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Monday, July 2
 

12:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

7:00pm

Main Service
Director
Speakers
avatar for Bishop Anthony Gilyard

Bishop Anthony Gilyard

Auxiliary Bishop, Bethlehem-Judah Christian Fellowship
Nothing is more influential in shaping and molding our world than a yielded vessel to carry the message of Christ’s hope and deliverance for all. These attributes are found in Bishop Anthony W. Gilyard.Bishop Anthony W. Gilyard is the pastor of Bethlehem Judah Christian Fellowship... Read More →


Monday July 2, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Convention Center Main Hall F-G

10:00pm

 
Tuesday, July 3
 

7:00am

7:00am

M/E MORNING GLORY: Oil and Anointing Service
Morning Prayer: Led by Evangelist Sharon Mathews from 7:00 - 7:30am.
Morning Glory Speaker: Evangelist Barachias Irons.
Bishop Vincent Mathews (Missions President) and Bishop Elijah Hankerson III (Evangelism President) will conduct the Oil and Anointing Service.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Vincent Matthews

Bishop Vincent Matthews

President, International Missions Department
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably... Read More →


Tuesday July 3, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Sagamore Ballroom

7:15am

IMD Prayer
Target Audience: Open to All

Tuesday July 3, 2018 7:15am - 8:00am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

7:15am

IMD Dance Boot Camp and Zumba Class
Target Audience: Liturgical Dancers and Non-Dancers

Course Description
This session incorporates stretching, aerobics, dance technique into a cardio praise and worship workout. This class is open to dancers and non-dancers. This class promotes a healthier lifestyle.  Attendees will leave rejuvenated, refreshed and revived through the rigorous routine of movement, exercise, dance and fellowship. (Handouts given during session.)

Special Ministry Requirements:
  • Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.

 Course Outline
I.       Stretching–Flexibility
II.      Embodied Prayers & Scriptures
III.     Hear Our Praises: Cardio
IV.    Zumba Praise: High Energy
V.     Our Reasonable Service: Recovery
VI.    Before the Throne: Cool Down


Tuesday July 3, 2018 7:15am - 8:15am
Halls F/G

7:30am

7:30am

IYD: Empowerment Session - Department Training
Director
Speakers
avatar for Vice President Micaiah Young

Vice President Micaiah Young

Vice President ~ International Youth Department, Church of God in Christ


Tuesday July 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:45am
Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom (1900)

8:00am

IMD Send Judah First Vocal Placements (A-M)
Target Audience: For Prospective SJF Members Auditions

Tuesday July 3, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Convention Center Room 104

8:00am

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Tuesday July 3, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Convention Center Room 143

8:00am

ISSD: Morning Glory Service
The International Sunday School Department presents its "Morning Glory" service on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 8 am in the Richardson Ballroom.


Tuesday July 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

8:20am

IMD Diversified Liturgical Dance Ministry
Target Audience: Liturgical Dancers

Course Description
This session teaches and empowers dancers in various liturgical styles to better interpret a song using different dance styles, banners, flags, mime and sign in musical presentation for greater impact. (This class is for liturgical dancers.) Attendees should leave with an understanding of the different styles of worship.

Special Ministry Requirements:
  • Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.
 
Course Outline
I.       Different Worship Dance Styles
Definition of the Various Worship Dance Styles
II.     Instruments to Enhance Dance Ministry
Flag, Banner, Timbrel Impact Breakout
III.    How to Bring all the Various Forms Together


Tuesday July 3, 2018 8:20am - 9:15am
Halls F/G

8:30am

Children's Breakfast Program
With children as our focus and the need to help support our communities, the Church of God in Christ Children’s Ministry and the Urban Initiatives are working together to provide FREE meals for all of our children.  

You children will need to be in the children's ministry area, during our breakfast period.  Breakfast can only be eaten in the children's area no food will be allowed to leave the breakfast area.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Tuesday July 3, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Westin Hotel - Chamber Room 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA

8:30am

Children's Ministry
Our Children's Ministry serves all children that attend the AIM Convention.  There are classes and activities for children ages 4 through 12.  The children are separated by ages for some  activities and they are unified for others.  Lunch is provided before Children's Church begins.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Tuesday July 3, 2018 8:30am - 2:15pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

9:00am

WORLD MISSIONS PRESIDENT'S ACADEMY: Training Local, District and Jurisdictional Presidents.
THIS COGIC Missions President's Academy is taught by Bishop Vincent Mathews.
This course is always eye opening, faith challenging and ministry motivating! You want to hear what Bishop Mathews has to say! Addressed especially to Missions Leaders at the local, district, jurisdiction and national levels.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Vincent Matthews

Bishop Vincent Matthews

President, International Missions Department
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably... Read More →


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Convention Center Room 205

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

ISSD: Morning Manna
The International Sunday School Department presents its "Morning Manna" service on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 9 am in the Richardson Ballroom. Come out and enjoy great prayer and a dynamic word of God from Pastor Terry Ellison


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

IMD Direction for Directors: Effective Choir Directing Techniques
Target Audience: Choir Directors

Course Description:
To build a strong choir of blended voices who can both minister to the congregation and lead them in worship, you must build a strong team of skilled directors. Choir directors must build their own skills before they can effectively lead a choir.  While there are various styles among directors, there must be a clear communication with choir members to ensure accurate song delivery. This session is a fun and interactive experience, fostering hands-on practice of techniques.

Course Outline
I. Personal preparation and training
II. Song selection and delivery
III. Conducting
IV. Collaborating with musicians and lead singers
V. Maintaining a spiritual atmosphere


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 104

9:00am

IMD More Than Just Music: How to Be an Effective Minister of Music (Panel Discussion with Q&A)
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description:
One of the most valuable skills is that of leadership. Effective leadership is what pulls out a person’s God-given potential. In this panel session, leaders who have proven and effective leadership in music ministry, will share tools and strategies that contribute their success. Topics include creating an atmosphere for worship, the critical importance of personal Bible study, interpersonal skills and communication, dealing with difficult people, shared leadership structure, and maintaining order and excellence. This is an interactive Q&A session.


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

9:00am

IMD Show Me That: Practicum in Keyboard, Organ, Bass, and Guitar Musicianship
Target Audience: Musicians

Course Description:
This class is designed to expose participants to new techniques, chords, and methodology of playing piano, keyboards, organ, bass, guitar and drums. We must always endeavor to ensure the capability of musical maturity, through God’s anointing, while simultaneously perfecting our gifting through spiritual and intellectual pursuits. All musicians are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn new techniques and chords that they may incorporate into their styles of playing music.
 
Course Outline
I.          How to Accompany Soloists, Choirs
II.        The Art of Playing Hymns
III.       Playing Behind the Preacher
IV.       Cueing, Staging and Placement; Blend and Tonality
V.        How to be an Effective Music Director
VI.       How to Handle Business
VII.     Playing with a Band
VIII.    The Lifestyle of a Saved Musician
IX.       Playing for Production vs. Playing in Church [Psalms 33:3 (NKJV)]
X.        Playing in All Keys; Staying in the Pocket; Runs, Riffs and Scales
XI.       Shouting Music; Worship Chords; Traditional Styles; Hammond Organ Drawbar Settings and More


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 144/145

9:00am

IMD Technique and Vocal Health Master Class
Target Audience:  All Singers and Soloists

Course Description:
The voice is a musical instrument that was designed to give God true praise. Vocal technique is an extremely important part of the development of this musical instrument. The training for this class is rigorous and will challenge even the most experienced vocalist. The following will be enhanced: breath support, understanding and prevention of hoarseness, how to properly use one’s voice, how to avoid misuse of the voice, and much more. (This class is open to all singers and soloists.) After completing this training, participants should be able to properly use their vocal instrument.

Course Outline
I.       The Divine Purpose of Singing
II.     Vocal Techniques
          A.    Delivery
          B.    Pitch
          C.    Diction
III.    How does the Voice Work?
IV.    Speech Level Singing
V.     Crossing Vocal Bridges
VI.    Caring for the Voice
          A.   Physical Consumption
          B.   Spiritual Consumption
          C.   Rest and Exercise for the Body
VII.  The Vocal Workout



Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 102

9:00am

IMD Who’s Leading Your Leading? How Praise and Worship Leaders Move in the Spirit
Target Audience: Praise and Worship Leaders and Team Members

Course Description:
Worship is relational. As we build upon our relationships and learn to effectively communicate with God first, then we will find that the congregation will become much more involved in worship and will have a much deeper and more meaningful experience. The manifestation of the Spirit of God during praise and worship demands that everyone be like-minded and in one accord. That, in and of itself, helps to create an atmosphere for healing and deliverance. This session will demonstrate being led by the Spirit as we communicate in worship and how to lead corporate worship much more effectively to the glory of God.

 
Course Outline
I.  Know God: His Word, His voice, His heart, His presence
II.  Understand what is God saying to your church in this season? (1 Chronicles 12:32)
      A.  Be in touch with the move and work of the Spirit in the congregation you serve 

      B.  Select songs that relate to that move 

      C.  Study, memorize and quote scripture that supports the move 

III.  Understand your position and function as worship leader 

     A.  Be confident and stand in spiritual authority as you lead 

     B.  You Can't Fake This (Keep It Real)
     C.  If you worship, so will they.  

     D.  If they trust you, they will follow.  

     E.  Lead them; don't leave them 

     F.  Keep a servant heart - you are serving them. They are not serving you.
IV.  Experience the presence of God in rehearsals so they understand flow


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 103

9:00am

ISSD: COGIC Theology and Doctrine
Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: COGIC Theology and Doctrine


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

9:00am

9:00am

ISSD: The Story Behind the Biblical Story: The Holy Spirit, Exegesis and the World Around Me
The Story Behind the Biblical Story: The Holy Spirit, Exegesis and the World Around Me


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

9:00am

IMD Orchestral Rehearsal
Target Audience:  IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:45am
Convention Center Room 143

9:00am

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9:00am

IDOE: Campus and College Ministry
This training is for all departmental Campus Ministry workers as well as any Pastors that may be interested in Campus Ministry and launching at their local church.





Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 212

9:00am

IDOE: Elect Lady's Forum
Guest Speaker - Evangelist Shondell Douglas- Robinson


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
206

9:00am

ISSD: Disability Ministry & Day Camp
  • Creating a Disability Ministry 
  • Training for the Ministry 
  • Inclusion in Church


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Wabash-West Room 120

9:00am

National Jurisdictional A.I.M. Chairpersons Network
Opening Session – Tuesday July 4, 2017
Dean Chairman Steve Tipton Town Hall - Focus Setting
Open Forum - Exchange of Ideas & Challenges
Regional Coordinators meet with their regions – Chairman Stimpson
National Leadership Breakfast Report & Assignments – Chairman Vincent Price
Financial Expectations – Treasurer Chairman Emmitt Nevels
Announcements & Seating Passes – Executive Secretary Chairman Cedric Smith
Closing Comments – National Coordinator Supt. Gary Bush

Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

ISSD: Advanced Teacher Training Institute
You don't want to miss the opportunity to become an even more equipped and prepared teacher during our Teacher Training Institute under the direction of Dr. Twianie Roberts, Direct of Teacher Training, International Sunday School Department. 


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor

9:00am

ISSD: Teacher Training Institute
You don't want to miss the opportunity to become an even more equipped and prepared teacher during our Teacher Training Institute under the direction of Dr. Twianie Roberts, Direct of Teacher Training, International Sunday School Department. The registration is $100 and you will leave educated and certified to go back to your area churches and departments and excel at providing  Christian education more effectively. 


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 116-117

9:20am

IMD Liturgical Dance Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Liturgical Dancers

Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:20am - 10:45am
Halls F/G

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

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10:00am

Bible Bowl
Our objective is to provide the platform for young people of the Church Of God In Christ to demonstrate their abilities. Specifically, competition will give team members opportunity to enhance communication skills and to think reflectively promoting a cooperative team spirit.   It will also serve as a motivating factor for genuine and systematic Bible study and raise awareness of the history and doctrine of the Church Of God In Christ.

The competition has both junior and senior teams.   Junior team members range in age from 5 to 15 years, while senior team members are 16 to 22 years old.  Team members must meet specific age requirements by the start of the competition.

Book of the Bible this 2018 is Proverbs.

Director
Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Covention Center Wabash Ballroom I

10:00am

Robotics
Robotics is a multi-disciplinary tool that is being increasingly used worldwide in educational programs to motivate, excite, and inspire students about math and science. Our Robotics program provides hands-on experience with a level of mechanical engineering and exposes students to physics, mechanics, electronics, programming, vocabulary building and much more. A robot is a programmable mechanical device that can perform tasks and interact with its environment, without the aid of human interaction. Robotics is the science and technology behind the design, manufacturing and application of robots.

Director
Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Room 123

10:00am

Scholastic Motivations Oratorical Competition
The Scholastic Motivations Oratorical Competition gives participants an opportunity to develop leadership skills, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently focus on specific subject matter.

Our goal is to introduce participants to suggested speech formats which equip them to present subject matter to powerfully impact the emotions of hearers. To develop language awareness skills focusing on diction, grammar and articulation, as well as skill in delivery and stage presence.
Oratorical Topic for 2018 - "How can we usher in new methods of witnessing without compromising our church foundation?" .
 

Speakers

Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Room 121

10:00am

SMM - COGIC Ladies Workshop
Our objective is to heighten the level of spirituality and self-appreciation in COGIC young ladies so that they will be representative of their denominational training.

To help develop personal power traits that promote and project young ladies in social and professional relationships in the home, society and church.

To enlighten in life management skills which bring positive results through the application of biblical principles.

To explore the dynamics of spiritual truth as it relates to a rewarding and enriching lifestyle.
To equip young ladies with the tools to become confident, well-rounded, skillful leaders.

Director
Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom II

10:00am

SMM Math Olympiad
The Mathematics Olympiad is open to all youth in grades 3 through 12.  Students with a strong background in mathematics are encouraged to participate. Calculators are not permitted in Level I and Level II competitions. Please note that Levels III, IV, and V participants are encouraged to bring and use their own calculators. All youth participating must enroll for the AIM Math Olympiad by the required deadline.  Each student is encouraged to compete in the daily (Tuesday & Wednesday) competition to best prepare them to excel in the national Math Olympiad. Each participant will be assigned to the appropriate age/grade level and category of the competition.  Each round will be given an allotted time for the exercises.  There will be a variety of mathematical exercises measuring basic operations in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and word problems.

Speakers

Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Room 122

10:00am

ISSD: Administration Ministry
  • Using Propaganda Techniques to Promote Growth in Sunday School
  • Strategies That Work (Building Support)
     


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Biblical Science Ministry
  • God Created Male and Female in His Image
  •  Evidence of the High Quality Nature of the New Testament
  • The Inception of Free Will


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corrido Room 111

10:00am

ISSD: Biblical Studies Ministry
  • Sunday School Soaring in the New Millennium! 
  • The Role and Purpose of the Sunday School!


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 112

10:00am

ISSD: Evangelism Ministry
  • Christian Character: We are the Salt of the Earth 
  • Market Place Ministry
  • The Church Seasoning the Community


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Field Representative Training
We want you to join our International Field Rep. Mother Cleolia Penix in your presentation  on " Building an Effective Sunday School".  No work should go undone with Awesome classes such as this on taking on the very subjects we need to cover. Won't you Join us!!


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Foundational Ministry
Constructing a Firm Foundation Defining Your Sunday School (Part I)  & Train the Teacher


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Leadership Ministry
  • Achieving Top Rated Godly Leadership 
  • Leaders Equipped for Battle!
  •  Qualities of a Great Leader!


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 116

10:00am

ISSD: Men's Ministry
  • Case Study Approach to Teaching Men 
  • Faces of Manhood in the Bible


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Prison Ministry
Understanding The Role of Prison
 Ministry through Sunday School


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor (Room 114)

10:00am

ISSD: Sunday School University
Training  & Workshops
Directorship:
1.    Director of Foundational Ministry-Supt. T.K. Kirk
2.    Director of Leadership Ministry-Elder Jimmy Fleming
3.    Director of Evangelism Ministry-Evang/Dean Sharon Williams
4.    Director of Director Ministry - Supt. Eddie Miller
5.    Director of Biblical Science-Dr. Paul Ruffin
6.    Director of Biblical Studies-Dr. Linda Smith
7.    Director of Administration-Prophetess Arbe Brooks
8.    Director of Women's Ministry-Evang. Charla Johnson
9.    Director of Men's Ministry-Pastor Darren Thames
10.    Director of Prison Ministry-Dr. Danny Allen
11.    Director of Campus Ministry-Pastor Al Shaw


Director
Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor

10:00am

ISSD: Superintendents Training
Come & Join the ISSD with their Overview of What is Needed in Sunday School Work.  We want to equip and prepare all Superintendents for the work ahead in your various Departments in our Local, Jurisdictional & National Sunday School. 


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500
  • NEW FIELD 1 Superintendents Training

10:00am

ISSD: Urban Initiative
  • The Community, Church, and Police Linked through Prayer and an Invitation 
  • Economic Development
  •  Understanding The Role of Prison Ministry through Sunday School


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 114

10:00am

10:00am

Financial District
The Wall Street Project will introduce participants to the concepts of the stock market through fun interactive capstones and exercises. 



Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom II

10:00am

Spelling Bee

Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00am - Wednesday July 4, 2018 11:00am
Convention Center Wasbash Ballroom III

10:30am

Computer Workshop
This workshop is for youth who have always wanted to create and market their own BRAND.  They will have the opportunity to attend this Branding Camp and learn how to use different software to produce a high quality project.  We will offer hands on experience and tutorial assistance.

Director
Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Convention Center Room 120

10:30am

SMM - COGIC Gentlemen
Our objective is to heighten the level of spirituality and self-appreciation in COGIC young men so that they will be representative of their denominational training. Also to help develop personal power traits that promote and project young men in social and professional relationships in the home, society and church.

Theme: A Vision of My Future Self
Day 1: The Locker Room 



Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom II

10:30am

10:30am

ISSD: Handling Holy Things: Materiality Ministry and Memory in the Black Church
Handling Holy Things: Materiality Ministry and Memory in the Black Church


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

10:30am

11:00am

11:00am

SMM Oratorical Competiton
Speakers

Tuesday July 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Room 123

11:00am

11:15am

COMMUNITY IN CRISIS: Missions & Evangelism Worship Service
Words of Inspiration by apologist Evangelist Cameron Hodge, "Same Sex Attraction."
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Frank Turek, Bestselling Author and Defender of the Faith.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Vincent Matthews

Bishop Vincent Matthews

President, International Missions Department
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably... Read More →


Tuesday July 3, 2018 11:15am - 1:00pm
Sagamore Ballroom

12:00pm

Children's Church
Children’s Church is an opportunity for children to celebrate their love for the Lord. Many of our adult services give little opportunity to children but Children’s Church is a worship experience focused totally on children and building their understanding of the Bible and promoting a meaningful relationship with God.

Director
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Tuesday July 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

12:00pm

ISSD: Midday Worship Celebration
Sunday School is on the move bright and early giving God all the praise during their" Morning Worship Celebration" service. Bishop Roderick Hennings, International Direct of Church Growth and Development, will speak from his heart featuring greetings from the International Sunday Scool Department Field Representative, Mother Cleolia Penix and Bishop Alton Gatlin, International Sunday Department President.

Vice President, Althea  Sims, 2nd Vice President, International Sunday Department Presiding 

Speakers
avatar for Bishop J. Drew Sheard

Bishop J. Drew Sheard

General Board Member, Prelate, Michigan-North Central, Church of God in Christ Inc.
Bishop John Drew Sheard was born on January 1, 1959, in Detroit, Michigan, to Bishop and Mrs. John Henry Sheard. He matriculated at Wayne State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and a Master of Education degree in Mathematics. He was saved at a young age... Read More →


Tuesday July 3, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

12:00pm

SMM Training Institute
To provide an opportunity for SMM Jurisdictional Coordinators to interact with other coordinators to receive training and development that will enhance their jurisdictional SMM program.  This session is open to all Jurisdictional SMM Coordinators and those responsible for developing and implementing SMM programs in their jurisdiction.


Tuesday July 3, 2018 12:00pm - Wednesday July 4, 2018 1:30pm
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom I

1:00pm

Drill Team Academy
Objective: To provide basic skills in step, praise dance and drill ministries and learn a
routine that will be performed during Thursday night service
Instructors:


  • Elder Kenneth Davison – Drill 

  • Sis. Joy Stokes-Moton – Praise Dance

  • Bro. Kevin Davison – Step 

  • Bro. Korey Davison – Step


This three-day workshop is required for all teams that plan to participate in the 
competition on Friday.

Director
Tuesday July 3, 2018 1:00pm - Wednesday July 4, 2018 3:00pm
TBA

1:45pm

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Tuesday July 3, 2018 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Convention Center Room 143

2:00pm

IMD Show Me That: Percussionist Practicum: DRUMS
Target Audience: Drummers

Course Description:
This class is designed for both beginners and for drummers who would like to improve their skills. This is a clinic that will show participants how to set up their drum kit, basic stick grips and techniques, how to use the kick drum, hi-hat, patterns and rhythms, playing styles, how to use dynamics, and much more.  Participants will learn drum techniques that they may incorporate into their various styles.

Course Outline
I.       Basic Drumstick Grips and Techniques
II.     Using the Kick Drum and Hi-Hat Pedals
III.    How to do a Drum Roll
IV.    How to Play Snare Drums
V.     Playing Different Patterns
VI.    Playing in Different Tempos
VII.  Different Styles of Playing the Drums
VIII. Using Dynamics
IX.    Complex Rhythms and Patterns
X.     Staying in the Pocket
XI.    Playing with a Band


Tuesday July 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

2:00pm

2:00pm

Google Technology Classes
Connecting Churches powered by Google, Rainbow PUSH and Values Partnerships are offering FREE technology classes for young people (12-24) and Adults.

In 2016, Google and Values Partnerships launched the Connected Churches program to better understand how churches and their members are using technology to better serve their communities and close the digital divide.

Please RSVP at the link provided: www.connectedchurches.co/COGIC

Speakers

Tuesday July 3, 2018 2:00pm - Thursday July 5, 2018 3:30pm
Convention Center Room 120

2:30pm

IMD COGIC Chorale Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Choir Members

Tuesday July 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Convention Center Room 103

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

IMD Youth Choir Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Youth Choir Members

Tuesday July 3, 2018 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Convention Center Wabash Room

3:00pm

IMD Who’s Got Next (Open Call Forum)
Target Audience:  Open to All

Course Description
It is the vision of our International Music Department President to increase overall engagement and participation within the IMD as well as create a platform for as many qualified and experienced individuals as possible to have the opportunity to execute their gifts on a national level, within their respective areas of expertise. This forum is an OPEN CALL opportunity for interested parties to present before various IMD leaders to showcase their skills and abilities related to the areas in which they desire to serve.


Tuesday July 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

3:00pm

3:30pm

IMD Musicians’ Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Musicians

Tuesday July 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

3:30pm

IMD Send Judah First Worship Team
Target Audience: IMD Registered Choir Members

Tuesday July 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 104

5:00pm

IMD Orchestral Rehearsal
Target Audience:  IMD Registered Choir Members

Tuesday July 3, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Convention Center Room 143

5:00pm

IMD Mass Choir Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Choir Members

Tuesday July 3, 2018 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

5:00pm

SMM - Youth Talent Showcase
Are you interested in Singing, Dancing, Spoken Word, Reciting a Poem, maybe Liturgical Praise? If so, Scholastic Motivation's Youth Talent Showcase is the event for you! There are showcases and winners with trophies and medals every afternoon through entire AIM Convention.  Uniquely gifted and aspiring novice are all welcomed.  Don't let this opportunity pass you by sign-up as soon as you reach the convention to ensure your place in one of the greatest showcases, The Scholastic Motivation Youth Talent Showcase.

Director
Tuesday July 3, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom III

7:00pm

Main Service
Director
Speakers
avatar for Bishop William Murphy

Bishop William Murphy

Bishop of Worship, for The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, Pastor of The Dream Center Church of Atlanta
Most gospel music fans know the smash hit “Praise Is What I Do”—the title track from Shekinah Glory Ministries’ 2002 gold-selling album—much better than they do the name of its writer, William Murphy, III. But that is about to change, and in bold and dramatic fashion.With... Read More →

Artists

Tuesday July 3, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Convention Center Main Hall F-G

10:00pm

10:00pm

IYD: Sports Challenge
Director

Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00pm - Wednesday July 4, 2018 1:00am
Convention Center Hall H

10:00pm

10:30pm

ISSD: Presents "The Overflow!"
Open Mic nightly serves to give everyone a late-night opportunity to showcase their talents in a relaxed setting of Godly praise. 


Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:30pm - Wednesday July 4, 2018 12:30am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom
 
Wednesday, July 4
 

7:00am

7:00am

7:15am

IMD Prayer
Target Audience: Open to All

Wednesday July 4, 2018 7:15am - 8:00am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

7:15am

IMD Dance Boot Camp and Zumba Class
Target Audience: Liturgical Dancers and Non-Dancers

Course Description
This session incorporates stretching, aerobics, dance technique into a cardio praise and worship workout. This class is open to dancers and non-dancers. This class promotes a healthier lifestyle.  Attendees will leave rejuvenated, refreshed and revived through the rigorous routine of movement, exercise, dance and fellowship. (Handouts given during session.)

Special Ministry Requirements:
  • Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.

 Course Outline
I.       Stretching–Flexibility
II.      Embodied Prayers & Scriptures
III.     Hear Our Praises: Cardio
IV.    Zumba Praise: High Energy
V.     Our Reasonable Service: Recovery
VI.    Before the Throne: Cool Down


Wednesday July 4, 2018 7:15am - 8:15am
Halls F/G

7:30am

7:30am

IYD: Empowerment Session - Department Training
Director
Speakers
avatar for Vice President Micaiah Young

Vice President Micaiah Young

Vice President ~ International Youth Department, Church of God in Christ


Wednesday July 4, 2018 7:30am - 8:45am
Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom (1900)

7:30am

National Jurisdictional A.I.M. Chairpersons Network
Annual NJAC National Leadership Breakfast - Hilton Hotel - Piedmont Ballroom
Speaker - Vice Chairman Pastor Carl Pierce (Baltimore, MD)
Contact a Jurisdictional A.I.M. Chairperson for tickets ($35)

Wednesday July 4, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
TBA

8:00am

IMD Send Judah First Vocal Placements (N-Z)
Target Audience: For Prospective SJF Members Auditions

Wednesday July 4, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Convention Center Room 104

8:00am

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Wednesday July 4, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Convention Center Room 143

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

ISSD: Morning Glory Service
The International Sunday School Department presents its "Morning Glory" service on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 8 am in the Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom. Come out and enjoy great prayer and an awesome word of God from Field Representative Beverly Allen.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

8:20am

IMD Dance - The Sight of God (What Does Our Ministry Look Like to the Creator?)
Target Office: Liturgical Dancers

Course Description:
This session raises awareness of the importance of living a godly life and it’s impact on our ministry. How what we ingest through sight, sound, touch, and movement affects our ministry. Does the service we render please our Creator? (This class is for liturgical dancers.)  Attendees should leave with a clear understanding of what dance ministry is about and the importance of not tainting the message. Handout will be given.
Special Ministry Requirements: Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions; Please bring a bottle of water; If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.

Course Outline 
I.       What is a Levite?
     A.    The Kingdom Assignment of a Levite
     B.    Attire of a Levite
II.     Purpose of Spiritual Diet to the Worshipping Body
     A.    Prepared Vessel vs. Unprepared Vessel
     B.    Watch what You Eat
III.    Keeper of Your Gates (Proverbs 8:343-34)
     A.    The Definition of “Gate”
     B.    What are the Types of Gates?
IV.    Being Filled With the Holy Ghost and It’s Affect on Ministry
V.     Unguarded Gates and its Affect on Ministry


Wednesday July 4, 2018 8:20am - 9:15am
Halls F/G

8:30am

Children's Breakfast Program
With children as our focus and the need to help support our communities, the Church of God in Christ Children’s Ministry and the Urban Initiatives are working together to provide FREE meals for all of our children.  

You children will need to be in the children's ministry area, during our breakfast period.  Breakfast can only be eaten in the children's area no food will be allowed to leave the breakfast area.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Wednesday July 4, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Westin Hotel - Chamber Room 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA

8:30am

Children's Ministry
Our Children's Ministry serves all children that attend the AIM Convention.  There are classes and activities for children ages 4 through 12.  The children are separated by ages for some  activities and they are unified for others.  Lunch is provided before Children's Church begins.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Wednesday July 4, 2018 8:30am - 2:15pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

9:00am

World Mission: MISSIONS PRESIDENT'S CLASS: Black Consciousness and Christianity.
Black Consciousness and Christianity. Is that Possible?
This course is facilitated by Evangelist Cameron Hodge.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Convention Center Room 205

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

IDOE: The Preachers Clinic
Speakers
avatar for VP Micheal Green

VP Micheal Green

Pastor, Rock Center Church
I am a lover of family and friends. I truly love transforming lives by the word of God. God has given me a ministry that serves to change one's perspective by transforming one's thinking. In a nut shell our ministry is designed to make good people great through faith.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Sagamore Ballroom Left Middle Back

9:00am

ISSD: Morning Manna
The International Sunday School Department presents its "Morning Manna" service on Tuesday, July 4, 2018, at 9 am in the Richardson Ballroom. Come out and enjoy great prayer and a dynamic word of God from Supervisor Vanessa Winbush-Gatlin


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

9:00am

9:00am

Scholastic Motivations Oratorical Competition
The Scholastic Motivations Oratorical Competition gives participants an opportunity to develop leadership skills, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently focus on specific subject matter.

Our goal is to introduce participants to suggested speech formats which equip them to present subject matter to powerfully impact the emotions of hearers. To develop language awareness skills focusing on diction, grammar and articulation, as well as skill in delivery and stage presence.
Oratorical Topic for 2017 - "How Can We Make The Second Coming Of Jesus Relevant To Today's Church?" .
 

Director
Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Convention Center Room 121

9:00am

IMD Leadership Lab Part 1 for Regional Presidents and VPs and Jurisdictional Ministers of Music
Target Audience: Regional and Jurisdictional Leaders

Course Description:
 This class is open only to Regional Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Jurisdictional Ministers of Music.  As a Q&A panel session, it offers an opportunity for candid discussion, hard questions, clear guidance, and strategies for success. Facilitators include Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, Dr. Janice Craig, Dr. Cynthia Benning, Pastor Alvin Coleman, and Elder Kevin Beamon.
 
Course Outline
I. Opening Remarks and Introduction of Panel members
II. Q&A session topics may include:
     A. Our Levitical Mandate in Music Ministry
     B. Leading with Vision and Purpose in Music Ministry
     C. What Accountability and Integrity in Music Ministry Looks Like
     D. Creative Resources for Music Ministry
     E. Maintaining an Effective and Holistic Structure
III. Closing Remarks from Our President, Dr. Judith Christie McAllister
IV.  Prayer


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

9:00am

IMD So You Think You Can Sing? BRING IT! (New Artist Ministry Opportunity, occurs Wednesday – Friday)
Target Audience: New and Aspiring Artists

Course Description:
This is not a singing competition. This is an opportunity for music ministries to be observed, assessed and mentored while sharing their gifts and talents. A panel of notable artists will assess new artists and offer feedback to help improve the level and overall execution of their ministry presentation. There is no cost to participate. It is first come first served. The goal here is to give new artists an opportunity to “BRING IT!” as well as, provide mentorship to help new artists prepare for music ministry in general. This session is repeated, Wednesday – Friday.)


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 102

9:00am

IMD B.A.D. Girls in the Music Ministry: Bitterness, Animosity, and Discord
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Outline
A. UNITY - I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the UNITY of the Spirit in the bond of PEACE. (Ephesians 4:1-3)
Lack of unity, peace, and harmony is a heart problem, not a music problem!

B. BITTERNESS
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. (Hebrews 12:14-15

 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. 

C. ANIMOSITY
So Esau harbored animosity toward Jacob and kept saying to himself, "The time to mourn for my father is very near. That's when I'm going to kill my brother Jacob." (Genesis 27:41)

His words are as smooth as butter, but he harbors animosity in his heart. His words seem softer than oil, but they are really like sharp swords. (Psalm 55:21)

D. DISCORD
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. (Proverbs 6:16-19)

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. (Romans 16:17)


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 103

9:00am

IMD Show Me That: Practicum in Keyboard, Organ, Bass, and Guitar Musicianship
Target Audience: Musicians

Course Description:
This class is designed to expose participants to new techniques, chords, and methodology of playing piano, keyboards, organ, bass, guitar and drums. We must always endeavor to ensure the capability of musical maturity, through God’s anointing, while simultaneously perfecting our gifting through spiritual and intellectual pursuits. All musicians are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn new techniques and chords that they may incorporate into their styles of playing music.
 
Course Outline
I.          How to Accompany Soloists, Choirs
II.        The Art of Playing Hymns
III.       Playing Behind the Preacher
IV.       Cueing, Staging and Placement; Blend and Tonality
V.        How to be an Effective Music Director
VI.       How to Handle Business
VII.     Playing with a Band
VIII.    The Lifestyle of a Saved Musician
IX.       Playing for Production vs. Playing in Church [Psalms 33:3 (NKJV)]
X.        Playing in All Keys; Staying in the Pocket; Runs, Riffs and Scales
XI.       Shouting Music; Worship Chords; Traditional Styles; Hammond Organ Drawbar Settings and More


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 144/145

9:00am

IMD The Write Stuff: A Workshop for Current and Aspiring Songwriters
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description
Today, Gospel songwriting has become a tool to tickle the emotions of the listener to sell albums, rather than creating music that will cause spiritual change in the lives of its listeners. This session will give the tools to help create music that is spiritually guided. Do you feel you have the call of God to write songs? This class will help you to move towards answering and fulfilling that call.  This class is designed to give you some skills that will focus in on your gift and how to make it a blessing to the body of Christ. Participants will learn how to recognize their gifts and move forward to develop them in the purpose and plan of God.

Course Outline
I.          Types of songs that should be written.
II.        Why songs should be written.
III.       Common formats of a Gospel song.
IV.       Understanding thematic writing.
V.        How to Copyright and Release Your Original Music


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 104

9:00am

ISSD: COGIC Theology and Doctrine
Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: COGIC Theology and Doctrine


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

9:00am

ISSD: Critically Revisiting the Role of the Church as the Prophetic Voice
Critically Revisiting the Role of the Church as the Prophetic Voice


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

9:00am

ISSD: The Story Behind the Biblical Story: The Holy Spirit, Exegesis and the World Around Me
The Story Behind the Biblical Story: The Holy Spirit, Exegesis and the World Around Me


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

9:00am

IMD Orchestral Rehearsal
Target Audience:  IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:45am
Convention Center Room 143

9:00am

IYD: COGIC Cheer
Director

Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:55am
Convention Center Room 142

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

"Young, Saved and Living that Campus Life" Round Table Discussion
Round table discussion dealing with the life of a college student on campus, Fraternity and Sorority Life and how it pertains to the believer.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 212

9:00am

IDOE: Elect Lady's Forum
Guest Speaker:Evangelist Rochell Lampkin 


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

National Jurisdictional A.I.M. Chairpersons Network
9:00 a.m. Training – Dean Chairman Steve Tipton
Creativity – Innovation – Inquiry
Regional Coordinators – Chairman Stimpson
Financial Expectations – Treasurer Chairman Emmitt Nevels
President’s Banquet – Chairman Charles Jones
Announcements & Seating Passes – Executive Secretary Chairman Cedric Smith
Closing Comments – National Coordinator Supt. Gary Bush

Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

9:00am

Computer Workshop
This workshop is for youth who have always wanted to create and market their own BRAND.  They will have the opportunity to attend this Branding Camp and learn how to use different software to produce a high quality project.  We will offer hands on experience and tutorial assistance.

Director
Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Room 120

9:00am

Robotics
Robotics is a multi-disciplinary tool that is being increasingly used worldwide in educational programs to motivate, excite, and inspire students about math and science. Our Robotics program provides hands-on experience with a level of mechanical engineering and exposes students to physics, mechanics, electronics, programming, vocabulary building and much more. A robot is a programmable mechanical device that can perform tasks and interact with its environment, without the aid of human interaction. Robotics is the science and technology behind the design, manufacturing and application of robots.



Director
Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Room 123

9:00am

SMM - COGIC Ladies Workshop
Our objective is to heighten the level of spirituality and self-appreciation in COGIC young ladies so that they will be representative of their denominational training.
To help develop personal power traits that promote and project young ladies in social and professional relationships in the home, society and church. 
To enlighten in life management skills which bring positive results through the application of biblical principles.
To explore the dynamics of spiritual truth as it relates to a rewarding and enriching lifestyle.
To equip young ladies with the tools to become confident, well-rounded, skillful leaders.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom II

9:00am

9:00am

SMM Math Olympiad
The Mathematics Olympiad is open to all youth in grades 3 through 12.  Students with a strong background in mathematics are encouraged to participate. Calculators are not permitted in Level I and Level II competitions. Please note that Levels III, IV, and V participants are encouraged to bring and use their own calculators. All youth participating must enroll for the AIM Math Olympiad by the required deadline.  Each student is encouraged to compete in the daily (Tuesday & Wednesday) competition to best prepare them to excel in the national Math Olympiad. Each participant will be assigned to the appropriate age/grade level and category of the competition.  Each round will be given an allotted time for the exercises.  There will be a variety of mathematical exercises measuring basic operations in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and word problems.

Director
Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Room 122

9:00am

9:00am

SMM - COGIC Gentlemen
Theme: A Vision of My Future Self
Day 2: Making Your Mark, Groomed & Fitted 


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom II

9:00am

ISSD: Advanced Teacher Training Institute
You don't want to miss the opportunity to become an even more equipped and prepared teacher during our Teacher Training Institute under the direction of Dr. Twianie Roberts, Direct of Teacher Training, International Sunday School Department. 


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor

9:00am

ISSD: Teacher Training Institute
You don't want to miss the opportunity to become an even more equipped and prepared teacher during our Teacher Training Institute under the direction of Dr. Twianie Roberts, Direct of Teacher Training, International Sunday School Department. The registration is $100 and you will leave educated and certified to go back to your area churches and departments and excel at providing  Christian education more effectively. 


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 116-117

9:00am

Achievers Hall of Fame
Director
Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am
TBA

9:00am

SMM Smart Money Matters
Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am
TBA

9:20am

IMD Liturgical Dance Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Liturgical Dancers

Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:20am - 10:45am
Halls F/G

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

ISSD: Biblical Science Ministry
  • Adam was the Name God gave the Male and Female 
  • The Minimalist Case for the Resurrection – Championed by Dr. Gary Habermas
  •  I am a Christian Evolutionist


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corrido Room 111

10:00am

ISSD: Biblical Studies Ministry
  • The Need for Sunday School in Reaching Today’s Youth!
  •  Sunday School Soaring in the New Millennium: Difference Methods, but the Same Message!


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 112

10:00am

ISSD: Evangelism Ministry
  • Christian Character: We are the Salt of the Earth 
  • Market Place Ministry
  • The Church Seasoning the Community


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

10:00am

ISSD: Foundational Ministry
  • Constructing a Firm Foundation Defining Your Sunday School (Part II)
  •  Designing Your Sunday School
  •  The Fundamentals of Branding


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Leadership Ministry
  • Achieving Top Rated Godly Leadership 
  • Leaders Equipped for Battle!
  •  Qualities of a Great Leader!


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 116

10:00am

ISSD: Men's Ministry
  • Case Study Approach to Teaching Men 
  • Faces of Manhood in the Bible


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Prison Ministry
Understanding The Role of Prison Ministry through Sunday School


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Prison Ministry
Understanding The Role of Prison Ministry through Sunday School


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Superintendents Training
An Overview of What is Needed in Sunday School Work


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Urban Initiative
  • Prison – Church Partnerships
  •  The Community, Church, and Police Linked through Prayer and an Invitation



Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 114

10:00am

10:00am

10:05am

10:30am

10:30am

ISSD: Handling Holy Things: Materiality Ministry and Memory in the Black Church
Handling Holy Things: Materiality Ministry and Memory in the Black Church


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

10:30am

11:00am

Children's Lunch Program
With children as our focus and the need to help support our communities, the Church of God in Christ Children’s Ministry and the Urban Initiatives are working together to provide FREE meals for all of our children.  

You children will need to be in the children's ministry area, during our lunch period.  Lunches can only be eaten in the children's area no lunches will be allowed to leave the lunch rooms.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Wednesday July 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

PB&J Club (Ages 8-9)
Speakers


Wednesday July 4, 2018 11:00am - Thursday July 5, 2018 12:00pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

11:15am

11:15am

12:00pm

SMM Jurisdiction Training
To provide an opportunity for SMM Jurisdictional Coordinators to interact with other coordinators to receive training and development that will enhance their jurisdictional SMM program.  This session is open to all Jurisdictional SMM Coordinators and those responsible for developing and implementing SMM programs in their jurisdiction.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Covention Center Wabash Ballroom I

12:00pm

ISSD: Midday Worship Celebration, Celebrating our International Field Representative
You don't want to miss the Celebration of our Intentional Field Representative, Mother Cleolia Penix. Join the International Sunday School Department as we give honor to a woman who is currently serving the department and it's doing such a great job. 

Bishop Alton Gatlin, International Sunday School Department President
Mother Cleolia Penix, International Sunday School Department Field Representative 







Wednesday July 4, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

12:00pm

Children's Church
Director
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Vincent Matthews

Bishop Vincent Matthews

President, International Missions Department
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably... Read More →



Wednesday July 4, 2018 12:00pm - Thursday July 5, 2018 1:00pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

1:00pm

Children's Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday July 4, 2018 1:00pm - Thursday July 5, 2018 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Drill Team Academy
Objective: To provide basic skills in step, praise dance and drill ministries and learn a
routine that will be performed during Thursday night service
Instructors:


  • Elder Kenneth Davison – Drill 

  • Sis. Joy Stokes-Moton – Praise Dance

  • Bro. Kevin Davison – Step 

  • Bro. Korey Davison – Step


This three-day workshop is required for all teams that plan to participate in the 
competition on Friday.

Director
Wednesday July 4, 2018 1:00pm - Thursday July 5, 2018 3:00pm
TBA

1:45pm

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Wednesday July 4, 2018 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Convention Center Room 143

2:00pm

IMD Show Me That: Percussionist Practicum: DRUMS
Target Audience: Drummers

Course Description:
This class is designed for both beginners and for drummers who would like to improve their skills. This is a clinic that will show participants how to set up their drum kit, basic stick grips and techniques, how to use the kick drum, hi-hat, patterns and rhythms, playing styles, how to use dynamics, and much more.  Participants will learn drum techniques that they may incorporate into their various styles.

Course Outline
I.       Basic Drumstick Grips and Techniques
II.     Using the Kick Drum and Hi-Hat Pedals
III.    How to do a Drum Roll
IV.    How to Play Snare Drums
V.     Playing Different Patterns
VI.    Playing in Different Tempos
VII.  Different Styles of Playing the Drums
VIII. Using Dynamics
IX.    Complex Rhythms and Patterns
X.     Staying in the Pocket
XI.    Playing with a Band


Wednesday July 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

2:30pm

IMD COGIC Chorale Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Choir Members

Wednesday July 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Convention Center Room 103

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

IMD Youth Choir Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Youth Choir Members

Wednesday July 4, 2018 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Convention Center Wabash Room

3:00pm

IMD Who’s Got Next (Open Call Forum)
Target Audience:  Open to All

Course Description
It is the vision of our International Music Department President to increase overall engagement and participation within the IMD as well as create a platform for as many qualified and experienced individuals as possible to have the opportunity to execute their gifts on a national level, within their respective areas of expertise. This forum is an OPEN CALL opportunity for interested parties to present before various IMD leaders to showcase their skills and abilities related to the areas in which they desire to serve.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

IMD Musicians’ Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Musicians

Wednesday July 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

3:30pm

IMD Send Judah First Worship Team
Target Audience: IMD Registered Choir Members

Wednesday July 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 104

3:30pm

IMD Monetizing Your Spiritual Gifts in This Digital Economy
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description:
Our current digital economy presents various options for aspiring songwriters and musical artist to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song.  The Bible declares that those who proclaim the Gospel should also receive their living from the Gospel.  In this session, we will discuss the fundamental basics of music distribution and licensing and the various options available to independent recording artist. 
 
Course Outline
I. Copyrights
     A. What are copyrights?
     B. Why are they important?
     C. How do I obtain copyrights?
     D. Who controls their use?
II. Recording Artist Revenue Streams
     A. “80/20” Rule
     B. Record Sales
     C. Public Performances/Radio
     D. Sound Recording Exploitation
     E. Publishing
     F. Gospel Music “Blackhole”
III Streaming Royalties
     A. Slowly becoming the dominant revenue source
     B. U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) January 27, 2018 ruling
     C. Sound Exchange
     D. Songtrust
IV. Who needs a major label?
     A. Independent distribution options (digital, CD, vinyl, videos/YouTube)
     B. Reasons why major labels are still necessary
V. Collaborations - Joint Works
     A. Default rule
     B. Importance of split sheets
     C. Ability to license joint works
     D. Adapting joint works
     E. Co-administration agreements


Wednesday July 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 102

5:00pm

IMD Orchestral Rehearsal
Target Audience:  IMD Registered Choir Members

Wednesday July 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Convention Center Room 143

5:00pm

IMD Mass Choir Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Choir Members

Wednesday July 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

5:00pm

SMM - Youth Talent Showcase
Are you interested in Singing, Dancing, Spoken Word, Reciting a Poem, maybe Liturgical Praise? If so, Scholastic Motivation's Youth Talent Showcase is the event for you! There are showcases and winners with trophies and medals every afternoon through entire AIM Convention.  Uniquely gifted and aspiring novice are all welcomed.  Don't let this opportunity pass you by sign-up as soon as you reach the convention to ensure your place in one of the greatest showcases, The Scholastic Motivation Youth Talent Showcase.

Speakers

Wednesday July 4, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom III

6:00pm

Glow Praise Night
Children and Parents will enjoy a fun, safe, praise night with Glow in the dark praise breaks.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →



Wednesday July 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

6:00pm

Puppet Ministry
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND ~ The Children’s Ministry will be sponsoring the Greater Pentecostal Temple Puppeteers in their new 2018 show. On Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Capital Ballroom of the Westin Hotel. You do not want to miss this performance. When you are preparing your schedule of events, DO NOT TO MISS this special event during AIM 2018 in Indianapolis.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

7:00pm

Main Service
Director
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Judith C. McAllister

Dr. Judith C. McAllister

President, Minister of Music International Music Department, Church of God in Christ
Dr. Judith McAllister is a forerunner of the Praise and Worship movement in the African American Church. For 17 years, she served as Worship Leader at the West Angeles COGIC (Pastor–Chief Apostle of the COGIC International, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.). For 13 years as... Read More →

Artists

Wednesday July 4, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Convention Center Main Hall

10:00pm

SMM Connections
SMM Connections - Open Mic Night for Youth & Young Adults
WHY ME? I love Jesus, but I also love the things that I know I shouldn't.  I'm tired of the "Just Give It to God, He'll Work It Out" cliche.  What does that really mean anyway.  When all else fails...YAAL!

Your voice will be heard.  Real Talk, Real Relationships, REAL GOD!



Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00pm - 12:00am
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom III

10:00pm

10:00pm

IYD: Young Women of Excellence Social
Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00pm - Thursday July 5, 2018 12:00am
TBA

10:00pm

IYD: COGIC Comedy
Director

Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00pm - Thursday July 5, 2018 1:00am
Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom

10:00pm

IYD: Sports Challenge
Director
Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:00pm - Thursday July 5, 2018 1:00am
Convention Center Hall H

10:00pm

10:15pm

10:30pm

ISSD: Presents "The Overflow!"
Open Mic nightly serves to give everyone a late-night opportunity to showcase their talents in a relaxed setting of Godly praise. 


Wednesday July 4, 2018 10:30pm - Thursday July 5, 2018 12:30am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom
 
Thursday, July 5
 

7:00am

7:00am

M/E MORNING GLORY: Stronghold Breaking Prayer
Evangelist Sharon Mathews will lead Morning Glory in Stronghold Breaking Miracle Prayer from 7:00 - 7:30am.
The Morning Glory speaker will be Elder Jacque Morris.
This is how you want to start your day!

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Vincent Matthews

Bishop Vincent Matthews

President, International Missions Department
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Sagamore Ballroom

7:00am

SMM Leadership Breakfast
Guest Speaker: General Board Member Bishop Wooten 


Thursday July 5, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am
Convention Center Exhibit Hall D

7:00am

SMM Leadership Celebration Breakfast
Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 7:00am - Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am
TBA

7:15am

IMD Prayer
Target Audience: Open to All

Thursday July 5, 2018 7:15am - 8:00am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

7:15am

IMD Dance Boot Camp
Target Audience: Liturgical Dancers

Course Description
This session incorporates stretching, aerobics, dance technique into a cardio praise and worship workout. This class is open to dancers and non-dancers. This class promotes a healthier lifestyle.  Attendees will leave rejuvenated, refreshed and revived through the rigorous routine of movement, exercise, dance and fellowship. (Handouts given during session.)

Special Ministry Requirements:
  • Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.

 Course Outline
I.       Stretching–Flexibility
II.      Embodied Prayers & Scriptures
III.     Hear Our Praises: Cardio
IV.    Zumba Praise: High Energy
V.     Our Reasonable Service: Recovery
VI.    Before the Throne: Cool Down


Thursday July 5, 2018 7:15am - 8:15am
Halls F/G

7:30am

7:30am

8:00am

IMD Quorum of Directors Meeting
Target Audience: For Current Members of Quorum of Directors Only

Note: This is a closed meeting, by invitation only, for assigned choir directors on the national team.


Thursday July 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

8:00am

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Thursday July 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Convention Center Room 143

8:00am

ISSD: Morning Glory Service
The International Sunday School Department presents its "Morning Glory" service on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 8:00 am in the Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom. Come out and enjoy great prayer and a dynamic word of God.

Director
Speakers
avatar for Bishop Alton Gatlin

Bishop Alton Gatlin

President, International Sunday School Department, Church of God in Christ
Bishop Alton E. Gatlin is a visionary with a desire to see the people of the Lord "prosper and be in health, as their souls prosper!" Receiving his formal training from Mississippi Valley State University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana he Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

8:30am

Children's Breakfast Program
With children as our focus and the need to help support our communities, the Church of God in Christ Children’s Ministry and the Urban Initiatives are working together to provide FREE meals for all of our children.  

You children will need to be in the children's ministry area, during our breakfast period.  Breakfast can only be eaten in the children's area no food will be allowed to leave the breakfast area.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Westin Hotel - Chamber Room 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA

8:30am

Children's Ministry
Our Children's Ministry serves all children that attend the AIM Convention.  There are classes and activities for children ages 4 through 12.  The children are separated by ages for some  activities and they are unified for others.  Lunch is provided before Children's Church begins.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 8:30am - 2:15pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

8:35am

IMD Liturgical Dance Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Liturgical Dancers

Thursday July 5, 2018 8:35am - 10:45am
Halls F/G

9:00am

WORLD MISSIONS PRESIDENTS CLASS: Increase Your Army and Get Funding to Reach the World
How to increase your army and get funded to reach the world.
The facilitator for this course is Director Phillip Williams.


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Convention Center Room 205

9:00am

ISSD: Morning Manna
The International Sunday School Department presents its "Morning Manna" service on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 9 am in the Richardson Ballroom. Come out and enjoy great prayer and a dynamic word of God.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Alton Gatlin

Bishop Alton Gatlin

President, International Sunday School Department, Church of God in Christ
Bishop Alton E. Gatlin is a visionary with a desire to see the people of the Lord "prosper and be in health, as their souls prosper!" Receiving his formal training from Mississippi Valley State University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana he Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

9:00am

9:00am

Scholastic Motivations Oratorical Competition
The Scholastic Motivations Oratorical Competition gives participants an opportunity to develop leadership skills, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently focus on specific subject matter.

Our goal is to introduce participants to suggested speech formats which equip them to present subject matter to powerfully impact the emotions of hearers. To develop language awareness skills focusing on diction, grammar and articulation, as well as skill in delivery and stage presence.
Oratorical Topic for 2018 - "How can we usher in new methods of witnessing without compromising our church foundation?" .
 

Speakers

Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Convention Center Room 121

9:00am

IMD So You Think You Can Sing? BRING IT! (New Artist Ministry Opportunity, occurs Wednesday – Friday)
Target Audience: New and Aspiring Artists

Course Description:
This is not a singing competition. This is an opportunity for music ministries to be observed, assessed and mentored while sharing their gifts and talents. A panel of notable artists will assess new artists and offer feedback to help improve the level and overall execution of their ministry presentation. There is no cost to participate. It is first come first served. The goal here is to give new artists an opportunity to “BRING IT!” as well as, provide mentorship to help new artists prepare for music ministry in general. This session is repeated, Wednesday – Friday.)


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 102

9:00am

IMD Hands Up: Show Us How You Direct the Choir (Interactive and Hands On)
Target Audience: Choir Directors

Course Description:
This session will provide introductory fundamentals of choir directing and suggestions for best practice, followed by a question and answer session.  Participants will be provided guided practice for directing choirs, ensembles, and bands and then given an open stage opportunity to direct and get feedback on technique.  This is a fun, interactive session, with great music.

Course Outline
A. Listening, learning and leading
B. Question and answer session
C. Interactive demonstration

Hands Up docx

Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 104

9:00am

IMD Is It Well with My Body, Mind, and Soul? Ask the Doctor
Target Audience: Open to All Singers and Soloists

Course Description:
During this session, participants will be able to ask questions on several different subjects that affect the physical and mental health of the singer or musician of all ages. A concentration on the mental well-being of persons who have experienced trauma, grief / loss, burn-out, and depression will be emphasized.  These common-occurring factors significantly impact the lives of singers and musicians and their ability to function effectively in ministry. A wellness plan involving the acronym “Be W.E.L.L.” will be described.


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 103

9:00am

IMD The Great Balancing Act: When Music Isn’t All You Do
Target Audience: Music Ministers, Leaders & Officers

Course Description:
Can you sing, dance, pray, teach, preach, coordinate and lead worship? How do you determine which of these areas should be your focus? How do you balance it all? This class will explore these questions concerning those with multiple gifts and different callings in ministry. Participants will learn how to find balance, submit to leadership, wait on God’s timing, and allow the Lord to show them when it’s time to shift, transition, and much more.

Course Outline: 
For everyone to who much is given, from him much will be required… Luke 12:48)
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.  Ecclesiastes 12:1
I.       What are your gifts?
II.      What does it mean to have balance?
III.     Avoiding frustration in ministry?
     A.    Planning and preparation
     B.    Find others to help you do what you do?
Iv.     The role that prayer plays in maintaining balance


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

9:00am

IMD Worthy of Your Hire: The Musician’s HR and Benefits Package
Target Audience: Musicians

Course Description:
Many musicians today find themselves in a quandary when it comes to balancing the spiritual with the natural, when it comes to serving in the local church, and their own personal lives. This class deals with the business aspects of being a musician in the church. Attendees will find out the answers to questions that may seem hard to ask.
 
Course Outline
I.       The Relationship between the musician and the pastor
II.     The Relationship between the musician and the congregation
III.     What should be paid to a church musician?
IV.     What should be paid for studio recording sessions?
V.     Why is it important to have health and dental insurance?
VI.    What do you do if you don’t have insurance?
VIII.  The importance of professional organizations
IX.     What musicians’ unions are available to you?
X.     Should musicians be paid for extra services?
XI.    Why should you fill out income taxes?
XII.   What is the purpose of having good credit ratings?


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 144/145

9:00am

ISSD: COGIC Theology and Doctrine
Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: COGIC Theology and Doctrine


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

9:00am

ISSD: Critically Revisiting the Role of the Church as the Prophetic Voice
Critically Revisiting the Role of the Church as the Prophetic Voice


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

9:00am

ISSD: The Story Behind the Biblical Story: The Holy Spirit, Exegesis and the World Around Me
The Story Behind the Biblical Story: The Holy Spirit, Exegesis and the World Around Me


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

9:00am

IMD Orchestral Rehearsal
Target Audience:  IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:50am
Convention Center Room 143

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

IDOE: Elect Lady's Forum
Guest Speaker : Evangelist Latara Tillman


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
206

9:00am

9:00am

ISSD: Disability Ministry & Day Camp!
  • Interacting with People w/ Hidden Disabilities
  • How Assistive Technology Assists Children w/ Disabilities


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Wabash-West Room 120

9:00am

National Jurisdictional A.I.M. Chairpersons Network
Room 201A

Training – Dean Chairman Steve Tipton
Creativity – Innovation – Inquiry
Regional Coordinators – Chairman Stimpson
President’s Banquet – Chairman Charles Jones
Financial Expectations – Treasurer Chairman Emmitt Nevels
Announcements & Seating Passes – Executive Secretary Chairman Cedric Smith
Closing Comments – National Coordinator Supt. Gary Bush

Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

9:00am

Computer Workshop
This workshop is for youth who have always wanted to create and market their own BRAND.  They will have the opportunity to attend this Branding Camp and learn how to use different software to produce a high quality project.  We will offer hands on experience and tutorial assistance.

Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Room 120

9:00am

Robotics
Robotics is a multi-disciplinary tool that is being increasingly used worldwide in educational programs to motivate, excite, and inspire students about math and science. Our Robotics program provides hands-on experience with a level of mechanical engineering and exposes students to physics, mechanics, electronics, programming, vocabulary building and much more. A robot is a programmable mechanical device that can perform tasks and interact with its environment, without the aid of human interaction. Robotics is the science and technology behind the design, manufacturing and application of robots.



Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Room 123

9:00am

SMM - COGIC Ladies Workshop
Our objective is to heighten the level of spirituality and self-appreciation in COGIC young ladies so that they will be representative of their denominational training.
To help develop personal power traits that promote and project young ladies in social and professional relationships in the home, society and church. 
To enlighten in life management skills which bring positive results through the application of biblical principles.
To explore the dynamics of spiritual truth as it relates to a rewarding and enriching lifestyle.
To equip young ladies with the tools to become confident, well-rounded, skillful leaders.


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom II

9:00am

9:00am

SMM Math Olympiad
The Mathematics Olympiad is open to all youth in grades 3 through 12.  Students with a strong background in mathematics are encouraged to participate. Calculators are not permitted in Level I and Level II competitions. Please note that Levels III, IV, and V participants are encouraged to bring and use their own calculators. All youth participating must enroll for the AIM Math Olympiad by the required deadline.  Each student is encouraged to compete in the daily (Tuesday & Wednesday) competition to best prepare them to excel in the national Math Olympiad. Each participant will be assigned to the appropriate age/grade level and category of the competition.  Each round will be given an allotted time for the exercises.  There will be a variety of mathematical exercises measuring basic operations in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and word problems.

Speakers

Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Convention Center Room 122

9:00am

9:00am

SMM - COGIC Gentlemen
Our objective is to heighten the level of spirituality and self-appreciation in COGIC young men so that they will be representative of their denominational training. Also to help develop personal power traits that promote and project young men in social and professional relationships in the home, society and church.

Theme: A Vision of My Future Self
Day 3: Vision Boarding 


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom II

9:00am

ISSD: Advanced Teacher Training Institute
You don't want to miss the opportunity to become an even more equipped and prepared teacher during our Teacher Training Institute under the direction of Dr. Twianie Roberts, Direct of Teacher Training, International Sunday School Department. 


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor

9:00am

ISSD: Teacher Training Institute
You don't want to miss the opportunity to become an even more equipped and prepared teacher during our Teacher Training Institute under the direction of Dr. Twianie Roberts, Direct of Teacher Training, International Sunday School Department. The registration is $100 and you will leave educated and certified to go back to your area churches and departments and excel at providing  Christian education more effectively. 


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 116-117

9:00am

Achievers Hall of Fame
Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - Friday July 6, 2018 10:00am
TBA

9:15am

Children Ages 4 & 5
Thursday July 5, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am
TBA

10:00am

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10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

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10:00am

10:00am

ISSD: Biblical Science Ministry
  • Adam was the Name God gave the Male and Female 
  • The Minimalist Case for the Resurrection – Championed by Dr. Gary Habermas
  •  I am a Christian Evolutionist


Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corrido Room 111

10:00am

ISSD: Evangelism Ministry
  • Using Technology to Aid in Seasoning the Earth is a Way of 
  • Evangelism
  • How to Become a Witnessing Church: Seven Steps to the Kingdom
  •  Beat the Blues
  •  Summary / Overview


Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

10:00am

ISSD: Foundational Ministry
Constructing a Firm Foundation Defining Your Sunday School (Part I)  & Train the Teacher


Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Leadership Ministry
  • Leaders: Living What You Preach! 
  • The Spirit-Filled Leader


Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 116

10:00am

ISSD: Men's Ministry
  • Case Study Approach to Teaching Men 
  • Faces of Manhood in the Bible


Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Superintendents Training
An Overview of What is Needed in Sunday School Work


Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Urban Initiative
  • Prison – Church Partnerships
  •  The Community, Church, and Police Linked through Prayer and an Invitation



Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 114

10:00am

10:00am

Children's Choir Sings for the Sunday School Convention
Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00am - Friday July 6, 2018 10:50am
TBA

10:30am

10:30am

ISSD: Handling Holy Things: Materiality Ministry and Memory in the Black Church
Handling Holy Things: Materiality Ministry and Memory in the Black Church


Thursday July 5, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

10:30am

11:00am

Children's Lunch Program
With children as our focus and the need to help support our communities, the Church of God in Christ Children’s Ministry and the Urban Initiatives are working together to provide FREE meals for all of our children.  

You children will need to be in the children's ministry area, during our lunch period.  Lunches can only be eaten in the children's area no lunches will be allowed to leave the lunch rooms.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

11:00am

National Jurisdictional A.I.M. Chairpersons Network
Room 201A

National Jurisdictional A.I.M. Chairman’s Wives Committee Meeting

All Jurisdictional A.I.M. Chairmen Wives are asked to meet with Lady Stephanie Dillard & Lady Sandra Bush for this important gathering.

Thursday July 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:00am

11:00am

SMM College/Educational Fair & Networking Opportunity
Networking Interactive Session - 11 AM
"A Seat at the Table" Town Hall Panel Discussion at 11:45 AM
(Refreshments serve)

Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Convention Center Exhibit Hall D

11:00am

11:00am

Children's Choir Sings for the Mission/Evangelism Convention
Thursday July 5, 2018 11:00am - Friday July 6, 2018 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

MISSIONS PRESIDENT'S DAY "Put Up Or Shut Up" - Let the Church Be the Church
Bishop Vincent Matthews, President of the International Department of Missions invites you to join us for the ME Convention's President's Day on Thursday July 5th at 11:15am in the Sagamore Ballroom.
Our Topic is Put Up or Shut Up: Let the Church Be the Church.
You don't want to miss this amazing service!

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Vincent Matthews

Bishop Vincent Matthews

President, International Missions Department
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 11:15am - 1:00pm
Sagamore Ballroom

12:00pm

ISSD: Midday Worship Celebration, Celebrating our International President
Speakers
avatar for Bishop Alton Gatlin

Bishop Alton Gatlin

President, International Sunday School Department, Church of God in Christ
Bishop Alton E. Gatlin is a visionary with a desire to see the people of the Lord "prosper and be in health, as their souls prosper!" Receiving his formal training from Mississippi Valley State University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana he Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

12:00pm

Children's Church
Director
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 12:00pm - Friday July 6, 2018 1:00pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

1:00pm

Drill Team Academy
Objective: To provide basic skills in step, praise dance and drill ministries and learn a
routine that will be performed during Thursday night service
Instructors:


  • Elder Kenneth Davison – Drill 

  • Sis. Joy Stokes-Moton – Praise Dance

  • Bro. Kevin Davison – Step 

  • Bro. Korey Davison – Step


This three-day workshop is required for all teams that plan to participate in the 
competition on Friday.

Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 1:00pm - Friday July 6, 2018 3:00pm
TBA

1:45pm

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Thursday July 5, 2018 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Convention Center Room 143

2:00pm

IMD Show Me That: Percussionist Practicum: DRUMS
Target Audience: Drummers

Course Description:
This class is designed for both beginners and for drummers who would like to improve their skills. This is a clinic that will show participants how to set up their drum kit, basic stick grips and techniques, how to use the kick drum, hi-hat, patterns and rhythms, playing styles, how to use dynamics, and much more.  Participants will learn drum techniques that they may incorporate into their various styles.

Course Outline
I.       Basic Drumstick Grips and Techniques
II.     Using the Kick Drum and Hi-Hat Pedals
III.    How to do a Drum Roll
IV.    How to Play Snare Drums
V.     Playing Different Patterns
VI.    Playing in Different Tempos
VII.  Different Styles of Playing the Drums
VIII. Using Dynamics
IX.    Complex Rhythms and Patterns
X.     Staying in the Pocket
XI.    Playing with a Band


Thursday July 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

2:00pm

2:30pm

IMD COGIC Chorale Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Choir Members

Thursday July 5, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Convention Center Room 103

2:30pm

IMD Youth Choir Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Youth Choir Members

Thursday July 5, 2018 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Convention Center Wabash Room

3:00pm

IMD Who’s Got Next (Open Call Forum)
Target Audience:  Open to All

Course Description
It is the vision of our International Music Department President to increase overall engagement and participation within the IMD as well as create a platform for as many qualified and experienced individuals as possible to have the opportunity to execute their gifts on a national level, within their respective areas of expertise. This forum is an OPEN CALL opportunity for interested parties to present before various IMD leaders to showcase their skills and abilities related to the areas in which they desire to serve.


Thursday July 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

IYD: GAME ROOM
Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

SMM Great Bible Race Tournament
Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 3:00pm - Friday July 6, 2018 4:00pm
TBA

3:30pm

IMD Musicians’ Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Musicians

Thursday July 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

3:30pm

IMD Send Judah First Worship Team
Target Audience: IMD Registered Choir Members

Thursday July 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 104

3:30pm

IMD After the Music Stops: Investing and Insuring Your Future
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description:
Musicians, singers, songwriters, preachers and motivational speakers often do not understand life after the music stops, after the benediction is read and after the last amen. They often walk away with only the compensation they receive for the appointment, ministry assignment or gig. They have neither investments nor a secondary income. Often, we see that some of the most familiar (famous) artists leave this earth with no insurance, with their fan base left to attend benefit concerts to raise money for funeral services. This is a disservice to their legacy. This course will deal with the importance of branding, investing and insuring your future and your family’s future. Attendees will understand the importance of investing in their gift and how to do it.

COURSE OUTLINE
 
I.   The importance of branding
II. Create multiple streams of income
III. Stop Saving, Start Investing
IV. Invest in your biggest asset
V. Why you should own a piece of the brand you use
VI. Secure your future
VII. The importance of Own Occupation Insurance
VIII. Spend less than you earn
IX. The power of saying “NO”
X. Life after Death
XI. What will they remember about me?


Thursday July 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 102

5:00pm

IMD Orchestral Rehearsal
Target Audience:  IMD Registered Choir Members

Thursday July 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Convention Center Room 143

5:00pm

IMD Mass Choir Rehearsal
Target Audience: IMD Registered Choir Members

Thursday July 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

5:00pm

SMM - Youth Talent Showcase
Are you interested in Singing, Dancing, Spoken Word, Reciting a Poem, maybe Liturgical Praise? If so, Scholastic Motivation's Youth Talent Showcase is the event for you! There are showcases and winners with trophies and medals every afternoon through entire AIM Convention.  Uniquely gifted and aspiring novice are all welcomed.  Don't let this opportunity pass you by sign-up as soon as you reach the convention to ensure your place in one of the greatest showcases, The Scholastic Motivation Youth Talent Showcase.

Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Convention Center Wabash Ballroom III

6:00pm

Rising Stars Talent Show
Sign up your children now for this non-competitive Talent Showcase of children’s talent. This showcase invites children to sing, dance, recite poetry, act, play musical Instruments and more. Be the first from your area to sign up AIM 2018 Rising Stars.

Director
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

7:00pm

Main Service
Director
Speakers
avatar for Chairman Linwood Dillard

Chairman Linwood Dillard

International AIM Chairman, Church of God in Christ
Superintendent Linwood Dillard, is the proud Founding Pastor of the Citadel of Deliverance Church of God in Christ, one of the most thriving and fast growing ministries in the Memphis area. He is happily married to the lovely and most gracious Mrs. Stephanie Marie Dillard. They are... Read More →


Thursday July 5, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Convention Center Main Hall

10:00pm

10:00pm

IYD: COGIC Café
Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00pm - Friday July 6, 2018 1:00am
TBA

10:00pm

IYD: Sports Challenge
Director
Thursday July 5, 2018 10:00pm - Friday July 6, 2018 1:00am
Convention Center Hall H

10:00pm

10:15pm

10:30pm

ISSD: Presents "The Overflow"
Open Mic nightly serves to give everyone a late-night opportunity to showcase their talents in a relaxed setting of Godly praise. 


Thursday July 5, 2018 10:30pm - Friday July 6, 2018 12:30am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom
 
Friday, July 6
 

7:00am

7:00am

7:00am

ISSD: Fellowship Breakfast
Please join Bishop Alton Gatlin and Mother Cleolia Penix for their Annual Fellowship Breakfast. The International Sunday School Department would love to see you! 



Director
Friday July 6, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

7:15am

IMD Prayer
Target Audience: Open to All

Friday July 6, 2018 7:15am - 8:00am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

7:30am

8:00am

8:00am

ISSD: Super Saturday Night Sunday School
Speakers
avatar for Chairman Linwood Dillard

Chairman Linwood Dillard

International AIM Chairman, Church of God in Christ
Superintendent Linwood Dillard, is the proud Founding Pastor of the Citadel of Deliverance Church of God in Christ, one of the most thriving and fast growing ministries in the Memphis area. He is happily married to the lovely and most gracious Mrs. Stephanie Marie Dillard. They are... Read More →
avatar for Bishop Alton Gatlin

Bishop Alton Gatlin

President, International Sunday School Department, Church of God in Christ
Bishop Alton E. Gatlin is a visionary with a desire to see the people of the Lord "prosper and be in health, as their souls prosper!" Receiving his formal training from Mississippi Valley State University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana he Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree... Read More →
avatar for Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr.

Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr.

Presiding Bishop, Chief Apostle, Church of God in Christ Inc.
Charles E. Blake, Sr. was elected the seventh in succession Presiding Bishop by the General Assembly of the Church of God in Christ, Incorporated, on November 12, 2007. At the 101st Holy Convocation, during the quadrennial election in 2007, Bishop Blake was re-elected as Presiding... Read More →


Friday July 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am
Indiana Convention Center Speedway 500 Ballroom

8:30am

Children's Breakfast Program
With children as our focus and the need to help support our communities, the Church of God in Christ Children’s Ministry and the Urban Initiatives are working together to provide FREE meals for all of our children.  

You children will need to be in the children's ministry area, during our breakfast period.  Breakfast can only be eaten in the children's area no food will be allowed to leave the breakfast area.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Friday July 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Westin Hotel - Chamber Room 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA

8:30am

IMD Starting an Orchestra in Your Jurisdiction
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description:
The Jurisdictional orchestra is a great way to provide beautiful music that will enhance the worship experience.  It also gives wind, brass and string instrumentalists an outlet to use their gifts to glorify God and edify the body of Christ.  This session will provide resources and strategies that will help facilitate the process of starting an orchestra in your church, district or jurisdiction. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our goal is to connect with individuals across the Church of God in Christ that have an interest in starting an orchestra in their local area.  We desire to expand our network of orchestras across the country in an effort to share resources, strategies and encouragement.
Course Outline
 
I.       Research
     A.    Musicians
          1.     Number of potential members
          2.     Number of bands/orchestras in the area
          3.     Potential conductors/leaders
     B.    Permission
          1.     Approval from Jurisdictional Prelate
          2.     Cooperation from Minister of Music
          3.     Overall interest from the Jurisdiction
II.        Recruit
     A.    Letters
     B.    Flyers
          1.     Social Media
           2.     Email
     C.    Announcements
     D.    Personal recruiting
III.    Resources
     A.    Sheet music
     B.    Music Stands
     C.    Instruments
          1.     Personal
          2.     Rentals
IV.    Rehearsals
     A.    Location
     B.    Scheduling
     C.    Making rehearsals worthwhile
V.     Performances
     A.    Jurisdictional Meetings
     B.    Local Churches
    C.    Concerts


Friday July 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center Room 143

8:30am

Children's Ministry
Our Children's Ministry serves all children that attend the AIM Convention.  There are classes and activities for children ages 4 through 12.  The children are separated by ages for some  activities and they are unified for others.  Lunch is provided before Children's Church begins.

Speakers
avatar for Elder David Perry

Elder David Perry

Mobile Applications, COGIC
Elder David G. Perry is the National Coordinator for Children’s Ministries and the Mobile Applications Administrator for the Church of God in Christ. He exemplifies the ideals of service to God.David is a pianist, organist, and songwriter who has conducted numerous children's workshops... Read More →


Friday July 6, 2018 8:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

9:00am

ISSD: Advanced Teacher Training Institute
You don't want to miss the opportunity to become an even more equipped and prepared teacher during our Teacher Training Institute under the direction of Dr. Twianie Roberts, Direct of Teacher Training, International Sunday School Department. 


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 9:00am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor

9:00am

WORLD MISSIONS PRESIDENT'S CLASS: Destroying Genocide from our Church
THIS COGIC Missions President's Academy is taught by Bishop Vincent Mathews.
This course is always eye opening, faith challenging and ministry motivating! You want to hear what Bishop Mathews has to say! Addressed especially to Missions Leaders at the local, district, jurisdiction and national levels.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Vincent Matthews

Bishop Vincent Matthews

President, International Missions Department
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has, with the approval of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, selected Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. to be the new president of the International Missions Department. Bishop Mathews succeeds Bishop Carlis Moody who served admirably... Read More →


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Convention Center Room 205

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

IMD Leadership Lab Part 2 for Regional Presidents and VPs and Jurisdictional Ministers of Music
Target Audience: Regional and Jurisdictional Leaders

Course Description:
 This class is open only to Regional Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Jurisdictional Ministers of Music.  As a Q&A panel session, it offers an opportunity for candid discussion, hard questions, clear guidance, and strategies for success. Facilitators include Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, Dr. Janice Craig, Dr. Cynthia Benning, Pastor Alvin Coleman, and Elder Kevin Beamon.
 
Course Outline
I. Opening Remarks and Introduction of Panel members
II. Q&A session topics may include:
     A. Our Levitical Mandate in Music Ministry
     B. Leading with Vision and Purpose in Music Ministry
     C. What Accountability and Integrity in Music Ministry Looks Like
     D. Creative Resources for Music Ministry
     E. Maintaining an Effective and Holistic Structure
III. Closing Remarks from Our President, Dr. Judith Christie McAllister
IV.  Prayer


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

9:00am

IMD So You Think You Can Sing? BRING IT! (New Artist Ministry Opportunity, occurs Wednesday – Friday)
Target Audience: New Artists

Course Description:
This is not a singing competition. This is an opportunity for music ministries to be observed, assessed and mentored while sharing their gifts and talents. A panel of notable artists will assess new artists and offer feedback to help improve the level and overall execution of their ministry presentation. There is no cost to participate. It is first come first served. The goal here is to give new artists an opportunity to “BRING IT!” as well as, provide mentorship to help new artists prepare for music ministry in general. This session is repeated, Wednesday – Friday.)


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 102

9:00am

IMD I Say Praise, You Say Worship: Blending the Traditional with the Contemporary (Interactive Practice)
Target Audience: Praise and Worship Leaders and Members

Course Description:
 
Given the various genres and styles of “worship” music, it is important to offer something for everybody.  A “full service” worship team offers a buffet of musical options and experiences so that the entire congregation, across all ages and preferences, can participate.  Learn how to embrace modern, contemporary music without completely elimination more traditional music.  This class will provide demonstrative techniques to help worship teams lead congregations into a richer, more resonant, and full worship experience.

Course Outline

I.  The entire congregation makes up the royal priesthood (I Peter 2:9).
II. Know where you are and where they are.
     A. Do you know where you are in your personal worship?
     B. Do you know where you want to go?
     C. Do you know where your people are?
     D. Be patient with your people as they grow to where you are.
     E. Compelling people to come out of their comfort zones and into true worship
III. Actively training your congregation to participate in worship    
IV. No matter where your people are, they can go further


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 104

9:00am

IMD Keeping Your Youth Choir All the Way Up: Maintaining Effectiveness (Panel Discussion with Q&A)
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description:
This class will focus on key components that would provide attendees with key insight to developing and starting a youth choir within their ministry.  Topics of discussion will include, organizing a successful youth choir that would be multidimensional in structure, and providing opportunities for youth to establish purpose and meaning while being a part of a youth choir.

Course Outline
I. Personal devotion, prayer, fasting and a personal relationship with God as Youth Choir Coordinator
II. Know the vision of your Leader
III. Appoint a team to assist or work with a team that has been established
IV. Ensure proper screening and background checks for working team
V. Communicating a clear and organized vision to your Team
VI. Hosting an interest meeting
VII. Establishing a rapport with youth with activities and team building exercises outside of service/ministry time.
VIII. Provide opportunities and training for Youth
IX. Intentionally provide Positive Reinforcement during youth training/practices
X. Maintain consistency with practices, promises and personal growth
XI. Encouraging Youth to have a personal relationship with God
XII. Encouraging Youth to be disciples for Jesus during ministry and outside of ministry opportunities
XIII. Being a listening ear and support for youth
XIV. Have an idea or a list of youth related resources in the area for resource and referral programs for XV. youth in the choir
XV. Provide and appoint youth leadership roles: i.e. director, secretary, treasurer, prayer coordination, rehearsal coordination, etc.
XVI. Remain open to learn from youth (trends and new concepts) to remain relevant and relatable


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 103

9:00am

IMD Show Me That: Practicum in Keyboard, Organ, Bass, and Guitar Musicianship
Target Audience: Musicians

Course Description:
This class is designed to expose participants to new techniques, chords, and methodology of playing piano, keyboards, organ, bass, guitar and drums. We must always endeavor to ensure the capability of musical maturity, through God’s anointing, while simultaneously perfecting our gifting through spiritual and intellectual pursuits. All musicians are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn new techniques and chords that they may incorporate into their styles of playing music.
 
Course Outline
I.          How to Accompany Soloists, Choirs
II.        The Art of Playing Hymns
III.       Playing Behind the Preacher
IV.       Cueing, Staging and Placement; Blend and Tonality
V.        How to be an Effective Music Director
VI.       How to Handle Business
VII.     Playing with a Band
VIII.    The Lifestyle of a Saved Musician
IX.       Playing for Production vs. Playing in Church [Psalms 33:3 (NKJV)]
X.        Playing in All Keys; Staying in the Pocket; Runs, Riffs and Scales
XI.       Shouting Music; Worship Chords; Traditional Styles; Hammond Organ Drawbar Settings and More


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 144/145

9:00am

ISSD: COGIC Theology and Doctrine
Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: COGIC Theology and Doctrine


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

9:00am

9:00am

ISSD: The Story Behind the Biblical Story: The Holy Spirit, Exegesis and the World Around Me
The Story Behind the Biblical Story: The Holy Spirit, Exegesis and the World Around Me


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 117

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National Jurisdictional A.I.M. Chairpersons Network
Roon 201A

Training – Dean Chairman Steve Tipton
Creativity – Innovation – Inquiry
President’s Banquet – Chairman Charles Jones
Financial Expectations – Treasurer Chairman Emmitt Nevels
Regional Coordinators – Chairman Stimpson
Announcements & Seating Passes – Executive Secretary Chairman Cedric Smith
What’s Next – National Coordinator Supt. Gary Bush
11:00 a.m.
~Executive Board Meeting – Chairman Vincent Price~

Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

9:00am

ISSD: Teacher Training Institute
You don't want to miss the opportunity to become an even more equipped and prepared teacher during our Teacher Training Institute under the direction of Dr. Twianie Roberts, Direct of Teacher Training, International Sunday School Department. The registration is $100 and you will leave educated and certified to go back to your area churches and departments and excel at providing  Christian education more effectively. 


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corridor Room 116-117

9:15am

Children Ages 4 & 5
Friday July 6, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am
TBA

9:30am

IMD Technique and Vocal Health Master Class
Target Audience:  All Singers and Soloists

Course Description:
The voice is a musical instrument that was designed to give God true praise. Vocal technique is an extremely important part of the development of this musical instrument. The training for this class is rigorous and will challenge even the most experienced vocalist. The following will be enhanced: breath support, understanding and prevention of hoarseness, how to properly use one’s voice, how to avoid misuse of the voice, and much more. (This class is open to all singers and soloists.) After completing this training, participants should be able to properly use their vocal instrument.

Course Outline
I.       The Divine Purpose of Singing
II.     Vocal Techniques
          A.    Delivery
          B.    Pitch
          C.    Diction
III.    How does the Voice Work?
IV.    Speech Level Singing
V.     Crossing Vocal Bridges
VI.    Caring for the Voice
          A.   Physical Consumption
          B.   Spiritual Consumption
          C.   Rest and Exercise for the Body
VII.  The Vocal Workout



Friday July 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 143

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IMD Concert for Children's Church
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Friday July 6, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Westin Hotel - Capital Ballroom 241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

10:00am

ISSD: Administration Ministry
The Ministry of Elders in the Sunday  (The Ministry of Paul, Barnabas and Silas)


Friday July 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Ballroom 500

10:00am

ISSD: Biblical Science Ministry
  • The Male and Female became One Flesh
  •  Evidence of the Resurrection 2 – A Classical Approach
  • , Preservation and Dominion: Example Ecology and Environmentalis


Friday July 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Convention Center Speedway Corrido Room 111

10:00am

ISSD: Biblical Studies Ministry
  • Sunday School Soaring by Building on the Firm Foundation and Answering the Call
  •  Sunday School Soaring in the New Millennium: Different Methods, but the Same Message P.2


Friday July 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm