More Than 2200 Pastors & Church Workers Converge on Greater Grace Temple to Learn about 21st Century Ministry and Outreach Methods

May 03, 2010, 12:23 ET from Greater Grace Temple

Delegates from across the nation and as far away as England, Belgium, India, and the Caribbean gather at Greater Grace for the 11th annual Pastors & Church Leaders Conference

DETROIT, May 3 /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 2,200 pastors, ministers, and church staff workers from across the U.S. and several foreign countries will gather at Greater Grace Temple to learn about that and more. They’ve come to learn about innovative 21st Century ministry. It’s the church’s 11th annual “Pastors and Church Leaders Conference 2010,” May 5-7th, 2010.

”The fact is that we cannot effectively minister to an iPod 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 screative approaches toward community outreach.

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 Harrison Bryant of Baltimore, MD will be the opening speaker on Wed. (5/5),  while Bishop Noel Jones of Los Angeles, CA, a nationally-known speaker, speaks on Fri. (5/7).  On Thursday, (5/6) the delegates will learn about the creative use of drama as ministry as Greater Grace presents its acclaimed “Angels & Demons” stage presentation, complete with flying angels and even Bishop Ellis “flying” as he preaches.  On New Years Eve, this presentation resulted in over 100 persons being baptized.

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

SOURCE Greater Grace Temple