Preconference Sessions

Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration/check-in BEGINS at 8:30 am. Lunch break 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

PASTORING | Leading and Living Encounter Culture | Pete Greig
Pastors and ministry leaders: rediscover the heart and soul of Christian experience and ministry in our own lives, our churches and our communities. Come and be encouraged in your calling!

PRAYER | Contemplative Prayer: The Change That Changes Everything | Richard Rohr, OFM
Spend the day listening for the Lord and getting our own agenda, fears, and angers out of the way. Learn the practice of handing over obsessive thoughts and feelings to the healing power of the Holy Spirit.

SEXUALITY AND YOUTH | Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity and Youth Ministry | Mark Yarhouse, PsyD
We will discuss FAQs about the causes of homosexuality and whether orientation can change. Then we focus on sexual identity development as a key context for youth ministry to young people navigating experiences of same-sex sexuality. We end the day learning how to develop a scaffolding for youth ministry today. 

WELLNESS | 24/6 Lifestyle: A Sabbath Prescription for Healing Rest | Matthew Sleeth, MD
Discover 24/6 Sabbath practices that can enrich us physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually.

*Pastor's Preconference Lunch. Pastors and a guest are welcome to attend a complementary lunch sponsored by Compassion International during the 11:30 am lunch break. Ticket required - add the "Pastor's Preconference Lunch" ticket during registration.


Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Check-in begins at 8:30 am. No lunch break.

WORSHIP | Worship Central Training Day | Luke and Anna Hellebronth, Martin Smith
Worship leaders, worship teams, worship designers and programmers, worship communities: Be steeped in worship principles, values, skills and practices that transform the world.