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Endorsed Resources: May 2021

5 min read By June 1, 2021June 8th, 2022No 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.

River Valley Conference
June 7-8 | Minneapolis, MN

River Valley Conference is a gathering of like-minded pastors and ministry leaders, designed to inspire and equip teams to build strong and thriving churches in their community. You’ll hear from dynamic speakers such as Jimmy & Irene Rollins, Mark Batterson, and Rob Ketterling, enjoy engaging worship moments with River Valley Worship, and participate in practical breakouts that will inspire your team and bring insight and solutions to your ministry context! Gather your teams and register today. This is an event you won’t want to miss!


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!


Soul Care Prayer Postures
with Danielle Strickland and World Vision

How is your soul? This season has been incredible difficult for those pastoring and caring for congregations. World Vision is committed to the care of the Bride of Christ, especially soul care for you as a church leader, which is why they partnered up with Danielle Strickland to bring you some practical resources. In this FREE web series, Danielle will share rhythms and practices to help create space for God to tend to YOUR soul – and get tools you can use as you lead others, all happening over three on-demand video sessions. The Church is a force for good in the world and World Vision’s heart is for the Bride of Christ to be healthy and mobilized to be the church outside the four walls!


XO Marriage

XO Marriage was founded by Jimmy Evans with a vision for marriage ministry. XO Marriage exists to help couples have a healthy and strong marriage, and wants to help resource pastors to build healthy marriages within your church and community. They do this by hosting conferences, creating resources, and offering encouraging digital content that includes a variety of podcasts, frequent articles, and videos to stream on-demand . Their world-class speakers and contributors offer leading marriage advice to equip couples with the necessary tools for a successful marriage, believing that every marriage can thrive.


Out of the Cave: Stepping into the Light when Depression Darkens What You See
by Chris Hodges

In Out of the Cave, Hodges uses Elijah’s life to show us that everyone is susceptible to depression. Even when we’re walking closely with God, we can still stumble and get lost in the wilderness of tangled emotions. But we don’t have to stay there, because we serve a God who meets us in the darkness. Out of the Cave helps us remove the stigma of depression and realize we’re not alone, understand the ways our temperament and view of God affect the way we handle depression, and learn a comprehensive approach to wellness—mind, body, and soul—from Elijah’s journey.


Reach People Movement
by Dino Rizzo

In Acts 10:38 we read that Jesus was anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit – and from that position, He went around doing good, healing people, and abiding in the presence of God. This brand new Small Group Curriculum dives deeper into what that verse means for us and how to model our daily lives accordingly. You’ll spend 6 weeks studying, hearing from a diverse set of ministry leaders with a passion for outreach, and processing what you learn through discussion questions. You”ll then get to put what you’ve learned into action – by serving, doing good works, and spreading the Good News to every person we encounter. Because PEOPLE matter!


The Pastor’s Collective Podcast
with Greg Surratt

The Pastors Collective is a non-profit founded by Pastor Greg Surratt in Charleston, South Carolina. The mission of The Pastors Collective is to provide opportunities to address the real and difficult work of planting, pastoring, and leading churches by fostering soul care, developing resources for pastors and continuing a national dialogue on mental health in ministry. On The Pastor’s Collective Podcast, Pastor Greg invites pastors, writers, and thinkers to join him for conversations meant to equip men and women for the challenges of leadership in our present world.


Leadership in Black and White
with John Siebeling and Wayne Francis

Leadership in Black and White is a monthly podcast hosted by John Siebeling and Wayne Francis. John and Wayne talk to leaders about how to lead in the gray areas of life as well as discuss topics like church, race, current events, and more.


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