ABOUT THE 2017 LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Join us at this year’s Leadership Summit, Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5 at South Euclid United Church of Christ in South Euclid, Ohio.

This year’s Leadership Summit theme, “Dare to Imagine” (Ephesians 3:20-21), will focus us on engaging, educating, equipping, and empowering church leaders like you with skills that will help us passionately meet the call of God for the church, in ways we might dare to imagine.

Hear from acclaimed and award-winning Christian leaders from across the country, including Dr. Leonard Sweet and the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III. Be a part of interactive workshops and powerful worship experiences. And fellowship with others from across the region, across Christian denominations, and across cultural backgrounds.

Featuring nationally-acclaimed leaders

More than a dozen nationally-acclaimed presenters will take the stage at this year’s Leadership Summit, including renowned author Rev. Dr. Leonard Sweet, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Pastor Courtney Clayton Jenkins, and a host of other highly sought-after church leaders.

Full-Day Minister-Only Session

Be a part of a full-day, invigorating retreat with other pastors and ministers on Friday with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, senior pastor of Trinity UCC in Chicago, Il., and Rev. Dr. Christopher Michael Jones, lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Hillside, NJ.

FREE! Lay Leader Half-Day Workshop

Join other lay leaders in this FREE half-day workshop with strategy and communications professional Harriette Burrell from Atlanta. Harriette will be challenging you on ways to think about church (and lead leadership) differently — and with imagination. While free, registration is required.

SPEAKERS

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Rev. Courtney Jenkins

South Euclid UCC

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Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III

Trinity United Church of Christ

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Rev. Gail Song Bantum

Quest Church

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Rev. Dr. Leonard Sweet

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Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Jones

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Ms. Harriette Burrell

H Creative Group

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Rev. Michele Humphrey

Imani UCC

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Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman

Methodist Theological School

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Rev. Dr. Todd Davidson

Antioch Baptist Church

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Mr. LaRese Purnell

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Rev. Terry McHugh

Garfield Memorial Church

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Rev. Kecelyn Santiago

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Rev. Luke Lindon

UCC Congregational Church of Medina

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Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris

First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland

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Rev. Adam Long

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Rev. Cory Jenkins

South Euclid UCC

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Rev. Nicole Havelka

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT SCHEDULE

Click on each session for more information.

Registration and Continental Breakfast for Pastors

60mins

Pastors Bonus Session Part I

105mins

Lunch for Pastors

60mins

Pastors Bonus Session – Part 2

165mins

Harriette Burrell

FREE Lay Leaders Bonus Session (Registration Required)

Imagining a Relevant Church - Part I Imagine a church that not afraid of dying out but had a consistent strategy to attract and relate to the next generation. The “next” church is a church that is not afraid of innovation and creates environments for big ideas and digital to physical touch points that keep the church evergreen and forever young. We will explore several ways the church can be innovative and relevant using digital media, community events and practical operational execution to keep the church relevant to millennials and beyond.

180mins

Harriette Burrell

Harriette is the founder and owner of H Creative Group.

http://hcreativegroup.com/

Registration

120mins

Opening Reception

60mins

Opening Plenary with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III

120min

Registration

60mins

Praise & Worship

15mins

Opening Plenary with Rev. Dr. Leonard Sweet

90mins

Workshop #1

75mins

Harriett Burrell

Working Lunch – Imagining a Relevant Church, Part 2

105mins

Harriett Burrell

Fellowship Lunch (Gym)

You will be learning a lot over these few days.  Perhaps you need to chill out and process all that is being poured into your spirit.  Choose the Fellowship Lunch to gather with other attendees and ensure you aren't on information overload.

75mins

Gym

Workshop #2

Customize your leadership experience by choosing from 13 different workshops that are sure to empower your church for growth.  To view all available workshops click here.

75mins

Closing Plenary with Pastor Courtney Clayton Jenkins

60mins

Closing Q&A Panel

So much wisdom all in one room.  As a question of our presenters and receive feedback on their experiences in growing churches.  It's your time to ask away!

60mins

Dismissal

The Vine with Rev. Gail Song Bantum

Join us for our traditional worship service.

90mins

The Well with Rev. Cory Jenkins

Join us for our contemporary worship service at Noon.

 

120mins

venue

Participate in this year’s Leadership Summit on the SEUCC’s newly renovated 10-acre campus on the corner of South Belvoir Blvd. and Bluestone Rd. in South Euclid, Ohio.

South Euclid United Church of Christ

4217 Bluestone Rd.
South Euclid, OH 44121
phone: 216-791-5200

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Overnight Accommodations

Attendees requiring a overnight accommodations should contact the Doubletree Hotel directly and request the South Euclid United Church of Christ special rate.