DISTRICT DISCIPLEMAKING MINISTRY TEAM (DDMT)

The DDMT offers support and resources to help equip leaders of children, youth, and adult ministries in the local church.


Breathe

A Kid's ministry worker retreat



This FREE one day retreat is designed to give you time and space to breathe, enjoy God’s presence, and be spiritually refreshed. 


Recalibrate your hEart toward God while experiencing new         ways to make space for Him in your daily rhythms. 


                                              Lunch will be provided.*


                                   Click HERE to register!

Western/Central NY

Saturday, June 11, 2022

9 AM - 3:30 PM

Asbury Retreat Center (near Letchworth State Park)

16 Lakeside Ave, Silver Lake, NY 14549

asburyuny.org


Eastern NY

Saturday, June 4, 2022

9 AM - 3:30 PM

Christ the King Center (northeast of Albany)

575 Burton Rd, Greenwich, NY 12834

ctkcenter.org


               Building bridges: 

Equipping Home and Church for inclusive disciplemaking

September 17, 2022

10 AM - 2:30 PM

Delta Lake Bible Conference Center

Sponsored by: NED DDMT and DLBCC

Cost: Free!


As a district we are committed to working together to bring the gospel to all of God’s children. We recognize that there is a need to grow in our awareness and ministry to those with disabilities in their story. Whether you are on this journey at home or in the church, we are interested in creating faith environments of caring, cultivating, loving, releasing, and multiplying for the sake of God’s Kingdom.

 

Join us for this one-day event that is designed to encourage, equip, and build relationships. We have intentionally scheduled it to be held at Delta Lake during a “Haven Camp” weekend. This will give us an opportunity to share the joy of this outstanding ministry while gaining the training you need to keep moving forward in building a meaningful inclusive disciplemaking environment at home and church. 


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 meet the team

  • Lisa Vogan, chairperson

    disciplemaking specialist

    lvogan@nedcma.org / 716-713-1959

    As a licensed Disciplemaking Specialist for the Northeastern District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, specializing in Children’s ministry, Lisa spends her time coaching, consulting, equipping, speaking and facilitating leadership growth across the District and the United States. Under the leadership of Melissa J. MacDonald, she has served as a Regional Connector for the National Children’s Ministry Team of the C & M A and a Coach for the Children’s Disciplemaking Leadership Certificate Course(CDLC). Lisa is certified as a National Trainer for Plan to Protect™. With over 30 years of ministry experience within discipleship and leadership contexts, Lisa’s greatest passion is to encourage, equip and empower ministry volunteers and leaders--strengthening the impact in our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • megan owens

    Administrative assistant

    meganowens827@gmail.com / 607-437-5799

    Megan has served in Alliance churches since she can remember. Through the years she has led Missions Ministry, including a short-term mission trip to Envision Peru; served on staff as an Executive/Ministry Assistant; served on a church-planting team for three years; volunteered in worship ministry; completed a year-long intensive discipleship program through 3DM Coaching, and various other ministry roles. She currently works from home doing content creation including graphic design, web design, social media, blogging and print layout for her business, Crafted Graphics, LLC. Her husband, Levi, is a campus pastor at Crosstown Alliance Church in Rochester, NY. They have one daughter named Selah.

  • reid walsh

    youth point person

    reidwalsh@parksidebible.org / 717-951-1895

    Reid has been in the NED since 2014 as Youth Pastor at Parkside Bible Church in Watertown, NY. He graduated in 2003 from Messiah College with a BA in Christian Ministries and an emphasis in youth. He has pastored in youth, young adult, college & career and worship ministries in previous churches, serving as full-time, bi-vocational and volunteer ministry leadership in that time. He has a heart for helping people become fully devoted, lifelong disciples of Christ, which will, in turn, produce more Christ followers as they serve God's Kingdom in reaching others. As a native New Englander (living in exile), he enjoys cheering for the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics and rubbing all those championships in at the Bills, Giants, Yankees and Ranger fans!

  • alex banks

    youth ministry

    alexbanks10@gmail.com / 585-507-7654

    Alex has served in ministry since 2008. He is currently serving as the Associate Pastor at Lockport Alliance Church where he tries to use Romans 12 as a guideline for living and serving. Alex loves the Lord and enjoys helping others get to know Jesus better. He's married to Becky and the two of them have three young boys. Alex enjoys cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes and has been known to travel to Cleveland on a whim to catch a Cleveland Indians baseball game.

  • pj bOGONIEWSKI

    Adult Ministry

    actsoflight@gmail.com / 716-473-8650

    PJ has served in full-time ministry with the Alliance for more than 15 years. He has served as a youth pastor, lead pastor, church planter, and is now the Pastor of Discipleship at Auburn Alliance Church.  During that time, he's been studying, writing, and teaching on the topic of healthy church ministry. His passion is equipping people to Make Disciples and then developing a framework for disciplemaking to occur organically. PJ is also a writer. To date he's written over 100 plays designed for use in churches and three books to equip the people of God to develop into mature disciples of Jesus Christ and make more disciples. You can find out more info on his writings at www.ActsofLight.com.    

  • brian french

    adult ministry

    brian.french@trinityalliancechurch.com / 518-429-0630

    Brian has served as a pastor in churches in both Canada and the US since 1998. He is currently the Lead Pastor of Trinity Alliance Church in Rochester, NY. Brian’s passion is to see people take steps of faith (even risky steps) as they follow God’s plan for their lives. He enjoys reading, playing music, watching hockey (go Leafs go!), baseball (Let’s go Blue Jays!) and football (G-MEN!). He also has a love for playing and streaming online computer games.

  • Jen Veitch

    Kids ministry

    dfm@newlifeinsaratoga.org

    Jen Veitch is a wife, mom of 5 and grandmother of one. After a 15-year career teaching preschool, Jen began serving as the Director of Family Ministry at New Life Fellowship Church in Saratoga Springs, NY where her focus for the past 5 years has been on building relationships between adults and children to foster a community of discipleship from the nursery to college and beyond.  Jen’s love of working with children began at an early age when she was encouraged to help out in the Sunday school classrooms at her church.  With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and coursework emphasizing child development and special education, Jen has dedicated her life to serving children and families both inside and outside the church building.