Summer Update

Tim Ponzani

COO, Converge & Regional President, Converge Northeast

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I trust your summer is going well and that you are taking time for rest and refreshment! 

One of the three pillars in our movement is Church Planting. As we see more churches closing every year, we are working to counter this trend by starting new churches. This month, we hosted our inaugural Golf Classic to raise money for church planting so we can put greater resources into this important part of our ministry. We had a great time spending the day with those who attended, but the best part of the day was sharing our vision of starting new churches.

We invite you to be in prayer for the several church planting initiatives we have in the planning process currently. Also, we invite everyone to save the date for next year for our Second Annual Golf Classic on September 24, 2024. 

At this point in the summer, we are looking ahead to our annual conference, Advance! Join us on October 13-14, 2023, at Grace Church in Hudson, MA for a conference that is designed to equip every leader and volunteer in your church. Justin Kendrick, Converge President John Jenkins and Marc Pena will be joining us as main session speakers and we are proud to announce that we are adding breakout sessions!  

Together, we’ll explore the powerful message of Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Over two days, we will delve into practical ways to bring impact to our neighbors and raise up the next generation of leaders.  

Registration for Advance can be found at and be sure to take advantage of our early bird pricing before 8/15. 

Tim Ponzani, COO, Converge & Regional President, Converge Northeast

Tim serves as the Regional President and Executive Minister of Converge Northeast. Tim also serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff for Converge. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he earned a M.Div. and D.Min in Redemptive Leadership and Organizational Development. Tim and his wife Sharon have been married for over 30 years, are the proud parents of two adult children.

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