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Church Leadership Workshop

Church Leadership Workshop

The Center for Excellence in Spiritual Leadership at FHU is sponsoring the Church Leadership Workshop at Mid-South Youth Camp on September 29-30. This year’s theme is “Ministry Essentials.”  Designed as a retreat for individual church leaders or a team of church leaders to attend, this workshop will enrich, encourage, and inspire. Keynote speakers include Chris McCurley, Larry Ivery, and Andrew Phillips. There is no cost to attend the workshop sessions and included in the workshop are meals and housing at MSYC. Registration is open and please indicate if you plan on staying at MSYC. Contact jketchum@fhu.edu for questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know?
  • MSYC is located at 206 Youth Camp Loop, Henderson TN 38340.

  • If you are staying at MSYC, you will need to bring bedding and toiletry items (soap, shampoo, towels, etc).

  • For those staying at MSYC, we also are asking you to bring your favorite snacks or sweets to share with others during the retreat. All meals and desserts at meal times will be provided, but we thought having some snacks around for Friday evening and between lectures may be enjoyable. There is no obligation to bring anything.

  • For those staying we also encourage you to bring cards or board games to play together on Friday evening.

  • This is a retreat setting. Feel free to dress casual and expect to be relaxed. We do not plan on recording the sessions and intend this to be a workshop, not a lectureship.

  • You can choose the classes you attend based upon interests and desires.

What do I need to bring to stay at MSYC?

Please pack as if you were going to “youth camp!” You will need bedding, pillow, towel, and toiletries. 

Is this a conference for ladies too?

Ladies are welcome to attend, but there are no specific classes for them. We ask all attending to register so we can have a count for the food. We will have designated cabins for ladies wishing to stay with other ladies at MSYC

Are we asked to bring anything for the group?

Please consider bringing a favorite snack or dessert to share with the group. Also we will have game/fellowship time on Friday evening. So please bring cards, dominoes, or board games to enjoy together. 

What does the schedule look like?


3:00pm  ‘Early Bird’ Class – Preparing for Service – Ezra 7:10 – Terry Edwards
4:00pm Early Bird’ Class – Living Our Faith – Romans 12 – Justin Rogers
5:00pm Move-in, Register, Fellowship 
6:00pm Supper 
6:45pm Motivation: Keynote – Light the Fire – Chris McCurley






Class – Worship Planning and Execution – Allen Webster

Class (Porch) – Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Members in Worship – Doug Burleson

Class (Pavilion) – How to Elevate Your Song Service – Gary McKnight

9:00pm Games and Fellowship Together 




8:00 am Breakfast
9:00am Mission and Ministry: Keynote – Fan the Flame – Larry Ivery






Class – How to Develop (or Revamp) a Missions Program – Matt Cook

Class (Porch) – How to Support A Mission’s Program – Mark Blackwelder

Class (Pavilion) – How to Promote an Evangelistic Congregation – Austin Fowler







Class – Understanding the Nature of Addictions – Jeremy Northrop

Class (Porch) – How to Integrate New Converts and Members into the Body – Jerrie Barber

Class (Pavilion) – How to Develop and Execute a Benevolence Ministry – Richard England

Lunch – Membership and Maturity – Keynote – Make Me Whole – Andrew Phillips






Class – The Problem of Pornography Among Members and How the Church
Can Help, part 1 – Jonathan Harrison

Class (Porch) – How to Structure Your Education Program –  Tim Martin

Class (Pavilion) – Creating a Church Culture of Communication – Stephen Sutton







Class – The Problem of Pornography Among Members and How the Church Can Help, part 2 – Jonathan Harrison

Class (Porch) – How to Develop and Train Bible Class Teachers – Tim Martin

Class (Pavilion) –  Necessary But Neglected: Church Administration – Jim

3:30pm Closing Exhortation and Prayer


*For questions contact Josh Ketchum (jketchum@fhu.edu) or Kay Pack (kpack@fhu.edu).