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Ministry Leadership Colloquium

Date Saturday, May 23, 2015
12:30 - 5 p.m.
Location View maps and directions to Seminary Classroom Hall
Instructions for GuestsView maps and directions to Bethel University and Seminary Classroom Hall. Park in the Seminary Commuter Lot. Enter the main entrance to the Seminary and follow the signs.

Event Description

Learn about new developments in ministry leadership from our 2015 Doctor of Ministry graduates.


12:30 p.m. | Check-in               
12:45 p.m. | Welcome and Awards

1:15 p.m. | Q&A with one of the following three groups:

Group 1
1:15 p.m. | Brad Friesen - Intrinsic Motivation in Identity Development Canadian Bible Colleges and their Methods for Testing Students for Life Motivation

1:45 p.m. | Kebede Gonfa - The Leadership and Mission Role of BGC in Ethiopia

2:15 p.m. | Peter Myers - Toward Permanence: Addressing the Need for Accessible Premarital Care for Deaf Couples


3:00 p.m. | Omot Aganya - A Petition for God's Forgiveness in Gambella, Ethiopia

3:30 p.m. | Ken Polley - Avoiding Division Within Church: A Proactive Approach Through Identifying Sources of Conflict and Creating a Healthy Ministry Environment

4:00 p.m. | Yabesh Maroko - The Systemic Integration of Kenyan Immigrants Into the American Culture

Group 2

1:15 p.m. | Val Nordbye - Providing Relevant and Effective Leadership for Millennials

1:45 p.m. | Drew Christian - Exploring the Principles Behind Effective Collaborative Ministry on Multi-Point Charges in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church

2:15 p.m. | Jason Esposito - Preaching as a Cultural Formation Tool


3:00 p.m. | April Welch - Leadership Development Through Theological Education in the Theological Education Initiative of Central Missouri

3:30 p.m. | Josh Mateer - A Theology and Practice for Implementing Pastoral Care Through Community Groups at Calvary Church

4:00 p.m. | Ruth deGuzman - Factors that Create Effective Partnerships with Transitional Homes for Sexually Exploited Women

4:30 p.m. | Matthew Anderson - The Discipline of Applying the Gospel for Servant Leadership Development

Group 3

1:15 p.m. | Phil Frazier - A Biblical and Communication Based Interpersonal Competency Course for Seminary Education

1:45 p.m. | Scotty Williams - The New Reformed Pastor: Zwinglian Wisdom for Modern Ministers

2:15 p.m. | Brien Aadland - Reconciling the Body: Working Toward Ecclesial Unity


3:00 p.m. | Stephen Crawford - Building Sustainable Faith Experience for Urban Youth

3:30 p.m. | Ed Nelson - Considerations in Spiritual Conversion

4:00 p.m.  | Brian Wright - Chaplain, Pastor, Leader: A Biographical Study of Leadership Transitions in the Life of Chaplain (Colonel) James E. Wright


Contact Ceallaigh Anderson, Doctor of Ministry Program Coordinator at 651.638.6894 or ceallaigh-anderson@bethel.edu.