A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: N11
This workshop explores how parents can communicate verbally and non-verbally so that they help, not hurt, their children in the name of Christ.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: D6
With LED and LCD walls being all the rage BUT expensive, Laser projectors paired up with new projection screen technologies are still a viable solution for many churches. Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screens have made it possible to have a viable image even in brightly lit rooms. However, non-projection devices such as LCD and LED walls are continuing to drop down in price and improve features. We will also look at HD Video distribution solutions both HDBaseT and Video over IP as well as HD Video Switchers.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: C7
You don’t need iPads, big screens or video games to capture someone’s attention... All you need is imagination and passion. Join us as we explore interactive ways to teach children and families the old, old stories in a new, new way.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: C8
Just as you can become nose-blind to smells over time, you can become “blind” to safety issues in your program. Learn several common-sense tips that will help keep your facility child-safe.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 114
The keys to seeing kids fall in love with Jesus and serve Him for a lifetime.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 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 Friday @ 3:00.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: D8
Unintentional teaching: is the thing we teach without trying or which we did not mean to teach. An example would be when a teacher asks, “Who created the world?” A student raises his hand and when called upon he says, “Jesus.” The teacher responds, “No” and calls on the next student who answers, “God.” Teacher says, “Yes.” and proceeds’ with the lesson. That teacher has unintentionally taught the children that Jesus is not God and did not create the world. Another example of unintentional teaching is when the teacher tells the children: “Eve ate the forbidden fruit” while holding a picture of a woman with an apple in her hand. Even though the teacher did not mean to, the children will leave the class sure that Eve ate an apple when she sinned because they saw it in the picture. This is how so many of our children become so confused and decide that the stories in the Bible are not true because they are “full of inconsistencies.” We need to take the time to make sure that our intentional teaching and our unintentional teaching line up and are consistent. I have many more examples like these two and principles to avoid unintentional inconsistencies in our teaching and even how to use the power of unintentional teaching to teach our students lessons they will never forget.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: D1
The mission field has come to the Bay Area to work and to study at our schools, universities, colleges and in our workplace. Attend this workshop to get more information about how to make friends and share the Gospel with the internationals who work and attend schools here. This workshop is repeated on Friday @ 10:30.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: D5
We all believe that God is good. But what if I told you that he's so good that he's tucked hidden tools into his word bringing hope and healing to whatever difficult situation you currently face? Christian therapist, Pete Thompson, LCSW, invites you to learn how to use these truths that promote a closer, more joyful walk with the good, good Father.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: Heritage Room
Satan has done everything he can to confuse, mislead, distract, discourage and disconnect Christians from a full and deep experience of all aspects of God's forgiveness. This includes, receiving God's forgiveness, forgiving others, asking others to forgive us, overcoming self-condemnation, resolving anger towards God and restoring broken relationships.
In this workshop we will look at the four biggest missing elements of biblical forgiveness that are missing from most Christian's thinking and practice.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: N15
When it comes to Muslims too often we “Christianize” instead of evangelize; and we wonder why our message is not received as good news. Extracting a few trophy converts is not “good news” to the local Muslim community. Viewing individual Muslims as part of their extended family and community is important in building bridges of trust for meaningful two-way communication. Always ask the question: Will my words or actions build bridges or barriers? Barrier-building results in “Christianizing” and extraction. Bridge Building results in true evangelism, which means sharing the Injil (the Muslim name for the message of Jesus) as “good news” rather than a culturally-conditioned and historically-distorted communication. Learn ways to “speak the truth in love” rather than believing and sharing online postings that are polemical, confrontational and divisive ways of Christianizing. Muslims who follow Jesus are different than Christian proselytes—converts who reject their Muslim heritage and take on a Christian identity. We propose a Kingdom-of-God approach to encourage Muslims—not to change their religious identity, but to become better Muslims by following the Messiah more fully. Learn about such Kingdom-of-God movements throughout the Muslim world, the first fruits of what God is doing today. The enemy is not Islam, it is radicalism. We want to respond to radical Islam with radical Love; we must learn “to be as shrewd as serpents, but as harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16).
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: N13
This workshop explores the myths of money and the plain truth about this resource according to the Word of God. Money is one of many blessings given to us by the Almighty. This training is designed to help workers manage money in the right way to truly help you meet all of your financial needs regardless of income! It is recommended that you participate in Part One and Part Two classes so all knowledge can be acquired. A valuable money guide will be given to each individual at the end of the classes.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: A1
Jesus promises (Matt 11:30) that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. How can we possibly experience that in our hopelessly over-scheduled world? Jesus urges us to come to him. However, our way of life is most often seriously over-scheduled and often we wear masks. Come and hear how to teach the men in your church how to walk under the yoke of Jesus.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: N10
When we are living from our values, we are aligned with what we believe in and display the best version of ourselves. When we aren't, what happens?
What's your brand? How do you want others to perceive you? We'll reflect individually on what our values are and how that affects us and others. You'll leave with greater clarity on your values and what it means to live those out. You'll also identify the behaviors that don't bring out the best version of yourself and explore ways to avoid those.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 200
This session will consider the differences between men and women as they relate to each other in the Christian context. Watch out, the differences may not be what you think.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 214
Gods solution, how forgiveness deeply changes us Anger and Depression are most often the symptoms of hurt and unresolved sin issues in our past and present. This is a very unaddressed topic in our church today. We need God's validation for the hurt and pain as well as His love, comfort and healing. We will not find peace or joy or rest in the deepest part of our being until we feel God's love and find that Justice we search for. Practicing authentic biblical forgiveness is how God heals the human soul and frees us (like a key to our prison door) Anger and Depression stems from Sin and all it has stolen from us. Come and discover the two sides of forgiveness that can change your life and bring that Peace and joy that you long for. Learn how to put real practical forgiveness into practice and let it change your life. God's healing will allow you to step outside the prison doors to a victorious life filled with Joy and new opportunities. Note: Do you want to reach your family or the world for Jesus? They are hungry and longing to see real forgiveness lived out! Let's show them.
March 7, 2020 - 2:15 PM Room: N12
Want to sing harmony but it seems a little daunting? Maybe you’ve tried but it’s not quite working? Come find out how a few simple concepts and tools can unlock the secrets of singing harmony. We’ll demystify basic music theory & ear training and help you expand your musical toolkit. You’ll also have the opportunity to try out these concepts on the spot and sing with others in the workshop. You’ll be more comfortable singing harmony in no time!