Jim Burns • Unsolicited Advice Is Usually Taken as Criticism and 7 Other Principles in Dealing with Your Adult Children
Whenever Jim Burns tells people he is writing a book on parenting adult children, people will say, “I need that book right now!” Jim recently led several focus groups with people dealing with adult children. In each of these groups, people were confused about their complicated roles. Many issues were discussed such as entitlement, finances, boundaries, violated values, lost faith, grandchildren and much more. Jim will present 8 practical principles parents must understand for their relationship to thrive with their adult children.
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 and Fundraising
Asking for money is a subject as old as the Bible. In fact, fundraising in all its facets occurs 116 times in the Bible. This seminar will explore and explain the scriptural basis for raising money. We will look at examples from the lives of Moses, David, Aaron, Hezekiah, Joash, the apostle Paul, and Jesus. We will explain a basic Biblical theology for development, useful in church or ministry. And you will get the complete list of all 116+ scriptural references!
Margaret Feinberg • Savor the Savior
Dive deeper into scripture by looking at food-based passages of scripture.
David Gaudi, Ed Noh, Amy Vorderbruegge & Kimi Frith • Panel on Christian Education
Join Christian administrators for conversation and discussion regarding the challenges facing educators and home-school parents today. This seminar provides an open forum to discuss practical ways we can support our children and youth as they learn to maneuver the world and maintain a Christian perspective.
Kaye Lawrence • Pipeline to Smart Health and a Healthy Existence
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 — “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” An individual’s response to continued stress may indeed be causative in many diseases. Health is not just a matter of thinking happy thoughts; sometimes the biggest impetus to healing can come from jump-starting the immune system with a burst of long-suppressed anger. We’ll explore how people can enhance their ability to reverse this process by understanding how to become self-accepting and assertive in their emotional coping styles.
Fred Hartsook • 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. Come and discover how what would normally take hours of reading or research can be done in seconds, with an entire biblical library at your fingertips.
Carey Nieuwhof • Renewing the Leader’s Heart
At some point, everyone’s faith, character, and hope are tested. Not one of us is immune. When faced with significant disappointments in life and leadership, how do you keep your head and heart engaged when you’re ready to do the opposite?
Christy Pierce • Listening Prayer Laboratory
God is whispering to you all the time. The Lord wants to help you hear His voice for yourself and other people as you pray. Learn how to “test” the words, pictures, or gut feelings you have when you pray. Come join Christy and her ministry team for an encouraging “listening prayer laboratory” where you can learn to hear God’s voice more clearly. Following the session, Christy and her ministry team will be happy to pray for anyone needing prayer.
Kara Powell • Sticky Faith: Practical & Tested Ideas to Build Family Faith
As leaders, parents, and grandparents, we do all we can to help kids develop a faith that lasts. Yet approximately 40-50% of graduating seniors pick up their diplomas and ditch their faith. This seminar will give you all sorts of new research-based practical tips from the Fuller Youth Institute that you can apply immediately in your family and church to help kids of all ages develop a faith that sticks.
Todd Proctor • Alpha Essentials
his seminar will explore core convictions and best practices of The Alpha Course—an evangelism tool that has created new spaces for millions of people to encounter faith and meaning in a relevant and engaging way. Todd Proctor, Church Networks Director for Alpha USA, will unpack key teachings and best practices from key churches across the nation who are using Alpha to share Jesus in contexts increasingly hostile to the gospel.
Thomas Rausch • The “Nones,” Graced Moments and the Slow Work of God
In the context of the loss of so many of our youth, those who say “none” when asked about their religious affiliation, this session will look at a number of those “graced moments” when suddenly we become aware of God’s grace, beauty, or presence breaking into our lives. Using Thomas Rausch’s book, The Slow Work of God: Living the Gospel Today, the session will focus on significant men and women, films, and moments that become examples of God’s mysterious presence that so often fills us with gratitude and awe.
Jeff Schulte • Inside Out – Learning the Gift of the 8 Feelings
Most of us grew up confusing helplessness with neediness; so the way God made us, human and in need, is the thing about us we most despise and seek to overcome. We survive by not needing… but we don’t live. God created us as feeling creatures. But because our feelings lead us to the recognition of our needs, we make feelings our enemy. This session begins where the Voice of the Heart session leaves off by fully developing what it costs us when we try to cover over what we are feeling. (Attendance at the Voice of the Heart session is not required to attend this session).
Jordan Seng • How to Find God’s Calling on Your LifeJordan Seng • How to Find God’s Calling on Your Life
When Jesus calls a person, He always calls that person to a purpose. But often Christians feel stuck or confused about how specifically to live and work. “What should I really be doing?” they ask. We’re all called to be salt and light in the world, but that mission is expressed differently in each life. How do you find your life calling, and, more importantly, how do you build a life of follow-through? This seminar is about identifying your specific life calling, with God’s help, and moving forward with confidence and power.
Paul Sheppard • Lessons Every Leader Must Learn
When we first get involved in leadership, we usually have no idea what we’re in for! But thankfully, Scripture is God’s owner’s manual for life and leadership. In this seminar, we will discover what leadership is really about, why God called us to be leaders, and how He conditions us to be effective in serving others.