As part of our mission of equipping Christ-like servant leaders for global impact, Kingswood’s Speakers Bureau is a resource for churches and ministries that may want to tap into the expertise of our faculty and staff. You can find a speaker for a worship service or a ministry event by viewing the profiles of those who offer sermons and seminars.
– Sharing Your Faith 101
– Evangelism/ Outreach
– Radical Discipleship
– Social Justice Issues
Michael (Mike) A. MacNeil, M.A.
Program Director – Praxis
Evangelism and Compassion Ministry
My heartbeat and passion is about reaching out to those outside the church who don’t know Jesus,” says Mike MacNeil, whose role at Kingswood University took a dramatic turn from teaching English when God sparked in him a passion for evangelism and compassion ministry. Today, he regularly leads ministry teams of students to serve the poor, homeless, addicts, and incarcerated within the province, in major cities, and in countries around the world.
We see in Scripture that Christ commands His Church to “love your neighbor” (Matthew 22:39) and to “go and make disciples of nations” (Matthew 28:19). When evangelism, compassion ministry, and social justice are separated from one another, it leads to an incomplete representation of the gospel. To achieve a biblical and balanced ministry of outreach, the church must include both the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
MacNeil wants Christ-followers to discover what it means to be a servant and a witness. In his seminars, he explains how to share your own faith story and Christ’s love through servant ministry, and he challenges you to become an advocate for social justice.
From his wealth of experience in sharing the gospel both locally and globally, MacNeil speaks at churches, camps, rallies, and conferences on the following topics:
- Sharing Your Faith 101
- Evangelism/ Outreach
- Radical Discipleship
- Social Justice Issues
To book him, email Mike MacNeil
Dr. Stephen Elliott
– Why Friendship/Lifestyle Evangelism Doesn’t Work & What to Do About It
– Overcoming 10 Obstacles That Will Stall Local Church Growth & Health
– Building an Effective Men’s Ministry
– Making Disciples: 6 + 1 Methods of Discipleship
– Empowering Lay Ministry
– Understanding the Life Changes of a Growing Church
– Developing Effective Methods of Welcome & Integration
Rev. Stephen D. Elliott, D. Min.
Division Chair of Professional Studies
Program Director of Pastoral Ministry
Program Director of Church Planting
Dr. Stephen Elliott understands what it means to plant and grow a dynamic church. In 1983, he began a church plant in Ottawa, Ontario, and grew the church over a 22 year period from a handful of people to a congregation of over 1,300.
“The opportunity I now have to pass along ministry insights and skills to a new generation of up- and-coming Christian leaders is a responsibility I love and take very seriously,” says Elliott, who has visited many of the largest churches in America and has studied everything he could related to church health, growth, and leadership.
Dr. Elliott loves Christ and His church, and he enjoys every opportunity to help ministry leaders develop insights and skills for growing healthy churches. Speaking from his wealth of experience and research, he presents tailor-made seminars to local churches or districts on the following topics:
- Why Friendship/Lifestyle Evangelism Doesn’t Work & What to Do About It
- Overcoming 10 Obstacles That Will Stall Local Church Growth & Health
- Building an Effective Men’s Ministry
- Making Disciples: 6 + 1 Methods of Discipleship
- Empowering Lay Ministry
- Understanding the Life Changes of a Growing Church
- Developing Effective Methods of Welcome & Integration
To book him for your church or district, email Dr. Stephen Elliott or call 506-432-4464.