A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: N13
The secular world says all homeless are lazy people who don't want to work. Unfortunately, many Christians also subscribe to this myth. During his annual Operation Uplift, Jim Hogsett actually lives with those on the streets of New York City, Washington, and Memphis. In this workshop, he tells the plain truth about these individuals and provides written instructions which you can use to help a homeless person leave the streets and become gainfully employed. This is the only answer to poverty!
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: C6
Share the Load. Come, join, see, identify, understand, learn, focus and apply the concepts of how to Share the Load. By attending the workshop you will be able to apply scripture, receive tips, and techniques for training; look at the BIG picture; engage in leadership SMARTS, explore TOUCHPOINTS, connect with others through group dynamics; use words at a glance and be given daily scripture verses. The results will be an aim to change in spiritual growth. There will also be a wits of humor. This workshop will be an engaging combination for all students that attend.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: N10
From the current trade war between US and China to workplace tension, leadership style conflict and Asian immigrant parents raising up their Westernized children, these cultural differences between the EAST and WEST have hindered effective communication and ministry. This workshop will explore how Asian culture differs from the West, its impact on variety of cross-cultural interactions and provide biblical, gospel, and redemptive solutions to ameliorate the conflict.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM 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 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: Firehouse
What makes a lesson great? Is it the teacher? the topic? the supplies? Or might it be the kids themselves? When you discover how kids learn best, every lesson becomes impactful and memorable. Explore Jesus’ teaching, specifically the parable of the sower, to develop a more effective approach to leading kids. You’ll discover how to help kids not just hear but truly understand God’s Word. Plus, unlock secrets of the brain that lead to long-term memory. Presented by Group’s Ministry Training Center.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 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 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: D8
Effective churches use groups as their primary process to make disciples. Learn principles and best-practices that strengthen and build fellowship and community in your Sunday School class or group that leads to spiritual maturity.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: D7
Jesus was the Master Teacher, and He shows us how to teach His Word by His example! This session will help you identify teaching methods and approaches Jesus used that you can implement to help change lives! You will discover qualities needed for power-filled Bible teaching through identifying and developing skills related to how Jesus taught truths of the Kingdom of God.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: D6
It's no secret that couples in great marriages do different things than couples in bad ones.
But what are those things and how do ordinary folks start doing them? How can couples take a struggling marriage or even one that is "pretty good" to one that is, quite frankly, ridiculously great?
Based on thousands of counseling hours and personal practice, Gil Stieglitz spells out the 15 essential habits found in great marriages that aren’t found in difficult ones. Building a Ridiculously Great Marriage provides the short and dirty version of what it takes to have a marriage that is so great, other couples will stand up and notice—they might even call it “ridiculous.”
This seminar is a real game-changer for pastors, ministry leaders, and counselors who work with couples for pre-marriage and marriage counseling.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: N11
We are experiencing a major shift in Evangelical Christianity in our Country and the World at Large. There is a great attack on Fundamentalist Evangelical Christianity that is overt and threatening the effectiveness of Christian Leaders. Statistics reveal that many Christian Leaders are abandoning their first love because of this pressure. Churches are losing good Pastors and Leaders not knowing where to go and who to turn to.
This Workshop will examine the specific areas that challenge today's Christian Leaders. We will look at the spiritual pathological processes that happen in Leaders facing burnout and fatigue in Ministry. We will study Christian Workers who have been able to overcome burnout and what are the secrets of their success.
The goal of the Workshop is to identify the signs of burnout in Ministry. Once we understand these signs we then must develop a strategic Biblically based plan to overcome burnout, stress, depression, and fear. The end result is not to provide escape from the Ministry, but an effective use of the Armor of God in the Ministry!
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: N9
This workshop will help you to equip not only yourselves, but also those in your church on what you believe in. Knowing the 5 essential doctrines is a key component to understanding how to effectively evangelize and do the work of apologetics. You must know what you believe and why you believe it to be equipped to evangelize a lost world for Christ.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: Heritage Room
You will miss the target almost every time when you do not know what the target is.
What causes marriages to fail? People often focus on outward circumstances as the causes, but outward circumstances are just situations that reveal inner weaknesses and problems. In this workshop we will explore the three inner weaknesses that are the actual causes for marital unhappiness and collapse. We will also be looking at how we can strengthen those weaknesses and create better opportunities for stronger marriage relationships.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 200
When people ask about Gods view of people with disabilities, the answer should be quite simple: look at the church…look at the spiritual representation of God on this Earth, look at the spiritual leaders of our communities. The church and a person’s faith have a profound impact on their mental and emotional well-being. Many studies reveal that when faith is included in wellness planning, individuals experience shorter recovery times, fewer hospitalizations, and fewer relapses. Faith is the cornerstone of personal wellness and self-care, particularly for special needs parents.
In this workshop, we will explore tangible ways on how to do life with our friends living with disability,how to provide and promote services and outreaches, and how to accelerate Christian ministry in our disability community.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 214
The need for friends touches all generations from young children, teens, young adults, middle aged adults and seniors. Our need for trusted friendships is deep-rooted. We long for someone who will listen to us, understands us and, most importantly, keep our confidences. The Bible gives us many examples of friendships. We will examine the very special friendship of Mary, the mother of Jesus and Elizabeth the mother John the Baptist. In time of historical and societal crisis for both women, they bonded together. As a Christian woman, who is your Elizabeth? Who do you rush to in a hurry with sensational or heartbreaking news? Who do you seek for Godly advice? Together we will study the characteristics of Elizabeth.
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 215
Learn about health ministries! Teach people how to live healthier & connect to tools, resources & referrals for disease prevention and health promotion. Health ministries are committed to improving the health and healthcare access of congregation members, their loved ones and surrounding communities they serve. Join us to explore building and maintaining Abundant Life Health Ministries. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2
March 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM Room: N12
Come learn about the best free and affordable tools to upgrade the weekend worship experience, help you seriously save time, and unify & grow your team. We’ll cover essential top tools and apps for worship prep, music, live sound, in-ear monitoring, media presentation, and more. Want to streamline your worship ministry without breaking the bank? Join us to find out how!