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We are excited to have Ricky Jenkins and Kenny Luck speaking for us this year in Davenport!
Ricky Jenkins was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He trusted Jesus Christ in high school before attending Mississippi College earning a degree in Political Science and a place in the Hall of Fame. He credits his college years as life changing times in which he accepted the call to pastoral ministry where he’s been serving in that role for the last 15 years. After college, Ricky continued to work in ministry with a myriad of churches and community organizations. He’s enjoyed traveling the country preaching God’s word. Ricky also began working for a social justice ministry and organized clergy to amplify the issues of the working poor. As a community organizer, he partnered with hundreds of Oakland Bay Area clergy and led rallies, marches, and vigils on behalf of the disenfranchised poor. After his years in Oakland, Ricky moved to Memphis, TN, to serve as a Campus Pastor for Fellowship Memphis Church. Fellowship is a gospel-centered, multi-ethnic church bringing together people of all backgrounds for the worship of God. Ricky served in Memphis from 2008 to 2013. While in Memphis, Ricky met, pursued, and married his lovely wife April! Ricky and April envision planting a church in his hometown of Jackson, MS, someday. They are currently in Chicago continuing his education. Ricky & April love pouring into other men and women in their discipleship groups, hosting friends and couples that are new to the community, and getting out of the country to serve the nations as often as the Lord allows.
Keynote Title: Stay Here
Description: In John 15 Jesus challenged his most closest and ardent followers to remember one essential must do for the believer: Abide in Christ. Because when our focus is not Christ’s it’ll usually veer towards unhealthy places. There is no other satisfaction outside of an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ! STAY HERE!
Equipping Seminar Title: Tried & True: Essential Practices for Ministry Leaders
Description: Every team has its issues. And every one of those issues are related to something the leader has missed. There are tried and true, nonnegotiable leadership practices that every leader in ministry must bring to his team. Whether you’re a ministry leader, a pastor, a coach, or just a Dad who wants to give it all he can, make sure what you’re doing in leadership is biblically: Tried & True!
Kenny Luck is an ECPA Platinum Award Winning Author, who has authored and co-authored 20 books for men. He is a trusted expert on men’s issues and writes the “Every Man” column for the Christian Post addressing men’s issues and current events. Currently, Kenny serves as the Leadership Pastor at Crossline Church in Laguna Hills, CA. As the former men’s pastor at Saddleback Church, his strategy and model for men’s ministry was selected by LifeWay Christian as their resource for churches worldwide and released in June 2012 as the SLEEPING GIANT. As Founder and President of Every Man Ministries, Kenny is spearheading the Sleeping Giant movement which is revolutionizing men’s ministry in the local church, freeing men spiritually, and empowering family health worldwide. Kenny has personally reached over two million men through his live outreaches, podcasts, books and his ON DEMAND men’s meetings at everymanministries.com. Kenny and his wife Chrissy have three children (Cara, Ryan and Jenna) and live in Trabuco Canyon, California.
Keynote Title: YOU AND ME
Description: Wrong assumptions in relationships are dangerous. You think one thing. The other person thinks another. Then your assumptions collide in big hot mess! It’s a classic case of bad intel leading to bad choices which leads to disastrous outcomes. When it comes to God you don’t want to be operating on assumptions because they have eternal consequences! Thankfully, God takes the guesswork out of it. He says this is YOU and this is ME. I am the POTTER and you are the CLAY. That’s how this works.
Equipping Seminar Title: Sleeping Giant
Description: The Sleeping Giant men’s pastors seminar is both a wake up call and a pat on the back for pastors and men’s ministry leaders. If you want to learn how to build a leadership engine for your church and move men from the audience to the army, risk joining the next church to church movement of men.
Early Registration Discounts end on March 22nd at midnight.
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Equipping Seminar Speakers
Director of Walking Like Jesus Ministries
Equipping Seminar Title: Loving Your Wife As Christ Loves The Church
Description: Bad news: most men have not grown up with dads who were good role models for how to love their wives. Good new: In Jesus Christ, every Christian man has the perfect Role Model, showing him how to love his wife! This seminar is practical, Christ-centered and grace-promoting. (Larry is the author of the book, “Loving Your Wife as Christ Loves the Church”).
Director at Moody Radio in the Quad Cities
Equipping Seminar Title: Anger: Developing a Plan for a Powerful Emotion
Description: Whether your anger is quiet or explosive, if it’s clouding your judgment and hurting your relationships, it needs to go. Learn to handle anger in healthy ways, starting today.
Director of Christian Mentors Network Midwest Taskforce
Description: Practical tools that men can use to do Life on Life Discipleship that reproduces transformed lives. They are TriCord Accountability Groups and One on One Mentoring Relationships.
Founder/President of The Father’s House
Equipping Seminar Title: Encouragement: The Prophetic Mandate
Description: This seminar will teach men how to walk in prophetic encouragement. Also, it will assist men in hearing the voice of God more clearly.
Director of Christian Service Brigade
Equipping Seminar Title: Have You Got The Stones?
Description: “In the future your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ (Joshua 4:21) Does your son know “the stones” you’ve carried? Does he understand “the stones” of life? Are you discipling your son? Do you have a plan to do so? God calls us to share what HE has done in our lives. In this seminar we are going to talk about the importance of sharing our lives with our sons and what happens when we don’t. We’ll also learn how we can help our sons stack up their own stones. Stones that will make a difference in their lives. It’s never too late to leave a legacy of faith to your son, grandson, or even a boy without a dad. Have you got the stones to be a disciplier?
Equipping Seminar Title: Family Devotions That Blow Up The Box
Description: We’re to teach our kids and grandkids about God and the principles he’s given us to live by, but how do we do that in a way that will hold their attention … even teens? We’ll demonstrate object lessons and show you how to use them to teach truth to kids in ways they’ll never forget. We’ll blow up an egg in the microwave, electrocute a pickle, convert a leaf blower to shoot something else … and much more!
Director of the National Center For Fathering
Equipping Seminar Title: Ten Truths Your Kids Need From You
Description: You know stuff your kids need to know. About money, work, sex, decision-making, eternity, and so much more. But how do you begin those very important conversations? Jay will help you say what needs to be said. Your kids are counting on you!
Founder/President of Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries
Equipping Seminar Title: The Roscoe P. Love, Love Clinic
Description: Pastor-actor-educator Michael Edgar Myers, and his alter ego Roscoe P. Love, Marriage Esq., provide practical communication techniques that will improve relationships between young men and young women, and husbands and wives. More than that, these communication techniques will improve relationships between running buddies, fathers and sons, with authority figures, and perhaps save lives in imminent danger.
Founder/President of Turning The Tide Financial Ministries
Equipping Seminar Title: Biblical Financial Stewardship
Description: Will present a Biblical approach to personal money management for the home.
Director of Be Broken Ministries
Equipping Seminar Title: Stepping Prepared onto the Battlefield of Sexual Integrity
Description: This seminar gives you 5 (6 if your married) practical tools to use in pursuing & maintaining sexual Integrity in your life and marriage. It will also help you identify the primary battlefields of sexual integrity in men’s lives.