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God has given us an anointed mandate to guide churches through result-focused ministry training so we may prepare for this season of God’s great increase.

We will gather in a round-table format to lay out strategies, be inspired, take notes and make plans to put next level ministry in action. It’s all happening in the next few days and you are invited to take part in this powerful spiritual collaboration! Get ready – we’re putting the church in motion!

CONFERENCE ITINERARY

Wednesday, September 26th – Evening Session

6:30 pm
Doors open

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Evening Session: Getting in the Move of God
Speaker: Bishop Lyle Dukes

 

Thursday, September 27th – Day Sessions

8:30 am
Doors open

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Harvest Life Leadership Session: Leadership Assignment Strategy

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Pastors Track Session: Vision That Pulls in the Community

Sessions:
1. The Local Church: God’s Place to Nurture and Disciple Souls
2. Being a Relevant Local Church for this Challenging Era
3. Bringing Purpose, Power and Results Through Your Church Ministries

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Pastors Track Session: Investing in the Core Church Within Your Church – Leadership

Sessions:
1. Local Church Worship that Lifts Jesus and Draws Souls
2. The Local Church: Connecting to the Community
3. Customer Service: Treating People Right – So They Will Return

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
General Session: Local Church Leaders That Produce Results
Speaker: 
Sam Chand

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Site Visit (Please wear comfortable shoes.)

 

Thursday, September 27th – Evening Session

6:30 pm
Doors open

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Evening Session: You are the Driving Force of the Local Church
Speaker: Pastor Deborah Dukes

Friday, September 28th – Day Sessions

8:30 am
Doors open

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Harvest Life Membership Session: Community Impact Strategy

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Pastors Track Session: Dealing With The Toxic Spirits In Your Church

Sessions
1. Music Ministry that Shifts the Atmosphere
2. Community Outreach that Blesses and Fills the Local Church
3. Planning with Purpose: A Guide To Planning Dynamic Events and Programs for the Local Church

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Pastors Track Sessions
1. Senior Pastors Session: Raising Money for the Greater Vision of Your Church
2. First Ladies Session: Behind Closed Doors

Sessions
1. Train Em’ Up: Igniting the Fire In Your Youth Ministry
2. Innovative Social Media Strategies to Grow Your Church

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
General Session: Ministering to Millennials and Generations To Come
Speaker: Bishop Lyle Dukes

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
General Session: How To Make Every Soul Feel Loved and Important
Speaker: Pastor Lorene Poindexter

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pastors and Spouses Luncheon (For Senior Pastors and Spouses only)
Speakers: Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes
Must be registered for the conference to attend the luncheon.

Friday, September 28th – Evening Session

6:30 pm
Doors open

7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
Evening Session: Key Elements for Developing a Strong Local Church
Speaker: Pastor John Jenkins

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Conference attire is business casual.

 

Evening Sessions

 

Pastors and Spouses Luncheon

 

Morning Sessions

 

First Ladies Session

 

New Worship Center Visit

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION RATES

EARLY BIRD:  $50 (ends Sunday, September 23rd)

AFTER SEPTEMBER 23rd: $60

GROUP RATE:  $25 per person

PASTORS NETWORK (MEMBER RATE):  $30 per person

PASTORS AND SPOUSES LUNCHEON:  $25 per person

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When making my hotel reservations, should I call the hotel directly, or do I have to go through Lyle and Deborah Dukes Ministries to book my hotel?
You should make your reservations directly with the hotels. While we do not recommend specific hotels, for your convenience, we have provided a list of hotels that are near the church in the section above, “Area Hotel Accommodations and Restaurants”.

Does Lyle and Deborah Dukes Ministries provide transportation to and from the airport and hotels?
Lyle and Deborah Dukes Ministries does not provide transportation to and from hotels or the airports.

What should I wear?
Attire is business casual.

Will there be special seating for those in wheelchairs?
We have special seating accommodations for those in wheelchairs. Upon your arrival to the conference, please inform one of the ushers (they will be wearing usher badges) that you need special accommodations.

Can I save seats?
In efforts to accommodate the many conference attendees, seats cannot be saved. Once you are seated, we don’t recommend leaving your things unattended. Lyle and Deborah Dukes Ministries is not responsible for and cannot guarantee the safety of your personal property.

Do you have to be registered for the conference to attend the Pastors and Spouses Luncheon?
Yes. You must register for the conference to take advantage of this dynamic event. Please note that the luncheon is open to Senior Pastors and their spouses only. There is an additional cost of $25 per person for this event. This luncheon sells out every conference! 

Where can I go to eat during the conference?
There are several restaurants within walking distance of the church, and many others within a 2-3 mile radius. For your convenience, we also offer meals to go after the last daytime session each day and after our evening sessions. Check the section above, “Area Hotel Accommodations and Restaurants”,  for a map of local restaurants.

Can I meet Bishop Dukes and Pastor Deborah or have my picture taken with them?
Although Bishop Dukes and Pastor Deborah would love to meet and accommodate picture requests, because of their schedule, as well as the number of attendees, they are unable to do so. You will have an opportunity to hear from and see Bishop Dukes and Pastor Deborah throughout the various sessions of the conference.