Life on mission, here and around the world
Our world is changing constantly and we face tremendous challenges as we integrate our Christian faith with all of life. Come hear from gifted communicators and leaders on issues of faith, ministry and leadership that affect all of us both here at home and around the globe. You will also be able to meet and interact with Fellowship’s Global Partners from Peru, South Sudan, Germany, Jordan, Nigeria, Russia, Croatia and Slovenia!
REV. ANGEL BARRIENTOS
DR. MICHAEL EASLEY
DR. HEIDI PETAK
DR. IMAD SHEHADEH
Brandon is the Pastor of Fellowship Green Hills and Inversion. Prior to planting a new congregation in the city, Brandon was headed to Boulder. He has Master of Divinity from Covenant Seminary where he was honored as a Francis Schaeffer Fellow and Kern Scholar and a BS/BA from the University of Georgia. Before Seminary, he worked in leadership development in Charlottesville, Va. Brandon enjoys connecting faith, work, and culture, going to the Frist Museum for Art, wrestling with his Son, Aidan, and exploring Nashville with his wife, Amy.
Angel is the pastor of the La Iglesia Alianza Cristiana y Misionera (Christian Missionary Alliance Church) in Comas, Peru. He also provides leadership to the seven sister churches in and around the Comas area. His vision is that, by 2020, the church will have 10,000 active members who manifest the love of God. To accomplish this, we have divided Comas into 10 zones, each zone with a pastor who has the charge of reaching 1,000 members in the next 10 years. Each pastor must be creative to evangelize and disciple in homes. We want to be a church that has a strong ministry with couples, young people, men, women, children, teenagers and all of them part of home groups. We want to be a blessing in the community.
Michael’s experience in ministry spans more than 30 years as a gifted Bible teacher and church leader. He shares a passion for ministry, a heart for people, and a love for God. Currently, Michael is part of the teaching team at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, TN. His teaching has been featured at Billy Graham’s Training Center at The Cove, Moody’s Founder’s Week, pastors' conferences, and men’s conferences. He has also contributed to The John Ankerberg Show, as well as FamilyLife Today. He is the author of Interludes: Prayers and Reflections of a Servant's Heart and co-author of The Da Vinci Code Controversy.
Michael earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree in 2003 from Dallas Theological Seminary. He previously served as President of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. He and his college sweetheart, Cindy, have been married since 1980 and have four children.
Al Fadi is a former Wahabbi Muslim from Saudi Arabia. He is the researcher, editor, writer and translator for numerous ministries & organizations, including “Answering Islam” and “Desiring God”. He is also the founder & director of the Center for Islamic Research and Awareness (CIRA), an outreach & apologetics ministry with a focus on bringing awareness regarding Islam, building bridges with Muslims, training & equipping missionaries, and providing expert opinion on issues related to Sharia Law. Al is the host of a new radio show called Let us Reason: A Christian-Muslim dialogue with Al Fadi. Al is the co-editor, co-author and contributor of "The Qur'an Dilemma" Book (English & Arabic) - a first-of-its-kind critical analysis of the Qur'an. He is also the manager of TheQuran.com blog and social media. Al has a Masters in Engineering and is currently working on completing his M.Div. in Biblical Communications.
Dr. Brian Fikkert is the Founder and President of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College, where he also serves as a Professor of Economics and Community Development. Brian received a Ph.D. in Economics with highest honors from Yale University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Dordt College. Specializing in Economic Development and International Economics, Brian has numerous academic and popular publications and is a co-author of the books: When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself (Moody 2012); Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions (Moody 2014); and From Dependence to Dignity: How to Alleviate Poverty Through Church-Centered Microfinance (forthcoming in 2015). Prior to coming to Covenant College, he was a professor at the University of Maryland and a research fellow at the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector.
Peter Greer joined HOPE in 2004 following extensive experience serving in microfinance organizations in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Cambodia. Peter is the co-author of several books, including The Poor Will Be Glad, The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, Mission Drift, Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing, and Watching Seeds Grow (with his son, Keith). He holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School and an honorary doctorate from Erskine College. Peter and his wife, Laurel, live in Lancaster, PA with their three children.
Learn more at www.peterkgreer.com
Caesar is a church planter, missional strategist and one of founding leaders of Soma Communities. He currently serves as the Director of the GCM Collective, an organization that helps catalyze missional community multiplication across North America. He is a spiritual entrepreneur and an avid storyteller. His background includes communications for Fortune 500 companies, media production, working with youth, and extensive travel in international missions. He has worked in over 17 countries around the world including Sierra Leone, Sudan, Nigeria, Burma, India, Latvia, Romania and the Czech Republic.
He currently lives in Manhattan and authored the best selling The Gospel Primer and Transformed:A New Way of Being Christian. His new book, Small is Big, Slow is Fast, is soon to be published by Zondervan. Caesar has a Master’s Degree in Ministry in the area of Global Leadership. His is a certified coach and Coach Trainer via CoachNet.
He has been married to Tina, his high school sweetheart, for 31 years; they have three children, Caesar, Christin and Justine.
Rosemary recently founded an organization called Partnerships for East African Community Empowerment (PEACE). The mission of PEACE is to transform the African community through children’s education, leadership training, evangelism and community development. Rosemary lives in Kenya but is currently working in Adjumani, Uganda, where she has started a school for hundreds of children whose families were recently displaced from South Sudan. Rosemary is a single parent with four grown daughters. Rosemary has a calling to serve the “least of these” with integrated transformation through formal education and community development.
Dr. Celestin Musekura is the President and Founder of African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM, Inc.) which started in 1994 as a response to the genocide in his home country of Rwanda. Their mission is to empower the African church to impact the African continent by developing and equipping leaders with skills and tools to nurture and deepen the Christian faith for the transformation and reconciliation of the African communities.
Dr. Musekura received a Ph.D. in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. His doctoral work is on the Assessment of Contemporary Models of Forgiveness and he specializes in Communal Forgiveness.
Celestin is an international speaker and author. In addition to co-writing most of the training manuals used by, Celestin is the co-author of Forgiving As We’ve Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Peace (Intervarsity Press, 2010).
Dr. Musekura is married to Bernadette and they have four children. They make their home in Dallas, Texas and splits his time between the US office and east Africa.
Dr. Heidi Petak holds a PhD in Communication from Regent University. She is an executive communication coach, teaches communication courses at Williamson College and provides voiceovers for commercials and other recording projects. She is married to Brian, Pastor of Outreach and Missional Living at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, TN. Together they have four little boys who challenge their communication skills daily.
Brian Petak came to Nashville in 1998 to help start Fellowship Bible Church as worship pastor, and currently serves as pastor of outreach & missional living. He completed his M.A.R. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1997 and has since finished work on his M.Div. He’s taught pastors and leaders on Bible, theology, worship and other topics in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia and has a passion to encourage believers to engage their culture with the gospel wherever they are. One of his favorite roles at Fellowship is connecting, encouraging and strategizing with their global partners around the world. In addition to playing classical and jazz piano, Brian also enjoys running, cycling, climbing mountains in Colorado and camping with his family. He married his beautiful wife, Heidi, in 2001 and they have four active boys, Josiah, Jonathan, Joshua and Justin.
America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His five New York Times best-selling books –Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership and Smart Money Smart Kids – have sold more than 7 million copies combined. Smart Money Smart Kids, his latest best-seller co-written with his daughter Rachel Cruze, released in April 2014 and debuted at number one.
In 1992, Ramsey founded The Lampo Group, Inc. to provide financial counseling, through various means, to anyone who wants to better understand the principles of proper money management. Twenty years later, the company has grown from a card table in his living room to more than 400 team members and has been voted one of the Best Places to Work in Nashville six times. He runs a multi-million dollar company with a nationally recognized brand, but he defines success by the number of lives changed through his message of hope.
Ramsey offers that life-changing message as host of a nationally syndicated radio program, “The Dave Ramsey Show,” which is heard by 8 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and iHeartRadio. More than 2 million families have attended FPU classes at their workplace, church, military base, local nonprofit organization, community group or Spanish speaking organization.
Dr. Imad Shehadeh is the Founder and President of Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (JETS), serving also as Senior Professor of Systematic Theology. His wife, Julia, serves as the JETS spiritual advisor for women. Since 1991, JETS has targeted the 22 Arabic-speaking countries of the Middle East, Arab Peninsula and North Africa. It was established in 1991 and registered by the Jordanian government in 1995. The mission of JETS is “to equip spiritual leaders for planting and strengthening churches in the Arab World.”
Dr. Shehadeh has an extensive speaking schedule serving the JETS graduates within the Middle East and North Africa. He also speaks in colleges, seminaries, churches and conferences in several countries. He has a growing TV teaching ministry that covers much of the Arab world comprising subjects in defense of the faith, as well as a multi series on the Trinity. Imad and Julia, married for 36 years, have three sons and three grandchildren.
Rob Sweet serves as the Teaching Pastor at Fellowship Franklin. Prior to becoming a pastor he worked at the corporate headquarters of Chick-fil-A, Inc. in Atlanta, where he was a business consultant and instructor. Rob has a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He loves spending time with his wife, Jodie, and their three daughters, Ansley, Elysa and Karis.
Steffen Weil is the founding pastor of a church plant in Potsdam, Germany – mittendrin, which means “in the thick of it”. He is married to Renata and they have been blessed with four wonderful children, Lara-Carlotta (18), Stina-Elisabetha (17), Linus-Kalle (15) and Lieve-Anderson (11). Steffen is a strong motivator, dynamic leader, musician, speaker, teacher, pastor, administrator, and Christ-follower. He is adventurous, loves to read, travel and spend time with his family. In recent months, God has charged him with three main emphases for his job as pastor: Care for your family, preach the gospel and live in a creative community and help others to find their place. His ministry vision is:
- To shape the city of Potsdam spiritually, socially, and culturally through the gospel, which we believe has great impact on all areas of life.
- To bring people in contact with Jesus Christ in a reasonable way and encourage them to live with Him.
- To love the people of our city, learn from them, live with them, and make God’s love perceptible for them through our actions.
Bill serves as Teaching Pastor & Organizational Leader at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, a family of faith numbering over 4,000 serving the middle Tennessee community and currently planning the launch of its third campus.
Bill served as the Director of Business Development for Magnolia Media Group in Fort Worth before moving to Tennessee to help plant Fellowship in the summer of 1999. He is currently finishing up a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bill lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife, Hillary, and their three children – Lily, Emma and Witt.
- Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 1:30-5:00pm
- Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 8:30am-5:00pm
- Thursday, Dec. 4th, 8:30am-noon
$10 per day or $20 for ALL 3 days
(meals not provided, but there are some great restaurants close by!)
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Brentwood, TN 37027
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