Dunn Institute

March 8-9, 2022
Dunn Institute | March 8-9, 2022

Navigating the Fog

A Practical Guide to Leading & Administering in Uncertainty

Ministry leaders and students attending the Dunn Institute receive practical, biblically orthodox business instruction in the areas of budgeting, finances, business plans, and capital improvement strategies for ministry.

Registration is open for students and local ministry leaders.

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The Dunn Institute was founded at OKWU to maximize the effectiveness of church ministry by equipping Wesleyan pastors to face the administrative, management, and leadership challenges of the local church. Pastors will benefit from instruction on cutting-edge topics that will make an immediate difference in their churches at a conference each fall hosted on campus.

Dunn Institute Schedule

@OKWU Chapel

Tuesday, March 8

1pm – Registration and Campus tours (Chapel Lobby)
3pm – Seminar #1 – Dr. Randy Thompson “Working with Donors & Donations in the Church” (Chapel) and Dr. Wendel Weaver “Marketing Your Church” (Lyon Hall)
4pm – Seminar #2 – Dr. Randy Thompson “Working with Donors & Donations in the Church” (Chapel) and Dr. Wendel Weaver “Marketing Your Church” (Lyon Hall)
5:30pm – Dinner Together for Dunn Institute Invitees (Drake Library Rooms 201/202)
7:00pm – Keynote Session #1 – Norwood Davis (Chapel)

Wednesday, March 9

8am – Continental Breakfast (Chapel Lobby)
8:30am – Keynote Session #2 – Norwood Davis (Chapel)
10:10am – OKWU Chapel with Norwood Davis (Chapel)
11:30 – Lunch with Q&A for Dunn Institute Invitees (Drake Library Rooms 201/202)
1pm – Event Concludes and Attendees Depart

2022 Keynote Speaker:

C. Norwood Davis serves as Chief Financial Officer at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Named the 17th Largest Church in America in 2018 by Outreach Magazine, 12Stone® Church serves more than 18,000 adults, students and children weekly. 12Stone operates seven locations across Gwinnett and Hall counties in northeast metro Atlanta area. In addition, 12Stone partners with over 35 local nonprofit agencies to offer hope and help among the poor, sick, homeless, addicted, immigrants and prisoners.

Dan Reiland
Kyle Hubbard

Seminar: Marketing Your Church

Dr. Wendel Weaver

Randy Thompson

Seminar: Working with Donors and Donations in the Church

Dr. Randy Thompson, Former VP of Development for OKWU

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About the Dunn Institute

The Dunn Institute was established in March 2011 and named after Rev. John Dunn, a long-time Wesleyan pastor who served the church by providing financial advice and support to fellow pastors and their churches for decades.

“Our relationship with the Church is a top priority,” Jim Dunn, OKWU President, said. “This obviously means that we should do everything we can to serve the Church’s leaders. A unique way we believe we can do this is to help local pastors understand how to become better at doing the ‘business’ of the church: building budgets, navigating crisis, and leading.”

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