A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: N11
Every culture carries its baggage into Christianity. Like with everything else we must keep the best and throw out the rest. What are the particular challenges that Chinese individuals face as they enter the church? We will examine those, and share strategies.
With 2500 years of Confucian influence on their culture, and the tremendous upheaval of the cultural revolution, the Chinese Christian in China, Hong Kong, and the United States have utterly unique challenges to their Christian walk. We will examine six different areas to see how to meet those challenges, and share handouts containing effective spiritual exercises.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: C6
So many churches have put resources into poor acoustic materials and designs. Good acoustics is not simply throwing up some foam or fiberglass panels and making them stick to the walls. The cost of good, effective acoustic materials can be greatly reduced with in-house labor and teamwork. We will have practical ideas on how to build your own effective and pleasing acoustical treatment along with rule-of-thumb advice.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: D6
This session is intended to help you understand what is required to start Streaming your services. We will show what technologies are needed to Stream. Things like the right camera system, proper lighting, High speed internet access and a Live Streaming service. We'll look at what Streaming IS and what it ISN'T. Showing your camera in the Nursery is not Streaming, it's Distributed AV, which we will also discuss.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: D8
Do you often feel frustrated at the lack of impact that your teaching has in the lives of your students? Come and learn methods that anchor the truths of the Bible in the hearts and minds of your students.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 114
The workplace is the workplace; whether it's corporate America or in Christian ministry. Whether among Pastors and staff, CEOs and managers, Music Directors and musicians, or AV Staff and Worship Leaders, talking and communication are not always the same thing. If you serve on staff at your church in whatever capacity, good communication is vital to the successful completion of projects, meeting established deadlines, and building healthy relationships with co-workers. Efficiency and effectiveness in any workplace is important, and this is no less true in church-related work spaces.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: D7
According to LifeWay Research, 3 in 4 pastors know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence. Most opt for outside intervention to resolve acts of domestic/sexual violence that occur in the home. Although, few pastors are familiar with local resources, 8 in 10 pastors would take action to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault if they had training and resources.
Join us as we explore the dynamics of domestic Violence (DV), discover how to develop a culture of awareness in the church, and learn the importance of a domestic violence prevention. Attendees will learn how to develop intervention and prevention strategies and how to promote DV awareness across ministries within your church. You will also learn about local resources that are available to your church, how your church can become a resource within your community, and how your church can become one of a growing network of churches in California working to break the cycle of DV.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: D5
Trauma surrounds our cities. It is in every home. How does it play a part in outreach and evangelism? In this workshop you will become trauma informed and learn why you may be getting frustrated or even frustrating successful transformations you desire to see! We’ll identify unique challenges in working with those who’ve experienced traumatic experiences. What is secondary trauma? Determine how effective you are in understanding and ministering to those with trauma – especially women & children.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: A1
Jesus promises (Matt 11:30) that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. How can we possibly experience that in our hopelessly over scheduled world? Jesus urges us to come to him. However our way of life is most often seriously over scheduled and often we wear masks. Come and hear how to teach the men in your church how to walk under the yoke of Jesus.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: A3
Thirty-five percent of churches will see their senior pastoral leader change in the next 5 years. Every pastor's marriage and each member of a pastor's family is affected by pastoral transition or succession. Pastors face at least four potential crises that can occur in seasons of succession/transition:(1)A Crisis of Identity,(2) A Crisis of Control,(3) A Crisis of Communication,and(4)A Crisis of Financial Security. We will look at these four and more.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: N10
Ministry has been the love of my life, I’m successful, and I love the Lord. However, this one area of my life is vacant, what do I do. This seminar will discuss this topics as well as the shared traits among Asian and African American women.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: Heritage Room
Anger and Depression are most often the symptoms of unresolved sin issues in our past. This is a very unaddressed topic in our church today. We need God's validation for the hurt and pain as well as His love, comfort and healing. We will not find peace or joy or rest in the deepest part of our being until we feel God's love and find that Justice we search for. Practicing authentic biblical forgiveness is how God heals the human soul and frees us (like a key to our prison door) Anger and Depression stems from Sin and all it has stolen from us. Come and discover the two sides of forgiveness that can change your life and bring that Peace and joy that you long for. Learn how to put real practical forgiveness into practice and let it change your life. God's healing will allow you to step outside the prison doors to a victorious life filled with Joy and new opportunities. Note: Do you want to reach your family or the world for Jesus? They are hungry and longing to see real forgiveness lived out! Let's show them.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: N12
Want to sing harmony but it seems a little daunting? Maybe you’ve tried but it’s not quite working? Come find out how a few simple concepts and tools can unlock the secrets of singing harmony. We’ll demystify basic music theory & ear training and help you expand your musical toolkit. You’ll be singing harmony in no time!
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 214
Want to be able to lead worship with your voice? Sing in a choir? Blend your voice with others? We will work on improving your voice & group singing. This motivational workshop for all singers and choir members and is designed to improve your singing and blending your voice in a group. We will work on increasing your singing range and singing parts. The workshop is open to the beginner as well as the experienced singer. There are helpful materials given to each individual.
March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: N13
It is a sad fact that so many young people grow up only to become wanderers in the wilderness. This workshop includes individual case studies to show how God has a purpose for every human’s life and how specific young people found their purpose for living and are now reaching out to others in so many ways!