Leader Resources  

Leader Workshops

Workshops will be offered at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., or 2:15 p.m. You will not need to sign up in advance for these workshops but you can choose which ones to attend on the day of the event. Please check back periodically for updated workshop titles and presenter names.

  • 11:15 AM Workshops

    • Creating Gospel Focused Lessons

      Brandon Waltz, Director of Production Services Group at Cedarville University, Biblical & Theological Studies Center Room 201

      The gospel of Jesus Christ is not only the message we must understand to enter the Christian life, it is also the message we remember to make any progress in that life. This workshop is about making the most of our opportunities to teach this message well to children. In those moments, our focus is not only to communicate “content to be understood” but a person to be adored.

    • Navigating Copyrights in Ministry

      Ryan Simmons, Numinous Productions, Biblical & Theological Studies Center Room 203

      Whether it’s using a Google image in a bulletin, showing a movie clip in a Sunday school class or singing a new song during worship on Sunday morning, there are questions of copyright interwoven into each of these situations. Learn some best practices to help stay above board.

    • Not Even a Hint

      Scott Bruns, Executive Director of Scioto Hills Camp, Biblical & Theological Studies Center Room 205

      This new workshop will address the importance of maintaining sexual purity for all church workers so our ministries maintain a Christ-honoring reputation within the church body and throughout our community at large. We will visit the positional and practical instruction Paul gives the Ephesian church for solid biblical advice. Discussion will be welcomed as we share strategies to insure that “not even a hint” of sexual impropriety finds a place in our ministry or what to do if it has. Those serving Christ today need this workshop!

    • Time Fillers

      Josh Witry, Office Director, Skyview Ranch, Biblical & Theological Studies Center Room 206

      Ever find yourself waiting in between activates, before an event, or your small group? Do you ever need to occupy your students for 15 minutes at a moment’s notice? Then come learn how to fill in those awkward gaps with games, stories, and songs with no materials. Come prepared to have fun!

    • Safe Place

      Barb Hunt, Director of Children’s Ministries, Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville, Ohio
      Biblical & Theological Studies Center Room 206

      We are all aware of the issues of Child Protection. In this workshop, we will discuss many practical procedures and policies that your church can implement to reduce risk and increase the safety of the children and workers in your ministries.

  • 1:15 PM Workshop with Brett A. Myers (only workshop offered during this time slot)

    Brett A. Myers, Christian Illusionist, Dixon Ministry Center Room 152

  • 2:15 PM Workshops

    • Creating Gospel Focused Lessons

      Brandon Waltz, Director of Production Services Group at Cedarville University, Biblical & Theological Studies Center Room 201

      The gospel of Jesus Christ is not only the message we must understand to enter the Christian life, it is also the message we remember to make any progress in that life. This workshop is about making the most of our opportunities to teach this message well to children. In those moments, our focus is not only to communicate “content to be understood” but a person to be adored.

    • 50 Free (or Cheap) Resources for Ministries

      Ryan Simmons, Numinous Productions, Biblical & Theological Studies Center Room 203

      No church or ministry has the perfect budget. That’s why it is so important to keep costs down. During this session, we will blitz through 50 resources that can help your ministry for free (or very close to it).

    • Time Fillers

      Josh Witry, Office Director, Skyview Ranch, Biblical & Theological Studies Center Room 206

      Ever find yourself waiting in between activates, before an event, or your small group? Do you ever need to occupy your students for 15 minutes at a moment’s notice? Then come learn how to fill in those awkward gaps with games, stories, and songs with no materials. Come prepared to have fun!

    • Top 10 Recruiting Tips

      Barb Hunt, Director of Children’s Ministries, Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville, Ohio
      Biblical & Theological Studies Center Room 206

      Staffing ministries can be one of the greatest challenges in ministry. Learn 10 tips for finding and keeping ministry workers.