The Church Health & Leadership Conference will take place Friday, January 15 through Saturday, January 16, 2015 in Fresno at Harmony FWB Church.

Pastors and other church leaders are encouraged to attend this free event, with seminars and preaching geared toward evaluating and improving church health and leadership, featuring North American Ministries’ David Crowe, Jim McComas, Brad Ransom and Ken Akers.

This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about church leadership, revitalization, outreach, and ministry.
For more information or to register, contact Mike Kilcrease at mike@mycafwb.org. Hotel rooms are available to pastors at no cost. Again, contact Mike Kilcrease to reserve a room.

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 9:00am

Jim McComas - The Power of a Basket

In the Book of Acts, the life of a young Christian convert by the name of Saul was saved because some unnamed disciples lowered him to safety in a basket. This message challenges Christians on the very high priority that needs to be placed on soul winning and discipleship. Someone's life is counting on it!

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 10:00am (Sanctuary)

Jim McComas - Revitalization Session 1

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 10:00am (Youth Room)

Brad Ransom - Systems Thinking (Looking at Your Church from Another Perspective)

Systems are the essential organizational parts that make up every church. Just as the human body has systems (circulatory, muscular, neurological, skeletal, etc.), the church has essential systems that must be in place in order for the church to be healthy and grow. These systems include outreach, assimilation, teaching, stewardship and more. If these systems are not functioning properly or they are nonexistent, the church will eventually break down and not be able to fulfill its intended purpose: reaching the lost. This seminar explores eight essential systems that every church needs to have to be healthy.

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 11:00am (Sanctuary)

Jim McComas - Revitalization Session 2

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 11:00am (Youth Room)

Ken Akers - Keys to a Successful Financial Plan

Using the music scale as a guide, we will look into simple and practical ways to improve the participant's financial status. We will look at:
A - Assess your current position
B - Budgets
C - Credit
D - Determine to live debt free
E - Emergency fund
F - Future planning
G - Giving

Friday, January 15, 2016 – LUNCH BREAK (Noon – 1:30pm)

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 1:30pm (Sanctuary)

Jim McComas - Revitalization Session 3

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 1:30pm (Youth Room)

Brad Ransom - Structuring Your Church for Growth

Church structure is inherent to every church and sets potential for growth and breaking growth barriers. Church structure is the process that allows your church to progress, make change and implement new systems and repair old ones. Churches can have great systems but without the correct structure they cannot be implemented. This seminar will help church leaders see the main structures in churches, identify where their church is and learn how to make adjustments that will allow their church to grow.

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 2:30pm (Sanctuary)

Jim McComas - Revitalization Session 4

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 2:30pm (Youth Room)

Ken Akers - Lay Leadership

A four part seminar on developing lay leaders:
1 - Developing lay leaders
2 - Being a leader in your home
3 - Being a leader in your church
4 - Being a leader in the world

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 3:30pm (Sanctuary)

Brad Ransom - Effective Outreach

Having an effective outreach system for your church is the only way your church will see sustainable and consistent growth. Without an intentional outreach strategy, churches will fall into maintenance mode and the baptistery will dry up along with the hope of having a local church that really makes a difference in the community. This seminar will challenge church leaders to understand the importance of outreach in the local church as well as give practical ideas of actual outreach events that you can use in your church.

Friday, January 15, 2016 – DINNER BREAK (4:30pm – 6:30pm)

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 6:30pm (Sanctuary)

Main Service (Includes worship)

David Crowe - Hands Held High

David Crowe has been used to be an encouragement to hundreds of pastors across our country. In this inspirational message, David teaches the importance of the ministry of encouragement and shares a unique way the church he pastored put this into practice. A much needed message in a day when discouragement among our pastors is at an all-time high.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 8:00am (Sanctuary)

David Crowe - How to Be Successful in Ministry

Culled from many years as a successful pastor along with many years of very fruitful evangelistic work, Brother David shares very practical ideas for the pastor and church leader that will help put them on a path that will produce lasting results for the Kingdom of God.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 9:00am (Sanctuary)

Brad Ransom - Creating a Wow Factor for Your Church

When visitors show up at your church for the first time, do they feel welcome? Do they feel valued? Do they know where to go and what to do? There are so many questions that churches need to consider when preparing for first time visitors. "Creating a Wow Factor for Your Church" teaches leaders the necessity of critically looking at the church's facility, programs, systems and more. This seminar teaches leaders how to create a great "first impression experience" for visitors, which will cause them to want to return for a second and third visit.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 10:00am (Sanctuary)

Jim McComas - Four Steps to Successful Ministry

There are many books and seminars discussing the secrets to church growth and successful ministry. With a common sense, down to earth, back-to-the-basics style, this lesson covers four key elements that every pastor / preacher / teacher / Christian ministry leader must operate with in order to be successful in their work for the Lord.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 10:00am (Youth Room)

Brad Ransom - How to Recruit Volunteers

The church is one of the only organized institutions in existence that operates using such a large force of volunteers compared to paid staff. Volunteers are essential to the success of any local church. Most churches struggle with having enough volunteers to cover all the ministry positions in the church. Often, pastors resort to begging and pleading from the pulpit for volunteers to serve in various ministries. The seminar will help the pastor and other church leaders know how to recruit high level, qualified volunteers without begging and sounding desperate.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 11:00am (Sanctuary)

Jim McComas - What to Do When Life Doesn't Turn Out the Way You Planned

Used as a pawn by her father Laban, unloved by her husband Jacob, hated by Rachel, Leah is a classic example of a life of shattered dreams and broken plans. Yet, Leah made a life changing decision, a secret that is shared in this message to help those who are dealing with discouragement in the ministry and in Christian service.