9:00 - 10:15 AM
General Session – “Preparation, Not Results”
10:30 -11:45 AM
Pastors - “Transforming the Church Business Paradigm”
The face of the American church is changing. As Baby Boomers retire, and Gen-Xers and Millennials fill their seats and roles, Pastors must adopt new church business paradigms regarding collaboration, innovation, and fiduciary administration.
Ministers - “Too Many Rules!”
While information about generational, cultural, and other influences can be beneficial, it is important for believers to remain true to the knowledge that only His Word provides. This session will emphasize that knowing, appreciating, and encountering God’s Word and His saving grace remain the most effective ways to reach and minister to the lost.
Leaders - “Developing a Missional Mindset”
Regrettably, evangelism and mission work are viewed as an assignment for a select few. However, every believer is an ambassador of Christ and a representative of God’s Kingdom. When you develop a missional mindset, you will view every activity as an opportunity to express God’s love to the lost and spiritually dead.
11:45 – 1:00 PM Lunch will be served
1:15 – 2:30 PM
Pastors - “Transforming to Meet the Needs of Children”
Today’s children are facing unprecedented spiritual, mental, and cultural attacks. As we engage in spiritual warfare for their souls, we must deploy anointed mental health experts who can provide insight and tactics on how reach, equip, heal, and restore the minds of children.
Ministers - “He Saved Others, Himself He Cannot Save”
Work/Life balance may be a catchphrase in current society, but it is hardly a new concept. In this session, participants are encouraged to evaluate and examine the time they spend in ministry-related duties, within family roles, and/or on personal development and growth. This session will emphasize the importance of consistency in all areas to prevent personal and/or emotional distress.
Leaders - “Cultivating the Leader in You”
Leadership skills and competencies aren’t developed overnight, but are cultivated over time. Like a tree that takes years of nurturing and care to produce fruit, leaders must endure what appear to be barren seasons of growth and development in order to yield Kingdom results. The time Joseph spent in the pit in Potiphar's house, and in pharaoh’s prison were not wasted years; but rather, they were divinely designed appointments that trained him to lead nations.
2:45 – 4:00 PM
Pastors - “Transforming Social Media for Kingdom Purpose”
Psalm 24:1 declares “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him.” This includes the world of social media. Instead of demonizing it as a tool of the devil, we must transform social media to advance God’s kingdom agenda.
Ministers – “Exploring the Bible Again for the First Time”
Take fresh look at the depth and richness of the Word of God! The session will explore how God’s Voice remains consistent from the Old to New Testament and how we are responsible for connecting those dots so the lost are saved and progress toward maturity.
Leaders - “Walking in Purpose”
“Why am I here?” is the fundamental question of personal identity. However, discovering the answer to that question is difficult without a Christ-centered frame of reference. To walk in purpose, you must take steps to discover whether God designed you to bring more truth, more beauty or more perfection to His world.
4:15 – 5:30 PM
Pastors - “Transforming Community”
A local church exists not only to save lost souls, but also to transform the community it inhabits. Community transformation is a process of gaining an understanding of the challenges, trends, strengths and needs of the individuals, families, and institutions of a sphere of influence; and creating actions plans (from a Kingdom perspective) to remedy problems, bring spiritual / emotional healing, and transform darkness into light.
Ministers - “The Cost and Privilege of Support”
A healthy relationship between senior pastors and leaders benefits the leaders and the body of Christ. Leaders receive needed wisdom and guidance and the body is strengthened, affirmed, and supported. Participants will explore how serving senior leadership reaps long term benefits for personal and church growth.
Leaders - “Leading People in a Changing Culture”
Change seems to be the one constant in the world; however, some things endure forever. Society, culture and laws may shift, but God does not change and neither do His principles of leadership. To thrive in these uncertain times, Christians must adopt a biblical leadership ethic that transcends the trends of the day.
5:40 – 6:00 PM