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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM to Friday, November 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Rev. David Anthony Gilmore
Reverend David Anthony Gilmore is an ordained elder of The United Methodist Church. Reverend Gilmore answered the call to ministry in 1998 where he began serving as Ministries Assistant at Bethany UMC, New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2000, Reverend Gilmore was appointed to Swope Park UMC, Kansas City, MO. At the time of his appointment, the church reported a membership of 47. Under Reverend Gilmore’s spiritual guidance and able leadership, the church’s membership increased to 270 and included a music ministry that expanded to include five choirs and three praise groups.  In his next appointment at The ‘Historic’ Centennial UMC (2008 – 2016) the church received more than 300 new members, nurtured 5 candidates into the ministry; and, planted the True Vine Missional Ministry at an offsite campus in order to engage the community beyond the community.  

Currently Reverend Gilmore is appointed to the cabinet of the New York Conference as the Director of Congregational Development and Revitalization.  In this role, he is responsible for planting new churches; identifying, equipping and empowering emerging leaders (clergy and laity); supporting and nurturing the creation of new ministries; offering one-on-one consultations with churches; and, providing consultations and recommendations for churches seeking to become vibrant.

This dynamic clergyman is a Lewis Center Community Leadership Fellow and the recipient of the 2009 Harry Denman Evangelism Award for the Missouri Conference.  Reverend Gilmore is willing to try ANY missional or outreach effort to spread the “Good News”!  In his own words: “Taking Jesus to the streets and positively impacting lives should cause us to believe there is no missional idea that is too farfetched and if we do not feel God “stretching” us something is wrong!”

Who “I Am”
  • I am EARNEST enough to believe that if there are 5 un-churched or de-churched (read: “wounded”) “saints” in a room, at least three will know I see and care for THEM!
  • I am LOVING enough to love folks, when they are at their worst, believing eventually I will see their best.
  • I am HUMBLE enough to recognize that it is NOT me that brings folks to Christ; but rather Christ alive in me. 
  • I am STUBBORN enough to believe that NO ONE is outside of God’s grace, and that EVERYONE has worth! The world’s “trash” is Christ’s “TREASURE”, and I am a “treasure hunter”!
  • I am “WOUNDED” enough to realize that everyone does not grieve (or heal) in the same manner I do, and that, often, my greatest asset in ministry is knowing when to sit back and let God be God!
  • Finally, I am REALISTIC enough to know that NO ONE is greater than the ministry and mission of the church!  It takes ALL OF US to “make disciples” of Jesus Christ, and transform our communities!

Sessions
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Geared toward Chief Missional Strategists (CMS/DS), Developers, Clergy and Church Leaders This presentation will address the changing landscape (mission field) in the New York Annual Conference and some of the initiatives that have been started in an attempt to engage and impact this mission field. In addition, Rev. Gilmore will talk about how the perceptions of the people have changed...and not really changed, and how the Church is failing to offer relevancy and purpose. Lastly, referencing "...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Geared toward Chief Missional Strategists (CMS/DS), Developers, Clergy and Church Leaders This presentation will address the changing landscape (mission field) in the New York Annual Conference and some of the initiatives that have been started in an attempt to engage and impact this mission field. In addition, Rev. Gilmore will talk about how the perceptions of the people have changed...and not really changed, and how the Church is failing to offer relevancy and purpose. Lastly, referencing "...

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