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Endorsed Resources: June 2021

4 min read By June 21, 2021No Comments

Our vision is to see a thriving church in every community, reaching people with the message of Jesus. We hope to encourage and equip you and your church through a strong relational network of partners and resources.

CourageToLead Podcast
with Shawn Lovejoy

The CourageToLead Podcast offers practical coaching lessons and personal stories from other leaders that help coach you through what’s keeping you up at night. In this episode, host Shawn Lovejoy is joined by ARC Executive Director, Dino Rizzo. The two discuss how serving accelerates the efforts of leadership and share about Serve Day, an annual opportunity for churches to impact their communities by showing the love of Christ through service projects. This episode reminds us that servant leadership is not an isolated event; It is a cultural shift!


ILM Getaway
June 21-23 | Palm Beach, FL

Integrity leadership ministries exists to provide rest, relationships & resources for pastors & ministry leaders. ILM has been in existence for over 30 years and has primarily championed its vision through an annual getaway. This summer the 2021 ILM getaway will be at The Breakers, a resort in West Palm Beach, Florida, June 21-23, with special guests Brian Houston, Jentezen Franklin, Chris Hodges, and more!


Serve Day
July 10 | Your City

Serve Day provides churches across the world with opportunities to serve their local communities and share the love of God through practical acts of kindness. Our hope is that serving others becomes our focus throughout the year. Simple acts of selfless love can open hearts to Jesus, and together we can make a difference. Multiple print and digital resources are available to help churches simplify, coordinate, and promote their own Serve Day.


GrowLeader Conference
July 27-29 | Birmingham, AL

The GrowLeader team is so excited to gather together for GrowLeader Conference 2021, sponsored by Wesleyan Investment Foundation and Hand of Hope. Featuring dynamic sessions from Pastor Chris Hodges and John Maxwell, GrowLeader Conference provides an opportunity to gather with other pastors and leaders from around the world to learn the heart and systems behind GrowLeader, as well as insight to practically implement it into your church. This dynamic event will empower and refresh you and your team while providing the practical ministry tools and resources you need to help your church grow!


MOTION Student Conference
July 29-31 | Birmingham, AL

Make plans for your leaders and students to attend this summer’s Motion Conference: By All Means! This three-day conference is all about helping students (Middle School, High School, and College) and leaders come together to seek Jesus through worship and community by all means – despite culture, opposition, or hesitation. It is our prayer that this generation leaves MOTION 2021 refreshed, equipped, and inspired to live their lives in MOTION at home, in the local church, in their cities, and around the world.


Change Your World
Church of the Highlands

Pastor Chris Hodges and the Church of the Highlands team is excited to share with you a new, 4-week message series called “Change Your World”. The series is a study on how we can walk in God’s Word to make a difference in our life and in the lives of those around us—from right where we are. This would be a great opportunity if you’d like to take a few weekends off and use this message series in your congregation. Or if you’d prefer, you can use the provided message notes to preach the series yourself. The team has provided the first message recording, graphics, design files, and everything you’ll need to promote the series to your church. Resources for each message will be added as they become available.


The Retreat at Church Creek
Charleston, South Carolina

There is a soul care and mental health crisis for pastors across the country. The Retreat at Church Creek is a refuge for pastors who feel alone, burned out, and are in need of support. It’s a place to relax, recharge, and reconnect with others to form a strong support system. Programming for The Retreat at Church Creek will be anchored by four-day retreats for up to 15 pastors at a time. Each retreat may include fishing, golf, horseback riding, disc golf, access to an in-house fitness center (with coaching), cornhole, great conversations and lots of relaxation. At the end of the four days, participants will walk away with new friendships, resources, and ongoing support for those who would like to be involved in deeper soul care.


How Did I Get Here?
by Christine Caine

Do you feel lost? Disconnected? Like you’re just going through the motions? Writing for all who feel empty of the spiritual passion they once knew, in How Did I Get Here?, Christine Caine vulnerably shares her journey of turning her eyes back to Jesus in her thoughts, prayers, actions, and the hard questions she asked along the way. When you don’t know the next step to take, God’s grace offers a way forward. His hope offers an anchor for the soul. And his faithfulness declares that wherever you are now, he is ready to bring you home!


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