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 October 24-25, 2014 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (PDT)

at

ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University

7600 Glover Road, Langley BC Canada

or from anywhere via internet livestreaming

The twelve confirmed tracks (with four workshops in each track) include:

Authentic Leadership, Children's Ministry, Christianity and Culture, ChurchWorks Church Administration, Coaching/Mentoring, Healing Discipleship, Leadership Essentials 1 & 2, Marriage and Family, Personal Health, Prayer, and Rural Ministry

Early Bird Registration (until September 30)

Onsite Registration - $45/day or $75 for both days

Live-streaming Registration - $35/person or $140/church (for both days)

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God Moving Hearts

If God brings you to it, he will bring you through itThe Israelites languished in captivity until the day when God moved the heart of their captor king, the mighty King Cyrus of Persia (Ezra 1). At the Lord’s prompting, Cyrus proclaimed that the Israelites could return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. Not only did God move the king’s heart, he also stirred the hearts of some of the Jews to seize this amazing opportunity.

God_Answers_Prayer

Man holding stomach with quote, "It felt like someone was twisting a knife in my stomach."I was lying in a Filipino hospital with excruciating pain. It felt like someone was twisting a knife in my stomach. The doctor’s first priority was to rehydrate me, as I had gone through a serious bout of dysentery. They did a series of tests, but could not determine the cause of my pain. After a day, the pain went away.

God's Power in and through Imperfect Instruments

Clay jar with the verse from 2 Corinthians 4:7As a young camp counsellor, I had strong opinions about what constituted a good camp speaker. When Mr. B stood up to speak at the start of camp, I just knew we were in trouble. Yet, God used this imperfect instrument in an incredible way to reach into the hearts of many that week, including myself.

Leading Unethically

Man climbing ladder of successI’m sure we can all think of leaders who acted unethically. Many leaders justify their actions by believing that their position places them above ethical constraints. They consciously or unconsciously assume that the same rules do not apply to them. In 1 Sam. 22, Saul does the unthinkable.

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Tackling the Giants

Big sumo wrestler and a little one (Dave and Goliath)It’s a classic story of the little guy taking on the big guy and winning (1 Sam. 17). Obviously, David was skilled with his sling, having already killed a lion and a bear during the course of his shepherding duties. The giant, Goliath, was a seasoned warrior.

Spiritual Leadership - A MinistryLift Recommended Book

Spiritual Leadership by Richard and Henry Blackaby“Spiritual leadership is moving people unto God’s agenda” (p. 36). In their 2011 expanded revision of Spiritual Leadership, Henry and Richard Blackaby have done a masterful job of calling Christian leaders to refocus on God and His agenda while giving many practical tools for helping them move people according to God’s leading.

Leading from a Renovated Heart

Heart with words, "Renovation of the Heart"“Our life and how we find the world now and in the future is, almost totally, a simple result of what we have become in the depths of our being - in our spirits, will, or heart. From there we see our world and interpret reality. From there we make our choices, break forth into action, try to change our world.