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The Go Conference workshops are designed to equip our Every Nation family with the knowledge and tools to grow in faith. These workshops are first come first serve and may fill up, so make sure you get there to save your seat!

Tuesday, July 16 |

Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of Multi-Ethnic Churches

Speaker: Brian Taylor

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1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Good for: Pastors and campus missionaries

In this workshop, a panel of pastors from around the Every Nation world will share their wisdom on how to build and lead multi-ethnic churches—especially in times of cultural unrest regarding issues of race and reconciliation.


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Brian Taylor is the senior pastor of Bethel Cincinnati Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been in full-time ministry since 2002, serving as a campus director in Nashville, Tennessee, and a church planter and campus director in Orlando, Florida, before moving to Cincinnati. He holds a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Brian and his wife, Chavonne, have three beautiful children, Elijah, Saniya, and Joshua.


 

Women’s Public Speaking

Speaker: Danielle Strickland

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Good for: Women who want to grow in their public speaking skills

In this workshop, Danielle will impart to women her principles of successful public speaking.

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Danielle Strickland is currently based in Toronto, Canada. She has established Justice Departments for The Salvation Army, launched global anti-trafficking initiatives, and created new movements to mobilize people towards transformational living. She is the author of five books, including The Ultimate Exodus: Finding Freedom from What Enslaves You and The Zombie Gospel: The Walking Dead and What It Means to Be Human

Danielle is a mom of three, wife to Stephen, and has been affectionately called the “ambassador of fun.”


 

Releasing the Power and Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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Speaker: Jim Laffoon

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Good for: Everyone

Join Jim Laffoon and prophetic ministers from around the Every Nation world for a time of teaching, activation of your spiritual gifts, and prophetic ministry.


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Jim Laffoon is part of the international leadership team of Every Nation and also serves on the pastoral staff of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He travels extensively, teaching and ministering in the body of Christ. He is the author of Our Daily Blog, Divine Alliance, and Building Authentic Community.


Jim and his wife, Cathy, have four children and live in Franklin, Tennessee.


 

Evangelism Workshop

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Speaker: Dr. Rice Broocks

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Good for: Evangelists

Discover and develop your call to evangelism with Dr. Rice Broocks, author of God’s Not Dead, creator of The God Test, and cofounder of Every Nation.


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Rice Broocks is a cofounder of the Every Nation family of churches. He is also the senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, Tennessee, a multiethnic, multisite church. Rice is a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, as well as a doctorate in missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has authored several books, including God’s Not Dead, Man Myth Messiah, The Purple Book, and Every Nation in Our Generation

Rice lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Jody, and their five children.


 

The Power of Liturgy & Music

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Speakers: Dr. William Murrell, Paul Barker, Neli Atiga

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Good for: Pastors and worship leaders

What if we viewed the whole church service as worship? What if we saw worship as a part of discipleship? This session will bring together historical, biblical, and practical insights to explore how we can leverage music within our church services for growth of healthy disciple-making churches.


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William Murrell is the Launch Director of Every Nation Seminary. He has a PhD in History from Vanderbilt University and specializes in Muslim-Christian relations. 

William and his wife, Rachel, have three young children and live in Nashville.


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Paul Barker is the Chief Operations Officer at the Nashville office of Every Nation, a family of churches and campus ministries in nearly eighty nations. He has preached and trained pastors, leaders, and campus missionaries around the world for over forty years. 

Paul and his wife, Aleta, have four children, all actively involved in the ministry, and nine grandchildren.


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Neli Atiga is the senior pastor of Every Nation Brisbane in Australia. He’s served as a full-time campus missionary, associate pastor, church planter, and music director. Raised in a musical Samoan family, he’s traveled extensively throughout the world as a music team trainer, equipping worship teams and church musicians in their craft and theology. His passion is to see the arts redeemed and for this generation won for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Neli and his wife, Tina, have been married since 2006 and have three beloved children, Nazareth, Zion, and Jordan.



 

 

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Wednesday, July 17 |

Marriage workshop

Speaker: Shaunti Feldhahn

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Good for: Married and engaged couples

Shaunti will be sharing the results of her team’s extensive research on the greatest needs of men and women in marriage. She’ll be teaching on the following topics: 

  • what men need in marriage, 

  • what women need in marriage, and

  • the secrets of highly successful marriages.


Note: Childcare will be provided.

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Shaunti Feldhahn received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher, best-selling author, and popular speaker. She applies her analytical skills to investigating eye-opening, life-changing truths about relationships, both at home and in the workplace. Her groundbreaking research-based books, such as For Women Only, have sold more than two million copies in twenty-three languages; her books and DVD studies are popular in homes, counseling centers, and corporations worldwide.

Shaunti lives with her husband Jeff and their two children live in Atlanta where they enjoy every minute of living life at warp speed.


 

Every Nation Seminary 2021

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Speakers: Dr. Nixon Ng, Dr. William Murrell

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Good for: Every Nation pastors and campus missionaries interested in further leadership development and theological education

In this session, we will give detailed information about the 2021 launch of Every Nation Seminary. We will discuss the mission, educational distinctives, and framework of the seminary.


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Nixon Ng oversees the Every Nation Leadership Institute (ENLI), which develops materials for discipleship and leadership development for Victory Church in the Philippines. For over a decade, Nixon was a professor in one of Manila’s most prestigious universities before answering the call to full-time ministry. He’s been the youth pastor, the executive pastor, and the senior pastor of Victory Malate. 

Nixon has been married to his wife, Eva, for almost twenty years. They have four children.


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William Murrell is the Launch Director of Every Nation Seminary. He has a PhD in History from Vanderbilt University and specializes in Muslim-Christian relations. 

William and his wife, Rachel, have three young children and live in Nashville.



 

Discipleship & the LGBTQ Community

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2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Good for: Pastors and campus missionaries

In this session, a panel of pastors will explore what evangelism and discipleship look like when ministering to the LGBTQ community.


 

 

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Thursday, July 18 |

Teens & Screens

Speaker: Joe & Kristin Jardine

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Good for: Parents

Joe and Kristin Jardine will take you through a detailed look at how your teen’s relationships with their screens is affecting them relationally, physiologically, and spiritually.  Joe and Kristin will go over boundaries, solutions, and relevant information parents need to know about today’s technology. Can screens be addicting? Does it affect their studying? Can it affect their moods? Can they get into trouble with the law? How much time per day should my child play video games? Or be on their phone? All of these questions and more will be answered and discussed during this presentation.

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Joe is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in clinical psychology. He has a private practice in Orange County, California, and is a social psychology professor at Vanguard University. Joe also works with the largest NFL agency as a performance coach working with professional coaches and players.

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Kristin studied theatre arts and psychology at Azusa Pacific University. She has an extensive background in the entertainment industry, having performed in over 40 theatrical shows, numerous commercials, and popular tv shows. Kristin speaks to MOPS groups, women’s Bible studies and events, as well as at youth retreats and camps. 

Joe and Kristin are cofounders of RESET, a coaching and consulting service that focuses on equipping churches and families on navigating current trends in our culture.


 

Leadership 215 Online Launch

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Speakers: Dr. Nixon Ng, Dr. William Murrell

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Good for: Pastors and teachers around the Every Nation world who use or would like to begin using the Leadership 215 curriculum for leadership development in regional schools of ministry and churches

In this session, we will update pastors and teachers in the Every Nation world about how they can use our new online learning platform to facilitate leadership development in their churches and regions.


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Nixon Ng oversees the Every Nation Leadership Institute (ENLI), which develops materials for discipleship and leadership development for Victory Church in the Philippines. He has a DMin in Preaching and Leading from Asbury Theological Seminary. For over a decade, Nixon was a professor in one of Manila’s most prestigious universities before answering the call to full-time ministry. He’s been the youth pastor, the executive pastor, and the senior pastor of Victory Malate.

Nixon has been married to his wife, Eva, for almost twenty years. They have four children.

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William Murrell is the Launch Director of Every Nation Seminary. He has a PhD in History from Vanderbilt University and specializes in Muslim-Christian relations. 

William and his wife, Rachel, have three young children and live in Nashville.



Social Responsibility Panel

Speakers: David Webb

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Good For: Pastors and Leaders

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In this workshop, a panel of pastors and leaders from around the Every Nation world will share what social responsibility looks like in their context and discuss some of the opportunities and challenges of building socially responsible churches and campus ministries.


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David Webb and his wife Caroline founded African Havens in Johannesburg, South Africa. David previously served as a campus missionary, church administrator, and elder at Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Virginia, before being sent to South Africa in 2001. He and Caroline’s passion to serve orphans in Africa led them to begin African Havens, where they now oversee thirty full-time staff and more than eighty volunteers. David serves as Team Leader of Social Responsibility nationwide for South Africa.

David and Caroline have eight children, three who are African born and three who are married. Their first grandchild is South African-American.


Teen Reset Workshop

Speaker: Joe Jardine

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m

Good for: Youth ages 12–17, and parents are welcome to attend

In this youth workshop, Joe Jardine, licensed marriage and family therapist and national teen minister, will be helping teens navigate the stress and peer pressure of the digital world.


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Joe is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in clinical psychology. He has a private practice in Orange County, California, and is a social psychology professor at Vanguard University. Joe also works with the largest NFL agency as a performance coach working with professional coaches and players.

Joe and his wife, Kristin, are cofounders of RESET, a coaching and consulting service that focuses on equipping churches and families on navigating current trends in our culture.


 

Discipleship & Mental Health

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Speaker: Keith Tower

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Good for: Pastors and campus missionaries

In this workshop, a panel of pastors and licensed Christian counselors will share their wisdom on how to help people walk towards healing in a holistic way, taking full advantage of all the tools of we have at our disposal—spiritual disciplines, spiritual warfare, and mental health science.


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Keith Tower is the senior pastor of HighPoint Orlando in Orlando, Florida, and is a private practice mental health counselor. He received a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University, and is working on his PhD in Organizational Leadership. He travels around the world helping churches and businesses create high performing teams and leads interactive marriage seminars with his wife. Prior to his career in counseling and pastoring, Keith played professional basketball for seven years in the NBA. 

Keith and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for twenty-five years, and have two daughters in college.



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