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Saturday, June 24
 

11:00am

WHFMS Registration
Saturday June 24, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Registration Desk

1:00pm

WHFMS Celebration & Business Meeting
  • WHFMS Business Meeting
  • Reception
  • Speaker - Rev. Robin Copeland 

Saturday June 24, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Convention Registration
Saturday June 24, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration Desk

6:00pm

Welcome Banquet with the Executive Director
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

Speakers
avatar for Steve Lawson

Steve Lawson

Executive Director, Advent Christian General Conference
Steve D. Lawson was born in Savannah, GA in 1959, grew up in the Hardison Memorial Advent Christian Church which became Hope Church in Savannah. He is married to Karen Thoresen Lawson and has a son Stephen Bradley Lawson and daughter Rebecca Lawson Daigle married to Alan Daigle, ... Read More →



Saturday June 24, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance Ballroom

9:00pm

Fellowship Time
Saturday June 24, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
TBA
 
Sunday, June 25
 

8:00am

Choir Practice
Moderators
avatar for Roger Brown

Roger Brown

Pastor of Nurture, Calvary Bible Church
Over 47+ years and six pastorates, Roger has served in the Advent Christian network of churches. He presently serves on the pastor team at Calvary Bible Church in Meredith, NH where he was lived and worked for 17 years. His present position is Pastor of Nurture designed as part time. He is concentrating on mentoring, Antioch school, teaching, and connecting new attendees with the church family. His son, Joshua Brown, is now serving as the preaching/teaching pastor. Roger is facilitating Antioch School classes through the Eastern Region via WebEX and has taught classes at CBC also. Over the years his involvements include Conference leadership, campmeetings, retreats, youth camps, family weekends, short term missions trips to Mexico (Baja California ) , songleader, and more. | | He is married to Catherine Story Brown and together they have six children in a blended family. They now have 18 grandchildren blessing their growing clan. He attended Berkshire Christian College and graduated in... Read More →

Sunday June 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance Ballroom

8:00am

Convention Registration
Sunday June 25, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Registration Desk

10:00am

Morning Worship Service
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)

Speakers
avatar for Paul Dean

Paul Dean

Interim-President, Advent Christian General Conference
Over the past 37 years Paul has served in Advent Christian Churches and on various boards and committees in the Appalachian and Southern Regions as well as on conference boards and committees in Virginia, Florida and Eastern North Carolina. He has held the position of President in the Advent Christian Conference of Eastern North Carolina and in the Southern Advent Christian Association. Paul has served on the Business Committee for ACGC for the last 6 Triennial Sessions being Chairman for many of those. He has always enjoyed his studies of Old Testament books and history as well as cultivating a passion for the teaching and practice of disciple-making in the context of local church relationships. He has been the Senior Pastor of the Potters Hill Advent Christian Church in Pink Hill, NC for the past 28 years. His most cherished ministry roll of late is being... Read More →


Sunday June 25, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Ballroom

7:00pm

Evening Worship
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)

Speakers
avatar for Mike Tuttle

Mike Tuttle

Associate Minister of Family Life, Hope Church
A 1987 graduate of Berkshire Christian College (B.Th.), and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School (M.A.R.), Mike served as Hope Church’s Minister of Youth from 1994-2011. During these years, Mike has led students on more than 12 short-term mission trips to Mississippi, Mexico, Belize, Dominican Republic, and Honduras and... Read More →


Sunday June 25, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Renaissance Ballroom

9:00pm

Fellowship Time
Sunday June 25, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Florence II & III
 
Monday, June 26
 

8:30am

9:00am

Business Meeting
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

Moderators
avatar for Paul Dean

Paul Dean

Interim-President, Advent Christian General Conference
Over the past 37 years Paul has served in Advent Christian Churches and on various boards and committees in the Appalachian and Southern Regions as well as on conference boards and committees in Virginia, Florida and Eastern North Carolina. He has held the position of President in the Advent Christian Conference of Eastern North Carolina and in the Southern Advent Christian Association. Paul has served on the Business Committee for ACGC for the last 6 Triennial Sessions being Chairman for many of those. He has always enjoyed his studies of Old Testament books and history as well as cultivating a passion for the teaching and practice of disciple-making in the context of local church relationships. He has been the Senior Pastor of the Potters Hill Advent Christian Church in Pink Hill, NC for the past 28 years. His most cherished ministry roll of late is being... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Ballroom

12:15pm

2:00pm

Brian Aaby - Manuevering the Pastor & Youth Worker Relationship
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

This seminar will give tips and tactics for successful relationship and partnership between pastors and the youth workers at the church. We will explore topics such as communication, expectations and proper support systems that will help navigate healthy work and right relationship.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Aaby

Brian Aaby

Director of YS Search and YS Coaching, Youth Specialties
Brian Aaby is the Director of YS Search and YS Coaching for Youth Specialties. After 17 years as a Youth Pastor he founded Youthmark, known for their Mission51 concepts--training and resources for the 51 weeks beyond a mission trip. He speaks and consults nationally. He and his w... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venice 1

2:00pm

Justin Nash - Church Health - Are You Guessing or Assessing?
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

 

When it comes to diagnosing the health of your church, are you guessing or assessing? Unfortunately, many decisions about church health are made based upon feelings rather than facts. In this workshop we will present a detailed overview of the Natural Church Development (NCD) process. NCD is not a quick-fix program. It is a biblically rooted, data-driven and principle-based process that provides churches a framework around which to build a healthy church. The NCD process gives you a map to follow as you pursue honest evaluation and self-reflection. Please join us to learn more about NCD and how it can help improve the health of your church. When the health of your church is at stake, assess, don’t guess!



Speakers
avatar for Justin Nash

Justin Nash

Director of Communication, Advent Christian General Conference
Justin has served as Director of Communication for Advent Christian General Conference since January 2009. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Thomas Edison State University. He is a Certified Nonprofit Consultant, a certified leader for the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development. He has also earned a certificate in Essentials of Business for Nonprofit Organizations from Wake Forest University and a certificate in Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He is an authorized coach for Natural Church Development and holds ministerial credentials in the Piedmont Advent Christian Conference. He and his wife, Joyce, have been married 20 years and they have one eight-year old son, Nathan... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venice II

3:30pm

ACGC Statement of Faith Discussion Groups
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

Monday June 26, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

Evening Worship
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)

Speakers
avatar for Sam Worley

Sam Worley

Senior Pastor, United Advent Christian Church
Rev. Sam Worley is the husband of Leigh (Hews) and the dad of Erin and Alyssa. He originally hails from the beautiful mountains of Virginia, having grown up in the small town of Iron Gate. He came to faith in Christ early in life, and was blessed to sing in gospel quartets throug... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Renaissance Ballroom

9:00pm

Fellowship Time
Monday June 26, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Florence II & III
 
Tuesday, June 27
 

8:30am

9:00am

Business Meeting
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

Moderators
avatar for Paul Dean

Paul Dean

Interim-President, Advent Christian General Conference
Over the past 37 years Paul has served in Advent Christian Churches and on various boards and committees in the Appalachian and Southern Regions as well as on conference boards and committees in Virginia, Florida and Eastern North Carolina. He has held the position of President in the Advent Christian Conference of Eastern North Carolina and in the Southern Advent Christian Association. Paul has served on the Business Committee for ACGC for the last 6 Triennial Sessions being Chairman for many of those. He has always enjoyed his studies of Old Testament books and history as well as cultivating a passion for the teaching and practice of disciple-making in the context of local church relationships. He has been the Senior Pastor of the Potters Hill Advent Christian Church in Pink Hill, NC for the past 28 years. His most cherished ministry roll of late is being... Read More →

Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Ballroom

2:00pm

Brian Aaby - Fool-Proof Youth Ministry
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

Whether you have a vocational youth minister or are lay-driven, student ministry can be fool-proofed by implementing some simple systems and strategies for long-term success. We will explore how to partner with parents, develop new leaders and implement fun and engaging events for students.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Aaby

Brian Aaby

Director of YS Search and YS Coaching, Youth Specialties
Brian Aaby is the Director of YS Search and YS Coaching for Youth Specialties. After 17 years as a Youth Pastor he founded Youthmark, known for their Mission51 concepts--training and resources for the 51 weeks beyond a mission trip. He speaks and consults nationally. He and his w... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venice 1

2:00pm

Jeff Walsh - World Outreach Departmental Discussion
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)


This discussion will focus on the worldwide ministries overseen and encouraged by the World Outreach Department. Learn about the current events, developments and challenges of our missionaries, mission fields, and affiliated international ministries. Come with your questions. The discussion will be led by World Outreach directors and staff.  





Speakers
avatar for Jeff Walsh

Jeff Walsh

Director of World Outreach, Advent Christian General Conference
Jeff first sensed God’s call to missionary work as a teen in Hickory, North Carolina. After college and marriage to Rhonda, Jeff was at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary when God reestablished his call to missions. The Walshes filled in at the AC Mission and Oro Bible College in the Philippines for fifteen months. Back home, Jeff finished seminary and pastored Margaretville ACC in New York. In 2005, Jeff, Rhonda, and family returned to Oro Bible College, serving through 2011. Jeff accepted the Directorship of World Outreach for ACGC in January 2012. He and Rhonda and sons Ben, Isaac, Ethan, and Joshua moved to the Charlotte area in North... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venice II

3:30pm

Church Planting Vision Forum
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)
In this vision forum we will discuss the potential for church planting in our denomination and some possible models and obstacles related to doing this important work. Please join us for this important discussion.

Tuesday June 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Venice II

3:30pm

Leadership Development Vision Forum
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

 

Since the close of the Berkshire Christian College campus in the 1980s, we as Advent Christians have lacked a cohesive strategy for developing new pastors and leaders. We have developed several programs and linked with several other colleges and outside agencies, but our problem still remains. New and emerging leaders have no clearly identified path for entering into leadership within our Advent Christian network. During this session, we will discuss this issue, and will examine some of the options that we, as a network, do have available for emerging leaders. Additionally, we will begin what will (hopefully) become a longer-term discussion on how we can better utilize new and existing resources to more effectively and strategically develop pastors and leaders in the future. 



Moderators
avatar for Matt Larkin

Matt Larkin

Director of Student & Family Ministries, Advent Christian General Conference
Matt Larkin serves as the Director of Student & Family Ministries for the Advent Christian General Conference. In that role, he serves those involved with leading student, family, kids’, camp and educational ministries, and serves as a resource to college students. He holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and a... Read More →

Tuesday June 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Venice 1

3:30pm

Women's Ministry Vision Forum
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)


Women minister uniquely to women, and Titus 2 teaches God’s way to meet needs within the body of Christ.  God’s plan includes woman to woman…older to younger…day to day…life to life.  Living our lives as Titus 2 women enables us to fulfill the purpose for which we were created.  It helps our families and our churches to flourish and ultimately shines forth the beauty of the gospel to the world around us. 

During this Vision Forum on Women's Ministries, we will discuss various aspects and dimensions of the Biblical mandate to women and ultimately to the entire church.   As a result of this shared time, we will seek to discover multiple ways to advance the Titus 2 model of women’s ministries throughout our denomination.



Moderators
avatar for Beth Larkin

Beth Larkin

Women's Ministries/Event Operations, Advent Christian General Conference
Beth Larkin has served at ACGC since 2008 in various administrative roles in the departments of World Outreach, Nurture, Student & Family Ministries and currently Administration. In July, she will be taking on the role of Coordinator of Women’s Ministries, in addition to continuing to plan... Read More →

Tuesday June 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Venice III

7:00pm

Evening Worship
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)

Speakers
avatar for Matt Broadway

Matt Broadway

Senior Pastor, Dulins Grove Advent Christian Church
Matt Broadway pastors Dulin's Grove Church in Charlotte, NC. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He regularly and soundly beats Justin Nash in table tennis. He lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Meredith, and their two children, Elias and... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Renaissance Ballroom

8:45pm

9:00pm

Fellowship Time
Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Florence II & III
 
Wednesday, June 28
 

8:30am

9:00am

Business Meeting
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

Moderators
avatar for Paul Dean

Paul Dean

Interim-President, Advent Christian General Conference
Over the past 37 years Paul has served in Advent Christian Churches and on various boards and committees in the Appalachian and Southern Regions as well as on conference boards and committees in Virginia, Florida and Eastern North Carolina. He has held the position of President in the Advent Christian Conference of Eastern North Carolina and in the Southern Advent Christian Association. Paul has served on the Business Committee for ACGC for the last 6 Triennial Sessions being Chairman for many of those. He has always enjoyed his studies of Old Testament books and history as well as cultivating a passion for the teaching and practice of disciple-making in the context of local church relationships. He has been the Senior Pastor of the Potters Hill Advent Christian Church in Pink Hill, NC for the past 28 years. His most cherished ministry roll of late is being... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Ballroom

2:00pm

Bob Mayer - Advent Christians and the Bible: 175 Years of Discussion & Debate

Did you know that 50 years ago, the Advent Christian Church faced a controversy over the Bible and how it is inspired? Like other Protestant churches in the 19th and 20th centuries, Advent Christians debated this topic for much of their history. What did we learn? How does it affect us today? If you are interested in Bible and theology, you will enjoy learning how this debate happened and what we can learn from it today.


Speakers
avatar for Bob Mayer

Bob Mayer

Senior Librarian and Assistant Professor of Theological Bibliography, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Dr. Robert J. Mayer served as Director of Publications for the Advent Christian General Conference from 1982-1997. Currently, he is Senior Librarian and Assistant Professor of Theological Bibliography at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is based at Gordon-Conwell’s, Charlotte campus. He is the author of Adventism Confronts Modernity: An Account of the Advent Christian Controversy Over the... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venice III

2:00pm

John Gilbert - Short Term Mission Trip Workshop
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)


The interactive workshop will be looking at lessons learned from Mission Trips. Items to consider for planning and the anticipated benefits of a mission trip for the sending and the receiving groups. Types of mission trip will be presented. Different funding methods used by organizations will be discussed.



Speakers
avatar for John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Latin America Area Director / Founder, Advent Christian General Conference / 99 Plus 1 Ministries
John and his wife, Bnnie, were commissioned to serve in Mexico by the North Park Community AC Church in San Diego, Calif. in December of 1995. In 1997, while serving with Mexican Medical,  the Lord called them to accept a field assignment in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. In 200 the Lord led them to form 99 Plu 1 Ministries where they continue to serve full time. In addition to his work with 99 Plus 1, John also serves as the Latin America Area Director for Advent Christian General Conference's Department of World Outreach. John and Bonnie have been married since 1970 and They have three adult children presently residing in Washington and California. They also have eight gradnchildren in the states and three they claim as grandchildren in... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venice II

2:00pm

Matt Larkin - Department of Student & Family Ministries Discussion
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

 

This session will be focused on issues related to student and family ministries in the local church. Led by the department’s leadership team, Matt Larkin (Director of Student & Family Ministries) and Meredith Broadway (Coordinator of Educational Ministries), participants will hear about ACGC’s services in: camp ministry, college ministry, educational ministries, kids’ ministry, youth ministry, and, more broadly, services related to family discipleship. Additionally, we will be discussing ideas for the future and will provide participants with the opportunity to give feedback regarding their ministry needs. We will also be soliciting feedback on commonly used Christian Education material and discussing how ACGC is working to assist churches in selecting the right material for their setting. Overall, participants in this session will gain a strong overview of the department and will have the opportunity to have impact on its future direction.



Speakers
avatar for Meredith Broadway

Meredith Broadway

Coordinator of Educational Ministries, Advent Christian General Conference
Meredith Broadway serves as Coordinator of Educational Ministries for the Advent Christian General Conference. She serves churches and ministers by connecting them with Christ-centered educational resources and provides consultation and training in the area of Kid’s Ministry. As a... Read More →
avatar for Matt Larkin

Matt Larkin

Director of Student & Family Ministries, Advent Christian General Conference
Matt Larkin serves as the Director of Student & Family Ministries for the Advent Christian General Conference. In that role, he serves those involved with leading student, family, kids’, camp and educational ministries, and serves as a resource to college students. He holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and a... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venice 1

3:30pm

Organizational Structures & Systems Vision Forum
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)


Many denominations in North America are in steady decline and the Advent Christian denomination is no different. In this vision forum we will seek to better understand the culture that created the denomination, how that culture has changed and how that change has affected our denominational structures and systems. We look forward to a time of sharing thoughts and vision as together we seek the best path forward as Advent Christians. 


Moderators
avatar for Justin Nash

Justin Nash

Director of Communication, Advent Christian General Conference
Justin has served as Director of Communication for Advent Christian General Conference since January 2009. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Thomas Edison State University. He is a Certified Nonprofit Consultant, a certified leader for the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development. He has also earned a certificate in Essentials of Business for Nonprofit Organizations from Wake Forest University and a certificate in Faith-Based Nonprofit Leadership from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He is an authorized coach for Natural Church Development and holds ministerial credentials in the Piedmont Advent Christian Conference. He and his wife, Joyce, have been married 20 years and they have one eight-year old son, Nathan... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Venice 1

3:30pm

World Outreach Vision Forum
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)
  • Youth Activities Available (students going into 5th grade through those going into 12th grade)

 

What does the future look like for Advent Christian World Outreach? While no one but the Lord knows the proper answer, in this vision forum we will seek to ask and discuss questions that may point us toward God’s desired future. You will have the opportunity to hear and contribute to the discussions concerning challenges such as: How can we move forward with making new disciples of Christ, both at home and abroad? Should we promote other funding methods besides Penny Crusade? How can we reestablish an urgent sense of calling to ministry and missionary work among our North American churches? This vision forum is for all who desire to help us fulfill our Christ-given mandate to make disciples of all nations.



Moderators
avatar for Jeff Walsh

Jeff Walsh

Director of World Outreach, Advent Christian General Conference
Jeff first sensed God’s call to missionary work as a teen in Hickory, North Carolina. After college and marriage to Rhonda, Jeff was at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary when God reestablished his call to missions. The Walshes filled in at the AC Mission and Oro Bible College in the Philippines for fifteen months. Back home, Jeff finished seminary and pastored Margaretville ACC in New York. In 2005, Jeff, Rhonda, and family returned to Oro Bible College, serving through 2011. Jeff accepted the Directorship of World Outreach for ACGC in January 2012. He and Rhonda and sons Ben, Isaac, Ethan, and Joshua moved to the Charlotte area in North... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Venice II

7:00pm

Evening Worship
  • Childcare Available (children going into 4th grade & under)

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Dixon

Adrian Dixon

Senior Pastor, Northside Community Church
Adrian provides the Biblical vision and leadership for Northside Community Church. He oversees its daily spiritual affairs and he provides oversight and direction to all ministry leaders. In addition to his pastoral role at Northside, Adrian is the full-time Director of Chaplaincy... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Renaissance Ballroom

9:00pm

Fellowship Time
Wednesday June 28, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Florence II & III