Workshops

NCCEC Workshops


Focus Workshop Sessions for Friday, January 26


Focus Workshop Session 1 5:45 - 6:45pm

The Big 4: Anger, Conflict, Words, and Forgiveness - Jack Eaton and Casey Fabling, room 1108

(Designed for men) This session will focus on four areas that men often struggle with in their daily lives.

Empowering, Equipping, and Engaging the Next Generation - Adrian Reeves, room 1420

In this session you will learn practical Biblical ways to raise up the next generation of leaders.

#MyLifeMatters - Bobby Mathieu, room 730

Many of us struggle with or have struggled with issues of negative self-image. Using Anthony Brown's song "Worth" as a springboard, we will learn what God's Word says about our value and how to convey this positive message to those we minister to.

The Small Church in Action - Jevon Billups, room 727

Many churches do not have large budgets, big buildings or many bodies to fulfill their great visions. However, small churches are effective when they specialize in what they do best. Participants in this session are invited to: consider what motivates small congregations; explore strategies that will help small churches turn struggles into successes; and discover how to be faithful and have fun at the same time.

Resilience: The Message and Purpose of Pain - Tiffany Mallory, room 1113

(Designed for women) This session will provide practical tools that any participant can utilize to overcome adversity. We will focus on resiliency, targeting the emotional and spiritual aspect. Attendees will participate in an active demonstration to give them a visual on how God uses pain to mature the believer and bring lost souls to Christ.


Focus Workshop Session 2 7:00 - 8:00pm

Empowering, Equipping, and Engaging the Next Generation - Adrian Reeves, room 1420

(This is the same session as above offered a second time.) In this session you will learn practical Biblical ways to raise up the next generation of leaders.

How to Lead and Fight for the Women in Your Ministry with Only a Few Soldiers - Monique Johnson, room 1113

(Designed for women) This session will train you to be prepared as a leader when opposition comes to attack your women's ministry, and how to face opposition with only a few supporters.

Love Conquers All - Bobby and Jamie Mathieu, room 730

The struggles and problems of everyday life often leave us feeling discouraged. In this session you will learn practical ways to encourage yourself and move to a place of greater emotional health. It doesn't matter if you're in love, out of love, or looking for love, you will learn "how great is the love the Father has lavished on us." (1 John 3:1)

Shape the Future: Developing Emerging Leaders - Jevon Billups, room 727

Is the next generation the church of the future or the church of today? It is necessary to begin cultivating and mentoring rising generations today. In this session, we will discuss kingdom perspectives and explore strategies to help emergent leaders develop in their roles and reach their greatest potential.

What If ? - Rex Tignor, room 1108

(Designed for men) What if ...? No workshop description was provided, but this will be a session you will never forget!


Workshop Sessions for Saturday, January 27

Each workshop is listed by title with the instructor's name, room number, and content area of the session.

Workshop Session 1 9 - 10:15am

The Gospel in the Feasts of Israel - David Liebman, room 201 (Bible Content)

This workshop focuses on the seven chief Old Testament holidays or feasts. You will learn the purpose of these celebrations both then and now. Learn how the coming of Jesus fulfilled those feasts and gave them a larger meaning.

Putting New Life into Children's Ministry - Judy Kampia, room 202 (Children's Ministry)

Participants will learn innovative ways to reach more children and share proven methods and strategies for children's ministry.

Staying on Track - Rex Tignor, room 203 (Christian Growth & Personal Development)

In life, we have all kinds of things that try to knock us off track. Satan does everything he can to keep you busy. He knows if he can keep you busy with things that really don't matter, he doesn't have to worry about you doing the things that really do matter. In this session, we will look at some tools that will help you to stay on track in your life.

Fundraising, Marketing and Advertising for Non-Profit Organizations and Christian Schools - Frances Middleton, room 205 (Finance & Fundraising)

Participants will learn best practices for successful fundraising events like charity auctions, galas, talent shows, schools and sports clubs. Learn how to advertise and use marketing tools to be persuasive and efficient at your next exciting event.

Creating Inter-Generational Worship with Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers and the Builder Generations - Thomas Brackeen, room 211 (Young Adult Ministry)

Millennials may not feel included in the future of the church when the older generation says, "The youth are the church of today." Learn how generations can work together and plan to pass the torch to the next generation while respecting current practices.

Looking Beyond the Church Doors - Ray Nelson, room 212 (Youth Ministry)

We can have great programs for kids but they grow up and mature when they are part of healthy communities. In this session we will take a deeper look at the assets in our communities, and learn how to build and create communities that teach youth to live healthy productive lives.

Sharing the Gospel So That It Sticks - Gil Thomas and Wayne Haston, room 220 (Evangelism & Discipleship)

Participants will: learn how to show the Gospel so that others will understand, embrace, and hang on to it; and learn how to gauge where people are in their understanding of and receptivity to the Gospel.

The Enemies of Overcoming - Adrienne Fabling, room 222 (Women)

What happens when you're free, but keep getting slapped in the face with the same pain? We are going to talk about four major weapons the enemy uses to steal our freedom and how to defeat them.

Forgiveness: It Was Never About You - Jack Eaton, room 243 (Men)

Participants in this session will learn about the weight that drops off of our hearts and the freedom we will experience when we truly forgive.


Workshop Session 2 10:30 - 11:45am

Hooks for Hanging the Old Testament Storyline - Wayne Haston and Gil Thomas, room 201 (Bible Content)

Participants will: learn to think their way through the Old Testament; learn the BIG storyline that flows from Genesis through Malachi; and receive resources for teaching this Old Testament storyline to others.

Teaching Boys: The Rules of Engagement - Vermelle Greene, room 202 (Children's Ministry)

Participants will learn how the male brain functions and how that functioning affects learning and behavior. They will also discuss methods and practice strategies to teach boys in the ways that they learn best.

Setting Goals: Where Are You Headed? - Rex Tignor, room 203 (Christian Growth & Personal Development)

Many people feel as if they're just drifting through life. I believe many feel that way because they haven't spent enough time thinking about where they want to head in life. After all, would you set out on a journey with no real idea of your destination? It's the same way in your life; without having goals, there is no telling where you will end up.

Tailored Dreams: The Tailored Life - Daniel Bradley, room 204 (Christian Growth & Personal Development)

This presentation will clearly define what it means to "live, move and have your being in Him." Participants will learn three of the most powerful lessons in life and ministry: to embrace God's vision over your plan; to see the promise from the pit; and to never forget the promise.

Not Rich Yet ... Just Not Broke! - Deborah Love, room 205 (Finance and Fundraising)

If you want the peace of God in your life and prosperity to be your portion, then living paycheck to paycheck is a path that will prevent and hinder your peace with God. In this session, you will learn that God's Word has a clear path for financial wellness and abundant living.

Now Generation: The Great Commission and the Next Mission Force - Dennis Washington, room 209 (Missions & Outreach)

The call to the Great Commission is a call to all Christians of every time and every place. This generation, however, has a unique opportunity to fulfill the task remaining. Jesus told His disciples to "lift up your eyes and see that the fields are white for harvest." In this workshop, we'll learn the who, what, where, why and how of the harvest so that we can be sure to pass along the Gospel baton.

Millennials: You Can Reach Them - Casey Fabling, room 211 (Young Adult Ministry)

Do you feel like millennials are the next unreached people group? They happen to be all around you, and whether you know it or not, they need you! In this session you will learn about powerful tools you can use to reach and lead the next generation.

Youth Mentoring That Develops Transformational Leaders - Ray Nelson, room 212 (Youth Ministry)

In this session we will discuss strategies and ideas that empower kids to become transformational leaders. We'll take a look at the differences and commonalities between a coach and a mentor.

Better Than Barbeque! - Jim Hogsett, room 220 (Evangelism & Discipleship)

Using a model developed by a real life business, participants will learn how to be true disciples of Christ at work and discover the real impact of a Christian based business.

Teaching Children to Understand and Defend Their Faith - Beverly Carroll, room 221 (Teaching Effectively & Creatively)

Participants will: learn the importance of apologetics in a child's life; value the impact apologetics has on strengthening a child's walk with God; and learn to plan teaching time so that it incorporates apologetics regularly.

You Are an Overcomer! - Adrienne Fabling, room 222 (Women)

Your life may be filled with pain, but you do not have to stay there. Through my story, I am going to share three tools I use to be an overcomer.

Worship Cultures - Jevon Billups, room 241 (Leadership)

Churches often grapple with remaining relevant to contemporary culture while not conforming to the world's mold. In this session, participants will: discuss the conflicts between culture and congregations; consider the effects of "doing business as usual" versus confronting change in worship; and explore ways to improve worship ministry within the ministry of faith.

The Prodigal Son and His Dad - Jack Eaton, room 242 (Men)

Hear the story of what happens when you put your own wants and desires ahead of your son.

Creative Creations - Ashley "Epiphany" Hodges, room 243 (Creative Arts Ministry)

In this session, we will learn to understand God's heart about creativity, our roles as creatives in the Kingdom of God, and how to produce art forms that are inspired by the Holy Spirit.


Workshop Session 3 1:15 - 2:30pm

Christ in the Passover - David Liebman, room 201 (Bible Content)

This workshop and demonstration uses visual aids to paint a picture of how Jesus fulfilled the Feast of Sukkot (also known as the Feast of Booths or Tabernacles). We will explain the traditional and Christological significance of this holiday. Jesus' claims to be the light of the world and the living water are brought into perspective as the meaning of this holiday unfolds.

Building Relationships with Your Students that Last a Lifetime - Vermelle Greene, room 202 (Children's Ministry)

In this workshop, participants will: examine types of relationships in Christian education and how they impact the Sunday or church school environment; discuss how the effective teacher views the importance of building relationships; discuss how positive relationships are built in the classroom; and examine specific strategies that can be used to nurture positive teacher-student relationships.

Don't Do Ordinary: Live Your Life to the Fullest - Rex Tignor, room 203 (Christian Growth & Personal Development)

Someone once said, "If you're not careful, your "hope to do's" will become your "wish I had's." The fact remains that more people will look back on their life and wish they had done more with their life than they did. In this session we will look at 5 questions that will help you move from an ordinary life to an extraordinary one.

Pursuing Your Purpose with Passion - Stevie Prather, room 204 (Christian Growth & Personal Development)

Participants will learn: how to determine their God-given purpose; ways that we are often held back from pursuing our purpose; and how to move forward when something has held us back. They will also be challenged to write a vision and begin setting goals.

Money in the Hands of a Christian - Jim Hogsett, room 205 (Finance & Fundraising)

Participants will: understand God's truth versus money myths; learn how to increase and protect wealth; and learn how to bring the family together to use money in agreement with God's Word.

Sifting the Collision of the Generations: Values for Discerning Worship Music in Youth Ministry - John McNeill, room 210 (Music Ministry and Worship)

This workshop will address the cultural challenge of selecting worship music in church, the significance and impact of music in the church, and five values for discernment of worship music.

How Do I Have That Talk with Millennials About Sex and Relationships? - Thomas Brackeen, room 211 (Young Adult Ministry)

In many churches today, the word "sex" seems like a derogatory word. Learn how to practically have the discussion within your ministry context to engage a subject that is rampant within the Millennial and I-Gen cultures.

Creating Non-Christian Friendly Experiences That Win Unsaved Kids - Ray Nelson, room 212 (Youth Ministry)

In this session we will take a deeper look at the value of building and sustaining relationships with teens. This workshop will challenge adults to consider a shift in their paradigm of youth ministry.

Sharing the Gospel with People of Non-Christian Faiths - Gil Thomas and Wayne Haston, room 220(Evangelism & Discipleship)

Participants will: learn what "worldview noise" is and how to cut through it effectively when sharing the Gospel; and learn how to "peel worldview onions," to get to the core of what people truly believe.

Explosively Fun Multi-Sensory Teaching Ideas - Beverly Carroll, room 221 (Teaching Effectively & Creatively)

Participants in this workshop will: understand that multi-sensory teaching contributes to the learning process of every child; value the use of multi-sensory teaching as a means for making learning permanent; and use the methods presented to engage children's interest so that spiritual transformation can take place.

The Woman and the Issue: Shepherding Hurt Women to Be Resilient - Tiffany Mallory, room 222 (Women)

In this workshop, participants will: receive practical information, such as recognizing the signs of pain, and appropriating the right tools, constructed to help leaders guide women to deal with the trauma of sexual and emotional abuse; be trained to empower women to find their "inner voice" by responding to the pain from a positive cognitive and emotional perspective to produce a culture of sustainable resiliency; be taught how to lead a generation of hurting women into freedom by breaking generational curses and strongholds.

Fit for Your Flock: Fitness Stewardship Programs for Pastors and Ministry Leaders - Tiffany Santana, room 241 (Leadership)

Participants will learn: Biblical principles and practices that support a sustainable, healthy lifestyle; practical ways to incorporate fitness and ministry; the definition of Fitness Stewardship and how pastors can lead their congregations in honoring God in their bodies.

The Heart of a Champion - Jack Eaton, room 242 (Men)

Learn what it means to have the heart of a champion. Having the heart of a champion will help you to prepare for tomorrow and be the leader God has designed you to be.

Dance Ministry 101 - Jemia Mathieu, room 243 (Creative Arts Ministry)

In this session you will learn the basics of starting a dance ministry in your church. Come prepared to move and participate in this interactive workshop.


Workshop Session 4 2:45 - 4:00pm

Hooks for Hanging the New Testament Storyline - Wayne Haston and Gil Thomas, room 201 (Bible Content)

Participants will: learn to think their way through the New Testament; learn the BIG storyline that flows from Matthew through Revelation; and receive resources for teaching the New Testament storyline to others.

Training for Reigning: Effectively Managing Your Classroom - Vermelle Greene, room 202(Children's Ministry)

Participants will: learn the difference between classroom management and discipline; learn to manage their classrooms and be successful in their teaching ministries; and discuss practical strategies that can be used effectively in all class levels, from young children to teens.

Lord, Heal My Hurts - Roberta Bright, room 204 (Christian Growth & Personal Development)

Participants will: learn to recognize the real culprit who has been hindering their spiritual growth and development; learn how to walk in the victory that Christ has won for them; and be equipped to lead the next generation with the grace of God.

Mind YOUR Own Business - Kristen Simpson, room 205 (Finance & Fundraising)

Participants will learn how to be about their business and not just dream about it. They will do so by identifying their passion & learning how to pursue their purpose in order to live out their dreams.

Creating a Culture of Success in Young Adult Ministry - Thomas Brackeen, room 211 (Young Adult Ministry)

Young adult ministry can be one of the most challenging ministries to maintain because many young people leave the church at the age of 18 and don't return until their thirties. Learn how to maintain a ministry culture of success to keep your young adults engaged in ministry.

Building Collaborative Relationships with the Five Places of Hope - Ray Nelson, room 212 (Youth Ministry)

In this session you will learn the value and the "how--to" of building mutually beneficial relationships with the five places of hope for youth: schools, recreation and community centers, shelters, group homes, and detention centers.

Using the Arts to Transcend Barriers - Clarissa Stroud Kemp, room 220 (Evangelism & Discipleship)

Participants in this workshop will learn creative ways to incorporate the arts into evangelism efforts.

The Woman and the Issue: Shepherding Hurt Women to Be Resilient - Tiffany Mallory, room 222 (Women)

In this workshop, participants will: receive practical information, such as recognizing the signs of pain, and appropriating the right tools, constructed to help leaders guide women to deal with the trauma of sexual and emotional abuse; be trained to empower women to find their "inner voice" by responding to the pain from a positive cognitive and emotional perspective to produce a culture of sustainable resiliency; be taught how to lead a generation of hurting women into freedom by breaking generational curses and strongholds.

Mastering Multi-Generational Ministry - Bobby Manning, room 241 (Leadership)

Are you having difficulty understanding people from different generations? Are you growing frustrated trying to work with people younger or older than you? Any healthy ministry will have people from various generations working together toward the common mission. In this session we will discuss the backgrounds, core values, and vital benefits of each generation, equipping leaders to value each other and maximizing multi-generational relationships.

How to Start a Puppet Ministry in Your Church - Mike Dickson, room 243 (Creative Arts Ministry)

In this session you will learn the basic tools needed to start a puppet ministry that will enhance your programs for children.


Workshop Sessions for Saturday, January 27 (by content area)


Bible Content (room 201)
9:00-10:15 am The Gospel in the Feasts of Israel - David Liebman
10:30-11:45 am Hooks for Hanging the Old Testament Storyline - Wayne Haston and Gil Thomas
1:15-2:30 pm Christ in the Passover - David Liebman
2:45-4 pm Hooks for Hanging the New Testament Storyline - Wayne Haston and Gil Thomas

Children's Ministry (room 202)
9-10:15 am Putting New Life into Children's Ministry - Judy Kampia
10:30-11:45 am Teaching Boys: The Rules of Engagement - Vermelle Greene
1:15-2:30 pm Building Relationships with Your Students that Last a Lifetime - Vermelle Greene
2:45-4 pm Training for Reigning: Effectively Managing Your Classroom - Vermelle Greene

Christian Growth and Personal Development (rooms 203-204)
9-10:15 am Staying on Track - Rex Tignor (room 203)
10:30-11:45 am Tailored Dreams: The Tailored Life - Daniel Bradley (room 204)
10:30-11:45 am Setting Goals: Where Are You Headed? - Rex Tignor (room 203)
1:15-2:30 pm Pursuing Your Purpose with Passion - Stevie Prather (room 204)
1:15-2:30 pm Don't Do Ordinary: Live Your Life to the Fullest - Rex Tignor (room 203)
2:45-4 pm Lord, Heal My Hurts - Roberta Bright (room 204)

Creative Arts Ministry (room 243)
10:30-11:45 am Creative Creations - Ashley "Epiphany" Hodges
1:15-2:30 pm Dance Ministry 101 - Jemia Mathieu
2:45-4 pm How to Start a Puppet Ministry in Your Church - Mike Dickson

Evangelism and Discipleship (room 220)
9-10:15 am Sharing the Gospel So That It Sticks - Gil Thomas and Wayne Haston
10:30-11:45 am Better Than Barbeque! - Jim Hogsett
1:15-2:45 pm Sharing the Gospel with People of Non-Christian Faiths - Gil Thomas and Wayne Haston
2:45-4 pm Using the Arts to Transcend Barriers - Clarissa Stroud Kemp

Finance and Fundraising (room 205)
9-10:15 am Fundraising, Marketing and Advertising for Non-Profit Organizations and Christian Schools - Frances Middleton
10:30-11:45 am Not Rich Yet ... Just Not Broke! - Deborah Love
1:15-2:45 pm Money in the Hands of a Christian - Jim Hogsett
2:45-4 pm Mind YOUR Own Business - Kristen Simpson

Leadership (room 241) - Designed for pastors and ministry leaders
10:30-11:45 am Worship Cultures - Jevon Billups
1:15-2:45 pm Fit for Your Flock: Fitness Stewardship Programs for Pastors and Ministry Leaders - Tiffany Santana
2:45-4 pm Mastering Multi-Generational Ministry - Bobby Manning

Men (room 242) 9-10:15 am Forgiveness: It Was Never About You - Jack Eaton
10:30-11:45 am The Prodigal Son and His Dad - Jack Eaton
1:15-2:45 pm The Heart of a Champion - Jack Eaton

Missions and Outreach (room 209)
10:30-11:45 am The Now Generation: The Great Commission and the Next Mission Force - Dennis Washington

Music Ministry and Worship (room 210)
1:15-2:45 pm Sifting the Collision of the Generations: Values for Discerning Worship Music in Youth Ministry - John McNeill

Teaching Effectively and Creatively (room 221)
10:30-11:45 am Teaching Children to Understand and Defend Their Faith - Beverly Carroll
1:15-2:45 pm Explosively Fun Multi-Sensory Teaching Ideas - Beverly Carroll

Women (room 222)
10:30-11:45 am Released from Shame to Shine - Adrienne Fabling
1:15-2:30 pm Hurt People Hurt People But Healed People Heal People - Adrienne Fabling
2:45-4 pm The Woman and the Issue: Shepherding Hurt Women to Be Resilient - Tiffany Mallory

Young Adult Ministry (room 211)
9-10:15 am Creating Inter-Generational Worship with Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers and the Builder Generations - Thomas Brackeen
10:30-11:45 am How to Reach Me, a Millennial - Casey Fabling
1:15-2:30 pm How Do I Have That Talk with Millennials About Sex and Relationships? - Thomas Brackeen
2:45-4 pm Creating a Culture of Success in Young Adult Ministry - Thomas Brackeen

Youth Ministry (room 212)
9-10:15 am Looking Beyond the Church Doors - Ray Nelson
10:30-11:45 am Youth Mentoring That Develops Transformational Leaders - Ray Nelson and Barrington Smallwood
1:15-2:30 pm Creating Non-Christian Friendly Experiences That Win Unsaved Kids - Ray Nelson
2:45-4 pm Building Collaborative Relationships with the Five Places of Hope - Ray Nelson