New Date and Location
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (plus, dinner)
at Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Will Mancini is Founder/Church Consultant and Ministry Entrepreneur of the Future Church Co. He started several interconnected organizations under The Future Church Co that help the church embody the movement that Jesus founded. Will’s visionary planning tools, the Vision Frame and the Horizon Storyline, are used by thousands of churches every year through his calling to raise up other consultants and trainers. In 2015, he cofounded Younique to deliver gospel-centered life design through the church. In 2019, Will founded Denominee to help networks and denominations re-invent how they bring value to the church. He currently provides clarity and innovation consulting directly to church teams through Pivvot. He has written six books, including Younique, Clarity Spiral, God Dreams, Innovating Discipleship, and Church Unique. He enjoys speaking about how to live a life of more meaningful progress. Will lives in Houston with his wife Romy and has four children. Website: http://futurechurch.co.
Barry has been in ministry for over 30 years, serving as a mission pastor, associate pastor, church planter, pastor, interim pastor, transitional pastor and planter, church planting strategist, lead church planting catalyst, church planting director, and now executive director. Before his calling as Executive Director of the Baptist Resource Network in February 2017, he was a church planting missionary and served the Multiplying Churches Team Leader for the BRN. Barry, who has planted churches and served on church staffs in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland, says his passion is the local church — to assist and encourage the churches in “reaching the lost [and] discipling the saved.” He seeks to help Pennsylvania/South Jersey Baptists “decrease lostness,” “push back darkness” and “have an impact in our generation for such a time as this.” He and his wife Beth have two daughters and six grandchildren.
Worship led by Seven
Seven is a group of multi-talented musicians from Messiah University who have a heart for ministry, performance and creativity. They write, collaborate, perform concerts and lead worship with great enthusiasm and expression. They represent a wonderful cross-section of the Messiah University community, with members from a variety of academic majors. Seven’s mission is to spread the message of Jesus Christ through musical worship that incorporates each member’s unique gifts and creativity.
Dinner Theater performed by Piercing Word
Piercing Word is a group of theatre professionals who are passionate about coming alongside Christian leaders to help them engage their people with the Word of God. They do this by performing scripture in dramatic and musical presentations that are word-for-word from the ESV Bible and providing resources on how to better memorize and study the Bible. Piercing Word is a full-time, non-profit theatre ministry based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Winning strategies for establishing trust in your spheres of influence
Features Buff McNickle, BRN Director of Compassion Ministries
Practical ways to communicate the Gospel across cultures, generations, and genders
Features Dr. Larry Anderson, BRN Director of Healthy Churches
How to multiply “Jesus-apprentices” and catalyze an epic release of leaders through a “front-yard mission” strategy
Features Pastor Dan Nold of Calvary Church, Harvest Fields, Pa.
Gen Ed on the Next Gen
Features Stanley Williams, Director of BRN Next Collegiate Ministry, and Eric Reiber, BRN Collegiate Minister, PSU
Knowing, praying for, and blessing your neighbors—by name!
Features David Ludwig, BRN Associate Director of Healthy Churches, and Elizabeth Benge, BRN Executive Assistant
Know and rely on the role of the Holy Spirit in exegeting your neighborhood
Features Dr. Barry Whitworth, BRN Executive Director, and Pastor Joe Velarde, Send Network PA/SJ Missionary
9:00 a.m.: Welcome/Business Session
9:45 a.m.: Prayer Time
10:15 a.m.: Worship led by Seven of Messiah University
10:30 a.m.: Conference Opening Remarks, Barry Whitworth
10:45 a.m.: Worship led by Seven of Messiah University
11:00 a.m.: Main Session 1: Barry Whitworth, Executive Director, Baptist Resource Network
11:45 a.m.: Introduction of Breakouts/Break
11:45 a.m.: Breakouts Session 1
12:30 p.m.: Lunch (please take time to visit the expo!)
1:30 p.m.: Worship led by Seven of Messiah University
1:45 p.m.: Main Session 2: Will Mancini, Ministry Consultant, Future Church Co.
2:30 p.m.: Breakouts Session 2
3:30 p.m.: Worship led by Seven of Messiah University
3:45 p.m.: Main Session 3: Will Mancini, Ministry Consultant, Future Church Co.
4:15 p.m.: Giveaways
4:30 p.m.: Main Session 4: Will Mancini, Ministry Consultant, Future Church Co.
5:00 p.m.: Closing, Barry Whitworth; Worship led by Seven of Messiah University
5:30 p.m.: Dinner Performance by Piercing Word