September 26 - 27, 2014
North Carolina Central University
Alfonso Elder Student Union
Converge365 is a fast-paced, hold-onto-your-seat conference for collegiate ministry leaders. With the purpose of highlighting different models of collegiate ministry, Converge365 will feature seven practitioners using these models of ministry. Each presenter gets 15 minutes to present their ministry ideas.They won’t agree with each other. You won’t agree with some of them either. That’s why Converge 365 will also give opportunities for participants to ask hard questions of the presenters. There will be conversation groups with each presenter and opportunities for leaders from similar contexts to wrestle with serious ministry questions. But it’s less than 24 hours of pure intensity. Don’t expect to sit back and rest. There won’t be time.
This event costs $50.
For individuals that sign up three additional people, they will receive a $50 discount.
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham (group rate): Reserve Now
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**Please Note: The group reservation for these hotels that are now offered will be released September 5th!
Past Campus Minister for Morehead State University in Kentucky
Having served Morehead State University in Kentucky as Campus Minister with Baptist Campus Ministry for 30 years, Gene Parr is one of the most respected collegiate leaders in the nation. An avid reader and lover of literature, Gene is a graduate of Asbury College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives with his wife Lucy, and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.
Lead Pastor of Campus Church at Western Carolina University
As the Lead Pastor of Campus Church at Western Carolina University, Josh Hyde pioneered collegiate church planting in North Carolina. Campus Church has reached hundreds of students with the gospel in just a matter of three years. He is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute and Liberty University. Josh and his wife Lauren enjoy spending time together in the woods hunting and fishing.
Director of Global Mobilization at Oklahoma Baptist University
If there were a picture in the Bible beside the mandate to reach the nations, Joy Turner’s face would be there. Joy served as the Director of International Ministries with the Oahu Baptist Network through the North American Mission Board from 1992 to 2011. Having received both her M.Div. and D.Min. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Joy has now serves at her alma mater Oklahoma Baptist University where she earned her B.A. Joy is married to Roger, and they have one son, Travis.
Associational Missionary for the Johnston Baptist Association in North Carolina
After serving for seven years with the International Mission Board in France, Togo, and Benin, Kelton moved back to his hometown in Princeton, NC and began serving as the Associational Missionary for the Johnston Baptist Association. Kelton pioneered an innovative model of collegiate ministry as he led area churches to engage Johnston Community College with the Gospel based on his experience in working with Unreached People Groups. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kelton is married to Laurie and has two sons, Caleb and Zachary.
Pastor of Cornerstone Summit in Boone, North Carolina
Reggie Hunt is the pastor of Cornerstone Summit, a non-denominational,
multi-racial church in Boone, NC. With an incredible heart for reaching college students, Reggie has served for years as Chaplain for Appalachian State’s football and basketball teams. Coming from a rich heritage of pastors, Reggie graduated from Appalachian State and settled down in Boone with his wife Julie where they have three sons. Reggie believes the ministry of the church must be interracial in order to mirror the heart of God.
Pastor of Perkinsville Baptist Church in Boone, North Carolina
Seth believes the best model of collegiate ministry for the church is non-collegiate. As pastor of Perkinsville Baptist Church in Boone, NC, he has led the church to fully integrate college students into the inter-generational life of the church rather than segregate them from the church. Seth completed his undergraduate work at Western Carolina University, his Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Appalachian State University, and his Master of Divinity (MDiv) from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Seth lives in Boone with his wife, Staci, and two children, Lyla Marie and William.
Church Planting Strategist
Stephen Wagoner is a church planting strategist for a church multiplication network. He is also a church planting elder with Church in the Triad in Greensboro, NC. Stephen has influenced churches across the state with his passion of making disciples through multiplying missional communities. He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen and his wife, Brooke, have four children.
Friday, September 26, 2014
7:00 - 9:25 Session One: Presentations & Grenades
9:30-10:00 Idea Boxes: Cultural Contexts
Large City / Small Town / Rural
10:10-10:40 Laser Sessions
10:40-11:10 Coffee & Couches
Saturday, September 27
8:00-9:30 Session Two: Presentations and Grenades
9:30-10:00 Coffee & Couches
10:00-11:10 Session Three
11:10-11:45 Idea Boxes: Collegiate Contexts
Comm. Colleges / Sm State Schools / Lg State Schools / Pvt. Schools
11:45-12:15 Laser Sessions
12:15-1:30 Debriefing Lunch at NCCU