This breakout session will offer practical and hands-on ways to equip women to engage other women in gospel conversations that are natural for casual encounters or lengthy conversations. Whether it is a family member or someone you meet in the store, learn ways to use everyday encounters to share nuggets of the gospel.
Any size church can become a “sending church.” Churches that partner with new churches are positively impacted by increases in attendance, tithes and offerings, and mission giving. Becoming a sending church is one of the most effective ways to impact lostness through disciple-making. This session will discuss steps to partnering with a new church to positively impact both the sending church and the new church in ways that many are won to Christ.
This session will explore ways pastors can receive helpful feedback on their sermons so they can grow in their preaching. Specific subjects will include: how to be intentional in getting feedback, putting together sermon evaluation teams, finding and equipping objective people, and using helpful tools.
Examine biblical and practical wisdom on how God is calling His people across North Carolina to return to Him in brokenness, holiness and mission as pastors and prayer leaders share stories of God’s transforming work in churches and communities through “one-accord” prayer.
Discover a comprehensive approach to understanding and alleviating poverty as part of a disciple-making strategy.
Anxiety and depression are the “common cold” of emotional experience for people. There are many questions about how to provide the most effective pastoral care for your members who experience various levels of life disruption from these difficult emotions. In this breakout, we’ll give you an overview of basic pastoral care for anxiety and depression and provide resources that your members can use to create an effective community of care for one another.
Nearly 95 percent of the people who live in luxury apartments, gated communities, government housing communities, trailer parks and other multi-housing communities are unchurched. While there is no “one-size-fits-all” model for disciple-making among the different multi-housing communities in our state, there are proven principles that can be used as your church seeks to begin a multi-housing ministry. During this breakout, you will learn those principles.
Millennial parents engage with life and the church in unique ways. Come and receive insights into this generation that will help you and other church leaders engage in ministry with millennial parents in the local church.
Many churches operate on a “come and see” model rather than with a “go and serve” mindset. What if we could empower every family in the congregation to use their sphere of influence to reach their friends and neighbors for Christ? Come learn more about missional communities and how they can be used to impact and reach your neighborhood.
Sometimes in our Bible study groups, we get so busy doing good things that we abandon the best thing — love for Jesus. Discover practical principles on returning to your first love.
There is a lot of talk about the methods and the tools for making disciples, and that is a good thing. Yet, with all of the training and equipping, there is still a hesitancy to engage in sharing the gospel and making disciples. Have sincere, but misplaced, motives caused this reluctance? We explore a practical way to help motivate disciples to make disciples by seeing how the Great Commandment fuels everything in the life of a disciple.
Come learn how to strategically equip and encourage the parents and grandparents of your congregation to be disciple-makers of their homes. How can we integrate the Faith at Home disciple-making culture into preaching, Sunday School/small group, adult, senior adult, youth and children’s ministries? Have a renewed confidence and be better prepared to live out Deuteronomy 6:7 and Ephesians 4:12 in your church.
There has been much discussion and debate on the issue of immigration, but what does the Bible say? Come and explore practical applications to immigration services and ministries from a biblical point of view. This session is presented in Spanish.