Tony Campolo • How Thinking About the Future Conditions How We Live in the Present
The history of the world will come to a triumphant conclusion with the establishment of God’s reign over all creation. With His second coming we shall become the actualized human beings that God planned for us to be when we were created. We will explore the biblical basis for all of these hopes. Special attention will be given to how science is providing ways of thinking about biblically based questions, especially as Einstein has opened ways for understanding many things the bible says about time and eternity.
Paul Edwards • Why Get a Christian College Education?
Is there a relationship between the type of college a student chooses and the outcome of his or her religious commitment? Find out how four years at the right institution can stabilize a foundation of faith and solidify a student’s worldview—and still lead to a great job. Learn how the right mentoring and teaching of students strengthens their direction and calling and how the installation of a service mentality sets a scope and purpose for life and vocation.
Margaret Feinberg • Savor the Savior
Dive deeper into scripture by looking at food-based passages of scripture.
Bill Hwang • Money and God
This seminar will consider how to serve God through our work. We will discuss three key questions: how excellent are we at our jobs, how excellent are we in living a Kingdom culture, and how excellent are we in developing followers and disciples of Jesus as we work.
Kaye Lawrence • When the Past Is in the Present: Domestic Violence Within the Military/Non-Military Community
Psalm 10:17-18 — “O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart.” Abuse can have a serious impact on the way a person thinks and interacts with the world around them. Domestic violence affects one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors and can significantly impact one’s mental stability. The aim of this seminar is to provide knowledge and understanding of the neurobiological as well as the psychosocial impact of complex trauma and how to manage the core symptoms associated with it.
Jason Lehfeldt • Finding Peace in the Midst of Life’s Stresses and Messes
How would you like to more consistently tap into peace in the midst of fear, anxiety, confusion and anger? We all lose our peace of mind at times, but turning the tide and finding God’s supernatural peace is possible in any situation. In this session you’ll learn how to more effectively partner with the Holy Spirit to clearly identify and bring powerful transformation to your beliefs and conclusions that are stealing your peace of mind.
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.
Susan Murray • Coaching Conversations; Difficult to Doable
In this seminar, we will explore 3 models for mastering tough conversations and learn how to select the best approach for a particular situation. You will learn how to create a successful work environment by setting expectations, clear communication, and holding each individual accountable for his or her behavior.
Carey Nieuwhof • Leading Change Without Losing It
Leaders try to bring about change. And change almost always elicits opposition. So how do leaders navigate change without giving up their dream for what could and should be? No matter where you serve in the church, get insightful and practical tools for leading change through opposition well.
John & Nancy Ortberg • Lessons in Leadership
The single greatest teacher of leadership lessons is experience. That's bad news, because it means there's no way to learn except to go through the pain and failure. It's good news, because every moment, every challenge, every obstacle, even every mistake, can become our tutor and mentor and guide, with God's help. John and Nancy will look at their many decades of experience in leadership —both the ups and the downs — to help you discover how you can better learn about your own leadership gifts while becoming the best leader possible, by being a student of your leadership journey.
David Peck • Being Fully Present in Today’s Over-Connected Culture
By the year 2020, 80% of the world’s adult population will have access to a supercomputer in their pockets. Mobile devices, screens, and social media have become pervasive in society today. How do you manage social and mobile media? How do you help others to learn the balance and use technology for good? Learn about trends tied to the future of mobile media and tools to help you to manage these powerful devices personally and professionally.
Kiha Pimental • How Hawaiʻi Became the Most Christian Nation in the World
Very few have heard these stories and songs of our beloved Hawai’i. Hawaiian historian Kaipo‘i Kelling and Kahu Kiha Pimental unveil Hawai‘i’s hidden history: Starting with the often overlooked Keopuolani, the first Christian queen; to the astonishing miraculous resurrection of a future King. How did a dog break the kapu system before the missionaries ever arrived?; Lili‘uokalani: a Christian Queen with a Christian response to an unChristian overthrow. Hawai‘i’s contribution to America is this Kingdom mindset.
Jeff Schulte • Addiction and the Human Heart
Escape. Medicate. Passion. Lust. Wanting. Guilt. Powerful. Belonging. Integrity. Pornography. Electronics. Purity. Alcohol. Drugs. Anxiety. Depression. Needing. Discouragement. Shame. Raging. Longing. Food. Religion. Drink. Desire. Helpless. Hopeless. Pressure. Secrecy. Dangerous. Scared. Lonely. Hopeful. This session is for the individual who wants to be the same person in private as in public, who wants to be the same on Friday and Saturday as on Sunday. This session is for anyone who wants to understand the issue of addiction from a godly perspective.
Jordan Seng • How to Heal People Supernaturally
Supernatural healings played a big role in the outreach of Jesus and the early church, but just how does one go about healing people? Do you need to be specially gifted to heal the sick? What if you pray for a sick person and nothing happens? What should Christian leaders do to establish fruitful and safe healing ministries in their churches? Drawing on a biblical model and years of experience in healing ministry, Jordan will discuss the practical matters of healing and getting more power in your healing prayers. A portion of this seminar will be spent praying for the sick and injured in attendance.
Paul Sheppard • When Diligence Meets Destiny
Many Christians pit the sovereignty of God against the responsibility of man. But the Bible teaches both! In this seminar, we will discuss Ruth and other Bible characters as case studies to learn about the interplay between human diligence and divine destiny.
Sarah Sumner • The Best Ever “You”
Many leaders realize the value of leadership training. But few hold the advantage of developing themselves strategically from the starting point of their stated deepest passion. Can you articulate your top passion in one short, pithy phrase? If not, then you are surely missing out. When you find clarity—real clarity that embraces the full variety of things you care about most—you will find yet more clarity, especially with regard to your decision-making. It's time for you to be your "new self" in Christ more than you have ever been before. This workshop is designed for leaders at every stage in their development.
Michelle Tolentino • From the Margins to the Mainstream: Envisioning and Empowering Trafficking Survivors as Leaders in Mission to Women and Children-at-Risk
As the Body of Christ, how can we come alongside and see the great potential in supporting, mentoring and discipling trafficking survivors to become the most effective leaders and influencers in mission to women and children-at-risk? This workshop intends to provide awareness, biblical reflection and present an ongoing model of doing mission with trafficking survivors. You are invited to a session that engages us to follow the ‘Jesus model’ of being present to those in the margins, inviting them to be part of the mainstream community.
Phyllis Unebasami • Bridging the Generation Gap
The Bible is a treasure trove of wisdom on how God uses young adults to lead. Learn strategies that help to fulfill our obligations to support their development as leaders. Explore how we, the seasoned and experienced, can support their unique journey to realize their potential through individual and networked experiences and conversations.