Workshops

Over 60 sessions offered during the Experience Conference. More will be added continually as we get closer to the conference launch - Check back for updates!

  • Burned Out and Stressed Out (Women Only)

    Kimberly Humphrey & Shari Prichard

    This is a SAFE place to come together and talk about burnout, stress, and other personal issues. This seminar will not be recorded and what is said in the room, stays in the room.

  • Burned Out and Stressed Out (Men Only)

    Ken Hartley

    This is a SAFE place to come together and talk about burnout, stress, and other personal issues. This seminar will not be recorded and what is said in the room, stays in the room.

  • Creating a Culture of Multiplying Leaders

    Mike Haight - Slingshot

    One of the most important things a leader can do is to identify, train, and empower others. We’ll discuss ways to create a culture that expands influence by investing in people and giving leadership away. We’ll also explore the tension between “excellence” and “development”… they are not mutually exclusive.

  • Den of Thieves - New Tools You Can Use (Steal)

    DeAundrae Clayton

    This session is designed to encourage, edify, and resource one another around various topics to better lead God’s people in Christ-honoring, Holy Spirit-empowered worship. The agenda will be organized around questions and the topics of Audio/Visual, Music, Books/Blogs/Written Items —the answers and resources will be contributed by the attendees.

  • Eyes on the Road: How to Avoid Leading While Distracted

    Tom Harrigan

    Driving while distracted is always dangerous. Lives are at stake! Leading a church or ministry while distracted is just as dangerous, yet it's so easy to lose focus. In this workshop we will discuss how we can keep our eyes on the road and remain “mission driven” in our ministries.

  • Making the Most of Planning Center Services

    Planning Center

    Planning your worship services and scheduling your teams can be overwhelming. Planning Center Services gives you a centralized place for both you and your teams to access personalized schedules, service information, and rehearsal files at any time. This class covers intermediate and advanced functionality to make sure you are getting the most of your Planning Center Services subscription.

  • Marriage + Ministry = (your answer here) Key Ingredients to Create a Healthy Marriage

    Carlos Garcia

    Which came first: the ministry, or, the marriage? Whether your marriage is struggling, or, in a season of calm, this seminar will give you key, practical steps that you can take to bring health and healing to your marriage. Don’t settle for a happy marriage! Love never gives up. - The Apostle Paul.

  • Navigating Through Complaints and Criticism

    Tom Harrigan

    Every ministry/church deals with critics and complainers. This workshop will provide helpful steps for leaders to successfully navigate complaints and criticism while maximizing their influence and effectiveness for the Kingdom.

  • Planning Center Services for Beginners

    Planning Center

    Planning your worship services and scheduling your teams can be overwhelming. Planning Center Services gives you a centralized place for both you and your teams to access personalized schedules, service information, and rehearsal files at any time. This class will walk beginners through the first steps of using your Services account and will set you up for future success as you learn more about this powerful application.

  • Using Planning Center for Church Management

    Planning Center

    Though Planning Center started as an app for planning worship services, it has expanded into a suite of apps to manage your entire church. This class gives an overview of Check-Ins, People, Giving, Groups, Registrations, and Resources, and what it takes to get started or to move to a full Planning Center solution for your church.

  • What Are Sundays For?

    Glenn Packiam

    Whether we realize it or not, our decisions about worship planning come from particular paradigm. In this workshop, we will name three dominant paradigms in contemporary Evangelicalism—mission, formation, and encounter. We will then discuss what happens when one is prioritized to the expense of the others, and when one is excluded altogether. Finally, we will explore ways of holding all three in a generative tension with one another by developing a more robust theology of the Holy Spirit.

  • What If The Only Thing Standing Between You and The Life You Desire Is In Your Head?

    Kerrie Oles

    Most of us struggle trying to make changes on the outside, but the only way to see real change in our external; is to pursue change for our internal. We don’t have to “try” harder to “do” better, we just need to know that real freedom is possible, when we start with the right thing! Lets not stay trapped by our past circumstances. Come hear the 6 steps to unlock the lies about ourselves, God and others; and how we can see everything about our lives start to change, and begin to step into the life we've so long desired!

  • Worship Gathering Values - What Difference Does It Make?

    DeAundrae Clayton

    Have you ever noticed how discussions about worship typically circle back to music styles and preferences? By asking the right questions, you can create the opportunity to reduce the churn many congregations experience. This session will layout a process you can use to answer the question - What matters most when we gather to worship?