AGENDA | THURSDAY, APRIL 26

  • 8:00am – Continental Breakfast / Check-in (Foyer) 
  • 9:00am-9:15am – Worship 
    • 9:15am-9:50am –Main Session 1 – Pastor Pat Murray
  • 10:00am – 11:00am – Breakouts - Session 1
    • “Weekend Services” – Creative Process / Pastor Joel Murray 
      • Everything about an effective ministry begins with an excellent weekend service experience. Learn some of the methods and strategies that we use here to create a life-giving worship experience focused on people who have never been to church before.
    • “Discover Purpose, Make a Difference” – LifeTrack 2.0 & Volunteer Engagement / Steve Granata 
      • Learn how we help people discover their purpose in life and use it to make a difference through our ministry.
    • “Give Purpose to Process” - Administration / Pastor Kyle Thompson 
      • See the role of administration with a Pastoral heart and how to live the culture you want to see in your staff & volunteers through effective processes and systems.
  • 11:10am – 12:10pm – Breakouts - Session 2
    • "We’re Better Together" - Life Groups / Pastor Dennis Durig 
      • At Living Word we strive to grower larger and smaller at the same time.  We accomplish this through small groups.  During this session, we will talk about growing better by connecting together through a small group community of people.  
    • “Communicating Effectively” - Social Media & Communications / Caitlin Thompson 
      • In this session, learn about all of the different online tools our team uses to communicate and grow the church.
    • “Youth Leadership: A Few Things I’ve learned” - Youth Ministry / Pastors Brent & Celeste Ely
      • Hear how we apply leadership principles in a relevant way to a modern youth culture.
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm –Main Session 2
    • Main Session 2 – Pastor Pat 
  • 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Breakouts
    • “Creative Production” Technology & Video Production / Chris Ransome & Hank Chafin 
      • Supplementing message & worship content with creative elements has become a powerful ministry tool in modern churches. Learn more about the “why” behind our production process and pick up some best practices that will captivate your audience & help you incorporate these elements into your own service. 
    • “Children’s Ministry” Pre-School & Elementary Ministry Session / Pastor Kelcey Murray & Megan Reeves 
      • We all want our children to have a wonderful experience when they come to church on Sunday morning and for parents to have the security of knowing they are well-cared for. A team of dedicated volunteers, interactive worship, fun games, and lots of laughter are all important elements in creating this wonderful experience. Come learn how to implement these strategies into your children's ministry.
    • “Intentional Worship” - Worship Ministry / Pastor Stephan Stewart 
      • In this session we will review ways to grow and develop your worship team, as well as talk about software to enhance your worship experience. Then we will dive into the importance of creating a culture of intentional worship within your team.
  • 3:40pm – 3:50pm – Break
  • 3:50pm – 5:00pm – Whole Team Q & A Panel and wrap-up