Friday Morning Workshops 9:00 – 10:30

Ryan Bolger

The Church in a Virtual World – Studio A

Erik Carter

Altar-ing the Pastor's Sabbath – Green Room

Doug Pagitt

Social Media Bootcamp – Studio B

Dave Gemmell

The Pastor's Role in Creating the Worship Journey – Outside Board Room

Jeff Gang

The Church and the Community – Board Room


Friday Afternoon Workshops 1:30 – 3:00

Ray Beeson

Practical Prayer – Outside Board Room

Erik Carter

Altar-ing the Pastor's Sabbath – Green Room

Doug Pagitt

Social Media Bootcamp – Studio B

Dave Gemmell

The Pastor's Role in Creating the Worship Journey – Studio A

Jeff Gang

The Church and the Community – Board Room


Saturday Morning Workshops 9:00 – 10:45

Ray Beeson

Practical Prayer – Green Room

Samir Selmanovic

The Whole Good News – Studio A

Ed Sammons

Engaging the Net Generation – Outside Board Room

Nick Zork

The Art of Worship Leading and Planning – Studio B


Saturday Afternoon Workshops 2:00 – 3:30

Ray Beeson

The Overcomer's Institute – Green Room

Samir Selmanovic

Oh, the Glorious Emptiness – Studio B

Ed Sammons

Engaging the Net Generation – Outside Board Room

Simon Liversidge

Think Big, Think Small Groups – Board Room

Nick Zork

The Art of Worship Leading and Planning – Studio B


The Whole Good News

Samir Selmanovic - view profile
If God is not with them, God is not with us. God is with them. Let's celebrate!

Oh, the Glorious Emptiness!

Samir Selmanovic - view profile
What if there is nothing there? Just skies above, dirt below, and our pumping hearts inside.

Altar-ing the Pastor's Sabbath

Erik Carter - view profile
For many the Sabbath is a day of rest, a time to cease from one's daily toil and join the community of faith in worship. But what about the Seventh-day Adventist pastor, whose work throughout the week culminates and often revolves around the gathered body of believers on Sabbath morning? What is the pastor’s experience of the Sabbath? This presentation explores the very real spiritual challenges pastors face while ministering on the Sabbath and proposes options for navigating them.

Social Media Boot Camp

Doug Pagitt - view profile
Sometimes technological advances come along that have the ability to transform ministry as we know it. The current advent of social media is one such revolution – one that leaders cannot afford to miss. This workshop will help you learn to connect with church members and potential visitors to your church via social media.

The Church and the Community

Jeff Gang - view profile
This workshop will tackle the challenge of being the presence of Jesus Christ in the world around us. We will explore the church’s activism and ministry in the community through theological reflection and cultural discernment, ending with some concrete and practical ways we can join God in his mission in the world.

Practical Prayer

Ray Beeson - view profile
This seminar deals with many of the problems faced when trying to develop this most holy art of communication. It is an in-depth study designed to help the individual believer communicate better with God.

The Art of Worship Leading and Planning

Nicholas Zork - view profile
This workshop will offer theological and practical resources for worship ministry leaders.

The Church in the Virtual Age

Ryan Bolger - view profile
In the age of Facebook and social networking sites many people are finding a sense of community online. They use social media to stay connected to their friends and acquaintances. This workshop will discuss how the virtual age is changing our culture and consider what it means to be the Church in the Virtual Age.

The Overcomers Institute

Ray Beeson - view profile
In an age when commitment to God’s Kingdom is facing extremely difficult times this seminar looks at different dynamics to help in the process of being an overcomer.

Think Big, Think Small Groups

Simon Liversidge - view profile
A discussion of ways churches can use small group ministry to disciple church members and reach out to the unchurched.

Engaging the Net Generation

Ed Sammons - view profile

Evidence is mounting that today’s young people are different from previous generations. They behave differently because their brains have developed in ways functionally different to their parents. Since this ‘Net Generation’ grew up with the internet it is normative for them to create their own content, collaborate, innovate and build communities. This workshop will discuss the characteristics of the ‘Net Generation’ and how to engage them.


The Pastor’s Role in Creating the Worship Journey

Dave Gemmell - view profile
Who decides the shape and form of a weekly church service? Is it the worship committee? The church board or, a worship leader? Is it any of these, all of these or none of these? In this workshop Dr. Gemmell will discuss the role of the Pastor in Creating the worship journey for a congregation.