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Deep Dive Intensive [clear filter]
Saturday, March 23

10:30am EDT

Developing Disciples: Taking the Next Step in the Journey Together
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the process that you use to develop student disciples? So much of ministry rides on discipleship and yet for most it is hard to articulate a tangible course of action and development. We need a reasonable, actionable solution to this leadership concern. In this seminar, we will identify different stages on the discipleship journey and discuss tangible steps we can attain as we develop disciples. We will identify practical and applicable principles specifically connected to the disciple-making journey.  

 1. They will walk away with a clear multi-stage process to growing disciples with associated actionable steps for the leader 
2. They will be able to apply the “invitation and challenge” exchange in growing disciples 
3. They will avoid discipleship micromanagement and co-dependence while seeking to align with God's intent to release disciples to disciple others

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Nate Parks

President / CEO, Berea Ministries

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Worship Center

10:30am EDT

Posture Shift Exposure: How a Missional Framework Unleashes Better Care and Greater Inclusion for LGBT+ Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

We will do an exposure study of LGBT+ youth as a marginalized population within our churches. Studying history, culture (what it's like to grow up LGBT+), and language sensitivity will rapidly mobilize your ministry team to relate to and nourish faith identity in LGBT+ youth. This interactive workshop offers time for dialogue.

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Bill Henson

Founder, Lead Them Home

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
The Space

10:30am EDT

Tetherball and Floodlights: Remembering Allows Faith to Flourish
Limited Capacity seats available

Recent research in adolescent development reminds us how crucial the biblical authors’ call to remember really is.  Young people will benefit when, alongside Snapchat’s fleeting digital appearances, they are part of a deeply-rooted story.  Remembering the Christian story informs identity and purpose and equips young people to navigate faith and life.

Sharon Galgay Ketcham is an associate professor of theology and Christian ministries at Gordon College in Massachusetts. She earned her Ph.D. in theology and education from Boston College. Sharon’s two decades of experience in ministry include serving the local church, researching, writing, teaching, and mentoring. As a theologian, she is a scholar for the Church and invites people to reflect theologically on lived Christian faith. She is the author of Reciprocal Church: Becoming a community where faith flourishes beyond high school (InterVarsity Press, 2018) in which she proposes a new vision for a person’s relationship with the church and the accompanying values and practices that allow faith to flourish. Sharon lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children.

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Sharon Ketcham

Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Ministries, Gordon College
Sharon Galgay Ketcham is an associate professor of Christian ministries at Gordon College and is currently the president of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. She earned her Ph.D. in theology and education from Boston College. Sharon’s two decades of experience in youth... Read More →

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Conference Room 1