Building your Spiritual Growth Plan – Tim Trommater
Description: Are you ready to put pen-to-paper and create a Spiritual Growth Plan for your church? Are you tired of reading books about why your church needs a plan for discipleship and ready to make your own? This workshop is for you. Using an interactive lab format, this workshop will guide you through creating the first 60% of your church’s Spiritual Growth Plan. Then send you home equipped to complete your church’s Spiritual Growth Plan with your church’s leadership team. (some basic pre-work required)
Communications Bootcamp – John Goodall
Description: Learn how to conserve resources and strengthen relationships by improving how you communicate. This workshop will outline cost effective and fundamental communication strategies, and then we’ll deep-dive into several online tools that help implement best practices throughout your church.
Intentional Discipleship Pathways for Children and Families – Kathy Pittenger/Sue Campbell
Description: The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Children are disciples and as leaders we want them to be transformed by the grace and love of Jesus and make an impact in our world. Intentional discipleship pathways for children and families is a planning and evaluative tool that can be effectively used to shape children’s ministry in the local church. This tool invites us to ask questions for clarity and vision
Leading Volunteers – Tammy Bowman/Ben Barnes
Description: If we’re being honest, volunteers are the backbone of all ministries, from hospitality to worship to Christian Education. The key to having a successful and thriving ministry is to have a strong volunteer team. In this workshop, ministry leaders will learn how to effectively recruit, equip, and support volunteers to build teams that allow them to thrive.
Simplify Your Administrative Structure – Rod
Description: Are you interested in knowing more about transitioning to a Single Board Governance model? Or aligning your ministry with your vision? This workshop is designed to give you practical ideas on how to improve your ministry strategy in four key areas: clarity, movement, alignment and focus. We will touch on Permission Giving as a model for ministry and offer some ideas on what you should be aware of in streamlining your church’s decision making.
Thriving in Ministry – Rebecca Fitton
Description: Join Rebecca Fitton, a Licensed Professional Counselor, as we explore both preventative and restorative measures to maintain your sanity and good mental health while you’re in ministry.
Welcoming and Connecting with Guests – Diane/Wendy
Description: Hospitality is a critical step in sharing God’s love with the unchurched. If guests feel unwelcome they will never return to learn what else you have to offer. Not leaving hospitality to chance is vitally important to a growing church and is the focus of this workshop. We will explore the Biblical foundation of hospitality and our system for intentional hospitality will be shared. Also, included are steps that can be taken to intentionally help guests move from being a visitor to a more deeply connected member of your church family.
Christian Education Round Table Discussion – Tammy/Justin Bowman
Description: It can be tough to navigate the world of Christian Education. What curriculum do we use? How do we appropriately separate grade levels? What about volunteers? How do we evaluate the effectiveness of current programs? These are just a few of the questions you might be asking yourself when leading a Christian Education ministry. Join us for a discussion around these and other questions that can be just what you need to revamp your current Christian Education programs.
Creating Inviting Spaces – Sue Campbell
Description: God created us to experience the world through our 5 senses and that’s exactly what people do when they walk through our church doors. We’ll talk about some basic design elements and help you to think about creative ways you can make your spaces more inviting and relevant to the groups that use them!
Digital Training Made Easy – Tim Trommater
Description: Tired of planning training events that no one shows up for? Wish there was a way to offer more specialized training for your volunteers and leaders, but just don’t have the time? Digital training is not only inexpensive, it is also easy, if you have the right tools. In this workshop you will learn how to revolutionize your training potential using your smart phone and computer. This workshop will not only teach the process of digital training but will also demonstrate, start to finish, how to create, edit, and distribute customized trainings during the workshop time turning your training potential into a digital reality.
Encouraging Faithful Generosity – Diane Lantzy/Wendy Elliott
Description: The purpose of this workshop will be to explore ways to encourage generosity in your church family. Included will be practical ideas on running a stewardship campaign, teaching principles, better ways to keep your congregation financially informed and the importance of financial safeguards to build trust. Also covered will be a look at how Financial Peace University (FPU) by Dave Ramsey has made a significant impact on how our church family views debt and generosity including how to easily facilitate your own class.
Preaching for Change – Brad Kalajainen
Description: You will learn the 5 “Head Wounds” that communicators want to avoid, plus 10 ways to improve your preaching, connect with the audience, inspire change in your church, motivate for mission, and apply biblical teaching to real life.
Website 101 – John Goodall
Description: Learn how to launch a fabulous website on a tight budget in just a few weeks. Already have a website? We’ll show you 10 things you MUST have for an effective website that people actually want to visit!
Round Table discussion for Worship Arts – Ben Barnes
Description: This workshop will be a Round Table discussion designed to allow those that plan worship services to get to know others in the field and to share ideas, bring questions and voice concerns pertaining to worship arts. Do you have a great new tool that you use to help plan worship services? Do you need a second opinion about a situation your team is going through? Are you looking for a new way to lead worship? This is your place!
How to support your Pastor – Ron Bekkering
Description: Pastors. Whether they are young or old, male or female, boring or hilarious – one thing is for sure – they can make or break a church. There are as many different types of Pastors as there are ice cream flavors, but one thing is for certain – they need our help. In this session, you’ll find 10 things we can do to support them. Anyone who’s spent even a small amount of time will tell you that being in full time ministry is one of the loneliest professions on God’s green globe. No matter what you do, someone always thinks you could do better, or different, or more loud, or less loud…the list goes on and on.