A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N13
Jim Hogsett examines the what, why, who, and how of self control, one of the seven fruits of the spirit. Controlling one’s emotions, thoughts, anger, attitude toward certain individuals or situations is a tremendous challenge for any Christian who is trying to live a Godly life in the 21st Century. This workshop helps us to stay in control.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N15
In this workshop, we will discuss how nature teaches us the importance of healthy relationships. We will discuss healthy communication skills and win-win problem solving. We will discuss the importance of good communication and how it can affect the outcome of difficult conversations.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: C6
This is a beginner class on taking care of sound equipment. How to clean a microphone windscreen, testing cables, what is the correct microphone stand to have. Are you using the correct cable to connect instruments into the system? Setting up the microphone and as soon as you step away it falls to the stage. You move the microphone cable to another input and it still does not work… Is the microphone bad? Connector “Life Cycles” or “Mating Cycles” what is this and what does it mean, are the cables just worn out?
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D6
New Projectors or LED Wall? We'll discuss both of these emerging technologies and show you the benefits with many of the new products that are available today. New Laser Projectors and Screens that reject ambient light are extending the viability of this older technology. Along with LCD and LED walls becoming more affordable it's getting harder to decide. The other question we will discuss is which resolution to you need, HD (1080p) or UHD (4K)?
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: C7
It is never too early to teach young children how to serve others. In this workshop we will learn how to help young children begin to develop a heart for missions. We will explore lesson ideas, craft projects, games and activities, and age appropriate service ideas for teaching missions that you can put to use in your own ministry.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: Firehouse
We know you’re dedicated to the safety and security of the children in your care. That’s why you know every kid’s food allergies, develop check-in/checkout procedures, and even practice lockdown scenarios. But are you fully prepared for the most common challenges facing your ministry? Together, we’ll explore the most common threats your church may face and you’ll learn practical actions you can implement immediately to help protect children.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D8
Tragically, our Christian children don't know who they are in Christ. As ministry leaders we can help them to see who God created them to be. We will explore some creative ways to impart this truth to our children. Join us for this hands-on workshop.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: C8
How do you keep your leaders and helpers engaged? How do you help them feel encouraged? How do you let them know how much you appreciate them? This workshop gives you practical and unique ways to connect with your leaders and keep them on your team.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N9
The Golden Rule of Interpretation is a simple and comprehensive tool to use in understanding the meaning of Bible verses. We will look at each part of the Golden Rule and illustrate its use with various verses.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D2
The next generation is waiting for a word from God and the message of the gospel to awaken their God ordained identity, purpose, and passions. It’s time to engage the next generation and meet them on the mission field of their college campuses. This seminar will train, encourage, and equip you to share Jesus with college students on campus and help you think of strategies to creatively engage the next generation with the gospel.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D7
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 and older in the US have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Domestic violence (DV), is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44. 1 in 3 congregants of all faith traditions will have some form of experience with DV. Join us as we explore the dynamics of DV, discuss how children are impacted by DV and the role trauma plays in their development, discover how to recognize signs of domestic violence and how to intervene appropriately. Attendees will learn how to support the victims/survivors of DV, the importance of a safety plan, how to hold the aggressor accountable, and how you can be a resource to those impacted by DV and help break the cycle.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D5
Does our community – a desperate outreach and evangelism opportunity, require that we work together?
Do you desire to bring together faith, community and government partners to assess and address critical needs in the community?
What does unity in the body look like when strategically developing a person, or family-centered, continuum of coordinated care look and function like?
Come see a model created where multiple churches can complete rather than compete in meeting the needs of our communities. Learn how to create a coalition in your communtiy.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: Heritage Room
Most family arguments follow a predictable pattern. This presentation shows how tension leads to one of four predictable patterns. We will share those patterns in an exercise of self-discovery, and give an alternative biblical pattern.
Virginia Satir has isolated four miscommunication patterns that couples fall into. Understanding those patterns and knowing how to positively change them will solve many marital difficulties. We will see these patterns are described in the Bible and the solution to them the Bible also presents. Once these patterns are understood and the couple has the alternative approach, they will have a better relationship and a deeper friendship.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: A1
The role of a husband is a call from God but is "experienced” by our wives. We will ask ourselves challenging questions about that "experience" such as, what is it like being married to me! We will also ask how our wives "experience," of us as husbands matches our call.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N10
Teaching Overseas is both a mission and a ministry. This workshop will examine how teaching English overseas is one of the many ways in which God can use Christians to help fulfill the Great Commission. You don’t have to be a “career” teacher to make a lasting impact on the lives of your students. We will explore the numerous ways in which Christians can maximize their curriculum so that the Good News can be presented in the classroom in a careful and respectful manner, and at the same time, encourage their students to reflect upon important matters of life and faith. In addition, like biblical shepherds, we will explore how Christian teachers can
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: A3
Serving as a pastoral assistant to the Lead/Senior Pastor is a significant privilege and calling, yet not for the feint of heart. For some, it has stirred up feelings of competition or led to discouragement. Thankfully, it can be done with great joy and lead to a fruitful, vibrant ministry life! We are most fulfilled when we can serve with joy, confidence, honesty and courage ... using our unique giftedness while sitting in the 2nd Chair.
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 114
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by unnecessary clutter? Do you want to simplify your life but you aren’t sure how to get started? If you are more interested in impacting people and concentrating on God‘s calling in your life, this workshop is for you! The items in your home and in your closet reveal a lot about what’s important to you. Learn how to let go of “stuff” that has outlived its purpose and learn how to accumulate “stuff” you can never have too much of. “Let’s let go of what we can’t keep anyhow, and cling to what we can never lose!” - Jim Elliot. Are you ready to let go of yesterday’s cutter and reach for something new?
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: N12
Stagnant...vibrant...apathetic...alive- which words describe your worship setting? There is a LOT that worship leaders and teams can do to affect that answer, so join us as we unpack effective ways to engage people, draw out their passion for Christ AND grow your team of musicians and techs. We'll cover purpose, team building, musical dynamics, song flow, creating compelling moments and more. If you want a responsive congregation singing their hearts out instead of a bunch of people staring at screens, this is for you!
March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 214
Great for all singers - develop confidence and further understanding of your unique voice by singing in front of others and an experienced vocal coach. This interactive workshop will be led by individual questions and voices, with a goal for each person to gain specific tools for their unique voice, and learn from others. Come with your questions and voice and be ready to use it! Through candid discussion and one-on-one coaching, this workshop will help you take your voice and ministry to the next level.