Heart Issues are Hard Issues 2020 Conference
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Opening/Worship | Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier & Rev. Christopher R. Bodley
Session 1 – Ed J. Stetzer, Ph.D. | The Moment We Are In and the Mission We Are On
Session 2 – Rev. B. Keith Haney | Building a Foundation of Trust
Session 3 – Rev. Dr. Kent R. Hunter and Tracee J. Swank | Respect is Contagious
Session 4 – Rev. Dr. Victor J Belton | The Distractions
Final Comments | Rev. Joseph A. Casiglia
Conference Booklet can be found here.
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Ed J. Stetzer, Ph.D. – Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton, and as chair of the Evangelism and Leadership Program in the Graduate School. Stetzer is a prolific author and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents. He holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles.
Rev. B. Keith Haney – Rev. B. Keith Haney is Assistant to the President for Missions, Human Care, and Stewardship in Iowa District West. He has been an ordained pastor for 27 years, and has served multi-ethnic urban congregations in Detroit, St. Louis, and Milwaukee. He is the author of numerous devotionals, including One Nation Under God: Healing Racial Divides in America. He is married to Miriam (Bickel) Haney and they have six children and two grandchildren. Haney is also the author of the blog The Light Breaks Through, where he writes on his study of God’s Word.
Rev. Dr. Victor J. Belton – Pastor Belton serves Concordia College in Bronxville, NY as Regional Representative for Advancement. He has a passion for seeing young people come to Christ and is an active mentor for a number of young saints in the community. He is a certified coach through the Center for United States Missions and works with other pastors and leaders to plan and implement prayer initiatives that impact the advance of the Kingdom of God, as well as the Lord’s Church and His people on earth.
Rev. Dr. Kent Hunter – Dr. Kent Hunter is an LCMS pastor who served churches in Michigan, Indiana, and South Australia. He is the author of 32 books including Who Broke My Church? (2017) and Restoring Civility (2020). Kent has consulted over 1,600 congregations in 78 denominational, non-denominational, and independent churches in the U.S. and Canada. Kent is the founder of Church Doctor Ministries. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in Theology from The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.
Tracee J. Swank – As the leader of Church Doctor Ministries, Tracee J. Swank has served pastors and ministry leaders as a strategic guide, consultant, and coach helping them gain clarity in ministry and take action to advance the Kingdom work they are called to do. She leads the ministry team of support staff, consultants, and coaches. Tracee has a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Formation and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry Degree.
Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier – President Maier attended Concordia University Ann Arbor and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. After his Ordination on August 15, 1982, he served as Mission Pastor of Our Savior in Marlette, Mich. as well as Youth Pastor and interim Head Pastor at St. Peter in Arlington Heights, Ill. In 1989, he was called to Our Savior, Lansing as Administrative/Senior Pastor where he served until he was elected President of the Michigan District, LCMS in June of 2009. In addition to serving as Michigan District President, he also serves as Chairman of the LCMS Council of Presidents.
Rev. Christopher R. Bodley – Rev. Christopher Bodley was installed as Missionary at Large for A2E in 2012. Rev. Bodley was raised in an urban setting and his public ministry of over 20 years has been solely in an urban context. His background extends from being a church planter to pastoring two multiethnic congregations. Rev. Bodley has a B.A. from Concordia University Nebraska, Seward and an M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind. He completed training in the Pastoral Leadership Institute. His ministry experience also includes serving as a Navy Chaplain for 12 years.