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WORKSHOP DETAILS

To view details of the workshops available each day of the conference, click any day below to see the worship leader, class title and synopsis of each class. Once you have decided on a day(s) and time to attend, please complete the registration on this page.

CLASS TITLE
The Theology & Practice of Text-Driven Preaching

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. David Allen

SYNOPSIS
As illustrated in 1 John 2:15-17 as an example text.


CLASS TITLE
Running to the Roar

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Patrick Conrad

SYNOPSIS
We are commanded to go into the world and preach the gospel, but in today’s post-Christian society, it is a challenge.  We’ll look at how to speak the truth in love, without alienating our audience.


CLASS TITLE
“So, You Want to Start a Church?”

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Greg Dotson

SYNOPSIS
Navigating the challenges of launching a church.


CLASS TITLE
Helpful, Holy Hints for Pastors & Ministers Wives

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Rose Fields

SYNOPSIS
Unfortunately, there are no colleges or universities to train the pastor’s/ minister’s wife.   It is called on the job training where you face unwritten expectations from the congregation and even your husband. This class will explore how life as a pastor’s /minister’s wife can offer meaningful opportunities to play a significant part in kingdom work.   We will discuss at length the challenge and rewards of loving and leading a local congregation.


CLASS TITLE
Let Me Tell You A Story:  Interpreting and Teaching Narrative Texts

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Tim Fuller

SYNOPSIS
This class will give you principles and methods for understanding, preaching and teaching Old Testament stories.  We will examine structure, characters, plot, and point of view among other things.


CLASS TITLE
Keys for Becoming a Church Lead Horse

WORKSHOP LEADER
Deacon Gordon Fykes

SYNOPSIS
The Keys for Becoming a Church Lead Horse Workshop will outline a pathway to the wonderful blessing waiting for each of us when we leave our comfort zone, rise above our ordinary and tap into the power of God.   When you leave this Workshop, you will understand how your individual performance impacts the total performance of your Ministry and the Church.


CLASS TITLE
Exegesis:  How to Study the Bible for Preaching

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Joel Gregory

SYNOPSIS
TBA


CLASS TITLE
“Sr. Pastors, Do You Hear Us?  Understanding the Importance of Youth Ministry”

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Bobby Hampton

SYNOPSIS
This session is designed for Senior Pastors. Opening their minds and hearts to the hearts and minds of their youth pastor. Understanding that the role of the youth pastor is vitally important. Understanding that the youth are our future church.


CLASS TITLE
How to Memorize the Bible

WORKSHOP LEADER
Rev. Marquis Laughlin

SYNOPSIS
Designed to assist people in their efforts at memorizing the Bible. Marquis is an actor whose life’s work is enabling audiences to hear, see, and feel the God of the Bible through the words of the Bible. He has memorized 7 different books of the Bible that he performs in one-man presentations across the country.  Attendees will learn what they have been doing that doesn’t work, and why, discover how memory works, and be taught a complete program for systematic memorization and retention.


CLASS TITLE
Biblical Men Leading In A Spiritual War With No More Excuses

WORKSHOP LEADER
Deacon Harold Simmons

SYNOPSIS
Biblical Studies on Men Seeing and Leading in a Spiritual War


CLASS TITLE
Biblical Women Leading In A Spiritual War With No More Excuses

WORKSHOP LEADER
Deaconess Doris Simmons

SYNOPSIS
This class comprises Biblical Principles of recognizing and engaging in spiritual warfare.  It enables women overcoming personal strongholds, breaking cycles, resetting biblical standards, and rebuilding Biblical morals in the home, church, and community.


CLASS TITLE
From Text to Sermon:  The Art & Preparation of a Biblical Sermon

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Robert Smith

SYNOPSIS
This seminar will offer a Christocentric approach to the preparation of the sermon. Specific biblical texts will be used in the demonstration of the execution of this approach.


CLASS TITLE
Perspectives on the Preaching Ministry

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Reginald Taylor

SYNOPSIS
This course will speak too some of the Myths, Mistakes, & Messages of the Preaching Ministry


CLASS TITLE
Surviving the Storms of Hardships & Disappointments

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Earnest Thomas

SYNOPSIS
Some storms are predictable but others come unannounced and unexpected.  The truth is that storms do come and they cause hardship and disappointments.  We will discuss how to prepare for the storm, survive it and be restored after going through your storm of life.


CLASS TITLE
A Brief Critique of Evangelical Preaching Today

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Sandy Willson

SYNOPSIS
A survey of some of the key strengths and weaknesses of preaching among today’s American evangelicals.


CLASS TITLE
The Theology & Practice of Text-Driven Preaching

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. David Allen

SYNOPSIS
As illustrated in 1 John 2:15-17 as an example text.


CLASS TITLE
Running to the Roar

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Patrick Conrad

SYNOPSIS
We are commanded to go into the world and preach the gospel, but in today’s post-Christian society, it is a challenge.  We’ll look at how to speak the truth in love, without alienating our audience.


CLASS TITLE
“So, You Want to Start a Church?”

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Greg Dotson

SYNOPSIS
Navigating the challenges of launching a church.


CLASS TITLE
Helpful, Holy Hints for Pastors & Ministers Wives

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Rose Fields

SYNOPSIS
Unfortunately, there are no colleges or universities to train the pastor’s/ minister’s wife.   It is called on the job training where you face unwritten expectations from the congregation and even your husband. This class will explore how life as a pastor’s /minister’s wife can offer meaningful opportunities to play a significant part in kingdom work.   We will discuss at length the challenge and rewards of loving and leading a local congregation.


CLASS TITLE
Let Me Tell You A Story:  Interpreting and Teaching Narrative Texts

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Tim Fuller

SYNOPSIS
This class will give you principles and methods for understanding, preaching and teaching Old Testament stories.  We will examine structure, characters, plot, and point of view among other things.


CLASS TITLE
Keys for Becoming a Church Lead Horse

WORKSHOP LEADER
Deacon Gordon Fykes

SYNOPSIS
The Keys for Becoming a Church Lead Horse Workshop will outline a pathway to the wonderful blessing waiting for each of us when we leave our comfort zone, rise above our ordinary and tap into the power of God.   When you leave this Workshop, you will understand how your individual performance impacts the total performance of your Ministry and the Church.


CLASS TITLE
Exegesis:  How to Study the Bible for Preaching

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Joel Gregory

SYNOPSIS
TBA


CLASS TITLE
“Sr. Pastors, Do You Hear Us?  Understanding the Importance of Youth Ministry”

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Bobby Hampton

SYNOPSIS
This session is designed for Senior Pastors. Opening their minds and hearts to the hearts and minds of their youth pastor. Understanding that the role of the youth pastor is vitally important. Understanding that the youth are our future church.


CLASS TITLE
How to Memorize the Bible

WORKSHOP LEADER
Rev. Marquis Laughlin

SYNOPSIS
Designed to assist people in their efforts at memorizing the Bible. Marquis is an actor whose life’s work is enabling audiences to hear, see, and feel the God of the Bible through the words of the Bible. He has memorized 7 different books of the Bible that he performs in one-man presentations across the country.  Attendees will learn what they have been doing that doesn’t work, and why, discover how memory works, and be taught a complete program for systematic memorization and retention.


CLASS TITLE
Biblical Men Leading In A Spiritual War With No More Excuses

WORKSHOP LEADER
Deacon Harold Simmons

SYNOPSIS
Biblical Studies on Men Seeing and Leading in a Spiritual War


CLASS TITLE
Biblical Women Leading In A Spiritual War With No More Excuses

WORKSHOP LEADER
Deaconess Doris Simmons

SYNOPSIS
This class comprises Biblical Principles of recognizing and engaging in spiritual warfare.  It enables women overcoming personal strongholds, breaking cycles, resetting biblical standards, and rebuilding Biblical morals in the home, church, and community.


CLASS TITLE
From Text to Sermon:  The Art & Preparation of a Biblical Sermon

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Robert Smith

SYNOPSIS
This seminar will offer a Christocentric approach to the preparation of the sermon. Specific biblical texts will be used in the demonstration of the execution of this approach.


CLASS TITLE
Perspectives on the Preaching Ministry

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Reginald Taylor

SYNOPSIS
This course will speak too some of the Myths, Mistakes, & Messages of the Preaching Ministry


CLASS TITLE
Surviving the Storms of Hardships & Disappointments

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Earnest Thomas

SYNOPSIS
Some storms are predictable but others come unannounced and unexpected.  The truth is that storms do come and they cause hardship and disappointments.  We will discuss how to prepare for the storm, survive it and be restored after going through your storm of life.


CLASS TITLE
A Brief Critique of Evangelical Preaching Today

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Sandy Willson

SYNOPSIS
A survey of some of the key strengths and weaknesses of preaching among today’s American evangelicals.


CLASS TITLE
Preaching Hebrews

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. David Allen

SYNOPSIS
Principles of preparing text-driven sermons through the paragraph units of the book of Hebrews


CLASS TITLE
Elephant In The Room

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Patrick Conrad

SYNOPSIS
If speaking to sensitive issues is part of our calling, why are there still elephants in the room?


CLASS TITLE
A 10-Point Checklist Before You Stand to Preach

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Joel Gregory

SYNOPSIS
TBA


CLASS TITLE
Moving Through It & Not To It

WORKSHOP LEADER
Evangelist Pam Helton

SYNOPSIS
This class will focus on how to get through life struggles without getting stuck in life struggles.  We will use biblical principles and examples from the Old Testament regarding how some got stuck in their struggles and what the consequences were versus those who went through their struggles and the ensuing consequences


CLASS TITLE
Biblical Watchmen:  Watching & Warning Through the Word

WORKSHOP LEADER
Deacon Harold Simmons

SYNOPSIS
Biblical Watchmen are to keep their eyes open for spiritual danger and warn the people through the Word


CLASS TITLE
The Re-Creation of Biblical Womanhood

WORKSHOP LEADER
Deaconess Doris Simmons

SYNOPSIS
This is the Biblical Woman’s redemptive identity, purpose, and function.  This class will examine woman’s redemptive state by grace, through faith, through Jesus Christ.  It will encourage and motivate women’s Spiritual growth enabling them to become victorious in living Biblical lifestyles in their home, church, and community.


CLASS TITLE
From Sermon to Delivery:  The Art of the Delivery of a Biblical Sermon

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Robert Smith

SYNOPSIS
This seminar will focus on the six doxological dance steps used to deliver a sermon that not only inspires, but also glorifies God.


CLASS TITLE
“The Life, Labor, and Leadership of the Expository Preacher

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Reginald Taylor

SYNOPSIS
This class will examine what the Scripture has to say about the Lifestyle of the preacher, the Spiritual Development of the preacher, and the Expository Preacher leveraging his/her Influence through Rightly Dividing the Word.


CLASS TITLE
Politics, Government, & God:  A Biblical View of Christian Citizenship

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Earnest Thomas

SYNOPSIS
Depending on which news outlet you listen to, you would think that God is a Democrat or Republican.  The good news is that He is neither, He is God.  The Bible clearly teaches we are citizens of a heavenly kingdom.  The question is how does that citizenship reshape my view on government?   We will discuss God’s expectation of government, our responsibility to government, civil disobedience and who should help the poor.


CLASS TITLE
Helping You Is Hurting Me

WORKSHOP LEADER
Rev. Roline Thomas

SYNOPSIS
Whether in ministry, family, or the workplace you give, give, give to others even while standing on the edge of “Mount Energy Depleted.” Without a thank you, word of encouragement, or even a pat on the back, you continue to serve and help others carry their burdens. The very people you help are draining you. Other’s burdens coupled with your own burdens has you questioning your calling. During the times when ministering to others feels more like a hardship than a blessing, where do you go to vent? How do you set up boundaries?  This class will provide you with principles and strategies needed when those you help and/or the ministry of helping others hurts you.


CLASS TITLE
The Selection & Training of Church Leaders

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Sandy Willson

SYNOPSIS
One of the pastor’s most important duties is the development and empowerment of lay leaders in the church. This seminar will examine the most important elements for lay ministry effectiveness.


CLASS TITLE
Caution:  Minister Detours Ahead!

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Greg Dotson

SYNOPSIS
Overcoming the unexpected detours and obstacles that young ministers face.


CLASS TITLE
Promises or Principles?  How to Teach From the Book of Proverbs

WORKSHOP LEADER
Dr. Tim Fuller

SYNOPSIS
This class will give the teacher a method which will help them communicate the principles of wisdom from Proverbs and other books of wisdom.  We will examine the various types of proverbs and how to apply them.


CLASS TITLE
Shutting the Door

WORKSHOP LEADER
Pastor Bobby Hampton

SYNOPSIS
This session is designed to shine a light on the ongoing issue of millennials leaving the church. This session will offer and provide strategies to reach Millennials before they leave the church.


CLASS TITLE
Truth or Tales

WORKSHOP LEADER
Rev. Roline Thomas

SYNOPSIS
You’ve heard it; “Don’t say you are sick! Speak in faith.” We are living in an era of feel good preaching and teaching which has led to incorrect interpretation of the Word of God, manipulation of the Scriptures, and let’s make-a-deal blessings. Christians are asking for answers because taught formulas for prosperity, and speak it into existence philosophies has not manifested the wealth promised.  You will become an investigator of “truth or tales” through examination of the Bible for popular used and often misused scriptures, cliques, and phrases.