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Featuring Steve Pike, Jason Bowman, and Charlie Self

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Thursday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Cracking the Code of 21st Century Ministry 
Episode 1 — Rediscover Church

In the last decades of the 20th century, many churches moved to the suburbs. That was great. That’s where the souls were. But more and more, people are moving back into the cities. And the culture-shaping “urban mindset” — which is often post-Christian and even pre-Christian — is spreading everywhere. Everything is changing. Are you ready?

This webinar led by Steve Pike and Jason Bowman will explore the idea of moving from institution to movement. Together, they’ll interview Charlie Self, the director of learning communities at Made to Flourish, who is experienced at helping leaders integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for their communities.

Featured Guest

Charlie Self

Director of Learning Communities with Made to Flourish

Dr. Melissa Patton

Chief Operations Officer at both Victory Church and The Victory Corporation

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Featured Guest

Charlie Self

Charlie and Kathleen (a professional artist) are celebrating 41 years of marriage and have three adult children and three grandchildren. They live in Highlands Ranch, CO and Charlie travels to many cities for his ministry.

Charlie and Kathy’s shared mission is “Bread and Beauty.” They long to see all people enjoy the Bread of Life in Christ and share in the Beauty of the Trinity through the visual arts, speaking, writing, consulting and serving.

Charlie is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, credentialed since 1980. He has served as an associate and senior pastor in several congregations in California, Oregon and Washington, D.C. He has served as an interim pastor six times.

Charlie is the Director of Learning Communities with Made to Flourish. Charlie and the MTF team create learning opportunities that include keynotes, workshops and cohort experiences helping leaders integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for their communities.

Charlie is the author of three books: The Divine Dance (Authorhouse, 2003), The Power of Faithful Focus (with co-author Les Hewitt- Faith Communications, 2004) and his most recent work, Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship (Christian’s Library Press 2013). All are available on Amazon.

Charlie contributes articles and essays to Christian History, Made to Flourish, include the MTF Common Good Magazine, Missio Alliance, Influence Magazine, The AGTS Center for Faith, Work and Economics, the Christian Post, the “Thorns and Thistles” section for The Gospel Coalition, the Acton Institute Power blog, and others.

Dr. Melissa Patton

Dr. Melissa Patton serves as the Chief Operations Officer at both Victory Church and The Victory Corporation. She is an impassioned educator as well as an innovative and thriving entrepreneur. Melissa has devoted a lifetime to assisting people to better understand their purpose and potential through the vehicles of education, business development, and strategic planning. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from Drake University, a master’s degree in community counseling from Concordia University, and a doctor of education degree in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University. She's married to Pastor Stanley and they have two sons Micah and Mason Patton.


Steve Pike

Steve Pike is the founding director of the Church Multiplication Network and led church planting for the Assemblies of God. Recently, he left the Assemblies of God leadership and became the founding director of the Urban Islands Project, a forerunner of city-focused church planting strategy.

Jason Bowman

Jason lives outside of St. Louis with his wife Ashley and their two children. He is passionate about helping people live life to the fullest. His 20 years of ministry experience include: National Young Adult ministry, church planting, as well as staff roles at large growing churches. As a founding partner at ArtSpeak Creative he has helped the agency grow from 2 to over 15 team members helping hundreds of organizations across the country and around the world cultivate their stories of life change. As a certified speaker, consultant, and coach on the John Maxwell Team, Jason has personally worked with for-profit executives and some of the largest ministries in the country. His personal story of radical life change sets a foundation to come alongside any person and any organization and help them grow.

Patrick Bradley

An experienced practitioner in the practical nuts & bolts of planting churches, Patrick has directly supported scores of church planters since 2007. As a project manager for Passion for Planting, he walks alongside church planters during their 7- to 10-month prelaunch phase, helping them with everything from filing formation paperwork to plotting strategies and creating healthy systems for the new church. He helps planters put wheels on their vision so that it becomes reality.

We are better together!

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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