Sharpen Your Skills Leadership Conference

Friday, September 22, 2006 —
Saturday, September 23, 2006



Day 1 - Worship Experience & Special Speaker

  • Friday, September 22, 6:30-9 PM
  • Ruffin Sanctuary
  • Childcare available in the Pebbles Building, check-in begins at 6:15 PM
We will begin our 2-day Sharpen Your Skills Leadership Conference on Friday evening, September 22. Doors open at 6:30 PM for appetizers and time to mingle with Rock staff and other volunteer leaders. Then we'll kick off the whole event with an extraordinary worship experience lead by the band, Factory Seconds, who are known for their ability to help an audience get present with God. Then renowned spiritual director, Larry Warner will focus us on Loving God and Loving People. We believe you will walk away from the evening touched deeply by God and energized to lead more diligently.

Day 2 - Leadership Training Sessions

  • Saturday, September 23, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Rock Church
  • No childcare available
Day 2 of our Sharpen Your Skills Leadership Conference is what were calling the Nuts and Bolts of Leadership or learning the leadership How-tos. Our morning begins at 8:30 AM with check-in and a continental breakfast. Day 2 sessions include: Leadership 101, Self-Leadership, and Qualifying or a departmental break-out. We conclude our day with several elective break-out sessions you can choose to attend.

Agenda for Day 2

8:30-9 AM - Check-in & Continental breakfast, Sanctuary

9-10:30 AM
  • Leadership 101, Sanctuary - Do you know what leadership is? Do you know how it works? Everything else a leader does is built on the foundation we will talk about in this session. Come and learn how to lead well by moving up the levels of influence. - Taught by Paul Garrison
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Self Leadership, Sanctuary - How well you end up leading others will depend on the way you lead yourself. After talking about the leadership compass, we will look at the gauges all of us must pay attention to in order to deliver high quality leadership over the long haul. - Taught by John Dehnert
12:15-1:15 PM - Lunch provided

1:15-2:45 PM - Break-out Session #1 (choose one)
  • Small Group Ministry Meeting
  • Altar Call Ministry Meeting
  • Qualifying - In this session, we will look at the qualifications of a leader found in 1 Timothy 3. What are the characteristics of a leader? What are the qualifications found in this passage? And what does that mean for us as leaders? - Taught by Tommy Moseley
3-4 PM - Break-out Session #2 (choose one)
  • Spiritual Disciplines - Spiritual Disciplines is simply the name given to the various ways in which God shows us through scripture how we can become more like Christ. In this break-out, we will look at the disciplines of prayer, fasting, scripture study, celebration, and solitude. - Taught by Kyle Osland.
  • Servant Leadership - All Christians, not just leaders, are called to follow Jesus example in serving others. So, what does that look like? In this session, we will discuss the nature, styles, and skills of servant leadership, utilizing historical and contemporary models, and emphasizing where it all beginsour willingness to lead from a place of communion with God. - Taught by Suzanne Lederer and Paul Garrison
  • Spiritual Gifts - This session will help you determine or clarify your spiritual gifts and passion, and shed light on how you are wired by looking at different personality types. Answering these questions will enable you to find or confirm your ministry fit and then facilitate that process with those you are leading. - Taught by Karen Cooper

Registration Information

To attend this conference, please register by clicking on the box below.
Registration Dates: September 4-15


Friday · September 22, 2006 — Saturday · September 23, 2006
If you have questions, please contact Andy Rodgers at [email protected].

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