More Than 2000 Pastors & Church Workers Converge On Greater Grace Temple May 2-4 To Learn About 21st Century Ministry

May 01, 2012, 10:26 ET from Greater Grace Temple

Bishop Paul S. Morton & Bishop Noel Jones Slated To Speak At The Pastors & Church Leaders Conference In Detroit, MI

DETROIT, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The message is the same but the methods have changed! How about having a pastor literally flying "above the stage" as he preaches in a theatrical presentation…or…having a car show and gospel fest rolled into one. Well, more than 2,000 pastors, ministers, and church staff workers from across the U.S., and several foreign countries will converge on Greater Grace Temple to learn about that and more. They will come to learn about innovative 21st Century ministry at the church's 13th annual "Pastors and Church Leaders Conference ," May 2-4th, 2012.

"The fact is that we cannot effectively minister to an iPad generation with an 8-track tape mentality, " says GGT Senior Pastor, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III. Greater Grace, a pentecostal church, is considered a leader in the area of establishing corporate partnerships, and creative approaches toward community outreach. Bishop Ellis is also the Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW), the world's oldest Apostolic Pentecostal organization.

The event consists of seminars and workshops on how to operate various ministries and take the reach of the church beyond its walls into the community. Topics include outreaches, church administration, church marketing, TV ministry, children's ministry and much more. Greater Grace currently has more than 250 ministries. In addition, there will be a luncheon question and answer session with Bishop ElIis and First Lady Crisette Ellis.

Some of the nation's best known pastors will minister each evening at 7:00 p.m. Bishop Paul S. Morton of Atlanta, GA will be the opening speaker on Wed. (5/2). He is the founding Presiding Bishop of one of the fastest growing movements in America - The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. Meanwhile Bishop Noel Jones of Los Angeles, CA, a nationally-known speaker, speaks on Thursday (5/3). On Friday, (5/4) the delegates will learn about the creative use of drama as ministry as Greater Grace presents its acclaimed, "BURYING MY PAST!" stage presentation. It's a powerful dramatic presentation featuring believers "symbolically" burying their past in a real casket laid at the altar.

Registration is not required to attend the evening services. They are free and open to everyone. For information, call 313-543-6000 or visit Greater Grace Temple, is located at 23500 W. Seven Mile Road in Detroit, MI

SOURCE Greater Grace Temple