What will it take to reach the next generation of leaders in your community?
What will be required of you to bridge the gap between the answers churches are giving and the questions that teens and twenty-somethings are asking?
How can pastors, sunday school teachers, parents, and all other committed followers of Christ genuinely connect with, train, and deploy those in your fellowship who statistics say will otherwise be heading for the door during the next twelve months?
That's what the Next Generation Summit is all about. During this powerful two-day event, you will learn how to take the vision of your church and community to the next level in a way that will impact the up and coming generation for eternity!
To learn more about how to bring the Next Generation Summit to your area, please submit a request for more information at the bottom left corner of this page.
"Phil and Susy Downer have been friends of mine for years and I have watched them as they have faithfully followed our Lord's leading over the many years in such a way that they, without question, have a significant life story to share as they disciple other men and women. It is a joy to endorse them and their ministry."
-Ron Blue, President, Kingdom Advisors, DNA Ministry Endorser
“God used Phil Downer at the men’s retreat for McKinney Fellowship Bible Church. The impact was significant! I heard the guys share about their desire to go back and live lives of purity and commitment to their wives and families. Phil gave them great encouragement and tools for spending time discipling their kids and other men. Phil shared from the scripture, his own life and experiences including how God has poured out His grace on him through lots of mistakes and challenges. Our men’s ministry has continued the spiritual walk that began during the retreat, at our Friday morning study through Phil’s book,Eternal Impact. Our men are beginning to understand discipleship.”
-Bruce Miller, Senior Pastor, McKinney Fellowship Bible Church
“It is my privilege to provide the highest recommendation for the ministry of Phil Downer. Our church hosted a special men’s event where Phil was our featured speaker. He also spoke during our multiple worship services on Sunday morning. I was deeply impressed with Phil’s sensitivity to the needs of our local church and his willingness to provide Biblical insight into those issues. Phil demonstrates a genuine heart for God and people as he speaks. His practical insight into the issues of life resonates with his audience. You won’t be disappointed.”
-Robert Fetterhoff, Pastor, Grace Brethren Church,
“There is a real need today for men to move past the fluff of events and move into true discipleship. That’s where Discipleship Network of America and Phil Downer can take a church, organization and local men’s ministry - on a deeper quest into God’s word; not just an event but a deeper path to evangelism and discipleship to perpetuate even after an event is over. Phil’s message will help your men in their relationships with God, wife, children, church, work, and community. I recommend Phil for your church.”
-Randy Jumper, Assistant Director, Honor Bound Men’s Ministries,
Assemblies of God, Springfield, MO
“Phil Downer is a ‘man’s man.’ He blends the rare combination of military toughness with genuine tenderness. He communicates through his books and speaking equally well. His books are full of practicality and biblical principles, and are fun to read. People who hear him experience life changes. In a day calling for integrity, Phil fills the bill!
-Dr. Bob Horner, Senior Pastor, Peachtree Corners Baptist
Church, Atlanta, GA
“I praise God for men like Phil Downer, who recognize the need for men to fulfill their God-ordained call to be the spiritual leaders in the home and elsewhere. Phil’s willingness to be transparent, honest, and real served as a connecting point for me. The weekend retreat with Phil gave me the courage to stand up and have a 5-minute devotional with the men at our basketball games (many of whom are unchurched).”
-Jason L. Stoecker, First Vice President, LaSalle Bank, Peoria, IL