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Iowa School For Practical Ministry

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Altoona United Methodist Church | Join us!

602 5th Avenue Southwest

Altoona, IA 50009

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The “School for Practical Ministry” will consist of worship, keynote addresses and workshops all based on “practical” areas of ministry. Keynotes and workshops will include: prayer, international mission, Christian coaching, disciple making, and others. We are building a diverse faculty that includes national experts and Pastors from Iowa having exceptional success in ministry in specific areas.

1.0 CEU has been approved by the Iowa Board of Ordained Ministry.

The event has also been approved for Lay Speaker/Servant re-certification.

$75 per person. Includes refreshments each day and lunch on Friday. All other meals are on your own.

Participants are to make their own lodging arrangements. Here are some suggestions. We do not endorse any of these hotels.

Super 8 Altoona
2101 Adventureland Dr.
Altoona, Iowa 50009
Rated Good ( 7.8 ) Approx Cost - $77*
Phone 515-967-7888

My Place Hotel
2315 Adventureland DR.
Altooona, Iowa 50009
Rated Very Good ( 8.4 ) Approx Cost - $94*
Phone 515-348-7161

Best Western Plus Altoona Inn
300 34th Ave. NW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
Rated Good ( 7.6 ) Approx Cost $94*
Phone 515-967-2400

Comfort Inn
2023 Adventureland Dr.
Altoona, Iowa 50009
Rated Very Good ( 8.6 ) Approx Cost - $98*
Phone 515-967-4412

Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona-DesMoines
215 Adventureland Dr.
Altoona, Iowa 50009
Rated Superb ( 9.2 ) Approx Cost $115*
Phone 515-967-5774

*Room Costs were found at Hotels.com @ 866-678-6350 – subject to change

All motels listed are within 2.5 miles of Altoona United Methodist Church

Schedule:
Thursday, March 1st
1:00 PM Registration and Gathering
1:30 PM Welcome and Announcements
1:40 PM Opening Worship Rev. John Gaulke
2:15 PM Session 1 - Keynote "Banding Together in Uncertain Times" Rev. Dr. Scott Kisker
3:30 PM Break and travel to workshops
3:45 PM Session 2 - Workshops
Group A "Getting Dirty and Sweaty for Jesus" (Missions)
Rev. Tom Shinkle
Group B "Principles of Christian Coaching"
Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Naweji
4:35 PM Dinner on your own
6:30 PM Session 3 – Workshops
Group A "Evangelism with an Eye Towards Ethnic Diversity" Rev. Cameron Scott
Group B “Do You Believe God Can Heal Today?”
Rev. Joy Mitchell
7:20 PM Break and travel to plenary
7:30 PM Session 4 Keynote - "Navigating Dangerous Seas" Rev. Keith Boyette
8:45 PM Evening Devotions
9:00 PM Break for Evening

Friday, March 2nd
8:45 AM Worship Bishop Laurie Haller
9:30 AM Session 5 - Keynote
"Walk Before You Run" Rev. Steve McElroy
10:45 AM Break and travel to workshops
11:00 AM Session 6 – Workshops
Group A "Principles of Christian Coaching"
Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Naweji
Group B "Evangelism with an Eye Towards Ethnic Diversity" Rev. Cameron Scott
11:50 AM Lunch (Provided)
12:50 PM Session 7 -Workshops
Group A “Do You Believe God Can Heal Today?”
Rev. Joy Mitchell
Group B "Getting Dirty and Sweaty for Jesus" (Missions)
Rev. Tom Shinkle
1:40 PM Break and travel to plenary
2:00 PM Session 8 – Keynote “Great Bible Manuscripts”
Rev. Walter Fenton
3:15 PM Closing Worship with Communion
4:00 PM Sending Forth

Faculty Introductions and Presentation Descriptions

Bishop Laurie Haller
Bishop Laurie is the Resident Bishop of the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and will be preaching in the worship service on Friday morning.

Rev. John Gaulke
John is the pastor of Altoona United Methodist Church and our gracious host for this event and will be preaching in the opening worship on Thursday afternoon.

Rev. Dr. Scott Kisker
Scott T. Kisker is an elder in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a professor of church history and associate dean for masters programs at United Theological Seminary. Dr. Kisker earned a BA from Swarthmore College, an MDiv from Duke Divinity School, and a PhD from Drew University. His books include The Band Meeting (with Kevin Watson), Longing for Spring (with Elaine Heath), Mainline or Methodist?, and Foundation for Revival. Dr. Kisker is married and has five children.

Keynote: Banding Together in Uncertain Times
Methodist discipline was first and foremost a way of life, a set of practices that were means of grace. Societies, general rules, classes and band meetings structured Methodist common life and facilitated Methodists' growth in grace. The smallest of these, the band meetings, were considered the engine of holiness in Methodism for a hundred years. Their practice brought renewal to thousands of believers and created communities that had the freedom to live differently in the world. Most of these structures were abandoned during the 20th century. Band meetings are now almost unknown. As Methodism searches for the center of its identity in a changing cultural landscape, the disciplines of community, banding together again may provide us the means for both personal wholeness and revival as a people.

Rev. Thomas C. Shinkle
B.A.- Pre-Law 1989, Lousiana Tech Universitety
B.A.- Education 1994, Beuna Vista University
M.Div- University of Dubuque Theological School 2000
D.Min- Currently enrolled at University of Dubuque Theological School
Serving Under Appointment in the UMC- 1985 to present
Mission Team Visionary and Leader: Work teams in the United States, ongoing mission partnership with the United Methodist Church Nigeria.
Led the Grand View UMC in Dubuque, Iowa to a remote village in Northern Nigeria in 2012. We helped plant a UMC, and then established a school for 225 children, clean-water wells for the villages of Damka and Gora, and are helping the people of these villages with animal herds and agriculture so that they can enter the market economy and support the school 100%. To date over 30 pagens and Muslims have accepted Christ and are now practicing Christianity.
Myself and the GVUMC advocate and encourage other local Churches to move into real- partnership mission relationships in Nigeria.

Workshop: Getting Dirty and Sweaty for Jesus
Different researchers have pointed out that there has been a growing shift in how people understand “mission work.” The shift is that more and more people want to be directly engaged in worthwhile, fulfilling efforts to improve people's lives and help connect them to God and God’s people through Jesus Christ. The practice of congregations only sending a check to a mission or ministry is changing. Not only does a current generation of Christians demand accountability, they want to be actively engaged with hands, feet, face and voice!
Leading people to be engaged in hands-on ministry outside the walls of the church building energizes and revitalizes- changes lives of all involved- and has a measurable impact on the local Church. So, how do you lead your congregation in taking on something big and meaningful? How do we do real, Christ-centered mission in this current time? Where do you begin?

Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Naweji
Emmanuel is a believer in the Triune God. He believes that the Bible is God’s revealed Word and the Church is God’s only Strategy to bring true hope to our broken world.
He is a trained professional Coach and now in the process of becoming a Board Certified Coach under the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).
He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
He has a Doctor of Ministry. His final thesis was “Establishing A Vision to Renew United Methodist Ministry Drawn on Wesleyan and Congolese Experience.”
He is currently enrolled in a Ph. D. program in Christian Counseling, and his final thesis, he is working on, is: “Renewal of the Human Mind as the Path to Personal Healing.”

Workshop: “Christian Coaching, A Tool for Transformational and Fruitful Leadership"
My name is Emmanuel Naweji and I have been serving in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church since 2008. My passion in life is to help people find clarity and gain confidence, as Christians, to succeed at everything they do in life. I have been doing it through my calling as a Pastor, Coach and Writer (blog, self-publishing books, etc.).
In this workshop, we will explore:
What is Christian coaching? Is this different from counseling?
What is the Biblical and Spiritual Foundation of Christian Coaching?
How does Christian Coaching help with personal transformation? How does it help with Christian leadership?
How does Christian Coaching equip for Fruitful Leadership?
What is self-coaching? How do I gain skills for self-coaching?
Where can I find resources for Christian coaching?

Rev. Cameron Scott
- Founded and is Lead Pastor of Cityscape; a young and growing multi-ethnic church located in downtown Des Moines.
- I have written several articles and scholarly writings on the matter of which I am presenting.
-Pioneered an on-going symposium: A Time to Speak, which deals with ways for the evangelical church to bring healing and understanding to racism, misogyny, sexism, etc.
-The Holy Spirit has both qualified and given me a gift to lead a generation of all peoples to Jesus.

Workshop: Evangelism with an Eye Towards Ethnic Diversity
This workshop emphasizes on the tools and strategies for the evangelical church to reach millennials within the urban context with the intent of building diverse body; both ethnically and socioeconomically. We also will discuss the reality of needing to redefine and expand our understanding of what “urban” means in modern times and how that effects the church.

Rev. Joy Mitchell
Joy Mitchell is an ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church. She is currently serving at the United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon as the Senior Pastor. She graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in May of 2015 with a Masters of Divinity. She also received a certificate of completion from The Asbury Theological Seminary Healing Academy. This is a “two-year, supervised, practicum-oriented training school for the purpose of equipping and empowering practitioners with the wisdom, dispositions, and practical skills to engage in ministries of Christian Healing.”

Workshop: Do You Believe God Can Heal Today?
Do you believe God can heal today? Do you believe God loves you and your parishioners enough to enter into hearts, minds, souls, and bodies and breathe life back into each one? I do. I believe God heals today: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I believe God's heart is to restore lives from darkness to light. Join us as we worship the living Savior, and as we learn (or are reminded) of the Love of God the Father, and the freedom God the Father offers to you and me through the blood of Jesus Christ, by the Power of the Holy Spirit. Come hungry, and come ready, come expecting God to show up. Our Lord wants to refresh your spirit, reveal his power, and remind each of us why we are here.

Rev. Keith Boyette
Keith Boyette, President of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, is an ordained elder in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church. He is also an attorney admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and licensed to practice in the Commonwealths of Virginia and Kentucky. From 2000 to 2008, he serve on the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church, the denomination’s “Supreme Court.”

Keynote: Navigating Dangerous Seas
Pastors and their churches can be confronted with a myriad of issues as they seek to remain true to biblical principles and church discipline. In this message, Keith Boyette, President of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, will provide practical counsel on how to prepare and lead your church to avoid the mines that may suddenly be encountered in ministry.

Rev. Steve McElroy
Steve McElroy is an ordained Elder in the Iowa Annual Conference of United Methodist Churches and is currently the Senior Pastor at The Walk: The Ministries of Norwalk United Methodist Church. Steve spent almost 20 years as an advertising creative director before becoming a second-career pastor.

Keynote: Walk Before You Run
As a denomination with a professed focus on "making disciples for the transformation of the world," why are we doing such a poor job of this? Steve will share a practical, how-to methodology for helping our existing church members follow Jesus, experience personal transformation and develop a heart for duplicating this process with others.

Rev. Walter Fenton
Walter Fenton is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church out of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. He serves in an extension appointment as the vice-president for strategic engagement for the Wesleyan Covenant Association. He’s a graduate of Greenville College (Illinois), Yale University Divinity School, and Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religious Studies. He has served churches in Michigan and New Jersey. He and his wife Eileen live in The Woodlands, Texas.”

Keynote: Great Bible Manuscripts
We are inspired, challenged, and comforted by the Bible, but often unfamiliar with the great manuscripts that are essential to the translations we use in our daily study. This address will look at some of the most important biblical manuscripts that are foundational to our modern versions.
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