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Opening Devotion||FRIDAY 9:00 - 9:45

UPDATED! Opening Devotion

Mark Zarling

Opening Keynote||FRIDAY 9:45 - 10:45

UPDATED! Opening Keynote - Built On Values

Ann Rhoades

Breakout Sessions 1 || Friday 11:00 - 12:00 

1A: Board Leadership Qualities in Non-Profit Boards 

Arvid Schwartz

1C: Peer Support For Diabetes

Dr. Rebekah Carey, Amanda Paltzer, and Jason Paltzer

1E: Working In A Cross-Cultural Kingdom

Tim Flunker

1B: Applying Business Principles to Church Work

Tim Lehman and Matt Burow

1D: Builders For Christ: Concept to Completion

John Lautz

Breakout Sessions 2 || Friday 1:00 - 2:00 

2A: Building A Strategic Ministry Plan

Pastor Elton Stroh

2C: The "Sombrero" For The Teenage Mind

Juan Diaz

2E: It Only Takes A SPARK

Rochelle Traub


2B: What is the Future of Christian Stewardship and Fund Development in the Church and Christian Ministries?

Josh Birkholz and Art Westphal

2D: Developing A Design Team For Building Projects

Matt Burow

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Breakout Sessions 3 || Friday 2:15 - 3:15

3A: What Is Effective Leadership In Christian Education?

Rev. Mark Zarling, Dr. Dan Johnson, Henry Tyson, and Scott Gostchock

3C: Participatory Community Analysis Tools

Dr. Ravi Jayakaran

3E: Kingdom Worker Convention Business Meeting

No handout provided for this session

3B: Do Metrics Belong In The Church?

Pastor Elton Stroh

3D: Financial Building Block For A Successful Building Project

Jared Justman

General Session 1 || Friday 3:45 - 4:45 

Leading a Volunteer Army

Sharon Buck

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

Leadership and Empowerment - A Contradiction of Terms?

Dr. Ravi Jayakaran

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

4A: It Takes Faith To Build A New Ministry

Rev. Mark Cares

4C: Utilizing Community Resources For Outreach

Pastor Dan Schmidt

4E: Apache Language, Culture, and Christianity: A Missiological Example

Bill Kessel

4B: Applying Leadership Lessons From Nehemiah in Today's World

Marilyn Miller

4D: What Does It Mean To Be A Volunteer For Builders For Christ?

Herb Mehne

Breakout Sessions 5 || Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 

5A: Collaboration in Ministry - The story of the Stoney Creek Five and the Lesson's Learned

Dan Kunz

5C: Participatory Community Analysis Tools

Dr. Ravi Jayakaran

5E: Millennials on Mission

Don Moldstad

5B: Christian Women in Leadership Within the Church and in the Secular World

Kathie Wendland

5D: Builders For Christ - Concept to Completion, We Can Help All The Way

John Lautz

Breakout Sessions 6 || Saturday 2:15 - 3:15

6A: Piloting The Local Church Through The "C" of Change

Dr. John Parlow

6C: Community Agricultural Methods to Address Food Insecurity in the United States and Abroad

Dan Schwartz

6B: The Christian Woman in Leadership

Susan Doherty, Kate Tohal, Wendy Greenfield, Marilyn Miller and Kathie Wendland

 UPDATED! 6D: BE "SALT!"

Laura Harstad & Mick Scheuer

Closing Keynote: || Saturday 3:45 - 4:45

 Transformational Leadership

Pastor Mark Jeske

No handout provided for this session