how to tell a story that people will remember

People remember great stories. In this breakout, we'll share a practical system for telling stories through programming. Join us for an in-­depth discussion on how to tell stories that inspire people toward meaningful action and connect them to your brand.

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 ways families connect with us are 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 the person you hired changes, the role changes, or you realize you hired the wrong person? In order to maintain the integrity of your team, you may need to make a staffing change. In this breakout, we’ll discuss some 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 request? You can! With hospitality as the backdrop, we’ll explore practical tips 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, but you don't have to fall victim to it. Healthy leaders learn to turn down the noise low enough and long enough to be ruthlessly curious about 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 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 is affecting 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 don’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)

  • Engaging Millennials

  • High School (InsideOut)

  • Music

  • Starting Point

  • Women in Ministry