2021 Workshops 

Workshop 1 Options: Thursday 10:45am

 

Learning Shalom (Peace) Rhythms (Ally George) Sanctuary
Building habits and rhythms of deep shalom level peace has become more important than ever in a world filled with fear!  We will learn practical hands-on tools to help our bodies, minds and spirits to be at rest and connect to God.  We do our best thinking and relational living from a place of shalom.

 

The Delightful Discipline of Generosity (David Englehart) Room 201 (200 Building)

Can you think of anyone whose life was ruined because they were too generous? How do generosity and discipline go together? Let's consider the biblical principles that lead to a life of delightful generosity.

 

What do genuine Christians look like? Lessons learned from Jonathan Edwards's 'Religious Affections.' (Cameron Schweitzer) Room 203 (200 Building)

Have you ever asked what it means to be a Christian, really? Is there a way we can discern false piety from true? The great American theologian, Jonathan Edwards, has answered these questions for us. In this workshop we will answer these questions by looking at his important book, "Religious Affections," and discover how his 300-year old insights are still relevant today.

 

Will the Real Disciple Please Stand Up? (Ken Adams) Room 202 (200 Building)

In this session we will look closely at the characteristics of an authentic disciple of Jesus. These same characteristics identify a disciple of Jesus today in the same way they did two thousand years ago. 

Let’s take a Selfie! A study for ladies on how to have a healthy relationship with yourself in this selfie generation (Val Adams) Room 204 (200 Building)

In our selfie-obsessed society, we will take a look at how to have a healthy relationship with yourself, so that you can live your best life. 

Workshop 2 Options: Thursday 2:30pm

 

Purity (Men Only) (Paul Worcester) Room 201 (200 Building)

In this workshop we will look at Biblical strategies for overcoming lust in your life. You will be encouraged that you can walk in victory over this temptation as we discuss practical next steps. 

 

Why does God allow his people to suffer? (Cameron Schweitzer) Room 203 (200 Building)

As our Lord Jesus said himself, "in this life you will have trouble." And how true that is! All of us are far too acquainted with suffering, sadness, and pain. Thankfully, God has revealed to us why he allows his children to suffer. In this workshop we will look at the story of Lazarus's death and resurrection in John 11 and uncover the profound reason for our suffering.

 

Discipleship Groups that Change Lives (Ken Adams) Room 202 (200 Building)

In this session we will take a look the ingredients Jesus used in his small groups. These ingredients are the key to leading great small groups today.

Fear vs. Joy Motivation (Ally George) Sanctuary
As leaders we can either be “results at all cost” or actively building “team identity” leaders.  The motivation is either fear or joy and belonging.  Let’s explore how to build cultures that motivate and build Biblical joyful relationships as we work together.

 

Digging the Bible: Refining and Refreshing your Relationship with the Word of God (Val Adams) Room 204 (200 Building)

GOD'S Word is a treasure chest filled with precious gems, but we just need to discover the tools necessary to DIG out those priceless truths. 

Workshop 3 Options: Friday 10:45am

 

Will the Real Disciple Please Stand Up? (Ken Adams) Room 202 (200 Building)

In this session we will look closely at the characteristics of an authentic disciple of Jesus. These same characteristics identify a disciple of Jesus today in the same way they did two thousand years ago. 

Let’s take a Selfie! A study for ladies on how to have a healthy relationship with yourself in this selfie generation (Val Adams) Room 204 (200 Building)

In our selfie-obsessed society, we will take a look at how to have a healthy relationship with yourself, so that you can live your best life. 

GRIT: The Key to Having an Impact (Evan Radcliff) Room 201 (200 Building)

Grit can be defined as: “’sticktoitiveness;’ a diligent spirit; the conviction that keeps you pressing on when it’d be easier to give up.” We all want to make a difference in the world, but our impact will be limited unless we have “grit” and can persevere in our efforts over time. In this workshop we will explore the concept of grit and talk about how to keep going when things are difficult.

 

What do genuine Christians look like? Lessons learned from Jonathan Edwards's 'Religious Affections.' (Cameron Schweitzer) Room 203 (200 Building)

Have you ever asked what it means to be a Christian, really? Is there a way we can discern false piety from true? The great American theologian, Jonathan Edwards, has answered these questions for us. In this workshop we will answer these questions by looking at his important book, "Religious Affections," and discover how his 300-year old insights are still relevant today.

 

Becoming Gentle Protectors in Conflict (Ally George) Sanctuary
How we deal with conflict says a lot about us.  We tend to either run towards conflict creating explosive interactions or we run as fast as we can away, avoiding it at all cost which keep issues unresolved!  BUT, what if there was a way to handle conflict by gently protecting ourselves and others and staying relational!  Come learn healthy ways to handle conflict. 

 

Workshop 4 Options: Friday 2:30pm

 

Why does God allow his people to suffer? (Cameron Schweitzer) Room 203 (200 Building)

As our Lord Jesus said himself, "in this life you will have trouble." And how true that is! All of us are far too acquainted with suffering, sadness, and pain. Thankfully, God has revealed to us why he allows his children to suffer. In this workshop we will look at the story of Lazarus's death and resurrection in John 11 and uncover the profound reason for our suffering.

 

Understanding God’s Heart for Emotions (Ally George) Sanctuary
Ever wondered what is the deal with emotions?!?  We will learn what the main emotional categories are, how to feel then without becoming overwhelmed and how to identify emotions in ourselves and others.  God is an emotional God and desires for us to understand emotions and know that they have a special place in the kingdom!

 

Discipleship Groups that Change Lives (Ken Adams) Room 202 (200 Building)

In this session we will take a look the ingredients Jesus used in his small groups. These ingredients are the key to leading great small groups today.

 

Digging the Bible: Refining and Refreshing your Relationship with the Word of God (Val Adams) Room 204 (200 Building)

GOD'S Word is a treasure chest filled with precious gems, but we just need to discover the tools necessary to DIG out those priceless truths. 

 

A Simple Approach to Scripture Memory (David Englehart) Room 201 (200 Building)

This workshop is for anyone who is just starting to memorize scripture, or even just thinking about it. I think I can help you get off to a good start! Let's see what can happen with a few simple suggestions.

Workshop 5 Options: Saturday 10:45am

 

Understanding Heart Values from Suffering (Ally George) Sanctuary

In this session we will look at what treasures God wants to uncover about our own hearts, through looking at the things that cause us suffering.  If we can identity what our heart values as individual design by God, then we can partner with God in living this out fully!  God has created us to uniquely care about and express characteristics that tell the world who He is!

 

Next Steps with IMB (Sara Host) Room 203 (200 Building)

Have you considered going on an overseas mission trip? Did fear set in? Come learn about the top 5 fears that grip us when it comes to missions. The International Mission Board has several student pathways: go for a week, for a summer, for a semester, or even two years! Put your yes on the table and let God put it on the map!

 

It’s Complicated: Embracing God’s Plan for Your Relationship Status (Paul Worcester) Room 201 (200 Building)

In this workshop we will look at what God's Word says to us about how to glorify God no matter what your relationship status is.  We will explore practical tips on how to date in a way that honors God. 

 

Quiet Time and Scripture Memory (Kurt Shiver) Room 202 (200 Building)

In this workshop, we will cover the fundamentals of how to personally establish and maintain these crucial spiritual practices.

 

Reaching the Nations Right at Your Door Step (Craig and Carleen Olive) Room 204 (200 Building)

Jesus commands us to “make disciples of ALL NATIONS”.  Come and learn the strategic value of reaching out to international students that are right at your front door. We’ll also cover some how to’s and talk about how you can be involved.