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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Help! I'm a Preschool Teacher (Classroom Management in the Sunday School Class)

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: D8

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson

    Their attention span in short. They don't want to share. They talk when they should be listening. They wiggle, wiggle, wiggle. They climb the walls. Help! What can I do?

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Oodles of Object Lessons for Kids

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    "Short and simple" object lessons to teach Bible truths to children. Demonstration of more than 12 object lessons as well as "hands-on" training. Take-home packet will include a ready-to-use object lesson.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Facing the Gospel Truth About Today's Children's Ministry

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: C8

    Dan Lovaglia

    Dan Lovaglia

    When it comes to lifelong discipleship, how’s your church’s children’s ministry doing, really? Awana recently released 10 critical research findings that express the pain-points and passion areas of faithful kidmin leaders across the U.S. As it turns out, despite its best efforts the church has a great discipleship disconnect on its hands. If you love kids and families, lead or serve in children’s ministry or are responsible for key discipleship ministry decisions in your church, this breakout is for you. Through engaging teaching and discussion you will be introduced to a timely resource, The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry by Matt Markins and Dan Lovaglia with Mark McPeak. You will also be challenged to identify and implement practical next steps to increase lifelong discipleship effectiveness in your church, children’s ministry, families and kids.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Teams, Tasks and To Do's

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: B3

    Roger Lipp

    Roger Lipp

    Creating Margin in Your Life and the Lives of Your Team Members. Learn to apply time-proven and practical steps to get your team moving forward.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    What Leaders Need to Know About Spiritual Warfare

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: C6

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    Spiritual warfare is happening all around us and ministry leaders need to know how to help people and how to protect themselves, their people and their ministries. In this seminar you will learn the three levels of Spiritual Warfare. You will learn how help people at each level. You will learn the 3 basic enemies of the Christian. You will learn the four basic weapons that Christ provides to defeat spiritual attacks. You will learn how to diagnosis when something is spiritual warfare and when it is other factors. You will learn proven strategies from God’s Word for protecting against spiritual warfare. You will learn how to equip your people for the spiritual battles they will face.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Mobilizing Our Sunday School for Spiritual Warfare

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 215

    David Apple

    David Apple

    Often when God is at work, Satan attacks. This session will help identify strategies of the enemy as well as strategies of our living God that impacts our involvement through the church. This session will help move your Sunday School from the defense to the offense.

     

  • Track: College

    Money, Spiritual Authority, Homosexuality and Other Taboo Topics You Don’t Want To Talk About

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: D2

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar

    Keynote Speaker

    This workshop provides principles for talking about these subjects with our congregations and specifically with younger generations. The small things really matter in this.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Difficult People: Handling Them Effectively Before They Drive You Nuts

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr Larry Day

    Dr Larry Day

    Keynote Speaker

    We all live and work with difficult people everywhere: at home, jobs, church, or in public. We do our best to handle them but the stress and strain often leads to unwanted reactions and consequences. Often we wished they would just disappear. A more practical solution is to understand the dynamics of these relationships and learn practical perspectives and skills to handle them more effectively in our daily life and ministry.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Everyday Evangelism - Community Evangelism

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: N11

    Deanna Allen

    Deanna Allen

    Keynote Speaker

    Evangelism isn't just a Sunday thing. Monday thru Saturday there are opportunities all around us. Learn how to let your present moment be your pulpit. Through this community evangelism approach you will grow your church from the outside in.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Developing Middle Schoolers Beyond Cell Phones, Social Media, and Video Games Through Weekly Bible-Based Clubs

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: D7

    Bev Daily

    Bev Daily

    Talked to a middle school student lately? To say they're going through a lot is an understatement! Figuring out how to adjust to loads of homework, follow 6 or 7 teachers rules and expectations, and 'feel' their way through peer pressure is just the tip of the iceberg. For many adults, putting a camel through the eye of a needle may seem easier than the thought of working with middle schoolers, however, Kids Club Consultants, Inc. has developed a proven system to help church volunteer teams host free, weekly before, during, or after school clubs on public middle school campuses. Learn how your church can host a weekly program that excites youth, ages 11-13 to return week after week to learn about Jesus Christ in fun, unique ways. We'll share tips on how to demonstrate genuine care for students, create active learning environments that challenge their thinking, and address the complex issues tweens and teens face on a daily basis.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Evangelism as a Lifelong Adventure

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: N10

    Tim Royal

    Tim Royal

    Why shouldn't the Christian life be an adventure? According to Ephesians 2:10 we walk a path of good that God has laid out for us. Since that path is focused on a missional life of making disciples according to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) isn't an adventurous life in perfect keeping with scripture? This class will explore exactly that question in depth. Come prepared to share ideas together!

     

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Raising Resilient Children in a Painful Planet

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: D5

    Bronwyn Schweigerdt

    Bronwyn Schweigerdt

    Life hurts. Parenting is hard and confusing. We wonder if we are messing our children up. Come learn how to raise children who are resilient: who have the stamina to say "no" to the wrong things and "yes" to their parents.

     

  • Track: Missions

    Teaching Overseas -- Mission and Ministry

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: C2

    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 “professional” or “career” teacher to make a lasting impact on the lives of your students. We will explore the numerous ways in which Christian teachers can maximize their curriculum so that the Good News can be presented in the classroom in a careful and respectful manner. We will also look at ways in which Christian teachers can encourage their students to reflect upon important matters of life and faith. Finally, like biblical shepherds, we will explore how Christian teachers can "shepherd" their students in unique and creative ways, becoming not only effective ambassadors for Christ, but also the "hands and feet" of Jesus.

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Church Security

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: A3

    Toby Nelson

    Toby Nelson

    Did you know that more people are killed in churches than in schools? Learn the best practices when the worst happens. Toby Nelson, the Disaster Pastor, works with police and has dealt with many disasters, church riots, protestors, law suits, embezzlers, registered sex offenders, arson, assaults and the media. Train your members, staff and leadership in effective skills that offer maximum security.

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Investments and Financial Planning for Pastors

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: A1

    Augie Bau

    Augie Bau

    My background includes seminary and ordination as a minister, an MBA from UC Berkeley, and the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation. Based on over 26 years of experience in this field, I will discuss the basic principles of investments and financial planning for pastors. Lay leaders are welcome to learn some of the ideas which would support their pastors.

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    Adapting Curriculum for a Special Need Ministry in Your Church

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 200

    Gisele Darden

    Gisele Darden

    Every student and every church is unique. In this workshop we will discuss practical and creative ways to adapt, modify and create curriculum for the AGE & STAGE of the students with special needs in your Church Ministry.

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    How to Start a Women’s Ministry or Make Yours Better!

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 214

    Sharon Allen

    Sharon Allen

    Whether you’re just getting started or need to update and refresh your ministry, this workshop will walk you through it. Steps include creating a mission and vision, considering how your ministry should be organized for your specific needs, developing your leadership team, and how to gracefully move through the process of change.

    This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 11:15.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Praise and Worship as Weapons in Spiritual Warfare

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 114

    Donna Renay Patrick

    Donna Renay Patrick

    Praise gets us into God’s presence, and during spiritual warfare this is exactly where we need to be. This class will delve into the various spiritual weapons we have at our disposal, specifically as it relates to praise and worship. This class will explore what spiritual warfare means, how to recognize it, and how to be more effective soldiers in this spiritual battle.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Keyboard in Modern Worship

    March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: N8

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Want to play keyboard better in the modern worship setting? There are incredible tools literally at your fingertips today in modern keyboards– but all the options, bells, and whistles can be distracting and overwhelming as well. Join us as we unpack the handful of essentials for keyboard in modern worship. The right sound at the right time played the right way can be really powerful and moving. We'll explore the role of keyboard on the worship team, improvisational music fundamentals, good tone choices, tips & tricks, and dynamics. There will be time for Q&A as well. If you want to take keyboard to the next level of effectiveness in your worship setting, this is for you.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    The Silver Tsunami and Why It Matters to Your Church

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 215

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora

    Boomers have turned 65, creating a silver tsunami never before seen in this country. It is already impacting every segment of society and your church. We will discuss the demographic impact of this generation, biblical principles, and strategies and opportunities for the Church as this crisis (danger and opportunity) roars upon us.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Homosexuality and the Bible

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: N12

    Kevin Meyers

    Kevin Meyers

    Due to the rapid changes in our culture's attitude concerning sexual ethics, and homosexuality in particular, Christians are under much pressure to either abandon what scripture says or to redefine it. It is from this milieu that we are now seeing a growing trend towards Biblical revisionism. This workshop will address some of the more common objections to scripture raised by this movement, and equip Christians to speak the truth in love to those who seek to redefine Biblical sexual ethics.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Ministry With a Purpose - Getting Kids to Apply What You Teach

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: C2

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    You will 1) Become familiar with the concept of planning goals and objectives and how they are formulated, 2) Value the importance of planning goals and objectives for ministry success, and 3) Decide to plan goals and objective for your ministry in order to achieve measurable results. Hands on working through the process will enable you to do this for your children's class.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    15 Interactive Ways to Teach Children to Pray

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: C7

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    Learn 15 fun ways to teach children to pray at this hands-on workshop.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Don't Risk It! Keep Kids Safe!

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: Firehouse

    Christiaan VandenHeuvel

    Christiaan VandenHeuvel

    Many of us hear horror stories of abuse and dangerous situations on the news but think “That could never happen at my church.” Policies and procedures sound dry and boring. But without them you and your ministry are at risk! Statistics show that no church is immune from predators, injuries and more— not even yours. Discover practical actions you can implement immediately to thoroughly protect children and your church.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    The Question Nobody Asks About Our Children

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    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 positively impact the answer 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.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Rebooting Your Kidmin

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: D7

    Karl Bastian

    Karl Bastian

    Keynote Speaker

    Ten steps to rebooting your Kids Ministry from the inside out and top down! Gain some powerful and surprising principles of children's ministry leadership that will free you from the tyranny of the urgent and help you develop a fresh approach that will transform your ministry. Stop recruiting! Stop leading! And NO More Child Care for every ministry in the church - these are just a few of the secrets you'll be amazed to discover how to implement! You will change as a leader after this workshop.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Centering Your Life Around Your Spiritual Gifts

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: N9

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    We will take a brief look at the spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible and some steps to discovering which one(s) God has given you. We will look at some practical steps in focusing on the strengths that God has given us so that we do not major on the minors and engage in a mediocre service for the Lord.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Discovering the Missing Link: Sharpen Your Bible Interpretation Skills

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: B3

    James Chiang

    James Chiang

    Linking questions track the author's train of thought. Why should we capture the train of thought of a Biblical author? An author will develop the points of his writing by leaving clues. Capturing the author's thought process from his track goes a long way for us to go after God's own heart.

    This workshop, “Discovering the Missing Link”, introduces a simple method to uncover the biblical author’s train of thought by asking the right questions from the context of the Scripture. For example, what is the point of Hebrews 7? Come and find out.

     

  • Track: College

    Two Views of Discipleship

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: D2

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar

    Keynote Speaker

    This workshop explores two views of Matthew 28:18-20 and why one is proving much more fruitful among younger generations. A closer study of the text reveals much.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Biblical Decision Making

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: N11

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    God gives us the freedom to make our choices in life. The problem is that most of us don't know how to figure out exactly what God's will is in every decision we face—especially the big, life-altering decisions. A major highlight of this workshop is practice making a real life decision using the knowledge/skills taught and using God’s Word to test the results.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Overcoming Shame and Perfectionism

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: D5

    Bronwyn Schweigerdt

    Bronwyn Schweigerdt

    Do you struggle with shame and/or perfectionism or minister to people who do? Come learn the conditions that make shame and perfectionism grow, and how you can counter them in your ministry as well as personally.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    How to Overcome Depression

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 114

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    Some depression is natural and healthy, but most of it is unhealthy and debilitating. This workshop will focus on what depression is, where it comes from and how we can let God heal and free us from an unhealthy bondage to depression.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Small Church - Big Impact

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Al Marks

    Al Marks

    First Baptist Church Vallejo is a relatively small church with just over 100 members, but a church that makes a big difference in its community. Fifteen years ago the pastor and a few concerned members launched the Sparrow Project, a non-profit outreach of the church to the community. What started as a one day a week meal has grown to be a thriving soup kitchen with lunches Monday through Thursday, a Sunday evening community meal, and a Saturday morning barbecue (that is at 3:00am on Saturday mornings). Last year the Sparrow Project served 63,000 meals to the homeless and needy. It is working to fulfill its vision of “No one hungry in Vallejo.” In addition, First Baptist works closely with the local elementary school. It provides a Uniform Closet for poorer families, regularly offers supplies to teachers, hosts monthly staff support luncheons, and prays with the staff every week. This past year the church helped the fifth grade class go to camp for the first time.

    With Vallejo identified as the most culturally diverse city in America, First Baptist is also home to thriving Spanish and Chinese congregations in addition to its English services.

    Your church can have a huge impact in your community. Hear how one church discovered the need, created a solution, mustered the resources, and kept it going. Learn how your church can do it, too.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Visiting the Sick - Whose Responsibility Is It?

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: D1

    Rosalee Charley

    Rosalee Charley

    Not only is visiting the sick a very important thing, it is also a divine commandment. Join us as we understand how to visit the sick, discuss reasons that Christians do not visit the sick and dying and talk about whose responsibility is it anyway.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Evangelism and Outreach in the Inner City

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: N10

    Yaahn Hunter

    Yaahn Hunter

    In this workshop we will discuss strategies of reaching the community in practical ways for Jesus Christ. We will discuss door to door witnessing, marketplace evangelism, block parties, food and clothing ministries, and educational ministry outreaches. Our goal is to make a lasting impact for Christ in our communities and bring community transformation.

     

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Kingdom Strategies and Connections for Healing Families and Communities

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: N15

    Elizabeth Stewart

    Elizabeth Stewart

    Many of our families are struggling with maintaining healthy functioning due to family members being orphaned and abandoned, creating a community of people who are functioning based on neediness. God's heart is that everyone is connected and have a place where they can have genuine and authentic relationships and connections that will provide a safe place to grow and thrive. In the 21st century we have to implement Kingdom principles to facilitate this process for families which will produce thriving communities.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    The Challenge of Manhood Part 1: Qualities that Lead to Success

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: A1

    Robert Scott

    Robert Scott

    Lot of men are broken, overwhelmed and/or discouraged by the pressures and expectations that come with being a man. Quite frankly, many have given up because they seem to always fail no matter how hard they try. Learn and embrace some proven qualities that will lead you to success as you face your challenges.

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Preaching Under the Gun

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: A3

    Larry Vold

    Larry Vold

    Practical preparation tips for the hurried pastor.

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    High Needs Children and How to Teach ALL Children

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: D8

    Keith Johnson

    Keith Johnson

    Too often churches view special needs children as important but too much of a burden to attempt to engage. However, embracing special needs children can often be the first step toward improving your ministry to all children. • Discover teaching techniques that accommodate learning with reading disorders to improve the learning experience for everyone • Tap into the expertise of parents and build a partnership that helps you reach every child. • Leverage debriefing questions to increase empathy and assertiveness in every child • Learn inclusive methods at each age level to make your church open to everyone

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    Helping Caregivers Be Cared For

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 200

    Shelly Welsh

    Shelly Welsh

    Finding time for ourselves and making sure our cup is full so that we can continue to pour out is often hard for all of us. However, imagine how hard it would be if your life consisted of full time care-giving for a child or other family member that couldn’t take care of themselves at even the basic of levels. Imagine what life would be like if your child’s “toddler years” went well up into the teens, twenties, thirties and forties. Imagine if there was never enough sleep, never a moment to grab a coffee with a friend, never enough time to even make a friend, never a moment to take a deep breath, never a moment to serve in an area other than through the care-giving at home. Imagine if even at church, provided you were even able to get to church, you felt alone, isolated and unplugged due to your care-giving responsibilities. Exhausted yet? Statistics show that a caregiver’s life expectancy is as much as 10 years shorter than their peers. So how can we, as a community and church body, rally around our care-givers and help? This workshop will teach you how to care for a care-giver and be the hands and feet of Jesus in the lives of these families.

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Spiritual Gifts: Gifted to Serve

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 214

    Stephanie Edge

    Stephanie Edge

    Learn valuable spiritual gift insights to help you embrace who you are in light of whose you are. In addition, one of the privileges of leading is helping women discover their giftedness. These insights will enhance your ability to empower others to find their places of service in the kingdom.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Recording a CD for Ministry

    March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: N8

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Have you dreamed of making a recording but not sure where to start? Whether you are an artist or a budding recording engineer, we'll cover the basics of making good recordings. For artists, we'll talk about the process for recording a music CD from pre-production through post-production and release.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    The Last Christian Generation

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    Are we teaching the remnant of Christianity in America’s children’s ministries? Is it possible that we’ve seen the last Christian generation? What do today’s churched kids really believe? How can we rescue the kids and raise Tomorrow’s Champions for the Gospel? 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”

     

  • Track: Adult & Small Groups

    Building Community and Transforming Lives through Small Groups

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: N9

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    In this workshop we will look at the “nuts and bolts” of leading a small group that builds authentic community and transform lives. Defining the purpose, establishing the model and format, tips for facilitating discussions and working with challenging people are just some of the things we will explore as we endeavor to lead transformative small groups.

     

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Teaching Bible Verses to Preschoolers

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: D8

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson

    Young children can learn Bible verses. Why is it important to teach them to memorize Scripture? What are some ways to teach them? This workshop will make memorizing fun!

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Fantastic Storytelling, Part One

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: D7

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Nine Do's and Dont's to remember when telling Bible Stories.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Discipline Is Much More Than Correcting a Behavior

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: C2

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    Discipline is helping a child change. It is helping them learn to make right choices. It is helping them change from the inside out. It is helping them to become more like Jesus. To only correct an unacceptable behavior will not change a child's heart. Both theory and practical

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Help Me! The Kids Are Out of Control!

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Gloria Lee

    Gloria Lee

    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.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Kids to Be Thinkers

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: D6

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    We want kids to be thinkers. We don't want their faith to be toppled by the challenges they'll meet head on in the world. We spend little time challenging them to be thinkers. What are the barriers to kids becoming thinkers? What can we do to encourage them to think more? The workshop will also include a discussion, sharing activities to get kids to think.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    4 Rs for Developing Great Leaders

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: C8

    Dan Lovaglia

    Dan Lovaglia

    The only thing more painful than losing great leaders is finding out why. Learn four simple principles for finding, strengthening and keeping the very best volunteers on your team. This workshop will challenge you to abandon “leadership as usual” so your club can reach its fullest potential!

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    My Job: I Get to Help People Grow as Followers of Christ

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 215

    David Apple

    David Apple

    As a follower of Christ, there are life changing experiences that help us grow; we get to help others through the journey of following Christ. This session will help you recommit to being a follower of Christ and being a disciple maker through our Sunday School. Come and bring your Bible!

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Unlocking The Mystery of Self-Esteem in Your Life and Ministry

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr Larry Day

    Dr Larry Day

    Keynote Speaker

    We all know people struggle with self-esteem regardless of their Christian beliefs. It impacts their social and spiritual lives. We'll explore how people develop their self-esteem picture(s)and then how to create a healthy sense of worth and identity from God's point of view based on Genesis 1:26-27. We'll unlock this mystery with Biblical truths, life-giving perspectives and practical skills.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Setting the Captives Free - Inside Out Prison Ministry

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: N11

    Deanna Allen

    Deanna Allen

    Keynote Speaker

    Explore the countless opportunities of prison ministry; from leading worship services behind the fence to meeting the previously incarcerated at the gate. We will explore gender specific approaches that are trauma informed. Together let's identify what your congregation has in place that can be impacting the incarcerated, previously incarcerated as well as their family members who are doing the time with them. This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 12:45.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Using Community Ministry to Evangelize and Make Disciples

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: N10

    Tim Royal

    Tim Royal

    Use community programs to reach people with the Love of Christ and change their opinions about the nature of church by reflecting glory back to the Father. Special emphasis will be given for church leaders on how to utilize these local programs as discipleship tools for new and existing ministries.

     

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    God’s Radical Plan for Husbands and Wives

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: C6

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    Since God invented marriage it would make sense that He would have the best plan for making it work. What he asks can only be described as radical. Hundreds of marriages have been saved and transformed by looking at what God actually says to do. God asks husbands to do things that are completely different than he asks wives. Wouldn’t you like to know what God thinks you should do to make your marriage work at a whole new level.

    God tells husbands in the Scriptures to do about 10 different things for their wives to demonstrate love for their wives. These ten different things are the way that most wives describe what it means to love them. Once you begin to learn about God’s radical plan it becomes clear that this is not how a man would describe what it means to love them. This book will help you remember these ten commands by making them a part of the acrostic H.U.S.B.A.N.D.

    God's RADICAL Plan for Wives shows wives how to clearly and effectively communicate their needs to their husbands. It explains how a wife can draw her husband into a participation in a great marriage, even when he may be distant or over-involved at work.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Man Up! - Session I

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: A1

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    Keynote Speaker

    Man Up! – Session I

    This workshop will provide biblical and practical guidance how to reach, teach, and release men of God in the church and beyond. This workshop will also help men grow as the husband, father, leader, pastor, and man that God has destined you to be.

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Turnaround Journey

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: A3

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    The success of any event, plan, program, or new ministry, requires effective strategic planning and implementation. In this conference you'll learn an unparalleled means of successful implementation for the results you desire. A process that you can repeat year after year.

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    Special Needs Ministry: It's NOT Just For Big Churches!

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 200

    Diane Dokko Kim

    Diane Dokko Kim

    Survey the assets and challenges of leading a special needs ministry at different church sizes and stages. Receive encouragement and practical ideas.

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Developing Leaders, Building Teams - We are Better Together!

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 214

    Barbara Miller

    Barbara Miller

    When called to leadership, we can maximize our time and energy by helping other potential leaders learn how to do what we do, and prepare them for a role on our team. (Eventually they may even take over our spot as a leader!) As we identify the gifts of those around us, we can tap those with special abilities for jobs we are not gifted to do ourselves. Doing ministry in bite-sized pieces gives more people a chance to shine, and takes the pressure off of one person being responsible for the success of a ministry! Practical tips and tools for both leadership development and team building.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Creative Songwriting

    March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: N8

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    This workshop is a practicum where we discuss what makes great worship songs. We cover the six elements of songwriting and more!

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Transgender Issues and Church

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: D8

    Matthew Blevins

    Matthew Blevins

    Transgender issues can be confusing – especially for those in the church. What does it mean to be transgendered? Is it the same as being gay? Is it sinful to cross-dress? Can a Christian struggle with gender identify? Should we support sex-change procedures? These questions are not easy to answer or deal with yet as strangers in the Bay Area on mission for the Cross we must know what to do and say. In this class Pastor Matthew will be providing a biblical framework for loving others in this context.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Responding to the Gay Rights Movement

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: N12

    Kevin Meyers

    Kevin Meyers

    We live in a day and age where debate is no longer settled through of persuasive argumentation, but rather through the use of clever slogans that are frequently and emphatically proclaimed. Perhaps there is no better example of this than in relation to the same-sex controversy. This session examines and responds to some of these cultural mantras that pertain to homosexuality. The workshop also places emphasis on developing a gospel-centered approach in dealing with this controversial issue.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Helping Children Desire Integrity and Godly Characteristics

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: C2

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    Become familiar with what God says a person of great value is so you will desire to prepare the children you teach the characteristics of Godly character. Practical ideas will be presented to use with the children.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Sticky Teaching

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: C7

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    How to make God's Word click and stick in the hearts and minds of the children we teach.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Making YOUR Class Rock

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: D7

    Karl Bastian

    Karl Bastian

    Keynote Speaker

    "You rock" is one of the highest compliments a child can give a teacher. What makes some classrooms more fun than others? Why are some teachers remembered into adulthood when most are quickly forgotten? What can set YOUR class apart from all the rest while at the same time have a greater life impact? Rock your class and rock a kids' world!

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Introduction to The Truth Test

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: D6

    Steve Karges

    Steve Karges

    Learn a new way to assess volunteers and improve your ministry to kids. A free copy of The Truth Test will be provided.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Recruiting and Keeping Rock-Solid Volunteers

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Recruiting and keeping rock-solid volunteers is much more than just saying “help!” It is inviting others to answer the high calling of children’s and youth ministry.

    Using the book of Nehemiah, we will find that effective and lasting recruiting must target the mind, imagination, heart, and commitment.

    God did a miracle in completing the wall of Jerusalem in just 52 days – with burnt out, exhausted workers. Could He desire to do the same in your ministry?

    Come learn to follow Nehemiah’s example to recruit and keep your volunteers motivated when times get tough.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    A Bible Summary - 12 Narrative Stories

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: B3

    Dr. Tom J. Cowley

    Dr. Tom J. Cowley

    Lay Bible literacy in the United States is declining. Dr. Cowley's work is to improve Bible literacy and help lay persons share and use Bible stories in daily life. His new book overviews the Bible based upon 12 great Narrative stories. More than 25 years ago, Dr. Cowley moved from writing strategic business plan overviews to helping laity to learn and share Bible stories based on an overview outlines. He has taught the life of Christ in previous years at BASS and now shares his latest book.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Survival Tips for the Wilderness Journey: When the Itinerary You're on Isn't the One You Signed up For

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 215

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora

    Are you in a spiritual, personal, or professional wilderness? Did your life suddenly take a sharp left turn and leave you grasping for breath? Has your ministry been sidetracked as you struggle to simply hang on? How could this happen? How could God let this happen? If you're asking any of these questions, let me tell you the stories of people who have faced the wilderness and not only survived, but thrived. Learning from the example of Moses' wilderness trek, we examine derailed plans and learn eight tips for surviving when life takes a sudden left turn and dumps you in the desert.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Witnessing in the Workplace

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: N11

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    We spend over one third of our lifetime at work and, yet, so many times, the workplace is off limits to witnessing. In this workshop, you will learn how to eliminate the barriers to witnessing, your role as a witness, and the keys to effective witnessing at work and elsewhere in your life.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Evangelism Through Community Partnerships

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: N10

    Yaahn Hunter

    Yaahn Hunter

    This Workshop will discuss Evangelism through networking with Community Non Profits and Social Agencies to expand the Gospel and the Kingdom of God. Sometimes we have visions to minister to the needs of our communities but may lack the capital to execute that vision. By partnering with Community Non Profits and Social Agencies that are addressing the needs in our communities, we can still achieve our goals and ministry objectives.

    We will discuss the pros and cons of this strategy and discuss how it can be an effective ministry builder.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Men Discipling Men (Leading Men through Small Groups)

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: A1

    Jason Johnson

    Jason 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.

     

  • Track: Missions

    Power of Vision in Your Local Church

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: D5

    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.

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Teaching That Bears Fruit

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: A3

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    The teaching methods used by Jesus might be considered unconventional in some circles today. Yet, He turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as they were 2000 years ago.

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    Becoming an Autism and Sensory Friendly Church

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 200

    Christine Woosley

    Christine Woosley

    We will discuss how sensory issues play a part in behavior and interactions with other people. Awareness of this issue can help you see through other's eyes how your church effects their sensory processing and how you can make it a more comfortable and welcoming space. We will also discuss strategies for setting up an effective learning environment with various supports that will help both learners and volunteers.

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Hope for the Overwhelmed Leader

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 214

    Kathi Lipp

    Kathi Lipp

    A practical session of hope, humor, and a whole lot of how-to for leaders who feel overworked, under appreciated, and one degree shy of burnout.

    Cheri Gregory will co-present this workshop.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    The Priority of Worship In the Church

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 114

    Donna Renay Patrick

    Donna Renay Patrick

    As Christians we are under divine mandate to worship God in spirit and in truth. But somewhere we have made worship less important, and placed programs, positions, and prestige above the manifest presence of God. This course will take a brief look at the history of worship in the church versus what we see today, and seek to regain the priority of worship, both privately and corporately.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Team Momentum

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: N8

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Want to take your worship team to the next level of effectiveness? Join us as we discuss ways to build and grow teams; we'll explore music quality, good organization, team cohesiveness and spirit, individual expression and passion, sincerity and believability, and more.

     

  • Track: Youth

    I'm Saved, Now What

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: D1

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    After receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the youth wonder how they should live the Christian life. We will address some "now what happens."

     

  • Track: Youth

    5 Youth Ministry Lies - and How to Discover the Truth

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    Eric Groezinger

    Eric Groezinger

    Like the stories that get told over and over again until they’re “true,” or the photos on social media that spread like wildfire until they’re debunked, there are lies in Youth Ministry that many of us simply accept because we’ve heard them so often. We’ll spend time together digging in to five of these youth ministry lies. And we’ll work to discover “truths” that will help you build a strong Youth Ministry.

     

  • Track: Youth

    Doing Youth Ministry With Adulthood In Mind

    March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: D2

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    We so often do Youth Ministry in a vacuum. We do it for the sake of itself, for the sake of having a big program, or for the sake of our own egos. What if we did youth ministry in a way that actually prepared students for adulthood? What if we did it in a way that prepared them for their early adult participation in the church?

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Say What You Want – Get What You Need

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: N9

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    Assertive communication is an important key to communicate clearly and create a framework for cooperation. In this workshop we will explore the essential elements of effective assertive communication and ways to empower ourselves and others to say what they want and get what they need.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    My Job: I Get to Teach God's Word to Adults

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 215

    David Apple

    David Apple

    We get to teach the same message as Jesus did! He demonstrated the power of God as He taught His Word. This session will help you discover and strengthen qualities for power-filled Bible teaching. This session will also help you identify and develop skills for leading a Bible study group for adults.

     

  • Track: Asian

    Regaining Your Parenting Sanity (in Mandarin)

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: N10

    Ann Lo

    Ann Lo

    Parental urgency can sometimes create more tension and yield the opposite effect of what was intended. Learn strategies to understand, manage and resolve your anxiety, and find strength in God’s abiding care for you. Workshop will have ample time for Q&A. Presented in Mandarin.

     

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Understanding Preschoolers, Birth to First

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    It isn’t babysitting and their little minds can learn much more than we realize. Let’s make sure we are filling them with the wonderful things God’s word teaches. We will look at the five stages of a preschooler’s growth and development and see how we can build a firm foundation that lasts a lifetime. We need to start within the first six weeks after they are born.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Fantastic Storytelling, Part Two

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: D7

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Five creative techniques to help you bring well-worn Bible stories to life!

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Building Prayer Warriors: Ideas For a Six Week Curriculum

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: C2

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    Prayer needs to begin at an early age. Children are capable of serious, meaningful prayer. I will be sharing practical ideas, helps for a six week curriculum, true stories of children who prayed. We will talk about how God answers prayer. The aspects of prayer, praise, thanksgiving, confession, intercession, warfare, and prayer walking. Many more ideas than in my previous classes. Both theory and practical

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Lesson Planning Redefined

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: D8

    Keith Johnson

    Keith Johnson

    Found out on Saturday night you’re teaching Sunday morning and wondering what to do? Are you looking for some resource ideas to add to your tool basket that require limited prep and more time to engage with your kids? You will: • Learn how to prepare and execute life-changing lessons that keep elementary kids wanting to come back to class. • Experience creative ways to connect kids to the Bible. • Equip your team with no-fail lesson solutions that allows for biblical understanding to happen in a practical, life-changing way.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Start Smart! Discover How Kids Learn Best

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Ryan Bicker

    Ryan Bicker

    A successful lesson begins with a solid understanding of how kids learn best. Discover how to be a smart teacher and transform the lives of children. In this workshop you’ll learn how to capture kids’ attention, keep them engaged, nurture a love for God’s Word, and strengthen their friendship with Jesus! You will: •Learn how to reach today’s kids. •Redefine “smart” by exploring seven ways that kids learn best. •Get tons of ideas you can use this weekend in your ministry!

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Before You Teach ...

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: D6

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    Your turn to do a lesson and you want to do a great job - how can you teach with passion, confidence ... and be ready for the moment the projector crashes, the object lesson fails and some little kid falls off his chair.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    No More Finger-Pointing! How to Build Unconventional Community with Families

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: C8

    Dan Lovaglia

    Dan Lovaglia

    Families are bombarded with opportunities and drowning in expectations. Come discover three distinct bridges between home and church that can serve families unconventionally and alleviate a lot of this pressure. This breakout will inspire and equip you to get face-to-face with kids and families of all kinds so they will experience God’s grace firsthand.

     

  • Track: College

    Holy Identity: Sanctification and Identity Formation in Adolescence

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: D2

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    Every person on earth goes through a process of identity formation, the most intense portion of which is during what we call adolescence. It is not coincidence that God also has something to say about who we are. The scriptures contain a tremendous amount theology that speaks to who we are and who we are becoming in Christ. Parents, pastors and volunteers then have a wonderful opportunity to draw students into the vision that God has for their lives and how it connects with their own personal journey.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Stress: Handling It Effectively To Avoid Burnout

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr Larry Day

    Dr Larry Day

    Keynote Speaker

    Some stress is normal. Too much stress and pressure over an extended period of time can ruin one's self-esteem, health, work, relationships and Christian life. We'll talk about how to recognize the signs of burnout; how they relate to feelings, thinking patterns and the choices we make; and the practical steps we can take to prevent or recover from a sense of burnout. What steps did Jesus use?

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Loving Your Neighbor: Surprise! It's Not What You Think

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: B3

    David Sanford

    David Sanford

    How do we obey the 2nd half of the Great Commandment? If Jesus Christ used counter-intuitive ways to love individuals, maybe, just maybe, so can we!

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Using Social Media To Win Souls

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: A3

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    Social Media is a must communication medium to reach today's harvest. This workshop will share how to use social media to grow both your in person and virtual memberships. Hear how to use social media to effectively communicate the message of Jesus Christ.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Beyond Evangelism - An Army in the Church

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: N11

    Deanna Allen

    Deanna Allen

    Keynote Speaker

    How can we train every member of our congregation to move beyond evangelism? Using a four-step approach we will see how to take the brand new believers on a journey that will result in thriving members able to help our communities SOAR!

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    The Challenge of Manhood Part 2: Getting Back on Track

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: A1

    Robert Scott

    Robert Scott

    For a season, some men have successfully managed the pressures and expectations of manhood. Then seemingly out of nowhere, things start to spiral downwardly out of control. The man they once knew seems to be lost in the fog of what he used to be. Learn how to rediscover the qualities that lead to success.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Building a Life Legacy - You Can Start Today

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: C6

    Dr. Raymond Chan

    Dr. Raymond Chan

    God, the real author of your life, has gifted you with a life message. This workshop will help you understand, develop and grow that message into a vision that will impact multiple generations. Be inspired of how your small vision can have a positive influence on your own well-being, your family and future generations.

     

  • Track: Missions

    Growth In Mission: Missionary Candidate Preparation

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: D5

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    Essential steps to effectively prepare our Missionary Candidates for service.

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    I (Don’t) Want to Grow Up

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 200

    Christen Morrow-Ara

    Christen Morrow-Ara

    Have you ever wondered what life looks like for our friends with disabilities, as they become adults? The social, emotional, and life changes that come with transition out of educational and even vocational programming create incredible opportunities for the Church to engage our friends as vital members of the body who are invited, celebrated and needed. I will share personal experiences from my work with Young Life Capernaum to explore how we might bridge relationships and smooth this transition for our friends and their families by linking arms with the Church to welcome and engage a part of the community that is often completely missed! We’ll share a few models for what this can look like as well as offer resources to equip you and your team.

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Fun With a Purpose

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 214

    Sharon Allen

    Sharon Allen

    Women’s ministry isn’t all about party planning—but it shouldn’t be boring either! This session addresses the importance of fun and relationships as they relate to a thriving women’s ministry. We’ll look at outreach, effective events, and forming supportive small groups.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Cookin' Up a Song - Basic Recipes for Singing

    March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 114

    Carole Brewer

    Carole Brewer

    Got air? Join us for a fun-filled voice workshop! You'll learn Carole concert-tested techniques for breathing, singer’s diction, stage presence, and much more! All great singing starts here!

    This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 8:00.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Dealing With Difficult People in the Workplace

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: N11

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    Four types of typical human behavior are examined. Participants are given the private 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.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Healing Tears: A Powerful Ministry of Compassion to Hearts Wounded by Abortion

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: C7

    Sharon Landes

    Sharon Landes

    Do you know that 40% of the women in your congregation have had an abortion in their past? The impact of abortion is far reaching and often goes unnoticed for many years. Healing Tears exists to help those who are hurting from a past abortion and for those who want to assist those living with the aftermath of abortion.

    Healing Tears offers hope and freedom through post-abortion recovery groups. It also provides education through panel presentations and workshops to assist those who would like to learn how to help others with their post-abortion pain.

    Healing Tears offers support and guidance to work through the grieving process in order to reach true acceptance and freedom. Our desire is to expand this ministry beyond pregnancy centers and into churches.

    The body of Christ can break the stigma and shame surrounding abortion, so those in our midst can find the help they need. Healing Tears is about the power of the Cross.

    “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Culture Does Not Triumph God's Plan

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: N13

    Valerie Doyle, MA LMFT

    Valerie Doyle, MA LMFT

    There has been a shift in our culture as it relates to mating and these new patterns contradict God's plan. Where does this leave us and how can we move forward with God's calling. Culture does not triumph God's plan for your life. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Empowering Our Sunday School Through Prayer

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 215

    David Apple

    David Apple

    Examine the vital nature of prayer and ways to strengthen the focus by prayer warriors throughout the Sunday School. Learn how churches are strategically involving persons in prayer and seeing God at work. This session will teach ways to be a prayer warrior and to raise up more prayer warriors.

     

  • Track: Adult Small Groups

    How to Finally Destroy a Performance Based Christianity

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    A performance based relationship to God is based on exchanging our activity for God's blessing. It completely reverses the order of Biblical Christianity. In Christianity we are always responding to God's grace and blessing and not working for it. Sadly at the core of the performance based person is an emptiness that is filled by loyalty and activity. The purpose of this seminar is to show an effective path of repentance that will lead from a fixation on what we do for God to a delight in what the Trinity is doing for us.

     

  • Track: Asian

    Emotionally and Spiritually Healthy Family for Asian Families

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: N10

    Ann Lo

    Ann Lo

    Raising a family is hard enough. It is even more difficult when you cannot raise your children the way your parents raised you. This is the typical struggle Asian immigrants face when they raise their Americanized children. This seminar hopes to address some of these cultural gaps and help Asian parents to raise up emotionally and spiritually healthy children in America.

     

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Prayer and the Preschool Child

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: D8

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson

    How do I teach prayer to little kids? Does God answer their prayers? What are some steps to make the prayer time meaningful? Come and learn some different methods of teaching prayer to younger children.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Top 10 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    Gloria Lee

    Gloria Lee

    After the whirlwind changes kids go through from birth through preschool, it may feel a little like elementary-aged kids aren’t changing much. But they’re changing every year—cognitively, spiritually, and physically! How can you keep up with what’s effective, what’s hot, and what’s working with these changing kids—and times? This workshop will clue you in to 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.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Mutiny! The Kids Are Running the Church!

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: D7

    Karl Bastian

    Karl Bastian

    Keynote Speaker

    Learn how to recruit, train, and lead a "K. C. Crew" of kids who can BE the church of today and help you lead your ministry with zeal!

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    The Golden Rule of Interpretation

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 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.

     

  • Track: College

    The Intergenerational Church

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: D2

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    For decades the church has divided itself up according to age and affinity which has had unintended consequences for the Body of Christ. The Intergenerational Church is one that values the connection between and contribution of all generations. Together we will explore the theological, cultural and practical ramifications of this pressing issue including both how we got here and what strategies might move us forward.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Growing as an Evangelist in the Midst of Adversity, Part 1

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: D6

    Ronald Harden

    Ronald Harden

    This powerful message focuses on how to see your biblical growth increasing in all areas of Wisdom (Mental), Stature (Moral), and Favor with God (Spiritual) & People (Relational), by extinguishing the darts of the enemy and our own flesh! We will identify barriers to growth and how to address them to see us walk in greater victory.

     

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Marital Intelligence: There Are Only Five Problems in Marriage

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: C6

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    Based on thousands of hours of counseling and watching hundreds of marriages be saved, Dr. Gil Stieglitz says there are only five problems in marriage. Using a unique counseling tool Dr. Gil can help a couple in the first session diagnose their marital problems and how to focus their attention on the right problems. Come and learn this diagnostic tool and the Biblical solutions that come with it.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Developing a Strong Ministry to Men

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: A1

    Jason Johnson

    Jason 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

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Preaching on Fire

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: A3

    Daniel Strange

    Daniel Strange

    Martin Lloyd Jones’ preaching has been described as “logic on fire.” In this workshop we will seek to answer the question, “what about Lloyd Jones' preaching made it so fiery?” Join us in this seminar as we learn some great lessons on preaching from “The Doctor."

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    Inclusion vs. Self-Contained Classrooms: Meeting the Needs of Students and Building Community

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 200

    Debbie Lillo

    Debbie Lillo

    This workshop will provide guidelines for deciding whether your children, teens, or adults with disabilities would benefit most from a buddy program or a self contained classroom. Participants will be given tools for creating self-contained classrooms for students of all ages, and for creating opportunities for special needs students to build and maintain relationships with their typically developing peers.

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    A Leader's Guide to Spiritual Warfare for Women

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 214

    Stephanie Edge

    Stephanie Edge

    We all know that ministry is spiritual in nature, but do we understand that we are engaged in a holy war? Though we serve on the winning side of this battle, the forces of evil still rage against us. Rather than ignore their existence, learn more about your enemy and how he fights. In this breakout you will learn the extent and limitations of his power and what you can do as a women’s leader to experience victory when he unleashes attacks against you.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Cookin' Up a Song - Diction Delicacies

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 114

    Carole Brewer

    Carole Brewer

    Got lyrics? Develop your vocal artistry by learning to articulate the English language while keeping a beautiful tone. Great communication starts here!

    This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 11:15.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Leading Worship with Purpose

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: N8

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    This workshop is designed to help enhance individual and group singing, motivate a lifestyle of intimate worship, inspire confidence, build expression and team unity with good communication. Active participation will be involved as well as demonstration.

     

  • Track: Youth

    Help!!! I am Planning a Youth Retreat!

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: C2

    Deborah Klein

    Deborah Klein

    Planning a youth retreat can be overwhelming! Not sure where to start? Join us, a team of retreat planning professionals and youth retreat survivors (aka veterans). This workshop will cover topics such as selecting and working with the retreat center, setting budgets, marketing, sample timelines, and much more. Special attention will be given to the topic of getting volunteers. Bring your questions, challenges, and ideas. Don't forget, youth are the future of our church - let's have a great conversation! Erin Hilliker and Joah Widman will be co-presenters for this workshop.

     

  • Track: Youth

    God! You want ME to teach the TEENS?

    March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: D1

    Tashandra Bellamy

    Tashandra Bellamy

    Often times as leaders and adults when we here the word teen we tend to look the other way. The youth of today are our youth leaders and pastors of tomorrow. We must take the time to teach them and prepare and empower and equip them with God's word so that they may be able to lead God's people. Let this course show you new and innovative ways to teach your teens the word of God.We will discuss tips and ideas on how to keep your teens engaged with God's word.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Brain, Mind, Mental Health and Illness, and Christian Spirituality

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: B3

    Albert Gaw, MD

    Albert Gaw, MD

    Brain imaging tools, such as functional MRI, have shed lights on the relation between the brain and mind, their changes in state of health and illness, and brain circuitry in various belief systems. This workshop will briefly summarize some of these recent discoveries, and draw implications for Christian spirituality.

     

  • Track: Asian

    Removing Barriers in Communication (presented in Mandarin)

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: N15

    Peter and Emily Lam

    Peter and Emily Lam

    Good communication is key to every relationship. Effective communication will build bridges of understanding. Poor communication may result in confusion, mistrust, and misunderstanding. In this workshop we will discuss causes of poor communication and ways to help us overcome those barriers.

     

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Live Sound Basics

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: C7

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    Three learning objectives that will be accomplished by this program: 1. Refresh knowledge of audio and audio principles. 2. Gain knowledge in using audio equipment. 3. Gain knowledge in setting up an audio system.

     

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Giving the Gospel a Good Go for Little Kids

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: D8

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson

    Little kids have a great capacity to learn. What are they learning about God in your Sunday School class? Let's discover some creative ways to share basic Bible truths with these little ones.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Object Lessons to

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    Demonstration of object lessons designed to help children of all ages see who they are in Christ and to encourage their journey with Him in reaching their God-given potential. "Hands-on" training included. Packet will include a ready-to-use object lesson.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Doctrine to Children

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: C2

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    If our children are not taught doctrine step by step, line upon line, when they are young they have no foundation to stand on when they are grown. Doctrine can be taught in interesting and fun ways. Are the children in your class being taught doctrine or Bible stories that will be just stories, when they are grown? Ideas that may be used with any curriculum. Both practical and theory.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Tweens - Working with Fifth and Sixth Graders

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: D6

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    Motivating them and making them part of your club (and church) ministry. We’ll look at some staggering statistics, but also provide encouraging good news as we talk about how you can give them a feeling of belonging. (This is an update from the workshop I did a few years back – with new, current statistics.)

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Object Lesson Explosion!

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: D7

    Karl Bastian

    Karl Bastian

    Keynote Speaker

    This is a fun, interactive, objects-in-hand, hands-on workshop. Give ANY object to the Kidologist and he will instantly create a biblical object lesson from that object - and show you how to do it, too! Discover why teaching with objects is so effective and why Jesus used object lessons when He taught! You will learn how to start with an object and form a spiritual lesson from it, or how to start with a topic and determine what object or visual will best teach it. By the end of the workshop you will know how to make an object lesson from ANY object, INSTANTLY!

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    The Gospel Truth about your Children's Ministry Effectiveness

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    When it comes to lifelong discipleship, how is your church children’s ministry doing?

    Ten recently released critical research findings express the ‘pain-points’ and passion areas of faithful KidMin leaders across the USA, and identify and analyze barriers to truly effective discipleship.

    This fresh research equips you and your ministry team to make the kind of changes that are needed to reach this generation of kids, and beyond.

    Through engaging teaching and discussion you will be challenged to identify and implement practical next steps to increase lifelong discipleship effectiveness in your church, children’s ministry, families, and kids.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Have a Life Changing Adult Sunday School Class

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: N9

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    What does it take to have a warm, welcoming, life changing Adult Sunday School class? We will look at the basics of such a ministry. One of the highlights of my week is my current adult Sunday school class. We take a systematic, verse by verse approach to Bible study with practical discussion, occasional side journeys as relevant topics come up, have a great time of informal fellowship, and an unhurried time of meaningful prayer.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    What Leaders Need to Look for in Diagnosing Their Ministry?

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 215

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    Just like the human body has ten systems that allow it to function effectively, so the church has ten systems that control the effectiveness and health of that ministry. Most ministry leaders have gained incredible insight by looking at the 10 systems. In this seminar you will learn what the 10 systems are and how they can be maximized for your ministry. You will hear various ways that each system has been used in a number of different churches. Most churches have two or three of these systems clogged in some way. Opening up the hood of your church and examining the systems brings powerful hope to ministry.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Paradise Lost - How the Past Can Affect Our Present

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: N10

    Sik-Lam Wong

    Sik-Lam Wong

    According to the Bible, we are created for relationships with God and with others. With sin entering into our world, our relationship with both God and others is affected and we no longer live in peace. These days, both psychology and neuroscience agree with biblical teachings that we are created for relationships and the breakdown in relationships results in anxiety and the loss of peace. Long-term anxiety would be internalized and affect our relationship with others and also our sense of self. As original sin got passed from generation to generation, anxiety can also be passed from one generation to the next.

    In this workshop, we will explore how relational wounds in our past can affect our present. We will also explore practical steps one can regain and improve our relationships, to minimize the effects of our own childhood wounds from affecting those around us, and especially our family.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Self-Talk: What We Say to Ourselves Makes A Big Difference

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr Larry Day

    Dr Larry Day

    Keynote Speaker

    We've all experienced negative or pessimistic feelings but didn't understand why. Since we talk to ourselves over a 1000 words a minute, our self-talk can have a harmful or beneficial impact on our daily lives. We'll explore the important connection between self-talk and our feelings and look at some Biblical examples. Learn how to practice healthy self-talk in all areas of life.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    PROJECT 5:14 - Ministering To The Needs of Your Church Neighborhood

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: D2

    Barbara Williams

    Barbara Williams

    Project 5:14 is a simple idea that can have a big impact on stopping senseless violence, strengthen families, and keep our children safe. It is a blueprint that shows pastors and their congregations what they can do to make their church neighborhood safer. Taken from Galatians 5:14, Christ commands us to

     

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    HE SAID, SHE SAID, GOD SAYS: Coaching for Marriage Oneness

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: N12

    Pira Tritasavit

    Pira Tritasavit

    Coaching skills help couples understand one another better. Healthy marriages involve both conflict AND resolution. Husbands and wives will learn how to ask better questions and become better listeners. Through coaching, couples will tackle conflicts and discover effective solutions together. Create dynamic solutions together for a more intimate relationship. How can life coaching skills grow the oneness in your marriage? How can you learn to love each other deeper now than when you first said "I do"!

    NOTE: This workshop will also feature a LIVE COACHING DEMONSTRATION with a volunteer couple.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Man Up! Session II

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: A1

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    Keynote Speaker

    Man Up! – Session II

    This workshop will provide biblical and practical guidance how to reach, teach, and release men of God in the church and beyond. This workshop will also help men grow as the husband, father, leader, pastor, and man that God has destined you to be.

     

  • Track: Missions

    Christians are a CROSS Culture

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: D5

    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

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Singles Make Great Church Leaders

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: C6

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    A look at leadership within the current church structure and how single parents possess the skills to help take your church to the next level.

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Tips for Effective Leadership Meetings

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: A3

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    There are leadership and training meetings in every industry. They all deal with the temporary. We deal in the eternal. Effective leadership meetings are crucial to the success of your ministry. This workshop will share 15 tips in 5 categories.

     

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Grief, Mourning and Beginning Again

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: N13

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    Life, and hence relationships, are constantly change on us, grief comes in the process. We feel as thought death has robbed us of our loved one, our best friend, or the break up was so bad that dealing with the rejection is too hard. How do I cope with the things that have happened? Where was God in the process? This workshop will help us heal and to start over after divorce, break-ups, the death of a loved one or spouse. It will also help us understand our loving Father in the process.

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    The Role of the Church in Promoting Healthy Special Needs Families

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 200

    DeJuana Golden

    DeJuana Golden

    Currently 16.8 million family caregivers are caring for special needs children under 18 years old and of this amount 55% are caring for their own children(National Alliance of Caregiving). Even more staggering is the fact that over 50% of special needs parents report being clinically depressed.

    With these facts and the increasing rates of special needs parents succumbing to the pressure of raising their children, the growing need for church outreach and counseling is real.

    Not only do congregations face challenges in accommodating special needs families, but how do churches and pastors reach this unique population of families? What can churches do to go beyond the church walls to touch the lives of stressed, as well as emotionally and mentally wounded populations of parents who need a source of strength to care for their special loved ones?

    In this session, we will discuss tangible ways that congregations and pastors can reach out to special needs parents with the goal of increasing emotional and mental well-being. Offering a unique parent-perspective, I will unveil the need and ways that pastors can address this need through outreach, counseling, and support services. Whether you are a small or large Body of Christ, you can and will be equipped to touch the lives of special needs families!

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Reaching Younger Women

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 214

    Sharon Allen

    Sharon Allen

    Ninety-six percent of women’s ministry leaders say that reaching the next generation is a priority to them. But how? This session focuses on the needs of younger women and helps leaders discover a strategy for reaching them effectively.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Dynamic Guitar in Worship (Int.-Adv.)

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: N8

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    This workshop for all intermediate through advanced guitarists is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting. Techniques will relate specifically to acoustic guitars. Bring your guitar!

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Cookin' Up a Song - Basic Recipes for Singing

    March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 114

    Carole Brewer

    Carole Brewer

    Got air? Join us for a fun-filled voice workshop! You'll learn Carole concert-tested techniques for breathing, singer’s diction, stage presence, and much more! All great singing starts here!

    This workshop repeats on Friday @ 3:00.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Teaching Young People How To Find God’s Will for Their Life

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: N11

    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 uses 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!

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Working with Survivors of the Occult and Severe Trauma

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: B3

    Michael Norton

    Michael Norton

    The San Francisco bay area in the late 60's and early 70's was a hot spot for the occult. For social rebellion, the occult was the in thing to be involved in. Today, in ministry, we are finding children from these occult families, who are now adults, trying to cope with life. Especially, from the fracturing of their souls that they endured in occult rituals and inhumane captivity. Learn how to minister to members of the church body who persevere in their lives with dissociative identity disorder.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Why Didn't You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging People

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 215

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora

    Do you have challenging people in your life or ministry? Dear people who have personal or behavioral problems that challenge both your grace and leadership skills? Let’s review some strategies and step-by-step tips for handling several types of challenging people, whether in your small group or caring ministry.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Practical Tips for Church Finances

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: A3

    Augie Bau

    Augie Bau

    Based on over 26 years of experience in this field, I will discuss some practical tips for church finances. Topics include charitable contributions and setting a pastoral budget. This workshop is designed for treasurers, pastors and finance leaders. There will be time for questions and discussion.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Wisely Contending

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Gerard Cruz

    Gerard Cruz

    What exactly are you walking into when you get into an argument with a non-Christian? We assume that all we need are convincing arguments, unaware of the fundamental conflict between belief and unbelief. We will discuss misguided notions of neutrality and bias, common ground/point of contact, and the necessity of maintaining a commitment to sound, Biblical orthodoxy.

     

  • Track: Asian

    What Does God the Father Expect From Me as a Single Asian Woman?

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: N13

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    Dating after high school and college can be very difficult. By now you are educated, have a career and a strong sense of self-worth. How then do I continue to flourish in ministry and my career as God’s daughter and remove whatever barriers, be they cultural, societal,or mindsets,there may be and still attract the Godly man He wants me to have. There will be plenty of dialogue as personal experiences are shared and discussed.

     

  • Track: Asian

    Discovering the Missing Link (Presented in Mandarin)

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: N15

    James Chiang

    James Chiang

    Linking questions track the author's train of thought. Why should we capture the train of thought of a Biblical author? An author will develop the points of his writing by leaving clues. Capturing the author's thought process from his track goes a long way for us to go after God's own heart.

    This workshop, “Discovering the Missing Link: Sharpen your Bible Interpretation skills”, introduces a simple method to uncover the biblical author’s train of thought by asking the right questions from the context of the Scripture. For example, what is the point of Hebrews 7? Come and find out.

     

  • Track: Asian

    Starting an English Ministry in Asian Immigrant Churches

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: N10

    Timothy Tseng

    Timothy Tseng

    The greatest challenge facing immigrant congregations is to start, retain, and sustain a thriving ministry to the English speaking population. In most cases, the English-speakers are the children of immigrant families who choose not to stay in their home churches. But if you believe that God can transform your church into a thriving multi-lingual, inter-generational ministry, then come to this workshop. Our conviction is that such churches have an important place in God’s kingdom.

    This hands-on workshop will draw on Dr. Tim Tseng’s experience as a Pastor of English Ministries at a Taiwanese church, Founder and Executive Director of ISAAC, and as a seminary professor of Asian American Christianity. Participants will identify practices that both hinder and help English speaking members to thrive in immigrant churches. We will explore demographics, congregational history and culture, theology, and inter-generational dynamics as factors that can affect English ministries. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the tools to begin building a ministry to English-speaking Asian Americans.

     

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Technology Tools for the 21st Century Church

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: C6

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    To minister in the 21st century church you must be able to present the gospel is multiple mediums. See how videos and the use of other simple and inexpensive technology tools can enhance your services. Specific easy to use methods will be presented so that the lay non-tech person can easily understand and immediate implement.

     

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Effective Video for Today's Church

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: D6

    Dan Kaufman

    Dan Kaufman

    An introduction to how video can be used in church settings. Techniques will be presented to enhance ministry by using video. Hardware, software, and production values will be discussed and demonstrated.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Children Can Have Victory Over Sin

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: C2

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    As a result of this class you will understand the principle of victory recognizing the importance of teaching it to children, be excited about claiming the victory that is yours passing that hope on to the children you teach and have opportunities to share with the children the steps of how to have victory in their lives as you use the practical ideas given.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Can Children's Sunday School Promote Biblical Literacy and Still be Fun?

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: D8

    Keith Johnson

    Keith Johnson

    You’re prepping for Sunday’s lesson and discover that this week’s lesson is a lemon. Have no fear, you’ll leave this workshop armed with 20 can’t miss story telling techniques to breathe life into any curriculum. Participants will: • Experience 20 story telling techniques that you can use. • Discover 3 ways to involve every child in storytelling. • Learn how to avoid common pit falls that derail the average story teller.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    20 Attributes of God We Must Tell Our Children

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: C7

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    As teachers we have the great responsibly to tell our children about the greatness of God. We must challenge them to respond to our amazing God who is worthy of their praise.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Leading a Child to Christ

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: D7

    Karl Bastian

    Karl Bastian

    Keynote Speaker

    Learn the how-to's of leading a child to Christ one on one or in a small/large group. See many sample Gospel presentations and leave inspired to be a harvester of children's souls. Many helpful evangelistic resources with samples will be shown and demonstrated.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Refueling Your Tank: What’s Your Plan for Spiritual Renewal?

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: C8

    Dan Lovaglia

    Dan Lovaglia

    When the needle hits “E” that doesn’t always mean, “Extra ten miles!” If you have ever experienced, or wondered if you’re on your way, to burnout in ministry, this workshop is designed just for you. In addition to creating a roadmap to refuel spiritually, you will receive the gift of time and space to begin being renewed.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Developing Intercultural Competency

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: Firehouse

    Steve Wong

    Steve Wong

    Using the concepts from "Foreign to Familiar" by Sarah Lanier (consultant for YWAM) you can gain an understanding of the cultural differences that affect your local church's ability to do outreach. These differences may also be affecting how people within your local church relate to each other. Understanding these differences is the first step toward building relationship bridges for evangelism and a stronger church community.

     

  • Track: College

    Reaching the Future World Leaders on College and University Campus

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: D2

    Leon Harper

    Leon Harper

    There are over 40,000 future world leaders here today on our college and university campuses. Come to hear how you can share Christ's love with them by becoming their American friend. They face many difficulties with language and knowing our culture. You can help them and at the same time share with them why you do what you do. Doesn't that sound like fun and God honoring? Hope to see you at my workshop next year.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    KINGDOM PROFESSIONALS: Coaching Christians for Workplace Witness

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: N12

    Pira Tritasavit

    Pira Tritasavit

    Build the Kingdom in your professional context with a Christ-centered perspective and a passion for your co-workers. Coaching skills create dynamic solutions that are transferable to every workplace relationship. Build trust, grow influence, and gain credibility using coaching skills in your 9-to-5 careers. Whether you are the boss, a new hire, a manager, supervisor or team-member, you can learn how coaching can transform your 40+ hours of WORK into a 40+ hours of WORSHIP! Relationships matter. Is it possible to have a greater impact on workplace relationships by listening MORE and talking LESS? How can life coaching skills effect your business, move people forward and make significant progress? Learn the skills it takes to lead others to where THEY want to go more effectively and efficiently. Whether you are in business, education, high-tech, medicine, a large company or small business, you have influence. Pastors, lay-leaders, elders, deacons, and ordinary faithful Church attendees who go back to the daily grind are all encouraged to attend this workshop. NOTE: This workshop will also feature a LIVE COACHING DEMONSTRATION with a volunteer.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Man Up! - Session III

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: A1

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    Keynote Speaker

    Man Up! - Session III

    This workshop will provide biblical and practical guidance how to reach, teach, and release men of God in the church and beyond. This workshop will also help men grow as the husband, father, leader, pastor, and man that God has destined you to be.

     

  • Track: Missions

    Having Christian Fun in a DisFUNctional World

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: D5

    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.

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    How Might We Become an IRRESISTIBLE Church?

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 200

    Debbie Lillo

    Debbie Lillo

    This workshop will explore the qualities of a church so IRRESISTIBLE that our friends with disabilities and their families cannot help but come. We will consider carefully the ways we might change to compel these families to come hear more about Jesus and will discuss ways that becoming more IRRESISTIBLE to families impacted by disabilities causes us to IRRESISTIBLE to many others who feel disenfranchised.

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    How to Start a Women’s Ministry or Make Yours Better!

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 214

    Sharon Allen

    Sharon Allen

    Whether you’re just getting started or need to update and refresh your ministry, this workshop will walk you through it. Steps include creating a mission and vision, considering how your ministry should be organized for your specific needs, developing your leadership team, and how to gracefully move through the process of change.

    This workshop repeats on Friday @ 9:00.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Planning Center Online in Worship (Organizational Tool)

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: N8

    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 better way! Planning Center is an online solution for service planning and team organization that seriously cuts down your workload and gives team members access to all the info they need (schedule, charts/mp3's, media). Come see how it can free you up to spend more time creating and less time administrating!

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Cookin' Up a Song - Diction Delicacies

    March 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 114

    Carole Brewer

    Carole Brewer

    Got lyrics? Develop your vocal artistry by learning to articulate the English language while keeping a beautiful tone. Find out the secrets of the professionals. Great communication starts here!

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Secrets of God's Armor

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 215

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    God does not give us theories in Scripture. He tells us how to live in a dynamic and restful way (Matthew 11:28-30). The same is true when it comes to God’s Armor revealed in Ephesians 6:10-18, but so often we have missed what God was really saying. We get lost in an analysis of Roman military equipment. There is a subtle danger in associating too closely the spiritual armor with the Roman armor. We can believe that the spiritual weapon will act in the same way and with the same limitations as the Roman pieces of armor. But each of the spiritual pieces of armor is powerful way beyond any comparison to belts, shields, swords, and the like.

    This book takes a different approach. We examine what the heroes of the faith (Job, David, Peter, Paul, Moses, etc., and most importantly Jesus) actually did when they encountered the Devil. What they did perfectly matches the pieces of God’s Armor but only after you look past the Roman military metaphor and see the actual spiritual weapon. The heroes of the faith challenged the strategies of the Devil with truth, righteous actions, strategies of peace, God-designed risk, daring ways of escape, whispers of God’s Word, specific prayers, and feedback-corrected actions. And they won over and over again with these simple but powerful spiritual weapons.

     

  • Track: Asian

    Christianity in China: What is God Doing There and How Can You Be Part of it?

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: N15

    Peter Wang

    Peter Wang

    According to many sociologists, by 2040, China will have more Christians believers than any other country in the world! We will look at its historical development and especially focus on its explosive growth starting in the 1980s. Being in the Bay Area, having one of the highest concentration of Chinese Americans in the United States, this workshop hopes to explore the possible roles we can play in this miraculous work of God that is taking place in this great nation.

     

  • Track: Asian

    The Many Faces of Depression

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: N10

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    Depression can look different from one person to the next depending on age and gender. This workshop will identify symptoms of depression in children, teens, and adults through the life span. Interactive discussion included. Co-presented with Alex Wang, PhD

     

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Keeping Your Sound System Working

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: C7

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    This workshop will include topics such as cleaning microphones, microphone stands and stand adapters, cables and connectors, test equipment for testing the cables and if the microphones and speakers are working together.

     

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Effective Video Editing for Today's Church

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: D6

    Dan Kaufman

    Dan Kaufman

    An introduction to editing video for use in today’s church. Editing philosophies and techniques such as time remapping, timeline manipulation, multi-camera editing, audio editing, video effects, “green screen”, and compositing will be discussed and demonstrated.

     

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Music: A Teaching Tool for Early Education

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: D8

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson

    The don't sit still! They can't be quiet for long! Music draws on these characteristics to teach young children Bible truths. Come and learn fun ways to funnel their energy into simple songs with motions.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Stuff I've Stolen From Everybody

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    A smorgasbord of practical and creative teaching ideas, most of which Brent has learned from others.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Helping Children Learn to Serve

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: C2

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    When do we become involved in serving the Lord? It needs to begin early. We will talk about why begin in childhood and share many helps for the teacher. You will receive many extras on a CD Both theory and practical.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Smart Strategies for Helping Kids Commit to Purity

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: Firehouse

    Ryan Bicker

    Ryan Bicker

    The world is full of minefields that can rob young teenagers of the pure lifestyle God intended for them. In this workshop, you’ll better understand what those dangers are and how to counteract them in a young person’s life. You’ll also get a handle on what a commitment to purity really means. It’s not just about sex; it’s about an entire lifestyle that’s pleasing to God. If you’re not sure how to help kids even want a pure lifestyle, this workshop will equip you to help kids desire God’s best above all else. Plus, we’ll help you partner with parents during this important commitment.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Effective Use of Stories

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: A3

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    In Leadership and Teaching one of the most effective means is the appropriate use of a well-crafted story. Learn the 3 different plot types of stories, when and how to use each for effective leadership leading to life-changing results.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Using Your Time Effectively in Ministry

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: C6

    Karen Ensor

    Karen Ensor

    Time is a precious God given commodity. This workshop offers us an opportunity to explore how we are using our time now and ways to improve our time usage to be more effective in our ministries.

     

  • Track: College

    Spirituality & Discipleship in the University

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: D2

    Sarah Akutagawa

    Sarah Akutagawa

    Today's university students are unlike any other generation of men and women in higher education- raised with advanced global technology, constantly bombarded with information from tedious pop culture to heartbreaking injustice both here and abroad. Many seek a faith that not only co-exists with this reality, but also has the power to transform it.

    How do we equip today's university students to not only maintain their faith in college, but to grow in love for God in new and changing contexts? What unique opportunities for mission and discipleship will relate to this generation and lead them into a life long faith?

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Fear and Worry: Understanding and Diminishing Their Power Over Us

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr Larry Day

    Dr Larry Day

    Keynote Speaker

    What would life be like if the feelings of fear and worry did not have as much control over us? They rob us of many good things in both our personal and spiritual life. We'll talk about where fear and worry come from; how they are linked to imagination or memory; how we become victims of our fears; and how we can experience different levels of victory over fears and worries.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Setting the Captives Free - Inside Out Prison Ministry

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: N11

    Deanna Allen

    Deanna Allen

    Keynote Speaker

    Explore the countless opportunities of prison ministry; from leading worship services behind the fence to meeting the previously incarcerated at the gate. We will explore gender specific approaches that are trauma informed. Together let's identify what your congregation has in place that can be impacting the incarcerated, previously incarcerated as well as their family members who are doing the time with them. This workshop repeats on Friday @ 12:00.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Is Our Evangelism Effective in the Inner City?

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: D7

    Barbara Williams

    Barbara Williams

    Rising murder rates, unsolved violence in the inner city - what does this say about inner city churches? Where do the neighbors go for help when traumatized? This workshop will discuss ways we can become more effective in ministering to our neighborhoods by becoming

     

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    What You Might Not Know About Forgiveness

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 114

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    There are many models of forgiveness floating around in the church today, so many in fact that it can be very difficult to discover what the Bible is really saying about authentic, life-transforming forgiveness. Steve Diehl, the founder and director of Forgiveness Ministries, will explain the four most missing elements of most people's concepts of forgiveness. Steve will be talking about fully receiving God's forgiveness, effectively forgiving others, asking others to forgive us, restoring broken relationships, resolving anger towards God, overcoming self-condemnation and loving our enemies with God's love.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Implementing a Manhood Development Program at Your Church

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: A1

    Carl Brown

    Carl Brown

    The Manhood Development Program has been helping parents to train their boys in the way that they should go at the St. Paul Baptist Church for 26 years. The success of the program is attributed to its focus on the 10 character values of a real man, bible study, community service, field trips, life skill workshops, and the culmination of the program in a rites of passage ceremony. Those that attend will hopefully walk away with pertinent information on how to implement a manhood development program at their church or organization.

     

  • Track: Missions

    Developing a Church Mission Strategy

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: D5

    Mark Tsujimoto

    Mark Tsujimoto

    Jesus in Matthew 24:14: “And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Missiologists have learned what it means to complete the task of spreading the Gospel around the world. Every church and every believer has a part they can play! This workshop will help church leaders understand what God is up to in this world; see the opportunities and the challenges; how to get equipped so they and their churches can find their unique role in accomplishing God’s Mission.

     

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    What Does God the Father Expect From Me as a Single African American Woman?

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: N13

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    Dating after high school and college can be very difficult. By now you are educated, have a career and a strong sense of self-worth. How then do I continue to flourish in ministry and my career as God’s daughter and remove whatever barriers, be they cultural, societal, or mindsets, there may be and still attract the Godly man He wants me to have. There will be plenty of dialogue as personal experiences are shared and discussed

     

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Success Nehemiah's Way

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: N9

    Jomer De Leon

    Jomer De Leon

    Singles often equate success with marriage. We all want to be to be successful either at work, at church and at home. Let’s us learn how to build success, momentum, stay grounded & focus,motivate others, for they are key ingredients of success,from the book of Nehemiah.

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    More Than Special Ed: Rethinking the Church and Disability

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 200

    Brandon Woosley

    Brandon Woosley

    An opportunity to consider what we mean when we talk about disability, and the various ways people with limitations are the Church.

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Exploring the Heart of Leadership: Personal Principles for Finishing Well

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 214

    Stephanie Edge

    Stephanie Edge

    Great leaders aspire to lead and to finish well! This happens one decision, one step, and one day at a time. Explore practical personal leadership principles to help you lead and finish well such as managing time, prioritizing family, overcoming obstacles, and most importantly – maintaining a vital relationship with God.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Effective Worship Leading

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: N8

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Stagnant...vibrant...apathetic...alive- which words describe your worship setting? There is a LOT worship leaders can do to affect that answer, so join us as we explore ways to engage people and draw out their passion for Christ. We'll cover purpose, team building, musical dynamics, song flow, arranging and much more. If you want to inspire people in new ways, this is for you.

     

  • Track: Youth

    ReThink Youth!

    March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM 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!

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Overcoming Anger and Depression

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 214

    Becky Diehl

    Becky Diehl

    Anger and depression are most often symptoms of unresolved sin issues in our past. We need God's comfort for our pain and His validation in our anger in order to receive His healing. We will not find peace and rest in the deepest part of our being until we experience His comfort and validation. We also need to have our heart's cry for justice satisfied. Practicing authentic biblical forgiveness is how God heals the human soul and frees us from both anger and depression. This workshop will introduce you to the two side of forgiveness and how to put them into practice in your life.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    The Power of a Cup of Cold Water

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: N11

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    Jesus taught His disciples that powerful things happen when a cup of cold water is given in His name. We will explore the core truths of serving others in the name of Jesus Christ and uncover the powerful potential for Kingdom expansion and personal enrichment.

     

  • Track: Asian

    How to Live With Asian Values in America

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: N15

    Peter Wang

    Peter Wang

    Many immigrant parents face as they struggle with the tension between their Asian heritage and the American culture their children are growing up with. This workshop will explore how Asian culture differs from the West and its impact on Asian immigrant family dynamics.

     

  • Track: Asian

    Caregivers of Depression

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: N10

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    This workshop will explore the needs of caregivers and ministry workers as they seek to care for the children, spouses, and seniors who suffer from depression. Interactive discussion included. Co-presented with Alex Wang, Phd

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Involving Youth In Children's Ministry

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: D8

    Keith Johnson

    Keith Johnson

    Strapped for volunteers? Have you considered unleashing the energy and idealism of adolescents in your children's ministry? This generation of teens is ready to make a difference. They’re just waiting from an invitation and some direction from you. • Learn the steps to building a powerful partnership with your church's youth ministry; • Flip five common fears over working with teens into a training action plan; • Discover how to provide spiritual mentoring for the teens engaged in your ministry.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    11 Ways to Develop a Biblical Worldview in Your Child

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: D6

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    Our kids are navigating a culture whose messages often contradict the truths of Scripture. In this session we will explore practical ideas for guiding children/teens toward a biblical worldview.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Sharing the Gospel Clearly and Concisely With Anyone

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    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.

     

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Finding and Keeping Great Volunteers

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: Firehouse

    Christiaan VandenHeuvel

    Christiaan VandenHeuvel

    Can’t find enough volunteers? Give life to your ministry by finding the right volunteer for each service opportunity. This workshop will lead you through the LIFE process of finding, matching, and keeping great volunteers. Discover how to invite someone to volunteer in just 90 seconds! You’ll learn how to create a magnetic culture by staffing your ministry with the right person for the right position.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Learning Styles

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    You can reach every student every week when you understand learning styles. God created them as unique people who have preferences in the way they learn. One method does not reach every student and “Learning Styles” will show you how to plan a lesson that captures their attention. They will respond and learn when we teach them the way God made them. You will laugh, cry and be encouraged.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Get Your Sunday School Going and Growing?

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: N9

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    I became the Sunday School superintendent of a small church where the teachers were often late to class, there was no attendance taken, no follow up of absentees, no unified curriculum (each teacher did what they wanted to do), no training, and no teacher's meetings. In just over two years, all teachers were on time, all were trained, we used the same publishers curriculum, held regular teacher's meetings, took attendance, and all teachers were doing systematic follow up. Since then, I have used these same concepts in church leadership and consulting. I will share how to do it.

     

  • Track: College

    Moving From Ministry to Movement

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: D2

    Kyle Driggers

    Kyle Driggers

    Do you feel like your college ministry has a hard time getting off the ground? Sometimes, just ministering to students is not enough. What does the book of Acts teach us about building movements that can reach an entire campus with the gospel? You will leave with practical tools for winning students to Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them out to win, build and send others.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    GET IN THE GAME: Life and Ministry Coaching for Christian Leadership

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: N12

    Pira Tritasavit

    Pira Tritasavit

    Is it possible to have a greater impact on those you lead by listening MORE and talking LESS? How can life coaching skills impact your ministry, move people forward and make progress? Come learn how to lead others with focus and intention. Perfect for Pastors, Lay-leaders, Bible study facilitators, Sunday School teachers and more.

    NOTE: This workshop will also feature a LIVE COACHING DEMONSTRATION with a volunteer.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    Biblical Answer to Grief

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: C6

    Robert Shreve

    Robert Shreve

    Grief is a hard emotion to control and has crippled many people for many years. Yet Jesus gave his disciples an answer, in John chapters 14-17. We can experience this relief too. In this workshop we will look at real life examples of people who have been delivered from the pain and tyranny of over whelming grief.

     

  • Track: Counseling

    How to Talk So Others will Listen and Listen So Others Will Talk

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 215

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora

    Communication! An ever-present challenge in life, in ministry, in relationships. Let’s look at some communication skills that will help you navigate this treacherous river, and help you train those who serve with you.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Tips and Tricks for Successful Adult Retreats

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: C2

    Deborah Klein

    Deborah Klein

    Planning a retreat can be overwhelming! Not sure where to start? Join us, a team of retreat planning professionals. This workshop will cover topics such as selecting and working with the retreat center, setting budgets, marketing, sample timelines, and much more. Bring your questions, challenges, and ideas. Let's have a great conversation!

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    90 Minutes Can Radically Change You, Your Church, and Your Community

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: D7

    Bev Daily

    Bev Daily

    Churches are the key element to transforming a community. Imagine if your church mobilized a team of volunteers to provide a weekly academic enrichment and character development program that's filled with lots of fun and games, all while teaching the love of Christ to students. Kids Club Consultants, Inc. helps churches do just that! During the 2014 - 2015 school year more than 74 churches hosted free, Bible-based after school programs reaching more than 4000 students on 74 public school campuses. Come, learn how God has created an open door to easily share your faith, enabling your church to make a greater impact within the community by meeting the needs of students, school faculty/staff, and families.

     

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    The Three Families of Genesis and Your Family

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Three family types exist: healthy. performance based, and dysfunctional. Abraham's, Isaac's, and Jacob's mirror those families and can help our families. Abraham's family life was healthy and we can learn principles from him. Isaac's family was the perfect illustration of a performance based family and its problems. Learn from his mistakes. Jacob's family was classically dysfunctional and learn how God redeemed and rescued that family through Joseph. You can improve the health of your family life by understanding the families of Genesis. We also will offer a test on your family background.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Man Up! - Session IV

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: A1

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    Keynote Speaker

    Man Up! - Session IV

    This workshop will provide biblical and practical guidance how to reach, teach, and release men of God in the church and beyond. This workshop will also help men grow as the husband, father, leader, pastor, and man that God has destined you to be.

     

  • Track: Missions

    Integrating Missions Into Your Church's Childrens Program

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: D5

    Mark Tsujimoto

    Mark Tsujimoto

    Learn easy, fun ways to incorporate missions into the children ministry of your church. Develop the next generation of world changers!

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Increase Your Sunday Attendance

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: A3

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    Every Sunday Service is Super Bowl Sunday for the Christian church, so it is important that we drive traffic to our Sunday services if we are going to win and disciple souls into the Kingdom. Learn effective and proven methods of increasing your Sunday worship service attendance. No longer do you have to worry whether you will have guests on Sunday. Utilize these methods and be assured of guests every week.

     

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Loneliness and the Single Christian

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: N13

    David C. Smith

    David C. Smith

    Loneliness afflicts us all, but some singles suffer more and may make unwise choices in their pain. This workshop is for all, whether you suffer sometimes or all the time, as well as for those who want to help their single brothers and sisters. With Scriptural advice, encouragement and truth, this workshop will give hope to those who struggle. Other practical advice will be offered as well.

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    10 Things Students With Autism Want You To Know

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 200

    Elizabeth Morgan

    Elizabeth Morgan

    This workshop is designed to give an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the impacts it has the child, family and church community. An emphasis will be on giving strategies to support inclusion and full participation.

    Elizabeth Morgan ha a scheduling conflict so Lisa Krejci will be presenting this workshop in her place. Lisa is an Occupational Therapist and leads the His Kids Ministry at Venture Church in Los Gatos. Her passion for the special needs community began in 1996 after visiting an orphanage in the Ukraine. Now, after over 14 years of experience as a professional Occupational Therapist, she has found great joy providing therapy for students and adults with developmental disabilities. While volunteering in church Sunday school, she realized that the church in general was not equipped to support children with special needs. Lisa now co-leads a ministry for children and families with special needs at Venture Christian Church and is passionate to see families with special needs children integrated into ministry.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Dance - Worshipping God Through Scripture, Movement and Music

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 114

    Cristine Giannetto

    Cristine Giannetto

    The Bible shares stories of God’s people dancing before Him, in expressions of worship and pure joy!

    In this worship dance workshop, participants will look at scripture for dance in the Bible, are introduced to various techniques and styles for worship dance and will learn a basic worship dance.

    Whether or not you have any dance background, whether you desire to dance in a worship service or only in the privacy of your personal time with Jesus, this workshop will enhance your experience of worship and equip you to express your love for Jesus in dance

    This worship dance workshop will cover:

    - Techniques and styles of worship dance - Scriptures pertaining to worship dance - Learn a simple worship dance - A time for Q & A

    Comfortable attire that you can move around in easily is recommended. Tennis shoes, socks or barefeet are fine. No dance experience required.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Speak the Word: Spoken Word As a Creative Arts Ministry and Outreach

    March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: N8

    Kofi Acquaah-Arhin

    Kofi Acquaah-Arhin

    Poetry is an art form found in Scripture from the writings of the Psalmist and beyond demonstrating the power and impact that can be made through creative lyricism inspired by God. Today, one of the ways our God given creativity can be utilized is through Spoken Word, a form of performance poetry influenced by hip-hop culture that is one of the most dynamic and important literary expressions of the new century. Often practiced in “poetry slams” at coffee shops, bookstores, and bars across the country, spoken word transcends boundaries of race, class, ethnicity, age, gender identity, and sexual orientation. As a result it can be used to touch the lives of people of all backgrounds. Spoken Word has shown itself to be particularly effective in engaging engage youth and young adults, outreach, and can be incorporated into praise and worship. No previous writing, speaking, or performing experience is necessary to participate. Come and join this judgment free zone as we share and learn how Spoken Word can be used to spread the gospel and build up the body of Christ.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    When Church Hurts

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: D8

    Matthew Blevins

    Matthew Blevins

    When we are part of a local body, sooner or later we will be hurt. We will be hurt by leadership. We will be hurt by each other. We will be hurt as something we love is changed and as our expectations for what the church is supposed to be is challenged. We become disappointed, heart-broken and many times we feel betrayed. We get angry, depressed and either disconnect or retreat. Many never recover and fade into a luke-warm Christian existence. Others try sticking it out but never fully heal. There must be a better way! In this class Pastor Matty will be sharing biblical insight as well as personal stories and examples of dealing fruitfully with hurts in the church.

     

  • Track: Adult Small Groups

    What Makes for Effective Discipleship?

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Paul the Apostle had a discipleship method with distinct goals. His goals were an encouraged heart, deep affection among believers, and a profound confidence in who Jesus is and what He has done (Colossians 2:1-4). Notice that each goal involved the affections or emotions. Most modern discipleship methods involve information and character development and ignore the emotions and instincts. In this seminar we will see how to change the emotions, the instincts, and the heart. With those changes a believer can be stabilized in their faith for a life time of joy and service.

     

  • Track: Asian

    Guilt, Shame and Conscience: A Biblical Approach

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: N15

    Peter Wang

    Peter Wang

    Many people, including Christians, live with paralyzing sense of guilt and shame. Furthermore, their conscience is a source of constant condemnation. We will examine these commonly felt emotions from a Biblical perspective, and develop in us a matured conscience that leads to freedom.

     

  • Track: Asian

    Parenting American-Born Chinese Teenagers (in Mandarin)

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: N10

    Winnis Chiang

    Winnis Chiang

    Let’s examine how God looks at environment, circumstances and people from a different perspective. Raising ABC teenager cross-culturally is a God-given calling and opportunity for parents to live and serve in Christ. This workshop presents strategies and skills to help parents who were born overseas (OBC) to get along with, enjoy, and influence their American-Born Chinese (ABC) teenagers for the glory of God and His Kingdom. This workshop will be presented in Mandarin.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Using Games as a Teaching Tool

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 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.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Power of Unintentional Teaching

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: C6

    Robert Shreve

    Robert Shreve

    Unintentional teaching: is the thing we teach without trying or which we did not mean to teach. An example would be when a teacher asks, “Who created the world?” A student raises his hand and when called upon he says, “Jesus.” The teacher responds, “No” and calls on the next student who answers, “God.” Teacher says, “Yes.” and proceeds’ with the lesson. That teacher has unintentionally taught the children that Jesus is not God and did not create the world. Another example of unintentional teaching is when the teacher tells the children: “Eve ate the forbidden fruit” while holding a picture of a woman with an apple in her hand. Even though the teacher did not mean to, the children will leave the class sure that Eve ate an apple when she sinned because they saw it in the picture. This is how so many of our children become so confused and decide that the stories in the Bible are not true because they are “full of inconsistencies.” We need to take the time to make sure that our intentional teaching and our unintentional teaching line up and are consistent. I have many more examples like these two and principles to avoid unintentional inconsistencies in our teaching and even how to use the power of unintentional teaching to teach our students lessons they will never forget.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    A Christian View of Science

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: N11

    Kirk Bertsche

    Kirk Bertsche

    Prominent atheists frequently use science to attack Scripture. They claim that new scientific discoveries explain the universe with no need for God. Yet modern science arose in a Christian setting and many early scientists were committed Christians.

    How should Christians think about science? How is God involved with nature? Did God create a universe that runs on its own through scientific laws, or is God directly involved with its everyday operation?

    We will summarize the Christian origin of modern science, suggest reasons for present-day tensions between science and Scripture, and present elements of a biblical perspective of science.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Seven Simple Steps to Organize Your Ministry

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: C7

    Karen Ensor

    Karen Ensor

    Ask yourself this question: “What important factors do you think are needed to have an effective Ministry? In this workshop you will discover practical ideas for important areas such as developing a mission statement, goals, nurturing our volunteers etc., we need to consider when developing or reviewing our ministries.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    What are the 10 Key Skills of Ministry Leadership?

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 215

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    Wouldn’t you like to know the key skills that will unlock your own leadership abilities and your ministries potential? In this seminar you will learn the 10 key leadership skills that ministry leaders must master if they are going to maximize their leadership. Of all the leadership ideas, tests, gifts and techniques most ministry leadership comes down to becoming increasingly effective with these 10 leadership skills. Some of them you may be naturally gifted at using and yet you can grow to new levels. Other crucial skills you may not have heard about and there is a significant void in this area. Come to the seminar and learn how to expand your leadership by focusing on the 10 absolutely crucial ministry leadership skills.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Events to Impact Your Community

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: D1

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    Our Youth Matter, Inc. has done several events to impact our community. Over the last 8 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. We served hot meals with 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. We have offered youth the opportunity to attend Professional Sporting events. Each of these events were 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.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Growing as an Evangelist in the Midst of Adversity, Part 2

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: D6

    Ronald Harden

    Ronald Harden

    This powerful message continues on how to see your biblical growth increasing in all areas of Wisdom (Mental), Stature (Moral), and Favor with God (Spiritual) & People (Relational), by extinguishing the darts of the enemy and our own flesh! We will identify barriers to growth and how to address them to see us walk in greater victory.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Growing a Multi-Generational Church

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: D7

    Barbara Williams

    Barbara Williams

    Inter-generational ministries should mean more than changing a few Sunday school classes and starting a praise team. It should encompass all areas of congregational life. Popular culture depicts a troubled relationship between the younger and older members of society. There is hope; we can build healthy, mentoring relationships with all generations.

     

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Why Marriages Fail -- And What You Can Do About It

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 114

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    Human beings have very basic and predictable needs. We also have very consistent responses to when our needs are not met. Unmet needs and our ineffective responses to them will always work against the development of a strong loving relationship. In this workshop we will look at the three basic reasons why marriages fail, or fail to reach their full potential, and discover what we can do to minimize their destructive impact.

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Soul Winning: The Most Important Mission of the Church

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: A3

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    Pastor LJ Jennings

    Does church traditions or denominational-ism help or hinder growing the Kingdom of God? This workshop will discuss the essentials to winning souls to the Kingdom of God against the traditions of church denominational-ism.

     

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    The Nature of Singleness

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: N9

    Larry Jay

    Larry Jay

    With an emphasis on marriage and family within the church today, the value of singleness among God's people is often lost. Those who are not yet married or those who were formerly married can be made to feel like second-class citizens in the kingdom of God. This is not the case. The Christian life is not about finding “our better half” but encountering the One who completes us. The tradition of the Christian mystics teaches us this. This workshop will explore the spiritual significance of singleness by embracing meditation of creation as a way to find wholeness with the Creator. Like St. Francis of Assisi, time in nature reminds us that we are never alone, but connected with all that God has made. The nature of singleness is wholeness found in meditation of creation.

     

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Others-focused vs. Self-focused

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: D5

    Karen Habegger

    Karen Habegger

    We live in a culture that promotes self-focus. How do we live out Hebrews 10:24, focusing on others, yet balancing that with self-care? As Christians, sometimes we can give so much that it overwhelms us. We'll explore what it means to be others-focused and also keep healthy boundaries so that we preserve our strength to continue living out the Christian life.

     

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Healing from a Broken Relationship

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: N13

    David C. Smith

    David C. Smith

    It may have been a long-time dating relationship, a close friendship, or even a family division. Whatever the nature of the broken relationship, you may still be hurt, angry, or depressed. Maybe you would like to learn how to help someone who is hurting in this way. Come for Scriptural answers, other practical advice, and hope for the future. You can live, love, and trust again!

     

  • Track: Special Needs

    Special Needs Parent Panel

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 200

    Debbie Lillo

    Debbie Lillo

    This workshop will feature a frank discussion with a cross-section of parents who have children with disabilities. We will explore the parenting challenges, the spiritual implications of living a challenging life, and the blessings families have experienced by being fully welcomed into the Body of Christ.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    The Heart of Worship

    March 5, 2016 - 3:45 PM Room: N8

    Joseph Bryant Jr

    Joseph Bryant Jr

    In this workshop, we will examine God's purpose and our plan to worship Him personally, privately, publicly, and perpetually.