An incredible panel of speakers— Donnell Wyche, MaryKate Morse, Tammy Dunahoo, Tara Beth Leach, and Todd Hunter—explore how a recovery of life in the Spirit leads to a more robust discipleship for followers of Jesus. This resource is free for you to download from 10/9 to 10/15.
You can download any of the individual talks from the conference here, or just grab the whole bundle of 40 sessions!
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About the Resource
Of the many reasons for Jesus coming, one of the most often overlooked is that he came to make way for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on “all flesh.” Dallas Willard was fond of saying that the Spirit was given in succession to Jesus so that Jesus might be everywhere that he needed to be—through the Church in particular. John’s Gospel reminds us that, “it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you, but if I go, I will send Him to you.” Clearly, the Spirit was sent to empower the Church to continue the ministry of Jesus beyond the time of his bodily presence. If that is true, how is it that so few Christians experience the sort of life that Jesus envisioned for us? Perhaps our discipleship needs a recovery of the Spirit. This forum will explore how a recovery of life in the Spirit leads to a more robust discipleship for followers of Jesus.
Learn more from this panel featuring Tara Beth Leach (host), Tammy Dunahoo, MaryKate Morse, Todd Hunter, Donnell Wyche.
About Donnell Wyche
The Reverend Donnell Wyche serves full-time as the Senior Pastor and the Head of Staff at the Vineyard Church Ann Arbor. He grew up in Washington, DC and received his B.A. in computer science from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio and is a graduate of Vineyard Leadership Institute. Passionate about the intersections of race, faith, politics, and technology, Pastor Donnell started out as a Solution Architect at IBM in Southfield, MI. Since then, Pastor Donnell has served as a national task force leader for youth ministry and multi-ethnicity within VineyardUSA. He has led seminars and trainings on becoming culturally competent, transitioning your church to a multi-ethnic church, and has served as a part-time instructor in web technologies at Washtenaw Community College. Pastor Donnell is the president of the board of the InterFaith Council for Peace and Justice and has pursued issues of affordable, fair, and accessible housing as a board member of the Religious Action for Affordable Housing. As a trained computer engineer, Pastor Donnell created, in partnership with the late Phyllis Tickle, the online home of The Divine Hours. His latest technology project is Community Center for Churches, a software tool to help pastors better care for and shepherd their congregants. Pastor Donnell is married to Maria, an early childhood advocate and speech-language pathologist, and together, they are raising three multi-ethnic, spiritually engaged, peace loving, politically aware, woke activists!
About MaryKate Morse
MaryKate Morse, PhD, is professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation in the seminary at George Fox University. Currently she is the Lead Mentor for the Doctor of Ministry in Leadership & Spiritual Formation. Raised in the Air Force, MaryKate lived in various states and overseas. She completed her BS in Secondary Education and English Literature at Longwood University in Virginia. With her husband, Randy, and small children she lived in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia and Peru doing ministry and social projects with the Aymará Indians. Upon return she did a Masters in Biblical Studies and an MDIV at Western Evangelical Seminary (now GFES). She began teaching, studied spiritual formation and direction, and was certified as a spiritual director and recorded as a pastor with the Evangelical Friends. MaryKate completed her doctorate at Gonzaga University where she studied the characteristics of renewal leadership as modeled by Jesus. She continues to explore how spiritual formation and effective leadership result in the transformation of individuals and communities especially for evangelists and front-line leaders in diverse cultural environments. After her doctorate she planted two churches and served in various administrative positions at the university including Seminary Associate Dean, Director of Hybrid programs, and University Director of Strategic Planning. She is a spiritual director and leadership mentor and coach, conference and retreat speaker, and author including Making Room for Leadership: Power, Space, and Influence and A Guidebook to Prayer. MaryKate is married to Randy and has three adult children and five grandchildren. She enjoys being with family, hiking, reading, exploring new places, and playing with her puppy, Tess.
About Tammy Dunahoo
Tammy Dunahoo, general supervisor, has served the Foursquare Church as district supervisor of Arkansas, vice president of Women in Ministry Leadership and director of Foursquare Women International. During her pastoral ministry, she also served as a member of the Church Health team, National Church Council and Foursquare cabinet. As part of her current role, she serves on the Foursquare board of directors, cabinet, numerous committees and the board of trustees for Life Pacific College (also known as Life Bible College).
Tammy has been married to her best friend and ministry partner, Gary, for more than 35 years. The Dunahoos have enjoyed ministry assignments as lead pastors, church-planters, life and marriage coaches and conference speakers. They have two adult children and one grandson and enjoy life with their family, playing golf and watching sunsets at the beach.
About Tara Beth Leach
Tara Beth Leach is the Senior Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (“PazNaz”) in Southern California. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div.). She is regular writer for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, The Jesus Creed, The Table Magazine, Reflecting the Image Devotional, Renovating Holiness, and most recently a chapter in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective with other contributors, including N.T. Wright, James D.G. Dunn, Scot McKnight, and Bruce Longenecker. Her chapter is entitled, “The Symphonic Melody: Wesleyan Holiness Theology Meets New Perspective Paul.” Tara Beth is also the author of the forthcoming InterVarsity Press book, Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry (2017) and a Beacon Hill Press book, Kingdom Culture (Spring, 2017). She has two beautiful and rambunctious children, Caleb and Noah, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006.
About Todd Hunter
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter is the founding bishop of The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others and founding pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Costa Mesa, CA. He is past President of Alpha USA, former National Director for the Association of Vineyard Churches and author of Christianity Beyond Belief: Following Jesus for the Sake of Others, Giving Church Another Chance, The Outsider Interviews, The Accidental Anglican and Our Favorite Sins.
Todd holds a Doctor of Ministry degree and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Evangelism, Leadership in Contemporary Culture, andSpirituall Formation at George Fox University, Fuller Seminary, Western Seminary, Vanguard University, Azusa Pacific University and Wheaton College. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer at several institutions of higher learning. He has written articles for study Bibles, dictionaries, and encyclopedias, as well as for key publications such as Christianity Today, Charisma, Outreach, and Ministries Today.
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