More Than 2000 Pastors & Church Workers Converge On Greater Grace Temple May 8-10 To Learn About 21st Century Ministry

May 02, 2013, 12:56 ET from Greater Grace Temple


DETROIT, May 2, 2013 /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 14th annual "Pastors and Church Leaders Conference," May 8-10th, 2013.

"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.  Pastor Jamal Bryant, of Baltimore, MD will be the opening speaker on Wed. (5/8).  He is well known for helping push for further investigation into the Trayvon Martin case.  Meanwhile Bishop Noel Jones of Los Angeles, CA, a nationally-known speaker, speaks on Thurs. (5/9).  On Friday, (5/10) the delegates will learn about the creative use of drama as ministry as Greater Grace presents its acclaimed, "THE AWAKENING," an on stage presentation.  It's a powerful dramatic production of Christ's resurrection and its impact on believers.

Registration is not required to attend the evening 7:00 p.m. services.  They are free and open to everyone.  Registration is being handled on-site for the numerous daytime workshops.  For information, call 313-543-6000 or visit  Greater Grace Temple, is located at 23500 W. Seven Mile Road in Detroit, MI     

About Greater Grace Temple
Founded in 1927, Greater Grace Temple (GGT) has long been a spiritual pillar for the Motor City.  Now with over 7,000+ members, GGT serves as an influential part of the civic community with continued efforts and outreaches to make Detroit a better place. The church has hosted many pivotal community events, including the funeral of Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks.  Its $35 million facility anchors the site known as "The City of David," a 19-acre campus in northwest Detroit. The conglomerate also includes an 89-unit senior apartment complex, 2 charter schools, a travel agency and funeral home.  In 2007, the church purchased the historic New Rogell Golf Course, which was featured in Golfweek and Golf World magazines.  For more information, please visit

SOURCE Greater Grace Temple