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Thursday, September 26
 

1:00pm

Conference Kick-Off Party
Thursday September 26, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Area

2:30pm

Reaching the Kids that Live at Your House
Over the years, we've all seen so many in ministry be married to the church and only date their family. Your family doesn't have to suffer because you are in the ministry. In this breakout, Jim Wideman gives you 12 keys to reach the kids that live at your house and develop strong and close relationships that turn your family's heart toward the church not away from it.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room M

2:30pm

Get BIG Discipleship Wins With Every Generation
Imagine what a comprehensive and cohesive discipleship strategy could do for your church and community. Do you have a plan? Does it include all ages? Is it limited to only what happens at church? In this session we share three concepts (dynamics) to answer each of these questions and help build discipleship momentum.


Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room L

2:30pm

The Future Steps of Our Children
What does ministry look like from a completed path approach? Learn about a simple strategy to show parents how to prepare for each step of their child's life while examining the role that ministry leaders play in equipping parents on this journey.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room C

2:30pm

Visionary Parenting
Do you want to see the parents and grandparents in your church take the lead in passing their faith to their children and grandchildren? This won't happen with good intentions and wishful thinking. You need a proven approach to help parents to catch the vision for home discipleship. This workshop is packed with essential biblical foundations and practical approaches to move your family ministry to the next level.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room B

2:30pm

Too Much to Do, Too Few Resources, and Too Tired to Find a Way Out
In this seminar we will look at the unique stressors of the ministry. Participants will be challenged to identify their susceptibility and steps they can take to effectively deal with stress and prevent (or treat) burnout. It is easy to become disappointed in the ministry. In this seminar we will look at the nature of disappointment, discouragement, and depression in the ministry. Coping mechanisms will be discussed as well as actions pastors can take to become more resilient.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room G1

2:30pm

What Your Lead Pastor Wants You to Know
What if you are excited about D6 strategies but your pastor is not on board? Do you feel a disconnect with your senior pastor? Do you have a great lead pastor but wonder how you can work with him more effectively? After years serving under a pastor on staff as a student and NextGen Minister, I learned being a lead pastor over these ministries gives a new perspective. come discover what your lead pastor wants you to know but isn't telling you.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room P

2:30pm

Be a Leader Worth Following
Advancing family ministry, it's purpose, vision and implementation is paramount. Let's unpack several best practices that those you lead will appreciate. Vision casting/recasting, observation/evaluation, team-building, and soul care.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
San Francisco

2:30pm

God, Help My Kids to Worship You
This father and daughter team will highlight biblical principles and practical examples, sharing how to strengthen the process of passing on Christ-centered faith, relationship, and biblical worship to the next generation.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
San Antonio

2:30pm

One Heart, Two Homes: A Look at What Children of Co-parents Need to Grow and Thrive!
The church can be a haven of help and hope by offering relevant resources to parents, grandparents and volunteers who work with children and families. Children of divorce need stable homes with healthy co-parents as they come and go between mom's house and dad's house. We will look at the five categories of co-parenting and their impact on kids, the six risks for children of divorce, how to handle the "hand-off" and ten things kids of divorce wish they could tell their co-parents.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
St. Louis

2:30pm

The Heart of Your Teen
Would you like to build a better relationship with your teens and encourage them in their faith? Lissy will share surprising insights from her interviews with dozens of teens around the world, key Scriptures that have made a difference in her life, and real life lessons from her own family experience. While Lissy does not claim to be a parenting expert, as a twenty-year-old she offers a unique and needed perspective on the parent-teen relationship.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Miami

2:30pm

Trauma-Informed Kids Ministry/Church
Millions of American children have experienced trauma. Because of their past experiences, traditional responses and discipline simply aren’t effective. Join us as we dig into “why” behind disruptive behavior while learning practical and proven methods to respond to kids with challenging behavior in healthier and more effective ways. In a trauma informed ministry, volunteers are empowered, parents feel welcomed and understood, and kids are better able to hear and understand the love of Jesus.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room Q

2:30pm

Equipping Parents Using a Heart-Based Approach
Many parents rely on a reward/punishment mode to train or motivate their children. In doing so, they are missing the heart of their child. But what is the heart? In this session you'll learn how parents can motivate and bring about change in their kids using seven tools. These are the same tools God uses to bring about change in his own children. When parents use these tools, major and even miraculous changes take place.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room N

2:30pm

What Can Student Ministry Do to Stem the Tide of Entitled Teenagers?
What are some strategies that student ministries can employ to help this present generation of young people reject entitlement and self-centeredness and embrace gratitude and thankfulness? This is not just a parenting or family issue anymore. Student ministry needs to enter the fray to help end the devastating cultural phenomena that is teenage entitlement.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room D

3:30pm

Equipping Children and Students to Trust the Bible
"Why should I trust the Bible?" Recent research has revealed that most college students who grew up in church were not prepared to answer this question. And yet, it's a question that everyone will deal with, and they will most likely face this question for the first time under pressure when someone challenges what they believe. In this session, apologist and professor Timothy Paul Jones provides you with all the tools you need to equip children and students to say why the Bible can be trusted.


Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room G1

3:30pm

It's Worth It: How VBS and Church Revitalization Go Hand in Hand
Ever wonder if VBS is still worth the time and effort? Is it still relevant ministry? Join Jana Magruder as she presents the findings from LifeWay Research and LifeWay Kids about how VBS is the one event that mobilizes the entire church to reach the community with the gospel. You won't want to miss this discussion that delves deep into the reasons why VBS is worth doing.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room P

3:30pm

Making Early Faith Stick
Statistics regarding healthy and lasting faith are depressing. What can we do to create “ sticky faith” in little children? How can we help them have authentic encounters with God, know Jesus as their Savior, and be filled with the Holy Spirit? How do we help them chose to follow Jesus? Jean Thomason (Miss PattyCake) draws on many years of experience as a Bible teacher, worship leader, singer, songwriter, MOTHER, and early-childhood minister.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room C

3:30pm

Fun Events for the Whole Family
Find fun ways to connect families with each other and the church. You will walk away with some practical and easy to implement events that will grow families closer together through fun activities and a lot of laughs. Mom's and Dad will be singing "I Had the Time of My Life" & they'll owe it all to you.


Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Los Angeles

3:30pm

Milestones: A Discipleship Path for Church and Home
What if your church and the families that compose your church engaged in a simple partnership to disciple the next generation by working together 24/7. Imagine if your weekend church experience for adults, youth, and children became a catalyst for faith talks, God moments, and discipleship milestones in the home throughout the week. Discover milestones, a strategic path for church and home that can become your own.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Denver

3:30pm

The Future Steps of Our Children
What does ministry look like from a completed path approach? Learn about a simple strategy to show parents how to prepare for each step of their child's life while examining the role that ministry leaders play in equipping parents on this journey.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
St. Louis

3:30pm

Resourcing Grandparents to Pass Their Faith to the Next Generation
Recent data shows that there are nearly 70 million grandparents in the United States alone. Tens of millions of those grandparents are in our churches, yet very few churches offer training on what their role is biblically. In this breakout Jim will help you recalibrate your grandparenting ministry and give you practical, personalized ideas to help grandparents and grandfriends to transfer their faith to the next generation.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room K

3:30pm

Missional Spiritual Disciplines
The spiritual disciplines have lingered too long in the realm of the hyper-personal. Join Philip as he leads this session on why the spiritual disciples are for engaging God's mission and how believers of all ages can practice a life of maturing faith through them.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room M

3:30pm

Unleashing Disciple Making in Your Community
For too long the church has quarantined disciple making to one hour on a Sunday when Jesus meant for it to go viral 24/7. In this session, we'll discuss how to create a culture of disciple making that stretches far beyond the church walls into the community every day of the week.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
San Antonio

3:30pm

First Aid for Marriages
Do you wonder how to aid your marriage or someone close to you in a struggling marriage? In this seminar we will look at the many problems that plague marriages. The Scripture provides us with specific instructions that can be very beneficial. Not all marriages can be saved. How does one know if their marriage is one that should be saved? We will address this issue in the workshop as well as ways to survive domestic violence and divorce.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
San Francisco

3:30pm

Young Adults Are Not the Gap Into Adulthood
How does family ministry fit into the 18 to parenthood crowd? Help church leaders see the feeling of disconnect from the family conversation - much less family ministry - and how the young adults are the springboard to future and current family dynamics.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room A

3:30pm

Empowering the Single Parent
It is hard to know what to say to someone who has just been through the trauma of divorce, death of a spouse or unplanned pregnancy. Sometimes we avoid these situations because we don't want to be misunderstood or seen as condoning difficult life decisions. The truth is, this is when families need us the most. This is the time to magnify the opportunity hidden in brokenness and guide them towards transformation.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room D

3:30pm

Guiding Teens and Parents Through Cultural Challenges
Adolescence is the stage of life's journey when young people prepare their hearts to live the adventure of adulthood in a wild and crazy world. Teenagers are on a God-given mission to understand themselves, get to know God, develop their strengths, and empower life-skills to face the challenges of living in society. Relationships and activities are a means, not an end, for discipleship. We must help young people understand the path. It's about the heart, not just about performance or pleasure.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room L

3:30pm

Parenting Disciples: Developing a Lifestyle and Leaving a Legacy
Discipleship is a lifestyle. We all want to leave a lasting impact on those we love and the world around us. But leaving a lasting legacy must be rooted in the gospel or we are simply elevating our own name and platform. To leave a legacy that matters, we must develop a Christ-centered lifestyle of Biblical discipleship.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Miami

3:30pm

The ABC's of Special Needs Ministry
Come learn the basics of starting and developing a successful ministry to kids with special needs and their families. This workshop will give you a practical step by step plan, tools and resources, ministry models and volunteer training ideas to help you start being more intentional to welcome kids with special needs into your ministry.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room N

3:30pm

Teaching for Change: Engage Like Jesus
Jesus models for us throughout the Gospels how to engage our children and teens in the teaching/learning process. He was never satisfied with passive listeners. This seminar will present six active learning approaches you can use immediately. Leaders can go home ready to train others. Prepare to be engaged!

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room Q

3:30pm

Training Teens for Family Life
Family relationships are difficult and every teen in your church is facing struggles and conflict at home. Yet how often are you providing biblical teaching on family relationships? Youth ministries need an intentional plan to encourage and equip students to navigate life at home. This workshop will help you guide teens toward healthier connections with their family.

Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room B

7:00pm

 
Friday, September 27
 

8:30am

General Session #2

Friday September 27, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Crystal Ballroom

10:00am

Individual Coaching: Session 1
Friday September 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:25am
Room G1

10:30am

Individual Coaching: Session 2
Friday September 27, 2019 10:30am - 10:55am
Room G1

10:30am

General Session #3
Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Crystal Ballroom

1:30pm

Creating a "Tough Question" Culture
It is well-documented that many young people feel as though the Church is not a place that their questions about life, faith, and culture can be asked. Is it possible to develop a culture within a church, especially within the Student Ministry, that invites and embraces the most difficult questions? Not only is it possible, it is more necessary than it has ever been. Let's talk about it.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room A

1:30pm

Settle for Nothing Less: Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith Through Biblical Literacy
Settle for Nothing Less: Based on the A.W. Tozier quote, "Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian," this research-based breakout will explore how biblical literacy is on a steep decline in the current generation. Imagine how this trend could affect the children in our ministries now? Discover what the church can do to equip parents with the information they need to make wise parenting choices that will greatly impact the spiritual health of their children and teens.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Denver

1:30pm

The Art of Story
Kids learn in story and it is by far the best medium for catching their attention, keeping it, and communicating a point. This seminar explores different storytelling techniques and also helps you develop your own stories in a way that will powerfully communicate with kids. If you speak to kids at any level this seminar is a must!


Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
San Francisco

1:30pm

Recalibrating Your Ministry to Equip Busy Parents to Be Confident Disciple Makers
Many parents today are busy and have little time to disciple their children. But busyness isn't the only problem...many parents don't know how to disciple their kids. What can leaders do to equip parents to be the disciple-maker God has called them to be? In this breakout, you will learn how to challenge parents to be eager learners, authentic doers and intentional teachers of God's Word. You will walk away with tools to equip busy parents to be confidence disciple-makers of their homes.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room M

1:30pm

Developing a Thriving Family Ministry
Enabling strategies and tools for discipleship that lasts all week. In this breakout session, you will walk away with simple tools you can begin using immediately to connect the church and home!

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room L

1:30pm

Pro Tips for Small Group Leaders
Every ministry director charged with equipping and supporting small group leaders need lots of tools to add to the toolboxes of their team. In Pro Tips for Small Group Leaders we'll look at some intentional things leaders can do Before, During and After their next time they are on the schedule to serve.


Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room N

1:30pm

Setting Up Volunteers to Win
Are the leaders in your church energized, equipped and thriving? Or are they disengaged, struggling or frustrated? If your leader culture is lacking, it may be because you haven't given your volunteers everything they need to win. Whether you lead volunteers directly or want to better equip your ministry staff, this breakout will you give you the practical tools you need to set your volunteers up for success.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Los Angeles

1:30pm

Social Entourage: How to Grow & Engage Your Social Media Following
Through this seminar, with Terrace Crawford, you'll learn the Top 5 Things Most Churches Fail at with their Social Media, get some Social Hacks & Tips for your ministry, and learn how to grow and engage your social media following.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room B

1:30pm

Recalibrate Your Marriage: How’s Your First and Most Important Ministry?
How's Your Ministry? When someone asks us this question, we think they're asking how the ministry we lead (church or parachurch) is doing. Maybe they want to know about the healthy of the ministry, the numbers of attendees, or they want to hear stories of life change. But, the ministry important ministry we lead is in our homes. In particular, how are you doing at loving your spouse and tending to the most important ministry in your life?

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room C

1:30pm

Grandparenting in a Prodigal Generation
Grandparenting is always a challenge, but it can be particularly difficult when dealing with prodigal adult children. Strained relationships and past hurts affects every generation: grandparents, parents, and grandchildren. This session examines these relationships and suggests ways grandparents can navigate through these rough waters and still make a difference as disciple makers in their extended family.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room D

1:30pm

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: A Christian Response to Homosexuality
Sexual identity is one of the most relevant topics of our day. Most know someone who is gay. How can Christians better engage with our loved ones and friends in the LGB community? How does the gospel (sin, repentance and redemption) influence the conversation around sexual identity? Without any compromise of truth or grace, Dr. Christopher Yuan combines his life experiences and his theological training in biblical languages to bring a fresh and unique perspective on this important topic.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room G1

1:30pm

When the Children Come to Church But the Parents Don't
Is your ministry filled with students and children who come to church without their parents? Pastor and professor Timothy Paul Jones has spent more than two decades in urban contexts, ministering in circumstances where most students and children come from unchurched homes. In this session, Dr. Jones will provide you and your staff with the encouragement and guidance that you need to reach spiritual orphans and their parents.


Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Miami

1:30pm

Parenting for Character Transformation
The goal of parenting is not short-term compliance, but rather it’s about helping our kids develop character and be the very best versions of the people God created them to be. Let’s dig into how God parents us, with truth AND grace, and learn practical ways that we can parent our own kids in this same way, focusing on connection and relationship while also using discipline as a way to train.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room K

1:30pm

Using Life Examples to Teach Children How to Be Christ Focused
God allows teachable moments in our life every day to point our children towards Christ. This session will journey through how to use your daily life experiences to create a Christ focused dialogue with your children. The session will then focus on how to implement strategies that will have a long last impact in the home.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room Q

1:30pm

5 Things I Learned As We Started Our Special Needs Ministry and What We Would Do Differently
Starting any ministry requires prayer, vision, and purpose. Special Needs Ministry requires that and so much more. From understanding needs, calculating resources, volunteer training, and communication, this new ministry will be life-giving to all. Are you ready? Join us as we walk through five areas that need to be considered and the impact it can have on your church and community.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
St. Louis

1:30pm

Help! My Games Stink
Need a "can't miss" icebreaker? How about an up-front game to grab everyone's attention and make 'em smile? This seminar is full of ideas you can use THIS WEEK. Did we mention Jon usually gives away tons of prizes in this fast-paced, idea-filled time?

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room P

2:30pm

4:00pm

How to Help Children Develop a Biblical Worldview
Learn why worldview matters and how to help a child develop a biblical worldview by teaching four foundational biblical truths. Participants will learn to identify strong cultural messages that threaten to distort and destroy faith in Christ. This seminar will help you gain confidence and equip you to have intentional conversations so that your children develop deep, lasting, and culture transforming faith.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
San Antonio

4:00pm

Developing Spiritual Practices in Children
Children who trust in Jesus are His disciples, so how can we help these little ones develop their relationship with Him through the spiritual practices He modeled for His followers? Discover practical ways you can nurture discipleship habits in children, and consider the key factors that support their spiritual formation.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room M

4:00pm

Discipling World Changers
What if we raise up a generation that changes the world, rather than the world changing them? This generation can indeed change the world. This seminar takes the learner through inspirational stories, practical ideas and biblical truth all designed to equip you to inspire this generation.


Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room B

4:00pm

Creating a Discipleship Culture for the Family
Join Philip Nation for a session that engages practical plans to overcome the barriers pastors face in establishing a discipleship culture. The session will help you diagnose the issues and find strategic paths forward to engender discipleship as the primary culture in your church.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room G1

4:00pm

Get BIG Discipleship Wins With Every Generation
Imagine what a comprehensive and cohesive discipleship strategy could do for your church and community. Do you have a plan? Does it include all ages? Is it limited to only what happens at church? In this session we share three concepts (dynamics) to answer each of these questions and help build discipleship momentum.


Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Miami

4:00pm

The Family Needs the Church—The Church Needs the Family
How do you build a true partnership between the church and families within the church? Family ministry models tend to emphasize one or the other, but a true partnership acknowledges the important roles of both in the discipleship process. This session will explore these roles and suggest ways this partnership can work most effectively.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room K

4:00pm

Recalibrate Your Team for Effective Family Ministry
Being a church that is effectively making disciples by ministering to families is only possible when your team works together for the same purpose. Leading staff and/or volunteer team members to align and collaborate can require recalibration. Let’s discuss important staff and volunteer dynamics and discover how you can make important shifts and measure success when it comes to family ministry.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
San Francisco

4:00pm

Spiritual Health and Happiness: How Can Pastor’s Wives Have Both
Being in ministry is both rewarding and challenging. In order to flourish as a Pastor's wife, we must focus on maintaining a healthy relationship. This breakout will cover how we take care of ourselves in order to better care of our number one ministry: our husband.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room D

4:00pm

Doing Marriage and Ministry Well
Learn helpful tips and ideas to create a beautiful marriage while navigating the joys and challenges of ministry. Come hear practical information from Lydia Randall, who comes with the experience as a pastor’s kid, a pastor’s wife and is also in full time ministry. Discover dynamic insights and strategies for thriving in both home and ministry.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
St. Louis

4:00pm

As Generation Z Grows Up
The oldest of Generation Z are moving towards college graduation, entering the workforce, and thinking about life as grown-ups. If we attempt to approach these young adults the same way we focused on Millennials, we may find disappointment in helping them become part of our congregations. This breakout will look at 5 ways a church can effectively engage those born after 1995 who are looking for something deeper in what is being called our "post-Christian" world.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Los Angeles

4:00pm

Tell THE Story
People of all ages love stories. That’s one reason Jesus told stories! Come and experience a simple yet amazing relational, discipleship tool to share God’s Word called Tell THE Story. You will engage in it first hand and receive practical tools and tips that can be used to implement this model with children, teens, and adults.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room P

4:00pm

The Picture Frames Are Different But Single Parents and Step Parents Are Families Too
For many parents, the family portrait has been broken or reorganized. When kids live between mom's and dad's houses separately, their ability to stay engaged at church is strained. Compassionate leaders can be strategic in being sure kids, single parents and step parents find a safe place to continue building Godly community with other believers. We will discuss blind spots, new norms, challenges, solutions and impactful ideas on how to engage with multiple family systems and types.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room N

4:00pm

The Battle for Our Kids' Hearts
Parenting today is a tremendous challenge, but the core mission of parenting has not changed. God calls us to connect with the hearts of our children so we can point their hearts to Him. Hearts are never demanded but are wooed and won. In this workshop, Amy will equip parents and ministry leaders to understand the spiritual battle for the hearts of children and to engage four specific spiritual attacks that come against the parent-child relationship.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room Q

4:00pm

Including Special Needs Families in Your Ministry
Raising a child with special needs can be a tough assignment that impacts the whole family. A child with a physical, developmental or mental health issue can bring a lot of unique challenges to a family and a church. Learn some practical ways, including respite ministry that will help your church include or support kids and families with special needs on their spiritual journey, no matter your level of experience or size of your church.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room C

4:00pm

Bounce Back: Restoring Your Spiritual Momentum
As a church leader you pour out week after week into students and adults and often neglect your own soul. Many workers begin to burn out and can't seem to recover. Learn how to nurture your soul and practical ways to help you restore your spiritual momentum.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room A

4:00pm

Equipping Parents to Rear Kids Who Love God, Love People, and Make Disciples
Many leaders say, "I want to move parents into first position in terms of spiritual impact on their children." But how is that done in the real world? This session will present practical plans for 1. leading parents to a spiritual awakening in their own lives, 2. showing parents how to form warm, heart connections with their children (the key to passing on the faith), 3. demonstrating those spiritual practices parents can lead at home, and 4. mobilizing families to impact the world.

Speakers

Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Denver

7:00pm

 
Saturday, September 28
 

8:00am

Group Coaching Session
Saturday September 28, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Room G1

9:00am

Helping Parents Teach Apologetics to Their Kids
Every believing parent wants to be the spiritual champion for their children. However, many believing parents are not sure where to start. Let's talk about how we can equip parents to begin laying an apologetical foundation for the faith of their children.

Speakers

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room A

9:00am

Supercharged Storytelling
How do you bring the Bible to life for kids in a way they will never forget? Is it possible to teach children powerful truth from Scripture without boring them to tears? Absolutely! In this breakout you will learn the tips and tricks you need to engage a kid's imagination with the wonder of God's word and show them how to apply it to their everyday lives.

Speakers

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room N

9:00am

Living As a Family Team on Mission
Most families by default fall into the trap of the west by seeing family as nothing more than a springboard for the individual success of each family member. But we think scripture points to a greater mission which is living as a multi-generational family team on mission. This session we will walk through the narrative found in scripture to show this as well as the practicalities of how this might make a family come alive.

Speakers

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room K

9:00am

Age-Group Ministries: Pursuing Lifetime Faith Through Ministry in Thirds
All age-group ministries exist to propel believers into a lifetime faith that glorifies God. Older ministry models that featured strict age segregation and poor impact on families are not adequate today. A new model, built around ministry in thirds, flows directly from the careful exegesis of Scripture and the best research. Leaders who recalibrate in this direction may begin to see more believers love God, love people, and make disciples for a lifetime. This session will present both the big picture and the practical application of ministry in thirds.

Speakers

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room G1

9:00am

Pro Tips for Small Group Leaders
Every ministry director charged with equipping and supporting small group leaders need lots of tools to add to the toolboxes of their team. In Pro Tips for Small Group Leaders we'll look at some intentional things leaders can do Before, During and After their next time they are on the schedule to serve.


Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room Q

9:00am

Hope in the Hard Places
Hope is the engine of positive change in all of our lives. Believing that a better future is possible, there is a way through, is necessary but we also must have the resilience, way-finding skills and courage to reach that beautiful tomorrow. Lessons from children living in poverty teach us all how we can build hope in our lives and in the lives of those we love. As believers, parents and leaders we must build the kind of hope that prevails in the face of adversity.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room B

9:00am

The Church/Home Partnership
There is a widespread epidemic today of young adults leaving church with no desire to return to the faith they were raised in. We are losing our children due to a shortage of real discipleship within the church. Because people are not being discipled – they are not discipling their children. The church today needs to realign itself around discipleship, and partner with parents for the purpose of equipping and supporting them to disciple their children.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Los Angeles

9:00am

Playing Good Offense With Couples
Most churches miss out on one of the most strategic opportunities with couples: Reaching, discipling, and equipping couples before the problems start. In this breakout, attendees will learn how to prepare nearlyweds, establish newlyweds, and enrich all marriages.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room C

9:00am

Recalibrating Your Healthcare Budget Through Alternative Plans
Churches are continuing to cope with rising healthcare costs. Hundreds of churches and Christian non-profits are discovering a way to release dollars held captive in the healthcare arena back into actual ministry. Large churches are redeploying millions of dollars in new church launches, additional staff, increasing staff compensation, and funding their vision. Small and large organization typically save 50 percent of their current healthcare budget without a reduction in the quality of care.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room D

9:00am

Embracing the Beauty and Brokenness of Adoption and Foster Care
The beauty of adoption comes thru the breaking of a family. Even after a child is in a safe and secure home, hurt and pain remain. Embracing the whole story better equips us to support our own kids and other parents caring for kids who have experienced trauma. Let’s dig into the why behind some attitudes and behaviors while exploring practical ways to better support kids who have experienced the loss of their birth parents.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room L

9:00am

Fearless Family From Courageous Parenting
How do we move parents from a fear based model of parenting to preparation based parenting? The best way to prepare this present generation of young people to take on an increasingly aggressive secular culture is to equip the parents to equip their kids Parents must step up and take responsibility for the spiritual development of their own children.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Miami

9:00am

The Battle For Our Kids' Hearts
Parenting today is a tremendous challenge, but the core mission of parenting has not changed. God calls us to connect with the hearts of our children so we can point their hearts to Him. Hearts are never demanded but are wooed and won. In this workshop, Amy will equip parents and ministry leaders to understand the spiritual battle for the hearts of children and to engage four specific spiritual attacks that come against the parent-child relationship.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room P

9:00am

Fight!
When Jon couldn't find the perfect Bible study to use as he mentored students and others, he decided to write one! Fight examines the battles faced by some of the greatest warriors in the Bible. His workshop provides guidance and strategies crucial to winning spiritual battles in our lives. Challenge students to lace up their gloves, step through the ropes, and FIGHT!

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Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Room M

9:00am

Recalibrating Your Student Ministry for the Future
Student ministry is changing! The rise of secularity and a series of sexual revolutions have transformed the ways that your youth look at the world—but, in many churches, student ministry strategies haven’t changed at all. Where is student ministry headed? What should you be doing, and what should you not be doing? What should you emphasize in your teaching? Dr. Timothy Paul Jones will address all these dilemmas and more in this session.


Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Denver

10:00am

Reaching Struggling Teens
Many teens struggle with spiritual apathy. Their favorite word seems to be, "Whatever." In this workshop, Dr. Rob Rienow will help ministry leaders and parents understand five common reasons for spiritual struggles in teenagers, as well as practical approaches to help teens follow Jesus for a lifetime.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room L

10:00am

Elements: The Fundamental Building Blocks for Faith
In most of our churches, kids have the opportunity to worship together with other kids their age each week. D6 presents Elements Kids Worship, a digital curriculum for kid's church designed for elementary aged students. Come and explore this product and learn how it can be employed in partnership with D6 small group material and the home too.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room Q

10:00am

Will Today's Teaching Connect With Their Tomorrow?
Does your Bible teaching reflect Deuteronomy 6?This breakout will present five effective teaching principles that are popular 21st century educational ideas that highlight the wisdom of D6. As you follow the D6 model, you will create learning experiences that your teens will understand and remember. Let's make learning memorable!

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room B

10:00am

Developing a Thriving Family Ministry
Enabling strategies and tools for discipleship that lasts all week. In this breakout session, you will walk away with simple tools you can begin using immediately to connect the church and home!

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room M

10:00am

Recalibrating Your Ministry to Equip Busy Parents to Be Confident Disciple Makers
Many parents today are busy and have little time to disciple their children. But busyness isn't the only problem...many parents don't know how to disciple their kids. What can leaders do to equip parents to be the disciple-maker God has called them to be? In this breakout, you will learn how to challenge parents to be eager learners, authentic doers and intentional teachers of God's Word. You will walk away with tools to equip busy parents to be confidence disciple-makers of their homes.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room C

10:00am

How to Recalibrate to Reach Single Parents and Their Families
Research has shown that a lion share (67%) of single-parent homes don't attend church, largely because they feel judged and like they don't belong. Reaching these home is simpler than you would think. It just takes a few deliberate tweaks in perspective and messaging to bring these families into the community.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room A

10:00am

Demystifying the Bible for Families
Families may want to dig into God’s Word, but let’s face it, the Bible can be a little intimidating. How can this ancient text really permeate family life today—especially if it’s new to parents, too? Discover practical tools to fuel Bible discovery in everyday family life. From bedtime storybooks to carpool playlists, we have simple ideas to help take away fear and make the Bible your friend.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room N

10:00am

Guiding Teens and Parents Through Cultural Challenges
Adolescence is the stage of life's journey when young people prepare their hearts to live the adventure of adulthood in a wild and crazy world. Teenagers are on a God-given mission to understand themselves, get to know God, develop their strengths, and empower life-skills to face the challenges of living in society. Relationships and activities are a means, not an end, for discipleship. We must help young people understand the path. It's about the heart, not just about performance or pleasure.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Miami

10:00am

Engaging a Generation That Is Too Busy, Self-Focused, and Perfect
Generation Z has been full force in our student ministries for several years now, and, still, we struggle to know the best ways to reach them. This breakout will focus on practical ways to engage an overextended generation and their families in the midst of a culture driven by success, screen time, and so much more. How do we get them to stop staring at us when we talk, show up to what we offer, and know Christ's love? Could it be they are looking for something more?

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room K

10:00am

How Do Student Ministry Leaders Find Their Lane in Family Ministry?
Discover practical ways to partner with other ministries within your church as you work to disciple the next generation & equip parents & the church in the process.

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Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Room P