Grace Abounds in the Deepest Water
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Workshop Descriptions

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Nov. 16 Preconference
Nov. 16 Presentations
Nov. 16 Workshops
Nov. 17 Workshops

Expanding the Bible in Your Church

What are the obstacles to expanding Bible study in your church? How can you create an environment where more people want to be engaged? We will look at both of...
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Anne Robertson

The Rising Wave of Secularism: Discipleship in a Secular Culture

This Pre-Intensive will cover both Part A & B (Part A also offered Thursday PM) The culture around us is changing faster and faster – it is not your imagination! Secularism is on...
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Jeff Campbell

Ripples Out: Radically Inclusive Invitation

Does your community proclaim the boundless love of God and powerful welcome of Jesus Christ? Of course it does! How does that proclamation move past the walls of your church...
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Emily McGinley

Unafraid

Could it be that too often fear is at the heart of our faith, and the root cause of so much brokenness in the church? Without always being fully conscious...
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Ben Corey

Painting the Elephant in the Room: Practitioners of World Religions Show us What They See.

Four sight-impaired people discover an elephant. Since they have never encountered an elephant before, they grope about, seeking a means of describing this new phenomenon. One grasps the trunk and...
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Rabbi Laura Abrasley
Tom Sullivan

Ripples In: Understanding Intersectionality for Radical Hospitality

When we claim God’s mandate of shalom (wholeness of life for all) it sounds like a beautiful and inspiring vision – and it is! But, it also takes a lot...
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Emily McGinley

Communicating Faith in the 21st Century

Communicating Faith in the 21st Century will demonstrate how to effectively communicate in today’s society and equip the faith community to share transforming stories.  This workshop focuses on going beyond...
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Craig Catlett

Space for Grace: Creativity in Worship Preparation

Being asked to provide “creative worship” can feel like being tossed in the deep end. This workshop will help you ask “why” before “how.” We will consider worship’s impact on...
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Karen Munson

Expanding the Bible in Your Church

What are the obstacles to expanding Bible study in your church? How can you create an environment where more people want to be engaged? We will look at both of...
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Anne Robertson

The Rising Wave of Secularism: Discipleship in a Secular Culture – Part A The Why, What & How of Making Disciples

(Can also be experienced as a stand-alone workshop) The culture around us is changing faster and faster – it is not your imagination! Secularism is on the rise, and for...
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Jeff Campbell

Messy Church

Messy Church

Creating & Connecting Groups: Riffle Effect

Can we create and develop programs and events not only for the congregation, but also for the local residents?  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church offers unique community programs to foster...
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Jaegil Lee

The Rising Wave of Secularism: Discipleship in a Secular Culture – Part B Creating an Intentional Discipleship Pathway

(Can also be experienced as a stand-alone workshop) In order to make disciples in a secular culture, we first have to be disciples in a secular culture. Learn how intentional...
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Jeff Campbell

Church Turnaround: What it really takes

The overwhelming majority of mainline churches in the United States are plateaued or in decline.  Some would say our best days are behind us.  And yet, scattered across the landscape...
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Steve Murray

Communicating Faith in the 21st Century

Communicating Faith in the 21st Century will demonstrate how to effectively communicate in today’s society and equip the faith community to share transforming stories.  This workshop focuses on going beyond...
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Craig Catlett

Spreading the Good Word through Video

According to research, visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text, and one minute of video is worth 1.8 million words!  Learn how to harness the power...
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Rochelle Rice

On the Edge: A practical workshop on maintaining Healthy Boundaries

We’ve heard about the importance of maintaining margins in our life. This hands-on workshop will introduce 8 elements of wellness and allow time for participants to consider the challenges that...
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Lawrence Jay