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Thursday, May 18
 

10:00am

Embracing the Discomfort of Diversity
At Pentecost, God laid a foundation of diversity for his church when he allowed the disciples to speak the languages of the nations. But today, we often use the cultural value of assimilation to achieve unity. We will explore how indigenous Christians are contextualizing worship for their cultures: using drums, chants, traditional dances, native languages, and even different perceptions of time. Learning unity is not found in sameness, but in celebrating our differences.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Charles

Mark Charles

Founder, 5 Small Loaves
Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. He writes for Native News Online and his personal blog "Reflections from the Hogan". He served on the boards of the CCDA and the CRCNA. Mark also consults with the Calvin Institute of Christian... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Duke 601

4:00pm

How to Lead When the Going Gets Tough: The Power of God and How to Tap In [REPEATS]
This workshop will teach leaders the importance of the presence of God, and how to manifest His power in their own lives. It will provide practical understanding of God's presence, from leading worship, to rehearsals and individual discipleship.

Speakers
avatar for Darris Sneed

Darris Sneed

Director & Founder, DS Collective
Ohio native Darris Sneed is passionate about people being empowered by the gospel, good vocal runs, and worship. A visionary and founder of the Florida based artist collaborative, DS Collective, he is a singer, speaker, worship pastor and author.



Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Duke 513

4:00pm

Strengthen and Build Your Worship Ministry: Culture, Community, Create [REPEATS]
I'm going to share stories, struggles as well as insights, and tools on how to build your local church worship ministry, to help shape and change the worship culture of your church. I hope you walk away feeling confident, encouraged, and ready to tackle all the challenges that all worship leaders face in striving to create a vibrant worship community and a worshipping church.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Pae

Timothy Pae

Worship Director, Ekko Church
Tim is a worship director at a local church called Ekko, in Fullerton, CA. He also works as a songwriter, music producer, and engineer. He works out of Forecast Studios located at The Great Company in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. He is passionate in helping people find their... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Duke 119
 
Friday, May 19
 

9:00am

Catapult Them with Creativity [REPEATS]
Enhance your inner city outreach with creative methods. Learn how to identify and direct the talents of your students to promote Gospel themes. Kids are gifted in creative fields that include writing and drawing. Lead them in creating projects that glorify God through character creation, illustration, and storytelling. Help them sharpen their abilities to create powerful presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Johnson

Clint Johnson

CEO, Christian Action Heroes
Clint D. Johnson is an Assistant Pastor at La Mirada Foursquare Church in California, and CEO of Christian Action Heroes, which blends the Gospel and comics. With over 25 years’ experience as an illustrator and writer, he passionately uses creativity to equip kids while sharing... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Duke 619

9:00am

Urban Arts Outreach [REPEATS]
Learn how to connect people to one another and the church through the arts. In this workshop you will learn how hip-hop culture empowered a generation, and how to put together sustainable low cost events to do the same through your church and community. There will also be Q&A with Urban Arts Outreach art mentors in breakdancing, graffiti, DJing, & spoken word poetry, on how they have been sharing the gospel through their individual art forms for over a decade.

Speakers
avatar for Dan

Dan

DJ, Urban Arts Outreach
Urban Arts Outreach is a diverse fellowship of Christian artists (break dancers, graffiti muralists, poets, and DJs) with decades of experience who are committed to mentoring the next generation in the Southern California area.



Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Duke 621

2:00pm

How to Lead When the Going Gets Tough: The Power of God and How to Tap In
This workshop will teach leaders the importance of the presence of God, and how to manifest His power in their own lives. It will provide practical understanding of God's presence, from leading worship, to rehearsals and individual discipleship. 

Speakers
avatar for Darris Sneed

Darris Sneed

Director & Founder, DS Collective
Ohio native Darris Sneed is passionate about people being empowered by the gospel, good vocal runs, and worship. A visionary and founder of the Florida based artist collaborative, DS Collective, he is a singer, speaker, worship pastor and author.



Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 621

2:00pm

Spoken Word Poetry: Ministry in a New Way [REPEATS]
Spoken Word Poetry is an effective tool to display the Gospel of Christ in an unorthodox way. Poetry has a way of connecting to hearts, changing minds, inspiring hope in the heart of a believer, or revealing the truth of scripture to the unsaved. In this workshop we will do a crash course in why poets are a new kind of preacher, and how you can introduce this ministry to your youth group.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander James

Alexander James

Young Adult Director, Light & Life Christian Fellowship
Native to South Central Los Angeles and raised by a single mother, Alexander took pride in being the black sheep in most circles growing up. Now, he is a Young Adult Director, social activist, youth advocate, and full-time spoken word artist. This mixture of experience has helped... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Duke 617

3:45pm

Catapult Them with Creativity
Enhance your inner city outreach with creative methods. Learn how to identify and direct the talents of your students to promote Gospel themes. Kids are gifted in creative fields that include writing and drawing. Lead them in creating projects that glorify God through character creation, illustration, and storytelling. Help them sharpen their abilities to create powerful presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Johnson

Clint Johnson

CEO, Christian Action Heroes
Clint D. Johnson is an Assistant Pastor at La Mirada Foursquare Church in California, and CEO of Christian Action Heroes, which blends the Gospel and comics. With over 25 years’ experience as an illustrator and writer, he passionately uses creativity to equip kids while sharing... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 619

3:45pm

Urban Arts Outreach
Learn how to connect people to one another and the church through the arts. In this workshop you will learn how hip-hop culture empowered a generation, and how to put together sustainable low cost events to do the same through your church and community. There will also be Q&A with Urban Arts Outreach art mentors in breakdancing, graffiti, DJing, & spoken word poetry, on how they have been sharing the gospel through their individual art forms for over a decade.

Speakers
avatar for Dan

Dan

DJ, Urban Arts Outreach
Urban Arts Outreach is a diverse fellowship of Christian artists (break dancers, graffiti muralists, poets, and DJs) with decades of experience who are committed to mentoring the next generation in the Southern California area.



Friday May 19, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Duke 106
 
Saturday, May 20
 

11:15am

Spoken Word Poetry: Ministry in a New Way
Spoken Word Poetry is an effective tool to display the Gospel of Christ in an unorthodox way. Poetry has a way of connecting to hearts, changing minds, inspiring hope in the heart of a believer, or revealing the truth of scripture to the unsaved. In this workshop we will do a crash course in why poets are a new kind of preacher, and how you can introduce this ministry to your youth group.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander James

Alexander James

Young Adult Director, Light & Life Christian Fellowship
Native to South Central Los Angeles and raised by a single mother, Alexander took pride in being the black sheep in most circles growing up. Now, he is a Young Adult Director, social activist, youth advocate, and full-time spoken word artist. This mixture of experience has helped... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Duke 114

11:15am

Strengthen and Build Your Worship Ministry: Culture, Community, Create
I'm going to share stories, struggles as well as insights, and tools on how to build your local church worship ministry, to help shape and change the worship culture of your church. I hope you walk away feeling confident, encouraged, and ready to tackle all the challenges that all worship leaders face in striving to create a vibrant worship community and a worshipping church.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Pae

Timothy Pae

Worship Director, Ekko Church
Tim is a worship director at a local church called Ekko, in Fullerton, CA. He also works as a songwriter, music producer, and engineer. He works out of Forecast Studios located at The Great Company in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. He is passionate in helping people find their... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Duke 106