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We look forward to seeing you at General Assembly! Please take a moment to drop by the main MNA booths at 410/412. Various MNA Ministries will also have booths:
|Booth 401 – Ministry to State||Booth 402 – MNA Engaging Disability|
|Booth 403 – LAMP Theological Seminary||Booth 404 – MNA Engaging Disability|
|Booth 407 – MNA Second Career||Booth 408 – Metanoia Prison Ministries|
|Booth 409 – MNA ESL||Booth 410 – MNA main booth|
|Booth 411 – MNA Refugee & Immigrant Ministry||Booth 412 – MNA main booth|
|Booth 415 – MNA Chaplain Ministries||Booth 416 – MNA Parkaleo Church Planting Spouses Ministry|
Learn about the Intercultural Development Inventory: Stop by the MNA booth (#412) to talk with Ted Powers and Ann Powers and Wy Plummer about cultural intelligence and how you can grow in that area to better care for, serve, and deepen relationships with those who are different from you. We’ll tell you about the Intercultural Development Inventory, a tool to provide clarity on the way you currently deal with cultural differences and similarities. We also provide mentoring and coaching opportunities for those who want help and support in developing their cultural intelligence.
In addition, a number of MNA Ministries are hosting seminars:
Tuesday, June 25, 3:00 pm
PASTORAL COMPETENCIES: SO MUCH TO BE GOOD AT IT, YET SO INSUFFICIENT TO DO IT
SEMINAR SPEAKER: Randy Nabors, MNA Urban & Mercy Ministries Coordinator
This is a look at 7 areas of needed skill, the A&B side of theology (Doctrine & Ethics), Ecclesial, Pastoral, Cultural Intelligence, SelfCare, and Spirituality. This seminar is totally discouraging, unless we are called to trust and hope in the God of grace who makes the impossible doable. If you feel insufficient in your role as a pastor we invite you to come and join us in this discussion about some areas of pastoral responsibility of which you may or may not be aware, and to enjoy the forgiveness, mercy and enabling power of Christ for the awesome calling we have received
CHURCHES PLANTING CHURCHES – HOW CAN MY CHURCH DO THAT?
SEMINAR SPEAKER: Paul Hahn, MNA Coordinator
ROOM: Cortez A
This seminar can be attended by RE’s and is key to church planting. Churches planting churches is a strategic and effective way to reach the lost and re-engage church members in mission. This seminar will answer these questions and provide the practical, tangible steps a church can take to cast and achieve this vision: How can my church become involved in planting churches? Where does one begin? What role do Ruling Elders have in preparing a church to become more involved in or even plant a church? How do we prepare our congregation to plant a church now? What are the different ways to plant a church? What’s involved in planting a daughter church or starting a “second site”?
Tuesday, June 25, 4:15 pm
CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS: PCA CHURCH LEADERS OF THE FUTURE
SEMINAR SPEAKERS: Patricia Hatch, MNA Refugee and Immigrant Ministry Director
Sarah Kalichman, MNA Refugee and Immigrant Children’s Ministry Specialist
ROOM: Coronado C
One in four children in the US is growing up in an immigrant family. While some of their parents are believers, others – from Unreached People Groups – have NEVER heard the gospel! The future of any church or denomination is its children. Immigrant children, who bridge cultures, can potentially become leaders of vibrant PCA churches that are biblically sound and relevant to ALL in our rapidly diversifying communities. How can a mostly homogenous church connect with them? Learn how churches are successfully reaching immigrant children, youth and families. Consider how your church might develop diverse leadership for the future!
Wednesday, June 26 8 am
FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION: DISCIPLING 2ND AND 3RD GENERATION PASTORS TO NAVIGATE THE SHIFTING CULTURAL LANDSCAPES IN THE KOREAN AMERICAN CHURCH
SEMINAR SPEAKERS: Billy Park (Moderator) Alex Jun Owen Lee Mike Park, MNA Korean American Leadership Initiative (KALI)
A panel of second generation Korean-American leaders will discuss the shifts that have occurred within immigrant Korean churches, and the ongoing developments of second generation pastors and churches. They will discuss lessons learned from immigrant generations that came before them, highlighting what to do as well as what not to do. They will then focus on the critical role that rising generations of early 2nd and 3rd generation Korean-American leaders ought to play, identify their unique struggles in an increasing multi-cultured ministry context, and identify emerging trends and future pathways that will impact future ministers of the Word.
CHRIST & CAPITOL HILL
SEMINAR SPEAKER: Michael Langer, MNA Ministry to State Associate Director
A With the 2018 elections now behind us and the 2020 elections looming, many of us are asking, “What’s next? More rhetoric? More gridlock?” However, there are better questions. How can Christians and local churches create healthy relationships with those in serving in the government, and how can we pray for them more intentionally? What issues face those serving in government? During this forum, we will discuss practical issues of ministry in our nation’s capital, as well as the critical role of the local church in developing conversation and engagement with elected officials on the national, state and local level.
Wednesday June 16, 10:30 am
THE PCA’S UNITY FUND
SEMINAR SPEAKER: Scott Bridges, PCA Unity Fund Development Coordinator
ROOM: Cortez C
Sponsored by A Soldier’s Child Foundation So, what is the PCA Unity Fund? Come and find out how it is already working! All are welcome to find out about this strategic gospel initiative to raise up minority leaders in the PCA. The PCA Unity Fund’s MISSION is to “subsidize the training, development and mentoring of minority leadership in the PCA through partnership with individuals, churches, and presbyteries.” It’s TARGET is to move the PCA toward the Church in her glory. It’s ETHOS is to find new and/or deeper ways to love our neighbors as ourselves. It’s COMMISSION is to expand our ability to take the gospel to all the people living in our country and beyond. Last year, the PCA Unity Fund awarded 41 seminary tuition subsidies, and is now preparing for an expansion of this gospel initiative. Come and join this gospel initiative.
HELP HER… HELP ME… HELP MY HEART!
SEMINAR SPEAKERS: Meaghan May, Maria Garriott
ROOM: Desoto A
As leadership wives, we are called to come alongside others. But you cannot give what you do not have. Join fellow pilgrims who are learning to coach their own hearts with Biblical, visual, teachable gospel tools. This is a joint seminar with CDM and MNA Parakaleo Church Planting Spouses Ministry designed for Ruling and Teaching Elders’ wives.