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Upcoming Ministry Enrichment Events for 2014-2015

For more information on these or other Church Relations events please contact the Office of Church Relations at or 757.352.4753

September 30
8 AM - 5 PM

Church Relations Summit
What: Networking event for Church Relations Professionals from CCCU universities in North America.
Where: Regent University Divinity Building
Featured Speakers: Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Dr. Corné Bekker, and Dave Kleffman of Regent University; Dr. Ralph Gustafson of Bethel University; Jim Jessup of William Jessup Univ.; Tim Fuller of Credo.

*Pre-Conference Network Dinner will be Monday, September 29 from 6-7:30 PM at the Swan Terrace Restaurant in the Founders Inn and Spa

For more information and/or to register email Dave Kleffman, Director of Church Relations, at

October 28
3-5 PM

School of Divinity Lecture Series
Where: Moot Courtroom, Robertson Hall, Regent University
Featured Speaker: Dr. Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary, Lombard, IL

November 6

Young Church Network Dinner for Pastors
What: A network dinner for pastors and their wives who are leading a church five years and younger.
Where: Fountain View Room in the Regent University Ordinary/Student Center
Featured Speaker: Dr. Joseph Umidi, Interim Dean, Regent School of Divinity

December 4

Pastor's Wives Christmas Brunch
Where: Regent Library Atrium
Featured Speakers: Dr. Ella Thompson and Dr. Kim Alexander of the Regent School of Divinity.

February 5

“Managing Life and Ministry: Developing a Sustainable Life-Work Balance” (Lunch)
What: Part of the Leadership Lunch Series for local ministry leaders.
Where: Divinity Building, Regent University
Featured Speakers: Dr. Doris Gomez, Dean, School of Business and Leadership, Regent University

March 20
10 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: $10/person

Pre-Conference Lunch for the Holy Spirit and Christian Formation Conference in Renewal Theology
What: Part of the Leadership Lunch Series for local pastors, ministry leaders, and Christian Counselors
Where: Regent University Library Auditorium
Featured Speakers: Dr. Mark Yarhouse, Director for the Institute for the Study for Sexual Identity (ISSI) at Regent University and Paul Van Valin, Founder and Director of Eden Counseling Center

April 23

“A Symposium on Poverty in the Church”
What: Part of the Leadership Lunch Series for local ministry leaders.
Where: Divinity Building, Regent University
Featured Speaker: Dr. Nancy Varian, Malone University, Canton, Ohio

May 21
Time: TBD

3rd Annual Church Health Check-Up
Where: Regent University Chapel
Keynote Speaker: Carl Lentz, Hillsong Church New York City


Previous Events

Pastor's Wives Christmas Brunch — Celebrating some of the most important servants in the church with a classy, seasonal gathering with good food and fellowship

Pastoral Leadership Think Tank — It was our privilege to have Randy Stroman of the John Maxwell Leadership Team facilitate creative problem solving with local pastors concerning the greatest challenges they currently face in their ministry

Church Relations Summit — For the first time, Church Relations Directors from Christian colleges across North America gathered for a time of networking and encouragement in their work connecting the church and Christian Higher Education

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Church Website Workshop — Learning the importance and proper function of a church website (Presented by Faith Network, one of the nation's leading church website companies)

Career Workshop — An event created for pastors to send church members needing assistance with resume writing, interview skills and job search practices

Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership — Learning to grow your business and lead your team from a Biblical perspective

Pastoral Counseling Workshop — Restoring Broken Marriages and Addressing Homosexuality & the Church