As a church planter, business entrepreneur and sixth generation ministry leader, Phil Ling provides energetic leadership and strategic direction to The Giving Church consulting team. His expertise in building networks and developing resources to establish and strengthen congregations and non-profit organizations ia a hallmark of his ministry and is an unparalleled asset to the clients he serves.

Prior to launching his own consulting firm, Phil served as Vice President of Development of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, representing Franklin Graham, the President and CEO. Preceding joining the executive leadership of BGEA, Phil served as Executive Vice President of INJOY Stewardship Services, representing the founder, Dr. John C. Maxwell in the largest churches in America.

Phil and his wife, Georgia Curtis Ling, call home a log cabin on their farm, Cabin Ridge, in Kentucky.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Launching a New Church Lab – Hosted by Passion for Planting
Gain critical insights from church planting leaders on how you can prepare to start a healthy church that reaches people far from God. No hype or theory here, just proven how-to strategies for launching effectively. Come with your questions and gain valuable lessons learned in planter preparation, vision/mission, launch planning, fundraising and building momentum. You won't want to miss the Church Planter Coaches "Pre-Game Talk" that addresses the hot topics and top challenges planters are facing today. See list of all speakers in this pre-conference here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Worship Center - Room 124

Workshop Session 3: Raising Money While Building Your Launch Team
You need to raise money and have a strong launch team in order to plant a healthy church. During this session we'll discuss ways to do both simultaneously without losing your mind! God called you to lead the new church, but he doesn't expect you to do it alone and he certainly doesn't expect you to do this with your checkbook. As an experienced church planter and fundraising coach, Phil Ling offers effective, tried and true, practical tools to help you raise funds and build an amazing launch team.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 349

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