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Dan Chambers – Nashville, Tennessee

A Case for Being a New Testament–Shaped Church (Thursday 9:45 Rm 010)
This class is intended to do two things: (1) equip us to help others understand who we in churches of Christ are and what we’re trying to be as a community of faith; and (2) strengthen our conviction that being a New Testament–shaped church is a goal worth pursuing and that doing things God’s way really does matter.

Addressing Myths & Misconceptions about Churches of Christ (Thursday 11:00 Rm 010)
As with any church group, there’s plenty of information floating around about churches of Christ that doesn’t do a very good job of representing what most of us believe and how most of us think. This class will offer suggestions for responding to some of the more common inaccurate charges that have been leveled against churches of Christ.

Steve Diggs – Nashville, Tennessee

Christ-Focused Leadership in a Post Christian World (Thursday & Friday 9:45 Rm 210)

Steve Diggs

Gary Dodd – Nashville, Tennessee

Imagine There Is a Heaven (Thursday 9:45 Rm 214)
Consider the world’s perspectives of eternity. Does physical life end and that is it? How should a biblical vision of eternity positively impact our walk with God and shape our eternal perspective and service in God’s Kingdom?

Open the Eyes of My Heart (Thursday 11:00 Rm 214)
So much exists that God has created that we would like to see. How closely are our visions aligned with what our Father desires that we see? Scripture encourages us to turn to God to shape our vision.

Gary Dodd

Shawn Gary – Lubbock, Texas

God’s Sovereignty in Exodus (Thursday 11:00 The Well)
Generation U
Explore the mystery of the book of Exodus. The story is a faith sieve that can create unique moral questions for the 21st-century American reader. The class will focus primarily on a deeper theological understanding while making the connection between the shadow of Israel’s salvation and the reality of a disciple’s freedom in Christ.

Bill Hardy – Gospel Sharing Ministries

Gospel Sharing Ministries (Thursday 11:00 Rm 124)
Gospel Sharing Ministries (GSM) was formed in October 2013. It was established to meet a need to minister to all sizes of churches by teaching, training, and demonstrating a simple and easy Bible-based approach to evangelism. Using a group of trained workers, Gospel Sharing Ministries has been traveling across our nation helping the members of congregations become recommitted to approaching people in order to share the Gospel of Christ.

Eli Hooper – Grass Valley, California

God’s Sovereignty in Acts (Friday 3:00 The Well)
Generation U

It is both encouraging and challenging to faithfully embrace the reality of God’s sovereignty. Let’s go back to some first-century events in the church to see how those people walked faithfully with God in control.

Eli Hooper

Chris Johnson – Lubbock, Texas/Jason Thornton – Tulsa, Oklahoma

God’s Sovereignty in Jesus’ Life (Friday 9:45 The Well)
Generation U

This class will explore the differences between guilt, appropriate shame, and toxic shame. We will examine the debilitating effects of toxic shame and identify those most susceptible. Many in ministry may not personally suffer in this way, but it is certain they will encounter those who do. Emphasis will be given to discovering the truth about toxic shame so that we can raise the banner and shout “Hosanna!” as we learn to live unashamed of our shame.

Chris Johnson

Jeff Lane – Wolfforth, Texas

Unashamed of Our Shame (Friday 11:00 Rm 124)
This class will explore the differences between guilt, appropriate shame, and toxic shame. We will examine the debilitating effects of toxic shame and identify those most susceptible. Many in ministry may not personally suffer in this way, but it is certain they will encounter those who do. Emphasis will be given to discovering the truth about toxic shame so that we can raise the banner and shout “Hosanna!” as we learn to live unashamed of our shame.

Jeff Lane

Jason Masteller – Detroit, Michigan

God’s Sovereignty in Jesus’ Death and Resurrection (Friday 11:00 The Well)
Generation U

Come witness the majesty of God’s power over destiny as we study His providence leading up to Jesus’ death and through the resurrection.

Jason Masteller

Tommy Maxwell – Tacoma, Washington

Training Next Generation Leaders (Friday 9:45 Rm 214)
The church today is in need of leaders, but good leaders are not developed by accident. This class will explore what to look for and what to teach in order to have strong church leadership for the next generation.

Billy McGuiggan – Richmond, Virginia

This Is How We Overcome (Thursday & Friday 11:00 Rm 210)
Are you tired of the same old patterns? Do you want to get out of that spiritual rut? Do you want to do more for God and partner with Him to build His church? Come and see how that’s done from 2 Corinthians 3:17–18 and Revelation 2–3.

Billy McGuiggan

Trey & Lea Morgan – Lubbock, Texas

Marriage AND Ministry, Not Marriage OR Ministry (Thursday & Friday 3:00 Flag Room)
Everyone wants to do a great job in their ministries but not to the point of neglecting our marriages and families. The goal should be marriage AND ministry, not marriage OR ministry.

John Orr – Fort Worth, Texas

The Rest of the Story of Jesus (Thursday 9:45 Rm 124)
New Bible study presentation that is easy for anyone to use. Everyone attending will receive two free copies and more as they need for their congregation.

Growth Ideas for Small Congregations (Friday 9:45 Rm 124)
Growth ideas for small congregations (or churches of any size). Congregations that continue to lose members are struggling to survive. Others have seen a tremendous decline in attendance. This class offers ways to begin turning things around.

Recardo Reyes – Corpus Christi, Texas

Are They Worth Saving? — An Evangelistic Tool for Congregations (Thursday 9:45 Rm 012)
Come learn how we can involve the local congregation in fulfilling the Great Commission through jail/prison and recovery ministries.

Discipleship and Support Groups (Friday 11:00 Rm 214)
How support groups are reviving the image of the church in the community. Learn how Christ-centered support groups are growing disciples, helping Christians stay free from addictive and destructive behaviors, and changing the way our communities see the church.

Tim Rush – Tulsa, Oklahoma

God’s Sovereignty in Genesis (Thursday 9:45 The Well)
Generation U

In the beginning, there was…chaos. God brought about order only to see Satan reintroduce more chaos. Join us as we watch God show his sovereignty from day one, despite Satan’s best efforts to interfere.

Tim Rush

Molly Setliff – Lubbock, Texas

Unlocking the Power of Self-Efficacy: Nurturing Confidence (Thursday 9:45 Flag Room)
In this presentation, we will delve into the concept of self-efficacy, a critical element of confidence. We will explore its innate strength within us, consider what God’s word imparts about it, and examine the underlying science that governs it. Our objective is not only to comprehend the essence of self-efficacy but also to provide practical strategies for its development and nurturing. Through this, we aim to empower both ourselves and our children to stand resolutely in alignment with the divine plan guiding our lives.

Mastering Inner Peace: Navigating Life’s Pressures Through God’s Design (Thursday 11:00 Flag Room)
In our discussion, we will examine the daily pressures that weigh upon us and discover a pathway to attaining a sense of inner peace, as God envisioned. Together, we will learn how to identify and embrace our innate desire to live purposeful and meaningful lives while gaining insight into how our social and physical surroundings influence our journey, propelling us towards wholesome or detrimental habits. Furthermore, we will equip ourselves with practical strategies to navigate our internal emotional responses when facing life’s challenges.

Cultivating Self-love (Friday 9:45 Flag Room)
As the Bible instructs us, love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. During this session, we aim to understand what it truly means to love and cherish ourselves within God’s purposeful design. The session will provide practical strategies to guide us toward loving the person God created us to be. By nurturing self-love and appreciation, we equip ourselves with the capacity to extend love to others, fostering healthy relationships and enabling us to find solace in the loving embrace of our Creator.

Finding Freedom in Rest: Exploring the Sabbath’s Role in Unburdening Our Lives (Friday 11:00 Flag Room)
God desires to liberate us from the relentless bondage of life’s busyness. In this session, we will embark on a journey to address the following pivotal questions: Can the deliberate practice of a Sabbath rest serve as a gateway to the elimination of hurry in our lives? What insights does the Bible impart regarding the significance of Sabbath rest? And how does our contemporary landscape shape the understanding of Sabbath rest? Together, we will consider scriptures to glean wisdom on the concept of the Sabbath and discern our role (if any) in this practice.

Levi Sisemore – Fredricksburg, Texas

Theological Worship Planning: Mining the Worship Texts of the Bible (Friday 9:45 Rm 126)
While there may be no one-size-fits-all approach to planning our assemblies, there are ways that we can coordinate our spiritual, human, and musical resources towards shared goals: the adoration of God, the edification of the church, and the conviction of the outsider. In this class we’ll workshop how one can be more than a “song leader” and move into being a “worship leader.”

Worship Planning Lab (Friday 11:00 Rm 126)
Each Sunday churches across the world gather to worship; each week they must answer whats, whys, and hows about planning worship. Most of our congregational worship planners have never paused to ask if there are theological answers to these kinds of questions, and usually the answers for these come from pragmatic or traditional models. In this class we’ll compare the models and look to the worship texts of the Bible for a theological model of worship planning.

Chris Swinford – Wichita Falls, Texas

Freeing Our Neighbors from Sin (Thursday 11:00 Rm 012)
Many of us grew up learning the “five fingers” approach to salvation, which certainly saves, but the New Testament lists many more gifts from God that save us and make us free from sin. As we share the good news of Christ, we need to share the full story of our salvation. Come and learn a new evangelistic approach.

Chris Swinford

Clark Tatum – Phoenix, Arizona

The Promise of Life in Christ Creates Passionate Hearts (Thursday 3:00 Rm 210)
We Have Many Reasons to Smile and to Develop a Passionate Heart for God. And a brief introduction to the Journey Bible Class Study Books with a short description of these books: Journey into a Passion-Filled Life, Journey into a Hope-Filled Life, Journey into a Mission-Minded Life.

The Secret of Contentment Brings Joy (Friday 3:00 Rm 210)
What is the Secret Behind the Heart That is Content? And a brief introduction to the Journey Bible Class Study Books with a short description of these books: Journey into a Fruit-Filled Life, Journey into a Faith-Filled Life, Journey into a Joy-Filled Life.

Charlie Thomason – Waco, Texas

Fun Way to Memorize Scripture (Thursday & Friday 9:45 Rm 212)
How to have fun memorizing. People who attend both classes will be guaranteed to leave having memorized 8 verses plus 24 chapter locations!
These classes guarantee you will walk away having memorized forever 8 Bible verses and at least one event from each chapter of the gospel of Luke!

Bob Turner – Virginia Beach, Virginia

How to Teach Adults (Thursday 9:45 & 11:00 Rm 126)
Why are so many people unwilling to teach Bible class? In this first session we will explore the answer to that question along with effectively teaching adults in our Bible classes. We will discuss 7 styles of learning, 3 methods of learning, and the goal of our teaching.
Most Bible classes are missing two important components…passion and application. In our second session, we will focus on how to instill passion in the hearts of learners. We will also look more deeply at how to make application of a 1st-century text in a 21st-century context.

Bob Turner

Mike Vaughn – Mentor, Ohio

History of Disciple-Making and Application Today (Thursday 11:00 Rm 212)
This class covers the history of the Church over the centuries. We will discuss how Christianity conquered the Roman Empire and how the Lord’s Church has evolved over time. We will conclude with how to apply this learning in today’s culture to make disciples.

A Discipleship Maturity Model (Friday 11:00 Rm 212)
This class offers a discipleship maturity model that can help us diagnose where we are on our journey as a Christian. This model is intended to help us become effective disciple-makers.

Kerry Williams – Tupelo, Mississippi

Supernatural Power: God’s Providence Today (Thursday 3:00 Rm 012)
As we struggle with Satan and his forces through the wilderness of life, we turn to God through prayer. Do we believe that he will answer and intervene directly in the events of this world?

Our Confidence in Salvation: Living Boldly in His Grace (Friday 3:00 Rm 012)
We know that our every hope is found in the grace of God, yet we struggle to truly put aside reliance on our personal works as a partial means to salvation. We need to fully embrace our helplessness and utter reliance on His Amazing Grace!

Kerry Williams

Willie Williams – The Colony, Texas

The Power of Vision (Friday 9:45 & 11:00 Rm 012)
When God desired to revitalize Israel and restore the glory of His children, a vision was displayed. A strong vision is the catalyst for great work in the Kingdom. Come study with us the power of Vision.

Willie Williams

Dan Winkler – Spring Hill, Tennessee

Refine the Paradigm: What Jesus Meant by the Title of Disciple (Friday 9:45 & 11:00 Rm 010)
Become What Jesus Meant by the Title “Disciple.” Jesus challenges/charges us to make disciples, but what did he mean by that word? The answer will completely alter our efforts of evangelism, reboot the spirit of our congregations, and—just maybe—help us turn the world upside down once again.

Ray Young – Lubbock, Texas

God’s Sovereignty in Judges (Thursday 3:00 The Well)
Generation U