A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: A1
Get equipped to grow your church by addressing your church's No. 1 unspoken need: healing people impacted by toxic sex and porn. Compassionate help, hope, and healing reap bold, brave, giving men, and, restored marriages!! 77% of Christian men and 54% of 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. People are starving for your church to step forward with godly solutions for hurting men and their betrayed wives! Join other courageous churches that are dealing decisively, yet tactfully with this silent plague so that people are restored to their God-designed destinies. Your church will be relevant and thrive, growing in size and influence to lead your community back to God as you help people experience Christ’s transformation. You’ll become a hero in the process. Come learn how easy it can be.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N11
Many stress over college applications. We trust the Lord in other parts of our busy lives, but perhaps less so in this campaign that directly affects our children. Eric is a pastor and an interviewer for the Office of Admissions at a highly selective school in West Philadelphia. There will be ample time for questions.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: C6
This is a beginner/intermediate course designed for audio operators that have fundamental understanding of sound system but would like to get better. The topic is Microphone and will cover all the types of microphones and direct connection of instruments. Are you going direct with instruments? Let’s find out what microphone is good to use and how to correctly connect the instrument to the sound board. Will cover how to power microphones that need remote power as well as instrument interface that also need to be remotely powered. How to stop the POP’s so you can be ready but not noisy. The main discussion will be microphones and all the different types and how they are meant to be used.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 215
Many times what we may see as disruptive or hard to teach children are actually opportunities to see how God has uniquely gifted them. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies to see potential in each child.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D7
Jesus used object lessons in His teaching and so should we! Not only do object lessons help keep the attention of your children, but they also help them to grasp spiritual truths and REMEMBER them. This workshop will focus on simple tricks and object lessons to incorporate into your teaching. We will discover how important this is and how to MAKE them! Examples of how they can be incorportated into your lesson will be included. Simple and easy!
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: C8
Leading a small group of kids: an idea that both terrifies to the very core and truly gets the adrenaline pumping...sometimes both at the same time. Whether we’ve been called or guilt-tripped, whether this is our first year or last, the truth is simple: each week, God is placing you in a position to shape a generation for Christ. There’s no ‘magic formula’ for great small group leadership. Many of the most challenging small group kids grow up to be some of the most influential world changers. Come learn the 7 Keys to leading a small group of kids to help them come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: Firehouse
We’ll hear from and dive into research from video game designers to rethink how we need to approach ministry to reach today’s kids. From your environment to relationships, we will give you 4 tools to change your ministry! Gloria Lee will be co-leading this workshop with Gary.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N15
The start of a new ministry requires moving from vision to execution. In this session we will examine key elements required to successfully launch the ministry that God has placed on your heart. This workshop will benefit anyone interested in starting a new ministry in the church, planting a new church, or beginning a non-profit ministry.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D2
The mission field has come to the Bay Area to work and to study at our schools, universities, colleges and in our workplace. Attend this workshop to get more information about how to make friends and share the Gospel with the internationals who work and attend schools here.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: Heritage Room
Forgiveness is often seen as being very confusing because most people have not been adequately taught about the two sides of sin: penalty and consequences. Understanding the two sides of sin is critical if we are to understand what God is doing when He forgives sin and how we are to follow His pattern of forgiveness in receiving it from Him, forgiving others and asking others to forgive us. In this workshop we will examine the two sides of sin and forgiveness.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 114
Being a modern day witness and light for Christ can seem a little scary, even overwhelming. But Scripture calls us to share the Gospel message through our actions, and specifically with our words. Join me for this interactive session where we’ll look at what the Bible tells and shows us about spreading God’s message of love and salvation, examine and talk about what hinders us from embracing this charge, and then turn to some practical approaches that will equip you.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N13
When it comes to Muslims too often we “Christianize” instead of evangelize; and we wonder why our message is not received as good news. Extracting a few trophy converts is not “good news” to the local Muslim community. Viewing individual Muslims as part of their extended family and community is important in building bridges of trust for meaningful two-way communication. Always ask the question: Will my words or actions build bridges or barriers? Barrier-building results in “Christianizing” and extraction. Bridge Building results in true evangelism, which means sharing the Injil (the Muslim name for the message of Jesus) as “good news” rather than a culturally-conditioned and historically-distorted communication. Learn ways to “speak the truth in love” rather than believing and sharing online postings that are polemical, confrontational and divisive ways of Christianizing. Muslims who follow Jesus are different than Christian proselytes—converts who reject their Muslim heritage and take on a Christian identity. We propose a Kingdom-of-God approach to encourage Muslims—not to change their religious identity, but to become better Muslims by following the Messiah more fully. Learn about such Kingdom-of-God movements throughout the Muslim world, the first fruits of what God is doing today. The enemy is not Islam, it is radicalism. We want to respond to radical Islam with radical Love; we must learn “to be as shrewd as serpents, but as harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16).
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D5
Explore the countless opportunities of prison and jail ministry; from the outside in.
In this workshop we will address critical issues that begin the moment the incarcerated hits the gate and identify why.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: A3
This workshop will address the practical need for self-care, support, and burnout prevention that is faced by many small church solo pastors. In addition, to help reduce the workload on these pastors, the topic of knowing when to refer someone for professional help and how to make a good referral will be covered.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N9
Do you ever wonder if God cares about our dreams? And our heart's desires? Join as we explore Psalm 37:4 and what that means for you personally. Most of us want to do God's will, but where does ours come into play? How do we fit into God's plan? It's exciting to think that God wants us to claim our desires and then ask for them to be met. He wants to bless us and meet those desires. They may not always look like we want them to, but that's part of the adventure of following Christ!
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N10
This question often comes up with mature adults. What are the pitfalls, opportunities, and joys of marriage or remarriage as one matures or loses a spouse? These items will be discussed in this seminar.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N12
BRING YOUR GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing techniques in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of 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 guitar playing. Reggie will cover:
- Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Chord Progressions - Scales and Contemporary Chords - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises
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.
March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 214
This workshop is great for beginners, or those simply wanting a refresher in vocal foundations. Whether you lead worship, sing on a team, sing in a choir, etc; no matter your sphere of influence, your voice is a gift! You were physically created to sing. Come learn more about the science of your voice, as well as general good technique to keep your voice happy, healthy, and free to be used by God. Participants will learn basic techniques (such as posture, breathing and warm ups), and tips and tricks to both release and control pitch, tone, volume, and blend. Step a little more into the confidence of singing through knowledge, encouragement, and take-home exercises.