Biennial Event Unites the Global Church for the Fulfillment of the Great Commission by 2030
ORLANDO — With the goal of equipping, networking and mobilizing one million new ministers to help fulfill the Great Commission, Global Church Network’s Synergize 2024 will take place February 14-16, 2024, in Orlando, Florida, drawing more than 800 pastors and leaders from 80 nations and every world region.
A biennial event, “Synergize” is designed for Christian leaders who desire to network, synergize and mobilize for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Since its inception in 2002, the conference has drawn more than 55,000 Christian leaders from more than 100 nations representing 100 denominations.
“Synergize 2024 is where the Church comes together to help save the world,” said founder and president of Global Church Network (GCN), Dr. James O. Davis. “General Superintendents, General Overseers, Pastors and evangelistic leaders who want to go beyond just ‘doing church’ can instead embark on a Christian ministry adventure that will impact their entire community and every nation.”
The three-day event will feature 25 renowned plenary speakers sharing powerful messages related to the Synergize 2024 theme of “The Unhindered Gospel” — a reference to the last verse of the book of Acts which says the Gospel was shared “with all boldness and without hindrance!” Five major sessions will challenge attendees to be unhindered in their mind, management, marriage, missions and ministry.
“Why would we withhold the cure, when people around us are ill?” asked Dr. Carla Sunberg, General Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene. “Let us unite to bring the healing power of Jesus to every nation. Synergize has been the place where I have found brothers and sisters from across many different churches and denominations who are ready to link arms.”
The conference will offer 18 engaging breakout sessions led by distinguished faith experts addressing best practices related to modern evangelism, prayer, missions, technology in ministry and leadership development.
Synergize 2024 will highlight remaining priorities for FINISH: 2030, GCN’s strategic mandate to mobilize 1 million new ministers to help fulfill the Great Commission by the 2,000th anniversary of the founding of the Church.
“I have spoken at every Synergize Conference since 2010,” said Dr. Timothy Hill, General Overseer of the Church of God, Cleveland, TN. “Dr. Davis and I have traveled the world together focused on synergizing the Body of Christ. I believe Synergize 2024 attendees will witness firsthand a faith-filled focus on FINISH: 2030.”
Conference speakers include:
- James O. Davis, founder and president of the Global Church Network, who many consider to be the leading Christian networker of our time;
- James Merritt, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, founder and senior pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia and host of “Touching Lives;”
- Gustavo A. Crocker, elected 41st general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene in June 2013;
- Sam Rodriguez, Jr., evangelical Christian leader and founder of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference;
- Matt Potter, founder of Pray.com, the worlds #1 app for daily prayer and Christian based media content;
- Scott Evans, founder and CEO of Outreach;
- Bobby Schuller, senior pastor at Shepherd’s Grove Church in Irvine, California;
- George Foreman, American former professional boxer, entrepreneur, minister and author;
- Kathy Branzell, president of the National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force;
- Tommy Barnett, founding co-pastor of Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona and Dream Centers Worldwide, chancellor of Southeastern University; founder of the Dream Center, the home missions project of the southern California district of the Assembly of God;
- Tim Coalter, presiding Bishop of the global Church of God of Prophecy;
- Doug Clay, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God USA in Springfield Missouri;
- Doug Beacham, general superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC);
- Leonard Sweet, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University in Madison, N.J.;
- Timothy Hill, general overseer of the Church of God, Cleveland, TN;
- Carla Sunberg, elected 43rd general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene in June 2017;
- Kenneth Ulmer, senior pastor-teacher of Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California.
“As Christians, we’re called to reach every tongue, every tribe, every person and every nation,” added Dr. Davis. “It’s not something that any one person, church, denomination or ministry organization can do alone. Only by working together as the body of Christ will we finish the race set before us. Synergize 2024 is about understanding where the Church is going globally, how it impacts each of us locally and removing all hindrances to sharing the Gospel globally.”
All plenary sessions, networking meetings, special meal functions and fellowship opportunities for Synergize 2024 will be held at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in its new Waterside Ballroom.
A full event schedule and registration information for Synergize 2024 is available at https://synergize.tv/.
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About Global Church Network
Established in 2001, Global Church Network is a growing coalition of more than 2,600 Christian ministries and denominations synergizing their efforts together to build the premier community of pastors worldwide and has helped plant five million new churches for a billion soul harvest. The Global Church Network now consists of more than 700,000 churches and has become the largest pastors network in the world. For more information, visit gcnw.tv.
Lauren Briggs, A. Larry Ross Communications
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