Cultivate

DATE: November 11, 2017
TIME:  9:00 AM–4:00 PM
WHERE: Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene| 1000 N Entrance Ave | Kankakee, IL 60901
COST: $40 ($12 for students)

Sponsored by the Chicago Central District Church of the Nazarene

PLEASE NOTE: Presenters and Auxiliary Ministry Leaders do not need to register!


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Cultivate is a one-day conference to further equip Christians as we invest and lead in our local churches.  This conference is designed for new and experienced church lay leaders, teachers, ministry and administrative directors, pastors, congregation members, and students who have a heart for ministry.

Cultivate 2017 will have a more relaxed atmosphere than past years.  The only choice you need to make now is who to bring with you.  You will be free to attend any of our workshop or breakout sessions you choose that day. We will have more details about the specific workshops over the course of the next few weeks. Keep checking here for updates!

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We have designed the sessions around three areas of importance

Evangelism – Session A Workshops 10:30 AM–11:20 AM

Desarrollando Un Evangelismo FructíferoRev. Ezequiel GarcíaEste taller está dirigido a evaluar el compromiso de cada creyente y congregación con la responsabilidad de la evangelización, así como a identificar los diferentes estilos de evangelismo y definir sus respectivos grupos-meta para la evangelización.
Practical Evangelism Strategies Working in a Growing Local ChurchRev. Lloyd BrockPastor Brock will present a practical, and energetic workshop filled with multiple evangelism ideas and strategies that are working in his vibrant and growing local Church. These ideas are specific and reproducible, and will help your local Church experience more personal salvation decisions for Christ.
The Missions ProjectMrs. Carla LovettThis is a panel discussion group that will focus on what missions is, how we can take it into our communities, how we can explain it and how we can live it. There will be an introductory portion, but will then open up with panel discussion and a time for questions and answers.
Sharing the Gospel at Every Age District Children’s Ministry Leadership teamJoin with other children’s volunteers and share ways you/your church helps present the gospel to children from nursery through preteens.  This session will be interactive and we promise you will go back to your church with new and creative ways to engage children!
Being, Doing and TellingDr. Dean Flemming

 

Is our gospel witness too small? Should the gospel be proclaimed in words only? Or should we preach the gospel in deeds―and when necessary use words? Or are we missing something in playing the witness of words against deeds? Flemming shows how the three strands of being, doing and telling relate in the mission of God and his people.
Church PlantingRev. Robbie CanslerMany people think when planting a church you need all of your b’s in order: a budget, a band, and butts in pews. But what if you don’t have any of those things? Is there still a way that God can use you to create a community of faith? We will explore how having a strong theology of place and the love of the people there, as well as a strong focus on capturing the heart of hospitality, can help to cultivate strong roots for long term growth and life, as people learn to fall in love with Jesus and his church.
Growing Young Rev. Keegan Lenker This workshop will provide a brief overview of the book Growing Young, from the Fuller Youth Institute.  We will look at the Growing Young Wheel through the lens of evangelism.  We will learn how to unlock keychain leaders, how to empathize with today’s young people, how to take Jesus’ message seriously, how to fuel a warm community, how to prioritize young people (and families) everywhere, and how to be the best neighbors.  Best of all, you won’t be asked to compare the best of what other churches do with the worst of what you know about your own church.  You’ll be encouraged to start right where you are, and will be given tools to implement the Growing Young strategy in your local church.
How To Be the Best YouRev. Caley SpangenbergFor Senior Pastor’s Wives as a part of Refuge, a ministry of the Chicago Central District:  How to take care of ourselves in a world that craves and seeks to take all of us leaving nothing left to give.

 

   Discipleship – Session B Workshops 11:30 AM–12:20 PM

Growing YoungRev. Keegan LenkerThis workshop will provide a brief overview of the book Growing Young, from the Fuller Youth Institute.  We will look at the Growing Young Wheel through the lens of discipleship.  We will learn how to unlock keychain leaders, how to empathize with today’s young people, how to take Jesus’ message seriously, how to fuel a warm community, how to prioritize young people (and families) everywhere, and how to be the best neighbors.  Best of all, you won’t be asked to compare the best of what other churches do with the worst of what you know about your own church.  You’ll be encouraged to start right where you are, and will be given tools to implement the Growing Young strategy in your local church.
Develop An ApprenticeMs. Kathy IvesLove children, but dread Sundays?  Do you spend your Sunday afternoons exhausted; wishing others saw the discipling involved in working with children?  WE ARE NOT CALLED TO LEAD ALONE! Where are you in the process of reproducing; refining and releasing new workers for the Kingdom?  Apprenticing others is a Biblical mandate and you will leave this workshop encouraged and equipped.
Children and MissionsMrs. Kathy YanchickThis workshop will specifically target ways in which the local NMI council can work together with Children’s Ministries in their local church and beyond. It will show ways that NMI can expose and educate in effective and innovative ways to engage children in NMI.
One Lord, One Faith, One BaptismDr. Frank MooreExamine an overview, analysis, and discussion of a new faith formation document introduced at General Assembly 2017. It joins with Nazarene Essentials in deepening the understanding of who we are and what we believe as Nazarenes.
El Discipulado: Factor Clave De Una Iglesia Saludable            Rev. Wilfredo CanalesEste taller planteará el rol decisivo del discipulado en el desarrollo y consolidación de una iglesia saludable. Se plantearán los aspectos básicos, elementos claves y factores que influencian un programa integral de discipulado en la iglesia local.
Practical Discipleship Strategies Working in a Growing Local ChurchRev. Lloyd BrockPastor Brock will present a practical, and energetic workshop filled with multiple discipleship strategies that are working in his vibrant and growing local Church. These ideas are specific and reproducible, and will help your local Church grow in their depth of discipling believers of all ages, and helping disciples find their maximum kingdom impact.
Retirement Preparation              Dr. Don WalterMinisters and their spouses moving into retirement have a number of changes to consider.  This session will provide an overview of topics and strategies for those making this transition.  While suitable for persons of any age, those planning retirement within the next five to ten years might be most interested
Pastors Income TaxesMs. Deborah HeidThis workshop will address current tax issues affecting pastors today.  Are your personal income taxes being prepared properly?  Is your church issuing you a W-2 Form and not a 1099-Misc Form?  Are you properly claiming your housing allowance for tax purposes? All these questions will be addressed and links to various free resources to assist you in proper income tax preparation.
Holy Alliance: A Ministry Model for Discipling New Believers         Rev. Grant HeckmanUsing the model from Chicago First Church, this workshop will cover how to develop and implement a one on one discipleship ministry designed to encourage and journey alongside new believers as they begin a relationship with Christ.

 

 

   Empowering Leaders – Session C Workshops 2:10 PM–3:00 PM

Growing YoungRev. Keegan LenkerThis workshop will provide a brief overview of the book Growing Young, from the Fuller Youth Institute.  We will look at the Growing Young Wheel through the lens of leadership empowerment.  We will learn how to unlock keychain leaders, how to empathize with today’s young people, how to take Jesus’ message seriously, how to fuel a warm community, how to prioritize young people (and families) everywhere, and how to be the best neighbors.  Best of all, you won’t be asked to compare the best of what other churches do with the worst of what you know about your own church.  You’ll be encouraged to start right where you are, and will be given tools to implement the Growing Young strategy in your local church.
Coaching a Timothy  Ms. Kathy IvesIn order for Timothy to be successful he needed the wisdom; training; support of Paul – how can we do that today?

– Ideas on identifying Timothys in our churches

– What does “training” look like?

– What do Timothys need from leaders?

Ministerial Compensation            Dr. Don WalterSECA, FICA, retirement, healthcare, housing allowance, business expenses—there’s a lot to think about when it comes to developing a ministerial compensation package.  This workshop gives guidance to help ministers and congregations make the most of their resources.
Practical Discipleship Strategies Working in a Growing Local ChurchRev. Lloyd Brock & Rev. Hope BrockPastor Brock and his daughter Hope (Church on the Block) will present a practical, and energetic workshop filled with multiple leadership development strategies that are working in several local Church settings. These ideas are specific and reproducible, and will help your local Church grow in their ability to identify, grow and develop leaders to accomplish their maximum kingdom impact.
Embracing your Strengths        Mrs. Kathy HeckFor Senior Pastor’s Wives as a part of Refuge, a ministry of the Chicago Central District: An introduction to the Gallup Strengths Survey.  As a pastor’s wife you will be encouraged to function the way God wired you and while embracing your strengths, you will be encouraged to help those around you discover their strengths.
Leading Missions into the FutureMrs. Lynne UtterHelping to lead NMI (Nazarene Missions International) into the future. Training our local leadership by giving them the tools and resources to lead their local congregation.
Leadership SuccessionMr. Josh GregoireOne of the greatest opportunities we have for growth in our district, is in leadership development. There are ministries in our churches that need to be led. There are new ministries that need to be started. And, there are leaders in our churches that need to use their spiritual gift of leadership.
The Uniqueness of Pastoral LeadershipRev. Gene TannerThe leadership needs of different churches as the type of leader is different for different size churches – I will cover all sizes and how to lead to the next level. This will also be a “101” on basic leadership.
 

She Preaches, She Leads—Stories from Women in Ministry   

Rev. Simone Twibell,  Rev. Teresa Baker,  Rev. JoAnn Bastien,      Rev. Robbie Cansler

 

This panel of women with Senior Pastor experience in different contexts will give encouragement and insight for those who are in ministry, considering ministry and/or who want to encourage women in ministry. The panelists will share some positive moments from their ministry and then open up for a question and answer session.

 

 

Schedule

Each of our district auxiliary ministry areas have sponsored one or two workshops in each area.

 

Our opening morning session and our lunch session will be with our keynote speaker, Dr. Gustavo Crocker, Church of the Nazarene General Superintendent. Our last workshop ends at 3:00pm, but many of the auxiliary ministries will have breakout sessions until 4:00pm.

 

Please note: you may register at any time – right up to the day of the event (walk in registrations welcome!) The only difference will be that we won’t be able to provide you with a lunch or any of the conference swag if you register after October 25.

We can’t wait to see you on November 11!

If you have any questions or need more info – call us at (312) 255-0151 and select the ‘Cultivate’ option. Or email us at cultivate@ccdnaz.org