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VALLEY CHURCH | STATE OFFICE & MINISTRY CENTER

BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS

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PASTORAL TRACK
COMMUNITY OUTREACH TRACK
THE REALITY OF REVITALIZATION
(MICHAEL BOOKER)

BECOMING A COMMUNITY CHURCH
(THURMAN COLLIER)

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.


PENTECOSTAL DISTINCTIVES
(MILTON CARTER)

SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
(CHAD DUNFORD)

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MILLENNIAL MINISTRY | SOCIAL MEDIA TRACK
PASTORAL CARE
(RODNEY VICKERS)

MILLENNIAL MINISTRY PART ONE 
(TBA)

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SPECIAL PASTORAL TOPICS
(TIM HILL)

MILLENNIAL MINISTRY PART TWO 
(TBA)

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CHILDREN | YOUTH TRACK
ADMINISTRATIVE | TREASURERS TRACK
BECOMING KIDMISSIONAL
(GREG DAVIDSON)
TREASURER: THE CHURCH’S MOST IMPORTANT POSITION
(SHERRY SNEDDEN)
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
(GREG DAVIDSON)

MAKING “CENTS” OF CHURCH FINANCIAL REPORTING
(MARK CARY)
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
(CHRIS RANSON)

SUNDAY MORNING FLOW: GLUE THE SEGMENTS
(KEITH DUNCAN)
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)
INTENTIONAL WORSHIP
(KEITH DUNCAN)
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.