Retreat Seminars 2014

If you are attending New Philly’s retreat, be sure to read over the 17 seminars below and choose the two that you’d like to attend. Seminars are scheduled for Saturday 1pm and Sunday 9:30am (unless otherwise noted). Each seminar requires a ticket to be admitted. These tickets will be distributed before lunch on Saturday.

The Land of the Family Blessing
by Benjamin Robinson (capacity: 50, Saturday 1pm)
This is a sermon that Pastor Benjamin will be preaching to broadcast to Living Hope for their Sunday service. You need a ticket to attend.

God wants to bless your family, but he will only do so within a particular context. Just as God promised to bless Abraham only if he left his father’s house and journeyed to the promised land, so you must resolve to live in the land of blessing if you are to inherit the blessing of God upon your family. This sermon/seminar will define that land and teach you how to live in it.

Vision to Reality
by Tony Beckham (capacity: 25, Saturday 1pm, New Philly leaders only)
Do you have vision for your life? Why do some people’s visions fail? How do I discern the timing of vision? Come learn what a vision is and how to take your vision to reality!

Stewardship and Success
by Tony Beckham (capacity: 50, Sunday 9:30am, New Philly leaders only)
Stewardship is often understood in the context of managing finances but a biblical view is much more expansive than that. Come hear Dr. Beckham take apart the misunderstandings of stewardship as he shares stories of how non-Christian leaders seem to have a better grasp of a biblical view of stewardship than Christians do. Come learn how the stewardship of time, talent, temperament, and treasure opens up the way for you to be you and to experience the abundant life.

Antony Beckham is driven by a passion to empower people toward realizing their God given potential. He has served various roles in church, para-church and academic institutions (Handong Univ and Trinity Evangelical Divinity). He has ministered and lectured in countries such as Korea, Africa, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Guam. He has a unique way of blending humor and insight to his messages and presentations. He has two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. He is currently in Korea because New Philly has flown him out for two weeks to mobilize his gifts to help renew the ministries of our church.


The M&M Factor
by Diahann Daniels (capacity: 25)
Learn how you can serve the purposes of God in the marketplace as we study the life of Joseph and unpack the four P’s of God’s process for promotion: the pit, the pot, the pen, and the palace (Gen. 37 & 39).

Diahann Daniels is a seasoned and accomplished professional with extensive experience in developing and executing sales and marketing plans. She also has years of experience in corporate leadership and developing key business relationships. She has delivered over $1 billion usd in sales over her 25 year career at American Express. In the marketplace or at her church in Oakland (where she serves alongside her husband) Pastor Diahann exudes love, confidence, and boldness.

And He Gave Them
by Sandra Clements (capacity: 25)
This teaching examines the foundation for co-laborship between men and women from a Biblical perspective. Man and woman were created in the image of God as His vice-regents in the earth to establish civilization and government. They were to function together as partners and co-laborers in accomplishing this mandate. Yet human rebellion brought about a breach and a distortion of the male and female relationship. This has been evident in nations, cultures, organizations, institutions, governments, laws, families, and the Church. Hear Pastor Sandra teach how redemption was the re-establishment of the original mandate. What the first Adam forfeited, the Last Adam, Christ Jesus, recovered.

Personable, strong, and caring, Pastor Sandra Clements is in many ways a trailblazer in championing the dignity of women and celebrating their various roles. She graduated from Spelman College and pastors the church, The Community of the Holy Spirit, alongside her husband, Bishop Kirby Clements. They love traveling together teaching and preaching. Married for 48 years, she is the mother of their two children, Kirby Jr. and Gina.

Beyond Sonship
by Sunhee Robinson (capacity: 25)
Do you ever feel frustrated because you feel spiritually stuck? Many are stuck at one level of spiritual maturity because of emotional and mental immaturity. “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Romans 7:15) This frustration is felt when people of spiritual infancy attempt to function at spiritual adulthood. I hear the Spirit saying, “Its time to go to another level of sonship. It’s time to be a mature son in the house.” Come and learn the characteristics of each level of spiritual maturity. This seminar will enable you to assess where you are at spiritually and will teach you how to speed up the process of going to another level of maturity in the Lord.

Sunhee Robinson, along with her husband Benjamin, are the founding pastors of Living Hope Christian Center in Emeryville, California. For 20 years she has been involved in missions work abroad to the toughest of locations, ministering in signs, wonders, and miracles. She earned her Master’s at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Inter-Cultural Studies and is the proud mother of her daughter, Alethia, which means “the truth” in Greek.

Understanding and Interpreting Dreams
by Erin Lee (capacity: 25)
The Bible reveals that God spoke to His people through dreams. God still speaks to His people in this way. This seminar is a beginner’s guide on how to understand and interpret our dreams. Come hear Pastor Erin’s personal stories of key dream interpretations that led her to where she is today.

Erin Lee along with her husband, Christian, are the lead pastors of New Philadelphia Church. She is also the director of Emmaus, New Philly’s college ministry. Originally from New York, Erin graduated from SUNY Binghamton. She moved to Korea 7 years ago in order to pursue God after many years of living a backslidden life. God has dramatically transformed her life and her passion is to be a part of the redemption and transformation of others.


Overcoming the Religious Spirit
by Marcus Corpening (capacity: 25)
“Having a form of godliness, but denying its power” (2 Tim. 3:5), the religious spirit saps all the life, creativity, and fruitfulness out of a Christian’s life and ministry. Learn how to identify, expose, and war against the covert and subtle ways that Satan uses the religious spirit to keep us locked into the tired methods of the past. Learn how to step into your true identity as a creative, Spirit-filled son who walks in the grace of God!

Marcus Corpening is the campus pastor of New Philly’s Itaewon campus. Marcus has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as an M.Div. in Church Ministry from Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul. Originally from Asheboro, North Carolina, Marcus has a passion to inspire and propel people forward in their creative destinies and purposes for the Kingdom.

The Roots of Worship
by Jon Neufeld (capacity: 25)
As we engage in worship together Sunday by Sunday and worship the Lord privately, it’s important to remember that the worship we offer to the Lord has it’s foundation in the Bible – and more specifically in the Old Testament. There are seven Hebrew words that are translated into English as “worship” or “praise,” each with a distinct meaning. This seminar will focus in on those seven Hebrew words, how these words connect with throne room worship, and what this all means for us today as week seek to worship the Lord extravagantly.

Jon Neufeld is the worship director of New Philly, overseeing worship leaders and teams for all our campuses. He earned his M.Div. at Torch Trinity and hails from Winnipeg, Canada with a proud Mennonite heritage. Jon is married to Anita and they have a beautiful four month old daughter named Olivia. Jon loves Jesus, his wife, his daughter, the church, and hockey – in that order.

Strategic Prayer for North Korea
by John-Michael Becker (capacity: 25)
While North Korea is currently under an oppressive regime that controls the lives of its citizens, many prophetic words have been released around the world about God’s heart for the nation and God’s amazing plans for the people of North Korea. This seminar will give a clear introduction of how North Korea was established and will reveal key ways to pray for God’s kingdom to come to the land.

John-Michael Becker is a full-time orphanage volunteer and the director of Jerusalem Ministry, a ministry that equips and trains orphanage volunteers in Seoul, Korea. He is also a community pastor at New Philly Itaewon. He has been serving the orphans of Korea since 2005 and has a huge heart and calling for North Korea. He and his wife Sky have been happily married since 2011.

Preparing for Dating and Marriage
by Sky Becker (capacity: 25)
How a person prepares for dating and marriage will play a critical role in how successful their future marriage will be, regardless of who they marry. This seminar will touch on different important subjects like how to pray for marriage, how to handle your money, how to present yourself, who to open yourself up to, and how to strengthen your character now so that dating may be fun and not overwhelming.

Sky Becker is a community pastor at New Philly Itaewon and she also oversees the church’s married couples ministry along with her husband, John-Michael. They married in August 2011. Sky has a passion and vision in the arts and she currently serves as the media director of Jerusalem Ministry.

The Power in Praise
by Hermann Kim (capacity: 25)
Praise is powerful, because the God whom we praise is powerful! By the end of this seminar you will be equipped with some basic yet powerful revelations of praise, along with practical guidelines in how to worship God. Come unpack the biblical texts and hear the profound analogies and eye-opening personal testimonies to see the power in your praise.

Hermann Kim is an Australian born Korean serving at New Philly Seaside as a worship pastor. He is married to his beautiful wife, Grace, and has a daughter, Charis. Hermann has a B.A. in business from University of Technology Sydney and has studied at Hillsong College Sydney for worship leadership. He also has an M.Div from Torch Trinity. A songwriter, his anointed songs have been sung at New Philly retreats in the past.

Overcoming the Witchcraft Spirit
by Caleb Lee (capacity: 25)
This seminar is not about occultic, overt witchcraft but about the covert, hidden witchcraft that exists within church walls, in our families, and in society. The witchcraft spirit can be found wherever there is an intense desire to control people and three words are key to identifying it: manipulation, domination, and intimidation. Be equipped with biblical and Spirit-led tactics to overcome it.

Caleb Lee and his wife, Mina, are the campus pastors of New Philly Seaside in Busan, Korea. They provided the leadership to plant the church in April 2012 when a team of ten New Philly leaders were sent down. Caleb is originally from Torrance, California and attended Biola University. He has a crazy testimony, which you can ask him about, which involves drugs, a televised high speed car chase, and prison. Caleb and Mina recently had their first child, Ethan.

Heal the Sick
by Lisa Kim (capacity: 18)
About 90% of the recorded ministry of Jesus involved healing those with physical disease. Jesus then taught his disciples to do the same. Then why is it that the church does not equip the saints to carry on this important ministry? Does the gospel promise salvation only for our soul and spirit or does it also contain promises for our physical body? Come learn the answers to all these questions and learn how to pray for the sick. This is the seminar taught at New Philly to all our missions teams and has played a key role in consistently seeing miraculous healing on our trips.

Lisa Kim is the missions director for New Philadelphia Church. She is also on staff with Native Partners for World Mission (NPWM), a ministry that empower indigenous pastors in 19 different countries. Lisa is originally from New York City and graduated with a double Bachelor’s in politics and global studies from Brandeis University. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from Seoul National University.

Biblical Views and Practical Wisdom in Personal Finances
by Larry Kim (capacity: 18)
Money is an essential part of daily life in the modern age, but also something that Jesus warns us to be wary of. This seminar will teach you Biblical views on money as well as practical wisdom in managing and stewarding personal finances.

Larry Kim has worked previously in the financial advisor at a venture consultancy and as a research analyst in an investment bank. He now works as a consultant and in-house advisor focusing on venture companies and SMBs. He currently serves at New Philly as a community group leader and on the church’s board of trustees.

The Power of Total Forgiveness
by Rona Babb (capacity: 18)
In a fallen world, we all experience some form of hurt, disappointment, and abuse at some point in our lives. Some put up walls to shield themselves from further hurt but Jesus teaches us a better way. Come learn how the gospel challenges us to live under the power of total forgiveness. In this seminar you’ll learn what forgiveness is and what it is not and what steps you can take to live in grace and freedom all the days of your life.

Rona Babb is the campus director of Emmaus at Seoul Nat’l University. Rona has a passion to see the young generation set free, set on fire for the Kingdom, and become agents of change in the nations. She is also a huge unapologetic nerd who likes to spend her time reading, writing, pondering, naturing, adventuring, and climbing up to the very top of tall things. Rona is a country girl originally from Arkansas and studied global and religious studies at Missouri State University.

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