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Every attendee will choose one topic in each of the following Workshop Series
Workshop Series One – Worship
For worship to work today, liturgists, musicians, sound technicians, production staff, ushers, and media staff must coordinate. How do we foster this kind of collaboration?
Outreach & Evangelism
Thriving churches, informed by the pandemic, learned how to reach out to their communities and build strong connections. What can we learn from their work?
Explore how technology has brought church administration light years ahead of the church secretary. What are the latest tools and strategies that we can employ?
One of the biggest complaints of church members during the pandemic: “No one reached out to see how I was doing.” How do we properly care for those who need it most?
Most churches report that the area of their work greatest affected by the pandemic is Christian Education, especially youth ministry. How can we bring about restoration?
Workshop Series Two – Ministry
Stewards and Trustees
Choir and PNW Teams
Band and Musicians
Missionary and Street Ministries
Ushers and Greeters
Senior and Solo Pastors
Social Justice Ministry
Minister Denise Thaxton
Native of Kingston, Jamaica, Denise relocated to the United States at the young age of eight. Graduated from University City High School in 1983. Her higher education experiences include; studies at Community College of Philadelphia and Widner University of Chester, Certificate in Biblical Counseling from Christian Research and Development, which is affiliated with Christian Stronghold Baptist Church of Philadelphia. New Life Bible institute graduate snd currently enrolled in Missio Seminary.
Co-Owner and Director of Operations and Design THE DECIBEL GROUP LLC AV Solutions. Musician/Organist and Band Director of Sharon Baptist Church – Bishop Keith W. Reed Sr. Husband of 1 wife, Eneon and father of 2 girls, Saleyah & Josephine.
I’m Shawn, an award-winning wedding videographer, cinematographer, and creative lead at Stars & Bars Creative. I got my start in videography when I was just a kid, making home movies with my friends.
I love telling stories through video, and I’m passionate about creating beautiful films that capture the emotion and “The Why” in people’s stories. My work has been featured in national publications The Knot, Wedding Wire & Fox News.
My additional skills include graphic design, website design, and I’m always ready to create an awesome voiceover.
When I’m not filming or creating something, you can find me playing Xbox or spending time with my wife.
Troy A. Chambers Sr.
Pastor Troy A. Chambers Sr. is a native of Philadelphia, Pa, born to Pas- tor Luther Chambers Sr. and Evangelist Mary Chambers. He is a husband of 21 years to Sarah and a father of three, Troy Jr., Jules, and Caleb. He is the senior pastor of The New Testament Church of Christ located in West Philadelphia.
Pastor Troy has been active in music ministry since the age of 10, first serving at his father’s church as a drummer. As his gifts grew, so did the opportunities to serve. He has worked in the capacity of accompanist, producer, co-producer, and musical director for various Christian artists such as Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, Tye Tribbett, James Hall, Bruce Parham, and various others.
Pastor Troy answered the call to the preaching ministry in 2004 and was ordained by his father in 2005. From there he served both in a musical and ministerial capacity under the pastoral leadership, of his father and also Bishop Norman Hutchins.
Pastor Troy holds dear his commitment to his family, his call to proclaim the Word of God, and his call to music ministry, each as key elements vital to fulfilling his part in advancing the kingdom. He lives by the premise that all believers are destined for purpose-filled living, evident through Ephesians 2:10. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk worthy in them.”
Melissa Chin is a singer, songwriter, piano and vocal instructor, and author of My Journey My Music: Beginner Piano Lessons for Kids. She has over 20 years of musical experience in performance and teaching and a Master of Education Degree with a concentration in Counseling Psychology. She is the owner of Melissa T Music Lessons, a music school that provides virtual and in-person music lessons, including piano, drums, voice, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, and more. Melissa uses her unique educational background to provide lessons that are effective in teaching and developing students’ musical abilities and connecting with her students.
Pastor Lynn Marie Bethea
Reverend Lynn Marie Bethea serves as the Pastor of Administration at the Bible Way Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, where the Reverend Dr. Damone B. Jones, Sr., is the Senior Pastor. Reverend Bethea s the Chief Operating Officer of Woppy and Sons Cleaning/Sanitization Services owned by her husband and two young adult sons. Reverend Bethea graduated from Overbrook High School in 1997. In May of 2015, Reverend Bethea graduated from the Lancaster Bible College at the Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS) earning a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Ministry Degree. Lynn is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) at Missio Seminary (previously named Biblical Theological Seminary). Reverend Bethea was installed as President of the American Baptist Women’s Ministries of the Philadelphia Baptist Association on July 17, 2022.
Rev. Tamika Holder
Rev. Tamika Holder is a called, prepared, and ordained
bearer of GOOD NEWS. It is her passion to use her gifts where God calls. She currently has the privilege of serving as Interim Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Norristown. She is also working on a Doctor of Ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary. When not studying or doing the work of ministry, she enjoys reading, running, yoga, and watching movies.
Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard
The Reverend Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard is a Senior Lecturer in Christian Ministry and Director of Supervised Ministries at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University, in St. Davids, PA. Dr. Woodard has also served for many years as a guest lecturer or adjunct professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary, United Lutheran Seminary of Philadelphia, and Missio Seminary. She has a BA in Sociology from Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kansas), a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary (Webster Groves, Missouri), and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary (Lancaster, PA). A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Woodard was licensed and ordained by the Antioch Baptist Church. She is a member of the Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr, where she serves as Associate Pastor.
I am Lexus Sharpe and I am a twenty-five-year-old woman. I grew up under Victory Christian Center. I’ve been dancing in ministry since I was six years old. I am the department head leader of Remnant and Ruach Dance Ministries at Victory Christian Center. My future and destined vision are to show the world how dance is an escape of emotions.