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Clergy Retooling For More Effective Ministry Forum


Oct. 20, 2023


First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Landover MD





The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious emotional, financial, and spiritual toll on the church over the past three years. Church leaders and their families' well-being have been hit hard. The result has been an alarming increase in divorces, depression, domestic violence, and even suicides among pastors over the past several years. In these turbulent times, vulnerable communities need strong church leadership and innovative ministries to meet the diverse needs of the people they serve.


We invite Clergy Leaders to a "Clergy Retooling For More Effective Ministry Forum" on Friday, October 20, 2023, from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm/EST, at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Ministry Center, 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD, co-hosted by First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Skinner Leadership Institute. For many, this retooling forum will be a refresher for the invaluable ministry lessons learned in the Masters Series for Distinguished Clergy (MSDC) through Skinner Leadership Institute over the past eight years. For others, this critical forum will be a powerful, energizing, and practical time of engagement to effective ministry, prospering financially, and thriving spiritually in a post-COVID environment.


Key elements of the Retooling Forum will include:

  • Prayers and Congressional Visit on Capitol Hill

  • Pastoral Self-Care: Financial Stability and Mental Health Awareness

  • Building a Strong Post-COVID-19 Church

  • Advancing Justice Through Civic Discipleship


A small grant allows us to offer this equipping forum addressing ministry challenges at $50.00 for Early Bird registration until July 21st. The registration fee after July 21st is $75.00. Use the link to register for this one-of-a-kind ministry retooling forum.


We look forward to experiencing a fantastic time with you.

Speakers include:

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

MSDC, Founder and Dean



Pastor John K. Jenkins

Pastor, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Largo, MD 


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Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

President, National Council of Churches



Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr.

Senior Pastor, The Cathedral International Church, Perth Amboy, NJ


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Mrs. Michelle Singletary

Personal Finance Columnist, The Washington Post


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