This session will cover overall contextual information biblically from Ephesians 4:11 and then focus on some challenging aspects of the evangelism, teaching, and pastoral gifts. This is for those called to full-time ministry as well as for lay people to discover where and how their leadership gifts can operate in the church. This is the first of 2 sessions taught on Dr. Tennant's new book ``Catch the Wind of the Spirit: How the Five Ministry Gifts Can Impact Your Church.`` Attend them back-to-back for a flow of information or choose to attend only one session.
This session will focus on the ministry gifts of the prophetic and the apostolic as mentioned in Ephesians 4:11, providing biblical background and practical perspectives on how these can function properly in the church. ``Sticky situations`` will be discussed. This is the second of 2 sessions taught on Dr. Tennant's new book ``Catch the Wind of the Spirit: How the Five Ministry Gifts Can Impact Your Church.`` Attend them back-to-back for a flow of information or choose to attend only one session.
Pastoring a small church in a rural community provides many challenges and opportunities which can lead to making a powerful impact for the kingdom.
The rural church has a unique opportunity to pastor the community in a way different than urban churches. Let’s talk about creative ways that has happened, and what could happen in the future. The goal is to leave full of encouragement and ideas.
It’s easy to get lost in all the hustle and bustle of children’s ministry. There’s always work be done, fires to put out, administration to be completed and ministry to execute. How do you know if you’re winning? Join Justyn as he walks through The Go Kids Code and how that’s helped focus and bring intentionality to staff and volunteers.
Our students are constantly bombarded with messages regarding their sexual orientation and identity. No longer is a series on dating enough in today’s highly volatile sexually charged world. Students need biblically sound teaching to understand the issue and then compassionately share the hope within them.
To grow your youth ministry you need equipped and passionate volunteer youth leaders! Let’s take a look at the process for securing, training, and applauding our volunteers. We’ll walk from the application process to how to celebrate volunteers for a job well done.
We often measure our youth ministries by the number of students who attend our youth service. Is this the best way to measure growth? Are there other numbers that matter as much…or more? If so, what are those numbers and what do they tell us?
Ginger Olson & Amy Steiner
This breakout is designed to help you create a plan of action to help you recruit and keep the best leaders in Early Childhood!
Get ready to build your youth calendar, sermon series, and social media strategy all in one session. You’ll leave this session with a clear design for your youth ministry for the next year. Having this strategy in hand ensures taking students on a more meaningful journey on their walk with Christ.
Wendy Cunningham, Cindy Hendrick, Susan Vandenheuval, & Satise Roddy
Finding the time and energy to balance ministry and family is an ongoing, real life issue for every paid and unpaid church worker. How can we do it well? This panel of experts will share their wisdom and life experience to help us.
Racial tension is omnipresent. We are so immersed in our own culture that we are not aware of the impact racial tension has on us, our societies, and on the church. Culture shapes our perspective and our behavior. We see the impact of that across the globe.
Serving God faithfully in the church has lost its true meaning. It doesn't matter if you've just planted a brand new church or you serve in an older church or even a mega church, Jesus calls every Christian to serve Him faithfully. To discover the art of serving God faithfully in the church we must first go back to the teachings of Jesus. You’ll learn that faithfulness, a biblical and required trait of all believers in Christ, boils down to two key questions you need to ask yourself.
God designed women to have a loving and relational nature; from this comes a deep desire for women to have approval and feel acknowledged by others, especially our spouses. The world emphasizes, more than ever, the need for verbal and emotional validation in order to have effective communication and conflict resolution. Although validation is helpful, there is a ``lie`` that begins to form for many of us: `` I need or want more and more validation to feel truly accepted, appreciated or assured that my performance is good enough. Learn God's truth about how to have peace and healthy relationships with or without the validation you deserve.
Dios nos ha llamado a que seamos Pescadores de hombres. Dios te ha equipado de tal manera para que puedas hacer el trabajo de alcanzar a todos aquellos que están lejos de Él. Dios es muy creativa, y quiere usar su creatividad en ti. Venga para aprender cómo Dios quiere usar esta creatividad de alcanzar al mundo alrededor de ti.
God calls us to be fishers of men. He has equipped you so that you can do the work of reaching those who are far from Him. God is very creative and wants to use his creativity in you. Come to learn how God wants to use this creativity to reach the world around you.
How can the church effectively use visual communication with little or no budget? We’ll explore how you can leverage access to thousands of creatives online to take your church to the next level of graphic design without breaking the bank.
This class will cover Medicare, Medicaid, health care, estate protectors, and property protection.
Having people trained and prepared with the correct knowledge and supplies in case of emergency will give your church an added sense of security for their families.
We all desire to see the church strengthened in order to touch the world and to help our people connect their relationship to God to their relationship to life. Todd and Brenda’s approach to fulfill this burden and call is to focus on emphasizing, expounding, and encouraging the picture and pattern of biblical worship. This discussion oriented session will facilitate how to do just that
Matt Reed & Jimmy Leasure
What does it take to present quality videos to add to your church worship experience? Join us as we look at tools to create your own videos and explore the wealth of video resources online.
Ben Johnson & Taylor Lewin
It is possible to improve your audio and visual production without a huge budget. This session is designed to give you practical strategies for how to build your volunteer team and avoid technical difficulties.
Godly leadership will look different in the days ahead as our society continues to undergo significant changes. Daniel and his friends found themselves living and leading in their own season of crisis, in an environment foreign to their leaders and mentors in Jerusalem. Their's is an experience similar to that of young leaders today. Millennials and Generation Z need Spirit-breathed leadership models, faith practices and ministry perspectives for a new context. There are critical lessons in the life of Daniel that can inform and encourage Christian leaders of all generations as we work together to navigate the landscape ahead with grace, and the power of the Holy Spirit!
In this session we will discover that every Christian Group in history, has seen the Miraculous, Grown beyond their boundaries and Reached many with the Gospel, only to die within 2-3 generations. Today our Churches are facing the same battle, ``Disciple or Die!`` We will discover new and creative ways to ``go and make disciples!``
LEARN TO SEE THE GREATNESS ALL AROUND YOU: Do you look at other organizations and think “If only I had THOSE people and a structure like THAT organization…” Learn how to see the potential in the people God has given you, take a risk, and train up a team of world changers using a Leadership Structure that works for everyone. This is leadership structure where everyone gets met with one on one for accountability and life coaching twice a month, and the team meets with together regularly for training, brainstorming and strategizing !
So we know we should pray. Why don't we do it more? Why bother to go to one more session on it and not change? Come and see... Come and learn... Come and be challenged.
Abby Olson & Peggy Vagle
Abby Olson & Peggy Vagle
Technology is developing faster than research can analyze and report its effects. We are introducing technology into the lives of students, often before we can know its long-term effects. This workshop will look at important facts we do know and present ideas for navigating the integration of technology and social media into the lives of godly young people. We will look at strategies for pastors, mentors and leaders to encourage healthy decisions, godly disciplines and character development for kids, teens and young adults in this ever-changing terrain.
Do you have questions about a particular area of ministry? Join in dialogue with people who have proven experience in that area. As you questions and get their insight.
In 2002 Pastor Steve Larson went through a deep depression where he almost quit the ministry. After a three month break, he came back and asked the question: How do I minister without going back there again? How do I care for others…and myself? In this presentation he will share some things he has learned about staying healthy in the ministry- mentally, spiritual, physically, and relationally.
Jim & Tina Von Wald
What does it look like to fall in love with your town? How do you keep the romance alive? Do you need to redo your vows? Do you have another lover?
Evan Fortunato, Lindsay Book, Aaron Broberg & Sara Wille
The Bible gives us a clear mandate to pass on what we have learned to the next generation. Unfortunately, many churches have no mechanism for mentoring and modeling to occur between men and boys and women and girls. We believe that churches need to be leading the way in championing gender and the unique design God has for boys and girls! This panel discussion will discuss the importance of gender specific environments in your discipleship process, and give you a variety of ideas how to implement mentoring moments into your church!
How do we raise godly kids today? How can we help our kids navigate this world with it’s ever-increasing pressure and influence? This breakout session will be an open and honest conversation for parents to share struggles, ideas and tools in order to help us raise our kids well.