Here is a list of the confirmed and scheduled workshops thus far:
Wholly Jesus: Bringing Clarity to a Spiritually Confused World
In this workshop, Mark will share some of his insights as a pastor on how to talk to a growing segment of the population that is seeking wholeness in a broken world.
Seeing the Trees and the Forest
Flourish co-founder and president Rusty Pritchard will show how you can talk to a conservative congregation about the environment in a way that engages people to take action. Rusty’s fresh perspective brings a voice to the discussion on the environment that pastors wanting to engage their congregation in creation care must hear.
Taking it to the Streets
Steven Hamilton & John Odean
Steven Hamilton, formerly with the Department of Homeland Security and now serving with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, and John Odean, senior pastor of the Central Maryland Vineyard Church, will help you move your church from awareness to taking action in becoming a solution for stopping human trafficking in your city.
THURSDAY :: SESSION ONE
Red State, Blue State—It’s Easy Being Green
Jason Chatraw, director of the Let’s Tend the Garden ministries at the Vineyard Boise Church, share the successes and failures—along with some great ideas—on moving a churches from a conservative state to become green with gusto.
Chris Heuertz, who serves as the International Executive Director of Word Made Flesh and has traveled to nearly 70 countries working with some of the world’s most vulnerable people, examines five important virtues all Christians need and how those lead to us reaching out to the world around us in extraordinary ways.
A Home away from Home
Lynn Brown & Adam Hoyt
Lynn Brown, who leads the Vineyard Boise Church’s Love Justice ministry, and Adam Hoyt, who serves the Muslim refugee community in Clarkston, Ga. with his family, shares about how local churches in almost every community have an opportunity to reach out to other cultures without ever leaving town through ministry to refugees.
THURSDAY :: SESSION TWO
From Debate to Dialogue: How Christians and Seculars can get along
Ken Wilson, senior pastor of the Ann Arbor Vineyard and author of Jesus Brand Spirituality, explores how churches can engage the vast unchurched segment of the population through finding common ground and collaborating as opposed to finger pointing and isolation.
All Dressed Up with No Place to Go? : Engaging the Next Generation
Ben Lowe & Anna Jane Joyner
Ben and Anna Jane, who both work on the project Renewal: Students Caring for Creation, demonstrate how important it is for the church to provide training and opportunities for today’s young people to engage in issues of social justice.
Supply & Demand: Stopping the Demand for Sex Trafficking
Donny Pauling, a former producer of porn videos for Playboy and others in the adult entertainment industry, addresses the root of the demand in the supply-demand chain for sex trafficking—and what churches can do about it. He will be sharing part of his story that led him eventually out of the porn industry and into a relationship with Christ.