Peer 2 Peer #CML 2018 Details

April 24-26, 2018 – Scottsdale, AZ  (Click Here for Registration)

J.D. Payne (Speaker):

J. D. Payne, Ph.D. is one of the pastors with The Church at Brook Hills (Birmingham, AL) where he provides leadership in the areas of global disciple-making, pastoral training, and church multiplication. Before moving to Birmingham, he pastored churches in Kentucky and Indiana, served as a national missionary with the North American Mission Board, and taught for ten years as an Associate Professor of Evangelism and Church Planting at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author and editor of thirteen books on missions, leadership, and evangelism, hosts a podcast (Strike the Match with J. D. Payne) on missions and leadership, and writes frequently at He is married to Sarah and has three children, Hannah, Rachel, and Joel.

Matthew Ellison (Speaker):

Matthew Ellison began serving at Calvary of Albuquerque, in New Mexico, where he attended and graduated from their School of Ministry. He worked as the missions pastor at Calvary for nine years, developing and launching a strategic church-wide missions ministry. There he founded an international short-term mission ministry called LifeLine Missions that gave thousands across the country the opportunity to experience the mission field firsthand. Through these ministry opportunities, he became extensively involved in short and long-term mission endeavors in countries around the world. Now, he devotes his time to serving local churches across the country by coaching them in strategically focused missions and helping them to discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations. Matthew is the Chief Ministry Officer and co-founder of Sixteen:Fifteen, and currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Renee, and their three children, Matthew, Caleigh and Landin.

Michael VanHuis (Speaker and Host):

Michael VanHuis has a B.A. from Hope College and an M.A. from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. He’s served as a missionary in Ghana, West Africa and in varying leadership roles within Pioneers.  He has also served as the Missions Pastor at Northland Church (Longwood, FL), a Senior Vice President for OneWay Ministries/Prayercast and joined the Missio Nexus team in 2015 as the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.  Michael lives in Aurora, IL and is married to Laura with five children – Emily, Matthew, Anna, Andrew, and Elizabeth.


Proposed Agenda:

Tuesday, April 24

  • Fly/Drive-In
  • Dinner
  • Welcome
  • Speaker – J.D. Payne

Wednesday, April 25

  • Breakfast
  • Devotional
  • Open Conferencing Discussion
  • Speaker 2 – J.D. Payne
  • Lunch
  • Group Interaction
  • Speaker 3 – Matthew Ellison
  • Group Interaction
  • Dinner with CEOs (Missio Nexus will be hosting the Peer 2 Peer CEO Retreat at the same time/location).
  • CEO/CML Discussion (Facilitated by Ted Esler and Michael VanHuis)

Thursday, April 26

  • Breakfast
  • Devotional
  • Speaker 4 – Matthew Ellison
  • Group Interaction
  • Lunch
  • Final Session – Michael VanHuis
  • Depart (4pm)

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