Breakout 2

Slides and Streams: Navigating Media For Your Church

Brennan Ballard and Austin Henken – Bishop’s Lounge

The goal of this breakout is to help participants identify and seek out the next level up for their sound and broadcast systems, whether that be in skill, knowledge, or equipment. We’ll talk through some basic setup and signal pathing, go over some accessible equipment and programs, and help you understand the bounds of your own system. We’ll end with some “play” time with COTR’s system to help visualize and diagnose commonly occurring problems.

Endowments 201

Julia Frisbie – Olivet Room

This is a hands-on troubleshooting session for leaders whose churches have endowments with restrictions that make it hard to spend the money for ministry. Bring your stickiest situations, and we will work them through a process to understand whether they can be re-designated via an act of your charge conference, or whether they’re eligible for streamlined release and modification under your state’s UPMIFA statues. PLEASE BRING COPIES of your endowment charter/policy AND any the gift agreement/will/trust that established the fund. You will leave this workshop with a discernment flowchart, a sample letter to the state attorney general, and a sample resolution for a special called charge conference.

Enhancing Our Leadership Skillset: Listening

Brian Shiner – Youth Room

We all spend about 80% of each day communicating and approximately 50% of that time we spend listening, yet only 2% of the population has had any formal training in listening. Yet, we’ve watched entire congregations heal and find peace by learning to listen. In this breakout, we’ll touch on both the clinical and biblical models, to find new ways to practice using our ears and eyes as we listen.

Authentic Worship

Naki Whittaker, Alex Street, and David Johnson – Room M1

Experience and consider new ways to enhance the design of your worship experiences.