Online Registration opens August 1 – $10 per person, $8/person for groups of 5 or more

At the Door Registration ($10 per person) Opens @ 8:00 am

8:45-55 Orientation/Welcome
9-9:50 Breakout 1
10-10:50 Breakout 2
11-11:50 Breakout 3

You can select 3 breakout sessions to attend. Some sessions are geared to new leaders and others are for those with more experience. Some are meant to be done in series, others each stand on their own. Take that into account as you put together your own seminar schedule.

Breakout Seminars 2022

  • Children & Preschool Ministry
    • More Than Childcare 
      • Let’s ensure that Preschool Ministry is more than glorified babysitting or childcare, and truly ministry!! 
    • Scripture Memory with Preschoolers
      • Tips on how to raise the bar and incorporate scripture memory and Bible skills in Preschool Ministry. 
    • Partnering with Families
      • The preschool years are difficult and parents need more adults on their team. 
    • Using the Bible with Preschoolers
      • How can we use the greatest book ever written to share the greatest story ever told?
    • How do Preschoolers Learn the Best
      • Learn how to connect with preschoolers on their learning level
    • Ministry at the door
      • Ministry begins at the front door.  Talking about ways we can minister from the time a preschooler enter the classroom.
    • Pivoting in a New Normal
      • Are we getting back to normal as the pandemic winds down? Is that even possible? Let’s learn to pivot as we are ministering in a new normal, while keeping our foundational teaching principles for preschoolers.
    • Loving Leads to Learning
      • We are made for relationship and we learn best when we are taught from the foundation of relationship. Loving and valuing others opens avenues for learning. We will discover how to prioritize relationships in your ministry.
    • Meet a New Generation 
      • We have new generations of kids, and adults. How are Gen Z and Gen Alpha different, what do they need, and how can we minister to them?
    • What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About Teaching Children 
      • God designed each of us uniquely. In this breakout, we will look at different ways (the do’s and dont’s) to reach and teach ALL of the children in your class. 
    • Sharing the Gospel with Children
      • Based on Barna Group research, nearly half of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior do so before reaching the age of 13. In this seminar, we will practice using a variety of evangelism tools that work well in sharing the gospel with children.
    • How Can We Help Children Struggling With Mental Health
      • In this breakout, we will learn more about common mental health struggles in children, what signs of distress to look for, and appropriate ways to help them. 
    • How Children Learn
      • The best way to teach children is to understand how they learn. We will discuss strategies for teaching children who learn in a variety of ways.
    • Telling the Most Important Story to Children
      • Storytelling is a skill. Let’s take a look at ways to vary our storytelling methods. 
    • Sharing the Gospel with children
      • We will discuss the ins and outs of sharing the Gospel.
  • Student Ministry
    • Empowering Lay Leaders in Evangelism (Student Ministry)
      • Learn how to take the fear out of personal evangelism and equip your leaders in the same.
    • Evangelism Training Strategies (Student Ministry)
      • When it comes to sharing the gospel, students need clarity over creativity. This breakout will give you multiple strategies for training students in effective evangelism.
    • Keeping a Missional Culture Alive (Student Ministry)
      • What pitfalls can distract your ministry from being on mission? Learn how to identify and overcome obstacles in order to keep your students gospel-centered and evangelism-driven long after they graduate.
    • They Asked Me to Teach Youth – Now What?
      • You’ve been asked to lead teenagers in Bible study but you don’t know where to start. This breakout will help you with the basics of how to prepare and lead a Bible study with students.
    • Creating a Discipleship Blueprint
      • A ministry blueprint is an effective tool in communicating the vision, purpose, and goals of the ministry as well as how those components are worked out in your context.  We will discuss a simple strategy to evaluate your ministry and build a blueprint for discipleship.
    • Empowering Parents of Teens
      • Even with all of the distractions our teenagers face, parents still have an immense amount of influence in the lives of their students. We will talk about how to help parents understand what is the most effective way to influence and disciple their teenagers.
  • Leadership/Pastors
    • Reaching, Raising and Releasing Men
      • Come learn how you can see more men taking their rightful place as the spiritual leaders in their home and church.
    • Preventing Ministry Silos
      • Learn how to start building / enhancing a great ministry team. 
    • Leading From the Overflow
      • What does it take to make sure you are leading from a place of flourishing versus floundering?
    • Leading from a Healthy Soul
      • This session is based on Lance Witt’s book, Replenish, and reflects on how church leaders can make sure they are serving from the “inside out.”
    • Leading the Church to Make Disciples
      • This session investigates practical strategies and structures to help the church focus on Jesus’ primary mandate. 
    • Leading the Church to be on Mission
      • This session delves into mobilizing and moving the church outside its four walls to take the Gospel into its local context and to the ends of the earth.
    • Are you doing discipleship OR are you a Disciple-Maker?
      • We will discuss the difference of discipleship and disciple making and then we will focus on the importance of being a disciple maker and obeying God’s command.
  • Finances/Stewardship
    • Financial Leadership and Budgeting for the Smaller Church – Basic and practical internal controls for your church to implement or improve
      • The first of this 2-session breakout will help you discover the difference between financial management and financial leadership, and explore basic financial principles for churches of every size. 
    • Financial Leadership and Budgeting for the Smaller Church (Session 2)
      • The second of this 2-session breakout will consider key components in creating your church budget and some do’s and don’ts in implementation. 
    • Hot Topics in Church Administration – How to develop a budget and setup or improve periodic financial reporting
      • From security and fraud to sexual misconduct and gender identity, these are days full of difficult challenges for church administration. This breakout will consider practical approaches to handling some hot topics. 
  • Senior Adult Ministry
    • Differences in Builders and Boomers 
      • Understanding the differences between those born in the 1940’s and those born in the 1950-60’s
    • Practical Ministry Ideas for 55+
      • Ideas to get 55+ adults involved in ministry
    • Evangelism for 55+
  • Women’s Ministry
    • Joy in the Journey
      • We know we are to have, and experience, joy.  It’s a fruit of the Spirit after all, but what do we do when our joy seems to be knocked down, misplaced, or stolen by the stresses of life and ministry?  We will examine key factors in rediscovering joy in Jesus no matter what is going on in our lives.  
    • She Does Him Good and Not Harm 
      • As a wife you have the power to bless your husband in many practical ways.  In a society where we are constantly told that it’s all about us and meeting our needs, God’s word has some specific instructions about how wives can bless their husbands.
    • Women’s Ministry 101: Revamp/Refresh
      • Need some encouragement in the area of women’s ministry?  We will explore the Women’s Ministry Model together and consider key components of a healthy women’s ministry.  (I realize this is possibly more for “new” attendees, but if there is nothing else similar offered, I would be happy to do this breakout session).  
  • Small Group Ministry/Sunday School
    • Foundational Fundamentals for Every Leader and Group
      • Come discuss and learn these essentials for a healthy group and how they apply to your own life.
    • 7 Practical Elements for a Successful Group
      • Certain things need to happen for your group to be successful.  Come engage in this interactive session to discover what those are and how to implement them in your group.
    • Running on Empty
      • The demands of leading can often leave us running on spiritual fumes.  Through Paul’s prayer for the Philippian church discover steps to avoid spiritual depletion
  • Evangelism
    • Reaching the Millennial Skeptic (offered twice)
      • In this session you will get hands-on training by experiencing first hand what it is like to evangelize in a secular culture that rejects the Gospel. This will be challenging, convicting, and most importantly, will equip you with the necessary tools for reaching the millennial skeptic.
    • Jesus Used Apologetics. Be Like Jesus!
      • Jesus was constantly bombarded with tough questions that were intended to tramp and challenge the convictions of his faith. Come learn how Jesus engaged his culture with biblical apologetics (meaning to “defend”), and let us strive to be like Jesus!
    • One Wish Evangelism
      • Learn a simple way to share the gospel using one question and four pictures. Attendees will receive a bracelet and tracts to take with them.
    • Evangelism: Why Bother?
      • We will discuss different ways to present the gospel and the importance for doing so.
  • Hispanic Ministry
    • ¿Y Quien eres tú para decir?
      • (Who are you to say?) (apologetics)
    • Compartiendo con los LGBT
      • (Sharing with LGBT)
    • Viviendo un vida evangelística
      • (Living an Evangelistic Life)
    • El poder de la oración en la familia
      • The Power of Prayer in the Family
    • Enfrentando el gigante del desánimo
      • Facing the Discouragement Giant
    • La importancia del trabajo en equipo
      • The Importance of Teamwork
    • La Necesidad de Revitalizar la Iglesia
      • Aprenda por qué su iglesia puede estar en necesidad de revitalización
    • El discipulado es importante para el futuro de su iglesia
      • El discipulado el futuro de la Iglesia
    • Creando una cultura evangelística en su iglesia
      • ¿Cómo puede nuestra iglesia crear una cultura evangelística?

Come back often as more sessions will be added!