2022 Seminar Schedule

2022 SEMINAR TRACKS

APO Apologetics
COU Courage
DIS Maturing Disciples
EVA Evangelism
IMP Harvest Impact
MBL Mobilization

MIS Missionary Care
MUL Multiplying Kingdom-Driven Churches
PER Persecution
PRA Prayer
UNR Unreached People
OTH Other

SEMINARS

 

FRIDAY, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 

NETWORK MEETING: International Pastors’ Network
Room 365
Facilitator: Svein Bjorge

 

(MIS) Healthy Leaders in KIngdom Service (Self Care)
Room 324
Presenter: Steve Alsup
As ministers, our calling is empathetic. We identify with the needs of others while balancing that care with our own needs for self-care. Biblical self-care helps to address stress and burnout in a healthy way.

 

(PER) Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
Room 360
Presenter: Angela Brandle
If I give my life in service to God, does that mean that God will spare me from suffering? How God uses suffering in the lives of his saints to transform and bring fruitfulness in ministry. With examples of how He has accomplished his purposes through suffering and even used it as a strategy for missionary outreach.

 

(APO) Why You Can Trust the Bible
Room 138
Presenter: Heinz Lycklama
Prophecy, history, geography, and archaeology confirm the truth of the Bible. There are also some amazingly accurate scientific statements in the Bible that anticipate modern science. The Bible matches reality.

 

(MUL) From Culture-Driven to Kingdom-Driven: Three Essentials of Discipleship
Room 320
Facilitators: Tim Moore, Rich Hutchins, others from Impact Multiplied
Learn and practice the three basic elements of a contagious personal relationship with God that leads to transformed households and communities, and supports congregations in shifting from providing goods and services to multiplying disciples and churches.

 

(IMP) 100-Fold Fruit, Jesus’ Way
Room 110
Facilitators: Steve S, Robin S, others with Beyond
God wants EVERY person to repent, for none to perish (2 Peter 3:9). Really? All 7.9 billion people? Is that true? How can I embrace what He cares about? Jesus told us in Matt 28:18-20 to make disciples. How is a disciple different from a believer or convert? How can we make disciples who can make other disciples?

 

(DIS) Worldviews OR Biblical Deception?
Room 136
Presenter: Floyd Schneider
Cultures are built on secular, not biblical, worldviews. OR How to keep from being deceived (according to the Bible)

 

FRIDAY, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

(OTH) The Kingdom of God: Not Your Grandfather’s Gospel
Room 326
Presenter: Mike Bell
Jesus said the Gospel of the Kingdom would be proclaimed in the whole world and then the end will come. As the body of Christ focuses on reaching the remaining unengaged people groups around the globe, we need to ask: Is the Gospel of the Kingdom being proclaimed among the nations, or just a personal salvation message? What is the Kingdom?

 

(PER) People of the Cross on the Subcontinent of India
Room 365
Presenter: Svein Bjorge
In spite of torture, imprisonment and martyrdom, they still sing, “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back.” From the prophets of old, the Apostle Thomas and the tens of thousands of stories untold – -they were faithful until the end. A glimpse into counting the cost to follow Christ on the subcontinent of India.

 

(DIS) Intimacy with Christ via the Holy Spirit: the Integral Key to Multiply Disciples
Room 336
Presenter: Neil Gamble
Explore what the Word says about our relationship with Christ and its effect on others; then see how the Holy Spirit and intimacy fuels multiplying discipleship movements.

 

(MIS) PERSPECTIVE – Missionary Care at the Local Church Level
Room 338
Presenters: Stan and Gigi Horrell
The local church plays a primary role in the health and vitality of a missionary. The journey begins at onboarding and proceeds through re-entry and in every season between. This seminar is designed to develop awareness of this urgent need, build and execute excellent care strategies, and collaborate with mission organizations in missionary care.

 

(COU) Courageous Evangelism: Loaves and Fish
Room 139
Presenter: Julie Lowe
God’s power in evangelism begins when we humbly acknowledge His healing of our past. No matter what we’ve gone through, He takes every hurt and every sin we think disqualifies us to the Cross, and allows those to be the basis of our evangelistic ministry.

 

(APO) Sharing the Biblical Worldview
Room 138
Presenter: Heinz Lycklama
In preparing for missions work, evangelists need to be able to contrast the foundations of the Biblical worldview with other competing worldviews in our postmodern world.

 

(MUL) From Culture-Driven to Kingdom-Driven: The Ecclesial Minimums
Room 320
Facilitators: Tim Moore, Rich Hutchins, others from Impact Multiplied
Learn and practice how the three Essentials of Discipleship fuel two essentials in community to offer “living proof of a loving Savior to a watching world,” transforming households and communities, and supporting congregations in shifting from a performance for spectators to equipping participants in multiplying disciples and churches.

 

(OTH) I Will Build My Church At Home and Abroad
Room 135
Presenter: Gerald Roussie
This session will address the responsibilities of the home church with short-term mission trips. It will address the topics of Resistance (Persecution), God’s Leading (Prayer) our Obligation (God’s Direction), and Courage (to continue despite certain obstacles). Planning and evaluation forms will be distributed (subject to quantity restrictions).

 

(OTH) Understanding Why Kids Struggle
Room 324
Presenter: Jeff Schadt
We have a heart for kids but reaching and keeping them has become harder than ever. One of the reasons is that we do not understand what causes them to struggle and how to help them experience victory. “Understanding Why Kids Struggle” stems from Jeff’s extensive research and work with families. The session will change the way you see kids, help you love and understand them and then come alongside them in their struggles.

 

(EVA) Evangelism: Get Out of the Way!
Room 136
Presenter: Floyd Schneider
Get them in the Bible in order to get the Bible into them, and let the Holy Spirit do the rest.

 

(PER) Serving Leaders of the Persecuted Church
Room 171 (Choir Room)
Presenters: David Witt and Ed White
Developing leadership in multiplying disciple making movements within the persecuted church.

 

SATURDAY, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

 

(OTH) Resiliency in Life and Service
Room 338
Presenter: Naji Abi Hashem
Resiliency is a fascinating topic. We explore its concept, meaning, and function from emotional-psychological, social-cultural, and spiritual-existential perspectives. How to face obstacles and bounce back again well. The goal is not only to cope or survive but to strive and flourish, resulting in perseverance, harmony, and satisfaction in ministry.

 

(OTH) Twenty urgent requests for funds! How do I choose?
Room 360
Presenter: Angela Brandle
Giving in ways that delight God and fulfill the giver’s calling. How to select among many pressing appeals and make a lasting difference in the world and for eternity.

 

(EVA) Prayer and Courage Will Empower You!
Room 136
Presenter: Heather Ewald
This seminar is very practical – how can we make a difference in someone’s life today? We encounter people who are lost every day – will our meeting them help determine their eternal destiny? Many examples and ideas are given and a lot of material is available for you to take and use. Don’t let one day pass without some eternal seed being planted.

 

(DIS) 100-Fold Fruit: Finally Fulfilling the Two Most Important Commands of Christ
Room 336
Presenter: Dana Gamble
Why walking in Holy Spirit gives us the ability to truly “love our neighbor” through understanding who we are meant to emulate. What stops us from being fully “in Christ?”

 

(OTH) Strategic City Engagement
Room 326
Presenter: Chris Gough
Jesus of Nazareth, Saul of Tarsus… place is very important to God. There are 142 cities mentioned in the Bible by name, Paul wrote letters to believers who shared a mission to their city. How can the Church today strategically engage the place God has planted them? How can your congregation lead an effort to saturate your city with the gospel?

 

(APO) 7 MORE Great Reasons to Trust the Bible!
Room 138
Presenter: Tom Hoyle
This live and colorful workshop explores everything from archaeological to medical evidences. Great for evangelism!

 

(PER) The Jo Sisters from North Korea
Room 171 (Choir Room)
Presenters: Grace and Esther Jo
Grace Jo and her sister, Esther, will speak on life and the current situation in North Korea, what happens to Christians there, defecting from North Korea, North Koreans in China, and ministry to North Koreans.

 

(OTH) Loving Your Neighbor is Learning Their Language
Room 135
Presenters: Alyssa Johnson and Christine Lewis
Learning the language of the nations at our doorstep is a bridge of love and an olive branch of respect. Catch vision of how you can learn languages of your immigrant/refugee neighbors along with your kids and minister to them by appreciating their culture.

 

(MIS) Walking Through Loss
Room 324
Presenter: Erlene Johnson
Everyone experiences losses throughout life and everyone grieves in different ways. As believers, we can grieve with hope. We will talk about different kinds of losses, discuss principles of dealing with grief in healthy and biblical ways, and present effective coping skills for those who are grieving and for those ministering to the grieving.

 

(COU) Indigenous, Strategic, Transformative – Media in the Hands of a Jealous God
Room 139
Presenter: Ken Lotze
The PAK7 story is still being written as a growing team of relatively young men and women in Pakistan explore new paths of media access to hearts and homes in South Asia. Urdu is the first or second language for over 800 million people, a huge proportion of whom are children under the age of 15. Join us on the road of exploration and engagement.

 

(MUL) From Culture-Driven to Kingdom Driven: The Kingdom Continuum?Room 320
Facilitators: Tim Moore, Rich Hutchins, others from Impact Multiplied
Learn and discuss how to assess the extent to which your church is driven by cultural preferences rather than kingdom priorities. Let this stir a vision for a rapid shift from counting seating capacity to multiplying sending capacity.

 

(IMP) Making Disciples, Jesus’ Way?Room 110
Facilitators: Steve S, Robin S, others with Beyond
In Luke 10:1-11, Jesus gave His disciples instructions for how to reach lost people. They were on mission. How can we also go on mission as His first disciples did?

 

(PER) Least of the Least of These – Ministry to Children with Intellectual Disabilities
Room 134
Presenter: Gary Shavey
In developing areas like Lusaka, Zambia, children with intellectual disabilities have little or no access to the critical care, facilities, and support that they need to thrive. Kids who have disabilities are often left marginalized and vulnerable, and without a community of support and families are unsure how to care for their child.

 

(PRA) Prayer-Empowered Evangelism
Room 365
Presenter: Ken Silva, John and Sheila Schweizer
Evangelism without prayer is presumption. Effective evangelism begins with prayer and moves forward in prayer. Practical tools for disciples to discover where God is working and join Him in what He is already doing to draw people to Himself. Amazing stories and examples will inspire, motivate and build your confidence.

 

SATURDAY, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

 

(APO) Life’s Information Systems
Room 138
Presenter: Heinz Lycklama
The information and programs in the human cell provide evidence that we were created by an Intelligent Being (God). Life requires information, machines, programs, complexity and design.

 

(PRA) Creative Prayer for the Young and Old
Room 365
Presenter: Andrea Bailey
Prayer and intercession with the Father is a blessing. Join us as we discuss and practice some creative prayer techniques you can use to guide your own prayers for the Nations, a group, or your children. We will share and discuss resources for informing our Prayer and making it engaging for those who may be new to praying for the Nations.

 

(MBL) Everyday Mobilization
Room 136
Presenter: Jeff Boesel
Every Christ-follower can join in the Great Commission effort through mobilizing. Jesus asked us to pray for more workers. That is step one. Discover other ways in this interactive seminar.

 

(UNR) A most-used language; A least-reached people
Room 360
Presenter: Angela Brandle
Over 50 countries or regions of our world speak French, that is 321 million people, including over 460 unreached people groups or countries with millions of people that have fewer than 1% of Christians! Outside of Europe, access to the Gospel, Bibles, and Bible study tools is severely limited. How will they hear?

 

(OTH) Missions in the Last Days
Room 338
Facilitator: Robby Butler
We’ll explore recent trends in global prayer and mission strategy that suggest the fulfillment of God’s promise to bless every family-line of earth may be close. Come prepared to identify and discuss trends you see, and to learn from other participants as well as mission and prayer strategists.

 

(PER) Red Skies at Dawn
Room 171 (Choir Room)
Presenter: Paul Estabrooks
How to be missional in a post-Christian environment. Life lessons from the persecuted church.

 

(OTH) How to Share the Gospel with Muslims in Love and Truth
Room 135
Presenter: Mark Lori Amini
I was Muslim until 29 years ago and practiced Islam from Childhood (6 years old); I even went to Mecca at the age of 27. There, I found that Allah the god of Islam only accepts prayers spoken in perfectly accented Arabic.

 

(COU) Drawing Courage From Our Past
Room 139
Presenter: Julie Lowe
How God’s healing from a new perspective of our past trials and failures imparts courage to bring His powerful message of hope to an aching world.

 

(MUL) From Culture-Driven to Kingdom Driven: The Multiplied Impact Vortex?Room 320
Facilitators: Tim Moore, Rich Hutchins, others from Impact Multiplied
Learn and discuss how core disciples receive assignments together from the Holy Spirit to become “living proof of a loving Savior to a watching world,” drawing non-believers in the community step by step into joining a congregation and becoming core disciples.

 

(OTH) Managing Donations to Missionaries & Ministries
Room 326
Presenters: Ted Pampeyan and Dan Fortune
Easy alternative to your own 501(c)(3). Churches, is administering contributions a hassle? Option for missionaries worldwide: managing and distributing donations—from donor to ministry bank account. Simple. Legal. Learn how.

 

(DIS) Using Your Gifts and Talents in Missions
Room 336
Facilitator: Mary Pinkerton
Requirements for service are often lofty and unattainable in our minds. Let’s discuss how your gifts and talents can be used for missions work and ministry, both abroad and here in the U.S. We have a variety of ministries in Be One Together using God’s gifts and talents to reach, disciple, love others to Christ, and support those out in ministry.

 

(MIS) Why? (Developing a Theology of Suffering)
Room 324
Presenter: Jack Rozell
Jesus said we will all experience trouble in this world. Developing a theology of suffering can help us walk through difficult times. God can use our suffering to help us grow, and He offers healing through our struggles.

 

(IMP) Starting spiritual conversations, Jesus’ Way?Room 110
Facilitators: Steve S, Robin S, others with Beyond
In 1 Cor 2:1-5, Paul said that he didn’t use lofty or persuasive words when presenting Jesus. Do we? What does Scripture say about proclaiming the Good News?

 

SATURDAY, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

(MBL) Prepare for Maximum Impact
Room 136
Presenter: Jeff Boesel
All of us want to have kingdom impact. That is why we are at this conference. This seminar will discuss recommended preparation for a cross-cultural life of ministry. Preparing well is not difficult, can fit into everyday life, and may make the difference between success and failure.

 

(OTH) Fighting for Freedom: One Life at a Time
Room 139
Presenter: Konnie Drews and Katie Gallaher
Sex trafficking is a global issue that needs a global answer. It involves millions of lives and billions of dollars. In this seminar, we will share the story of Papilio, a grass roots organization, fighting on the front lines in Spain to bring relief, rescue and restoration to women, one life at a time. Learn how you can make a difference too.

 

(APO) Dinosaurs, Cavemen, and Creation!
Room 138
Presenter: Tom Hoyle
This live and colorful workshop provides scripturally accurate responses from science to popular questions–everything from dinosaurs to the origin of the races. Great for almost anyone, and for discipling!

 

(COU) Small Church BIG Missions
Room 326
Presenters: David and Joellen Jeffers
Learn about the uncommon courage and unique path a small church in northeastern Washington took to establish a vital short term missions ministry to the Guaymi peoples of Bocas del Toro Panama.

 

(UNR) Frontier People Groups: Who Are They?
Room 360
Facilitators: Christine Lewis and Becky Lewis
We will take an interesting look into past of missions, identify some important patterns, and consider why are there these final Frontier People Groups who have no chance of hearing the Gospel? What’s missing? How can we move forward in the task to make sure these peoples are reached with Jesus’ good news?

 

(PER) Missionary Courage in the Midst of Persecution.
Room 171 (Choir Room)
Presenter: Mike Maksimowicz
One definition of “courage” is being afraid but going anyway. Many of our indigenous evangelists experience persecution in fulfilling their calling to bring the Gospel to their unreached countrymen in hostile religious, cultural, and militant countries. Yet they go, counting the cost. Come hear actual stories of courage, persecution and victory.

 

(MUL) From Culture-Driven to Kingdom Driven: Leveraging Third Space
Room 320
Facilitators: Tim Moore, Rich Hutchins, others from Impact Multiplied
Learn and discuss how core disciples receive assignments together from the Holy Spirit to become “living proof of a loving Savior to a watching world” in their “Third Space,” where shared passions draw them together with others, and service “invites the ask” about the hope we have.

 

(OTH) Managing Mission Team Conflict
Room 135
Presenter: Gerald Roussie
This session addresses issues of potential conflict before, during, and after mission trips. Conflict issues will be addressed and accompanied by solutions and suggestions on how leaders can prepare for issues. Mini case studies will be discussed in group format.

 

(IMP) Discipling Your Friends to Faith, Jesus’ Way
Room 110
Facilitators: Steve S, Robin S, others with Beyond
Jesus commands us to make disciples of all nations…teaching people to obey all of His commands. How is this different from teaching information about Jesus? Does obedience matter?

 

(OTH) Understanding Why Kids Leave the Faith
Room 365
Presenter: Jeff Schadt
Today far too many kids involved in churches, Christian schools and youth ministries leave the faith. Based upon extensive research with over 3,000 kids, Jeff will help you look at things through their eyes, empowering us to reach, connect and keep our kids engaged.

 

(DIS) Is it The Great Commission or The Great Suggestion?
Room 336
Presenter: Tina Slack
Did Jesus say, “If it works into your schedule, as a personal favor to Me, would you consider going into the world and making disciples?” No, this is a command. How are you and your church following this command? With Church Owned Bible Translation, you can get directly involved in discipleship and translations, reaching people groups worldwide!

 

(MIS) Thriving in the Face of Adversity
Room 324
Presenter: Les Welk
With the grace of God, it is possible to thrive in, through, and after trauma. Posttraumatic Growth is a positive psychological change that can occur as the result of experiencing trauma. The nature of trauma and five areas of personal growth after trauma will be explored in a biblical context.

 

(OTH) Mobilizing Your Church for Missions: All Hands on Deck!
Room 338
Presenter: Derek Wong
Your church has a unique role in the Kingdom. You’re called to be a blessing to the nations. You’re leading your people to fulfill this great task. But we know it isn’t easy! Come and learn how to overcome barriers to sending your people into God’s global mission and cultivate a culture of sending while shepherding your flock.