||COMMUNITY OUTREACH TRACK
|THE REALITY OF REVITALIZATION|
|BECOMING A COMMUNITY CHURCH|
|Yes, it is true that many churches are in dire need of Revitalization. Many are stuck and unable to properly diagnose the particulars of the problem. While good preaching or more prayer are always good things, they are often the only go to’s for our revitalization efforts. Often, we commonly see a pastoral change as a means of revitalizing a plateaued or declining church. Are these always the reality?
||What would it take for your church to become a community church? God has called all of us to be a church that truly impacts that community for the Kingdom. We will explore the idea of being a community church and give practical steps that will not only make a difference in that community but also create the opportunity for your church to grow and gain influence that will impact lives eternally.|
|SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY|
|This workshop will focus on the unique distinctives of Pentecostalism and how being “Pentecostal” informs and guides our approach toward the goal of fruitful pastoral ministry and effective leadership of the local church.
||Warren Wiersbe in his book, “On Being A Servant of God” writes “Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs through loving channels to the glory of God.” What an assignment! As the Church we get to represent the Kingdom of God in our communities through acts of service allowing God’s resources to meet human needs through loving channels and all for His glory. Serving our communities will produce life and unity in the church unlike anything else. When people are focused on a purpose greater than themselves for the benefit of others to the glory of God, the spiritual health it produces is amazing.|
|MILLENNIAL MINISTRY | SOCIAL MEDIA TRACK
|PASTORAL CARE: A COMPANIONING MODEL
|MESSAGING TO MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION Z
|As Pastoral caregivers we are called upon to bring strength and direction to those in our care who are in need. But many times we don’t know what to say or do to bring comfort when life doesn’t make sense. By employing a companioning model to pastoral care, we will seek to enter into the experience of the hurting by joining them on their journey as companions who help them to find meaning rather than as spiritual directors who provide meaning for them. This session will focus highly on cultivating active listening skills and the ministry of presence.
||This breakout will feature both the heart (biblical vision and understanding) and the hands (practical elements) of ministering to both the millennial generation and "gen. Z" Our young adults and college students are in the most transformative season in their lives and the church must be there for them. We know that the message of Jesus is timeless, but our methods have to change generationally. If you truly have a desire to fully see the young adults and students of your community come alive in Christ, you need to be in this breakout.|
|SPECIAL PASTORAL TOPICS|
|MINISTRY VALUES OF MILLENNIALS
|Description coming soon
||The church universal is currently made up of 5 generations...5 generations! With such a broad age range, how do we successfully steward community and build God's Kingdom? This session will highlight the mind of millennials as it pertains to ministry values while at the same time shedding light on the generations that came before and the one that is currently rising up in efforts to come together for the sake of the Kingdom! |
|CHILDREN | YOUTH TRACK
||ADMINISTRATIVE | TREASURERS TRACK
|TREASURER: THE CHURCH’S MOST IMPORTANT POSITION
|Kids have a language and culture that is unique and constantly changing. As their leaders, our “KIDmission” is to deliver God’s Word with maximum effectiveness. This session focuses on relational, intentional, and relative ministry to kids.
||The Treasurer is in essence the Chief Financial Officer of the church. He or she tracks income and disbursements, monitors the financial health of the church, balances the checkbook, and ultimately writes the checks. This session will help Pastors and Treasurers understand their vital role in the church.
|CREATING A KIDMIN CULTURE|
|MAKING “CENTS” OF CHURCH FINANCIAL REPORTING
|A huge part of kid ministry is atmosphere. This session focuses on creating a purposeful kidmin environment that primes kids to hear and receive the message of God’s Word.
||Church financial reporting is a means of increasing trust and accountability. Providing easy to understand church financial reports does not have to be a difficult task. In this session we will talk about the three financial reports that can be utilized to communicate the church’s financial status in a comprehensive format that is still easy to understand. A degree in accounting is not a prerequisite to attend this session.
|WORSHIP MINISTRY TRACK
|THE STATE OF STUDENT MINISTRY|
|SUNDAY MORNING FLOW: GLUE THE SEGMENTS
|The church has made student ministry a priority, to varying degrees, for more than five decades. It’s often done in isolation from other student ministry leaders, and we’re left wondering is what I’m doing the best way to do this, and am I the only one struggling with the issues that keep me up at night? Let’s take a fresh look at today’s student ministry and look ahead to what it can be.
||This session will speak to connecting all segments from the initial Call to Worship to the Benediction, and how to ensure a seamless flow for every service. We will also discuss transitions, not only in the musical praise and worship segment, but also focus on how to ensure that flow carries through to the message and ultimately the congregational response.
|DEVELOPING A STRATEGY OF SUCCESS IN STUDENT MINISTRY (CHRIS RANSON)
|A youth minister can get caught up in many traps when trying to lead students to know and grow in Christ. But a solid, well thought and prayed through strategy can keep you focused. (1) We’ll talk about partnerships you need to build and develop, namely with your spouse, volunteers, parents, and your senior pastor; and (2) what it means to develop and keep a rhythm but remain fresh and relevant; and (3) practical tips on how to develop key habits for feeding yourself a regular spiritual diet.
||If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you arrive? Yet, so many congregations approach worship in this same manner. Without a clear direction, many fall short of accessing an encounter with the King. This class will discuss some key factors that will assist us with being intentional in our worship and will help us realize the full potential for our congregation to be transformed by the Throne Zone dimension of God's Glory.