A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: D6
It's time to recognize the paradigm shifts that are affecting churches, society, and worldviews. For the church to be relevant and effective in this rapidly changing environment we must understand we are to be a CROSS Culture.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: N13
This class will focus on gathering tools, and resources that will aid in getting the members of the admin office organized and ready for any occasion and situation. We will look at different resources that are free to use and available to the public. These tools will help save money, time, and make administrative work smooth.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: A1
Jesus said, “Follow me,” and changed the world using 11 committed disciples who formed a small group. What principles did he use with his small group that produced such a powerful impact on the world?
- What are the secrets to getting people to form awesome groups? - What are the two keys to moving people into maturity in Christ? - Why are churches having such a hard time getting people into groups? - Why aren’t people changing and growing in their churches?
This seminar examines the fundamental principles Jesus used for effective discipleship, ideal for pastors, group leaders, and other ministry leaders.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: N10
While very effective to out reaching to the immigrants, many Asian immigrant churches struggles to maintain an effective English ministry. This seminar will explore some common issues why this is the norm, and offer some practical action steps for starting & maintaining an effective English ministry within an Asian immigrant church.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: C7
Remember the games you enjoyed as a child--Monopoly, Candyland, Battleship, and more? This workshop will show you how to turn these and other games into unforgettable Bible lessons!
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: D1
Learn how to keep Christ in the center of your busy life. If you have lost your passion for ministry due to burn-out this workshop will help you rekindle your passion for the ministry and God. More than anything else, you will learn how to face yourself to be a transparent leader God can use AND KNOW WHO YOU are in CHRIST.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: C8
Taught from a Children's Pastor's point of view, learn the keys to a great relationship between the Senior Pastor and the Children's Pastor.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: D7
Every teacher focuses on preparation, participation, and helping participants put God’s Word to practice. This session will help you identify ten tips for teaching God’s Word through the Sunday School.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: D5
The ultimate test of a Bible interpretation is how well it agrees with the human author's intended meaning. In this workshop, participants will learn four practical ways to critically evaluate different opinions on what a particular Bible passage means, regardless of where it appears in the Bible.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: Heritage Room
In Western Culture the issue of gender is front and center. As those who take the Bible seriously it is important to have a clear understanding of what the Bible teaches. In addition to this clear understanding, we need effective ways of communicating this to our youth and college age individuals. This workshop will do both.
Gender confusion, gender attraction, and gender significance are key issues in our culture. We will examine not only the meaning of gender within the Bible, but we will address how gender identity is formed and how gender attraction develops. Critical information will be presented on the differences between males and females and how God intended the genders to relate. The workshop will clarify the relationship between biological gender and gender identity.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: C6
Café 4 opened its doors in 2012, operating with the vision of being an attractive and welcoming face for 3Crosses Church. The café leadership committed itself to high quality and healthy products and to a Disneyland-style friendliness in an attempt to reach a local community that had high standards for food, but few positive connections with a church body. In these last 7 years, our customer base has soared: we have over 180 chairs and it is often difficult to find a seat! Our baristas have story after story of people who found a place of refuge at Café 4, who went there to escape from a toxic work or home life, who opened a business on Café 4 wifi, who had their first date there, who were invited into a church service, who can point to Café 4 as a key step in how they became reconciled with the Lord. This café is serving quality coffee, packing people in seats, and encouraging people in their relationships with God. We want to share the vision and steps that God has given us; we want to share His successful ministry with other churches; we want to empower other church cafes and help with advice in their own contexts. This workshop will further a church’s knowledge in one way they can effectively engage with their community, becoming a space that is welcoming and attractive, and speaking true words into the lives of their community members. Attendees to this workshop will receive practical knowledge (including suggested priorities, mechanisms for spiritual encouragement, advice on the use of volunteers, and suggestions for cashflow) that is relevant to their current or prospective ministries, and ministry leaders will receive tips, tricks, and methods to streamline their work and let them focus on the spiritual side of this type of job. Presented by Kelly Kaufman, Café 4 Floor Manager and Lindsey Cavallero, Café 4 Ministry Director.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: D2
What is a growth centered family? It’s one that prioritizes the development of every member through growing emotional and relational health and maturity; not only of the children but also parents. It fosters an environment that prioritizes the building up of what matters most - an identity rooted in eternal love and wisdom.
A growth center prevents unhealthy centers from developing, ie. child-centered, fear-centered, performance-centered, activity-centered, work-centered, education-centered, etc. When emotions and relationships are growing in maturity, members of the family will have wisdom and love to get clear and go forward with what matters most. Secondary priorities will be appropriately managed but the main things (people - their hearts, souls, condition of their interior lives) will not be overlooked, forgotten or sacrificed.
Family life is incredibly dynamic and it takes a lot of wisdom and strength to successfully navigate marriage, parenting, life after kids, and grandparenting.
Being growth-centered doesn’t leave this highest priority up to chance. Elevating the value of lifelong learning simply makes sense and it will go a long way in preparing for all the storms ahead. And there is great reward and joy in making it through in one piece, intact “till death do us part”.
Being growth-centered is absolutely essential to experience decades of increasing relevance, love, joy, and hope!
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: A3
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. This workshop is repeated on Saturday @ 12:45.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 114
There is more to small group Bible study than attending class each week. Let's explore 3 levels of Bible study groups and how to move your class to the next level. Class, Community, Commission; where is your class and how to take them higher.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 200
To build an authentic community, one that reflects our communities, that worships, fellowships and serves the Lord together, we need to learn inclusive practices. This workshop will answer what typical transitions for individuals with disabilities and special needs are, how to anticipate and assess those transitions, a 5-step plan to make those transitions successful, and what attitude adjustments we need to make as the Body of Christ to arrive at an authentic community that truly attracts the unbeliever to Christ and sustains the local body in their mission to reach their communities.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 214
Jesus taught His disciples that powerful things happen when we give, even something as simple as a cup of cold water. We will explore the core truths of serving others in the name of Jesus Christ and uncover the powerful potential for Kingdom expansion and personal enrichment.
March 6, 2020 - 1:30 PM Room: N12
Been thinking of adding loops or enhancement tracks in weekend worship? Maybe having the team (or your drummer) use a metronome live? Wondering why in the world you would do that?! Come check out the latest technologies for adding virtual members to your worship team and getting the whole band to lock in together better. Join us for a fascinating look at the amazing tools available to you in worship today and see how you could start using them…this Sunday!