What Are Mast talks?

MAST:  Mission, Action, Support and Training

The goal of a MAST Talk is to equip you with a skill you can walk away with and apply.

We are making workshops shorter so people will have the opportunity to attend multiple and different mini-presentations on various types of mission interest. A MAST Talk is a presentation done in a succinct and engaging way, in which missional stories, testimonies, expertise and ministry resources are shared with an audience. Each presenter will present for 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of audience interaction. Each MAST Talk will last a total of 30 minutes.

The MAST Talks will take place on Saturday morning and afternoon as follows:

Session 1: 8:00am – 8:30am

Session 2: 11:15am – 11:45am

Session 3: 11:50am – 12:20pm

Session 4: 1:30pm – 2:00pm




8:00-8:30 AM


Ask a Millennial

Fr. Harman Thomas

Deacon Harman has been the millennial you’ve been trying to reach with the Gospel; come with your questions as to what faith looks like in the heart and mind of a millennial, what they desire in worship and community, and any other burning question better to understand intergenerational ministry.


Ask a Hispanic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Fr. Gabe Garcia & Gabby Salazar

A discussion on ways churches have tried to do missional work in a Hispanic environment.


Giving Your Testimony

Travis Wilson


His Story

Chris Gonzalez

What if you could share the gospel in a way that people understand, remember, and are drawn in? Come and learn!


LATER MORNING & AFTERNOON INTENSIVES – Session 2: 11:30am – 12:00pm, Session 3: 1:20pm – 1:50pm, Session 4: 1:55pm – 2:25pm


Snakes, Spandex, and Scorpions:  A How-To Approach for Meeting the Neighbors

Fr. Thomas Hall

The theme clearly embedded in this MAST Talk:  ways that we can leverage what we have and who we are for the sake of the Kingdom of God.  This is more than a topic for me.  This is my lived-experience.  We have enfolded neighbors into St. David's, forged new relationships, and brought value to our larger community by simply leveraging what we have for God's use.  This will be insightful and engaging, and will provide a take-home strategy for every attender.  


Beyond the Walls and Breaking the Chains

Fr. Russell Martin

Fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment through outreach and ministry to the incarcerated.


A Regional Vision for the Local Church

Dean Justin+ Read-Smith

What does the mission of the church look like when it is not only local, but regional and beyond? Moving beyond local identity, we will explore how the Church is called, as one body, to foster regional relational networks in order to harness the gifts of every local congregation to proclaim the message of the Kingdom through strategic, relational, and missional thinking in order to reach a region with the Gospel to begin building missional communities in unreached areas.


Theology: Forming Word & Sacrament People

Fr. Carl B. Smith

This MAST Talk encourages holistic formation as an expression of the Great Commandment – loving God with heart, soul, mind and strength.


Healing Grace

Fr. Joseph Acton

A discussion of the grace of God being the central reality of all healing. Grace heals. My example will flow from the story of Zacchaeus and the transformation of his life when he is freely offered fellowship with Jesus.


Healing through Prayer Teams

Fr. Joseph Acton

Healing as the Body of Christ the Healer


Church Planting Among Seniors

Fr. Leo Laney

Of all American citizens the segment with the greatest experience in church planting and development, the one with the most time to invest, and the one with the life situations most likely to respond (geographically relocated, recently suffered tragedy or loss, major career change, etc.) are the elderly and aged. The field is white for harvest.


Encouraging Ordained Vocations in Your Congregations

Cn. David Montzingo

Many of us have men and women of various ages in our local congregations whom the Lord is calling to be ordained deacons or presbyters. How can we identify them? Encourage them to pursue this calling? Support them through the process?


Reaching University Students Nearby

Jason Caywood & Fr. Ernest Victor