360 Leadership Conference

March 10, 2018

Presented by - Church Health Ministry

Location: South Church
5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48917

8:30 a.m. Registration; 9:00-9:45 a.m. Welcome; Conferences begin 10:00 a.m.

Here’s the basic information:
360 Leadership Development Conference- 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Drive (off I-496), Lansing, Michigan 48917
I-496 to Exit 1 (Creyts Road) to Mt. Hope Road to Cornerstone Drive.

Tune Up …

The 11th mid year gathering of Michigan Student Leadership Institute (MSLI) students will meet during the 360 Leadership Conference on March 10. This event is for current MSLI students, program grads, and all High School age youth in the state. In these 5 short TUNE UP hours we want to provide servant leadership training, support, FUN, and a great time with friends. Students can ride to the 360 with other congregation members. The cost for the TUNE UP is $10.00 per person, covering lunch and a morning snack. More information will be sent to the youth leaders.

Rev. Eric Livingston, State Minister of Illinois Ministries

Eric Livingston

Speaker

Minister Jim Blake, Hope Community Church, Niles, Michigan

Jim Blake

Worship Leader

Conference Descriptions

Registration Form

360 Leadership Conf. Registration
Church Name and City
Track Session ID Time Conference Description

Children's Ministry

Clyde Beaver, Farmington Hills; Sheryl Blake, Hope Community in Niles; Becky Rodriguez, Pennway; Bill Shepard, First in St. Joseph
A1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Google and Twitter and Tech oh my!

Children's Ministry Task Force

Google and Twitter and Tech oh my! Join us as we discover some great uses of technology to help lead your children and family ministries.

Children's Ministry

Children’s Ministry Open Discussion Forum Lunch
We’d love to get to know you, Have an informal question and answer time, and just talk children’s ministry with you! Grab your lunch and meet us back in our room.
A2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Children's Ministry on a Dime

Children's Ministry Task Force

Children's Ministry on a Dime. Join us as we look for ways to create dynamite ministries for kids on a not so abundant budget.

Children's Ministry

A3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Volunteers-A-Plenty

Children's Ministry Task Force

Volunteers-A-Plenty. Join us as we discuss ways to recruit volunteers and walk away with a plan of action!

Youth Ministry

B1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Event Logistics, Planning & Budgeting for Youth Ministry Trips

Rev. Adam Rentas, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

Do you ever get “bogged down” by the planning and budgeting processes for Youth Ministry trips? Is this the most dreaded part of youth ministry for you? OR, do you love the organizing portion of events and have wonderful tips for others? We will specifically be talking about SYC and all the new opportunities the event’s change of location and date will bring and how to plan for it.

Youth Ministry

B2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Navigating Emotional Health with Teens

Nancy Farison, Partially Retired Outpatient Therapist, (Private Practice) Midland, Michigan; BA- Psychology, AU; BSW, SVSU; MSW, MSU

Do you have struggling students in your ministry? How do we know if they suffer from depression? What is the best way to help? When do I contact parents? In addition to praying, what are some good ministry tools to use? These questions are typical and will be addressed with time for lots of interaction!

Youth Ministry

B3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Continued from Session 2

Pastors

C1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Administration

Rev. Dan Whiting, Clarkston Community Church

Designed for pastors, we will focus on doing the important tasks of church administration; the use of short-cuts and tools; and essentials of time management.

Pastors

C2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Coaching

Ken Ray, retired pastor

Designed to help congregational leaders understanding the steps necessary to identify and resolve conflict in congregational life.

Pastors

C3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Spiritual Life

Rev. Sandy Kuepfer, Pennway Church of God, Lansing

Designed to help pastors understand, develop, and maintain a relationship with Jesus that feeds and resources our lives and ministry.

Leadership

D1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Trafficking

Rev. Julie Wiseman, Eagle Ridge Church of God, Midland

Designed to help congregations develop and maintain a program of education and involvement in ministry to those caught up in human trafficking in our communities.

Leadership

D2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Staff Relationships

Rev. James Bryde, Family Worship Center, Grass Lake

Designed to give hands-on help in discovering giftedness and personalities in a staff, and utilizing them to the fullest.

Leadership

D3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Credentials

Dr. John Davey, Pennway Church of God, Lansing

Designed to explain the issues, changes, ramifications, and future of Leadership Focus; especially helpful to those seeking ordination.

Boards

E1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Governance

Rev. Esther Cottrell, State Pastor, Ohio Ministries

Designed to lead board members into re-thinking how to best accomplish ministry in congregations, giving particular attention to various models of board governance.

Boards

E2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Finances

Rev. Greg Gordon, First Church of God, Saint Joseph

Designed to help congregations of all sizes engage in best practices of financial management, including a list of “musts” and a practical approach to financial management.

Boards

E3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Critical Incident

Rev. Tad Mellish, NorthernLight Church of God, Cadillac

Designed to help congregations prepare in policies and in actions for critical incidents, from tornados to active shooter, heart attack to child abduction.

Family

F1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Parenting

Rev. Mike Harris, Crossroads Church of God, Howell

Designed to help parents approach child behavior and relationships from a healthy viewpoint, focusing on how to maximize the benefit from time spent with our children.

Family

F2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Marriage

Dan and Deb Quisenberry, Pennway Church of God, Lansing

Designed to assist congregational leaders to develop programing that can identify and address methods to strengthen marriages.

Family

F3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Blessing

Rev. Mike Harris, Crossroads Church of God, Howell

Designed to help parents understand, develop, and maintain a family devotional life, focusing on the parents’ role in discipling our children and blessing them in their lives.

Ministries

G1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Kim Murdough, West Court Street Church of God, Flint
(Kim is an Area Captain with TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly, and has taken off more than 100 pounds)

Designed to help the local church address the serious health issues that afflict parishioners when there is a failure to care for our bodies.

Ministries

G2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Food Allergies and Intolerances

Margaret Clegg, West Court Street Church of God, Flint

Designed to educate leaders and lay people on the Top 8 food allergens, other dietary restrictions, their common pitfalls, and how to create a safe worshiping environment for all.

Ministries

G3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Addictions

Randy Edwards / Terri Vining, Hillcrest Community, Cedar Springs

Designed to help congregations address the issues of various addictions (substance abuse, financial mismanagement, etc.) and the utilization of programs in congregational life.

Worship

H1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Arts

Miosha Robinson, Holbrook Avenue Church of God, Flint

Designed to help congregations invigorate their worship experience with dance, drama, and artistic expression.

Worship

H2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Technology

Rev. Jeff Eckman, North Avenue Church of God, Battle Creek

Designed to assist congregations in understanding the basic use of technology that is functional for all sizes of congregations, focusing on its importance and approach in the congregation.

Worship

H3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Altar Call

Dante Rodriguez, Pennway Church of God, Lansing

Designed to help pastors and congregations understand and manage the changes in the worship experience among generations, with emphasis on the logistics and emotions that must be considered.

Outreach

I1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Changing Our Minds - Think

Rev. Kevin Spencer, First Church of God, Monroe

Designed to help congregations re-think their focus on outreach and mission, developing a social aspect to holiness, targeting a generation or neighborhood, and activating an on-going ministry.

Outreach

I2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Targeting Our Culture - Act/Plan

Rev. Kevin Spencer, First Church of God, Monroe

Designed to help congregations re-think their focus on outreach and mission, developing a social aspect to holiness, targeting a generation or neighborhood, and activating an on-going ministry.

Outreach

I3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Mission - Go

Rev. Kevin Spencer, First Church of God, Monroe

Designed to help congregations re-think their focus on outreach and mission, developing a social aspect to holiness, targeting a generation or neighborhood, and activating an on-going ministry.

Prayer

J1 Session 1
10:00-11:15 a.m.

Journey Inward

Minister April Crump, Millington Church of God, Millington

Designed to help disciples develop a prayer life based on a personal relationship that is continually growing, first inwardly to be self-revelatory, then upward to understand our Creator, then outward to utilize prayer to change the world.

Prayer

J2 Session 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Journey Upward

Minister April Crump, Millington Church of God, Millington

Designed to help disciples develop a prayer life based on a personal relationship that is continually growing, first inwardly to be self-revelatory, then upward to understand our Creator, then outward to utilize prayer to change the world.

Prayer

J3 Session 3
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Journey Outward

Minister April Crump, Millington Church of God, Millington

Designed to help disciples develop a prayer life based on a personal relationship that is continually growing, first inwardly to be self-revelatory, then upward to understand our Creator, then outward to utilize prayer to change the world.