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Schedule

Tuesday, June 18

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 – 10:00 AM

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Worship Service

Break

Worship Center

10:00 – 10:30 AM

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

First Time Attender Reception

Women’s Hospitality Suite

Family Room

Family Room

10:30 AM – noon

Deeper Learning Track 1 (Click on title below to view description)

1. Leadership - Lead Like a Shepherd: The Heart and Best Practices of Biblical Leadership with Larry Osborne
The primary biblical metaphor for leadership (no matter what the size of the group or ministry we are leading) is that of a “shepherd.” In this track we will take a deep dive into the heart and best practices of biblical leadership. Whether you are a vocational pastor or a volunteer leader, these principles are universal and transferable to all who take on the mantle of spiritual leadership.

Worship Center

2. Women of the Word - Hearing, Doing, and Sharing Old Testament Narrative: Practice in Exposition with Mary Willson
Do you want to make progress in studying, applying, and communicating God’s Word, and in equipping others to do the same? In these interactive sessions, we’ll aim to grow as Word-filled women – women who hear, do, and share God’s Word, for the glory of Christ Jesus – and as those whom God graciously uses to multiply and mobilize Word-filled women in our local churches. We’ll focus on Old Testament narrative, specifically working with the book of Ruth.

Multipurpose Room

3. Bible & Theology - Hearers and Doers: A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine with Kevin Vanhoozer
Our culture’s obsession with health, wellness, and physical fitness stands in stark contrast to the current neglect of the spiritual fitness of the body of Christ. This learning track looks at ways to make disciples who are fit for the purpose of living out their citizenship of the gospel. Special focus will be given to the “diet” of doctrine, the scriptural imagination, and the role of the pastor as a fitness trainer who leads congregational core exercises.

The HUB

4. Culture - Christian Engagement in our MedTech Age with Paige Comstock Cunningham and Michael Sleasman

New blockbuster drugs, gene therapies, three-parent embryos, surrogacy. We live in a world of ever increasing medical and technological sophistication with all its benefits and pitfalls. How are we to live wisely and faithfully in such times? This track will explore foundational biblical and theological concepts, pastoral competencies, and practical applications for Christian engagement in our MedTech age. Special emphasis will be given to contemporary issues in infertility and assisted reproduction, and contemporary issues in technology use among other topics.

S102

5. Disciplemaking - Disciplemaking: Making the shift from teaching to training...that multiplies with Shane Stacey and Ryan MacDiarmid
We’ve all heard that healthy things multiply. If you’re not seeing disciples multiply, the problem may not be health but rather a missing ingredient needed for multiplication. We’ll share a few diagnostic tools that will help you access your context then explore five simple questions that help to shift thinking from teaching paradigms to training paradigms. Leave this breakout with the first steps towards building a disciple-making culture unique to your church context.

The Underground

10:30 – 11:30 AM

FCMM Workshops

  • Long Term Care Insurance: What to Consider

M103

  • What the Pastor’s Spouse Needs to Know About Benefits

M101

12:00 – 1:30 PM

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

Statement of Faith Q&A

Outdoor Tent

Worship Center

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Deeper Learning Track 2 (Click on title below to view description)

1. Leadership - Lead Like a Shepherd: The Heart and Best Practices of Biblical Leadership with Larry Osborne
The primary biblical metaphor for leadership (no matter what the size of the group or ministry we are leading) is that of a “shepherd.” In this track we will take a deep dive into the heart and best practices of biblical leadership. Whether you are a vocational pastor or a volunteer leader, these principles are universal and transferable to all who take on the mantle of spiritual leadership.

Worship Center

2. Women of the Word - Hearing, Doing, and Sharing Old Testament Narrative: Practice in Exposition with Mary Willson
Do you want to make progress in studying, applying, and communicating God’s Word, and in equipping others to do the same? In these interactive sessions, we’ll aim to grow as Word-filled women – women who hear, do, and share God’s Word, for the glory of Christ Jesus – and as those whom God graciously uses to multiply and mobilize Word-filled women in our local churches. We’ll focus on Old Testament narrative, specifically working with the book of Ruth.

Multipurpose Room

3. Bible & Theology - Hearers and Doers: A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine with Kevin Vanhoozer
Our culture’s obsession with health, wellness, and physical fitness stands in stark contrast to the current neglect of the spiritual fitness of the body of Christ. This learning track looks at ways to make disciples who are fit for the purpose of living out their citizenship of the gospel. Special focus will be given to the “diet” of doctrine, the scriptural imagination, and the role of the pastor as a fitness trainer who leads congregational core exercises.

The HUB

4. Culture - Christian Engagement in our MedTech Age with Paige Comstock Cunningham and Michael Sleasman

New blockbuster drugs, gene therapies, three-parent embryos, surrogacy. We live in a world of ever increasing medical and technological sophistication with all its benefits and pitfalls. How are we to live wisely and faithfully in such times? This track will explore foundational biblical and theological concepts, pastoral competencies, and practical applications for Christian engagement in our MedTech age. Special emphasis will be given to contemporary issues in infertility and assisted reproduction, and contemporary issues in technology use among other topics.

S102

5. Disciplemaking - Disciplemaking: Making the shift from teaching to training...that multiplies with Shane Stacey and Ryan MacDiarmid
We’ve all heard that healthy things multiply. If you’re not seeing disciples multiply, the problem may not be health but rather a missing ingredient needed for multiplication. We’ll share a few diagnostic tools that will help you access your context then explore five simple questions that help to shift thinking from teaching paradigms to training paradigms. Leave this breakout with the first steps towards building a disciple-making culture unique to your church context.

The Underground

1:30 – 2:30 PM

FCMM Workshops

  • FCMM Payroll Service and Benefits Made Easy

M101

  • Overview of the Retirement Plan for Churches

M103

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Break

EFCA West Reception

Multipurpose Room

3:30 – 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Worship Service

Evening free

Worship Center

5:00 PM

Trinity Alumni and Friends Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Worship Service

@ Worship Center

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Break

10:00 – 10:30 AM

First Time Attender Reception

@ Family Room

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Women’s Hospitality Suite

@ Family Room

10:30 AM – noon

Deeper Learning Track 1
(Click on title to view description and location.)

1. Leadership - Lead Like a Shepherd: The Heart and Best Practices of Biblical Leadership with Larry Osborne
@ Worship Center

The primary biblical metaphor for leadership (no matter what the size of the group or ministry we are leading) is that of a “shepherd.” In this track we will take a deep dive into the heart and best practices of biblical leadership. Whether you are a vocational pastor or a volunteer leader, these principles are universal and transferable to all who take on the mantle of spiritual leadership.

2. Women of the Word - Hearing, Doing, and Sharing Old Testament Narrative: Practice in Exposition with Mary Willson
@ Multipurpose Room

Do you want to make progress in studying, applying, and communicating God’s Word, and in equipping others to do the same? In these interactive sessions, we’ll aim to grow as Word-filled women – women who hear, do, and share God’s Word, for the glory of Christ Jesus – and as those whom God graciously uses to multiply and mobilize Word-filled women in our local churches. We’ll focus on Old Testament narrative, specifically working with the book of Ruth.

3. Bible & Theology - Hearers and Doers: A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine with Kevin Vanhoozer
@ The HUB

Our culture’s obsession with health, wellness, and physical fitness stands in stark contrast to the current neglect of the spiritual fitness of the body of Christ. This learning track looks at ways to make disciples who are fit for the purpose of living out their citizenship of the gospel. Special focus will be given to the “diet” of doctrine, the scriptural imagination, and the role of the pastor as a fitness trainer who leads congregational core exercises.

4. Culture - Christian Engagement in our MedTech Age with Paige Comstock Cunningham and Michael Sleasman
@ S102

New blockbuster drugs, gene therapies, three-parent embryos, surrogacy. We live in a world of ever increasing medical and technological sophistication with all its benefits and pitfalls. How are we to live wisely and faithfully in such times? This track will explore foundational biblical and theological concepts, pastoral competencies, and practical applications for Christian engagement in our MedTech age. Special emphasis will be given to contemporary issues in infertility and assisted reproduction, and contemporary issues in technology use among other topics.

5. Disciplemaking - Disciplemaking: Making the shift from teaching to training...that multiplies with Shane Stacey and Ryan MacDiarmid
@ The Underground

We’ve all heard that healthy things multiply. If you’re not seeing disciples multiply, the problem may not be health but rather a missing ingredient needed for multiplication. We’ll share a few diagnostic tools that will help you access your context then explore five simple questions that help to shift thinking from teaching paradigms to training paradigms. Leave this breakout with the first steps towards building a disciple-making culture unique to your church context.

10:30 – 11:30 AM

FCMM Workshops:

– Long Term Care Insurance: What to Consider @ M103
– What the Pastor’s Spouse Needs to Know About Benefits @ M103

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

@ Outdoor Tent

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Statement of Faith Q&A

@ Worship Center

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Deeper Learning Track 2
(Click on title to view description and location.)

1. Leadership - Lead Like a Shepherd: The Heart and Best Practices of Biblical Leadership with Larry Osborne
@ Worship Center

The primary biblical metaphor for leadership (no matter what the size of the group or ministry we are leading) is that of a “shepherd.” In this track we will take a deep dive into the heart and best practices of biblical leadership. Whether you are a vocational pastor or a volunteer leader, these principles are universal and transferable to all who take on the mantle of spiritual leadership.

2. Women of the Word - Hearing, Doing, and Sharing Old Testament Narrative: Practice in Exposition with Mary Willson
@ Multipurpose Room

Do you want to make progress in studying, applying, and communicating God’s Word, and in equipping others to do the same? In these interactive sessions, we’ll aim to grow as Word-filled women – women who hear, do, and share God’s Word, for the glory of Christ Jesus – and as those whom God graciously uses to multiply and mobilize Word-filled women in our local churches. We’ll focus on Old Testament narrative, specifically working with the book of Ruth.

3. Bible & Theology - Hearers and Doers: A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine with Kevin Vanhoozer
@ The HUB

Our culture’s obsession with health, wellness, and physical fitness stands in stark contrast to the current neglect of the spiritual fitness of the body of Christ. This learning track looks at ways to make disciples who are fit for the purpose of living out their citizenship of the gospel. Special focus will be given to the “diet” of doctrine, the scriptural imagination, and the role of the pastor as a fitness trainer who leads congregational core exercises.

4. Culture - Christian Engagement in our MedTech Age with Paige Comstock Cunningham and Michael Sleasman
@ S102

New blockbuster drugs, gene therapies, three-parent embryos, surrogacy. We live in a world of ever increasing medical and technological sophistication with all its benefits and pitfalls. How are we to live wisely and faithfully in such times? This track will explore foundational biblical and theological concepts, pastoral competencies, and practical applications for Christian engagement in our MedTech age. Special emphasis will be given to contemporary issues in infertility and assisted reproduction, and contemporary issues in technology use among other topics.

5. Disciplemaking - Disciplemaking: Making the shift from teaching to training...that multiplies with Shane Stacey and Ryan MacDiarmid
@ The Underground

We’ve all heard that healthy things multiply. If you’re not seeing disciples multiply, the problem may not be health but rather a missing ingredient needed for multiplication. We’ll share a few diagnostic tools that will help you access your context then explore five simple questions that help to shift thinking from teaching paradigms to training paradigms. Leave this breakout with the first steps towards building a disciple-making culture unique to your church context.

1:30 – 2:30 PM

FCMM Workshops:

– FCMM Payroll Service and Benefits Made Easy @ M101
– Overview of the FCMM Retirement Plan for Churches @ M101

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Break

3:00 – 3:30 PM

EFCA West Reception

@ Multipurpose Room

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Worship Service

@ Worship Center

5:00 PM

Evening free

5:00 PM

Trinity Alumni and Friends Dinner

@ Boback’s Signature Events

Wednesday, June 19

7:30 – 9:00 AM

9:00 – 10:00 AM

10:00 – 10:30 AM

ReachGlobal staff breakfast

Worship Service

Break

Note: Credentialing of voting delegates will end/close at 10:30 AM.

Multipurpose Room

Worship Center

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Women’s Hospitality Suite

Family Room

10:30 AM – noon

Deeper Learning Track 3 (Click on title below to view description)

1. Leadership - Lead Like a Shepherd: The Heart and Best Practices of Biblical Leadership with Larry Osborne
The primary biblical metaphor for leadership (no matter what the size of the group or ministry we are leading) is that of a “shepherd.” In this track we will take a deep dive into the heart and best practices of biblical leadership. Whether you are a vocational pastor or a volunteer leader, these principles are universal and transferable to all who take on the mantle of spiritual leadership.

Worship Center

2. Women of the Word - Hearing, Doing, and Sharing Old Testament Narrative: Practice in Exposition with Mary Willson
Do you want to make progress in studying, applying, and communicating God’s Word, and in equipping others to do the same? In these interactive sessions, we’ll aim to grow as Word-filled women – women who hear, do, and share God’s Word, for the glory of Christ Jesus – and as those whom God graciously uses to multiply and mobilize Word-filled women in our local churches. We’ll focus on Old Testament narrative, specifically working with the book of Ruth.

Multipurpose Room

3. Bible & Theology - Hearers and Doers: A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine with Kevin Vanhoozer
Our culture’s obsession with health, wellness, and physical fitness stands in stark contrast to the current neglect of the spiritual fitness of the body of Christ. This learning track looks at ways to make disciples who are fit for the purpose of living out their citizenship of the gospel. Special focus will be given to the “diet” of doctrine, the scriptural imagination, and the role of the pastor as a fitness trainer who leads congregational core exercises.

The HUB

4. Culture - Christian Engagement in our MedTech Age with Paige Comstock Cunningham and Michael Sleasman

New blockbuster drugs, gene therapies, three-parent embryos, surrogacy. We live in a world of ever increasing medical and technological sophistication with all its benefits and pitfalls. How are we to live wisely and faithfully in such times? This track will explore foundational biblical and theological concepts, pastoral competencies, and practical applications for Christian engagement in our MedTech age. Special emphasis will be given to contemporary issues in infertility and assisted reproduction, and contemporary issues in technology use among other topics.

S102

5. Disciplemaking - Disciplemaking: Making the shift from teaching to training...that multiplies with Shane Stacey and Ryan MacDiarmid
We’ve all heard that healthy things multiply. If you’re not seeing disciples multiply, the problem may not be health but rather a missing ingredient needed for multiplication. We’ll share a few diagnostic tools that will help you access your context then explore five simple questions that help to shift thinking from teaching paradigms to training paradigms. Leave this breakout with the first steps towards building a disciple-making culture unique to your church context.

The Underground

10:30 – 11:30 AM

FCMM Workshops

  • Investing and Planning in the Middle Years

M103

  • What the Pastor’s Spouse Needs to Know About Benefits

M101

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

Dallas Seminary Lunch

EFCA Helps Event

Outdoor Tent

S102

S101

1:30 – 4:00 PM

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Worship Center

4:30 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Celebration Service

Conference dinner

All People Hispanic Celebration (English translation provided)

Noche Latina All People

Worship Center

Outdoor Tent

Worship Center

7:30 – 9:00 AM

ReachGlobal staff breakfast

@ Multipurpose Room

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Worship Service

@ Worship Center

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Break

Note: Credentialing of voting delegates will end/close at 10:30 AM.

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Women’s Hospitality Suite

@ Family Room

10:30 AM – noon

Deeper Learning Track 3
(Click on title to view description and location.)

1. Leadership - Lead Like a Shepherd: The Heart and Best Practices of Biblical Leadership with Larry Osborne
@ Worship Center

The primary biblical metaphor for leadership (no matter what the size of the group or ministry we are leading) is that of a “shepherd.” In this track we will take a deep dive into the heart and best practices of biblical leadership. Whether you are a vocational pastor or a volunteer leader, these principles are universal and transferable to all who take on the mantle of spiritual leadership.

2. Women of the Word - Hearing, Doing, and Sharing Old Testament Narrative: Practice in Exposition with Mary Willson
@ Multipurpose Room

Do you want to make progress in studying, applying, and communicating God’s Word, and in equipping others to do the same? In these interactive sessions, we’ll aim to grow as Word-filled women – women who hear, do, and share God’s Word, for the glory of Christ Jesus – and as those whom God graciously uses to multiply and mobilize Word-filled women in our local churches. We’ll focus on Old Testament narrative, specifically working with the book of Ruth.

3. Bible & Theology - Hearers and Doers: A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine with Kevin Vanhoozer
@ The HUB

Our culture’s obsession with health, wellness, and physical fitness stands in stark contrast to the current neglect of the spiritual fitness of the body of Christ. This learning track looks at ways to make disciples who are fit for the purpose of living out their citizenship of the gospel. Special focus will be given to the “diet” of doctrine, the scriptural imagination, and the role of the pastor as a fitness trainer who leads congregational core exercises.

4. Culture - Christian Engagement in our MedTech Age with Paige Comstock Cunningham and Michael Sleasman
@ S102

New blockbuster drugs, gene therapies, three-parent embryos, surrogacy. We live in a world of ever increasing medical and technological sophistication with all its benefits and pitfalls. How are we to live wisely and faithfully in such times? This track will explore foundational biblical and theological concepts, pastoral competencies, and practical applications for Christian engagement in our MedTech age. Special emphasis will be given to contemporary issues in infertility and assisted reproduction, and contemporary issues in technology use among other topics.

5. Disciplemaking - Disciplemaking: Making the shift from teaching to training...that multiplies with Shane Stacey and Ryan MacDiarmid
@ The Underground

We’ve all heard that healthy things multiply. If you’re not seeing disciples multiply, the problem may not be health but rather a missing ingredient needed for multiplication. We’ll share a few diagnostic tools that will help you access your context then explore five simple questions that help to shift thinking from teaching paradigms to training paradigms. Leave this breakout with the first steps towards building a disciple-making culture unique to your church context.

10:30 – 11:30 AM

FCMM Workshops:

– Investing and Planning in the Middle Years @ M103
– What the Pastor’s Spouse Needs to Know About Benefits @ M101

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

@ Outdoor Tent

Dallas Seminary Lunch

@ S102

EFCA Helps Event

@ S101

1:30 – 4:00 PM

Business Session

@ Worship Center

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Break

4:30 PM

Celebration Service

@ Worship Center

6:00 PM

Conference dinner

@ Outdoor Tent

7:00 PM

Hispanic Celebration (English translation provided)

Noche Latina All People

@ Worship Center

 

Thursday, June 20

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Learning Labs Session 1 (Click on title below to view description)

1. EFCA History, Theology and Polity with David Gustafson

Are you seeking a greater understanding of the EFCA? Join us whether you are new to the EFCA, if you are interested in learning more about the EFCA, or if you are in a qualifying ministry and seek a ministry credential as you serve a Free Church. This learning lab explores the history and theological distinctives of the Free Church movement and the EFCA. For those in a qualifying ministry who are seeking a ministerial credential, attendance of the sessions, along with assigned readings and writing a theological paper, serve toward meeting requirements for licensing in the EFCA.

M102

2. Open and Expectant: How to Experience More of the Holy Spirit in your Church…Without Being Weird with Alan Kraft and Jeff Foote
From a Biblical perspective, experiencing the Holy Spirit is an expected reality. As church leaders, we long for our churches to be vibrant expressions of the presence of the Spirit. However, due to many abuses in the past, we often find ourselves approaching this area more with caution than expectation. In this learning lab, we will be sharing practical ideas about how to gently and Biblically lead our churches (and ourselves) into a deeper experience of the Spirit.

EC5

3. Justice Initiatives with Amy Richey and Kathy Austvold
Every news cast has coverage of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and vulnerable people groups. We (the Church) have been talking about this for some time now. What have we learned? What progress are we making? Our hope is in Jesus. How do we convey that hope to a broken world? Join us on Thursday as we learn together, exploring prayer, partnerships, resources and more. This session will equip you with tangible ideas of how your church can be involved.

EC7

4. Multisiting! with Darrell Cloud

Some congregations are tackling the challenges facing the church through meeting in multiple locations. Whether you currently have more than one location or not, we would love to explore some of the dynamics for starting and sustaining new campuses for your church. Note: Pre-registration is required. Please visit the conference information desk if you are interested in attending.

Offsite

5. Is my Global Mission Strategy Working? with Anna Bellum, Nate Glaze, Tammy Medders and Don Long
The value of this lab will be the interactions with peers in missions. Everyone will have a room full of “free” consultants. Our prayer is that God would use this Kingdom collaboration to bring gospel transformation to our world.

IS1

6. Succession Preparation: Your legacy of leaving well with Bob Rowley, Cal Swan and Bob Osborne
How you can prepare yourself and your church for a successful future. This lab is designed to help you and your church prepare well for that time in the distant, or not so distant, future.

S101

7. Strategic Transition of a Growing Church with Chris Dolson and Michael Wilkes
Do elder board meetings feel frustrating? Have you ever left a board meeting and wondered, “What does any of this have to do with making disciples and reaching our community with the gospel?” This learning lab is a case study of Blackhawk Church (Madison, WI) and the various transitions that we painfully went through over 25 years. Come and learn from our mistakes.

The HUB

8. Getting Outreach into Every Ministry of Your Church with Rick Richardson and Randy Discher

Everyone wants to see people converted and transformed by Christ, but why is it so rarely happening in our churches? Join us for testimonies from current EFCA pastors who are experiencing growth and conversions in their church through their work with the Church Evangelism Institute at the Billy Graham Center. Learn simple steps of accountability that will help shift your church onto a trajectory of sustainable conversion growth. You will also hear some exciting new research on the unchurched and the churches reaching them that is a game changer.

The Underground

9. Toolkit for Creating an Environment for a Reconciled Community with Alex Mandes

Two new tools assist churches to face the changing demographic reality. “40 Days to Jubilee,” which is centered on Isaiah 58, orients the church to become personally transformed into a community ready to engage their extended community in a relevant way. It is a whole-church, 40-day engagement including five sermons and synced cell group studies with practical applications. The second tool, “Community RoundTable,” assists our EFCA districts and churches to become a reconciliation catalyst. This booklet provides a biblical process for different communities gathering and exchanging points of views in a way that is engaging and learning how to do ministry in other contexts.

Multipurpose Room

10. Pathways Small Group Bible Study Training with Al Lewis
The Pathways study is designed to be used in a small group to teach members how to study the Bible for themselves. It is a simple, uncomplicated and transferable method for learning how to study the Bible. The tools have proven effective and have been used all over the world to teach pastors and laymen and women of all educational levels.

IS3

11. Pastors’ Wives Gathering with Becky Kompelien
An affinity group gathering to support one another through a variety of discussions (informal, facilitated and open discussion formats). Come to encourage and be encouraged!

Family Room

9:00 – 10:00 AM

FCMM Workshops

  • FCMM Long Term Disability Insurance

M101

  • Financial Health for Pastors

M103

10:00 – 10:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Break

Learning Labs Session 2 (Click on title below to view description)

1. EFCA History, Theology and Polity with David Gustafson

Are you seeking a greater understanding of the EFCA? Join us whether you are new to the EFCA, if you are interested in learning more about the EFCA, or if you are in a qualifying ministry and seek a ministry credential as you serve a Free Church. This learning lab explores the history and theological distinctives of the Free Church movement and the EFCA. For those in a qualifying ministry who are seeking a ministerial credential, attendance of the sessions, along with assigned readings and writing a theological paper, serve toward meeting requirements for licensing in the EFCA.

M102

2. Open and Expectant: How to Experience More of the Holy Spirit in your Church…Without Being Weird with Alan Kraft and Jeff Foote
From a Biblical perspective, experiencing the Holy Spirit is an expected reality. As church leaders, we long for our churches to be vibrant expressions of the presence of the Spirit. However, due to many abuses in the past, we often find ourselves approaching this area more with caution than expectation. In this learning lab, we will be sharing practical ideas about how to gently and Biblically lead our churches (and ourselves) into a deeper experience of the Spirit.

EC5

3. Justice Initiatives with Amy Richey and Kathy Austvold
Every news cast has coverage of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and vulnerable people groups. We (the Church) have been talking about this for some time now. What have we learned? What progress are we making? Our hope is in Jesus. How do we convey that hope to a broken world? Join us on Thursday as we learn together, exploring prayer, partnerships, resources and more. This session will equip you with tangible ideas of how your church can be involved.

EC7

4. Multisiting! with Darrell Cloud

Some congregations are tackling the challenges facing the church through meeting in multiple locations. Whether you currently have more than one location or not, we would love to explore some of the dynamics for starting and sustaining new campuses for your church. Buses will depart The Compass Church Hobson campus at 9 a.m. and will not return until 2 p.m. Note: Pre-registration is required. Please visit the conference information desk if you are interested in attending.

Offsite

5. Is my Global Mission Strategy Working? with Anna Bellum, Nate Glaze, Tammy Medders and Don Long
The value of this lab will be the interactions with peers in missions. Everyone will have a room full of “free” consultants. Our prayer is that God would use this Kingdom collaboration to bring gospel transformation to our world.

IS1

6. Succession Preparation: Your legacy of leaving well with Bob Rowley, Cal Swan and Bob Osborne
How you can prepare yourself and your church for a successful future. This lab is designed to help you and your church prepare well for that time in the distant, or not so distant, future.

S101

7. Strategic Transition of a Growing Church with Chris Dolson and Michael Wilkes
Do elder board meetings feel frustrating? Have you ever left a board meeting and wondered, “What does any of this have to do with making disciples and reaching our community with the gospel?” This learning lab is a case study of Blackhawk Church (Madison, WI) and the various transitions that we painfully went through over 25 years. Come and learn from our mistakes.

The HUB

8. Getting Outreach into Every Ministry of Your Church with Rick Richardson and Randy Discher

Everyone wants to see people converted and transformed by Christ, but why is it so rarely happening in our churches? Join us for testimonies from current EFCA pastors who are experiencing growth and conversions in their church through their work with the Church Evangelism Institute at the Billy Graham Center. Learn simple steps of accountability that will help shift your church onto a trajectory of sustainable conversion growth. You will also hear some exciting new research on the unchurched and the churches reaching them that is a game changer.

The Underground

9. Toolkit for Creating an Environment for a Reconciled Community with Alex Mandes

Two new tools assist churches to face the changing demographic reality. “40 Days to Jubilee,” which is centered on Isaiah 58, orients the church to become personally transformed into a community ready to engage their extended community in a relevant way. It is a whole-church, 40-day engagement including five sermons and synced cell group studies with practical applications. The second tool, “Community RoundTable,” assists our EFCA districts and churches to become a reconciliation catalyst. This booklet provides a biblical process for different communities gathering and exchanging points of views in a way that is engaging and learning how to do ministry in other contexts.

Multipurpose Room

10. Pathways Small Group Bible Study Training with Al Lewis
The Pathways study is designed to be used in a small group to teach members how to study the Bible for themselves. It is a simple, uncomplicated and transferable method for learning how to study the Bible. The tools have proven effective and have been used all over the world to teach pastors and laymen and women of all educational levels.

IS3

11. Pastors’ Wives Gathering with Becky Kompelien
An affinity group gathering to support one another through a variety of discussions (informal, facilitated and open discussion formats). Come to encourage and be encouraged!

Family Room

10:30 – 11:30 AM

FCMM Workshops

  • Starting Early: How to Plan When You’re Younger

M101

  • “Retirement” as a Process: Navigating Employment, Retirement Distributions, Social Security, Medicare

M103

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lunch

Learning Labs Session 3 (Click on title below to view description)

Outdoor Tent

1. EFCA History, Theology and Polity with David Gustafson

Are you seeking a greater understanding of the EFCA? Join us whether you are new to the EFCA, if you are interested in learning more about the EFCA, or if you are in a qualifying ministry and seek a ministry credential as you serve a Free Church. This learning lab explores the history and theological distinctives of the Free Church movement and the EFCA. For those in a qualifying ministry who are seeking a ministerial credential, attendance of the sessions, along with assigned readings and writing a theological paper, serve toward meeting requirements for licensing in the EFCA.

M102

2. Open and Expectant: How to Experience More of the Holy Spirit in your Church…Without Being Weird with Alan Kraft and Jeff Foote
From a Biblical perspective, experiencing the Holy Spirit is an expected reality. As church leaders, we long for our churches to be vibrant expressions of the presence of the Spirit. However, due to many abuses in the past, we often find ourselves approaching this area more with caution than expectation. In this learning lab, we will be sharing practical ideas about how to gently and Biblically lead our churches (and ourselves) into a deeper experience of the Spirit.

EC5

3. Justice Initiatives with Amy Richey and Kathy Austvold
Every news cast has coverage of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and vulnerable people groups. We (the Church) have been talking about this for some time now. What have we learned? What progress are we making? Our hope is in Jesus. How do we convey that hope to a broken world? Join us on Thursday as we learn together, exploring prayer, partnerships, resources and more. This session will equip you with tangible ideas of how your church can be involved.

EC7

4. Multisiting! with Darrell Cloud

Some congregations are tackling the challenges facing the church through meeting in multiple locations. Whether you currently have more than one location or not, we would love to explore some of the dynamics for starting and sustaining new campuses for your church. Buses will depart The Compass Church Hobson campus at 9 a.m. and will not return until 2 p.m. Note: Pre-registration is required. Please visit the conference information desk if you are interested in attending.

Offsite

5. Is my Global Mission Strategy Working? with Anna Bellum, Nate Glaze, Tammy Medders and Don Long
The value of this lab will be the interactions with peers in missions. Everyone will have a room full of “free” consultants. Our prayer is that God would use this Kingdom collaboration to bring gospel transformation to our world.

IS1

6. Succession Preparation: Your legacy of leaving well with Bob Rowley, Cal Swan and Bob Osborne
How you can prepare yourself and your church for a successful future. This lab is designed to help you and your church prepare well for that time in the distant, or not so distant, future.

S101

7. Strategic Transition of a Growing Church with Chris Dolson and Michael Wilkes
Do elder board meetings feel frustrating? Have you ever left a board meeting and wondered, “What does any of this have to do with making disciples and reaching our community with the gospel?” This learning lab is a case study of Blackhawk Church (Madison, WI) and the various transitions that we painfully went through over 25 years. Come and learn from our mistakes.

The HUB

8. Getting Outreach into Every Ministry of Your Church with Rick Richardson and Randy Discher

Everyone wants to see people converted and transformed by Christ, but why is it so rarely happening in our churches? Join us for testimonies from current EFCA pastors who are experiencing growth and conversions in their church through their work with the Church Evangelism Institute at the Billy Graham Center. Learn simple steps of accountability that will help shift your church onto a trajectory of sustainable conversion growth. You will also hear some exciting new research on the unchurched and the churches reaching them that is a game changer.

The Underground

9. Toolkit for Creating an Environment for a Reconciled Community with Alex Mandes

Two new tools assist churches to face the changing demographic reality. “40 Days to Jubilee,” which is centered on Isaiah 58, orients the church to become personally transformed into a community ready to engage their extended community in a relevant way. It is a whole-church, 40-day engagement including five sermons and synced cell group studies with practical applications. The second tool, “Community RoundTable,” assists our EFCA districts and churches to become a reconciliation catalyst. This booklet provides a biblical process for different communities gathering and exchanging points of views in a way that is engaging and learning how to do ministry in other contexts.

Multipurpose Room

10. Pathways Small Group Bible Study Training with Al Lewis
The Pathways study is designed to be used in a small group to teach members how to study the Bible for themselves. It is a simple, uncomplicated and transferable method for learning how to study the Bible. The tools have proven effective and have been used all over the world to teach pastors and laymen and women of all educational levels.

IS3

11. Pastors’ Wives Gathering with Becky Kompelien
An affinity group gathering to support one another through a variety of discussions (informal, facilitated and open discussion formats). Come to encourage and be encouraged!

Family Room

1:00 – 2:00 PM

FCMM Workshops

  • Structuring Retirement Income

M101

  • Basics for New Participants in the FCMM Retirement Plan

M103

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 – 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Worship Service

Conference concludes

Worship Center

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Learning Labs Session 1
(Click on title to view description and location.)

1. EFCA History, Theology and Polity with David Gustafson
@ M102

Are you seeking a greater understanding of the EFCA? Join us whether you are new to the EFCA, if you are interested in learning more about the EFCA, or if you are in a qualifying ministry and seek a ministry credential as you serve a Free Church. This learning lab explores the history and theological distinctives of the Free Church movement and the EFCA. For those in a qualifying ministry who are seeking a ministerial credential, attendance of the sessions, along with assigned readings and writing a theological paper, serve toward meeting requirements for licensing in the EFCA.

2. Open and Expectant: How to Experience More of the Holy Spirit in your Church…Without Being Weird with Alan Kraft and Jeff Foote
@ EC5

From a Biblical perspective, experiencing the Holy Spirit is an expected reality. As church leaders, we long for our churches to be vibrant expressions of the presence of the Spirit. However, due to many abuses in the past, we often find ourselves approaching this area more with caution than expectation. In this learning lab, we will be sharing practical ideas about how to gently and Biblically lead our churches (and ourselves) into a deeper experience of the Spirit.

3. Justice Initiatives with Amy Richey and Kathy Austvold
@ EC7

Every news cast has coverage of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and vulnerable people groups. We (the Church) have been talking about this for some time now. What have we learned? What progress are we making? Our hope is in Jesus. How do we convey that hope to a broken world? Join us on Thursday as we learn together, exploring prayer, partnerships, resources and more. This session will equip you with tangible ideas of how your church can be involved.

4. Multisiting! with Darrell Cloud
@ Offsite

Some congregations are tackling the challenges facing the church through meeting in multiple locations. Whether you currently have more than one location or not, we would love to explore some of the dynamics for starting and sustaining new campuses for your church. Buses will depart The Compass Church Hobson campus at 9 a.m. and will not return until 2 p.m. Note: Pre-registration is required. Please visit the conference information desk if you are interested in attending.

5. Is my Global Mission Strategy Working? with Anna Bellum, Nate Glaze, Tammy Medders and Don Long
@ IS1

The value of this lab will be the interactions with peers in missions. Everyone will have a room full of “free” consultants. Our prayer is that God would use this Kingdom collaboration to bring gospel transformation to our world.

6. Succession Preparation: Your legacy of leaving well with Bob Rowley, Cal Swan and Bob Osborne
@ S101

How you can prepare yourself and your church for a successful future. This lab is designed to help you and your church prepare well for that time in the distant, or not so distant, future.

7. Strategic Transition of a Growing Church with Chris Dolson and Michael Wilkes
@ The HUB

Do elder board meetings feel frustrating? Have you ever left a board meeting and wondered, “What does any of this have to do with making disciples and reaching our community with the gospel?” This learning lab is a case study of Blackhawk Church (Madison, WI) and the various transitions that we painfully went through over 25 years. Come and learn from our mistakes.

8. Getting Outreach into Every Ministry of Your Church with Rick Richardson and Randy Discher
@ The Underground

Everyone wants to see people converted and transformed by Christ, but why is it so rarely happening in our churches? Join us for testimonies from current EFCA pastors who are experiencing growth and conversions in their church through their work with the Church Evangelism Institute at the Billy Graham Center. Learn simple steps of accountability that will help shift your church onto a trajectory of sustainable conversion growth. You will also hear some exciting new research on the unchurched and the churches reaching them that is a game changer.

9. Toolkit for Creating an Environment for a Reconciled Community with Alex Mandes
@ Multipurpose Room

Two new tools assist churches to face the changing demographic reality. “40 Days to Jubilee,” which is centered on Isaiah 58, orients the church to become personally transformed into a community ready to engage their extended community in a relevant way. It is a whole-church, 40-day engagement including five sermons and synced cell group studies with practical applications. The second tool, “Community RoundTable,” assists our EFCA districts and churches to become a reconciliation catalyst. This booklet provides a biblical process for different communities gathering and exchanging points of views in a way that is engaging and learning how to do ministry in other contexts.

10. Pathways Small Group Bible Study Training with Al Lewis
@ IS3

The Pathways study is designed to be used in a small group to teach members how to study the Bible for themselves. It is a simple, uncomplicated and transferable method for learning how to study the Bible. The tools have proven effective and have been used all over the world to teach pastors and laymen and women of all educational levels.

11. Pastors’ Wives Gathering with Becky Kompelien
@ Family Room

An affinity group gathering to support one another through a variety of discussions (informal, facilitated and open discussion formats). Come to encourage and be encouraged!

9:00 – 10:00 AM

FCMM Workshops:

– FCMM Long Term Disability Insurance @ M101
– Financial Health for Pastors @ M103

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Learning Labs Session 2
(Click on title to view description and location.)

1. EFCA History, Theology and Polity with David Gustafson
@ M102

Are you seeking a greater understanding of the EFCA? Join us whether you are new to the EFCA, if you are interested in learning more about the EFCA, or if you are in a qualifying ministry and seek a ministry credential as you serve a Free Church. This learning lab explores the history and theological distinctives of the Free Church movement and the EFCA. For those in a qualifying ministry who are seeking a ministerial credential, attendance of the sessions, along with assigned readings and writing a theological paper, serve toward meeting requirements for licensing in the EFCA.

2. Open and Expectant: How to Experience More of the Holy Spirit in your Church…Without Being Weird with Alan Kraft and Jeff Foote
@ EC5

From a Biblical perspective, experiencing the Holy Spirit is an expected reality. As church leaders, we long for our churches to be vibrant expressions of the presence of the Spirit. However, due to many abuses in the past, we often find ourselves approaching this area more with caution than expectation. In this learning lab, we will be sharing practical ideas about how to gently and Biblically lead our churches (and ourselves) into a deeper experience of the Spirit.

3. Justice Initiatives with Amy Richey and Kathy Austvold
@ EC7

Every news cast has coverage of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and vulnerable people groups. We (the Church) have been talking about this for some time now. What have we learned? What progress are we making? Our hope is in Jesus. How do we convey that hope to a broken world? Join us on Thursday as we learn together, exploring prayer, partnerships, resources and more. This session will equip you with tangible ideas of how your church can be involved.

4. Multisiting! with Darrell Cloud
@ Offsite

Some congregations are tackling the challenges facing the church through meeting in multiple locations. Whether you currently have more than one location or not, we would love to explore some of the dynamics for starting and sustaining new campuses for your church. Buses will depart The Compass Church Hobson campus at 9 a.m. and will not return until 2 p.m. Note: Pre-registration is required. Please visit the conference information desk if you are interested in attending.

5. Is my Global Mission Strategy Working? with Anna Bellum, Nate Glaze, Tammy Medders and Don Long
@ IS1

The value of this lab will be the interactions with peers in missions. Everyone will have a room full of “free” consultants. Our prayer is that God would use this Kingdom collaboration to bring gospel transformation to our world.

6. Succession Preparation: Your legacy of leaving well with Bob Rowley, Cal Swan and Bob Osborne
@ S101

How you can prepare yourself and your church for a successful future. This lab is designed to help you and your church prepare well for that time in the distant, or not so distant, future.

7. Strategic Transition of a Growing Church with Chris Dolson and Michael Wilkes
@ The HUB

Do elder board meetings feel frustrating? Have you ever left a board meeting and wondered, “What does any of this have to do with making disciples and reaching our community with the gospel?” This learning lab is a case study of Blackhawk Church (Madison, WI) and the various transitions that we painfully went through over 25 years. Come and learn from our mistakes.

8. Getting Outreach into Every Ministry of Your Church with Rick Richardson and Randy Discher
@ The Underground

Everyone wants to see people converted and transformed by Christ, but why is it so rarely happening in our churches? Join us for testimonies from current EFCA pastors who are experiencing growth and conversions in their church through their work with the Church Evangelism Institute at the Billy Graham Center. Learn simple steps of accountability that will help shift your church onto a trajectory of sustainable conversion growth. You will also hear some exciting new research on the unchurched and the churches reaching them that is a game changer.

9. Toolkit for Creating an Environment for a Reconciled Community with Alex Mandes
@ Multipurpose Room

Two new tools assist churches to face the changing demographic reality. “40 Days to Jubilee,” which is centered on Isaiah 58, orients the church to become personally transformed into a community ready to engage their extended community in a relevant way. It is a whole-church, 40-day engagement including five sermons and synced cell group studies with practical applications. The second tool, “Community RoundTable,” assists our EFCA districts and churches to become a reconciliation catalyst. This booklet provides a biblical process for different communities gathering and exchanging points of views in a way that is engaging and learning how to do ministry in other contexts.

10. Pathways Small Group Bible Study Training with Al Lewis
@ IS3

The Pathways study is designed to be used in a small group to teach members how to study the Bible for themselves. It is a simple, uncomplicated and transferable method for learning how to study the Bible. The tools have proven effective and have been used all over the world to teach pastors and laymen and women of all educational levels.

11. Pastors’ Wives Gathering with Becky Kompelien
@ Family Room

An affinity group gathering to support one another through a variety of discussions (informal, facilitated and open discussion formats). Come to encourage and be encouraged!

10:30 – 11:30 AM

FCMM Workshops:

– Starting Early: How to Plan When You’re Younger @ M101
– “Retirement” as a Process: Navigating Employment, Retirement Distributions, Social Security, Medicare @ M103

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch

@ Outdoor Tent

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Learning Labs Session 3
(Click on title to view description and location.)

1. EFCA History, Theology and Polity with David Gustafson
@ M102

Are you seeking a greater understanding of the EFCA? Join us whether you are new to the EFCA, if you are interested in learning more about the EFCA, or if you are in a qualifying ministry and seek a ministry credential as you serve a Free Church. This learning lab explores the history and theological distinctives of the Free Church movement and the EFCA. For those in a qualifying ministry who are seeking a ministerial credential, attendance of the sessions, along with assigned readings and writing a theological paper, serve toward meeting requirements for licensing in the EFCA.

2. Open and Expectant: How to Experience More of the Holy Spirit in your Church…Without Being Weird with Alan Kraft and Jeff Foote
@ EC5

From a Biblical perspective, experiencing the Holy Spirit is an expected reality. As church leaders, we long for our churches to be vibrant expressions of the presence of the Spirit. However, due to many abuses in the past, we often find ourselves approaching this area more with caution than expectation. In this learning lab, we will be sharing practical ideas about how to gently and Biblically lead our churches (and ourselves) into a deeper experience of the Spirit.

3. Justice Initiatives with Amy Richey and Kathy Austvold
@ EC7

Every news cast has coverage of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and vulnerable people groups. We (the Church) have been talking about this for some time now. What have we learned? What progress are we making? Our hope is in Jesus. How do we convey that hope to a broken world? Join us on Thursday as we learn together, exploring prayer, partnerships, resources and more. This session will equip you with tangible ideas of how your church can be involved.

4. Multisiting! with Darrell Cloud
@ Offsite

Some congregations are tackling the challenges facing the church through meeting in multiple locations. Whether you currently have more than one location or not, we would love to explore some of the dynamics for starting and sustaining new campuses for your church. Buses will depart The Compass Church Hobson campus at 9 a.m. and will not return until 2 p.m. Note: Pre-registration is required. Please visit the conference information desk if you are interested in attending.

5. Is my Global Mission Strategy Working? with Anna Bellum, Nate Glaze, Tammy Medders and Don Long
@ IS1

The value of this lab will be the interactions with peers in missions. Everyone will have a room full of “free” consultants. Our prayer is that God would use this Kingdom collaboration to bring gospel transformation to our world.

6. Succession Preparation: Your legacy of leaving well with Bob Rowley, Cal Swan and Bob Osborne
@ S101

How you can prepare yourself and your church for a successful future. This lab is designed to help you and your church prepare well for that time in the distant, or not so distant, future.

7. Strategic Transition of a Growing Church with Chris Dolson and Michael Wilkes
@ The HUB

Do elder board meetings feel frustrating? Have you ever left a board meeting and wondered, “What does any of this have to do with making disciples and reaching our community with the gospel?” This learning lab is a case study of Blackhawk Church (Madison, WI) and the various transitions that we painfully went through over 25 years. Come and learn from our mistakes.

8. Getting Outreach into Every Ministry of Your Church with Rick Richardson and Randy Discher
@ The Underground

Everyone wants to see people converted and transformed by Christ, but why is it so rarely happening in our churches? Join us for testimonies from current EFCA pastors who are experiencing growth and conversions in their church through their work with the Church Evangelism Institute at the Billy Graham Center. Learn simple steps of accountability that will help shift your church onto a trajectory of sustainable conversion growth. You will also hear some exciting new research on the unchurched and the churches reaching them that is a game changer.

9. Toolkit for Creating an Environment for a Reconciled Community with Alex Mandes
@ Multipurpose Room

Two new tools assist churches to face the changing demographic reality. “40 Days to Jubilee,” which is centered on Isaiah 58, orients the church to become personally transformed into a community ready to engage their extended community in a relevant way. It is a whole-church, 40-day engagement including five sermons and synced cell group studies with practical applications. The second tool, “Community RoundTable,” assists our EFCA districts and churches to become a reconciliation catalyst. This booklet provides a biblical process for different communities gathering and exchanging points of views in a way that is engaging and learning how to do ministry in other contexts.

10. Pathways Small Group Bible Study Training with Al Lewis
@ IS3

The Pathways study is designed to be used in a small group to teach members how to study the Bible for themselves. It is a simple, uncomplicated and transferable method for learning how to study the Bible. The tools have proven effective and have been used all over the world to teach pastors and laymen and women of all educational levels.

11. Pastors’ Wives Gathering with Becky Kompelien
@ Family Room

An affinity group gathering to support one another through a variety of discussions (informal, facilitated and open discussion formats). Come to encourage and be encouraged!

1:00 – 2:00 PM

FCMM Workshops:

– Structuring Retirement Income @ M101
– Basics for New Participants in the FCMM Retirement Plan @ M103

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 – 4:00 PM

Worship Service

@ Worship Center

4:00 PM

Conference concludes

June 18-20, 2019

Contact

901 East 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55420
(800) 745-2202
EFCAOne@efca.org

Sponsors