how to tell a story that people will remember

People always remember a great story. In this breakout, we'll share a practical system for using videos to tell memorable stories that inspire people toward meaningful action.

new ways to engage families outside of sunday morning

We believe we have the greatest potential to influence kids when we engage their parents. Our message may be as impactful as ever, but the way families connect with us is changing. In this breakout, we’ll talk about community-focused events, tools we give parents, and changes we’re making to how we communicate with families.

parent strategy for students

All too often, student pastors underestimate the value of partnering with parents to achieve goals with students. We sure did! In this breakout, we’ll discuss what we’ve learned through our successes and failures and how we’ve benefitted from developing a strong student/parent strategy.

the principles of hiring and firing

The secret to building a strong staff team is hiring great people. But what if you hired the wrong person, the person you hired changes, or the role changes? And in order for you to maintain the integrity of your team, you need to make a staffing change. In this breakout, we’ll discuss the practical steps for building and maintaining a great staff team.

three things every guest wishes you knew

What if you could create an experience that guests really want but might never express? You can! With hospitality as the backdrop, we’ll explore a few practical tips and tricks that can inspire you and your team to set the stage for guests to come back again and again.

turning down the noise

There's more noise in ministry than ever before. However, you don't have to be a victim to it. Healthy leaders learn to turn down the noise low enough and long enough to be ruthlessly curious of what's going on inside of themselves and their teams. This breakout is designed to help you grow as a leader for the sake of those whom you lead.

unwritten rules of your staff culture

Every church has a culture, and as Peter Drucker said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This means you can ignore it or leverage it. Either way, it will be present and its presence will affect your success. Luckily, there is a way to define it, refine it, and leverage it. In this breakout, we’ll discuss how culture affects our churches and how we can affect our culture.

What we can promise in a group . . . Really!

What we think community should be and what we actually experience in a group doesn’t always match up. In this breakout, we’ll help you create alignment between your vision and reality, which will enable you to communicate clearer and more realistic expectations for leaders and group members.

Q&A Options

  • Community Partners We Serve (Intersect)

  • Experimenting with Millennials

  • High School (InsideOut)

  • Music

  • Starting Point

  • Women in Ministry