Refresh 2019 Workshops

Date Speaker Category Workshop Title Workshop Description

Tuesday
January 29
2:00 p.m.

Faith Taylor Ladies The Word, by Women and to Women Part 1 Most women enjoy being taught by women. After all, we get each other! Women are challenged and encouraged when the Word is taught and explained by a woman—one who can relate to their needs and experiences and make application specifically to them. You may have opportunities to teach the Word to women, but perhaps you struggle with the preparation process. While we are not preachers, we as women can learn to unpack a passage, accurately interpreting its meaning and organizing its truths in a clear and understandable way. These sessions will help equip you to study and teach the Word of God to other women.

Logos
Presenter
Pastoral We use technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible Tools are carefully designed to help you do everyday Bible study tasks with more precision and less frustration. Explore cultural and historical context, do in-depth exegesis, study the original Greek and Hebrew, and much more with intuitive, interactive tools created with input from pastors and scholars. Our base packages include vast collections of trusted biblical resources specially tagged to work seamlessly with our study tools. And with over 100,000 books (and counting) available in the Logos format, there are over 100,000 reasons to start studying with Logos.
Tuesday
January 29

3:00 p.m.
Lynette Staples Special Demystifying a Minister’s Taxes for 2018 and Beyond Whether we fully realize it yet or not, 2018 brought many changes to everyone’s taxes.  More than ever before, it is critical that the Pastor’s salary package is structured properly to avoid paying more taxes than necessary.  We will be looking at changes and how to optimize the Pastor’s situation.
 Faith Taylor Ladies The Word, by Women and to Women Part 2  See Description for Part 1, above!

 Wednesday
January 30
11:45 a.m.

 Doug Brown Theology The Use of Psalm 110 in the New Testament: An Exploration in Hermeneutics and Theology  Psalm 110 is the most cited Old Testament passage in the entire New Testament. This workshop will survey the meaning of the psalm and then explore how Jesus and the New Testament writers develop its significance and theology.

Tami Herron Ladies Fruit of a Spirit-filled Woman

Tim
Potter
Discipleship Preparing the Soil for a Disciple-Making Culture in your Church Together we will take a pulse of the health of your church and begin to outline steps to cultivate a disciple-making culture.

Lynette Staples Special Demystifying Minister’s Taxes for 2018 and Beyond Whether we fully realize it yet or not, 2018 brought many changes to everyone’s taxes.  More than ever before, it is critical that the Pastor’s salary package is structured properly to avoid paying more taxes than necessary.  We will be looking at changes and how to optimize the Pastor’s situation.

Logos Pastoral We use technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible Tools are carefully designed to help you do everyday Bible study tasks with more precision and less frustration. Explore cultural and historical context, do in-depth exegesis, study the original Greek and Hebrew, and much more with intuitive, interactive tools created with input from pastors and scholars. Our base packages include vast collections of trusted Biblical resources specially tagged to work seamlessly with our study tools. And with over 100,000 books (and counting) available in the Logos format, there are over 100,000 reasons to start studying with Logos.
Dr. Tillotson Youth Pastor Understanding Gen Z:
The generation that will change America, for better or worse
Millennials were yesterday. Learn how Gen Z is different in the ways they think, talk, and behave.

Wednesday
January 30
1:45 p.m.

Jim
Berg
Discipleship Essential Virtues: Marks of the Christ-Centered Life  2 Peter 1 offers what some commentators have called the most complete portrait of Christlikeness in the Bible. Discover why the context supports that statement and how Peter’s essential virtues provide both a target and a roadmap for the development of Christian maturity. This workshop is based upon the speaker’s book, “Essential Virtues: The Marks of the Christ-Centered Life.”
Paul Hartog Theology The “First Fruits” and the Father of Modern Missions In this session, we will examine 18th-century artwork that reflects The First Fruits of global evangelism, in order to sharpen our understanding of early modern missions.  These paintings celebrated “spiritual multiculturalism with their many-hued gallery of redeemed figures from mission fields in the Americas, Asia, and Africa, all delighting in God’s bounty.” In particular, we will focus upon an ink and watercolor Fraktur of Philip Jacob Ferber. The painting, which has never been critically examined in print, pictures the wounded and crucified Christ as the stock of a vine, with his dripping blood watering the roots.  A fitting quotation from John 15 accompanies the image: “I am the vine, you are the branches.” The church-planting branches stem from the central Christ-figure, and the leaves (congregations) vary in coloration, representing various ethnic groups reached by eighteenth-century evangelism. We will use these primary sources from material culture to re-frame common Baptist assumptions about “The Father of Modern Missions.”
Marty Herron Pastoral The Vitals of the Vine Discover one of the greatest needs of every New Testament church leader. We will explore three vitals of the vine and unpack its truth. The closer the knife, the nearer the vinedresser.
Rand Hummel Youth Pastor Darkside of the Internet The Internet is a blessing in many ways including efficiency, communication, and research, but there is a Darkside to the internet which is difficult to avoid. For centuries, Satan has been hurling fiery darts; now he has his hands on a weapon of mass destruction. What does God’s Word have to say about the power, the perversity, the privacy, and the prevention of the Darkside of the Internet.

 Thursday
January 31
11:30 a.m.

Jason Blunk Youth Pastor Overthinking Student Ministry “Has the church made student ministry too complex?” “What is it the church is trying to accomplish with teenagers?” This workshop explores these questions and the challenges God’s church faces in today’s culture. More then ever the church must root all relational student ministry to the gospel of Christ to develop young people who genuinely know and love God.
 Paul Hartog Theology The “Law of Christ” and the Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 famously contains an inventory of “the fruit of the Spirit,” beginning with “love.”  Galatians 6:2 goes on to state, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  New Testament interpreters have long disputed the exact nature of Paul’s concept of “the law of Christ,” a “much puzzled over” term.  To approach a sound answer, we will examine the wider context of Galatians 5-6.  Paul earlier exhorts, “For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, namely, ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself’” (Gal. 5:14).  The tenor of this verse echoes Christ’s summary of the Torah’s greatest commandments in the “dual love command” of loving God and loving neighbor (Matt. 22:34-40).  By comparing other Pauline materials (Rom. 13:8-10; 1 Cor. 9:21) as well as texts from James, 1 John, and other early Christian materials, I will conclude that “the law of Christ” is self-giving “love of neighbor” as taught by Christ, as exemplified by Christ (especially in his Gospel sacrifice), and as empowered by the Spirit of Christ.
 Dean
Taylor
Pastoral Recovering Companionship in a Ministry Marriage Ministry responsibilities often strain a pastor’s marriage. We can easily lose the oneness God designed marriage to have. Subtle signals, if ignored, turn into marital crises. The principles and practices shared in this session will help you revitalize oneness in your marriage.
Tim
Potter
Discipleship Developing a Disciple-Making Culture in your Church In this session, we will discover a Biblical theology, philosophy, and practice developing a disciple-making culture in your church.
Lynette Staples Special Clearing the Fog It’s your chance to get answers!  Questions come up over many situations.  Let’s see if we can answer yours.  Bring your questions, or drop them off at the display table and we will try to cover them in this informal session.
Faith Taylor Ladies Hope Renewed How can we have renewed hope in the midst of ministry circumstances that tempt us to despair? Jeremiah was overwhelmed by the circumstances surrounding him. The people to whom he ministered were not making the spiritual progress for which he longed, and God was not working on his timetable. Jeremiah grew discouraged. In the midst of his lamenting, he remembered something, and his hope was renewed. We, too, can find renewed hope as we remember the same truths.

 Thursday
January 31
1:30 p.m.

Dan
Brown
Pastoral A Minister’s Obstacles The minister travels a road filled with potential potholes. This workshop addresses common pitfalls in ministry with ways to pave the road for ministry success. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
Mark
Davis
Youth Pastor Get to Know Student Leadership Conferences Student Leadership Conferences were started by Matt Williams over 25 years ago to minister to the students of Christian Schools across the country. That ministry has now been expanded to include youth groups of local churches. This workshop will be a presentation of the materials that could be presented to the teens at your church. We would love to partner with your church in the near future!
Rand Hummel Youth Pastor Relevancy of Scripture in a High Tech World God’s Word is living and relevant for every generation—even for our digital world. What does God have to say about texting? Facebook? Pinterest? Snapchat? Is God’s inspired Word up-to-date enough to tackle the technology of our plugged-in world?
Doug McLachlan Theology Glorifying God in Our Hostile World: The Universal Antipathy for Christ in the Cosmos – Psalm 2. In Psalm 2 we are given a microcosm of the behavior of humankind in the grip of outrageous rebellion “against the LORD and against His Anointed.” This spirit of rebellion began in the Garden of Eden and is ubiquitous in our world today. In this session, we will take a close look at the rebellion described in Psalm 2:1-3, the shape it takes in the contemporary secular world, and what God intends to do about it.
Jeff Newman Discipleship Guilt, Shame, Forgiveness, Faith:  Compassionately Helping People Sort through Guilt and Shame Matters of guilt and shame provoke some of the most charged and challenging discipleship opportunities.  This workshop will explore several vital complexities of guilt and shame.  Our Aim: Seek and promote hope in Christ – a hope nurtured by a biblically compelled precision and compassion.
Carrie
Augsburger
Ladies I’m a Pastor’s Wife, and I Have No Idea What That Means Learning to rest in the realities of our identity in Christ from Romans 8.