A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 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 repeats on Friday @ 1:30.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: N13
Why are you doing what you are doing and how well are you doing it? This workshop will provide basic tools to conduct an informal or formal ministry assessment and evaluation. Learn how to gather information, analyze the data, gauge the effectiveness of ministry and identify areas needing improvement. This workshop will benefit anyone wanting to determine if they are meeting the vision, mission, goals and objectives of their ministry.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 200
According to the DOJ, Human Trafficking is the 2nd most prevalent crime in the US. In 2016 there were 40.3 million people ensnared in modern day slavery globally. 86% of cases are of US born victims and 25% are children. We can protect children from trafficking by knowing the red flags and supporting vulnerable children in our communities. This workshop is repeated on Friday @ 10:30 in C6.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: N11
The Bible says, “A man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife.’ ” It also teaches, “Obey your parents…Honor your father and mother.” How do we balance these two relationships, plus parenting our own children? We will look at some challenges and consider ways to help develop more balanced and loving inter-generational relationships in the family. This workshop will be presented in Mandarin.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: D6
Many church facilities have traditionally not been able to install proper Stage or House lighting because of insufficient AC Power in their facilities. But with the lower power draw of LED lighting this problem has almost disappeared. We’ll show you a variety of LED lighting fixtures and how each fixture type might be used. Lighting for your seating areas is also critical so we will show you some professional fixtures that can greatly enhance the worship experience. We’ll also explain the pitfalls of using “DJ” LED fixtures and detail why they are not the bargain they seem to be. Older traditional Lighting Consoles are insufficient to run most LED fixtures and therefore must be replaced. We’ll show you a reasonably priced and easy to use LED Lighting console that will solve this problem.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: C7
Preschoolers are amazing but tears and tantrums will happen. Their time with us is temporary, but the Gospel message we want to impress on their hearts is eternal. We will take a look at preschoolers abilities and limitations, as well as what we need to do to be successful in working with them. Using a positive approach helps us to be consistent, caring, and sensitive. Lots of creative examples and ideas for your ministry, including ideas for special needs preschoolers.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: C8
Brent presents a humorous and insightful look at some of the common annoyances that have bugged him while serving in Children’s Ministry, and how he has dealt with them. Discover ways to eliminate some of these “bugs” from your ministry!
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: C6
In this workshop, we will discuss how nature teaches us the importance of healthy relationships. We will discuss healthy communication skills and win-win problem solving. We will discuss the importance of good communication and how it can affect the outcome of difficult conversations.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: Heritage Room
Tragedies in life have a way of freezing people emotionally, and arresting their emotional and spiritual development. In Tears to Diamonds part 1 we will first examine what tragedy does to people, where was God during the tragedy, and why did he not intervene.
The tears of tragedy can become spiritual diamonds that become a blessing to us in time and eternity. We will see that within the Bible the blessed person is one who has discovered that God’s comfort can go deeper than the pain of a life sorrow. We will present practical and biblical resources for addressing them.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: N10
Why Short-term missions today? What are the highest priorities for short-term missions teams from America today? Pre-trip training is about preparing servant hearts and not about us! Health and safety in travel; best practices that work well. Debrief, re-entry, reverse culture shock, telling your story and follow up; better attention to the end of the mission needs to be a higher priority from the beginning! Gathered over a lifetime of experience, join us for a duffel bag full of tips and tools to help your team leaders!
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 114
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 Friday at 12:00 in WC215.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 214
Assertive communication is an important key to communicate clearly and create a framework for cooperation. In this workshop we will explore the essential elements of effective assertive communication and ways to empower ourselves and others to say what they want and get what they need.
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 215
Today, there are plentiful teachings about breaking lies we may believe about ourselves that hinder our everyday lives, reaching our full potential, and even, our walk with Christ. Yet, believers often find that trying to change their mindset alone is not enough. There may be deeper issues to be healed in areas of our soul (emotions and thoughts) where our adversary, the devil, has gained an advantage. The Lord Jesus wants to break these debilitating lies that affect our homes, marriages, workplaces, and yes, our churches.
This workshop will offer practical ways to aid lay and/or pastoral counseling. We will find that when an individual experiences greater freedom in Jesus, His potential within them is released into greater fruitfulness in every area of life, including ministry.
The workshop will include sound Biblical teaching from a pastor’s heart about:
• The relationship of the human soul and spirit • How past hurt or trauma affects us today in the form of lies we believe • The limitations of our enemy • Allowing the Holy Spirit to delve deep to reveal the root of these lies • Breaking agreements with the lies that hinder us today with a short portion of time for the workshop participants to recognize areas of hindrance in their own lives • Hearing God’s voice of truth to replace the lies • How to minister to others • How to maintain freedom through God’s Word and an intimate quiet time with Jesus • Recognizing when professional or medical aid may be needed
March 7, 2020 - 12:45 PM Room: N12
Stagnant...vibrant...apathetic...alive- which words describe your worship setting? There is a LOT that worship leaders and teams can do to affect that answer, so join us as we unpack effective ways to engage people, draw out their passion for Christ AND grow your team of musicians and techs. We'll cover purpose, team building, musical dynamics, song flow, creating compelling moments and much more. If you want a responsive congregation singing their hearts out instead of a bunch of people staring at screens, this is for you!