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Day 1
May 19, 2023
Day 2
May 20, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Legacy Center

Registration and Check-In

The Cathedral:
2223 Capitol Avenue
(at the corner of Capitol Ave and 23rd St)
Sacramento, CA 95816

9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Legacy Center - Main Sanctuary

General Session 1

Bishop Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr., D.Min., Ph.D.
Founder and Senior Pastor - Center Of Praise Ministries
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Legacy Center

Breakout Sessions

Richard Spencer
Pastor Wayne Kirkling
Executive Pastor - Center Of Praise Ministries
Toyin Spencer
Pastoral Executive Assistant - Center Of Praise Ministries

Level Up Your Church Governance Structure By Pastor Wayne Kirkling at Legacy Center Room 410

During this session, attendees will experience how a well-implemented church polity can help their church facilitate effective decision-making, promote accountability, foster unity, and ensure continuity with long-term stability and success. Church Leaders and church members will learn proven approaches to church governance yielding present-day growth and long-term sustainability.

Level Up Your Congregational Care by Elder Richard and Toyin Spencer at Legacy Center Room 210

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

LUNCH

General Session 2

Pastor Gail Jack
Pastor at St. Stephen AME Zion Church
Pastor Vanessa A. Black
First Lady and Assistant Pastor
Bishop Donald Black
Founder and Former Senior Pastor
Pastor Phyllis Towles
Director of Ministry Advancement and Development
Bishop Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr., D.Min., Ph.D.
Founder and Senior Pastor - Center Of Praise Ministries

Panel Discussion

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Legacy Center

Breakout Sessions

Christopher McEwen
Worship & Fine Arts Director - Center Of Praise Ministries
Dr. Erinn Harris
Director of Discipleship at Center of Praise Ministries

Level Up Your Discipleship Ministry by Dr. Erinn Harris at Legacy Center Room 210:

This session will offer insights into creating a church culture that embodies discipleship and spiritual growth. Attendees will learn strategies for equipping and empowering your church to thrive as discipleship makers.

Level Up Your Worship and Fine Arts Ministry by Elder Christopher McEwen at Legacy Center Room 410:

This session will offer insights on defining worship and its importance to the church culture. We will define the role of a Music Director and share ideas of incorporating various art forms into worship celebrations, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of the Worship Department. Attendees will gain strategies on how to build their team, define Excellence, and learn how to develop a culture of worship within their congregation.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DINNER

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Legacy Center - Main Sanctuary

General Session 3

Pastor Glenn Shields
Senior Pastor - Progressive Community Church
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Legacy Center

Registration and Check-In

7:30 am - 8:30 am
The Legacy Center - Main Sanctuary

Prophetic Prayer

Pastor O.J. Swanigan
Senior Pastor of The Light Christian Church
8:30 am - 9:00 am
The Legacy Center - Main Sanctuary

Worship & Welcome

Bishop Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr., D.Min., Ph.D.
Founder and Senior Pastor - Center Of Praise Ministries

Breakout Sessions

Cristian Munoz
Media Technician - Center Of Praise Ministries
Denis Hiza
Senior Media Manager - Center Of Praise Ministries
Anthony Simpson
Facilities / Safety Coordinator - Center Of Praise Ministries
Pastor Jonathan Strickling
Director of Communications & Men's Ministry - Center Of Praise Ministries
Pastor Kenneth Reece
Senior Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church

Level Up Your Church Service Flow by Pastor Jonno Strickling, Elder Anthony Simpson, Denis Hiza, and Cristian Munoz at Legacy Center Room 210:

Service Flow involves the planning, scheduling, communication, and activities involved in a weekly church service. No matter the size of the church, or how simple or intricate a weekly production is, Service Flow matters. What goes into an effective Service Flow? Attendees of the Church Service Flow session will walk away with a refreshed perspective of the balance between worship and production, and planning and presence.

Level Up Your Succession Planning and Retirement by Pastor Kenny Reece Legacy Center Room 410

10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Legacy Center

Breakout Sessions

DeLesa Swanigan
Co-Pastor of The Light Christian Church
Dr. Joy Johnson
Faith Leader, Facilitator, and Author.

Level Up Your Strategic Planning by Pastor DeLesa Swanigan at Legacy Center Room 410

Level Up The Church and Civic Engagement by Dr. Joy Johnson at Legacy Center Room 210

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

LUNCH

Breakout Sessions

Professor Chesarae Fletcher
Seminary Professor
Bishop Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr., D.Min., Ph.D.
Founder and Senior Pastor - Center Of Praise Ministries

Senior Pastors Only by Bishop Lovelace at Legacy Center

Level Up Your Listening in Leadership by Professor Chesarae atLegacy Center Room 210:

Listening well is both a ministry skill and a spiritual practice. While our culture pushes strong speaking skills, scripture anticipates we will have “ears to hear.” Listening well is an indispensable tool for effective leadership and personal balance. This session will offer theological and practical tools for strengthening spiritual, personal, and leadership listening.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
The Legacy Center - Main Sanctuary

General Session 4

Pastor Phyllis Towles
Director of Ministry Advancement and Development
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
The Legacy Center - Main Sanctuary

Closing Remarks

Bishop Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr., D.Min., Ph.D.
Founder and Senior Pastor - Center Of Praise Ministries

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