The Montana Network Council exists to serve the church and strengthen its leadership. District Council and Leadership Seminar is an important part of our effort. We have planned carefully to provide an excellent slate of speakers to help church leaders be more effective.
5:00 – 7:00pm Registration
7:00pm Service featuring Randy Ruiz
8:30 – 9:00am Introduction of Speakers
9:00 – 10:00am Session 1: Leadership Seminar
10:00 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:30am Session 2: Leadership Seminar
11:45 – 1:15pm Missions Luncheon – Rick Allen
1:30 – 4:00pm Ladies Event
1:30 – 2:30pm Session 3: Leadership Seminar
2:30 – 3:00pm Break
3:00 – 4:00pm Session 4: Leadership Seminar
6:00pm Credential Candidates meet
7:00pm Ordination Service – Randy Ruiz
Candidate reception following with light refreshments
8:30am – 12:30pm – Network Council Session
Childcare available during all seminar and services
Randy and Karlene were both brought up in Los Angeles, California and attend First Assembly of God, Wilmington, California as children. They have been married for twenty five years and they have four children. Randy has been a full-time evangelist since 1988.
Randy attended Southern California College, Cost Mesa (Vanguard University) Global University, Berean School fo the Bible, Springfield, Missouri. Karlene is a graduate of Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, and is a graduate of Cox School of Nursing, Springfield, Missouri.
Randy worked under Rev. David Godwin as staff evangelist – First Assembly of God, Wilmington, California. Before launching his evangelistic ministry based in Springfield, Randy has served as a member of the Commission on Evangelism chaired by Randy Hurst for the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Rick Allen serves as the national director of Men’s Ministries and Light for the Lost. Rick also serves as a national facilitator of the Church Transformation Initiative.
Appointed as Men’s Ministries director in January 2016, Allen is assembling a strategic team and discipleship pathway for men of all backgrounds and spiritual growth levels to strengthen their godly place in their homes, churches and marketplaces. Men’s Ministries will focus on assisting men through our 66 districts to engage the journey of personal, small group, church, and community involvement.
Light for the Lost (LFTL) is a volunteer charitable mission ministry of the Assemblies of God. Since its inception, LFTL has raised more than 310 million dollars. Funding resources such as audio, visual, and printed materials, LFTL has one guiding principle: that all assistance must be used to provide resources directly related to evangelism. Under Allen’s leadership in 2013, LFTL launched a very successful media project, Celebrate the Light (CTL). CTL assists our local churches to show how LFTL is being used around the world and how the local church can partner with LFTL to reach the lost for Christ.
Through the Church Transformation Initiative, Allen equips congregations to pursue God’s plan for them as growing churches. They rediscover the joy and fulfillment of their God-given destiny using key journey points, including The Acts 2 Church Process. As each church continues through the process, it becomes a Spirit-empowered church, focused on biblical values that connect with today’s culture. Over the past 15 years, Rick has assisted hundreds of churches with discovering their potential. Allen works with churches with memberships ranging from under 50 to over 3500.
From 2001 to 2005, Allen served as the district church enrichment director of the Arkansas District Council. During these four years, he assisted the district superintendent with the mentoring ministry for pastors through the District Coaching Group and oversaw the local church leadership development ministry through the Arkansas Cohort Group.
Rick served as a U.S. Missionary from 2001 to 2014 working with Book of Hope USA, the Arkansas district, and the Assemblies of God National Office. Allen held senior pastorates at churches in Arkansas and Tennessee and held youth pastorates in Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee. During his youth pastorate in Tennessee, he served on the National Child Services Agency for the United States Senate.