A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: N15
We all have obstacles that are thrown in our way. The obstacles can become crippling and leave us stagnated in the very thing God called us to do. Often, as leaders, we have a more difficult time navigating through these situations because we are expected to be the person providing encouragement. This workshop will help us evaluate what is blocking us from reaching our God given destiny.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: Firehouse
The nursery is an entry point for new parents into your church. And children have an amazing capacity to learn. What you do or don’t do with them is mission critical. Learn how to shift the mentality from babysitting to ministry. Explore how caring for infants and toddlers can be the beginning of a life-long relationship with Jesus. Discover simple ways to give babies and toddlers the love of Jesus. Create a nursery ministry that nurtures—with strategies to minister to families with young children that will keep them coming back every week!
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: C7
Even little ones are anxious to learn about the Gospel message. In this workshop we will explore what keeps us from sharing the gospel with preschoolers and younger children and why it is so important for us not to skip over this age group. We will also explore creative age-appropriate activities to use when sharing the gospel message.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: C8
This workshop identifies the major children's ministry evaluation question that rarely gets asked about Sunday School, much less evaluated, and yet it is the most important question to consider weekly. We will uncover the detrimental consequences of not asking and evaluating this question carefully, gaining vision for the value of carefully considering the probable outcomes. Discover solutions to this question, including five difference-makers, three things the church can do, four things children’s ministry can do, and three things parents must do to positively impact the spiritual development of the children in your ministry.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: D5
Narratives don’t directly teach biblical truth - they illustrate it. In this workshop, participants will learn how to analyze Old Testament narratives by identifying the plot phases, main characters and setting within the larger narrative.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: C6
Usage of our time is something that needs to be examined continually. This workshop covers areas where many spend time or need to spend time. The opportunity to reflect on how each one is using this precious commodity is followed by offering strategies to help make better decisions and to shorten the work needed on various tasks we face in ministry.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: D7
Sunday School is designed to help people grow in a relationship with the Lord and apply God's Word. That is the primary focus of discipleship. This workshop will help you grow as a follower of Jesus as you lead in your Sunday School as well as help you help others grow as followers of Jesus.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: Heritage Room
Most people have been taught that anger is wrong and must be suppressed or controlled or managed. God actually commands us to be angry (Ephesians 4:26), but to get rid of it by the end of the day. Anger is actually the human heart's cry for justice which is a God-given need. We cannot ignore or reject that need. God wants to meet that need, and in so doing enable us to forgive those who sin against us. Learn how to identify the source of anger and how God satisfies a heart's cry for justice.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: A1
There are several unique challenges that each man must overcome in order to become who God created him to be. A natural defensiveness works against his efforts to develop his full potential, establish supportive relationships, live a satisfying life and achieve his dreams. To live a life of meaning and productive contribution, a man must fight against, adapt to and learn from various environmental challenges. He must develop self-awareness regarding what is occurring within him, a willingness to risk by initiating action to make things better and a responsibility for his choices. Through exhibiting the characteristics of the Ultimate Man, Jesus Christ, men are strengthened in their role as husband, father, friend, coworker and missionary.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: A3
Worship is not just something that we do for an hour on the weekends. It is what we do the other 167 hours of our week as well - including all the hours we spend at work. God invites us to stop separating our lives into sacred and secular compartments. He calls us to see our work as an expression of worship and devotion. As Dorothy Sayers says, 'Let the Church see to it that the workers are Christian people and do their work well, as to God: then all the work will be Christian work.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: N13
Your church must be in compliance with many laws which also apply to a secular organization. In this workshop you will become aware of requirements that need to be addressed by church leaders ranging from church bus safety to protection of young people and consequences such as lawsuits when compliance is ignored.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 215
How can we see where we are going without vision? Are we going in the direction the Lord is leading us? This workshop is intended to help us church leaders to examine the importance, need, creation, and implementation of vision.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 200
The role of the church extends beyond Sunday morning and plays a critical role in encouraging special needs parents when caring for their children daily. So the question is: How can your place of worship better support and build a village of compassion for special needs parents?
In this workshop, we will explore tangible ways to provide and promote services, outreach, and counseling to meet the needs of special needs families beyond Sunday Service.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 114
God is speaking to you--and you CAN hear Him! There's not a one-size-fits all way to engage God's Word and grow closer to Him. God created each of us uniquely, so it's vital that we find an approach to engaging God's Word that resonates with our distinctive personality. Join me in this interactive workshop where you will experience a practical, personal approach to engaging God's Word to make your time with God even better!
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 214
Healing Tears exists to assist women and men grieve their aborted children through a healing Bible Study. This is sadly missing in most churches. We would like to help you help those around you who live with this buried sorrow of guilt and silent shame. Healing from abortion is a grief issue. When we give ourselves permission to grieve God comforts us and we can heal and be set free. In Isaiah 61:2-3, God wants to comfort all who mourn and give us beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning. Come see and hear the freedom and joy these women can share because of the Cross.
March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: N12
Learn the dynamics of playing together as a band and how to develop a musically “tight” worship team that is musically proficient and spiritually capable to minister in the local church. We will talk about the difference in Performance vs. Ministry, how to blend together and tips for keeping your band solid over the long haul.