EQUIPPING
THE
CHURCH
MAY 2 & 3
Join us for an exciting weekend of worship, teaching and practical instruction that will inspire and equip you to make the most of your gifts and fulfill your calling! The conference is completely free, and children's ministry will be available all weekend.
"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ"
Ephesians 4:11-12, ESV

Meet Our Featured Guests



For over 10 years, Greg Armstrong has led worship and served in the local church leading people into an experience with God's presence.

Living in the great city of Chicago,IL with his wife of 10 years and 3 year old son, Greg has recognized the role of a worship leader a true calling from God. With blending such styles as gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz and traditional music, Greg has considered it an honor to be a leader of multi-ethnic and diverse harmony of music that reaches and touches people from all walks of life and geographical regions.

Outside of music, you'll find Greg golfing, laughing, and enjoying life. Most importantly, honoring Jesus through leading and spending time with his wonderful wife and son.

www.gregarmstrong.net
Mark is the Founder & Pastor of "The Extreme" with OCI ministries in Cleveland, TN. Under the covering of Perry & Pam Stone, Mark is being used to gather revivalists & reformers so that they can be equipped to be witnesses in all the earth. He is commissioning world-changers with the desire to reap a harvest unlike anything the world has ever seen! www.markcasto.com

The Schedule



SATURDAY MAY 2
  • 9:00 AM
    Worship w/ Greg Armstrong
  • 9:30 AM
    Breakout Equipping Session #1
    Session Info

    No Apologies ... just Apologetics
    Mario Hristov
    Teaching/Evangelistic

    In a society of political correctness reason has taken back seat to relativism and empiricism. Absolute Truth, Critical thinking, and Logic are on the defense being attacked by the circular thinking and absolute certainty of relativism.

    Is Christianity a Faith built on a misunderstood humility of shrinking back? Is Jesus asking us to attack the Gates of Hell? Are Christians supposed to apologize for what they believe?

    Join us for an uncomfortable introduction into the very unapologetic field of Apologetics. You may come with many questions but you will leave NOT feeling guilty for NOT having all the answers!!!

    Understanding and cooperating with Holy Spirit's plan for you
    Annie Trost
    Prophetic/Teaching

    The Holy Spirit has a purpose and that is to teach us, lead us, comfort us, and help us in everything and in all truth. 

    The Holy Spirit has a job to do through any willing person to fulfill the will of God on the earth. He will give us wisdom and boldness to not live our lives as ordinary men, to empower us to prosper.

    Fivefold lesson on Faith
    Paul DeLaughter
    Pastoral/Teaching

    What is it? Why do we need it? How do we get it? How do we use it? What does it accomplish in us?

    A Christian context for "The Paranormal"
    Timothy Wisniewski
    Prophetic

    Can we as modern day Christians give a concise, critical, biblical, relative, response to individuals who have had such encounters with the spirit realm? 
    Can we show seekers and other Christians alike scriptural reference to keep an open dialog with believers of such things? 
    Can we do it without conceding to a false doctrine? 
    Can we do such without discrediting the individual we are ministering to?

  • 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 10:45 AM
    Breakout Equipping Session #2
    Session Info

    Answering New Atheism: Old Testament Law in the 21st Century
    Alexis Wisniewski
    Evangelistic

    Is the God of the Old Testament a war-mongering, pro-slavery, misogynist? 

    A new breed of atheism is aggressively promoting that campaign, and their arguments have invaded the public sphere. This session will provide necessary context to Old Testament law, and equip the believer to understand and answer the antagonism of new atheism.

    Equipped for Worship: Crazy in Love
    Michael Ingham
    Prophetic

    The foundational core and aim of any of our worship experiences is encounter, intimacy and union with God...abiding. From before we could even slightly comprehend it, God has been (and is) in a mind-blowing pursuit of each of us. The turning of our hearts to Him positions us for the equipping to love Him in return. Ours is a marriage made in Heaven and is the true heart and beginning of worship.

    The High Calling: Marketplace Ministry for the 11th Hour
    Benjamin Samuels, Jr.
    Apostolic

    Those who sneer at business as a worldly endeavor with no heavenly purpose should consider that we are all called to be salt and light outside the four walls of the church. Want to "go into full-time ministry"? Realize that you are already in "full-time" marketplace ministry as Ephesians 4:1 ministers  Monday through Friday. It is time for the body of Christ gathered on Sunday to be effective in the realms of business, government and education. What to make an impact? Come and be empowered to fulfill God's high calling for your life.

  • 6:00 PM
    Worship w/ Greg Armstrong
    Message from Mark Casto
SUNDAY MAY 3
  • 10:00 AM
    Worship Service
    Greg Armstong & Mark Casto
  • 6:00 PM
    Worship w/ Greg Armstrong
    Message from Mark Casto

Bringing Kids to the Conference?

There's no age requirement for discipleship! While you are being encouraged and equipped for the work of the ministry, our Children's Ministry has a special surprise for children from age one through fifth grade. They will be ministering the love of God to the toddlers and preschoolers, and training grade-schoolers to live out their faith every day!