Workshops

Check out the workshops that you'll be able to participate in at this year's Lead Forward. There's 3 workshop blocks so you'll be able to take part in 3 workshops throughout Lead Forward. Check out the details page for a schedule of when workshops are happening.

Leading With Courage In A Sexually Broken Culture

In today’s rapidly changing and often challenging cultural landscape, pastors are called to navigate and lead their congregations through complex issues surrounding sexuality with grace, truth, and courage. This workshop is designed specifically for lead and associate pastors and aims to equip church leaders with the tools, integrity, and spiritual fortitude necessary to address sexual brokenness within their churches and the culture they live in.

Mentoring the Next Generation

10:45 am
South Auditorium
No generation has ever been more technologically savvy, more resourced or more connected than this one. Gen Z and Gen Alpha are not like the gens before us and understanding their uniqueness and the differences between the generations means loving and serving them better.

7 Principles That Can Change the Trajectory of Your Church

10:45 am
South Auditorium

In “7 Principles That Can Change the Trajectory of Your Church,” Phil will explore the seven essential elements necessary for church staff and teams to lead effectively through growth and change. This workshop will provide practical insights on fostering adaptability, enhancing communication, and developing visionary leadership. Phil will offer actionable strategies to implement these principles, ensuring that your church can navigate transitions confidently and create a lasting positive impact. Join us to learn how to equip your team with the tools needed to transform and elevate your church’s trajectory.

Worship Teams

More info coming soon.

Children's Ministry and the Holy Spirit

As the children’s ministry leader, you feel like all is well in the world when every detail is taken care of, every prop is sourced, every volunteer has their curriculum and the room is set and ready to go. But let’s have a discussion together about where the Holy Spirit fits between the cheesy/shaving cream game and the race to small groups. How can we, as pastors, lay leaders and volunteers, create the space for the Holy Spirit to speak to little hearts and minds? How can we be ‘Elis’ helping the ‘Samuels’ recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit so they too can say, ‘Speak Lord, your servant is listening!’

Creating an Amazing Team Culture

2:30 pm
Conference Room
A strong and engaging team culture is an integral part of any ministry or staff. It can foster growth, attract talent and most importantly help everyone keep on mission. Put into practice these essential steps and your church staff or volunteers will never want to leave.

Worship Teams

More info coming soon.

Workshop TBD

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Church Vitality

More info to come.

Church Finances

2:30 pm
South Auditorium

More info coming soon

Enhancing Your Livestream Audio

Enhance the audio quality of your church livestreams with our hands-on workshop designed for church sound engineers, media team members, worship leaders, and anyone involved in church audio production. Learn to achieve professional-grade sound using Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), advanced plug-ins, and special mixing techniques. This session covers the basics of DAWs, mastery of plug-ins for EQ, compression, and reverb, and professional mixing techniques tailored for live streaming. Receive practical tips on optimizing your audio setup and troubleshooting common issues, ensuring clear, balanced, and dynamic sound for a more engaging online worship experience. Join us to elevate your church’s audio production and transform the way your congregation experiences worship from afar.

LOGOS Bible Software & Sermon Planning

Workshop TBD

10:45 am
Conference Room

More info coming soon.

Jesus and Justice

5 Keys To Healthy Sexuality In Church Culture

This engaging session will equip pastors with practical tools and biblical principles to facilitate transformative, honest, and respectful conversations about sexuality within their congregation. You will learn how to create a supportive environment that promotes healthy relationships, addresses modern challenges, and aligns with Biblical framework. Gain the confidence to lead your church towards a holistic and transformative understanding of sexuality, fostering a nurturing and thriving community.

Tea with Brenda

10:45 am
North Auditorium

Join us for “Tea with Brenda,” a delightful gathering hosted by Brenda Russell. This special event for ladies offers an afternoon of delicious snacks, refreshing tea, and uplifting conversations. Connect with fellow sisters, share stories, and build meaningful relationships in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy exciting giveaways and prizes, making this a fun and memorable time of fellowship and encouragement. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to bond and be uplifted!