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Gaither Commissioner David Jeffrey
Commissioner David Jeffrey was appointed as the Territorial Commander effective August 1, 2011, for The Salvation Army USA Southern territory.

Immediately preceding this appointment, Commissioner David Jeffrey served as the National Chief Secretary at USA National Headquarters.

He has served in a number of corps and administrative appointments. Before entering the College for Officer Training, he assisted in Fairmont, West Virginia, and was in charge of the Norway, West Virginia Outpost. As cadet-lieutenant, he served as Corps Officer in Front Royal, Virginia, and Grafton, West Virginia. His field appointments following his commissioning included the Baltimore (Hampden), and Hagerstown Corps in Maryland.

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Gaither Commissioner Israel L. Gaither
Commissioner Gaither, with his wife Commissioner Eva, retired as active Salvation Army Officers, November 1, 2010.Ordained and Commissioned from The Salvation Army’s School for Officer Training in June, 1964 in New York City, he held senior leadership positions at both the USA National Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and International Headquarters, London, United Kingdom where he served as the first African-American Chief of the Staff as second-in-command since the founding of the international movement in 1865. He is also the first African-American to serve as the USA National Commander.

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Mr. Jon Sheptock
Jon was born with a very unusual affliction. He had no arms and a short right leg. The evening he was born he was turned over to the state because his biological parents did not want him. After giving his life over to Christ at a young age he has traveled and Challenged MEN, AND YOUNG PEOPLE ALIKE with the Scripture promise, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

“Men Making Life’s Challenges God’s Victory”
In “Making Life’s Challenges God’s Victories”, Jon Sheptock shares on such issues as physical handicaps, abandonment, foster care, adoption, bullying, hopelessness, self-doubt, salvation, and how we only receive true peace through the grace of Jesus Christ. Jon takes away all our excuses and calls us to recommit our lives to fully serving the Lord.

Mr. David Hodge
Senior Vice President for North American Ministries with “Walk Thru the Bible” ministries will present on the subject of “Encouragement” as it relates to men at home workplace.

How to Encourage -A Strategy for Mentoring Men
How can I encourage the men around me? How can I help them to be all that God intends for their life? The answer is found in applying consistent Biblical encouragement. We’ll discover four different ways a man can encourage those around him based on the example of Barnabas.

Mr. David Murrow
David Murrow is the director of Church for Men, an organization that helps congregations reach more men and boys. In his day job, David works as a television producer and writer. He’s the author of three books. He lives in Alaska with his wife, three children, two grandchildren and a dachshund named Pepper.

“Why Men Hate Going To Church”
We’re fishing for men with a holey net. Learn how to close those holes, retain more men and engage them in the life of the church. Learn how to
grow your church the way Jesus did: by focusing on men.

“Ten Ways to Man Up Your Church (without driving women away)”
Learn 10 practical ways your church (Corps) can create a healthy, life giving masculine spirit in everything it does. See how these ten ideas can help your congregation grow numerically and spiritually.


[tab title=”Workshops”]A Godly Man….In an Ungodly World
Captain Marion Platt – Savannah, Georgia

Do you ever get the sensation that you’re moving in a minefield of temptations, tricks, and traps? Even though you may live in enemy territory, you’re not alone! In this workshop, we’ll explore, discuss, and learn to apply tactics to stay spiritually safe and healthy in a sometimes hostile environment. See you there!

Becoming the Godly Husband Your Wife Needs
Captain Brett Meredith – Kerrville, Texas

The hardest thing that you will ever do is become the godly husband that your wife needs you to be. This workshop will take the acronym, H.U.S.B.A.N.D., used by Gil Stieglitz in his book “Becoming a Godly Husband” to explore the way in which we can become God-honoring men in our marriage relationships.

Men’s Ministry Programming Made SIMPLE
Major Mark Satterlee – Huntsville, Alabama

“Where would most of our corps men’s clubs be without dominoes and Uno? Could it be that God has bigger designs for your men? Hear what other men’s clubs just like yours are doing around the territory and what you can do to generate interest in men’s ministry in your town. Come prepared to share and use others ideas.”

A Man’s Role in the Corps
Major Pete Costas – Raleigh, North Carolina

What’s the secret for growing and sustaining a thriving Salvation Army Corps? It’s not the Corps Officer! It’s passionate, holy men, empowered with leadership opportunity within a structure that encourages and nurtures them while they work together to serve others. Hear from men who “get it” in a Corps that “gets it right!”

Becoming the Godly Father Your Children Need
Major Robert Lyle – Hagerstown, Maryland

” Finally be Strong in The Lord!” It is my desire that through this workshop we will learn as men that “Putting on the Full Armor of God” can allow us to Stand Firm and by doing this, we can learn to be a Micah 6:8 Man!

Living Out Jesus Where You Live, Work and Play
Major Stephen Long – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

In a post modern world, learn how to put a winning team together at work, at home, at play; building a life of influence through the principles of Incarnational Evangelism (tried and tested in the field of experience). Be the Church; learn user friendly methods intended to take out the fear of the Great Commission’s call to share.

Overcoming Addictions as a Godly Man
Major Michael Vincent – Northern Virginia ARC Administrator

Now that I have given my heart over to the Lord, how do I continue in my quest to overcome my addictions? This workshop will focus on the continued development of Godly character by learning to sort out the external message of the world around us and focus on the internal messages offered by the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual Authority…How to Live It!
Major Paul McFarland – Tampa, Florida ARC Administrator

Spiritual Authority- the divine paradox. Authority, closely tied with power and more often than not the recipient of our passive-aggressive rebellion. Just what is spiritual Authority and do I live under it? Thought provoking discussion about a topic mankind has wrestled with since the Garden of Eden.

The Godly Man and His Money
Major Robert Webb – Divisional Secretary for Business – Tampa, Florida

As the godly man purposes in his heart to put God first in every area of his life, he will embrace spiritual principles such as; faith based giving, multiplying of talents and personal accountability. Through these personal disciplines empowered by his love for God, the godly man begins to enjoy the bountiful harvest of God’s blessing in his life. Come and be blessed!

Becoming A Man of Prayer
CSM Cotton Presley – Springdale, Arkansas

Feeling anxious,(nervous, queasy and uneasy), about the future ? God’s answer is prayer! Philippians 4:6 calls us to arm ourselves with the armor of prayer. We’ll look at this scripture as well as others in becoming men of prayer…more prayer, and much prayer.

Communication in Marriage
Lt .Colonel Donald Canning – Soldier – Clearwater, Florida

Communication is a learned art. Once communication has broken down, it is very difficult to restore. In this seminar, you will learn key components of effective communication that will not only lead to more positive marriages, but also enhance all your relationships – family, friends, professional, casual, etc.

How to Encourage -A Strategy for Mentoring Men
Mr. David Hodge, Senior Vice President “Walk Thought the Bible”

How can I encourage the men around me? How can I help them to be all that God intends for their life? The answer is found in applying consistent Biblical encouragement. We’ll discover four different ways a man can encourage those around him based on the example of Barnabas.

Why Men Hate Going to Church
Mr. David Murrow, Director, Church for Men

We’re fishing for men with a holey net. Learn how to close those holes, retain more men and engage them in the life of the church. Learn how to grow your church the way Jesus did: by focusing on men.

Heart Of A Champion
Mr. Jon Sheptock, Sheptock Ministries

Men can have the “Heart of a Champion”. In this workshop Jon will share today’s perspectives from his story and relate the Biblical perspective through characters from the Bible what it truly means to have a genuine heart for God touching on four components-Willingness, Trust, Courage and Passion

MindArmor Training Tools ( Battling Lust and Pornography)
Al Larson, Jericho Ventures,LLC

Dr. Al Larson, developer of “MindArmor” will present the most recent discoveries from neuroscience on how pornography robs the heart of intimacy with God and those we love. This dynamic workshop gives men the tools to help them understand how pornography chemically wires the brain and methodically tightens its grip around those who consume it.

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FRIDAY, June 1, 2012

12:00 – 7:30 P.M. Registration Open (Atlanta Temple)
1:00 – 4:30 P.M. OPENING SESSION:Session 1: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
“Men Making Life’s Challenges God’s Victory”
John Sheptock
“How To Encourage-A Strategy for Mentoring Men”
David Hodge
“Why Men Hate Going To Church”
“Ten Ways to Man Up Your Church (Officers/Leaders)
David Murrow
Session II: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Continuation of Above Sessions)
Leader: Lt. Colonel Eddie Hobgood
Speaker: Commissioner David Jeffrey

SATURDAY, June 2, 2012

7:45 A.M. Registration Opens
8:30 – 10:00 A.M. GENERAL SESSION
Leader: Leader: TSM Dan Hager
Speaker: Speaker: Mr. David Murrow
10:00 – 10:30 A.M. Refreshment Break
10:30 – 12:00 P.M. Workshops
12:15 – 1:00 P.M. Lunch – Gymnasium/THQ Dining Room
1:00 – 2:00 P.M Workshops
Leader: Commissioner David Jeffrey
Speaker: Commissioner Israel Gaither