2016 Workshops

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Pre-Institute Sessions

Wednesday, September 28

AM Session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PM Session: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Beyond Sunday - Ideas for Including Individuals With Special NeedsJennifer Ross, Joan Baird2016 Pre-Institute PM
Breakthrough Prayer InitiativeSue Nilson Kibbey2016 Pre-Institute AM, 2016 Pre-Institute PM
CATCH: Outwardly Focused EvangelismDebi Nixon2016 Pre-Institute PM
Children's Ministry Energy BoostNick Ransom, Lori Trupp2016 Pre-Institute AM
Defying Gravity: Breaking Free From the Culture of MoreTom Berlin2016 Pre-Institute PM
Financial Practices for Churches of All SizesBrent Messick, Kelly Williams2016 Pre-Institute AM
Five Keys to Unlock Your Power as a Leader in the ChurchKaroline Lewis2016 Pre-Institute AM, 2016 Pre-Institute PM
Gladhearted Disciples: Equipping Your Congregation with Generous, Enduring FaithChris Folmsbee2016 Pre-Institute AM
New Church Planting ConvocationVarious2016 Pre-Institute All Day
Putting Your Spiritual Gifts (and Your Congregation's) to WorkMelanie Hill, Darrell Holtz2016 Pre-Institute AM
Revitalizing Worship Through Creativity for Small and Medium Size ChurchesJason Moore2016 Pre-Institute PM
Student Ministry 101Dave MaGee, Rick Webb2016 Pre-Institute AM, 2016 Student Ministries
The Caring CongregationKaren Lampe2016 Pre-Institute PM
The Misfit MissionScott Chrostek, Kelly Sisney2016 Pre-Institute PM
The Traits and Habits of Effective Pastors and ChurchesKay Kotan2016 Pre-Institute PM
Thriving in the Second ChairMike Bonem2016 Pre-Institute AM
Unleashing the WordAdam Hamilton2016 Pre-Institute AM
Youth Ministry for the Connected but Alone GenerationAndrew Zirschky2016 Pre-Institute PM
Becoming a Woman that C.A.R.E.S.Barb Roose2016 Featured Session
Creating the Cadence for Change: Conflux MomentsSue Nilson Kibbey2016 Featured Session
Leadership Lessons From the Early Days at ResurrectionDan Entwistle, Debi Nixon2016 Featured Session
Upping Your Generational IQHaydn Shaw2016 Featured Session

Workshop Breakout Sessions

Thursday, September 29

Breakout 1: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Breakout 2: 3:30 – 4:45 pm

21 Ways to Use Media in WorshipJason Moore2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Media and Tech
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Graphic Design for ChurchesSara Steffens2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Back Stage Tech TourJames Holt2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Media and Tech
Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesBrent Messick, Kelly Williams2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Building a Community for MomsMarty Sinclair, Michelle Funk, Jillaine vonSeldeneck2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Building a Disciple Making MinistryMichelle Kirby2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Building and Bonding Your Volunteer Tech TeamFrank Gentile, Adam Hartley2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Media and Tech
Camp Minecraft- A Faith Experience for Kids and AdultsTravis Morgan, Brian Slezak, Joel Coash-Johnson2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Caring For Teens in Times of TroubleJason Gant, Rick Webb2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Children's Ministry EssentialsLori Trupp2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Children's Special EventsGail Gunnerson & Denise Mersmann2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Church GovernanceDan Entwistle2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Collaborative Worship Design Crash Course: How to Start/Restart A Next Level TeamJason Moore2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Worship Arts
Confirmation: The Journey Begins!Teri Chalker2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Student Ministries
Creating a Care TeamKaren Lampe2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Creating a Culture of Radical HospitalityYvonne Gentile, Melanie Hill2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Creating a New Ministry to the Boomer GenerationShari Wilkins, Dave Wilson2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Creating Dynamic Worship Experiences for Congregations of All Shapes and SizesKevin Bogan, Nathan Johnson2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Worship Arts
Critical Success Factors for an Effective Capital CampaignRusty Lewis, David Sisney2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Stewardship and Generosity
Cultivating Youthful Leadership Through Summer InternshipsRandy Meyer2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Designing Websites People LoveRandy Greene2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Developing a Dynamic Stewardship CampaignClayton Smith2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Stewardship and Generosity
Developing Young Student LeadersDave MaGee, Andy Guarini2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Student Ministries
Divine Assignment – Helping Congregants Understand Calling and Find Courage to Say Yes!Ginger Rothhaas2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Early Childhood Weekend ProgrammingAmy Fulton, Jamie Kernaghan2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Elementary Weekend ProgrammingMike Petersma, Brenda Thornton2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Children's Ministry
Engaging Social MediaDonna Karlen2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Equipping, Encouraging and Inspiring Children's Ministry VolunteersAmy Fulton, Ian Hindle2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Children's Ministry
Families of FaithLisa Holliday2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Children's Ministry
Family Serve TripsSheree Reece, Rick Mann, Lisen Mann2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Mission
Global Mission Ministries - PartnershipsCayce Stapp2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Mission
Going Multi-SiteJason Gant2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Helping New Christians Understand the BibleDarrell Holtz2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
High School MinistrySam Johnson2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Student Ministries
Intentional Small Group Curriculum DesignDarrell Holtz2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Internet Pornography: Facts, Myths, and the Role of the ChurchKatherine Ebling-Frazier, Sherry Danner2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Journey of Death and GriefCourtney Felzke, Angela LaVallie Tinsley2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Congregational Care
Launching New Leaders and Their Small GroupsLiz Gyori, Jane Fowler2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Leading a Local Church in MissionsCayce Stapp2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Legacy Giving- Growing Your Local Church Endowment NeedsClayton Smith2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Stewardship and Generosity
Live Forward- Resurrection's Recovery MinistrySteven Blair2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Congregational Care
Local Mission Entry PointsStewart Curtright, Dee Dickey2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Making Connections - Visitor and Member Follow-UpYvonne Gentile, Melanie Hill2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Managing Creative Communication: People, Processes and ProductsCathy Bien2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Ministry to Middle SchoolersTaylor Ogden Thomas2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Student Ministries
Ministry to the Frail and ElderlyCourtney Felzke, Susan Cox2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Mission Team TrainingElisa Velez-Makar2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Mobilizing for MissionGinny Howell2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Mission
New Care InitiativesCheryl Bell, James Cochran2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Congregational Care
New Overtime Rules: Are you in Compliance?Lisa Viehweg, Janelle Gregory2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
No Time, No Budget: Creative Hacks for Video and PrintJason Watson, Megan Watson2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Partnering with the Education CommunityRoberta Lyle, Ann Carter2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Partnership Between the Senior Pastor and Lead Staff MembersDan Entwistle, Sue Thompson2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Planning and Leading High Impact One Day Mission ProjectsChris Holliday2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Planning WorshipGlen Shoup, Robin Houghton2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Worship Arts
ReConnection: Closing the Back DoorGinny Howell2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Recruiting, Training and Sustaining Small Group LeadersDave Robertson2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2
Right From The Start - Nursery and Childcare MinistryCheri Rappe2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Children's Ministry
Setting up an Alternative Worship ServiceWendy Chrostek, Cory Ryan2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Worship Arts
Simple, Effective Depression and Anxiety MinistrySteven Blair2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Small Group Discipleship Essentials for Large ChurchesChris Folmsbee2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Small Group Discipleship Essentials for Small ChurchesChris Folmsbee2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Social Media and Online Tools for Today’s Youth WorkerAndy Guarini, Deborah Comstock2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Student Ministries
Special Needs Ministry-Where Do we Go from HereJennifer Ross, Nicole Black2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Special Needs Ministry
Staying Cutting Edge In Children's MinistryNick Ransom2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Strategic PlanningRandy Meyer2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Strategies in Local MissionCarol Cartmill2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Mission
Student Ministry from First Time Visit to Devoted DiscipleDave Magee2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Student Ministries
Telling the Gospel Story Through Props, Sets, and IllustrationsFrank Gentile, Lane Goodin2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Media and Tech
The Alpha CourseJeff Kirby2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
The Future of Contemporary Worship Music - How to Prepare and ThriveLance Winkler2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Worship Arts
The Magnetic Mission: Reaching Out & Drawing InWendy Connelly2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Communications and Outreach
The New Youth MinistryRick Webb2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Student Ministries
The Passionate Pursuit of PurposePaul McGinnis2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Unleashing the Power of Invitation and InterruptionScott Chrostek, Kelly Sisney2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2
Video StreamingBrian Slezak, Clifton Guy2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Media and Tech
Violence in Places of WorshipBob Whisman, Pat McCarthy2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Volunteer Management 101: Best PracticesCarol Cartmill2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
What Special Needs Parents Want/NeedAnn Joyner2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Special Needs Ministry
When Trauma or Tragedy Strikes Your CommunityKaren Lampe, David McGlocklin2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Congregational Care
Women's MinistryMichelle Funk2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2

Miscellaneous Sessions

Various Times

General Sessions w/ Adam HamiltonAdam Hamilton2016 Church Operations and Leadership, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
Keynote Session w/ Haydn ShawHaydn Shaw2016 Communications and Outreach, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
Lunch with Matthew’s MinistryJennifer Ross2016 Miscellaneous Sessions, 2016 Special Needs Ministry
Mid-Week 5th Grade Youth GroupTeri Chalker2016 Miscellaneous Sessions, 2016 Student Ministries
Midweek Madness – ZONE K-4thMike Petersma2016 Children's Ministry, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
Possibilities of PrayerRev. Katherine Ebling-Frazier2016 Congregational Care, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
Seminary Alumni Lunch GatheringsSeminary Representatives2016 Church Operations and Leadership, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
The Nerdy Side of Financial StewardshipRev. Dr. Clayton Smith and Clif Guy2016 Miscellaneous Sessions, 2016 Stewardship and Generosity

Post-Institute Session

Friday, September 30

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price: $10

Presenters:

F. Willis Johnson
Bishop Will Willimon
Scott Chrostek
Adam Hamilton

Be Empowered and Equipped to Faithfully Respond and Lead

  • Gain a deeper understanding of issues related to race and inequity
  • Learn how to respond faithfully and confidently when crises occur
  • Be equipped to lead others in practical, sustainable, Christ-like change
  • Ask questions and converse honestly with other church leaders in a safe space
  • Reclaim your authority as a prophetic Christian witness, in order to begin transforming your own community

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Leadership Institute Registration

Registration

Super Early Bird

Through July 13

Pre-Institute: $35/session ($49 Standard Rate)

Leadership Institute: $149 ($199 Standard Rate)

Discounts

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, a discounted rate for young adults is available. Learn more about this and Early Bird rates on the Registration Information page.

Sponsors

Please join us in thanking the Leadership Institute 2017 Sponsors. Because of their generosity, we are able to extend deep discounts to Young Adults and international guests. Each of these sponsors will have a table in the Narthex during Leadership Institute and we encourage you to visit with sponsor representatives during the conference.