LEAD Conference Workshops

GCC’s LEAD Conference, will encourage and inspire leaders in every church rise to the challenges of today. The LEAD Conference is for pastors, elders and potential elders, staff and support staff, church ministry leaders, small group leaders, church planters and potential church planters, and other leaders in your church. Anyone who leads or has the potential to lead will benefit from these eight key workshop tracks.

We have curated topic-specific tracks but you are free to mix and match the workshops to meet your needs. You will choose your workshops during the checkout process.

Creating A Leadership Pipeline in the Local Church

Workshop #1

How to Create a Leadership Development Culture in Your Church

Andy Snider, Jeff Terrell, Ian Hales

Workshop #2

What are the Four Levels of Leadership in the Church?

Brian Bement, Jon Kelly, Earl Marshall

Workshop #3

Where do I Start Building a Leadership Process in My Church?

Josh de Koning, Kent Dresdow

Workshop #4

How Can My Church do
1-2-3->Send?

Brock Graham, Blair Cushman, Mike Willis

Hope for the Helper: Connections for Ministry Wives

Workshop #1

Empty Yet Satisfied

Sally Terrell

Workshop #2

Love the Church You’re With

Marie Newell

Workshop #3

Through Deepest Darkness

Karen Helmer

Workshop #4

What I Wish I Had Known: Pastors Wives Look Back

Becky Willey and Panel Discussion

Practical and Proven Executive Pastor Practices

Workshop #1

Follow the LEADer(s)

Trent Griffith and Wes Ward

Workshop #2

Just Open the Gift—Stop Trying to Find Volunteers and Leaders

Wes Ward

Workshop #3

Vision Framing—Frame it Before You Hang It

Dan Perritt

Workshop #4

The Disciple Making Culture

Wes Ward, Dan Perritt & Robin Perritt

How, When, and Where to Say It: Communications and Marketing for Your Church

Workshop #1

Creating a Comprehensive Communications Strategy for Your Church or Organization—Part 1

Rodney Calfee

Workshop #2

Creating a Comprehensive Communications Strategy for Your Church or Organization—Part 2

Rodney Calfee

Workshop #3

How Can I Use the Right Messaging Across Platforms?

Marty Duren

Workshop #4

Am I Being Successful? A Look at Analytics

Marty Duren

Soul Care: Leading a Soul Team and Cultivating a Soul Care Culture

Workshop #1

How to Recruit and Develop a Strong and Cohesive Soul Care team

Garrett Higbee

Workshop #2

Championing A Soul Care Culture Across Discipleship Ministries as a Leader

Lee Lewis

Workshop #3

Training a Soul Care Apprentice to be a Transforming Counselor

Nathan Scroggins

Workshop #4

Freedom Groups: Starting A Recovery Ministry in Your Church

Garrett Higbee and Lee Lewis

Leadership Principles for Worship and Production Teams

Workshop #1

A Worship Perspective on Paul Tripp’s LEAD: Part 1 Principles 1-6

Cliff Cline and Panel

Workshop #2

A Worship Perspective on Paul Tripp’s LEAD: Part 2 Principles 5-12

Cliff Cline and Panel

Workshop #3

Recruiting, Training, and Caring for Volunteers in Production

Cory Kent

Workshop #4

Overcoming the Challenges of Being a Church Technical Artist

Wes Harris

Family Ministry: Leading the Next Generation

Workshop #1

Leading Volunteers

Karl Whittingstall

Workshop #2

Leading Parents

Sam Nelson

Workshop #3

Leading Family Ministry Programs

Jared Schnapf

Workshop #4

Leading Through Best Practices

Karl Whittingstall, Sam Nelson, Jared Schnapf

Miscellaneous

Workshop #1

Leading through Serving: The Call of Support Staff

Laura Zimmerman

Workshop #2

Joy in the Journey: Guarding the Heart of Your Women’s Ministry

Sylvia Zuiderveen, Becky Willey

Workshop #3

Spiritual Renewal

Robbie Symons

Church Planting

Workshop

Investigating Church Planting

Panel: GCC Church Planters

Tracks and Workshop Descriptions

Creating A Leadership Pipeline in the Local Church

All Senior/Lead Pastors and Elders are invited to participate in this track where you will learn how to utilize a leadership development framework in your church. Learn how to develop leaders intentionally and proactively rather than as a reaction to ministry pressure to fill a leadership gap in the moment. Each workshop will include teaching, discussion, and Q&A.

 

  • How to Create a Leadership Development Culture in the Church (Andy Snider, Jeff Terrell, Ian Hales) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • What are the Four Levels of Leadership in the Church? (Brian Bement, Jon Kelly, Earl Marshall) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Where do I Start Building a Leadership Development Process in My Church? (Josh de Koning, Kent Dresdow) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • How Can My Church do 1-2-3->Send (Brock Graham, Blair Cushman, Mike Willis) – Wednesday Workshop #4 
Hope for the Helper: Connections for Ministry Wives

The life of a ministry wife can feel isolating. We believe that you don’t need to go it alone. This workshop track is designed for the care, connection, and equipping of ministry wives. Each workshop will include teaching, discussion, Q&A and/or a panel discussion.

 

  • Empty Yet Satisfied (Sally Terrell) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Love the Church You’re With (Marie Newell) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Through Deepest Darkness (Karen Helmer) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • What I Wish I Had Known: Pastors Wives Look Back (Becky Willey and Panel Discussion) – Wednesday Workshop #4
Practical and Proven Executive Pastor Practices

The Executive Pastor sessions will provide you with practical training and partnerships to develop mission rightness with clarity. This will help you flourish while delivering cultural correctness with clarity as well. These practices are not theoretical, copied from a book nor out of context, but practical and proven methods and strategies in support of the mission of the church in the local context. Each track will have built-in discussion time and connection opportunities for practical community within the Collective after the conference.

 

  • Follow The LEADer(s) (Trent Griffith and Wes Ward) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Just Open the Gift—Stop Trying to Find Volunteers and Leaders (Wes Ward) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Vision Framing—Frame it Before You Hang It (Dan Perritt) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • The Disciple Making Culture (Wes Ward, Dan and Robin Perritt) – Wednesday Workshop #4
How, When, and Where to Say It: Communications and Marketing for Your Church

This track is for anyone who manages content for a website, operates social media accounts, handles the email list, organizes announcements for the Sunday pre-roll, or is otherwise tasked with getting information to the congregation or the community. Whether you are the communications director, video production volunteer, head of the media team, or the office manager, there is something here to help you play your role in the comms ministry of your church.

 

  • Creating a Comprehensive Communications Strategy for My Church or Organization—Part 1 (Rodney Calfee) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Creating a Comprehensive Communications Strategy for My Church or Organization—Part 2 (Rodney Calfee) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • How can I Use the Right Messaging Across Platforms? (Marty Duren) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • Am I Being Successful? A Look at Analytics (Marty Duren) – Wednesday Workshop #4
Soul Care: Leading a Soul Team and Cultivating a Soul Care Culture

If Soul Care is going to permeate the culture of your church you will need leaders with integrity, wisdom, and compassion. This track is designed to equip your discipleship staff and lay leaders to build an amazingly effective team, deepening your discipleship skills, and inviting the most hurting into your soul care ministry. Each workshop will include teaching, discussion, and Q&A.

 

  • How to Recruit and Develop a Strong and Cohesive Soul Care Team (Garrett Higbee) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Championing A Soul Care Culture Across Discipleship Ministries as a Leader (Lee Lewis) -Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Training a Soul Care Apprentice to be a Transforming Counselor (Nathan Scroggins) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • Freedom Groups: Starting A Recovery Ministry in Your Church (Garrett Higbee and Lee Lewis) – Wednesday Workshop #4
Leadership Principles for Worship and Production Teams

In these worship sessions, music leaders from across the GCC network will take principles from Paul Tripp’s book and unpack it from a worship leadership perspective. Each principle will have several compelling takeaways for participants to interact with both in session and as they head home to their teams. The production sessions will provide key takeaways related to best practices when it comes to human resources.

 

  • A Worship Perspective on Paul Tripp’s LEAD: Part 1, Principles 1-6 (Cliff Cline and Panel) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • A Worship Perspective on Paul Tripp’s LEAD: Part 2, Principles 5-12 (Cliff Cline and Panel) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Recruiting, Training, and Caring for Volunteers in Production (Cory Kent) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • Overcoming the Challenges of Being a Church Technical Artist (Wes Harris) – Wednesday Workshop #4
Family Ministry: Leading the Next Generation

What does it mean to lead a Family Ministry? What an awesome opportunity and responsibility to pour into the lives of leaders who influence the next generation of leaders. Do you have trouble recruiting and leading volunteers? What about leading parents? If you are looking for best practices when it comes to Family Ministry this training track is for you!

 

  • Leading the Family Ministry Programs: Prayer, Worship, Teaching (Jared Schnapf) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Leading Volunteers (Karl Whittingstall) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Leading Parents (Sam Nelson) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • Leading Through Best Practices of Family Ministry (Karl Whittingstall, Jared Schnapf, Sam Nelson) – Wednesday Workshop #4
Miscellaneous

This training track is designed to provide an assortment of options for people who are serving as support staff in a church, serving in women’s ministry, and seeking spiritual renewal. Each workshop will be interactive and will include teaching, discussion, and Q&A.

 

  • Leading Through Serving: The Call of Support Staff (Laura Zimmerman) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Joy in the Journey: Guarding the Heart of Your Women’s Ministry (Sylvia Zuinderveen, Becky Willey) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Spiritual Renewal (Robbie Symons) – Wednesday Workshop #4
Church Planting

This workshop and lunch experience is designed to provide a thorough examination of what it means to plant a church with the Great Commission Collective. If you are investigating church planting we invite you to come and check this out. This workshop is designed to be informative, inspirational, and interactive.

Investigating Church Planting (Panel: GCC Church Planters) – Wednesday Workshop #3

NOTE: this workshop meets on Wednesday morning and is followed immediately by lunch, provided by GCC, during which more helpful information about planting with the Great Commission Collective will be provided.

Creating A Leadership Pipeline in the Local Church

All Senior/Lead Pastors and Elders are invited to participate in this track where you will learn how to utilize a leadership development framework in your church. Learn how to develop leaders intentionally and proactively rather than as a reaction to ministry pressure to fill a leadership gap in the moment. Each workshop will include teaching, discussion, and Q&A.

 

  • Mistakes We’ve Made in Leadership Development and a Corrective Solution (Earl Marshall and John Crabtree) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • How to Create a Leadership Development Culture in the Church (Andy Snider, Jeff Terrell, Ian Hales, Earl Marshall) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • What are the Four Levels of Leadership in the Church? (Brian Bement, Jon Kelly) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • Where do I Start Building a Leadership Development Process in My Church? (Josh de Koning, Kent Dresdow, John Crabtree) – Wednesday Workshop #4

Hope for the Helper: Connections for Ministry Wives

The life of a ministry wife can feel isolating. We believe that you don’t need to go it alone. This workshop track is designed for the care, connection, and equipping of ministry wives. Each workshop will include teaching, discussion, Q&A and/or a panel discussion.

 

  • Empty Yet Satisfied (Sally Terrell) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Love the Church You’re With (Marie Newell) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Through Deepest Darkness (Karen Helmer) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • What I Wish I Had Known: Pastors Wives Look Back (Becky Willey and Panel Discussion) – Wednesday Workshop #4

Practical and Proven Executive Pastor Practices

The Executive Pastor sessions will provide you with practical training and partnerships to develop mission rightness with clarity. This will help you flourish while delivering cultural correctness with clarity as well. These practices are not theoretical, copied from a book nor out of context, but practical and proven methods and strategies in support of the mission of the church in the local context. Each track will have built-in discussion time and connection opportunities for practical community within the Collective after the conference.

 

  • Follow The LEADer(s) (Trent Griffith and Wes Ward) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Just Open the Gift—Stop Trying to Find Volunteers and Leaders (Wes Ward) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Vision Framing—Frame it Before You Hang It (Dan Perritt) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • The Disciple Making Culture (Wes Ward, Dan and Robin Perritt) – Wednesday Workshop #4

How, When, and Where to Say It: Communications and Marketing for Your Church

This track is for anyone who manages content for a website, operates social media accounts, handles the email list, organizes announcements for the Sunday pre-roll, or is otherwise tasked with getting information to the congregation or the community. Whether you are the communications director, video production volunteer, head of the media team, or the office manager, there is something here to help you play your role in the comms ministry of your church.

 

  • Creating a Comprehensive Communications Strategy for My Church or Organization—Part 1 (Rodney Calfee) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Creating a Comprehensive Communications Strategy for My Church or Organization—Part 2 (Rodney Calfee) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • How can I Use the Right Messaging Across Platforms? (Marty Duren) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • Am I Being Successful? A Look at Analytics (Marty Duren) – Wednesday Workshop #4

Soul Care: Leading a Soul Team and Cultivating a Soul Care Culture

If Soul Care is going to permeate the culture of your church you will need leaders with integrity, wisdom, and compassion. This track is designed to equip your discipleship staff and lay leaders to build an amazingly effective team, deepening your discipleship skills, and inviting the most hurting into your soul care ministry. Each workshop will include teaching, discussion, and Q&A.

 

  • How to Recruit and Develop a Strong and Cohesive Soul Care Team (Garrett Higbee) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Championing A Soul Care Culture Across Discipleship Ministries as a Leader (Lee Lewis) -Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Training a Soul Care Apprentice to be a Transforming Counselor (Nathan Scroggins) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • Freedom Groups: Starting A Recovery Ministry in Your Church (Garrett Higbee and Lee Lewis) – Wednesday Workshop #4

Leadership Principles for Worship and Production Teams

In these worship sessions, music leaders from across the GCC network will take principles from Paul Tripp’s book and unpack it from a worship leadership perspective. Each principle will have several compelling takeaways for participants to interact with both in session and as they head home to their teams. The production sessions will provide key takeaways related to best practices when it comes to human resources.

 

  • A Worship Perspective on Paul Tripp’s LEAD: Part 1, Principles 1-6 (Cliff Cline and Panel) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • A Worship Perspective on Paul Tripp’s LEAD: Part 2, Principles 5-12 (Cliff Cline and Panel) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Recruiting, Training, and Caring for Volunteers in Production (Cory Kent) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • Overcoming the Challenges of Being a Church Technical Artist (Wes Harris) – Wednesday Workshop #4

Family Ministry: Leading the Next Generation

What does it mean to lead a Family Ministry? What an awesome opportunity and responsibility to pour into the lives of leaders who influence the next generation of leaders. Do you have trouble recruiting and leading volunteers? What about leading parents? If you are looking for best practices when it comes to Family Ministry this training track is for you!

 

  • Leading the Family Ministry Programs: Prayer, Worship, Teaching (Jared Schnapf) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Leading Volunteers (Karl Whittingstall) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Leading Parents (Sam Nelson) – Wednesday Workshop #3
  • Leading Through Best Practices of Family Ministry (Karl Whittingstall, Jared Schnapf, Sam Nelson) – Wednesday Workshop #4

Miscellaneous

This training track is designed to provide an assortment of options for people who are serving as support staff in a church, serving in women’s ministry, and seeking spiritual renewal. Each workshop will be interactive and will include teaching, discussion, and Q&A.

 

  • Leading Through Serving: The Call of Support Staff (Laura Zimmerman) – Tuesday Workshop #1
  • Joy in the Journey: Guarding the Heart of Your Women’s Ministry (Sylvia Zuinderveen, Becky Willey) – Tuesday Workshop #2
  • Spiritual Renewal (Robbie Symons) – Wednesday Workshop #4

Church Planting

This workshop and lunch experience is designed to provide a thorough examination of what it means to plant a church with the Great Commission Collective. If you are investigating church planting we invite you to come and check this out. This workshop is designed to be informative, inspirational, and interactive.

Investigating Church Planting (Panel: GCC Church Planters) – Wednesday Workshop #3

NOTE: this workshop meets on Wednesday morning and is immediately by lunch, provided by GCC, during which more helpful information about planting with the Great Commission Collective will be provided.

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