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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    How to Get Guests to Return

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: D6

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

    The way we treat our guests on Sunday morning determines whether or not they'll return and become our next new members. The relations, or connections, we build with our guests become the Velcro that helps them stick around! The more relationships, the better they stick! This session provides practical and workable methods for creating

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    How Old is God's Creation?

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: N10

    Kirk Bertsche

    Kirk Bertsche

    Modern science tells us that the earth and universe are billions of years old. Many creationists insist that the earth and universe can be no more than a few thousand years old. Are nature and Scripture in conflict on this issue? What do nature and Scripture really tell us about the age of God's creation? Is the record of nature consistent with a young earth? Is Scripture consistent with an old earth?

    Serious, scholarly Christians have given much thought to these questions over the centuries. We will examine what Scripture tells us about the age of God's creation, summarizing the major interpretations held by Evangelicals. We will also examine what the record of nature tells us about the age of God's creation.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Intelligent Design or Chance?

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: N11

    Bill Schappert

    Bill Schappert

    True Science and the Bible are not in conflict. The Intelligent Design movement has revealed that the design seen is not from evolution, but from God.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Music: A Teaching Tool for Early Education

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: D7

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson

    They don't sit still! They can't be quiet for long! Music draws on these characteristics to teach young children biblical truths. Funnel their energy into simple songs with motions.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Object Lessons for Kids

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    Learn how to use everyday items in teaching Bible truths to kids.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Reaching Students in Our Public Elementary Schools

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: D5

    Bev Daily

    Bev Daily

    Discovery key components of effective outreach to children and their families. Learn proven, strategic ministry techniques for bringing the gospel on public school campuses through church sponsored, free Bible based after school clubs. Discussion will include working with public school principals, districts officials and churches to form long lasting partners between churches and public schools. This workshop will repeat on Saturday @ 3:45 in room D5.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Managing Strong-Willed, Oppositional, Defiant & Destructive Children

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: N12

    Verne Teyler

    Verne Teyler

    Learn to rationally set behavior limits, expect respectful obedience, confront inappropriate behavior and enforce reasonable behavior consequences. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday @ 3:45 p.m.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Parenting in the Pew

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: D8

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    Whether you are a parent looking for tools to help your children engage in worship or you're a minister trying to better equip your congregation towards more intergenerational worship, this is the workshop for you.

    Studies show that 60-90% of our children will walk away from the church and faith after they graduate. Those are bleak statistics. But the good news is that studies also show that intergenerational relationships within the church and a parent's intentional faith training are two major keys to forming long-lasting faith in our children. Including our children in worship is an excellent opportunity to integrate both of these keys.

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

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Planning a Spectacular Summer VBS Event

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: D1

    Angela Yee

    Angela Yee

    Learn how to turn your VBS from Very Bad Stress to Vacation Bible Success! Tips on leadership, organization, promotion, and community partnerships. Angela Yee is co-director of her church's annual VBS, which hosts 475 kids and 300 volunteers. Learn from her mistakes so you can make your job easier!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Study the Bible?

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: A3

    Roy D. Wilford

    Roy D. Wilford

    This seminar will display the various study technique in studying the Word of God. Since the Bible is like no other book, there various methods and tools used to proper interpret the Word of God.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Effective Behavior Styles for Equipping New Leaders

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: N9

    Henry L. Perkins

    Henry L. Perkins

    Tools given will help the leader discover the need to be flexible in developing future leaders.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Creative Leadership

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: C2

    Kevin White

    Kevin White

    There are tens of thousands of leadership books in print, dozens of leadership-oriented magazines, countless workshops and seminars, and yet leadership gaps are present in every church and ministry. What’s missing in yours? What can you do about it? And how can you cut through the clutter to make a real difference in your church and community?

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  • Track: College

    Losing Your Religion: A Key to Reaching Younger Generations

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: D2

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar

    Keynote Speaker

    If there is one thing that will repel younger generations it's behavior management. Our tension is that, in many ways, we don't know any different. The truth is many of us have embraced a behavior management system we just so happen to call "Christianity." This seminar provides distinctions every believer needs to make if we are to further the gospel...and especially to younger generations. This workshop will repeat on Saturday @ 11:15 p.m. in D2.

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  • Track: Counseling

    What You Might Not Know About Forgiveness

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 215

    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 real, life-transforming forgiveness. Steve Diehl, the founder and director of Forgiveness Ministries, will explain the three most important missing elements of most people's concepts of forgiveness. Steve will be talking about receiving God's forgiveness, forgiving other people, and asking people to forgives us. This is also the foundation for resolving anger towards God and overcoming self-condemnation.

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  • Track: Counseling

    When Serving Hurts

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: N8

    Dr. Janice Jones

    Dr. Janice Jones

    Serving in ministry can be painful, physically, spiritually and emotionally. How do you deal with the pain without losing your joy, hurting yourself and others. This workshop will provide tools and resources to help healing and forgiveness begin, using God’s Word as the Healer.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    The Ministry of Teaching Abroad

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: B2

    Jim Price

    Jim Price

    In some countries, traditional missionaries aren’t welcome, but universities welcome foreign teachers and experts. While teaching English, literature, science, engineering, business topics, or other areas where they are qualified, Christians are able to show God’s love to college students. This seminar will talk about the openings for Christian teachers overseas (with an emphasis on China), the type of ministry they are able to perform and the challenges these teachers face. It will discuss getting prepared to go, qualifications, living situations and adapting.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    The Evangelism Toolbox

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: C8

    Brenda Sauter

    Brenda Sauter

    You're sitting at the table, wishing that you could tell your friend about Jesus - - - but the words won't come. Fear, the thought of being rejected, not knowing what to say or how to say it - cause you to remain silent about the one thing that you are certain will help your friend the most, and change their life for eternity. If you really want to share with others about Jesus, but you just don't know how - this is the session for you! Each person will leave this session with 5 highly effective tools for sharing Christ with people of any age. If you are an expert at sharing Christ with others - this session will simply add more tools to your evangelism toolbox. Powerful, fun-filled, life-changing session of hands-on learning!

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Becoming an Oikocentric Church

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: B3

    Tom Cullen

    Tom Cullen

    Every Christian has around 8 to 15 people within their personal sphere of influence to whom God wants to use them to share His love and good news of salvation. Help the people in your church to more effectively reach out to the 8 to 15 people in each of their lives with God's love and good news of salvation.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Burnout Cure

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Keynote Speaker

    “Who you are is more important than what you do!” Every Christian needs to emotionally experience that truth, and then serve more effectively. This workshop will examine the sickness, and the cure to burnout. And the Father’s evaluation is much different than what you may expect and health is found in His evaluation.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Kingdom Men - Part 1

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: A1

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    Biblical and practical guidance how to reach, teach, and release men of God.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Autism and Your Church: Successful Sunday Mornings

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 200

    Kris Volkir

    Kris Volkir

    Autism Spectrum Disorders and their effects on families and the church are explained. Inclusion strategies and tools will be shared to help you have Successful Sunday mornings in worship and your Sunday School classroom.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Injury Prevention for the Worship Musician

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: C6

    Timothy Jameson, D.C.

    Timothy Jameson, D.C.

    Dr. Tim Jameson is bi-vocational as a Doctor of Chiropractic and Worship Leader. This information, fun, and interactive workshop will help you understand how to avoid the aches and pains accompanied with performing music at your church. Whether you are singing or playing an instrument on the team you are susceptible to cumulative trauma disorders, strains, and nerve compression problems. Dr. Jameson will talk about the common symptoms people experience, the causes for those symptoms, and the solutions for overcoming and preventing them - without needing to see a doctor.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Praise and Worship as Weapons in Spiritual Warfare

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: N13

    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.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Worship Organization with the iPad

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: N15

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie will demonstrate how to go digital with the iPad in preparation and implementation of Worship using various applications. No more paper! Some of the APPs used will be Planning Center Online, Notability, the Bible, iMovie, and YouTube.com. Reggie leads three worship bands at Valley Christian Schools in San Jose where they all use only iPads from preparation to practice to performance.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Keyboard in Modern Worship

    March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 214

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Want to play keyboard better in the modern worship setting? We'll help you do that as we 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.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    The 11 How to's of Preschool Discipline

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: D7

    Karen Apple

    Karen Apple

    Keynote Speaker

    Join the Plot to Teach Preschooler Self-Discipline. We'll talk about fun, instructive tools to keep kids tuned in and self controlled. A whisper, consistent age appropriate expectations, a hat, clues and cues all can play a part in teaching preschoolers how to control themselves. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Stuff I've Stolen From Everybody

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Keynote Speaker

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

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Easy Way To Do A Family Devotion

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: D5

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    Tired of family devotions that even you don’t look forward to? Get ready then for Hooked On The Book. This book follows Patrick as he is hooked into the Bible and discovers on his adventure the BIG IDEA of every book in the Bible. The book and Teacher’s Guide are supplemented by free on-line video chapter reviews, coloring pages, word searches and crossword puzzles. Easy to use and fun for the whole family. It will revolutionize your family devotions.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Foundations for Life: Bible Verses - More than Memorizing

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: C2

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    Effective memorization of Scripture leads to salvation and spiritual growth. You will discover the importance of teaching boys and girls to memorize God's Word from an early age. Learn the steps to use in guiding the child to not just learn the verse by memory but how to apply it to his life.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Start Smart! Discover How Kids Learn Best

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: Firehouse

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    the lives of children. In this workshop you will learn how to capture kids attention, keep them engaged, nurture a love for God's word, and strengthen their friendship with Jesus! You will also learn how to reach today's kids, redefine "smart" by exploring seven ways that kids learn best, and get tons of ideas you can use THIS weekend in your ministry. This workshop will be presented by Christiaan VandenHeuval, a Group Publishing Ambassador.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Building Strong Student Leaders in Your Church

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: D6

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Building Student Leaders - What better place than your church to plug in a wanting-to-serve-the-Lord teenager as a student leader? Student Leaders are as diverse in personality, abilities, and spiritual gifts as your adult leaders. Come learn how Titus 2 describes how to mentor and equip young people for powerful lifetime service to the Lord.

    We'll use the simple model described in Titus 2 for detailing the training of student leaders (high school age students) in your church: who they are, what they can do, how they can energize your ministry, and how to carry out the equipping/mentoring process. We'll lay out all the details: exactly what a student leader needs to know, what a student leader needs to do, and what the student leader gains from the experience.

    These principles apply to young adult students serving in any ministry, whether it be youth ministry, Awana Clubs, VBS, Sunday School, day camps, worship team, ushering, or any ministry in your church - student leaders trained under a Titus 2 model will produce amazing results for the Kingdom of God.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Teaching That Bears Fruit

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM 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.

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  • Track: College

    Non-Mentor Mentorship

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: D2

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar

    Keynote Speaker

    When we talk about the word "mentorship" (or, discipleship) we all bring a different set of connotations to it. This seminar gets to the bottom of how different generations define this, and what mentorship needs to look like for younger generations.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Coping With Monsters in the Workplace

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: N12

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    Keynote Speaker

    This is a major cause of stress in the workplace. In this interactive training, monsters which can exist in any workplace are identified. There are over 800 Biblical references to work from which instructions for dealing with each monster are discussed to eliminate or minimize the impact of such stressors.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Process Evangelism

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: N9

    Michael Norton

    Michael Norton

    Process evangelism is ministering to a person where they're at in life. Especially, here in the bay area, we need to be more discerning and receptive as to where a person is at spiritually in their journey as we evangelize to them. Learn from a minister that has led outreach teams to Christian hostile environments, such as Burning Man, New Age, psychic and pagan expos, and has built relationships with people at these events.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Small Churches Making a Big Difference

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: B2

    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.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Reaching Out

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 114

    Alicia Garcia

    Alicia Garcia

    Keynote Speaker

    Many people have been hurt and disappointed with the church. Discover new ways to reach your community members who would not consider attending a Sunday morning worship service.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Resilience for Yourself and Your Family: A Christian Perspective

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: B3

    Sik-Lam Wong

    Sik-Lam Wong

    The state of mental health for young people has been in decline in the US in the past 40 years and the trend has not slowed down in the 21th Century. College students are more stressed out and anxious than ever before. Buffeted by the downturn in the economy and a poor job market, most adults are also experiencing more stress and anxiety. However, in spite of adversity, many resilient people, young and old, can recover and bounce back from their setbacks, stronger than before. In this workshop, we will explore what the Bible and the mental health profession are telling us about healthy habits that would lead to resilience. We will discover how modern findings in mental health support biblical teachings on healthy habits. These habits can be learned and practiced by people of all ages, and we will practice some of these habits in this workshop.

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  • Track: Missions

    Power of Vision In Your Local Church

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: N8

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    This workshop will examine the importance, need, creation, and implementation of vision.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Creating a Fair Financial Package for a Pastor

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: A1

    Augie Bau

    Augie Bau

    Based on 25 years of experience in this field, I will present the following topics: 1. Components of a fair pastoral compensation package 2. Nuances of a minister's housing allowance 3. Key benefits (retirement, life, disability, and medical) 4. Flexible spending accounts 5. Vacations and paid time off 6. Reimbursement of job related expenses 7. Steps for agreeing on a compensation package 8. How to determine a fair and adequate wage

    This workshop is designed for lay leaders as well as pastors. Free and practical resources will be given out.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    A New Normal

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 200

    Julie Keith

    Julie Keith

    Keynote Speaker

    “Individuals and families affected by special needs to through a grieving process. Life has not turned out the way they had hoped and dreamed. Often, grief is not recognized or identified for the individual and or family to move forward. Come learn how to identify the various cycles of grief, learn strategies for walking an individual or family through the cycles to help them to discover a New Normal.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Overcoming Anger and Depression

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 215

    Becky Diehl

    Becky Diehl

    Anger and Depression are most often symptoms of unresolved sin issues in our past. We need God's validation for the hurt and pain as well as His comfort and healing. We will not find peace and rest in the deepest part of our being until we find that Justice we search for. Practicing authentic biblical forgiveness is how God heals the human soul and frees us (like a key to our prison door) from Anger and Depression. Come and discover the two sides of forgiveness and how to put them into practice in your life. God's healing will help you step out side those prison doors and live a free and victorious life. Note: the world is hungry and longing to see this displayed in the church.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    How to Start a Women's Ministry and Make It Better

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 214

    Lesa Floyd Schwartz

    Lesa Floyd Schwartz

    Do you have a heart to disciple other women? Do you have a responsibility to reach the women in your sphere of influence? Scripture mandates that we are to tough the lives of others as we mentor, witness, and teach. God is working mightily among women today. Are you ready to join Him? We will discuss how Women's Ministry can reach and disciple women for Christ as well as benefit the body of local believers. We will also discuss the steps to planning for well-balanced ministry by using Bible study, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, worship, evangelism, and missions. If you are just starting or revamping your ministry, this workshop is for you!

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    The Priority of Worship In The Church

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: N13

    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.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Effective Worship That Leads to Effective Discipleship

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: N15

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    The Bible says that “we worship God in Spirit and In Truth” and that “we shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Come and learn why is it that often times our corporate worship does not transcend into our private lives. Why is that congregants are encouraged to worship freely yet live in private bondage. Perhaps it is the way we Pastorally and Musically present worship?

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  • Track: Youth

    Cultivating Character in the Youth You Love: Tools to Impact Even the Most Difficult Kids

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: N11

    Joy Liu

    Joy Liu

    Are you worried about the choices that a child or teen is making? Are you looking for practical tools to help children and teens develop strong character? This workshop will give an overview of how to "train up a child in the way he should go" (Prov. 22:6), with simple tools that can impact even the most challenging kids and youth. Participants will also learn how to create “teachable” moments and respond to negative behavior in a way that will encourage character growth.

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  • Track: Youth

    I'm Saved, Now What?

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM 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 of the "now what happens" after salvation questions. If we do not have any other answer for them than "pray about it" we risk losing them back into the world. We will explore some of the benefits of being a Christian and how with God they can have a fulfilling life and do many of the same things that other people do.

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  • Track: Youth

    Leading Effective Small Groups

    March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM Room: N10

    Rolana Smith

    Rolana Smith

    It can be difficult to navigate the world of small groups. Each group has different needs. Learn tools on how to take your small group of teens and move them towards God and each other. Learn about creating emotional safety, small group questions, creating a small group identity, adding fun to the group, and more.

    Small groups are such a significant part of youth groups. The bond teens form with their leaders, with each other, and mostly with God sticks with them through their whole life. Going deeper with teens can be difficult. From 6th grade boys to 12th grade girls, there are ways to engage your teens to get them thinking about God. Have trouble getting them to sit still? Is it hard to get your teens to talk, or to stop talking and listen? There are some wonderful strategies that may help you and your group add fun, depth, and personality.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    I'm Not Neat But I'm Organized: Getting Your Life in Order — Your Way!

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: D1

    Angela Yee

    Angela Yee

    Tired of losing things, missing appointments, feeling anxious or stressed about what you need to do and not having the time to do what you would really like? Learn about your time organizing styles and space organizing styles, as well as how to maximize these styles to create a system that works for you. Use your God-given strengths to help you live a more fulfilled and effective life!

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Abortion’s Hidden Battle and Why It Matters

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: N10

    Shadia Hrichi

    Shadia Hrichi

    Abortion is not something new. Just as thousands of church-going men and women tragically choose every day, when King David was faced with an unplanned pregnancy, he resorted to murder to cover up his crimes. As we seek to address the reality of abortion in our churches, we first must acknowledge that abortion is not a political issue, a medical issue, or a women’s issue – but a spiritual issue. And because abortion hurts God’s people: men, women, and children - it is vital for us as ministers to address it. In this seminar, you will:

    1. Gauge your church’s sanctity of life ‘temperature.’

    2. Explore how the sin of abortion begins in the heart and dates back to biblical times.

    3. Be equipped to translate God’s pardon of King David into a message of grace today.

    4. Recognize that teaching sexual purity is not enough.

    5. Gain practical sermon ideas, resources, and tips for teaching on sanctity of life with love and compassion.

    6. Be prepared to handle a crisis pregnancy and to minister to those wounded by abortion

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Blessed To Be A Blessing

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: N13

    Raymond Landry

    Raymond Landry

    When GOD called Abraham out of his fathers house, He promised him.....with blessings I will bless you and thou shalt be a blessing!

    Keep reading the story you will find that GOD blessed him because of faith and that through Abraham we are all blessed today.

    Similarly, we as Christians have been called out of darkness, given an anointing, authority, access and a assignment to serve and be a blessing to others as well.

    This workshop helps all Christians to identify their gifts, stir them up, minister to mankind and be a blessing.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    HD Projection for the Church

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: C6

    Michael Dow

    Michael Dow

    HD is all the rage but making the transition is littered with pitfalls in it's implementation. We will discuss things that you'll need to be aware of in order to make HD work. We will discuss HD signal types, HDCP copy protection and EDID code management. Also we will discuss select the right projector brightness and screen materials that will properly showcase your images.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Creative Review for Little Kids

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: D7

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson

    Little kids love to play. Play is their work. And, they work very hard at playing. Let's use this to reinforce Bible learning through fun and games.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching for Changed Lives

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    God wants to use you to bring life changes to your students. You can become a great teacher by following the six steps that will be presented in this workshop.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Object Lessons That Bring Bible Truths to Life

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: D8

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    Jesus constantly used objects to explain Biblical truths. Come and learn over 20 ways to teach with objects.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Effective and Fun Ways of Teaching Bible Verses

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: D6

    Myra Skipwith

    Myra Skipwith

    This workshop will discuss the importance of hiding God's Word in the children's 'memory bank' so the Holy Spirit can bring these verses to mind throughout their life. The 'IPEAR' method will be taught, demonstrated and reinforced with games to make repetition a fun experience. Amber Root a CEF presenter will be team-teaching this class with me.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

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

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 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.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Apologetics Bible Study (Made Easy)

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: A3

    Adam Groza

    Adam Groza

    Apologetics is a hot topic, but many church leaders feel unequipped to teach a Bible Study on the subject. But, without teaching apologetics, your church members will feel unprepared for many evangelistic encounters. So if you want your people to witness, you need to train them to deal with objections to the faith; that's apologetics! In this workshop, you will get the tools to teach a Bible study called

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Modeling Advanced Teaching Methods

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: N9

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

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

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  • Track: College

    Worlds Apart: Bridging the Gap Between Generations

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: D2

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar

    Keynote Speaker

    This seminar explores the distinguishing values between generations that seem to cause the most tension in relationships and provides principles for bridging the generational gap.

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  • Track: Counseling

    RESTshop: A Workshop for the Over-Worked and Over-Whelmed

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: N8

    Bich (BICK) Nguyen-Hamilton

    Bich (BICK) Nguyen-Hamilton

    Workshop Agenda: 15 minutes: Teaching and Instructions 50 minutes: Stations 10 minutes: Q&A Station 1: Listening prayer and contemplation of Scriptures, Station 2: Foot washing, Station 3: De-stressing body and mind, Station 4: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord/Communion

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Evangelism as a Lifelong Adventure

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: N11

    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!

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Why Marriages Fail

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 215

    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. In this workshop we will look at the three basic reasons why marriages fail, or fail to reach their full potential. Some might say that the three reasons are stress from money issues, sex issues and in-law issues. However, these are external factors. A healthy relationship can overcome all three of these. The real issues that destroy any relationship are inside of us. Come discover the three basic inner problems that cause marriages to fail and how to overcome them.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    What the Entirety of the Bible Says About Divorce

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Keynote Speaker

    Frequently Christians in counseling and ministry will be dealing with the issue of divorce. Not only them but every Christian needs a good understanding of what the entirety of the Bible says about divorce. For such times the individual Christian and the worker needs a clear and compelling understanding of the Bible’s teaching on divorce. Be ready for some surprises.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    The Challenge of Manhood: Qualities That Lead to Success

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: A1

    Robert Scott

    Robert Scott

    A 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

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Practical Tools for an Irresistible Buddy Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 200

    Jan Joaquin

    Jan Joaquin

    Children with special needs are often left out of the circle when it comes to learning about God’s Word. This workshop will answer many of your questions and give you practical tools for setting up a 1:1 Buddy Ministry that allows these students to be included with their peers. You will come away with the tools and encouragement to begin and grow your Special Needs Ministry that will benefit your families and volunteers.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Fun with a Purpose

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    Women's ministry isn't all about party planning - but it shouldn't be boring either! This workshop will address the importance of fun and relationships as they relate to a thriving women's ministry. We will look at outreach, effective events, and forming supportive small groups. This workshop will be presented by Sharon Allen, a Group Publishing Ambassador.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Speak the Word: Spoken Word Poetry as Creative Arts Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: B3

    Kofi Acquaah-Arhin

    Kofi Acquaah-Arhin

    The book of Psalms & the Songs of Solomon demonstrate 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, building community, 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.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Basic Recipes for Singing

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 114

    Carole Brewer

    Carole Brewer

    Carole has presented Cookin’ Up a Song Voice Training Workshops over the past decade for ACSI, the BASS Convention, GRACE Convention, San Juan Unified School District Adult Education, and many other conferences and women's retreats.

    "I learned more from Carole Brewer's one hour presentation than I learned in six years of voice lessons." Class Attendee "I attended Carole Brewer's "Cooking up a Song" seminar at the ACSI Teachers' Convention. I learned so much valuable information that I am still digesting it. I put several tips to work in the classroom--both in teaching high school Speech and in elementary Spanish, where we do a lot of singing. My sound is much clearer, and Carole saved my voice from being over-extended by the end of the day!" Class Attendee

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Dynamic Guitar in Worship

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: N15

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

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

    Expressive Techniques in Worship Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) Common Contemporary Chord Progressions Creative Teamwork with More than One Guitar Learning Technique through Songs Helpful Scales and Exercises

    There are helpful materials given to each individual. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitarist Workshops or Christian Guitarist & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

    This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 8 a.m. in the Firehouse.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Planning Center Online in Worship (Organizational Tool)

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 214

    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.) while still being well organized? Good news- there is a better way! Planning Center is an online solution that seriously cuts down your workload, gives team members access to all the info they need (schedule, charts/mp3's, media), and helps you with scheduling your teams. Come see how it can free you up to spend more time creating, not administrating.

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  • Track: Youth

    Effective Teaching for Middle School & High School Students

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: C2

    Kevin White

    Kevin White

    Have you ever wondered how to teach and communicate to a group of kids who have the attention span of a gnat? We'll walk through some concepts and tips to make our teaching as effective as possible, and address common concerns most youth leaders face.

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  • Track: Youth

    Why Do Christian Kids Leave The Church

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: N12

    Verne Teyler

    Verne Teyler

    Between 60% and 80% of teens who were active in church disconnect within one year of graduation. Hear the reasons why and what we need to do to reverse this tragic trend. This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 2:15 p.m.

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  • Track: Youth

    Reaching Students in Our Public Middle Schools

    March 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Room: D5

    Bev Daily

    Bev Daily

    Learn a proven method of effective Bible based after school clubs on the public middle schools sponsored by your local church. This will include: building relationships with the school and school district, recruiting, schedule and an example of a lesson plan.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Implement with Success

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: N13

    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.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Obstacles to Healing

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora

    Have you tried everything in ministering healing to yourself or others but are seeing limited results? We will discuss some obstacles that keep people from receiving either inner or physical healing.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Suffering Well

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: B3

    Matthew Blevins

    Matthew Blevins

    Suffering, whether it is physical, emotional or spiritual, can put us over our head quickly. Since God does not waste pain, we must learn how to profit through suffering by seeking the sweet in the bittersweet of God’s refinement. Join Pastor Matty as he shares through personal experience and Biblical insight how to suffer well for God’s glory and the good of His people.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Digital Church

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: C6

    Jason Hanson

    Jason Hanson

    Tweets, likes, shares, yelps, check-ins, viral videos, #, lols and yolos… “Like” it or not, this is our reality. Your ministry is online, right now, as you read this. What is it saying? How are you using it?

    In this workshop we will discover the importance of using the internet to listen, plan and engage the digital community God has placed you in. It is so much more than sharing your service times. Just as you shape your sermons for Sundays and plan your Bible studies for Wednesdays – your digital ministry needs this same approach.

    Topics will include:

    -Using Social Media as a ministry (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more) -What your website should/shouldn't communicate -Unique ministry ideas that you can implement right away -Your questions

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Infants and Toddlers Are Ready for Learning Adventures

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: D7

    Karen Apple

    Karen Apple

    Keynote Speaker

    Being off your rocker is a good thing and a great way to create a learning adventure about Jesus and His Word. We'll investigate how relationships, music, poems, Bible stories and play are fun and engaging tools to help our little ones learn.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Discipline

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: D5

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    Discipline is so much more than correcting bad behavior. Discipline needs to change a heart and a life. In this class you will learn to work with children through the discipline process to help them change from the inside. Informative for Early Childhood as well as Elementary ages. Theory and practical.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Fantastic Storytelling, Part 1

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Keynote Speaker

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

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    You've Been Drafted, Now What?

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: C7

    Crystal Murdock

    Crystal Murdock

    Being elected to teach children is an honor and a big task. Even if your church is small, you will need help. Join us for teaching tips on discovering who your audience is, how to prepare, how to hold your students interest and more. ‘You’ve Been Drafted, Now What?’ is a class designed for new teachers as well as old!

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    How Do I Say Thanks?

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: D8

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    Come and learn over 30 ways to say thanks to the volunteers who are the Helping Hands in the ministries we serve in. This workshop will repeat on Saturday at 3:45 in room D8.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    21 Ways to Ruin Your Children’s Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: D6

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Think you do all the right things to keep your children’s ministry running well? Afraid to discover that you might actually be a ministry sabotage expert? In this fast-paced workshop you will learn from a veteran ministry saboteur the 21 key things that apply universally to all ages of children’s ministry and how you can avoid unintentionally undermining your children’s ministry effectiveness.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Bible Interpretation I: The Process

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: N11

    Brad Chew

    Brad Chew

    In this workshop, participants explore the need for Bible Interpretation and will learn a thorough process of Bible study to determine what a particular Bible passage means. The goal is to discover the human author's intended meaning.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Sustaining the Ministry While Avoiding Personal Burnout

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: N9

    Henry L. Perkins

    Henry L. Perkins

    Tools will be introduced to Pastors and/or Leaders inclusive of enlisting, equipping and encouraging other workers as a means of sustaining their own energy and enthusiasm for longevity.

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  • Track: College

    Developing a College/Young Adult Ministry in the Local Church

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: D2

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    We will discuss the importance and significance of this generation to the life of every local church and what role the local church can play in terms of College & Young Adult ministry. We will also take a big look at how to design and develop a college/young adult ministry.

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  • Track: Counseling

    He Who Hath No Fingers

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: N12

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    Keynote Speaker

    The secular world says all homeless are lazy people who don't want to work. Unfortunately, many Christians also subscribe to this myth. During his annual Operation Uplift, Jim Hogsett actually lives with those on the streets of New York City, Washington DC., and Memphis. In this workshop, he tells the plain truth about these individuals and how to remove personal barriers, ministering in specific ways to them so they can escape the streets.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Growing a Multi-Generational Church

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: D1

    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 both generations.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Reaching Men & Women While They Are in Prison

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: A1

    Mike Broyles

    Mike Broyles

    This workshop will encourage your Church to be involved in the Life-Changing ministry of seeing one family at a time come to faith in Christ and thus healing of their family.

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  • Track: Missions

    Bridge Building with Muslims: An Alternative to Fear-Mongers and Pacifists

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: N8

    Bruce Green

    Bruce Green

    When it comes to Muslims too often we “Christianize” instead of evangelize; therefore our message is not received as good news. Are you willing to do the hard work to remove the plank from your eye before you try to remove the speck from a Muslim’s eye? Our plank could represent blind spots from our saturation in the freedom-guilt worldview. How well do you understand your own worldview? Do you presume it is biblical? Some Christians are quick to find fault with the Muslim’s honor-shame perspective without realizing that our own Bible was framed in that worldview. Learn about Kingdom-of-God movements throughout the Muslim world and how to cooperate with the New Thing that God is doing, both globally and locally.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Sex Talk in the Church

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: A3

    Dr. Sam Leong

    Dr. Sam Leong

    The material to be covered include common myths that men and women hold about sexuality (whether toward themselves or the opposite gender) and also the challenges on a personal/professional level in addressing sexuality.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Disability Ministry Leaders Panel

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 200

    Diane Dokko Kim

    Diane Dokko Kim

    Ministry Leaders representing a broad variety of disability ministry models will share their first-hand experiences, give tips, and answer your questions.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Forgiveness in Marriage and Relationships

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 215

    Becky Diehl

    Becky Diehl

    Unhealthy relationships are a result of sin, unresolved and unhealed. We feel that most acutely in the people we should be closest to. We need to look at God, how He feels, sees and deals with this brokenness so we can find a way back to health . Come and discover the the two amazing sides of Forgiveness that will lead to inner healing and the opportunity for restored relationships.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Life-Changing Bible Study

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 214

    Lesa Floyd Schwartz

    Lesa Floyd Schwartz

    We know Bible study is important, but how does God use His Word to change lives? What is the true measure of a successful Bible study? Together we will explore these and other important questions as we seek to develop more effective Bible study experiences. We will also consider ways to help women move beyond the pursuit of knowledge to lasting life change, as well as the use of resources and ideas for creating a culture of continuous transformation through Bible study.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Diction Delicacies for Singers

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 114

    Carole Brewer

    Carole Brewer

    Carole has presented Cookin’ Up a Song Voice Training Workshops over the past decade for ACSI, the BASS Convention, GRACE Convention, San Juan Unified School District Adult Education, and many other conferences and women's retreats.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Transitioning Worship for Today's Church

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: N15

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    Finding yourself caught up in the Worship War of generations, culture, music, traditional practices vs. contemporary preferences? This workshop will give you the “how to’s” in the area of transitioning your ministry to be inclusive of all genres and generations. Biblical references will be given along with practical ideas of including all and excluding none.

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  • Track: Youth

    Youth Ministry Meets Madison Ave.

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: C2

    Kevin White

    Kevin White

    Teenagers are a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry, and advertisers know this. What is the business world doing to teenagers and how are we to respond? In this workshop we'll uncover some of the major trends in today's culture as well as an understanding of where our role as youth workers fits in. (Appropriate for children's and adult ministry workers, too.)

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  • Track: Youth

    Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches - Secrets to Cultivating a Dynamic Youth Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    Are you a "small" church? Don't feel bad - you're the majority! With the average church in America clocking in at about 75 members, there's no reason why "small" has to equal "less" when it comes to a healthy, thriving youth ministry. We'll break down stereotypes, rally around biblical and philosophical direction, and gain a tone of practical ideas for creating a ministry that teenagers will love to be a part of - no matter how many of you there are! This workshop will be presented by Eric Groezinger, a Group Publishing Ambassador.

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  • Track: Youth

    Creating Good Safety Measures for Youth Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 1:30 PM Room: N10

    Rolana Smith

    Rolana Smith

    Policies and Guidelines can be tedious and a snooze, and yet having some firm policies to protect our youth and church workers can be very helpful. Come learn ways to implement policies that create a safe, encouraging environment for the youth while not diminishing the spontaneity of youth ministry.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    How to Improve Your Mental and Spiritual Health

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: N13

    Albert Gaw, MD

    Albert Gaw, MD

    The body, soul, and spirit is an inseparable entity. Severe psychological stress that affects the mind likewise can affect the bodily and spiritual health. King Saul committing suicide during battle and the prophet Elijah praying for death after being threatened by Jezebel are two examples that illustrate this inter-relationship between the mind and the spirit. Recent psychological and medical findings have documented the effect of severe stress on the body. As the brain and the mind mediate the integration of internal and external stimuli that impinge on the body, it is critical that one learns how to effectively cope with severe stress that can cause deleterious effects on a person's total health.

    This workshop will provide scientific data to show the critical role of stress on the body. By integrating psychological principles with Biblical insights, the workshop will provide you with guidelines to improve your mental and spiritual health.

    The author is a board-certified psychiatrist, a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF, and the author of numerous articles and five books, including,

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Nine Lies that Ruin Lives

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: N11

    Bill Schappert

    Bill Schappert

    Apologetics is the application of a biblical worldview to the difficult issues and question all of us have - especially young people and non-believers. This workshop will discuss up to 9 of the questions that are commonly asked of Christians, and that are used to draw students away from our Faith in Christ. These will include: Hasn't science disproved Creation by God? Aren't all religions basically the same at the core? Aren't sexual morals just outdated opinions? There's no spiritual dimension, only the material universe. Open forum to follow.

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  • Track: Asian

    The Power of Our Words

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: N9

    Peter and Emily Lam

    Peter and Emily Lam

    Our words can either hurt or build up another person. The words we communicate could make a difference. We will look at what the Bible says about the power of words, as well as practical examples of negative and positive ways to express the same message. “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18. This workshop will be presented in Mandarin.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Preschool Brain Power? Leverage the Way Preschoolers Learn to Reach Their Hearts With God's Word.

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: D7

    Karen Apple

    Karen Apple

    Keynote Speaker

    We can tap into the magnificent brain power of a 3 to 5 year old to teach them about Jesus and His Word. When we know HOW preschoolers learn, we can create experiences and use teaching techniques that will change lives.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Learning Styles

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 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.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Apolgetics to Children

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: D5

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    Children need to know what they believe and why to be able to combat false teaching. We are losing our children to the world system because they cannot defend their faith;it has become a "my Sunday school teacher or my parent said so," faith not "This is what the Bible, history, and archeology teach us." Teaching apologetics doesn't have to be dry and boring it can be exciting and fun. Both theory and practical.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Spiritual Formation: Awesome Ministry to Postmodern Kids

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: C2

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    Spiritual transformation can take place in the life of a young believer as you guide, encourage, nurture admonish and disciple the child. Helps will be given on how to nurture spiritual formation and what your role as a teacher is in that process.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Dynamic Class Management

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: D6

    Myra Skipwith

    Myra Skipwith

    To discipline or not to discipline. Learn how to have your class under control not by you but by the Holy Spirit. We will also explore children's different learning needs. This workshop will be co-presented with Amber Root, a CEF presenter.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    4 R’s for Developing Great Leaders

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 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”!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    The Power of Leadership Authority

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: C6

    Margaret Jackson

    Margaret Jackson

    This workshop examines the role and responsibility of leaders. There is a process to becoming a, real, leader with power, and authority. People are not born leaders, they are born with the capacity to be a leader. If it is underdeveloped, not developed, or promoted too soon within an organization; it will result in poor leadership character, practices and behaviors.

    The Gifts of the Spirit are keys to leading with power and with authority. We will review those gifts and the responsibility as leaders to live them out. God's Word is the example of leadership. His precepts are the guidelines for interacting with people.

    We will examine and filter out POWER and what it is and isn't, and how it is developed.

    We will examine and filter out LEADERSHIP and what it is and isn't, and how you receive it.

    We will examine and filter out AUTHORITY and what it is and isn't, and who gives it to you.

    This workshop will challenge one's character, leadership style, behavior, and their role as a leader. This workshop will provide confirmation on leadership successes that can celebrated. It will spotlight leadership pitfalls; grace is provided to make adjustments to move forward as today's leaders of power and authority.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    I Have Curriculum Decisions--Help Me!

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: D8

    Mel Sattler

    Mel Sattler

    Most all of us make some adjustments to prepared curriculum or write our own. Most churches do not know how curriculum is structured by style, type, format, etc. We will look at defining the need and then finding some material to meet that need. The workshop provides some objective criteria from which to make those decisions. The workshop does not promote a specific curriculum but provides a grid to help decision making.

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  • Track: College

    How to Begin a Ministry to International Students and Scholars Through Your Church

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: D2

    Calen Thomas

    Calen Thomas

    International students and scholars will be the world's leaders. Befriend them now through your church using church volunteers and resources you already have. Learn how to enlist volunteers and begin a ministry out of your local church to reach the nations here at our doorsteps.

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  • Track: Counseling

    How to Become More Like Jesus

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 215

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    God's goal is to transform Christians into the very likeness of Jesus Christ, so that we think like Jesus, talk like Jesus and behave like Jesus. This radical transformation of a human soul does not happen all at once when a person becomes a Christian. It is a life-long process. It is a part of our salvation that each Christian needs to "work out" over time. While the Holy Spirit is always leading us into the practice of those activities that God uses to transform us, we can accelerate and deepen the process by knowing what they are and then proactively participating in them. Come and learn the six basic activities that God uses to transform us in the image of Jesus.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Engaging the Community with Your Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 114

    Alicia Garcia

    Alicia Garcia

    Keynote Speaker

    We are called to be salt and light to our community. Often times Christians get discouraged and feel ineffective. This is the time to be intentional about our ministries and discover the felt need of our community. This workshop explores methods to revive your ministry.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    How to Change a False Instinct

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Keynote Speaker

    False instincts plague individuals and create difficulties for Christian growth. This seminar will examine what false instincts are, where they come from and how to change them. False instincts such as God’s love must be earned, or guilty irrational thoughts about displeasing God, or anxiety over people’s thoughts and motives will be addressed.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Mission Possible: Winning the Battle Over Temptation

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: N10

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    It is amazing how many people believe that it is not possible to keep your mind pure in today’s world. There is too much sensuality; too much pornography; too much immorality. But this is not true. In this hard hitting but practical seminar Dr. Gil Stieglitz gives real answers on how to develop and maintain a pure mind. We can take control of our minds, our eyes, our bodies and our manhood. It is not too late to resist temptation and learn to become real men. This seminar is for the man who has been looking for ways to beat back the hold that temptation has on his life. This seminar offers a practical, proven way to really help men who are struggling with temptation or are already caught in sexual sin. This seminar details specific Biblical projects to win against temptation and enjoy a new level of mental and emotional clarity.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Next Generation Christians: Helping Young Men Grow Like Jesus Grew

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: A1

    Roy Tinklenberg

    Roy Tinklenberg

    This workshop will look at every remnant of scripture that describes the spiritual development of Jesus from age 12 to 30 and help you as a dad, youth pastor or mentor create balanced goals for the nurture and growth of your sons and youth group members. Together we will discover three keys to help young men in their personal spiritual development. We will learn about four essential areas of growth and you'll make growth goals that are consistent with the patterns of growth in Jesus' adolescent spiritual development.

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  • Track: Missions

    From India to Pentecost - How Global Missions is Changing Our Church!

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: N8

    Rich Rondeau

    Rich Rondeau

    We knew that our journey as a Bay Area church in world missions would be an adventure. However, our church underestimated just how powerfully God would bless our own church and community by learning lessons from believers from the developing world church.

    Be inspired to see how miracles and great faith which are commonplace in India are impacting our own vision of what is possible as we learn from simple believers who have a passion to obey the Great Commission - and an intent to reach 500,000 persons in five years!

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  • Track: Pastors

    Not on Facebook

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: A3

    Daniel Strange

    Daniel Strange

    These days it seems that everything is happening on the Internet. It's easy to feel like you're missing something if you're not connected via social network sites like Facebook and Twitter.

    Is it possible to be a great Pastor today if you're not on Facebook?

    Join us for this seminar as we talk about what it looks like to survive (and thrive) as a low-tech Pastor in a high-tech world.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Ages and Stages of Special Needs Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 200

    Julie Keith

    Julie Keith

    Keynote Speaker

    Children who have special needs grow up to be teens and adults who have special needs. As they grow the methods and ministries must grow too. In Ages and Stages we will identify major transitions, ways to minister in these transitions, critical issues to address and procedures to implement to continue to minister with individuals who have special needs and their families.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Reaching Younger Women

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    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. This workshop will be presented by Sharon Allen, a Group Publishing Ambassador.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Leading Worship For Response

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 214

    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, creating compelling moments and much more. If you want to inspire people in new ways, this is for you!

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  • Track: Youth

    Starting a Manhood Development Program at Your Church

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: B3

    Carl Brown

    Carl Brown

    The workshop will delve into several aspects of an effective manhood development program which include: purpose, curriculum, scheduling, activities, e.g., community service projects and field trips, participant requirements, participant expectations, materials, rites of passage ceremony, mentoring and parental involvement.

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  • Track: Youth

    ReThink Youth!

    March 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM Room: D1

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    New "out of the box" ideas will be discussed and given to begin meeting the needs of youth in our church and community socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually. We must rethink how we view youth, revamp traditions (that's not working) and revive our programs/events to meet youth needs. We will discuss why the youth are not coming/staying, ways to reach the youth and getting parent support. The Word of God (the content) is the same but our methods need to change.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Congregations as First Responders

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: C2

    Toby Nelson

    Toby Nelson

    Traditionally and culturally, the community looks to the local church for help in the event of a catastrophic event. Most church facilities can serve as mass shelters; church members can check on and transport shut-ins; they can provide counseling and care services. Congregations are strategically located to serve as a ready source of volunteer labor; they can feed and shelter homeless; and they can provide vital services to their immediate area.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Caregiving: The New Boomer Identity

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora

    The oldest Boomers have just turned 65, dragging a 20-year tail. We will discuss the demographics of this generation, biblical principles governing our personal caregiving, and strategies and opportunities for the Church.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Say What You Want - Get What You Need

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 114

    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.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    If the Bible is Right What's Wrong

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: C7

    Raymond Landry

    Raymond Landry

    Billions of copies have been sold, most people own one, many say they believe what it says, yet, excuses to live wrong compile as sinful behavior has now become societies' practice.

    This workshop recalls every Christian back to GOD's standard which is holy, to HIS way which is truth and to HIS path which is narrow but right. It empowers attendees to live truth unashamedly and preach truth unapologetically.

    Through scripture, participants look at biblical and worldly systems, in order to ask those who oppose themselves through the error of not knowing GOD's Word, If the Bible is Right What's Wrong!

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  • Track: Asian

    Women Leaders in the Asian American Church

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: N9

    Kathryn Choy-Wong

    Kathryn Choy-Wong

    What happens when God calls women to serve in the church?

    God calls men and women to serve the church. A look at gifts women have for the church from cultural and Biblical viewpoints.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Teaching Bible Verses to Preschoolers

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: D7

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson

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

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Fantastic Storytelling, Part 2

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Keynote Speaker

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

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Memorable Messages through Object Lessons and Illusions

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: D5

    Randy Walker

    Randy Walker

    How to give messages that will keep children’s attention, help them to grasp spiritual truths, and stick with them. Workshop will include how to make and use several simple magic tricks.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    R. E. A. L. Families: How Do We Reach Today's Families?

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    Families today are different than they were 1, 5, and 10-plus years ago. What's your strategy to reach them? We will give you dozens of practical ideas to minister to and equip parents so kids grow spiritually every day - instead of just on Sundays! You will discuss unique challenges families face today so you can empathetically minister to them, add value to the wonderful things you are already doing to minster to families so you can easily maximize your impact, explore an effective 3-part strategy for family ministry. This workshop will be presented by Joe Patterson, a Group Publishing Ambassador.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Bible Interpretation II: The Principles

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: N11

    Brad Chew

    Brad Chew

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

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Intergenerational Ministry Forum

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: D8

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    In our highly segmented church culture, we can often be an active member in a church family without really connecting with those outside of our age and stage. Yet, intergenerational relationships have been shown to be a key to fostering lasting faith in our children, and it is a model that we see held up in the Bible repeatedly. Our younger generations need to reap the benefits of being known and seen by those who are wiser and further down the road, and our older generations can be blessed by the faith of a child.

    But what does intergenerational ministry look like in practice? Even more pressing, what can it look like in your ministry context?

    Join us for this interactive, forum-style workshop where we will...

    • Explore four keys to understanding intergenerational ministry • Evaluate how your church is living into three necessary pillars • Discover three key elements that bring generations together • Experience practices that help guide the generations toward spiritual maturity • Analyze the cultural perspective of your church community • Receive tools that will help you build your own plan for a thriving intergenerational ministry

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Raising Your Leadership Level: Double Your Impact

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: N10

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could help twice as many people or help people go twice as far as they currently are in their spiritual life? Most of us believe we could handle a much larger or deeper ministry but for some reason it is not happening. Come to this dynamic seminar and gain the insights on how to unlock your full ministry potential. Many of us were trained to minister to people but we were never trained on how to lead ministry. We are doing all we know but we are stuck and we do not know how to release the full potential of our ministry. Come learn the secrets of leading a ministry and double your impact. Dr. Gil Stieglitz has worked with Christian leaders of all types and varieties and he has have found that most ministry leaders have twice as much leadership capacity as they are currently showing. This material is so powerful that it usually allows a ministry to double in size and/or depth in two years. Dr. Gil says, “If I can coach the leaders in the key systems and the key skills it just unlocks a whole new level of ministry.”

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Preparing to Teach the Bible

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: D6

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    We will look a the various steps in making sure our interpretation of the Bible is accurate and how to apply it in our lives in a practical way. We will do this with various Bible passages.

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  • Track: College

    A Cross-Cultural Bible Study Method

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: D2

    Becky McKain

    Becky McKain

    Learn the tool most used by International Students, Inc., to lead internationals into the Bible for their first time. Tried and tested throughout Northern India, Sub-Saharan Africa and college campuses across the US, this bible study method will develop a disciple able to read the bible and lead others into it without a seminary degree. The format asks only the most pertinent questions, presents a whole church model and builds trusting communities while depending on the Holy Spirit to speak and teach truth about our Savior.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Dealing With Difficult People in Their Workplace

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: N12

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    Keynote Speaker

    The NUMBER ONE problem in the workplace is poor relationships. In this workshop, four types of typical human behavior are examined. Participants are given he 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, managers, and other people.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Developing a Strong Ministry to Men

    March 6, 2015 - 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. In addition the workshop will provide several foundational components that are needed to begin the journey of building a lasting ministry to men .

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  • Track: Missions

    Having Christian Fun in a DisFUNctional World

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: N8

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    Examine the disconnect between the church and the world.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Being Successfully Married in Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: A3

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    Ministry is difficult work. Marriage is a mystery and is equally hard work. Sixty percent of ministry marriages end in divorce, so the handing each in balance is not always easy. So the question arises how can I be successful at both ministry and marriage. This seminar will speak to this subject

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    What is Behind the Need ? Can God Deliver?

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: N13

    Valerie Doyle, MA LMFT

    Valerie Doyle, MA LMFT

    Only God knows the heart of man. He knows what is at the core of your desires and wants? The question is not can God deliver, but do you believe that God can meet all of your real needs? This workshop is designed to help people identify their core needs and be open to how the Father supplies both the need and/or the grace to accept His will.

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  • Track: Spanish (Adult)

    El Poder de La Mente (The Power of the Mind)

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: N15

    Leslie Nieves

    Leslie Nieves

    Estaremos hablando sobre el poder de la mente y en formas que uno puede renovarla para transformar nuestro mundo. Estaremos mirando la nueva ciencia acerca del cerebro y los nuevos estudios concerniendo la neuroplasticidad. Ayudar a cómo manejar la vida y ministrar a nuestras congregaciones mas efectivamente.

    We’ll look at the power of the mind and ways to help others renew their mind in order to transform their world. We’ll also look at brain science and some new research around neuroplasticity. This will assist helping us rethink the way we do life and minister in our local congregations more efffectively. This workshop will be presented in Spanish.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Bridging the Gap: Responding to Mental Illness Within the Church

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 200

    Marie Fang

    Marie Fang

    Although mental illness is as prevalent in the church as anywhere else, it's often not addressed in seminary and infrequently brought up in the context of church. Often when mental health issues arise for church leaders there may be shame, theological questions, and lack of education that leave leaders feeling ill equipped to properly respond. This workshop intends to focus on addressing some of these common issues that may arise in the church surrounding the topic of mental illness through lecture and open discussion.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Welcoming with Compassion

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: D1

    Debbie Lillo

    Debbie Lillo

    In this workshop you will learn to sensitively welcome individuals with disabilities and their families. You are often the first face they will meet and your response may affect the likeliness that they stay. You will gain general disability awareness and gain specific skills to welcome them into the church.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Successful Retreat Secrets

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 215

    Deborah Klein

    Deborah Klein

    This workshop will cover topics such as selecting a retreat venue and speaker (with sources for both), working with the retreat center, setting budgets, and marketing. Sample budgets and marketing ideas will be available to get you started!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Developing an Effective Creative Arts Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: C6

    Angela Yee

    Angela Yee

    Learn how to utilize the gifts of your congregations in starting and developing a Creative Arts Ministry! We will discuss developing a leadership team and creative process as well as key implementation principles and systems. Whether your interest is in drama, video, photography, stage design, worship environments, graphics, or spoken word, learn how to implement the arts into your worship culture.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Tool Kit for Thriving Worship Leaders

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: B3

    Sandi Padilla

    Sandi Padilla

    Are you just barely getting from Sunday to Sunday? What are the tools you have in place to help you stay encouraged and on mission? Do you struggle with insecurity, worry, perfectionism or unrealistic goals? You are invited to this interactive workshop designed to help you grow as a leader, person and music artist. Discover new strategies that will help you have a lasting impact in your life, the church, and in our culture. If you’re ready to thrive instead of just survive, join us!

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Building A Team For Worship Ministry

    March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 214

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

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

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Christian Family and Church Response to “Emerging Adulthood” – How To Encourage Today's Young Adults Toward Maturity

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: N10

    Peter Wang

    Peter Wang

    This workshop hopes to give some context to the phenomena of “Emerging Adulthood”, in which the young adults of today seem to mature later by previous generations' standards. It will provide some practical recommendations for parents and young adult children on how to relate to one another in this context. Furthermore, the seminar hopes to start a conversation for churches in its discipleship and outreach to this generation of emerging adults.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Centering Your Life Around Your Spiritual Gifts

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: D1

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    We will look at how to determine our spiritual gifts. We will then look at some practical was to use this information in determining the priorities in our ice and how to use this in making major decisions as to how we spend our time.

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  • Track: Asian

    Anger Management for Asian Adults

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: N9

    Ann Zhou

    Ann Zhou

    After this class, Asian Adults will understand the both consequences and the benefits when unable or able to manage anger, so that they will have greater motivation to practice the anger management in their life. In order to master anger, the class will introduce the causes of anger and anger management procedures (step to step in details) so that the Asia adults will become good role model for their next generation. This workshop will be presented in Mandarin.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Live Sound Basics

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: C6

    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.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Technology Tools for the 21st Century Church

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: D6

    LJ Jennings

    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.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Helping Children Develop Prayer Warrior Habits

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: D5

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    When children pray things happen. Learning to pray at a young age sets habits for life. Children have a simple faith if they are taught at an early age what prayer is, how God answers, and begin to develop an active prayer life it can be life changing. Informative for Early Childhood as well as Elementary ages. Many ideas both theory and practical.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Angry Child

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: C2

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    The many faces and causes of anger will be discussed. Learn what you can do to create a nurturing atmosphere and teach ways to handle anger. Discover verses that can be used to help kids deal with anger and how to teach kids to forgive.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

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

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 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.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    A Strategy to Build Adult Disciples, Part 1

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: D8

    Mel Sattler

    Mel Sattler

    This workshop will BEGIN to develop a model of an adult disciple as we work through some scriptural descriptions of what one looks like, acts like, etc. Consideration will be given to how disciples can be made. Finally we will speak to the importance of developing an environment in which a disciple can grow.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Principles of Biblical Counseling

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: B2

    Sabina James

    Sabina James

    Biblical Counseling brings healing to hurting Christians. All Christians are counselors when we interact with each other. Knowing the principles of Biblical Counseling will help us be more intentional and effective when we speak truth and grace into each others lives. Focus will be on the 'Put On/Put Off' and 'One Another' exhortations found in the New Testament.

    As lay Christians take on the mantle of counseling each other, they will bring spiritual health to their churches and help for their leaders because effective Biblical Counseling alleviates the burden of counseling currently borne by church leaders.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    KINGDOM PROFESSIONALS: Coaching Christians for Workplace Witness

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 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 attendee.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    How To Visit The Sick

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 215

    Rosalee Charley

    Rosalee Charley

    Visiting a sick friend or family member is such a simple thing to do. After all, God requires it in His Word, right? But, visiting sick people is not as simple as it seems. In this class we will cover hospital and home visits, understanding the etiquette surrounding both. While visiting someone who is sick is not always easy, it can be an enjoyable and/or comforting time for the patient. The idea is to spend time with your friend or family member to let them know that you care and more importantly God cares for them. Come learn tips on how to visit the sick and provide a little smile, some hope and even a few laughs!

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Community Evangelism: Small Groups at Home

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: D2

    Michael Ji

    Michael Ji

    Hear our experiences with small groups and learn about starting your own to fulfill Christ's command to be the salt and light of this earth. Co-presenter for this workshop will be Lillian Ji.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Evangelism and Outreach in the Inner City

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: D7

    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.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    God’s Heart for Families Facing Unplanned Pregnancy

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: B3

    Colleen Marquez

    Colleen Marquez

    Women are expected to choose life for their unplanned pregnancies, but many feel stigmatized and ostracized by the church which inadvertently shames them toward abortion. One Christian woman recently admitted, "I'd rather face God with an abortion than face my church with my unplanned pregnancy." Fewer than 1% of women with unplanned pregnancies choose an adoption plan, while approximately 49% choose abortion - even within the church community. Why is adoption so rarely considered? Deborah Giese will share her personal story as a pastor's daughter who became pregnant in college, her experience as a single mother, as a birth mother for her second child, and the surprising responses of the church community. Colleen Marquez will share the lessons she has learned through the open adoptions she shares with her children's birth families, and in her experience working with Bethany Christian Services. Together, Colleen and Deborah will explore how the church can better walk alongside those facing these challenges, and how we as individuals can have God's heart to support and honor the life-affirming choices of parenting and adoption today.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Kingdom Men – Part 2

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: A1

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee

    Biblical and practical guidance how to reach, teach, and release men of God.

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  • Track: Missions

    CROSS Culture

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: N8

    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 "Cross Culture".

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  • Track: Pastors

    Understanding Your Youth Pastor

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: A3

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    Our culture has changed and now we have someone to speak into it, to challenge and teach your people, but communication, vision, goals and other problems have crept in. How do I understand and work with this person so vital to our churches ministry. This seminar will cover understanding your person and how to best reach your ministry goals.

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Leaders in Singles Groups

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: N13

    David C. Smith

    David C. Smith

    Leaders burn out if they are not pouring themselves into other leaders, to share the load -- and the joy. A Leadership T.E.A.M. (Teaching, Eating, Activities, Music) covers the four bases necessary for meetings and growth. If you have been asked by your pastor to develop a singles ministry, you need to find people with passion and vision, give them some training, and keep them encouraged in the spiritual battle. They will keep you encouraged too. If Jesus prayed all night before selecting the 12, we must be on our knees for His picks for us.

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  • Track: Spanish (Adult)

    Ministrando Mas Alla Del Altar (Ministering Beyond The Altar)

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: N15

    Leslie Nieves

    Leslie Nieves

    Hablaremos de como ministrar a las personas mas alla del la experiencia initial transformativa del altar. (Assists attendees in embracing the restorative process of writing a new chapter to one's life narrative beyond the initial transformative experience of the altar. We also will discuss how to minister to people beyond the altar. This workshop will be presented in Spanish.)

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Unlocking the Mystery : Keys to Addressing Challenging Behavior and Limited Verbal Skills

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 200

    Debbie Lillo

    Debbie Lillo

    This workshop will consider causes for challenging behavior and will suggest best strategies for encouraging positive behavior. While our primary focus will be on supporting individuals on the autistic spectrum and other who have limited language skills, the strategies will be useful for working with all children and teens.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    How to Start a Women's Ministry and Make It Better

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 214

    Lesa Floyd Schwartz

    Lesa Floyd Schwartz

    Do you have a heart to disciple other women? Do you have a responsibility to reach the women in your sphere of influence? Scripture mandates that we are to tough the lives of others as we mentor, witness, and teach. God is working mightily among women today. Are you ready to join Him? We will discuss how Women's Ministry can reach and disciple women for Christ as well as benefit the body of local believers. We will also discuss the steps to planning for well-balanced ministry by using Bible study, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, worship, evangelism, and missions. If you are just starting or revamping your ministry, this workshop is for you!

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Praise and Worship: Who, What, When, Why, Where, and How?

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 114

    Donna Renay Patrick

    Donna Renay Patrick

    Sometimes it's good to go back to the basics. This course will answer the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about praise and worship. We will travel through the scriptures for guidance, and learn (or get a refresher),how we can help others understand the priority that scripture places on praise and worship.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Dynamic Guitar in Worship

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

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

    Expressive Techniques in Worship Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) Common Contemporary Chord Progressions Creative Teamwork with More than One Guitar Learning Technique through Songs Helpful Scales and Exercises

    There are helpful materials given to each individual. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitarist Workshops or Christian Guitarist & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

    This workshop repeats on Friday @ 12:00 in room N15.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    Recording A CD For Ministry

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: Heritage Room

    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.

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  • Track: Youth

    Teens Viewing Porn -- It IS a Big Deal!

    March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: N11

    Anthony Liu

    Anthony Liu

    The internet offers today’s youth unprecedented accessibility to pornography and explicit sexual content. The average age for a child's first sexual exposure is 8-11 years old! We will touch on porn’s impact on technology, on adolescent brain development, and on the viewer’s inability to engage in healthy intimate relationships. This discussion aims to empower you to help that precious teen in your life not get ensnared in porn’s addictive web.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Three Slogans

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 215

    Gerard Cruz

    Gerard Cruz

    “How can you believe in God if there’s so much suffering?” “There are a lot of good people who are not Christians.” “All religions lead to the same truth.” These three slogans represent the most common objections to Christianity, but how well-equipped is the average believer to respond to them? We will discuss the assumptions behind these questions and possible responses that would hopefully lead to more meaningful conversations.

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  • Track: Asian

    Grace and the Healthy Asian American Local Church

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: N10

    Steve Wong

    Steve Wong

    Asian American culture contains many positive values that can strengthen the local church. But there are also Asian American values that can hinder the expression of God’s grace. These values need to be examined so that the local church can be intentional about establishing healthy practices of grace. This workshop will help Asian American church leaders look at their own church's practices and find ways to establish healthier life together.

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  • Track: Asian

    Cheerful Single Parenting!

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: N9

    Ann Zhou

    Ann Zhou

    Demonstrate Asian single parents about how to overcome the various pressures during single parenting life. It will focus on how to rebuild process after crisis, build healthy relationship with kids and bless others. 2 Corinthian 1:3-4 This workshop will be presented in Mandarin.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Mixer EQ and How to Use It

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: C6

    Michael Dow

    Michael Dow

    During this session we will discuss how to EQ voices and instruments to sound right in context with one another. Most folks EQ things to sound good by themselves but fail to take the next step to make them sound good together. We will teach you to identify which EQ knob will fix particular problems.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Effective Video for Today's Church

    March 7, 2015 - 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.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Cement Abstract Concepts for Concrete Thinkers

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: D7

    Karen Apple

    Karen Apple

    Keynote Speaker

    Abstract concepts, like love and kindness, can't be touched. Preschoolers learn these concepts through life experiences and action. We'll discover concrete activities that will help abstract Bible concepts stick.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Easy Way To Teach The BIG IDEA Of Each Book In the Bible

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: D5

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    Tired of teaching kids to memorize the names of the Bible books but not having a clue what the books are about? We will be presenting an easy way to teach children ages 7-12 the BIG IDEA of each book in the Bible. We will teach you how to do that using the book Hooked On The Book. With lots of free support material, humor and storytelling, kids will remember what they learn and you will have fun teaching. Hope you check us out.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Using Free Internet Video Resources

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: B3

    John Stanley

    John Stanley

    This class is designed to show small and budget minded churches how to have a very exciting Gospel based program for students ages seven to twelve years old. This methodology does not involve lengthy pre-class teacher preparations. The teaching techniques and resources can be employed with kids in a variety of programs. These program can be used in a Sunday School, Children's Church, Home Church, Vacation Bible School, Camps, After School, Christian School, and Home School setting. These resources can be used to teach small or large groups of kids. The class will review the source of free Gospel videos available on the internet that present Bible and Missionary stories. The free videos cover a full years worth of weekly viewing. The Biblical videos include key stories in the Old Testament, New Testament and missionary stories from around the world. Along with the videos there will be a review of a educational game that applies to the videos. The game questions are designed specifically for the videos and help kids remember the lesson and important Gospel themes. You will be shown one full video, have the opportunity to play the game, and review additional resources. This will enable you to see first hand how this unique educational approach works and how it reinforces the child's learning process.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Putting The A-Ha Into Your Lesson

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: C7

    Crystal Murdock

    Crystal Murdock

    You've read, prepared and prayed about your lesson. You thought you had a great plan prepared. But everyone including yourself were bored to tears! What happened? You thought you had it going on . . . Where did I go wrong you ask? Well, cheer up. If you’re looking for a great way to effectively teach God's Word to others, you can't beat object lessons.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Stuff I've Stolen From Everybody

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Keynote Speaker

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

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Essentials for a Healthy, Growing Sunday School

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: D8

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    Do you ever wonder why some churches seem to excel while most do not? In this conference we'll look at six essentials healthy churches use for creating and maintaining a healthy, growing Sunday School.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Teaching with Impact!

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 114

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

    Learn how to teach with life-changing impact! Discover principles to unleash your effectiveness as a communicator of Biblical truth! Learn how to make a difference in the lives of your class members. Prepare yourself to Teach with Impact!

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  • Track: College

    Losing Your Religion: A Key to Reaching Younger Generations

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: D2

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar

    Keynote Speaker

    If there is one thing that will repel younger generations it's behavior management. Our tension is that, in many ways, we don't know any different. The truth is many of us have embraced a behavior management system we just so happen to call "Christianity." This seminar provides distinctions every believer needs to make if we are to further the gospel...and especially to younger generations. This workshop repeats on Friday @ 9:00 a.m. in D2.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Money in the Hands of a Christian, Part 1

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: N12

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    Keynote Speaker

    Money is one of many blessings given to us by the God. This two-part workshop explores the myths of money and the plain truth about this resource according to the Word of God. The training is designed to help workers manage money in the right way to truly help meet all of your financial needs. You are then able to reach out and help others who are struggling to make ends meet.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Is Our Evangelism Effective in the Inner City?

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: D1

    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 discus ways we can become more effective in ministering to our neighborhoods by becoming

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    How to be the Best Parent Possible

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Keynote Speaker

    To discover who God the Father is and how He relates to us leads to deep emotional changes that should become the foundation of our parenting instincts and skills. This workshop examines false conceptions of who the Father is and their unhealthy effects, and presents a fresh pattern for being “reparented” by God resulting in “an all encompassing and distinct sense that you have an Abba Father in Heaven.”

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    The Husband in the Mirror

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: A1

    Jonathan Markham

    Jonathan Markham

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

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  • Track: Missions

    Mobilizing Your Church for World Missions

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: N8

    Mark Tsujimoto

    Mark Tsujimoto

    This workshop will help church leaders understand the priority of God's mission, assess the current level of effectiveness of their program and suggest some practical ways to develop their mission program.

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  • Track: Pastors

    How Can an Biblically Faithful Pastor Engage a World Open to the Gay Community?

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: A3

    Eric Segawa

    Eric Segawa

    Pastors recognize the tension between the gay community longing to be accepted and Romans 1:24f. Exegeting Romans, how can a pastor remain biblically faithful and still engage our world increasingly open to the gay community?

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Ministering to Your Diverse Singles Group

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: N13

    David C. Smith

    David C. Smith

    Your people are single for a variety of reasons, and their needs often seem conflicting. A never-married individual may resent the single parents, who are saddled with enough guilt already. And even though both the divorced and the widowed are going through a grieving process, there are significant differences in the recovery process. This workshop will present a way to pull these diverse elements together in worship and community, providing ways for small groups to meet particular emotional and relational needs.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    A Place for All in the Kingdom of God

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 200

    Julie Keith

    Julie Keith

    Keynote Speaker

    “Individuals with special needs and their families are often disconnected and isolated from their community. They need to know there is a place for them in the Kingdom of God. Come discover ways for your church to reach, teach, and minister to children, youth and adults with special needs and their families; learn how to be an extension of God's grace in their world.”

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  • Track: Ushering

    CPR & Frist Aid for Church Volunteers & Ushers, Part 1

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: N11

    Jim Maddox

    Jim Maddox

    Learn to identify an emergency, when to activate EMS and what to do until help arrives.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Women Talk!

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 214

    Lisa Vande Wege

    Lisa Vande Wege

    A discussion of where YOU are in Women's Ministry. Co-presented with Joy Rosenberg, Women's Ministry Team Director at Fair Oaks Church in Concord, California.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    The Heart of Worship

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: B2

    Joseph Bryant Jr

    Joseph Bryant Jr

    Over the past several years there has been a significant paradigm shift as the body of Christ has embraced a fresh appreciation for the experience of worship. The expression of worship has always been a part of God’s expectation for His people, although it appears to have gained greater emphasis in today’s local church. Through the study of the scriptures we discover God’s value upon worship, and it seems reasonable for members of the body of Christ to acknowledge its priority and preeminence in the experience of the Church. However, Worship cannot be minimized as an opening portion of a church service, nor a period of music led by a band. THE HEART OF WORSHIP is that it is rooted in the HEART of every believer, not just from the lips, but as a lifestyle. WORSHIP is the expression of MY opinion of God. WORSHIP is MY response to the Reality of God. WORSHIP is MY acknowledgement of the Awesomeness of God. And TRUE WORSHIP must first be Personal and Private before it can be Public and Perpetual.

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  • Track: Worship, Music & Drama

    How I think About Leading People Into God's Presence

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: RC Worship Center

    Don Moen

    Don Moen

    This workshop will be a scriptural and practical perspective on leading people into the presence of the Lord. Join world-renowned worship leader, Don Moen, as he shares his insights on leading worship and the practical dynamics of putting together a worship service.

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  • Track: Youth

    Lessons Learned in Youth Ministry

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: C2

    Kevin White

    Kevin White

    We each have our own “war stories” of living life in youth ministry. In this workshop we’ll spend time hearing a set of lessons learned and how to apply the good and avoid the bad.

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  • Track: Youth

    Creating Life-Changing Devotions for Youth

    March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: Firehouse

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    "Devotions" are a staple part of most youth ministry moments. Yet, first hand reports tell us that only about 5% of people can repeat the main idea of a devotion just five minutes after it ends! So let's get REAL with devotions. During our time together we will unpack Group's unique REAL approach to learning and show you how to create devotions, messages, and experiences that are both memorable and life-changing, as well as fun for your youth. You will leave with the skills and simple steps needed (plus the noticeable absence of the weight on your shoulders) to deeply connect your students to Jesus. This workshop will be presented by Eric Groezinger, a Group Publishing Ambassador.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Theology at the Movies

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 215

    Gerard Cruz

    Gerard Cruz

    Taking every thought captive includes our choice of entertainment. Far from being a passive, mindless activity, watching film and television allows us to see reality from different perspectives. There’s more to glean besides the “moral of the story”; we can learn how to appreciate the artistry that goes into storytelling as well as its ability to not only entertain but also expand our understanding of human experience.

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  • Track: Asian

    The Pressures Students Feel Over College Admissions

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: N9

    Paul Bagai

    Paul Bagai

    An honest perspective on the stresses students face with college admissions, and its impact on their spiritual lives.

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  • Track: Asian

    Effective English Ministry in an Asian Immigrant Church Context

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: N10

    Peter Wang

    Peter Wang

    While very effective to out reaching to the immigrants, many Asian immigrant churches struggles to maintain an effective English ministry. This seminar will explore some common issues why this is the norm, and offer some practical action steps for starting & maintaining an effective English ministry within an Asian immigrant church.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Keeping Your Sound System Working

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: C6

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    Will go over: 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.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Effective Video Editing for Today's Church

    March 7, 2015 - 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.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Helping Children Develop a Biblical Worldview

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: D5

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    You worldview determines how you live. Your worldview will either be biblical or secular. Many of our Christian children are growing up thinking and living like the world. Our young people are making decisions based on secular standards not biblical standards. Your worldview for the most part is set at an early age. Informative for Early Childhood as well as Elementary ages. Both theory and practical.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    The 11 How to's of Preschool Discipline

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: D7

    Karen Apple

    Karen Apple

    Keynote Speaker

    Join the Plot to Teach Preschooler Self-Discipline. We'll talk about fun, instructive tools to keep kids tuned in and self controlled. A whisper, consistent age appropriate expectations, a hat, clues and cues all can play a part in teaching preschoolers how to control themselves. This workshop will be repeated on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Waging War for the Hearts of Our Children

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: C2

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    This workshop will provide ways to teach our children who our enemy is and who they are in Christ so they can have victory in their lives, ways to help help teach our children how to identify the enemy and watch out for his influences. Strategies will be given on how to combat Satan and teach boys and girls to have a victorious Christian life.

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  • Track: Children - Nursery

    Tour of Redwood Chapel Nursery

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: Nursery

    Sabina James

    Sabina James

    Participants will be given a guided tour of Redwood Chapel's excellent nursery facility, samples of paperwork used to recruit and train workers as well as gather information about children's needs, communicating with parents, etc. The workshop leader will answer any questions about the running of a caring nursery, recruiting workers and best practices from 17 years of experience in this nursery as a parent, volunteer and staff.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    The Importance of Children's Ministry

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Keynote Speaker

    The Biblical mandate for Children's Ministry, and why it should be regarded as one of the most important priorities in the church today.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Maximize Your Children's Ministry in Our Digital World

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: Firehouse

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    Ministry has changed greatly in the last five years. Putting off the move to online media is no longer an option for church leaders. This session will help you understand why online tools are necessary to reach the people in your church and community and how to get started. In this workshop you will assess your current ministry through a digital lens, explore the most popular social media platforms and how they can work for you, and learn how to maximize Facebook for ministry effectiveness. This workshop will be presented by Ryan Bicker, a Group Publishing Ambassador.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    A Strategy to Build Adult Disciples, Part 2

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: D8

    Mel Sattler

    Mel Sattler

    This workshop will BEGIN to develop a model of an adult disciple as we work through some scriptural descriptions of what one looks like, acts like, etc. Consideration will be given to how disciples can be made. Finally we will speak to the importance of developing an environment in which a disciple can grow.

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  • Track: College

    Biggest Mistakes Made When Starting a College Ministry

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: D2

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar

    Keynote Speaker

    There are common misconceptions on where to start a ministry, especially a ministry for millennials, therefore requiring a different paradigm. This seminar discusses nine of the biggest mistakes people make when starting a college ministry from scratch.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Money in the Hands of a Christian, Part 2

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: N12

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    Keynote Speaker

    Money is one of many blessings given to us by the God. This two-part workshop explores the myths of money and the plain truth about this resource according to the Word of God. The training is designed to help workers manage money in the right way to truly help meet all of your financial needs. You are then able to reach out and help others who are struggling to make ends meet.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Grant Writing for Non-Profits, Part 1

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 114

    Alicia Garcia

    Alicia Garcia

    Keynote Speaker

    This workshop deals with researching grants, applying for grants, submitting proposals, building relationships, and reporting to funders. Learn how to write a strong proposal and which grants to apply for.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Grow Your Sunday Service Atendance

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: N8

    LJ Jennings

    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 be assured of guests every week.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

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

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: Heritage Room

    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". Discover if working with a Relationship Coach is right for you. Learn the skills it takes to bring your spouse to where he/she wants to go more effectively and efficiently. By asking powerful questions, listening actively, and drawing out the best God-given resources in one another, coaching helps others discover ways to actually take action. Married couples, engaged or dating couples, and singles who simply want to learn more are encouraged to attend this workshop. NOTE: This workshop will also feature a LIVE COACHING DEMONSTRATION with a volunteer couple.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Men Discipling Men Through Small Groups

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: A1

    Jason Johnson

    Jason Johnson

    This workshop will walk through several ways in which we can successfully disciple men and lead the small groups in our communities.

    First we will cover how to lead and train men to build personal relationships with others, creating an organic culture of men who are doers of God's Word and are making disciples through small groups.

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

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

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Friendship

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: N13

    David C. Smith

    David C. Smith

    The commands throughout the New Testament to love one another are fulfilled as we develop close friendships. The communications skills, mutual respect, bonding, caring, trusting, and understanding are good practice for a long-lasting marriage. Good friendships combat loneliness and discouragement. Start with same-sex friendships before opposite-sex friendships. Even if you feel romantic love, build that friendship first.

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  • Track: Spanish (Adult)

    Mejorando Los Resultados con Adolescentes (Improving Outcomes for Youth)

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: N15

    Leslie Nieves

    Leslie Nieves

    El trabajar con jovenes es una experiencia que desafia y recompensa. Veremos las fases del desarrollo del adolescente y exploraremos como aumentar la interacion con jovenes en la iglesia local. (Working with adolescents can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences. This workshop will review the developmental phase of adolescence and explore ways to increase engagement with youth in the local church setting. This workshop will be presented in Spanish.)

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Special Needs Ministry: "It's Only For Big Churches!" & Other Myths Dispelled

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 200

    Diane Dokko Kim

    Diane Dokko Kim

    "We're a small church. We don't have Special Needs families. We don't have the resources, budget, space or staffing. Let the big churches do it!"

    Diane Dokko Kim, Special Needs Ministry leader at New Beginnings Community Church in Mountain View, CA will dispel common myths or concerns at launching a special needs ministry initiative. Diane will share from her experiences serving at three different churches, and survey the unique assets and potential challenges of special needs ministry at different sizes and stages of development. If your church is praying about a new Special Needs ministry, seeking fresh ideas to support an existing one -or any stage in between- receive encouragement and practical ideas for right where you are.

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  • Track: Ushering

    CPR & First Aid for Church Workers & Ushers, Part 2

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: N11

    Jim Maddox

    Jim Maddox

    Learn to identify an emergency, when to activate EMS and what to do until help arrives.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    From Paper to Podium

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 214

    Barbara Miller

    Barbara Miller

    YOU CAN GIVE A SUCCESSFUL TALK! From Paper to Podium teaches practical tips on how to prepare, practice and present a talk that has impact. If you always wanted to share what you know, but aren't sure how to put it all together, this workshop will help you gain the confidence you need. You will leave with a better understanding of the process of organizing a talk, practicing and refining what you say, and some advice on good presentation practices. You will leave with a wealth of resources to draw from in order to succeed!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Moving for God - Basic Worship Movement Workshop

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: B3

    Cristine Giannetto

    Cristine Giannetto

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

    In this basic Worship Movement workshop, participants will look at dance and movement in the Bible, are introduced to various techniques and styles for worship movement and 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 movement.

    This basic Movement Worship Workshop will cover:

    • The biblical basis for dance • Techniques and styles of worship movement and 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.

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  • Track: Youth

    Events to Impact Your Community

    March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: D1

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    Our Youth Matter, Inc. has done several events to impact our community. Over the last 7 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.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Practical Tips for Church Treasurers and Administrators

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: D5

    Augie Bau

    Augie Bau

    Based on 25 years of experience in the field, I will cover the following topics. 1. Following best practices in clergy compensation 2. Setting up a fair and adequate pastoral budget 3. Providing comprehensive benefits for the staff 4. Navigating complex IRS regulations 5. Determining appropriate ministers' housing allowance

    This workshop is designed for church treasurers, administrators, finance leaders, as well as pastors. Free and practical guides will be given.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Harnessing the Power of Conflict

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 114

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    Conflict is filled with power that can bring significant positive change. When managed well, conflict can be the catalyst to transform life circumstances and deepen relationships. In this workshop we will examine key issues of the conflict dynamic, evaluate various responses and identify ways to harness the positive power of conflict.

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  • Track: Asian

    Emotions of a Teen: Decoding Depression

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: N9

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    The teenage years can be a complex time filled with changes and emotions. This workshop is designed to help parents and youth workers understand the different emotional changes that occur during adolescence with a particular focus on how to identify signs and symptoms of depression in teens and practical resources to help with managing and coping.

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  • Track: Asian

    Dealing with Feelings (Presented in Cantonese)

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: N10

    Winnis Chiang

    Winnis Chiang

    Each family must face all kinds of pressure. For couples immigrated to the United States from overseas, there are additional cultural, language, and other factors that affect their family dynamic and interactions. How could ethnic Chinese couples from overseas (OBC) who are parents of American Born Chinese (ABC) help themselves and their family members to understand emotions and deal with feelings so that they could meet the needs of each other and live in intimate loving connection by God’s design? What can we learn from King David, the man after God's own heart, when he was depressed (Psalm 13)?

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Setting up a Worship Mix

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: C6

    Michael Dow

    Michael Dow

    During this session we will discuss how important proper Gain structure is to the foundation of a great mix. In addition we'll discuss proper EQ'ing techniques and how compression and digital effects can be used to create professional sounding mixes. Then we'll go over mixing techniques. And there will be ample time for Q & A.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Understanding Preschoolers

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    They aren’t little adults and they love learning. You will enjoy teaching more when you understand their unique needs. But, watch out, you will fall in love with preschoolers.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Help! I'm a Preschool Teacher (Classroom Management)

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: D7

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson

    Their attention span is short. They don't want to share. They talk when they should be listening. They climb the walls. What do I do?

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Preschool Ministry Ideas That Work!

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: Firehouse

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    No matter how you slice it - preschoolers need Jesus! Learn how to connect with every preschooler Physically, Intellectually, Emotionally, and Spiritually (PIES). You will experience what these little ones can understand, what they can and can't do, and how you can tell Bible stories in ways that capture their attention! Get fun, doable ideas that are grounded in faith and rooted in Scripture. You will learn new ways to connect with today's preschoolers, discover four key ingredients to a successful preschool lesson, and explore four Jesus-inspired techniques that will bring your preschoolers closer to Him. This workshop will be presented by Sharon Allen, a Group Publishing Ambassador.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Power of Unintentional Teaching

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: D6

    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.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Connecting Children / Youth / Adult Ministry In Your Church

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: C2

    Kevin White

    Kevin White

    All too often there is a tremendous disconnect between the multiple age-range ministries in our church. Our children's ministry doesn't work with the youth ministry and neither are connected to adult ministry philosophy. In this workshop we'll explore the blessings and challenges of these ministries and look at practical ways to build bridges in every aspect of church ministry.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    5 Dynamic Ways to Engage Your Pastor

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: C8

    Dan Lovaglia

    Dan Lovaglia

    At the end of a long ministry day or season, it can be tempting to “check-out” without “checking-in” with the pastoral leadership at your church. Help your ministry stay healthy and strong by maintaining a vibrant relationship with key leaders that help ministry happen. This workshop will load you up with specific ways to influence the leaders who lead you.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Teaching to Achieve Specific Learning Outcomes

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: D1

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    We will look at these learning outcomes and how to achieve them: 1. Knowledge—memorizing, recalling 2. Comprehension—expressing ideas in new forms, interpreting 3. Application—transfer of learning to a new situation 4. Analysis—breaking a communication down into its parts 5. Synthesis—creating something new by putting parts together 6. Evaluation—judging value based on standards

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Tips and Ideas for Facilitating Small Groups

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: D8

    Mel Sattler

    Mel Sattler

    Most churches have some approach to doing adult small groups. However many really have a haphazard approach to them. This workshop helps with developing some objective criteria and underscores leadership development as the key in having effective small groups. We will mention resources that can help beyond just the workshop.

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  • Track: Counseling

    How to Overcome Anger

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 215

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    It is very common today for people in the church to talk about "anger management." However, the Bible does not talk about anger management. Rather, the Bible talks about "anger eradication" or "anger replacement." Learn how to practice the kind of biblical forgiveness that satisfies our heart's cry for justice, removes our anger and replaces it with God's love.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Using Community Ministry to Evangelize and Make Disciples

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: N11

    Tim Royal

    Tim Royal

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

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Emotional Liberation

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    Keynote Speaker

    To be fully loved and accepted while being fully known is emotional liberation indeed! Many Christians struggle with the person they perceive themselves to be and it emotionally castrates them. Emotional liberation occurs when they realize the nature of God the Father’s acceptance and love. We will examine the emotional slavery of a false perception and the process of liberation resulting in “a sense of being loved and enjoyed by God the Father.”

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Our Fathers Stories

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: A1

    Victor Quon

    Victor Quon

    We will look at the story of the Prodigal Son and discover what made the Father the hero of that story. Then we will share a few stories about contemporary fathers to explore their victories and struggles with the role that they have in their families. The stories are from young adults talking about their fathers. The lessons learned are universal.

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  • Track: Missions

    Growth In Mission: Missionary Candidate Preparation

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: N8

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    Essential steps to effectively prepare our Missionary Candidate for service.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Recognizing Decline in the Church - Part One

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: A3

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    It is inevitable. Every church faces it at some point. Decline in churches often goes unnoticed for several years, each year moving deeper into decline. This workshop will examine the five phases of decline every church and ministry faces and how to detect each phase.

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Will Marriage Make Me Happy?

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: N13

    Karen Habegger

    Karen Habegger

    Often it feels like marriage will make us happy, but as someone newly married, I've learned that God's design for marriage is growth and holiness. The key is to learn to be content in all circumstances. Happiness is the byproduct of this. We'll explore ways to follow Paul's lead and talk about how to grow into the peace of contentment.

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  • Track: Spanish (Adult)

    Administración de Iglesias (Church Administration)

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: N15

    Rafael Soto

    Rafael Soto

    Como Dios es un Dios de orden, Dios quiere una iglesia organizada. ¿Qué constituye una iglesia ordenada? Conozca la importancia de establecer buenas pólizas, prácticas y principios para una iglesia ordenada. Since God is a God of order, He wants His church to be organized. What constitutes a well-run church? Learn the importance of establishing good policies, practices and principles for a well ordered church. This workshop will be presented in Spanish.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Walking with the Siblings of Children with Special Needs

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 200

    Anna Penner

    Anna Penner

    Churches are in a unique position to care for an overlooked group: the siblings of special needs children. Growing up with a special needs sibling is very different from only having typically developing siblings. These siblings are often encouraged or expected to help care for their disabled sibling or help their overwhelmed parents around the home more than their peers are. These children also grow up more quickly than their peers and often feel like they do not quite fit in. The church has a wonderful opportunity to recognize and build up their value as children of God and individuals apart from their disabled sibling. To give them the support and safety to question a loving God who handed them an unfair life. To come alongside and walk with them on a tough journey. While there are sibling support groups around the nation, they are not faith-based and thus lack essential elements such as hope, love, and meaning that a Christian community can provide. This session will discuss some of the hurdles facing these siblings as well as practical ways church communities can walk with them in their faith and daily life.

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Ministering to Women in Crisis

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 214

    Lesa Floyd Schwartz

    Lesa Floyd Schwartz

    All of us know women who are hurting. That woman might be you. God has hope for them as well as us. Women are watching to see how we are dealing with our hurts. We can be His chosen vessels to show His tender care and concern even in the middle of our own crisis. During this presentation, we will look at how to respond to hurting women, how to know our own limits, and what are some practical ways we can help.

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  • Track: Youth

    Big Picture Youth Ministry: Doing Youth Ministry with a Vision for Adulthood

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: D2

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    How often we do Youth Ministry 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?

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  • Track: Youth

    Why Do Christian Kids Leave The Church

    March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: N12

    Verne Teyler

    Verne Teyler

    Between 60% and 80% of teens who were active in church disconnect within one year of graduation. Hear the reasons why and what we need to do to reverse this tragic trend. This workshop repeats on Friday @ 12:00 p.m.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

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

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: C8

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora

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

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  • Track: Asian

    Help! Nobody is Listening (Presented in Cantonese)

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: N10

    Winnis Chiang

    Winnis Chiang

    Are you frustrated that conversations with your spouse and children seem to be going nowhere? Examine interactive styles and patterns that make or break communications. Explore key elements of two-way sharing according to James 1:19 in order to (re-)build and deepen relationships while promoting personal awareness and growth. Learn how to listen so that kids, teens (and adults too!) will talk, and how to talk so that they will listen.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Digital Streaming and Recording

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: C6

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    This workshop will discuss computer based digital recording and streaming vs. hardware based equipment, the network and what has to be added to make this work. We will also include a discussion on the network - what is IGMP snooping and is this needed to make my system work.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Simple Object Lessons for Little Kids

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: Firehouse

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    Learn how to use everyday items to teach little ones truths from God's Word.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Using Games As a Teaching Tool

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Keynote Speaker

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

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Managing Strong-Willed, Oppositional, Defiant & Destructive Children

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: N12

    Verne Teyler

    Verne Teyler

    Learn to rationally set behavior limits, expect respectful obedience, confront inappropriate behavior and enforce reasonable behavior consequences. This workshop repeats on Friday @ 9:00 a.m.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Reaching Students in Our Public Elementary Schools

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: D5

    Bev Daily

    Bev Daily

    Discovery key components of effective outreach to children and their families. Learn proven, strategic ministry techniques for bringing the gospel on public school campuses through church sponsored, free Bible based after school clubs. Discussion will include working with public school principals, districts officials and churches to form long lasting partners between churches and public schools.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    How Do I Say Thanks?

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: D8

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    Come and learn over 30 ways to say thanks to the volunteers who are the Helping Hands in the ministries we serve in.

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  • Track: College

    College and Young Adult Ministry Forum

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: D2

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    This workshop will present a forum to discuss College and Young Adult Ministry.

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  • Track: Counseling

    Biblical Answer to Grief

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: D6

    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.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Grant Writing for Non-Profits, Part 2

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 114

    Alicia Garcia

    Alicia Garcia

    Keynote Speaker

    The second part of this series covers strategic planning, theory of change, and making sure you have a competitive proposal. We will discuss the do's and don'ts of grant proposals and have a Q & A session.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

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

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: D1

    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

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    MO' MONEY, MO' PROBLEMS | NO MONEY, MO' PROBLEMS: Coaching for Financial Peace of Mind

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: N9

    Pira Tritasavit

    Pira Tritasavit

    For some, money is a god. For others, it is a tool for worshipping God. Some have too much, some don't have enough, and others are content. Discover a proven process for escaping debt-slavery, building an emergency fund, saving and spending wisely, and giving faithfully and generously. NO PROSPERITY THEOLOGY HERE. Just a simple "common cents" principles to move the Church from the red into the black.

    Based on Dave Ramsey's FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY class, and THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER book.

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Parenting Your Adult Child

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: C2

    Wayne A. Hubbard

    Wayne A. Hubbard

    When parents and their young adult children share the same roof, tensions can develop for many reasons. The parents may feel they have lost their freedom, and the child my feel he/she is not respected as an adult. The kitchen, den and bedroom can become battlefields. The phone, television, may be sources of irritation. In this workshop we will go over DISORDER IN THE NEST. Through a little prayer and study we will find ways to get the order back.

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  • Track: Missions

    Integrating Missions Into Your Youth Ministry

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: N8

    Mark Tsujimoto

    Mark Tsujimoto

    This workshop will discuss why missions should be a part of every youth ministry, how to integrate missions into your church's youth ministry and what can be the results.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Avoiding & Reversing Decline in the Church - Part Two

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: A3

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    This is a follow-up workshop on declining ministries. In this workshop we will look at proven practices and principles your church can employ to avoid or even reverse a declining trend.

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Lord, I’m Losing Patience, Waiting

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: N13

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    You spend a lot of time, energy and talent serving and sacrificing for the kingdom. Now you find your patience wearing thin and your faith wavering, waiting for God to lead you to the right man or woman in your personal life. How do I in the fast paced and needy world, not lose hope in God sending me a spouse to walk in ministry with me.

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    The Single Parent Family

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: N11

    LJ Jennings

    LJ Jennings

    God did not intend for you to be both father and mother. Learn how the church can be both an ally and support as you navigate the tumultuous waters of single parenthood.

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  • Track: Spanish (Adult)

    Ministerio de la Iglesia Hispana Ante la Creciente Inmigracion (Ministry of the Church to the Growing Hispanic Immigration)

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: N15

    Ivan Zelaya

    Ivan Zelaya

    Retos de la iglesia hispana ante: la discriminación, ante los problemas legales; padres con hijos menores de edad, separación familiar. Posibles programas de apoyo. Challenges of the Hispanic church before: to the discrimination, to legal problems; parents with minor children, family separation. Possible support programs. This workshop will be presented in Spanish.

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Practical Tools for the Special Needs Sunday School Classroom

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 200

    Kathy Weltner

    Kathy Weltner

    Children and adults with special needs often have difficulty learning in a traditional manner. This workshop will give you practical tools to help all students learn about Jesus and have the opportunity to come to know and love Him. You will learn how to use multi-sensory tools to engage all learners including those with mild to severe cognitive, communicative, physical and/or behavioral impairments. Topics will include: • teaching using a multi-sensory approach that focuses on students’ strengths • how to actively and creatively engage all learners in a lesson • useful items to have in a special needs classroom

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  • Track: Women's Ministry

    The Joys and Challenges of the Pastor's Wife

    March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 214

    Vickie Wilson

    Vickie Wilson

    Being a pastor’s wife is challenging. The perpetual responsibility of leading a church is difficult, and the pressures of the pastor inevitably affects his wife. Many ministries think the Pastor and his wife has no trials, no struggles and no heartaches. Some are even intolerable and highly critical of an “imperfect Pastor’s family”. In some ministries there are inherent expectations of the Pastor’s wife. Often the Pastor’s wife feel she has nowhere to turn for support to deal with her uniqueness. In nearly 30 years of being a Pastor’s wife, I have known the joys and sorrows of being a Pastor’s wife. This session will speak to the uniqueness of the Pastor’s wife. This class will bring hope and encouragement. You will know, you are not alone in the challenges you face every day. A frightening number of Pastors’ wives has given up subtly, as well as overtly. Some Pastors’ wives keep up an exterior happy facade, but inside they are dealing with loneliness, pressures and loss of identity.

    The class we will explore the following topics:

    I. Lord, I just want my husband back II. The Difficulties of being a Pastor’s Wife III. Just going through the motions IV. Discourage, bitter and I want to give up V. Fit for Service - taking care of mind, body and soul VI. God is your helper

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