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  • Track: Asian

    Navigating the Fear of College Admissions

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: N10

    An honest conversation with youth workers and parents about the reality of fear and stress in the lives of college-bound high school teens and their parents.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Bible Truths with Object Lessons

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    13 different object lessons will be demonstrated which teach Bible truths. Lessons, while designed for grade school children, can be adapted for preschool and/or teens and adults.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Wonder of Worship

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: D7

    How do you define worship? How do you think children would answer that question? When asked most people define worship as singing or praising God. These are elements of worship, but true worship is much more than just singing or praising. Children need to understand the wonder of worship so worship can become a real relevant part of their life.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Easy Way To Do A Family Devotion And Teach The Big Idea Of Each Book In The Bible

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: D5

    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.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    10 Ways to Instill a Biblical Worldview in Your Kids

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: C8

    Teach children/teens to be students of the Bible ...Encourage good friendships ... Make sure you stand firm yourself - just three of the ten reasons we'll talk about in this workshop. No, there aren't guarantees (we all make our own choices before God), but there are things we can do to direct kids to the right path. (Hopefully this workshop will go along with our booth giveaway - depending how many we have left over after CPC.)

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Transformational Teaching: Teaching to the Heart

    David Robles

    David Robles

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: C7

    The traditional approach to teaching assumes that we learn differently in the classroom than we do in real life. In actuality, the soul learns differently than the mind. Why is this and how can we teach God’s Word in such a way that lives are transformed and God’s amazing story is replicated in those we teach?

  • Track: Christian Education

    Teach Adults the Way They Learn

    Mel Sattler

    Mel Sattler

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: D6

    This workshop explores BRIEFLY Learning Styles, Modalities and Multiple Intelligences. Then we take that info and determine your strengths as a teacher, small group leader, etc. and discuss how to teach lessons to the Adults in your group. If you are aware that all adults are smart but in different ways that can help you be successful as you work with them.

  • Track: College

    Generational Distinctions

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: N12

    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.

    We will explore tensions in the workplace, home and church.

  • Track: Counseling

    How to Forgive – Part 1

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 215

    Practicing all aspects of God's forgiveness (receiving it from Him, forgiving others and asking others to forgive us) is a fundamental need in every person's life. God heals the human soul and restores broken relationships as we practice His forgiveness. Learn the most important elements of biblical forgiveness and how to do it.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

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

    Ronald Harden

    Ronald Harden
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 200

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

  • Track: Marriage & Families

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

    Pira Tritasavit

    Pira Tritasavit

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: D3

    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"? How can coaching move spouses from "thinkers" to "doers"? Coaching will help couples put together the best ideas from your HEAD and the best motives in your HEART and discover ways to get HANDS-ON with real action as a team! 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.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Living like a Kingdom Man Part 1 - Serving God on Purpose

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: A1

    Why are you here on the planet? What is God’s purpose for you as a man? Are you here serving yourself or God? Come explore a powerful verse in the Book of Acts that will help you give God your best in your home, church, work, and community.

  • Track: Pastors

    Recognizing Decline, Part 1

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: A3

    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.

  • Track: Pastors' Wives

    Joy Regardless!

    Kathy Slamp

    Kathy Slamp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 214

    As Christians we’re aware that we are salt and light, but often life events can rob us of our joy and consequently of a positive influence in our world. Stuff happens! And, the world is watching. This vital workshop will help each participant understand that regardless of life situations, we can reflect His joy! This workshop will include useful "take home" information.

  • Track: Special Needs

    Using Technology in Special Needs Ministry

    Stacy Hodge

    Stacy Hodge

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: Heritage Room

    From using iPads as communication devices to sharing Christ through stories and games, this workshop will take you through settings, accessibility features, and apps to use at your church. We will also address social media and how to use it to safely reach families for Christ.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Transitioning Worship for Today’s Church

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: D8

    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.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Creative Songwriting

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: D1

    This workshop is a practicum where we discuss what makes great worship songs. We cover the six elements of songwriting and let some conferees share their songs.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    The Call to Worship Revisited

    Donna Renay Patrick

    Donna Renay Patrick

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: N13

    Worship is not about what we do, but who we are. We will explore (1) why God's very nature calls us to worship Him, (2) the role that the Trinity plays in our public and private worship experience, (3) the 7 songs of worship, (4) John's vision of Heavenly worship while on the Isle of Patmos, and (5) why we should re-think the "Call to Worship" listed in the Sunday bulletin.

  • Track: Youth

    Reaching a Growing Lost People Group - The Public School Student

    Patrick Lee

    Patrick Lee

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: N15

    Public school students are quickly becoming a "lost people group" as their campuses are drifting away from God and embracing the world's values. Living in the affluent Bay Area, reaching them through meeting their "felt" needs" is predominately ineffective so combining faith and sports may be one of the few ways left to reach the students of our area. I will share the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Huddle process on how to gain access to the public school student and share the gospel with them through stories of faith and sports.

  • Track: Youth

    I’m Saved, Now What

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    March 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM Room: C2

    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.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children

    Wayne A. Hubbard

    Wayne A. Hubbard

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: N15

    All parents want their children to grow up and to be happy, responsible adults. But in spite of dad's and mom's best efforts, their most heartfelt prayers,and loving environment, some kids never successfully make the transition to independent functioning adulthood. The result is pain for the parents and often the repeated cycle of starting over that ends only days or weeks later in yet another failure. We will target these issues in this workshop.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Developing a Healthy Prayer Life

    Roy D. Wilford

    Roy D. Wilford

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: D3

    How developing a healthy prayer life will bring us closer and strength our relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

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

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: D7

    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?

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Integrating Missions Into Your Children's Program

    Mark Tsujimoto

    Mark Tsujimoto

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: D6

    "For God so loved the world..." Most of your children can probably recite John 3:16 from memory. Now the next step is to teach your children how to partner with God to demonstrate His love to the world.

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

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Rock Under My Feet

    Steve Karges

    Steve Karges

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: D5

    Using the Biblical model of rock and sand, discover how to build your foundation on God’s Word by placing Rock under your feet.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Power of Unintentional Teaching

    Robert Shreve

    Robert Shreve

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: C6

    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 more often unintentional teaching is when the teacher tells the children: “Eve ate the forbidden fruit” while holding a picture of a woman with an apple in her hand. Even though the teacher did not mean to, the children will leave the class sure that Eve ate an apple when she sinned because they saw it in the picture. This is how so many of our children become so confused and decide that the stories in the Bible are not true because they are “full of inconsistencies.” We need to take the time to make sure that our intentional teaching and our unintentional teaching line up and are consistent. I have many more examples like these two and principles to avoid unintentional inconsistencies in our teaching and even how to use the power of unintentional teaching to teach our students lessons they will never forget.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Kids To Be Thinkers

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: C8

    If we want kids to be strong in their faith, we need to teach them how to be thinkers. Unfortunately, we often focus on entertainment instead of truth. We stress application, but give them nothing to apply. How can we teach them to think through what they believe, to become spiritually strong? This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 12:45 in Room WC214.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Getting Them On Board: Training and Orientation for the Parents in Your Ministry

    Kit Rae

    Kit Rae

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: C7

    One of the most difficult tasks of transitioning to a family ministry model can be getting parents to understand their role as the primary nurturer of their kids’ faith. However, there are some great practical steps you can take to bring parents into this understanding by sharing how you (the church) want to come alongside them in their journey. This session will equip you with the tools to put on an effective orientation for your parents that will bring them into the journey of family ministry that God has your church on.

  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Get Your Sunday School Going and Growing

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: N10

    I will be sharing some practical things that I learned in leadership in a Sunday school class. I will talk about some mistakes I made, and what finally worked in providing leadership to grow a Sunday school class.

  • Track: Christian Education

    Getting More From Your Personal Bible Study

    Donna Renay Patrick

    Donna Renay Patrick

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: N13

    We will explore ways the Bible is used today, i.e., preaching, teaching, spiritual formation, pastoral care, etc., and the factors that were present in Biblical times such as language, culture, and philosophy, that may serve as barriers to our greater understanding of the Biblical text, and how to work around them.

  • Track: College

    Non-mentor Mentorship

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: N12

    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.

  • Track: Counseling

    Obstacles to Healing

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 215

    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.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    How to Plan a Successful Retreat!

    Deborah Klein

    Deborah Klein

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 214

    Successful Retreats are all in the planning. This session will provide you all of the information required to get you well on your way. Each part of the retreat planning process is broken down into easy-to-follow steps with timeline suggestions so you can have a life while planning the retreat! Success stories are shared from leaders and attendees. Questions are encouraged and the handouts are of great value after leaving BASS.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

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

    Ronald Harden

    Ronald Harden
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 200

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

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Spectator to Participant

    James Steiner

    James Steiner

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: D2

    How do we facilitate a ministry to men where they will know Him more daily, then become transformed, and walk in victory? God has given all of the provision and resources you need to plan and execute His ministry to men at His church…we'll talk about how to tap into it and we will provide relevant, easy to use tools.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Mentoring the Next Generation

    Jon Drury

    Jon Drury

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: A1

    What are you doing for Christ that will impact the next generation? Mature men are looking for fulfillment. Younger men are dying to find their place and identity. The touchstone for both is the power of mentoring--changing one life at a time. Men can move from manhood to mentoring to the role of a patriarch.

  • Track: Missions

    Mission Trends for the Century

    Sam J. Earp

    Sam J. Earp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: N11

    Urbanization, globalization, missionary financial packages, are just some of the major issues for mission today. How we Solve these might determine if mission can be done at all! This workshop will repeat on Saturday @ 11:15, Room N11

  • Track: Pastors

    A Pastor's Survival Guide

    Larry Vold

    Larry Vold

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: A3

    We will address simple and Biblical means of relieving pressure in order to carry out pastoral responsibilities in a manner that is both life-giving to those we serve and honoring to God. If you feel burdened and overwhelmed, you are not alone—and there is help and hope awaiting you!

  • Track: Special Needs

    Loving the Family Impacted by Special Needs

    Amy Fenton Lee

    Amy Fenton Lee
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Most of us struggle to find the right words and appropriate actions to effectively minister to a family affected by special needs. In this breakout we’ll offer guidance for pastors, children’s ministers, and caring volunteers for relational etiquette when ministering to parents processing a special needs diagnosis for their child. This session will provide guidance for church greeters and host teams who may be the first faces to welcome the family affected by disability. We’ll also talk about why many parents do not reveal their child’s special needs diagnosis and how to the church can encourage families to approach them with a partnership mindset.

  • Track: Ushering

    Ushering with Excellence!

    Rod Suzuki

    Rod Suzuki

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: N8

    Ushering is more than collecting the offering! Its serving and meeting the needs of those coming in your church door! Its welcoming the visitor and reflecting Jesus! Come hear ways to do that with excellence.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Infusion

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: D1

    This interactive workshop is for anyone desiring to worship God in all aspects of their life, worship as a lifestyle. Everyone gets involved in discussing three prominent areas of worship: the Heart aspects of worship (passion and purpose), the Art aspects of worship (process and programming), and the Hard aspects of worship (people and politics). Participation from everyone is encouraged.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Recording A CD For Ministry

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 114

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

  • Track: Youth

    Creating a Youth Ministry from Scratch

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 7, 2014 - 10:30 AM Room: Firehouse

    You want to develop a thriving and impactful youth ministry – but there’s just one problem, There aren’t any youth! If this gets close to describing your situation, join us as we share step by step strategies for creating a youth ministry from scratch. We’ll also cover how to keep students around for the long haul, and the latest trends and insights into what today’s youth need most in a youth group. This workshop will be presented by Margaret Leigh Guthrie.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Submission Is A Good And Godly Thing

    Venetta Cormier-Walker

    Venetta Cormier-Walker

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D3

    Serving God starts with knowing who He is; knowing who we are and why submitting to Him is a "sure bet." We will look at how submission is sometimes viewed in a negative light, though commonplace in our everyday life. We will contrast the negative connotation with the positive: Submission Is A Good And Godly Thing; focusing on clarifying the difference between slavery and the voluntary servitude we experience when we submit to the Will of God.

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Reaching and Teaching Kids During the Wonder Years

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Welcome to the wonder lab of preschool ministry! Children this age have hearts that are open to God and his Word. They’re eager to learn as they wiggle and giggle and play! We’ll help you understand 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! After this workshop, you’ll be an expert at creating a spiritual exploratorium that kids beg their parents to bring them to. And, we’ll give you expert insights into partnering with preschoolers’ parents on this fantastic faith journey! This workshop will be presented by Esther Boley.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Reclaiming Our Children for Jesus, Part 1

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: C7

    We are in a tough spiritual battle for the hearts, minds and souls for our kids. The enemy has a plan and tactics that have him winning right now. We have to know his plan before we can develop a plan to win the fight. This is part 1 and will expose Satan's plan. Part 2 will show us how to win the battle.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Reaching the Troubled Child From a Difficult Home

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D6

    Children from a difficult home situation have trouble relating to God for various reasons. This workshop will inform you of the four spiritual walls necessary for a functional home and how to minister to boys and girls from homes that have one or more of these walls missing.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Helping Children Develop Prayer Warrior Habits and Mentality

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D7

    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. Many ideas both theory and practical.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Sharing Bible Stories With Family and Friends

    Dr. Tom J. Cowley

    Dr. Tom J. Cowley

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: C6

    The objective of this workshop is to help you use the Bible and it truths in every day conversation. We will present an outline of Bible truths from, events and people for you to grasp and use around the dinner table and in everyday conversation. Organizing and using the Meta Narrative, (overwiew story and sub stories) of the Bible is key to sharing the Gospel in the 'post modern' era. We view the BIBLE as God's Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Balloons with a Gospel Twist!

    Vanessa Oden

    Vanessa Oden

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D5

    Balloon twisting is a fun way to share the love of Jesus! This workshop will cover ways to twist balloons with a Gospel message for children's outreaches, ministry events and more!

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Ideal Target to Grow Children Spiritually and Morally

    Dwight Hunnicut

    Dwight Hunnicut

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: C8

    The statistics are appalling: -George Barna tells us one out of every two college students who were raised in the church walk away from it. -Only 10-15 percent of young people have a Biblical worldview. -61% of adults age 20-30 who had been churched as kids are now spiritually disengaged.

    How can we see church ministries work together to minimize this dropoff? Thankfully, Scripture does have a model to follow to raise up godly young people who stand up for truth, possessing godly character and enduring faith in God.

    Come learn from Genesis 37-50 how the life of Joseph can give our churches and families a target for training up children ages 2-18, and learn five church standards you can take home to evaluate your own church ministries.

  • Track: Christian Education

    Intelligent Design

    Bill Schappert

    Bill Schappert

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D2

    Discoveries in science, from the microscope to the telescope, all point to the reality of God's plan and purpose, using science only. All Truth is God's Truth. Learn how to prepare your loved ones for influence of the atheistic world view that is so prevalent in secular schools. Learn some of the amazing new discoveries in genetics and protein assembling.

  • Track: College

    Losing Your Religion: A Key to Reaching Younger Generations

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: N12

    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.

  • Track: Counseling

    How to Forgive -- Part 2

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 215

    Practicing all aspects of God's forgiveness (receiving it from Him, forgiving others and asking others to forgive us) is a fundamental need in every person's life. God heals the human soul and restores broken relationships as we practice His forgiveness. Learn the most important elements of biblical forgiveness and how to do it.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    He Who Hath No Fingers

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: B3

    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, Washington, 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

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Same Church, Different Circumstances - Reaching the Lost in Changing Times

    Raymond Landry

    Raymond Landry

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: N8

    This workshop is for people who while witnessing or counseling, find themselves listening to people explain "how wrong is now the new right!" It provides biblical tools to help them engage individuals or groups using compassion and GOD's truth, without compromising the Foundation of Christ. It prepares participants to contend for the Faith, in love, as laws and special interest groups increasingly call, good evil and evil good!

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Father Matters

    Kevin White

    Kevin White

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: N9

    There are over 20 million fatherless children in the U.S. today. These children are at a higher risk for behavioral disorders, incarceration, school drop-out, aggression, and a host of other problems. What contributes to these problems? Why does having a father in a child's life matter? What does the Bible say? And what can we, as church leaders, do about it?

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Living like a Kingdom Man Part 2 - Leading God’s Way

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: A1

    Are you giving God your best in every area of your life? Are you leading others based on the teachings of Jesus Christ? Learn important biblical principles from the Book of Romans that will help assure you are leading God’s way in every area of your life.

  • Track: Missions

    Power of Vision In Your Local Church

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: N11

    Examine the importance, need, creation and implementation of vision. "With vision the people thrive."

  • Track: Pastors

    The Pastor and Corporate Spirituality Series #1: Personal Spirituality and Leadership

    Dr. David Slamp

    Dr. David Slamp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: A3

    This is Session 1 of "The Pastor and Corporate Spirituality" series. In a survey of over 700 pastors, the Number 1 need they stated is, "leading corporate spirituality". In a day of watered-down Christianity and easy discipleship, the church must renew it's commitment to be authentic disciples! This interactive session includes: "Pastoral Barriers to Spiritual Growth", "Antidotes to These Barriers", "Patterns of the Spiritual Leader's Prayers and Life".

  • Track: Special Needs

    Understanding Autism: A Family and Church Perspective

    Diane Dokko Kim

    Diane Dokko Kim

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Special Needs ministries benefit from understanding the unique challenges faced by families affected by autism. Why might a parent be guarded in disclosing important information about their child? Why might families register for worship or a respite event, but "No Show" without warning? What practical strategies could help both ministry leads and families be more effective in ministering, and being ministered to? Hear insight from an autism parent/special needs ministry leader: how autism impacts families and the ministries striving to support them.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Effective Worship That Leads to Effective Discipleship

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D8

    The Bible says that “we worship God in Spirit and In Truth” and that “we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us 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?

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Leading a Vibrant Church Choir

    Jayne Bell

    Jayne Bell

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 214

    This workshop will give you tools to help lead and direct a choir using effective organizational skills to create a thriving experience for both the choir and the listeners. You will be able to find resources to support your ministry, provide a vision for those in your choir and be a worship leader model.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Cookin' Up a Song - Basic Recipes for Singing

    Carole Brewer

    Carole Brewer

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 114

    Basic Recipes for Singing Got air? Learn Carole's innovative, easy to understand, concert tested "recipes". All great singing starts here!

    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

  • Track: Youth

    Listening To and Hearing God in an Overloaded Tech World

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: N10

    Our world is over run by technology. Because of this we often run until we are exhausted like the prophet Elijah. How do you avoid the Elijah syndrome in youth ministry? How do you hear form God on a daily basis? When is it time to put down the smart phone, the tablet, the computer and take a fast form technology? How do you do self care in this type of overloaded world.

  • Track: Youth

    Got JESUS?

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: C2

    Is Jesus in your youth ministry? Come learn 4 ways to add Jesus Teachings to your youth ministry. 1. Jesus told parables to reach people. Youth like to hear stories. Jesus parables were purposeful, illustrative stories which helped people understand difficult things. The unknown was illustrated by the known. 2. Jesus always told the truth. Youth like when we are honest with them. Jesus was never compromising. He was never concerned with popularity, public opinion, or the polls. We should never stray from the truth when teaching teenagers. 3. Jesus used teachable moments. Youth like when we are spontaneous. Some of your best youth teachings will not happen in the classroom—it will happen on a ride home, on a trip, or in a counseling session. 4. Jesus used humor. Youth like to laugh. If you want to teach like Jesus, you should not feel obligated to be dry, boring, and humorless.

  • Track: Youth

    Preaching the Bible to Teens

    Jordan Berry

    Jordan Berry

    March 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Room: D1

    Preaching the Bible to teens can be a tricky endeavor. In this workshop we will spoil some of the mystery of communicating the Word of God to teens in a way that is both engaging and challenging. We will talk about how to prepare a sermon, how to deliver a sermon, and how to grow in your preaching ability.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

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

    Pira Tritasavit

    Pira Tritasavit

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: D3

    Is it possible to have a greater impact on those you lead by listening MORE and talking LESS? How can life coaching skills effect your ministry, move people forward and make progress? Coaching moves people from "passive spectators" to "active participants". Learn the skills it takes to lead others to where THEY want to go more effectively and efficiently. By asking powerful questions, listening actively, and drawing out the best God-given resources in your people, coaching helps others discover ways to actually take action. NOTE: This workshop will also feature a LIVE DEMONSTRATION of coaching with a volunteer attendee. Coaching skills create dynamic solutions that are key to every ministry relationship. Whether you are a pastor, youth group leader, small group discussion leader, Sunday school teacher, sports ministry volunteer, a talker or a listener, spouse or parent, or someone who just wants to witness better in your workplace, this workshop is for you.

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Creative Review for Little Kids (Enhancing Learning in a Fun Way)

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: D7

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

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    POP Quiz

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: D8

    Workshop designed for Children Ministry teachers to take a quick self test to discover areas where you are strong and areas to improve. After the Pop Quiz, you will receive some tips to enhance your teaching.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Has Your Children's Ministry Lost Focus?

    Steve Karges

    Steve Karges

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: D5

    Is your children’s ministry in alignment with Scripture or has it strayed from its God given purpose? Learn Biblical principles that will help your church clarify and refocus its ministry to children.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Top-10 Ways to Reach a Child

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    After the whirlwind changes kids go through from birth through preschool, it may feel a little like kids this age aren’t changing much. But they’re changing every year—cognitively, spiritually, and physically! How can you keep up with what’s effective, what’s hot, and what’s working with these changing kids—and times? This workshop will clue you in to the latest techniques for grabbing kids’ attention, managing classrooms with multiple ages, and making learning memorable. Plus, we’ll give you insider secrets to what parents of kids this age need most—and how you can partner effectively with them. This workshop will be presented by Christiaan VandenHeuvel.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    How 4,000 Kids Questions Developed into Five Life Threads (Biblical Foundation Characteristics)

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: C8

    We asked 4,000 kids "What's your biggest question about God and the Bible?"and received 4,000 answers. We categorized and prioritized and then summarized to discover the "trending" questions for each age group and are striving to meet the challenge - to answer those questions so kids are sure of what they believe and why they believe it.

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Spiritual Parenting: Equipping Parents to Be Primary

    David Robles

    David Robles

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: C7

    It’s hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn’t what Jesus calls for in the Bible. God wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward Himself and others. This is the responsibility God has given to parents. Come and hear about how the Spiritual Parenting curriculum can help you inspire, equip, and support your parents for the greatest job they’ll ever have!

  • Track: Christian Education

    Asking Questions to Change Lives

    Mel Sattler

    Mel Sattler

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: D6

    We will look at Jesus model of asking questions. What are good types of questions to ask that engage students and make them think? We will look at guidelines for asking questions and work on skill development in this area.

  • Track: Christian Education

    How to be An Effective Sunday School Superintendent

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: N10

    Practical guidelines for the Sunday School Superintendent in administration, recruiting, personnel management, communication, planning, and implementing change.

  • Track: College

    Better Off Without Jesus

    Chuck Bomar

    Chuck Bomar
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: N12

    For most of us, deciphering God's voice in our lives seems ambiguous, at best. Through his personal struggle to discern God's voice in midst of trial, Chuck Bomar brings much needed practical understanding to why we are better off without Jesus physically by our side and takes readers on a confidence building journey of recognizing how and when the Holy Spirit is speaking to them.

  • Track: Counseling

    Caregiving: The New Boomer Identity, Part 1

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 215

    The oldest Boomers have just turned 65, dragging a 20-year tail. We will discuss the demographic impact of this generation, related biblical principles, and strategies and opportunities for the Church.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Growing A Multi-Generational Church

    Barbara Williams

    Barbara Williams

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: D2

    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.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Evangelism as a Lifelong Adventure

    Tim Royal

    Tim Royal

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: N13

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

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    MARRIAGE 911: A First Response for Couples in Crisis - Even With An Unwilling Spouse

    Joe and Michelle Williams

    Joe and Michelle Williams

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: N9

    What is your first response when someone tells you their marriage is in crisis? Marriage 911: A First Response Ministry, provides the help and hope couples facing challenges need--even if only one spouse is willing to work on the marriage.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Men Discipling Men (How to Lead Men's Small Groups)

    Jason Johnson

    Jason Johnson

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: A1

    This workshop will walk through several ways in which we can successfully lead the small groups in our communities. It will cover how to lead and train men to build personal relationships with others, creating a organic culture of men that disciple other men and are themselves being discipled. In this workshop we will learn the importance of providing a safe place for growing, healing and sharpening one another in Christ, and how to use the opportunities given to us through our leading and facilitation of small groups to equip men to have a impact in their families,churches, communities,and in the world.

  • Track: Missions

    Leadership: Key to Mission Success

    Sam J. Earp

    Sam J. Earp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: N11

    Explore principles of leadership with implications for developing a successful mission program within the local church.

  • Track: Pastors

    How to Reverse a Declining Trend, Part 2

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: A3

    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.

  • Track: Special Needs

    Adapting Curriculum for Special Needs

    Kris Volkir

    Kris Volkir

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: Heritage Room

    This workshop will discuss creative ways to adapt Sunday School curriculum for students with special needs.

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    When the Door Slams on your Hand!

    Kathy Slamp

    Kathy Slamp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 214

    In the adventure called life; we suffer hurts, burns, and disastrous surprises! Sometimes, we are hurt by one we love; or we might get “burned” by a careless mistake of our own making; and then occasionally, circumstances come crashing down around us unexpectedly and seemingly out of our control. It is only with God’s help that we can effectively deal with life’s hurts, burns, and disasters. To be victorious, we must meet each of them with authenticity, courage, and grace. In this workshop, Kathy weaves a dramatic, poignant, and humorous real-life message that will stir the listener's heart.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Dynamic Guitar in Worship (Int-Adv)

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: D1

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

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Effective Worship Leading

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 114

    Stagnant...vibrant...apathetic...alive- which words describe your worship setting? There is a LOT worship leaders can do to affect that answer, so join us as we explore ways to engage people and draw out their passion for Christ. We'll cover purpose, team building, musical dynamics, song flow, arranging and much more. If you want to inspire people in new ways, this is for you. This workshop will repeat on Saturday at 11:15 in Room WC114.

  • Track: Youth

    You Lost Me

    Wayne A. Hubbard

    Wayne A. Hubbard

    March 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM Room: N15

    What is the reasons do so many spiritually active teenagers put their faith and their connection to the church on the shelf as they reach adulthood? Why do young people raised in good Christian homes wander as young adults?

    In this workshop we will address these questions and study the biblical solutions to why; "We Lost Them"?

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Prayer and the Preschool Child (Learning to Pray)

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: D7

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

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Reclaiming Our Children for Jesus, Part 2

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: C7

    We are in a tough spiritual battle for our kids hearts, minds and souls. We have to get in the fight and arm ourselves with the tools that will help us defeat the enemy. This is part two and will give you specific things to do to win the battle. It is our job to fight for them until they are capable of fighting the battle themselves.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Facepainting for the Gospel!

    Vanessa Oden

    Vanessa Oden

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: D5

    Facepainting is a GREAT way to reach people for the kingdom! Learn fun and exciting designs, techniques, and approaches to facepainting to use in your church, or even on a Missions trip! Come to this workshop to get tips on how to use facepainting at your next event for the glory of God! You do not need to know how to draw in order to facepaint! We will be demonstrating various techniques and designs right in class! Join this exciting workshop and glean tips from a seasoned facepainter who has facepainted thousands of children and adults for over 15 years! Sharing God's love, while facepainting!

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Building Strong Student Leaders in Your Church

    Dwight Hunnicut

    Dwight Hunnicut

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: C8

    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 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.

  • Track: Christian Education

    Teaching Adults: Who? What? Why?

    Mel Sattler

    Mel Sattler

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: D6

    We will consider the different stages of developmental tasks that adults go through. Based on that info we can then pick materials to teach, decide formats that work, develop objectives, etc.

  • Track: Christian Education

    Training Your Christian Education Workers

    Walt Huckaby

    Walt Huckaby

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: N10

    We will give some basic guidelines on how to train your educational program workers including some sample schedules.

  • Track: College

    Developing a Church-Based College and Young Adult Ministry

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: N13

    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 "CYA" Ministry.

  • Track: Counseling

    Caregiving: The New Boomer Identity , Part 2

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 215

    If you are caring for a parent, spouse, child, grandchild or neighbor, let’s discuss the Biblical principles that governs our caregiving and practical strategies for caregivers. Part 1 is highly recommended as a foundation.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    The Evangelism Toolbox

    Brenda Sauter

    Brenda Sauter

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: D2

    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!

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Anointed To Help

    Raymond Landry

    Raymond Landry

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: N8

    The workshop calls attention to the "Gift of Helps" and it's importance in todays church. It challenges individuals who do the work of ministry, without the title, to understand the significance of their labor. It will refresh attendees who have become weary in their well doing. It provides tools to help one better assist their Pastor, local church and community without becoming burned out.

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Nourishing Family Connections in the Bay Area

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    Colleen Lam Nguyen

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: N9

    The Bay Area has a unique culture that can strain the intimate connections of one's family life. This workshop will provide insight on how to thrive as a family in a fast-paced culture by learning how to stay emotionally and relationally connected to those you love throughout the different stages of a family's growth.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Leadership in the Midst of Crisis

    Ryan Wright

    Ryan Wright

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: A1

    Often times in ministry we find ourselves in the midst of crisis situations, a recent death, people in trauma, or even hostile situations. The title of leader means nothing but the abiltiy to lead means everything. We will discuss the practical ways to access a situation, to earn the trust of those involved, how to discern if you are to lead or follow and how to minister and influence without disrespecting those in charge. Co-presented with Kevin Lee.

  • Track: Missions

    Global Missional Issues Leadership Must Address

    Sam J. Earp

    Sam J. Earp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: N11

    In this ever changing world of missions, this workshop will address the major issues which must be resolved by agencies and churches. With a critical address, the future of God’s world agenda will be most difficult to achieve. The key element for this workshop will be to increase awareness of the issues and potential resolution.

  • Track: Pastors

    Overcoming Resistance to Change

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    Dr. Rodney Frazier

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: D8

    Ministry direction and change is something that we all must encounter and is unavoidable. However “Resistance” to that change is also unavoidable. As leaders, let’s look at practical and biblical reasons why people can be hesitant to change and cautious to “jump on board” especially in the area of ministry direction.

  • Track: Pastors

    The Pastor and Corporate Spirituality Series #2: Spiritual Leadership

    Dr. David Slamp

    Dr. David Slamp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: A3

    This second in the series, "The Pastor and Corporate Spirituality" focuses more on the Pastor as spiritual leader, than on his/her personal spirituality. It includes topics such as, "Qualities of a Spiritual Leader", "The 4 D's of Leading Corporate Spirituality", and "Management by Mission". This interactive session even includes practical ideas of how to begin and an initial plan sheet for each local church.

  • Track: Special Needs

    A Place for Me: Reaching Children and Families With Special Needs

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Experience what it’s like to be a child with special needs in this workshop—and you’ll never see children with special needs the same again. Find out how to craft a special needs ministry. Once you involve children with special needs in your ministry, families who have children with special needs will flock to your church. This practical, visionary workshop shows you where to start – and how to move forward. This workshop will be presented by Margaret Leigh Guthrie.

  • Track: Special Needs

    Including Teens with Special Needs in Your Church

    Stacy Hodge

    Stacy Hodge

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Teenagers with special needs are often the most unreached age group within special needs ministry. In this workshop we will explore why it is important to make the effort to include this unique population in your vision for the student and special needs ministries. Being a former youth ministry associate, Stacy will be giving practical tips, tools, and ideas to help you reach this amazing group of students in your existing ministries.

  • Track: Ushering

    CPR/AED & First Aid for the First Responder, Part 1

    Jim Maddox

    Jim Maddox

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: N12

    You are the first step in the chain of survival when a medical emergency or injury happens. Learn to recognize an emergency and the proper steps in assisting the victim until help arrives. Repeats Saturday @ 11:15, N12.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Building a Team for Worship Ministry

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 114

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

  • Track: Youth

    God's "Audible" Directions

    Patrick Lee

    Patrick Lee

    March 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM Room: N15

    Those of us who have spent a considerable time in ministry can attest to having our own plans diverted by God. This workshop will discuss how we can learn to benefit from these audibles.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    The Restoration Of Bibical Prayer

    Elton Gillam

    Elton Gillam

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: N9

    There is not a meeting called in the average church that has fewer people show up than at a prayer meeting. Why is that? Part of the problem is that most are still functioning under an Old Testament type of prayer; the priest does all the praying. You and I cannot hire our praying done for us. The practice of "send your prayer requests to us and we'll pray for you" can be an abomination to God. Come to this class and learn why!

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Helping Children Understand About Death

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: D6

    We will discuss some traditional attitudes concerning death and the stages of grief and loss. Come learn how to counsel a child who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Packing Their Chutes: Giving Preteens Faith for a Lifetime

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    Just when you thought you had kids figured out, they morph into preteens…tweens…upper-elementary-age kids! As they stand on the precipice of childhood, ready to take their leap into youth ministry, how can you be sure your preteens have what they need to not only survive, but also thrive? This workshop will help you understand what’s going on in preteens’ changing minds and bodies—and how to help them grow spiritually. You’ll discover the top things kids this age want from you, the things you should never do or say, and the keys to ministry that’ll keep kids coming back every week. Plus, we’ll help you understand what preteens’ parents are going through and how you can partner with them, too. This workshop will be presented by Joe Patterson.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Storytelling With a Twist

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: C8

    Many ministry workers want to be storytellers, but don't know where to get the stories! In this workshop we talk about the value of sharing experiences from one's own childhood. The workshop includes storytelling techniques and gives the class opportunity to practice. This workshop repeats on Saturday at 3:45 in Room WC214.

  • Track: Christian Education

    Spiritual Self-Defense

    Bill Schappert

    Bill Schappert

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: D2

    Spiritual Self-Defense is a biblical technique of applying prayer and Scripture to handling one's thought-life of fears, doubts, haunts from the past, inappropriate desires, obsessions, etc. - one's internal conflicts. Also, Scripture applied to external attacks works amazingly well to protect you. We teach our loved-ones martial arts, but more importantly, we need to teach them to use God's Word in this very practical way. This workshop repeats on Saturday, 3:45 in Room D2.

  • Track: College

    Discipleship Tools for College Ministry

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: N13

    It can sometimes be difficult to effect and see change in late-stage adolescents. Making their discipleship, rather than your program, the priority of your ministry is the first step in bearing lasting fruit in their lives. We'll discuss specific tools to use in this process and how to employ them in your local church college/young adult ministry.

  • Track: Counseling

    Dealing With Difficult People in the Workplace

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 215

    The NUMBER ONE problem in the workplace is poor relationships. In this workshop, four types of typical human behavior are examined. Participants are given the private opportunity to identify their own typical behavior, compare it to how Jesus would behave in the workplace, and examine the impact on interactions with difficult co-workers, managers, and other people.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Reaching the Mission Field at Our Doorstep

    Leon Harper

    Leon Harper

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: N15

    The world is our mission field but how can we successfully reach all from here in the USA? Well there is a way to reach many of the future world leaders by showing hospitality to international students who are here now. These are over 36,000 international students attending our college campuses this year. Come to this workshop to hear more how you can make a global impact for Christ right here right now. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    The Challenge of Manhood: Qualities That Lead to Success

    Robert Scott

    Robert Scott

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: A1

    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. Co-presenter Kevin Lee.

  • Track: Missions

    Growth In Mission: Missionary Candidate Preparation

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: N11

    Essential steps to effectively prepare our Missionary Candidate for service.

  • Track: Pastors

    Strange Bedfellows: Spirituality and Sexuality

    Dr. Sam Leong

    Dr. Sam Leong

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: A3

    In a national study, sexual problems were found to be a major public health issue as 43% of women and 31% of men reported such concerns. How can you, as the pastor or ministry leader address sexual concerns with the couples in your church? This workshop with give you practical tips on how to initiate talking about sexuality. Suggestions for working with the non-consummated marriage and with marriages where there are different levels of sexual desire will be presented.

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Breaking Down the Walls Around My Heart

    Valerie Doyle, MA LMFT

    Valerie Doyle, MA LMFT

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: N8

    This workshop is designed to help you identify if there are walls around your heart & understand God's plan to becoming open again, open to Him and His Will for your life. You will learn to recognize if you are hindering the very thing you desire most.

  • Track: Special Needs

    Special Needs FAQ

    Amy Fenton Lee

    Amy Fenton Lee
    Keynote Speaker

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: Heritage Room

    This session will address the most common questions and challenges posed by church leaders new to accommodating children with special needs. Together we’ll talk about issues such as including a wide range of ages in a single setting, behavior concerns, and meeting parent expectations, and establishing thriving parent support groups. We’ll also talk about establishing a culture and setting up policies & procedures to protect every ministry stakeholder (including volunteers!)

  • Track: Ushering

    CPR/AED & First Aid for the First Responder, Part 2

    Jim Maddox

    Jim Maddox

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: N12

    You are the first step in the chain of survival when a medical emergency or injury happens. Learn to recognize an emergency and the proper steps in assisting the victim until help arrives. Must complete Part 1. Repeats on Saturday @ 12:45, N12.

  • Track: Ushering

    Welcoming with Compassion

    Debbie Lillo

    Debbie Lillo

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: C6

    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.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Cookin' Up a Song - Diction Delicacies

    Carole Brewer

    Carole Brewer

    March 7, 2014 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 114

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

    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

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Grow Your Sunday Service Attendance

    LJ Jennings

    LJ Jennings

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: D1

    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 ever have to worry whether you will have guests on Sunday. Utilize these methods be assured of guests every week.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Heart and Mind: Why It Makes Sense to Believe in God

    Gerard Cruz

    Gerard Cruz

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: C8

    Faith and reason are typically pitted against each other, but in reality, both are equally valid ways of knowing. This workshop will offer a biblical basis for understanding what constitutes faith, with respect to believing in God, and will explore the proper place of reason.

  • Track: Asian

    Our Fathers Stories - the Asian Perspective

    Victor Quon

    Victor Quon

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: N8

    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 Asian fathers to explore their victories and struggles with the role that they have in their families. Although the stories are specifically from an Asian context, the lessons learned are universal.

  • Track: Asian

    Retention and Outreach to the Asian American Young Adults

    Peter Wang

    Peter Wang

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: N10

    Focusing on the characteristics and needs of this generation of young Asian Americans, this seminar will provide concrete action steps and ideas for churches to retain and outreach the Asian American young adults.

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Live Sound Basics

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: B3

    1.0 Background of audio source frequency range. 1.1 Frequency ranges of speech and program material. 1.2 Understanding the equipment limitations that also limit audio quality. 1.3 How proximity plays a role in perceived quality. 2.0 Audio rules. 2.1 Rules of audio that are tools for equalizing audio sources. 2.2 Rules, not myths, of sound level. 2.3 Important roles that audio rules play in good sound. 3.0 Sound level range. 3.1 NC ratings and how to measure it. 3.2 Adequate audio level and STI (Speech Transmission Index). 3.3 Sound level index, measurement weight.

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Giving the Gospel a Go for Preschoolers

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: D7

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

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching For Changed Lives

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: C7

    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.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

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

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    Jack and Liz Hagler

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: D5

    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.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Puppets in Ministry

    Vanessa Oden

    Vanessa Oden

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: D8

    Everyone loves puppets! Come to this fun and hands-on workshop to practice the fun of puppets in ministry. Hands-on techniques on how to effectively use puppets for ministry, getting a puppet ministry started, resources to use and train your workers! We will cover hand puppets, rod puppets and demonstrate working on a team and in an ensemble. We will also discuss scripting,music, and props! Come for a time of fun and practice!

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    The Parent Connection

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    What do you talk about when you meet a parent for the first time? How do you invite a nonchurched parent to a church event? Practical ideas for reaching out to the parents of the kids/teens in your ministry.

  • Track: Christian Education

    The Art of Using Questions in Teaching and Leadership

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: C6

    One of the greatest tools God has given us for leading and teaching. Yet, in most churches the type question most used produces the least amount of learning – and in most cases no learning at all. In this session we will learn how to formulate and use questions that will produce results.

  • Track: Counseling

    Sharing the Gospel with Adults Who Have Alzheimers

    Jim Hogsett

    Jim Hogsett

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 215

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

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Hospitality Opens Doors!

    John Milgate

    John Milgate

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: N13

    In 2009 John & Paula Milgate moved to Seattle to show hospitality and model faith to college students. In this workshop John will describe how God worked to grow relationships and show His love, establish connections through prayer, and lead them into a form of discipleship based on Life in the Way of Jesus.

    Consider your own spiritual gifts and how God might use you to reach people you don't even know through hospitality.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Is Our Evangelism Effective in the Inner City?

    Barbara Williams

    Barbara Williams

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: D2

    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 "Empathy Centers".

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Training Tomorrows Leaders in Todays Juvenile Halls, County Jails and State Prisons

    Joe O. Ramos

    Joe O. Ramos

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: N15

    Learn how to obtain "hands on" training in ministry (prison ministry) through prayer, Bible studies, and preaching God's word. This gives you the opportunity to acquire "hands on" training and experience, and then taking these skills developed in you behind bars to use in your church.

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Resilience for Yourself and Your Family: A Christian Perspective

    Sik-Lam Wong

    Sik-Lam Wong

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: N9

    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.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Developing a Strong Ministry to Men

    Jason Johnson

    Jason Johnson

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: A1

    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

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Next Generation Christians: Helping Young Men Grow Like Jesus Grew

    Roy Tinklenberg

    Roy Tinklenberg

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: D3

    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.

  • Track: Missions

    Mobilize Your Church for World Missions

    Mark Tsujimoto

    Mark Tsujimoto

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: N11

    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 devellop their mission program.

  • Track: Pastors

    The Secrets of Finishing and Staying Well in Ministry

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: A3

    You are entitled to a private life, but not a secret life. How do you as a pastor or shepherd avoid pitfalls, allurements and distractions. Are you afraid to do anything because you are afraid to make an mistake? How do you live a godly life and not buy the hype about yourself or ministry. These are all questions pastors and other spiritual leaders must face. How are you doing?

  • Track: Special Needs

    Autism and the Church

    Debbie Lillo

    Debbie Lillo

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Autism is on the rise, and every church in the nation must be prepared to welcome children, students, and adults with Autism and their families. This workshop will give an introduction to autism and will discuss strategies for adapting programs and encouraging positive behavior outcomes for students on the Autism Spectrum.

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    Is Fear An Emotion?

    Deborah Moody

    Deborah Moody

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 214

    Through a life-changing experience I discovered a stronghold. FEAR! There are others who have experienced challenges that made them afraid. I wanted to share my journey and encourage women to empower themselves and to persevere through the fear and stay focused on God. Persevere Through the Fear – Why do we struggle with fear so much? “Fear not, be not afraid!” is the most repeated command in the Bible, one for every day of the year! And yet, we are still fearful. Is fear an emotion, an illness, or a weapon formed against us? Come to this workshop to explore: Reasons for fear, Ways to conquer fear, Tools to help change your thinking. Gain insights on increasing faith, decreasing fear, gaining freedom. Live a life that is richer, fuller and peaceful. Dare to not only dream, but to follow that dream without fear!

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Keyboard in Worship

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 114

    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.

  • Track: Youth

    Effective Teaching for Middle School & High School Students

    Kevin White

    Kevin White

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: C2

    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.

  • Track: Youth

    Back to the Basics!

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    March 8, 2014 - 8:00 AM Room: D6

    Is your church just starting a youth ministry? Are you in your first, second, or third year of youth ministry or need a fresh outlook on your existing ministry? Come learn how to recruit volunteers, set up your team, attract volunteers, set priorities, learn and reach the youth and much more. This workshop offers the tools and principles you need to impact the youth in your ministry.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    There's No App for That: The Influence of Technology on Spirituality

    Gerard Cruz

    Gerard Cruz

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: C8

    We take for granted that technology is useful and necessary. It allows constant access to information that is communicated through various forms: text, sound and images. But how does technology and media affect spiritual life? This workshop will discuss the positive and negative aspects of various media technologies, specifically its impact on the inner life of the believer.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Dealing with Crisis in the Urban Church

    Roy D. Wilford

    Roy D. Wilford

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: D3

    The Urban church is behind in the way or lack of skills in handle crisis in the urban churches,

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Blessed Are The Persecuted

    Don Roberts

    Don Roberts

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: D6

    Understand the nature of restriction and persecution by establishing a scriptural foundation, This is important because God has decreed it in 2 Timothy 3:12. This is a prelude to: “Religious Restriction in America – Getting Prepared."

  • Track: Asian

    Quality Time with Your Child (in Mandarin)

    Peter and Emily Lam

    Peter and Emily Lam

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: N10

    Does your child feel loved? Children spell love "T-I-M-E". We will include simple and practical ways to connect with our children in different age groups.

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Keeping Your Sound System Working

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: B3

    Testing cables and system components from microphone to speakers. What are you testing for and what is good and bad. Whare do you find test equipment and what is it called.

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Effective Video for Today's Church

    Dan Kaufman

    Dan Kaufman

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: D2

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

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Music: A Teaching Tool for Early Education

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: D7

    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.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Sticky Teaching

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: D8

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

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    We WILL NOT Fear!

    Steve Karges

    Steve Karges

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: D5

    Fear permeates every area of our lives, but God wants us to be fearless. Discover how to ELIMINATE fear once and for all from the Truth of Scripture.

  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Spiritual Parenting: Resourcing Your Parents to be Spiritual Leaders

    David Robles

    David Robles

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: C7

    Just because we know it’s the responsibility of our parents to be the nurturers of their children’s faith don’t mean they have the tools for the job. A big part of our responsibility is to equip them with what they’ll need to get the job done. How do we do that and how does it change our roles?

  • Track: College

    College & Young Adult Ministry Forum

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: N13

    As we've developed the College Ministry track, there has been more than one suggestion for some extra time to process ideas, share stories and discuss. Come for an open, honest dialogue led by seasoned college/young adult ministry leaders. Note- this is not a lecture or presentation!

  • Track: Counseling

    Planting Tumbleweeds: From Aimless to Splendid

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 215

    Does your life resemble a tumbleweed? Lifeless? Rootless? Tossed about by every circumstance? Just when your think you are standing firm, along comes another wind and blows you off course. There is hope. If you understand the relationship of the human spirit, soul and body, your life can take on new meaning and stability as you learn to become planted like a mighty oak.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Evangelism and Outreach in the Inner City

    Yaahn Hunter

    Yaahn Hunter

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: N15

    We will look at ways of reaching the inner city through various methods of evangelism. We will look at a developing a strategic plan for outreach in the local church. We will also discuss the pros and cons of social programs and their effectiveness.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Renewing our Fire and Rebuilding our Lives as Evangelists

    Ronald Harden

    Ronald Harden
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 200

    Nehemiah was a powerfully anointed person to complete GREAT tasks in God! This dynamic workshop applies proven Biblical principles to overcome the barriers to finishing ourGodly tasks. You will learn how to quit falling into the same repeated activities and mindsets that have kept you from growing in and finishing strong in God!

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Blended Families

    LJ Jennings

    LJ Jennings

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: D1

    All of our churches have blended families and relationships yet little is said about this new normal. With more than two thirds of all individuals involved in some sort of a blended relationship. Blended families have become the new norm. Learn about blended families, their impact on your ministry and how to effectively minister to this new normal.

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Got Intimacy?

    Cecil Wong

    Cecil Wong

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: C6

    God tells us in Genesis 1 that people are His image-bearers and they are to rule and care for the earth as His representatives. In chapter 2, God gives us a picture that goes into the character of those intended to be in charge - they knew what it meant to be one flesh, naked and unashamed. Authority marked by transparency, wisdom, and vulnerability driven not by appetites and pride but love and humility. In chapter 3, we see the enemy targeting God's image with temptations that lead to cover up, shame, and blame. And this has been the root of all our problems. Since the kingdom of God is essentially about identity and relationships, we must equip leaders to be in the forefront of spiritual growth through application of God's truth at the root levels. Jesus went to great lengths unpacking the kingdom in His Sermon on the Mount. There He tells us that we need to seek this kingdom first. Upon laying this groundwork, workshop attenders will receive life coaching to come up with plans custom fit for their individual homes, groups and communities. These plans will be generated with alignment of core beliefs and values with desired goals and objectives. Plans will have concrete actions to be executed after leaving the workshop.

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Understanding Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention

    Will Yancy

    Will Yancy

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: N9

    We will examine the batterers intervention requirements per penal code 1203.097, and discuss prevention strategies. We will also discuss the Christian response, the church's response and the Pastor's response abuse.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Living like a Kingdom Man Part 3 - Greatness God’s Way

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: A1

    How can you achieve greatness in God’s kingdom? Is God’s path to greatness different from what we learn in the world? Learn important biblical lessons the Book of Mark that will help transform the way you think about your marriage, ministry, work life, and your everyday life as a Christian man.

  • Track: Missions

    Mission Trends for the Century

    Sam J. Earp

    Sam J. Earp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: N11

    Urbanization, globalization, missionary financial packages, are just some of the major issues for mission today. How we Solve these might determine if mission can be done at all! This workshop will repeat on Friday @ 10:30, room N11.

  • Track: Pastors

    Safeguarding the Financial Health of Pastors

    Augie Bau

    Augie Bau

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: A3

    Studies have shown that the burnout and turnover of pastors has increased. One of the factors is the financial stress on them. We will discuss how to establish a useful staff relations committee, determine fair compensation, provide adequate benefits, and meet IRS standards. This workshop is designed for both pastors and key lay leaders, and it will include several free resources for churches.

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Do Our Prayers Matter?

    Karen Habegger

    Karen Habegger

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: N8

    Prioritize God and experience a fulfilling relationship with Him in spite of a demanding schedule.

  • Track: Special Needs

    Building a Special Needs Ministry Team

    Amy Fenton Lee

    Amy Fenton Lee
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: Heritage Room

    Accommodating a child with autism can be a game-changer for an entire church staff, and every church needs to be prepared. With planning and program parameters everyone can experience success. We'll walk through the various issues a church’s leadership team may need to consider as they determine their church’s unique calling and capability for disability accommodation. We will talk about developing a job description for a special needs ministry coordinator while offering ways the church can inspire and equip lay leader champions. Best practices will be shared for instilling a sound culture for risk management and program longevity.

  • Track: Ushering

    CPR/AED & First Aid for the First Responder, Part 1

    Jim Maddox

    Jim Maddox

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: N12

    You are the first step in the chain of survival when a medical emergency or injury happens. Learn to recognize an emergency and the proper steps in assisting the victim until help arrives. Repeats Friday @ 3:00, N12.

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    The Senior Volunteer - The Church's "Golden Years!"

    Kathy Slamp

    Kathy Slamp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 214

    The Bible never once mentions “retirement,” yet many Christian seniors feel that their retirement years are theirs to do as they please. What a blessing to His church when seniors maximize these “golden” years in a variety of worthwhile projects and adventures. To the best of their abilities, Kathy and her husband are doing just that! In this workshop you will be challenged to use your golden years in God’s Kingdom. EVERYONE is a winner!

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Effective Worship Leading

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 114

    Stagnant...vibrant...apathetic...alive- which words describe your worship setting? There is a LOT worship leaders can do to affect that answer, so join us as we explore ways to engage people and draw out their passion for Christ. We'll cover purpose, team building, musical dynamics, song flow, arranging and much more. If you want to inspire people in new ways, this is for you. This workshop repeats on Friday at 1:30 in Room WC114.

  • Track: Youth

    Youth Ministry Meets Madison Ave.

    Kevin White

    Kevin White

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: C2

    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.)

  • Track: Youth

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

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM Room: Firehouse

    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 ton 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 Margaret Leigh Guthrie.

  • Track: Asian

    Emotional Health of Korean Pastors

    Roy Kim

    Roy Kim

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: N10

    Korean pastors tend to neglect their emotional health, which often leads to burnout and codependency. This workshop will explore what emotional health is, possible reasons why Korean pastors tend to neglect their emotional health, the advantages of being emotionally healthy, and what can be done to improve emotional health.

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Effective Video Editing for Today's Church

    Dan Kaufman

    Dan Kaufman

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D2

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

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Understanding Preschoolers

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: C7

    Preschoolers have unique needs in each stage of growth and development. When we understand those stages and needs we can reach them and teach them the way God made them. We aren't just baby-sitting.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Jesus Can Go to School in the Afternoon

    Sue Spillman

    Sue Spillman

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D6

    According to the US Supreme Court we can hold Bible classes in the public schools as an after-school club. Learn about your legal rights, how to proceed and the results from sharing God's love.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Pop Quiz

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D8

    Workshop designed for you to take a quick self test to discover your areas of strengths and weaknesses. Come and receive tips on how to enhance your teaching.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Bible Doctrine to Children

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D7

    Today's child may know about God's love and mercy but apart from biblical doctrine they can't really know the God of love or how they are to live. Biblical doctrine is foundational to all of the Christian life. Theory and practical.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Teaching Kids To Be Thinkers

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 214

    If we want kids to be strong in their faith, we need to teach them how to be thinkers. Unfortunately, we often focus on entertainment instead of truth. We stress application, but give them nothing to apply. How can we teach them to think through what they believe, to become spiritually strong? This workshop repeats on Friday @ 10:30 in Room C8.

  • Track: Christian Education

    Teaching That Bears Fruit

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: C6

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

  • Track: Christian Education

    Coaching Your Ministry Team for Maximum Performance

    Ed Miciano

    Ed Miciano

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: C8

    Leading a team of church volunteers can be overwhelming, challenging, and time consuming. Repeated failure and frustration in leading ministries often lead to burnout and fallout. In this workshop, we will identify the common pitfall of leading local church ministries and equip you to effectively lead your team for maximum performance.

  • Track: Counseling

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

    Pat J. Sikora

    Pat J. Sikora
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 215

    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.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    What Are You Doing For Jesus?

    Joe O. Ramos

    Joe O. Ramos

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: N15

    Discover opportunities to develop your skills, talents, and your passion by creating new ministries in your church. Develop a bus ministry, college ministry, music ministry, to an outreach ministry reaching the unsaved, to creating a Spanish Speaking ministry, a singles ministry, or a youth ministry, etc. by just stepping out in Faith...

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Mentoring is From the Heart to Heart

    Dr. Raymond Chan

    Dr. Raymond Chan

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: N9

    God calls us to have a heart for the next generation . Mentoring begins with a vision based on biblical principles, and continues onward sensing God’s leading. Mentoring is a two way street of receiving God’s promises for the next generation. The important role of prayer will be shared.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    The Power of 1

    Jonathan Maddox,MFT

    Jonathan Maddox,MFT

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D5

    We all have said that our lives would be better if only such and such would... Fortunately, the world does not work like that; come and learn how to improve your marriage or any relationship by controlling your most prized resource.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    RESTORE SEXUAL BROKENNESS - The Church’s Greatest Yet Unspoken Need

    Clay Allen

    Clay Allen

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: A1

    Do you or someone close to you quietly struggle with the impact of sexual brokenness? The statistics of this silent plague are staggering, but God has provided a way out – There is real hope and healing for men, pastors and their wives! Learn to embrace or minister transformational healing with tact and boldness while meeting the greatest yet unspoken need in the church today.

  • Track: Missions

    Having Christian Fun in a DisFUNctional World

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: N11

    The world has serious misconceptions of what it is to be a Christian. We are called to be witnesses to the world by a loving God who desires us to have a joy-filled abundant life. Where is the disconnect and what are we as Christians to do about it?

  • Track: Pastors

    The Pastor and Corporate Spirituality Series #3: Discipleship on Steroids!

    Dr. David Slamp

    Dr. David Slamp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: A3

    Focuses on how essential it is that we concentrate on "making disciples". This may involve making changes. We'll discuss how spiritually focused small groups can ignite authentic spiritual growth. What is a "small group-Sunday school" & why are both necessary? "The 3-L's of a Healthy Church", How small groups make a BIG difference!

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Encouraging the Needs Asian and African American Women

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: N8

    How does an successful well educated and gifted woman in the above cultures take risk in the areas of career, spiritual development ,romance and finding the right marriage partner. God has made you successful in all areas but this one, is there something wrong? The answer is no. What risk do I need to take to find the person God has for me?

  • Track: Special Needs

    Bridging the Gap: Responding to Mental Illness Within the Church

    Marie Fang

    Marie Fang

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: C2

    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.

  • Track: Special Needs

    What Autism Spectrum Disorder Has Taught Me About God: Insights From Research And Practice

    Cynthia Zierhut

    Cynthia Zierhut

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. Zierhut is a wife, a mother of four boys and works as a research psychologist at the MIND Institute in Sacramento, California. At the MIND she works in the area of treatment for very young children with ASD. In this workshop, Dr. Cynthia Zierhut shares a brief but current overview of scientific discoveries in Autism Spectrum Disorder and her perspective on how these findings relate to the nature of God. Taken together with her clinical and ministry experience over the past twenty years, this presentation promises to be authentic and inspirational. She considers it favor and only because of Him that her work has recently taken her to Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria and Australia to work along side therapists and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of children touched by ASD. She is the founder and former director of the Champions Ministry at Capital Christian Center in Sacramento and the founder of Evening of Dreams a fully inclusive prom for teens with special needs. She is passionate about Inclusion and the role of the church.

  • Track: Ushering

    CPR/AED & First Aid for the First Responder, Part 2

    Jim Maddox

    Jim Maddox

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: N12

    You are the first step in the chain of survival when a medical emergency or injury happens. Learn to recognize an emergency and the proper steps in assisting the victim until help arrives. Must complete Part 1. Repeats Friday @ 4:30, N12.

  • Track: Ushering

    Ushers, Greeters, and Other Hospitality Staff – Serving God and the Church

    Ed Litwin

    Ed Litwin

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 114

    Ushers, greeters and other frontline lay staff reflect Christianity at its core – being servants to others. This is Jesus’ highest calling to those who are His followers (Matt. 20:26). Learn how you can fulfill His calling as an usher/greeter or in other hospitality functions in your church.

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Praise & Worship as Weapons in Spiritual Warfare

    Donna Renay Patrick

    Donna Renay Patrick

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D3

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

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Band Interactive

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: FB Worship Center

    This workshop will demonstrate and discuss how a band is to look and sound to be effective in leading worship. Reggie, assisted by the Valley Christian High School worship band will play through familiar songs, highlighting both good and bad band techniques. Audience participation/interaction will be encouraged.

  • Track: Youth

    Doing Youth Ministry With Young Adult Ministry In Mind

    Ian Longtin

    Ian Longtin

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: N13

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

  • Track: Youth

    Just Say Yes: Helping Kids Commit to Purity

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: Firehouse

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

  • Track: Youth

    Mapping Out Your Youth Ministry for the First Five Years

    Jordan Berry

    Jordan Berry

    March 8, 2014 - 12:45 PM Room: D1

    My first couple of weeks in youth ministry I sat in my office not knowing what to do. Maybe, as a youth pastor, you've been asked, "What do you do all day?" Maybe that has made you wonder, "What DO I do all day?" In this seminar we'll develop a plan for how you should be spending your time during the first five years in the youth ministry at your church in order to develop a healthy and sustainable ministry.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    KINGDOM PROFESSIONALS: Coaching Christians for Workplace Witness

    Pira Tritasavit

    Pira Tritasavit

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: D3

    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.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Discipleship in the Way of Jesus

    John Milgate

    John Milgate

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: D5

    Do we follow Jesus by living in Jesus as The Way? Are we really willing to be examined by God on that point?

    Join us and consider several descriptions of Jesus as a disciple, and then imagine learning to live the same Way. That is what we will do together, through inductive study of passages like Isaiah 50:4, John 5:19-21, and John 20:21. These verses sketch the scriptural framework for discipleship in the Way of Jesus, discipleship based in relationships, discipleship which opens Life in Jesus as an adventure! Why would you want to live any other way?

  • Track: Asian

    Parenting American-Born Chinese (presented in Cantonese)

    Winnis Chiang

    Winnis Chiang

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: N10

    All families face pressure. For couples immigrated to the United States, there are additional cultural, language, and other factors that affect their family interactions. This workshop presents strategies and skills that help parents who were born overseas (OBC) to get along with, enjoy, and influence their American-born Chinese (ABC) children for the glory of God.

  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Utilize Technology in your Sunday Worship

    LJ Jennings

    LJ Jennings

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: D1

    To minister in the 21st century church you must be able to present the gospel is multiple mediums. See how videos and the use of other simple and inexpensive technology tools can enhance your services.

    Specific easy to use methods will be presented so that the lay non-tech person can easily understand and immediate implement.

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Teaching Bible Verses to Preschoolers

    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria Carlson
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: D7

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

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    4 Acts of Love to Make Your Children’s Ministry Irresistible!

    Group Publishing

    Group Publishing

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: Firehouse

    Looking for practical ways to help children know how much God loves them? This workshop is for you! Discover simple yet powerful ways to help children experience a relationship with Jesus. These “4 Acts of Love” will keep children coming back for more—and will let them go deeper with Jesus. This workshop will be presented by Gloria Lee.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Balloons with a Gospel Twist!

    Vanessa Oden

    Vanessa Oden

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: D8

    Balloon twisting is a fun way to share the love of Jesus! This workshop will cover ways to twist balloons with a Gospel message for children's outreaches, ministry events and more! This workshop repeats on Friday at 12:00 noon in Room D5.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Spiritual Formation for Today's Families

    Kit Rae

    Kit Rae

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: C7

    Imagine a generation that knows God’s voice, desires to obey it and is doing so in the power of the Holy Spirit. If forming faith is what we’re about then what happens on the weekend is not the end goal. How do we engage with families so that we are equipping them to flex their faith muscles while exploring the biblical principles found in God's design to pass faith down from generation to generation? This ministry track will encourage practitioners to evaluate how we are passing on this kind of faith in our teaching. The traditional approach to teaching assumes that we learn differently in the classroom than we do in real life. In actuality, the soul learns differently than the mind. Why is this and how can we teach God’s Word in such a way that lives are transformed and God’s amazing story is replicated in those we teach?

  • Track: Christian Education

    Developing Bible Classes that Engage the MInd, the Heart, and the Will

    Ed Miciano

    Ed Miciano

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: C8

    Communicating the message of Scripture requires us to capture the imagination, enliven the passions, and move the will. Sometimes our Bible classes tend to achieve one of these at the expense of the other two. As a result, the person receiving the Word is not fully transformed. In this workshop, we will explore the different ways of conveying Bible truths so that the individual receiving the Word hears it, reacts to it, and responds with faith and obedience.

  • Track: College

    College: Developing Missional Christians on Campus

    Silvia Ahn

    Silvia Ahn

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: N13

    How can a college ministry move from being inward focused to outward? Come learn from CSUEB's InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's successes and failures of how to plant a ministry that develops missional Christians on campus.

  • Track: Counseling

    How to Become More Like Jesus

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 215

    God’s plan has always been to create people in His own image – for us to think, talk and act just like Jesus. Learn the six basic activities every Christian needs to do to allow God to transform us into the likeness of Jesus.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

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

    Barbara Williams

    Barbara Williams

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: D2

    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 "love thy neighbor as thyself", come find out how to get involved in building safer communities and help your church members minister to their neighbors.

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    MARRIAGE 911: A First Response for Couples in Crisis - Even With An Unwilling Spouse

    Joe and Michelle Williams

    Joe and Michelle Williams

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: N9

    What is your first response when someone tells you their marriage is in crisis? Marriage 911: A First Response Ministry, provides the help and hope couples facing challenges need--even if only one spouse is willing to work on the marriage.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Living like a Kingdom Man Part 4 - Connecting through Conflict

    Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: A1

    Have you ever experienced conflict? Sure, we all have. Conflict is inevitable. Just keep on living and you will experience conflict. But, have you always responded to conflict the right way? Learn several biblical principles to help you effectively resolve conflict in your marriage, ministry, work life, and ever area of your life. Discover your Response-Ability when you are faced with conflict.

  • Track: Missions

    Leadership: Key to Mission Success

    Sam J. Earp

    Sam J. Earp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: N11

    Explore principles of leadership with implications for developing a successful mission program within the local church.

  • Track: Pastors

    The Pastor and Corporate Spirituality Series #4: The Pastor as Change Agent

    Dr. David Slamp

    Dr. David Slamp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: A3

    In this final workshop of the series we look more closely at the roles of pastoral ministry at they apply to corporate spirituality. We'll focus on steps to leading others to spiritual health. And we'll discuss: Keys to Corporate Spirituality, Mobilizing Laity, 5 Ways to Enlist the Faithful. Proven and practical ideas will be shared and each church will have a plan sheet to begin applying what has been discussed.

  • Track: Pastors' Wives

    The Leader’s Spouse!

    Kathy Slamp

    Kathy Slamp
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 214

    When a person is called into full time Christian leadership, if he or she is married, it is never an “alone” position. Even though the spouse is not employed by the Christian organization, he/she can play a significant part in the ministry of his/her spouse AND that ministry also affects the spouse! Together we will look at the ins and outs, ups and downs, pros and cons of this significant, yet ticklish, position.

  • Track: Special Needs

    Surviving to Thriving: Teaching Techniques to Engage Different Learners

    Amy Fenton Lee

    Amy Fenton Lee
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: Heritage Room

    The success of a child is often closely tied to the success of a volunteer. In this fast-paced session we’ll equip you with tricks and tactics for keeping the most challenging child engaged. You’ll learn easy and effective communication techniques, behavior management strategies, and activity adaptations that can make Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights and VBS environments a meaningful experience for everyone involved. Lay volunteers will be prepared to work with children diagnosed with ADHD, various learning differences and sensory processing disorder.

  • Track: Ushering

    Meeting and Greeting People and Visitors At Your Church

    Ed Litwin

    Ed Litwin

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 114

    After saying, “Hi, how are you. It’s nice to see you,” what do you say next? How do you talk with someone that you may not know? This workshop will offer tips so that you don’t have to dread carrying on a conversation with someone that you may be meeting for the first time.

  • Track: Youth

    ReThink Youth!

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: D6

    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.

  • Track: Youth

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

    Joy Liu

    Joy Liu

    March 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM Room: N15

    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.

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Religious Restriction in America - Getting Prepared

    Don Roberts

    Don Roberts

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: D6

    Learn the practical steps in preparation for increased restriction in America. Various principles will be demonstrated through the lives of Christians living "victoriously" in restricted countries today. Personal applications of these principles learned during many years of experience serving these Christians will be shared. Evaluate your preparedness for the future of Christianity in America.

  • Track: Asian

    From Asian to Multicultural

    Kathryn Choy-Wong

    Kathryn Choy-Wong

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: N10

    Learn to transition from an Asian church to a more multicultural one. Discover the blessings of a multicultural church.

  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Teaching Preschoolers Bible Truths with Object Lessons

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: Firehouse

    In addition to the above hands-on demonstration, each participant attending the class will receive a "ready-to-use" object lesson to take home with them.

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Developing Biblically Focused Kids in an Unbiblical World

    Beverly Blades

    Beverly Blades

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: D7

    Kids today are being bombarded with all kids of belief systems and philosophies. Kids will believe something the question is - What will they believe? How can we as teachers and parents instill a biblical belief system or a biblical worldview in out kids in the midst of an unbiblical, secular world? Both theory and practical

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Storytelling With a Twist

    Linda Weddle

    Linda Weddle

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 214

    Many ministry workers want to be storytellers, but don't know where to get the stories! In this workshop we talk about the value of sharing experiences from one's own childhood. The workshop includes storytelling techniques and gives the class opportunity to practice. This workshop repeats on Friday @ 4:30 in Room C8.

  • Track: Christian Education

    Spiritual Self-Defense

    Bill Schappert

    Bill Schappert

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: D2

    Spiritual Self-Defense is a biblical technique of applying prayer and Scripture to handling one's thought-life of fears, doubts, haunts from the past, inappropriate desires, obsessions, etc. - one's internal conflicts. Also, Scripture applied to external attacks works amazingly well to protect you. We teach our loved-ones martial arts, but more importantly, we need to teach them to use God's Word in this very practical way. This workshop repeats on Friday, 4:30 in Room D2.

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Using Community Ministry to Evangelize and Make Disciples

    Tim Royal

    Tim Royal

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: N13

    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 "pre-discipleship" of serving with significance as a way to reach community volunteers with the truth of the gospel.

  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Understanding Domestic Violence

    Will Yancy

    Will Yancy

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: N9

    In this informative session, we will explore the myths associated with domestic violence (DV). We will also detail the cycle of violence, review statistical DV data, and discuss the historical response to DV. We will also learn why the abuse exists, why the victim stays, and steps to ending abuse. Most importantly, you will learn how you can support and assist a victim of abuse.

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Men in Grief - Somebody Do Something!

    Ryan Wright

    Ryan Wright

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: A1

    Men are different! Especially when it comes to grief. Death, divorce, unemployment, trauma all result in loss that cause some men to struggle. Many men live by the mantra "I just need to handle this on my own", but the truth is, we are not designed to walk this road alone. There are men in desperate need of someone to help them without emasculating them.

    We will look at how to help men identify their loss and embrace their own grief process. When to step in and when to step aside. Most men don't know what they need and no two men ever seem to need the same thing. We will be discussing the need and how to meet it.

    Co-presented with Kevin Lee.

  • Track: Missions

    Church Planting 101 "The Basics"

    Port Wilburn

    Port Wilburn

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: N11

    This workshop is intended for anyone who is exploring a call as a possible church planter or just desiring to know more about the subject. Questions Answered in Workshop: Why Plant more Churches? Who can plant a Church? What is needed to Plant a Church? Do I have what it takes to plant a new church? Take a Free Initial Church Planter Assessment at wwww.goplantbayarea.org

  • Track: Pastors

    The High Impact Interim Pastor

    Toby Nelson

    Toby Nelson

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: A3

    Is God calling you to this special ministry? Learn the priorities, pitfalls, agenda, do's and don'ts. Learn about church conflicts and family systems.

  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Is There Such a Thing as Starting Over

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: N8

    Life, and hence relationships, are constantly change on us, grief comes in the process. How do I cope with the things that have happened? Where was God in the process? This workshop will show us how to start over after divorce, break-ups, or even the death of a spouse. It will also help us understand our loving Father in the process.

  • Track: Special Needs

    Special Needs Parent Panel

    Debbie Lillo

    Debbie Lillo

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: Heritage Room

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

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Planning Center Online in Worship (Organizational Tool)

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann
    Keynote Speaker

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 114

    Wish you could spend WAY less time mired in the details of planning services (scheduling, distributing songs/charts to team members, etc.)? Good news- there is a better way! Planning Center is an online solution that seriously cuts down your workload and gives team members access to all the info they need (schedule, charts/mp3's, media). Come see how it can free you up to spend time creating, not administrating.

  • Track: Youth

    The Nine Most Important Relationships of a Youth Pastor

    Jordan Berry

    Jordan Berry

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: D1

    Being a youth pastor can sometimes be a deceptively complicated thing. We balance so much, from the mundane and tedious to the serious and heartbreaking, all while trying to make life and ministry fun and engaging. We’re expected to know and teach the Word in a way that students can relate to it. We’re expected to find, train, and empower volunteers. We’re expected to plan, organize, and execute large trips or service projects for large groups of people. We’re expected to be able to counsel students and parents through difficult circumstances and issues. We’re expected to communicate well with church leadership, paid staff, volunteers, parents, and students. And on top of all that we perform a whole host of other tasks, like playing in the band, tutoring, hauling couches around, picking up drunk kids in the middle of the night, paying attention to teens’ nutrition, taking classes, making videos, and I could go on and on…and on. The point is, sometimes it is difficult to know what the job of a youth worker actually is. In this workshop we will explore the job of the youth pastor broken down into nine important relationships to pay attention to in order to do your job well.

  • Track: Youth

    Reaching a Growing Lost People Group - The Public School Student

    Patrick Lee

    Patrick Lee

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: C7

    Public school students are quickly becoming a "lost people group" as their campuses are drifting away from God and embracing the world's values. Living in the affluent Bay Area, reaching them through meeting their "felt" needs" is predominately ineffective so combining faith and sports may be one of the few ways left to reach the students of our area. I will share the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Huddle process on how to gain access to the public school student and share the gospel with them through stories of faith and sports.

  • Track: Youth

    Teens Viewing Porn -- It IS a Big Deal!

    Anthony Liu

    Anthony Liu

    March 8, 2014 - 3:45 PM Room: N15

    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 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.