Workshop 1
Thursday
3:00 - 4:15p.m.

Workshop 2
Thursday
4:45 - 6:00p.m.

Workshop 3
Friday
10:45a.m. - Noon

Workshop 4
Friday
1:15 - 2:30p.m.

Workshop 1


An Elder’s Key Relationships (e2 effective elders)
To be an effective elder, you need to focus on keeping some key relationships healthy: with your fellow elders, your wife and children, and with those who are spiritually lost. 

Staff Development with the Enneagram (Repeats in Workshop 3)
The En-nee-a-what? The Enneagram is a powerful tool that uncovers the motives behind your behaviors. When your team understands them better, you relate better with each other.

Recruiting and Equipping Volunteers (Repeats in Workshop 3)
Volunteers are the lifeblood of your ministry. So it’s important to know how to recruit, train, and empower them so they can lead and serve using their gifts.

Social Media That’s Engaging (Repeats in Workshop 3)
It’s safe to say that almost everyone in your church is on social media. So it’s time to have a plan to be relevant and engaging on social, especially if you’re serving students and parents.

Rhythms for Successful Ministry as Administrative Professionals
It’s easy to stay focused on the task in front of you, but it’s important to see yourself —and your job—the way Jesus sees you. When you stay connected to Him, your ministry will grow.

Better Together: Global Mission
You’ve got mission partners around the world, and you want your people to be engaged with them. You can build a strategy that gets people involved both here and on short-term trips.

Being Mission-Driven
Your church has a mission to make disciples, but it’s easy to get caught up in minor details. It’s critical that the Church stays on-mission. And the good news is that it’s entirely possible, too.

What’s Next with Music & Tech Design (Repeats in Workshop 3)
You want to create an environment that enhances worship, but you’re not sure where to start. There are simple, but effective practices you can implement that can help.

Keys To Developing a Healthy Care Ministry
It can be intimidating to think about providing care to someone who’s in need, wondering if you will say or do the right thing. But with the right tools, you can build a healthy care ministry.

Operations Panel (Repeats in Workshop 3)
If you’re the IT-slash-HR-slash-finance-slash-communications-slash-facility director, this panel discussion is for you. We’ll answer questions and talk about a few best practices.

Back to top

Workshop 2


Healthy Things Grow – Breaking the 200/400/800 Barriers (Repeats in Workshop 4)
Does your church seem to be “stuck” in terms of attendance numbers? There are ways to break through these common number barriers to keep growing and reaching more people.

Recruiting & Equipping Elders
It is important to constantly remain on the lookout for future elders. You need to know what qualities to look for, and you need a plan for recruiting and training them.

Guest Services & Volunteer Care
Guest services volunteers are quite possibly the first line of contact a visitor will have with your church. You need a plan for training, encouraging, and connecting with them.

Worship Design
A worship service is more than three songs, communion, and a sermon. When you start to intentionally design your services, you can change your church and your community.

Bridging the Gap Between Age-Level Ministries
Moving to a new age level can be scary, no matter how old you are. When you take time to plan for those gaps and the expectations, you can remove that fear for your students. 

The Lost Art of Mentoring
Mentoring is possibly the greatest way to identify and train new leaders. When you understand what this lost art is, you can start to incorporate those practices in your ministry.

Effective Preaching (Repeats in Workshop 4)
It’s easy to fall into a rut when planning and writing sermons. That’s why it’s important to focus on your approach to preaching: to be team-centered, culturally relevant, and gospel-centered.

Engaging the LGBTQ Community with Grace and Truth (Repeats in Workshop 4)
God loves everyone, and He asks us to do the same. How do we have conversations, full of grace and truth, with people who struggle with same-sex attraction and gender identity?

Making Disciples in Today’s Culture (Repeats in Workshop 4)
How do we ask people to submit to Jesus when everything around them tells them they’re the center of their own world? We need a plan that starts in scripture and relies on the Holy Spirit.

Resolving Workplace Conflict (Repeats in Workshop 4)
You’ll probably encounter conflict in the church on almost a daily basis. Knowing the right methods of conflict resolution will help you manage them and even grow through them.

Back to top

Workshop 3


Design for The Non-Designer
Your church probably doesn’t have a full-time designer at your beck and call. With the right tools and some general design principles in your pocket, you can make quality graphics.

Stewardship and Budgeting
It’s important to teach our congregations about stewardship, but it’s important for us to understand it, too. Budgeting, living on less, and saving can make us all more effective.

Coaching: Who’s Leading You?
We all need coaches and mentors. External input is vital, but to be effective, we also need to be able lead ourselves. With the right tools, you can make a plan to lead yourself and stick to it. 

Navigating Change
Your church has probably dealt with issues that arose from change. But with the right preparation and some good tools, you can navigate change successfully.

Ministry & Your Marriage
The majority of ministers’ spouses say ministry is detrimental to their marriage, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right tools, your marriage can flourish as you serve the church.

Staff Development with the Enneagram (Repeated from Workshop 1)
The En-nee-a-what? The Enneagram is a powerful tool that uncovers the motives behind your behaviors. When your team understands them better, you relate better with each other.

What’s Next with Music & Tech Design (Repeated from Workshop 1)
You want to create an environment that enhances worship, but you’re not sure where to start. There are simple, but effective practices you can implement that can help.

Recruiting and Equipping Volunteers (Repeated from Workshop 1)
Volunteers are the lifeblood of your ministry. So it’s important to know how to recruit, train, and empower them so they can lead and serve using their gifts.

Social Media That’s Engaging (Repeated from Workshop 1)
It’s safe to say that almost everyone in your church is on social media. So it’s time to have a plan to be relevant and engaging on social, especially if you’re serving students and parents.

Operations Panel (Repeated from Workshop 1)
If you’re the IT-slash-HR-slash-finance-slash-communications-slash-facility director, this panel discussion is for you. We’ll answer questions and talk about a few best practices.

Back to top

Workshop 4


Rest, Soul Care, & Boundaries
It’s ironic that caring for so many souls in our congregations can keep us from caring for our own souls. Rest and soul care are possible in ministry, and they’re available to everyone.

Better Together: Local Mission
Your church is the most qualified organization to offer hope to your community. When you keep your hearts and eyes open, you might find some powerful ways to serve your neighbors.

The Accessible Gospel
Sometimes we can inadvertently place barriers around the Gospel, especially for people with special needs. But it is possible to make the Gospel accessible to all, regardless of ability.

The Soul Purpose of Benevolence
Benevolence can be about much more than just handing someone a financial gift. With the right processes and some great volunteers, you can provide so much more to your recipients. 

Conversations that Matter (Round Table)
In children’s and youth ministry, we need to have difficult, but important conversations. There are effective ways to handle those talks: with parents, volunteers, and your students. 

Resolving Workplace Conflict (Repeated from Workshop 2)
You’ll probably encounter conflict in the church on almost a daily basis. Knowing the right methods of conflict resolution will help you manage them and even grow through them.

Healthy Things Grow – Breaking the 200/400/800 Barriers (Repeated from Workshop 2)
Does your church seem to be “stuck” in terms of attendance numbers? There are ways to break through these common number barriers to keep growing and reaching more people.

Making Disciples in Today’s Culture (Repeated from Workshop 2)
How do we ask people to submit to Jesus when everything around them tells them they’re the center of their own world? We need a plan that starts in scripture and relies on the Holy Spirit.

Effective Preaching (Repeated from Workshop 2)
It’s easy to fall into a rut when planning and writing sermons. That’s why it’s important to focus on your approach to preaching: to be team-centered, culturally relevant, and gospel-centered.

Engaging the LGBTQ Community with Grace and Truth (Repeated from Workshop 2)
God loves everyone, and He asks us to do the same. How do we have conversations, full of grace and truth, with people who struggle with same-sex attraction and gender identity?

Back to top