Enduring Faith for the Long Haul

Faithfulness, conviction, and resolve aren’t exactly popular words today. How do we stand strong against the growing chorus of voices urging us to give up on God’s Word and live however we please? The original recipients of the book of Hebrews needed that question answered, and in this breakout, you’ll hear Jared Mellinger explain how […]

Reading the Psalms through a Christ-Centered Lens

It can be tempting to think of the Psalms merely as a place to go for words of comfort in a trying season, words of praise in a fruitful season, or words of lament in a time of grief. But the psalms point in diverse ways to the divine and human King who would pray […]

Three Marks of a Spirit-Empowered People

In Philippians 3:3, the apostle Paul says that we are those who “worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.” In this brekaout, Jared Mellinger will discuss how to pray for and expect God’s Spirit to be actively working in our gatherings, without becoming dominated […]

Women in Music Ministry

In this breakout, you’ll hear a number of women who have served on and around music teams talk about ways God has helped them serve with faithfulness, joy, creativity, and zeal through seasons of singleness, marriage, motherhood, and grandparenthood.

Knowing Sin: Why Facing What We Want to Avoid Brings Hope

No one enjoys talking about their sinful motivations, words, or actions. But our silence and secrecy often only intensify our struggles. In this illuminating breakout, Mark Jones will help you realize that the first step towards overcoming sin is knowing what we’re up against, and that Jesus stands ready to deliver all those who put […]

Technology and Your Sunday Gathering

From the printing press to the iPhone, from organs to IMAG, churches in every generation have had to wisely assess what role the latest technology might play in serving their congregations. How do we avoid the two extremes of “anything goes” and “the old is good enough?” What questions should guide us in determining what […]

Against the Flow: Nurturing the Inner Life in a Fast Paced World

God has made His Word available to us, but we’re responsible to create opportunities to benefit from its nourishing effect. This goes against the grain of our culture, which is constantly bombarding us with distractions, urgent notifications, and busy-ness. How do we learn to unplug and enjoy extended time with the Lord? In this breakout, […]

The Gospel for Real Life

Too often Christians mistakenly think that once we have believed the gospel, we can put the gospel on the shelf and move on to other things. Nothing could be further from the truth. But even for those who want to live “gospel-centered” lives, there is often a disconnect between the good news they sing about […]

Pursuing Spiritual Gifts to Exalt Christ

It’s clear from Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church that exercising gifts of the Spirit can lead to self-promotion, division, and disorder. In this faith-building seminar, you’ll be equipped to pursue and use spiritual gifts in a way that not only builds up those around you, but points people to the glory of Christ.

Living in the Good of Our Union with Christ

Do you ever struggle with assurance of your salvation? Are you ever tempted to define yourself by what you do or what people think of you? This seminar will be a chance to take a deep dive into what it means to be united to Christ, and to experience the joy and confidence that flow […]

Gathering Together in Christ

The reality of our union with Christ is one of the most precious truths in the Bible. Because we are “in Christ,” we are forgiven of our sin, adopted as God’s children, seen as righteous before God, dead to sin’s power in our lives, and recipients of an everlasting inheritance. But how much should our […]

When Waiting is Trusting

What do you do when you believe you are praying in the will of God, following godly counsel, and obeying the Lord the best you know how, but still your prayer isn’t answered? Is it because you don’t have faith, or enough faith? In this session you’ll see from Scripture that the proof of faith […]

Unity in Diversity

God’s Word tells us that in Jesus Christ “there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:11) Knowing that Jesus died to make us one and living in the good of that reality are two different things. In this breakout, Shai Linne […]

To Sing Hymns or Not

The introduction of the singing of hymns into English Nonconformist churches (churches outside of the Anglican state church) in the 1690s was one of the most important worship innovations since the Reformation. Not surprisingly, it engendered “worship wars,” in which there was more heat than light at times. This workshop will examine the take-away lessons […]

Remaining Steadfast in Changing Seasons (Women’s breakout)

A woman’s world is constantly changing. How do we maintain steadfast trust in God through so many different seasons of relationships and responsibilities? In this seminar, Julie Kauflin will share from her own experiences how God has helped her remain secure in Him as a vocalist, sound engineer, wife of a worship leader, mother, and […]