A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: D1
Do you want to follow Jesus but get easily sidetracked? Does your mind wander when you try to pray? Do you get frustrated because you aren't able to have "quiet times" like other Christians seem to have?
Be encouraged! You are not alone. Too often we assume that spiritual maturity is only for the people who are able to meditate for hours or memorize chapters of the Bible at a time. But if you have difficulty being still or quiet for more than two minutes, those practices might be daunting or even impossible for you!
God made you unique and He has created avenues for you to connect with Him in your own unique way. In this workshop, we will explore practical ways to focus and to engage with the Holy Spirit through developing habits and patterns that are energizing and life-giving to you. We'll learn how to lean into the distractions and find Jesus even in the midst of our most A.D.D moments! We'll bounce around and try out different practices until we find some that work for you. My desire is that you will leave encouraged, inspired and free to walk with Jesus even if your path isn't a straight line.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: N9
So many people want God’s best and yet they feel held back from achieving the maximum they know God has for them. The issue is often a stronghold that consistently diverts them away from their hopes and dreams. This material has opened the eyes of hundreds of people as to why they have not been able to move forward out of bad habits, into new jobs, better relationships, and the like. We'll look at the biblical view of strongholds and how the enemy uses them to render us powerless. Then we'll look at what Christians can do to eliminate them and live victoriously. This is guaranteed to be one of the most eye-opening classes you could attend.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: Firehouse
Stressed out and overwhelmed by unruly, out of control, or disrespectful kids? Fed up and ready to lay down the law to gain control? Wait! There’s a better way to discipline children, and it’s not about control. It’s about cooperation. Through this workshop you’ll learn techniques to manage your classroom based on the Golden Rule, create and maintain an age-appropriate environment of cooperation, and establish a cooperation policy to implement in your ministry.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: C7
Let's take a serious look at why we're losing our kids from church and the faith. You are going to be surprised. Then we'll learn what we have to do to stop the spiritual bleeding. You probably don't want to come to this workshop unless you are willing to face the truth and count the cost to rescue this generation.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: C8
Just as you can become nose-blind to smells over time, you can become “blind” to safety issues in your program. Learn several common-sense tips that will help keep your facility child-safe.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: D8
The way we treat our guests on Sunday morning determines whether or not they'll return and become our next new members. This session provides proven, practical methods for creating an atmosphere for our guests where they want to return.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: D5
The ultimate test of a Bible interpretation is how well it agrees with the human author's intended meaning. In this workshop, participants will learn four practical ways to critically evaluate different opinions on what a particular Bible passage means, regardless of where it appears in the Bible.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 114
When a couple in crisis or an abandoned spouse finds the courage to reach out to a family member, friend, or someone in their church for help, they need a response that most struggle to provide without getting burnt out or overwhelmed. But, just as a first responder is trained to mobilize help in the wake of a natural disaster, family members and friends can be trained in how to provide aid to bleeding hearts on the brink of divorce. This workshop offers a succinct step-by-step action plan for how to respond to crisis marriages--even when one spouse is unwilling to reconcile.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM 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 and communities. In addition the workshop will provide several foundational components that are needed to begin the journey of building a strong ministry to men.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 215
It's time to recognize the paradigm shifts that are affecting churches, society, and worldviews. For the church to be relevant and effective in this rapidly changing environment we must understand we are to be a CROSS Culture.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: Heritage Room
Spiritual insight and “eyesight” is critical to spiritual growth. We must recognize that we have inherited “Adam’s Eyes” so that we often see God as untrustworthy, ourselves and others with hate, and this world as dangerous and we are unprotected from its dangers. How do we change this?
Our false views of nearly everything resist establishing a healthy relationship with God the Father, a vital experience of our Union with Christ, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Not only have we inherited their physical DNA; we also inherited so to speak their spiritually fallen DNA. Their DNA has completely altered our spiritual eyesight. We will see that the New Testament shows us how to establish healthy spiritual insight. This workshop is a must for pastors and counselors who want to have an effective approach to spiritual transformation.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 214
The need for friends touches all generations from young children, teens, young adults, middle aged adults and seniors. Our need for trusted friendships is deep-rooted. We long for someone who will listen to us, understands us and, most importantly, keep our confidences. The Bible gives us many examples of friendships. We will examine the very special friendship of Mary, the mother of Jesus and Elizabeth the mother John the Baptist. In time of historical and societal crisis for both women, they bonded together. As a Christian woman, who is your Elizabeth? Who do you rush to in a hurry with sensational or heartbreaking news? Who do you seek for Godly advice? Together we will study the characteristics of Elizabeth.
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: N12
Been thinking of adding loops or enhancement tracks in weekend worship? Maybe having the team (or your drummer) use a metronome live? Wondering why in the world you would do that? Come check out the latest technologies and systems for adding virtual members to your worship team and getting the whole band to lock in together better. Join us for a fascinating look at the amazing tools available to you in worship today and see how you could start using them…this Sunday!
March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: D6
Mentoring teens begins with a vision based on biblical principles, and continues onward sensing God’s leading. The mentoring process comes from God as He teaches from His word His Heart. We must grow deeper in our heart for the teens. We as their human mentors can help their heart to become even closer to God. This workshop will help you navigate this exciting adventure to grow and enjoy that teen relationship for life.