The Exalting Christ Worship Team: Songs That Care For Souls
How do we decide what songs will fill our church’s song library? How do we put those songs together for each Sunday’s order of service? Whether it be hymnals, the radio, blogs, internet playlists, other pastors, or our own congregants, the sources for worship songs seem to be endless. We often end up picking songs based on our own musical preferences, what is popular, or what fits together melodically. God intends for so much more in our times of singing than being musically engaged. In this seminar, we will discuss how to pick songs that not only glorify God, but help to shepherd His people toward Christ in every season of life. This seminar is open to everyone, and specifically recommended for worship pastors, lead pastors, and anyone involved in helping form the Sunday meeting.
Dr. Nicolas Ellen: How to Quiet a Noisy Soul
With the ups and downs of life and ministry we can all be tempted to become down-casted, doubtful, and devoid of peace. Instead of our souls being filled with the rest, assurance, and joy of the Lord we can often be filled with the complete opposite - a noisy soul. In this session we will explore some of the reasons for a noisy soul and what it takes to experience the promise of Christ that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Todd Bolton: Teaching for Change
As preachers devoted to proclaiming the person and work of Christ, we must be tremendously concerned with true and precise content. However, we must also remember that accurate explanation of theological content, though vital, is not the end goal of preaching. Calling people to change in light of the Scripture’s intent is Christ’s charge to His shepherds (2 Timothy 3:16-4:2). Life change is God’s intent for all Scripture and it must be our intent for each sermon. This seminar is designed to see Christ exalted not only in the proclamation of Scripture, but also in the changed lives that result from calling people to live in light of Scripture.
Dr. John Fernandez: Fostering a Healthy Marriage
Marriage is under attack. We see it in our society, in our churches, and amongst our fellow pastors and church leaders. In the wake of such rampant disregard for the beauty and joy that marriage pictures, what can we do to not only serve our congregations, but care for own marriages? In this session we will be reminded of God’s view of marriage and of ways that we can cultivate the type of marriage that can withstand the enemy’s attacks. Be challenged and encouraged to see your marriage the way that Christ does and to take tangible steps towards a healthier marriage.
Dr. Venessa Ellen: The Life of the Ministry Leader's Wife (Address to Women)
In an age of conflict and confusion, Christian Women need biblical clarity regarding the role, requirements, joys and sorrows of the Ministry Leader's Wife. Thus we will take a biblical look at the life of the Ministry Leader's Wife.
CONFERENCE Schedule AT A GLANCE
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
1:30 PM Registration & Pre-registered Check-In
2:00 PM Pre-Conference Session: Exalting Christ Worship Team
3:15 PM General Session 1:
5:00 PM PMTCBS Dinner - Open to all conference attendees
7:00 PM General Session 2:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast - Complimentary
9:00 AM General Session 3:
11:00 AM General Session 4:
12:15 PM Lunch - Complimentary
2:30 PM Seminar Sessions
4:45 PM PMECMI Dinner - Open to all conference attendees
7:00 PM General Session 5:
Friday, September 6, 2019
7:45 AM Continental Breakfast - Complimentary
8:30 AM Pastoral Ministry Q&A
9:45 AM General Session 6:
11:15 AM General Session 7:
How much does it cost?
Registration: Standard - $160 Wife of Registrant - $50
How do I register?
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
What if I have technical problems?
E-mail email@example.com or call the church office at 707-553-8780.
Is there a cancellation/refund policy?
Refunds will be available through August 15, 2019 (minus a $20 processing fee).
Are meals included?
Yes. Complimentary BBQ dinner on Wednesday night, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday. Also, snacks and beverages all throughout the conference.
Should my wife attend?
Yes, we strongly encourage you to bring your wife for the mutual encouragement and fellowship she will receive. Because of this, we have kept her cost only $50 for the entire conference. We also have a designated ladies only breakout session scheduled.
Can my children attend?
This conference is designed for pastors and their wives to be refreshed by the word of God and fellowship undistracted. Because of this we ask that you not bring your children.
What hotels are nearby?
Below is a list of suggested hotels nearby.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
(3 star), 3800 CA-29, 707.643.3800
Approximate price: $120+; located 4.5 mi. from church
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel & Spa
(3 star), 3600 Broadway St., 707.674.2100
Approximate price: $$140+; located 4.3 mi. from church
(3 star), 1000 Fairgrounds Drive 707.644.1200
Approximate price: $120+; located 2.7 mi. from church
(2 star), 1185 Admiral Callaghan Ln., 707.648.1400
Approximate price: $$150+; located 3.4 mi. from church
Best Western Plus Heritage
(3 star), 1955 E 2nd St, 707.746.0401
Approximate price: $150+; located 7.8 mi from church
Holiday Inn Express
(3 star), 1375 E 5th St., 707.297.6873
Approximate price: $150+; located 8 mi from church
(3 star), 401 1st St., 707.746.0110
Approximate price: $100+; located 8 mi from church
NOTE: All of these prices are subject to change. The earlier the booking, the better the deal. These prices are based upon the hotel website only.
Are there some alternative accommodations?
There are a limited number of host families from Community Bible Church willing to open their home to you. If you are interested in this option, contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
What's the nearest airport?
We recommend flying into Oakland International Airport. Please plan for at least 1.5 hours of driving time to arrive at the conference. Be aware that Bay Area traffic can be congested especially during commuter hours.
What should I wear?
Business casual attire is recommended.
Will there be translation available?
Spanish translation will be available upon request. Please email email@example.com if you would like to have this available.
Will I get any free books?
Yes, TBD. In addition, Exalting Christ Bookstore carries a wide variety of books and resources which will be made available for those who attend this Conference. Also take advantage of our Conference Annex for great deals on conference related material.