Camp Meeting &
Ministries Convention 2021
Information about speakers at this conference
Bill Bickle operates a strategic growth-planning practice called Fordelm which serves small businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations. Bill has worked with hundreds of churches and denominational leaders through his work as the National Partner for Natural Church Development (NCD) in Canada, responsible for the distribution of training, surveys, books and tests cross-denominationally. He brings 25 years of training and experience in banking, and has worked in NCD over 10 years. He and his wife Marnie reside in Port Hope where Bill grew up. He has worked closely with the Ontario Conference and several Adventist churches in the pursuit of healthy, growing congregations.
Discovering and Removing Obstacles for Church Growth
Overview: The workshop is divided into two parts:
Part 1 – Bill Bickle introduces the Biblical and theological foundation on the Natural Church Development concept and on maintaining optimal church health. (45 minutes)
Part 2 – Laurentiu Prelipcian as a pastor practitioner, shares his journey of taking his church through Health Check-up, utilizing the Natural Church Development church tool from conducting the survey to setting goals, objectives and implementing them to lead to the church's health improvement. (30 minutes)
Professor of Pastoral Theology & Discipleship
Assistant Director - Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, Editor - InVerse Bible Study Guide
Assistant Pastor, Ottawa Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Associate Director for the North American Division Ministerial Association and Director of the MA in Pastoral Ministry program at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University.
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