SEMINARS AND SPEAKERS

We commend the following teachers and seminars to help you train and support the members of your congregation to impact their world with God's power and God's love.


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  • being a safe place for the dangerous kind

    mike bradley

    Mike Bradley is the Director for the Alliance of Renewal Churches. This seminar contends that in order to increase our effectiveness in developing healthy leaders and disciples in the church and living lives of witness in the world, we must rediscover what it means to live, like Jesus, as someone who is a safe place for others. This seminar can be presented to a variety of groups in your church including your staff, lay leaders, men's and women's groups, youth groups, and more.

  • building healthy leaders

    robert walter

    It's enough of a challenge to be a healthy leader and a whole new level of challenge to build healthy leaders and make healthy disciples. But what are the consequences if we don't? The church may flourish in our season of leadership but what about the next? Jesus prepare his disciples before handing them the baton to run the next lap. We can learn from him how to do the same. This seminar will give you effective tools for establishing both the goal and process for building healthy leaders and making healthy disciples in your church or ministry.

  • grace For shame

    robert walter

    In running the race of faith, does it seem like someone keeps moving the finish line? If so you might be weighed down with shame. The concept of shame is thoroughly rooted in Scripture but somehow shame has managed to fly under the radar, all the while sabotaging marriages and ministries. In this seminar we'll get a bead on shame and share ways to tap into the joy of the Lord who is our strength.



  • hearing god together

    mike bradley

    Christians are called to follow Jesus, both individually and corporately as congregations. In order to do this it is essential that we learn to hear God together in the context of a community that is authentic and safe. In this seminar, participants will identify and examine the biblical foundations for what it means to hear God. They will then examine the dynamics involved in hearing God together in order to lead a congregation to wisely and faithfully be who God has called them to be and do what He has called them to do. Throughout the seminar we will highlight three inter-related characteristics that are essential for sustained and effective leadership in the kingdom of God, and help participants become aware of toxic beliefs and practices that hinder our ability to hear God as individuals and as leaders in a congregational context.


  • holy Spirit: what a difference he makes

    mike bradley

    In the ARC the empowering presence of Holy Spirit is expected, experienced, and celebrated in a responsible, biblical manner. Paul Anderson, Mike Bradley, and Fred Thoni each teach seminars on the filling and release of the Holy Spirit in a manner that is both biblical and consistent with our shared Lutheran heritage. If this is an area where you need more training in your congregation we recommend all three of these outstanding teachers.

  • Immanuel healing prayer

    sharon franta, danny Mullins, and robert walter

    We have heard that God is "Immanuel" but we are not always aware the he is with us every moment of our life as the name implies. The Immanuel prayer approach helps us connect to God in very tangible ways and removes the barriers that keep us from benefiting fully from all that God has given. It's a safe, simple, fruitful way to help people get face to face with God and let him do a deep work in our heart - pouring out love, joy, and truth.


    Immanuel Prayer is also one of the most effective ways we have encountered to help connect people with Christ's healing power in those painful and broken areas of their lives. Robert Walter, Danny Mullins, and Sharon Franta are all excellent trainers and coaches in the ministry of Immanuel Prayer. They offer individual prayer appointments as well as training seminars.


  • leadership in the kingdom of god

    mike bradley

    As leaders go, so go the people of God. The role of leadership in relation to the people of God has a long history of either leading people in God's ways, or leading God's people in ways contrary to the will of God. Participants will reflect on both good and less than good experiences of leadership in their own lives, examine the role of leadership in Scripture, explore one particular definition of kingdom leadership, reflect on the concept of wholeness in the lives of leaders, and then identify areas of growth in both personal wholeness and leadership skills. Before they leave, participants will begin to develop an action plan to help them cooperate with Holy Spirit in His work of transforming them into healthy and effective leaders in the kingdom of God.

  • The ARC is blessed with a number of gifted worship leaders and these three men are not only gifted in leading worship but in training others. We highly recommend all three, so if leading worship is an area of training you need more of in your church, consider bringing them in to assist and strengthen your ministry.


  • living naturally supernatural

    dave heinrich

    This seminar is an introduction to the responsible use of supernatural gifts to bless those in our everyday lives. Topics highlighted in this seminar are the Kingdom of God, healing prayer, words of knowledge, prophecy, spiritual empowerment, and the power of blessing. The seminar is especially helpful for people who are new to spiritual gifts and those who need to be inspired to put them in practice.


  • management of ministry

    tom brashears

    In this seminar, participants examine a set of models for understanding and developing an expertise in managing the issues that will likely appear once they walk into a ministry regardless of the size, place, or nature of where God sends them. They will learn behaviors and techniques that can help them effectively mange, support, and help the people of God sends them. This seminar is very hands on and practical with a participatory pedagogy.


  • mentoring

    kendra diehl

    Moses, Samuel, Elijah, Jesus, Paul - all were healthy leaders who were dedicated to walking beside developing leaders, pouring their own faithful lives, love for God, and leadership experience into the next generation of God's chosen leaders. Mentoring not only prepares godly leaders, but it gives the seasoned leader an opportunity to build a legacy and pass the baton. Discover how to build mentoring into your life and the culture of your ministry. Learn how to instill the traits for a balanced life of mentoring into your ministry. Determine to start a mentoring relationship well, keep it going strong, and complete it with celebration.

  • Outrageous Love and the Most Dangerous Disciples in the World

    Graeme Sellers

    This seminar is designed to awaken followers of Jesus to the unexpected reality that each of us has been made to be dangerous for the kingdom of God and that love is the authenticating mark of the most dangerous disciples in the world. This love is not beyond us, it is within us, and we are meant to live freely and generously as we go deeper and deeper in the Father’s heart.


  • Prophecy & Hearing the Voice of God

    Graeme Sellers

    This course is designed to help ordinary people recognize that it is in them to hear the voice of God, believe what God says about them and for others, and become everything God purposes for them to be. Participants learn how to assess what is legitimately prophetic and what is not, and minister the prophetic responsibly and humbly. Prophetic practice sessions will be provided–opportunities both to minister prophetically and receive prophetic ministry from each other.


  • Responsible prophetic ministry

    fred thoni

    We are living in a time when God has been restoring the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit to His Church. One wonderful aspect of this restoration is the gift of the prophetic. In this seminar we explore the biblical framework of what this is, and how we can responsibly receive this grace gift from the Lord. Prophecy is meant to be used to build up the body of Christ, not attack it. As the Apostle Paul states, "...one who prophecies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation." The basis for prophetic ministry in the church is Christ-like character and prophecy must be used in a responsible manner where the agape love of Christ is supreme. Used in a right manner, prophecy is a tremendous tool for the building up of the Church and revealing the heart of Jesus to a lost and desperate world."


  • sharing your story

    sharon franta and heidi mcclure

    One way to live God's love out loud is by sharing and letting others into the profound and powerful parts of our stories. In this seminar, Sharon Franta or Heidi McClure can help us identify slices of our live and understand the significant impact our testimonies can have on the lives of others. In addition to their teaching, Sharon and Heidi provide an opportunity to practice writing and sharing our stories with one another. Participants will begin to see how their stories are not only a means of sharing wisdom and blessing with others, they are in fact spiritual legacies that we can leave along the way.


  • simple ways to pray for healing

    joe johnson

    Joe Johnson is a spiritual father to our network of leaders and is the Founder and Director for Heart of the Father Ministries. In this seminar, Joe reminds us that every apprentice of Jesus may learn and be empowered by Holy Spirit to pray for healing. We focus on ministering Father's love and speak what Holy Spirit is leading us to pray. We provide a safe place where faith is encouraged and we expect people to be healed while at the same time pain and suffering are allowed without shame.




  • spiritual direction

    danny mullins

    "Spiritual direction is a prayer process in which a person seeking help in cultivating a deeper personal relationship with God meets with another for prayer and conversation that is focused on increasing the awareness of God in the midst of life experiences and facilitating surrender to God's will" (David Benner, Sacred Companions). In spiritual direction we seek to become aware of the often-unnoticed movements of the Spirit in our life. A spiritual director is someone trained to listen and watch for those movements in a fellow traveler. Danny Mullins offers training and coaching in the ministry of Spiritual Direction, and serves as a spiritual director for others. Appointments are available in person, by phone, or via Skype.


  • spiritual formation

    kendra diehl And danny mullins

    According to Paul's admonition in the book of Romans, we have been destined to be conformed to the image of Christ. That is not something reserved for the next life, but is God's desire for us now. But how does this happen? If church attendance, Bible reading, Christian service, and financial giving, as biblical as they are, could accomplish that purpose many of us would look and act more like Jesus than we currently do.


    Spiritual formation is the teaching of tried and true practices that have for centuries been key in creating space for God in our daily walk within which He transforms our lives through His Spirit. In this seminar participants are taught how to create a rhythm of life that leads to an ever-increasing Christlikeness.


  • Spiritual warfare boot camp

    dave heinrich

    In this seminar, Dave introduces participants to a general overview for understanding spiritual forces and the battle Christians face. People will learn how to overcome demonic strongholds, protect themselves and family from spiritual attack, how to cleanse a house from unclean spirits, and how to recognize a spiritual attack.


  • Unity and conflict

    Kevin mcclure

    In this seminar, participants will learn how to protect the unity of Christ's body while facing difficult issues honestly and respectfully. They will also learn to navigate their way through any relational conflict and discern when a "necessary ending" will protect you from toxic people.