Equipping the Midwest for Our Unique Mission Field
Missional Preaching Adron Robinson 8 a.m.
God is a missional God and the church is called to join his mission. Learn to preach the missional nature of God in order to equip congregants to get off their seats and into the community to join God on his mission to reconcile the world unto himself.
Training Up and Transitioning Out Rick Duncan 8 a.m.
Many lead pastors do not plan for a thoughtful transition to the next generation and they unintentionally do harm to the church they’ve been sacrificially leading. In this highly interactive breakout session, you’ll discover spiritual and practical principles to develop your own unique succession plan.
Ministries That Drive a Generosity Overflow Todd McMichen 8 a.m.
Generous churches know the focus isn’t money, but engagement. Learn which ministries do and do not drive a generosity overflow.
Multiplying New Leaders Omar Segovia 8 a.m.
Learn how to train and mobilize in evangelism/disciple-making, discover new apprentices, and train the faithful for healthy church functions.
Strategic Planning in the Local Church Tim Lubinus 9:30 a.m.
Discover the philosophy and purpose of strategic planning in a local church, examine specific examples of how the planning process has helped churches, and introduce each of the key elements of a strategic planning process.
Leading Your Church Doug Munton 9:30 a.m.
Learn to focus on becoming a healthy Christian leader. Using stories, examples and some humor, it will show you what good church leaders do, who they are, and why this matters so deeply in this generation!
The Mandate for Cross-Cultural Missions Omar Segovia 9:30 a.m.
Learn about the Biblical mandate for cross-cultural missions, hurdles in cross-cultural work, and the biblical model of “outsider” to “insider” missions.
How to Reach the Next Generation of Hispanics Luis Felipe Sanchez 9:30 a.m.
Cómo Llegar a la Próxima Generación de Hispanos Luis Felipe Sanchez 11 a.m.
The Power of a Pastor’s Words Daniel Darling 11 a.m.
James 3 reminds us that the position of a pastor/teacher is weighted with responsibility before God. Learn what this says about the way we use words in the pulpit, in our public discourse, and in our relationships.
I think it May Be Time for This Church to Close Doug Morrow 11 a.m.
We see the trends all across the convention — many small churches are getting smaller, shifting into “hanging on” mode, and eventually closing. What if they could have an ongoing financial impact on the missions and ministries they designate with their remaining resources and witness a replanted, viable church at their location? There is a way.
Designing Transformational Training Charles Campbell 11 a.m.
Get an overview of the tools you can use to design effective training for the leaders in your church. The techniques and disciplines are designed to maximize the engagement and the application of transformational training rather than simply overwhelming your learners with knowledge. Focusing on transformation instead of just information produces much more effective results over the long-term.
Latest Trends and Best Practices That Are Unleashing Next Generation Giving Todd McMichen 11 a.m.
Over the past 15 years those giving to charity has been on a steep decline and it has been getting worse. The Baby Boomer generation is declining while Millennials are growing. Learn how to catch the next big generosity wave.
Leading Change Without Losing Your Head Scott Nichols 2:15 p.m.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). But, everything else changes! We long for the unity, momentum, and growth that healthy change brings. But how can we lead change, sometimes dramatic change, without blowing up the church or losing our jobs? Discuss the why, when, who, and how of healthy change in our local church.
Becoming Peacemakers in a World of Drama Casey Merrifield 2:15 p.m.
Nobody likes conflict, and yet we encounter it every day. The church’s fight for unity is on the line, and we need a gospel-centered approach to dealing with the drama in our everyday lives. Learn a different way to think about conflict and practical steps that help you honor God as you encounter it.
Practical Preaching Resources and Tips Bob Dickerson 2:15 p.m.
Draw from the speaker’s 38 years of preaching experience while focusing on the resources he is currently using. Hear various tips on how to plan for preaching while relying on the power and inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the process. Learn the DBBB principle: “Don’t Be Boring, Bob” because “…the word of God is living and effective…” (CSB Hebrews 4:12a).
Understanding & Reaching Millennials Dropping out of the Black Church Mark Croston 2:15 p.m.
The numbers of African American Millennials dropping out of church is on the rise. This session will talk about how to understand the dropouts and disciple this generation.
Leadership and the Starbucks Experience Mark Croston 3:45 p.m.
Learn about what Starbucks does that you can use to set your church apart and make people want to come back.
Bivocational Ministry, The Challenges and Rewards of a Tentmaking Leader Joe Wright 3:45 p.m.
66% of SBC churches have less than 75 people in attendance on the average Sunday. The majority of these churches can only afford to have a bivocational pastor. How do we engage, equip, and encourage these leaders who serve the majority of our churches as well as strengthen them?
Gary Mathes Leading Multiple Generations in the Church 3:45 p.m.
One of the greatest challenges facing church leaders today is how to effectively lead multiple generations to work together for a common vision. Many churches have 5 distinct generations who have different ways of thinking and varying values. Come understand generational differences and develop a strategy to find common ground, so that together we can accomplish the mission of the church.
Scott Nichols Getting it Right with Other Races 3:45 p.m.
“Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight . . . ” At least that is how the old song goes. The reality is much more complex. How can we model the gospel truth of racial reconciliation and unity in the body of Christ? Hear a story about building a multi-racial staff and congregation in the Chicago suburbs. Honest, funny, and practical.
Applying The Power of Peers: Apprenticing Under the Master Teacher Arlin and Laurie Sorenson 3:45 p.m.
Jesus changed the world through twelve regular men and his model for teaching and training is still valid today. He didn’t spend his time sitting in the synagogue but was in the marketplace. Peer groups are a powerful tool that can help the church follow in His footsteps in taking the gospel to the marketplace while building strong leaders of influence in communities.
Leading Through the 6 Change Reactions: Why Change Stalls and What You Can Do About It (for leaders, managers, and supervisors) Haydn Shaw Th 8 a.m.
When they announce changes, leaders tell their people that change is now a fact of life. But people respond to change in six ways. When leaders and managers ignore the 6 Change Reactions, they make change harder than it needs to be. But you and your leaders can create a change wave rather than struggle to push the change forward.
Strategic Planning in the Local Church Tim Lubinus Th 8 a.m.
Come learn the philosophy and purpose of strategic planning in a local church, examine specific examples of how the planning process has helped churches, then learn key elements of a strategic planning process. We’ll also include a “free sample” of a longer planning process.
Liderazgo Misional en la Iglesia local Jorge Melendez Th 8 a.m. Liderazgo Misional en la Iglesia local. El propósito de este taller es ayudar a los participantes a entender cuál es la misión de la Iglesia que se encuentra en Mateo 28:19-20, de hacer discípulos. El líder misional es aquel que se une a la misión de Dios de continuar su plan redentor para con la humanidad. Una iglesia que entrena a sus miembros con una mente misional reproducirá discípulos misionales que se multiplicarán en otros discípulos que estarán listos para servir dentro y fuera de la iglesia llevando el evangelio en palabras y acciones motivadas por el amor de Dios.
Casey Merrifield The 100X Leader: How to Become Someone Worth Following Th 8 a.m.
True leadership is more than a title or position. Learn how to expand your influence and to create a process for multiplying healthy leadership to those you lead.
Associational Mission Strategists, please contact your local Baptist Convention or Association for information about bringing a group to the summit.