HIM 2017 Trivia. Never Trivial.

We learned A LOT at HIM 2017! It was a wonderful three days learning together, worshiping, praying, receiving God's mercy.

We also learned some interesting trivia about our HIM 2017 speakers

Did you know that…

TOM SMITH, our HIM 2017 worship leader is related to MARTIN SMITH of Christian rock band Delirious? Tom grew up watching "Uncle Martin" (brother of Tom's father) leading worship with Delirious in the tiny English coastal town of Littlehampton. Tom also nearly hit the big screen when he was cast to be a stormtrooper for the Star Wars movie Rogue One, but came up an inch too short in height when he reported for costuming at England's Pinewood Studios.

TOM SMITH, our HIM 2017 worship leader is related to MARTIN SMITH of Christian rock band Delirious? Tom grew up watching "Uncle Martin" (brother of Tom's father) leading worship with Delirious in the tiny English coastal town of Littlehampton. Tom also nearly hit the big screen when he was cast to be a stormtrooper for the Star Wars movie Rogue One, but came up an inch too short in height when he reported for costuming at England's Pinewood Studios.

SUMO SATO,  is not only in the West Coast Surfing Hall of Fame but was also recently inducted into the MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME?! That's right. Sumo trained under Kung Fu San Soo grandmaster Jimmy Soo, and back in the day Sumo was an anonymous stunt double in unknown numbers of martial arts movies. Seems Sumo can both ride boards and split boards.

SUMO SATO,  is not only in the West Coast Surfing Hall of Fame but was also recently inducted into the MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME?! That's right. Sumo trained under Kung Fu San Soo grandmaster Jimmy Soo, and back in the day Sumo was an anonymous stunt double in unknown numbers of martial arts movies. Seems Sumo can both ride boards and split boards.

MARGARET FEINBERG takes like a duck to water when it comes to surfing. She recently has become an avid surfer. No wonder. Her father is surfing pioneer Bill Feinberg, founder of Oceanside Surfboards, the first large company of its kind on the East Coast and a member of the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame.

MARGARET FEINBERG takes like a duck to water when it comes to surfing. She recently has become an avid surfer. No wonder. Her father is surfing pioneer Bill Feinberg, founder of Oceanside Surfboards, the first large company of its kind on the East Coast and a member of the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame.

DAVE CHOI is a wizard. No! Not in a Harry Potter sort of way but according to someone who prophesied over him. (Yeah, those SAT scores, Dave) More importantly, Dave is a bonafide, make-me-cry, I-wouldn't-lie, my-oh-my rapper. CLICK HERE. (And Dave, should you be readin' this, we be callin' you to do somefin different next HIM Conference, you know what I'm saying?)

DAVE CHOI is a wizard. No! Not in a Harry Potter sort of way but according to someone who prophesied over him. (Yeah, those SAT scores, Dave) More importantly, Dave is a bonafide, make-me-cry, I-wouldn't-lie, my-oh-my rapper. CLICK HERE. (And Dave, should you be readin' this, we be callin' you to do somefin different next HIM Conference, you know what I'm saying?)

PAUL SHEPPARD and his wife Meredith, who have been associated with HIM since the 1990s, flew into HIM 2017 after being part of the surprise proposal/engagement party for their daughter, Alicia! Congratulations, Paul and Meredith! We're looking forward to expanding the HIM Family!

PAUL SHEPPARD and his wife Meredith, who have been associated with HIM since the 1990s, flew into HIM 2017 after being part of the surprise proposal/engagement party for their daughter, Alicia! Congratulations, Paul and Meredith! We're looking forward to expanding the HIM Family!

DON COUSINS learned that his son Kirk Cousins (yes, that Kirk Cousins, QB for the Washington Redskins) and his wife Julie are going to be first-time parents! Watch Kirk find out the sex of their baby! See the reaction of their former only child, dog Bentley.

DON COUSINS learned that his son Kirk Cousins (yes, that Kirk Cousins, QB for the Washington Redskins) and his wife Julie are going to be first-time parents! Watch Kirk find out the sex of their baby! See the reaction of their former only child, dog Bentley.

TOBY KIM, who played electric guitar in our HIM 2017 worship band, has superpowers. He's played back-up for pop boy-band One Direction as well as with Christian songwriter and worship leader Phil Wickham. And we got to worship with Toby LIVE for three days! #RealTime

TOBY KIM, who played electric guitar in our HIM 2017 worship band, has superpowers. He's played back-up for pop boy-band One Direction as well as with Christian songwriter and worship leader Phil Wickham. And we got to worship with Toby LIVE for three days! #RealTime

BRANDON AHU, our HIM 2017 co-emcee is blessed!!! He and his wife Kara welcomed Alana Hope Kekahililani Von Yuk Ha Ahu on March 26th - days after HIM 2017! Congratulations, Brandon and Kara!

BRANDON AHU, our HIM 2017 co-emcee is blessed!!! He and his wife Kara welcomed Alana Hope Kekahililani Von Yuk Ha Ahu on March 26th - days after HIM 2017! Congratulations, Brandon and Kara!

JIM BURNS, our in-house HIM parenting expert for more than 30 years went home after HIM 2017 to a new member of the family. Meet Miloh, Jim and Kathy Burns' Golden Retriever puppy. Awwww!

JIM BURNS, our in-house HIM parenting expert for more than 30 years went home after HIM 2017 to a new member of the family. Meet Miloh, Jim and Kathy Burns' Golden Retriever puppy. Awwww!

 

have trivia or other HIM moments to share?

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Check out the HIM 2017 schedule changes

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Brent Eldridge

 

Mike Pilavachi will not be speaking at HIM 2017 due to a health issue. Please pray with us for complete healing for our friend Mike.

Josh Riebock, our youth plenary speaker, is stuck in the blizzard blanketing New York City and cannot make it out to the conference. We learned about this Tuesday morning, March 14. #luckywelivehawaii. Read about "Winter Storm Stella" here.

Brian Holland is warming up his voice to take Josh Riebock's place as our main HIM Youth speaker. Brian is lead Pastor for FLOOD Next Generation Ministry and College /Young Adults at Purpose Church in Pomona, California. He was already on his way out here to speak in at Hume Lake Hawaii's spring camp the week after HIM 2017. We're so thankful our youth ministry partners Hume Lake have a deep bench, strong relationships, and love HIM and the youth of Hawai‘i. 

NEW! Thursday night, 8:30-9:45 pm, Seminar Series 1 > Jim Burns: Balancing Marriage and Parenting in Your Family

NOW! Friday afternoon, 1:30-3:00 pm, Youth General Session > Nate Stratman is replacing Mike Pilavachi

NICE! Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00 pm, General Session 6 > Jeff Vanderstelt: Go with His Presence and Power (John 20:21-22; Luke 3:21-22; 4:1-2; 16-22)

Coming to HIM 2017? Get the HIM App

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HIM 2017 Conference FAQs

Before the Conference

Make sure you are registered and have your ticket(s). Tickets were sent to the email address provided by the purchaser on HIM’s online ticketing site. Print and bring your ticket to conference check-in. 

What if I can't find my ticket?
Contact HIM by 3/13/17 to have the email link resent. Email info@himonline.org or phone (808) 988-9777. At the conference go to the “Customer Service” table on the 1st Floor Lobby on Thursday or to Conference Headquarters (3rd Floor) for assistance.

What if I need to buy tickets?  
Buy tickets anytime at himonline.org/register—even after the conference begins!

Can my friends and I register at the conference?
Absolutely. Walk-ins are welcome at Conference Headquarters (3rd floor).

Who is speaking and when?
Find the full schedule, speaker and seminar information on the HIM website at him2017.org.

Will the HIM office be open during the conference?
No. The office will close Wed, 3/15/17. Find us at the conference at Conference Headquarters, 3rd floor.

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At the Conference

Begin by checking in…
Check in begins Thursday, 3/16/17 at 5 pm and continues throughout the conference. Please wear your name tag at all times—your admission to sessions. Worship Concert wristbands are required for admission to the concert. If you have tickets for the entire conference and the concert, please present them together at check-in. 

Check in where?

  • THURS Preconference Sessions: 3rd Floor, 8:00 AM
  • THURSDAY 5:00 – 6:30 PM: Ground Floor Lobby
  • ALL OTHER TIMES: Conference Headquarters, 3rd Floor

Youth and Youth Leaders
At check-in you will get a wristband and a name tag. You will need to wear both all 3 days for admission to the youth sessions and worship concert.

Take-A-Peek Ticket Holders
Check in at least at 30 min before the first session you are attending. TAP holders using their tickets on opening night, Thursday, March 16, check-in on the first floor in the main lobby. All other times, check-in at Conference Headquarters, 3rd Floor.

Worship Concert Only Ticket Holders
Please check in by 8 pm Friday at Conference Headquarters, 3rd Floor. If checking in on opening night, Thursday, March 16, worship concert tickets may be turned in for a wristband on the first floor in the main lobby. 

Parking

Parking is available at the Convention Center. Enter on Kalakaua Ave. 
The garage can accommodate 690 vehicles and has ADA accessible parking in Row A. Maximum vehicle height is 8’11”. The parking lot opens one hour before and closes one hour after an event. Overnight parking is not allowed. Fee: $10 per entry (cash or credit card). No charge if exiting within 30 min of entering. For more information call (808) 943-3500 or the parking hotline at (808) 943-3081. Traffic and advisory information can be found on radio station 1610 AM.

Helpful hints:

  • Convention center parking fills up quickly, so come early! 
  • Pay at the kiosks on the 2nd floor before exiting the convention center.
  • Be aware: exiting parking at the end of each evening takes extra time

In the unforeseen event that you cannot use a ticket at the last minute:

  • Give your ticket to a friend.
  • Sell your ticket to someone else.
  • Bless someone in need by leaving your ticket at Conference Headquarters. Many have done this in the past, and the amazed faces and gratitude of unsuspecting recipients is priceless.
  • For full-time tickets only: you may transfer your 2017 ticket to 2018. Please email info@himonline.org by 3/16/17 to request this accommodation.

Enhance your HIM 2017 experience with a preconference session

Preconference Sessions

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 8:30 AM. 

PASTORS AND LEADERS PRECONFERENCE | The Life and Times of a Leader led by Don Cousins
In this session for pastors, church leaders and ministry staff, Don will help us understand faith and leadership in the face of challenges and amid success. We all have personal and professional crises, we all have moments of triumph, and we are changed by both. We will talk about the path, the journey, the obstacles — and practices, perspectives and God's presence as we not just navigate life but live it.

PRAYER PRECONFERENCE | Practicing Mercy: Kissed by Mercy. Embraced by Love. led by Philip Chircop, S.J.
It has been said that mercy is the capacity to enter the chaos of another, facilitating healing, wellness and wholeness in the process.  In this mini-retreat we will explore what it means to believe in a God whose mercy is fresh every morning, a surprise with each new dawn, and our call as artists of the Good News to practice mercy in all our encounters, on a daily basis. 

 

HIM 2017 sessions you'll need to attend in person

The following HIM 2017 sessions will not be recorded and not be available for sale to take home and share with others. (shucks!) Plan your HIM 2017 conference schedule accordingly so you and your friends can attend in person and not miss these live-only presentations!

Margaret was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine and one of 40 who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine.

Margaret was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine and one of 40 who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine.

Margaret Feinberg

Fight Back with Joy • General Session 2 • Friday, March 17, 8:30 – 10:00 am When adversity hits, God in his mercy gives us JOY. More than whimsy, this is a weapon we can use to fight life’s battles.

Insiders’ Secrets to Writing and Publishing • Seminar Series 3 • Friday, March 17 • 3:30 – 4:45 pm  Your voice matters. Deep in your bones, you know this is true. The ability to tell your story in a way that transforms is one of the most important skills you can master. Learn how to identify your audience, hone your voice, and experience breakthrough in publishing in this practical, interactive workshop.


Bob has inspired millions to dream big and make life more awesome. He is driven by a desire to help others unlock their potential to love and be loved greater. What goals and dreams have you been putting off out of fear or the thought that you can't do it, that it's too hard? Chances are, Bob could talk you out of those thoughts and send you charging into your next adventure.

Bob has inspired millions to dream big and make life more awesome. He is driven by a desire to help others unlock their potential to love and be loved greater. What goals and dreams have you been putting off out of fear or the thought that you can't do it, that it's too hard? Chances are, Bob could talk you out of those thoughts and send you charging into your next adventure.

Bob Goff

Dream Big, Part 1 • Seminar Series 3 • Friday, March 17 • 3:30 – 4:45 pm  | This workshop is designed to gain clarity and understand how to overcome obstacles. Discover how to stop feeling stuck and get started on what makes you come alive. Don't let failures and fears hold you back from your big dream.

Dream Big, Part 2 • Seminar Series 4 • Friday, March 17 • 8:30 – 9:45 pm       In this workshop Bob will help you stop hitting the wall and repeating the same mistakes when trying to start your dream. Tackle the many ways we walk away from or around doing what is written on our hearts and find the tools to make your dream a reality.

Love Does • General Session 5 • Saturday, March 5, 8:30 am – 10:00 am    In this upbeat, fun yet serious talk, Bob will challenge us to Live a Life of Love and Dream Big. This is a session you won't want to miss!


Evan is a National Presenter with Logos Bible Software who lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Karen (no kids yet!). He is an Elder at a church plant where he leads the Discipleship Ministry, teaches occasionally from the pulpit, and trains leaders for ministry. He is deeply passionate about the Word of God and particularly loves Ephesians 2:8, which says “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not of yourselves, but a gift of God.”

Evan is a National Presenter with Logos Bible Software who lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Karen (no kids yet!). He is an Elder at a church plant where he leads the Discipleship Ministry, teaches occasionally from the pulpit, and trains leaders for ministry. He is deeply passionate about the Word of God and particularly loves Ephesians 2:8, which says “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not of yourselves, but a gift of God.”

Evan Lowell

How to Maximize Your Bible Study and Sermon Preparation with Technology • Seminar Series 2 • Friday, March 17 • 10:30 – 11:45 am          Are you looking to maximize your Bible study and/or sermon preparation? Come learn how today’s leading ministry leaders utilize technology to get the most out of their Bible studies. You will learn practical ways that integrating Logos Bible Software can equip you to deliver key insights from scripture.    


“I write books for myself,” Philip says. “I’m a pilgrim, recovering from a bad church upbringing, searching for a faith that makes its followers larger and not smaller. I feel overwhelming gratitude that I can make a living writing about the questions that most interest me. My books are a process of exploration and investigation of things I wonder about and worry about.” 

“I write books for myself,” Philip says. “I’m a pilgrim, recovering from a bad church upbringing, searching for a faith that makes its followers larger and not smaller. I feel overwhelming gratitude that I can make a living writing about the questions that most interest me. My books are a process of exploration and investigation of things I wonder about and worry about.” 

Philip Yancey

Prayer • Seminar Series 1 • Thursday, March 16 • 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm             Do my prayers make any difference? Does God listen to me? Why should God care about me? Why pray about something if God already knows? Do my prayers change God or do they change me? How can I make prayer more satisfying? Philip Yancey will be addressing these and other important issues regarding prayer, based on his best-selling book Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?

What’s Ahead for the Church? • Seminar Series 2 • Friday, March 17 • 10:30 – 11:45 am | Jesus turned over the Gospel mission to his disciples. Yet, over time, places where the faith once flourished—the Middle East, Central Europe, and now the USA—have shrinking churches. Two-thirds of Christians now lie outside of Europe and North America. Why does God seem to “move” geographically, from one continent to another? And how can the church best flourish amid the new realities of a secular culture?

Seasons of the Soul General Session 5 • Saturday, March 5, 8:30 am – 10:00 am | Much like seasons of the year (and unlike Hawaii!), the Christian life includes different seasons or stages.  Philip Yancey will walk us through the Springtime of new life, Summer of productivity, Fall of doubt and Winter of grief, drawing spiritual lessons to help us cope, no matter our circumstances. 

 

 

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The HIM Scholarship Program

The HIM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM goes back to 1983 when HIM started

While HIM has always committed to offering the best training available for churches and believers, we also are committed to making sure that those who need training receive it. The cost to receive good training should not be an obstacle.

For HIM that means getting the best faculty to teach on the most relevant topics using the most user-friendly approach to produce the most practical application and the deliver the most fruitful results at an affordable cost to participants, churches and HIM itself.

That's where the HIM Scholarship Program comes in

There are 2 parts to HIM Scholarships: GIVING and RECEIVING. Both are important. Everyone participates in both. Whenever you make a donation to HIM, you give to the scholarship program. Whenever you attend HIM, you contribute to scholarships by encouraging your fellow participants. If you speak or volunteer or work at HIM, you are part of the scholarship program creating the rich environment and soil where God scatters his seed.

The opposite is also true. Whenever we give to, attend or serve HIM, we are also scholarship recipients. The nature of God is that He is always giving - abundantly, extravagantly, mercifully. We give and receive and learn and grow with each other because we are the Body of Christ —  and not as distinct, unconnected parts. 

"For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."  Romans 12:4-5

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The only time I lose sleep

The only time I lose sleep is when it comes to hiring and managing staff. I can’t sleep when I have to require new conduct, hire, fire, or inspire staff. Managing human resources is our greatest responsibility. And it isn't easy. We’ve all seen small missteps grow into huge mistakes. And we’ve gasped watching badly informed, free-form, or lack of personnel policy morph into never-ending trouble. Help!

HELP IS HERE. Presenting the HIM HR Conference:

                         Friday, January 6, 2017 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm                              C4 Christ Centered Community Church /Kahala Mall

Our speakers are from Hawaii's workplace. Their combined 100-plus years’ experience adds up to more than three careers in management. They are keen on giving us best practices for helping our organizations and our people flourish. They come from the church, corporate and non-profit worlds.

Topics and issues covered will be practical, sensible and essential for all employers and managers. We'll discuss: effective ways to hire, onboarding, the first 90 days, Millennials & Boomers, critical conversations, the need to encourage and refresh leaders.

Improving the way we do HR is essential. Together, we as employers can make for a better Hawaii no matter what or where we work. 

Register today here by December 31, 2016 at a discounted rate. Save even more when you bring a group of 3 or more.

I hope to see you all there so we can all sleep well!

Dan Chun, Co-Founder, HIM

Hire well so you won't have egg on your face.

Would that it were so simple.