A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: N13
Sixteen monsters which can exist in any workplace are identified during this training. There are over 800 Biblical references to work from which instructions for dealing with each of these monsters are reviewed. At the beginning of the workshop, participants weigh all of these starting with the most important which helps allot proper amount of time to each.
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: C7
Even little ones are anxious to learn about the Gospel message. In this workshop we will explore what keeps us from sharing the gospel with preschoolers and younger children and why it is so important for us not to skip over this age group. We will also explore creative age-appropriate activities to use when sharing the gospel message.
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: Firehouse
Vacation Bible school provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to reach kids in your community—kids who might otherwise never set foot in your church. But are you being strategic in how you plan and carry out VBS? Are you making the most of this unique event? A fresh approach can breathe new life into your program, energizing your year-round ministry efforts. Together let’s map out a ministry “destination,” discovering how VBS can play a key role in growing your ministry in unexpected ways. Presented by Group’s Ministry Training Center. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday @ 2:15.
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: C8
How do you avoid a chaotic environment in your classroom? How do you create an environment suitable for teaching God’s Word? Do you know how to make it a place where your volunteers love and want to serve? Are the parents confident that their child is safe? Come learn time-tested and proven group management and individual correction tools to keep out the chaos from your classroom and create an environment for fun, safe, and encouraging learning.
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: D8
The way we treat our guests on Sunday morning determines whether or not they'll return and become our next new members. The relations, or connections, we build with our guests become the Velcro that helps them stick around! This session provides practical and workable methods for creating relationships with our guests, insuring they'll stick around and return!
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: C6
What does it take to offer a successful ministry event? In this workshop we will move from looking at the challenges involved in offering a ministry event to systemically looking at each activity important when planning.
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: Heritage Room
In the Bible, God talks about forgiveness as being both conditional and unconditional. How can this be?
Forgiveness can be both conditional and unconditional because real forgiveness is like a coin; it has two sides. Forgiveness has two sides because forgiveness is God solution to a problem He calls
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: D1
Your legacy? You do have one. It is given to you by God. You can learn to discovery what your legacy is and then create your legacy message in a meaningful way that can impact and bless the next and future generations. As you discovery your legacy, you will understand what relationships God has given you. Yes, God, the real author of your life, desires to deepen those lifelong relationships. This workshop will help you understand, address and perhaps heal your challenging relational legacy. But the fun part is to begin the foundational work of establishing and growing that personal legacy message into a vision that will impact multiple generations.
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: A1
Worship is not just something that we do for an hour on the weekends. It is what we do the other 167 hours of our week as well - including all the hours we spend at work. God invites us to stop separating our lives into sacred and secular compartments. He calls us to see our work as an expression of worship and devotion. As Dorothy Sayers says, 'Let the Church see to it that the workers are Christian people and do their work well, as to God: then all the work will be Christian work.
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 200
In this class we will be talking about reaching the entire family affected by disability. We will learn how to just "Do Life Together" and embrace the entire family with support, love and acceptance. We will discuss practical ways to help achieve this such as respite, parent support groups, typical sibling support groups and more. Families affected by disability should be able to become an integral part of the church's rich tapestry. These families not only can be served, but have many God given gifts and talents and desire to also use those gifts and talents to serve within their church families.
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: N10
Twice as many people die in violent incidents on religious property as in our schools. Though the statistics for church violence are sobering, there is also reason to hope. Awareness and training have directly contributed to faith-based organizations’ abilities to handle incidents when they do arise. It's now not a matter of if evil comes to our church/ministry offices, worship services, youth events, Sunday Schools and Christian schools, but when! Preparedness begins with awareness and grows with training. Come discover where your church or ministry needs to start learning and taking action.
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 215
Today’s women experience the tug of so many demands upon their lives in their various roles found in their homes, workplace, school, and relationships. It’s hard to find time to even breathe! Still, Lord Jesus knows the inestimable value of women meeting together around His presence and His Word, one on one or in intimate discipleship groups, based upon their life’s harried schedules.
For the newest of Christians or for the seasoned believer, this workshop will provide easy, non-scary, but powerful tools to introduce how God’s love and His Word can transform lives and release women into ministry through simple discipleship.
We will interact with one another and prayerfully consider how one on one or small group discipleship might work for us personally or in our church or ministry by discussing:
• What is our demographic • What would realistically work in our church or ministry setting • Hindrances to discipleship • The potential of writing our own discipleship materials • How discipleship encourages the release of ministry leaders • How discipleship can multiply small groups or church plants • Marketplace ministry • What it means to “do life together” for more in-depth discipleship
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 214
Many of us have issues or baggage that keep us from a vibrant relationship with God and from fellowshipping with others. We may feel unworthy, ashamed or inadequate and pull away because of them. Sometimes our issues keep us from serving God in a ministry to others. This workshop will answer two questions - Can I approach God, even with my issues? Can I serve God, even with my issues?
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: N12
Want to take your drumming to the next level? Join us for an in-depth workshop that will put many practical tools in your hands to use this weekend! There are some simple techniques that will greatly enhance your playing and the cohesiveness of your worship team. Bring your sticks and come join the conversation about
•Set up and tuning, creating good tone on each drum and cymbal •The basics of solid technique (with simple exercises) •Essential grooves for worship •Building drum fills and when to use them •Leading the band dynamically •Playing live with loops/click/tracks •Flowing with/following different worship leaders •Prep like the pros (before the weekend) so you play with confidence and freedom •Playing to the room (small, medium, or large) •Mics and mic techniques for drumming (how to help your sound guy!) •Time for in depth Q & A and interaction with the instructor
March 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM Room: D2
Is your youth ministry stuck and not growing? Are you running out of ideas and ways to keep your teens excited and wanting more of Jesus? Is your church just starting a youth ministry? Are you in your first, second, or third year of youth ministry or need a fresh outlook on your existing ministry? There's no time like the present to re-focus your ministry on the importance of why you do what you do.