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CFA recital hall and various classrooms


October 20, 2014


08:00 AM to 04:00 PM


"We Are The Pastors of New York State"

Some of the most post-Christian cities in the United States are located in New York State, and as the best Christian college in New York State (according to Forbes magazine), Houghton College wants to help pastors seize the moment. Our new ministry conference, "We Are the Pastors of New York State," is taking place on Monday, October 20, 2014. All of the presenters in this conference will be New York State pastors and ministry leaders, so that this is a ministry conference for New York State pastors by New York State pastors. The cost is $20 (covering the conference, lunch, and refreshments) and 100% of the proceeds going toward church planting efforts right here in New York State.


8:00 – 8:45 Registration  Center For the Arts, Atrium
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome, Worship, & Introductions: (Steve Dunmire, Director of Ministry Resources – Houghton College)
9:15– 9:45 Plenary Session #1: "Being Accountable to Your Geography"
Pastor Jon Schuerholz
Kenmore Alliance Church – Kenmore, NY (Buffalo Area)
10:00– 10:45 Workshops 1 & 2
(1) "I'm Not a Heretic, I Just Disagree With You: What's At Stake in our Theological Conversations"
Dr. Jon Case (Professor of Theology, Houghton College – Houghton, NY)
(2) "A session about evangelism and discipleship in today's youth ministry.” Pastor John Ginnan (New York Youth Alive – Syracuse, NY)
(3) Global Engagement Panel Discussion
Dr. Marcus Dean (Houghton College), Dr. Paul Shea (Houghton College), Rev. Ruth Strand (WNY Urban Urgency) and Stephanie Smith (Jericho Road Community Health Center – Buffalo, NY).
11:05 – 11:45 Chapel Service
12:00 – 1:00 Luncheon Campus Center Dining Hall
1:15–2:00 Workshops 3, 4, & 5
(4) Small Town / Rural Ministry Panel Discussion
Pastor Bruce Ellis (Forestville, NY), Pastor Jon Horton (Yorkshire, NY), Pastor Gene Miller (Wellsville, NY), and Pastor Dan Pickering (Canisteo, NY).
(5) Church Planters Panel Discussion
Pastor Steve Schenk (Buffalo Vineyard Church – Buffalo, NY), Pastor Eric Watson (Nickel City Church – Buffalo, NY), Pastor Steve Johnson (Anchor Church – Buffalo, NY), Pastor Milo Wilson (Renewal Church – North Tonawanda, NY).
2:15 – 3:00 Workshops 6, 7, & 8
(1) Church Revitalization
Pastor Andrew Fetter (Fusion Community Church – Cobleskill, NY)
(2) Youth Ministry Roundtable
Facilitated by Pastor Jon Cole (Houghton Wesleyan Church – Houghton, NY)
3:00 – 3:30 Refreshments
3:30 – 4:30 Plenary Session #2: Pastor Steve McEuen
Victory Highway Wesleyan Church – Painted Post, NY (Finger Lakes)

Prayer for New York State
Announcing speakers for 2015 "We Are the Pastors of New York State" Conference




Betsy Sanford


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