Christ Fellowship Conference - Breakouts

From Children’s and Student Ministry to Family Ministry

Family Ministry: Breaking down the barriers that are often built between children’s and student ministry to reach the whole home.

Early Childhood Ministry | Faith Growth Begins at the Beginning

Most times, ministry to this age group is marginalized. But early childhood staff are valued construction workers who lay a solid spiritual foundation. Early childhood ministry is about building trust and laying a strong foundation of love and faith so parents and the church can build on it for future spiritual success. In this session, we’ll explore this important phase and share ways to embrace the needs of this awesome age group. We’ll also discuss ways we can partner with parents to help equip them in these younger years to be the spiritual leaders God calls them to be.

Elementary Ministry | Building Relational Equity with Busy Families

We have a unique opportunity to guide families toward the most important thing their children need – a lifelong relationship with Jesus. We believe that this happens best when the church and parent combine their effort to influence our kids for Christ. However, it’s common knowledge that most families attend church once every 4-6 weeks. Parents are confronted by choice confusion when it comes to choosing activities for their kids. Often, they choose sports or academics before church. In this session, we’ll explore some contributing factors to this cultural trend and explore ways to build relationships with families to keep them engaged during these vital spiritual development years.

Shadow Ministry | Helping Kids with Special Needs Feel Connected

This session is designed to help churches anticipate and meet the needs of children and families affected by special needs. Every child is a unique creation of God, with individual strengths and needs. The areas of need that affect a child’s social, emotional, and academic growth during the week don’t take Sundays off. As the Church, we need to lead the way in showing acceptance and hospitality to our friends with special needs. More importantly, we need to examine our attitudes and ministry culture so that we see all kids as God sees them: vital parts of the Body of Christ.

Volunteers | Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Our ministry to kids and families lives and dies on the commitment and effectiveness of our volunteer teams. Volunteer retaining is a key strategy to diminishing the need to recruit. In this conversational session, we’ll explore our CFKids on-boarding process and “practice” strategy.

How to Plan, Create and Execute Large Scale Events

They say ‘the devil is in the details’, but we beg to differ. We’ll share all about the logistics of planning and executing large-scale events. We’ll talk about the best practices, choosing vendors and navigating budgets.

Wired for a Win

Tension between teams, Logistics, Brainstorming, Supporting Senior Pastors, Titles Series/Events/Campaigns, Message Illustrations.

No Character Limit

We already know the greatest story ever told; now we get to tell it. Learn about crafting redemptive stories to encourage and empower your congregation.

Making a Molehill out of a Mountain

Equipment. Call Sheets. Casting. Writing. Making a short film or extremely involved project happen can be quite a daunting task – until now. Learn how to craft a large-scale project from its first creative breath to the final render.

Worship Production

In this breakout, our worship team will discuss the tools we use such as Ableton, Multitracks, and others to create our weekend experience.

How to Sell Perfection

What’s the difference between digital marketing and traditional marketing, and why does it matter? Many churches struggle with deciding which kind of marketing to use. The decisions that must be made are not easy: which method of marketing will give us the most return? How do I know if my marketing is working? The answers may surprise you.

Creative Ministries: Working for the Weekend

When everyone’s week ends, our work begins. Learn about the creative process of how we make a weekend service happen, from conceptualization to collaboration to execution.

The Worship Leaders of Tomorrow

We believe that our students aren’t the church of tomorrow, they’re the church of today. We’ll share how we continually develop and raise up the next generation of worship leaders at Christ Fellowship.

Cultivating a Church of Worshippers

As worship leaders we’re not responsible for just singing songs on the weekend, we’re called to lead people into the presence of God. We believe that what we do on Sunday can change people’s Monday-Saturday. We believe that a church full of worshipers can radically change our world.

Creating the Sound of Your Church

A lot of sound happens on accident. Make sure the sound of your church doesn’t. Learn about distinguishing and cultivating the sound of your House and how to maintain consistency in a multi-site context.

Training New Worship Leaders

Leaders aren’t found; they’re developed. Learn about our worship development process as we share some tips on how to discover, develop, and disciple your next vocalists and musicians.

Makes Sense on Paper

It’s the behind the scenes job that everyone sees. Learn all the ins and outs of running a communications department, from project managing to design to print.

Technically Speaking

What’s a C47? Diffusion vs. a Scrim? Learn about the technical aspects of what goes into a video and the systems we use when it comes to running a set.

Creative Leadership

Learn how to effectively lead creatives in a way that encourages systems and structure, while allowing room to create and dream.

The Dating Game

Have a question that didn’t get answered in a Creative Breakout? Come meet our Creative team and ask us anything! We will also be giving tours of our production, films, print shop, worship and creative spaces. Great place to meet our team and connect with someone that may do the same thing as you do.

Design Thinking for Ministry

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Habits of a Financially Healthy Church

We all know it takes resources to fund the mission. Effective management of church finances can become a strategic driver when done with the right values, talent, and disciplines. We’ll tell you our approach to a mission focused, partnering, disciplined, and flexible culture that helps us fund our priorities without relying on debt.

Understanding Church Security in a Changing World

Far too often, security starts from the perspective of reaction as opposed to prevention. Join us as we discuss the growing need for church security in the changing world around us. Topics will include complex legal issues facing church security, identifying potentially dangerous people, training church security teams, understanding the threat of terrorism, dealing with the mentally ill, preparing for an active assailant, medical issues for crisis periods, how the mind and body will respond in a crisis and other important topics.

Choosing Stewardship Tools and Partnership Options

We want our events and services to impact people with the love and message of Jesus in a big way. Creating captivating events takes great planning and lots of intentional teamwork. Learn about working collaboratively with different creative teams to create services and events that are memorable, inspiring, and impactful.

Finding, On-boarding and Keeping Team Members

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Collaborative Sermon Writing

All of us are better than one of us. In this breakout we will talk about utilizing the power of collaboration for content creation and communication in student ministries.

General Admission

One Person: $140
Groups of 4 or more: $99 each