DELEGATES FROM ACROSS THE NATION AND AS FAR AWAY AS ENGLAND, BELGIUM, AND THE CARIBBEAN HAVE GATHERED AT GREATER GRACE FOR "3 DAYS OF INSPIRATION AND INFORMATION"
DETROIT, May 4, 2011 /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 2,500 pastors, ministers, and church staff workers from across the U.S., and several foreign countries are expected to 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 12th annual "Pastors and Church Leaders Conference 2011," May 4-6th, 2011.
"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. He is also the newly elected Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW).
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 Lambert Gates of Indianapolis, IN will be the opening speaker on Wed. (5/4), while Bishop Noel Jones of Los Angeles, CA, a nationally-known speaker, speaks on Fri. (5/6). On Thursday, (5/5) the delegates will learn about the creative use of drama as ministry as Greater Grace presents its acclaimed, "TAKERS!" stage presentation. On New Years Eve, this presentation resulted in over 100 persons flooding altar for prayer or baptism.
Registration is not required to attend the evening services. They are free and open to everyone. Pre-registration information for the ministry workshops is only $100 for a group of "any size" from any single church until March 31. For information, call 313-543-6000 or visit www.greatergrace.org Greater Grace Temple, is located at 23500 W. Seven Mile Road in Detroit, MI
SOURCE Greater Grace Temple