At each General Session throughout the weekend, you will experience Mantle Conference-exclusive interviews between spiritual fathers and spiritual sons. These candid conversations will give you a glimpse into the years of experience and wealth of expertise of some of the most impactful ministry leaders of our time.
This year, as we gather to grow amongst generations, we will honor a trailblazer and a model for a lifetime of ministry excellence. Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Senior Pastor of Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church and our Elijah Distinction Honoree, will preach our Friday night opening session. On this night, we will take the opportunity to celebrate his stellar legacy, and to enjoy his stellar preaching gift.
(The Elisha Download)
Dr. Bobby Manning (Host Pastor)
The closing session will be a brief panel of young, impactful Christian leaders giving brief thoughts about the future of Christian ministry, the need for young leaders in the current ministry landscape, and the need for a healthy connection with our elders in order to fully realize the potential of God’s call on their lives.
Archbishop Alfred & Co-Pastor Susie Owens
God has called you into ministry AND into marriage. How do these two fit together? This session will teach you how to maximize each of your unique gifts and supporting each other in ministry while managing a thriving marriage.
Dr. Bobby Manning; Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr.
What is a spiritual parent? How do I get one? What do I do with my Spiritual Father wounds? Every minister needs a spiritual parent. This session will discuss how to identify a spiritual parent, how to submit and serve under that spiritual parent, and how to get the most out of this vital, biblical relationship.
Pastor T.L. Rogers
After running the majority of the marathon of ministry, how do I prepare myself to finish strong? How do I use the wisdom and skill that I’ve developed over decades of faithful service in the twilight years of my ministry? This session will encourage seasoned leaders that the most fruitful days of ministry are still in front of you!
Deacon William Gentry
This informative session will cover the nuts and bolts of how to handle compensation packages, properly registering your preaching/teaching ministry, navigating ministry taxation, social security laws, housing allowances, preparing for retirement, and leaving a financial legacy.
Rev. Dr. Debyii Thomas
God has uniquely gifted and called women to serve the local body of Christ. However, such a call comes with its own unique challenges. If you are a lady who God has called to carry the mantle of Christian leadership, this workshop is for you!
Bishop Tejado Hanchell; Min. Kristel Woodhouse; Pastor David Schmidgall
Have you been thrust into a leadership position at a young age? How do you gain respect while giving respect? How do you identify your prime movers and build necessary allegiances? This session will encourage and instruct young ministry leaders on best practices in achieving leadership positions at a young age, and how to steward this great responsibility.
Dr. Bobby Manning
Are you having difficulty understanding people from different generations? Are you growing frustrated trying to work with people older or younger than you? In this session we will discuss the backgrounds, core values, and vital benefits of each generation, equipping leaders to value each other and maximize multi-generational relationships. Whether you are a Builder, Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, or iGen, this session is vital for your leadership health.
Pastor Steve King
Most blow-outs begin with slow leaks. This session will discuss essential patterns from Scripture that will help you plug those slow leaks and prevent small issues become disastrous. Discuss some down to earth, field-tested, gospel-centered, biblically-based insights to empower you to finish well.