A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: N13
This workshop is based on Jim Hogsett’s book A Worker Need Not Be Ashamed. It focuses on how to be an ambassador for Christ in the workplace using four critical steps based on Biblical truth. Instruction includes an important distinction between the protestant versus Christian work ethic.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: C7
Do you struggle when it comes to telling stories from the Bible, wanting to keep it simple yet exciting for preschoolers and young children. We want them to be captured by all the wonders of the Bible. In this workshop we will explore ways to keep little ones engaged with stories that come alive. Come and see examples of visuals, glean ideas on how to use movement and senses in your teaching, and how to tailor a story to those you are teaching. We want to capture them and connect their lives with the word of God so they will want to tell the story most precious to everyone they meet!
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: C8
Above all else, the Gospel is the message we are trying to share with the children, youth, and adults God places in our life path and in our community. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is the power of God to change hearts and bring salvation (Romans 1:16). Come learn a versatile technique to share the gospel in any situation and any conversation, especially in our postmodern world. We’ll use teaching, video, demonstration, and practice to equip you to clearly and concisely share the gospel message with anyone the Lord places in your path.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 114
Your ministries' success depends a lot on the strength of your Volunteer team you build. Discover proven principles that any leader can use to build a great volunteer team.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: C6
Goal setting is important in both our personal life and in ministry. The "Why" and "How" of goal setting will be covered and Biblical examples shared. We will discuss how goals can help us focus on the important things and make good decisions.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: D8
Although there are no easy answers to problems, there are ways to help that can be less time consuming and more effective. A wise God would include in His book principles and skills for the healing of the whole person. With this knowledge, one can start simple member care and later go in-depth where needed.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: D2
Our Youth Matter, Inc. has done several events to impact our community. Over the last 12 years we have held Vacation Bible School in the Park. We have supplied the community with backpacks, school supplies, hygiene kits, books and food bags with our largest event our Back 2 School Bash where 500-700 people are in attendance. We served hot meals, passed out goodie bags and warm items at our Thanksgiving in the Park event. We have given out Christian theme Easter baskets at a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. We have blessed families with toys at Christmas through our annual Toy Drive. Our holiday Adopt – A – Family is growing each year where we meet the needs of families and provide gifts from their wish list. We have offered youth the opportunity to attend Professional Sporting events. Each of these events was held outside of the church where we were able to bless many people having a positive impact on our community. Join us for this workshop to explore how YOU can reach out to make a positive impact on YOUR community. Learn how to receive money to fund your events.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: D7
Learn the nine universal questions hidden in all hearts that all religious traditions must answer convincingly. Learn how to hear which question is being asked by a particular person at a given time and how to shape a sound doctrinal answer that will be remembered and points to the saving gospel. Also learn to sort doctrinal assertions into three categories: essential to salvation, essential to church identity and unity, and essential to individuality.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: A1
This workshop will walk through several ways in which we can disciple men from our small group communities and lead and train them up to disciple others, creating a organic culture of men that disciple others and are being discipled. We will learn how to lead men's small groups and the importance of providing a safe place for growing, healing and sharpening one another in Christ through small groups
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 215
Jesus told His disciples, “In this world you will have trouble…” (John 16:33). The Apostle Paul warned, “…all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim. 3:12). Church history has shown this to be true. In fact, persecution has always been a normal part of being a Christian - for most Christians. And lest we suppose that the majority of Christian persecution occurred in earlier, less sophisticated times, a review of the 20th and 21st Centuries shows that persecution of Christ followers is growing; in both sheer numbers and in intensity. As church leaders, educators and volunteers who minister in areas where persecution is not something with which we have to contend, it is important for us to understand and to be equipped to explain the reality and the relevance of persecution in the lives of our brothers and sisters around the world. It is important for us to understand where persecution of Christians occurs and what constitutes persecution. It is also important that we understand why God allows persecution to exist and how God uses the effects of persecution to strengthen, grow and even bless the Church. There is much to be learned from the example of our persecuted brothers and sisters; lessons of endurance, forgiveness and spiritual maturity that results from remaining faithful in times of persecution. We also need to be aware of what we can do to help our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday at 12:45 in room WC114.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: Heritage Room
We will be exploring the six basic activities which every Christian needs to practice to allow God to transform him/her into the likeness of Jesus.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: A3
Ministry burnout is real. Within it we find ourselves depressed, hurt, critical, anxious, with feelings of exhaustion and hopelessness. And many of us who find ourselves there can’t find our way out. Our faith grows cold, our sin gains control, and we despair. But there is hope. God is not done with us! Come hear Pastor Matty share as he speaks about his own severe ministry burnout and how God healed and restored him through the process.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 200
When looking into God's Word for answers to the difficult questions surrounding disability, it can be discouraging at first. In the Old Testament, disability is identified with subjects such as judgement, punishment, separation, disqualification, shame, isolation, weakness, and so on. On the other hand, the majority of the New Testament identifies disability as something to be cured, healed, or from which to be delivered. For those of us in the church today, where do we find the hope, the promise, the joy, the acceptance for those living with disabilities? We find it IN THE CROSS! This study takes an in-depth look at what Jesus accomplished on the cross and does a comparison of a Biblical view of individuals with disabilities before and after what Jesus accomplished on the cross!
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 214
How do you feel when you stand on the verge of reaching a long-awaited goal? Are you happy, sad, or relieved that the journey is nearly over? Are you frightened of the tests and trials that still lie ahead, or do you view your future with courage and faith in God?
Being thankful and expressing your gratitude is an important part of being happy in life. Anna's legacy is devotion. She gave the first female testimony of Jesus, the Christ. She demonstrated then and now, that sincere devotion brings the benefit of joy and fulfillment.
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: N12
The electric guitar has become an integral part of today’s worship sound and there are some essential (yet simple) techniques you can use to greatly expand your dynamic range as you play this powerful instrument (and make the band sound more awesome!). Much of the material will work for acoustic guitar as well, so if you’re an acoustic player curious about playing electric, join us! We’ll explore
•Selecting quality gear- guitars, pedals, amps, pedalboards, etc. •The basics of solid technique (with simple exercises) and creating good tone •Making the leap from acoustic to electric guitar and differences in playing each •Exploring effects: overdrive, delay, reverb, flange, wah and volume pedals, etc. •Great chord voicings, shapes, and scales to know •Playing parts for impact (not just banging away on chords) •Tips and tricks for creating powerful moments and interesting dynamics •Complementing (not competing) with the rest of the band •Playing live with loops/click/tracks •Great tone in a small room •Preparing (during the week) so you play with confidence and freedom •Time for in depth Q & A and interaction with the instructor
March 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM Room: D1
Mentoring teens begins with a vision based on biblical principles, that continues throughout life. The mentoring process comes from our walk with God as He teaches from His word His Heart. We must grow deeper in our heart for the teens. As their human mentors our heart for them is for their heart to also be close to God. This workshop will help you navigate this exciting adventure.