Michigan District NAM Presents

Nov 3-4 | Holland, MI

Our Michigan District Fall ‘ELEVATE’ Conference takes place November 3-4! This conference sponsored by the Michigan District NAM ministry will be held at Cornerstone Tabernacle in Holland, and include multiple tracks and sessions to train and equip our ministers. Among our special guest speakers will be Pastors Ken Dillingham and Kris Dillingham, as well as Bill Hobson, our General North American Missions Secretary! This will be an incredible event for ministers and aspiring ministers of all ages.

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Event Details

Attendees can expect to be receive training in areas relevant to their areas of ministry such as church growth and administration, evangelism and discipleship, music and worship, ministry development, and more. Sessions will include both instruction and feedback, with tools that you can take away and implement in your church. Breakout Sessions will correlate to ministry tracks such as Church Growth, Church and Pastoral Ministry, Ladies in Ministry, Worship Ministry and Young and Aspiring Ministers.


1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
  • Worship and General Session
    • ROOM: Sanctuary
2:00 PM – 2:55 PM
  • Church Mobilization & Discipleship Part 1 (Dillinghams)
    • ROOM: Sanctuary
  • Developing a Healthy Personal Life Plan (Olivia Huffman)
    • ROOM: A
  • The Power of Hospitality (Jerusha McGhee)
    • ROOM: B
  • Leadership Lessons from King Saul (Bill Hobson)
    • ROOM: C
  • Power of the Second-man Ministry (Jason McGhee)
    • ROOM: D
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Church Mobilization & Discipleship Part 2 (Dillinghams)
    • ROOM: Sanctuary
  • Developing your Personal Secret Place of Prayer (Jay & Angela Jones)
    • ROOM: A
  • Creating a Culture of Excellence (Bill Hobson)
    • ROOM: B
  • Building a Leadership Development Plan for Your Church (Douglas Wright)
    • ROOM: C
  • Launching a Spanish Ministry – Church on the Wall (Kevin Leaman) (session canceled)
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Break
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Michigan Matters Worship Service – Speaker – Ken Dillingham
  • Dinner Following Service
  • Hyphen Coffee Chat with Dillinghams (following dinner)


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Breakfast Fellowship
10:00 AM – 10:25 AM
  • Worship/Opening Session
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
  • Church Mobilization & Discipleship Part 3 (Dillinghams)
    • ROOM: Sanctuary
  • Effective Bivocational Pastor/Minister (John Colegrove)
    • ROOM: A
  • Utilizing Hyphen in Local Missions – Developing a Ministry Plan (Saginaw Valley United Staff)
    • ROOM: B
  • Education Opportunities for Ministry Development (Brian Michael)
    • ROOM: C
  • A Strategy for Regional Harvest (Jay Jones)
    • ROOM: D
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Going to the Next Town/Panel (Dillinghams and Leaders)
    • ROOM: Sanctuary
  • Ministering to Special Needs with Able Ministries (Angela Arrand)
    • ROOM: A
  • Establishing a Prayer ReSet Ministry in your Church (Angela Jones)
    • ROOM: B
  • The Young Minister and the Call of God (Kyle Thayer)
    • ROOM: C
  • Safe Church (Sandy Leaman) (session canceled)
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • General Session – Speaker – Kris Dillingham

Conference Speakers

Ken Dillingham

Pastor of Lifeway Church, Dayton OH

Kris Dillingham

Pastor of First Apostolic Church, Toledo OH

Bill Hobson

North American Missions Secretary


Elevate Conference will take place at Cornerstone Tabernacle.
781 Lincoln Ave.
Holland, MI 49423 (
get directions)


Business Casual for Day Sessions and Business for Friday evening.


The Holland area offers some great hotels to fit your budget and style. We have a room block with Staybridge Hotel Holland, and some suggested Hotels without room rates follow:

  • Staybridge Hotel Holland
    12170 James St, Holland, MI 49424
    Special rate: $119 before Oct 20 Mention “Michigan District UPC”
  • Courtyard by Marriott Holland Downtown
    121 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
    (616) 582-8500
  • Holiday Inn Express Holland
    12381 Felch St, Holland, MI 49424
    (616) 738-2800

Check out hotels.com or Priceline for deals that are conveinent for you!

Register Now!

Registration is not required, but strongly requested. Please register by October 28!