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Leadership Seminar

Church leaders have answered a call few receive and carry a burden few can understand.

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6 Key Relationships Every Church Leader Needs

March 12, 2024 (New Date)
Jolliffe Hall

Registration:  $50 includes lunch  ($55 after December 15, 2023)

This practical seminar is well-suited for all church leaders:  pastors, elders, church staff, and any ministry leader who relies on volunteers.


Speakers:  Jimmy Dodd, Arthur Jackson, Clark Tanner, Wade Brown

Jimmy Dodd picThe Church is God’s “Plan A” for transforming peoples’ lives through the redemptive power of the Gospel.  Yet, today’s church leaders feel lonely, isolated, mentally and emotionally exhausted, and inadequate. Come and discover the tools needed to keep moving forward in ministry.

When leaders are healthy and thriving in their private (backstage) lives and their public (front stage) lives, the Church has a much better chance of being the beacon of hope God created Her to be.

Schedule for the Day:

8:30        Check-in/Light Refreshments

Wade Brown pic9:00        Session 1—Jimmy Dodd
Survive or Thrive

10:15     Session 2—Wade Brown
Relationships Needed, Part 1

11:30     Lunch

12:30   Arthur Jackson pic  Session 3—Arthur Jackson
Relationships Needed, Part 2

1:45        Session 4—Clark Tanner
Thriving in the Local Church

Clark Tanner pic3:00        Q/A

3:30        Dismiss

Leadership Seminar History

Manhattan Christian College hosts a variety of events throughout the year to educate, equip, and enrich Christian leaders outside of the traditional classroom.

The Leadership Seminar has been an outreach ministry of Manhattan Christian College since 2006. Each one is designed to provide practical information on current and future ministry issues facing today’s church leaders. The low registration price makes it possible for multiple people from the same congregation or ministry staff to attend together, i.e. lead pastors, elders, Sunday School teachers, church staff, and any ministry leader who relies on volunteers.

2006 Guerrilla Ministry Jon Weece, Barry McMurtrie
2007 Foolish Leadership Jon Weece, Paul Williams
2008 The Sky’s the Limit Todd Hudson, Jerry Harris
2009 Building Bridges in Your Community Phil Alspaw, Doyle Roth
2010 Building a 1st Century Church in the 21st Century Doug Wood, Chuck Terrill
2011 The Good News in the Great Recession Clark Tanner, Mont Mitchell
2012 Moving Forward in a Modern World Clark Tanner, Mont Mitchell
2013 Stay Ready, Relevant, and Refreshed Todd Clark, Vince Antonucci
2014 The Healthy Elder Gary Johnson, David Roadcup, Jim Estep
2015 NexGen Jason Epperson, Youth Minister Lightning Talks
2016 Just Lead! Gary Johnson, David Roadcup, Jim Estep
2017 Ministry Security Robert Johnson, Cody Langdon, Robert Wild
2018 Reaching and Unleashing Baby Boomers, Amy Hanson
2019 What’s Next?, Gary Johnson, David Roadcup, Jim Estep
2020 #defineyourleadership, Jeff Smith
2021 Marriage + Ministry, Kevin and Lisa Ingram
2022 Jump Start Gary Johnson, David Roadcup, Jim Estep
2023 Soul Strength, Dr. Alan Ahlgrim