Who we are

This Missions & Marketplace Conference draws marketplace and ministry leaders from every sphere of society: business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion. 

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What we do

The 2016 Missions & Marketplace Conference will empower every leader in attendance to fulfill God’s plan for their life, to be a channel for wealth creation to advance God’s kingdom, and to be His agents of change to transform the world.

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Register now for the 2016 Missions & Marketplace Conference: TAKING THE LEAD

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Schedule

This conference runs through all 4 days from March 29th - April 1 2016.
Day 1
29 Mar 2016
Day 2
30 Mar 2016
Day 3
31 Mar 2016
Day 4
01 Apr 2016

CAREER FAIR

Explore career opportunities across various industries offering entry to executive level positions. Connect with recruiters and executives from corporate, non-profit, government and small business enterprises. This event is FREE and...
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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY EXPO

This event is for emerging and established entrepreneurs and business owners and is intended to provide direct access to opportunities to help grow revenue and to support business expansion. At...
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Wednesday Evening Session

Free Session, Open to the Public, Childcare provided
Ron Hall Jr.
Wess Morgan
Apostle Guillermo Maldonado
Steve Pemberton
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.

Coffee/Tea Service

Thursday Morning Worship

Musical Artist
Wess Morgan

Welcome

2016 Missions and Marketplace Conference

Thursday Morning Session Speaker

Guest Speaker
Tiffany Norwood

Thursday Morning Session • YOU INC.

YOU INC. You are a brand and opportunities are everywhere for you to prove it! Join author, activist and ESSENCE magazine’s Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor and choreographer, activist and creative director...
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Desiree Rogers
Laurieann Gibson
Mikki Taylor

MINDSET OF SUCCESS PANEL

Long term success and fulfillment is no fluke, it does not just happen. It is a mindset and there are proven principles. THE MINDSET OF SUCCESS will take you on...
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Andre Harrell
Ellen Rakieten
Steve Pemberton
Dr. Holly Carter
Dr. Bill Winston
12:50p.m - 1:30p.m.

Lunch Break

Senior Pastor Roundtable Discussion (Invitation only)

An executive round-table for Senior Pastors with Dr. Bill Winston. Pastor will share wisdom and insight gleaned from over 20 years in ministry and provided an opportunity for questions and...
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Dr. Bill Winston

Workshop • “LIFE ROCKS” VISION BOARD

Renown Actress and Humanitarian, LisaRaye McCoy hosts an interactive and fun workshop, “LIFE ROCKS”, where YOU are able to create your very own VISION BOARD complete with a collage of photos...
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LisaRaye McCoy

Workshop • Small Business Economic Forecast

Join us for a conversation about the role of small business as a pathway to wealth creation, economic empowerment, and community transformation. Topics include: The state of the small business economy,...
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Tameka Montgomery, SBA

Workshop • The Woman Code (For Women in Business)

The Woman Code (For Women in Business) This workshop discusses how every woman lives by a code, whether she realizes it or not. This Code is her roadmap to living,...
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Sophia Nelson

Workshop • Unstuck: Moving your Ministry out of a Growth Plateau

No matter the size of the congregation, properly learning the fundamentals of starting a church and increasing membership is a must. This workshop will provide you with the tools needed...
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Pastor Jon Ferguson

Workshop • GLMC Precious Metals Seminar

Join us for the dynamic workshop presented by Great Lakes Monetary Consultants (GLMC). This workshop will teach you about investing in gold and silver to create a solid financial foundation.
Edna Chapman

Workshop • Transformational Prayer

Prayer is the spiritual weapon that gives you dominion and authority in every situation. Learn how to take back the ground that has been stolen in your organization, city, and...
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Apostle Stephen A. Garner

Workshop • What Makes Your Biz Fundable?

One of the main concerns every entrepreneur faces is raising capital for the startup or expansion of their business. The popularity of shows like “The Shark Tank” has made seeking...
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Workshop • Church Finances

Managing church finances has become more important than ever. Finances reflect integrity of leadership and organizational accountability. This workshop will help you establish checks and balances in your financial procedures,...
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Belinda Whitfield

Workshop • Creating the Perfect Pitch Part 1

To grow, business enterprises will need to access external sources to effectively launch and build their companies. Client acquisition, funding and building effective partnerships all have one thing in common,...
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Patience Nelson

Thursday Evening Session

Guest Speakers & Musical Artist
Jonathan McReynolds
Theodore M. “Ted” Shaw
Marcus Lamb

Registration Opens

Friday Morning Session
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

Coffee/Tea Service

Friday Morning Worship

Musical Artist
Alleece Baker

Welcome

Friday Morning Session

Friday Morning Session Speaker

Guest Speaker
Dr. Cindy Jacobs

FRIDAY MORNING SESSION • THE WAIT

The Wait: A Conversation on Faith, Love & Relationships In a Merge exclusive preview of their upcoming book, THE WAIT, Hollywood power couple producer DeVon Franklin and award winning actress...
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DeVon Franklin & Meagan Good
12:30p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch Break

Workshop • Actors Panel

Whether their forte is theater, television, or film these leading actors are all unique in their own way. Yet they have all made sacrifices, faced and overcome challenges, experienced breakthroughs,...
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Dondre Whitfield
Brely Evans

Workshop • Cultural Shift

The church is on the verge of massive, category shifting, change. Contemporary church growth, despite its many blessings, has failed to stem the decline of Christianity in the West. We...
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Pastor Dave Ferguson

Workshop • Business Certification: Access to Government and Corporate Contract Opportunities

Interested in doing business with the government or becoming a supplier for Fortune 500 companies? Buying organizations from the public and private sector report over $3 billion in annual purchases...
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Workshop • 360 Leadership: Becoming an Agent of Influence

In this workshop you will learn what 360-degree leadership is. You will learn that no matter what industry you work in or what your job title is, we are all...
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Cheryl Dixon

Workshop • Repairing the Waste Cities (Technology)

Technology opens the door to innovation and high-yield entrepreneurial opportunities in a tech-driven modern economy. This event is designed to introduce Pastors and Faith Leaders to the power of technological...
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Bruce Montgomery
Fabian Elliott
Julian Thomas

Workshop • Our Mission, His Marketplace

A candid conversation designed to empower attendees with the knowledge, insights and practical wisdom needed to live on purpose. Merge Chairs and entertainment powerhouses Dr. Holly Carter, Traci Lynn Blackwell...
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Deloris Thomas
Deloris Thomas
Pastor Mark Baker
Robi Reed
Dr. Holly Carter
Traci Lynn Blackwell

Workshop • “Spiritual Songwriting” (For Such A Time As This)

During this class Donald will explore and explain how and why it’s important for faith based songwriters to share revelational messages of faith to help the listener get through these...
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Donald Lawrence

Workshop • The New Big is Small

If you are believing God to increase your congregation, you must be sufficiently organized to “reap and keep” more people. Establishing cell groups is the way to supernaturally multiply your...
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Pastor David Cordeau

Workshop • Merge Act Plus Producer’s Session

Producers will have an unprecedented opportunity to present a script and receive real-time feedback from TV & Film  professionals, Dr. Holly Carter and DeVon Franklin. This is a session most...
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DeVon Franklin & Meagan Good
Dr. Holly Carter

Creating the Perfect Pitch Part 2

Join us to support fifteen (15) participants selected from Create the Perfect Pitch-Part #1 as they have an opportunity to use what they learned in a “Live Elevator Pitch” and get professional...
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Patience Nelson

Friday Evening Session

Speakers & Musical Artist
Leslie Ruiz
Dr. Bill Winston

Musical Artists

Jonathan McReynolds

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter

Wess Morgan

Pastor and Recording Artist

Alleece Baker

Singer, Songwriter, Worship Leader

Leslie Ruiz

Singer and Worship Leader

Registration

General Admission
149.00 USD

Individual – $149.00

FMA Members – $125.00

Group Rates – 5 or more $100/per person.

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Career Fair
Free

Attention Job Seekers! CEPD’s 5th Annual Career Fair will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2016 10:00am – 1:00pm. Employers representing companies and agencies in…

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Business Expo
Free

This event is for emerging and established entrepreneurs and business owners and is intended to provide direct access to opportunities to help grow revenue and…

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Location

Living Word Christian Center
7600 W Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130
866-816-4653info@missionsandmarketplace.org

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