Main Session: Thursday, April 28th
Pre-Conference Bonus Tracks- Wednesday, April 27th
Church Leader's Workshop:
April 28th - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LOVE LISTENS LEADER’S WORKSHOP is designed specifically for pastors and church leaders. The conversations are not Alpha specific - so any leader can dive in.
This gathering features a series of interactive, future-minded conversations, facilitated by Alpha USA's Pastor Todd Proctor, to help leaders re-envision evangelism in their context.
Love Listens is a space to come together, to stop, listen, and assess how God is moving in our cities and communities, Through round-table sessions of curated discussions, we'll explore the latest research on evangelism, culture, digital, next-generation, and more. Listening is at the core of effective evangelism, and it's more important now than ever.
We are looking forward to welcoming pastors and leaders from all parts of the church in Greater Boston and beyond to take part in this day of unity, discovery and dialogue.
We would love for you and and your key leadership to take part in the day!
Lunch is included with registration.
Location: Mary, Queen of the Apostles Parish, 158 Federal Street Salem, MA, 01970
Pre-Conference Bonus Tracks: April 27th
Two bonus workshops, Youth Ministry Mindset and Culture Conversation will be presented by the
Alpha Catholic Context team, with conversations facilitated by Alpha's National Catholic Director, Josh Danis.
Sign up for one or both of these free events!
Youth Ministry Mindset
Morning Session: 10 a.m - 12 p.m.
A Platform for Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders & Youth Ministry Teams to gather in conversation around moving from Transactional to Transformational Youth Ministry---Real, Relational, Reliant, Reproducible---Broadening our vision for 21st-century youth ministry. Stay late and enjoy a complimentary lunch immediate following the workshop!
Culture Conversation (Catholic Context)
Afternoon Session: 1 - 3 p.m.
Gather with diocesan and key parish leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Catholic Church today. Explore values that build a culture of making disciples to help reach the unchurched and unengaged in your unique ministry context. Come early for a complimentary lunch!
Pastor Todd Proctor serves on the Executive Leadership Team of Alpha USA, helping pastors of key churches across the nation explore the Alpha course within their own context. He was a founder and long-time Lead Pastor of Rock Harbor in Costa Mesa, leading through a season of multiplication that birthed many new campuses and church plants across Orange County.
Todd is passionate about investing in young leaders, and curating experiences and conversations for pastors that foster greater church unity. In recent years he has led in pioneering The Way, a multi-church gathering focused apprenticeship to Jesus, and One Table, creating space for senior leaders to break bread and grow together in Kingdom friendship. Todd and his wife Lisa also serve on the pioneering team of Canopy, a house-church based community in his home turf of Newport Mesa in Orange County.
Joshua Danis serves as the National Director for Alpha in a Catholic Context in the US. He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Previously, he has worked in Catholic radio, served in parishes, and ministered to engaged couples in the Family and Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Joshua is a lifelong Catholic and a cycling enthusiast. He resides in Minnesota with his wife Hollie, and their children, Lillie and Michael.
Pastor Barry Kang (A.B., M.Div., D.Min) is the directional leader for Greater Things for Greater Boston, a diverse network of missional leaders stubbornly committed to accelerating Christ’s work in Greater Boston. He is the lead (and founding) pastor of Symphony Church, a pan-Asian church focused on making disciples of Jesus among the young people of Boston, equipping them to seek and work for the flourishing of Boston. Barry has a passion for bringing pastors together to pray and partner together for the kingdom of God to come. Before his call into ministry, Barry was a bond trader at a boutique investment management company in Los Angeles.
Fr. Robert Murray joined Mary, Queen of the Apostles Parish in the summer of 2017.
He has a heart for social justice, beautiful liturgy, and evangelization. You may see him zooming around Salem on his bike, and rumor has it he has a mean golf game.
Pastor Richard Rhodes serves Grace Chapel as the Pastor of Community Engagement. He works to mobilize volunteers to love like Jesus by meeting the material and spiritual needs of our surrounding communities and Greater Boston. He has been on staff at Grace Chapel since 1988. Prior to coming to Grace Chapel, Richard worked for five years at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on the staff of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Richard attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 1989. Richard has been involved in starting several Grace Chapel Church Plants and has helped launch our various Campuses.