Pastoral Leadership Breakouts

Equipping our pastors to become quality Christian leaders of healthy faith communities

Bryan Jarrett

Bryan Jarrett

MINISTRY TO RURAL COMMUNITIES - Friday 3:30

Carolyn Tennant

Carolyn Tennant

CATCH THE WIND OF THE SPIRIT: MINISTRY GIFTS (Part 1) - Friday 3:30

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.

Carolyn Tennant

Carolyn Tennant

CATCH THE WIND OF THE SPIRIT: MINISTRY GIFTS (Part 2) - Friday 4:45

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.

Jim Robberstad

Jim Robberstad

Longevity and Enjoyment in Rural Ministry - Friday 4:45

Pastoring a small church in a rural community provides many challenges and opportunities which can lead to making a powerful impact for the kingdom.

AR Bernard

AR Bernard

WHAT WOMEN WANT FROM MEN - Saturday 10:00

Keith Kerstetter

Keith Kerstetter

PASTORING THE RURAL COMMUNITY AS YOUR CONGREGATION - Saturday 11:15

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.

Chris Pruett

Chris Pruett

CELEBRATING WINS - Saturday 11:15

Generational Ministry Breakouts

Equipping leaders to reach children, youth and adults.

Justyn Smith

Justyn Smith

CREATING A CODE - Friday 3:30

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.

Rod Whitlock

Rod Whitlock

HELPING STUDENTS MAKE SENSE OF THE LGBTQIA COMMUNITY - Friday 3:30

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.

Rod Whitlock

Rod Whitlock

CAPTURING, EQUIPPING, AND CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERS - Friday 4:45

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.

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

THE VAULE OF A STRONG PRE-TEEN MINISTRY - Friday 4:45

Bruce Talso

Bruce Talso

60 IS THE NEW 40: RELEVANT SENIOR ADULT MINISTRIES - Friday 4:45

Rod Whitlock

Rod Whitlock

WHAT NUMBERS REALLY MATTER? - Saturday 10:00

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?

Ed Wernecke

Ed Wernecke

318: LEADING MEN FORWARD - Saturday 10:00

Ginger Olson & Amy Steiner

Ginger Olson & Amy Steiner

RECURITING AND MAINTINAING AWESOME LEADERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD MINISTRY - Saturday 10:00

This breakout is designed to help you create a plan of action to help you recruit and keep the best leaders in Early Childhood!

Karsten Olson

Karsten Olson

CREATIVE IDEAS FOR COMMUNICATION TO KIDS - Saturday 10:00

Rod Whitlock

Rod Whitlock

SYNERGIZING YOUR MESSAGES AND EVENTS FOR GREATER IMPACT - Saturday 11:15

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.

Aaron Topp

Aaron Topp

PROMISE PRINCIPLE - Saturday 11:15

Wendy Cunningham, Cindy Hendrick, Susan Vandenheuval, & Satise Roddy

Wendy Cunningham, Cindy Hendrick, Susan Vandenheuval, & Satise Roddy

HOW TO BALANCE MARRIAGE AND MINISTRY - Saturday 11:15

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.

Missional Living Breakouts

Focusing on how we can live out our faith in our community, our nation and our world.

Denny Curran

Denny Curran

TRIUMPH THROUGH TRAGEDY - Friday 4:45

Malcolm Burleigh

Malcolm Burleigh

RACIAL TENSION - Friday 4:45

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.

Teng Vu

Teng Vu

THE LOST ART OF SERVING GOD FAITHFULLY - Saturday 10:00

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.

Jessica Rothmeyer

Jessica Rothmeyer

THE LIE BEHIND VALIDATION - Saturday 10:00

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.

Bryan Jerrett

Bryan Jerrett

TBD - Saturday 11:15

Adrian Falgatelli

Adrian Falgatelli

PESCADORES DE HOMBRES/FISHERS OF MEN (IN SPANISH) - Saturday 11:15

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.

Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson

AGWM PIPELINE - Saturday 11:15

Operations/Communications Breakouts

Focusing on organizational and communicative processes of the church

Richard Hammar

Richard Hammar

LEGAL ISSUES UNIQUE TO CHURCHES IN MINNESOTA - Friday 3:30

Bob Bauman

Bob Bauman

CHURCH FINANCING THAT WORKS - Friday 4:45

Matt Reed

Matt Reed

GRAPHIC DESIGN ON A DIME - Friday 4:45

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.

Steve Nylin

Steve Nylin

SOCIAL MEDIA - WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE? - Saturday 10:00

Darrel Amiot

Darrel Amiot

THE GIANTS OF GOVERNMENT - Saturday 10:00

This class will cover Medicare, Medicaid, health care, estate protectors, and property protection.

Carol Lund

Carol Lund

EVENT PLANNING 101 - Saturday 11:15

Gene Thomsen

Gene Thomsen

CPR AND BASIC FIRST AID FOR YOUR CHURCH - Saturday 11:15

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.

Worship/Creative Arts Breakouts

Focusing on the spiritual, audio and visual aspects in a worship gathering.

Todd Marshall

Todd Marshall

BIBLICAL WORSHIP: THE PATTERN, THE PURPOSE, THE PURSUIT - Friday 3:30

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

mulitple presenters

mulitple presenters

SONG WRITING - Friday 4:45

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

URBAN, SUBURBAN, ADN RURAL WORSHIP LEADERS - Saturday 10:00

Matt Reed & Jimmy Leasure

Matt Reed & Jimmy Leasure

ENHANCING WORSHIP SERVICES WITH VIDEO - Saturday 10:00

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

Ben Johnson & Taylor Lewin

PLANNING TECHNICAL PRODUCTION FOR CORPORATE WORSHIP - Saturday 11:15

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.

Discipleship Process Breakouts

Engaging visitors, new believers and regular attendees to be a community of devoted followers of Christ

Bruce Schoeman

Bruce Schoeman

GPS LIFE JOURNEY - Friday 3:30

Jolene Erlacher

Jolene Erlacher

A DANIEL GENERATION: MILLENNIALS AND GEN Z AS GODLY LEADERS TODAY - Friday 4:45

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!

Carl Lindelien

Carl Lindelien

DISCIPLESHIP OR DIE! - Friday 4:45

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!``

Steph Peterson

Steph Peterson

GREATNESS AMONG US; DEVELOPING A TEAM OF WORLD CHANGERS WITH THOSE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US - Friday 4:45

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 !

Carolyn Tennant

Carolyn Tennant

PRAY! - Saturday 10:00

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

MENTORING (Part 1) - Saturday 10:00

Abby Olson & Peggy Vagle

Abby Olson & Peggy Vagle

MENTORING (Part 2) - Saturday 11:15

Jolene Erlacher

Jolene Erlacher

STUDENTS AND TECHNOLOGY: EFFECTS ON GODLY IDENTITY, RELATIONSHIPS, AND COMMUNICATION - Saturday 11:15

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.

Conversation Rooms

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.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson

HABITS OF HEALTHY PASTORS - Friday 4:45

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

Jim & Tina Von Wald

COURTING YOUR COMMUNITY - Friday 4:45

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?

Jose Perez

Jose Perez

BRIDGING HISPANIC-AMERICAN CULTURE - Saturday 10:00

Carol Lund

Carol Lund

WORKING WITH VOLUNTEERS - Saturday 10:00am

Evan Fortunato, Lindsay Book, Aaron Broberg & Sara Wille

Evan Fortunato, Lindsay Book, Aaron Broberg & Sara Wille

GENDER-SPECIFIC DISCIPLESHIP - Saturday 11:15

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!

Thompsons/Kerr

Thompsons/Kerr

RAISING GODLY CHILDREN - Saturday 11:15am

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.