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The Propel Conference offers inspiration and innovation to see your church grow. You and your team will hear powerful speakers, experience inspiring worship, grow your skills, and leave equipped to propel the next season of growth at your local church.

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Powerful Speakers

At our main sessions, you'll hear from some of the top experts in Adventist evangelism.

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Main Sessions

Sunday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.

Cesar Gonzalez: Evangelizing Your Members Like Trees, Walking
Dr Jesse Wilson: What Do We Do Now?

Monday, April 29, 8:30 a.m.

Larry Witzel: The Digital Transformation of Ministry

Monday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.

Jose Saint Phard: The Harvest is Ready: Awakening to the Urgency of Evangelism
Explore Jesus’ interaction with the Samaritan woman to learn how to connect with those feeling spiritually empty yet wary of traditional religion. This talk emphasizes the urgent need for a new evangelistic approach in addressing the world's deep spiritual thirst.
Dr. Hiram Rester: Top 10 Reasons Preachers Can't Get Decisions

Tuesday, April 30, 8:30 a.m.

Dr. Roger Walter: Catching and Keeping

Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.

Cyndi Keiser: Sozo-Christ's Method Alone
Byron Corbett: Redeem the Time

Wednesday, May 1, 8:30 a.m.

Bill McClendon: Just Do It
John Freedman: Challenge and Sendoff

What people are saying:

"This is a must-come conference! There's a wealth of information and a lot of people who have been doing evangelism for a long time. It will help not only your ministry, but it will also feed you. From the plenaries to the different workshops, there are things I am thinking about that I won't just use for my churches, but for myself and my own life."
Babawale Adepuho, Pastor
Baltimore County, MD
Mission flows out of worship.
Dr. Jesse Wilson
At the Propel Conference, you'll worship with hundreds of other like-minded believers passionate about reaching the lost. We believe worshiping together is the foundation of our mission, and inspiring music is key to that. Join us at the start of each Main Session as we spend some time praising the name of Jesus and worshiping our Creator.

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Training Tracks

On Monday and Tuesday, a diverse option of breakout sessions will give you an opportunity for a deep dive into the best practices for growing Seventh-day Adventist churches. Choose sessions from several different tracks—attend all sessions in a track, or mix and match to tailor your training experience.


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Church Revitalization

Over ¾ of Adventist churches in North America are in decline, but your church doesn't have to be one of them! The 4 workshops in the Church Revitalization training track will help you assess your church's health, forge stronger relationships among members, and reestablish a culture of growth in your church community.
Monday, April 29, 10:15 a.m.
Cesar Gonzalez: How to do Evangelism (and have your community pay for it)
Monday, April 29, 1:15 p.m.
Daniel Hall: Compassion Project
Tuesday, April 30, 10:15 a.m.
D.W. West: What to do with a sinking ship
Tuesday, April 30, 1:15 p.m.
April Burville: VBS, Childrens' Church & Discipling Children
By providing fun and engaging programs specifically for kids, in our churches and communities, we can introduce children to Jesus and build relationships with families, allowing them to say "YES!" to Jesus and disciple them as they grow.

Evangelistic Innovation

As the cultural environment shifts, we need to stay nimble and adjust our own approach to outreach to remain effective. In the Evangelistic Innovation training track, you'll hear about new outreach programs available to use at your church, as well as a framework for innovation you can apply to your own ministry environment.
Monday, April 29, 10:15 a.m.
Tim Taylor & Rob Zama: Irresistible Identity – An Innovative Approach to Public Evangelism
Discover a fresh approach to public evangelism that is centered around discipleship, offering practical benefits to participants, and highlighting the direct relevance of Adventist doctrines through our identity in Christ. Witness the remarkable transformation this series sparks in both individuals and church communities, pulling them closer to Jesus in meaningful ways.
Monday, April 29, 1:15 p.m.
Cesar Gonzalez: The Happiness Project
Tuesday, April 30, 10:15 a.m.
April Burville: Children's Evangelism & Teaching Children to Witness
No matter their history, every child needs to hear and internalize this message of hope. Together we will explore the tools used behind child evangelism, as well as the heart that we as leaders must have to help those tools succeed.
Tuesday, April 30, 1:15 p.m.
Byron Corbett: Innovative Public Evangelism: The Promise Prophecies

Digital Evangelism

The purpose of church is to make more and better disciples of Jesus, and in this training track you'll learn some specific tactics you can apply to deepening the faith of your members.
Monday, April 29, 10:15 a.m.
Brent Hardinge & Marshall McKenzie: Digging Deeper in a Digital World
In a world focused on posts and likes, the need for meaningful Christ-like conversations on these platforms remains. How do we foster deeper connections?
Monday, April 29, 1:15 p.m.
Dr. Hiram Rester: How we got 1 Million+ Video Views within 15 miles of our Church
Tuesday, April 30, 10:15 a.m.
Alex Portillo: Evangelism Advertising in a Digital Space
Tuesday, April 30, 1:15 p.m.
Roscoe Shields: Revitalizing Church Growth with Christ's Methods Online

Join us for a transformative presentation designed for pastors and church leaders eager to embrace the digital age. In this session, we'll explore innovative ways to attract and engage with your online audience while staying true to Christ's teachings.

Bible Study Training

This comprehensive Bible study training will get you ready to dive deeply into Scripture with interests. Presented by Cyndi Keiser, a Bible worker and trainer with nearly three decades of experience, you'll leave equipped to find Bible study interests and walk with them on the path toward membership.
Monday, April 29, 10:15 a.m.
Cyndi Keiser: The Science of Soul Winning
Monday, April 29, 1:15 p.m.
Cyndi Keiser: Jesus the Master Soul Winner
Tuesday, April 30, 10:15 a.m.
Cyndi Keiser: Decisions for Christ
Tuesday, April 30, 1:15 p.m.
Dr. Jason Canfield: Generational Intelligence for Evangelism and Retention
One of the first steps in reaching any people group is to understand their language and culture. Come learn insights about the varied generations, how to better convey Scripture to their specific needs, and why bringing the generations together brings spiritual growth that leads to greater discipleship. Grow your church by simply learning how to reach the generations of today.

Public Evangelism

The fastest-growing Adventist churches in North America still use reaping meetings as a crucial step in the evangelism cycle. The 4 workshops in this training track will help you hone your skills in this critical area of ministry: helping people make decisions to identify as a Seventh-day Adventist Christians.

Monday, April 29, 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Hiram Rester: Proven Tools for Effective Evangelism
Monday, April 29, 1:15 p.m.
David Klinedinst: Utilizing the Forecasting Hope Evangelism Series Builder & How to Get Decisions and Make Appeals
Meet the new Forecasting Hope evangelism kit and learn some important principles on how to help people make decisions for Christ and how to appeal to their hearts.  
Tuesday, April 30, 10:15 a.m.
Byron Corbett: Shifting Church Culture for Evangelism
Tuesday, April 30, 1:15 p.m.
D.W. West: Tell Somebody About Jesus Part I & Part II


The fastest-growing Adventist churches in North America still use reaping meetings as a crucial step in the evangelism cycle. The 4 workshops in this training track will help you hone your skills in this critical area of ministry: helping people make decisions to identify as a Seventh-day Adventist Christians.

Monday, April 29, 10:15 a.m.
Larry Witzel: Church Marketing Funnels for Digital Evangelism
Monday, April 29, 1:15 p.m.
Luci Peterson: The Power of Interest Tracking Software
Tuesday, April 30, 10:15 a.m.
Ernesto Hernandez: AI: Your new Superpower!
We'll delve into AI tools with live demos, showing their transformative role in media and tech landscapes. Learn how AI can be your key ally in mastering today's complex world, becoming an essential tool for success.
Tuesday, April 30, 1:15 p.m.
Brian Ford & Rob Garvin: Using eAdventist for Evangelism

What people are saying:

"The opening night set the tone which was frankly: honesty. That we are looking for answers and we are all in this together. I've had opportunities to attend a few breakout sessions that gave me some really good ideas for my new churches."

Cesar Gonzalez, Multi-Church Pastor
Chesapeake Conference

Continuing Education Credits

Pastors who participate in the full conference can receive 2.5 CEU credits through Adventist Learning Community. Details on how to receive these credits will be provided at the event.

Resource Exhibits

We have invited organizations offering quality evangelistic resources to exhibit at the Propel Conference. Throughout the event, we encourage you to visit each booth to learn how these organizations can help your church grow.