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Share in Story: God’s and Mine

We all have a narrative about who we are and who God is. How we tell these stories can cripple us or liberate us. Learn how to frame and articulate your “true you” story. Lean into how the story of your life is meant to be a gift to others. Your story is the witness…

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A Light in the Darkness: Coping with Mental Illness

Approximately one in 25 adults experience serious mental illness in any given year. How do we as Christians deal with the stigma, advocate well for ourselves and our loved ones, and find God’s grace and healing in the midst of confusion and grief? Theresa Marks, director of pastoral care and advocacy, Develop Leaders, ECC, Chicago,…

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Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement, which is said to be the civil rights movement of this generation, has sparked much controversy. Let’s unpack how it came to be, why it is so fiercely debated, and its significance to the church. Liz Mosbo VerHage, associate pastor, Quest Church, Seattle, WAMichelle Dodson, associate pastor, New Community Covenant…

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Spiritual Practices in Community in Your Context

Learn to lead new ways to pray in your own circles of influence. We will introduce the concept of how to lead practices in your own community. Take time to engage personally with the practices, learn how to lead practices well, and take time to think creatively about how you might use them in your…

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I Am a Disciple: Empowered by the Spirit

The discipleship journey is not for us alone. Jesus modeled discipleship making and invites us to do the same. Join us as we consider ways to partner with the Spirit in discipleship duplication. Tammy Long, executive pastor, South Bay Community Church in Fremont, CA Katherine Schoen, pastor, Adult Ministry, Bayside Church, Santa Rosa, CA

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With Jesus at Work

Inspiring and mobilizing people to see their work as sacred, we will provide practical steps on how to live this out meaningfully. Karla Driskill, Highrock Metro West, Boston, MA; coach, mentor, and executive director, Hollister Institute

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Self-care and Healthy Boundaries for the Leader

Healthy boundaries and self-care are gifts we give ourselves so that we can be healthy and whole.The first hour of this workshop will explore different ways of practicing self-care and why it’s important. The second part will address healthy boundaries in the context of ministry and how to enforce those for our health and our…

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Practical Keys to Effective Change

Change is a part of life. Change can bring loss and this causes us to undervalue the positives of change. Join us in talking through the practical keys to managing change as a person of influence. Angela Yee, executive director of ministry development, Evangelical Covenant Church, Chicago, IL

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Sacred Rhythms and Rest

Instead of living a life of stress, learn to journey with Jesus where you will find true rest. Eileen Zamora, associate pastor, Grace Covenant Church, Spring Valley, CA

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