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Saturday, March 20
 

9:00am EDT

Opening Session (In Person at Radiant Life Church)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for John Wootton

John Wootton

Network Superintendent, Network Resource Center


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
RLC Main Auditorium 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

9:00am EDT

Opening Session (Livestreamed to the Network Resource Center)
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for John Wootton

John Wootton

Network Superintendent, Network Resource Center


Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
NRC Columbus Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

10:15am EDT

Mature Teams: An Apostolic Type Leadership Model for the 21st Century Church
Limited Capacity full

Whether you work in a standard organizational church structure or a two-person ministry team, these heuristic team principles will shift everything you know about leadership, servanthood, and church leadership. Join Dele Okuwobi as he reveals ten timeless principles needed to work on mature Eph 4:10-12 teams to propel the 21st Century Church forward as a multiplying movement.

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Dele & Oneya Okuwobi

Lead Pastor, 21st Century Church
Dele Okuwobi began his ministry serving for nearly a decade at Peoples Church Cincinnati where he served as both youth and associate pastor. He later moved to Little Rock Arkansas where he served as the strategic development pastor for Mosaic Church of North Little Rock. Following... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 205 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

Mail Merge: Efficient Mass Mailing!
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have reoccurring correspondence that need to be unique per individual? Are template letters needing organized in an easy  location? Do you send Christmas cards every year and wish making labels were easier? Learn how to customize your mass mailing of letters, labels and brochures quickly and efficiently using a mail merge within Microsoft Word and Excel.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Bobb

Samantha Bobb

Samantha is currently a Human Resources Specialist at a large organization with 1000+ customers. She has been married since 2008 to her best friend and better half, Chris. In 2009, she graduated from CBC with a bachelor's degree in Deaf Ministry. She has over 10 years of experience... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 105 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

Utilizing Existing Resources and Partnering with Others to Engage Your Community
Limited Capacity full

Over the years, Pastor Rex has tapped into existing resources and partnered with Revive Ohio enabling their church to witness a large group of their community make decisions for Christ. In this session, he will share resources and experiences to help churches reach their communities for Jesus!

Speakers
avatar for Rex King

Rex King

Lead Pastor, New Beginnings AG
Pastor Rex has been serving as the lead pastor of New Beginnings AG in Tiffin for 20 years. He and his wife, Deb, have three children. Their oldest son is a gifted musician serving on their worship team. The younger son and daughter are both credentialed ministers on staff at New... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 201 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

A Coach Approach to Discipleship
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, participants will learn how to leverage coaching competencies as they disciple people in the local church. We will consider Biblical examples of question-based spiritual formation as well as discover how to practice coaching principles to enhance a person's spiritual journey.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Smith

Michael Smith

President, Professional Coach University
Michael is the president of Professional Coach University and the executive director of New Normal Coaching. Michael works with Wheaton College as a coach and mentor coach. Michael holds coaching certifications with PCU, AG Coaching and Gravitational Leadership. Michael is a Lead... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Gym

10:15am EDT

The No Excuse Guide to Effective Online Worship on Any Budget
Limited Capacity full

Online church. It's not going away. This session led by Ryan Day and Dirk van Doesburg of Christian Life Center (clcdayton.com) look at effective online practices to make the most of your experience regardless of knowledge, equipment and budget.

Speakers
avatar for Dirk VanDoesburg

Dirk VanDoesburg

Christian Life Center
avatar for Ryan Day

Ryan Day

CLC Dayton
Ryan serves Christian Life Center (clcdayton.com) as the Weekend Team Leader where he oversees all worship, production and online broadcasts. He leads a creative team that communicates the Gospel in effective ways across many mediums and platforms. With over 20 years of ministry experience... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 118 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

Ministry in the Midst of Cultural Crisis
Limited Capacity full

COVID-19, Racial Tension, and Politics have created a major crisis in our nation this past year. When you add these to other struggles of the culture, it is enough to discourage anyone and any church. These cultural crises can either be a great obstacle to the advancement of the Gospel or they can be a great opportunity. Come discover how God is raising up His Church in these dark times to be a beacon of light and hope.

Speakers
avatar for Al Yanno

Al Yanno

Church Multiplication Director, Ohio Church Multiplication Network
In 1994, Al and Paris Yanno started Heart Reach Ministries, a faith-based, non-profit for inner city youth and their families. Out of that ministry, they launched Metro Assembly in 2002, a multi-ethnic church committed to bringing transformation to the lives of people and their city... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 101 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

How to Begin a Ministry to Widows (Part 1)
Limited Capacity filling up

Anyone with a heart for widows can begin a widows ministry. We'll put in your hands the tools you need to get a ministry started. The program is set up in simple steps that lays out the plan for you to follow.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Craft

Marlene Craft

Widows Link
Marlene Craft and her husband Wayne were pastors for 30 years, until his sudden passing almost ten years ago. Soon after her husband died, she knew that her desire was now to minister to widows. In 2013, she began a small group widows’ ministry at her home church. As the first Assemblies... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 203 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

How to Disciple your Youth Pastor
Limited Capacity seats available

Lead Pastors will gain insight into what their youth pastor needs most in order to create longevity and a solid foundation for the youth ministry. Develop techniques to identify their strengths and develop their areas of growth that impacts them for years to come.

Speakers
avatar for Nate Ortiz

Nate Ortiz

Network Youth Director, Ohio Youth Ministries
Nate serves as the Network Youth Director and has a passion for empowering youth pastors as they develop students growing in their faith. He served at Victory Christian Center for 10 years where he served as the youth and young adult pastor before moving to Columbus. He and his wife... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 204 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

Launching Foster Care Ministry
Limited Capacity filling up

Wonder what foster care ministry looks like? Don't feel led to be a foster parent, but want to help vulnerable children and families? Come learn how as we talk about how your church can use what they already have in place to minister to vulnerable children and families.

Speakers
avatar for Paris Yanno

Paris Yanno

Director of Father's Heart, Father's Heart
Paris is the wife of Al Yanno. They have 6 children, who are all now adults. She served at Heart Reach Ministries in Youngstown for 26 years, working with children and youth in the inner-city there. She also served as an associate pastor alongside her husband at Youngstown Metro Assembly... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 106 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

Conflict Management: Becoming Peacemakers
Limited Capacity full

Conflict is neither good nor bad, but like a fire, it must be used wisely and kept under control. In this session, based on Ken Sande’s book, The Peacemaker, we will learn the four G’s of peacemaking: Glorify God, Get the log out of your eye, Gently Restore, and Go and be reconciled. In addition, we will discuss tips for preventing unnecessary conflict and dealing with conflict in dysfunctional spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Harmison

Mary Harmison

Admissions and Academic Director, SEU Ohio Network Campus
Rev. Mary Harmison is the Admissions and Academic Director at Southeastern University’s Ohio regional campus. As a former youth pastor and project manager with eleven years of experience in higher education, she has learned strategies for managing change and conflict. She is also... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 117 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

Is it time to resign? Four reasons you shouldn’t quit your job (or leave the ministry)
Limited Capacity seats available

Ministry turnover is high, with dropout and burnout rates taking their toll on minister’s careers and their families. When is it time to resign? How can a minister make ministry their lifelong career and calling? How do I thrive (not just survive) over the long haul?

Speakers
avatar for Stan Tharp

Stan Tharp

Christian Life Center
Stan Tharp has been the Lead Pastor of Christian Life Center in Dayton, Ohio since 1990; and he has served in church ministry and been credentialed with the Assemblies of God in Ohio for over 40 years. When it comes to challenges in the local church, and learning to “fail forward... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Main Auditorium 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

Planning a Successful Short-Term Missions Trip
Limited Capacity full

We are going to walk through how to plan a short-term missions trip and also talk about what to do and what NOT to do as a team lead. We're also going to talk about managing what mission trips have looked like in times of COVID. Any questions are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Del Valle

Katrina Del Valle

Servant, Peoples Church (House Church)
Katrina is a wife, mom and lover of Jesus and His people. She has facilitated hundreds of teams a year in her previous ministry role with National Chi Alpha all over the US & World. She has led over 40 teams herself and she is currently serving the Cincinnati Area in multiple leadership... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 108 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

10:15am EDT

Leaving a Spiritual Legacy (General Kidmin Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mark Entzminger

Mark Entzminger

AG
Mark thinks kids are awesome! He loves to help church leaders increase their passion and ability at presenting the Gospel in a way that sticks with them for life and helps them love God and love others.


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
NRC Columbus Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

10:15am EDT

How to Lead an Effective Campus Club
Limited Capacity seats available

Mark Batterson says, “The church belongs in the middle of the marketplace.” In youth ministry, the school is the marketplace. In this session, you will learn practical lessons about how to lead an effective campus club at your local school.

Speakers
avatar for James Aspito

James Aspito

Painesville Assembly of God
James Aspito has been the Youth Pastor at Painesville Assembly of God for four years. During that time, he has led campus clubs at Painesville City’s public Middle and High School. James married his high school sweetheart in 2015 and they are expecting their first child. James is... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
RLC Room 110 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

So, What’s Love & Unity?
Limited Capacity full

Churches that are multiethnic, multicultural, or multiracial are biblical and good, however, if you strive for those things, you may get that, and only that. Until you focus on Love & Unity, there is no guarantee that the different ethnic, cultural, and racial groups gathered will show self-sacrificial love for each other or display unity as one Body of Christ. In this session pastors, Oneya Okuwobi & Dele Okuwobi will teach the theological framework that warrants a church of all nations.

Speakers
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Dele & Oneya Okuwobi

Lead Pastor, 21st Century Church
Dele Okuwobi began his ministry serving for nearly a decade at Peoples Church Cincinnati where he served as both youth and associate pastor. He later moved to Little Rock Arkansas where he served as the strategic development pastor for Mosaic Church of North Little Rock. Following... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 204 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

Planning Center for Ministry: Setting Yourself Up For Success
Limited Capacity filling up

How to make Planning Center work for youI

Would you agree that there’s more to Children’s Ministry than checking in kids? Do you ever find that you need to track more than your Worship Team’s scheduling history? Or, that you need more than one way to communicate with your group?

Ministry is not one size fits all. And, your church management system shouldn’t be, either. In this interactive breakout session, we’ll discuss how you can use your current Planning Center subscriptions more effectively. Bring your laptops, sign into your Planning Center account, and let’s get the software to work for you so you can focus on the ministry God has called you to do.

Speakers
avatar for Luc Herlitz

Luc Herlitz

Product Specialist, Planning Center
I grew up as a Pastor's Kid for an Assemblies of God (AG) minister and later became an AG minister myself. I've worked in small church plants and in large multi-campus churches. I now work at Planning Center and I love helping churches recognize ways to implement tools as a way to... Read More →
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Brandon Berg

Product Specialist, Planning Center


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 105 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

Disciple-Making Leaders
Limited Capacity full

Not all leaders are disciple makers, but all disciple makers are sought after leaders. We will present a plan that will help you make disciple makers.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Heishman

Brent Heishman

Lead Pastor, CenterPoint Church
Brent has a Masters in Leader Development with a focus on Church Life. His passion is to make disciple makers and develop leaders. He currently serves an amazing church in Marion Ohio as Lead Pastor.


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 101 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

3x3: A Framework for Emotional & Mental Health
Limited Capacity full

We will walk through a 3x3 mental health model to ensure you are showing up as the best version of yourself. You will leave with three frameworks to avoid the emotional pitfalls into which we can easily fall. You will be equipped with the tools to avoid drama, lead better and create better relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Fowler

Gary Fowler

C3 Church
Gary Fowler is the executive pastor of C3 Church in Pickerington. He is an experienced church planter, trained coach, and holds certifications through John Maxwell, Sightshift and Alloy.


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 201 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

Intergenerational Digital Communication
Limited Capacity full

Within any ministry, there are various generations with whom we must communicate. From college interns in Gen Z to our Baby Boomer leaders and everywhere in between, we have to adapt our message in order to be certain we are heard. In this workshop, you will learn tips and tricks of communicating across the generations while maintaining a consistent message.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Trudden

Andrea Trudden

Sr. Director of Communications & Marketing, Heartbeat International
Andrea Trudden is the Sr. Director of Communications & Marketing for Heartbeat International, the largest association of pregnancy help in the world. She uses her background in journalism and radio to adapt communications to a wide variety of audiences. Through her work at Heartbeat... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 118 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

Building a Better Nonprofit
Limited Capacity filling up

Nonprofits can help increase your presence in the community and have a biblical foundation. In this session, we will look at how to start and develop a nonprofit organization to strengthen your church including how to write grants to fund it. Through this session, you will gain an additional funding stream for your ministry, transforming more lives for Christ.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth McQuiller

Kenneth McQuiller

The Meeting Place Church
Ken McQuiller is the associate pastor at The Meeting Place Church, and inner city church in Cleveland, OH. He has been in Cleveland since 2016, serving as a U.S. Missionary Associate under Bob and Judy Willard. As part of their ministry, Ken also serves at their nonprofit after school... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 108 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

How to Begin a Ministry to Widows (Part 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Anyone with a heart for widows can begin a widows ministry. We'll put in your hands the tools you need to get a ministry started. The program is set up in simple steps that lays out the plan for you to follow.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Craft

Marlene Craft

Widows Link
Marlene Craft and her husband Wayne were pastors for 30 years, until his sudden passing almost ten years ago. Soon after her husband died, she knew that her desire was now to minister to widows. In 2013, she began a small group widows’ ministry at her home church. As the first Assemblies... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 203 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

How to Pray for Those You Are Discipling
Limited Capacity filling up

The Pauline Epistles are rich in prayers AND prayer principles that we can use when praying for those we are discipling as well as for our own personal development and spiritual growth. Paul was a spiritual father to the new converts in Galatia and he didn't leave the "newborns" alone to fend for themselves, but as Galatians 4:19 says, "he labored in prayer for them until Christ was formed in them." Those who attend this breakout session will gain a greater understanding of how to pray for spiritual development for self and others.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Miller

Katrina Miller

OMN Mentoring Task Force, Assistant to the Director
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE RELATED TO THE BREAKOUT SESSION TOPIC?Katrina assist the MTF Director in the development of the OMN Mentoring Task Force ( MTF) and facilitates the assignment of MTF mentors to OSOM student's during their internship. In addition, Katrina serves as a MTF... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 117 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

Developing Care Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Over half of foster parents burn-out in the first year, with a Care Community 90% are still fostering. Care Communities are the model OMN's Father's Heart endorses for caring for Care Families (Foster, Adopting and Kinship Care) within the local church that works. This ready-to-use program is generally lead by a volunteer lay person and includes training, personal coaching, videos, online tools and more. Most of all Care Communities makes it easy to support families through prayer, meals, childcare and so much more.

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Katie Deyo

Cincinnati Area Representative, Father's Heart
Katie Deyo is a A Chi Alpha Alumni and an ordained AG minister serving in the Cincinnati Area. She has worked in foster care and orphan ministries for over 10 years and is currently the Father's Heart Representative to the Cincinnati Area as well as her work with Peoples Church as... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 106 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

Leading Change In Challenging Times
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are leading in a brand new church plant or an established legacy church, it seems like the only thing constant is change. Without change, there is no growth.  Still, change often is accompanied by discomfort and loss.  In this session, we will look at some effective, and some not-so-successful, change lessons to help us shepherd those we lead to greater ministry in times of change.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Gilligan

Chad Gilligan

Lead Pastor, Calvary AG
Chad Gilligan is a husband to Rhonda and father to Clayton, Carissa and Evan.  For the last 23 years, he has been privileged to serve at Calvary Church in Maumee, Ohio, first as Children’s Pastor and currently as Lead Pastor.  Calvary is a multi-generational church of faith-filled... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Main Auditorium 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

Developing Mission's DNA in the Local Church
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Dave Gross

Dave Gross

Associate Pastor, Network Resource Director
Dave and his wife Kay pastored Radiant Life Church in Dublin for thirty-nine years. He currenlty serves as the Executive Presbyter for Region 4.


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 205 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

11:30am EDT

A New Generation of Parenting: Bridging the Gap with KidMin Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

A new generation of parents requires new methods of engagement and communication. We will discuss ways for KIDMIN leaders to engage parents through communication, encourage through affirmation and involve through discipleship in order to grow both kids and parents into leaders within the church.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Higgins

Ashley Higgins

Pastor, Radiant Life Church
Ashley is a wife, mother of two boys, ordained AG minister and professor at SEU Ohio. She holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and serves with her husband at Radiant Life Church in Dublin. Ashley is passionate about people and helping them... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
NRC Scarlet Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

11:30am EDT

Come Explore the 8 Goals of Children's Ministry
Limited Capacity seats available

Go away with tools on how to incorporate the 8 goals of children's ministry into your kid's ministry program. We will also explore together the importance of these goals and how they will not only impact your kid's ministry program, but impact Ohio for Jesus.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Highfield

Vicki Highfield

Children's Pastor, New Beginnings Church
Vicki Highfield has been happily married to Shawn for 26 years. They have three children, Trey-Allen (23), Noah (20), and Rebecca (17).She attends New Beginnings Church where she and her husband have been the children's ministry leaders for approximately 18 years and they have loved... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
NRC Buckeye Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

11:30am EDT

Creating atmosphere On a budget
Limited Capacity seats available

Not all decided yet

Speakers
avatar for Mark and Faith Barron

Mark and Faith Barron

Children’s Ministry Directors, New Life A/G
Mark and Faith have worked in children’s ministry for all of their adult lives. They currently serve as the children’s ministry directors at their church. Faith is a nurse of 31 years and Mark is an engineering manager.


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
NRC Powell Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

11:30am EDT

How to Do Full Time Ministry with Part-Time Hours
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wonder how you can make HUGE impact for the Kingdom given your part-time status as a minister/leader? Ever feel like you're not doing enough? This session is designed to share ideas to assist bi-vocational ministers & KidMin leaders with balancing the juggle of full time work, part time ministry, with family needs. Most content will be focused for KidMin leaders and those who have ministries that reach out into our community.

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Toni Snyder

Outreach Pastor, Toledo First
Toni is licensed minister with the Assemblies of God, currently pursuing ordination. She currently serves as the outreach pastor for Toledo First. She previously served as both the children and family pastor. Toni’s done this while holding down a full-time job with the Lucas County... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
NRC Delaware Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

11:30am EDT

Kids Who Hear, Know & Respond to the Holy Spirit
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we help kids recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit? How do we create space in our services and help parents create environments in their homes where the Holy Spirit can speak and kids can respond? This session will give practical ways to help allow the Holy Spirit to be our children's teacher and will give you tools that will empower you to connect kids to the Holy Spirit.

Speakers
avatar for Lynna Mooney

Lynna Mooney

Children's Pastor, Lima First Church
Lynna currently serves as the Ohio BGMC Director and as the Children's Pastor at Lima First Church. Her heart beats for missions, raspberry or peppermint mochas and all things Disney!!! She loves to destress by doing puzzles (only Disney ones though) and prays that one day God would... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
NRC Gray Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

11:30am EDT

Lead The Way God Made You
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be discussing the different ways to lead and how important it is to lead the way God made and designed you!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Petty

Stacy Petty

Ohio KidMin Director, Ohio Ministry Network
Stacy was called into ministry at church camp when she was only in elementary school. Her love to serve the lost really took off in high school and college when she traveled all over the world during short term missions trips as well as within the United States. In 2013, Stacy left... Read More →
avatar for Gigi Richmond

Gigi Richmond

Administrative Assistant, Ohio Ministry Network - OKM
Gigi Richmond is the Assistant to the Ohio KidMin Director, Stacy Petty.


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
NRC Polaris Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

11:30am EDT

Mental Health: Kids and Teens
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to help one better understand/support a family in the church who may have a child who may be struggling with some form of mental health issue. It will review common warning signs surrounding depression and anxiety and explore when additional supports or referrals may be needed. A Q&A will also be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Tasha Willaford

Tasha Willaford

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Tasha is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and has a passion for serving and equipping the entire family. She obtained her bachelor's degree in pastoral counseling through Central Bible College and completed her master's in marriage and family at the University of Akron... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
NRC Columbus Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

11:30am EDT

What If Disney Ran Your Children's Ministry
Limited Capacity seats available

Regardless of your church size, you can run a children's ministry that's done with the kind of excellence that you find in a Disney park. We'll walk through 10 steps that Disney takes to provide an unforgettable experience. You don't need a mega budget to reach kids, you just need to capture their God-given imaginations so they grow up believing in a BIG GOD!

Speakers
avatar for Mikki Christopher

Mikki Christopher

Faith Assembly of God
Mikki is the early childhood pastor at Faith Assembly of God in Summerville, SC. She has a passion for training up leaders to do ministry with the kind of excitement and excellence that will draw others to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
NRC Dublin Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

11:30am EDT

Help! I'm a Kids Pastor AND a Youth Pastor
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you in charge of Kids and Youth Ministry in your church? Do you have to come up with multiple lessons? Manage multiple classes? Need to build a team? This session will present some practical ideas and strategies that you can implement to help you grow both ministries at your church.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Norquest

Scott Norquest

Children's Pastor, New Life Church Poland
Scott Norquest is the student ministries pastor at New Life Church in Poland, Ohio. He and his wife, Angie, have three grown children. They have been serving in both kids and youth ministry for over ten years.


Saturday March 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
RLC Room 110 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

12:30pm EDT

Lunch Break
Please grab your boxed lunch and take it to your next session to enjoy!

Saturday March 20, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

The Church as a Movement: An Archetype for Churches Who Seek Multiplication
Limited Capacity full

What caused the early churches to grow from 25,000 to 20 million in 200 years? How did the Chinese underground church grow from 2 million to over 100 million in sixty years despite considerable opposition, and without professional leaders, training facilities, or buildings? What was the metta Idea that sparked this movement? Hint, it’s not meeting in homes, micro churches, or being missional.

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Dele & Oneya Okuwobi

Lead Pastor, 21st Century Church
Dele Okuwobi began his ministry serving for nearly a decade at Peoples Church Cincinnati where he served as both youth and associate pastor. He later moved to Little Rock Arkansas where he served as the strategic development pastor for Mosaic Church of North Little Rock. Following... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 112 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

Creating a Culture of Giving and Generosity at Your Church
Limited Capacity full

Do you desire to have a culture of giving and generosity at your church? Is there a gap between the resources needed to accomplish your God-inspired vision and the current available resources? Would you love to have a strategy to disciple every person in your church along their generosity journey? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, join me as we discuss how to build a culture of giving and generosity at your church!

Speakers
avatar for Dan McConnell

Dan McConnell

Generis
Dan McConnell is a generosity and ministry strategist with Generis, where he helps churches accelerate generosity and ministry toward their God-inspired vision. Dan loves having the privilege of helping churches navigate their most pivotal seasons of ministry, and is passionate about... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 105 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

The Urgency of Making Disciples
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will examine how to restore the art of disciple making to the local church.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Heishman

Brent Heishman

Lead Pastor, CenterPoint Church
Brent has a Masters in Leader Development with a focus on Church Life. His passion is to make disciple makers and develop leaders. He currently serves an amazing church in Marion Ohio as Lead Pastor.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 117 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

Change Your Questions, Change Your Results
Limited Capacity full

Questions have the power to change the course of your life and your ministry. Learn the power of inquiry that maximizes leadership results and discipleship effectiveness. Takeaway basic insights and an inquiry model that will enhance your teams and leadership immediately. Delivery includes discussion, teaching, and group activity. 

Speakers
avatar for Zach Prosser

Zach Prosser

Lead Pastor, Celebration Church, Zach Prosser Coaching, Emerge
Zach Prosser, PCC, is the Director of Coach Training and Coaching for Emerge and is a coach trainer and master facilitator with Destination Leadership. Zach also serves as Lead Pastor of Celebration Church Akron. Zach holds a number of coaching certifications and is an adjunct coach... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 201 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

Communications Roundtable
Limited Capacity full

If you oversee church communications in any capacity, this session is for you. Meet others from your field, as we discuss topics such as social media, websites, live streaming, graphic design, videography, photography, email communication and more. This will be an open forum for everyone to contribute and learn from each other.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Zimmer

Tara Zimmer

Connections Pastor and 20's/30's Ministry Leader, Ohio Ministry Network
Tara Zimmer is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God and holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership and a master's degree in Religion. She has been in full-time ministry for more than a decade. Prior to her current role, she oversaw the social media for Kid's... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 108 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

Reaching Every Culture
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This workshop examines cross-cultural ministry, helping you gain confidence in cultural competency, reaching those who look and act differently than you do. Through this session, you will understand people who have different cultural and racial backgrounds than you, bringing you a greater understanding on how to reach each individual in your church and your community.

Speakers
avatar for Shelby McQuiller

Shelby McQuiller

The Meeting Place Church
Shelby McQuiller is the youth pastor at The Meeting Place Church. Sharing in ministry with her family in Cleveland since 2010, Shelby has a strong passion for inner city neighborhoods and continues to support students in any way possible. In addition to her pastoral passion, she is... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 203 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

How to Help Those in Grief of Losing a Loved One
Limited Capacity seats available

Grief happens to all of us: family, friends, and acquaintances. It is an untimely, strange animal that can seem to change people. We will help you to better understand grief and the many entangled emotions that come with it. Also, we will share tools you can use to help those walking through the grief journey.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Craft

Marlene Craft

Widows Link
Marlene Craft and her husband Wayne were pastors for 30 years, until his sudden passing almost ten years ago. Soon after her husband died, she knew that her desire was now to minister to widows. In 2013, she began a small group widows’ ministry at her home church. As the first Assemblies... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 101 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

Transgenerational Discipleship
Limited Capacity full

Disciples don’t just make disciples. They make disciples that make more disciples. We will discuss and talk about how curriculum is not as important as what type of culture creates a disciple-making community and DNA that keeps reproducing disciples. We are not a factory, we are a garden.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 204 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

CarePortal: A Tool to Start or Enhance Your Ministry to Vulnerable Families
Limited Capacity seats available

CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. As caseworkers uncover the needs, CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. Learn how to use this simple tool to jumpstart your ministry.

Speakers
avatar for Teri DeVoe

Teri DeVoe

State Coordinator, Care Portal
Teri and her husband Eric have been a foster family for seven years. They have three biological children (Peighton 16, Paige 14, Parker 10), two adopted children (Thomy, 21, adopted just before 18th birthday and Paxton 4, adopted in March 2019). They are also currently fostering a... Read More →
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Janelle Shelton

Janelle Shelton serves as the CarePortal Great Lakes Area Director, and was instrumental in launching CarePortal ministry in her local church and in the State of Ohio. Janelle resides in Pickerington, Ohio with her husband Steve and three sons. She is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 106 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

Linking Your Life: Personal Pivots Today for Lasting Impact Tomorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

All of us grow in two primary ways: identity formation and community affiliation. We are shaped significantly by how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. In an individualistic culture, we often tend to focus on our personal needs and neglect our relational ones. Jesus came to transform both. This session will engage practical ways to link your life generationally in order to maximize your impact for the Kingdom of God.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Crosby

Robert Crosby

President/CEO, Emerge Counseling Services
ROBERT CROSBY, PhD is a ministry leader and author. He serves as the President/CEO of Emerge Counseling Ministries (Akron, OH), a nationally-recognized organization that has served denominations, churches, pastors and people in need for over 45 years. His wife, Pamela, is the Executive... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Main Auditorium 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

Evangelizing the Nations Right Where You Live
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Less than 20% of internationals ever step foot in an American home. With hospitality being a key value in many cultures, this speaks volumes of our "Christian" nation. The Lord has brought the world to us, yet we are missing our opportunity to bring Jesus to them. Glean from a panel who loves internationals on how to share Jesus in natural, normal, comfortable and fun ways with our guests from all over the globe. This is the easiest form of missions you can do!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Brannan

Steve Brannan

Ohio Chi Alpha Director, Chi Alpha
This panel of Chi Alpha (XA) missionaries have served the international community on college campuses in a variety of ways. They've opened their homes, dinner tables and lives with students from all parts of the world, developing lasting friendships with many coming to know Jesus... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 118 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

New Credentials Orientation
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New Credentials Orientation is for anyone who is interested in obtaining first-time credentials or who is new to the Ohio Ministry Network. We explore the credential process, educational requirements, as well as the roles and responsibilities of being a minister.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Willaford

Josh Willaford

Leader Development Director, OMN
Josh Willaford is the Director of Leader Development & Network Secretary at the Ohio Ministry Network. In this role, he oversees ministerial credentialing, SEU Ohio Network Campus, the Ohio School of Ministry, and the age and gender-based ministry departments. He is a graduate of... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Clayton

Bethany Clayton

Credentialing Specialist, OMN
Bethany Clayton is an administrative professional with a heart for serving, learning, and teaching. She currently works as the Credentialing Specialist in the Network Secretary's office at the Ohio Ministry Network. Bethany is passionate about walking with people through the process... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 205 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

1:00pm EDT

Handbooks and Safety Procedures
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session we will walk through different safety procedures for any kids ministry. Also discuss what should be included in handbooks give to volunteer/ leaders in children’s ministry. The overall goal of this is to learn how to protect the kids, protect the leaders, and protect the church.

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Lucius

Kendra Lucius

One Church
Kendra was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in social work. After working in the field for three years, the Lord called her into full time ministry. She is now the next generation coordinator at One Church.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NRC Dublin Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

1:00pm EDT

Healthy Conflict in Your Children's Ministry
Limited Capacity seats available

Conflict treated well makes us all better. Within our ministries we deal with conflict on all levels. Learning to do this in a healthy way is one key to moving our ministries forward and accomplishing our mission.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Hart

Shane Hart

Director of Development & Operations, One Church
Shane is the development and operations director for One Church. With almost 30 years ministry experience, Shane focuses on professional and personal development for leaders and staff in the church context. He continues to teach and coach leaders using proven methods and frameworks... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NRC Worthington Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

1:00pm EDT

Infant/Toddler Ministry: More than babysitting
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's dive into what an AMAZING infant/toddler ministry looks like. We get to see these kiddos 1 hour or so a week, let's make it count. Discover what it looks like to be intentional to kiddos under the age of 4. There is no junior Holy Spirit. Toddler can experience God and remember foundational truths with the best of them. Infant/Toddler ministry is more than babysitting, it's discipleship.

Speakers
avatar for Krysta Crooks

Krysta Crooks

Children's Director, One Church
Krysta has been in children's ministry for 10 years. She has a passion to share with as many as possible that "there is no junior Holy Spirit." Kids of all ages deserve to be taught about Jesus in a way that suits them. Kids are important to Jesus, they should be important to us... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NRC Scarlet Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

1:00pm EDT

Kids and Trauma Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Many children in our churches have been exposed to some type of trauma. Especially those who are in foster care or kinship care. This session will help you have a better understanding of how trauma affects children and how you can better minister to children who have been through trauma.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Litzke

Mandy Litzke

Family Coach Supervisor, Safe Families
Mandy is a foster alum, wife, and mom to the masses. Her life experiences have led her to a better understanding of the trauma that is endured by many children living in crisis. This drove her to study the effects of trauma and help others facing the challenges personally or working... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NRC Gray Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

1:00pm EDT

Ministering to kids during difficult times
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session we will talk about our personal experiences in helping kids who are going through difficult situations. We will share guidance and resources on how you can help children and families in your circle of influence.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Workman

Ryan Workman

Avon Christian Heritage
Ryan and Hannah have been married for over 11 years, and in full-time ministry for 10 years. They have walked with kids and teenagers, from all walks of life, through difficult situations. They have been on staff at their current church for 7 years as Kids’ Pastors and are licensed... Read More →
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Hannah Workman

Avon Christian Heritage
Ryan and Hannah have been married for over 11 years, and in full-time ministry for 10 years. They have walked with kids and teenagers, from all walks of life, through difficult situations. They have been on staff at their current church for 7 years as Kids’ Pastors and are licensed... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NRC Buckeye Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

1:00pm EDT

More than Tolerating: Uniting Generations to Lead
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine what serving together would look like if generations could understand, honor and communicate together in order to lead well! We will take a practical look at what this means for kids ministry (and other ministries)!

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Boyle

Meghan Boyle

Children's Pastor, Journey Church
Meghan currently serves as a kids, mission and outreach pastor. She has spent time church planting, being a bi-vocational leader and serving in a church revitalization context over the past 15 years. Within Ohio Kidmin, Meghan is an event director and serves as the Ohio Kidmin Leader... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NRC Polaris Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

1:00pm EDT

The "How To" - Prayer Stations in Your Kidmin!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will answer these questions: What are Prayer stations? How do I set up Prayer stations? How can I incorporate Prayer stations into my Sunday morning kidmin experience? What materials do I need?
Prepare to Pray!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Adam

Laura Adam

Children's Pastor, The Family Church
Laura has served in youth and kids ministries for over 25 years. She is currently the children's pastor at The Family Church in Pickerington. She is the Kidmin area rep for Columbus East. She also serves as the Starter Camp director, which is the highlight of her summer.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NRC Powell Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

1:00pm EDT

The Why's and How's of Worship
Limited Capacity seats available

We all know worship to God is incredibly important, but helping our teams and kids understand why and figuring the how can be a priority that falls through the cracks. I want to help you know how simple it is to help the kids in your ministry experience God through worship during service and in their response to Him.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Kelly

Kimberly Kelly

Kids Pastor, Radiant Life Church
Kim loves being able to serve alongside OKM and all of us here in Ohio. She met her husband, Mat, at Central Bible College and they have been married for almost 17 years. They have three amazing kids, Annalise, Alexander, and Aubriella. They served in Louisville, OH for six years... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NRC Delaware Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

1:00pm EDT

Zacchaeus Come Down: Understanding and Teaching the Bible to Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

The way we receive and understand Scripture makes an impact on how we teach children. This session helps leaders think introspectively about the way they see Jesus and how they in turn teach children.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Entzminger

Mark Entzminger

AG
Mark thinks kids are awesome! He loves to help church leaders increase their passion and ability at presenting the Gospel in a way that sticks with them for life and helps them love God and love others.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NRC Columbus Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

1:00pm EDT

Clarifying Your Purpose in Youth Ministry
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It’s not about showing off but showing up! You might know you’re fulfilling God’s purpose, but how do you thrive in it? Jesus believed in his purpose so much, he was willing to lay down his life for it. This session will help bring clarity to your purpose and bring the “Why” into focus.

Speakers
avatar for Stew Carpenter

Stew Carpenter

Tri-County AG
Stew completed his education through Global University while attending Master’s Commission of Cincinnati. He has been in full-time ministry for fifteen years, the last ten of which he was the youth pastor. He serves as the Community Connections pastor at that same church.


Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
RLC Room 110 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

Building a Discipleship Culture in Post-Christian America
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Join us in mobilizing a missionary movement as we discover how to create and maintain a healthy discipling culture focused at sending people out into Post-Christian neighborhoods all around your church. We will introduce you to key concepts that will help you to turn discipleship into a way of life rather than a program to run. Discover ancient concepts with 21st century approaches and release a Jesus People Movement in your community today.

Speakers
avatar for David Bennett

David Bennett

Converge Group
David Bennett is a U.S. Missionary with the Assemblies of God U.S. Missions serving through the missions window of Church Mobilization. He and Kandy are co-founders of Converge Group: a Coaching and Discipling Center in Columbus, Ohio. David specializes in coaching and discipling... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Room 101 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

Conflict Coaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Love to fight? Hate the thought of conversation regarding conflict? Do you run away from anything remotely confrontational? You are not alone and I would love to share this session with you. Why? Because it is a skill we can all benefit from when it comes to reconciliation!

This session will revolve around conflict management and coaching techniques for leaders. It will focus on our choice of responses that lead to influential outcomes, based on biblical principles and applicable approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Executive Pastor, Simple Church
Hi All!  My name is Kyle (named after Kyle Reese from The Terminator)! I live in Reynoldsburg, Ohio with my family.  I have been married to Derrick for over 13 years and we have one daughter, Dresden.  I serve as the Executive Pastor for Simple Church and am walking a path of encouraging... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Room 201 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

Social Media 101
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This session is perfect for the leader that is ready to start using social media to grow their ministry. We will talk about What To Do & What Not to Do in the social media world, as well as, how to get started & tools to help you be successful.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Majors

Amanda Majors

Connections Coordinator, One Church
Amanda is currently the Connections Coordinator at One Church in Columbus, Ohio. Previously she served as the Social Media Director at One Church & the Digital Media Coordinator at the Ohio Ministry Network. Over the past 10 years Amanda has managed social media accounts for organizations... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Room 118 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

Dinner Church: Meal on a Mission
Limited Capacity full

Utilizing the Early Church's Strategy of Breaking Bread Together To Engage People in Your Community With The Gospel, Dinner Church is a twenty-first century strategy of connecting with the 65% of your community who won't come to a Sunday morning church service.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Bogenrief

Larry Bogenrief

Lead Pastor, Willow Praise AG
Planted Churches in 1993 and in 2019 (Connection Meal Church)  3C Church (Dinner Church in Willoughby) - Love Compassion Outreaches, Thrift Stores, and Community Engagement.My Wife is Candy, One Son - Hans, who is a senior at Cleveland State University.


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Room 117 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

Critical Incident Stress Management
Limited Capacity seats available

46.1 Response is a trained volunteer team of multi-disciplined individuals, professionals, church ministry leaders, peers, serving area churches, student ministries, families, public service personnel, schools, industry and other organizations involved in various types of critical incidents. The Mission of 46.1 Response is to assist as each cope with the impact of the critical stress by coordinating critical incident stress resources.

Speakers
avatar for Terry D. Hunt

Terry D. Hunt

46.1 Response Ohio Team
Rev. Terry D. Hunt; 45 years in ministry with 20 years experience with Critical Incident Stress Management and 12 years as instructor for International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Member of Western Ohio C.I.S.M.; Billy Graham Rapid Response Team; Coordinator for 46.1 Response... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Room 105 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

Safe Families - Families Helping Families
Limited Capacity seats available

Safe Families is a ministry of family preservation through biblical hospitality. We utilize the local church to help families facing crisis and social isolation. The church provides a safe family and home for kids to stay while the parent(s) work on getting through the crisis. In doing so, we look to accomplish 4 main objectives – preventing childhood neglect and abuse, prevent unnecessary foster care placement, preventing and reducing childhood trauma, and providing family stabilization.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Krause

Phil Krause

Co-Director of Safe Families, Safe Families for Children
Husband and proud dad to four children, Phil has been involved with ministry for over 15 years and has been exposed to vulnerable children and families. It was through foster care that Phil felt led to pursue Safe Families for Children and get a chapter started in Central Ohio. He... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Room 106 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

Leadership Types and Team Dynamics
Limited Capacity seats available

Each of us has a certain God-given wiring. The challenge comes when different types have to learn to work together. In this session, you’ll learn what your leadership type is, how it relates to others, and how maximize your team communication and effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Willaford

Josh Willaford

Leader Development Director, OMN
Josh Willaford is the Director of Leader Development & Network Secretary at the Ohio Ministry Network. In this role, he oversees ministerial credentialing, SEU Ohio Network Campus, the Ohio School of Ministry, and the age and gender-based ministry departments. He is a graduate of... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Main Auditorium 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

Mobilizing a Church to Send
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will examine core convictions and emerging practices for a local church, of any size, to take ownership and engagement in the Great Commission to the next level. We will explore how to engage every age group in the church in the mission of God, and get input from a panel of strategic missions thinkers who are creatively leading their congregations. Expect an interactive session with Q&A opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Young

Randy Young

Director of Agora, Agora College and The Agora Group
Randy and Becky Young, ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God for over 30 years, have a passion to personally demonstrate and relevantly communicate the ways of God and His Kingdom through their marriage and ministry, in both the church and the marketplace. In 2009, a whole... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Room 108 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

New Credentials Orientation
Limited Capacity filling up

New Credentials Orientation is for anyone who is interested in obtaining first-time credentials or who is new to the Ohio Ministry Network. We explore the credential process, educational requirements, as well as the roles and responsibilities of being a minister.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Clayton

Bethany Clayton

Credentialing Specialist, OMN
Bethany Clayton is an administrative professional with a heart for serving, learning, and teaching. She currently works as the Credentialing Specialist in the Network Secretary's office at the Ohio Ministry Network. Bethany is passionate about walking with people through the process... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Room 205 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

2:15pm EDT

A Healthy Ministry Family
Limited Capacity seats available

Living life as a ministry family can sometimes feel like we are living in a fish bowl. People are watching us in hard times and good times alike. We would like to walk through God's word about how we can live life in a "fish bowl", knowing people are watching us, but with Christ's help giving them something good to watch.

Speakers
avatar for Christa Lund

Christa Lund

Lead Associate/Care & Connect Pastor, Bethel Christian
Christa is Ordained with the Assemblies of God and serves as a Presbyter for the Ohio Ministry Network. She has served in a variety of ministries for over 30 years with her husband Dan, and is currently the Lead Associate/Care and Connect Pastor at Bethel Christian in Parma, OH. She... Read More →
avatar for Marissa Lund

Marissa Lund

Children's Pastor, Radiant Life Church
Marissa Lund is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God and has a passion for leading children and families to know God, grow in their identity in God, and go tell about Him! She holds a bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry and a master’s degree in Christian Leadership... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
NRC Dublin Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

2:15pm EDT

Bridging Kidmin and Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

The transition from kids to youth can be bumpy and scary for many kids. As leaders, it's important to do our best to work together and do what best for our students. Intentional partnership is key. Come ready for good tips, real life examples, and fun banter because we are in this together!

Speakers
avatar for Tom and Mandy Groot

Tom and Mandy Groot

Faith Church
Tom and Mandy love partnering with leaders and sharing their experience. One of the most fulfilling things for them is seeing ministries work together to make the greatest impact. Tom has been a youth pastor, associate pastor, Ohio Ministry Network student ministries/youth director... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
NRC Powell Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

2:15pm EDT

Classroom Management
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give tools that can be implemented immediately in order to build relationships in a functional way leading to order within any class setting including Kids Church.

Speakers
avatar for Taja Sigmon

Taja Sigmon

Life Changers Church
Taja currently attends SEU to obtain her master’s in ministerial leadership. She is the assistant area rep for OKM Greater Cincinnati Area. She attends Life Changers Church where she has held many positions including director of children’s ministry. Taja works for the children’s... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
NRC Scarlet Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

2:15pm EDT

Digital Kidmin: Building Your Tech/Media with an (Almost) Non-existent Budget
Limited Capacity seats available

Gain insights and learn about how and why to do Digital Kids Ministry for any size Church. If you are looking for flashy lights, haze machines, and environmental wall videos, this isn't the place. What we will talk about is how to find ways to create a modern environment on a shoestring budget. This session will help you find tools that are available to help you with media, stage design, websites, and even church security ideas (just to name a few). Many of these tools are free or inexpensive... you just have to know where to look. This session will help you find some of these hidden treasures.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Osborne

Brian Osborne

Associate Pastor, Harvest AG
Brian has been the associate pastor at Harvest in Galloway for over 15 years. He oversees the creative arts and kids ministries. Being bi-vocational in a small church, he always looks for opportunities to create a dynamic environment using the MacGyver method. He recently completed... Read More →
avatar for Scott Norquest

Scott Norquest

Children's Pastor, New Life Church Poland
Scott Norquest is the student ministries pastor at New Life Church in Poland, Ohio. He and his wife, Angie, have three grown children. They have been serving in both kids and youth ministry for over ten years.


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
NRC Delaware Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

2:15pm EDT

Four Tensions in Kidmin in Today's Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session Mark takes a look at some of the cultural dynamics going on in the world that should be on the radar of children's ministry leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Entzminger

Mark Entzminger

AG
Mark thinks kids are awesome! He loves to help church leaders increase their passion and ability at presenting the Gospel in a way that sticks with them for life and helps them love God and love others.


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
NRC Columbus Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

2:15pm EDT

Kids and Trauma Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding children who have been through trauma and practical help for those caregivers, teachers or pastors working with children affected by trauma.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Litzke

Mandy Litzke

Family Coach Supervisor, Safe Families
Mandy is a foster alum, wife, and mom to the masses. Her life experiences have led her to a better understanding of the trauma that is endured by many children living in crisis. This drove her to study the effects of trauma and help others facing the challenges personally or working... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
NRC Gray Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

2:15pm EDT

Practical Approaches to Special Needs Ministry and Awareness
Limited Capacity seats available

First, let’s tackle the fear of the unknown and look at people with special needs through God’s eyes. Then, let’s discover some practical ways to minister, ensuring the ability to include everyone who walks through your doors.

Speakers
avatar for Tracie Corll

Tracie Corll

Special Touch Ministry
Tracie Corll is a missionary associate with Special Touch Ministry. Tracie has a passion for bringing awareness to churches and to train and equip the church to serve the individuals with special needs and their families. Tracie has a background working in ministry as well as a workshop... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
NRC Polaris Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

2:15pm EDT

Remembering your WHY and helping volunteers do the same.
Limited Capacity seats available

Helping volunteers see their potential and that they are not just filling a spot. How to express the "why" of what you do so they realize they are changing lives. Moving them towards excitement and ownership!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Sawastuk

Melissa Sawastuk

Children's Pastor, Ravenna Assembly of God
Melissa has been a children's/family ministry pastor for 12 years at Ravenna Assembly of God. She has been married to her husband Matthew for 19 years and they have three amazing, keep-you-on-your-toes kids - Meleah, Emily and Noah. Melissa loves to laugh, garden and see kids grow... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
NRC Buckeye Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

2:15pm EDT

The Racially Diverse Children's Ministry
Limited Capacity seats available

Our world is more connected than it has ever been. At the same time we are still racially divided. What is the responsibility of the church and what do children's ministries do to help bring unity and healing to the communities in which we serve and love?

Speakers
avatar for Derek Sanborn

Derek Sanborn

Children's Pastor, Peoples Church
For the past 19 years, Derek has served as the children's pastor at Peoples Church in Cincinnati, Ohio and has lead the children's ministry through strategic transitions to help minister to the changing demographics of the community and the church as it strives to be a church that... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
NRC Worthington Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus

2:15pm EDT

Speed the Light and You
Limited Capacity full

During this session, you will be given practical ways to both begin and to grow your Speed the Light journey with your students. You will be given specific ideas for raising money and how to plan and execute giving drives.

Speakers
avatar for Galen Bell

Galen Bell

Youth Pastor, Immanuel Assembly of God
Galen has served at Immanuel as the Youth Pastor for five years. He graduated from Evangel University as the Outstanding Youth Graduate. Galen has served as the Ohio Speed the Light Coordinator for the past two years. He has a heart to raise up students who are sold out for the gospel... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
RLC Room 110 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

3:30pm EDT

Closing Session (In Person at Radiant Life Church)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Josh Willaford

Josh Willaford

Leader Development Director, OMN
Josh Willaford is the Director of Leader Development & Network Secretary at the Ohio Ministry Network. In this role, he oversees ministerial credentialing, SEU Ohio Network Campus, the Ohio School of Ministry, and the age and gender-based ministry departments. He is a graduate of... Read More →


Saturday March 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
RLC Main Auditorium 7100 Post Rd, Dublin

3:30pm EDT

Closing Session (In-Person at the Network Resource Center)
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for John Wootton

John Wootton

Network Superintendent, Network Resource Center


Saturday March 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
NRC Columbus Room 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus