Please register no later than February 14, 2022.
Who
Allegheny District church staff and ministry leaders
When
Event has passed.
February 21, 2022
1:30 pm–7:45 pm EST
February 22, 2022
8:30 am–12:00 pm EST
Where
208 Galley Road
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Cost
Free

Staying Sharp Evangelistically: The Theology Propelling Our Gospel Mission

In an age of constant distraction, Christians need to stay focused on the evangel, the good news of Jesus Christ. Our Lord has sent us on an urgent mission to declare His evangel among all people. Our EFCA Statement of Faith reminds us that “God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ” (Article 10).

At Stay Sharp 2022, Greg Strand, executive director of theology and credentialing (EFCA), will help us to think more clearly and deeply about the theology that undergirds and motivates our gospel mission in the 21st century.

  • What is the gospel?
  • What is repentance?
  • What will be the destiny of the un-evangel-ized?
  • How do we declare and defend the gospel in a post-Christian secular age?

This year, we’re also going to hear from experienced church leaders from across the district about how they bring this theology to street-level in their own evangelism efforts.

Bring your own questions and insights as we do theology together in community. Learn more by watching this video with Matt Mitchell, Jack Wilson, Kerry Doyal and Greg Strand!

Fellowship Dinner with Carlton Harris

On Monday evening, we will gather in Waterdam Church’s new fellowship hall for dinner together as a district. Get to know Carlton Harris, the new Executive Vice President of ReachNational. If you are unable to stay for dinner, please let us know when you register.

Credentialing Workshop

The District Constitution and Credentials Board will hold an optional workshop on Monday from 5:00-5:40 p.m.

Learn more about:

  • The benefits and process of credentials within the EFCA
  • How to write your license or ordination papers
  • Answers to your questions about credentials

EFCA History, Theology and Polity Seminar

We will be able to offer the EFCA History, Theology and Polity Seminar again this year if we have 10 committed participants. Please contact Matt Mitchell with your interest by January 10.

Recommended accommodations

There are several local hotels for lodging. Many conference participants will stay at the Homewood Suites or Hampton Inn & Suites:

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Southpointe
3000 Horizon Vue Dr.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
724-745-4663

Hampton Inn & Suites, Pittsburgh-Meadow Lands
475 Johnson Rd
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 222-4014

We will follow Waterdam Church’s protocol and any state or local ordinances for health and safety. Currently, masks are optional. If you are sick or have been recently exposed to COVID, please stay home and listen to the recordings after the event.

Schedule
Day
Time
Session
Day
February 21
Time
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Session
Welcome and Session 1
Day
February 21
Time
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Session
Session 2
Day
February 21
Time
5:15-5:40 p.m.
Session
Credentialing Workshop (Optional)
Day
February 21
Time
5:45 p.m.
Session
Fellowship Dinner
Day
February 22
Time
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Session
Worship and Session 3
Day
February 22
Time
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Session
Session 4 and Farewells
Speakers
GS

Greg Strand

EFCA Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing
CH

Carlton Harris

Executive Vice President of ReachNational
KD

Kerry Doyal

Allegheny District Superintendent