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 Needs2016 Pre-Institute PM
Breakthrough Prayer Initiative2016 Pre-Institute AM, 2016 Pre-Institute PM
CATCH: Outwardly Focused Evangelism2016 Pre-Institute PM
Children's Ministry Energy Boost2016 Pre-Institute AM
Defying Gravity: Breaking Free From the Culture of More2016 Pre-Institute PM
Financial Practices for Churches of All Sizes2016 Pre-Institute AM
Five Keys to Unlock Your Power as a Leader in the Church2016 Pre-Institute AM, 2016 Pre-Institute PM
Gladhearted Disciples: Equipping Your Congregation with Generous, Enduring Faith2016 Pre-Institute AM
New Church Planting Convocation2016 Pre-Institute All Day
Putting Your Spiritual Gifts (and Your Congregation's) to Work2016 Pre-Institute AM
Revitalizing Worship Through Creativity for Small and Medium Size Churches2016 Pre-Institute PM
Student Ministry 1012016 Pre-Institute AM, 2016 Student Ministries
The Caring Congregation2016 Pre-Institute PM
The Misfit Mission2016 Pre-Institute PM
The Traits and Habits of Effective Pastors and Churches2016 Pre-Institute PM
Thriving in the Second Chair2016 Pre-Institute AM
Unleashing the Word2016 Pre-Institute AM
Youth Ministry for the Connected but Alone Generation2016 Pre-Institute PM
Becoming a Woman that C.A.R.E.S.2016 Featured Session
Creating the Cadence for Change: Conflux Moments2016 Featured Session
Leadership Lessons From the Early Days at Resurrection2016 Featured Session
Upping Your Generational IQ2016 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 Worship2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Media and Tech
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Graphic Design for Churches2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Back Stage Tech Tour2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Media and Tech
Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Building a Community for Moms2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Building a Disciple Making Ministry2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Building and Bonding Your Volunteer Tech Team2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Media and Tech
Camp Minecraft- A Faith Experience for Kids and Adults2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Caring For Teens in Times of Trouble2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Children's Ministry Essentials2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Children's Special Events2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Church Governance2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Collaborative Worship Design Crash Course: How to Start/Restart A Next Level Team2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Worship Arts
Confirmation: The Journey Begins!2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Student Ministries
Creating a Care Team2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Creating a Culture of Radical Hospitality2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Creating a New Ministry to the Boomer Generation2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Creating Dynamic Worship Experiences for Congregations of All Shapes and Sizes2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Worship Arts
Critical Success Factors for an Effective Capital Campaign2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Stewardship and Generosity
Cultivating Youthful Leadership Through Summer Internships2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Designing Websites People Love2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Developing a Dynamic Stewardship Campaign2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Stewardship and Generosity
Developing Young Student Leaders2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Student Ministries
Divine Assignment – Helping Congregants Understand Calling and Find Courage to Say Yes!2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Early Childhood Weekend Programming2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Elementary Weekend Programming2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Children's Ministry
Engaging Social Media2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Equipping, Encouraging and Inspiring Children's Ministry Volunteers2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Children's Ministry
Families of Faith2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Children's Ministry
Family Serve Trips2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Mission
Global Mission Ministries - Partnerships2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Mission
Going Multi-Site2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Helping New Christians Understand the Bible2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
High School Ministry2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Student Ministries
Intentional Small Group Curriculum Design2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Internet Pornography: Facts, Myths, and the Role of the Church2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Journey of Death and Grief2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Congregational Care
Launching New Leaders and Their Small Groups2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Leading a Local Church in Missions2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Legacy Giving- Growing Your Local Church Endowment Needs2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Stewardship and Generosity
Live Forward- Resurrection's Recovery Ministry2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Congregational Care
Local Mission Entry Points2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Making Connections - Visitor and Member Follow-Up2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Managing Creative Communication: People, Processes and Products2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Ministry to Middle Schoolers2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Student Ministries
Ministry to the Frail and Elderly2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Mission Team Training2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Mobilizing for Mission2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Mission
New Care Initiatives2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Congregational Care
New Overtime Rules: Are you in Compliance?2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
No Time, No Budget: Creative Hacks for Video and Print2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Communications and Outreach
Partnering with the Education Community2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Partnership Between the Senior Pastor and Lead Staff Members2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Planning and Leading High Impact One Day Mission Projects2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Mission
Planning Worship2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Worship Arts
ReConnection: Closing the Back Door2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Recruiting, Training and Sustaining Small Group Leaders2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2
Right From The Start - Nursery and Childcare Ministry2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Children's Ministry
Setting up an Alternative Worship Service2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Worship Arts
Simple, Effective Depression and Anxiety Ministry2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Congregational Care
Small Group Discipleship Essentials for Large Churches2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Small Group Discipleship Essentials for Small Churches2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
Social Media and Online Tools for Today’s Youth Worker2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Student Ministries
Special Needs Ministry-Where Do we Go from Here2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Special Needs Ministry
Staying Cutting Edge In Children's Ministry2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Children's Ministry
Strategic Planning2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Strategies in Local Mission2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Mission
Student Ministry from First Time Visit to Devoted Disciple2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Student Ministries
Telling the Gospel Story Through Props, Sets, and Illustrations2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Media and Tech
The Alpha Course2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2
The Future of Contemporary Worship Music - How to Prepare and Thrive2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Worship Arts
The Magnetic Mission: Reaching Out & Drawing In2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Communications and Outreach
The New Youth Ministry2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Student Ministries
The Passionate Pursuit of Purpose2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1
Unleashing the Power of Invitation and Interruption2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Breakout 2
Video Streaming2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Media and Tech
Violence in Places of Worship2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
Volunteer Management 101: Best Practices2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Church Operations and Leadership
What Special Needs Parents Want/Need2016 Breakout 2, 2016 Special Needs Ministry
When Trauma or Tragedy Strikes Your Community2016 Breakout 1, 2016 Congregational Care
Women's Ministry2016 Adult Discipleship, 2016 Breakout 2

Miscellaneous Sessions

Various Times

General Sessions w/ Adam Hamilton2016 Church Operations and Leadership, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
Keynote Session w/ Haydn Shaw2016 Communications and Outreach, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
Lunch with Matthew’s Ministry2016 Miscellaneous Sessions, 2016 Special Needs Ministry
Mid-Week 5th Grade Youth Group2016 Miscellaneous Sessions, 2016 Student Ministries
Midweek Madness – ZONE K-4th2016 Children's Ministry, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
Possibilities of Prayer2016 Congregational Care, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
Seminary Alumni Lunch Gatherings2016 Church Operations and Leadership, 2016 Miscellaneous Sessions
The Nerdy Side of Financial Stewardship2016 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

Leadership Institute: $149

Discounts

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, a discounted rate for young adults is available. Learn more about this and other discounts 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.