A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: A1
Get equipped to address your No. 1 Unspoken Need! The facts are in, it’s not just ‘out there in the world.’ Half of Christian men, even pastors, are trapped in the cycle of toxic sex from the pornification of today’s culture. The harvest is passive men, devastated wives, broken families and derailed destinies. Yet, some courageous churches are dealing openly, yet tactfully with this silent plague, offering compassionate help, hope & healing. Churches reap bold, brave, giving men, restored marriages and families. Get equipped to gracefully and tactfully address the real needs of your members, your community, and become a hero in the process. Come learn how.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: C7
Preschoolers are amazing but tears and tantrums will happen. Their time with us is temporary, but the Gospel message we want to impress on their hearts is eternal. We will take a look at preschoolers abilities and limitations, as well as what we need to do to be successful in working with them. Using a positive approach helps us to be consistent, caring, and sensitive. Lots of creative examples and ideas for your ministry, including ideas for special needs preschoolers.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: C8
Spiritual transformation happens when we cooperate with the Holy Spirit and allow Him to do the work of transforming us into the people God created us to be. Bringing about spiritual transformation doesn’t just happen. We have to know what the Creator intended, and what it takes to bring about the changes necessary to transform. How do you do this with your younger children? Come learn how to focus on three things to transform the lives of your small group.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D7
Do you have a elementary student? Do you minister to elementary students? Do you ever come in contact with elementary students? Then this workshop is for you! Early school years significantly shape a child's formation, spiritual and otherwise. As we interact with elementary children, especially those we are in a relationship with and responsible for in some way, we need to be intentional about understanding how they are growing & understanding the world. Doing so can inform the way that we help them understand their own spirituality and better help them to meet the God who is already speaking to their hearts. This workshop is especially suited for those are looking to build into the home as the primary place where faith is lived out and nurtured.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: Firehouse
You know your volunteers need to be trained to be successful in their roles. Learn how to create training sessions for your leaders and where to find tools that will make your job training leaders more successful! Plus, walk away with at least 2 trainings that are ready to use!
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: N8
Mentoring others has the dual benefit of infusing us with new energy, expanding our vision and opening new possibilities for our ministry as it unleashes the potential of the men and women who will carry the vision into the future. This workshop will explore the vital role of effectively mentoring in leadership as we examine key elements of the mentoring dynamic.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: C6
This practical workshop is designed to equip leaders to work more effectively by using teams in church ministry. Learning how to communicate effectively with team members will strengthen the leader’s skills which will enhance the church ministry.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: N13
There is a dangerous myth which says it’s too late for teaching God’s Word to an Alzheimer's patient. Jim Hogsett begs to disagree because he has done it weekly at a care facility and will show participants how to vividly bring the Gospel to these precious individuals.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D2
Maintaining honor and avoiding shame is the cultural world view of the majority of the world while in western countries most people view the world through guilt and innocence. Many people from honor shame cultures come to the US to study and work here so it is important for the church to learn how to minister to honor shame cultures. What does the Bible have to say about honor and shame? Did Jesus die on the cross just for our guilt or did he free us from our shame as well? Join me in learning how to share our faith with people from an honor shame culture.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D6
Your heart starts pounding... your palms are sweaty, your knees are weak, your mouth is dry and your mind goes blank. Are these symptoms of a medical condition?
No! This is you when it's time to open your mouth and talk to your neighbor about Jesus. Sound familiar? It doesn't have to be.
In this workshop, you'll get some of the tools you need in your toolbox to overcome fear and talk about the work Jesus Christ has done in your life. It's time to do your part to fulfill the Great Commission! If you're a pastor or church leader, share this information with church members who want to share Christ, but say that for some reason they just can't.
You'll learn: 1. The source of your fear 2. How to overcome the fear 3. How to start when you open your mouth and there are no words 4. How to give a biblical
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D5
What role can the church play in helping its community members live abundant lives while overcoming and living with substance abuse disorders, mental health issues and co-occurring disorders? Should churches consider adopting evidence-based practices into their method of reaching and healing the community? Are there Biblically Based alternative methods to healing the sick? Absolutely – come explore some.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: Heritage Room
There are three basic, universal challenges to every marriage relationship. When misunderstood, or ignored, they will erode and eventually destroy a loving relationship. Learning what they are and how to address them effectively can protect good relationships and restore broken ones.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: N9
What are the actions and routines of couples who have great marriages? What habits do they consistently do and don't do? Join Gil Stieglitz as he presents 12 habits of great marriages—a roadmap for engaged, new, and struggling couples. Gil has seen amazing results with the couples he has counseled and taught since developing this material. To just spell out the actual things that couples with great marriages do is simple, yet eye-opening.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 214
Social media is one of the best ways to reach new people, engage with your community, build relationships, and even create disciples and spread the gospel. The opportunity is too large to pass up, and most churches aren’t taking full advantage. Learn practical tips and strategies to create an effective social media plan for your church.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D1
Dating today is a lot different than 5, 10, 20 years ago. What happen to courtship and getting to know someone? The rules have changed and sometimes it’s hard to find your soulmate or be found with the way things are now. Although the Bible says, “A man who finds a wife finds a good thing” Proverbs 18:22 With social media, reality tv shows and dating apps like EHarmony, Christian Mingle, Tinder, Bumble, Happn, Hinge, Badoo, Coffee meet bagel and more the roles can get confusing. Come as we discuss dating while Christian, find out if you are dating the wrong way, and avoid becoming a friend with benefits, our purpose when dating and keeping God first in all that we do.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 114
The message that God loves us is a familiar one. We hear it and say it to others often. Yet deep down, we struggle to fully understand, accept and embrace God’s amazing unconditional love for us. If you’d like to gain a better understanding about God’s love for you and how you can bring Him joy each day, join me for this workshop about how God takes pleasure and delights in you.
March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: N12
In this very practical workshop we talk about the basics in building a worship department. The scriptural basis for worship and music ministry, worship ministry philosophy, team structure and format, qualifications for worship team personnel, communication, building relationships and how to have effective rehearsals will all be addressed. This is a very practical workshop.