Preconference Modules

Strategic Planning
Leader: Steve Viars
Tuesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $40

Strategic plans aren’t just for the corporate world! They should be an integral part of any local church ministry. God has entrusted you with resources. Are you utilizing them to their fullest potential? Do you have a thought-out plan to reach the lost and grow your church both spiritually and numerically? Steve Viars, senior pastor of Faith Church in Lafayette, Ind., will guide you through the process and help you start a plan for your ministry.


Church Planting
Host: Clare Jewell
Tuesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

The mind-set of evangelism–to serve and love the communities God has entrusted us with–is at the heart of the church planting movement. It isn’t just about creating something new, but igniting a passion for outreach in existing churches. You can and should be part of this exciting initiative. Join Clare Jewell and other church planters as they look at practical next steps.


Host: Manning Brown
Tuesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Being a chaplain puts you in the foxhole, in the squad car, in hospitals, and in situations where comfort, counsel, and care are critical needs. Be part of a practical time of training geared at equipping you while you serve as a chaplain to effectively reach your community where doors are often closed to the general public and to the gospel!

This module will include presentations by Dr. White and Pam Russell. Dr. Thomas White is the president of Cedarville University. Dr. White will be speaking on ministering to transgenders. Pam Russell is a GARBC chaplain ministering with the Capitol Commission. Pam will be talking on how to minister to our government officials and how to overcome the challenges in today’s politically polar environment.



Turning Guests into Family
Leader: Mark Neal
Wednesday, June 27, 1:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Optimize your visitor return ratio and help ensure that those who walk through your doors for the first time ultimately become active members in your church. Mark Neal, senior pastor of Hamilton Hills Church, has a proven record in turning guests into family. He will help you think through key principles so you can put a plan into place that fits with the demographics of your community and work with available resources.