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2018 Annual Leadership Conference

  • Grace Church 2005 Estates Parkway Allen, TX, 75002 United States (map)



Steve Stroope

Senior Pastor,  Lake Pointe Church

Called to pastor Lake Pointe shortly after its founding in 1979, Steve Stroope leads a congregation that has grown from an attendance of 53 at its inception to more than 12,000 each week meeting at nine campuses. In addition to leading Lake Pointe, Steve provides coaching to partnership churches all over the world.  Lake Pointe has been instrumental in planting flagship churches in numerous places in North America.  Steve mentors young pastors in the Next Generation Pastors group of Leadership Network in Dallas, and he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Leadership Network.

Although he is a sought-after speaker and church consultant both nationally and throughout the world, his heart is for the local church, and he looks forward to many more years at Lake Pointe.

Pastor Steve’s spiritual gifts are evangelism, leadership, and teaching. He has a passion for seeing that the Gospel is presented to unchurched people in a culturally relevant style without compromising its truth. He also believes that one of the keys to an effective church is keeping a balance between evangelism and discipleship. Because of this belief, he is a strong supporter of the small-group ministry at Lake Pointe.

Pastor Steve graduated from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, with a B.A. in Psychology and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Hardin Simmons.  Additionally, he received the Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife Marsha have two grown daughters, three grandsons and two granddaughters.


Friday, February 23, 2018

11:00am-1:00pm:  Registration

1:00-1:30pm:  Welcome & Worship

1:30-2:30pm:  Session I with Steve Stroope - Self-Leadership

2:30-3:00 pm:  Snack & Chat 

3:00-4:00 pm: Session II with Steve Stroope - Strategic Leadership

4:00-4:30 pm:  Snack & Chat 

4:30-5:30 pm:  District Business Meeting

5:30-7:00 pm:  Banquet Dinner

7:00-8:30 pm:  Worship & Session III

Saturday, February 24, 2018

8:00-8:25am: Coffee

8:30-10:00am: Breakout Sessions & Affinity Group Gatherings

10:00-10:30am: Continental Breakfast

10:30-12:00pm: Breakout Sessions & Affinity Group Gatherings

Breakout Sessions

Greg Fell, Superintendent, Rocky Mountain District

Barry Jones, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary

Paul Pettit, Director of Placement & Adjunct Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

Wes Tarbox, Pastor, Grace Church (Allen)

Timothy Warren, Senior Professor of Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary

Bill Yuhasz, Pastor, Grace Church (Allen)

Affinity Groups

Multiplying Together

Pastors' Wives

Women in Church Leadership Roles

Worship Leaders