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 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 2021

  • Children’s Ministry
    • Volunteers That Stick
      • Recruiting and retaining quality volunteers is no easy task. In this session, we will discuss practical ways to enlist and equip leaders for preschool ministries.
    • It’s as Easy as One, Two and Three
      • Why is tracking attendance so important? How can we use our roll sheets to further ministry and reach families of preschoolers?
    • Jesus Loves Me, This I Know
      • When we minister to preschoolers, we are also ministering to their families. In this session, we will talk about ways in which we can share the Gospel of Christ through preschool ministry.
    • 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.
    • Gospel Conversations with Children
      • We will explore how to both effectively communicate the gospel to children and how to be gospel centered while we teach Bible stories and Biblical truths. 
    • Sunday School Across Multiple Age Groups
      • Do you have a broad age range in your Sunday school class? We will discuss effective tools for engaging all ages in a Sunday school classroom where there are multiple age groups. 
    • Children, Anxiety & Loss
      • How can we minister to children and their families during times of anxiety and loss? In this breakout, we will discuss the ways children experience anxiety and grief and how to gracefully speak Biblical truths in their life and minister to them in hard times. 
  • Education Leadership/Small Groups
    • Three Steps to Grow Your Leadership Base
      • Few churches have enough teachers and other leaders. Explore why this is true, and begin taking steps to develop new leaders. 
    • You Can Count on It!: Defining Success for Your Class/Group
      • Attendance numbers matter, but maybe not only for the reasons you think! This breakout will discuss the difference between lead and lag measures, and suggest practical ways you can evaluate the impact of your Sunday School class or Small Group. 
    • Curriculum and Discipleship: Resetting Priorities
      • Frustrated with your group curriculum? There’s a solution! This breakout will help you rethink how you use curriculum so that it actually helps group members grow in Christ. 
    • Why Create Adult New Classes & How Not to Get Killed
      • Reasons for new adult classes & ways to create them without creating turmoil in the church.
    • How to Know You Are Getting The Word Across
      • Teaching is tough work and at times you are not sure you are getting through. How to know you are really teaching for spiritual transformation.
    • Creating a Growth Environment (plus bonus segment on Reaching Young Adults)
      • What are the key things you can do to create a growth atmosphere in your class to reach new people and grow spiritually, especially engaging young adults in a world that is increasingly uninterested in Christianity or church.
  • Youth Leadership
    • They Asked Me to Teach Youth–Now What?
      • In this session, you will learn to plan purposefully, multiply ministry, and focus curriculum for maximum impact with teenagers. This conference is for those who are new to teaching in the church or just want to brush up on the basics.
    • Ideas for Multi-Generational Ministry
      • You will walk away from this session with 10 surefire ministry ideas to bring generations together that are represented in your church. 
    • Outreach ‘Hacks’ in a Post-Covid World
      • A life hack is a trick, shortcut, skill or novelty method that increased productivity and efficiency. In this session we will talk about some outreach hacks to help re-engage teenagers in your student ministry.
    • Youth Ministry Reset
      • As we exit out of Covid and look towards what is next in youth ministry, we will need to reset our mindset and approach to reaching this next generation. 
    • Understanding Gen Z
      • Before we restructure our ministries, now is a great time for us to take time to understand how Gen Z operates. 
    • Recruiting and training leaders to reach Gen Z
      • Once we have a vision for student ministry, it is important for us to recruit and train leaders on how to connect with Gen Z. 
  • Leadership/Church Growth
    • Guest Connections: A Simple Strategy that Increased Guest Retention from 8% to 72%
      • A “hidden in plain sight” secret and a whiteboard increased my guest retention rate from 8% to 72% in six weeks. Walk out of this seminar with a ready made guest connection strategy.
    • Break Church Growth Barriers
      • Is God preparing your church to break one of the growth barriers? Learn strategies to prepare your church for the next size level, no matter your current size.
    • Leading Your Church in the Post Pandemic World
      • Learn the three reset buttons for the post-pandemic church.
    • Community Transformation Through Meeting Needs
      • Why do individuals and churches not connect better with their communities and neighborhoods? We will attempt to answer this question and give specific ideas about how.
    • Leading With Intentional Evangelism
      • What is the vision for evangelism in your church? What is your vision for evangelism? What is God’s vision for evangelism? We will share 10 Steps To Developing An Evangelism Strategy in order to answer these 3 questions.
    • Church Revitalization in UBA
      • We will discuss the process of church revitalization within UBA and how your church can join in this effort to restore vital life to local churches
  • Finances/Stewardship
    • Sound Financial Practices for Your Church
      • Basic and practical internal controls for your church to implement or improve
    • Church Budgeting and Financial Reporting
      • How to develop a budget and setup or improve periodic financial reporting
  • Pastors Wives/Pastoral Ministry
    • Unzipped: A Roundtable Discussion for Ministers Wives
      • How to stay contained in a world that pulls in many directions. Let’s support each other!
    • Informed and Helpful in Times of Trauma
      • Let’s not wait until the crisis hits to learn how trauma effects yourself or others. Being knowledgeable and prepared is a beneficial key to any ministry. 
  • Senior Adult Ministry
    • The Main Thing 
      • Discuss ways to evangelize 55+ adults
    • Fun Ideas for 55+ Adults
      • Fun ways to minister to others
    • Practical Ideas with a purpose
      • Ideas to get 55+ adults involved in ministry
  • Women’s Ministry
    • Women’s Ministry – Ignite or Reignite
      • Whether you have never had a Women’s Ministry in your church or you have had it for years, there is a good chance you recognize the need to either ignite or reignite the ministry. We will explore the “why and how” of leading a Women’s Ministry that honors God and encourages the women of your church.
    • Women’s Ministry – All the Things
      • There are so many options for each Women’s Ministry group, and deciding between those options, planning, and the getting the word out sounds like a lot of work. Kelley will share what she has learned over the last 14 years of ministry and how you can enjoy the work!
    • Woman of God – The In and Through
      • Before you can lead women or minister to anyone, you must know God. And not only know Him but trust Him. We must allow God to do His work IN us before He will truly work THROUGH us.
  • Missions
    • Nuts and Bolts of Leading a Mission Trip
      • Discuss all the practical steps you need to take to lead your church mission trip, from planning to execution to evaluation
  • Hispanic Ministry
    • Cómo alcanzar a su comunidad hispana “Una estrategia de evangelismo personal” 1
      • Aprendan las maneras efectivas de compartir el evangelio de Jesucristo
    • Cómo alcanzar a su comunidad hispana “Una estrategia de evangelismo personal” 2
      • Aprenda las estrategias efectivas para alcanzar a su comunidad. 
    • Cómo alcanzar a su comunidad hispana “Una estrategia de evangelismo personal” 3
      • Aprende el seguimiento de los nuevos contactos de tu comunidad.
  • Technology/Social Media
    • Essentials of live streaming
      • Now more than ever churches need to have a online presence to reach people. Discover the essentials and why your church should be live streaming. 
    • Social Media for the Church
      • Who should post, what should be posted, what should not be posted, how often to post, making your fb a true front door to your church.
    • Building and maintaining your online presence
      • This session focuses on the uses of social media, websites, and apps so your church can use the right media to build your online presence.