A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: D7
How can we see where we are going without vision? Are we going in the direction the Lord is leading us? This workshop is intended to help us church leaders to examine the importance, need, creation, and implementation of vision.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: N11
Becoming What God Intended Ministries has been involved with discipling many thousands of Chinese in the USA, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and other countries in Asia. Out of those experiences we have learned not only the particular challenges of teaching Chinese Americans, but also through those experiences we have developed effective means of doing so.
The most obvious challenge is that many Asian cultures are performance based and that cultural challenge often is brought directly into their churches. Other false beliefs, instincts, and pictures of reality are needing to be changed. The workshop will present the biblical alternatives, the means to apply those alternatives to the heart, and how to assess effectiveness.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: N10
While traditional mission agencies in North America are facing serious funding and recruitment issues, the gospel continue its rapid growth in the global world. How can Asian Americans participate in this new missions context both at home and overseas and what you can do to be part of this exciting story?
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: C6
This is a beginner/intermediate course designed for audio operators that have fundamental understanding of sound system but would like to get better. The topic is Microphone and will cover all the types of microphones and direct connection of instruments. Are you going direct with instruments? Let’s find out what microphone is good to use and how to correctly connect the instrument to the sound board. Will cover how to power microphones that need remote power as well as instrument interface that also need to be remotely powered. How to stop the POP’s so you can be ready but not noisy. The main discussion will be microphones and all the different types and how they are meant to be used.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: D6
This session will show you some ideas that will greatly improve the look and consistency of your video without breaking your budget. We’ll compare using a dedicated Streaming appliance in contrast to just using a Camcorder and video capture card in a PC (that can crash). We’ll demonstrate new cost effective HD and 4K cameras both Fixed and Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) cameras with Joystick controllers and HD Video Switchers. Then we’ll take a look at what infrastructure is required to properly Stream Live and various hardware to connect to the Web.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: Firehouse
Families may want to dig into God’s Word, but let’s face it, the Bible can be a little intimidating. How can this ancient text really permeate family life today—especially if it’s new to parents, too? Discover practical tools to fuel Bible discovery in everyday family life. From bedtime storybooks to carpool playlists, we have simple ideas to help take away fear and make the Bible your friend.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: D8
Every believer is to be on a path that helps us grow as followers of Christ. Sunday School is designed to help us be on the receiving and giving end of discipleship. This session will help us identify actions to take in strengthening the Sunday School class as we reach, teach, and minister.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: D1
The purpose of this workshop is to better equip pastors to help parents who are faced with the challenge of dealing with young adult children who are away at college. Topics will include: understanding the family dynamics at play – e.g. growing pains, transition; normal expectations and how to prepare for possible outcomes; the advantages and disadvantages of technology in staying connected with collegiates; faith matters – holding on loosely; mental health challenges; and resources for parents (counseling referrals).
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 215
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 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: N15
Constructive interaction with Muslims is now necessary in our democratic society because God has engineered circumstances that force diverse peoples together. Muslims, and people from many other cultures, are now nearby neighbors to the local church, not just foreign mission objects. God is not the author of confusion, so what is He up to in our generation? How can we cooperate with his Kingdom-of-God agenda to exalt Jesus among all tribes, tongues, peoples and nations?
This workshop will deconstruct politically-correct jargon and provide biblical working definitions for terms such as: “diversity,” “unity,” “racism,” “ethnic,” “justice,” “Christianity,” “peace” and “submission.” Secular humanist, evolutionary-biased activists are trying to form alliances with Muslims on a pro-abortion, sexually-amorphous political agenda which is contrary to traditional Islamic values. Pro-life, sexual-purity-focused evangelical Christians have much more in common with the typical Muslim, but we must engage in a proactive way, not for short-term political gains but for the sake of advancing God’s Kingdom. We must be the “salt of the earth” and not lose our saltiness or keep it contained in stained-glass salt shakers. This workshop will better equip you for the culture war raging around us, with particular attention to loving our Muslim neighbors.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: C7
A shoebox filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items, is just the beginning in sharing the Gospel to children around the world. Come and learn about this wonderful ministry and how a shoebox can have an eternal impact not just on a child but their whole family. Gather ideas on how to pack, how to involve your ministry, and make a simple gift to start your own shoebox! Come discover the power this simple gift has been having on children for over 25 years!
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 200
Have you ever thought or said “ I only need one?” This interactive workshop on our dating motives and expectations, and a Biblical view on how they reflect our inner needs, emotions, and desires.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: D5
Go ahead, you can say it: you are starting to feel the effects of burnout. Although you consistently, humbly, and gratefully serve in your church, you’re struggling to keep up. You're finding it difficult to balance your day-to-day” life with your church responsibilities. You sometimes grapple feelings of stress, resentment and guilt, and even though you’re desperate to establish healthy boundaries, you don’t know how to express this to others, so you say nothing and suffer in silence. You don’t want to lose yourself and you don’t want to become disgruntled about your ministry service.
In this workshop, you will learn principles and best practices that can help you communicate feelings of overwhelm, develop a system of support, establish boundaries so you can create & maintain wellness, reduce feelings of guilt, anger, & stress, and increase functioning in all areas of your life.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 214
Come Join Us!!! We will explore women using adult learning styles by Malcolm Knowles and Howard Gardner to effectively speak so that people listen, learn and grow in wisdom. Practical approaches to teaching will be demonstrated, and multiple intelligence theory described to include the entire 9 principles described by Howard Gardner.
March 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM Room: N12
This motivational workshop for Christian vocalists is designed to enhance skill and faith, combining the technical and fun aspects of singing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person sings along with the techniques being learned and demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive singing. Reggie will cover:
- The Five Vocal Parts - The Six Points to Good Vocal Production - God’s Delight in Singing - Leading Others in Worship through Singing - Versatile Technique (singing in choirs, ensembles, and solos) - Expression and Communication - Vocal Problems - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises
This is open to the beginner as well as the experienced singer. There is something for everyone. There are helpful materials given to each individual. The vocalists in your church will have such an inspirational time and the goal is for them to not only be informed, but transformed – equipped to use their talents to glorify God.