breakout sessions #2

Smooth Stones

The power of intentional living

with Simeon Jones

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Breakout Description: 

Many of us go through life wondering if our lives matter, or if our efforts are making a difference. In this session we will examine how our thinking impacts our actions, and how living with intention and purpose can transform our own lives and the lives of those around us.

Navigating Life's CURVE-BALLS

 A Biblical Roadmap for Growing our Faith through Adversity

with Jennifer Loop

Breakout Description: 

When circumstances come at us from out of left field, it can be overwhelming. We are often unsure of how to handle the situation and what to do next. At times, we're tempted to take control but find that our best efforts fall short. In this discussion, we’ll look at navigating life’s curveballs from a Biblical perspective. We’ll tackle questions like, “What does the Bible have to say about adversity?”, and "How do I manage life's disappointments?"

Come join us as we discuss practical steps for growing our faith through times of adversity. You will be encouraged by learning about God’s roadmap for building perseverance and hope through tough times.   

 

Crafting Your Story

Sharing your faith effectively

with Jared Furze

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Breakout Description: 

What’s your story? Have you ever thought, 'I don’t have a story. I don’t know what I would share. My story isn’t important.'? These thoughts are common to many of us, and yet -- they are untrue. God has given you a story -- a story to share.

Christianity for Atheists, Agnostics, and Skeptics

.... and the People Who Love Them

with Brad Fulton

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Breakout Description:

Are you wondering how to most effectively minister to the many skeptics in our world? Join former atheist and current fool for Christ, Brad Fulton, as he shares his amazing story of how God transformed him from doubt to faith in the twinkling of an eye. Learn strategies that will help you reach those loved ones who want real answers to their challenging questions.

 

Finding Your Happy Place

The DISC Assessment

with Mariann Eitzman

Breakout Description:

Learn your DISC trait and find your “happy place” in your group or team. 

Whether it be your family, your church team, work team, or some other group of people that you belong to, we all do activities with others. Breakout participants will take the DISC assessment and discover their key personality trait. Mariann will explain how knowing one’s DISC trait can lead to the right placement, the “Happy Place”, within a group. This engaging breakout can also aid managers, volunteers, coaches, business owners, committee chairs, or anyone, in building an effective team. Attendees will learn about themselves and receive a toolkit for implementing the assessment in their own group/team.

The Leadership Crucible

with Stephen Campbell

 

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Breakout Description:

Everyone is a leader in some realm of their life, so what does it take to lead well in that area?  This session will examine the six core elements of great Kingdom leadership and how those elements are forged in the crucible of life.  We'll take a look at how we can strengthen and adapt all of them into our individual lives, whether we're a parent or a pastor, a business leader or a student.  No matter what your leadership realm may be, you'll be strengthened and encouraged by plunging into The Leadership Crucible!

 

Addiction 2 Adoption

New Life from a New Identity

with Dan Gregory

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Breakout Description: 

Drug addiction recovery will not be our focus.  Sin addiction recovery will be.  What is your battle?  Do you know someone in a battle (of any kind)?  We will explore how a new identity through God's adoption process not only brings us freedom from any bondage, but what He can then turn that freedom into.

Twenty-Something

5 Things you Need to Focus on in your 20’s

with Jeff Moors

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Breakout Description: 

Your 20’s is one of the most crucial decades of your life. It sets the foundation and pace for the rest of your adulthood. In this breakout we will discuss the top five areas to focus on and what to avoid in order to live a strong fulfilled life. If you are in your twenties or approaching them, you will definitely want to attend this session.

 

Evangelism for Introverts

with Mark Swanson

 

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Breakout Description:

Most evangelism classes and books are designed for extroverts by extroverts. God made you the way you are and He wants to use YOU to reach and transform others! Who better to reach introverts than a fellow introvert?
We’ll show you how to evangelize effectively without acting like someone you’re not.

World Tour

Encouraging stories of God on the move for the globally minded

with John Stumbo

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Breakout Description: 

The story of the advancement of the gospel is often marked by chapters of opposition, pain, and hardship. However, from the book of Acts to the most recent stories, the loving message of Christ spreads far and wide.

As president of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, John Stumbo has a unique vantage point of watching God at work in the world. He loves to tell stories and give the big picture of the advancement of the Gospel . . . often in spite of the most difficult forms of opposition

 

 

Ephesians

 An educated heart for today's issues

with Phil Vaughn

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Breakout Description:

Ephesians is about looking into the mirror of God’s goodness and intention for his people. In this seminar we will unpack what it means to be “in Christ.” The book moves us to address the most current issues of our day.