Pastors’ Conference Workshops

The Pastors’ Conference workshops have been completely revised for the 2018 conference. The Conference Team has worked closely with Moody's faculty to craft workshop tracks that will equip church leaders to face the unique challenges that arise in their church.


Tracks:

Communicating God's Word

 

We live in a postmodern and post Christian culture.  Still, biblical preaching is necessary and still matters.  Our preaching track this year takes into consideration the 21st-century preaching context.  We will have workshops on: preaching biblical poetry,  preaching that speaks to millennial and generation z women, how to move from text to sermon in 15 hours,  style and imagination in biblical preaching, and more. 

Church Management

 

A pastor's job of managing the church is no easy task. The myriad of details can include conflict resolution, selecting board members, and providing healthcare for your staff, which can be overwhelming. These sessions will offer practical advice for dealing with these tasks to keep your church running smoothly.

 

Evangelism & Discipleship

 

Many in the church today are losing hope. It feels like the church is losing ground in an increasingly secular, diverse, and polarized environment. Questions abound regarding how we can redemptively engage people in this culturally confusing and constantly shifting ministry environment. In the midst of this uncertainty, there IS hope. Moving disciple-making back to the center of the church’s activities remains the best way for the church to fulfill this role.

 

Women's Ministry Leaders

 

The women’s track this year is about going deeper in our understanding of scripture and how to apply its in speaking and teaching.  The three parts of the track will include: Proclamation preparation, building a theological foundation, and engaging in pastoral care and growth. 

Youth Ministry

 

The “Youth Ministry Track” is designed for those who work with youth or oversee those who do.  The varied sessions presented by veteran youth workers will look at strategies for adolescent ministry as well as specific challenges youth workers and students face.  

Media and Technology

 

The average American actively consumes 10+ hours of media each day. That’s precisely why the Church should not only understand media from a biblical perspective, but have theology and practices in place to use it for Christ’s Kingdom.

 

Urban Ministry 

 

How do you minister in the inner city? In particular, how do you minister to a city as complicated and diverse as Chicago? This track will explore that.

 

Spiritual Formation/Self-Care

 

True ministry flows from the inner person (John 7:3–39), and genuine growth involves a strengthening of our spirits (Luke 1:80; Eph. 3:16). This track is designed to allow God to do a work in you that He may freely work through you in your ministry.

 

Small Church Leadership

 

This track is designed for the individual who is pastoring a small to medium-sized church and wants to develop additional skills and insights to pastor well. Most small churches operate with a limited budget, limited volunteers, and limited resources. Small church pastors are normally too busy to think about how to “do ministry” better. This track will help you develop a strategy that will do just that. 

 

En Espanol

 

Una iglesia vibrante y eficaz es el sueño de todo pastor. ¿Pero cómo alcanzar este sueño con todas las demandas y retos diarios del ministerio? En los talleres de La Conferencia de Moody Para Pastores, usted aprenderá cómo fortalecer su ministerio de enseñanza, cómo alcanzar a futuras generaciones, y aun cómo ayudar a su congregación a navegar temas sociales claves como la inmigración. Regístrese ya y prepárese a obtener herramientas para un ministerio poderoso y eficaz. ¡No se lo pierda!

 

 

Communicating God's Word

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Winfred Neely

 

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45 A.M.

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Winfred Neely

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 P.M.

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Wednesday, May 23, 9:45 A.M.

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Thursday, May 24, 9:45 A.M.

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Thursday, May 24 2:00 P.M.

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Church management 

Top Legal Issues Imapcting Ministires Today: What You Need to Know
Janet Stiven

 

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45 A.M.

Administrative Systems in a Small Church
Eric Moore
 

Wednesday, May 23, 9:45 A.M.

Relationships with Difficult People
Mike Milco

 

Thursday, May 24, 9:45 A.M.

 

 

 

Evangelism & Discipleship

From Foreign to Familiar: Chuches Reading Millenials
Beth Seversen

 

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45 A.M.

Optimizing Missional Impact in the Local Church
Mark Seversen

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 P.M.

Beyond Our Borders (and Walls)
Peter Hong

 

Wednesday, May 23, 9:45 A.M.

"If Jesus is the Answer, What's the Question?" Evangelism in an Age of Skepticism
Jonathan Brooks

 

Thursday, May 24, 9:45 A.M.

Equipping Young Leaders to Live Missionally/Moving-Disciple Making ot the Center of Church Life
Craig Hendrickson

 

Thursday, May 24, 2:00 P.M.

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Women's Ministry Leaders

How to Prepare a Message/ Devotional Part 1
Rosalie DeRosset

 

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45 A.M.

How to Prepare a Message/ Devotional Part 2
Rosalie DeRosset

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 P.M.

Me-a Theologian?
Laurie Norris

 

Wednesday, May 23, 9:45 A.M.

The Power of Story, Biblical and Personal, in Mentoring Women
Jen Underwood

 

Thursday, May 24, 9:45 A.M.

 

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youth ministry 

How to Develop a Teenager Spiritually
Greg Speck

 

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45 A.M.

Equipping or Entertaining?
Bob MacRae

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 P.M.

Mistakes that Youth Pastors Make
Greg Speck

 

Wednesday, May 23, 9:45 A.M.

 

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Media and Technology

Reaching Millenials (and Gen Z): A Panel Discussion of the Needs of a New Generation
Elizabeth Doogan

Ten years ago David Crowder Band’s latest hit and a lock-in were the recipe for success in connecting with younger generations. Now? Between Buzzfeed, dabbing, and snapchat, it’s hard to keep up. You want to reach twentysomethings, and they long for connection. This session will help equip you to minister to younger generations.

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45 A.M.

Social Media and the Church: It's Complicated
Elizabeth Doogan

So your church has a Facebook page. Now what? Should you stay on track with trending topics, or stick to using it for your chili cook-off? There’s a method to the madness of social media, and can be a great tool for your ministry. Learn to use it to reach your community, and care for your congregation.

Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 P.M.

Rethinking Sunday Morning Media
David MacKay

Join me as I explore the intersection of technology and worship, seeking to understand a biblical methodology for the practices we've taken for granted.

Wednesday, May 23, 9:45 A.M.

 

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Urban ministry

Surviving in Hurting Communities- PTSD
Nathan Strand

 

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45 A.M.

White Aware
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Wednesday, May 23, 9:45 A.M.

Panel Discussion on Churches in the City
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Thursday, May 24, 2:00 P.M.

 

 

Spiritual formation/ self-care

How to Resurrect a Dead Prayer Life
William Thrasher

 

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45 A.M.

Finishing Strong in Your Life and Ministry 
Harry Shields

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 P.M.

The Most Neglected Spiritual Discipline in the Church- Unlocking the Key to Loving Christ and the World. The Essential Discipline: How Hating Sin Blows Life into Our Lives
Karl Clauson

 

Wednesday, May 2, 9:45 A.M.

Understanding and Connecting ot the Emerging Generation of Millenials in their Spiritual Life

 

Thursday, May 24, 9:45 A.M.

Guard Yourself and Others in Living a Life of Purity in a Polluted Culture
James Elwell

 

Thursday, May 24 2:00 P.M.

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Small Church Leadership

Closing the Back Door: Practices that Will Make it Hard for Your Guests to not Stick Around
Richard Tatina

 

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45 A.M.

Leaving the Large Church's Shadow: Ordinary Means and Realistic Expectations
Eric Redmond

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 P.M.

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Will Parjea

 

Thursday, May 24, 9:45 A.M.

Conflict: Cover it up or Bring it up?
Tim Downey

 

Thursday, May 25, 9:45 A.M.

 

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En Espanol

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Kerwin Rodriguez

 

Thursday, May 24, 9:45 A.M.

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Thursday, May 24 2:00 P.M.

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Super Session

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Thursday, May 24, 3:30 P.M.

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Sponsored Workshops 

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Tuesday, May 22, 3:30 P.M.

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Tuesday, May 22, 3:30 P.M.

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Tuesday, May 22, 3:30 P.M.

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