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CALLED Convention General Session Information – Over 4000 registered!
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By Ivan Williams
 
The 2015-CALLED Pastor’s Family Convention is less than three months away.  We are praising God for over four thousand registered attendees and we are looking forward to meeting each one at the convention. 
 
Our six general sessions will focus on 7 qualities for excellence in pastoral ministry. The qualities are Character, Worship, Leadership, Evangelism, Management, Scholarship, and Relationship. Each day several speakers will address these qualities and the attendees will be able to participate and respond to speakers through media, Q & A, and panel discussions.

Here is condensed version of the general sessions.

 
Sunday evening, June 28 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Theme: CHARACTER & WORSHIP
Speakers: Wintley Phipps - The Call to a Godly Character
   Wesley Knight - The Call to worship!
   Dick Duerkson - The Call to Tell the Story
   Dan Jackson - The Call to Ministry
   Late Nite: 9:15-10:45 p.m. Shark Tank & Film

Monday morning, June 29 - 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Theme: LEADERSHIP
Speakers: Gary Hamel - Innovative Leadership & Strategic Planning
   Marquis Johns - Leading, Keeping, and Engaging Millenials

Monday evening, June 29 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Theme: EVANGELISM
Speakers: Rebecca Pippert - Reaching the secular mind
   Alejendro Bullon - Discipling people in Jesus
   Carlton Byrd - Why call for decisions
   Late Nite: 9:15-10:45 p.m. Shark Tank & Film

Tuesday morning, June 30 - 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Theme: MANAGEMENT
Speakers: Stacy Nelson - Crucial Confrontation
   Neil Nedley - Stress and emotional health
   Henry Wright - Managing Ministry in the Local Church

Tuesday evening, June 30 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Theme: SCHOLARSHIP
Speakers: Elizabeth Talbot - The Importance of Study 17+3 minute
   Adam Fenner - The Adventist Learning Community Benefits
   Dwight Nelson - Continuing to Grow as a Pastor
   Late Nite: 9:15-10:45 p.m. Shark Tank & Film

Wednesday morning, July 1 - 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Theme: RELATIONSHIP
Speakers: Calvin Preston - Relating to the Congregation
   Tony Evans - Relating to the Community
   Randy & Anita Roberts - Relating to the Family
   Ivan Williams - Dedication