Rick Bundschuh • Why Every Church Should Have a Story Teller
Churches are full of amazing, powerful and sometimes miraculous stories that are seldom, if ever, told. Discover tips on how to unlock this overlooked treasure to enhance communication, build community and infect others with God’s Big Story.
Jim Burns • If I Should Die… 8 Life Changing Lessons on Leadership, Relationships and Personal Life
Jim Burns had a bout with cancer that could have cost him his life. Before and after successful surgery, the childhood prayer, “If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord, my soul to take,” kept coming to his mind. This session is an outcome of his experience and a personal journey into what Jim believes are 8 critical lessons Christians can apply to have a vibrant life.
Tony Campolo • Change Agents for God
Personal Discipleship, Evangelism and World Justice are all interrelated. Evangelism is not simply giving people the promise of eternal life, but also the means for recruiting and discipling them to become agents of God to change the world from what it is to the kind of world God wants it to be.This session explores the various dimensions of what this means, explaining how Christ’s second coming will complete the tasks to which we are called.
Francis and Lisa Chan • How to Enjoy Your Family Without Wasting Your Life
We want to make the most of our brief time on earth, but God also “gives us all things to enjoy.” So how do we love and enjoy our families while making sure that we seek His Kingdom first? Francis and Lisa will be discussing how to enjoy family in light of eternity.
Paul Edwards • The Bible Will Reach the World’s Remaining Languages
ut of 7,000 recognized languages in the world, only 680 have a complete Bible. Today over 2,300 active translation projects are underway to bring the Bible to unreached people. What once required 30+ years to accomplish now averages fewer than 7 years. Find out how Microsoft and Google are helping to get the last remaining oral languages translated, written and available on the internet to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Jeannie Hughes • Member Care—Creating Safe Space
Extreme Stress. Sensory Overload. Trauma. Abuse. Burnout. There is plenty in this world to push us down. The Church is uniquely qualified to raise us back up. Join us as we discuss how to recognize and pastor common mental health struggles, including difficulties of attachment and trauma. We will learn and practice relaxation and grounding exercises and review what self-care looks like in the life of a minister. Appropriate for pastors, small group leaders, and mentors of all kinds.
David Kinnaman • You Lost Me
Twenty-somethings are a “lost” generation as their spiritual journeys often lead them away from church involvement and out into the wider world. Learn about the ways in which young people quit the church; how long they stay away; and their reasons for leaving. More importantly, discover some of the things this generation of nomads, skeptics and exiles is teaching the Christian community.
Mark Kirchgestner • Doing Beautiful Things: Worship Jesus—Grow in Faith—End Poverty
What did Jesus really mean when he said, “The poor you will always have with you?” Is it possible we have bought into a lie that has stunted our faith, chained us to low expectations and perpetuated the evil of global poverty? What if God has given each of us and his Church all that is needed to follow and worship him with robust faith and extravagant generosity while eradicating extreme poverty?
Kaye Lawrence • Because Their Lives Matter, Relieving the Pain: Families Dealing with Mental Illness
Isaiah 41:10 — “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.” It’s difficult to be diagnosed with a serious mental illness such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or a major depressive disorder. Families are usually not prepared to cope with these issues. It is crucial that we understand the limitations of the people we are trying to help and develop techniques to manage these disabilities.
Scott Lindsey • Life Changing Bible Study in the Digital Age
Real change happens when the truth of God’s Word transforms our lives. Today, we must be prepared to study and share the truth of Scripture in the digital age. This interactive workshop demonstrates practical ways that integrating Logos Bible Software can equip you to deliver key insights from scripture. Discover how, with an entire biblical library at your fingertips, you can do in seconds what would normally take hours of reading or research.
Claire Mitchell & Ed Noh • God’s Green Earth: Lessons from Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship
To know the Creator is to spend time in His creation. Using the environment as a classroom gives all students, from elementary to high school, endless opportunities to discover the difference they can make in the world while building empathy, responsibility, and character. Join us in this seminar as we explore the many lessons God has for all of us through the stewardship of His creation.
John Ortberg • Soul Keeping for Leaders
It’s the most fragile, deep and precious part of you. Yet it resides in a place unknown. Everyone has one. Everyone needs one. It weighs nothing, but means everything. It’s a stream giving strength, direction and harmony to every other area of our life. It’s a direct connection to nature, humanity and body. It’s the soul. How well is yours?
Nancy Ortberg • Sacred Pathways
There are as many good and holy ways to connect to God as there are people. Sometimes breaking free of the 'traditional' spiritual practices and expanding our experiences with God are the best way to freshly infuse our connection with God. Come learn about the myriad of options available to you to deepen your walk with our good God.
Kara Powell • Growing Young (Part 1): The Relationship Culture That Helps Millennials Discover and Love Your Church
In the midst of the discouraging reports about the aging and decline of churches today, how can you help teenagers and young adults discover and embrace your church? This seminar explores three core commitments your church can use to create a relationship culture that is magnetic to young people. As a parent, youth leader, or church leader, you’ll leave with a host of doable ideas from the Fuller Youth Institute to help your church change young people — and help young people change your church.
Thomas Rausch • Jesus and the Kingdom of God
This session will look at the preaching of the historical Jesus: his call to discipleship and a new family, his sayings, parables, and central metaphor of the kingdom of God. As the Church must do in every age, we will look at what Jesus’ preaching means concretely today, with a particular emphasis on the social dimension of the Gospel, especially as seen through the lens of the social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.
Jeff Schulte • Inside Out – Learning To Give Voice to Your Heart
Many of us have been taught that “feelings are the enemy of our faith,” or we’ve not known what our feelings have to do with walking with God and others in intimate relationships. When we lose touch with our feelings, we lose touch with the depth and recognition of the very need that opens the door to all intimate relationships. This session is about how God made us: feeling, needing, desiring, longing, and hoping. We’ll explore how we can keep our hearts alive to God and connected intimately to those in our lives, and how to travel the longest twelve inches on the planet — the path between our head and our heart.
Tom Smith • The Heart Is the Start
What is God looking for in a worshipper? Whether you’re a musician or not, we're all called to live a life of worship as it says in the Psalms: “Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of His name; give Him glorious praise.” We’ll be starting at the heart of worship, exploring what it means to lead “Spirit led worship,” with time for Q&A at the end. See you there!
Waxer Tipton • Intimacy
Intimacy is something everyone wants but few can define. The one thing we were created for — a deep, enduring, intimate love for God — escapes us as we tire ourselves fighting against anger, lust, pride, selfishness and other sin, mistakenly believing the battle is fought on these fronts. We spend time and energy battling symptoms, when the ultimate source of our aching is a lack of intimacy with God. Do you have this kind of relationship with Jesus?
Michael Town • Can Christians Really Help Prisoners in Hawaii?
Retired Judge Mike Town (and current parole commissioner) will describe the present state of prisoners imprisoned in Hawaii. You will hear practical ways you and your church can help at this critical time in our state’s history.