Welcome to the 2017Backpack!  

Scroll down to find all of the session handouts, supplemental materials and other items for the conference. Enjoy! 

 

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Opening Keynote || FRIDAY 9:15 - 10:15 am

Opening Keynote - The Pursuit of Your Best in Leadership

Todd Gongwer

NO HANDOUT FOR THIS KEYNOTE

Breakout Sessions 1 || Friday 10:30 - 11:30 am

1A: Five Keys to Living and Leading...for God's Sake!

Todd Gongwer

1C: Getting the Outreach Started (Corporate)

David Scharf

1B: Great Presentations: How to Enchant Your Audience

Wendy Greenfield

NO HANDOUT FOR THIS SESSION

1D: Define Your Reality – Using Community Assessment to Create a Needs Driven Outreach    Strategy

Ryan Hellpap 

Breakout Sessions 2 || Friday 12:30 - 1:30 pm

2A: Engaging Millennials in the Church: Insights from Research on Effective Ministry Models 

Brenda   Skelton 

2C: Leading through Relationships – The Value of Touch

 Pastor Bramdeo Ramgolam

2B: GROWing as a Christian Leader

Scott Gostchock and Greg Schmill

2D: Reaching Out to People with Special Needs – Domestically and Internationally

Pastor Joel Gaertner and Davie Duwe

Breakout Sessions 3 || Friday 1:45 - 2:45 pm

3A: Building a Mission Mindset

Pastor Joel Heckendorf

3C: Fill your Volunteer Bus for Impact! Activating Christians to Serve

Christy Geiger

3B: The Heart of Christian Leadership

Pastor Mark Gabb

3D: Panel: Connecting With and Serving Refugees and Immigrants in Your Community

Jason Paltzer, Pastor Peter Bur, Pastor Matt Vogt, Dana Kirchoff and Mary Flynn

General Session 1 || Friday 3:15 - 4:15 pm

 Walking as a Person of Faith in Public Office

 Rebecca Kleefisch

NO HANDOUT FOR THIS SESSION

General Session 2 || Saturday 9:15 - 10:15 am 


Leading as an Authentic Christian: 4 C’s (And a Bonus)

Susan Marshall

Breakout Sessions 4 || Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 am

4A: Balancing Work and Family

Rebecca Kleefisch

NO HANDOUT FOR THIS SESSION

4C: Building a Servant’s Heart

Robert and Jeri Browning

4B: Outreach Strategies that Work

Pastor Phil Heubner

4D: The Surprising Financial Lives of the Poor in the Majority World and Church- centered Financial Ministries

 Laura Ellis (Hunter) 

Breakout Sessions 5 || Saturday 12:30 - 1:30 pm

5A: Making an Impact: A Backbone Guide for Christians

Susan Marshall

5C: Staying Mentally Healthy as Leaders

Dr. Brandon Hayes and Dr. Joshua Mears

5B:  Lutheran Principals for the 21st Century

Dr. John Meyer

5D: Meet Jesus at the Well, Meet God in the Garden: Developing Churches as Centers for Clean Water and Nutritious Food

Coral Cady and Anna Sherod

Breakout Sessions 6 || Saturday 1:45 - 2:45 pm

6A: Building Successful Relationships and Understanding Trends Within Foundations

Siebert Foundation, Antioch Foundation, Arvid and Judy Schwartz Family Foundation, & Lutheran Legacy Foundation

NO HANDOUT FOR THIS PANEL

6C: Getting the Conversation Started (Personal)

 David Scharf

6B: Vocation and Human Flourishing in a Suffering World

Pastor Mike Berg

6D:  Panel: Understanding and Serving People Struggling with Substance Abuse - Church-based Models

Dr. Joshua Mears, Jimmy Cassadore and Jason Jonker

Closing Keynote: || Saturday 3:15 - 4:15 pm

Leadership Lessons & the Influence of Faith in My Life

Tom Osborne

NO HANDOUT FOR THIS KEYNOTE