Pre-Institute Sessions

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Pre-Institute Sessions

Wednesday, September 27

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

A Practical Approach to Human ResourcesChurch Operations & Leadership, Pre-Institute PM
Behind the Scenes of KiDSCOREducation Ministry, Pre-Institute PM
Building a Creative and Authentic Culture in WorshipPre-Institute PM, Worship Arts
Building a Disciple Making MinistryAdult Discipleship, Pre-Institute AM
Building a Foundation: The Essentials of Student MinistryEducation Ministry, Pre-Institute AM
Church Governance and Strategic PlanningChurch Operations & Leadership, Pre-Institute PM
Creating a Culture of CallEducation Ministry, Pre-Institute PM
Creating a Culture of Radical HospitalityConnections Ministry, Pre-Institute AM
Creating Successful Support MinistriesConnections Ministry, Pre-Institute PM
Financial Practices for Churches of All SizesChurch Operations & Leadership, Pre-Institute AM
Going Multi-SiteChurch Operations & Leadership, Pre-Institute PM
Learning Contentment in Culture of MoreAdult Discipleship, Pre-Institute AM, Pre-Institute PM
Making Connections - Visitor and Member Follow-UpConnections Ministry, Pre-Institute PM
More than Coffee: A Workshop Conversation on Millennials and ChurchConnections Ministry, Pre-Institute AM
Nine Essential Processes for An Optimized ChurchChurch Operations & Leadership, Pre-Institute AM, Pre-Institute PM
Personal Evangelism & Creating a Culture of InvitationConnections Ministry, Pre-Institute AM
Planning Worship from Singing to SermonPre-Institute PM, Worship Arts
Reaching Boomers with Dynamic MinistryAdult Discipleship, Pre-Institute AM
Revitalizing Worship Through Creativity for Small and Medium Size ChurchesPre-Institute AM, Pre-Institute PM, Worship Arts
Small Group Essentials: Making Small Groups G.R.E.A.T.Adult Discipleship, Pre-Institute PM
Special Needs Ministry? Just Do It!Education Ministry, Pre-Institute PM
Spiritual Gifts Discovery: Putting Your Spiritual Gifts (and Your Congregation's) to WorkAdult Discipleship, Pre-Institute AM
Start This/Stop ThatChurch Operations & Leadership, Pre-Institute AM, Pre-Institute PM
The Caring Congregation, Strategies for Empowering Clergy and Laity in the Ministry of CareConnections Ministry, Pre-Institute AM
The Church Communicators Tool BoxConnections Ministry, Pre-Institute AM
The Connected Life: Small Groups that Build CommunityAdult Discipleship, Pre-Institute AM, Pre-Institute PM
The Essentials of Children's MinistryEducation Ministry, Pre-Institute AM
The Nuts and Bolts of Traditional and Contemporary Music MinistryPre-Institute AM, Worship Arts
Transformational Serving Beyond Your Community (Global and US Missions)Adult Discipleship, Pre-Institute AM
Transforming Your Local Community Through Mission ServiceAdult Discipleship, Pre-Institute PM
Turnaround Churches: Walking with Your Congregation in the Steps of NehemiahAdult Discipleship, Pre-Institute AM, Pre-Institute PM
Unleashing the Generosity of Your CongregationChurch Operations & Leadership, Pre-Institute PM
Unleashing the Word-Preaching with Relevance, Purpose and PassionPre-Institute AM, Worship Arts
What Do You Want From Me? Ministry to Middle School and High School StudentsEducation Ministry, Pre-Institute PM
Women's MinistryAdult Discipleship, Pre-Institute AM

Leadership Institute Registration


Super Early Bird

Through July 13

Pre-Institute: $35/session

Leadership Institute: $149


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.


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.