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What is the role, purpose and function of an Elder? The Elder’s Advocacy Project will aide the local Pastor in educating, training and building their local Elder to positively impact the church and community, carrying the Pastor’s vision! The project will focus on identifying J1 elders and provide a safe space to share, build quality connections, and to improve effectiveness in their role. Lastly we will ensure the Elders have a voice that is heard and met with equitable response.
For the novice or experienced leader, the Pastor's Resource Program will provide accountability, church management tools and training to grow any ministry from vision to reality. Utilizing metrics-based key performance indicators, best practices, and cutting-edge strategies, a focused plan will be built to grow the local ministry, impact the community and enhance the overall strength of the jurisdiction.
In a post-pandemic world, society lives in the digital space. As such, the church must remain on the cutting edge of communicating information to provoke mass effectiveness. Video On-Demand Ministry Training will provide sought after, best practice ministry training to pastors and elders for immediate, quick access training on topics dealing with community engagement, ministry development, living holistically, biblical studies and hot topic discussions on relevant topics. The training will maintain a healthy knowledge base of information available to our constituents.
As with our General Council of Pastors & Elders, the Shepherds Conference will be an intensive 2-day event, focused on empowering, equipping, enlightening and encouraging Ministers, Elders and Pastors. The goal is for each attendee to walk away with fresh ideas for ministry effectiveness, new connections for support and accountability, and best practice tools through profound teaching, anointed preaching and an experience that is life changing!
PASTOR RYAN DAVID SIMS
Pastor Ryan David Sims is focused on guiding a new generation into comprehending the voice of God.
Pastor Ryan has been devoted to serving the community, focused on homeless citizens, social justice, gang intervention and youth development since 1998. Most notably he has partnered with the Fred Jordan Mission of Los Angeles, the Orange County Rescue Mission, served as Board Member and Mentor of the Boys to Men Club of Los Angeles, founded Fisherman Ministries and currently serves as a founding member of the GCCAA, a coalition for justice.
Pastor Ryan has held various ministry roles, including Campus Minister at Loyola Marymount University and former State President for the youth department of the First Jurisdiction of Southern California, COGIC, after matriculating through various local, district and regional roles. He currently serves as the Regional Secretary for the Greater Emmanuel Region of the First Jurisdiction and the Director of Marketing & PR for the International Youth Department of the Church of God in Christ.
With a 25-year career in the Information Technology and Human Resources, Pastor Ryan has led teams as a Corporate America executive in multibillion dollar international organizations, managing budgets of up to $20M. He founded three technology firms, including The Agency West, a digital strategy and marketing firm providing services to the nonprofit industry.
Pastor Ryan delivers a transparent message of deliverance and shares his story through varied mediums, impacting a next generation of believers and world-leaders.
Pastor Ryan David Sims is married to the lovely and musically gifted Tenecia Sims and father of five beautiful children, Taylor, Ryan II (Jazmine), Riley, Mason and Addison, and two grands, Zuri and Michael.