It's ashame to see this conference come to an end, but all in all it has been extremely successful for its freshman year. I am looking forward to coming back next year.


Keys to mission:

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Description: Struggling and overwhelmed by all you need to do? Showing the warning signs of burnout? Church planter, and former Preschool Pastor, Steven Dilla and Jason Tilley share his stories and offer practical solutions to leaders who want to thrive.

When you burnout, that is not your ceiling. That is not your limit. God is not done with you.

A scripture reading plan is a big deal. It pushes you into the things you are uncomfortable with.

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Description: We live in an increasingly digital world. Discover how children’s curriculum providers are using this new media in their resources without compromising depth of teaching. Come learn, listen and ask questions to our panel of experts.

What God blesses as a supplement, He curses as a substitute.

Bible literacy is our greatest problem today, and the issue isn't with kids…it's with parents.

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cmconnect conference Note from this presentation are likely to be very sparse. Beth Guckenberger is a gifted speaker and storyteller, and every time I have seen her in the past, I have been so captivated by her stories that note taking takes a back seat. Tonight was no exception, but here are some of the gems from her presentation:

rhino 02 God doesn’t always come in the wind. He doesn’t always come in the earthquake. He doesn’t always come in the fire. He shows up in the still small voice.

We need to come into that posture before God where we don’t need the big show, but the intimate closeness.

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Description: Early trauma causes toxic stress on the brains of young children and it causes untold stress on older kids. Learn tips & techniques to help your leaders/volunteers better minister to traumatized children and their families.

aces Take respect out of your vocabulary. These kids have not been respected, and they don’t know what respect is.

If you want to change a kid’s behavior, change the adult’s responses.

How can churches change?

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Description: Learn how to navigate your way through misunderstandings and confusion through the art of effective communication.

If you are a leader, you are going to have conflict!

The Way Sign If you don’t want conflict, then leadership is not your calling.

Key to having hard but effective conversations is by first understanding the role you play in crucial conversations.

Goal as a leader is to bring resolve.

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Description: A successful lesson begins with a solid understanding of how kids learn best. Come discover how to be a smart teacher and transform the lives of children. In this workshop you’ll learn how to capture kids’ attention, keep them engaged, and more!

21stcenturykids Describe kids today in a word:

  • Stressed
  • Intelligent
  • Energetic
  • Broken
  • Visual
  • Hectic
  • Egocentric
  • Entitled

Kids today are SMART

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