dEACON gEORGETTE fORNEY
Dr. Ernie Frey
The Rev. Georgette Forney is in her 19th year leading Anglicans for Life, the only global Anglican ministry dedicated to helping the Church address abortion, abstinence, adoption, euthanasia and stem cell research. She is also the co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, an effort to raise awareness about the physical, spiritual, and emotional harm abortion does to women and to let those who are hurting from abortion know help is available. Deacon Forney has also authored Embrace the Journey, an 8-week DVD program that addresses aging and dying and how best to prepare ourselves and loved ones for that season of life. Anglicans for Life is the only global Anglican ministry that educates, equips, and engages the Anglican Church in fulfilling Scripture’s mandate to protect the vulnerable, defend the fatherless, and plead for the widow.
Jack retired in 1996 with 30 years of service as a prison warden from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. For 6 years he was the National Director of Operations for Prison Fellowship Ministries InnerChange Freedom Initiative, which serves as the national model for Faithbased inmate re-entry programs. Since 2004 he has been National Director of Alpha USA Division of Prisons and Re-Entry in which he and his team provide churches and prisons the opportunity to provide the Alpha course and other resources to prisoners and their families. He consults nationally and internationally on criminal issues to include testifying before congress. He holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology, a Masters degree in Corrections and has completed course work toward his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership. He has written numerous articles and appeared on the HBO Special: “Prison Life: Prisoners of the War on Drugs” and the PBS Frontline Special: “Burden of Innocence”. Jack and his wife Mel live in Wichita Falls and are thoroughly enjoying life.
Dr. Ernie Frey has had the privilege of serving in a variety of ministry capacities. He has pastored both small and large churches, served as a missionary, and has taught on the high school, college, and seminary level. Most recently from 2012-2014, Dr. Frey and his wife and three daughters were SIM missionaries working in Ethiopia as a Pastoral Ministries and Leadership Trainer with the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC). The EKHC is the largest Ethiopian evangelical denomination with 8 million members and 8,000 churches. Prior to serving in Ethiopia, Dr. Frey earned his Ph.D in Missiology and served as the Senior Pastor of the 3,000 member Central Church in Memphis, TN. While in Ethiopia, he partnered with the National Discipleship Director of the EKHC where they coordinated the African Strategic Discipleship Summit in January of 2013that brought 90 African leaders from 24 countries and 50 denominations to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the purpose of mobilizing a movement of discipleship in all nations. Ernie has a passion to equip pastoral leaders to be disciple-makers who release the potential of God’s church and God’s people. He believes that denominational discipleship has the potential of greatly accelerating the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Ernie has transitioned back to the Houston, Texas area for a season for the purpose of developing and expanding the African and Global Strategic Discipleship Movement. Discipleship IS the biggest global need of the church and only a coordinated effort between the church in the west and the global church will accomplish Jesus’ all-consuming passion of making disciples of all nations. He is available to meet with pastors and churches to mobilize movements of discipleship both in the United States, Africa, and beyond!
Thursday, November 3rd
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Clergy Retreat Led by Canon Alex Cameron – President, Isaiah 40 Foundation
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Clergy Spouse Event led by Tricia Lowenfield
Friday, November 4th
8:30 a.m. Golf Tournament at High Meadow Ranch Golf Course, Magnolia, TX Followed by BBQ lunch at Ogie’s Grill
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Clergy Vesting and Prayer (Clergy: Red Stole)
6:50 p.m. Processional Line-up
7:00 p.m. Synod Opening Eucharist (Bp. Terrell Glenn Preaching)
Dessert Reception Following Worship
Saturday, November 5th
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Led by the College of Laity
9:00 a.m. Delegate Business Session
9:45 a.m. Plenary – “The Kingdom of God is at Hand” (Bp. Clark WP Lowenfield)
10:30 a.m. Outlook Toward the Kingdom of God: see session options below
Dn. Georgette Forney – Creating a Culture of Life: Starting with Your Church
Jack Cowley – From Prison to Pew: The Role of the Church
Dr. Ernie Frey – African Discipleship
11:30 a.m. College Gatherings
12:15 p.m. Lunch at Round Table Gatherings + Gathering of Clergy Wives
1:15 p.m. Soaking Prayer Offered
1:45 p.m. “The Year Ahead” – Bishops Clark and Terrell
2:45 p.m. Closing Worship
Creating a Culture of Life: Starting with Your Church, Deacon Georgette Forney
While abortion and Euthanasia are often seen as political issues to be avoided in the church, Georgette will share how these issues as well as miscarriage, adoption, and bioethical topics have become life experiences happening to real people in the pews. This presentation will provide pastoral insights and resources to equip lay and ordained leaders to reach out to the hurting with the love of Jesus and practical help because the brokenhearted need the church to address these topics from the Shepherd’s perspective.
From Prison to Pew: The role of the Church, Jack Cowley, National Director Alpha USA Prisons & Re-Entry
Do we really want to be safer in our communities? Do we really believe that Government can make our communities safer? Where is God in all of this?
African Discipleship, Dr. Ernie Frey
What God is doing on the continent and why does it matter?
Synod 2016 will be held at Hope Pointe Anglican Church, 3333 South Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381.
All attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservation for this event.
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