MOVEMENT DAY WORKSHOPS
Please register for 2 life-changing workshops. All workshops will be held on March 4th as part of Movement Day.
Experiencing Tolerance in a Cross-Cultural Community
Bishop Claude Alexander
Dr. McKenzie “Mac” Pier
Bishop Claude Alexander
Bishop Claude Alexander is the Senior Pastor of Park Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bishop Alexander is a globally sought after speaker who serves as the board chair for Christianity Today and Gordon Cornwell Seminary. He recently did Bible exposition at the 2022 Urbana Missions Conference. He is past president of the Hamptons Minister Conference, the largest clergy body in the world. He and his wife Kimberly have two daughters.
Dr. McKenzie “Mac” Pier
Dr. Pier has been catalyzing Christian movements most of his adult life. He moved to New York City from South Dakota in 1984 serving with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as Area Director overseeing 15 campuses.
In 1988, he co-founded Concerts of Prayer, a prayer movement which has strengthened and united pastors and advanced a culture of prayer across the New York City Metro area for the last 30 years. To date 2,000+ churches have participated. In 2003, he, with Dr. Tim Keller, also co-founded the Church Multiplication Alliance. The CMA’s emphasis on united prayer and church planting catalyzed the 300% growth of evangelical Christianity in Manhattan from 1989-2009.
Mac’s desire is for citywide “Gospel Movements” to measurably transform the lives of their most vulnerable citizens. To that end, in 2008, he founded The New York City Leadership Center (subsequently renamed Movement.Org in 2018) to catalyze and train Christian leaders. Movement Day Expressions, an initiative of Movement.Org launched in 2010, is a gathering of ministry, marketplace, governmental and nonprofit leaders who are passionate to see the Body of Christ come together – uniting across denominational, ethnic, geographical, and socio-economic lines. Movement Day Expressions are currently taking place across the globe.
Mac is the author of several books including A Disruptive Gospel, A Disruptive Generosity, and A Disruptive God. A Disruptive Gospel was named by Outreach Magazine as an outreach resource of the year in 2018. Pier wrote New York Disrupted: A 2030 Vision for City Gospel Movements in 2020. His most recent book Required, is co-authored with Bishop Claude Alexander.
Mac earned his Master of Arts degree in religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his doctorate at Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary).
Dr. Pier also serves the Lausanne Movement as a Co-Catalyst for Cities and has lived in New York City for 35 years with his wife, Marya. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Barak is a communicator who loves to use stories to bring out the presentation of the gospel. Hailing from Kenya, Barak interweaves anecdotes and illustrations from Africa in all of his preaching engagements. His approach to teaching is practical, with applications that apply to individual discipleship journeys.
Barak is also passionate about leveraging culture for the gospel and providing clear examples of how culture and discrimination can hinder the reception of the gospel.
He currently serves at Fellowship Dubai as a community Pastor and lives in Dubai with his wife, Nita, and two daughters, Toria and Thayu.
Challenges and Opportunities of International Churches
Pastor Ray Galea
Dr. Pastor Bill Koogler
Never in recorded history have International Churches been poised for a more widespread impact. As churches regroup after the global pandemic in 2023, the diaspora is scattering worldwide at an unprecedented rate! As more global nomads enter cities worldwide, populations grow in diversity, complexity, and opportunity! Join us for this session as we explore the intersection of loving your city, 2023 migration data, and social sciences. We won’t cover formulas or programs, but instead explore how you can increase your intercultural reach in your specific context, with your God-given people, in whatever part of the world He has you.
Pastor Ray Galea
Ray is married to Sandy, and they have three children and three grandchildren.
After being the Senior Pastor at MBM Rooty Hill in Sydney Australia for 31 years, Ray recently took up the position of Senior Pastor at Fellowship Dubai, a church with over 92 different nationalities in a city of diverse cultures, where East meets West.
Prior to going to Moore Theological College Ray worked as a Social Worker in Wollongong for three years specializing in Marriage and Family Counselling.
Ray has written several books including, “Nothing in my Hand I Bring”, “God is Enough”, “From Here to Eternity”, and soon to be released “Eager to Serve”.
He loves Jesus, his family, and his church, eating Middle Eastern and Thai food, and listening to podcasts such as “A history of Rock Music” in 500 songs.
Ray loves seeing people become Christians, mature in Christ, and mentoring other ministers.
Pastor Bill Koogler
Dr. Bill Koogler is the pastor of training and discipleship at Fellowship Church in Dubai, a multi-site church of 85+ nationalities meeting weekly. He lives in Dubai with his wife of 20 years and two school-aged children. Bill has a passion for international communication and wholistic, intercultural discipleship and leadership development. With over 20 years of ministry experience in ministry oversight, Bill also serves on the board of directors for the Missional International Church Network.
Dare To Lead: Women Leadership in the Market Place
She’s currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Fortress Events Managing Co and in Advisory Board at Global Connections
Priscilla brings her own unique brand of “real-talk” into her sessions and successfully runs her own wellness programs.
Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, founder and manager of SOLIDA Bridal Fashion in Dubai, Bible study facilitator, passionate in empowering women, disciple of Christ, wife and mother of two young men.
Kavitha Emmanuel is a Pastor, Social activist, Trainer, and Worship leader. She is one of the founders of Powerhouse Churches in India and pioneered movements like Dark is Beautiful, Women of Worth, Girlarise, and The Disruptive Women Network under Movement India.
To learn more about the work Kavitha spearheads visit the websites below:
How to Establish a Movement Day in your City?
Learn how a Movement Day initiative could impact your city and have lasting change. There will be case studies presented on how Movement Day gatherings have impacted several leading cities in the world. You will be able to get adequate information on how to initiate and build a City Gospel Movement in your own city or nation. There will be an opportunity to clarify how to solve issues you are facing in your own city in terms of building unity among the church, nonprofit and marketplace leaders.
Executive Director of Global Assist and Director of Movement Day South Asia.
Mentors and coaches City leadership teams, Pastors and Marketplace leaders in Asia.
He is married to Irene Vasanthi and has two sons and a daughter.
Igniting Prayer in Our Cities
Our goals are to ignite the spark people are coming in with for prayer & encourage them to dream about how to mobilize prayer in their city and sphere.
Sharmaine and her family have lived in the UAE for the last 23 years, during which time she has developed a greater love for this land. She is a Sri Lankan who was born into a buddhist household.
In 2009, both she and her husband were born again through a radical encounter with Jesus. Ever since, she has been a strong advocate of prayer and intercession, which led to the launch of PFA (Pray For All-Abu Dhabi) in December 2019. PFA is a prayer network which unites churches to pray in one accord for peace, protection and prosperity of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the UAE
Sushma was born in Bhutan.
She is the founder and the worship leader of Awaken the Dawn (Sea glass Worship) for last three years In Dubai. She is also a BDM at a freight company.
She facilitates an early morning online (Zoom) worship and intercession for all intercessors of the churches of the UAE.
She believes in the power of interceding and early morning devotion. She is committed to see multitude of people worshipping God in righteousness and holiness (consecrated life)
The Impact of Volunteering to Make a Difference in our Cities
Karen is the Director of Serve the City Dubai and is passionate about finding connections between the good intentions and talents of people who could volunteer and a meaningful opportunity to get involved. She is certified ACC coach under the International Coach Federation (ICF) and StrengthsFinder Communicator.
Fellowship for the Transformation of Healthcare in the Middle East
Dr. Jaison Matthais
Dr. Rajakumar Manickam
Dr. Ehab Ayoub
Dr. Jaison Matthais
Dr. Jaison is a cardiologist in Dubai. He formerly was the professor and head of cardiology at Christian Medical College Ludhiana India. He has been involved with Healthcare Christian Fellowship for over 30 years and he was the president of HCF India for 5 years in the nineties. At present, he has been involved with facilitating the Regional Transformation Network in Dubai building unity among pastors and market leaders to pray and work together for the Glory of God and the blessing of the city. He also was the lead facilitator of the Middle East Healthcare Prayer Summit in 2011 in Dubai.
Dr. Rajakumar Manickam
Dr. Rajakumar Manickam – General Surgeon, Al Ain, UAE
Serving the Lord Jesus among the healthcare workers in UAE, along with his wife Dr. Savitha Rajakumar and their 2 children, since 2003.
Pastor, mentor, and Bible teacher in 2 international and regional congregations in UAE, since 2010, establishing Revival prayer groups in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Al Ain.
Meeting the medical/health care people in every possible organization in all the parts of UAE, forming small prayer groups in their respective places, and encouraging them to be the witnesses of the Lord Jesus.
To raise up disciples of Jesus Christ, to make them the salt and the light in this world, striving according to His power, to present every person perfect in Christ Jesus.
Dr. Ehab Ayoub
The City and the Marketplace
Robert C. Doll
Robert C. Doll, CFA ®Chief Investment Officer
Bob joined Crossmark in May 2021 as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), bringing over 40 years of industry experience to guide the investment process and serve as portfolio manager for multiple Crossmark large-cap strategies. He also utilizes his investment expertise to provide weekly and quarterly investment commentaries, as well as annual market predictions. Bob is a regular guest and contributor to multiple media outlets such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Moneywise, and Fox Business News. Prior to arriving at Crossmark, he held the roles of Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen and Blackrock, President and Chief Investment Officer at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and Chief Investment Officer at Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.
Bob graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Accounting and a B.A. in Economics. He later went on to earn an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation, as well as the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
Bob dedicates his time as choir director at his local church and also serves on a number of boards including the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Cairn University, Christianity Today, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Kingdom Advisors, Movement.org, New Canaan Society, Princeton Healthcare System, The Lausanne Movement, Word of Life Fellowship.
Bob and his wife Leslie currently reside in Princeton, New Jersey and have three children.
Prem Nair co founded RedOrange a defense contractor to the US Govt, the UN & other Intl NGOs, that also works in some of the most impoverished regions of the world. Working in this context has allowed him a unique perspective into human suffering, and the singular ability of entrepreneurship to help turn the tide.
His passion to impact these communities has lead him to invest into Huntr “a digital marketplace that creates better economic opportunities for migrant workers” a SDG 8 Company.
He has also partnered with Alterneit building sustainable solutions (once again in alignment with UN SDGs) in Agriculture/Nutrition, Sanitation, and Water, including having received the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for excellence in Sanitation.
An investor into disruptive HR tech, Ed tech, Agri tech etc, he is also a keen student of the emerging worlds of Crypto, the Metaverse, AI etc
Prem is passionate about Creating wealth through ingenuity, touching lives by enabling creativity, and transforming communities by building systems that create wealth.
Church Growth and Multiplication
Scott Zeller serves as a pastor for Redeemer Church of Dubai and as a strategic leader in several church planting and leadership development organizations.
Understanding the local church to be God’s primary instrument in His mission to cover the earth with the blessings of Christ’s redemptive power, Scott loves to think about and work towards seeing churches be healthy, growing, and multiplying to the glory of God.
Unseen and Unheard: Anti-Trafficking and its Social Impact
This session, jointly held by The Reshma Project – MENA team and The Salvation Army, will help you understand God’s redemptive and restorative activity in the lives of those trafficked into modern day slavery. Guided by the gospel’s liberating power that brings together the love of God and love of neighbor, this MDD Social Impact session will track the work within the Christian world around the world and in the region, and prepare you to be a transformative leader in the Church and in society by contributing to ministries and initiatives that creatively advocate for peace – for persons, communities and society in both local and global contexts.
Gladson Ronad is Director of the MENA region for The Reshma Project – an international non-profit initiative to get women out of forced slavery around the world. He has a passion to be a force for good as he uses his skills as a communicator to amplify the stories of those who are less privileged. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Voice International – a 15-year-old ministry that leverages the power of music for the betterment of communities.
Gladson has lived in the Middle East for over 25 years, working in different capacities in his day job as a management professional, in communications & public relations, events, journalism, publishing, and business development. He loves storytelling as he crafts compelling tales that come out of his head, shaped by the real-world lives of women and men who are unseen and unheard by society at large.
Margaret Stafford is a Pastor in The Salvation Army responsible for, together with her husband Jeff, the Salvation Army’s work in the UAE and Oman. The Salvation Army is over 150 years old and is found in 132 countries around the world. Margaret has 33 years of experience in Pastoring churches, and running shelters for female victims of crime including Domestic Violence, Rape, and abuse as well as heading the Anti Trafficking portfolio for TSA since 2011
Margaret has been involved in Anti Human Trafficking initiatives since 2004 and was a part of the team that helped the South African Government design sector-specific training on the South African prevention of trafficking Act.
Margaret is a founding member of The South African Freedom Network and served as the National Co-Ordinator for the Anti Human Trafficking work of The Salvation Army in South Africa, Namibia, St. Helena Island, and Swaziland as well as Lesotho.
Margaret has been in the Middle East for 2 years and has assisted ladies in need of help with repatriation and shelter where possible.
Margaret believes that we can see an end to Human trafficking in our lifetime if we continue to work together to stop this horrible crime against humanity.
Church of the Future
Meet Jeremy – a former airline pilot turned pastor on a mission to shake up the traditional church model and bring God’s message to the community in a fresh, exciting way! With a strong passion for innovation and a willingness to experiment, Jeremy’s church has seen an 80% increase in attendance in 2022. Along with his loving wife Ella and their two beautiful children, Jeremy is a devoted family man dedicated to positively impacting the lives of those around him.
He was born in Shanghai, raised in Melbourne, and worked in banking and strategy before completing an MA in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary alongside his wife Viola. Their shared passion for innovation and felt need for a creative rethinking of what sustainable, unhurried church looked like almost led them to planting a church in the Silicon Valley just before the pandemic (phew!) before God unexpected redirected them on a journey back “home” to Asia instead.
Mike is the founding pastor of The Journey KL in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), vocational coach, sessional MBA lecturer, and a passionate bridge builder between the East & the West.
Family & Marriage
Siji & Anitha Jones
Spencer Chan & Ying Mui Lie
David & Pushpa Dasari
Siji & Anitha Jones
Siji and Anitha Jones are Marriage and Parenting coaches who lead the Hallelujah Family Ministries (https://www.facebook.com/hallelujahfamilyministry). They have an unique and amazing story to share on the challenges they faced in their own marriage and how the Lord led them to minister to couples having marital conflicts, helping them move to healing and happiness.
They completed Bachelors in Theology from the Life Christian University, Florida and are Certified Facilitators for PREPARE/ENRICH to work with dating, engaged, or married couples in churches, counseling centers, and communities. Siji is currently doing his Masters in Family Life Education.
They regularly conduct Pre-engagement, Pre-marital, and Marital Enrichment Education and Counseling to various couples and help launch Family Ministries for churches across the region.
Spencer Chan & Ying Mui Lie
Spencer and Mui are both ICF-ACC Life Coaches, certified speakers for Family Life and certified administrators of Prepare/Enrich relationship assessment tool. Spencer also holds a master degree from Columbia International University and is a certified administrator of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Taylor-Johnson Temperament Assessment (TJTA).
Originally from Hong Kong, they have lived in the UAE since 2006. They are married for 26 years and have three sons and a new daughter-in-law! For them, marriage and parenting are like cars, you will never find perfect ones and regular maintenance is a must, or else…
David & Pushpa Dasari
David and Pushpa are from South Africa and have been married for 28 years.
David is a school administrator and Pushpa is a certified counsellor at an international school in the United Arab Emirates.
David & Pushpa are the creators of the ‘Great Expectations: Creating Marriages Built to Last’ pre-marital counseling and marriage enrichment program, which combines practical, problem solving strategies and proven counseling techniques with the infallible Word of God.
The Dasari’s have lived in and served at churches in several countries including Qatar, China, and Singapore, and the UAE, which has broadened their perspectives on the challenges facing global marriages.
David and Pushpa Dasari are also trained facilitators and presenters in the Gottman’s Seven Principles Program (7PP) and Prepare/Enrich marriage program. Additionally, Pushpa is a trained facilitator of PREP (Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program).
Building An Effective Children’s Ministry
Every child needs Jesus. A church committed to growing young disciples is committed to equipping the adults who disciple them. Parents and grandparents – the daily disciple-makers. Volunteers in the local church – the weekly disciple-makers. Come and explore the impact of when parents and volunteers actively seek to partner together in growing young disciples.
Sandy has 30 plus years experience in Children's Ministry. She loves to encourage and equip parents to shepherd their children well. And to equip volunteers in the local church to effectively disciple the children entrusted to their care.
Sandy is the founder and director of Kidswise, a platform for resourcing and equipping people passionate about discipling children.
She is married to Ray and they have three adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and three beautiful grandchildren. All of whom bring her much joy.
Nada Safi Haddad has a BA in Education with emphasis on the English language and a Master’s degree in counseling. She is also a certified coach. For the past few years her work emphasis has been among women. She was the director of “I Am a Woman” Center in Hamra, Beirut for eight years, and she’s been the director of the women’s ministry at the Near East Organization (NEO) since 2017. She’s invited throughout Lebanon and the region to give talks to women groups and train ley counselors. Nada is a committed Christian and a church member. She’s married to Bassam Haddad and they have Nancy (26 years old) and Elio (25 years old), who are all committed Christians and are busy in the Lord’s field.
Ilome Lessing is from Dubai, involved in children’s ministry in the Afrikaans church. She is extensively involved in Social work in South Africa, Lesotho, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. She and her husband, who is a pilot for emirates airlines, hold a Master’s degree in theology. She is a mother of two beautiful boys and intends to carry hope and love in every accessible form.
Seth Kim is a Korean-American who immigrated to the United States at a young age. He has been educated and awarded degrees from the University of Illinois, Trinity International University, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Seth is a pastor, speaker, leadership educator, church planter, and spiritual trainer. He works extensively with university students and desires to raise up the next generation of world influencers. In 1996, Seth and his wife started Harvest Mission Community Church (HMCC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since then, he has traveled extensively around the world to work with different churches and organizations to train and equip people to live life with purpose and hope. After starting HMCC’s first international church in Indonesia, Seth and his family moved out to Hong Kong in 2015 to launch HMCC of Hong Kong. He is passionate about developing people and seeing their lives transformed so that they can then transform the world.
Mark Matlock is a seasoned non-profit leader, the founder of WisdomWorks, and the previous president of Youth Specialties. He is passionate about helping organizations adapt to changing times by turning research-based insights into impactful action.
Mark has authored more than twenty books for parents and teens and organized hundreds of ministry events nationwide for teens, parents, and pastors. Most recently, Mark and Barna Group President David Kinnaman co-authored Faith for Exiles: Five Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon.
As a consultant, Mark has worked with national and international organizations such as Seed Company, Barna Group, MOVEMENT.ORG, Brotherhood Mutual, and Awana. He is currently working on Emotionally Healthy Discipleship for teens with Pete Scazzero and a new book for Barna.
Thriving Teenagers - Empowered to Serve
Geordon & Marilyn Rendle
Interactive session with three brief presentations plus Q&A. Topics covered include Cross-Cultural Kid Identity (TCK generation), Biblical Foundations, and Mental Health Resilience.
Participants will be connected to resources & best practices for building healthy youth communities, empowered to serve.
Geordon & Marilyn Rendle
Emotional Health & Well being for Christian Leaders
Pastor Arun George
Pr. Bijo Jacob George
Amy is a licensed Social Counselor in the UAE with 20 years of experience serving ex-pat families. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance and recently completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She has worked in various settings, including National Director for Youth for Christ and as a school counselor and Director of Well-being. Currently, she works as a counselor at Fellowship Dubai and directs a volunteer caregiving ministry called Compass, providing faith-based mental health support. Her dissertation focuses on factors impacting the well-being and longevity of UAE expatriates.
Full-time stay-at-home and homeschooling mother of two young kids. Part-time entrepreneur helping people declutter and organize homes in the UAE so they can experience breathing room. Dreams of becoming a real-life matchmaker at 50 years old when she reaches an official ‘Auntie’ status!
Pastor Arun George
Pastor | Executive Director of GLNME| Exec Committee member of Mosaic Dubai. Focused on empowering and implementing missional and leadership projects in the Middle East, with the aim of fostering sustainable, transformative, and long-term leadership development for the benefit of individuals & communities.
Pr. Bijo Jacob George
Also working as a Project manager in a construction company.
Movement Day Scholars
Why cities are crucial to God’s mission?
What is Movement Day Scholars?
The Vision and impact of Movement Day Scholars.
How to join this training movement to create a 10 year plan for your city?
Abelasha Joshva is spearheading Learning & Development with Go4Global Consulting Private Limited, India and is also coordinating Movement Day Scholar Program for scholars across South Asia. She was the Founder and Former Head of Agape Facilitation Services. She is a dynamic person, who has a heart to serve and minister among women, young individuals and children.
Jerince Peter is the Coordinator of Movement South Asia. He is passionate about seeing urban centers flourish for Christ. He leads a team of catalysts who serve in over 70 cities in South Asia. He previously worked in corporate companies for 15 years before being called to coach city teams in various parts of the region. His expertise is in coaching and mentoring city teams to create high-performing catalytic teams for gospel impact in cities.
Faith in Action in a Corporate World
Our Sovereign God is not limited to being outside the walls of this city, No wall is too big, no mountain too high to orchestrate his purpose.
Yet in His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence
– 2 Peter 1:3
Pr. Isaac Kings
Annu Pramod is the Managing Director of PeoplePro International and is a trainer, speaker, coach and mentor, with a special focus on emotional intelligence and well being. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Diploma in Human Resources. She has over 18 years of experience which includes working in Human Resource Departments with MNCs like Sasken and Motorola, handling training and recruitment. For the past several years, her focus has been in the education sector, trying to bridge the leadership gap and providing softer skills or critical 21st century skills to all stakeholders – students, parents, school management and teachers.
She is a soon to be certified ICF coach.
She is certified to teach, coach and speak on leadership modules developed by Dr John C Maxwell.
She is also DISC certified, enabling her to do personality assessment.
She is also a member of the Worldwide Association of Female Professionals.
She is certified to teach on the UN 2030 Agenda or SDGs.
She is also the Vice President – Education of a Toastmasters Club.
She is also adjunct faculty in a couple of universities, teaching modules on HR.
Way of Wisdom in the Middle East: using Intercultural Intelligence to Build your Business by Serving Others
Understanding People is more important than ever! Working in multicultural environments can be a challenge. What if you could learn to thrive interculturally with people from all over the world? Learn from a certified behavioural consultant and coach and his team with 30 years who by God’s wisdom and grace have experience equipping people and multinational organizations to thrive in a complex global world.
The International Director of KnowledgeWorkx, and is an expert in navigating the complexities of our global and intercultural world. He has developed interculturally intelligent consulting, learning and coaching methodologies.