What is the Next Level Leadership Series?
The Next Level Leadership series comprise leadership seminars throughout our network designed to impact the local church by strengthening and encouraging our leadership potential.
Pastoral Leadership in Your Cultural Context
Every community in our network is unique. We have suburban churches, urban churches, rural churches, and ethnic churches. Mike Harper is the church planting and development director for the North Texas District Council. In this role, he oversees 206 rural churches and plants churches in these cultural contexts. As leaders, we need to understand our communities and develop a keen sense of awareness of how we lead in our specific context. Each community has a cultural DNA that we need to discover, unlock and minister to. This Next Level Leadership series will give you valuable insight on to how to lead your church, staff, and self through this process.
Information

Monday, May 6th

9-11:30 am
Celebration AG
825 Fond du Lac Ave
Fond du Lac, WI

$35 Per Person

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Monday May 6

2-4:30 pm
First Assembly of God
1420 Berlin St.
Waupaca, WI

$35 Per Person

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Tuesday, May 7

9-11:30 am
Calvary Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God, 2988 60th Ave
Wilson, WI

$35 Per Person

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Speaker Information

Mike Harper
Born and raised in a pastor’s home in Texas, Mike first felt the Lord’s call into full time ministry at age 10 at a Kids Camp in Kerrville Texas. After graduating from Seminary, he began full-time ministry working with Inner City Gang members in Chicago, Illinois. Over the next fifteen years Mike served in several pastoral staff positions in some of the largest churches in the Assemblies of God before accepting the senior pastorate at Word of Life in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2005, Mike planted The Crossing Community Church in Chandler, Arizona. Through his leadership, The Crossing not only experienced dynamic numerical growth, but also received national news recognition for their creative community outreach programs and strategies. Mike’s leadership and communication gifts has allowed him the opportunity to serve in leadership areas including the Southern New England Youth Board, The Director of the Arizona District Church Development, a Regional Director for Messenger International Mission Board, The Director of the Arizona District’s Cohort and Pastor Mentoring Ministry and various other leadership positions. Presently, Mike serves as the Church Planting and Development Director for the North Texas District Council of the Assemblies of God. He is a sought after Church Health and Church Growth consultant as well a guest speaker at seminars, conferences and churches. Mike received his ministry training at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri as well as a Masters in Leadership from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS). Currently Mike is enrolled in Regent Universities School of Theology pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership and Church Renewal. He and his wife Rhonda have been married for 27 years and have two children: Connor (21) and Carlie (12).
Mike Harper
Mike Harper
Church Planting and Development Director North Texas District Council