Breakout: Building a Church Communications Team

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Building a communications team can seem daunting, even scary!  Where do you start? Where do you get advice?  What should you communicate?  What guidelines do you present to your team? Any church, regardless of size, can have a communications team.  Although the team sizes will vary, you must start somewhere.  We’ll talk about where to

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Pre-Convention Breakout: A 21st Century Antioch Church

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Even though the disciples were called Christians first at the Antioch church, the Antioch church is significant as a contemporary model. Antioch was on the leading edge of Christianity in a spiritually dark world. Yet the church innovatively penetrated a hostile culture, which included sending Paul and Barnabas as missionaries. What does an “Antioch” church

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Breakout: Women and Transitions in Life

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Transitions in life are inevitable, whether in relationships, job, location, calling, children, or any change of direction. Join us as we hear how other women have worked through transitions in their lives. We can learn from and support one another. Hosted by Barbara Bach. Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 p.m. – Desert Vista DE

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Breakout: Firearms in the Church

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In the ’80s background checks for children’s workers became a primary church security topic. In the ’90s internal control measures for finances became a focus, followed by medical response teams. A security issue today is whether people should be carrying firearms in the church. What requirements should be considered? Qualifications? What about state laws? What

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Breakout: Schools of Ministry Consultation

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This will be a sharing session between leaders of Open Bible’s growing number of schools of ministry. If you are interested in learning more about schools of ministry, come meet and listen to leaders as they share and discuss their schools’ developmental journeys. Christi Hendrickson, who leads Creekside School of Ministry in Rapid City, South

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Breakout: Ministers and Retirement: Really?

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“I will never be able to afford to retire.” More than one minister has sighed while making that statement. Is there a realistic way to prepare for retirement if you are a minister? What options do you have? Teri Beyer and a representative of Principal Financial, administrator of Open Bible Churches’ Ministerial Retirement Plan, will

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