Pre-Conference Workshops

Our 22 pre-conference workshops provide opportunities for in-depth training and skill development.

Pre-cons are 3 hours each and are a paid add-on
($49 per pre-conference workshop)
.

Note that there are morning and afternoon options.

Morning Pre-Conference Workshops

Offered on Thursday, October 19 from 8:30-11:30 am 

Bethany Murdock
Bethany Murdock
Sharpening Your Edge: Growing Leadership and Coaching Skills with Discernment
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

Have you ever wondered how you can develop a long-lasting edge to your coaching and leadership skills? How to maximize the time you have with a client and speak more effectively into their life or faith journey? This workshop will equip you to discern what the true felt needs are beyond what people may realize themselves, and to provide a deeper set of core spiritual skills as a life coach and ministry leader, so that you can better function in a way that sets you apart both spiritually and professionally.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Gain insights on how to become a coach and leader who equips people from all walks of life, to crave a higher life in Christ.
  2. Learn how to confidently and personally discern the Lord’s voice in order to enhance a client’s ability to hear God for themselves.
  3. Develop greater discernment, insight, and wisdom, as well as grow in boldness within the spiritual atmosphere that currently dominates our world and culture.

Have you ever wondered how you can develop a long-lasting edge to your coaching and leadership skills? How to maximize the time you have with a client and speak more effectively into their life or faith journey? This workshop will equip you to discern what the true felt needs are beyond what people may realize themselves, and to provide a deeper set of core spiritual skills as a life coach and ministry leader, so that you can better function in a way that sets you apart both spiritually and professionally.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Gain insights on how to become a coach and leader who equips people from all walks of life, to crave a higher life in Christ.
  2. Learn how to confidently and personally discern the Lord’s voice in order to enhance a client’s ability to hear God for themselves.
  3. Develop greater discernment, insight, and wisdom, as well as grow in boldness within the spiritual atmosphere that currently dominates our world and culture.
Kenny Sanderfer, MMFT
Kenny Sanderfer, MMFT
Created for Connection: Attachment, Bonding, and Faith
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

We were created for connection and secure adults have better and more functional relationships. They are empathic toward others and safer caregivers. Based on the seminal work of Dr. Sue Johnson, the Founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), this workshop explores how a responsive and caring bond provides the emotional balance needed to face life’s many challenges. Incorporating a proven model will assist you to effectively see, shape, and strengthen the couples you work with.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Gain knowledge regarding current research on attachment theory, love, and adult bonding.
  2. Learn critical faith-based facilitator skills necessary to coach, counsel, and lead couples into healthy and balanced relationships.
  3. Be equipped with biblical principles and how to utilize the Created for Connection model and accompanying resources.

We were created for connection and secure adults have better and more functional relationships. They are empathic toward others and safer caregivers. Based on the seminal work of Dr. Sue Johnson, the Founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), this workshop explores how a responsive and caring bond provides the emotional balance needed to face life’s many challenges. Incorporating a proven model will assist you to effectively see, shape, and strengthen the couples you work with.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Gain knowledge regarding current research on attachment theory, love, and adult bonding.
  2. Learn critical faith-based facilitator skills necessary to coach, counsel, and lead couples into healthy and balanced relationships.
  3. Be equipped with biblical principles and how to utilize the Created for Connection model and accompanying resources.
Rick and Kathy Ragan
Rick and Kathy Ragan
God’s Answers for Today’s Problems: Training International Leaders in Christian Counseling
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

Today, at least 75% of the world’s Christians are non-Western and live in what is referred to as  the “Majority World.” This includes Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Yet, 80% of Majority World pastors and ministry leaders have no formal biblical training to address the felt needs that often confront them. How then should they face life’s challenges biblically? This workshop provides answers to these issues, as well as how to integrate a Christ-centered worldview, even when it may be radically different from the existing culture.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Hear inspiring and informational testimonies from ministry leaders on how Christ-centered counselor training has transformed their preaching and teaching.
  2. Learn key areas and biblically-based strategies which have been life changing for both ministry leaders and their churches.
  3. Gain practical steps related to both training protocols and how to strengthen and encourage church and ministry leaders around the world.

Today, at least 75% of the world’s Christians are non-Western and live in what is referred to as  the “Majority World.” This includes Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Yet, 80% of Majority World pastors and ministry leaders have no formal biblical training to address the felt needs that often confront them. How then should they face life’s challenges biblically? This workshop provides answers to these issues, as well as how to integrate a Christ-centered worldview, even when it may be radically different from the existing culture.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Hear inspiring and informational testimonies from ministry leaders on how Christ-centered counselor training has transformed their preaching and teaching.
  2. Learn key areas and biblically-based strategies which have been life changing for both ministry leaders and their churches.
  3. Gain practical steps related to both training protocols and how to strengthen and encourage church and ministry leaders around the world.
Gary Rosberg and Barb Rosberg
Gary Rosberg, EdD and Barb Rosberg
Next Level: Finding the More in Marriage
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

Many couples want to take their marriage to the next level, to discover there’s “more” God has for them. This workshop will incorporate proven assessments to help couples discern their strengths and weaknesses, as well as equipping tools that have developed over decades of marriage coaching practice and in mentoring other life coaches. Strategies and practical solutions are offered for coaches, small group hosts, church-based marriage leaders, and those desiring to impact their ministries with marriage strengthening resources and programs.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Be equipped and encouraged as they work with couples, to strengthen and coach their clients to experience the “more” in marriage.
  2. Receive proven and time-tested training strategies and tools to help build strong, vibrant, healthy, and godly marriages.
  3. Be oriented to resources that develop enhanced proficiency in marriage coaching practice and outcomes.

Many couples want to take their marriage to the next level, to discover there’s “more” God has for them. This workshop will incorporate proven assessments to help couples discern their strengths and weaknesses, as well as equipping tools that have developed over decades of marriage coaching practice and in mentoring other life coaches. Strategies and practical solutions are offered for coaches, small group hosts, church-based marriage leaders, and those desiring to impact their ministries with marriage strengthening resources and programs.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Be equipped and encouraged as they work with couples, to strengthen and coach their clients to experience the “more” in marriage.
  2. Receive proven and time-tested training strategies and tools to help build strong, vibrant, healthy, and godly marriages.
  3. Be oriented to resources that develop enhanced proficiency in marriage coaching practice and outcomes.
Cedric and Michelle White
Cedric and Michelle White
When Helping You Is Hurting Me: Understanding and Addressing Compassion Fatigue
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

Being the tangible representation of God to those you serve can place a heavy burden on any life coach. Those having a sincere and compassionate heart to help others, but who are also hurting, will often take on their clients’ issues to the point of feeling stretched to a breaking point themselves. The desire to provide support without setting proper boundaries can cause a coach to become overwhelmed, as well as spiritually, emotionally, and even physically worn down and fatigued, which increases stress and leads to burnout.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Examine the research, evidence, and definitions of stress and burnout to identify, understand, and help prevent compassion fatigue from occurring.
  2. Participate in structured exercises and assessments to practice techniques to manage compassion fatigue and its aftermath.
  3. Formulate strategies and an ongoing compassion fatigue self-care prevention plan.

Being the tangible representation of God to those you serve can place a heavy burden on any life coach. Those having a sincere and compassionate heart to help others, but who are also hurting, will often take on their clients’ issues to the point of feeling stretched to a breaking point themselves. The desire to provide support without setting proper boundaries can cause a coach to become overwhelmed, as well as spiritually, emotionally, and even physically worn down and fatigued, which increases stress and leads to burnout.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Examine the research, evidence, and definitions of stress and burnout to identify, understand, and help prevent compassion fatigue from occurring.
  2. Participate in structured exercises and assessments to practice techniques to manage compassion fatigue and its aftermath.
  3. Formulate strategies and an ongoing compassion fatigue self-care prevention plan.
Michelle Nietert
Michelle Nietert, MA
Getting Unstuck: The Power of Asking Great Questions
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

Jesus often modeled a ministry of interacting with people using well-placed and transformative questions to encourage, confront, and convict. Effective life coaches have the ability to ask the right questions in the right timeframe to get the right results. It is both a skill that comes with training and experience, as well as an “art form” that draws on one’s awareness, creativity, and learning to be “in the moment” with  a client. This workshop draws on over 25 years of experience by Licensed Professional Counselor, Michelle Nietert, as she shares tools and strategies.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Understand the process of listening and asking good questions in coaching, counseling and caregiving ministries.
  2. Discover how the effective use of questions can allow people to embrace responsibility and gain deeper insights throughout the change process.
  3. Compile a list of questions in targeted working groups to observe, participate, and practice skills via interactive role plays involving the questioning process and leading toward spiritual growth and life change.

Jesus often modeled a ministry of interacting with people using well-placed and transformative questions to encourage, confront, and convict. Effective life coaches have the ability to ask the right questions in the right timeframe to get the right results. It is both a skill that comes with training and experience, as well as an “art form” that draws on one’s awareness, creativity, and learning to be “in the moment” with  a client. This workshop draws on over 25 years of experience by Licensed Professional Counselor, Michelle Nietert, as she shares tools and strategies.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Understand the process of listening and asking good questions in coaching, counseling and caregiving ministries.
  2. Discover how the effective use of questions can allow people to embrace responsibility and gain deeper insights throughout the change process.
  3. Compile a list of questions in targeted working groups to observe, participate, and practice skills via interactive role plays involving the questioning process and leading toward spiritual growth and life change.
John Trent
John Trent, PhD
Kari Trent Stageberg
Kari Trent Stageberg, MBA
Change and Life Transitions: Where Do I Go from Here?
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

So many people we work with are experiencing transition, either by choice or because of something they would have never chosen for themselves. A major question often asked is, “Where do I go from here? This workshop will equip you to assist those who are struggling with both wanted and unwanted change, as well as life transitions. Using biblical insights from the time-tested LifeMapping® model and process, you will gain practical wisdom in walking well with those facing life-challenging changes – and do so successfully.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Gain life coaching and biblical insights on how to encourage and strongly support those facing difficult or challenging life transitions.
  2. Receive a personal and individualized LifeMap® with training in the tool to assist others as they begin to move out of chaos and to their next steps.
  3. Develop strategies on how to realign clients from feeling stuck, anxious, and uncertain to building (or rebuilding) a special, God-honoring future.

So many people we work with are experiencing transition, either by choice or because of something they would have never chosen for themselves. A major question often asked is, “Where do I go from here? This workshop will equip you to assist those who are struggling with both wanted and unwanted change, as well as life transitions. Using biblical insights from the time-tested LifeMapping® model and process, you will gain practical wisdom in walking well with those facing life-challenging changes – and do so successfully.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Gain life coaching and biblical insights on how to encourage and strongly support those facing difficult or challenging life transitions.
  2. Receive a personal and individualized LifeMap® with training in the tool to assist others as they begin to move out of chaos and to their next steps.
  3. Develop strategies on how to realign clients from feeling stuck, anxious, and uncertain to building (or rebuilding) a special, God-honoring future.
Gary Morais
Gary Morais, MA
The Equipping Profile Method: Transforming Lives at the Speed of Thought
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

Clients want practical solutions to their challenges and life goals. This workshop offers proven clinical solutions and coaching tools that have transformed thousands of lives and helped launch and grow effective coaching practices. The Equipping Profile® is based on over 30 years of empirical research to measure and identify “root source” cognitive thinking patterns and provide life changing results. This breakthrough in clinical brain science and the development of Christlike character is a game changer. Learn how to transform lives at the speed of thought.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn how to use the Equipping Profile® to deliver transformational results, and solve chaotic scrambled thinking, communication issues, poor relationships, fears, anxiety, stress, anger, and more.
  2. Understand the concept of Root Source Secrets and how Christlike thinking can change and transform lives and relationships to get clients past feeling stuck when they encounter hopelessness with “dead end thinking.”
  3. Incorporate strategies using biblically-based solutions and Scripture for faster personal transformation and in growing a thriving practice.

Clients want practical solutions to their challenges and life goals. This workshop offers proven clinical solutions and coaching tools that have transformed thousands of lives and helped launch and grow effective coaching practices. The Equipping Profile® is based on over 30 years of empirical research to measure and identify “root source” cognitive thinking patterns and provide life changing results. This breakthrough in clinical brain science and the development of Christlike character is a game changer. Learn how to transform lives at the speed of thought.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn how to use the Equipping Profile® to deliver transformational results, and solve chaotic scrambled thinking, communication issues, poor relationships, fears, anxiety, stress, anger, and more.
  2. Understand the concept of Root Source Secrets and how Christlike thinking can change and transform lives and relationships to get clients past feeling stuck when they encounter hopelessness with “dead end thinking.”
  3. Incorporate strategies using biblically-based solutions and Scripture for faster personal transformation and in growing a thriving practice.
Building and Sustaining Family Unity: Relationships, Risks, and Recovery
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

Ephesians 3:14-15 says, “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.” Many people are told that once a family has experienced significant trauma or conflict, gone through a separation or divorce, have moved or grown apart, or no longer attend church together, there is little that can be done to unite or reunite its members. This workshop is designed to offer biblical hope and practical tools in addressing issues of victimization and helping bring the family unit back together again. The goal is having and experiencing the kind of family relationships that are prayed and hoped for, and as God intended.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Be able to identify key risk factors that can lead to the breakdown of the family unit.
  2. Incorporate principles and tools from the Zero Victim model to proactively navigate and manage any family situation.
  3. Learn how to communicate more effectively within these primary relationships and lovingly unify the family again.

Ephesians 3:14-15 says, “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.” Many people are told that once a family has experienced significant trauma or conflict, gone through a separation or divorce, have moved or grown apart, or no longer attend church together, there is little that can be done to unite or reunite its members. This workshop is designed to offer biblical hope and practical tools in addressing issues of victimization and helping bring the family unit back together again. The goal is having and experiencing the kind of family relationships that are prayed and hoped for, and as God intended.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Be able to identify key risk factors that can lead to the breakdown of the family unit.
  2. Incorporate principles and tools from the Zero Victim model to proactively navigate and manage any family situation.
  3. Learn how to communicate more effectively within these primary relationships and lovingly unify the family again.
Joshua Straub
Joshua Straub, PhD
Paradigm Shift for the Modern-Day Family: Recovering Your Identity, Purpose, and Margin
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

Life changed dramatically following the Industrial Revolution. The ripple effect of men leaving the home, women stuck between choosing a career or staying at home, and kids getting individualized into classrooms, left everyone searching for identity outside the family unit. Add the rise of technology and we now see an unprecedented impact. This workshop looks through the lens of Scripture and provides a paradigm-shifting alternative to the modern-day rat race, to help families reclaim their identity, find their purpose, and discover joy in the margins.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Identify the massive societal shifts that have taken place over the last 30-70 years and how everyone, including Christians and the church, bought into this unprecedented experiment.
  2. Explore how the shift led to increasing rates of anxiety, a lack of purpose, and families claiming there’s “just not enough time,” with competing mindsets that have the power to bring joy or exhaustion to each individual and family.
  3. Implement practical, everyday rhythms to help men, women, and children find their identity, step into Kingdom-building purpose, and find a renewed joy that the current paradigm cannot offer.

Life changed dramatically following the Industrial Revolution. The ripple effect of men leaving the home, women stuck between choosing a career or staying at home, and kids getting individualized into classrooms, left everyone searching for identity outside the family unit. Add the rise of technology and we now see an unprecedented impact. This workshop looks through the lens of Scripture and provides a paradigm-shifting alternative to the modern-day rat race, to help families reclaim their identity, find their purpose, and discover joy in the margins.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Identify the massive societal shifts that have taken place over the last 30-70 years and how everyone, including Christians and the church, bought into this unprecedented experiment.
  2. Explore how the shift led to increasing rates of anxiety, a lack of purpose, and families claiming there’s “just not enough time,” with competing mindsets that have the power to bring joy or exhaustion to each individual and family.
  3. Implement practical, everyday rhythms to help men, women, and children find their identity, step into Kingdom-building purpose, and find a renewed joy that the current paradigm cannot offer.
Music for the Soul: What Music Can Do for Your Coaching or Counseling Practice
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

God has designed human beings to be profoundly moved and impacted by the gift of music. Music communicates with us in ways that are sometimes beyond the capability of words alone. This workshop will look at the compelling brain science behind music and songs, explore their many physiological and emotional benefits, and include hands-on experience in writing a song. Several examples will we examined for creative and effective ways music can be incorporated as an important resource in your toolkit.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Understand how songs are uniquely helpful and powerful in creating breakthroughs.
  2. Examine several songs on different topics and learn how the use of music can be instrumental in connecting with God and relieving stress, anxiety, doubt, fear, discouragement, and more.
  3. Develop strategies on the ways music can be used to unlock creativity throughout the people helping process.

God has designed human beings to be profoundly moved and impacted by the gift of music. Music communicates with us in ways that are sometimes beyond the capability of words alone. This workshop will look at the compelling brain science behind music and songs, explore their many physiological and emotional benefits, and include hands-on experience in writing a song. Several examples will we examined for creative and effective ways music can be incorporated as an important resource in your toolkit.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Understand how songs are uniquely helpful and powerful in creating breakthroughs.
  2. Examine several songs on different topics and learn how the use of music can be instrumental in connecting with God and relieving stress, anxiety, doubt, fear, discouragement, and more.
  3. Develop strategies on the ways music can be used to unlock creativity throughout the people helping process.
David Tharp
David Tharp, PsyD, MDiv and Scott Meador
Up Armor Bootcamp: The Jesus Approach to Trauma Recovery
Thursday, September 26
8:30 – 11:30 am

In today’s chaotic world, traumatic events frequently take place all around us, impacting the critical ministries and strategies of counselors, life coaches, chaplains, and more. This workshop brings a dynamic faith-based and relational approach to trauma recovery. It was created by Project Healing Heroes and integrates research, real-life experiences, and psychological principles with a Christ-centered focus to helping people heal. Come, join us and learn how you too can make a difference!

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn “Basic Combat Training” principles in dealing with trauma and taken from the Up Armor series.
  2. Develop strategies to use with survivors in building healthy relationships and by addressing topics such as guilt, shame, remorse, regret, survivor guilt, and moral injury.
  3. Articulate effective ways for survivors to defeat isolation and gain a powerful and clear understanding of who they are and how they are designed to be in their relationship with God and others.

In today’s chaotic world, traumatic events frequently take place all around us, impacting the critical ministries and strategies of counselors, life coaches, chaplains, and more. This workshop brings a dynamic faith-based and relational approach to trauma recovery. It was created by Project Healing Heroes and integrates research, real-life experiences, and psychological principles with a Christ-centered focus to helping people heal. Come, join us and learn how you too can make a difference!

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn “Basic Combat Training” principles in dealing with trauma and taken from the Up Armor series.
  2. Develop strategies to use with survivors in building healthy relationships and by addressing topics such as guilt, shame, remorse, regret, survivor guilt, and moral injury.
  3. Articulate effective ways for survivors to defeat isolation and gain a powerful and clear understanding of who they are and how they are designed to be in their relationship with God and others.
Stephanie Holmes, EdD & Dan Holmes, MS
Stephanie Holmes, EdD and Dan Holmes, MS
Neurodiversity 101: Life and Relationship Coaching with Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

According to published research, over 75% of adults on the autism spectrum (formerly Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism) are diagnosed after the age of 30, women often later than men. Neurodivergence is a broad category that includes ASD, ADHD, and other processing differences or delays. This workshop addresses how neurology matters in any form of coaching or counseling. Knowing how to serve better or when to refer, is key to any coaching or mentoring relationship.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Be given an overview of neurodivergence, how to recognize the markers, and how to adjust coaching and caregiving approaches.
  2. Discuss strategies on working with a neurodiverse family system, communication principles, and assisting parents of special need children to prioritize marriage and work.
  3. Learn best practices when working with neurodiverse couples.

According to published research, over 75% of adults on the autism spectrum (formerly Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism) are diagnosed after the age of 30, women often later than men. Neurodivergence is a broad category that includes ASD, ADHD, and other processing differences or delays. This workshop addresses how neurology matters in any form of coaching or counseling. Knowing how to serve better or when to refer, is key to any coaching or mentoring relationship.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Be given an overview of neurodivergence, how to recognize the markers, and how to adjust coaching and caregiving approaches.
  2. Discuss strategies on working with a neurodiverse family system, communication principles, and assisting parents of special need children to prioritize marriage and work.
  3. Learn best practices when working with neurodiverse couples.
Marcus Warner
Marcus Warner, DMin
Breakthrough: 5 Essential Strategies for Freedom, Healing, and Wholeness
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

It is not uncommon for people on a journey toward emotional freedom and wholeness to get stuck at some point. This is often because they do not recognize all of the “engines” that need to be addressed so there are holes in their approach to healing. This workshop provides a checklist based on five distinct engines that drive our emotions and will help people discover the missing piece(s) in their healing journey, so they can experience needed breakthroughs in life.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Identify the five engines that drive our emotions and basic strategies for making repairs to all five core areas.
  2. Develop a holistic understanding of how breakthrough happens and its relationship to attachment theory and maturity development.
  3. Learn how to integrate a checklist of strategies and several core tools related to each strategy for helping people experience breakthrough.

It is not uncommon for people on a journey toward emotional freedom and wholeness to get stuck at some point. This is often because they do not recognize all of the “engines” that need to be addressed so there are holes in their approach to healing. This workshop provides a checklist based on five distinct engines that drive our emotions and will help people discover the missing piece(s) in their healing journey, so they can experience needed breakthroughs in life.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Identify the five engines that drive our emotions and basic strategies for making repairs to all five core areas.
  2. Develop a holistic understanding of how breakthrough happens and its relationship to attachment theory and maturity development.
  3. Learn how to integrate a checklist of strategies and several core tools related to each strategy for helping people experience breakthrough.
Rolfe Carawan and Lea Carawan
Rolfe Carawan, MEd and Lea Carawan, MA
A Model for Changed Lives: The Power of Transformational Coaching and Caregiving
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

It takes intentionality to help people go beyond mere biblical “information” to a true and authentic Christ-like “formation.” This workshop shows you how to move people into life-changing revelations that can set the stage for radical transformation in their beliefs and behaviors. Learn the keys to helping others through this unique approach to coaching and discipleship, so that they may attain personal victories, create life-giving relationships, and sustain fruitful marriages and families.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Receive practical tools and methods that facilitate lasting change, including the unique PIC Approach and powerful EASE Model, to access and apply God’s truth, grace, and power for self and others.
  2. Identify the common mistakes, mindsets, and misconceptions Christian leaders make that inhibit lasting transformation and freedom.
  3. Be introduced to a unique transformational process consisting of a specific approach, a delivery method, and a body of content that will equip participants to think biblically, mature spiritually, and disciple others with confidence.

It takes intentionality to help people go beyond mere biblical “information” to a true and authentic Christ-like “formation.” This workshop shows you how to move people into life-changing revelations that can set the stage for radical transformation in their beliefs and behaviors. Learn the keys to helping others through this unique approach to coaching and discipleship, so that they may attain personal victories, create life-giving relationships, and sustain fruitful marriages and families.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Receive practical tools and methods that facilitate lasting change, including the unique PIC Approach and powerful EASE Model, to access and apply God’s truth, grace, and power for self and others.
  2. Identify the common mistakes, mindsets, and misconceptions Christian leaders make that inhibit lasting transformation and freedom.
  3. Be introduced to a unique transformational process consisting of a specific approach, a delivery method, and a body of content that will equip participants to think biblically, mature spiritually, and disciple others with confidence.
Kimberly June Miller
Kimberly June Miller, MTh
Boundaries for Your Soul: A Christian Approach to “Parts” Work
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Key principles for befriending unwanted thoughts and feelings and transforming them into internal allies are based on a Christian approach to “Parts Work,” a psychological method for healing painful memories. This workshop unpacks the “Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn” to help apply healthy boundaries to overwhelming thoughts and feelings, while incorporating Christian principles. Learn how to empower clients to move from anger to advocacy, from shame to joy, and to help their inner critic become their loyal champion.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Identify foundational principles of Parts Work as they apply to Christians.
  2. Be able to name the Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn, describe what each step entails, and incorporate these principles in their work with others.
  3. Practice key interventions, such as identifying a part of the soul in need of care and applying internal boundaries to overwhelming thoughts and feelings.

Key principles for befriending unwanted thoughts and feelings and transforming them into internal allies are based on a Christian approach to “Parts Work,” a psychological method for healing painful memories. This workshop unpacks the “Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn” to help apply healthy boundaries to overwhelming thoughts and feelings, while incorporating Christian principles. Learn how to empower clients to move from anger to advocacy, from shame to joy, and to help their inner critic become their loyal champion.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Identify foundational principles of Parts Work as they apply to Christians.
  2. Be able to name the Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn, describe what each step entails, and incorporate these principles in their work with others.
  3. Practice key interventions, such as identifying a part of the soul in need of care and applying internal boundaries to overwhelming thoughts and feelings.
Stephen Arterburn
Steve Arterburn, MEd
Life Recovery: Beyond, but Not Without The 12 Steps
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Behavioral and substance addictions, poor life choices, and bad habits often develop out of deep pain and woundedness. A biblically based Life Recovery Model offers profound truths from God’s Word that reveal the pathway to recovery, and demonstrate how to apply them in coaching and caregiving ministry. This workshop also includes the integration of other valuable Christ-centered principles into the study, working, and practice of the 12 Steps, so you can work deeper into the heart and soul of anyone being helped.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Examine deeper the three spiritual disciplines of Guidance, Solitude, and Submission, as well as the four absolutes of the Oxford Group: Honesty, Purity, Unselfishness, and love.
  2. Learn how to incorporate five healing choices: Search, Grieve, Accept, Embrace, and Persevere.
  3. Integrate nine promises of God into recovery work: Special Strength, Direction, Hope, Peace, Strength, the Fullest Life Possible, No Condemnation, Compassion, and Home in Heaven.

Behavioral and substance addictions, poor life choices, and bad habits often develop out of deep pain and woundedness. A biblically based Life Recovery Model offers profound truths from God’s Word that reveal the pathway to recovery, and demonstrate how to apply them in coaching and caregiving ministry. This workshop also includes the integration of other valuable Christ-centered principles into the study, working, and practice of the 12 Steps, so you can work deeper into the heart and soul of anyone being helped.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Examine deeper the three spiritual disciplines of Guidance, Solitude, and Submission, as well as the four absolutes of the Oxford Group: Honesty, Purity, Unselfishness, and love.
  2. Learn how to incorporate five healing choices: Search, Grieve, Accept, Embrace, and Persevere.
  3. Integrate nine promises of God into recovery work: Special Strength, Direction, Hope, Peace, Strength, the Fullest Life Possible, No Condemnation, Compassion, and Home in Heaven.
David Carolan
David Carolan, DMin
The Joyous Coach: Bringing Joy to Your Life and Those You Lead and Coach
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Scripture teaches us that, “The joy of the Lord is our strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). By discovering and experiencing the keys to a joy-filled life, any coach or ministry leader will then be able to share that knowledge and emotion to those who they work with and serve. Joy-training is easily interwoven into any people helping modality by understanding several simple steps and processes. Finding joy and learning to transfer it to others can improve an already good coaching session because joy is not an elusive emotion that is hard to define any longer.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn the language of joy, brain science insights, and several joy-increasing techniques to then bring joy to one’s clients.
  2. Observe joy-building and joy-keeping skills through facilitator demonstrations and in-session opportunities to practice what has been learned.
  3. Gain knowledge on how to build joy in their clients, so that they will be empowered to reach their life coaching goals.

Scripture teaches us that, “The joy of the Lord is our strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). By discovering and experiencing the keys to a joy-filled life, any coach or ministry leader will then be able to share that knowledge and emotion to those who they work with and serve. Joy-training is easily interwoven into any people helping modality by understanding several simple steps and processes. Finding joy and learning to transfer it to others can improve an already good coaching session because joy is not an elusive emotion that is hard to define any longer.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn the language of joy, brain science insights, and several joy-increasing techniques to then bring joy to one’s clients.
  2. Observe joy-building and joy-keeping skills through facilitator demonstrations and in-session opportunities to practice what has been learned.
  3. Gain knowledge on how to build joy in their clients, so that they will be empowered to reach their life coaching goals.
Steve Lentz
Steve Lentz, Esq., JD
Bulletproof Leadership: Understanding the Threats and Staying Engaged
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

In today’s unpredictable world and a culture that continues to move farther away from biblical principles, Christian organizations, ministries, churches, and leaders who are trying to make a difference, face any number of challenges, be they tangible or spiritual. This presentation, which draws on the real-world experience of Steve Lentz as the former President of Middle East TV, addresses important principles that will help you bulletproof yourself and your organization against the seen and unseen forces on the “battlefields of life.”

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn how to make a realistic assessment of the threats they are facing and develop the needed strategies to successfully engage and overcome personal and organizational battles.
  2. Understand how putting together the right team for the moment is critical to bulletproof leadership and maintaining healthy organizations.
  3. Develop a mindset of diligence, awareness, and engagement to not be removed or distant from the ministry or organizational realities “on the “ground.”

In today’s unpredictable world and a culture that continues to move farther away from biblical principles, Christian organizations, ministries, churches, and leaders who are trying to make a difference, face any number of challenges, be they tangible or spiritual. This presentation, which draws on the real-world experience of Steve Lentz as the former President of Middle East TV, addresses important principles that will help you bulletproof yourself and your organization against the seen and unseen forces on the “battlefields of life.”

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn how to make a realistic assessment of the threats they are facing and develop the needed strategies to successfully engage and overcome personal and organizational battles.
  2. Understand how putting together the right team for the moment is critical to bulletproof leadership and maintaining healthy organizations.
  3. Develop a mindset of diligence, awareness, and engagement to not be removed or distant from the ministry or organizational realities “on the “ground.”
Bob Dees
Maj. Gen. Bob Dees (Ret.), MS
Resilience God Style: Surviving and Thriving in a Chaotic World
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Given the realities of tribulation and crises all around us, resilience is a critical life skill from cradle to grave. How do we prepare for the storms of life, weather them, and then bounce back without getting stuck in the toxic emotions of guilt, false guilt, anger, and bitterness? How do we learn to navigate adversity and get better, wiser, and stronger in the process of posttraumatic growth? This workshop explores the dynamics of resilience, both personally and in helping others do the same—God Style!

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Gain greater appreciation for the chaotic challenges we face in today’s world, as well as a useful, biblical theology of suffering.
  2. Learn the key components of the Resilience Life Cycle and associated tools to navigate the Before, During, and After of adversity and trauma.
  3. Be exposed to additional Resilience Resources, including actual play of the Resilience Training Game to reinforce key principles in a dynamic, fun learning environment.

Given the realities of tribulation and crises all around us, resilience is a critical life skill from cradle to grave. How do we prepare for the storms of life, weather them, and then bounce back without getting stuck in the toxic emotions of guilt, false guilt, anger, and bitterness? How do we learn to navigate adversity and get better, wiser, and stronger in the process of posttraumatic growth? This workshop explores the dynamics of resilience, both personally and in helping others do the same—God Style!

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Gain greater appreciation for the chaotic challenges we face in today’s world, as well as a useful, biblical theology of suffering.
  2. Learn the key components of the Resilience Life Cycle and associated tools to navigate the Before, During, and After of adversity and trauma.
  3. Be exposed to additional Resilience Resources, including actual play of the Resilience Training Game to reinforce key principles in a dynamic, fun learning environment.
Tim Smith
Tim Smith, MA
Christie Meldrim
Christie Meldrim, MA
Blended, Not Broken: 10 Keys to Coaching Blended Families
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Over 50% of families in the United States are remarried or recoupled and nearly 1,300 new stepfamilies are created every single day. Learn 10 Keys to coaching blended families and delve into essential strategies for navigating the unique dynamics that are often present. This interactive workshop will provide practical tools and techniques of support and to foster harmony and resilience. This includes communication strategies, conflict resolution techniques, and valuable insights for greater cohesion, mutual understanding, and healthy relationships.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Understand the common challenges faced by blended families and learn strategies to address them effectively.
  2. Explore communication techniques tailored to the needs of blended families, to promote healthy dialogue and connection among family members.
  3. Acquire conflict resolution skills specific to blended family dynamics, empowering coaches to facilitate constructive conflict resolution and foster stronger relationships within the family unit.

Over 50% of families in the United States are remarried or recoupled and nearly 1,300 new stepfamilies are created every single day. Learn 10 Keys to coaching blended families and delve into essential strategies for navigating the unique dynamics that are often present. This interactive workshop will provide practical tools and techniques of support and to foster harmony and resilience. This includes communication strategies, conflict resolution techniques, and valuable insights for greater cohesion, mutual understanding, and healthy relationships.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Understand the common challenges faced by blended families and learn strategies to address them effectively.
  2. Explore communication techniques tailored to the needs of blended families, to promote healthy dialogue and connection among family members.
  3. Acquire conflict resolution skills specific to blended family dynamics, empowering coaches to facilitate constructive conflict resolution and foster stronger relationships within the family unit.
Suicide Prevention: Hope When Life Seems Hopeless
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Every year, millions of Americans seriously think about, plan or attempt suicide. In fact, suicide was responsible for over 50,000 deaths in 2023, which is about one death every 11 minutes. The good news . . . suicide is preventable and you can be used by God to save lives. If someone you know struggles with suicidal thoughts, you’re not alone. In this workshop, you will hear true stories of people with suicidal ideation, but found hope when life seemed hopeless. Learn how to help those in crisis navigate losing a loved one. There is hope. You can show others how to live a hope-filled life and know God’s hope for their lives.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Be able to identify the warning signs of those who are suicidal and correct the common misconceptions of those who are at risk.
  2. Discover how to put together an effective safety plan, develop needed support systems, and replace intrusive suicidal thoughts and emotions with the truth of God’s Word.
  3. Be encouraged and equipped to navigate life in a hope-filled way following the aftermath of a loved one’s suicide.

Every year, millions of Americans seriously think about, plan or attempt suicide. In fact, suicide was responsible for over 50,000 deaths in 2023, which is about one death every 11 minutes. The good news . . . suicide is preventable and you can be used by God to save lives. If someone you know struggles with suicidal thoughts, you’re not alone. In this workshop, you will hear true stories of people with suicidal ideation, but found hope when life seemed hopeless. Learn how to help those in crisis navigate losing a loved one. There is hope. You can show others how to live a hope-filled life and know God’s hope for their lives.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Be able to identify the warning signs of those who are suicidal and correct the common misconceptions of those who are at risk.
  2. Discover how to put together an effective safety plan, develop needed support systems, and replace intrusive suicidal thoughts and emotions with the truth of God’s Word.
  3. Be encouraged and equipped to navigate life in a hope-filled way following the aftermath of a loved one’s suicide.
Rita Murray
Rita Murray, PhD
Coaching the Whole Person: Integrating Personality, EQ, and Generational Dynamics
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Embracing a holistic coaching philosophy rooted in Christian principles helps us fulfill our calling to be coaches, mentors, and leaders, while guiding our clients toward a more meaningful understanding of their identity in Christ This interactive workshop, offers insights to a practical and actionable approach by focusing on personality traits, emotional intelligence (EQ), and the influence of generational dynamics on both the coach and client. We will delve into best practices, sample scenarios, and practical strategies.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Receive practical and biblical tools and techniques to integrate proven coaching approaches into practice across different generations.
  2. Gain insight into the role of personality traits in coaching dynamics – yours and theirs.
  3. Enhance understanding and the application of emotional intelligence principles in coaching interactions.

Embracing a holistic coaching philosophy rooted in Christian principles helps us fulfill our calling to be coaches, mentors, and leaders, while guiding our clients toward a more meaningful understanding of their identity in Christ This interactive workshop, offers insights to a practical and actionable approach by focusing on personality traits, emotional intelligence (EQ), and the influence of generational dynamics on both the coach and client. We will delve into best practices, sample scenarios, and practical strategies.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Receive practical and biblical tools and techniques to integrate proven coaching approaches into practice across different generations.
  2. Gain insight into the role of personality traits in coaching dynamics – yours and theirs.
  3. Enhance understanding and the application of emotional intelligence principles in coaching interactions.
Nick Vujici
Nick Vujicic
Jay Smith
Jay Smith
Caring for the Brokenhearted: A Model for Ministering to the Lost, the Hurting and the Broken
Thursday, September 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Jesus was a champion for the brokenhearted. He came for the sick, not the healthy. Isaiah 61:1 says, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” This workshop looks at how Jesus ministered to the lost, the hurting, and the broken.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn practical keys for sharing the Gospel with the brokenhearted and how they can enter into their own personal relationship with Christ.
  2. Examine the biblical principles Jesus used when ministering to the brokenhearted.
  3. Explore the many ways Jesus partnered with the Holy Spirit to see the brokenhearted receive healing.

Jesus was a champion for the brokenhearted. He came for the sick, not the healthy. Isaiah 61:1 says, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” This workshop looks at how Jesus ministered to the lost, the hurting, and the broken.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Learn practical keys for sharing the Gospel with the brokenhearted and how they can enter into their own personal relationship with Christ.
  2. Examine the biblical principles Jesus used when ministering to the brokenhearted.
  3. Explore the many ways Jesus partnered with the Holy Spirit to see the brokenhearted receive healing.

Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshops

Offered on Thursday, October 19 from 1:00-4:00 pm 

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