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Friday, October 5
 

12:00pm

Registration
Welcome to REACH!

Friday October 5, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Lobby

1:30pm

Preach to Reach: Discovering Creative Resources to Minimize the Weekly Grind of Preaching
In 2017, Gallup found the top two reasons people attend church had nothing to do with the music, the pastor, or the children’s and youth ministry; they had to do with the sermon. Join us as we explore strategies to help each other deliver God’s word in engaging and inspiring ways so people will come, come again, and be transformed.

Pre-Conference Presenter
avatar for Kermit Culver

Kermit Culver

Northwest District Superintendent, United Methodist Church
Rev. Kermit Culver serves as the the Northwest District Superintendent for the Dakotas Conference. He previously served churches in Stickney and Rapid City, South Dakota; was campus pastor at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota; and spent two decades at Legacy ... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Vetter

Brandon Vetter

Pastor, Legacy United Methodist Church
Rev. Brandon Vetter serves as the lead pastor at Legacy UMC in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was part of a team that launched Fusion Church in Mitchell, South Dakota in 2011, and he served as the campus pastor of Dakota Wesleyan University, also in Mitchell, for eight years. Brandon is married to Vicky, and they have two children, Miranda and Elijah... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
3S

1:30pm

Building Worship Bridges
Rev. Cathy Townley is a worship specialist, coach, and consultant in new starts and existing churches around the country and also in her home territory of Minnesota and the Dakotas. A former church planter and worship leader, Cathy’s heart and passion is to help churches return to the heart of worship in a way that connects with the very persons in their neighborhood that they have said they want to reach. Cathy’s newest project is “Building Worship Bridges,” a book and workbook written to provide practical content for worship-outreach, with co-authors Kay Kotan and Bishop Robert Farr (Missouri). Cathy has also created numerous other practical resources for worship outreach. She is a new grandma to a granddaughter—perhaps the best gift from God ever.

Pre-Conference Presenter
avatar for Rev. Cathy Townley

Rev. Cathy Townley

Coach and Consultant, Townley Coaching
Rev. Cathy Townley is a worship specialist, coach, and consultant in new starts and existing churches around the country and also in her home territory of Minnesota and the Dakotas. A former church planter and worship leader, Cathy’s heart and passion is to help churches return... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookstore

1:30pm

Church Planter Boiler Room (annual planter retreat)
Active church planters only (this session is not open to everyone) are invited to join Rev. Rosario (Roz) Picardo for a deep dive into his experience and wisdom gained in the church planting trenches. Roz has a wide range of expertise, including community engagement, planting innovation, and successful bi-vocational and leadership principles that apply to a wide range of settings. Significant time will be spent in engaging your most immediate challenges with the support and insights of your peers.

Speaker
avatar for Rev. Rosario (Roz) Picardo

Rev. Rosario (Roz) Picardo

Executive Pastor of New Church Development, Ginghamburg Church
Roz planted a church in Lexington, Kentucky—Embrace Church. He also served as the director of new church development for Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio, where he has started two new campuses. Roz leads a consulting group for church planters/pastors called Picardo Coaching LLC and is... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Early Childhood

1:30pm

Outward vs. Inward Focus: Three Key Questions
This workshop will explore the difference between outwardly and inwardly focused churches and the ways United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas extends radical hospitality to reach new people. It will also share ideas for marketing tools for invitational evangelism and intentional strategies for effective follow-up, connection, and discipleship. The workshop is based off the book that Debi Nixon co-wrote, “CATCH: A Churchwide Program for Invitational Evangelism.”

Pre-Conference Presenter
avatar for Debi Nixon

Debi Nixon

Executive Director of Development and ShareChurch, Church of the Resurrection
Debi  is managing executive director of regional campuses and ShareChurch at Church of the Resurrection and serves as the capital campaign coordinator. She has been part of the Resurrection staff since 1994.


Friday October 5, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Video Room

1:30pm

Overcoming Resistance to Change
If you are like most churches, there are internal barriers keeping your congregation from experiencing full health and vitality. This workshop will help identify the key reasons why churches resist change by exposing cultural values as the “hidden grip” found in statements like, “We have always done it this way!” We will explore how to identify and remove these barriers that are hindering you from living into your true mission and vision. Come and be unleashed for ministry!

Pre-Conference Presenter
avatar for Rev. Gary Step

Rev. Gary Step

Associate Director of Congregational Development, Michigan UMC
Rev. Gary Step is the associate director of congregational vibrancy for the Michigan Conference. Gary’s major responsibility is to promote and create a culture of church growth, health, and vitality within the conference, including providing leadership, coaching, and coordination... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room

1:30pm

Revitalizing the Rural Church
Join us as we come together to engage in conversation about rural ministry.  This fun, interactive workshop will get your creative juices flowing as we dive into the culture of rural faith communities and how a solid vision will move you toward a “Love First” church.  We will explore ways the rural church can create changes to Sunday worship, technology, and children’s and youth ministry, while addressing challenges that will arise in the midst of those changes. You will leave the workshop empowered to go into your rural faith communities and be agents of change for the kingdom of God.

Pre-Conference Presenter
avatar for Jason Martens

Jason Martens

Pastor, Salem Unite
Rev. Jason “Marty” Martens is pastor at Unite Church in Salem, South Dakota, where he has grown the rural church from 30 to 110 in average weekly worship attendance. Before his time there, Jason was a youth pastor in rural Minnesota. There, he developed a youth ministry that went... Read More →
avatar for Cory Thrall

Cory Thrall

Site Pastor, Bismarck Legacy
Rev. Cory Thrall is the senior pastor of the Missouri Valley Parish (MVP), which includes Turtle Lake UMC, Washburn UMC, Center UMC, Salem UMC in Hazen, and Peace UMC in Beulah, North Dakota. Cory has been in ministry for more than 20 years. Cory’s experience in transforming rural... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Pre-K

3:00pm

Break
Friday October 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lobby

3:15pm

From Entrance to Engagement: Identifying the experiences that move a one-time guest toward ongoing participation
A recent study by Rev. Dr. Alan Johnson that looked at the experiences that connect new attendees to mid-sized Nazarene Faith Communities.  Rev. Fred Vanderwerf will help us look at the lowest hanging fruit many churches overlook—guest retention.

Pre-Conference Presenter
avatar for Fred Vanderwerf

Fred Vanderwerf

Rev. Fred Vanderwerf serves as the Southern Prairie District Superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2015, he served Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota for seven years. Fred describes himself as a “missionary at heart” and previously... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Kindergarten

7:00pm

Opening Worship
Our worship gatherings will be geared to believers and non-believers alike. Singing and prayer will help to usher us into the presence of God while the preaching will be drawn from God’s Word and made relevant, useful, and alive to the normal person. It is our hope that we would truly encounter God. That His name would be made great and that we wouldn’t be the same people we were before we came.

Worship Leader
avatar for Kaleb Frazier

Kaleb Frazier

Worship Leader, Embrace Church
Kaleb Frazier  is the worship leader with Embrace Church Sertoma campus and has extensive experience in what it takes to lead awesome worship. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.



Friday October 5, 2018 7:00pm - 7:10pm
Sanctuary

7:20pm

REACH COURAGEOUSLY: Stepping up as leaders to the missional values required in our time
Speaker
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area UMC
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 7:20pm - 7:35pm
Sanctuary

8:00pm

REACH RELENTLESSLY: Focusing ministry intentionally and consistently outward
Speaker
avatar for Debi Nixon

Debi Nixon

Executive Director of Development and ShareChurch, Church of the Resurrection
Debi  is managing executive director of regional campuses and ShareChurch at Church of the Resurrection and serves as the capital campaign coordinator. She has been part of the Resurrection staff since 1994.


Friday October 5, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Sanctuary
 
Saturday, October 6
 

8:00am

Morning Worship
We will begin day two of REACH with worship. Our worship gatherings will be geared to believers and non-believers alike. Singing and prayer will help to usher us into the presence of God while the preaching will be drawn from God’s Word and made relevant, useful, and alive to the normal person. It is our hope that we would truly encounter God. That His name would be made great and that we wouldn’t be the same people we were before we came.

Worship Leader
avatar for Kaleb Frazier

Kaleb Frazier

Worship Leader, Embrace Church
Kaleb Frazier  is the worship leader with Embrace Church Sertoma campus and has extensive experience in what it takes to lead awesome worship. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.



Saturday October 6, 2018 8:00am - 8:10am
Sanctuary

8:30am

REACH PERSONALLY: Strategies for the evangelistic task in connecting the gospel with new people
Speaker
avatar for Rev. Rosario (Roz) Picardo

Rev. Rosario (Roz) Picardo

Executive Pastor of New Church Development, Ginghamburg Church
Roz planted a church in Lexington, Kentucky—Embrace Church. He also served as the director of new church development for Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio, where he has started two new campuses. Roz leads a consulting group for church planters/pastors called Picardo Coaching LLC and is... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Sanctuary

9:45am

A Learner’s Guide to Evangelism
What do I really need to know to be an evangelist? How can I share faith without being a jerk? How will I know if I was successful? This session will look at a way of evangelism that merely requires a curious and learning heart. “Know-it-alls” need not register! We will look at concepts cross-cultural missionaries employ as a way to inform how we share our faith right next door.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Fred Vanderwerf

Fred Vanderwerf

Rev. Fred Vanderwerf serves as the Southern Prairie District Superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2015, he served Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota for seven years. Fred describes himself as a “missionary at heart” and previously... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Video Room

9:45am

Connecting New People to a Discipleship Pathway
Our mission is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” But we often lose sight of that in the busyness of running a church. This session is meant to help you refocus on the Great Commission. Individuals from two churches with effective discipleship processes will talk about what works and share some of what they’ve learned through their efforts. Two unique follow-up tracks (one for Dakotas participants and one for Minnesota participants) will be available after the session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Cornerstone Discipleship Team

Cornerstone Discipleship Team

Rev. Steve Anderson, senior pastor at Cornerstone Church in Watertown, South Dakota, provides oversight and direction to the congregation’s effort in building a discipleship culture. Stacy Hendricks helps facilitate leader and missional community development at Cornerstone and other churches seeking to build such a culture. And as Corn... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Kelly McCuaig

Rev. Kelly McCuaig

Rev. Kelly McCuaig, lead pastor of Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota, was called to full-time ministry in fourth grade and has since traveled the world to follow that call. At the forefront of Kelly’s mind is always, “Are we making disciples?” This never-ending journey of walking more closely with Jesus is something Kelly i... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Sanctuary

9:45am

Developing Leaders to Reach Further
The impact of a congregation’s ministry to the world is determined by the size of the vision and the commitment of Spirit-filled leaders available to God. If you desire to be a II Timothy 2:2 leader of leaders, you will be introduced to a five-session growth track on developing your natural style of leadership, as well as learning how to identify, equip, release, and support those God has put around you.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Roger Spahr

Roger Spahr

Southeast District Superintendent, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rev. Roger Spahr serves as the Southeast District superintendent for the Dakotas Conference. He previously was the lead pastor at Cornerstone Church in Watertown, South Dakota. Roger is a native of Milbank, South Dakota and has a passion for leadership and discipleship.


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Multi-Purpose Room

9:45am

Extending Your Multi-Cultural Reach
Your community is becoming more ethnically and culturally diverse. You sense a call to a ministry of racial reconciliation. This session will introduce you to strategies and practices that will help you bridge cultural divides and embrace the beauty and vibrancy that comes with extending your multi-cultural reach. A multi-session equipping track is offered beyond this session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Rev. Cynthia Williams

Rev. Cynthia Williams

Rev. Cynthia Williams serves as River Valley district superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2016, she served in a dual appointment as associate pastor at Park Avenue UMC in Minneapolis and director of congregational life at ... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Shawn Moore

Rev. Shawn Moore

Rev. Shawn Moore is a church planter and chief engagement officer for The Beloved, a community development center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shawn is currently finishing his doctorate of ministry degree, which is focused on racial reconciliation.


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Pre-K

9:45am

Extending Your Reach with Social Media
Sometimes we like to think of social media as free ad space for our next event, sermon, or small group. But have you noticed that we don’t always get the results we’re looking for? To WIN at social media today, we have to start with engaging people long before we start promoting something. In this session, we will look at some practical steps we can take to start creating more community on social media to maximize our marketing. There is more to the conversation! There will be a multi-session track beyond this session to help you apply everything we talk about within the context of your church.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Jason Smith is the creative director at Embrace Church. He moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota from Richmond, Indiana, where he worked as worship and creative director at Lifted Church. Jason also spent time working with The Creative Church Companyand The Church at Knoxville... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Bookstore

9:45am

Multiplication: Mistakes or Momentum?
Multiplying ministry impact (starting new services, sites, and church starts) is a basic strategy to accomplish a “Reach” objective. But what are the pitfalls and typical mistakes? Are they avoidable? What are the keys to multiplication momentum? Which momentum builders deliver the greatest impact? This session will look at the best (and worst!) practices of congregations that seek to use multiplication strategies to reach new people. A multi-session follow-up equipping track will follow this session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Ben Ingebretson

Ben Ingebretson

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Director New Church Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Kindergarten

9:45am

Should You Plant a Church?
What does it take to successfully start a new place to reach new people? Who does a crazy hard thing like plant a new church? In this exploratory session, you will get a picture of the ancient and innovative role of the apostolic developer. If you have ever wondered whether planting is for you, or how to discern that gift in others, here is a chance to go “under the hood” of a unique breed. An initial planter assessment will be provided in this session, leading to further exploration as requested.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Rev. Kevin Kloster

Rev. Kevin Kloster

Rev. Kevin Kloster serves as the Southwest District Superintendent in the Dakotas Conference. He has planted two churches and worked across The United Methodist Church on church planting. He is the lead pastor at Canyon Lake UMC in Rapid City, South Dakota. Kevin previously serv... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
2S

9:45am

Starting a New Service to Reach New People
There are four types of churches that could consider starting a new service. Which one is yours? Learn how to discern how to start a new worship service from the optimum position of strength. Find out how to avoid the most common mistakes churches make when they try to start something new. See how you can lower risks and maximize results. Initiate a new life cycle in your church! A multi-session equipping track is offered beyond this session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Rev. Cathy Townley

Rev. Cathy Townley

Coach and Consultant, Townley Coaching
Rev. Cathy Townley is a worship specialist, coach, and consultant in new starts and existing churches around the country and also in her home territory of Minnesota and the Dakotas. A former church planter and worship leader, Cathy’s heart and passion is to help churches return... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Early Childhood

9:45am

Starting a New Site to Reach New People
Wondering whether your congregation should or could start a new place for new people? Wondering how to avoid the mistakes, lower the risks, and maximize the results? This session will introduce you to a process through which you can start a new life cycle in your congregation. A multi-session equipping track is offered beyond this session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Pastor Chris Haugan

Pastor Chris Haugan

Worship Leader, Embrace Church


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
3S

11:00am

REACH ADAPTIVELY: Adapting ministry practices to current reality for maximum impact and results
Speaker
avatar for Rev. Jacob Armstrong

Rev. Jacob Armstrong

Lead Pastor, Providence Church
Jacob Armstrong is the founding pastor of Providence Church, a nine-year-old United Methodist multi-site church plant near Nashville, Tennessee, that reaches 1,800 people each week. Providence’s vision is to see those who are disconnected from God and the church find hope, healing, and wholeness in Jesus Christ. Jacob is the author of 10 boo... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sanctuary

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday October 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lobby and outside

1:30pm

A Learner’s Guide to Evangelism
What do I really need to know to be an evangelist? How can I share faith without being a jerk? How will I know if I was successful? This session will look at a way of evangelism that merely requires a curious and learning heart. “Know-it-alls” need not register! We will look at concepts cross-cultural missionaries employ as a way to inform how we share our faith right next door.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Fred Vanderwerf

Fred Vanderwerf

Rev. Fred Vanderwerf serves as the Southern Prairie District Superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2015, he served Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota for seven years. Fred describes himself as a “missionary at heart” and previously... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Video Room

1:30pm

Connecting New People to a Discipleship Pathway
Our mission is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” But we often lose sight of that in the busyness of running a church. This session is meant to help you refocus on the Great Commission. Individuals from two churches with effective discipleship processes will talk about what works and share some of what they’ve learned through their efforts. Two unique follow-up tracks (one for Dakotas participants and one for Minnesota participants) will be available after the session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Cornerstone Discipleship Team

Cornerstone Discipleship Team

Rev. Steve Anderson, senior pastor at Cornerstone Church in Watertown, South Dakota, provides oversight and direction to the congregation’s effort in building a discipleship culture. Stacy Hendricks helps facilitate leader and missional community development at Cornerstone and other churches seeking to build such a culture. And as Corn... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Kelly McCuaig

Rev. Kelly McCuaig

Rev. Kelly McCuaig, lead pastor of Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota, was called to full-time ministry in fourth grade and has since traveled the world to follow that call. At the forefront of Kelly’s mind is always, “Are we making disciples?” This never-ending journey of walking more closely with Jesus is something Kelly i... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sanctuary

1:30pm

Developing Leaders to Reach Further
The impact of a congregation’s ministry to the world is determined by the size of the vision and the commitment of Spirit-filled leaders available to God. If you desire to be a II Timothy 2:2 leader of leaders, you will be introduced to a five-session growth track on developing your natural style of leadership, as well as learning how to identify, equip, release, and support those God has put around you.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Roger Spahr

Roger Spahr

Southeast District Superintendent, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rev. Roger Spahr serves as the Southeast District superintendent for the Dakotas Conference. He previously was the lead pastor at Cornerstone Church in Watertown, South Dakota. Roger is a native of Milbank, South Dakota and has a passion for leadership and discipleship.


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room

1:30pm

Extending Your Multi-Cultural Reach
Your community is becoming more ethnically and culturally diverse. You sense a call to a ministry of racial reconciliation. This session will introduce you to strategies and practices that will help you bridge cultural divides and embrace the beauty and vibrancy that comes with extending your multi-cultural reach. A multi-session equipping track is offered beyond this session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Rev. Cynthia Williams

Rev. Cynthia Williams

Rev. Cynthia Williams serves as River Valley district superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2016, she served in a dual appointment as associate pastor at Park Avenue UMC in Minneapolis and director of congregational life at ... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Shawn Moore

Rev. Shawn Moore

Rev. Shawn Moore is a church planter and chief engagement officer for The Beloved, a community development center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shawn is currently finishing his doctorate of ministry degree, which is focused on racial reconciliation.


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pre-K

1:30pm

Extending Your Reach with Social Media
Sometimes we like to think of social media as free ad space for our next event, sermon, or small group. But have you noticed that we don’t always get the results we’re looking for? To WIN at social media today, we have to start with engaging people long before we start promoting something. In this session, we will look at some practical steps we can take to start creating more community on social media to maximize our marketing. There is more to the conversation! There will be a multi-session track beyond this session to help you apply everything we talk about within the context of your church.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Jason Smith is the creative director at Embrace Church. He moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota from Richmond, Indiana, where he worked as worship and creative director at Lifted Church. Jason also spent time working with The Creative Church Companyand The Church at Knoxville... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bookstore

1:30pm

Multiplication: Mistakes or Momentum?
Multiplying ministry impact (starting new services, sites, and church starts) is a basic strategy to accomplish a “Reach” objective. But what are the pitfalls and typical mistakes? Are they avoidable? What are the keys to multiplication momentum? Which momentum builders deliver the greatest impact? This session will look at the best (and worst!) practices of congregations that seek to use multiplication strategies to reach new people. A multi-session follow-up equipping track will follow this session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Ben Ingebretson

Ben Ingebretson

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Director New Church Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Kindergarten

1:30pm

Should You Plant a Church?
What does it take to successfully start a new place to reach new people? Who does a crazy hard thing like plant a new church? In this exploratory session, you will get a picture of the ancient and innovative role of the apostolic developer. If you have ever wondered whether planting is for you, or how to discern that gift in others, here is a chance to go “under the hood” of a unique breed. An initial planter assessment will be provided in this session, leading to further exploration as requested.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Rev. Kevin Kloster

Rev. Kevin Kloster

Rev. Kevin Kloster serves as the Southwest District Superintendent in the Dakotas Conference. He has planted two churches and worked across The United Methodist Church on church planting. He is the lead pastor at Canyon Lake UMC in Rapid City, South Dakota. Kevin previously serv... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
2S

1:30pm

Starting a New Service to Reach New People
There are four types of churches that could consider starting a new service. Which one is yours? Learn how to discern how to start a new worship service from the optimum position of strength. Find out how to avoid the most common mistakes churches make when they try to start something new. See how you can lower risks and maximize results. Initiate a new life cycle in your church! A multi-session equipping track is offered beyond this session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Rev. Cathy Townley

Rev. Cathy Townley

Coach and Consultant, Townley Coaching
Rev. Cathy Townley is a worship specialist, coach, and consultant in new starts and existing churches around the country and also in her home territory of Minnesota and the Dakotas. A former church planter and worship leader, Cathy’s heart and passion is to help churches return... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Early Childhood

1:30pm

Starting a New Site to Reach New People
Wondering whether your congregation should or could start a new place for new people? Wondering how to avoid the mistakes, lower the risks, and maximize the results? This session will introduce you to a process through which you can start a new life cycle in your congregation. A multi-session equipping track is offered beyond this session.

Breakout Session Presenter
avatar for Pastor Chris Haugan

Pastor Chris Haugan

Worship Leader, Embrace Church


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
3S

3:00pm

REACH AUTHENTICALLY: Sharing Christ from a place of transparency and genuine love
Speaker
avatar for Adam Weber

Adam Weber

Lead Pastor, Embrace Church
Adam Weber lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is the lead pastor at Embrace Church. Embrace is an 11-year-old church that has grown to five physical campuses—St. Croix in Lakeland, Minnesota; Sertoma, Downtown Sioux Falls, and 57th Street campuses in Sioux Falls, South Dakota... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Sanctuary

3:45pm

Closing worship
Reach will close with worship. Our worship gatherings will be geared to believers and non-believers alike. Singing and prayer will help to usher us into the presence of God while the preaching will be drawn from God’s Word and made relevant, useful, and alive to the normal person. It is our hope that we would truly encounter God. That His name would be made great and that we wouldn’t be the same people we were before we came.

Speaker
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area UMC
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →

Worship Leader
avatar for Kaleb Frazier

Kaleb Frazier

Worship Leader, Embrace Church
Kaleb Frazier  is the worship leader with Embrace Church Sertoma campus and has extensive experience in what it takes to lead awesome worship. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.



Saturday October 6, 2018 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Sanctuary