Workshop – Incarnation – Transforming Your  Community

 

Re thinking community engagement. Understanding ‘Incarnational Mission’ and practical ideas to connect and transform the community to which God has called you. This workshop will give you an opportunity to rethink the strategic role of the church in this generation.

 

Led By: Ashley Cooper

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm on February, 26, 2015

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Small Groups

The mission at Christ Church is to connect people to Jesus Christ and we believe that participation in a small group is one of the best ways to strengthen that connection.  This workshop will explore the evolution of small groups from a traditional “Sunday School” setting to our current “Connect Group” philosophy.  Our goal is transformation of the heart and the strategic plan for helping to achieve that transformation will be discussed, including group structure, curriculum and the methodology for getting people connected to a group.

 

Led by: Jerry Dortch & Pam Huff

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm on February, 26, 2015

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Workshop – A Fresh Look At Congregational Care

 

Did you know the average pastor spends 17-33% of their time doing congregational care? This session is designed to assist leaders in the process of providing care to people in their congregation to connect them to spiritual, medical, emotional, and mental well-being. We will look at the opportunities for all levels of leaders to engage in helping individuals, families, and groups to move from crisis to comfort. Need ideas for caring for your congregation? This session is for you!

 

Led by: Debby Creagh & Troy Benton

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm on February, 26, 2015

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Workshop – Pushing Back On Push-Back

 

Leadership is simply moving people from where they are to where they were created to be.  The Bible offers testimony that people will move, but often kicking and screaming.  This pre-conference session for pastors is centered upon effectively dealing with the inevitable push-back leaders face.

 

Led by: Shane Bishop

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm on February, 26, 2015

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Workshop – Your Digital Front Door

 

We spend a lot of time and resources on creating a welcoming experience for our guests when they visit our church building.  Do we spend equal time, thought and resources on our digital front door?  This workshop will give you practical tips to improve your online presence including your website, social media and reaching new people in your area.

 

Led by: Justin Aymer

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm on February 27, 2015

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Workshop – The Great Giving Decline!

 

In the next decade churches all across America are headed for a giving shortfall that will severely curtail missions and ministry.  One key fix is to implement an effective plan to address this shortfall by building Legacy gifts to fuel your future.  Mark Brooks will share current trends and the solutions towards helping your church be fully funded!

 

Led by: Mark Brooks

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm on February 27, 2015

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Re-Thinking Early Childhood Ministry

Early Childhood Ministry is about more than just babysitting. It’s about introducing children to a BIG God who loves them and setting a foundation for children to build on as they learn more about God.  So… where do we start? This workshop will give you practical steps to make your Early Childhood ministry more …

 

Led by: Mistie Denny

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm on February 27, 2015

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Breaking Growth Barriers

There is nothing more difficult than growing a church.  To get from one size to another, a series of understandings and priorities must be negotiated between a pastor and a congregation.  Here is what we have learned as we have grown from 200 to 2,000. These principles apply to churches of any size.

 

Led by: Shane Bishop

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm on February 27, 2015

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Workshop – Multicultural Growth

 

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. (Deuteronomy 6:4).  God created cultures as a full expression of tapestry of His own love and grace.  Multicultural Growth has always been in the plan and passion of our Maker!  The church is being wooed to discover the wealth of what these cultures bring to the unified witness of Jesus Christ if it is to be relevant and transformative.  There may not be one singular challenge bigger for the church to tackle in the fulfillment of its purpose.  There may not be one opportunity more fruitful with possibilities for the church to expand the Kingdom of God!  This workshop will be bodacious and unflinching about techniques, strategies that we have used, and may be employed to expose both real benefits and consequences that come to the church when enacted.   Learn these steps to becoming a courageous, Acts 2 congregation in spirit and truth!

Led by: Troy Benton

Time: 9:45am – 10:45am on February 27, 2015

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Workshop – Rethinking Weak Points in Your Worship Services

 

From the time they arrive until they leave, you’re worship service is being evaluated by your guests. That evaluation begins well before the service time and continues long afterward.  They are looking with fresh eyes and listening with fresh ears to everything that is going on around them. Sometimes, we need to take a step back and look at our services from the standpoint of a first time guest.  While our strengths are usually the most evident to us, it’s our weaknesses that we tend to overlook.  This workshop will help you look at your services with fresh eyes and address those weak points from a guests first welcome at the door to the time they leave your parking lot.

Led by: Don Frazure, Nathan Tobin, Tim Drury & Carrie Gaxiola

Time: 9:45am – 10:45am on February 27, 2015

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Why Change Can’t Come Soon Enough

Something unexpected has happened in the past ten years; the world changed.  As a result, many Christians are doing ministry with a skill set designed for a world that no longer exists.  Join us in discovering why change is not an option and why it can’t come soon enough.

 

Led by: Shane Bishop

Time: 9:45am – 10:45am on February 27, 2015

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