FUEL: Midwest Conference Itinerary

(Subject to change)

Friday, October 14, 2016
2:00pm                Pre-Conference Workshops
5:30pm                Dinner (on your own)
7:00pm                CONFERENCE STARTS – Main Session with David Murrow

Saturday, October 15, 2016
7:30am                Continental Breakfast
8:00am                Main Session with Jackson Crum
9:45am                Workshops
10:45am              Networking
11:00am              Workshops
12:15pm              Lunch
1:15pm                Main Session with Brett Clemmer
2:30pm               Dismissal

FUEL:Midwest Workshops on Saturday @ 9:45 am


“Pastoring a Church of Millennials is Not for The Faint of Heart”Park Community Church is a multi-site church in the city of Chicago with 9 locations.  The average age of Park is 31 years old.  In this workshop, we’ll share why is it important to reach the largest generation in history, review some of the ways Park is reaching and investing in millennials, and convey what is the good, bad and the ugly of working with this generation. Jackson Crum, Pastor of Park Community Church – Auditorium


“Stopping Vision Leak Through the Three Strands of Leadership”One of the biggest frustrations we’ve heard from men’s leaders across the region is sustainability and commitment – even of the leaders themselves. This workshop will look at the critical importance of all three strands of leadership: the pastor, the leader, and the leadership team, how ‘vision leak’ impacts ministry sustainability, and how to build a strong team. Ronn Read, Regional Director for Man in the Mirror – Room 103


“Every Believer a Disciple-Maker”As Man in the Mirror’s vision is to help every church disciple every man, Christian Mentors Network’s vision is that every believer be a disciple-maker. This workshop will share four powerful steps to disciple men through one-on-one mentoring relationships. If you want to go deeper in your relationship with Christ or help other men do the same, this workshop is for you! – Roy Comstock, Christian Mentors Network – Room 104


“Communicating Your Vision (Intro to NMLB)”Men want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, something that matters. Is your church casting a big vision for your men? In this workshop, we’ll explore proven principles and give you concrete takeaways you can apply right away in your church. Clark Miller, Regional Director for Man in the Mirror – Room 105


We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of BrothersThis session will discuss the practical aspects of men’s small groups. We often talk about the importance of men connecting together for discipleship. But how are men’s small groups organized, led, conducted, and grown? Why are men’s small groups vital to Men’s Ministry? Finally, what help is out there for leaders trying to launch groups for men? Troy Thomas, Lead Pastor at Oakbrook Church – Room 116



“Breaking the Chains of Pornography in Your Congregation” – Few issues have as drastic or far reaching effects on the body of Christ as pornography and sexual addictions.  It didn’t happen overnight, and it won’t be solved overnight, but it will NEVER be solved if we continue to ignore it. We’ll discuss some ways to start the conversation in your congregation, ways to Resist the BAIT, and why this is no longer just a “men’s issue.” Rich Gerberding, Ministry Director of Men of AIM – Room 117

FUEL:Midwest Workshops on Saturday @ 11:00 am


The Journey to Biblical Manhood: A Comprehensive Strategy to Reach Every Man” Too often, “men’s ministry” consists of a few disconnected men’s-only events with no overarching strategy. The Journey to Biblical Manhood gives your church a comprehensive approach to men’s discipleship. Learn how this flexible set of planning tools and objectives, based on proven No Man Left Behind principles, is helping churches reach more men than ever. You can start your men on the Journey today. Brett Clemmer, President of Man in the Mirror & Clark Miller, Regional Director of Man in the Mirror – Auditorium


“A Father’s Love: Accepting What Your Dad Didn’t Give” –  Many of us carry father wounds that, whether we realize it or not, continue to affect our relationships with others. Dan shares how he found healing for his father wounds in the arms of a Father who offers His kids unbounding love, acceptance, and grace. Dan Kuiper, Speaker, Author and Storyteller – Room 103


 

“Moving Millennials Toward Meaningful Faith”“In a world of so many religions, why choose Christianity?” We’ve probably heard things like, “All religions lead to God.” “All faiths basically teach the same thing.” Etc.  But Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”(John 14: 6) meaning any other “way” CANNOT lead to GOD. This message will deliver *real facts* in Science, History and Philosophy on why we can trust our entire life to the absolute truth of Christianity. Gene Calderon, Chapter Director for Ratio Christi – Room 105



“Three Essentials of a Healthy Ministry to Men”Not every healthy church has a formalized “men’s ministry,” but every healthy church ministers to men. Ministry to men must be a priority and a passion, not merely a program. In this practical session, Kris Dolberry, Men’s Ministry Specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources, will offer 3 essentials of a healthy ministry to men. Kris Dolberry, Ministry to Men for Lifeway – Room 116


“Moving Your Men Toward Small Group Discipleship”Small groups tend to offer the most effective level of communicating, relationship building, and disciple-making; the smallest gathering of men is two.  Knowing the one-on-one relationship is highly impactful, it’s important to not neglect this part of your ministry to men. We’ll talk about the need, strategy, and impact of a man-to-man approach to discipling men. And we’ll share ideas about how to achieve movement of your men toward these smaller discipleship groups. Mike Whitesell, Associate Pastor of Men at Grace Church – Room 117

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