2016 - Q3 - Raise Leaders

August 1 | STL, CHI, DET, Omaha, & Ozarks



John Ryan

St. Louis Speaker

John is the Pastor of Preaching and Vision at The Summit Church in O’fallon, Missouri.

Nathan Carter, Jamie Thompson, Nathan Brown & Carmen Halsey

Chicago Workshop Leaders

Nathan Carter – Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Chicago and leader of Gospel for Chicago, a mulit-church leadership development co-hort.
Jamie Thompson – Pastor of Reborn Community Church in the Garfield Park neighborhood and lead visionary for their inner city training center and host for the BLVD co-hort.
Nathan Brown – Pastor of Real Church in Chicago and host of the NAMB assessment retreats in Chicago.
Carmen Halsey – Director of Mission Mobilization with IBSA.

Christopher Brooks

Detroit Speaker

Pastor Christopher Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600 member church in the heart of Detroit and author of two books; Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics.  He is also the daily host of two radio program, “Equipped for Life”, aired daily on the Salem Network, 1500 AM and a national live talk show “Equipped with Chris Brooks”, airing daily on Moody Radio.   He was appointed Campus Dean of Moody Theological Seminary’s Michigan Campus in 2013.

Geoff Safford

Omaha Speaker

Geoff comes to New Heights Church with over 30 years of ministry experience under his belt, most recently serving as one of the planting pastors for Westwind Church in Waukee, IA. Previously, he worked at Fellowship Community Church in Norwalk, Crystal Evangelical Free Church in New Hope, Minn., and Emmanuel Baptist Church in Flint, Mich. With over 27 years of student ministry experience, he has led youth groups of all sizes and traveled around the world with students. Geoff and his wife Deb are the proud parents of four: Geoff Jr, Hannah, Trent and Naomi. He has Bachelor of Arts degrees in education, Bible, history and missions from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minn. He also has his master’s of arts in education from the University of Minnesota in Mankato. Geoff is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying hunting, fishing, a wide array of sports, reading and date nights with Deb.

Lane Harrison

Ozarks Speaker

Lane serves as the founding and Lead Pastor of LifePoint Church, Ozark, MO, where he has served the last twelve years. He loves the local church and serves to strengthen and expand her ministry and mission through his service. Pastor Lane’s passion is preaching and leadership. He enjoys training and coaching pastors and leaders and consulting with local churches.

Event Details

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Date: August 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Speakers: John Ryan

Cost: FREE

Venue: August Gate Church

Address: 2601 Minnesota Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63118

Registration is closed for the St. Louis region.

Date: August 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Speakers: Nathan Carter, Jamie Thompson, Nathan Brown & Carmen Halsey

Cost: FREE

Venue: Armitage Baptist Church

Address: 2451 N. Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

Registration is closed for the Chicago region.

Date: August 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Speakers: Christopher Brooks

Cost: FREE

Venue: Restore Church

Address: 2701 Joy Road Detroit, MI 48206

Registration is closed for the Detroit region.

Date: August 1, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Speakers: Lane Harrison

Cost: FREE

Venue: LifePoint Church

Address: 51 Riverdale Road Ozark, MO 65721

Registration is closed for the Ozarks region.

Date: August 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Speakers: Geoff Safford

Cost: FREE

Venue: Redeemer Church

Address: 13831 Industrial Road Omaha, NE 68137

Registration is closed for the Omaha region.