#RethinkingChurch Virtual Summit

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Welcome to the #RethinkingChurch Virtual Summit. We are so excited to have you join us as our presenters share innovative strategies to rethink our concept of 'church' and how we do ministry.


Tuesday, July 21 begins with a keynote presentation from Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown and break out sessions focused on Christian Education, Church Administration and Leadership, and Funding Resources. Read More...

Wednesday, July 22 begins with a keynote presentation from Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley and break out sessions focused on Digital Discipleship, Demographic Ministry, Marketing, and Social Media Tools. Read More...

Thursday, July 23 begins with a keynote from Dr. Miguel De La Torre and break out sessions focused on Church Culture, Social Justice, Advocacy, and Evangelism. Read More...

Friday, July 24 begins with a keynote from Rev. Dr. Mitzi J. Smith and break out sessions focused on Mental Health and Self Care (separate login will be provided for our bonus day!) Read More...

Choose from one of two registration types
  • Regular: access to all of the summit content and networking opportunities
  • Think Tank: access to all of the summit content, networking opportunities, and participation in one of ten groups to work on a social impact issue

You can also register as an exhibitor to share your business/brand in the Expo Center. The Expo booth includes one (1) Think Tank Registration.

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Schedule

· Stage
Welcome and Keynote Presentation by Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown
Quinta Ellis-Parmely Teresa  Fry Brown LaKesha Womack
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Physicians of the Soul, Gatekeepers of the Mind
Angellica Sweat
· Sessions
Leadership & Followership: Partnering for a Transformation
Dana Stilley
· Sessions
Politics vs. Policy: The Business of Church
D'Lorah Butts-Lucas, Esq.
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Innovative Change: Navigating the Season of Rapid Change
Elvin Sadler
· Sessions
Making Nonprofits Work
Ritney Castine
· Sessions
Tapestry of Faith: How Intersections of Culture and Spiritual Perspective Between Black Muslims and Black Christians
Aamaal Abdul-Malik
· Sessions
Reimagining Church Leadership/Administration Post Pandemic
Rev Dr Candace M Lewis
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Congregational Cultivation - Building Community Capacity
Derril Blue
· Sessions
Bi-vocational Ministry/Collaborative Leadership
Adam Mixon
· Sessions
Building Your Christian Education Ministry From Ground Zero
Portia Jacobs
· Sessions
Leveraging Strategic Communications for Church Growth and Community Engagement
Makasha Dorsey
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Fishing Differently: Accessing Multiple Sources of Capital for Ministry
Sidney Williams
· Sessions
Systems, Structures and Strategy: An Alternative Approach to Church Administration
Christopher Oliver
· Sessions
New Wine, Old Wineskins: Rethinking the Content and Carriers of Christian Education
Jessica Ganzie
· Expo
Expo Booths Open
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Think Tanks
· Stage
Welcome and Keynote Presentation by Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley
Howard-John Wesley Quinta Ellis-Parmely LaKesha Womack
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
FOSTERING A SPIRITUAL C.A.R.E. ENVIRONMENT FOR TWEENS IN A SWIPE SOCIETY WITHIN THE LOCAL CHURCH
Rev. Dr. Christal Bell
· Sessions
Identity Development for Women in Ministry in a Patriarchal Society
Dr. Rikesha Fry Brown
· Sessions
Changing the Package without Changing the Product
Jermaine  Armour
· Sessions
How to Fish with a Net
Roderick Stevenson
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
What We Talk'n? Reimagining the Praxis of Young Adult Ministry through a Pedagogy of Engagement
Sharise  Wigfall
· Sessions
Discipleship In The Midst of Social Distancing and Beyond
Keisha Reynolds
· Sessions
Extending Your Reach Through Podcasting
Shivawn Mitchell
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Marketing Campaigns for Ministry
Bernice  Loman
· Sessions
"CSS" Consistency, Sustainability, and Success
Ian Harris
· Sessions
iHomiletic™: Preaching & Teaching that Clicks
Rev. Dr. Dominique A. Robinson
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Ministering to Men and Boys Amidst Social Justice Challenges
Michael Waters
· Sessions
Are The Church Doors Still Open?: Visibility Beyond the Pew
Shauntae Hudson
· Sessions
No Child Left Behind: Designing Ministry for Teens and Young Adults
Rev. Cheryl D. Ward
· Sessions
Implications of COVID 19: A Hybrid Online/In-Person Flipped Church Model
Lindsay Hayes, Ph.D.
· Sessions
BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY CHURCH: 7 FUNDAMENTAL STRATEGIES OF MARKETING/BRANDING YOUR CHURCH
Leroy Mckenzie Jr.
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Think Tanks
· Expo
Expo Booths Open
· Sessions
PreCon
· Stage
Welcome and Keynote Presentation by Dr. Miguel De La Torre
Quinta Ellis-Parmely LaKesha Womack
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Practical Principles For Effective Church Growth
Richard Gadzekpo
· Sessions
Job and Jesus: Rethinking God and Suffering
Joseph Scrivner
· Sessions
Panhandling & Praise: Comprehensive Approaches to Help the Homeless
Dr. Xellex Rivera
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
Advocacy: Mass Incarceration and the Role of the Church
Chuck Williams
· Sessions
Returning to the Roots: Equipping, Educating and Empowering Christian Disciples for Social Justice
Lester Agyei McCorn
· Sessions
Community Evangelism
Jerret Fite
· Sessions
Health/Addiction Disparities in Urban Community
Ayana Jordan Kelcy Steele
· Sessions
Returning to Macedonia: Mission Trips and Engagement After COVID-19
John Thomas
· Networking
Networking!!
· Sessions
The Black Church and Public Policy
Harold Love
· Sessions
Next Generation Evangelism: Speaking the Spiritual and Technological Language of Millennials
Jeremy Steele
· Sessions
Cultural Competence and the Church: Where Do You Fall?
Mallory Wright
· Sessions
Evangelizing in a Digital World
Rev. Delois Prince
· Expo
Expo Booths Open
· Networking
Networking!!
· Stage
Think Tank Presentation and Grant Award Announcements
LaKesha Womack Quinta Ellis-Parmely

Speakers

Ayana Jordan
Ayana Jordan

Presenter

Quinta Ellis-Parmely
Quinta Ellis-Parmely

Co-Host, #RethinkingChurch Virtual Summit

Howard-John Wesley
Howard-John Wesley

Pastor, Alfred Street Baptist Church

Teresa  Fry Brown
Teresa Fry Brown

Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology

Ritney Castine
Ritney Castine

Principal/Chief Strategist

Leroy Mckenzie Jr.
Leroy Mckenzie Jr.

Authorpreneur/Consultant/Speaker, JNF Enterprises

Rev. Dr. Dominique A. Robinson
Rev. Dr. Dominique A. Robinson

iHomiletic™ Founder and Dean of Chapel, Wiley College

Bernice  Loman
Bernice Loman

Marketing Specialist

Jermaine  Armour
Jermaine Armour

Pastor, Saint Luke AME Zion Church

Kelcy Steele
Kelcy Steele

Pastor, Varick Memorial AME Zion Church

Jeremy Steele
Jeremy Steele

Minister | Writer

Portia Jacobs
Portia Jacobs

Eastern North Carolina Episcopal Director of Christian Education (AMEZ)

Sidney Williams
Sidney Williams

CEO, Crossing Capital Group

Lester Agyei McCorn
Lester Agyei McCorn

President, Clinton College

John Thomas
John Thomas

Editor, The Christian Recorder

Dr. Rikesha Fry Brown
Dr. Rikesha Fry Brown

Expert

Mallory Wright
Mallory Wright

Education Consultant

Rev. Cheryl D. Ward
Rev. Cheryl D. Ward

Cheryl Ward Ministries

Keisha Reynolds
Keisha Reynolds

Digital Marketing Strategist, Digital Church University

Roderick Stevenson
Roderick Stevenson

Pastor, New Saint Paul AME Church (Tampa FL), Principal Consultant, MyChurchCanGrow.com

Derril Blue
Derril Blue

Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

D'Lorah Butts-Lucas, Esq.
D'Lorah Butts-Lucas, Esq.

Attorney - The Business & Nonprofit Legal Center, PLLC

Elvin Sadler
Elvin Sadler

General Secretary-Auditor, The A.M.E. Zion Church

Harold Love
Harold Love

State Representative House District 58, TN House of Representatives

Dana Stilley
Dana Stilley

Strategic Leadership Consultant

Rev. Delois Prince
Rev. Delois Prince

Delois Prince Ministries, International

Jerret Fite
Jerret Fite

Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church

Dr. Xellex Rivera
Dr. Xellex Rivera

NYC Shelter Program Director, MHC-LP Urban Resource Institute

Sharise  Wigfall
Sharise Wigfall

Co-Minister to Young Adults Greater, Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of NY

Rev. Dr. Christal Bell
Rev. Dr. Christal Bell

Founder, UPLIFTED LLC/ Director of Christian Education for the Fourth Episcopal District of the AME Church

Christopher Oliver
Christopher Oliver

Minister, Simon Temple AME Zion Church

Shivawn Mitchell
Shivawn Mitchell

Creating Christian Communicators in Media & Entertainment.

Chuck Williams
Chuck Williams

Lay Leader focused on Social Justice Ministries, Discipleship and Leadership

Rev Dr Candace M Lewis
Rev Dr Candace M Lewis

Visionary - Entrepreneur - Church Leadership Coach

Joseph Scrivner
Joseph Scrivner

Dean of Chapel, Stillman College, Pastor, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church

Shauntae Hudson
Shauntae Hudson

Coach for High-Achieving Women

Sharlrita  Deloatch
Sharlrita Deloatch

Publishing Strategist, BWE Publishing and Consulting

Michael Waters
Michael Waters

Founding Pastor, Abundant Life AME Church

Ian Harris
Ian Harris

United Methodist Church

Makasha Dorsey
Makasha Dorsey

Amplification Architect

Aamaal Abdul-Malik
Aamaal Abdul-Malik

Mosque Revitalization Consultant

Richard Gadzekpo
Richard Gadzekpo

A. M. E . Zion Church, Tennessee Annual Conference, Chattanooga District

Lindsay Hayes, Ph.D.
Lindsay Hayes, Ph.D.

Penn State University

Adam Mixon
Adam Mixon

Pastor/ Author/ Content Curator/ Cohort Facilitator, Macedonian Ministry(Ministry Collaborative)

Jessica Ganzie
Jessica Ganzie

Director of Christian Education, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Nashville, TN

Angellica Sweat
Angellica Sweat

Greater Gethsemane A.M.E. Zion Church

LaKesha Womack
LaKesha Womack

Co-Host and Founder, #RethinkingChurch

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Saint Paul School of Theology

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The Business & Nonprofit Legal Center, PLLC

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Christal Bell

Christal Bell

Inspire. Influence. Impact.

Dana Stilley

Dana Stilley

Strategic Leadership Consultant

 JNF Enterprises

JNF Enterprises

"BRINGING VISIONS TO REALITY - BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY COMPANY"

Quinn Conyers

Quinn Conyers

Speaker | Coach | Author