March 4, 2016 - 9:00 AM Room: Heritage Room
We all live and work with difficult people everywhere: at home, jobs, church, or in public. We do our best to handle them but the stress and strain often leads to unwanted reactions and consequences. Often we wished they would just disappear. A more practical solution is to understand the dynamics of these relationships and learn practical perspectives and skills to handle them more effectively in our daily life and ministry.
March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: N11
God gives us the freedom to make our choices in life. The problem is that most of us don't know how to figure out exactly what God's will is in every decision we face—especially the big, life-altering decisions. A major highlight of this workshop is practice making a real life decision using the knowledge/skills taught and using God’s Word to test the results.
March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: D5
Do you struggle with shame and/or perfectionism or minister to people who do? Come learn the conditions that make shame and perfectionism grow, and how you can counter them in your ministry as well as personally.
March 4, 2016 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 114
Some depression is natural and healthy, but most of it is unhealthy and debilitating. This workshop will focus on what depression is, where it comes from and how we can let God heal and free us from an unhealthy bondage to depression.
March 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM Room: Heritage Room
We all know people struggle with self-esteem regardless of their Christian beliefs. It impacts their social and spiritual lives. We'll explore how people develop their self-esteem picture(s)and then how to create a healthy sense of worth and identity from God's point of view based on Genesis 1:26-27. We'll unlock this mystery with Biblical truths, life-giving perspectives and practical skills.
March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 215
Are you in a spiritual, personal, or professional wilderness? Did your life suddenly take a sharp left turn and leave you grasping for breath? Has your ministry been sidetracked as you struggle to simply hang on? How could this happen? How could God let this happen? If you're asking any of these questions, let me tell you the stories of people who have faced the wilderness and not only survived, but thrived. Learning from the example of Moses' wilderness trek, we examine derailed plans and learn eight tips for surviving when life takes a sudden left turn and dumps you in the desert.
March 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM Room: Heritage Room
Some stress is normal. Too much stress and pressure over an extended period of time can ruin one's self-esteem, health, work, relationships and Christian life. We'll talk about how to recognize the signs of burnout; how they relate to feelings, thinking patterns and the choices we make; and the practical steps we can take to prevent or recover from a sense of burnout. What steps did Jesus use?
March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: N10
According to the Bible, we are created for relationships with God and with others. With sin entering into our world, our relationship with both God and others is affected and we no longer live in peace. These days, both psychology and neuroscience agree with biblical teachings that we are created for relationships and the breakdown in relationships results in anxiety and the loss of peace. Long-term anxiety would be internalized and affect our relationship with others and also our sense of self. As original sin got passed from generation to generation, anxiety can also be passed from one generation to the next.
In this workshop, we will explore how relational wounds in our past can affect our present. We will also explore practical steps one can regain and improve our relationships, to minimize the effects of our own childhood wounds from affecting those around us, and especially our family.
March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: Heritage Room
We've all experienced negative or pessimistic feelings but didn't understand why. Since we talk to ourselves over a 1000 words a minute, our self-talk can have a harmful or beneficial impact on our daily lives. We'll explore the important connection between self-talk and our feelings and look at some Biblical examples. Learn how to practice healthy self-talk in all areas of life.
March 5, 2016 - 12:45 PM Room: Heritage Room
What would life be like if the feelings of fear and worry did not have as much control over us? They rob us of many good things in both our personal and spiritual life. We'll talk about where fear and worry come from; how they are linked to imagination or memory; how we become victims of our fears; and how we can experience different levels of victory over fears and worries.
March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: N12
Is it possible to have a greater impact on those you lead by listening MORE and talking LESS? How can life coaching skills impact your ministry, move people forward and make progress? Come learn how to lead others with focus and intention. Perfect for Pastors, Lay-leaders, Bible study facilitators, Sunday School teachers and more.
NOTE: This workshop will also feature a LIVE COACHING DEMONSTRATION with a volunteer.
March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: C6
Grief is a hard emotion to control and has crippled many people for many years. Yet Jesus gave his disciples an answer, in John chapters 14-17. We can experience this relief too. In this workshop we will look at real life examples of people who have been delivered from the pain and tyranny of over whelming grief.
March 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 215
Communication! An ever-present challenge in life, in ministry, in relationships. Let’s look at some communication skills that will help you navigate this treacherous river, and help you train those who serve with you.