17 tracks • 68 workshops!

Choose to attend any workshopor all 4 in a single track.

NOTE: Exact time slots for speakers still TBD. Check back often for updated info.

TRACK 1 – BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

Leaders: Bryan Loritts • Scot McKnight • Jonathan Seda • Ray Chang

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      • Ethnic Reconciliation and the Mystery of the Gospel • Jonathan Seda
        Paul concluded the book of Romans by looking to God to establish the church “…in accordance with my gospel and (Gr. kai) the proclamation (Gr. kerygma) of Jesus Christ…” Why the and… what did he mean? Join Jonathan for a fascinating look at the “gospel of Paul,” i.e., the mystery of Christ.
      • Ray’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 2 – MULTIETHNIC CHURCH PLANTING

Leaders: Albert Tate • SaeHee Duran • Brian Warth • Trey Grant

      • So You’re Planting a Multiethnic Church?! • Albert Tate
        Come learn from Albert as he shares stories of wins and losses, explains promising practices, and draws on the experiential knowledge gained from his own journey in planting Fellowship Monrovia, CA… a Gospel-centered, multiethnic, and intergenerational church, in 2012. Join him for this informative and enlightening peek behind the curtain.
      • SaeHee’s Title/Description Coming Soon
      • Landmines and Lessons • Brian Warth
        In this workshop, Brian will unpack some of the tensions of planting an ethnically and economically diverse church. What are the inherent landmines of this type of ministry and how might you navigate them? Come be inspired and equipped by Brian’s insights and his story of planting one of the fastest growing multiethnic/multisite churches in the nation.
      • Should We Throw Out the Baby and the Bath Water? • Trey Grant
        In this session, Trey will discuss the homogenous unit principle. Join him to consider its historic origin, how it has been misunderstood and misapplied over the past fifty years, and what specifically can be retained and that must rejected by those seeking to plant a healthy multiethnic church in the 21st century.
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 3 – HOMOGENEOUS CHURCH TRANSITION

Leaders: Rufus Smith • Rob King & Eric Ferris • Corey J. Hodges • Mark Hearn

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      • Sovereignty, Intentionality, and Gummy Bears • Rob King & Eric Ferris
        Vineyard Cincinnati has experienced significant change over the past five years… and it’s continuing to make progress in moving from homogeneity toward becoming a healthy multiethnic church. Join Rob and Eric to process the journey, gain insight, and ask questions, all to help your own church pursue a similar path.
      • The Why, How, and What of Transition • Corey J. Hodges
        The Point Church in Salt Lake City, UT, began as an African-American congregation. Today it’s a healthy multiethnic congregation with members from over 40 different nations. In this workshop, Corey will explain why so many churches remain segregated, the how of overcoming obstacles, and share practical insights to help you with the what of homogenous church transition.
      • Mark’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 4 – SOCIOLOGICAL INSIGHTS

Leaders: Korie Edwards • Michael Emerson • Oneya Okuwobi • Daniel Rodriguez

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      • Still Divided by Faith? Findings from the 20-Year Follow-Up Study • Michael O. Emerson
        Michael Emerson & Glenn Bracey have been conducting a national study of race and religion in the U.S. This study both replicates one upon which the book Divided by Faith was based, and expands our understanding given today’s changed context. In this session, Michael will share some initial findings and discuss their implications.
      • Oneya’s Title/Description Coming Soon
      • Removing the Walls Between the Local Church & Its Hispanic Neighbors • Daniel A. Rodriguez
        Daniel has been conducting research across the country to better understand how to remove the social and theological barriers that inhibit the church’s effort to reach a diverse and growing Hispanic population. In this workshop, he’ll share some of the counter-intuitive findings and their implications for missional engagement.
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 5 – JUSTICE & JESUS

Leaders: Dr. John M. Perkins • Ken Wystma  Joy Kirkland • Gabriel Salguero

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      • Gabriel’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 6 – EMPOWERING DIVERSE LEADERS

Leaders: Ken Wystma, Insil Kang, Renjy Abraham, & Paul Choi • Matt McGue & Donovan Thigpen • Joel Solomon & Kevin Turpin • Kyle Ray

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      • Kyle’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 7 – MISSIONAL & MULTI-ETHNIC

Leaders: Ed Stetzer • Jason Janz & Juan Pena • Rodrigo Cruz • Bernard Emerson and Kyle Brooks

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      • The Church Has Left the Building • Rodrigo Cruz
        In 2015, Rodrigo planted the NETT Church in Atlanta, GA as part of the UMC. Join him to consider the New Testament Church at Antioch as a model for competent cross-cultural ministry, effective multiethnic church planting, and fruitful missiological movement, and in the process consider viability for practical implementation in our society.
      • Bernard and Kyle’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 8 – DISRUPTION

Leaders: Paul Sohn • Sergio & Georgina De La Mora • Christopher Benek • Kevin Haah

      • Leading, Engaging, and Retaining Millennials • Paul Sohn
        Millennials are the largest living and the most diverse generation in the world. According to Gallup, 71% of millennials aren’t engaged in the workplace, making them the least engaged generation. In this session, Paul will share best practices and practical steps on how to lead, engage and retain millennials. 
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      • Kevin’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 9 – CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE

Leaders: Susie Gamez • Ben Yazzie • Nesan Kistan Harry Li 

      • Minding the Assimilation Trap: Cultivating Authentic Diversity • Susie Gamez
        Adapt. Accommodate. Assimilate. The ethnic minority of America is painfully familiar with this cycle. While we might celebrate diversity in the local church, many churches that identify as multiethnic often have the appearance of diversity without an authentic expression of it. In this session, Susie will explain how together we can mind the trap.
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        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 10 – OVERCOMING FEARS & TENSIONS

Leaders: Miles McPherson • Joanne Solis-Walker • Derwin Gray • Ellis Prince

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      • Systemic Racism: The Elephant in the Church •Joanne Solis-Walker
        This session will address how processes and systems can contribute to the alienation of people from diverse backgrounds, even when a church is attempting to be a multiethnic community. Using a culturally responsive framework, Joanne will explain how to move from naming the ‘elephant in the room’ to changing unintentional behaviors that propagate institutional biases and ungodly divisiveness within the church.
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      • Lessons from the Front • Ellis Prince
        Ellis has served as a pastor of a multiethnic, economically diverse church in Baltimore for the past eleven years, a city that is more than 75 percent non-white, and leading the nation in all the wrong categories. Join Ellis to consider what is needed to get beyond hurt to hope and unite diverse people together as one in the local church.
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 11 – CONTENTIOUS ISSUES

Leaders: David Anderson • Michelle Higgins • Rich Nathan • Insil Kang

      • Gracism for Gays • David Anderson
        As same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land, churches in America must grapple with the issue of homosexuality within its four walls. Join David to consider Gracism for Gays, a framework church leaders can use to navigate inclusivity and complexity without compromise.
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      • Blindspots: Working Together • Insil Kang
        In this workshop, Insil will highlight blind-spots that often exist on leadership teams pursuing inclusivity, specifically concerning men and women. When do power dynamics betray best intentions? How and when are women treated as second class staff? Come learn how to more readily recognize, honor, and genuinely partner with women on staff to accomplish God’s purposes
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 12 – PROMISING PRACTICES

Leaders: Noemi Chavez • Chip Sweeney, Brian White, Josh Clemons & Hazen Stevens • Ben Cloud & Marcellus Dukes • Stephen Beck

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      • Stephen’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 13 – MULTIPLICATION TOOLBOX

Leaders: Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen & Christopher Harris • Yucan Chiu • Chip Freed & Santes Beatty • Rich Bonham, Stephen Beck, Joy Kirkland, Martin Robinson, Hans and Carolien Euser

      • Love Your City • Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen & Christopher Harris
        Many outreach methods are outdated, prone to words and explanation than to love and good deeds. In this session, Tommy and Christopher will share an innovative approach that can engage your entire church to serve your community, and better learn what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves.
      • Multifaceted Multiplication • Yucan Chiu
        Many believe that church multiplication can only happen after a certain budget and/or attendance is reached. In fact, it can happen sooner. Join Yucan to consider various models and proven strategies employed by the Ethnos Network, a thriving multiethnic church planting group that grew from one to fifteen churches in less than four years.
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      • MosaiXEurope’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 14 – COMMON CHALLENGES

Leaders: Grace Ji-Sun Kim • Daniel Yang • Philip Pointer • Mont Mitchell

      • Healing Our Broken Humanity • Grace Ji-Sun Kim
        In this workshop, Grace will offer Christian practices that can bring healing and hope to a broken world. Ten ways to transform society – from lament and repentance, to relinquishing power – will be discussed. Join her to learn how, by embodying these practices, we can become the new humanity in Jesus Christ, and as peacemakers and reconcilers see justice restored.
      • Avoiding Tokenism and the Heterogenous Leadership ParadigmDaniel Yang
        The future of missions in North America requires culturally intelligent leaders and meaningfully diverse leadership teams. However, as many leaders and pastors are finding out, it’s not as simple as hiring a young “minority” person. In this workshop, Daniel will share how to establish meaningful and reflective diversity in organizational leadership and thought leadership.
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      • Mont’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 15 – THE URBAN CONTEXT

Leaders: Efrem Smith & Alex MandesGeorgia Mjartan • Ron & Twany Dotzler • Alex Mandes, John Gearhart & Charles Wilson

      • The Urgency of Urban Church Planting •  Efrem Smith Alex Mandes
        In the last 50 years, urban population has risen from 70% to 82%. But churches are fleeing urban centers or approaching them with old, ineffective paradigms. In this session, Efrem and Alex will explain why urban centers present gospel opportunities for those who stay, serve, adapt and are authentic.
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      • Social Influence for Spiritual Impact • Ron & Twany Dotzler
        When the church takes interest in the community, the community takes interest in the church. When we unleash the church to change the world we bring hope to countless lives and communities trapped in darkness. Come consider proven strategies that Ron and Twany have developed in Omaha, NE, to learn how your church can develop cultural inroads and leverage social influence to make a significant spiritual impact beyond its walls.
      • Recalibrating Community Development & Church Planting Paradigms • Alex Mandes with John Gearhart & Charles Wilson
        Too often, people talk about community development apart from the local church; and vice versa. The most successful urban ministries, however, wed these two elements. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to get beyond compartmentalization, what attitudes and practices from the past must be adapted or discarded, how to advance the Gospel and build the church through transformational community engagement.
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 16 – LEADING WORSHIP

Leaders: Julie Tai • Joshua Chavez • Eric Lige • Jude Del Hierro

      • Disruptive Worship & Liturgy • Julie Tai
        Worship should be a disruptive act… one that re-orders power between creation and Creator, and causes us to yield to biblical neighbors more than ourselves. In this session, Julie will explain why, though uncomfortable and often painful, such disruption is required in worship to move our churches toward the eschatological reality revealed in Revelation 7:9.
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      • Relationships, Song Sets & More • Eric Lige
        What specific, essentials elements are necessary for developing a healthy and vibrant multiethnic worship gathering? From staff relationships to song sequences, Eric will explain what it takes to create a loving and thriving worship experience for everyone involved in your church.
      • Jude’s Title/Description Coming Soon
        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)

TRACK 17 – LEADING CHILDREN & STUDENTS

Leaders: Georgia Morris & Linda Lovett • Dorena Williamson • Jared Sorber • TBD

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        1. Workshop A – Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)
        2. Workshop B – Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p)
        3. Workshop C – Thursday, Nov 7 (10:45a)
        4. Workshop D – Thursday, Nov 7 (1:30p)