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Start Fresh – March 11, 2023

March 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Fellowship – Resources – Opportunity


  Rev. Demetrius Booker | THE PUSHING STONE

Start Fresh, is our state annual empowerment conference, created for and by Christian leaders. Why the name “Start Fresh”? Because most ministry and ministry leaders have been inactive or dormant over the winter, this conference serves as a rally to start the new year fresh. If you are looking for low cost, high impact learning opportunity for your leaders, Senior Adults and even Pastor spouses, Start Fresh is the conference you will want them to attend. READ MORE

STONE OF RESILIENCE, Rev. Dr. Mark and Shannon Krenz 

Rev. Dr. Mark Krenz will be speaking on the stone of “Resilience“. Come hear his story and be empowered as he shares his stories of God’s Resilience! READ MORE


Rev. Rita Bullock | STONE OF FAITHFULNESS & TRUST   Rita will be speaking on the stone of “Faithfulness and Trust“. Come hear her story and be empowered as she shares her stories of God’s faithfulness! READ MORE

  Rev. Roger McDaniel | STONE OF WORSHIP

Session Descriptions

NXTGen Tracks

A1 & A2 and B1 & B2

The recent Revival at Asbury in Wilmore Kentucky, reminds all of us of the importance of allowing God to use our Youth/NXT Generation of Christ Followers. Later this year, I will be celebrating my 50th Year as a Christ Follower! I thank God for my youth and children’s ministry leaders (Both are still living), for their commitment to raising up next generation leaders. Today, there are new individuals committed to raising up a new generation of Christ followers. I thank God for them!

RW Moody, who leads our NXT Generation Ministry for Kids and Students, along with his taskforce, are deeply committed to supporting, training, and praying for your church’s Children and Youth leaders. At “Start Fresh” they will be hosting three sessions designed to equip our leaders to grow healthy and thriving ministries.  More about RW If you are working with young students and children at your church, or you are looking at how to start a Youth/Children Ministry, this is the low cost … high impact training and fellowship you have been looking for! Investing In NXT Generation Ministries Track:   A1, A2  Children/Kids   B1, B2  Youth/Students

Senior Adult Track – C1 & C2

Start Fresh would like to welcome our Senior Adult Track presenters, Barbara Thornton-Smith, Rev. Vernon Maddox and Rev. Diane Thatcher. The challenges of today have many senior adults feeling like they are living an “Invisible” life. Challenges such as “Mobility” and “Loneliness”.
   Rev. Vernon Maddox will discuss living with grief and how to be fruitful and live productive lives as single individuals. READ MORE

   Rev. Diane Thatcher will assist Rev. Maddox during this session. She serves as the Connections Pastor for Meadow Park Church and oversee their “GriefShare” Ministry.


Leadership Development E1 & E2

   Rev. Dr. Rolland E. Daniels   In addition to representing Wesleyan Investment Fund, Rev. Dr. Rolland E. Daniels  will be leading the Leadership Development track, Gathering Resources & Building Leaders. Dr. Daniels is known all over the country as well as parts of the world, as an author and speakers. He has a strong commitment in the area of spiritual formation of all believers. READ MORE

Church & Technology – F2

   Andrew Stolz, Vice President of Sales Ministry Brands. Ministry Brands has over 25 solutions and services that support more than 90,000 faith-based organizations throughout North America. They provide technology for church administration, worship planning, accounting, and financials; empowering churches, ministries, and faith-based organizations with leading technology solutions so that they can succeed in their mission to serve others and their communities. They currently support the technology needs of Church of God Ohio. Drop by Andrew’s display.  Who should attend this track? Church secretaries, Church Administrators, Board and

Evangelism & Discipleship
G1 & G2
Lifewise Academy

Liz Hultz READ MOREStart Fresh, welcomes Rev. Liz Hultz as one of our PresentersIn addition to being a committed Christ follower, Liz is wife to Pastor Nate Hultz and the mother of two beautiful children.  She is passionate about getting as many unbelievers as she can to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. For the last several years, her focus has been on reaching our lost children. This undeniable zeal has forged a new path for her in the area of evangelism and discipleship. Visit her display in Resource Alley (Lifewise Academy) and sign up for her track … G1 & G2

Pastor Spouse Track – I1 & I2

Start Fresh is excited to introduce to you our newest leaders in the area of Pastor Spouse Coordinators. Lori and Joy are looking forward sharing their journey and seeing our Pastor spouses to discuss new beginnings. Start Fresh encourages all staff pastor spouses to attend Track I-1 or I-2 for a time of sharing and pampering!   Lori Roe – wife of Lead Pastor, Matt Roe (Maiden Lane, Springfield). Lori and Matt have been married for 30 years and have been his full-time partner in ministry for 29 years.


Joy Moody – wife of Lead Pastor R.W. Moody (First, Church of God, Miamisburg). Joy and RW have been married almost 24 years. They met in college and have been inseparable ever since.

Chris Cottrell will continue to work with this team as more and more men are becoming their wife’s pastor spouse. 




Letter to Pastor and Church Leader POSTER 11 x 17 Registration Form FLYER Save the Date Track Options

Session Descriptions HERE


March 11, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


COGO Ministries
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Meadow Park Church of God
2425 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220 United States
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