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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

2019 BASS Workshops

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Dealing With Difficult People At Work and Church

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: N13

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    Four types of typical human behavior are examined. Participants will be given the opportunity to identify their own typical behavior, compare it to how Jesus would behave in the workplace, and examine the impact on interactions with difficult co-workers and managers.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Tell Me the Story Most Precious: Making the Bible Come Alive for Preschoolers

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: C7

    Sandi Flowers

    Sandi Flowers

    Keynote Speaker

    Do you struggle when it comes to telling stories from the Bible, wanting to keep it simple yet exciting for preschoolers and young children. We want them to be captured by all the wonders of the Bible. In this workshop we will explore ways to keep your clubbers engaged with stories that come alive. Come and see examples of visuals, glean ideas on how to use movement and senses in your teaching, and how to tailor a story to those you are teaching. We want to capture them and connect their lives with the word of God so they will want to tell the story most precious to everyone they meet!

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Don't Forget the Bible

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: C6

    Delanee Williams

    Delanee Williams

    The Bible is a special book. Do preschoolers in your class have opportunities to use the Bible? During this workshop we will discuss the importance of using the Bible with preschoolers and practical ways to use it in your teaching.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Object Lessons That Stick

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    Object lessons help teaching to stick -- to be easily remembered. See demonstration of object lessons as well as receive one ready-to-use object lesson to take with you.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Sharing the Gospel Clearly and Concisely With Anyone

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    Above all else, the Gospel is the message we are trying to share with the children, youth, and adults God places in our life path and in our community. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is the power of God to change hearts and bring salvation (Romans 1:16). Come learn a versatile technique to share the gospel in any situation and any conversation, especially in our postmodern world. We’ll use teaching, video, demonstration, and practice to equip you to clearly and concisely share the gospel message with anyone the Lord places in your path.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    VBS On A Low Budget, Part A

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 215

    Joyce Gray

    Joyce Gray

    This is an interactive workshop on equipping individuals to serve and minister to children in a Vacation Bible School-type setting with simple yet effective ideas and tools.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Advanced Teaching Methods

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: D8

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

    Tired of just lecture and discussion? In this interactive session you'll participate in a variety of teaching and learning methods and will learn how to use these methods with your Bible study group!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Improving the Learning Environment

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 200

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    Is there an expectation of having new people in your Sunday School classes every week? In most churches there is not. In this workshop we’ll explore ways to improve the actual learning environment inside the classroom. You will be surprised!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Navigating the Rocky Path: Working with Difficult People to Achieve Positive Results

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: N8

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    Difficult people can be found everywhere, even in the Church. This workshop will help identify key elements of our relationships with difficult people and ways that we can work more effectively to achieve positive results. We will discover tools and strategies that can help us move from conflict to cooperation.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Build the Numbers BY the Numbers

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: D7

    David Apple

    David Apple

    Do you want to help your Sunday School class reach more people? Sure you do! There are several strategic numbers we need to remember if we will strengthen our Sunday School class. This workshop will help you rediscover and remember strategies that make a difference in reaching more people through your Sunday School.

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  • Track: College

    Muslim Students in America: Within Reach of the Truth

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: D2

    Ryan Gregory

    Ryan Gregory

    For many Muslim international students their time here in America is their best chance of ever meeting a Christian or hearing the gospel. If we are ever going to share with Muslims about Jesus we must first understand their world. Learn how to engage well with Muslims and have discussions about faith in Jesus in this workshop.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Overcoming Depression and Low Self-Esteem

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    Most people suffer under chronic depression, a loss of hope that they will ever be 'good enough' to earn people's love. Even when a person becomes a Christian, and learns many great truths from the Bible, depression may still persist. Unfortunately, this is all too common in the Church. Learn what depression is, where it comes from and how to overcome it through the practice of real forgiveness of the people in our past.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Evangelism and Outreach in the Inner City

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: D1

    Yaahn Hunter

    Yaahn Hunter

    In this workshop we will discuss Evangelism in the Inner City from and in the Local Church.

    We will discuss the State of the Inner City. The state of the Church in relationship to outreach and evangelism.

    Last of all we will discuss integrating the Church into Community Programs that will assist the Church in its Outreach Ministry.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Wise Parenting

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: N9

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    Parents of little children and teenagers are hungry for a simple but effective way to raise great kids. Wise Parenting spells out the five crucial areas that parents need to understand to train their children so they can enjoy them. It is amazing to watch this material immediately help parents as they work with and enjoy the parenting process—their kids too! We hear all the time from parents who tell us that the actions, habits, and routines in this course changed both their parenting experience and their children for the better.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Learn to Build a Relational Life Legacy in 5 Easy Steps

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: D6

    Raymond Chan

    Raymond Chan

    “How are your relationships?” God, the real author of your life, desires to establish lifelong relationships beginning with your family. This workshop will help you understand, address and perhaps heal those challenging relationships. Begin with your life story. Yes, it can be a scrapbooking exercise. And God has embedded within your life a unique life theme. Learn how you can impact future generations with your life theme.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Men Discipling Men (Leading Men through Small Groups)

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: A1

    J.A. Johnson

    J.A. Johnson

    This workshop will walk through several ways in which we can strategically disciple men and lead the small groups in our communities. It will first cover how to lead and train men to build personal relationships with others, creating an organic culture of men that are doers of God's Word and are making disciples through small groups.

    Second, in this workshop we will learn the importance of providing a safe place for growing, healing and sharpening one another in Christ.

    Last, we will discuss how to use the opportunities given to us through our leading and facilitation of small groups to equip men to have an impact in their families, churches, communities, and in the world for Jesus Christ.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Engaging the 5 Theological Tasks that Produce Church Peace

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: A3

    Rodrick Durst

    Rodrick Durst

    The peace Christ wants is powerful, loving and of a sound mind. That peace grows strong & defies the gates of Hell to the degree five biblical practices describe our church culture. The practices are: knowing the faith well enough to defend it (polemics), interpreting the Word skillfully (exegesis), answering doubts winsomely (apologetics), discipling new believers into maturity efficiently (cathechesis), and sharing and showing the gospel convincingly (evangelism and ethics). Our harvest of righteousness depends on how well we sow PEACE. Uses case studies.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Crisis Management & PR for the Church

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 214

    Justin Dean

    Justin Dean

    Is your church prepared to handle a crisis well? This workshop will help you prepare to handle any crisis that may come your way, whether it be false accusations, moral failure, negative press, a natural disaster, or even just a bad social media comment. Because the church is the hope of the world, and our mission is too critical to continue doing ministry without a plan.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Return on Investment: Starting, Growing and Maintaining a Women's Ministry

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 114

    Tami Weissert

    Tami Weissert

    God designed us to be relational, and that’s especially true for women. This workshop will discuss how investing in women by fostering personal relationships and a creating a sense of belonging will open the door for God to work and move in lives of each woman as they, in turn, invest in each other and grow closer to God.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Top Tools For Worship

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Come find out about the best affordable tools to upgrade the weekend worship experience, help you seriously save time, and unify & grow your team. We’ll cover essential top tools and apps for worship prep, music, live sound, in-ear monitoring, media presentation, and more. Want to streamline your worship ministry without breaking the bank? Join us to find out how!

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Back to Leadership Basics

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: N13

    Ebony Dodson

    Ebony Dodson

    Who you are and how you represent yourself are the core starting points to being a good leader. Identifying your leadership strengths and weaknesses can propel your ministry and break barriers that may have been hindering you.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Ten Commandments of CHANGE

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: N9

    Patricia A. Daniels

    Patricia A. Daniels

    There is a need for the Christian society today to continue to lead, identify and demonstrate the importance of CHANGE. In this workshop we will share the understanding of the Ten Commandments of CHANGE and delve into the Biblical characteristics of CHANGE.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Understanding Preschoolers

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    Preschoolers have special needs that we can meet. You have about an hour a week with them so make the most of that time. We will look at the five stages of child growth and development and how we can build a solid foundation in their young lives.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Every Child is a Gift

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: C6

    Delanee Williams

    Delanee Williams

    Many times what we may see as disruptive or hard to teach children are actually opportunities to see how God has uniquely gifted them. In this session, we'll discuss strategies to see potential in each child.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Top 10 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: Firehouse

    Gloria Lee

    Gloria Lee

    In this workshop you will discover the latest techniques for grabbing kids’ attention, managing classrooms with multiple ages, and making learning memorable. Plus, we’ll give you insider secrets to what parents of kids this age need most—and how you can partner effectively with them.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    VBS On A Low Budget, Part B

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 215

    Joyce Gray

    Joyce Gray

    This is an interactive workshop on equipping individuals to serve and minister to children in a Vacation Bible School-type setting with simple yet effective ideas and tools. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to make and take projects to use in their VBS, Sunday School, and Children's Church settings.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    My Pet Peeves in Children's Ministry

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    A humorous and insightful look at some of the common annoyances in Children’s Ministry. Discover ways to eliminate some of these “bugs” from your ministry!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Build Community in Your Group

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D8

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

    Learn principles and best practices that strengthen and build fellowship and community in your Sunday School class.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Bible Interpretation 1: Need and Process

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D5

    Brad Chew

    Brad Chew

    We study the Bible to discover what the biblical author intended to communicate. In this workshop, participants will explore the need for Bible Interpretation and will learn a thorough process of Bible study to determine what a particular Bible passage means.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    We Want Our Sunday School to WIN

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D7

    David Apple

    David Apple

    What are the “wins” for a Sunday School and for those who work in Sunday School? This workshop will help identify and celebrate what helps bring about successes in and through a Sunday School.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Mobilizing Your Church for Evangelism

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D6

    A.K. Manning

    A.K. Manning

    Hot dog cookouts and Easter Egg hunts are good. But you want more. You want to see those in your church mobilized like an army to go out and fulfill the Great Commission. THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU.

    Equip yourself and those in your church to: 1. Understand the importance of personal evangelism. 2. See what's inhibiting them from stepping out in witnessing for Christ. 3. Overcome fear and become a mouthpiece for the gospel.

    How would your church be revolutionized if every car salesmen shared his faith on his lunch break, every soccer mom shined her light on the side of the field, and every little old lady talked about Jesus when she was in the checkout line at the store? How would your neighborhood be changed? Learn the S.E.N.D. acronym to send your church out as fishers of men!

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Growth Centered Family

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D2

    Cecil Wong

    Cecil Wong

    What is a growth centered family? It’s one that prioritizes the development of every member through growing emotional and relational health and maturity; not only of the children but also parents. It fosters an environment that prioritizes the building up of what matters most - an identity rooted in eternal love and wisdom.

    Why growth-centered?

    A growth center prevents unhealthy centers from developing, ie. child-centered, fear-centered, performance-centered, activity-centered, work-centered, education-centered, etc. When emotions and relationships are growing in maturity, members of the family will have wisdom and love to get clear and go forward with what matters most. Secondary priorities will be appropriately managed but the main things (people - their hearts, souls, condition of their interior lives) will not be overlooked, forgotten or sacrificed.

    Family life is incredibly dynamic and it takes a lot of wisdom and strength to successfully navigate marriage, parenting, life after kids, and grandparenting.

    Being growth-centered doesn’t leave this highest priority up to chance. Elevating the value of lifelong learning simply makes sense and it will go a long way in preparing for all the storms ahead. And there is great reward and joy in making it through in one piece, intact “till death do us part”.

    Being growth-centered is absolutely essential to experience decades of increasing relevance, love, joy, and hope!

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Developing Males into Men: Navigating Identity, Pornography, and Other Life Issues

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: A1

    Roy Smith

    Roy Smith

    Presently, there is a big identity crisis among males regarding what a man is. There is no clear transition from childhood to manhood, and the culture defines men simplistically. As a result, many males are divorced from themselves, bored, passive, and violent. The Church has difficulty attracting men to Christ and involving them positively in this form of community. This foundational crisis has amazing repercussions that are seen daily in the therapist’s office. Marriages are breaking up as many males choose addiction, lack emotional intimacy, and often rely on the phrase, “I don’t know.” Children lack male role models as a cycle of rejection is passed down generationally. The Church and the Christian counselor can be a great solution to this cultural entropy if we can learn to involve men in ways that uniquely meet their needs, help them understand how God designed them, and encourage change. God wants godly men who honor Him.

    In this seminar, we will look at the strengths men have to offer and how to mobilize them into becoming who God designed them to be. In doing so, men will learn to deal with the common challenges they experience daily and impact the world in positive ways. This seminar presents a model that will assist both counselors and church leaders to help the males they are working with develop true manhood.

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  • Track: Pastors

    The Belief Cycle: A Tool for Pastors and Counselors

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    We at Becoming What God Intended Ministries have created a tool that has been found very effective in discipling Christians and helping believers to address emotional issues in their lives. Showing the relationship between how we see things spiritually, our perspective, our emotions, desires, and actions, it creates insight and action for change.

    As a result of disciplining thousands of believers the conclusion we have come to is that often Christians are confused about how their inner life works, and how the Spirit of God influences and changes that inner life. One of our team members created a tool that addresses such confusion, and allows the Spirit of God to work. We will share that tool and give examples of how it may be used.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Epidemic of Porn Addiction in the American Church

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: A3

    James Serna

    James Serna

    Having helped alcoholics and drug addicts for a couple of decades, I've recently noted that porn addiction is often the hidden factor in those struggling to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction. As more and more men worked through their recovery from drugs and alcohol, they began to share they had a deeper problem that they were

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Self-Care for Special Needs Ministry Workers

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 200

    DeJuana Golden

    DeJuana Golden

    Most special needs ministry workers choose their profession because they want to help special parents and children due to some intrinsic connection. Providing support means bearing witness to the pain, stress, exhaustion, frustration, and anxiety of the parents who serve as caregivers. This training provides tools for special needs ministry professionals to take care of themselves and the population they serve in ways that recognize the challenges of this work. In this training, participants will learn: • How to keep life balance while serving in tough circumstances. • What “Compassion Fatigue” is and how to self-identify it. • How to implement a “Caregiver’s Wellness Plan” that they can also share with parents. • To build resiliency while keeping a compassionate heart.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    How Are Your Worship, Your Purpose, and Your Leadership Connected?

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 114

    Donna Patrick

    Donna Patrick

    Worship runs through the very fabric of our total being. Every aspect of our lives should be an expression of worship to God. This includes operating in our God-given purpose, and how we function in leadership.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Planning Center Interactive Workshop

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Wish you could spend WAY less time mired in the details of planning services (scheduling, distributing songs/charts to team members, etc.)? Good news - there is a much better way! Planning Center is an online solution for service planning and team organization that seriously cuts down your workload and gives team member's access to all the info they need (schedule, charts/mp3's, media). We’ll go into the Planning Center Services app online, demonstrate what it can do, and answer your questions. Whether you’re curious, just getting started, or have some experience - join us to learn something new. Come see how this can free you up to spend more time creating and less time administrating!

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  • Track: Youth

    Managing Your Small Group

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D1

    Sheri Perenon

    Sheri Perenon

    Every small group leader desires to have a group that loves Jesus and wants to change the world for Jesus. While this may be the desire of all of us, if you have been in youth ministry for a minute, you will realize this is not always the way small groups go. In this workshop, we will talk through the types of students all of us may face in our small groups, and how to manage them in a way that does not cause us to pull our hair out. You will receive practical tips on teaching, managing students and connecting with parents so that your small group can feel successful.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    12 Tips on Becoming a Better Leader

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 200

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    Do you get frustrated because they won't follow? We'll look at 12 proven tips to tweak your leadership abilities causing people to follow.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Toxic Sex and Porn Habits are Ruining Lives. Yes, in Your Church.

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: A1

    Clay Allen

    Clay Allen

    Get equipped to address your No. 1 Unspoken Need! The facts are in, it’s not just ‘out there in the world.’ Half of Christian men, even pastors, are trapped in the cycle of toxic sex from the pornification of today’s culture. The harvest is passive men, devastated wives, broken families and derailed destinies. Yet, some courageous churches are dealing openly, yet tactfully with this silent plague, offering compassionate help, hope & healing. Churches reap bold, brave, giving men, restored marriages and families. Get equipped to gracefully and tactfully address the real needs of your members, your community, and become a hero in the process. Come learn how.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: C7

    Sandi Flowers

    Sandi Flowers

    Keynote Speaker

    Preschoolers are amazing but tears and tantrums will happen. Their time with us is temporary, but the Gospel message we want to impress on their hearts is eternal. We will take a look at preschoolers abilities and limitations, as well as what we need to do to be successful in working with them. Using a positive approach helps us to be consistent, caring, and sensitive. Lots of creative examples and ideas for your ministry, including ideas for special needs preschoolers.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Spiritual Transformation for Early Elementary Children

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    Spiritual transformation happens when we cooperate with the Holy Spirit and allow Him to do the work of transforming us into the people God created us to be. Bringing about spiritual transformation doesn’t just happen. We have to know what the Creator intended, and what it takes to bring about the changes necessary to transform. How do you do this with your younger children? Come learn how to focus on three things to transform the lives of your small group.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Spiritual Formation of an Elementary Student

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D7

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    Do you have a elementary student? Do you minister to elementary students? Do you ever come in contact with elementary students? Then this workshop is for you! Early school years significantly shape a child's formation, spiritual and otherwise. As we interact with elementary children, especially those we are in a relationship with and responsible for in some way, we need to be intentional about understanding how they are growing & understanding the world. Doing so can inform the way that we help them understand their own spirituality and better help them to meet the God who is already speaking to their hearts. This workshop is especially suited for those are looking to build into the home as the primary place where faith is lived out and nurtured.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Ready to Use Training for Your Volunteers!

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Gary Lindsay

    Gary Lindsay

    You know your volunteers need to be trained to be successful in their roles. Learn how to create training sessions for your leaders and where to find tools that will make your job training leaders more successful! Plus, walk away with at least 2 trainings that are ready to use!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    The Role of Mentoring in Leadership

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: N8

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    Mentoring others has the dual benefit of infusing us with new energy, expanding our vision and opening new possibilities for our ministry as it unleashes the potential of the men and women who will carry the vision into the future. This workshop will explore the vital role of effectively mentoring in leadership as we examine key elements of the mentoring dynamic.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Working as a Team in Ministry

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: C6

    Karen Ensor

    Karen Ensor

    This practical workshop is designed to equip leaders to work more effectively by using teams in church ministry. Learning how to communicate effectively with team members will strengthen the leader’s skills which will enhance the church ministry.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Sharing the Gospel with an Alzheimer's Patient

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: N13

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    There is a dangerous myth which says it’s too late for teaching God’s Word to an Alzheimer's patient. Jim Hogsett begs to disagree because he has done it weekly at a care facility and will show participants how to vividly bring the Gospel to these precious individuals.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Ministering in Honor Shame Cultures in the US and Abroad

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D2

    Ryan Gregory

    Ryan Gregory

    Maintaining honor and avoiding shame is the cultural world view of the majority of the world while in western countries most people view the world through guilt and innocence. Many people from honor shame cultures come to the US to study and work here so it is important for the church to learn how to minister to honor shame cultures. What does the Bible have to say about honor and shame? Did Jesus die on the cross just for our guilt or did he free us from our shame as well? Join me in learning how to share our faith with people from an honor shame culture.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Saint) Evangelism: Begining to Share Your Faith

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D6

    A.K. Manning

    A.K. Manning

    Your heart starts pounding... your palms are sweaty, your knees are weak, your mouth is dry and your mind goes blank. Are these symptoms of a medical condition?

    No! This is you when it's time to open your mouth and talk to your neighbor about Jesus. Sound familiar? It doesn't have to be.

    In this workshop, you'll get some of the tools you need in your toolbox to overcome fear and talk about the work Jesus Christ has done in your life. It's time to do your part to fulfill the Great Commission! If you're a pastor or church leader, share this information with church members who want to share Christ, but say that for some reason they just can't.

    You'll learn: 1. The source of your fear 2. How to overcome the fear 3. How to start when you open your mouth and there are no words 4. How to give a biblical

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Healing the Sick – A Look at Substance Abuse Disorder and Mental Health Issues

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D5

    Deanna Allen

    Deanna Allen

    Keynote Speaker

    What role can the church play in helping its community members live abundant lives while overcoming and living with substance abuse disorders, mental health issues and co-occurring disorders? Should churches consider adopting evidence-based practices into their method of reaching and healing the community? Are there Biblically Based alternative methods to healing the sick? Absolutely – come explore some.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Why Marriages Fail - And What You Can Do About It

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    There are three basic, universal challenges to every marriage relationship. When misunderstood, or ignored, they will erode and eventually destroy a loving relationship. Learning what they are and how to address them effectively can protect good relationships and restore broken ones.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    12 Habits of a Great Marriage

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: N9

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    What are the actions and routines of couples who have great marriages? What habits do they consistently do and don't do? Join Gil Stieglitz as he presents 12 habits of great marriages—a roadmap for engaged, new, and struggling couples. Gil has seen amazing results with the couples he has counseled and taught since developing this material. To just spell out the actual things that couples with great marriages do is simple, yet eye-opening.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Creating a Social Media Plan for Your Church

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 214

    Justin Dean

    Justin Dean

    Social media is one of the best ways to reach new people, engage with your community, build relationships, and even create disciples and spread the gospel. The opportunity is too large to pass up, and most churches aren’t taking full advantage. Learn practical tips and strategies to create an effective social media plan for your church.

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Dating While Christian

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D1

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    Dating today is a lot different than 5, 10, 20 years ago. What happen to courtship and getting to know someone? The rules have changed and sometimes it’s hard to find your soulmate or be found with the way things are now. Although the Bible says, “A man who finds a wife finds a good thing” Proverbs 18:22 With social media, reality tv shows and dating apps like EHarmony, Christian Mingle, Tinder, Bumble, Happn, Hinge, Badoo, Coffee meet bagel and more the roles can get confusing. Come as we discuss dating while Christian, find out if you are dating the wrong way, and avoid becoming a friend with benefits, our purpose when dating and keeping God first in all that we do.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    God's Delight

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 114

    Tami Weissert

    Tami Weissert

    The message that God loves us is a familiar one. We hear it and say it to others often. Yet deep down, we struggle to fully understand, accept and embrace God’s amazing unconditional love for us. If you’d like to gain a better understanding about God’s love for you and how you can bring Him joy each day, join me for this workshop about how God takes pleasure and delights in you.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Ministry 101: Building a Solid and Effective Worship Ministry

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: N12

    John Chevalier

    John Chevalier

    In this very practical workshop we talk about the basics in building a worship department. The scriptural basis for worship and music ministry, worship ministry philosophy, team structure and format, qualifications for worship team personnel, communication, building relationships and how to have effective rehearsals will all be addressed. This is a very practical workshop.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Leadership Building Blocks

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: N13

    Ebony Dodson

    Ebony Dodson

    A key component to great leadership is organization. Being able to plot a pathway for your group or ministry is the starting point to great success. If you fail to plan, to plan to fail!

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Attention Deficit Discipleship: Following Jesus for the Easily Distracted

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: D1

    Jordan Wong

    Jordan Wong

    Do you want to follow Jesus but get easily sidetracked? Does your mind wander when you try to pray? Do you get frustrated because you aren't able to have

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Strongholds – Hidden Ways the Enemy Holds You Back

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: N9

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    So many people want God’s best and yet they feel held back from achieving the maximum they know God has for them. The issue is often a stronghold that consistently diverts them away from their hopes and dreams. This material has opened the eyes of hundreds of people as to why they have not been able to move forward out of bad habits, into new jobs, better relationships, and the like. We'll look at the biblical view of strongholds and how the enemy uses them to render us powerless. Then we'll look at what Christians can do to eliminate them and live victoriously. This is guaranteed to be one of the most eye-opening classes you could attend.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Help Me! The Kids Are Out of Control!

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    Julia Berger

    Julia Berger

    Stressed out and overwhelmed by unruly, out of control, or disrespectful kids? Fed up and ready to lay down the law to gain control? Wait! There’s a better way to discipline children, and it’s not about control. It’s about cooperation. Through this workshop you’ll learn techniques to manage your classroom based on the Golden Rule, create and maintain an age-appropriate environment of cooperation, and establish a cooperation policy to implement in your ministry.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Why Are So Many Kids Dropping Out of Church and Can We Turn the Trend Around?

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    Let's take a serious look at why we're losing our kids from church and the faith. You are going to be surprised. Then we'll learn what we have to do to stop the spiritual bleeding. You probably don't want to come to this workshop unless you are willing to face the truth and count the cost to rescue this generation.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Keeping Your Children's Ministry Safe

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Just as you can become nose-blind to smells over time, you can become “blind” to safety issues in your program. Learn several common-sense tips that will help keep your facility child-safe.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Get Guests to Return

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: D8

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

    The way we treat our guests on Sunday morning determines whether or not they'll return and become our next new members. This session provides proven, practical methods for creating an atmosphere for our guests where they want to return.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Bible Interpretation 2: General Principles

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: D5

    Brad Chew

    Brad Chew

    The ultimate test of a Bible interpretation is how well it agrees with the human author's intended meaning. In this workshop, participants will learn four practical ways to critically evaluate different opinions on what a particular Bible passage means, regardless of where it appears in the Bible.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Ten Tips for Teaching God’s Word

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: D7

    David Apple

    David Apple

    Every teacher focuses on preparation, participation, and helping participants put God’s Word to practice. This workshop will help you identify ten tips for teaching God’s Word.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Critical Care for Crisis Marriages--Even With an Unwilling Spouse

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 114

    Joe and Michelle Williams

    Joe and Michelle Williams

    When a couple in crisis or an abandoned spouse finds the courage to reach out to a family member, friend, or someone in their church for help, they need a response that most struggle to provide without getting burnt out or overwhelmed. But, just as a first responder is trained to mobilize help in the wake of a natural disaster, family members and friends can be trained in how to provide aid to bleeding hearts on the brink of divorce. This workshop offers a succinct step-by-step action plan for how to respond to crisis marriages--even when one spouse is unwilling to reconcile.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Developing a Strong Ministry to Men

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: A1

    J.A. Johnson

    J.A. Johnson

    In this workshop we will cover several biblical principles for developing and creating an environment that helps to sustain a healthy and well balanced ministry to men of all ages and stages of life.

    We will discuss material that will take into account the challenges, sizes, and culture of all types of churches and communities. In addition the workshop will provide several foundational components that are needed to begin the journey of building a strong ministry to men.

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  • Track: Missions

    Christians are a CROSS CULTURE

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 215

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    It's time to recognize the paradigm shifts that are affecting churches, society, and worldviews. For the church to be relevant and effective in this rapidly changing environment we must understand we are to be a CROSS Culture.

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  • Track: Pastors

    How We See is How We Live!

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Spiritual insight and “eyesight” is critical to spiritual growth. We must recognize that we have inherited “Adam’s Eyes” so that we often see God as untrustworthy, ourselves and others with hate, and this world as dangerous and we are unprotected from its dangers. How do we change this?

    Our false views of nearly everything resist establishing a healthy relationship with God the Father, a vital experience of our Union with Christ, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Not only have we inherited their physical DNA; we also inherited so to speak their spiritually fallen DNA. Their DNA has completely altered our spiritual eyesight. We will see that the New Testament shows us how to establish healthy spiritual insight. This workshop is a must for pastors and counselors who want to have an effective approach to spiritual transformation.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Growing God’s Kingdom Through Radio & Digital Strategies

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 200

    Brian Rechten

    Brian Rechten

    In this workshop you will be given detailed independent research showing you how a radio ministry and a tech savvy Internet presence can enhance your ministry reach via web searches and a geographic area that extends way beyond the traditional radius a church will typically draw from. The research shows that upwards of 40% of Christian radio listeners are either not yet followers of Christ or do not have a church they call home. Churches that have a program on KFAX report significant growth, sometimes doubling their church attendance numbers after just 1-2 years. I can email testimonials from a dozen Bay Area churches currently airing a program on KFAX.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Who Is Your Elizabeth?

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 214

    Ruth Ann Turner

    Ruth Ann Turner

    The need for friends touches all generations from young children, teens, young adults, middle aged adults and seniors. Our need for trusted friendships is deep-rooted. We long for someone who will listen to us, understands us and, most importantly, keep our confidences. The Bible gives us many examples of friendships. We will examine the very special friendship of Mary, the mother of Jesus and Elizabeth the mother John the Baptist. In time of historical and societal crisis for both women, they bonded together. As a Christian woman, who is your Elizabeth? Who do you rush to in a hurry with sensational or heartbreaking news? Who do you seek for Godly advice? Together we will study the characteristics of Elizabeth.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Loops, Enhancement Tracks, and Click in Worship

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Been thinking of adding loops or enhancement tracks in weekend worship? Maybe having the team (or your drummer) use a metronome live? Wondering why in the world you would do that?  Come check out the latest technologies and systems for adding virtual members to your worship team and getting the whole band to lock in together better. Join us for a fascinating look at the amazing tools available to you in worship today and see how you could start using them…this Sunday!

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  • Track: Youth

    Mentoring Teens is a Heart to Heart Relationship for Life

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: D6

    Raymond Chan

    Raymond Chan

    Mentoring teens begins with a vision based on biblical principles, and continues onward sensing God’s leading. The mentoring process comes from God as He teaches from His word His Heart. We must grow deeper in our heart for the teens. We as their human mentors can help their heart to become even closer to God. This workshop will help you navigate this exciting adventure to grow and enjoy that teen relationship for life.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Overcoming Obstacles

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: N8

    Alicia Garcia

    Alicia Garcia

    We all have obstacles that are thrown in our way. The obstacles can become crippling and leave us stagnated in the very thing God called us to do. Often, as leaders, we have a more difficult time navigating through these situations because we are expected to be the person providing encouragement. This workshop will help us evaluate what is blocking us from reaching our God given destiny.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Nursery Ideas That Nurture...a Relationship with Jesus

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Julia Berger

    Julia Berger

    The nursery is an entry point for new parents into your church. And children have an amazing capacity to learn. What you do or don’t do with them is mission critical. Learn how to shift the mentality from babysitting to ministry. Explore how caring for infants and toddlers can be the beginning of a life-long relationship with Jesus. Discover simple ways to give babies and toddlers the love of Jesus. Create a nursery ministry that nurtures—with strategies to minister to families with young children that will keep them coming back every week!

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Sharing the Gospel with the Little Children

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: C7

    Sandi Flowers

    Sandi Flowers

    Keynote Speaker

    Even little ones are anxious to learn about the Gospel message. In this workshop we will explore what keeps us from sharing the gospel with preschoolers and younger children and why it is so important for us not to skip over this age group. We will also explore creative age-appropriate activities to use when sharing the gospel message.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    The Question Nobody Asks About Our Children

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    This workshop identifies the major children's ministry evaluation question that rarely gets asked about Sunday School, much less evaluated, and yet it is the most important question to consider weekly. We will uncover the detrimental consequences of not asking and evaluating this question carefully, gaining vision for the value of carefully considering the probable outcomes. Discover solutions to this question, including five difference-makers, three things the church can do, four things children’s ministry can do, and three things parents must do to positively impact the spiritual development of the children in your ministry.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Bible Interpretation 3: Old Testament Stories

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: D5

    Brad Chew

    Brad Chew

    Narratives don’t directly teach biblical truth - they illustrate it. In this workshop, participants will learn how to analyze Old Testament narratives by identifying the plot phases, main characters and setting within the larger narrative.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Using Your Time Effectively In and Out of Ministry

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: C6

    Karen Ensor

    Karen Ensor

    Usage of our time is something that needs to be examined continually. This workshop covers areas where many spend time or need to spend time. The opportunity to reflect on how each one is using this precious commodity is followed by offering strategies to help make better decisions and to shorten the work needed on various tasks we face in ministry.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    ReFocus on Discipleship Through the Sunday School

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: D7

    David Apple

    David Apple

    Sunday School is designed to help people grow in a relationship with the Lord and apply God's Word. That is the primary focus of discipleship. This workshop will help you grow as a follower of Jesus as you lead in your Sunday School as well as help you help others grow as followers of Jesus.

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  • Track: College

    Reaching the World at Our Doorstep

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: D2

    Leon Harper

    Leon Harper

    Attend this workshop to get more information about how to make friends and share the Gospel with the internationals who work and attend schools here.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Anger, Justice and Forgiveness

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    Most people have been taught that anger is wrong and must be suppressed or controlled or managed. God actually commands us to be angry (Ephesians 4:26), but to get rid of it by the end of the day. Anger is actually the human heart's cry for justice which is a God-given need. We cannot ignore or reject that need. God wants to meet that need, and in so doing enable us to forgive those who sin against us. Learn how to identify the source of anger and how God satisfies a heart's cry for justice.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Strengthening the Men You Work With: Understanding Their Needs and Influencing Their World

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: A1

    Roy Smith

    Roy Smith

    There are several unique challenges that each man must overcome in order to become who God created him to be. A natural defensiveness works against his efforts to develop his full potential, establish supportive relationships, live a satisfying life and achieve his dreams. To live a life of meaning and productive contribution, a man must fight against, adapt to and learn from various environmental challenges. He must develop self-awareness regarding what is occurring within him, a willingness to risk by initiating action to make things better and a responsibility for his choices. Through exhibiting the characteristics of the Ultimate Man, Jesus Christ, men are strengthened in their role as husband, father, friend, coworker and missionary.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    9 to 5 Worship: Integrating Faith and Work

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: A3

    Roy Tinklenberg

    Roy Tinklenberg

    Worship is not just something that we do for an hour on the weekends. It is what we do the other 167 hours of our week as well - including all the hours we spend at work. God invites us to stop separating our lives into sacred and secular compartments. He calls us to see our work as an expression of worship and devotion. As Dorothy Sayers says, 'Let the Church see to it that the workers are Christian people and do their work well, as to God: then all the work will be Christian work.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Is Your Church Legal?

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: N13

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    Your church must be in compliance with many laws which also apply to a secular organization. In this workshop you will become aware of requirements that need to be addressed by church leaders ranging from church bus safety to protection of young people and consequences such as lawsuits when compliance is ignored.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Power of Vision In Your Local Church

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 215

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    How can we see where we are going without vision? Are we going in the direction the Lord is leading us? This workshop is intended to help us church leaders to examine the importance, need, creation, and implementation of vision.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    You Are Not Alone: Creating a Village for Special Needs Families

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 200

    DeJuana Golden

    DeJuana Golden

    The role of the church extends beyond Sunday morning and plays a critical role in encouraging special needs parents when caring for their children daily. So the question is: How can your place of worship better support and build a village of compassion for special needs parents?

    In this workshop, we will explore tangible ways to provide and promote services, outreach, and counseling to meet the needs of special needs families beyond Sunday Service.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Off the Page & Into Your Life: Getting More From God's Word

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 114

    Tami Weissert

    Tami Weissert

    God is speaking to you--and you CAN hear Him! There's not a one-size-fits all way to engage God's Word and grow closer to Him. God created each of us uniquely, so it's vital that we find an approach to engaging God's Word that resonates with our distinctive personality. Join me in this interactive workshop where you will experience a practical, personal approach to engaging God's Word to make your time with God even better!

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Forgiven and Set Free - Post Abortion Healing

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 214

    Sharon Landes

    Sharon Landes

    Healing Tears exists to assist women and men grieve their aborted children through a healing Bible Study. This is sadly missing in most churches. We would like to help you help those around you who live with this buried sorrow of guilt and silent shame. Healing from abortion is a grief issue. When we give ourselves permission to grieve God comforts us and we can heal and be set free. In Isaiah 61:2-3, God wants to comfort all who mourn and give us beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning. Come see and hear the freedom and joy these women can share because of the Cross.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Developing a Solid Worship Band

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: N12

    John Chevalier

    John Chevalier

    Learn the dynamics of playing together as a band and how to develop a musically “tight” worship team that is musically proficient and spiritually capable to minister in the local church. We will talk about the difference in Performance vs. Ministry, how to blend together and tips for keeping your band solid over the long haul.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Building a Health Ministry to Serve the Congregation and Community

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: N13

    Michelle Moseley

    Michelle Moseley

    Health ministries teach people how to live healthy lives and connect people to tools, resources and referrals that they can use to foster wellness, disease prevention, and health promotion. Health ministries are committed to improving the health and healthcare access of congregation members, their loved ones and surrounding communities they serve.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    A Call to Faith at Home: Building Bridges Between Church & Home

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: D7

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    Wrapped up in Deuteronomy 6 is a call to be intentional in the ways we live life with our children and to be faithful in our efforts to bring them into the presence of God. This workshop explores why this kind of lifestyle discipleship most effectively begins in the home, how the church and parents can partner together, and provides some simple tools to better integrate intentional discipleship into your family life. While this workshop is targeted towards parents, it will provide perspective, language, and tools for ministry leaders who work with children, families, and youth.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Start New Bible Study Groups - And Live to Tell the Tale!

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: D8

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

    New classes are the key to long-term growth in your Sunday School. Learn simple steps to take before, during, and after starting a new Adult class in order to create a positive atmosphere and support it's growth!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Mastering the Ten Commandments in the Right Order in 3 Minutes

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: D1

    Rodrick Durst

    Rodrick Durst

    Teach people to take command of their lives. This workshop is designed to teach you the 10 Commandments in the right order in 3 minutes and why it's the right order & how to share it with others, who can then reproduce it too. Unleash the exciting power of biblical literacy in your ministry.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Three Evangelism Personalities

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: D6

    A.K. Manning

    A.K. Manning

    Have you found it hard to share your faith? Have you tried the methods that others use, and found that it's just not the right? This workshop will help you examine your evangelism personality, your calling, and help you consider next steps in more boldly proclaiming the gospel.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Men’s Ministry: A Powerful Resource

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: A1

    Roy Smith

    Roy Smith

    Men are the rebar in the concrete that holds up the structure of an effective church ministry. Often misunderstood if not ignored, a male’s relationally challenging responses have caused many in the church to not develop the vital resource of a men’s ministry. Women and children have also been harmed as the representative of Jesus they were dreaming of is often a no-show. This seminar will look at several specific challenges to reaching out and developing men spiritually. We will look at some practical guidelines to magnify your effort with these significant participants in God’s Kingdom.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Participating In the Life of God

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    We must recognize the Father’s unique role within the Trinity and his unique love for us. With our new way of seeing God and ourselves comes a new way of seeing the Trinity. This workshop will present a clear picture of the interrelationships of the Trinity, and how we participate with them.

    We need to recognize that the Son and the Holy Spirit are fully cooperating with God in his love for us. The Father is the focus Person of the Trinity and the other two members cooperate in the Father’s desire to share his love for his Son with us. So we can experience that love he has placed us in Christ. Such a joy demands a radical experience of living within the Trinity.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Effective Church Marketing in a Digital World

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 214

    Justin Dean

    Justin Dean

    The importance of getting our message out clearly and effectively is huge. Marketing is often a taboo word in the church world, but when done right it can help amplify your message and help grow your church. Learn marketing strategies that go beyond the printed bulletin and are proven to grow your church and help you engage your community.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Often Overlooked: Understanding Girls Who Have Autism

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 200

    Debbie Lillo

    Debbie Lillo

    As experts diagnose an increasing number of girls and women with Autism, they are finding that the way Autism presents in girls is very different in girls than it is in boys Girls are often misdiagnosed or poorly understood, and there is potential risk in that oversight. This workshop will look at the unique ways Autism presents in girls. We will explore the dangers of misdiagnosis and will hear directly from a woman with Aspergers. Practical tips and tools will be shared to help you welcome, include, and help facilitate quality community with our female friends who are on the Spectrum

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Don’t Be Content Standing In The Doorway

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 114

    Leslie Sousa

    Leslie Sousa

    Let this workshop remind you with depth and simplicity of what a life in Christ should be like. It is God who grafts us onto the vine. It is His desire to nourish us, provide for us, and help us become faithful and fruitful followers and doers for His kingdom. We simply need to consent. Let your walk with Christ become exciting again. Come and be reminded that His yoke is easy and His burden is light!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Charting the Course: Planning Culturally Relevant Worship Services

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: N12

    John Chevalier

    John Chevalier

    Planning is the key to having a Worship service that meets the goals of the church leadership. Learn practical skills in planning services which engages people on their level and honors our Lord. Knowing your people and your community is the key to planning Worship Experiences that not only expose people to Jesus; but do it on a way that they can understand.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    It Takes More Faith to Believe Evolution

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 214

    Robert Shreve

    Robert Shreve

    Having established the fact that evolution is not science, we will consider which theory is most consistent with known scientific facts and therefore requires the least faith. Is the world we live in evolving or decaying? The answer to this question may surprise many attendees. This is usually a lively discussion

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Effective Video for Today's Church

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: C6

    Dan Kaufman

    Dan Kaufman

    This workshop is an introduction to the many uses of video in church settings. Techniques presented for enhancing ministry by using video. Hardware, software and production values to be discussed and demonstrated.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Why are My Wireless Microphones Acting Strangely?

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D6

    Michael Dow

    Michael Dow

    Wireless microphones are a critical part of what we all do in a church service. BUT with all of the changes recently by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to accommodate many new wireless devices (5G Cell Phones...) many of the radio frequencies that our wireless microphone use have been

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Don't Forget the Bible

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 215

    Delanee Williams

    Delanee Williams

    The Bible is a special book. Do preschoolers in your class have opportunities to use the Bible? During this workshop we will discuss the importance of using the Bible with preschoolers and practical ways to use it in your teaching.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Panorama of the Bible

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D8

    Erendira Riggs

    Erendira Riggs

    “For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.” Acts 20:26 “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” Luke 24:27 Visuals aids will be used to enhance the teaching of the Word of God, teaching the theme of each book of the Bible as well as what the books say concerning the Lord Jesus as our Lord and Savior. From a preschool child to an adult one can have a panoramic view of the entire Word of God.

    Date & Time: 3/9/2018 at 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    More Object Lessons for Sticky Teaching

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    Object lessons help teaching to stick -- to be easily remembered. See demonstration of object lessons (different from Friday's session) as well as receive one ready-to-use object lesson to take with you.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Spiritual Formation of Preschoolers

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D7

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    Do you have a preschooler? Do you minister to preschoolers? Do you ever come in contact with preschoolers? Then this workshop is for you! Preschool is a key time in a child's formation, spiritual and otherwise. As we interact with preschoolers, especially those we are in relationship and responsible for in some way, we need to be intentional about understanding how they are growing & understanding the world. Doing so can inform the way that we help them understand their own spirituality and better help them to meet the God who is already speaking to their hearts. This workshop is especially suited for those are looking to build into the home as the primary place where faith is lived out and nurtured.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    My Pet Peeves in Children's Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    A humorous and insightful look at some of the common annoyances in Children’s Ministry. Discover ways to eliminate some of these “bugs” from your ministry!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Effective Use of Stories

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 200

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    In Leadership or Teaching, stories can be one of your greatest tools and assets. In this workshop you’ll see why the use of stories is important, how to use stories, stories in use, where to find good teaching stories, and you’ll practice story usage.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    The Importance of Using Teams in Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: N8

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    Explore the power of working in teams to accomplish the vision of your ministry. This workshop will focus on strategies to build, equip and empower teams that will have maximum ministry outreach impact. We will examine various team building principles that help ensure a healthy working relationship among team members.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Head to Heart, How to have Biblical Truth Become Emotionally Powerful and Instinctual

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Christians need a discipleship program that takes the truths of the Bible and makes them a vibrant aspect of their emotional life, instincts, and relationships. We will present such a process and introduce the resources to carry out this new approach to Christian instruction.

    Sad but true most discipleship programs teach the mind what to think and what the person ought to do but often the true transformation of the heart is left unaddressed. The Bible has a distinct approach to the changing of the emotions, the instincts, and the perspective. We will present that approach and the resources to make true transformation a part of your preaching and discipleship approach. At the same time a rich relationship to each Member of the Trinity will be presented and integrated into this discipleship process.

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  • Track: College

    Muslim Students in America: Within Reach of the Truth

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D2

    Ryan Gregory

    Ryan Gregory

    Muslim international students are within reach of the gospel. Learn how to befriend and share your faith with Muslim students

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  • Track: Counseling

    Dealing with Grief

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D5

    Wayne A. Hubbard

    Wayne A. Hubbard

    Different people handle loss in different ways. It is important to understand that the way in which you handle the grieving process actually influences your overall emotional and physical well-being. I pray this workshop will help you to better understand the grieving process so that you will be more equipped to deal with your grief in a healthy, constructive way.

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  • Track: Early Childhood

    Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: C7

    Sandi Flowers

    Sandi Flowers

    Keynote Speaker

    Preschoolers are amazing but tears and tantrums will happen. Their time with us is temporary, but the Gospel message we want to impress on their hearts is eternal. We will take a look at preschoolers abilities and limitations, as well as what we need to do to be successful in working with them. Using a positive approach helps us to be consistent, caring, and sensitive. Lots of creative examples and ideas for your ministry, including ideas for special needs preschoolers.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Reaching Out To Muslims: Understanding Honor/Shame Worldview

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: N13

    Bruce Green

    Bruce Green

    In our increasingly culturally-diverse community we need more tools in our evangelistic toolbox. Understanding worldviews, both ours and our neighbors, can help meet this need. Most unreached people groups in the world, including Muslims, think according to an honor-shame worldview. Western Christianity, on the other hand, is steeped in the contrasting freedom-guilt worldview. Still other cultures have a dominant fear-power worldview. Debilitating blind spots can happen when only one worldview is considered. Such worldview blindness can erect barriers of suspicion instead of building bridges of trust. Since the Bible was largely written in an honor-shame context, Christians can distort the good news if we interpret the Bible using only freedom-guilt filters. The freedom-guilt worldview can produce “freedom-out-of-control” excesses in society such as gender-choice confusion, radical feminism and abortion-on-demand. People from honor-shame cultures who are now living in our communities can react to these extremes with fear and isolation. Alternatively, extreme application of the honor-shame worldview can support “honor killings” and even terrorism. We must avoid judging by the extremes and see value in the core worldviews. In reaching Muslims, understanding honor-shame worldview is more important than understanding Islam. Our job is not to shame Muhammad but to honor Jesus. We can avoid religious debate as we seek to honor Jesus.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Mentoring Boys into Manhood

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: A1

    Roy Smith

    Roy Smith

    Many fathers are relationally isolated and emotionally disconnected, leaving them at a loss for how to lead boys into manhood. Boys are left to their own devices, and turn to the world for its faulty definition of manhood. They soon find themselves acting out, bored, passive, and violent, just like so many other males in our culture. This workshop will address the culture’s attack on boys, the impact of biology on boys learning style, mentoring and educational principles to help boys develop into honorable men and concrete action steps moms and dads can take in the developmental process of boys.

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  • Track: Pastors

    How To Develop an Intimate Prayer Life

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: A3

    John Herndon

    John Herndon

    It is good to praise God for the great things He has done and is about to do in you, for you and with you. But you have to understand is that while praise is good, going beyond the veil to worship is what God desires of us. We were not created to praise Him, God is not ego driven that He is depended on your exalting Him. God is God whether you praise Him or not! We are created to have intimacy with Him, we are created to love Him as He created us to love us. God's heart is pouring out to us because He loves us. Can you remember how you felt when you first fell in love, how you couldn't sleep until you heard their voice? Remember how you couldn't wait for them to wake up so you could talk to them, you took long walks and shared ice cream, took pictures because there was no one on this Earth that could compare to them.

    God wants to have intimacy with you, I want to help you go beyond the veil and into the secret place with God where as no one else matters but being with Jesus.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Finishing Well in Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: N10

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    With the preponderance to ministry failures, how does one protect himself or herself and have a healthy balance in ministry long enough to hear the words, “Well done my faithful servant.”

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  • Track: Pastors

    Pastor's Kid: Unique Joys and Challenges of Being a PK

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D1

    Doug Tegner

    Doug Tegner

    PK's grow up with a unique and challenging perspective of faith, family and life within the Church. We will have honest conversation about the blessings of being a PK and also consider real issues often faced by pastoral families - examining attitudes and actions that encourage health in the pastor's home. The insights and principles shared are greatly influenced by personal interviews with 20+ young adult PK’s in the recent years and from personal experiences over the past 40 years in Bay Area churches.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Women Answering The Call: Walking In Dominion and Authority

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 114

    Donna Patrick

    Donna Patrick

    You are a successful business executive who has scaled the upper echelons of your industry. However, when it comes to church work you are unsure just where you fit in. What does a woman who has answered the call look like? Who is she? What challenges does she face and how does she address them? What does it mean for her to walk in her God-given dominion and authority? This workshop will look closely at women who may be successful in the workplace, but are in some ambiguity about where they fit into church ministry.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Dynamic Bass Guitar in Worship (Electric & Acoustic)

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: N12

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    BRING YOUR BASS GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian bass player (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive bass guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of bass guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive bass guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

    - Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Progressions - Helpful Scales and Exercises - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence

    There are helpful materials available as downloads. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitar & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Money Matters for Ministers

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 200

    Augie Bau

    Augie Bau

    We will look at key financial issues including a fair salary package for ministers, clergy taxes, and IRS regulations for churches.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Toxic Sex and Porn Habits are Ruining Lives. Yes, in Your Church

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: A1

    Clay Allen

    Clay Allen

    Get equipped to address your church’s No. 1 unspoken need: toxic sex & porn. Compassionate help, hope and healing; reap bold men and restored marriages!

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  • Track: Asian

    Is God Bigger than Princeton?

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N11

    Eric Segawa

    Eric Segawa

    Many stress over college applications. We trust the Lord in other parts of our busy lives, but perhaps less so in this campaign that directly affects our children. Eric is a pastor and an interviewer for the Office of Admissions at a highly selective school in West Philadelphia. There will be ample time for questions.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Microphones

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: C6

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    This is a beginner/intermediate course designed for audio operators that have fundamental understanding of sound system but would like to get better. The topic is Microphone and will cover all the types of microphones and direct connection of instruments. Are you going direct with instruments? Let’s find out what microphone is good to use and how to correctly connect the instrument to the sound board. Will cover how to power microphones that need remote power as well as instrument interface that also need to be remotely powered. How to stop the POP’s so you can be ready but not noisy. The main discussion will be microphones and all the different types and how they are meant to be used.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Digital Mixers for Worship

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D6

    Michael Dow

    Michael Dow

    This session will show you the features/use of a digital mixer. We'll cover several mixers and help you pick the right one for your church.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Every Child is a Gift

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 215

    Delanee Williams

    Delanee Williams

    Many times what we may see as disruptive or hard to teach children are actually opportunities to see how God has uniquely gifted them. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies to see potential in each child.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Learning Styles

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    Everyone has a preferred way of learning. You can prepare lessons that grab your students and help them take something valuable home every week.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Learn, Link, and Live Scripture

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D8

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    For the benefit of our children's spiritual growth, join us at this hands-on workshop and learn how to help our children, read God's Word, remember God's Word, and live God's Word.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Memorable Messages through Object Lessons & Illusions

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D7

    Randy Walker

    Randy Walker

    Jesus used object lessons in His teaching and so should we! Not only do object lessons help keep the attention of your children, but they also help them to grasp spiritual truths and REMEMBER them. This workshop will focus on simple tricks and object lessons to incorporate into your teaching. We will discover how important this is and how to MAKE them! Examples of how they can be incorportated into your lesson will be included. Simple and easy!

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Leading a Dynamic Small Group of Kids

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    Leading a small group of kids: an idea that both terrifies to the very core and truly gets the adrenaline pumping...sometimes both at the same time. Whether we’ve been called or guilt-tripped, whether this is our first year or last, the truth is simple: each week, God is placing you in a position to shape a generation for Christ. There’s no ‘magic formula’ for great small group leadership. Many of the most challenging small group kids grow up to be some of the most influential world changers. Come learn the 7 Keys to leading a small group of kids to help them come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Masterful Design! - What Video Games can Teach Us About How to Rethink Kids Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: Firehouse

    Gary Lindsay

    Gary Lindsay

    We’ll hear from and dive into research from video game designers to rethink how we need to approach ministry to reach today’s kids. From your environment to relationships, we will give you 4 tools to change your ministry!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    The Nuts & Bolts of Starting a New Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N8

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    The start of a new ministry requires moving from vision to execution. In this session we will examine key elements required to successfully launch the ministry that God has placed on your heart. This workshop will benefit anyone interested in starting a new ministry in the church, planting a new church, or beginning a non-profit ministry.

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  • Track: College

    Reaching the World at Our Doorstep

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D2

    Leon Harper

    Leon Harper

    The mission field has come to the Bay Area to work and to study at our schools, universities, colleges and in our workplace. Attend this workshop to get more information about how to make friends and share the Gospel with the internationals who work and attend schools here.

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  • Track: Counseling

    The Two Sides of Sin and Forgiveness

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    Forgiveness is often seen as being very confusing because most people have not been adequately taught about the two sides of sin: penalty and consequences. Understanding the two sides of sin is critical if we are to understand what God is doing when He forgives sin and how we are to follow His pattern of forgiveness in receiving it from Him, forgiving others and asking others to forgive us. In this workshop we will examine the two sides of sin and forgiveness.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Telling the Truth . . . For God So Loved the World

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 114

    Tami Weissert

    Tami Weissert

    Being a modern day witness and light for Christ can seem a little scary, even overwhelming. But Scripture calls us to share the Gospel message through our actions, and specifically with our words. Join me for this interactive session where we’ll look at what the Bible tells and shows us about spreading God’s message of love and salvation, examine and talk about what hinders us from embracing this charge, and then turn to some practical approaches that will equip you.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Bridge Building with Muslims: Evangelism Without Extracting Trophy Converts

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N13

    Bruce Green

    Bruce Green

    When it comes to Muslims too often we “Christianize” instead of evangelize; and we wonder why our message is not received as good news. Extracting a few trophy converts is not “good news” to the local Muslim community. Viewing individual Muslims as part of their extended family and community is important in building bridges of trust for meaningful two-way communication. Always ask the question: Will my words or actions build bridges or barriers? Barrier-building results in “Christianizing” and extraction. Bridge Building results in true evangelism, which means sharing the Injil (the Muslim name for the message of Jesus) as “good news” rather than a culturally-conditioned and historically-distorted communication. Learn ways to “speak the truth in love” rather than believing and sharing online postings that are polemical, confrontational and divisive ways of Christianizing. Muslims who follow Jesus are different than Christian proselytes—converts who reject their Muslim heritage and take on a Christian identity. We propose a Kingdom-of-God approach to encourage Muslims—not to change their religious identity, but to become better Muslims by following the Messiah more fully. Learn about such Kingdom-of-God movements throughout the Muslim world, the first fruits of what God is doing today. The enemy is not Islam, it is radicalism. We want to respond to radical Islam with radical Love; we must learn “to be as shrewd as serpents, but as harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16).

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    When the Captives Get Set Free – Why Reentry is Such a Critical Piece

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D5

    Deanna Allen

    Deanna Allen

    Keynote Speaker

    Explore the countless opportunities of prison and jail ministry; from the outside in.

    In this workshop we will address critical issues that begin the moment the incarcerated hits the gate and identify why.

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  • Track: Pastors

    How Does the Pastor Heal Himself?

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: A3

    Sam Leong

    Sam Leong

    This workshop will address the practical need for self-care, support, and burnout prevention that is faced by many small church solo pastors. In addition, to help reduce the workload on these pastors, the topic of knowing when to refer someone for professional help and how to make a good referral will be covered.

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Does God Care About Our Dreams?

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N9

    Karen Habegger

    Karen Habegger

    Do you ever wonder if God cares about our dreams? And our heart's desires? Join as we explore Psalm 37:4 and what that means for you personally. Most of us want to do God's will, but where does ours come into play? How do we fit into God's plan? It's exciting to think that God wants us to claim our desires and then ask for them to be met. He wants to bless us and meet those desires. They may not always look like we want them to, but that's part of the adventure of following Christ!

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Am I Too Old to Get Married or Remarried?

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N10

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    This question often comes up with mature adults. What are the pitfalls, opportunities, and joys of marriage or remarriage as one matures or loses a spouse? These items will be discussed in this seminar.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Dynamic Guitar in Worship (Electric & Acoustic)

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N12

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    BRING YOUR GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing techniques in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

    - Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Chord Progressions - Scales and Contemporary Chords - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises

    There are helpful materials available as downloads. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitar & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Basic Voice Foundations - Developing Vocal Freedom

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 214

    Emily Mankarios

    Emily Mankarios

    This workshop is great for beginners, or those simply wanting a refresher in vocal foundations. Whether you lead worship, sing on a team, sing in a choir, etc; no matter your sphere of influence, your voice is a gift! You were physically created to sing. Come learn more about the science of your voice, as well as general good technique to keep your voice happy, healthy, and free to be used by God. Participants will learn basic techniques (such as posture, breathing and warm ups), and tips and tricks to both release and control pitch, tone, volume, and blend. Step a little more into the confidence of singing through knowledge, encouragement, and take-home exercises.

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  • Track: Youth

    ReThink Youth!

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D1

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    The Word of God (the content) is the same but our methods need to change if we want to reach this generation of youth. Come learn some new ways!

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Help! I'm Out of Control!

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N13

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett examines the what, why, who, and how of self control, one of the seven fruits of the spirit. Controlling one’s emotions, thoughts, anger, attitude toward certain individuals or situations is a tremendous challenge for any Christian who is trying to live a Godly life in the 21st Century. This workshop helps us to stay in control.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Clutter-free Your Life for Christ

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 215

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    Ever want to serve the Lord better but 'life gets in the way'. Time to un-clutter our life so the Lord may work more effectively through us.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Developing Healthy Relationships

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N8

    Alicia Garcia

    Alicia Garcia

    In this workshop, we will discuss how nature teaches us the importance of healthy relationships. We will discuss healthy communication skills and win-win problem solving. We will discuss the importance of good communication and how it can affect the outcome of difficult conversations.

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  • Track: Asian

    Marital Relationship and Parental Roles

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N11

    Winnis Chiang

    Winnis Chiang

    This workshop explores how to create and maintain healthy marital relationship and parental roles so to get along with, enjoy, and positively influence your child. (Presented in Mandarin)

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Maintaining Your Sound Equipment

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: C6

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    This is a beginner class on taking care of sound equipment. How to clean a microphone windscreen, testing cables, what is the correct microphone stand to have. Are you using the correct cable to connect instruments into the system? Setting up the microphone and as soon as you step away it falls to the stage. You move the microphone cable to another input and it still does not work… Is the microphone bad? Connector “Life Cycles” or “Mating Cycles” what is this and what does it mean, are the cables just worn out?

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    New Projection and Display Technologies for Church

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D6

    Michael Dow

    Michael Dow

    New Projectors or LED Wall? We'll discuss both of these emerging technologies and show you the benefits with many of the new products that are available today. New Laser Projectors and Screens that reject ambient light are extending the viability of this older technology. Along with LCD and LED walls becoming more affordable it's getting harder to decide. The other question we will discuss is which resolution to you need, HD (1080p) or UHD (4K)?

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    A Heart for Missions: Teaching Young Children How to Serve at Home and Around the World

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: C7

    Sandi Flowers

    Sandi Flowers

    Keynote Speaker

    It is never too early to teach young children how to serve others. In this workshop we will learn how to help young children begin to develop a heart for missions. We will explore lesson ideas, craft projects, games and activities, and age appropriate service ideas for teaching missions that you can put to use in your own ministry.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Keeping Your Kids Safe and Secure

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: Firehouse

    Gary Lindsay

    Gary Lindsay

    We know you’re dedicated to the safety and security of the children in your care. That’s why you know every kid’s food allergies, develop check-in/checkout procedures, and even practice lockdown scenarios. But are you fully prepared for the most common challenges facing your ministry? Together, we’ll explore the most common threats your church may face and you’ll learn practical actions you can implement immediately to help protect children.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Ways to Teach Christ Esteem to Our Children

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D8

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    Tragically, our Christian children don't know who they are in Christ. As ministry leaders we can help them to see who God created them to be. We will explore some creative ways to impart this truth to our children. Join us for this hands-on workshop.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    ENCOURAGEMENT: Put a Smile on Children’s Ministry Leaders’ Faces

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    How do you keep your leaders and helpers engaged? How do you help them feel encouraged? How do you let them know how much you appreciate them? This workshop gives you practical and unique ways to connect with your leaders and keep them on your team.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    The Golden Rule of Interpretation

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N9

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    The Golden Rule of Interpretation is a simple and comprehensive tool to use in understanding the meaning of Bible verses. We will look at each part of the Golden Rule and illustrate its use with various verses.

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  • Track: College

    Engaging the College Campus for Christ

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D2

    Matthew Jones

    Matthew Jones

    The next generation is waiting for a word from God and the message of the gospel to awaken their God ordained identity, purpose, and passions. It’s time to engage the next generation and meet them on the mission field of their college campuses. This seminar will train, encourage, and equip you to share Jesus with college students on campus and help you think of strategies to creatively engage the next generation with the gospel.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Domestic Violence Breaking the Cycle

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D7

    Will Yancy

    Will Yancy

    According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 and older in the US have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Domestic violence (DV), is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44. 1 in 3 congregants of all faith traditions will have some form of experience with DV. Join us as we explore the dynamics of DV, discuss how children are impacted by DV and the role trauma plays in their development, discover how to recognize signs of domestic violence and how to intervene appropriately. Attendees will learn how to support the victims/survivors of DV, the importance of a safety plan, how to hold the aggressor accountable, and how you can be a resource to those impacted by DV and help break the cycle.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Faith Reintegration Network Solutions (FRNS)

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D5

    Deanna Allen

    Deanna Allen

    Keynote Speaker

    Does our community – a desperate outreach and evangelism opportunity, require that we work together?

    Do you desire to bring together faith, community and government partners to assess and address critical needs in the community?

    What does unity in the body look like when strategically developing a person, or family-centered, continuum of coordinated care look and function like?

    Come see a model created where multiple churches can complete rather than compete in meeting the needs of our communities. Learn how to create a coalition in your communtiy.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Why People Argue

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Most family arguments follow a predictable pattern. This presentation shows how tension leads to one of four predictable patterns. We will share those patterns in an exercise of self-discovery, and give an alternative biblical pattern.

    Virginia Satir has isolated four miscommunication patterns that couples fall into. Understanding those patterns and knowing how to positively change them will solve many marital difficulties. We will see these patterns are described in the Bible and the solution to them the Bible also presents. Once these patterns are understood and the couple has the alternative approach, they will have a better relationship and a deeper friendship.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    The Husband in the Mirror

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: A1

    Jonathan Markham

    Jonathan Markham

    The role of a husband is a call from God but is "experienced” by our wives. We will ask ourselves challenging questions about that "experience" such as, what is it like being married to me! We will also ask how our wives "experience," of us as husbands matches our call.

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  • Track: Missions

    Teaching Overseas -- Mission and Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N10

    Jim Price

    Jim Price

    Teaching Overseas is both a mission and a ministry. This workshop will examine how teaching English overseas is one of the many ways in which God can use Christians to help fulfill the Great Commission. You don’t have to be a “career” teacher to make a lasting impact on the lives of your students. We will explore the numerous ways in which Christians can maximize their curriculum so that the Good News can be presented in the classroom in a careful and respectful manner, and at the same time, encourage their students to reflect upon important matters of life and faith. In addition, like biblical shepherds, we will explore how Christian teachers can

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  • Track: Pastors

    Leading from the Second Chair

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: A3

    Doug Tegner

    Doug Tegner

    Serving as a pastoral assistant to the Lead/Senior Pastor is a significant privilege and calling, yet not for the feint of heart. For some, it has stirred up feelings of competition or led to discouragement. Thankfully, it can be done with great joy and lead to a fruitful, vibrant ministry life! We are most fulfilled when we can serve with joy, confidence, honesty and courage ... using our unique giftedness while sitting in the 2nd Chair.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Growing God’s Kingdom Through Radio & Digital Strategies

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 200

    Brian Rechten

    Brian Rechten

    We help churches surround their target audience wherever they listen, engage, surf, search or socialize! A radio ministry and proper Internet/Website presence can reach an area that extends beyond the traditional radius a church will typically draw from.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Decluttering Your Home and Your Heart

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 114

    Leslie Sousa

    Leslie Sousa

    Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by unnecessary clutter? Do you want to simplify your life but you aren’t sure how to get started? If you are more interested in impacting people and concentrating on God‘s calling in your life, this workshop is for you! The items in your home and in your closet reveal a lot about what’s important to you. Learn how to let go of “stuff” that has outlived its purpose and learn how to accumulate “stuff” you can never have too much of. “Let’s let go of what we can’t keep anyhow, and cling to what we can never lose!” - Jim Elliot. Are you ready to let go of yesterday’s cutter and reach for something new?

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Leading Worship For Response

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Stagnant...vibrant...apathetic...alive- which words describe your worship setting? There is a LOT that worship leaders and teams can do to affect that answer, so join us as we unpack effective ways to engage people, draw out their passion for Christ AND grow your team of musicians and techs. We'll cover purpose, team building, musical dynamics, song flow, creating compelling moments and more. If you want a responsive congregation singing their hearts out instead of a bunch of people staring at screens, this is for you!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Live Voice Clinic - Interactive Workshop 1

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 214

    Emily Mankarios

    Emily Mankarios

    Great for all singers - develop confidence and further understanding of your unique voice by singing in front of others and an experienced vocal coach. This interactive workshop will be led by individual questions and voices, with a goal for each person to gain specific tools for their unique voice, and learn from others. Come with your questions and voice and be ready to use it! Through candid discussion and one-on-one coaching, this workshop will help you take your voice and ministry to the next level.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Having Christian Fun in a DysFUNctional World

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 215

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    Why is there a disconnect in the way we Christians view 'the Church' and non-Christians view 'the Church, Bible, Christ, Christians'? This workshop in a FUN way which helps us to be relevant and effective witnesses in this world today.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Using Games as a Teaching Tool

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: Firehouse

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    The benefits to be gained and the pitfalls to watch out for when using games in the classroom.

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  • Track: Asian

    Teaching Kids by the Ways They Learn Best

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: N11

    Winnis Chiang

    Winnis Chiang

    Learning are affected by the characteristics of each age group, the ways someone concentrate, understand, process information, and remember what are taught. Whether you are teaching kids at home or in the classroom, it is important to understand differences in personality, natural behavior types, brain functioning, and multiple intelligences. This workshop will give an overview of differences in learning and explore how to teach kids with different learning styles at home and in the classroom through the natural learning cycle process. (Presented in Mandarin)

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    LED Walls - Should We or Shouldn't We?

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: C6

    Arthur Yeap

    Arthur Yeap

    Should my church consider an LED Wall? What size and pixel spacing do I need? How do I choose from the hundreds of manufacturers? What are the pros and cons? How much should it cost?

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    LED Lighting for Church - Do's and Don'ts

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: D6

    Michael Dow

    Michael Dow

    Everyone want's LED Lighting but doing it right can be tricky. We'll show you the different class of fixtures and how to pick the right product for their church. We'll talk about LED audience and Stage lighting. We will have a few examples of LED Wash and Spot fixtures as well as Moving Head fixtures. We will also discuss the reduction in power needed to support an LED Lighting system. MANY older facilities can now install a LED system without adding any new AC Power capability.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Parenting in the Pew

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: D7

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    Whether you are a parent looking for tools to help your children engage in worship or you're a minister trying to better equip your congregation towards more intergenerational worship, this is the workshop for you. Studies show that 60-90% of our children will walk away from the church and faith after they graduate. Those are bleak statistics. But the good news is that studies also show that intergenerational relationships within the church and a parent's intentional faith training are two major keys to forming long-lasting faith in our children. Including our children in worship is an excellent opportunity to integrate both of these keys.

    Join us as we explore the value and the benefits of working together to intentionally train our children in the love and art of corporate worship. Practical tools and theology provided for all ages, with an emphasis on school-aged children.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Teaching for Changed Lives

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    Do you know why you teach? Do you know what Jesus has called you to do? Would you like to see God use you beyond your wildest dreams? If so, come join a room full of other people who want the same thing.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Taking Your Class to the Next Level

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 200

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    Why is the dropout rate so high among young adults and returning adults in churches today? In this workshop we’ll explore 3 levels of connections that will keep people coming and engaged.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Become More Like Jesus

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    Becoming a Christian is a momentary event. Becoming like Jesus is a life-long process. There are six basic activities that every Christian must practice in order to deepen and accelerate the process by which God transforms us into Christ-likeness. Learn what they are, why they are life-transformational, and how to practice them in a balanced, holistic manner.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Writing Grants for Your Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: N8

    Alicia Garcia

    Alicia Garcia

    This workshop discusses the reasons for grant writing, the expectation of grantors, data collection and the importance of formulating relationships with foundations and organizations that provide funding. We will discuss the elements of the proposal and the importance of creating and adhering to a timeline. Additionally, you will receive hands on experience in writing a short proposal.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Make the Bible Come Alive

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: N9

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    We will look at a variety of things that you can do in your Bible teaching to make it come alive.

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  • Track: College

    Evangelism and Disciple-Making on College Campuses

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: D2

    Stephen York

    Stephen York

    Is your church near a college campus? Would you like to learn a very simple process for evangelism and disciple-making on the college campus?

    Our goal is to equip the local church to multiply disciples on college campuses. After coming to this workshop, you will know exactly what you need to do to reach college students and equip them to live out their faith on campus.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Events to Impact Your Community

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: D1

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    Our Youth Matter, Inc. has done several events to impact our community. Over the last 11 years we have held Vacation Bible School in the Park. We have supplied the community with backpacks, school supplies, hygiene kits, books and food bags with our largest event our Back 2 School Bash where 500-700 people is in attendance. We served hot meals, passed out goodie bags and warm items at our Thanksgiving in the Park event. We have given out Christian theme Easter baskets at a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. We have blessed families with toys at Christmas through our annual Toy Drive. Our holiday Adopt – A – Family is growing each year where we meet the needs of 10-25 families and provide gifts from their wish list. We have offered youth the opportunity to attend Professional Sporting events. Each of these events was held outside of the church where we were able to bless many people having a positive impact on our community. Join us for this workshop to explore how YOU can reach out to make a positive impact on YOUR community.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    How to Reach Blended Families

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: D5

    John Herndon

    John Herndon

    Today we have a variety of "blended" families. There are subsequent marriages where children are brought together from different unions; single parents with children from different partners; grandparents raising grandchildren; multigenerational families where parents live with their children, or relatives; families who add adoptive or abandoned children to their household. There are probably other combinations but these are the main ones. Blended families present additional challenges to the ones that already exist for conventional families.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Crucial Confrontation

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 114

    Tami Weissert

    Tami Weissert

    No one really likes confrontation. In fact, most of us avoid it like the plague. But confrontation is a necessary ingredient for healthy relationships and healthy families. When done well, confrontation is a good thing—AND, it’s biblical. Join me to learn more about confronting and being confronted from a biblical perspective and with biblical examples.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Developing Males into Men: Navigating Identity, Pornography, and Other Life Issues

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: A1

    Roy Smith

    Roy Smith

    There is an identity crisis among males—they do not know what manhood really means. We need men who will step up and change this negative cycle.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Building a Discipleship Ministry in Your Church

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: A3

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    This workshop will teach church elders, pastors and ministry leaders how to build a vibrant discipleship ministry in the local church through preaching, small groups, outreach, and much more.

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Are Christian Men and Women Really From Mars and Venus

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: N10

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    This session will consider the difference can between men and women in the Christian context. Watch out, the differences may not be what you think.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Team Momentum

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Want to ignite worship in your church? Take your worship team to the next level of effectiveness? Join us as we discuss ways to: •Lead worship for response and engagement •Tighten up the worship band (musically and relationally) •Maximize the people, gear, and resources you already have for worship •Learn about the latest technologies that churches of any size can use to enhance the worship experience.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Live Voice Clinic - Interactive Workshop 2

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 214

    Emily Mankarios

    Emily Mankarios

    Great for all singers - develop confidence and further understanding of your unique voice by singing in front of others and an experienced vocal coach. This interactive workshop will be led by individual questions and voices, with a goal for each person to gain specific tools for their unique voice, and learn from others. Come with your questions and voice and be ready to use it! Through candid discussion and one-on-one coaching, this workshop will help you take your voice and ministry to the next level.

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  • Track: Asian

    Discipling the Chinese Christian

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: N11

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Every culture carries its baggage into Christianity. Like with everything else we must keep the best and throw out the rest. What are the particular challenges that Chinese individuals face as they enter the church? We will examine those, and share strategies.

    With 2500 years of Confucian influence on their culture, and the tremendous upheaval of the cultural revolution, the Chinese Christian in China, Hong Kong, and the United States have utterly unique challenges to their Christian walk. We will examine six different areas to see how to meet those challenges, and share handouts containing effective spiritual exercises.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Good Effective and Affordable Acoustics

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: C6

    Arthur Yeap

    Arthur Yeap

    So many churches have put resources into poor acoustic materials and designs. Good acoustics is not simply throwing up some foam or fiberglass panels and making them stick to the walls. The cost of good, effective acoustic materials can be greatly reduced with in-house labor and teamwork. We will have practical ideas on how to build your own effective and pleasing acoustical treatment along with rule-of-thumb advice.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    What Do I Need to Stream My Services?

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: D6

    Michael Dow

    Michael Dow

    This session is intended to help you understand what is required to start Streaming your services. We will show what technologies are needed to Stream. Things like the right camera system, proper lighting, High speed internet access and a Live Streaming service. We'll look at what Streaming IS and what it ISN'T. Showing your camera in the Nursery is not Streaming, it's Distributed AV, which we will also discuss.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Magnetic Teaching Making God's Word Stick

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: D8

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    Do you often feel frustrated at the lack of impact that your teaching has in the lives of your students? Come and learn methods that anchor the truths of the Bible in the hearts and minds of your students.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Yes, We're Talking, But Are We Communicating?

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 114

    Donna Patrick

    Donna Patrick

    The workplace is the workplace; whether it's corporate America or in Christian ministry. Whether among Pastors and staff, CEOs and managers, Music Directors and musicians, or AV Staff and Worship Leaders, talking and communication are not always the same thing. If you serve on staff at your church in whatever capacity, good communication is vital to the successful completion of projects, meeting established deadlines, and building healthy relationships with co-workers. Efficiency and effectiveness in any workplace is important, and this is no less true in church-related work spaces.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Domestic Violence – The Church’s Role in Breaking the Cycle

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: D7

    Will Yancy

    Will Yancy

    According to LifeWay Research, 3 in 4 pastors know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence. Most opt for outside intervention to resolve acts of domestic/sexual violence that occur in the home. Although, few pastors are familiar with local resources, 8 in 10 pastors would take action to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault if they had training and resources.

    Join us as we explore the dynamics of domestic Violence (DV), discover how to develop a culture of awareness in the church, and learn the importance of a domestic violence prevention. Attendees will learn how to develop intervention and prevention strategies and how to promote DV awareness across ministries within your church. You will also learn about local resources that are available to your church, how your church can become a resource within your community, and how your church can become one of a growing network of churches in California working to break the cycle of DV.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Are We Frustrated or Frustrating Transformations?

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: D5

    Deanna Allen

    Deanna Allen

    Keynote Speaker

    Trauma surrounds our cities. It is in every home. How does it play a part in outreach and evangelism? In this workshop you will become trauma informed and learn why you may be getting frustrated or even frustrating successful transformations you desire to see! We’ll identify unique challenges in working with those who’ve experienced traumatic experiences. What is secondary trauma? Determine how effective you are in understanding and ministering to those with trauma – especially women & children.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Easy Yokes and Light Burdens

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: A1

    Jonathan Markham

    Jonathan Markham

    Jesus promises (Matt 11:30) that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. How can we possibly experience that in our hopelessly over scheduled world? Jesus urges us to come to him. However our way of life is most often seriously over scheduled and often we wear masks. Come and hear how to teach the men in your church how to walk under the yoke of Jesus.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Every Pastor is an Interim: Preparing for Pastoral Succession

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: A3

    Doug Tegner

    Doug Tegner

    Thirty-five percent of churches will see their senior pastoral leader change in the next 5 years. Every pastor's marriage and each member of a pastor's family is affected by pastoral transition or succession. Pastors face at least four potential crises that can occur in seasons of succession/transition:(1)A Crisis of Identity,(2) A Crisis of Control,(3) A Crisis of Communication,and(4)A Crisis of Financial Security. We will look at these four and more.

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    I’m Still Single. Is God Really Going to Give Me the Desires of My Heart?

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: N10

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    Ministry has been the love of my life, I’m successful, and I love the Lord. However, this one area of my life is vacant, what do I do. This seminar will discuss this topics as well as the shared traits among Asian and African American women.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Overcoming Anger and Depression and Finding Joy

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Becky Diehl

    Becky Diehl

    Anger and Depression are most often the symptoms of unresolved sin issues in our past. This is a very unaddressed topic in our church today. We need God's validation for the hurt and pain as well as His love, comfort and healing. We will not find peace or joy or rest in the deepest part of our being until we feel God's love and find that Justice we search for. Practicing authentic biblical forgiveness is how God heals the human soul and frees us (like a key to our prison door) Anger and Depression stems from Sin and all it has stolen from us. Come and discover the two sides of forgiveness that can change your life and bring that Peace and joy that you long for. Learn how to put real practical forgiveness into practice and let it change your life. God's healing will allow you to step outside the prison doors to a victorious life filled with Joy and new opportunities. Note: Do you want to reach your family or the world for Jesus? They are hungry and longing to see real forgiveness lived out! Let's show them.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    You Can Sing Harmony!

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Want to sing harmony but it seems a little daunting? Maybe you’ve tried but it’s not quite working? Come find out how a few simple concepts and tools can unlock the secrets of singing harmony. We’ll demystify basic music theory & ear training and help you expand your musical toolkit. You’ll be singing harmony in no time!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Choral Music and Vocal Technique

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 214

    Jayne Bell

    Jayne Bell

    Want to be able to lead worship with your voice? Sing in a choir? Blend your voice with others? We will work on improving your voice & group singing. This motivational workshop for all singers and choir members and is designed to improve your singing and blending your voice in a group. We will work on increasing your singing range and singing parts. The workshop is open to the beginner as well as the experienced singer. There are helpful materials given to each individual.

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  • Track: Youth

    Teaching Young People How to Find Their Calling

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: N13

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    It is a sad fact that so many young people grow up only to become wanderers in the wilderness. This workshop includes individual case studies to show how God has a purpose for every human’s life and how specific young people found their purpose for living and are now reaching out to others in so many ways!

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