New Day Conference Northeast

Working together by uniting around the mission of Jesus.

Wednesday, May 1
6:30 pm - 6:55 pm

Early Bird Singing

John Magnuson

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Praise & Worship

Shawn Frazier

7:15 pm - 7:20 pm

Welcome & Introduction

Michael Ross

7:20 pm - 7:25 pm

Scripture Reading/Prayer

Excerpts from Acts 1-4.

7:25 pm - 8:00 pm

David Young

The Shock and Awe Church

8:00 pm - 8:05 pm

OVU Chorus

Pam McClain

8:05 pm - 8:10 pm

Scripture Reading and Prayer

Ephesians 4:1-6

8:10 pm - 8:50 pm

Anthony Walker

One People, One Purpose

8:50 pm - 8:55 pm

Closing Remarks

Michael Ross

8:55 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Praise

Shawn Frazier

Thursday, May 2
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast in the Dining Center

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Morning Prayer

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Praise & Worship

Shawn Frazier

9:15 am - 9:20 am

Welcome & Introductions

Michael Ross

9:20 am - 9:55 am

Anthony Rex

Two Essential Questions

9:55 am - 10:05 am

Introduce Worskshops

John Magnuson

10:05 am - 10:15 am


10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Tool Time: Workshops #1 and #2

1) Preachers (David Young): Leading a Disciple-Making Church
2) Elders/Shepherds (Kimball Bullington): Leading an Equipping Church
3) Student Ministry (Kerry Cox): Students that Disciple Students
4) Children and Family Ministry (Amy Sain): Family Discipleship
5) Tools for Discipleship (John Magnuson): Discovery Bible Study
6) Missional Communities (David Hunzicker): Tools for Getting Started
7) Worship (Shawn Frazier): Sing a New Song
8) Women's Ministry (Debbie Mankin & Mary Strickland): Relational Discipleship for Women

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Tool Time: Workshop #3

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm


2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Praise and Worship

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Anthony Walker

One Heart, One Spirit

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Panel Discussion: "New Day" and Discipleship

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm


4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

Praise & Worship

4:10 pm - 4:15 pm

Keynote Introduction

Michael Ross

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

David Young

Storming the Gates

4:45 pm - 4:55 pm

Closing Remarks

Michael Ross

4:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Praise

Thursday, May 2
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Praise & Worship

Shawn Frazier

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Kerry Cox

Shining Like Stars: Students Who Stand Out

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Closing Praise

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

OVU Choral Event

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After Party at the Fountain

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Michael Ross

On January 2, 2019, Michael Ross began his work as Ohio Valley University President. Twenty-five years of leadership experience with non-profit healthcare organizations, which serve populations made vulnerable through disability and/or economic hardship, prepared him for his next challenging role: leading Ohio Valley University in “a new vision of educating the whole person.”

“I have a great love for OVU and Christian education,” Michael states. “OVU is needed in the Northeastern part of the United States. I want to lead the University to be the choice for private, Christian education in this area.”

Michael and his wife, Kerry, attended OVU from 1986-1988, leaving only so he could pursue a degree in psychology at Harding University. He earned his BA there in 1991 and is currently completing his MS in Management and Leadership through Western Governors University.

Michael credits his marriage to OVU, as well as the couple’s development in Godliness to the spiritual environment of the campus. Michael’s spirituality was strengthened, not only in the OVU classroom and under the influence of his professors, but also through his involvement in Express, Acapella Singers, and the basketball team. He and Kerry have been married for 28 years and are the parents of 8 children, ranging in age from 27 to 5, some of whom are adopted. As foster parents, Michael and Kerry have provided a home to multiple children over the years. Returning to the OVU family in 2019 gives Michael the opportunity to pay forward the benefits of a strong Christian education.

When asked how he sees his new role as President, Michael says he will be a “catalyst,” one who guides the development of “individuals capable of making a difference in the world in which they live.” OVU, he believes, is “a uniquely Christian university,” with the opportunity “to inspire deep spiritual motivation” throughout the entire college experience. When asked what he would like the student body, faculty/staff, and the community to know about the role the President plays in OVU’s mission, Michael replies that this will be a “new day” for OVU, and yet throughout the changes and challenges, “honored traditions” will be valued.

“My greatest role,” he continues, “is to be your leader.” To Michael, leadership involves everything from cheering others on to teaching them and praying for them. In conclusion, Michael quotes from the OVU mission statement, which he plans to make a reality: “Transforming lives in a Christ-centered academic community that integrates higher learning, biblical faith, and service to God and humanity.”

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David Young

David Young grew up in the churches of Christ in Middle Tennessee, where he began preaching at the age of 16. He currently serves as the Senior Minister for the North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has worked for churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, taught New Testament at several colleges, and travelled widely teaching and preaching, leading mission trips and hosting tours to the Holy Lands and to other religious sites.

He has published chapters in several books, has circulated numerous papers, and has published several books, including Alive in the Spirit: A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, Extreme Discipleship: Following Jesus from the Gospel of Mark, and NEW DAY: Restoring the Revolutionary Mission of Christ’s Church.

He holds the B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University, the M.A. from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Vanderbilt University.

You can follow David on Facebook or Twitter.

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Anthony Walker

Anthony Walker has been preaching the gospel for 20 years. He has been actively involved in the church as a song leader, youth worker, preacher, and any other role God calls him. He is a mentee of Dr. Charles Beaman and assisted him at 40th Avenue Church of Christ for 5 years. While at 40th Avenue he served as an associate minister, bible school teacher, song leader, and youth worker. He participated in the Youth Conference accomplished an unprecedented feat of being Mr. Tennessee State Youth Conference three consecutive years. He attended Lipscomb University in pursuit of an Art Education Degree.

He is currently the full time minister of the Highway 231 Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tn where he has labored there for the past 10 years. During his tenure there, Hwy 231 has grown tremendously in membership and in service. He is a sought after speaker for gospel meetings and workshops. He has worked on several lectureships on the state, regional, and national levels as an a secretary, workshop coordinator, and speaker.

He and his wife, Jenny, recently celebrated 9 years of marriage in March. They are the proud parents of 2 young children: a son, Remington, and a daughter, Reign.

Bro. Walker delivers the Word in a simple, powerful, thought provoking manner that causes us all to examine our soul salvation.

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Anthony Rex

Anthony Rex serves as a the teaching minister for the Pickerington Church of Christ. He was born and raised in New Concord, Ohio where he grew up in the New Concord Church of Christ. Anthony received his undergraduate educated from Ohio University, and his graduate education from Muskingum University. In 2005, he and his wife Lisa moved to Pickerington, Ohio to begin working with the Pickerington Church of Christ. His main focus in ministry is helping lost people know Jesus and saved people become Jesus. Along with disciple making, he loves training and investing in the next generation of evangelists.

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Kerry Cox

Kerry has been leading campus ministries since he was 18 years old. Now he’s much older than that, but his passion is to see God work in the lives of campus students everywhere. Kerry is the campus minister of Revolution Campus Ministry at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri and St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, Missouri.

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Workshop Speakers

David Young - Preachers

Kimball Bullington - Elders

Kerry Cox - Students

Amy Sain - Children

John Magnuson - Discipleship

David Hunzicker - Missional Communities

Shawn Frazier - Worship



No registration needed for the Wednesday night area-wide gathering.
Please register for the workshops. The cost is free.

When registering, you'll have the option to receive a copy of David Young's book A New Day at no cost to you. This is recommended reading before arriving at New Day Conference, but not necessary.

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