths we learned on this journey is   culture and tradition determines everything from worship to the way people are evangelized. 

The first part of the workshop covers how unconditional love shifts the evangelistic experience.  It teaches that as ‘Fishers of men”, we must learn to use the appropriate bait.

If you’re interested in examining the culture and tradition of your church, come join the conversation as we learn about equipping ourselves for the new face of evangelism. 

Dr. Tahlib McMicheaux, First Community Baptist Church (Desert Hot Springs, CA)
Rev Dr. Tahlib McMicheaux has worked in ministry for over 30 years, helping disenfranchised communities and bringing hope to the hopeless.  Dr McMicheaux’s workshops on evangelism are a fresh and spirit led time aimed at challenging believers to look at new methods of how to reach their communities by being sensitive to their needs. 

• Fanning the Flames – Growing In Your Passion for Mission and Ministry

Rev. Dr. Christine Roush, Mission Engagement Specialist – American Baptist Home Mission Society
Chris Roush brings thirty years of experience working with people and churches to her role as a Mission Engagement Specialist with American Baptist Home Mission Societies. Past positions include Camping Ministries, Associate Executive Minister, Minister of Mission Support, and COO at Rainbow Acres. Chris is currently serving as interim Senior Pastor for Cedar Hills Baptist Church in Portland Oregon, a role that provides her with a unique, hands on perspective of ministering in today’s culture


• Essential Elements for Effective Discipleship in Your Family, Church and Community.

Rev. Larry Ginn and Denise Ginn, Counselors/Life Coaches

• CORE Competencies of a SOLID Youth Ministry

This is no time for passive youth ministry – Kids’ lives are at stake! Learn the core competencies, and map out the practical steps for moving your ministry from good to great! Build your team, become a more relational youth ministry than you’ve ever been, and raise up student leaders who will reach their friends and serve beyond the four walls of the church.

Andrew Ruiz | Pomona, CA, Fe y Esperanza / Faith & Hope Ministries / Youth Pastor
Andrew has served as a Youth Pastor at Faith & Hope Ministries (Fe y Esperanza) in Bellflower, CA for over 9 years now, and is a Certified Urban Youth Worker through UYWI's 90 Degrees Certification Program. Andrew strives to give back and see the heart of students transformed by the Gospel. Andrew and Marlene, his wife of 8 years, have an amazing 2 year old girl named Reagan LeeAnn Ruiz

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