Reggie McNeal To Keynote Church Leaders Conference

Best-selling author, teacher and speaker Reggie McNeal will be the keynote speaker for the Synergoi Church Leaders Conference set for Saturday, Jan. 31 at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

The one-day conference for pastors and church leaders provides opportunities for professional and spiritual development. In addition to McNeal, Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Ministry faculty will present additional workshops. For more on Synergoi, which means “fellow workers” in Greek, call (561) 803-2623.

The event gets under way at 9 a.m. and takes place on the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus in West Palm Beach. Cost of registration is $15 and includes lunch. Online registration is open at The event is sponsored by the university’s master of divinity program.

McNeal has contributed to numerous denominational publications and church leadership journals, including Leadership and Net Results. His books include Revolution in Leadership (Abingdon Press, 1998), A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders (Jossey-Bass, 2000), The Present Future (Jossey-Bass, 2003), Practicing Greatness (Jossey-Bass, 2006) and Get A Life! (Broadman& Holman, 2007). His book Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church (Jossey-Bass, 2009) details the three shifts that church leaders must make to engage the mission movement and offers suggestions for a different scorecard to reflect mission ministry. His latest book, Get off Your Donkey! Help Somebody and Help Yourself, calls readers to dismount, get messy and live a life that makes a real difference.

McNeal’s education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree and doctorate, both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Cathy, have two daughters, Jessica and Susanna, and make their home in Columbia, S.C.

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