Location: Double Tree Hotel
The Montana Network Council exists to serve the church and strengthen its leadership. Network 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. Thank you for your participation.
The following church registration prices allows all persons of that congregation to participate in the Leadership Seminar and Council.
There is an additional charge for Warneke Appreciation Dinner ($18.00). Pre-registration is required.
|Churches with up to 50 Sunday AM attendance:||$50.00|
|Churches with 50 to 99 Sunday AM attendance:||$125.00|
|Churches with 100 to 199 Sunday AM attendance:||$225.00|
|Churches with 200 and over Sunday AM attendance||$300.00|
|Missionaries/Person not reg. under church/Other||$25.00|
|Senior Retired Ministers & Spouse:||Free attendance (does not include dinner)|
It is important to register the name of each person participating.
Monday, April 29
|5:30pm||Warneke Celebration Dinner and Service with speaker Bryan Jarrett|
Tuesday, April 30
|8:30 – 11:30am||Business Session|
|11:30 – 1:00pm||Lunch – on your own|
|1:00pm||Introductions of Speakers|
|1:15 – 2:15pm||Session 1: Leadership Seminar|
|2:15 – 2:45pm||Break|
|2:45– 3:45pm||Session 2: Leadership Seminar|
Ordination Service and Reception will take place at Freedom Church – 550 32nd St. W
|6:00pm||Credential Candidates meet|
|7:00 pm||Ordination Service featuring speaker, Bryan Jarrett|
|Candidate reception following w/ light refreshments|
Wednesday, May 1
|8:30 – 9:30am||Devotions and Communion|
|9:45am||Women in Ministry Gathering|
|9:45 – 11:00am||Session 3: Leadership Seminar|
Abuse, abandonment, and addiction defined Bryan’s early life. After meeting Jesus, God’s grace not only dealt with his sin, but also began to heal the hurts of his past. This experience with grace forged in him a passion for broken people. Northplace Church’s vision to “invite the uninvited” and pursue “forgotten people in forgotten places” is strategic and intentional…born out of the experience with grace in his personal pain.
Pastor Bryan serves in leadership roles in multiple universities, missions’ agencies, church planting networks, and global financial institutions. He possesses a B.A., an M.A., and an earned Doctorate. He is an author and sought after speaker, both in the U.S. and internationally. In 2015, he and Haley founded Lonesome Dove Ranch…a place of healing for abused children and a place of rest and resourcing for America’s small town pastors (lonesomedovetexas.com).
But, according to Bryan, his most honorable professional title is being called “Pastor” by the great people of Northplace Church. Pastor Bryan is married to his high school sweetheart. He and Haley have two young adult sons (Cadyn and Gavyn) and a teenage daughter (Addisyn).
Duane has pastored Livingston Christian Center for 38 years. He and his wife Joan have 3 children and 14 grandchildren.
Duane is a graduate of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. His post-graduate studies were at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota with M Div and D Min degrees. He is the chaplain for the Park County Sheriff department and is a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team in Park County, helping to conduct debriefings for first responders. He has conducted trauma seminars with missionaries and pastors in East Africa.
His hobbies include horseback riding, playing the guitar, photography and raising “superior” Labrador retrievers.
Steve joined Child Bridge as the Billings Regional Director in September of 2015.
He is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California, with a degree in Theology.
Steve served in a variety of ministries including teaching, counseling, leadership, church planting and lead pastoral roles since 1981.
He’s been married to his wife Ellyn for almost 30 years and they’ve enjoyed living in Billings since 2005. Steve and Ellyn are parents to four young adult children. But they didn’t stop there. Their hearts have been touched by God’s heart for the orphan and they became licensed foster parents in 2014. They have opened their home and hearts and are currently providing long term care for a teenage boy.
Steve expresses his excitement for his position at Child Bridge as having “a desire to see the church be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who have been victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment. The church can step up to help bridge the gap for children in their time of need.”
Session 1 – Resourcing Montana Pastors
Session 2 Encouraging Montana Pastors
Rich and Kim Greenwald have served as rural church pastors for over 25 years. 3 years ago the answered the call to missions to become the first US missionaries working with the Rural America Ministry Network. As your missionaries living here in Montana, Rich and Kim travel throughout Montana and beyond to reach, resource and revitalize rural churches and help rural pastors. They are involved in educational opportunities, building projects, directing missions, teams, revitalization efforts and being available to pastors to help in any way possible. Their heart is to bless the churches and pastors that often feel forgotten or alone. They work to link churches to resources that currently exist and to develop ministry to meet needs that are not yet being addressed. They work to help every rural church and pastor be healthy and strong so that they can reach their communities for Christ.
Josh has served in pastoral ministry for over 12 years, as a part of the Fellowship of the Assemblies of God in various places and capacities throughout the Montana Ministry Network. He serves as the pastor of Chinook Assembly in rural northern Montana and has done so since June 2016. Josh is married to Kristi and they have a six year old son named Enom. Josh has a God-given passion to see the mission of God accomplished in every part of the globe which is not limited to, but most definitely includes the rural places of Montana. To see the mission of God accomplished in Montana, Josh believes as Pastor Bryan Jarrett has said, that we must “dignify the people, the place, and the pastor.”
After engaging in a yearlong cohort with Pastor Bryan called “The Water Tower Network,” being a part of the “Rural Matters Conference,” and having several conversations with fellow pastors, he realized that God was stirring something inside of him and the people of God.