Save The Date

Thank you for attending Leadership Institute 2014. Below you will find resources for the various workshops offered at this year’s conference.
You can filter by Workshop Category or Ctrl + f to do a Find on a keyword in the title of your workshop.

Save the Date for Leadership Institute 2015! Next year’s conference will be held Wednesday, September 30th – Friday, October 2nd.
Mark your calendars and prepare to bring a team of leaders to LI2015. Questions? Contact us at catalyst@cor.org.


20 Ways to Use Media in Worship

In this interactive workshop, participants will be invited to explore 21 ways to use media in worship ranging from the simple to the advanced. No matter where you are on the spectrum, this workshop has something for any church using screens in worship.

Presenters: 
Jason Moore
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
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A Fresh Paradigm for Preaching: Story, Image, Song

We are called as a people of Christ to “serve this present age.”  A large part of doing that is to learn to speak the language of our culture. More than ever before, our 21st Century culture is one that speaks in stories, images, songs, and gestures.  The time for preaching in a linear, left-brained, purely rational style with points and propositions must come to an end if we are to proclaim Christ’s message to people today.  Jesus spoke in images, in narrative metaphors that I like to call “narraphors.”  Parables are image based, not logic and clarity based.  They reach us holistically in emotional and spiritual ways, not only in rational ways.  This seminar, based upon my new preaching text, Giving Blood:  A Fresh Paradigm for Preaching, will demonstrate how preaching that is EPIC (experiential, participatory, image-rich, and connective) can serve as a “means of grace,” a connection with Christ in the midst of the worship experience, and how our stories can become Christ’s Story through participation in the sermon medium.

Presenters: 
Len Sweet
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
No Resources Uploaded
All Breakout Sessions

Two 75 minute workshop sessions are offered on Thursday. Workshops are available in a wide variety of ministry areas. Each participant will choose a workshop from each session.  Workshop descriptions by Ministry Area are listed in the tabs under the All Breakout Sessions heading.   You may also download workshop listings by clicking on one of the following options:

Pre-Institute Sessions Alphabetical
Pre-Institute Sessions by Session
Featured Sessions
Breakout Sessions All Alphabetical
Breakout Sessions by Ministry Area

 

Workshop Resources:
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Altar Ego to Altered Call

The perfect image of an authentic worship leader is what we crave, but there’s something deeper that we need. Gain 7 practical ways to gain traction on the road to essential witness credibility. Lucinda shares deeply from her experience as former Executive Pastor of Worship at Resurrection and now part-time pastor and popular coach and mentor for churches of all sizes.

Presenters: 
Lucinda Holmes
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
No Resources Uploaded
At Risk Youth

What do a youth minister and a Christian counselor have to share about working with at risk youth? If you are involved in the spiritual development of young people, come and learn some do's and don'ts of responding to families in crisis. We will explore how to identify at risk youth, how to know when to refer to another professional, and how to develop your own resource list.

Presenters: 
Sherry DannerJulie Peters
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. At Risk Youth
    At Risk Youth-Outline
Beyond Singing – A Traditional Approach to Building and Nurturing a Healthy Choral Music Program

Where do you find a choir and what do you do with it once you find one? Learn healthy practices in recruiting, nurturing and maintaining a musical program of any kind at any size church. Spiritual, emotional and musical topics will all be discussed with creative ways to enhance any musical program to bring it to excellence.

Presenters: 
Kevin Bogan
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Class Notes
Bless the School-Partnering with the Education Community

Step by step process for building relationship with the local school system; determining the appropriate assets and needs of the schools and executing assistance for schools in the community.

Presenters: 
Roberta Lyle
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Racial Reconciliation Report and Recommendations
Breaking Barriers - Growing Your Congregation through New Relationships

Discover three different approaches for growing your church by building new relationships.  First, learn how to find your faith story and share it.  Second, see what it looks like to be a 21st Century missionary.  Third, learn to create an outwardly focused church--and prepare for receiving guests every week through radical hospitality. This workshop provides practical insight and tools for pastors, staff and everyday disciples who seek to build relationships with people who are disconnected from the church, so that they might come to know Christ.

Presenters: 
Bob FarrKaye Kotan
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
No Resources Uploaded
Bringing Multiple Generations of Contemporary and Traditional Worshipers Together through Music

Often our efforts in planning blended worship services can lead to no one feeling completely lifted up in their worship experiences. This workshop will focus on ways to plan worship using music and liturgical elements that ministers to multiple groups of people.

Presenters: 
Nathan Johnson
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Workshop Desciption
    Note taking page to accompany workshop
  2. Songbook
    A series of songs used in the New Traditions worship service
  3. Hymncharts.com
    A free resource from a great website for worship band arrangements of hymns
  4. Worship Orders
    A few of the typical New Traditions worship service orders
Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes

This workshop will demonstrate effective budgeting and financial control techniques that are applicable to small, medium, and large churches alike. We will walk through the detailed steps to a bottoms-up approach for planning, preparing, and managing a church's annual operating budget. We will discuss how to prioritize budget requests when there are limited funds. We will also discuss developing contingency plans for potential mid-year budget adjustments in uncertain times. And we will look at the roles of the church's governance committees in the budget approval and monitoring processes.

Presenters: 
Brent MessickKelly Williams
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Exhibit A - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes
    Income Worksheet
  2. Exhibit B1 - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes
    Operating Expense Template
  3. Exhibit B2 - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes
    Operating Expense Draft
  4. Exhibit C - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes
    Consolidated Budget
  5. Exhibit D - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes
    Ministry Organization - Breakdown of Church of the Resurrection's Ministry Departments
  6. Exhibit E - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes
    Summary Operating Statement
  7. Exhibit F - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes
    Cash Flow Projection
  8. Exhibit G - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes
    Website Financial Stats - Example of Monthly Stats Posted on Resurrection's Website
  9. Workshop Outline - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All Sizes
    A PowerPoint Outline of the 2014 Leadership Institute Workshop
  10. Building Cash Reserves - Creating Financial Strength for Times of Uncertainty
    Printed article by Michael E. Batts from the Sept. 2014 issue of Church Finance Today
Building Better Moms

Imagine a place that meets you right where you are at as a mom, a woman, and a friend; becoming better equipped as a parent through speakers and discussion; a supportive network of moms who “get it”, from newborns to teens; serving not only your family but your community as well. Imagine…Building Better Moms…it’s a new and different way for the women of today.

Presenters: 
Michelle Funk
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Women's BBM Natl StartUp Timeline
    Month by month timeline of necessary phases to begin BBM program
  2. Women's BBM Natl Program Intro
    Description of the BBM National Program and how to get started
  3. Women's BBM Volunteer Leader Positions
    Volunteer leaders needed for BBM groups, with descriptions
  4. Women's BBM Sample Meeting Agenda
    List of what will occur during BBM meetings
  5. Women's BBM Speaker Topics
    List of speaker topics to schedule for BBM meetings
  6. Women's BBM Workshop Handout
    Handout given at Leadership Institute during the BBM workshop
Capital Campaign

This past Spring, Church of the Resurrection celebrated a successful campaign in the 10,000 Reason's Capital Campaign.  In this workshop, Debi Nixon, who coordinated the logistics of the Campaign, will share the process used for donor cultivation, communication strategies, timelines, design elements, and spiritual formation pieces.

Presenters: 
Debi Nixon
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Commitment Card
  2. Daily Devotion
  3. Folded Prayer Tent
  4. Guide to Giving
  5. Prayer Guide
Caring Congregations: Strategies for Empowering Clergy and Laity for Care

Pastor Karen Lampe has written a practical guide for giving care to your congregants entitled The Caring Congregation. Teaching will include how to organize your church for care, pastoral counseling helps and strategies, and how to lead people through the valley of the shadow. This workshop will help you evaluate the needs of your congregation and community and support you in designing a strategic plan for care.

Presenters: 
Karen Lampe
Sessions: 
Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Outline-The Caring Congregation
    Handouts of session outline for The Caring Congregation Pre-Institute session.
  2. Anointing Card
    Anointing Card
  3. When Death is Imminent Card
  4. Caring Cards
  5. Spiritual Autobiography
  6. When the One you Love is Gone
    Grief Curriculum
  7. Beyond the Broken Heart
    Grief Curriculum
CATCH: Outwardly Focused Evangelism

This workshop will explore the difference between outwardly and inwardly focused churches and the ways Church of the Resurrection extends radical hospitality to reach new people. We will also share ideas for marketing tools utilized for invitational evangelism and intentional strategies for effective follow-up, connection, and discipleship. The workshop is based off the Resurrection book CATCH: A Church wide Program for Invitational Evangelism.

Presenters: 
Debi Nixon
Sessions: 
Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Catch Handout
  2. First time Visitors Letters
  3. Rez West Sign
  4. When Christians Get it Wrong postcard
  5. Adams Parking Spot
  6. Easter TV Spot
  7. When Christians Get it Wrong
  8. Our Purpose Statement
  9. The Power of Words
  10. Christmas Eve Front
  11. Christmas Eve Back
  12. Direct Mailing
  13. Love,Sex and Marriage
  14. Newspaper Ad
  15. Kansas City Star
  16. Kansas City Star VBS
  17. RezWest Front
  18. Rez West Back
  19. Attendance Notebook
  20. Attendance Sheet
  21. Mug
  22. Inside Attendence Notebooks
  23. Google
Changing Church Culture

Churches – like marriages – can get stuck in ruts. But they don’t have to stay there. Learn how congregations can get “unstuck” – not by dismissing their past, but by discovering it. Embedded patterns, lessons learned, external shifts, and common memory can draw the church together – into the faithful future Christ has in store.  

Presenters: 
Christine Chakoian
Workshop Resources:
  1. Changing Church Culture Workshop Powerpoint
    PowerPoint slides
  2. Changing Church Culture Workshop Outline
    Workshop Outline
Children's Ministry Essentials

Ready to take your children's ministry to the next level? Learn the essential elements and tools you can use to enhance your children's ministry.

Presenters: 
Lori Trupp
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. KiDSCOR Resources and Supplies
  2. KiDSCOR Volunteer Handbook
  3. KiDSCOR Volunteer Covenant
  4. KiDSCOR Info Brochure
  5. KiDSCOR Family Info Form (front)
  6. KiDSCOR Family Info Form (back)
  7. The Calling - Roger Fields
  8. Emergency Flip Cards - Page 1
  9. Emergency Flip Cards - Page 2
  10. Emergency Flip Cards - Page 3
  11. Emergency Flip Cards - Page 4
  12. Emergency Flip Cards - Page 5
  13. Emergency Flip Cards - Page 6
  14. Emergency Flip Cards - Page 7
  15. Emergency Flip Cards - Page 8
Communicating with Your Congregation

Even with the flood of tools at our fingertips, how do we effectively communicate with our congregation? This workshop will explore strategies and techniques for selecting the correct tools, both digital and print, and managing the flow of communication between your ministries and your congregation.

Presenters: 
Cathy Bien
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Confirmation: The Journey Begins

Ever wondered how to get your students and leaders excited about Confirmation? Receive and dive into the curriculum and workings of Confirmation here at Resurrection. Learn how to rejuvenate or add to your current program.

Presenters: 
Teri Chalker
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Student Guide
  2. Game Show Trivia
  3. Ceremony Bulletin
Creating a Culture of Hospitality

This workshop teaches how to take hospitality beyond ‘hospitality teams’ and into energizing “every member every Sunday” to create a culture of hospitality in the local church. Learn to use proven techniques that any church can utilize to motivate, inspire, and equip church members to embrace a culture of growth and outward focus. Participants receive take-aways and handouts that can immediately be used in their local church setting.

Presenters: 
Jim Ozier
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
No Resources Uploaded
Creating a Culture of Invitation

This workshop is geared toward helping churches and individuals create within their communities a culture of invitation. We will offer practical tools and approaches to build personal invitation into the fabric of a church culture. We will also offer applicable ways to invite, to use creative language and how to treat every encounter as an opportunity to invite others to join you on a journey of knowing, loving and serving God.

Presenters: 
Scott ChrostekKelly Sisney, Todd Maberry
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. RezDT Creating a Culture of Invitation Handout
    Participant handout for RezDT 2014 LI workshop on Creating a Culture of Invitation
  2. "Real"ationships Sermon Series Promo
    Promotional flyer to advertise sermon series
  3. Play Ball Sermon Series Promo
    Promotional flyer to advertise sermon series
  4. 2014 Rezolutions Flyer
    Flyer to advertise 2014 events
  5. Connect, Grow, Serve Flyer
    Flyer to advertise upcoming classes
  6. Easter Promo
    Flyer to promote Easter services
  7. New Location Promo Invitations
    Mailer to invite community to new church location
  8. New Location Promo (front)
    Flyer to advertise new church location (front)
  9. New Location Promo (back)
    Flyer to advertise new church location (back)
  10. The Scoop Info Form
    Interest form used for prospective members
Developing Young Student Leaders

Do you have students who are ready to grow as Christian Leaders? Do you have students who might be considering a call into vocational ministry? This workshop will cover the basic components desirable in a ministry to develop young leaders, explore the whys and hows of building a culture of call, and give practical tools to use in your ministry. We will also take a look at Resurrection's Ministry As a Career (MAC) Track as an example of implementation of a leadership ministry.

Presenters: 
Julie Peters
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Disaster Response - Reach & Restore

When disasters strike, there is an inborn desire to do something. Join us as we share lessons learned on how to effectively respond, from collections of items and funds to how to start your own Disaster Response Ministry, including training and equipping those that wish to serve. You know a disaster is going to strike: will your church be prepared to respond?

Presenters: 
Sheree ReeceCarl Hopkins
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Team Training for Disaster Response
    Powerpoint to train your teams before heading out on a disater response mission trip
  2. Emergency Procedure Plan for your Church
    Document details how to respond to emergencies within your church building
  3. Tornado evacuation information for congregants
    bulletin insert for congregants to be educated if a tornado hits while in the building
  4. Trailer outfitting event
    Information to outfit a disaster response trailer
  5. Flood Bucket Assembly Instructions
    Helps you have your own Flood Bucket Assembly Event
  6. How to Start your own Disaster Response Ministry
    Basic steps to help you determine how to shape your Disaster Response Ministry
  7. Disaster Response Ministry Leadership Institute Handout
    Handout that is offered at the Disaster Response workshop during Leadership Institute
Early Childhood Weekend Programming

Take an interactive look inside our early childhood Sunday school program. You'll get lesson ideas plus go behind the scenes to see what goes into KiDS COR weekend programming from large group praise and worship to classroom preparations.

Presenters: 
Amy FultonJaime Kernaghan
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. KiDSCOR Two Year Old Curriculum Sample
    An example of the curriculum we use with our 2 year olds on Sunday
  2. Early Childhood Scope and Sequence
    The two year scope that we use for our early childhood programming
  3. KiDSCOR Early Childhood Worship Music
    This is the list of songs that we use in praise and worship through the year
  4. Early Childhood Praise and Worship Script
    An example of the flow of our prasie and worship experience
  5. KiDSCOR Three and Four year old curriculum sample
    An example of the curriclum we use with our 3 and 4 year olds on Sundays
  6. Early Childhood Faith Words
    A list of faith words that we focus on in our lessons through the year
  7. KiDSCOR Early Childhood Journey
    A list of key things that we would like to teach the early childhood children
  8. KiDSCOR Resource and Supply List
    A list of resources we use in KiDSCOR and where you can find them.
  9. KiDSCOR Values
    A list of values we focus on KiDSCOR throughout our ministry
  10. Reflection Stations
    Reflections stations that we use during worship with our EC children.
  11. 2 year old classroom color page
    Color page that we use that has information about our programming for 2 year olds
  12. 3 Year Old Celebration Poem
    A blessing we use for our 3 year old faith passage celebration
  13. Celebration Stick Directions
    Directions on how to make the celebration sticks we use for worship
  14. Family Scavengar Hunt
    A scavengar hunt that we use to introduce the families to our KiDSCOR space.
  15. Finish Line Games
    The games cards activities that we use at the end of class
  16. Prayer Dice Template
    The template we use to make the prayer dice we use in class
  17. WORSHIP handout
    Ideas on how to teach your child to Worship God at home
  18. Volunteer Training Booklet
    The booklet we hand out to our Early Childhood Volunteers at training.
  19. KiDSCOR Early Childhood Programming Overview
    An overview of the flow of our Early Childhood Weekend Programming
Effective Church Facility Management

Attendees to this workshop will be asked for their expectations on discussing the most current and relevant church facility management issues facing our churches. Topics discussed could include best practices on housekeeping, HVAC maintenance, security, budgeting and expense metrics.

Presenters: 
Dick Cooper
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Facility Management
    Facility Management
Effective Staff Teams

Learn how Resurrection hires with intentionality, receive an introduction to our performance evaluation and performance management processes, learn from our staff communication patterns, and how we cultivate a positive work environment. Geared toward churches with multiple staff members (more than 8).

Presenters: 
Randy MeyerJanelle Gregory
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Job Description Template
    Job description template to use for any position
  2. 360 Feedback Form - Word doc
    Form to collect performance feedback from other staff, volunteers, and congregants
  3. 360 Review Recommendations - Word doc
    Collect names and contact information for potential 360 reviewers
  4. Goals Form - Word Doc
    Used to set yearly performance goals
  5. Procedure for Performance Reviews
    Outlines Resurrection's performance process
  6. Sample 360 Review - Echospan
    Example of a 360 review in Resurrection's current format
  7. Sample Goal and Covenant Review
    Example of a Goal and Covenant Review in Resurrection's current format
  8. Performance Improvemant Plan Example
    Example of plan to assist struggling employees to improve in key areas
  9. Mission Leave Policy
    Copy of policy to allow for up to one week paid time off for mission work - also monetary
  10. Spiritual Retreat Policy
    Copy of policy to allow for up to 2 days for personal spiritual retreat
  11. Workshop Notes
    Speaker notes from Workshop
  12. Merit increase Strategy
    Factors in 3 parts of the performance review - Goals, Staff Covenant & 360 Feedback
Elementary Mid-Week Programming

Get a behind the scenes look at ZONE, our mid-week small group program for kiddos in Kindergarten-4th grade.

Presenters: 
Nick Ransom
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Sample ZONE Schedule
    A nightly schedule of ZONE our midweek program for K-4th graders
  2. Sample ZONE Semester Schedule
    A semester schedule of ZONE our midweek program for K-4th graders
  3. ZONE Curriculum
    A Sample Lesson from a night of ZONE our midweek program for K-4th graders
  4. ZONE Journal Page
    A sample journal page from ZONE our midweek program for K-4th graders
  5. Instant Drama text
    Sample text for an instant drama
Elementary Weekend Programming

Get a behind the scenes look at what our kids experience every Sunday and see what happens during the week to get it all ready.

Presenters: 
Mike Petersma
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Fall 2014 Scope and Sequence
    A order and summary of what while be taught in Sunday School this fall
  2. A sample Lesson Plan
    Sample of of a current lesson plan for Sunday School (small group time)
  3. Behavioral Guidelines
    A sample guide to expected behavior in the classroom
Five Essentials of the Pastor’s Role

Join this lively, inspiring, and convicting exploration of the essential role of pastor. Discover why it’s so easy for pastors and congregations to get off track, and how to restore your church so that it functions properly. Gain a clear understanding of five essentials on which the pastor must focus, and which tasks the pastor should relinquish entirely. Also learn the critical functions of laity, and discover how to mobilize and empower laity to reach new people and effectively fulfill their mission as a congregation.

Presenters: 
Emanuel Cleaver III
Sessions: 
Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
No Resources Uploaded
Global Mission Ministry Strategies

Attendees will be empowered with practical how-to steps for developing fully functioning global mission partnerships. This session will emphasize international church to church partnering that focuses on capacity building and indigenous sustainability.

Presenters: 
Cayce Stapp
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Global Mission Ministry Strategies - Outline
    Outline of Workshop
  2. Missional Continuum to Community Transformation
    Explore relationships btn Emergency Relief, Individual Betterment & Community Development
  3. IMT 50-50 Partner Covenant
    Equipping your partnership for long-term impact!
  4. Standards of Excellence in Short Term Mission
    7 Standards of Excellence - Brief Overview
Growing a Volunteer Worship Team

Are you having a hard time finding the right people for your worship team? Is your church in a period of transition with your music? Is your church interested in how to begin a modern worship service? With helpful insights, scripture and practical resources we will explore the adventure of helping the church worship with a group of skilled volunteers.

Presenters: 
Mike AshNathan Brooks
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Workshop Info Sheet
    Info Sheet
Growing Legacy Giving in your Church

Do you have an Endowment Giving Program in your church? Planned giving is often neglected and yet it has the greatest potential to support the present and future needs of the church. The Baby Boomer Generation offers the greatest opportunity for local churches to achieve their potential as they promote legacy giving. Learn how to develop a planned giving program that produces results.

Presenters: 
Clayton SmithByrd Bonner
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
No Resources Uploaded
Healthy Relationships in Ministry

Caring relationships are essential to Christian ministry; yet the complexity of those relationships in conjunction with leadership roles can be both blessing and burden. This workshop will look at the dynamics of love, power and vulnerability as church leaders seek to care for others and establish authentic relationships in ministry. We will discuss setting boundaries around time, friendships, and levels of emotional closeness, as well as developing strategies to care for ourselves while caring for others.

Presenters: 
Jeanne Hoeft
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
High Yield: Seven Disciplines of the Fruitful Leader

What are the variables in leader behavior and approach that most affect fruitfulness? Whether by training or intuition, fruitful leaders develop a set of practices, almost as second nature, that work. In this workshop, Tom Berlin will offer a look at specific practices that have worked in his experience and are found in the lives of others. Among the topics will be proven ways to build trust and community, deal with conflict, establish communication skills, keep joy and focus alive, lead for the journey and how to keep growing through a sustained ministry.

Presenters: 
Tom Berlin
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. High Yield PDF
    Slides for High Yield presentation (PDF)
How to Do Creative Worship in Small and Medium Size Churches

Ever feel like creative worship is something other churches do? You know, the ones with more resources, people and staff? In this Pre-Institute intensive, veteran worship designer and coach Jason Moore will lead a 2 part session that will cover everything from how to develop a more creative/lasting worship experience to how to create and perfect a collaborative team. Special guest worship leader James Keith Posey of Ginghamsburg Church, will join Jason in an opening worship experience.

Presenters: 
Jason Moore James Keith Posey
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM
Workshop Resources:
No Resources Uploaded
Human Resources for Large Churches

For churches with over 50 employees on staff, come and learn about effective practices for legal compliance, staffing, compensation, benefits and performance management. We will provide examples of forms, policies and practices that can be tailored to fit the needs of your church.

Presenters: 
Lisa Viehweg
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Performance Improvement Example 1
    1st Example of Performance Improvement Plan
  2. Performance Improvement Example 2
    2nd Example of Performance Improvment Plan
  3. Performance Improvement Example 3
    3rd Example of Performance Improvement Plan
  4. Exempt Status Table
    How to Determine if Position is Exempt
  5. Performance & Conduct Counseling Flow
    Steps for Performance Counseling
  6. Common Law Rules
    Determining Whether a Worker is Employee or Contractor
  7. IRS 20 Factors - Determining Employee or Contractor
    20 Question Checklist for Determining Whether a Worker is Employee or Contractor
  8. Top 10 Mistakes Made with Nonexempt Employees
    Common Mistakes Employers Make when dealing with nonexempt employees
Human Resources for Small Churches

If Human Resources is part of your job for a small church staff, come and learn what's most important for you to focus on. We will discuss staffing, compensation/benefits, performance management and legal compliance.

Presenters: 
Lisa ViehwegJanelle Gregory
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Performance Improvement Example 1
    1st Example of Performance Improvement Plan
  2. Performance Improvement Example 2
    2nd Example of Performance Improvment Plan
  3. Performance Improvement Example 3
    3rd Example of Performance Improvement Plan
  4. Exempt Status Table
    How to Determine if Position is Exempt
  5. Performance & Conduct Counseling Flow
    Steps for Performance Counseling
  6. Common Law Rules
    Determining Whether a Worker is Employee or Contractor
  7. IRS 20 Factors - Determining Employee or Contractor
    20 Question Checklist for Determining Whether a Worker is Employee or Contractor
  8. Top 10 Mistakes Made with Nonexempt Employees
    Common Mistakes Employers Make when dealing with nonexempt employees
  9. Staff Expectations and Covenant
    Expectations staff strive to live towards as followers of Christ
  10. Job Description Template
    Customizable template for job descriptions of any position
  11. 360 Feedback Form - Word
    Form used to collect 360 feedback for performance reviews
  12. 360 Feedback Rater Collection Form - Wordq
    Form used to collect names of potential 360 feedback providers
  13. Goals Form - Word
    Form used to keep track of yearly performance goals
  14. Sample 360 Review - Echospan
    Sample 360 review using Echospan performance management system
  15. Sample Goal and Covenant Review - Echospan
    Sample Goal and Covenant Review using Echospan performance management system
  16. Procedure for Performance Reviews
    Resurrection procedure for performance reviews
Intentional Small Group Curriculum Design

Resurrection's Group Life ministry has worked to empower small group leaders to more intentionally select and sequence studies that help their group members grow spiritually. Learn about our guiding principles, and Resurrection resources that are available to assist any church of any size in intentionally identifying spiritual growth-producing small group studies.

Presenters: 
Darrell Holtz
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Traits of a Deeply Committed Christian with definitions
    Our list of traits that help us define a "balanced spiritual diet"
  2. Theological Principles for Curriculum Recommendations
    Our guidelines for the theological content of curricula we recommend
  3. Operational Principles for Curriculum Recommendations
    Our guidelines for the format and delivery of curricula we recommend
  4. Curriculum Review Sheet
    The sheet curriculum reviewers use to guide them in evaluating a small group study
  5. Spiritual Journey Assessment Tool
    Tool we encourage group leaders and members to use to determine potential growth areas
  6. Family Curriculum--Introduction
    Introduction and instructions for using the 4-session family curriculum
  7. Family Curriculum--Session 1
    Session one of the family curriculum, focused on the Bible
  8. Family Curriculum--Session 2
    Session two of the family curriculum, focused on service
  9. Family Curriculum--Session 3
    Session three of the family curriculum, focused on prayer
  10. Family Curriculum--Session 4
    Session four of the family curriculum, focused on celebration
  11. Family Curriculum--prayer cubes craft
    Contains the artwork for the prayer cubes craft used with session three
  12. Intentional Small Group Curriculum workshop PowerPoint slides
    The complete PowerPoint deck used in the workshop
Intro to Video Storytelling

Ok, you finally have a church video camera and someone who can shoot with it. Now what? How do you tell a moving story that is short enough to use in worship? Just what counts as a story anyway? We'll explore all this together in this interactive workshop.

Presenters: 
Lee Rudeen
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
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Jesus Apprentice: Learning To Do What Jesus Did

Jesus Apprentice: Learning To Do What Jesus Did is a new study written by Pastor Jeff Kirby of the Church of the Resurrection and published by Abingdon Press. The essential theme is the discipleship methodology of Jesus and it's relevance for the church today. Topics include: The Jewish tradition of disciple-making in the first century world and Jesus' instructions to announce the Kingdom of God, to pray for the sick and suffering and to push back powers of darkness. The workshop will combine teaching, discussion and commissioning prayer.

Presenters: 
Jeff Kirby
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. LI '14 Pre-Institute Jesus Apprentice
    Leadership Institute 2014 Pre-Institute Workshop Jesus Apprentice Handout
Leading a Small Church in Mission

For small churches wanting to make a difference in their community and the world, this workshop offers tips and ideas that any church can use. Vision, structures, plans, projects, funding and leadership -- these are just some of the topics we'll address. Bring your questions, challenges, creativity and plenty of room for new ideas to try in your setting.

Presenters: 
Cayce Stapp
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Leading a Small Church in Mission - Outline
    Outline of Workshop
  2. New Ministry Idea Resource
    The Process for Considering a New Ministry
Leading Change

A leader plays an important role in introducing positive changes and helping a church adapt and improve over time. We'll explore practical, adaptable steps that you can take to help build momentum toward a healthier, more flexible future for your congregation.

Presenters: 
Dan Entwistle
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. 2014 Leading Change Handout
    Workshop Handout
  2. 2014 Leading Change Presentation
    Workshop Powerpoint
Leading Student Small Groups that Thrive

Learn practical steps for success in small group leadership. Explore the qualities of an effective small group leader and discover how to set up, coach and manage a team that is spiritually united and embraces the vision.

Presenters: 
Bill McClave
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
Live Forward - Resurrection's Recovery Ministry

Live Forward was created in 2013 to help people stuck in a hurt or a habit. It incorporates Worship and a set of Small Groups to reach a variety of issues. Workshop attendees will learn the Resurrection approach to recovery and receive access to Live Forward sermons and small group material.

Presenters: 
Steven Blair
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Essentials Class Handout
    Week 1 of 8
  2. Essentials Class Handout
    Week 2 of 8
  3. Essentials Class Handout
    Week 4 of 8
  4. Essentials Class Handout
    Week 5 of 8
  5. Essentials Class Handout
    Week 6 of 8
  6. Essentials Class Handout
    Week 7 of 8
  7. Essentials Class Handout
    Week 8 of 8
  8. Live Forward Logo
    Logo
  9. Propel Logo
    logo
  10. Habit Cycle
    Image
  11. Hurt Cycle
    image
  12. Jesus Cycle
    image
  13. Vida Renovada Logo
    Logo
  14. Being Christian vs Being Codependent
    addition to Essentials Class on Codependence
  15. Codepedency Patterns
    Addition to Essentials Class on Codependence
Making Connections: Visitor and New Member Follow-up

Helping visitors and members connect and stay engaged in the life of the church is critical to developing and sustaining a vibrant congregation. This workshop will focus on sharing Resurrection’s strategies for connecting individuals into the life of the church. We will share the key principles and vital practices behind everything we do, as well as share the nuts & bolts of our follow-up processes, and help you identify what you might do in your congregation to have an immediate positive impact.

Presenters: 
Yvonne GentileMelanie Hill
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Visitor Connections
    Discover Resurrection Email
  2. Visitor Connections
    First Time Visitor Survey
  3. Visitor Connections
    Mug Delivery Tips
  4. Visitor Connections
    Third Visit Call Team Script
  5. Visitor Connections
    Third Time Visit Sample Letter
  6. Member Connections
    New Member Letter - Sun 5 PM Service
  7. Member Connections
    Email Sample - Reconnection Team
  8. Member Connections
    Inactive Mailing Response Card
  9. Member Connections
    New Member Follow-up
  10. Member Connections
    Re-connection Process
  11. Coffee with the Pastors
    Coffee with the Pastors Directory
  12. Coffee with the Pastors
    Coffee with the Pastors Agenda
  13. Coffee with the Pastors
    Membership Form
  14. Attendance Notebook
    Attendance Notebook Cover
  15. Attendance Notebook
    Attendance Notebook Open
  16. Attendance Notebook
    Attendance Notebook Pages
  17. Mug Ministry Video
    This short video explains how we mug first time visitors
  18. Workshop Documents
    Follow-up Flow Handout
  19. Workshop Documents
    Handout
  20. Workshop Documents
    Making Connections PowerPoint 2014
  21. Connection Point Resources
    Link to Online Connection Point Referral Form
Making Sense of the Bible

Mark Twain is famously quoted as saying, “It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand, that’s what really bothers me!”  Many thoughtful Christians and non-Christians alike have questions about the Bible.  

In the first part of this workshop, based on his new book, Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton offers an introduction to the Bible.  When, why and how was it written, and how did its words come to be considered scripture?  How did God inspire the Bible?  Is it inerrant and infallible?  What constitutes a “high view of scripture”? 

The second half of the workshop builds upon the first by offering answers to the questions people routinely ask about the Bible including:

The Nature of Scripture: What the Bible is, and is not.  How, when and why was it written?  What do we mean when we call it inspired?  Who decided what books were included?  Is it inerrant and infallible (or, asked another way, is it ever wrong)?
The Questions and Challenges of Scripture: How do we reconcile the Bible and modern science? How do we make sense of the violence attributed to God in the Bible?  Does the Bible teach that only Christians will go to heaven?  Does the Bible teach that everything happens for a reason?  How do we make sense of the Biblical teaching on homosexuality?  Is Revelation a guide to the end times?

Presenters: 
Adam Hamilton
Workshop Resources:
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Marketing Resources for the Small Church

This workshop will review cost effective ways to access marketing list and data, use direct mail, printed materials, social media, and other tools as resources for invitational evangelism.

Presenters: 
Debi NixonTravis Morgan
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Marketing Handout
  2. Marketing for Small Churches PowerPoint Slides
  3. Resurrection Email Communications Guidelines
  4. Resurrection Graphics Guidelines
  5. Resurrection Social Media Guidelines
  6. Resurrection Writing Guidelines
Ministry to Middle Schoolers

Are your students bouncing off the walls? Do you wish you had that one great encouraging word to give your volunteer leader so they don't run for the hills? Join us for best practice conversations on how to keep Jesus at the center and how to keep your sanity.

Presenters: 
Rezlife Staff
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Group Life Curriculum Week 1 2014
    This was our Week 1 lesson for our Group Life Program in 2014
  2. Group Life Curriculum Week 2 2014
    This was our Week 2 lesson for our Group Life Program in 2014
  3. Group Life Curriculum Week 3 2014
    This was our Week 3 lesson for our Group Life Program in 2014
  4. Game Handout
    This is a list of games that you can do with little to no setup!
  5. LI Minisrty to Middle Schoolers Workshop Handout
    This is the Handout given out during the "Ministry to Middle Schoolers" Workshop
Mission Entry Points

The workshop will discuss how to develop opportunities for people to serve others and participate in the Mission of God. This will be done by defining what an entry point into mission might look like by offering parameters to help congregations decide where to go and what to do. Specific concrete ministry examples will also be given as a means of developing local contextual entry points into mission.

Presenters: 
Stewart Curtright
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
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Mobilizing for Mission

Increase the number of people you have participating in God's Mission with these communication and recruiting strategies. Consider how your program structure might help move people into deeper levels of serving and encourage lives of discipleship.

Presenters: 
Ginny Howell
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Mobilizing for Mission Outline
    Workshop Outline
  2. Mobilizing for Mission Power Point
    Power Point Presentation
  3. Mission Event Follow Up Survey
    We use this survey to follow up with participants after FaithWork serving events
  4. New Ministry Process
    Form to help congregants engage in the process of developing a new ministry
Moral Injury and the Work of Congregations in Soul Repair After Violence

Despite better treatments for PTSD, suicide rates among younger veterans has been rising since 2005. Moral injury has been proposed as a factor, but as a hidden wound of war, it has remained largely untreated. Moral injury is not so much a clinical condition as the anguish of moral conscience, not just in veterans, but also in those whose work involves life and death conditions and sanctioned violence. Recovery is a lifelong process that includes rebuilding a moral identity in a community that understands moral emotions, self-acceptance, and the need to restore the balance of good in the world. We will learn what moral injury is and how churches can support recovery.

Presenters: 
Rita Nakashima Brock
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
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More Than One Story

This workshop is for adults who care about youth and want to wrestle with questions about youth ministry. What is the research from the National Study of Youth and Religion telling us about the faith of our teenagers? How do we prepare parents for nurturing their children in the life of the Christian faith? Do we accept a “diner theology” or expect “consequential faith”? (Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian) Will confirmation continue to be graduation from church? Some say our churches are filled on Christmas Eve because it’s the only story they know. This workshop will wrestle with these questions and more (bring yours) as we consider recent literature in youth ministry that challenges our thinking about how and who is in ministry with youth.

Presenters: 
Elizabeth Caldwell
Sessions: 
Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. CEB Student Bible
    Information about the CEB Student Bible coming in June 2015
  2. More Than One Story-Outline
    Leadership Institute Pre-Institute Outline
No Budget, No Video Expertise, No Problem: Creating Video with Limited Resources

This workshop will outline the practical uses for video in your church. This 75 minute interactive session will give practical examples and techniques of how to successfully create and capture quality videos for your congregation and worship services while working with minimal budget and equipment.

Presenters: 
Kyle Goebel
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
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Overflow: Increase Worship Attendance & Bear More Fruit

Worship is at the very center of the congregation’s life. With a commitment to share God as revealed in Jesus Christ - worship attendance matters. In this workshop, explore with Tom Berlin improvements in worship planning, format and flow that create more vital worship experiences. Tom will offer help identifying the most critical areas to address and demonstrate ways to approach worship planning as well as practices that lead to increased attendance. With insights from research and experience, work through tactics that lead to effective worship with vitality that will inspire energy in the church’s other ministries.

Presenters: 
Tom Berlin
Sessions: 
Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Overflow Presentation [PDF]
    Slides for Overflow Presentation [PDF]
Overview

Pre-Institute Sessions Pre-Institutes are offered Wednesday morning and afternoon. These extended sessions presented by our staff and nationally recognized ministry leaders provide an opportunity to explore topics of interest in an in-depth way. Visit the Pre-Institute tab to see all available sessions. (Additional registration fee applies)

Featured Sessions The Featured Sessions are designed to allow guests to choose one topic of interest out of 3 during this Thursday session to learn from one of our nationally recognized speakers. Each guest will need to choose one of these sessions during the registration process. To learn more about each, visit our Featured Sessions tab. (Included with price of LI)

Breakout Workshops Sessions Two 75 minute workshop sessions are offered on Thursday. Workshops are available in a wide variety of ministry areas. Each participant will choose a workshop from Session 1 and Session 2. Visit the Breakout Workshops tab for more information. (Included with price of LI)

Workshop Resources:
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Power of Vision Casting

Vision can drive, revive, and even renew your Church or ministry. When people are invited into a visioning process that is hope-filled and missional, they respond. Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger than themselves, even better when it's coming through their hearts, and the heart of your faith community. Join us as we explore the power of casting vision - God's vision!

Presenters: 
Jason Gant
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. The Power of Vision Casting
    Vision Casting Outline with Reference Guide
Principles of Live Video and Theatrical Lighting with Backstage Tour

In this class you will learn about the basic principles of lighting design, the use of cameras in live production for Image Magnification, Switching equipment, and graphics in environmental projection to help set the tone for spiritual encounters. This class begins with a brief classroom discussion and includes an extensive Technical Spaces tour of the Sanctuary. An optional tour of the main sanctuary catwalk will be offered immediately after the class.

Presenters: 
James Holt
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. 3 Point Lighting
  2. Contemporary Band Lighting Diagram
  3. Video System Diagram
  4. Adam Back Light
  5. Band Stills 2
  6. Choir WS
  7. Lance Back Light
  8. Layna
Propel - Good Stewardship - Great Generosity

This workshop will begin with an overview to inspire greater expectations, innovate new ministry models of stewardship and generosity, ignite leadership change, and improve the measurable results of your ministry. Clayton and Ken will then focus on the essentials of trust, communication, effective preaching, and positive leadership skills. Leadership is the key to cultivating generosity. The third part of the workshop will describe good stewardship programs that propel great generosity at Resurrection. Clayton and Ken will also share their experiences of serving churches of 35 to 3500 members. Best practices will be described in ways that will make them applicable so that greater generosity will result. They will introduce proven resources including  Clayton's new book soon to be published on stewardship and generosity.

Presenters: 
Clayton SmithKen Sloan
Sessions: 
Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
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Putting Your Spiritual Gifts (and Your Congregation's) to Work

Workshop participants will go through a personal spiritual gifts discovery process, using Serving from the Heart (Resurrection's preferred gifts teaching tool), and also gain insight into how Resurrection uses Serving from the Heart to help members discover and activate their spiritual gifts.

Presenters: 
Darrell Holtz Melanie Hill
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Spiritual Gifts Notes Handout
    Notes page for the presentation
  2. Tapestry of My Life
    For use in the Experience excercise
  3. Mini Style Assessment
    Short descriptive word assessment
  4. My Gifts Profile
    This is the page we use to capture someone's complete profile
  5. Placement Form
    This is the form we use when helping place people in serving roles
  6. Individual Style Assessment
    For use in discovering your individual style
  7. Power Point Presentation
  8. Spiritual Gifts Q&A document
    Questions and answers from previous years' workshops
  9. Additional resource list
    Books and web sites that give additional insight into people's strengths
Reading the Bible with Children

How do we read and teach the Bible with children so they don’t have to unlearn things later? What Bibles and Bible story books are appropriate for children at different ages? How is the Deep Blue Kids Bible a resource both for children and parents who want to grow in their life of faith? This workshop is for anyone engaged in ministry with children who wants to consider some new thinking about how we read and teach the Bible with our children.

Presenters: 
Elizabeth Caldwell
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
Recruiting, Developing and Training Children's Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to any thriving ministry but recruiting, training and developing them is even more crucial. Learn new ideas to train, equip and prepare your volunteers to best utilize their gifts and talents. We will also be sharing our best practices when it comes to recruiting and sharing your vision for your ministry!

Presenters: 
Mike PetersmaAbbey Engles, Amy Fulton
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. KiDSCOR Early Childhood Training Booklet
    The training booklet we hand out to our early childhood volunteers at training
  2. KiDSCOR Curriculum Sample
    This is a curriculum example for what we use with our threee year olds
  3. KiDSCOR Classroom Sign Up Sheet
    This is a sign up sheet we use to recruit parent helpers outside of the classroom.
  4. KiDSCOR Quick Volunteer Form
    This is our brief volunteer application renewal form
  5. KiDSCOR Invitation to serve
    This is an invitation for volunteers to select the area they prefer
  6. KiDSCOR Cookbook
    A cookbook provded to volunteers as appreciation
  7. KiDSCOR Nursery Training Booklet
    This is a training booklet for those who serve in nursery or weekday programs
  8. KiDSCOR Programming Overview
    This is a guide on classroom programming
  9. KiDSCOR Recruitment Form
    This is an example of a recruiting form we used at a promo table
  10. KiDSCOR Handbook
    This is a handbook we use that states our values, policies and procedures
  11. KiDSCOR Volunteer Application Process
    These are the steps we take to get each volunteer a part of our team
  12. KiDSCOR Free Drink Coupon
    This is a coupon used for giveaways and appreciation
  13. KiDSCOR Candy Saying for Appreciation
    Different ideas to use with candy for volunteer appreciation
  14. KiDSCOR Volunteer Application
    This is the form we use for new volunteers.
  15. KiDSCOR Volunteer Roles
    This is a defined list of what roles we have in KiDSCOR for those wanting to serve
  16. KiDSCOR Recruitment Form
    This is a short form we use at our promo tables.
Recruiting, Developing, and Sustaining Small Group Leaders

This workshop will help you identify, recruit, develop, deploy, and sustain disciple-making leaders in any sized congregation. Leader training and development is an essential component to a healthy small group ministry. Groups will thrive when their leaders feel well-equipped and supported by the church.

Presenters: 
Liz GyoriDave Robertson
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Foreword Leader Guide
    Introductory Small Group Study Guide for new groups
  2. Foreword Participants Guide
    Introductory Small Group Study Guide for new groups
  3. Consider This - Lead a Small Group
    Recruiting Brochure for potential small group leaders
  4. Leading Great Discussions Workshop
    Narrated power point presentation for small group leaders - 30 minutes
  5. Video Leader Quick Tips - Link
    https://vimeo.com/grouplife/albums
  6. Coupon Cards for Recommended New Small Group First Six Months
    Recommended Studies 1-4 after the groups have completed the intro Foreword study
  7. Workshop Power Point Slides
Rev Up Your Children's Ministry (In 30 Minutes or Less)

Join us as we rev up our children's ministries together. In this rapid fire workshop we'll explore different topics in 30 minute (or less) segments and give you loads of ideas to take back to your ministry.

Presenters: 
Nick RansomLori Trupp
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Holy Week Trivia Question
    Trivia Questions to use as a teaching tool with your kids
  2. Sample Copy Cats
    A cool way to tell a story to kids call the copycat. This is a sample one.
  3. Sample Instant Drama
    A cool way to tell a story to kids called the instant drama. Here is a sample one.
  4. Skit
    A very simple skit that can be used when teaching about God creating.
  5. Ask A Question Sample
    A cool way to tell a story using the Ask A Question method. This is a sample of that.
  6. KiDSCOR Volunteer Leader Covenant
  7. KiDSCOR Volunteer Handbook
  8. KiDSCOR Supplies and Resources
  9. KiDSCOR Welcome Brochure
  10. KiDSCOR Family Info Form (back)
  11. KiDSCOR Family Info Form (front)
Right From the Start - Nursery & Childcare Ministry

Do you have a church nursery during worship? Are your church’s childcare needs growing and expanding to include day times, evenings or weekends? Join us as we walk through nursery and childcare logistics including curriculum, volunteers, staff, expenses, scheduling, room availability and more.

Presenters: 
Chris BradshawCheri Rappe, Susan Brown
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Communications: 2010 Performance Review
    This is a simple 2 page review, can be used to do an Annual Review with hourly employees
  2. Communications internal: 2014 annual review form for classroom staff
    This is a more in depth annual review to use with hourly employees
  3. Communications internal: letter to Ministry Leaders
    step by step instructions for leaders who will be making childcare reservations
  4. Communications internal: Shift Review Form
    every time your ministry is open, a summary of the shift needs to be documented
  5. communications parents: Frequently asked questions
    answer parents questions before they ask. hand out to new families or at an open house.
  6. Communications parents: Welcome to Childcare Letter
    all families who reserve childcare, automatically receive this letter explaining policies
  7. Communications parents: Welcome to Childcare Letter simple
    all families who reserve childcare, automatically receive a letter explaining policies
  8. Curriculum: KiDS COR Journey
    KiDSCOR has a plan for what our kids should learn birth to 5th grade
  9. Curriculum: Bibles we use in KiDSCOR
    These are the bibles we use in KiDSCOR
  10. Curriculum: 2 and 3yr old sample on How we can pray
    Example of curriculum for 2 and 3yr olds
  11. Curriculum: Blank Template for 2yrs and up
    This blank template is what we start with to write our curriculum for 2yr olds and older
  12. Curriculum: Blank Template for infants to 2yr olds
    This blank template is what we start with to write our curriculum for infants to 2yr olds
  13. Curriculum: October Scope and Sequence
    First step to planning curriculum is to come up with your monthly or quarterly PLAN
  14. Curriculum: September Scope and Sequence
    First step to planning curriculum is to come up with your monthly or quarterly PLAN
  15. Curriculum: Praise and Worship plus Free Play Classroom Schedule
    having a classroom schedule is key to making sure the curriculum gets completed
  16. Curriculum: 4 to 6yr old curriculum sample gods bible for me
    an example of a lesson we use for 4 to 6 yr olds
  17. Curriculum: 4 to 6yr old curriculum sample Samson
    an example of a lesson we use for 4 to 6 yr olds
  18. Curriculum: 0-2yr old curriculum sample BIBLE
    an example of a lesson we use for 0-2yr olds
  19. Curriculum: 2-3yr old curriculum sample BIBLE
    an example of a lesson we use for 2-3yr olds
  20. Curriculum: 2-3yr old curriculum sample Jesus Teach
    an example of a lesson we use for 2-3yr olds
  21. Curriculum:0-2yr old curriculum sample Jesus Teach
    an example of a lesson we use for0-2yr olds
  22. Curriculum: 2-3yr old curriculum sample Samson
    an example of a lesson we use for 2-3yr olds
  23. Curriculum:0-2yr old curriculum sample Samson
    an example of a lesson we use for0-2yr olds
  24. Curriculum: Team Responsibilities
    Divide up the task of finding or creating curriculum with a team of people
  25. Staffing: Classroom Job Description
    Defining the responsibilities of your hourly classroom employees in a formal way is key
  26. staffing: employment application
    a generic employment application
  27. Staffing: interview questions for applicant
    questions to ask during the interview
  28. Staffing: phone interview applicants
    ask applicants questions via the phone helps find good candidates before investing time
  29. staffing: Potential employee rating
    a resource to help you evaluate if the candidate is a good fit for the position
  30. staffing: reference questions
    reference questions to be asked via phone or email about a candidate
  31. Staffing: improvement plan
    document for discussion issues before they get out of hand
  32. staffing: staff expectations
    communicate what is expected of an employee during the interview of a candidate
  33. staffing: steps in dealing with employee issues
    6 straight forward steps in dealing with employee issues
  34. Misc resources: childcare payment envelopes
    have available an option for families to pay for childcare readily available
  35. Misc resources: cleaning checklist sample
    use to have a consistent cleaning process for your ministry area
  36. Misc resources: bulletin board samples
    bulletin board samples as the environment of your ministry area is essential
  37. Misc resources: illness policy
    post the illness policy and make everyone aware of it
  38. Misc resources: staff and volunteer schedule
    post and have completed far in advance an accurate schedule
  39. Misc resources: separation anxiety
    a great handout for parents dealing with separation anxiety
  40. Teams: Team Formations
    a visual aid of the different teams
  41. Teams: administrative team job description
    Teams: administrative team job description
  42. Teams: Connections team goal
    explain the purpose of a team and why it exists
  43. Team: Professional Communications Team responsibilities
    Team: Professional Communications Team responsibilities
  44. Team: RA responsibilities
    describes the responsibilities of the team members who organize our rooms
  45. Team: SOS Team Assistant Leader
    SOS Team = supporting others spiritually. they keep our spiritual development forefront
  46. Training: 2012-13 Team Development Meeting Plan
    team meetings with a set plan for development goes a long ways
  47. Training: all staff development meeting agenda example
    all staff development meeting agenda example
  48. training: Staff Training Manual
    Staff Training Manual give a resource of information about expectations
  49. training: Staff Signature page for Training Manual
    staff must read over manual and then complete and submit this signature page
  50. Training: New Employee Training Checklist
    step by step what to cover with new employees
  51. training: all staff development meeting agenda example 2
    simpler example of an adgenda during these meetings
  52. Volunteers: can you help today
    recruit last minute volunteers
  53. volunteers: email reminder and new volunteer letter
    be strategic about how you communicate with volunteers
  54. Volunteers: Training booklet
    training booklet for all volunteers
  55. Volunteers: expectations
    communicating expectations with volunteers from the start
  56. Volunteers: FAQ's for volunteers
    frequently asked questions
  57. volunteers: sample monthly email
    communicate with all volunteers monthly
  58. Volunteers: Sample recruitment letter
    Volunteers: Sample recruitment letter
  59. volunteers: training handouts from 2012
    review policies and procedures annually
  60. Volunteer: covenant
    annual covenant that is reviewed by volunteers
  61. volunteer: welcome letter
    communicate with new volunteers about what to expect
  62. volunteer: what if I need to sub
    Train volunteers from the start how to find a sub. provide them with resources to get sub
  63. Misc Resources: KiDSCOR Resources and Supplies List
  64. a LI Outline
    The Outline for Leadership Institute
  65. misc resources: Childcare Supplies and resources updated
    Childcare Supplies and resources updated
Setting Up an Alternative Worship Service

Want to start a new style of worship? Out of space in your current worship venue? Join us as we explore the steps to setting up an alternative worship service in your ministry setting. What questions should I be asking? What resources will be needed? How will I communicate this to my community? Are we sending a mixed message? How will we remain one faith community? All these questions and more will be covered in this workshop, designed to offer step-by-step guidance.

Presenters: 
Wendy ChrostekCory Ryan
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Setting Up Alternative Worship Service Outline
    Handout of Outline from LI 2014 Session titled Setting Up Alternative Worship Service
  2. Come Like You Promised Video
    Video of Vibe Band with Cory Ryan
  3. Vibe Promo Video
    Promo Video
Silver Link Ministry to the Frail

Keeping the frail and elderly connected to the church isn't easy - yet it's so very important! Silver Link offers pastoral care and worship in senior adult outreach serving the home-bound and those in nursing homes, with a particular focus on dementia and end of life ministry. This session will offer keys to successful visitation and care home worship services including setting boundaries, easy and meaningful faith-filled visits, and empowering and encouraging volunteers.

Presenters: 
Karla Woodward
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Anointing Card
  2. Bible Study for Senior Adults
  3. Communion for the Frail
  4. Connecting with a Senior Adult Care Setting
  5. Caring Conversations
  6. Pastoral Care for the Frail
  7. Memorial Services and Funerals-Planning Guide
  8. Spiritual Autobiography
  9. Volunteer Support Project
  10. Worship for the Frail
  11. Worship Card-March
    Worship Card-March-Faithfulness
  12. Worship Card-April
    Worship Card-April
  13. Worship Card-May
    Worship Card-May
  14. Worship Card-June
    Worship Card-June
  15. Worship Card-July
    Worship Card-July
  16. Worship Card-August
    Worship Card-August
  17. Worship Card-September
    Worship Card-September
  18. Worship Card-October
    Worship Card-October
  19. Worship Card-Garden
  20. Worship Card-Rugged Cross
    Worship Card-Rugged Cross
  21. Silverlink Outline
    Outline Handouts for Silverlink LI 2014 session
Simple, Effective Depression and Anxiety Ministry

If we get the science right, we can get the care right. Learn a turn-key Depression and Anxiety Ministry you can use in your setting that has reduced symptoms in 90% of participants at Resurrection.

Presenters: 
Steven Blair
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Live Well Logo
    Logo
Small Group Discipleship Essentials for Large Churches

This workshop will help you discover answers to questions about the why, how and what of small group discipleship. Why are small groups essential to the life of every congregation? How do we go about creating and sustaining healthy small groups? What should the goal of small groups be? Join us for this workshop to explore five essential aspects of a transformational approach to small group discipleship and to help you develop an intentional plan to make the essential aspects a reality in the lives of those you shepherd.

Presenters: 
Chris Folmsbee
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. PowerPoint
    PowerPoint from worskhop
  2. Class Handout
    Handout given out in the workshop
  3. Group Life Dropbox
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9x0a743r7idrtxw/AACtvPtnbgPbyeULr84VHh0ya?dl=0
  4. Group Life Quick Tips
    https://vimeo.com/grouplife/albums
Small Group Discipleship Essentials for Small Churches

Not enough volunteers for all your ministry dreams and needs? Can't be in more than one place at one time? Feel like 2X the budget still wouldn't be enough? Join us at this workshop to explore how to develop a dynamic discipleship ministry in a small(er) church context, making the most of the resources you do have.

Presenters: 
Chris Folmsbee
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. PowerPoint
    PowerPoint from worskhop
  2. Class Handout
    Handout given out in the workshop
  3. Group Life Dropbox
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9x0a743r7idrtxw/AACtvPtnbgPbyeULr84VHh0ya?dl=0
  4. Group Life Quick Tips
    https://vimeo.com/grouplife/albums
Social Media: Strategies, Implementation, Evaluation

Social media can be an effective and inexpensive way to communicate with your congregation. This workshop will offer examples, tips and ideas for using and evaluating social media.

Presenters: 
Bryan CislerDonna Karlen
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Google Keywords
    Keywords to use if you use Google Adwords Non-Profit Grant
  2. Tutorial Videos/Articles
    Watch videos to go deeper into topics discussed in workshop.
Starting Out Small - A Resurrection Start-Up Experience in the City

In the past 4 years, Resurrection Downtown, located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, has grown from 9 to over 900 in weekly worship. Hear the stories from our children's ministry that began on the floor of a free-medical clinic with three children and is now reaching 70 a Sunday, our volunteer music ministry that began with a part-time jazz musician and now has over 40 volunteers, our continued growth in worship and missions participation, and about how we began with 7 hours of access to a space and have grown to one campus in two locations. There is power in starting out small and during this Pre-Institute we will share our story, practices, findings and resources. This workshop is located offsite from the Conference location, and will require you to have your own transportation from Leawood to the Downtown Campus, located approximately 20 miles away.

Presenters: 
Scott Chrostek
Sessions: 
Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
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Stewardship Models for Giving with Real Results

This workshop will recognize the giving needs and faith challenges facing the local church. The following giving models will be described: 1) Annual Campaign, 2) Strategic Mission Giving, 3) Capital Campaign, 4) Memorial Giving, 5) Planned Giving, and 6) Major Donor Giving. A strategic “Call to Action” will be introduced so that you will be able to prepare a year-round comprehensive development plan to fit your local church, regardless of size.

Presenters: 
Clayton Smith
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
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Strategic Planning

A strategic plan provides valuable clarity for church leaders and important direction for your congregation. It holds the potential to change your church’s future, but the process can seem overwhelming. You’ll hear the simple process that Resurrection uses annually to develop and implement strategic plans. And more importantly, you will leave this workshop with your own game plan to lead a strategic process in your church.

Presenters: 
Dan Entwistle
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. 2014 Leadership Institute Strategic Planning Workshop Handout
    Workshop handout for taking notes
  2. 2014 Leadership Institute Strategic Planning Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
    Workshop PowerPoint presentation presented by Dan Entwistle.
  3. SWOT Analysis ("Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunites, Threats")
    A simple, useful tool for planning.
  4. Strategic Project Leader Guide
    A guide for putting strategic plans into action.
  5. Congregational Survey
    Survey emailed to Resurrection's congregation for feedback re: worship patterns and more.
Strategies In Local Missions

We will review a Step process to help churches develop strategies and execute Local Missions in their community.

Presenters: 
Roberta Lyle
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Ministry Idea Resource
    Questions to be considered when planning new ministries
  2. Volunteer Leader Covenant
Student Ministry 101

(Designed for those in youth ministry less than 5 years) What are the key principles and steps to building a youth ministry designed to reach teens and move them into becoming deeply committed Christians? This intensive workshop will focus on how to build from the ground up, dream forward, cast a vision, and set up the necessary steps to achieve it. Anyone interested in building a broad-reaching and spiritually-deep ministry to students will receive practical ways to make it happen, especially those new to youth ministry or in their first few years.

Presenters: 
Dave MaGee
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM
Workshop Resources:
Student Ministry from First Time Visit to Devoted Disciple

How do you build a “sticky faith” in each student’s life? What steps do you take once a student gets out of their car, enters a youth ministry program, Sunday school class or event to connect them to God and your particular ministry? We’ll walk through proven strategies of connection, follow-up, discipleship, and active attendance in your ministry setting.

Presenters: 
Dave MaGee
Sessions: 
Thursday AM, Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
Student Ministry Veterans

(Designed for those in youth ministry more than 5 years) Join the Church of the Resurrection rezlife student ministries staff and youth workers from around the country as we share best practices and learnings for the long-term youth worker. How to lead through change, minister to hurting students, strengthen student discipleship, and building and managing a ministry beyond yourself will be just a few of the topics to lift off shared discussion. The focus of this forum will be on the long view concerns of youth ministry and encouraging one another for the journey ahead.

Presenters: 
Dave MaGee
Sessions: 
Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
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Tech Volunteer Teams

Recruiting, maintaining and inspiring your tech teams can be a challenge. Scheduling people and fitting their gifts to the tasks in service can be overwhelming. How do you inspire them, and keep them? What are signs of a successful team that is healthy and sustainable? In this class we will share stories of success and hard learnings as well as the journey of a church that supported only audio for a room of 250 people with a handful of volunteers, to an AVL team supporting multiple venues and numbers to 23,000.

Presenters: 
Frank Gentile
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Volunteer Staff And Promise Covenant Documents
    10 Commandments of Volunteering, Bill of Rights, Service Covenant
Technical Production 101

In this session, we will look at the very basics of utilizing media and technology in a worship setting. We will explore practical topics including: overviews on basic sound support, choosing presentation software for projecting song lyrics, equipment purchasing, as well as defining production values that will help lay a foundation for growth. You will walk away with specific ideas you can implement immediately, as well as ideas and suggestions for your technical arts ministry to strive towards in the future.

Presenters: 
Dave Pullin
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
The Alpha Course

Everyone believes in evangelism, but not many are actually doing it!  The local church is the best place for evangelism to take place.  Learn from Rev. Jeff Kirby, Minister of Adult Discipleship and Men’s Ministry, how the Church of the Resurrection has envisioned The Alpha Course as an essential strategy to reaching non religious and nominally religious people. To date nearly 8,000 have attended Alpha at Church of the Resurrection.

Presenters: 
Jeff Kirby
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. LI '14 Alpha Handout
    Leadership Institute 2014 Alpha Workshop Handout
  2. Alpha Resource List
    Suggested List of Alpha Resources needed for running the Alpha course
  3. Alpha Schedule
    Alpha titles and typical schedule
  4. Post Alpha Registration Card Journey 101
    Post Alpha Registration Card for Journey 101
The Church Moving Forward

Preparing our church for the future invites us to look back at the “good old days” – not 50 years ago, but 2,000 years ago! This workshop retrieves and applies practical early-church principles to revive the church today. This workshop will sample practices based on Dr. Chakoian’s new book, Cryptomnesia:

  1. Sorting through what’s crucial to keep and what’s OK to change
  2. Discovering authority in our “flattened” world
  3. Reaching out winsomely to the culture around us
  4. Working out our differences as a witness to the world.

Extra exercises given to take back home.

Presenters: 
Christine Chakoian
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. The Church Moving Forward PP
The Future of Contemporary Worship Music -How to Prepare and Thrive

The worship music landscape is ever changing. Pastors and musicians will benefit from defining where we are now and by discovering what musical, technical and spiritual tools will be needed to succeed in the future.

Presenters: 
Lance Winkler
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. The Future of Contemporary Worship Music
    Outline
The Gift of Christmas

Christmas is coming! Learn how KiDSCOR celebrates the advent season from weekend lessons to family nights to a Christmas themed VBS during the summer! Leave this workshop with practical ways to have a meaningful advent season with your kids and their families.

Presenters: 
Nick RansomGail Gunnerson
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 1
    The gift of hope classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
  2. The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 2
    The gift of love classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
  3. The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 3
    The gift of joy classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
  4. The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 4
    The gift of wisdom classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
  5. The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 5
    The gift of Christ classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
  6. The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Overview
    List of daily themes, story lines and memory verses
  7. The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Journal for Elementary
    Daily journal for kids in grades 1st - 5th grades
  8. The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Journal for Early Childhood
    Daily journal for kids in grades Pre-K and early childhood
  9. Advent Calendar Samples
    Paper for 2012
  10. Advent Calendar Samples
    Paper for 2011
  11. Advent Calendar Samples
    Paper for 2007-2009
  12. Family Advent Night Flyer 2013
    Information put on website and handed out about the event
  13. Family Advent Night Prayer Stations 2013
    A brief description of the prayer stations that the families could rotate through
  14. Family Advent Flyer 2010
    Information put on website and handed out to advertise event
  15. Jesus Stocking Poem
    This poem went along with the stockings that we made for Jesus
  16. Mission Project Information
    Information on the Jamacia Farms mission project used in VBC 2014
  17. Sample Teaching Plan
    Large group outline #1 showing some teaching and video ideas for the advent season
  18. Sample Teaching Plan #2
    Large group outline #2 showing some teaching and video ideas for the advent season
  19. Birthday Party For Jesus Plan
    Large group outline showing some teaching and video ideas for a Birthday Party For Jesus
  20. Lesson Plan #3
    Large group outline #3 showing some teaching and video ideas for the advent season
  21. Christmas Skit #1 Christmas through the eyes of Angels
    Sample Christmas Skit for Family Christmas Eve Service
  22. Christmas Skit #2-Charlie Brown
    Sample Christmas Skit for Family Christmas Eve Service
  23. Christmas Skit #3-The Grumpy Shepherd
    Sample Christmas Skit for Family Christmas Eve Service
  24. Advent Calendar 2013
    paper version of the 2013 blog advent calendar
The Journey: An Overview of our Discipleship Pathway

Giving guidance to people’s spiritual journey can be a bit overwhelming. In this session you will learn about Resurrection’s discipleship process of helping people find their way on their spiritual journey. This session will include suggestions on how to adapt Resurrection's discipleship pathway called The Journey to meet the specific needs of your church.

Presenters: 
Michelle Kirby
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Alpha Resource List
    Alpha Course suggested resources to run the Alpha Course
  2. Group Life Suggested Curriculum
    Curriculum suggestions for Group Life
  3. LI '14 The Journey Handout
    Leadership Institute 2014 The Journey Handout
  4. The Journey Resource List
    Resource List for The Discipleship Journey Pathway
  5. Alpha course Schedule
    Alpha Course class titles and typical schedule
  6. Journey101 Next Steps Intention Card
    Post Journey 101 Intention Card for next steps
  7. POST Alpha to Journey 101 Registration
    Post Alpha Next Steps Journey 101 Registration Card
  8. Journey101 Certificate of Completion
    Journey 101 Certificate of Completion of all three Journey 101 courses
  9. Spiritual Formation at Resurrection
    Circle chart with spiritual formation progression
  10. Journey 101 Course Titles
    Listing of individual names of Journey 101 Courses
Thriving Sustainability in High School Ministry

What sustains your ministry? What sustains you as a youth worker? This workshop will address the techniques, patterns, and guides for sustaining a thriving high school ministry.

Presenters: 
Jeff Milton
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Volunteer Covenant
    Helpful list of expectations for all volunteers working with students.
  2. Outline
    HS Minister, Jeff Milton's LI outline for 2014, with speaking notes.
  3. Mission Trip Manual and Covenant
    This is an example of our summer mission trip manual for training students and volunteers.
Training and Building a Care Team

This workshop will provide the basics for recruiting, training, resourcing, deploying and nurturing a volunteer care team. This type of team can provide stability, strength and the back bone for the care of your congregation.

Presenters: 
Karen LampeWendy Chrostek
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Beyond the Broken Heart
    Grief Curriculum
  2. When the One You Love is Gone
    Grief Curriculum
  3. When Death is Imminent Card
  4. Anointing Card
  5. Care Cards
  6. Congregational Care Minister Application
Unleashing Special Needs Ministry

God has given each individual a unique set of gifts. We will show you how to develop programs for people of all abilities, allowing them to grow to their full potential in faith.

Presenters: 
Jennifer RossAnn Joyner, Joan Baird
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Family Night Out Curriculum
    Respite program resource
  2. plan of care forms
    student information
  3. Volunteer information
  4. Matthew's Ministry Welcome Packet
    information for new families
  5. Special Needs Confirmation Curriculum
Unleashing the Word

Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton will unpack the ideas presented in his book Unleashing the Word-Preaching with Relevance, Purpose and Passion. Sermon ideas will be presented to provide sermons for four years, including sermons for weddings and funerals and ideas for Advent and Christmas. This intensive workshop will cover: how to develop a preaching plan, the three critical ingredients of a sermon, designing a sermon series for “fishing” expeditions, writing the sermon, the role of the worship planning team and utilizing video in worship. During the second part of this workshop, pastors will have the opportunity to develop their own sermon plan.

Presenters: 
Adam Hamilton
Sessions: 
Wednesday AM
Workshop Resources:
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Video Streaming

Do you want to have live video on your website of worship and other events? Learn affordable ways to do this, no matter the size of your church. This workshop will be technical, with step-by-step demos of the audio/video production, encoding, and transmission technologies.

Presenters: 
Brian SlezakClifton Guy
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Power Point Presentation
    This is the presentation
  2. Hand Out
    Hand out you will receive, also including many URL resources
Visual Design for the Worship Experience

This workshop will take you through the creative process - from concept to design to implementation - for creating visual elements for worship. We will share our process for creating graphic images and videos to enhance the worship experience and support the message. Participants will take away elements that can be used in their own worship environments.

Presenters: 
Sara SteffensNatalie Cleveland
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Visual Design Outline
Volunteer Management: Best Practices

Engaging people in meaningful ministry service is intentional, purposeful, personal work. We will share field-tested best practices that address effective ways to invite, connect, equip and sustain volunteers, that once implemented will help you develop a good reputation for how you treat people along the way.

Presenters: 
Carol Cartmill
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Volunteer Management Presentation Slides
    PowerPoint
  2. Volunteer Management Handout
    Presentation handout
  3. Top Ten Best Practices
    Volunteer management ideas
  4. Matching and Placement
    Placement document form 1
  5. Matching and Placement
    Placement form 2
  6. Continuum of Service Opportunities and Experience
    Levels of service
  7. Spiritual Gifts Mini Assessment
    Short assessment quick guide
  8. Volunteer Covenant Documents
    Covenant, Bill of Rights, Staff Promises
  9. Spiritual Gifts Placement
    Placement process document
  10. Gifts Profile Form
    Gifts profile for ministry placement interview
Welcoming Strangers, Meeting Jesus

This workshop will focus on hospitality as a biblical and spiritual practice that can transform individuals and congregations by bringing us closer to Jesus.

Presenters: 
Amy Oden
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
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When Does War End? Moral Injury and Soul Repair

When people come home from war, the hidden wounds of moral anguish that they carry can linger for a lifetime and deepen over time. Churches can make a difference in recovery, through understanding the complexities of moral injury in those whose work involves sanctioned violence and in supporting recovery through community life.

Presenters: 
Rita Nakashima Brock
Sessions: 
Thursday AM
Workshop Resources:
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Wild Ones

Wild 1’s – Observe and experience first-hand this exciting midweek programming directed toward the tween audience (4th-6th graders, 5:30-8:00pm)

Registration is required. You will find the option to register for these events as part of your Leadership Institute registration process. There is no additional fee to participate.

Presenters: 
Teri Chalker
Sessions: 
Wednesday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Wild One's Curriculum
    Curriculum for the Wild One's Program.
  2. Job Description
    Job Description for Wild One's
Women's Ministry

Invite women to connect on the journey of knowing, loving, and serving God! The traditional model of United Methodist Women can serve as a starting point for relevant opportunities to grow in faith. Learn how to organize leadership and create a cohesive, integrated ministry that reaches women with dynamic groups, studies, circles, and events.

Presenters: 
Michelle Funk
Sessions: 
Thursday PM
Workshop Resources:
  1. Women's Ministry Workshop Handout
    Handout given at Leadership Institute durign the Women's Ministry workshop
  2. Women's Ministry Bible Study ILLUMINATE Series
    Flier for special winter bible study theme, written by volunteer leaders and staff
  3. Women's Ministry Bible Study Leader Training
    Packet of training materials for women's bible study volunteer leaders
  4. Women's Ministry How to Start a Circle or Small Group
    Steps to starting a new group and deciding between Circle or Small Group
  5. Women's Ministry Bible Study Fall 2014 flier
    Example of variety of studies offered in a fall semester
  6. Women's UMW Book Club flier
    Example of flier used to describe Book Club opportunity
  7. Women's UMW Book club Information
    Description of UMW Reading Plan and suggested titles to read during a month
  8. Women's UMW Lunch & Learn Presentation
    Power point slides for UMW Lunch & Learn presentation
  9. Women's UMW Get Your Spirit On event flier
    Example of flier used for worship event Get Your Spirit On
  10. Women's UMW Lunch & Learn Talking Points
    Talking points shared during Lunch & Learn presentation
  11. Women's UMW Lenten Luncheon flier
    Example of invitation to Lenten Luncheon with specially themed lunch and speakers
  12. Women's UMW Lenten Luncheon Program
    Program given to participants of Lenten Luncheon with explanations of Easter Symbols
  13. Women's Ministry Bible Studies Recommended List
    List of 8-week and 12-week studies for women's bible study programs
You Don’t “Work” a Violin: The Life of Faith as Playground of the Spirit.

We in the Protestant tradition have been held prisoner to something called the “Protestant Work Ethic,” a “creed” with no credence in the scriptures that says, “the harder you work, the more blessed by God you’ll be.”  The result –stressed out, work-obsessed Christians who think they must toil themselves to the bone in order to attain God’s pleasure.  The problem:  this is not Christ’s salvation.  And it’s not Protestantism. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite of the theology of the Protestant Reformation, which proclaimed the “good news” that we are saved in Christ by a free-of-charge gift called salvation by grace. Yet we are a people of faith who are running ourselves ragged alongside the Salvation Bus that declares “free admission.”  It’s time in our churches today to replace a “work ethic” with a “play ethic.”  God meant for us to live a joyful, praise-filled life in Jesus.  Whereas in the church we have said, “Come to me all you who are heavy-laden and I will give you  ---more work!”, Jesus said, “I will give you rest.”  This seminar is about what it means to live in the joy of the Spirit, reveling in God’s blessings, and hearing the voice of Christ in our lives saying, “With you I am well pleased.”

Presenters: 
Len Sweet
Workshop Resources:
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