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.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Church Planting Nuts & Bolts — Hosted by Passion for Planting
Come to this high-energy equipping lab that features experienced practitioners teaching church planting fundamentals with disciple making at the core. On Day 1, we’ll focus on real-world, proven, practical methods of disciple making that continued to thrive even during the pandemic. On Day 2, we’ll provide the “how to” nuts and bolts (with tools & templates) for church planting post-pandemic. Come learn, be encouraged, be challenged, and have fun! Don’t just plant a church, start a Disciple Making Movement that fuels a Church Planting Movement! Full list of speakers for this pre-con here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm — 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am — 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H

Workshop Session 1: Nuts and Bolts Proverbs for Planting
Some seminars offer innovations hot out of the oven. Others deliver fresh research from the smartest people on the planet. We don’t. We have collected a panel of stumblers and bumblers with PhD’s in “learning the hard way” at the School of Hard Knocks. For one hour, we will share a boatload of practical proverbs tested and proven in the fires for decades of church planting and dozens of new churches. Our goal: 5 years from now, you will still be using at least one proverb from our time together.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30pm — 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H
Speakers: Brett Andrews, Phil Ling

Networking Lunch: Funding Your Vision — Hosted by Passion for Planting
The biggest transfer of generational wealth in history is underway and bringing with it tectonic shifts in how donors approach generosity. Come hear from Phil Ling, church planter, business entrepreneur and sixth-generation ministry leader. He brings research, experience and insights into how generosity intersects with disciple making. Networking with Phil Ling, Brett Andrews, Pat Furgerson, and Patrick Bradley.
Day/Time: Wednesday, March 9 / 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H

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