The Maximizing Your Ministry Network is a non-denominational organization that was built on Biblical truths, not tradition. The network was developed in response to the need for sound theological doctrine and to help identify and address issues that impact newly organized and historically established churches. It serves as a collaborative resource center for pastors and ministerial leaders through the delivery of conferences, webinars, curricula, web-based training, mentorship and ministerial aid.
To equip pastors, ministers and leaders with the practical tools needed to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ with excellence in ministry.
The network is committed to providing a "safe haven" for clergy to exchange ideas, gain enrichment, receive mentorship, and develop accountability structures. The network will assist pastors and ministerial leaders in building and sustaining ministries that renew souls, revive local communities, and represent the Kingdom of God. We are committed to assisting in the restoration of relationships between clergy and laity.
welcome letter (click to expand)
It is with divine love that I greet you. Truly the Great Head of the Church has granted us providential benevolence and favor. To HIM alone be glory and honor.
Modern society has presented the faith community with a host of challenges and opportunities. The 21st century church is now forced to reconsider and re-evaluate the methods and means by which it advances the Gospel message. Additionally, Pastors and Ministers are finding it more difficult to engage like-minded models and sound mentors for ministry.
After years of divine promptings and innumerable requests from Pastors and Ministers alike, I am excited to present to you the "Maximizing Your Ministry" Network. The intent of this network is to glorify God by providing a "safe haven" for ministerial leaders to exchange ideas, gain enrichment, receive mentorship, and develop accountability structures.
While this network is not a denomination or reformation, members will be provided with quarterly teaching sessions, resource materials, and access to coaches/mentors who will assist in fostering healthy relationships among pastors & congregations. This network will not promote hierarchal structure but will allow me to serve as a "Coach/Mentor/Pastor/Networker" for and with ministers who have that desire.
As you browse this site, prayerfully you will see the positive benefits of our network. Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Desirous of "Maximized Ministry"
E. Dewey Smith, Jr.
Dr. Smith's Bio (click to expand)
Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr. is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta (Greater Travelers Rest) located in Decatur, Ga. Prior to moving to metro Atlanta, he served as Senior Pastor of the Beulahland Bible Church in Macon, Ga. A native of Macon, Dr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Morehouse College in Atlanta,Ga. He matriculated at Morehouse School of Religion - The Interdenominational Theological Center - Atlanta, Ga. and received his Master of Science degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Southern Christian University, Montgomery, Al. Smith earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He was inducted into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College as a Distinguished Preacher.
Pastor Smith commenced his preaching ministry at the tender age of 17 and his pastoral ministry at 19. God has highly favored him by allowing explosive growth and outreach to accompany his ministry. His first congregation grew from 48 to over 3,000 people in 13 years. After faithfully serving at Beulahland, God elevated him to become the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta. Since the commencement of his pastorate at The House of Hope Atlanta in January 2004, the church's membership roll has grown from 1,200 to more than 10,000--with an average weekend attendance of 7,000 people. During the first five years of his tenure at The House of Hope Atlanta, the church was blessed to acquire a 60 acre, seven building (480,000 total square feet) campus--featuring a 7,000 seat Cathedral--all for the glory of God.
Smith's broadcasts and media ministries have been viewed by millions around the world. Additionally, Dr. Smith's works have been published in The African American Pulpit Journal. He has authored several publications and his most recent books, "A God Dream" and "Maximizing Your Membership", are cutting edge, literary gems. Smith has served on the Board of Directors for the Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta, Ga., as well as the United Theological Seminary & Bible College of Monroe, La. For over 20 years he has been a strong advocate of outreach ministry and community development and involvement. Additionally, he is a musician, producer, and songwriter and served as the Executive Producer of The Hope Mass Choir's Live at the Cathedral.
Smith is married to the lovely former Andrea Fambro, his best friend of over 20 years. They are the proud parents of two sons: Kamari Elijah and Kylen Isaiah.
Date & Time: November 19th; 7:30 p. m.
Description: November 19th at 7:30 p.m. EST. Join Pastor E. Dewey Smith, Jr. for a conversation on as we discuss ways to build your ministry.