Open the Floodgates! The Power of Breakthrough Prayer with Sue Nilson Kibbey
Thursday, May 30th at 9:00am
Open the Floodgates! The Power of Breakthrough Prayer - Would you like to learn about a crucial step that shifts your congregation from looking “down and in” with discouragement—to “up and out” with expectancy and hope for what’s next? The addition of a Breakthrough Prayer Initiative across a congregation of any size or setting changes everything—and it’s easier thank you think. Bring your team with you, and take home “how-to’s,” examples and ideas that you can implement immediately to help fuel momentum forward.
Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, and currently serves on the West Ohio Conference's executive staff as Director of the Office of Missional Church Development. Sue leads the Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI), a rigorous 360-degree coaching and training effort for select congregations and their pastors who have been invited to participate as a way to jumpstart a new life cycle of ministry fruitfulness. In the eight years of its development, more than 130 congregations across six different United Methodist Conferences are now engaged in moving off plateau/decline and forging forward through the intensive work of the MCCI.
Sue's local church ministry service has included ten years as the Executive Pastor of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio, partnering with lead pastor Mike Slaughter to engage and expand the congregation's missional involvement to include deep discipleship and global impact. She also served for twelve years as director of ministries and senior pastor at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Sue is the creator of "Ministry by Strengths," which utilizes Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder to help unleash and deploy church members to actively serve out of their strengths and unique areas of passion. She has authored six books, including Ultimately Responsible: When You're In Charge of Igniting a Ministry which is used in seminaries, United Methodist Conferences and congregations across the country. Sue's speaking, training, coaching and consulting includes pastors, churches, bishops, and United Methodist annual conferences. She is an adjunct faculty member at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and teaches the master of divinity "Leadership for Ministry" course each year.
Sue’s greatest passion is “Breakthrough Prayer,” which has been the heartbeat of the Missional Church Consultation Initiative and beyond. Her book published in 2016 by Abingdon Press, Floodgates: Holy Momentum for a Fearless Church, features detailed content on this theme. Her newest book, released by Abingdon in February 2019, is titled Ultimate Reliance: Breakthrough Prayer Practices for Leaders.