*THE GOD OF YES // Matt Bradner – Exhibit Hall A,B
It is a sad reality that many of us live and think as though God’s favorite word is NO. As a result, the Bible becomes for us a big book of rules and growing as a Christian is all about increasing our list of what we DON’T do. There is one small problem with this mind set…It’s wrong! From beginning to end, the Bible reveals a God of YES. The implications of this are none other than life changing. We will look into how our view of God, of sin, and of growing as Christian are all radically altered when we see God as the Bible reveals Him: The God of YES.
*DREAMING IN GOD // Mike Hearon – Room 4,5,6
Calling from God is pouring all of who you are into all of what you do. Your Dreams not only give you insight into what you should be DOING, but they also give insight into your BEING (your design). Learning to dream in God is a necessary step in discovering God’s call.
ALL ABOUT JESUS // David Mathis – Room 13,14,15
It really is all about him. Jesus is the deal with this whole Christianity thing. And he is the deal with the whole universe and everything that exists. And he is the deal for all eternity and for the lives we lead now. And yet in the midst of our busyness—and at a hectic five-day conference about him!—we can be so quick to simply assume, and even forget, the One who it’s all about. So our mission in this seminar is to marvel, to look at Jesus in his stunning and spectacular glory and together be amazed. We’ll see that there is a beautiful simplicity to Jesus, but also a captivating complexity and depth that corresponds to the longings of our hearts and will satisfy our souls forever.
*LEADERSHIP THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE // Brian Lewis – Room E,F
Good leadership makes a difference. If you find a sorority, a business, an athletic team, or even a family that is healthy and growing you will find a leader who is making a difference. “Who should be a leader and what does a leader look like?” “How do I transform the circumstances around me, and affect change in others?” This seminar explores what it takes to be the leader you were meant to be.
*HAVING PERSONAL TIME ALONE WITH GOD // Clayton Dye – Room 12
God’s plan for His people is to live a life that is full of joy and pleasure. Psalm 16:11 states “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” His means of experiencing this fullness of life comes through the discipline of spending personal time alone with God. This seminar will give several biblical examples of how rich and deeply we can experience the presence of God through a consistent devotional life, and give some practical examples of how to build this discipline into your life.
*THE ART OF EVANGELISM // G’Joe Joseph – Room G
So often, we think of evangelism as something we do rather than what flows out of who we are. In Romans it says,”… how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” We will look into three perspectives of reaching friends with love and truth: through who you are, what you say, and how you say it.
*A LIFE THAT COUNTS: LIVING FOR CHRIST IN A LIKE-MINDED MISSIONAL COMMUNITY // Pete Ketterman – Room 9,10
How can weak and sinful people like us really keep Christ and his purposes at the center of our lives? If we want to live all in for Christ, what will it take? How does God intend for us to live out this life?
BUILDING WORLD CHRISTIAN DISCIPLES // Kent Bailey – Room 3
Our goal in discipling is not just an “improved spiritual life” but to see disciples of Jesus who are thinking, living, leading, and growing to impact the world. Come and learn how to develop truly world-impacting disciples. Jesus was that type of disciplemaker and you can be too. Don’t just settle for leading a group…lead a revolution!
*LIVING BETWEEN THE NOW & NOT YET: DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENT // Joe Naramore – Room J
“I know what to do in my walk with the Lord when things are going well. I just don’t know how to think or process through life when things are really disappointing. Do I ignore it? Do I delve into the disappointments? What’s God? What’s me?…My failures?..My decisions?…My circumstances? What do I do with all the disappointments in life? I feel under-equipped to handle these things Biblically!” If these are your questions, come join us as we seek to get some “handles” on how to think and live through our disappointments in life whether big or small.
IS MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR YOU? // Dr. Clark Newton – Room 7,8
So you think you want to go to medical school (dental, nursing, allied health)? How do you decide? What do you need to know? You can find out all you need to know about this career path and how to use a medical background all
THROUGH THE BIBLE IN 60 MINUTES // Ken Currie – Room H,I
The Bible – One Story from 66 Books, approximately 40 authors over 1500 years. This seminar is intended to unpack the big picture of the Bible. What is it? How did we get it? What’s the point? Can we trust it? and more.