5th Annual Church Renewal Conference

Light the Fire! 2015

Light the Fire! 2015 will be hosted by North Naples Church in Naples, FL. This year’s theme is DIVINE HEALING and features a dynamic group of speakers including leading theologians, counselors, biblical scholars, pastors and bishops.
The focus will be on topics such as:

IconDivine healing in global Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity

IconHealing for physical, emotional and social ailments and disease

IconThe role of intercessory prayer and divine healing in Scripture

IconThe theological and spiritual challenges that emerge when the healing that we seek doesn’t come

Each day will conclude with a special worship service for divine healing!

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Leading Theologians, Counselors, Biblical Scholars, Pastors and Bishops

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    William J. Abraham

    Professor of Wesley Studies

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    Candy Gunther Brown

    Associate Professor of Religious Studies

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    Kenneth Carter

    Bishop of the Florida Annual Conference

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    Craig S. Keener

    Professor of New Testament

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    Ted Sauter

    Lead Pastor of North Naples United Methodist Church

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    Mike Slaughter

    Lead Pastor of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church

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    James E. Swanson

    Bishop of the Mississippi Annual Conference


Two-Day Event: Click the Date for Details

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Thursday, January 22

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Check-In and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Song Celebration

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session 1
Candy Gunther Brown
"Healing and the Wildfire Growth of Global Christianity"

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Break/Browse/Book Signing

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 2
Michael Slaughter
"Social and Economic Healing"

11:30 a.m. - Noon

Break/Browse/Book Signing

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch on Campus

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Plenary Session 3
Craig Keener
"Jesus The Healer"

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Break/Browse/Book Signing

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion
"Divine Healing in Today's Church"

W. Abraham, C. Brown, C. Keener, M. Slaughter, Bishop J. Swanson

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.


4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Worship Service for Divine Healing
Bishop James E. Swanson

5:15 p.m.

Dinner on your Own

Friday, January 23

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Morning Worship
Pastor Ted Sauter

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.


10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Plenary Session 4
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter
"The Ministry of Intercessory Prayer"

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Break/Browse/Book Signing

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch on Campus

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 5
William J. Abraham
"When the Healing We Hope for Doesn't Come"

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Break/Browse/Book Signing

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Celebration of the Closing Eucharist
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter


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