Identity | Integrity | Intensity
Josh has been working for global ministries and serving the local church for almost 20 years. He works for several different global missions and ministry organizations. He also serves on the teaching team for several local churches across the United States. Josh has a heart for the lost, helping the Kingdom advance, and seeing others in Christian leadership make it the long haul. He is passionate about helping Christian leaders stay healthy in life and ministry.
Josh loves the outdoors and all adventurous things. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Becca, and their teenage daughter, Riley. Their son, Ayden, is currently working for a non-profit in Montana serving Christian business and ministry leaders.
Phil Hopper has been the lead pastor of Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, since February 2000. He has watched God do extraordinary things both in the life of the church and in his personal life. Before entering the ministry, Pastor Phil was a police sergeant and SWAT team member with the Kansas City, Missouri, police department. Phil and his wife Christa have 3 children, Jake (and his wife Abbi), Makay (and her husband Daniel), and Josh. As a new man changed by the love of God, his heart is to see others experience the transforming power of God’s eternal life through Jesus Christ.
Chad Glover is married to Chelsea and they have three beautiful daughters: Lydia, Elizabeth, and Anna Joy. Chad is from Texas originally, and now serves as the executive teaching pastor at Abundant Life Church in Kansas City, where he leads the downtown Crossroads campus and also speaks weekly at Paradigm, a gathering of young adults in their 20s and 30s. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas Baptist University, a master’s degree from Southwestern Theological Seminar, and a doctorate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. When he's not doing ministry, Chad enjoys creating things out of leather and being in the outdoors.
6:00 pm Registration and Refreshments
7:00 pm Opening Session – IDENTITY
8:00 am Food and Fellowship
8:30 am SESSION B – INTEGRITY
10:00 am 1st Breakout Session
10:40 am 2nd Breakout Session
11:10 am Lunch & Outdoor Games
12:30 pm Last Session – INTENSITY
God said that we would receive power through the Holy Spirit, but it seems that few men know how to access it. The enemy takes advantage of us through our ignorance, but we are going to explore the alignment required to have power, as found in 1 John 3
We'll discover the biblical principles of leading a family and creating a home filled with joy, peace and blessing based on the examples Jesus set through His life, death, and sacrificial living; how to navigate difficulty and conflict; and finally, how to set the example for our children to own their faith and grow into biblical leadership.
Men need to understand stewardship as it relates to the Kingdom of our Christ. One day, every man will give an account for how he leveraged his income to advance the Kingdom. We will explore ways to align ourselves with principles that lead to eternal reward and investments.
In our society, troubling trends emerge in the western church: the conflation of faith and personal values, the confusion of religious nationalism, and the colonization of a post-Christian culture. Let us understand how the gospel transcends the polarization of these trends.
Leaders are not born, but they are forged by their conscience, their convictions, their character, and their courage. God is on the move and opportunities to lead are abundant at Abundant Life. We believe God has a place for you in ministry and those opportunities are before you now.
Often as dads we try to be a good boss, it is the model we have been taught. My family needs me to lead well. But how? “If you think you’re leading and no one is following, you’re only taking a walk.” We will look at four areas that dads must have to lead well.