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Engage & Equip LIVE Conference

03.22.16 | Ministries

Engage & Equip LIVE Conference

    We will engage with our mission to help people follow Jesus and be equipped through specific ministry breakouts to help others connect, grow and serve within our spheres of influence. Childcare will be provided!

    We use the words connect, grow and serve a lot to describe what we’re doing as a church. But why are we connecting, growing and serving? Ultimately, our mission — the mission that Jesus gave the global church — is to make disciples of Jesus. And so we aren’t just connecting, growing and serving ourselves, but we’re helping others to follow Jesus and connect, grow and serve.

    The conference is for all HPC volunteers. If you are interested in learning what it looks like to serve in the local church, you are welcome to come! We will engage with our vision is as a church and why we do what we do. On Saturday, we will have breakout sessions that will equip us to pray with others, mentor people, lead worship, practice hospitality, communicate effectively, teach, lead small groups, and meet the spiritual needs of kids and students. Childcare will be provided. 

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    Contact Erin Hesse with any questions. Click here for a print version of the conference info.

    Conference schedule

    Friday, April 29

    6:45pm - Check-in 

    7pm - Worship 

    7:15pm - Plenary by Pastor Nic Gibson

    8:10pm - Break 

    8:25pm - Discussion groups

    9pm - Dismissed

    Saturday, April 30

    8:15am - Check-in and coffee

    8:30am - Worship 

    8:45am - Plenary by Pastor Nic Gibson

    9:15am - Break with snacks 

    9:40am - Breakout session 1

    10:35am - Break 

    10:50am - Breakout session 2

    11:45am - Appreciation lunch

    1pm - Dismissed

    breakout sessions

    Sign up for one of the ministry breakouts in session 1 and one of the ministry breakouts in session 2.

    Session 1

    Small Groups: Developing New Leaders | with Lloyd Biddle

    In this session, we will discuss how your small group can identify and seize opportunities to join Christ in His Kingdom work.

    Connections: The Hospitality Paradox | with Erin Hesse

    How do I show someone I care about them without making them feel uncomfortable?  Will they feel loved if I act this way, or am I scaring them?  Do they feel at home here? We see all over Scripture a call to be kind, courteous and relationally warm towards those around us, but how we should do so can be tricky to discern.  We will be discussing the ways in which can be wholeheartedly hospitable without being overbearing towards our guests both in our church and our homes.

    Early Childhood: Teaching Successfully | with Charity Mahair

    We will look at how to succeed in creating a fun classroom experience for some of our youngest attenders through appropriate curriculum, good classroom management and an understanding of child development.

    Grade School: Doing KidsMin at High Point Church | with Gwen Schrader 

    We teach kids the Bible and how to live it daily. To do that, we also use classrooms, deal with safety, manage great and fun classrooms and facilities and are a part of something greater called High Point Church. Along with the Bible, we'll look at some other things that you need to know to minister well.

    Students: Relationships Oriented By Discipleship | with Derick Valencik

    As Christians, we are called to make disciples. That's what we are doing as we interact with the HPC middle and high school students as they try to figure out what it looks like to follow Jesus and own their faith. In this breakout, we will learn how to simply and organically be a disciple maker through our everyday relationships.

    Prepared to Lead: Biblical, Practical Guidelines for Effective Worship Leading | with Debbie Biddle

    In this session, we will explore the importance of personal preparation and private worship to effective worship leading for instrumentalists and vocalists. 

    Mentoring | with Alexi Gibson 

    Who would you be without a lifetime of mentors? Biblical mentoring is one of the ways in which we become who God created us to be. Learn about a biblical model for mentoring, High Point's mentoring model, and whether God is calling you to mentor and to be mentored.

    Communications: Empowering Your Ministry | with Jill Reasa 

    We will explore the communications venues available at High Point Church, resources to create your own ministry materials, and the HPC communications process so that you will be empowered to communicate your ministry and message effectively.  

    Praying For Others: The Often Forgotten Gift | with Luke Zeka and Estel Beresford

    As a church, we have recently talked a lot about praying for people in the moment that they express a need. Yet, we can still shy away from doing so because it feels awkward or we are not sure what to say. In this breakout, we will learn how to pray powerful prayers for others and do so in a way that feels natural. 

    Tech: Becoming Invisible | with Vincent Pierri   

    The art of running tech on a Sunday morning is becoming invisible through seamless production so that people can engage with the elements of the service. In this class we'll be talking through some best practices for running ProPresenter and sound. We'll also have some fun and talk how we can grow as a tech ministry.

    Session 2

    Small Groups: Developing New Leaders | with Lloyd Biddle

    In this session, we will discuss how your small group can identify and seize opportunities to join Christ in His Kingdom work.

    Connections: The Hospitality Paradox | with Erin Hesse

    How do I show someone I care about them without making them feel uncomfortable?  Do they feel at home here? We see all over Scripture a call to be kind, courteous, and relationally warm towards those around us, but it can be tricky to discern if we are doing too much or not enough to make someone feel welcome.  We will be discussing the ways in which can be wholeheartedly hospitable towards our guests both in our church and our homes.

    Early Childhood: Doing KidsMin at High Point Church | with Gwen Schrader 

    We teach kids the Bible and how to live it daily. To do that, we also use classrooms, deal with safety, manage great and fun classrooms and facilities and are a part of something greater called High Point Church. Along with the Bible, we'll look at some other things that you need to know to minister well.

    Grade School: Leading Children To Christ | with Heather Gunderson and Cassie Begalle

    Learn how to engage in and respond to salvation conversations with children. We will also spend time collaborating between Kids Ministry teams.

    Students: Relationships Oriented By Discipleship | with Derick Valencik

    As Christians, we are called to make disciples. That's what we are doing as we interact with the HPC middle and high school students as they try to figure out what it looks like to follow Jesus and own their faith. In this breakout, we will learn how to simply and organically be a disciple maker through our everyday relationships.

    Worship: Stage Presence | with Vincent Pierri

    This class will focus on how to handle ourselves on stage in a way that leads people into worship without being a distraction. We will all help each other grow in this area. 

    Adult Christian Education: Enhancing Your Teaching Methods | with Steve Lokker

    This session will highlight principles to equip teachers to deliver captivating and practical lessons. These concepts will enable you to engage and impact your audience, regardless of age, in a way that helps them live a life that reflects biblical, Christ-like truths. 

    Communication: Less Clutter, Less Noise | with Jill Reasa

    As Christians, we know the most important message for all people  the Gospel. Everything that we do in ministry ties back to that message. In this breakout, we will discuss how to communicate effectively in a way that engages people with the Gospel, connects people into community, and empowers people to take their next steps in their faith without adding clutter to their already hectic lives. 

    Congregational Care: Talking With People In Difficult Situations | with Mike Beresford

    It can be a challenge to know what to say when people tell you their struggles. We will learn how you can use the Bible as an effective tool during these times. God wants to use each of us to come alongside one another to encourage and speak life into every situation.

     

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