A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 214
Having established the fact that evolution is not science, we will consider which theory is most consistent with known scientific facts and therefore requires the least faith. Is the world we live in evolving or decaying? The answer to this question may surprise many attendees. This is usually a lively discussion
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: C6
This workshop is an introduction to the many uses of video in church settings. Techniques presented for enhancing ministry by using video. Hardware, software and production values to be discussed and demonstrated.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D6
Wireless microphones are a critical part of what we all do in a church service. BUT with all of the changes recently by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to accommodate many new wireless devices (5G Cell Phones...) many of the radio frequencies that our wireless microphone use have been
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 215
The Bible is a special book. Do preschoolers in your class have opportunities to use the Bible? During this workshop we will discuss the importance of using the Bible with preschoolers and practical ways to use it in your teaching.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D8
“For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.” Acts 20:26 “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” Luke 24:27 Visuals aids will be used to enhance the teaching of the Word of God, teaching the theme of each book of the Bible as well as what the books say concerning the Lord Jesus as our Lord and Savior. From a preschool child to an adult one can have a panoramic view of the entire Word of God.
Date & Time: 3/9/2018 at 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: Firehouse
Object lessons help teaching to stick -- to be easily remembered. See demonstration of object lessons (different from Friday's session) as well as receive one ready-to-use object lesson to take with you.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D7
Do you have a preschooler? Do you minister to preschoolers? Do you ever come in contact with preschoolers? Then this workshop is for you! Preschool is a key time in a child's formation, spiritual and otherwise. As we interact with preschoolers, especially those we are in relationship 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 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 200
In Leadership or Teaching, stories can be one of your greatest tools and assets. In this workshop you’ll see why the use of stories is important, how to use stories, stories in use, where to find good teaching stories, and you’ll practice story usage.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: N8
Explore the power of working in teams to accomplish the vision of your ministry. This workshop will focus on strategies to build, equip and empower teams that will have maximum ministry outreach impact. We will examine various team building principles that help ensure a healthy working relationship among team members.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: Heritage Room
Christians need a discipleship program that takes the truths of the Bible and makes them a vibrant aspect of their emotional life, instincts, and relationships. We will present such a process and introduce the resources to carry out this new approach to Christian instruction.
Sad but true most discipleship programs teach the mind what to think and what the person ought to do but often the true transformation of the heart is left unaddressed. The Bible has a distinct approach to the changing of the emotions, the instincts, and the perspective. We will present that approach and the resources to make true transformation a part of your preaching and discipleship approach. At the same time a rich relationship to each Member of the Trinity will be presented and integrated into this discipleship process.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D2
Muslim international students are within reach of the gospel. Learn how to befriend and share your faith with Muslim students
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D5
Different people handle loss in different ways. It is important to understand that the way in which you handle the grieving process actually influences your overall emotional and physical well-being. I pray this workshop will help you to better understand the grieving process so that you will be more equipped to deal with your grief in a healthy, constructive way.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM 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 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: N13
In our increasingly culturally-diverse community we need more tools in our evangelistic toolbox. Understanding worldviews, both ours and our neighbors, can help meet this need. Most unreached people groups in the world, including Muslims, think according to an honor-shame worldview. Western Christianity, on the other hand, is steeped in the contrasting freedom-guilt worldview. Still other cultures have a dominant fear-power worldview. Debilitating blind spots can happen when only one worldview is considered. Such worldview blindness can erect barriers of suspicion instead of building bridges of trust. Since the Bible was largely written in an honor-shame context, Christians can distort the good news if we interpret the Bible using only freedom-guilt filters. The freedom-guilt worldview can produce “freedom-out-of-control” excesses in society such as gender-choice confusion, radical feminism and abortion-on-demand. People from honor-shame cultures who are now living in our communities can react to these extremes with fear and isolation. Alternatively, extreme application of the honor-shame worldview can support “honor killings” and even terrorism. We must avoid judging by the extremes and see value in the core worldviews. In reaching Muslims, understanding honor-shame worldview is more important than understanding Islam. Our job is not to shame Muhammad but to honor Jesus. We can avoid religious debate as we seek to honor Jesus.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: A1
Many fathers are relationally isolated and emotionally disconnected, leaving them at a loss for how to lead boys into manhood. Boys are left to their own devices, and turn to the world for its faulty definition of manhood. They soon find themselves acting out, bored, passive, and violent, just like so many other males in our culture. This workshop will address the culture’s attack on boys, the impact of biology on boys learning style, mentoring and educational principles to help boys develop into honorable men and concrete action steps moms and dads can take in the developmental process of boys.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: A3
It is good to praise God for the great things He has done and is about to do in you, for you and with you. But you have to understand is that while praise is good, going beyond the veil to worship is what God desires of us. We were not created to praise Him, God is not ego driven that He is depended on your exalting Him. God is God whether you praise Him or not! We are created to have intimacy with Him, we are created to love Him as He created us to love us. God's heart is pouring out to us because He loves us. Can you remember how you felt when you first fell in love, how you couldn't sleep until you heard their voice? Remember how you couldn't wait for them to wake up so you could talk to them, you took long walks and shared ice cream, took pictures because there was no one on this Earth that could compare to them.
God wants to have intimacy with you, I want to help you go beyond the veil and into the secret place with God where as no one else matters but being with Jesus.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D1
PK's grow up with a unique and challenging perspective of faith, family and life within the Church. We will have honest conversation about the blessings of being a PK and also consider real issues often faced by pastoral families - examining attitudes and actions that encourage health in the pastor's home. The insights and principles shared are greatly influenced by personal interviews with 20+ young adult PK’s in the recent years and from personal experiences over the past 40 years in Bay Area churches.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 114
You are a successful business executive who has scaled the upper echelons of your industry. However, when it comes to church work you are unsure just where you fit in. What does a woman who has answered the call look like? Who is she? What challenges does she face and how does she address them? What does it mean for her to walk in her God-given dominion and authority? This workshop will look closely at women who may be successful in the workplace, but are in some ambiguity about where they fit into church ministry.
March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: N12
BRING YOUR BASS GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian bass player (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive bass guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of bass guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive bass guitar playing. Reggie will cover:
- Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Progressions - Helpful Scales and Exercises - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence
There are helpful materials available as downloads. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitar & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.