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Seminars

Choose one 12-hour seminar from the list below when you register.

Reaching Today's Student

Instructors:  John Koeshall Jr. and Jan & Therese Kotzerke

**Strongly recommended for first-time attendees or as a refresher for long-term workers.**

The purpose of this class is to present the primary method of Christ in order to change our university campuses. The goal of this course is how to apply the biblical principles of discipleship, which Jesus modeled with His disciples, to your own individual contexts and campuses. 


Christian Coaching

Instructor: Julie Markese

“You will never maximize your potential in any area without coaching. It is impossible. You may be good. You may even be better than everyone else. But without outside input you will never be as good as you could be.” (Andy Stanley) Coaching is all about potential. It’s about building capacity instead of dependency in people. It offers a place to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. It works.

This course will cover:

  • Core coaching skills of active listening, coaching presence, and asking powerful questions

  • What sets coaching apart from other disciplines (key distinctions)

  • Coaching teams

  • At least one coaching demo per session

  • Coaching through change


Instructors: Chuck & Sally Haavik

Have you wanted to have a deeper relationship with Jesus? To really know His love and the power of His resurrection?  Jesus said, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word and My Father will love him and We will come and make our home with him.” (John 14:23) We will spend a week together taking a journey with Jesus, learning how to deepen our lives in Him through prayer, journaling and meditation on Scripture, becoming companions with Him as we pray with the Gospel stories from Bethlehem to the Cross and beyond. Come & Join us!

Inner Life in Christ


Instructor: Justin J. Evans

In this course we will study the book of Isaiah in its literary and historical contexts. We will trace major themes throughout the book, such as faith and the hope for a Messiah. Along the way, we will pause to do close readings of selected passages. Our approach will help readers orient themselves to the prophetic literature of the Old Testament, while developing an appreciation of how these texts continue to speak today.

Reading Isaiah: Visions of a King


Taking It to the Next Level

Instructors: Steve & Deanne Turley

Building Up Yourself and Those Around You to Better Serve

Each day we will delve into one (or two) proven ideas, concepts or tools that can help us become better servant leaders, both personally and within a team. Some of the topics we will be considering:  Building Trust, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Culture vs. Strategy, DISC assessment, Redemptive Conflict, Building a Team.

In addition to theory, we want to brainstorm ideas on the topic immediately so as to give the content impact and application beyond head-knowledge.  Our objective is that every participant leaves Connect with deliberate, actionable steps and/or goals for each idea, concept and tool that we discuss.