We have 5 pre-conference tracks for those who desire to dig deeper into specific areas.
The Pre-Conference tracks cost $20 and include dinner at the Hub so that you can have a meal and debrief with the other Pre-Conference attendees before the main conference begins. Dinner will be ready for you at 5:30pm at the Hub.
Most Pre-Conference sessions are 3 hours in length*. They are on Friday, September 21st from 2:00pm-5:00pm before the main conference begins.
*The only exception is the Calling Lab. The Calling Lab is an all day intensive that goes from 9-5pm.
Everything rises and falls on leadership. The church, the microchurch, the ministry, the business, the home, the classroom, the city, the nation. Every organism, over time, displays the characteristics of its leader. This is challenging for everyone involved in leadership. The good news? Leaders are not born, they are developed. This pre-conference session will be geared to help every leader assess their strengths, weaknesses, growth potential and receive tools on how to become the Christ centered leader He envisions.
Not all of us are evangelists, but we are all called to evangelize! If you are interested in honing your evangelistic skills, come learn from one of our pastors who has planted multiple churches and has personally won hundreds of people to the Lord. In this pre-conference, you will learn how to approach people, move into spiritual conversations, tactics and strategies for sharing the Gospel, and how to lead someone to the Lord. This is a very practical, hands on pre-conference that will help you in your walk and outreach immediately!
Andrea Levings & Maru Opabola
There are a lot of leaders and disciples that have a heart for the poor, the destitute, and the marginalized that are moved to action through compassion. The problem is that a lot of times, these good intentioned disciples actually do more harm than good to these people when they try to help them! In this pre-conference, you will learn how to be Biblically faithful to the call to serve but in ways that are holistic, best practices that will be a blessing and benefit for the long haul. If you have a heart for compassion ministry or want to learn how to create systemic change in our community, this is for you!!
Ruth Patz & Alicia Pfahler
Great leaders can only be great if they themselves are emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically healthy. The Lord does not just want leaders who can perform, but leaders who are healthy inside and out. During this pre-conference, you will learn what a healthy leader looks like and how to become one who leads out of the overflow of the Spirit, the overflow of your marriage or your singleness, and the overflow of a place of balance and peace. You will learn necessary skills, techniques, and assessments that will help you be a leader that finishes well because you are healthy along the way!
Where do you feel God is leading you? Gain insight and discernment about your calling by learning to listen in prayer, assess opportunities, and unpack your unique personality and gifts. All of us have come to points in our lives where we feel ready to serve and give but we just aren’t sure where to do it. Calling can be both an elusive and frustrating idea. Hearing God’s voice is the goal, but finding the time, listening to all the ways he is speaking and finally making sense of it all can be a daunting assignment. If you have never really sensed this kind of clarity in calling, or if you are sensing that your calling might be changing we have designed this pre-conference for you!