The complete podcast for the Thrive 2018 Conference with all 40+ lessons and follow up to the conference so you can get the most of the conference and thrive spiritually. We also have backstage interviews, spiritual songs of worship and 30 Days After Thrive content.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Pedro & Carrie Delgado
En esta clase Pedro y Carrie compartirán principios prácticos para desarrollar relaciones que nos ayuden a crecer y madurar. Una gran parte de desarrollar relaciones es la habilidad de aprender cómo resolver conflicto y desarrollar relaciones sinceras, intimas y edificadoras.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Dave Mitchell, Certified Professional Life Coach
Okay, the conference is over, now what? This class will be a personal life coaching session with Dave. He will give you step by step instructions as well as the Biblical principles and practical tools to help you get the most out of this experience – designing a powerful plan to THRIVE long after the conference is over.
CLASS SPEAKER: Danny Macdougall
In today’s world our pre-teens will face at younger age than ever before all the sins the world can offer. There is only one way to combat the coming attacks… Be deep in God’s word and follow his ways. The choice to know God and his word will set up our youth to thrive as Christians in ever falling world. The goal of this class is to set your pre-teen up with the heart to know God and his word.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Dave & Robin Weidner
For many of us, the promise to see God through a pure heart has seemed beyond our grasp. Learn how the path of positive purity calls upon the power of grace to overcome an impure world, while providing hope to make difficult changes.
CLASS SPEAKER: Fred Faller
Teaching in the church is an essential gift to be unleashed and a role to be fulfilled (Romans 12:7). What is the teaching ministry? What are the qualifications of a teacher? How can I explore to becoming a teacher?
CLASS SPEAKER: Mike Van Auken
There is nothing quite like the power of example. In the Psalms, heroes of old lay bare their hearts before God and before us. We see the God that they praised and doubted, thanked and cursed, and ultimately trusted with their lives. This class will explore the nature of God as revealed by the Psalms as well as the promise he made that a Messiah would come. As we travel the same emotional path of faith that the psalmists did, connecting with God and his promises as they did can only make our walk more certain.
In the Psalms, heroes of old lay bare their hearts before God and before us. We see the God that they praised and doubted, thanked and cursed, and ultimately trusted with their lives. We travel the same emotional path of faith that the psalmists did; connecting with God and his promises as they did can only make our walk more certain.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Jimmy & Maria Rogers
Timothy, a teen, was selected by Paul to become a missionary. David, a teen, was selected to become a king. Joseph, a teen, was selected to save Egypt and Israel from famine. This class is designed to help parents navigate their relationship with their teen, college and adult children through life. Jimmy and Maria are more than qualified to help you in this stage of parenting as they’ve guided four children through their teen and college years and each of them are faithful disciples who have married faithful disciples.
CLASS SPEAKER: Sajjan Sharma and Valdur Koha
From the moment of its conception, the church has been called to be a light to the world. This has always meant for us to have an impact physically, emotionally, but most importantly spiritually in our communities. Join us as we explore how to be a light to those around us. You will leave with a greater conviction that the church and individual disciples are God’s plan to heal a divided and hurting world. You will also learn practical ways to reach out to people that live around you using both technology and our examples.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Rondey & Jennifer Allen
Blended Family Class
Unity is crucial to a family. Amos wrote; “Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” (Amos 3:3) While the parents may have agreed to walk together time and attention is required to bring about the unity God desires in every family. Rodney and Jennifer Allen are leading blended family a blended family together and bring a wealth of information to this class as professional as clinicians. If you’re part of a blended family or you want impact blended families for Christ you will not want to miss this class.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Dr. G. Steve Kinnard, Ryan McCullough
People across America are talking about social issues: gun control, abortion, the death penalty, criminal justice reform, gay marriage, and many other issues are on the hearts of disciples and those around us. How do we as followers of Jesus represent him faithfully in the way we work on and communicate about these issues? This class will explore the subject of social justice within the life and ministry of Jesus the Messiah.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Shawn Wooten, Chris & Ann Efstathion, Valdur Koha
Want to do a one-year challenge? Want to do a “missions vacation?” Building relationships with disciples in the mission field. Traveling for missions.
CLASS SPEAKER: Shawn Sommerkamp
Professional Excellence Class
God created us, in part, to work. Even before the Fall we see Adam and Eve tending the garden. And yet we sometimes overlook our career as a primary means of growing in Christ. When we strive to keep in step with the spirit at work, we will have a world changing impact.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Javier & Kelly Amaya
Dios desea que prosperemos y florezcamos en cada área de nuestra vida. Para llegar a ser todo lo que Dios desea necesitamos madurar emocionalmente y espiritualmente. “Cuando yo era niño, hablaba como niño, pensaba como niño, razonaba como niño; cuando llegué a ser adulto, dejé atrás las cosas de niño.“Javier y Kelly Amaya compartirán principios y prácticas para madurar emocionalmente y espiritualmente como discípulos de Cristo. Ven y aprende como prosperar en forma emocional y espiritual.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Dr. G. Steve Kinnard, Dr. Ryan Erbe
In the parable of the soils, only one soil out of four produced plants that matured and bore fruit. Too often this is the experience of many within the church. People are baptized, but they don’t mature and experience the fruit of the Spirit in their lives. This class focuses on strategies to help both individuals and congregations promote spiritual development and maturity in an intentional and strategic manner.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Johnny & Glorimar Rivera
Parenting Young Children Class
Parents brought their young children to Jesus and he responded by reminding them “the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14). It’s one thing to talk about Jesus, it’s another to lead them to Jesus. This class is designed to help parents of young children thrive in their faith and then pass along the principles of Christ to their children. Johnny and Glory will share not only the gospel but their lives as well.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Collier Winters, Dr. Wayne Chin, Carl Alleyne
How to thrive and shine and make an eternal impact in high-pressure performance oriented fields at the college and professional levels.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Tommy & Connie Beene, and Larry & Mary Lou Craig
Empty Nesters Class
(Job 12:12) How can we be a benefit to our adult children and to our grandchildren? How can we bring good to our aging parents? How can we better understand and accept our own experience of the aging process? This class is meant to mature the mature and help us Thrive in this new season of life as great examples of Understanding for the Body of Christ.
CLASS SPEAKERS: Jeff & Florence Schachinger
In a marriage, your spiritual journey is not yours alone. It’s a journey you’re on together. This class will share principles and practicals to help one another thrive!
CLASS SPEAKERS: Jimmy Allen, Miriam Morales, Darryl Owens, Van Owens and Lewis Livingstone
By God’s grace, we have a multi-racial fellowship of churches. That’s a fantastic & revolutionary first step. But beyond that, we want to discuss how we can all be great friends and partners coming from diverse backgrounds fulfilling the heart and mission of God for all nations.
This class is for worship team members (Singers and Instrumentalists) who would like to grow in their ability to read music, play music, and take their corporate worship higher through musical communication and dynamics.
Grieving and Loss Class
Encouraging and strengthening our brothers and sisters who have suffered grief and loss. We are now a maturing movement, with decades of history. With that history comes challenges. Many of us have had to deal with difficult, heartrending loss. How can we go through things like this and keep our joy, hope and hearts alive and flourishing?
CLASS SPEAKERS: John and Arlene Markowski
Urban Millennials Class
Do I have a fear of missing out? Do I find myself comparing & competing with the world for an authentic ‘life to the full’? This class gives Navigation lessons for the intersection of Christ and culture