2018 CROSS+GEN LIFE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Subject to Change, Updated 2/28/18

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1

5-6:30 PM – Registration

6:30 PM - Opening Worship

7:30 PM - Break

7:45 PM – Vision Session #1
Dr. Rich Melheim and Amy Kippen: Cross+Gen Life Every Week at Church and Every Night in Every Home

9:00 PM – “Let’s Kill Sunday School (before it kills the church) volume 3” Book Release Party

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

7:00 – 8:15 AM Breakfast (Aspen Dining Room)

8:15 AM – Case Study 1: An Introvert, an Extrovert and the Art of Boiling Frogs
Jen Kempter Kooistra & Sons: Reclaiming the importance of our family-by-faith in subtle but powerful ways

8:50 AM - Case Study 2: New Life by the Power of the Spirit
Rev. Rob Nelson: Congregational redevelopment with Cross+Gen at the core

9:10 AM - Case Study 3: Making Cross+Gen Big and New in the Little Old Church
Rev. Erika Wesch: The story of young and old evolving faith in an historic church

9:30 AM - Breakout Q&A Session 1
Choose one Case Study Presenter (Case Studies 1-3). Attend their in-depth Q&A session to discover how their experiences and insights might influence your own ministry.

10:15 AM - Break

10:30 AM – Case Study 4: Warming to Cross+Gen: FAITH5 Fires
Rev. Brian Derrer and Robin Patras: How simple summer gatherings can tend the heart of the congregation across the generations

10:50 AM - Case Study 5: Beating a Dead Horse
Rev. Chris Dienes: Resurrecting the foundations of the church through Cross+Gen Ministry

11:10 AM - Case Study 6: What’s Working? Start There!
Emily Dalen: Change may mean intentionally tweaking what you’re already doing

11:30 AM - Breakout Q&A Session 2
Choose one Case Study Presenter (Case Studies 4-6). Attend their in-depth Q&A session to discover how their experiences and insights might influence your own ministry.

12:15 PM - Lunch (Aspen Dining Room)

1:30 PM – Large Group Processing

2:00 PM – Vision Session #2
Dr. Rich Melheim and Rev. Sara Yotter

3:15 PM - Break

3:30 PM – Workshops 1-4

  • Revs. Sonja & Joel Pancoast: Change Management 201
  • Rev. Karen Ware Jackson: Preaching Beyond the Podcast
  • Kristin Johnson: Learning to Fail Forward
  • Heather Roth Johnson & Stephanie Jenkins Luedtke: Do It S+M+ART!

4:20 PM – Passing Time

4:30 PM – Workshops 1-4 Repeated

5:20 PM – Dinner and Evening On Your Own

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

7:00 – 8:15 AM Breakfast (Aspen Dining Room)

8:15 AM – Case Study 7: Building a Cross+Gen Movement Across a Synod
Rev. Bradley Burke: Reimagining church for the 21st century world

8:50 AM - Case Study 8: Grandpas, Granddaughters, and Mentoring Men with Cross+Gen
Rev. Dana Hanson: Natural Ways to Build Up the Body of Christ

9:10 AM - Case Study 9: Infecting a National Church with FAITH5 and Cross+Gen
Rev. Ivars Jekabsons: The beginnings of FAITH5 for church-wide growth and energy

9:30 AM - Breakout Q&A Session 3
Choose one Case Study Presenter (Case Studies 7-9). Attend their in-depth Q&A session to discover how their experiences and insights might influence your own ministry.

10:15 AM - Break

10:30 AM – Case Study 10: Big Ship, Slow Turn
Rev. Eric Anspach-Hanson: Drawing Leadership from the Heads, Hearts and Hands of the Lay People

10:50 AM - Case Study 11: Grounds for Hope Café & KidStreet Play Center
Linda Bailey: Unexpected, unplanned and unusual surprises when cross+gen ministry is planted at a rented strip mall

11:10 AM - Case Study 12: TBA

11:30 AM - Breakout Q&A Session 4
Choose one Case Study Presenter (Case Studies 10-12). Attend their in-depth Q&A session to discover how their experiences and insights might influence your own ministry.

12:15 PM - Lunch (Aspen Dining Room)

1:30 PM – Large Group Processing

2:00 PM – Vision Session #3
Dr. Rich Melheim and Rev. Brian Hughes

3:15 PM - Break

3:30 PM – Workshops 5-9

  • Rev. Brian Hughes: Building Outside the Building
  • Rev. Jen Rome: Goodbye to Sunday School, Hello to Cross+Gen
  • Rev. Chad and Aly Kohlmeyer: Shifting VBS to Cross+Gen
  • Linda Staats: Cross+Gen Begins with Dots – And More Subversive Plots
  • Rev. Matt Larson: Small Church, Big Impact

4:20 PM – Passing Time

4:30 PM – Workshops 5-9 Repeated

5:20 PM – Dinner and Evening On Your Own

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

7:00 – 8:15 AM Breakfast (Aspen Dining Room)

8:30 PM – Vision Session #4
Dr. Rich Melheim

10:00 – 10:45 AM - Speed Dating with Rev. Jen Rome
A crazy, rapid-fire hour where YOU are the Case Study. Meet a leader from a different church every three minutes and share what you’re going to try to launch in your setting when you get home. Almost got your plan in place? Ready to name it and claim it out loud? Go!

10:45 AM – Break

11:00 AM - Closing Worship


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