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9:00 pm – 9:25 am – Registration, Networking & Breakfast
Be on time to make sure you get registered to receive your program, materials, and ticket for lunch!
Take advantage of this opportunity to network with other churches while enjoying complimentary coffee and pastries.
9:25 – 9:45 – Welcome & Introductions
9:45 – 10:45 – Matt Keller
It’s one thing to see new visitors at a church, but it’s something complete different to actually assimilate people into the life-flow of a local church. At Next Level Church, we’ve worked overtime to develop an assimilation strategy that has as few hoops as possible and yet sets people up with everything they need to know to make NLC their home. It’s the system we’ve leaned into to grow our church from 950 people to over 2700 in 20 months.
10:45 – 11:00 – Break
11:00 – 11:30 – Rusty Lewis
Contagious Generosity – What Generous Churches Know
There is no generosity button. It is not one thing – it is a lot of things done consistently well over a period of time. It’s not a program or a one-time emphasis but rather a repositioning of leadership and direction. You can develop a culture of contagious generosity in your church. Others have done it – you can too!
11:30 – 12:00 – Doug Hood
Environmental Projection – Using Technology to Create an Engaging Worship Experience in your Church
In the early church, visual elements were an important part of the worship experience. The sanctuary enveloped you with images and thematic elements that supported God’s splendor. You walked into the room and you were inspired, your attention was drawn to God. Contrast that to some worship spaces you might walk into today. Many can be described as “underwhelming” at best. Come learn about this technology which can be used to creatively and inexpensively transform the feel of your worship space for music, productions and sermons. Bring your questions and leave with real answers for your church!
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch Break
Complimentary lunch will be catered by Chick-Fil-A, Pine Island Road
1:00 – 1:30 – Mark Towell
Furnishing your New Facility…Lessons Learned
It’s not every day that a committee or individual is tasked with furnishing a new facility. In this presentation we will discuss tips that will make this process more cost effective and less stressful as well as examining some pitfalls to avoid along the way.
1:30 – 2:00 – Jerry Wallace
Eleven Things Pastors Wish They Knew Before They Built
Discussions with hundreds of pastors about the good, the bad, and the ugly of building projects has produced a “Top Eleven” list of advice and wisdom that may keep your church from becoming another statistic in the list of failed churches, over-budget projects, and stressed out leadership teams. Let’s take in the wisdom of those who have already survived the adventure of designing and building a new facility and help make your vision a reality!
2:00 – 2:10 – Break
2:10 – 2:40 – Dave Schlosser
Debt Capacity – How Much Can You Afford?
We will discuss the current lending environment for churches, focus on certain financial guidelines that lenders use to qualify churches and will enumerate a checklist of items that a church should focus on which will increase the chances of a church securing a competitive market loan.
2:40 – 2:55 – Final Questions & Answers
2:55 – 3:00 – Prize Drawings & Closing
We’ve got a few great giveaways…but you must be in attendance to win, so make sure you don’t miss this big finale!!
Lead Pastor of Next Level Church
Topic at TGC: Assimilation
Managing Director of Ziegler
Topic at TGC: Financing & Debt Capacity
Vice President of Generis
Topic at TGC: Stewardship Campaigning
Founder and President of J.L.Wallace, Inc.
Topic at TGC: Design/Build Process
President/Owner of CSD Group, Inc.
Topic at TGC: Audio/Visual
President of MinistryResource
Topic at TGC: Furnishing your Facility