Workshops

National Capital Christian Education Conference

Charles Herbert Flowers High School, 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd, Springdale MD 20774


Friday, January 25, 2019

6:15-7:30 pm


Mastering Multi-Generational Ministry - Bobby Manning, room 101
Are you having difficulties understanding people from different generations? Are you growing frustrated trying to work with people younger or older than you are? Any healthy ministry will have people from various generations working together toward the common mission. In this session, we will discuss the backgrounds, core values, and vital benefits of each generation, equipping leaders to value each other and maximizing multi-generational relationships.

Not Rich Yet … Just Not Broke - Deborah Love, room 102
If you want the peace of God in your life and prosperity to be your portion, then living paycheck to paycheck is a path that will prevent and hinder your peace with God. In this session, you will learn that God’s Word has a clear path for financial wellness and abundant living.

A "Real Man" - Jack Eaton, room 103
Most men have known a few real men in their lifetime. Maybe they have known one. We will talk about the traits of "a real man" and how we can put those traits to work in our lives.

The Woman and the Issue: Shepherding Hurt Women to Be Resilient - Tiffany Frazier, room 104
In this workshop, women will receive practical information, such as recognizing the signs of pain, and appropriating the right tools, constructed to help leaders guide women to deal with the trauma of sexual and emotional abuse. Participants will also receive training to empower women to find their "inner voice" by responding to the pain from a positive cognitive and emotional perspective to produce a culture of sustainable resiliency. They will also how to lead a generation of hurting women into freedom by breaking generational curses and strongholds.

Your Small Church Can Be Great - Rex Tignor, room 105
Numbers may inform you, but they don't define you. In this session, we will look at the five P's that will help you move from "stuck" to "strategic." Learn how to focus more on what you have to gain than on what you have to give up.

Fundraising, Marketing and Advertising for Non-Profit Organizations - Frances Middleton, room 106
Participants will learn best practices for successful fundraising events like charity auctions, galas, and talent shows. Learn how to advertise and use marketing tools to be persuasive and efficient at your next exciting event.


Saturday, January 26, 2019


Children’s Ministry (room 101)


Children's Ministry That Matters (Part 1) - Brenda Prather, 10:30-11:45 am
This workshop session will offer fundamentals and strategies for building and maintaining a children's ministry that matters. Part 1 will address the "who," "what," and "why" of children's ministry.

Children's Ministry That Matters (Part 2) - Brenda Prather, 1:15-2:30 pm
This workshop session will offer fundamentals and strategies for building and maintaining a children's ministry that matters. Part 2 will address the "how" and "when" of children's ministry.

Consecration: My Life Set Apart for God - Beverly Carroll, 2:45-4:00 pm
Have the children you teach offered themselves to God? Help them understand that the gifts, talents and abilities that God has given them belong to Him. Empower children to set their lives apart for God.


Christian Growth and Personal Development (room 102)


Single and Satisfied - Stevie Prather, 9:00-10:15 am
Participants will learn about God’s perspective on singleness. Learn how to live a fulfilled, God-honoring life and identify the benefits of the single Christian life.

Unpacking Your Lunch - Rex Tignor, 10:30-11:45 am
God has prepared you and will prepare you for what He has planned. God has given each of us a lunch (see Luke 6). Our lunch is made up of our time, talent, treasure, and touch. God is calling us to become more than we can become on our own. When we give God our lunch, something new and incredible is born.

Exemplify: To Be Like Him - Daniel Bradley, 1:15-2:30 pm
The Lord spoke one word to me in the midst of one of my hardest trials - "Exemplify." God wants us to be and look like his Son. Endure the pain, bless our enemies, check our attitudes and look like Jesus everyday. We may literally be the only Jesus this generation ever sees. You are called to be a brand ambassador for Christ. I will walk you through embracing the power that comes from exemplifying Christ in your everyday life.

Spiritual Wholeness - Christian Brown, 2:45-4:00 pm
Having a well-balanced life is vital, and this session will provide tools on achieving ultimate spiritual wholeness. Individuals will learn the essentials of holistic awareness of the mind, body and spirit. This knowledge will motivate participants to achieve a balance in their mental, physical, and spiritual health in order to be their best selves.


Evangelism and Discipleship (room 103)


Discipleship: A Foundation for Ministry - Nathaniel Yates, 9:00-10:15 am
Matthew 28:19-20 commissions us to make disciples. What exactly does that mean and what does it look like? This session will focus on four elements that will help any ministry of any demographic with the development of disciples. Learn how to incorporate discipleship as the foundation of your ministry's evangelism efforts and make it the vital element in the fabric of the ministry.

Elevate Youth - Nathaniel Yates, 10:30-11:45 am
Are you having a hard time developing the youth in your ministry? This workshop will focus on ways to connect with and disciple youth in order to establish a growing and thriving youth ministry.

How to Witness (A Jewish Evangelism Seminar) - Lynn McCoy, 1:15-2:30 pm
We've found that if you can witness to a Jewish person, you can witness to just about anybody! In this session you will gain valuable tips on presenting the gospel to Jewish friends and "not so Jewish" friends alike. You will learn how to address various objections to the gospel as well as conversation techniques.

The Woke Generation - Jazmine Brooks, 2:45-4:00 pm
The millennial generation has become known for calling out hypocrisy and demanding social justice, equality and economic opportunity. We will discuss how to live out our faith as a follower of Christ who was the original revolutionary.


Leadership (room 104)


Doing the Things No One Else Wants to Do - Anthony Moore, 9:00-10:15 am
In this session we will discuss ministry to the unchurched and learn how to creatively reach out beyond the walls of the church building.

Shape the Future: Developing Emerging Leaders - Jevon Billups, 10:30-11:45 am
Is the next generation the church of the future or the church of today? It is necessary to begin cultivating and mentoring rising generations today. In this session we will discuss kingdom perspectives and explore strategies to help emergent leaders develop in their roles and reach their greatest potential.

In Defense of the Faith (Part 1) - James Love, 1:15-2:30 pm
This workshop session will introduce participants to the science of "apologetics." The word "apologetics" means to "give a reason" of the why and what you believe as a Christian. How do you respond to skeptics and unbelievers? Are there rational arguments for the existence of God? How would you defend your faith? This session will help you respond to questions asked about the Christian faith.

In Defense of the Faith (Part 2) - James Love, 2:45-4:00 pm
This workshop session is a continuation of In Defense of the Faith (Part 1).


Leadership Issues (room 105)


How to Discern the Times and Offer a Relevant Response - Corinthia Boone, 9:00-10:15 am
This session will help you as a leader to recognize that God works in our lives in seasons. You will become aware of the season God has for you and learn to move in the rhythm of that season, bringing righteousness, joy and peace to your life and ministry.

Carriers of God's Presence in Challenging Times - Corinthia Boone, Tim Buffaloe, and Edwin Jones, 10:30-11:45 am
In this session, you will learn how you as a leader can righteously respond to our challenging times in a way that brings kingdom results. You will learn to engage in prayer and effectively respond to common crisis situations.

Worship Cultures - Jevon Billups, 1:15-2:30 pm
It has been said that it's easier for believers to work together than to worship together. Our churches often grapple with remaining relevant to contemporary culture while not conforming to the world's mold. In this session, participants will: discuss the conflict between culture and congregations; consider the effects of "doing business as usual" versus confronting change in worship; and explore ways to improve worship ministry within the community of faith.

Your Small Church Can Be Great - Rex Tignor, 2:45-4:00 pm
Numbers may inform you, but they don't define you. In this session, we will look at the five P's that will help you move from "stuck" to "strategic." Learn how to focus more on what you have to gain than on what you have to give up.


Men (room 109)

Staying on Track - Rex Tignor, 9:00-10:15 am
In life, we have all kinds of things that try to knock us off track. Satan does everything he can to keep you busy. He knows if he can keep you busy with things that really do not matter, he does not have to worry about you doing the things that really do matter. In this session, we will look at some tools that will help you to stay on track in your life.

Play Like a Man: Purpose, Purity and Power - Steve Fitzhugh, 10:30-11:45 am
Learn how to grow and mature as a man of God by incorporating the concepts of purpose, purity and power in your daily life.

Bad Company - Jack Eaton, 1:15-2:30 pm
Sometimes the hardest thing we do is to learn the art of saying "goodbye." We allow people to remain in our lives only to have them impact us in a negative way. We will identify the traits of "bad company" and how we can make changes to rid this from our lives.

Influence - Jack Eaton, 2:45-4:00 pm
Whether we know it or not, whether we like it or not...we are always either influencing or being influenced by the circle we live and play in. We will look at what it means to be a good influence, and how to identify when we are doing it right or doing it wrong.


Teaching (room 110)

Teaching with Authentic Authority - Adrian Reeves, 9:00-10:15 am
This workshop session is designed to empower Christian educators to teach in a way that sets them apart from the crowd while leaving a lasting impression on their students.

Instructional Design - Adrian Reeves, 10:30-11:45 am
This workshop session is designed to equip Christian educators with the skills and tools to produce creative curricula that drive student engagement.

Teaching for the Total Child - Beverly Carroll, 1:15-2:30 pm
What does it take to build a strong generation for God that is spiritually balanced? It takes teaching to a child's mind, heart and will. This session will include Biblical principles to help you equip the total child using multi-sensory methods.


Women (room 111)

Running on Empty but Trying to Make It Work! - Monique Johnson, 9:00-10:15 am
Are you tired? Do you feel like you are doing it all and you want to quit? Is your ministry starting to suffer even a little bit because of it? This workshop session will focus on refueling, resting, relying and releasing.

Removing Your Baggage - Monique Johnson, 10:30-11:45 am
Are you finding that more baggage is being brought into your ministry by the women you serve, but not much of it is leaving? In this session, you will learn how to free the women you serve so that they can free others.

Resilience: The Message and Purpose of Pain - Tiffany Frazier, 1:15-2:30 pm
This workshop session will provide practical tools that any woman can utilize to overcome adversity. We will focus on resiliency, targeting the emotional and spiritual aspect. Attendees will participate in an active demonstration to give them a visual of how God uses pain to mature the believer and bring lost souls to Christ.

Being a Naomi in a Ruth Kind of World - Tiffany Frazier, 2:45-4:00 pm
Participants will learn to develop effective mentorship programs for women that work in small church settings.


Young Adult Ministry

Creating Inter-Generational Worship with Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and the BuilderGenerations - Thomas Brackeen, 9:00-10:15 am
Millennials may not feel included in the future of the church when the older generation says, “The youth are the church of today.” Learn how generations can work together and plan to pass the torch to the next generation while respecting current practices.

How Do I Have That Talk with Millennials About Sex and Relationships? - Thomas Brackeen, 10:30-11:45 am
In many churches today, the word “sex” seems like a derogatory word. Learn practically how to have the discussion within your ministry context to engage a subject that is rampant within the Millennial and I-Gen cultures.

Millennials: You Can Reach Them - Rex Tignor, 1:15-2:30 pm
Do you feel like millennials are the next unreached people group? They happen to be all around you. Whether you know it or not, they need you! In this session, you will learn about powerful tools that you can use to reach and lead the next generation.

Giving Millennials a Cause: Missions and Service in Youth and Young Adult Ministry - John McNeill, 2:45-4:00 pm
Does your ministry provide occasions to impact the community? The millennial generation is known to be cause-oriented. Discover ways to provide meaningful missions opportunities and transformative service projects.


Youth

Asset Based Youth Ministry - Ray Nelson, 9:00-10:15 am
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) provides great insight into how to see youth, not just as beneficiaries of ministry, but also as agents of change who can transform their communities. Explore seeing youth through a different set of lenses that affirms being created in the image of God.

Building a Diverse Youth Ministry - Kalin Jones, 10:30-11:45 am
The world is becoming more unified in diversity, while the church stays generally divided and segregated. We have an opportunity in our youth groups and organizations to create a culture where youth from all backgrounds are united in the body of Christ. You will learn practical tips to developing a youth ministry that reflects the diversity of your community.

How to Help Youth Deal with Anger - Ray Nelson, 1:15-2:30 pm
This session will address the anger-inducing issues that youth are facing and provide tools you can use to help them cool off and righteously respond.

Supporting Youth After a Death - Alyce Pope, 2:45-4:00 pm
This session will provide an overview of grief and healing. Participants will gain an
understanding of the grief process, ideas for supporting youth through their grief journey, and methods for addressing the grief needs of youth workers.




Saturday Workshop Sessions by Time


9:00-10:15 am


Single and Satisied, Stevie Prather, room 102

Discipleship: A Foundation for Ministry, Nathaniel Yates, room 103

Doing the Things No One Else Wants to Do, Anthony Moore, room 104

How to Discern the Times and Offer a Relevant Response, Corinthia Boone, room 105

Staying on Track, Rex Tignor, room 109

Teaching with Authentic Authority, Adrian Reeves, room 110

Running on Empty but Trying to Make It Work, Monique Johnson, room 111

Creating Inter-Generational Worship with Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and the Builder Generations, Thomas Brackeen, room 112

Asset Based Youth Ministry, Ray Nelson, room 113


10:30-11:45 am


Children's Ministry That Matters (Part 1), Brenda Prather, room 101

Unpacking Your Lunch, Rex Tignor, room 102

Elevate Youth, Nathaniel Yates, room 103

Shape the Future: Developing Emerging Leaders, room 104

Carriers of God's Presence in Challenging Times, Corinthia Boone, Tim Buffaloe, and Edwin Jones, room 105

Play Like a Man: Purpose, Purity and Power, Steve Fitzhugh, room 109

Instructional Design, Adrian Reeves, room 110

Removing Your Baggage, Monique Johnson, room 111

How Do I Have That Talk with Millennials About Sex and Relationships?, Thomas Brackeen, room 112

Building a Diverse Youth Ministry, Kalin Jones, room 113


1:15-2:30 pm


Children's Ministry That Matters (Part 2), Brenda Prather, room 101

Exemplify: To Be Like Him, Daniel Bradley, room 102

How to Witness (A Jewish Evangelism Seminar), Lynn McCoy, room 103

In Defense of the Faith (Part 1), James Love, room 104

Worship Cultures, Jevon Billups, room 105

Bad Company, Jack Eaton, room 109

Teaching for the Total Child, Beverly Carroll, room 110

Resilience: The Message and Purpose of Pain, Tiffany Frazier, room 111

Millennials: You Can Reach Them, Rex Tignor, room 112

How to Help Youth Deal with Anger, Ray Nelson, room 113


2:45-4:00 pm


Consecration: My Life Set Apart for God, Beverly Carroll, room 101

Spiritual Wholeness, Christian Brown, room 102

The Woke Generation, Jazmine Brooks, room 103

In Defense of the Faith (Part 2), James Love, room 104

Your Small Church Can Be Great, Rex Tignor, room 105

Influence, Jack Eaton, room 109

Being a Naomi in a Ruth Kind of World, Tiffany Frazier, room 111

Giving Millennials a Cause: Missions and Service in Youth and Young Adult Ministry, John McNeill, room 112

Supporting Youth After a Death, Alyce Pope, room 113