DSC Welcome Reception
March 7, 2013
March 8, 2013
Attendees are asked to complete Prep Work before attending the Summit that will help identify specific strengths and weaknesses in your church.
Rock Church Senior Pastor & DSC Founder
Miles McPherson is a man radically transformed by God, and the Senior Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, one of the largest churches in the United States.
Two years into his pro football career as a defensive back with the San Diego Chargers, Miles was battling a drug problem and living an immoral lifestyle. That’s when he gave his life to Jesus Christ, and never looked back. Miles began to work as a Bible teacher, youth pastor and speaker, developing a track record of appealing to diverse audiences, large and small.
McPherson founded The Rock Church in 2000. More than 3,300 attended the first service on Feb. 27, in Montezuma Hall at San Diego State University in what is believed to have been the largest opening service in the nation’s history. The congregation grew quickly. Named by Outreach Magazine as one of the country’s fastest growing churches, the Rock currently has more than 12,000 people attend weekly services at its two campuses.
Under his leadership, the Rock Church committed to making a biblical impact on their community, and decided to do something. By the end of 2011, they had provided over 700,000 volunteer hours and saved an estimated $2 million to the City of San Diego and continue to serve the city through community service projects.
Rock Church Outreach Pastor
Tommy Moseley is focused on establishing Pervasive Hope outside church walls with people from every walk of life. After partying his way through the University of Nebraska, he started to get in trouble with the law and moved to Las Vegas. In 1995, Moseley walked away from crime, drugs and alcohol and moved to San Diego for a fresh start. He met Miles McPherson, founder of the Rock Church in San Diego, and became a pastor overseeing the Rock’s outreach ministries. Moseley also is involved in competitive mixed martial arts. He is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and recently won American Nationals. He also is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He and his wife have two sons.
Rock Church Director of Volunteer Development and Rock Your City Events
Debbie Smith’s passion is to equip leaders and volunteers so they can contribute their God given talents to serve others in need. Debbie’s ministry experience began in high school where she served as a leader over events, then after college she was on the Miles Ahead leadership team for 14 years implementing Youth festivals all around the world and in the US. In 2006, she joined the Rock staff as the Director of Volunteer Development and Rock Your City Events. Her degree is in Organizational Development and she feels blessed to use the gifts God has given her everyday to benefit the body of Christ at the Rock. Debbie has also been a career coach for almost 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, being an aunt and a great aunt, and traveling to experience God’s creation.
Rock Church Chief of Staff and Innovation
James Lawrence is a technology evangelist, serial entrepreneur and developer of leaders. At the Rock Church, James leads the Executive Leadership Team and oversees technology innovation. Prior to serving at the Rock Church, James founded GrepNet, a software engineering company that developed the first commercial in-memory database technology as well as software products for Fortune 500 companies and the US Department of Energy. GrepNet was acquired in 1999 and was again acquired by McAfee/Intel in 2012. After GrepNet, James served three years in full time ministry as an Area Director in Young Life where he oversaw the Southern California Metro Area. James also served as CEO of Ecolite USA, a clean technology company that developed and licensed commercial construction technologies utilized by the US Armed Forces. Most recently, James co-founded Mogiv, a mobile and cloud-based giving technology for churches. James is an avid painter, programmer, product designer and most importantly, a husband and father of three young children.
|8:30AM – 9AM||Summit Registration|
|9AM – 10:30AM||Session 1: Become A Do Something Church!
Speaker: Miles McPherson, Senior Pastor, Rock Church San Diego
Learn the history behind the DSC movement and gain insight into the DSC strategies.
|10:30AM – 10:45AM||Break|
|10:45AM – 12PM||Session 2: Grow Volunteer Ministries
Speaker: Pastor Tommy Moseley, Outreach Pastor, Rock Church San Diego
Hear best practices and step by step information on how to launch and support outreach ministries run by volunteer leaders.
|12PM – 1PM||Lunch|
|1PM – 2:05PM||Session 3: Love Your City
Speaker: Debbie Smith, Director of Volunteer Development and Rock Your City Events, Rock Church SD
Gain valuable insight and practical guidance of how to work with city government and other leaders to launch church-wide community service events.
|2:05PM – 2:20PM||Break|
|2:20PM – 3:20PM||Session 4: Expanding Your Reach Through Technology
Speaker: James Lawrence, Chief of Staff and Innovation, Rock Church San Diego
Learn practical tips and resources to expand your outreach using technology, that will help you and your staff create a customized plan, execute events and ministries and encourage your congregation to get out and do something.
|3:20PM – 3:40PM||Break|
|3:40PM – 4:40PM||Session 5: Custom Outreach Plan: Count. Walk. Ask. Love
Speaker: Pastor Miles McPherson
Through this interactive session, put together a custom DSC strategy and launch plan for your church and community.
|4:40PM – 5PM||Q & A Panel with Speakers
Ask specific questions about how to become a Do Something Church.