Announcing the The Future Church Convocation

The Pandemic has shifted many things in our society, including The Church. But, God’s Church has never and will never close!

Jesus promised that the gates of hell would not prevail against it and neither will a pandemic. That’s why we’re taking a moment to celebrate the Universal Church in general and the Black Church specifically.

This November, we’re gathering online for The Future Church Convocation: Energizing Mission through the Lens of the Black Church.

The Convocation is a mission-oriented online event for teams that is designed to propel the Church into the future. We will not only celebrate the Black Church, but also its place in history and highlight its influence in the Universal Church.

Everyone can learn from the history, legacy, and prophetic voice of the Black Church and this convocation helps us to do just that.

Gather your team and be immersed in topics that will help you act as the prophetic voice God has called you to be as you look toward the future.

This event is uniquely designed to help you not only to hear vital messages, but also to dream together, and strategize about the future of your congregation or organization.

Topics Include:

  • “Remissioning” – A new strategy for revitalizing congregations and organization
  • How our digital age is shaping the Church
  • Fresh expressions of Church that engage with people who might never come to your church on Sunday.

Because we recognize the difficulties of this past season, we will also include a session dedicated to healing.

You will learn from dynamic Church leaders such as:

  • Bishop James Edward Swanson, Sr., bishop of the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Bishop Kenneth Ulmer of Faithful Central Bible Church
  • Rev. Dr. Michael Waters, Lead Pastor of the Abundant Life African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Rev. Dr. Nicole Martin VP of Church Engagement at American Bible Society

And many more.

These passionate leaders will take us on a journey to wholeness and propel us into the future.

Register now for The Future Church Convocation: Energizing Mission through the Lens of the Black Church.


Dee Stokes

Dr. Dee Stokes is a spiritual advisor, coach, and educator who focuses on ministry, purposeful leadership, and education in an effort to "Build Influential People Who Change the World." Dr. Stokes spent 18 years as a basketball coach, and has spent the better part of 10 years in ministry and teaching at the collegiate level. Although not roaming the sidelines, she still has a passion for athletes, coaches, and the game she loves: Basketball. Her passion allows her to impact coaches and stay involved in the game.


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