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2016 Workshops

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Pre-Institute Sessions

Wednesday, September 28

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

Beyond Sunday - Ideas for Including Individuals With Special NeedsPre-Institute PM
Breakthrough Prayer InitiativePre-Institute AM, Pre-Institute PM
CATCH: Outwardly Focused EvangelismPre-Institute PM
Children's Ministry Energy BoostPre-Institute AM
Defying Gravity: Breaking Free From the Culture of MorePre-Institute PM
Financial Practices for Churches of All SizesPre-Institute AM
Five Keys to Unlock Your Power as a Leader in the ChurchPre-Institute AM, Pre-Institute PM
Gladhearted Disciples: Equipping Your Congregation with Generous, Enduring FaithPre-Institute AM
New Church Planting ConvocationPre-Institute All Day
Putting Your Spiritual Gifts (and Your Congregation's) to WorkPre-Institute AM
Revitalizing Worship Through Creativity for Small and Medium Size ChurchesPre-Institute PM
Student Ministry 101Pre-Institute AM, Student Ministries
The Caring CongregationPre-Institute PM
The Misfit MissionPre-Institute PM
The Traits and Habits of Effective Pastors and ChurchesPre-Institute PM
Thriving in the Second ChairPre-Institute AM
Unleashing the WordPre-Institute AM
Youth Ministry for the Connected but Alone GenerationPre-Institute PM
Becoming a Woman that C.A.R.E.S.Featured Session
Creating the Cadence for Change: Conflux MomentsFeatured Session
Leadership Lessons From the Early Days at ResurrectionFeatured Session
Upping Your Generational IQFeatured Session

Workshop Breakout Sessions

Thursday, September 29

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

21 Ways to Use Media in WorshipBreakout 2, Media and Tech
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Graphic Design for ChurchesBreakout 2, Communications and Outreach
Back Stage Tech TourBreakout 1, Media and Tech
Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesBreakout 1, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
Building a Community for MomsAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 1
Building a Disciple Making MinistryAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 2
Building and Bonding Your Volunteer Tech TeamBreakout 2, Media and Tech
Camp Minecraft- A Faith Experience for Kids and AdultsBreakout 2, Children's Ministry
Caring For Teens in Times of TroubleBreakout 2, Congregational Care
Children's Ministry EssentialsBreakout 1, Breakout 2, Children's Ministry
Children's Special EventsBreakout 2, Children's Ministry
Church GovernanceBreakout 2, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
Collaborative Worship Design Crash Course: How to Start/Restart A Next Level TeamBreakout 1, Worship Arts 2016
Confirmation: The Journey Begins!Breakout 2, Student Ministries
Creating a Care TeamBreakout 2, Congregational Care
Creating a Culture of Radical HospitalityAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 2
Creating a New Ministry to the Boomer GenerationAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 2
Creating Dynamic Worship Experiences for Congregations of All Shapes and SizesBreakout 1, Worship Arts 2016
Critical Success Factors for an Effective Capital CampaignBreakout 1, Stewardship and Generosity
Cultivating Youthful Leadership Through Summer InternshipsBreakout 1, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
Designing Websites People LoveBreakout 1, Communications and Outreach
Developing a Dynamic Stewardship CampaignBreakout 2, Stewardship and Generosity
Developing Young Student LeadersBreakout 2, Student Ministries
Divine Assignment – Helping Congregants Understand Calling and Find Courage to Say Yes!Breakout 1, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
Early Childhood Weekend ProgrammingBreakout 2, Children's Ministry
Elementary Weekend ProgrammingBreakout 1, Children's Ministry
Engaging Social MediaBreakout 2, Communications and Outreach
Equipping, Encouraging and Inspiring Children's Ministry VolunteersBreakout 1, Children's Ministry
Families of FaithBreakout 1, Children's Ministry
Family Serve TripsBreakout 1, Mission
Global Mission Ministries - PartnershipsBreakout 1, Mission
Going Multi-SiteBreakout 1, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
Helping New Christians Understand the BibleAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 2
High School MinistryBreakout 2, Student Ministries
Intentional Small Group Curriculum DesignAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 1
Internet Pornography: Facts, Myths, and the Role of the ChurchBreakout 2, Congregational Care
Journey of Death and GriefBreakout 1, Congregational Care
Launching New Leaders and Their Small GroupsAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 1
Leading a Local Church in MissionsBreakout 2, Mission
Legacy Giving- Growing Your Local Church Endowment NeedsBreakout 1, Stewardship and Generosity
Live Forward- Resurrection's Recovery MinistryBreakout 1, Congregational Care
Local Mission Entry PointsBreakout 2, Mission
Making Connections - Visitor and Member Follow-UpAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 1
Managing Creative Communication: People, Processes and ProductsBreakout 1, Communications and Outreach
Ministry to Middle SchoolersBreakout 1, Student Ministries
Ministry to the Frail and ElderlyBreakout 2, Congregational Care
Mission Team TrainingBreakout 2, Mission
Mobilizing for MissionBreakout 1, Mission
New Care InitiativesBreakout 1, Congregational Care
New Overtime Rules: Are you in Compliance?Breakout 2, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
No Time, No Budget: Creative Hacks for Video and PrintBreakout 1, Communications and Outreach
Partnering with the Education CommunityBreakout 2, Mission
Partnership Between the Senior Pastor and Lead Staff MembersBreakout 1, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
Planning and Leading High Impact One Day Mission ProjectsBreakout 2, Mission
Planning WorshipBreakout 2, Worship Arts 2016
ReConnection: Closing the Back DoorAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 2
Recruiting, Training and Sustaining Small Group LeadersAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 1, Breakout 2
Right From The Start - Nursery and Childcare MinistryBreakout 1, Children's Ministry
Setting up an Alternative Worship ServiceBreakout 2, Worship Arts 2016
Simple, Effective Depression and Anxiety MinistryBreakout 2, Congregational Care
Small Group Discipleship Essentials for Large ChurchesAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 1
Small Group Discipleship Essentials for Small ChurchesAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 2
Social Media and Online Tools for Today’s Youth WorkerBreakout 1, Student Ministries
Special Needs Ministry-Where Do we Go from HereBreakout 1, Special Needs Ministry
Staying Cutting Edge In Children's MinistryBreakout 1, Breakout 2, Children's Ministry
Strategic PlanningBreakout 2, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
Strategies in Local MissionBreakout 1, Mission
Student Ministry from First Time Visit to Devoted DiscipleBreakout 1, Student Ministries
Telling the Gospel Story Through Props, Sets, and IllustrationsBreakout 1, Media and Tech
The Alpha CourseAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 2
The Future of Contemporary Worship Music - How to Prepare and ThriveBreakout 2, Worship Arts 2016
The Magnetic Mission: Reaching Out & Drawing InBreakout 1, Breakout 2, Communications and Outreach
The New Youth MinistryBreakout 1, Student Ministries
The Passionate Pursuit of PurposeAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 1
Unleashing the Power of Invitation and InterruptionAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 1, Breakout 2
Video StreamingBreakout 1, Media and Tech
Violence in Places of WorshipBreakout 1, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
Volunteer Management 101: Best PracticesBreakout 2, Church Operations and Leadership 2016
What Special Needs Parents Want/NeedBreakout 2, Special Needs Ministry
When Trauma or Tragedy Strikes Your CommunityBreakout 1, Congregational Care
Women's MinistryAdult Discipleship 2016, Breakout 2

Miscellaneous Sessions

Various Times

General Sessions w/ Adam HamiltonChurch Operations and Leadership 2016, Miscellaneous Sessions
Keynote Session w/ Haydn ShawCommunications and Outreach, Miscellaneous Sessions
Lunch with Matthew’s MinistryMiscellaneous Sessions, Special Needs Ministry
Mid-Week 5th Grade Youth GroupMiscellaneous Sessions, Student Ministries
Midweek Madness – ZONE K-4thChildren's Ministry, Miscellaneous Sessions
Possibilities of PrayerCongregational Care, Miscellaneous Sessions
Seminary Alumni Lunch GatheringsChurch Operations and Leadership 2016, Miscellaneous Sessions
The Nerdy Side of Financial StewardshipMiscellaneous Sessions, Stewardship and Generosity

Post-Institute Session

Friday, September 30

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price: $10


F. Willis Johnson
Bishop Will Willimon
Scott Chrostek
Adam Hamilton

Be Empowered and Equipped to Faithfully Respond and Lead

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

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Please join us in thanking the Leadership Institute 2016 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 visit with sponsor representatives during the conference.