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Friday, 10:30 - Noon

4D Discipleship

Discipleship

Jesus calls us to come and follow him—and to go and make disciples. What does that look like today? Join us as we explore 4D Discipleship—a lifelong practice for disciples who make disciples.

Tammy Long, executive pastor of South Bay Community Church in Fremont, CA

Friday, 1:45-3:00

Carry the Word: Discern // Discover // Develop

Discipleship

This will be a time of discernment for women who are wondering if they are called to carry the word of God through preaching and teaching ministries. This will also be a time of discovering our unique voices for those who know they are called. We will conclude with deeper biblical and practical development of preaching and teaching.

Rici Skei, co-pastor, On Ramps Covenant Church, Fresno, CA

Saturday, 1:45-3:00

Sacred Rhythms and Rest

Discipleship

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

Friday, 10:30 - Noon

I Am a Disciple: Connecting with God

Discipleship

Together, we will travel on a journey of connecting with God where we will explore who God is and who we are in him.

Katherine Schoen, pastor of adult ministry, Bayside Church, Santa Rosa, CA

Friday, 1:45-3:00

I Am a Disciple: Following Jesus

Discipleship

Explore spiritual practices to deepen our relationship with Jesus, partner with him more effectively, and develop as disciples.

Daisha Miller, children and families director, South Bay Community Church, Fremont, CA
Eileen Zamora, associate pastor, Grace Covenant Church, Spring Valley, CA

Saturday, 1:45-3:00

I Am a Disciple: Empowered by the Spirit

Discipleship

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

Friday, 1:45-3:00

Welcoming the Stranger: How to Bring People on the Margins into Your Church and Home

Evangelism

Entering a new culture can be intimidating and overwhelming, and being on the margins can be lonely—but Jesus came to bring those on the margins into his family, to his table. Join us on a journey of what it might look like to welcome in the stranger in your world and start a movement so that our communities can be places where we are able to rest, engage, receive, and share life better together!

Carmen Maianu, director of strategic outreach, Highrock Covenant Church, Boston, MA
Fargol Dyrud, former associate and advocate, Greater Boston Refugee Ministry and training and development director, Tucson Refugee Ministry, Tucson, AZ

Saturday, 1:45-3:00

With Jesus at Work

Evangelism

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

Friday, 10:30 - Noon

Listening to God, Yourself, and Others

Evangelism

We all have preferred ways of engaging God and others. Some of us trust our head to lead us. Others depend on their heart to keep them connected spiritually and relationally. Others rely on their gut instincts. Learning to access all these ways of knowing and opening to God and others can lead to integration, connection, and empathy. Come explore how to know and be known in ways that bring healing and the light of Christ.

Adele Calhoun, author, spiritual director, certified Enneagram instructor, and co-pastor of spiritual formation, Highrock Covenant Church, Arlington, MA

Friday, 10:30 - Noon

Communicating Effectively to Groups of All Sizes

Leadership

Join us for practical tips and tools on communicating well to different groups of people. We will cover public speaking as well as engaging smaller groups in order to grow in your ability to communicate your message across effectively.

Caitlyn Stenerson, teen associate, Emmanuel Covenant Church, Shoreview, MN
Stephanie Williams O’Brien, a founding lead pastor of Mill City Church, Minneapolis, MN; professor of ministry at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul, MN

Friday, 1:45-3:00

Growing in Your Spiritual Authority as an Emerging Leader 

Leadership

One of the most difficult challenges young leaders face is learning how to step powerfully into the spiritual authority given us in the name of Jesus. Join us to discuss how to grow in your spiritual authority and lead your people well, no matter your age or experience.

Caitlyn Stenerson, teen associate,  Emmanuel Covenant Church, Shoreview, MN

Saturday, 1:45-3:00

Self-care and Healthy Boundaries for the Leader

Leadership

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 communities. Bring a journal and pen.

Osheta Moore, author, podcaster, and leader at Roots Covenant and Woodland Hills Church, St. Paul, MN

Friday, 10:30 - Noon

Battling the Imposter Syndrome

Leadership

Just when you develop the confidence to be a woman of influence, you begin to hear lies that you don’t belong and have nothing to offer. This is the “imposter syndrome.” It’s what happens when you begin to believe those lies and hold back your God-given potential. Join us in a conversation on how God’s truth is stronger than the lies, so you can battle the imposter syndrome.

Osheta Moore, author, podcaster, and leader at Roots Covenant and Woodland Hills Church, St. Paul, MN

Friday, 1:45-3:00

Getting Good at Stress

Leadership

Stress has become a bad word in our culture. But without stress we would not grow! Come hear about the most recent research on stress and what it has to do with our faith. How can we get “good at stress” for the sake of the Kingdom of God?

Stephanie Williams O’Brien, a founding lead pastor of Mill City Church, Minneapolis, MN; professor of ministry at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul, MN

Saturday, 1:45-3:00

Practical Keys to Effective Change

Leadership

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

Friday, 10:30 - Noon

Modern Slavery: Joining in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

LMDJ

Expose the heartbreaking world of human trafficking and learn practical ways women can help to combat it.

Meagan Gillan, director women ministries, ECC, Chicago, IL

Friday, 1:45-3:00

#MeToo

LMDJ

Bringing awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence and relating the various effects of sexual trauma and the hope of healing through Christ. We will also address how to walk alongside those who have been assaulted.

Elizabeth O. Pierre, assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling and counseling psychology, North Park University and North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL

Saturday, 1:45-3:00

A Light in the Darkness: Coping with Mental Illness

LMDJ

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, IL

Friday, 1:45-3:00

Real Talk About Intersectionality: Racial Reconciliation & Justice Among Women

LMDJ

For a such a time as this, let’s drop the facade and address how race and gender both impact our leadership, identities, and faith, as well as the personal and systemic ways we can be empowered to lead from that truth.

 Liz Mosbo VerHage, associate pastor, Quest Church, Seattle, WA

Friday, 10:30 - Noon

A Biblical Response to Immigration

LMDJ

Addressing past and current issues surrounding immigration. What should be our genuine biblical response?

Alexia Salvatierra, founder of Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork and co-author of Faith Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, 1:45-3:00

Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter

LMDJ

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, WA
Michelle Dodson, associate pastor, New Community Covenant Church, Chicago, IL

Friday, 10:30 - Noon

Silence in Community

Prayer

In this session we will practice silence in community as we learn together how to be still in silence, and then share in community what God has done in the quiet of our hearts.

Diana Shiflett, pastor of spiritual formation, Naperville Covenant Church, Naperville, IL

Friday, 1:45-3:00

Spiritual Practices in Community as Prayer

Prayer

Using Scripture to pray with one another, we will engage with the word of God together and see how God speaks to us and through us. Practices: dwell in the word, Bible art journaling,
imaginative prayer leading into Emmaus walk

Diana Shiflett, pastor of spiritual formation, Naperville Covenant Church, Naperville, IL

Saturday, 1:45-3:00

Spiritual Practices in Community in Your Context

Prayer

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 own context.

Diana Shiflett, pastor of spiritual formation, Naperville Covenant Church, Naperville, IL

Friday, 1:45-3:00

The Truth About Sex

Bonus Session

Discover how to create real intimacy in marriages as we learn God’s truth, uncover lies, seek healing, and find real answers about sex.

Ruth Buezis, founder and author of Awaken Love

Friday, 10:30 - Noon

Eating Together

Evangelism

God created us to need food, and he modeled how a simple meal can draw people to himself. Eating together can be personally transformative and missional as we see in the feeding of the 5,000 and Jesus’s example of eating with sinners. This experiential workshop will be a forum to empower women using a theological vision and practical routines to build missional patterns into daily life.

Kim Roberts, small group leader, Highrock Covenant Church, Arlington, MA
Evelyn Fan-Lozano, small group leader, Highrock Covenant Church, Arlington, MA

Friday, 1:45-3:00

Eating Together

Evangelism

God created us to need food, and he modeled how a simple meal can draw people to himself. Eating together can be personally transformative and missional as we see in the feeding of the 5,000 and Jesus’s example of eating with sinners. This experiential workshop will be a forum to empower women using a theological vision and practical routines to build missional patterns into daily life.

Kim Roberts, small group leader, Highrock Covenant Church, Arlington, MA
Evelyn Fan-Lozano, small group leader, Highrock Covenant Church, Arlington, MA

Saturday, 1:45-3:00

Share in Story: God’s and Mine

Evangelism

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 to who God is and who you are.

Adele Calhoun, author, spiritual director, certified Enneagram instructor, and co-pastor of spiritual formation, Highrock Covenant Church, Arlington, MA