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Northwest Foursquare District Fall Conference
NWD16 Oct 17-19, 2016
Faith Chapel - Billings, MT
Come away inspired, refreshed, empowered and excited to return to the place has God called you.
MON Oct 17
4:00 Doors Open / Check-In
6:30 Session 1 (Harriet Mouer / AJ Swoboda)
8:30 NextGen Afterparty
TUE Oct 18
9:00 Session 2 (Tuff Harris / Angel Esquivel / Ihsan Ozbek)
10:30 Break/Transition to Workshops
12:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 6:15 Free Time / Tours
6:30 Session 3 Ordination (Glenn Burris / Nate Poetzl)
WED Oct 19
7:00-8:30 Missions Breakfast Gathering
7:30-8:30 Chaplains Breakfast
10:30 Session 4 (Grant Bruscoe / Nick Gough)
Main Session Presenters
Monday, October 17 | 6:30 pm
Harriet Mouer - Life Coach & Speaker/Former District Supervisor
Harriet is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, having earned a bachelor's degree in music education. Recently retired as a supervisor of the former Mid-Atlantic District, Harriet's ministry focus is now as a certified life coach and hosting "Replenishing Your Soul" retreats for young leaders in their home. For Harriet and her husband, Bill, the love of their lives are 7 grandchildren who live in CT, NC, and Toronto, Canada.
Dr. A.J. Swoboda - Lead Pastor at Theophilus, Portland, OR
A.J. is the pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, OR. A.J. and is passionate about teaching how to keep the Sabbath and establish spiritual and emotional health in the lives of Christ followers. A.J. is married to Quinn and have one son, Elliot. They live just down the street from Hot Lips Pizza, read the Oregonian, eat at Jam every Monday, and walk to New Seasons. Beyond this, he keeps busy as a professor, pastor, church paltnter, writer, speaker and social netowrker/entrepreneur. He has authored several books including Messy: God Likes It That Way and A Glorious Dark.
Dave Veach - Northwest District Supervisor
Dave is the Northwest Foursquare District Supervisor. He and his wife, Windy, live in Tacoma a short distance from the District office. Dave and Windy have been pastors for decades, during which time they raised three children, Chad, Bethany and Kyle. They are the proud grandparents to six grandbabies with more on the way all the time. Dave endeavors to be resourceful and creative in every area that will help pastors succeed. They are both committed to the long-term health of pastors and their families.
Tuesday, October 18 |9:00 am
Angel Esquivel - Lead Pastor at New Life Church, Pasco, WA
Angel is the pastor of NEWLIFE Church in Pasco, WA. He and his wife Laura planted NEWLIFE in 2011 after pastoring youth in Oak Harbor,WA. Their passion is to see people's lives made whole by following Jesus, to make disciples and plant churches. Angel enjoys wearing spandex while sometimes riding his bicycle and making memories with his wife and three boys; Josiah, Julian and Gabriel by camping, dance parties and regularly encouraging one another in the uniqueness of how God has created them.
Ihsan Ozbek - National Foursquare Leader in Turkey
Senior Pastor Ihsan Ozbek was born in a Muslim family. He became a Christian at the age of 19. Now he's married to a wonderful wife, Cigdem, and has two wonderful girls. In 1996, he became the pastor of Kurtulus Church, in Ankara, Turkey. Now, he's the Foursquare MENACA (Middle East Central Asia) regional chairman and a member of the Global Council. He has written six books and co-authored a Bible dictionary so far.
Tuff Harris - Native American Connections Pastor at Faith Chapel, Billings, MT
Tuff was born and raised on the Crow Indian Reservation in northeast Montana. He is of Crow and Northern Cheyenne decent. He grew up excelling in sports and went on to run track and play football for the University of Montana, graduating with a degree in sociology. Tuff continued his sports career playing five years of professional football for five different teams. He retired from football after a series of visions he received about Native communities. Tuff has a nonprofit called One Heart Warriors that focuses on Native American discipleship. Currently, he is on staff at Faith Chapel in Billings, Montana. Tuff and his wife, Mary, have three children, Grace Goodie, Liza Love, and Judah Jet.
Tuesday, October 18 | 6:30 pm | Ordination
Glenn Burris - President of The Foursquare Church
As President, Glenn serves nearly 65,000 Foursquare churches worldwide. His commitment to build relationships across the world is one of Glenn's highest values. He travels frequently, keeping in close contact with those he serves. Glenn has influenced countless leaders who have been identified, equipped, and released to fruitful ministries, and he celebrates the success of others as distinct victories to the glory of God. Glenn and his wife, Debbie, are the prarents of two adult children, Heidi and Joshua, and proud grandparents of three granchildren, Hunter, Avery and Taylor.
Nate Poetzl - Lead Pastor at Faith Chapel, Billings, MT
Nate and his wife, Jennie, along with their four wonderful children, have been serving churches for over twenty years. After serving churches in Oregon and Washington, they now have the distinct privilege of pastoring the community of Faith Chapel in Billings, Montana.
Wednesday, October 19 | 10:30 am
Dr. Nick Gough - Lead Pastor at Faith Center, Great Falls, MT
Dr. Nick Gough has been in ministry for over 34 years. He often travels throughout the world ministering in the prophetic and teaching others how to hear God's voice. He is a favorite speaker with YWAM and teaches online classes on the prophetic through Global Awakening Ministries. Nick is also the senior pastor at Faith Center Foursquare Church in Great Falls, Montana for the last 10 years. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Southern California, a Masters in Theology from Vanguard University, and a Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. He and his bride, Robin, have been married for 29 years and have five beautiful daughters ranging in age from 15-26.
Grant Bruscoe - Student Ministries Pastor at Summit, Spokane, WA
Grant is the pastor for grades 5-12 at Summit Church in Spokane, WA. He and his wife, Emily, have been at Summit for four years, and have a two year old daughter, Esther. In addition to preaching and hanging out with students, he loves basketball and helps coach a local high school team (Go Tigers!). If you were to ask anyone who knows Grant, they would all describe him as passionate, candid, intense, and sometimes funny.
Tuesday, October 18 - 10:45 am - 12 noon
Crafting the Weekend Service | Joshua Clare
Creating an engaging experience, no matter the room or resources.
CONFIANZA | John Mazariegos
"Siempre hay algo en comun en cada individuo, relacion, equipo, familia, organizacion, nacion y civilizacion alrededor del mundo. Si se desarroya, tiene el potencial de crear exito sin igual y prosperidad en cada dimension de la vida. Este algo se llama CONFIANZA." STEPHEN M.R. COVEY En el taller Latino vamos a explorar y celebrar este concepto.
Practical Theology: Savior and Soon Coming King | Molly Duque
In an increasingly pluralistic society, a solid understanding of Christ’s atoning work and his imminent return are essential. Join us for clear, practical theology and how to communicate.
They’re Not Just Warm Bodies | Beth Green and Esther Hill
Join us as we discover how to find, equip and care for your volunteers in Children’s ministry by inspiring them to own their role in impacting children for the Kingdom.
You do you. Let God do the rest. | Grant Bruscoe
High school ministry is one of the most challenging endeavors I’ve experienced. We will talk about how your unique story connects with the mission of God, creating a distinct impact in your community.
Reaching the Most Unreached - A Conversation | Glen Grove and Jeff Richards
Jesus’ return is coupled with preaching the Gospel to all nations (Gr. ethne). How will this happen when 1/3 of the planet’s people groups have never heard? Let’s talk about it.
Your Move | Lance Powers
Often our "Good" reason for getting into ministry gets lost among the daily pressures of life. What if it were possible to regain the passion and joy you once had or restore a first love for Him that you once knew? We’ll discuss tools for "your move" back to a place of health and peace.
Behind the Scenes | Jacy Burnett
Still have questions about the Hub? Or do you have other burning questions about your church’s administration? We will cover new pertinent information that all church administrators should know and answer your questions.
What We’ve Learned Through Transitions | Kurt Chaffee and Kyle Veach
Facing transitions? Concerned about doing them well? Hear our stories and Biblical revelations. Then we'll dialogue together on how to do transitions better!
Can LESS really be more? | Greg Grigsby and Angel Esquivel
Are you contemplating church planting? Join us as we explore how simplicity and clarity lead to good design.
Discipling via a Coaching Path | Harriet Mouer
A workshop where you can experience the discipling tool of coaching and write your own SMART goals that facilitate personal growth through intentional conversations.
Wednesday, October 19 - 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Creando Una Cultura de Transparencia y Honestidad en Nuestra Iglesia | Tom Nicodemus
Amamos el privelegio de ser honestos con el Senor Jesus en nuestra vida personal. Esa misma dynamica puede ser parte de nuestras relaciones y de la cultura de nuestra iglesia! Exploraremos el "como" crear y vivir en esa cultura!
Pursuing Healing and the Baptism with the Holy Spirit | Terry Tuinder
This workshop is designed to help you understand, pursue, and present Jesus Christ as Healer and Baptizer with the Holy Spirit.
Multiplying Through Campuses | Dave Edler
The “multi-campus” movement reaches more new people for Jesus than any other local church expression. Yakima Foursquare Church (with six campuses and more to come) shares what God is doing through this movement and why it works.’
First Impressions and Volunteers | Diane Bradley and Vicky Jensen
Passionate about a great guest experience for everyone who walks through your doors and even finding them a place to serve? Join us and unwrap the mysteries of first impressions and volunteers.
Where Are They? | Christina Wagaman
Young adults (18-29 year olds) make up one of the largest populations in the U.S. but one of the smallest populations in the local church. We will discuss how church leaders can better engage young adults and why they're vital to the local church.
Preparing, Caring, and Repairing | Steve Poetzl
Faith Chapel Guidance and Care Staff will explore the facets of pastoral care. Topics include crisis counseling, marriage enrichment, premarital counseling, healing and restoration of broken souls, sexual addiction/dysphoria, benevolence, single parenting, blended families and more.
Dual Career: Bi-vocational Ministry and Marketplace Ministry |Jeremy Chambers
We can work a second job while waiting for a fully funded budget, or we can view secular employment as vital to our ministry engagement. We'll talk about how boundaries can bring freedom and open doors for women to fulfill the call of God.
Rooted: Discipleship | Nate Poetzl
Rooted is a discipleship experience and a journey – a journey with the goal of deepening your connection with God, His Church, and your purpose in the big, epic story He is writing through human history.
S.O.G.I. and the Local Foursquare Church | Russ Schlect
How should we position our hearts and shepherd our people in the evolving cultural climate on matters of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)?
Those Forgotten | Shane O’Brien
Middle school students are often overlooked and that’s the last thing they need. Reaching this awkward age only takes one word; relationship
Tuesday Tours & Golf
Battlefield Monument Tour - $10 - Board a tour bus and travel to the Little Big Horn BattlefieldNational Monument. This site memorializes the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Indian's last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Sack lunch provided. Depart at 12:45pm - return 4:45pm Reserve today-limited seating.
Red Lodge, MT Tour - $10 - Take a tour bus to Red Lodge, MT. Come and experience true western hospitality in this quaint, historic, mountain town. Enjoy shopping at the local shops, tour art galleries or visit the historic candy store on Main Street. Sack lunch provided. Depart 12:45pm and return 4:45pm. Register today as seating is limited.
Golf - Join us for a golf tournament on one of Billings' premier golf courses. Carts and clubs available for rent. Pay your fees to the golf course on Tuesday. 1pm - 5 pm. Reserve today as tee times are limited. Details available Monday, October 17 at NWD16 registration.
Hotel Conference Rates
Group rates are available at the following hotels, which were chosen for their high reviews and proximity to the conference location.
If you CALL TO BOOK, mention NWD16 or the "Northwest District".
Booking early is highly recommended as space is limited and
rates are subject to availability.
Come and experience all that Montana has to offer. Make plans to extend your visit and explore the adventure of Montana –
Yellowstone National Park, Battle of the Little Big Horn, Red Lodge-Gateway to the Beartooth Mountains, and some of the best golfing, hiking and fly-fishing the West has to offer.
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