Tuesday, 1:30-3 pm
A time for attendees to converse and share ideas with each other about topics of mutual interest, for the sake of growing together. Leaders will facilitate discussion with guiding questions, allowing participants to engage with one another.
Explore unleashing the potential within your Boomer and 65+ congregants to live as missional disciples and advance Christ's mission.
Co-leaders of the Crescendo pilot project, Make and Deepen Disciples, ECC, Chicago, Illinois
Todos lo necesitamos pero muy pocos lo practican. Porque? (We all need it but very few practice it. Why?)Roberto Ghione, vice-president of MHIPE, pastor, Nueva Esperanza Covenant Church, Simi Valley, California
Your church may be full of opinions, but lacking in capable leadership. Let's talk and share best practices.
Jodi Moore, pastor, Evangelical Covenant Church, Ceresco, Nebraska
Healthy leaders understand the necessity of exegeting Scripture alongside of culture. Healthy leaders have a robust theology of place, which roots them, their ministries, and outreach in contextually appropriate ways. Our churches are situated within particular communities, with distinct histories, and enculturated customs. Faithful leadership in these communities requires a conscious dependence upon the Holy Spirit and a posture of listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the broader community. Come discuss with peers how we can learn to allow Scripture to become the blueprint for our civic engagement.
Mark Tao, pastor, Immanuel Covenant Church, Chicago, Illinois
Dominique Gilliard, pastor, New Hope Covenant Church, Oakland, California
Let's learn from one another about the best strategies for local churches to make disciples who make disciples!
Michelle Sanchez, executive minister of Make and Deepen Disciples, ECC, Chicago, Illinois
Loving Muslims in a Time of Fear
Come explore and contribute to an important gospel discussion that impacts our world, our neighborhoods, and congregations.
Andy Larsen, consultant in Christian-Muslim, Israel-Palestine relations and visual peacemaker, Seattle, Washington
Communal conversations shape our congregation's spiritual growth and deepen our understanding as they become the DNA of how local congregations reason together about the church's engagement and response to difficult topics that affect and impact our life together as a community of faith and the community we are called to serve.
Catherine Gilliard, pastor, New Life Covenant Church, Atlanta, Georgia
We will learn how trauma/crises impacts people in the immediate hours following an incident, and how to best come alongside with hope and a foundation for healing in the days to follow.
Linda Williams, pastor, Salem Covenant Church, Washington Depot, Connecticut, chaplain for EMS and member of Connecticut CISM team
A guided group discussion exploring what it means to lead from a place of wellness.
Ben Steel, certified fitness trainer, teacher, Bellevue Christian School, Bellevue, Washington
Courtney Wall, personal trainer and wellness specialist for the YMCA in Attleboro, Massachusetts
Looking at ways established churches can come alongside church plants as supporters or even as parent churches.
Mike Brown, director of church planting, Northwest Conference
This group is a continuation of Monday's intensive. You must have registered and attended Monday’s session to be a part of this discussion group.
Part One: Monday, January 30 from 8:30 am to 4:30pm (lunch provided)
Part Two: Tuesday, January 31 from Noon to 3:30pm (lunch and discussion group included)
Beth Seversen, director of evangelism, Make and Deepen Disciples, ECC, Chicago, Illinois
Rick Richardson, professor of evangelism, Wheaton College, author of Reimagine Evangelism, and director of the Evangelizing Churches Initiative
Geared to both new and experienced pastors. The conversation focuses on sharing ideas for ways to experience shared leadership in our ministry settings.
Ben Kerns, pastor, Marin Covenant Church, San Rafael, California
Art Greco, pastor, Marin Covenant Church, San Rafael, California
Hear and share ideas on how to truly engage your people in missions.
Craig Anderson, director of medical and health programs, Paul Carlson Partnership, Chicago, Illinois
This peer learning experience is aimed at helping participants grow in their understanding of the biblical call to justice and reconciliation, as well as how to lead their congregations in this area.
Michelle Dodson, pastor, New Community Bronzeville Covenant Church, Chicago, Illinois
Meetings are transformed into worship when we weave in spiritual practice and discernment methods.
Heather Monkmeyer, Covenant pastor and spiritual director
Taking guys where they haven't gone before (spiritually, relationally, and geographically) to develop them into self-initiating, wholehearted followers of Jesus.
Jon Ireland, pastor, Ocean Hills Covenant Church, Santa Barbara, California
At Midwinter, we experience and hear stories about churches practicing multicultural worship. We invite you to join the discussion on how you can introduce multicultural worship to your own church.
Danny Martinez, president of MHIPE; pastor, Grace Covenant Church, Spring Valley, California
Whether you lead an active recovery group, are working with recovering people one-on-one, or are exploring any of these options for your ministry, join us to celebrate triumphs, explore challenges, share best practices, and discern together how to be more faithful and fruitful in this vital area of ministry.
Beatrice Radakovich, manager of ministry services, Start and Strengthen Churches, ECC, Chicago, Illinois