Learning Labs

Open and Expectant: How to Experience More of the Holy Spirit in your Church….Without Being Weird



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.
Session 1 | 9-10 am

Increasing Our Expectancy

Session 2 | 10:30-11:30 am

Cultivating a Greater Awareness

Session 3 | 1-2 pm

Giving Room to the Spirit


Alan Kraft

Christ Community Church
Greeley, CO
Alan Kraft has served for twenty-eight years as lead pastor of Christ Community Church, a multisite EFCA congregation in Greeley, Colorado. He is author of two books: Good News For Those Trying Harder and More: When a Little Bit of the Spirit Is Not Enough. Alan and his wife Raylene have four children.

Jeff Foote

Senior Pastor
Grace EFC
Longmont, CO
Jeff Foote is the Senior Pastor of Grace EFC in Longmont, Colorado, a multisite congregation at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. He grew up in the Free Church and has degrees from Trinity International University and TEDS. An experienced church planter, musician, and songwriter, Jeff has served in churches of all sizes and styles. He and his wife, Abby, have 3 children. 

June 20-22, 2023


901 East 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55420
(800) 745-2202