A conference designed to mobilize ministry leaders into impact



A conference designed to mobilize ministry leaders into impact.

May 17 & 18, Concord, CA



Efrem Smith is a pastor, consultant, speaker, and author. He is passionate about life transformation, multiethnic development, faithful and fruitful churches, and community development.

Efrem was the founding pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church, he served as the superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church and as the president of World Impact. Currently, Efrem is the co-lead pastor of Midtown Church, and co-owner of Influential LLC, a speaking, consulting, and coaching ministry.

Efrem is a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary. He completed the Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and received an honorary Doctor of Ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. Efrem is married to Donecia and they have two daughters, Jaeda and Mireya.

Joshua Chavez is Co-Lead Pastor of Revive Church, a rapidly growing, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multiplying church in Southern, CA and Latin America. He has also led worship for national organizations such as Promise Keepers, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Urban Youth Workers Institute, Maranatha Music, The Mosaix National Conference and others.

Joshua has a passion for the local church, church planting and missions. He also serves as a Regional Director with Stadia Church planting where he helps new church leaders plant churches that will grow, thrive and multiply to reach the next generation.

President of Converge & Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Pastor Jenkins has been senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden since 1989. During his time the church membership has grown from 500 to more than 10,000 members. He also serves on the board of Bethel University, Project Bridges, the Skinner Leadership Institute, Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable and the National Association of Evangelicals. In addition, Pastor Jenkins serves as chairman emeritus of SHABACH! Ministries, Inc.

A thought-leading writer and recognized champion of the Multiethnic Church Movement, Mark planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas (mosaicchurch.net) in 2001 where he continues to serve as Directional Leader. In 2004, he co-founded the Mosaix Global Network (mosaix.info), with Dr. George Yancey, today serving as its president and convener of the triennial National Multi-ethnic Church Conference. In 2008, he launched Vine and Village (vineandvillage.org) and remains active on the board of this 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the spiritual, social, and financial transformation of Little Rock’s University District.

Mark has written seven books including his latest, The Coming Revolution in Church Economics (Baker Books, 2019); Disruption: Repurposing the Church to Redeem the Community (Thomas Nelson, 2017); and Multiethnic Conversations: an Eight Week Guide to Unity in Your Church (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2016), the first daily devotional, small group curriculum on the subject for people in the pews. His book, Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church (Jossey-Bass, 2007), was a finalist for a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award (2008) and for a Resource of the Year Award (2008) sponsored by Outreach magazine. Other works include, re:MIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color (Abingdon, 2016); Leading a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church (formerly Ethnic Blends; Zondervan, 2010, 2013), and the e-Book, Should Pastors Accept or Reject the Homogeneous Unit Principle? (Mosaix Global Network, 2011). In addition to books, he is a contributing editor for Outreach magazine where his column, “Mosaic” appears in each issue.

He and his wife, Linda, have been married for thirty-three years and reside in Little Rock, AR. Linda is the author of the certified best-seller, Mommy, Please Don’t Cry: There Are No Tears in Heaven (Multnomah, 1996), an anointed resource providing hope and comfort for those who grieve the loss of a child. Mark and Linda have four adult children and four grandchildren.

In 2019, Mark launched an academic partnership with Wheaton College (wheaton.edu/mosaix) through which students seeking to earn an M.A. in Ministry Leadership. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte Campus) and at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH, where he leads D.Min and M.Div programs (united.edu/disruptive-church-leadership). He earned a D.Min. at Phoenix Seminary in 2007.



9:00 am// Registration

10:00-11:15am// Session 1

11:15-11:30am// Break

11:30-12:30 pm// Breakout 1

12:30-1:15 pm// Lunch

1:15-2:30 pm// Session 2

2:45-3:45 pm// Breakout 2

4:00-5:00 pm// Session 3

8:00am // Doors open – coffee and water available

9:00-10:15 am// Breakout 3

10:15-10:30 am// Break

10:30-11:45 am// Session 4

11:45-12:00 pm// Conference Close


May 17 & 18, 2024
Fair Oaks Church
Hosted by Converge PacWest 

The Mobilize Impact Conference is specifically designed for people who are looking to create positive changes through a gospel impact in their communities. Our goal is to provide a platform for church leaders and laypeople to come together, share ideas, and define strategies to improve the well-being of individual churches. You’ll gain a better understanding of how church leaders and laypeople can mobilize their churches and deepen their impact.


We are delighted to provide three practical breakouts to help you and your team grow as leaders. Each breakout provides Bring a notebook and come ready to engage with questions and conversation from some incredible leaders!

  • Staffing Best Practices
  • How the Landscape of Ministry is Changing
  • Outreach Strategies
  • Developing a Disciple-Making Culture
  • LifeStyle Evangelism
  • AI and the Church
  • Church Planting Strategies and Evangelism
  • How to Evangelize Your LGBTQ+ Friends Without Compromising the Teaching of Jesus


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