March 6, 2015 - 4:30 PM Room: N13
Only God knows the heart of man. He knows what is at the core of your desires and wants? The question is not can God deliver, but do you believe that God can meet all of your real needs? This workshop is designed to help people identify their core needs and be open to how the Father supplies both the need and/or the grace to accept His will.
March 7, 2015 - 8:00 AM Room: N13
Leaders burn out if they are not pouring themselves into other leaders, to share the load -- and the joy. A Leadership T.E.A.M. (Teaching, Eating, Activities, Music) covers the four bases necessary for meetings and growth. If you have been asked by your pastor to develop a singles ministry, you need to find people with passion and vision, give them some training, and keep them encouraged in the spiritual battle. They will keep you encouraged too. If Jesus prayed all night before selecting the 12, we must be on our knees for His picks for us.
March 7, 2015 - 11:15 AM Room: N13
Your people are single for a variety of reasons, and their needs often seem conflicting. A never-married individual may resent the single parents, who are saddled with enough guilt already. And even though both the divorced and the widowed are going through a grieving process, there are significant differences in the recovery process. This workshop will present a way to pull these diverse elements together in worship and community, providing ways for small groups to meet particular emotional and relational needs.
March 7, 2015 - 12:45 PM Room: N13
The commands throughout the New Testament to love one another are fulfilled as we develop close friendships. The communications skills, mutual respect, bonding, caring, trusting, and understanding are good practice for a long-lasting marriage. Good friendships combat loneliness and discouragement. Start with same-sex friendships before opposite-sex friendships. Even if you feel romantic love, build that friendship first.
March 7, 2015 - 2:15 PM Room: N13
Often it feels like marriage will make us happy, but as someone newly married, I've learned that God's design for marriage is growth and holiness. The key is to learn to be content in all circumstances. Happiness is the byproduct of this. We'll explore ways to follow Paul's lead and talk about how to grow into the peace of contentment.
March 7, 2015 - 3:45 PM Room: N13
You spend a lot of time, energy and talent serving and sacrificing for the kingdom. Now you find your patience wearing thin and your faith wavering, waiting for God to lead you to the right man or woman in your personal life. How do I in the fast paced and needy world, not lose hope in God sending me a spouse to walk in ministry with me.