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Sharing Christ With Your LGBT Neighbor

Sharing Christ With Your LGBT Neighbor

July 11, 2019

The LGBT lifestyle is a segment of our population that isn’t going away. It represents people who are in great need of a Savior just like all of us. This breakout session will explore the LGBT culture as Meleah Allard shares her own story of her lifestyle as a lesbian, how the gospel brought her freedom and how God has called her back into this culture to minister the love of Jesus Christ. Participants will discover the unique characteristics of those who are part of the LGBT lifestyle, how the gospel can transform anyone who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and how Christians can minister both truth and love through the power of the gospel. Speakers: Meleah Allard & Steve Harris

Singles in Your Neighborhood- More Diverse Than You Think

Singles in Your Neighborhood- More Diverse Than You Think

May 29, 2019

Sadly, when churches say “single adult,” the immediate thought is “not married,” and a host of characteristics and reasons for a single status are given. Yet, single adult women are much more diverse than their marital status, and they aren’t all the same. However, many don’t feel welcome in a church or even that there is a place for them within the body of Christ. This panel discussion will focus on how to reach the growing demographic of “single women” without viewing them as anomalies. Panelists will include a recent college graduate, a working professional who has never been married, a pastor’s wife who works with single adults and a widow. Speakers: Ashley Allen, Molly Lydick, Mary Wallace Wilson, Tabatha Frost

How to Develop a Biblical Leadership Pipeline (Korean)

How to Develop a Biblical Leadership Pipeline (Korean)

April 25, 2019

One of the integral parts in ministry is leadership. In this session, we will discuss biblical leadership and how leadership can be developed and used in the context of Korean churches.

목회에 있어서 가장 중요한 부분 중의 하나가 리더쉽이다. 이 세션에서는 성경적 리더쉽과 한인 교회 상황에서 어떻게 리더쉽을 계발하고 활용할 것인지에 관한 구체적인 내용을 다루고자 한다.

Speaker: Sammy Joo

Operation Reach: Who Is My Neighbor?

Operation Reach: Who Is My Neighbor?

April 23, 2019

This breakout session will introduce a practical training opportunity to assist churches in identifying unreached and unengaged population clusters in our communities. Learn more about the people in our local communities who are and are not being engaged with the gospel. Discover where new works may be needed to ensure that all people in our state are being reached. Hear from a church planting consultant and an associational missionary about the effectiveness of an Operation Reach event. Speakers: Mark Gray, Ralph Garay, Eric Cook

Who Is My Neighbor? Understanding Pockets of Lostness

Who Is My Neighbor? Understanding Pockets of Lostness

April 18, 2019

North Carolina has 250 identified pockets of lostness. Think of a pocket of lostness as a gospel desert — a small geographic area with a large percentage of lost people. This session will show where pockets of lostness are located, explore why they exist and introduce the steps your church can take to eradicate lostness in North Carolina’s gospel deserts. Speaker: Cris Alley

Walking with Our Neighbors in Hard Times

Walking with Our Neighbors in Hard Times

April 11, 2019

Sometimes reaching our neighbors with the gospel is hard because life can be messy. How can we reach a woman with the gospel when her life seems to be falling apart and we have grown weary? This breakout session will focus on biblical and practical ideas for reaching our neighbors and finding encouragement from God’s Word for staying the course. Speaker: Meredith Snoddy

Using Sunday School and Small Groups to Impact Our Neighbors

Using Sunday School and Small Groups to Impact Our Neighbors

April 9, 2019

Is your Sunday School or small group stuck in a rinse and repeat mode? In this breakout session, we will look at both theoretical and practical steps to turn Sunday School and small groups from an inward focus to an outwardly focused missional mindset. Come learn how to bring unchurched neighbors into biblical community. Speakers: Rick Hughes & Jeff Holder

Understanding the Impact of Various Worldviews on Our neighbors

Understanding the Impact of Various Worldviews on Our neighbors

April 4, 2019

While everyone lives or works in a neighborhood, not everyone lives with their neighborhood. If Christians are going to minister in our neighborhoods, we must understand the impact of various worldviews on our neighborhoods and learn to love our neighbors with the truth as we minister to their needs. Understanding worldviews is an important aspect of successful discipleship. Speaker: Scott Thompson

The Soul Winner’s Pulpit

The Soul Winner’s Pulpit

April 2, 2019

Evangelistic preaching is a priority of our pulpit ministry, but personal witnessing often escapes us. The embers of your pulpit ministry will stay lit to the degree that you, as a pastor and church leader, continue on the hot trail of personal witnessing. Join us as we discuss practical ways to complement personal witnessing and pulpit evangelism. Speaker: Daniel Dickard

Multifamily Housing Part 1: Engaging Our Neighbors

Multifamily Housing Part 1: Engaging Our Neighbors

March 26, 2019

Hear the stories of several churches who are strategically and faithfully engaging their neighbors in multifamily housing communities, loving them well, sharing the gospel relationally, making disciples and starting gospel communities. Speakers: K.O. Grissett, Joe Maye, Brian Norris

Cutting Through the Slew

Cutting Through the Slew

March 21, 2019

Attendees will learn and discuss what the apostle Paul calls the “elementary principles of the world.” We will seek to understand how this phrase describes basic human motivation, discern its relevance for disciple-making and learn how to apply the gospel to what we discover. Speaker: Josh Reed

Loving Our Neighbors Who Struggle with Addiction

Loving Our Neighbors Who Struggle with Addiction

March 19, 2019

North Carolina has a segment of its population that few pastors and churches are equipped to engage with the gospel, and this population is growing at an alarming rate — individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. This breakout session will provide participants with a greater understanding of this growing segment of our population, a system to respond to addicts and their families that reach out to your church for help, as well as other resources to help you assist those struggling with addiction. Speaker: Matthias “Matty” Ponce-de-Leon

Loving Our Neighbor in the Context of Discipleship

Loving Our Neighbor in the Context of Discipleship

March 14, 2019

During this session, we will discuss how to love our neighbors in the context of discipleship by addressing the biblical texts of Luke 10:25- 37, John 15:7-10 and 1 John 2:1-6. We will answer three questions: Who is my neighbor? What does loving and discipling my neighbor mean? And how do I disciple them? Speaker: Josh Malek

The Generation Next Door: Connecting With Generation Z

The Generation Next Door: Connecting With Generation Z

March 12, 2019

Generation Z — the generation born after 1995 — outnumber baby boomers and millennials and make up 25 percent of the population today. As adolescents, their power may be limited, but their habits will become increasingly important. Habits set in this generation’s teenage years will influence their lives forever. They are the first generation to grow up in the digital age. They have short attention spans. Visuals matter. Meeting them where they are matters. What is your church doing to reach Gen Z? Speaker: Merrie Johnson

How to Reach International Students

How to Reach International Students

March 7, 2019

For the second year in a row, more than 1 million international students have chosen to study in the United States. Many of these students enrolled in our colleges come from countries that are hostile to Christians, and many have never heard the gospel. Yet, many churches do not think of international students when they think of missions. This breakout session will help you and your church learn practical steps in understanding international students and sharing the gospel with love, friendship and cultural awareness. Speakers: Tom Knight & Vana Conner

How to Partner with Ethnic Churches to Reach Ethnic Communities

How to Partner with Ethnic Churches to Reach Ethnic Communities

March 5, 2019

God has brought the nations to North Carolina, and it is imperative for us to reach and make disciples among the nations. God has provided strategic partners to reach the nations — ethnic churches. This session will provide practical ways to work with ethnic churches to reach ethnic communities for Christ. Speaker: Sammy Joo

How to Connect with Neighbors Different From You

How to Connect with Neighbors Different From You

February 28, 2019

Often we ask people to connect with Jesus, and we haven’t even connected with them. Experience a highly participatory, active and fun session to learn the first step of connecting with your neighbor to build a loving relationship. Also, learn how you can be trained to teach “The Six Stages of Cultural Mastery” to leaders in your church. Speakers: Neal Eller & Ken Tan

How Can We Be Great Commission Neighbors

How Can We Be Great Commission Neighbors

February 26, 2019

We all have neighbors, both as individuals and as churches. But how do we begin to engage these neighbors for the sake of the kingdom? How can you help create urgency in your congregation to reach your community? Join us as we consider these questions and ask God to help us see our own communities as a mission field. We will discuss pathways to entry, church programming and prioritization, faithfulness and perseverance, and other practical tips as we approach this subject with both urgency and humility knowing that the Lord of the harvest is good, and His kingdom is unshakeable. Speakers: Andrew Ivester & Melissa Childers

Impacting the Diversity in Lost Pockets

Impacting the Diversity in Lost Pockets

February 21, 2019

Within North Carolina’s pockets of lostness, there is a wide diversity of hard-to-reach population segments. In this session, we will discuss and share real-life examples of how we are working together with associations and churches to identify and build strategies to engage those population segments. Speaker: Russ Reaves

Equipping Families to Be Missional in Their Neighborhoods

Equipping Families to Be Missional in Their Neighborhoods

February 19, 2019

Most likely, the community around your church is growing, but attendance on Sunday morning is not. Could it be the families of your church do not see their neighborhoods as a mission field? Do they understand why their neighborhoods are their mission field? Come learn about a missional family action plan to help equip families to be missionaries where they live. You will walk away from this session with several great resources and the confidence you need to put this plan into action. Speakers: Eric Simmons & Mark Smith

Loving Our Unchurched Neighbor in Rural NC

Loving Our Unchurched Neighbor in Rural NC

February 14, 2019

Is it possible that many churches have plateaued or are declining because we have forgotten the art of neighboring? We are aware of urban churches that are multiplying, but what can rural churches do to reach their neighbors? Learn from a rural North Carolina pastor who will share simple, yet intentional, ways to reach neighbors in the natural daily rhythms of life. Speaker: Jonathon Blaylock

#ChurchToo- Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

#ChurchToo- Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

February 12, 2019

Reports of workplace sexual harassment abound with no end in sight. No workplace is immune from this problem, including the church and related Christian ministries. These events damage lives, ruin reputations, hurt morale and lead to costly legal actions. However, the church is uniquely called to demonstrate leadership, show compassion, practice humility and provide accountability in addressing this painful issue. This workshop will review practical steps that a ministry can take to prevent and address harassing behaviors before the damage is done. Speaker: Darrin Coon

A Conversation With Russell Moore

A Conversation With Russell Moore

February 7, 2019

Join us for a discussion with Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, about contemporary issues in loving our neighbors. The session will be moderated by Matt Capps, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Apex, N.C. Speakers: Matt Capps & Russell Moore

Basic Tools for Gospel Conversation

Basic Tools for Gospel Conversation

February 5, 2019

Learn and practice two basic tools for conversational evangelism. We will also discuss transitions into sharing the gospel, as well as calling people to decision. Speaker: Josh Reed

Contextual Awareness in Discipleship

Contextual Awareness in Discipleship

January 31, 2019

When shepherding young believers from different races and cultures, it is important to ask the question, "How can I lead this person to become more like Christ without causing them to jettison their culture?" Come learn how to pass along the “faith once for all delivered to the saints” to those who are called to walk in faithfulness in different cultures. Speaker: Walter Strickland

Church Revitalization for the Sake of Our Neighbors

Church Revitalization for the Sake of Our Neighbors

January 29, 2019

Is your church impacting lostness in the surrounding community? Impacting lostness with the gospel of Jesus Christ is at the heart of church revitalization. This breakout session will introduce you to a process and resources available to North Carolina churches that desire to return to their mission of impacting lostness by making disciples. Speaker: Sandy Marks