What does God see? An event for family ministry and spiritual formation
Viewmaster

As a community of leaders, let’s seek to imagine
the family the way God sees it. If we had His vision,
how would that change our perspective?

ENVISION – A Conference for:

Senior Pastors | Children & Family Ministry Leaders | Youth Pastors & Leaders | Volunteers

Sponsored by David C Cook, The Gathering is a unique event focusing on spiritual formation and family ministry…where you will be inspired, refreshed, and renewed. Now you have two locations to choose from—Costa Mesa, CA and Chicago, IL. Both events will feature the same keynote speakers and many of the same workshop topics. Seating is limited in both locations, so register today! You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to network and collaborate with other ministry leaders and gain practical insights for your church.

Register for Costa Mesa Register for Chicago

Keynote Speakers (Costa Mesa & Chicago)

  • Craig Jutila is an author, leadership coach, and communicator inspiring audiences throughout the country on the topics of marriage, family, leadership and living healthy, balanced lives. In their recent book, From Hectic to Healthy, Craig and his wife Mary share how they were finally able to find the right seasonal pace for their life and family. They have appeared on radio and TV shows highlighting their story. Craig also serves as president of Empowered Living, which provides leadership and resources for parents, families, children and leaders.

    www.whowillyouempower.com
    @craigjutila

  • Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Family Ministry Architect at David C Cook. She is also the author of Spiritual Parenting, Dreaming of More for the Next Generation, A Theology of Family Ministry, The Big God Story, and the forthcoming Book, Becoming a Spiritually Formed Family. Michelle has earned graduate degrees in Christian Education, Theology, and Leadership and has over 25 years experience as a children and family pastor. She currently serves as the Family Ministry Ambassador for ROCKHARBOR church.

    www.michelleanthony.org
    @truinspiration

  • Director of Development and Production for David C Cook's Tru Philosophy, Megan Fate Marshman delights in sharing the gospel and empowering others to do the same. With a knack for weaving extraordinary adventure into everyday story lines, Megan speaks nationally at churches, conferences, and university chapels. Additionally, she serves as Director of Women’s Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps, where she rediscovered her childhood love for telling stories—specifically sharing the best story of all: the gospel.

    www.meganfate.com
    @meganfate

  • Mark Holmen is a husband, father, pastor, coach, speaker as well as an author of numerous books for parents and church leaders including Faith Begins At Home. For seven years Mark served as the Senior Pastor of Ventura Missionary Church where he developed and implemented a model for becoming a Faith@Home focused church, now supported by the Willow Creek Association, Focus on the Family, and many others. Mark and his family live in Ventura, California where he serves as a full-time missionary to the Faith@Home movement.

    www.faithathome.com
    @MarkHolmen

Worship

Jeff Fernandez seeks to see faith communities elevate Christ and be transformed by cultivating entire lives of worship. He is honored to have been a part of Tru since the very beginning by giving his creative input, implementing philosophy, writing, and leading worship. Newly married, he resides in Orange County, where he serves as the worship pastor at Mariners Church – Santa Ana.

Night of Worship Special Guest

Travis Ryan fiercely champions the church. By watching his father lead worship at the Calvary Chapels of Southern California and at Saddleback church, he gained a vision for the church and it’s role in the kingdom. Travis attended California Baptist University and then accepted a position at Saddleback church where he served for 6 years. While at Saddleback, Travis signed with Integrity Music because of their dedication to the church. Travis now resides in Smyrna, TN with his family and serves as the worship pastor as LifePoint Church.

Travis on Facebook / Travis on Instagram / Travis on YouTube

Costa Mesa

Schedule: Costa Mesa

Wednesday, May 7
2.00 PM
Registration:
Meet and Greet Coffee
3.00 PM
Inspire: Gathering #1:
God Restores
Craig Jutila
5.45 PM
Dinner (on site)
6.00 PM
Experience #1:
Prayer
Thursday, May 8
9.00 AM
Equip: Gathering #2:
God Gives Sight
Michelle Anthony
10.45 AM
Break
11.00 AM
Breakouts #1
12.00 PM
Lunch
1.30 PM
Breakouts #2
2.30 PM
Break
2.45 PM
Equip: Gathering #3:
God is With Us
Megan Marshman
4.30 PM
Break
4.45 PM
Experience #2:
HomeFront LIVE!
6.00 PM
Dinner (on site)
7.30 PM
Experience #3:
Night of Worship with Travis Ryan
Friday, May 9
9.00 AM
Equip: Gathering #4:
God is On the Move
Mark Holmen
10.45 AM
Break
11.00 AM
Support:
Storytelling and Blessing Experience
12.00 PM
Lunch
1.15 PM
Experience #4:
TruBlessings, TruWonder, TruStory, or TruIdentity (Choose One)
2.30 PM
Experience #5:
TruBlessings, TruWonder, TruStory, or TruIdentity (Choose One)

Workshops & Speakers: Costa Mesa

Please choose one workshop to attend at 11:00 A.M. and one at 1:30 P.M.

  • Worship as a Response

    Thursday, May 8 | 11.00 AM

    Tommy Larson
    View Bio

    Tommy Larson is the Families Pastor at ROCKHARBOR Church in Costa Mesa, California. With over 10 years of ministry experience working with children and families, Tommy has a passion for empowering parents and seeing kids’ lives transformed.

    @ticotomcat

    This workshop will help you empower your kids to live worshipful lives in response to God long after the worship music has ended. Learn to lead families into a greater understanding of worship as a sacrificial lifestyle.

  • Faith and the Modern Family

    Thursday, May 8 | 11.00 AM

    Craig Jutila
    View Bio

    Craig Jutila is an author, leadership coach, and communicator speaking to audiences and teams throughout the country on the topics of marriage, family, leadership and living lives of health and balance.

    @craigjutila
    www.whowillyouempower.com

    Most families are long on commitment and short on time. We're being pulled in so many directions that it makes it difficult to connect. Relentless hurry and stress seem to be woven into the fabric of our lives. In short, busy does not equal healthy. In this workshop, bring balance back to your family by evaluating four key elements: nutrition, conflict, technology and the future.

  • Transformational Small Groups

    Thursday, May 8 | 11.00 AM

    Kit Rae
    View Bio

    Kit Rae is the Campus Pastor at ROCKHARBOR church in Costa Mesa, CA. He has over 14 years of ministry experience and is increasingly passionate about the integration of spiritual formation, the home, and the church. He earned his B.A. from Biola University in Christian Education, and his M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot Theological Seminary. He has been married for 10 years to his best friend Gina and they love being parents to their two kids Ryder and Eden.

    @kidformation

    The Holy Spirit brings growth and transformation not only in our lives, but also in the lives of children. In this workshop, learn practical ways to teach kids to engage with God in every aspect — all within a small group format.

  • With, not FOR: Moving Past the Need to be People-Pleasing, Fix-it, Know-it-Alls

    Thursday, May 8 | 11.00 AM

    Megan Marshman
    View Bio

    Director of Development and Production for David C Cook's Tru Philosophy, Megan Fate Marshman delights in sharing the gospel and empowering others to do the same. With a knack for weaving extraordinary adventure into everyday story lines, Megan speaks nationally at churches, conferences, and university chapels. Additionally, she serves as Director of Women’s Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps, where she rediscovered her childhood love for telling stories—specifically sharing the best story of all: the gospel.

    @meganfate
    www.meganfate.com

    Do you find yourself isolated in your ministry even though you're doing a lot of work for others? If so, join us and learn where those feelings may be coming from and how God can use you to lead people in spite of your shortcomings.

  • Creating an Intimate Marriage While Doing Ministry

    Thursday, May 8 | 11.00 AM

    Jim Burns
    View Bio

    Dr. Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has roughly 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s broadcast is heard on over 800 national radio stations and worldwide through his podcast at HomeWord.com. His recent books include Faith Conversations for Families, Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, and Confident Parenting.

    www.homeword.com
    @drjimburns

    Juggling marriage, family, and ministry isn’t easy. In the midst of it all, it's difficult to maintain intimacy in your marriage. In this session, Jim will share practical suggestions so that you can reconnect with your spouse, energize your family’s spiritual life, and restore a healthy balance to your home.

  • Digital Learners: Kids in a Technological Age

    Thursday, May 8 | 11.00 AM

    Matt Guevara
    View Bio

    Matt Guevara has a genuine curiosity for how kids learn and how the church can best serve families. He has been invited to design solutions for an array of leaders and organizations, including: Awana, KidzMatter, David C Cook, NavPress, Focus on the Family, and Bethel Seminary where he completed his master's in Children's and Family Ministry. Matt currently serves as a campus pastor at Christ Community Church in Bartlett, IL, and has four amazing kids.

    http://facebook.com/mattguevara
    @mattguevara

    We live in an increasingly digital world. If you're struggling with how to adapt to the new technology, join us for this cutting edge workshop. Matt will give you some ideas to help you grasp the fast changing, technologically enhanced platforms being applied today by ministries and families alike. To create vibrant, effective, spiritually formative learning environments, we have to change not only our tools, but also our way of thinking. Discover the unique learning preferences of today's kids and learn to apply them as you teach children the transforming Word of God.

  • The Spiritually Formed Family

    Thursday, May 8 | 1.30 PM

    Michelle Anthony
    View Bio

    Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Family Ministry Architect at David C Cook She is also the author of Spiritual Parenting, Dreaming of More for the Next Generation, A Theology of Family Ministry, The Big God Story, and the forthcoming Book, Becoming a Spiritually Formed Family. Michelle has earned graduate degrees in Christian Education, Theology, and Leadership and has over 25 years experience as a children and family pastor. She currently serves as the Family Ministry Ambassador for ROCKHARBOR church.

    www.michelleanthony.org
    @truinspiration

    What governs your house? Good grades, chores, charts, and rules or communication, prayer, values, and faith? This workshop sheds light on living the abundant life that Jesus promised and how to recognize parenting pitfalls that keep our families from a compelling faith future.

  • Engaging and Effective Teaching

    Thursday, May 8 | 1.30 PM

    Kerri Mahla
    View Bio

    Kerri Mahla serves as the Programming and Curriculum Director in Promiseland, the children’s ministry of Willow Creek Community Church. Her ministry includes overseeing large group programs, small group curriculum, drama, music, and crafts. She has been on staff at Promiseland since 2000. Prior to that, she was a public school elementary school teacher for six years.

    Kerri’s passion is teaching and sharing God’s unconditional love so that it sinks permanently into the heart of kids. Nothing excites her more than exploring new ways to experience God’s Word so that kids know without a doubt that Jesus loves them.

    You may have strong content, scope and sequence for your ministry, but that doesn't guarantee that kids are paying attention! In this workshop, join us for practical ways to help children stay actively engaged and interested in God's Word.

  • Envision: A Faith at Home Focused Church

    Thursday, May 8 | 1.30 PM

    Mark Holmen
    View Bio

    Mark Holmen is a husband, father, pastor, coach, speaker as well as an author of numerous books for parents and church leaders including Faith Begins At Home. For seven years Mark served as the Senior Pastor of Ventura Missionary Church where he developed and implemented a model for becoming a Faith@Home focused church, now supported by the Willow Creek Association, Focus on the Family and many others. Mark and his family live in Ventura, California where he serves as a full-time missionary to the Faith@Home movement.

    www.faithathome.com

    Pastor Mark Holmen, author of Church + Home and Director of Faith@Home Ministries will equip you with the important task of helping parents in your congregation become leaders and disciples in their own homes.

  • Behind the curtain: Tending to the Private Life of a Public Leader

    Thursday, May 8 | 1.30 PM

    Doug Fields
    View Bio

    Doug Fields has written over 50 books and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. He is the Executive Director for the HomeWord Center for Youth & Family at Azusa Pacific University, a Senior Advisor for Youth Specialties, and the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com. He is a regular contributor to the DownloadYouthMinistry.com blog. Doug, his wife Cathy and their three grown children live in Southern CA.

    www.DougFields.com
    @DougFields

    As a ministry leader you're a public figure, and sometimes that means you’re being watched! In this workshop, we’ll talk about ways to protect you and your loved ones' private lives. Plus, learn how to strengthen the connection within your family and avoid division.

  • Remember and Celebrate

    Thursday, May 8 | 1.30 PM

    Jill Lewolt
    View Bio

    Jill Lewolt is the Children’s Pastor at Journey of Faith Church in Manhattan Beach, California. She earned her M.A. degree in Educational Leadership from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Jill is passionate about family ministry and has a strong desire to teach children about God and His love for us.

    @jill_lewolt

    The biblical model of “pause” reminds us how God's people intentionally took a break for the express purpose of remembering what He had done in their lives. The community would come together, share specific "praise reports," and offer joyful worship to Him in celebration. How can we apply these practices so that our children have "markers" of their faith development? Do you have a specific place for children to pause, remember, and celebrate? In this workshop, we will address these questions as we catch a glimpse of God’s desire for us as a faith community.

  • Balancing Act: Leveraging the Power of Parents in Student Ministries

    Thursday, May 8 | 1.30 PM

    Bryan Pogue and Jeff Bachman
    View Bio

    Bryan Pogue With a passion for children's ministry that spans over ten years, Bryan Pogue currently works as the Middle School Pastor at ROCKHARBOR in Costa Mesa, CA. As an Azusa Pacific Alumni, Bryan pursued further Christian education, receiving his MA in Religion from Liberty Baptist Seminary. Bryan believes in working as a team to develop leaders and model the journey in finding one’s identity in Christ. Residing in Huntington Beach with his wife Rebekah and their two handsome ninja warriors, Tanner and Ty, Bryan spends his free time on family bike rides and surfing. He is also a contributing writer for HomeFront Magazine.

    Jeff Bachman has been in youth ministry since 1993 and is currently the High School Pastor at ROCKHARBOR, in Costa Mesa, CA. He received his MA in Evangelism and Equipping from Western Seminary. He is a contributing writer and consultant for Interlinc, Homefront Monthly, and TRU Curriculum. He loves speaking to students, families, and other youth workers. Jeff and his wife of 13 years, Shara, have three spirited (and beautiful) children.

    Parents can play a vital role in your student ministry! Want to explore the possibilities? In this workshop, we'll talk about the benefits of involving parents as spiritual authorities. Not only are they able to assume the role of primary nurturers, they can help define and strengthen your impact as Pastor of Students.

Chicago

Schedule: Chicago

Thursday, May 15
9.00 AM
Registration
Meet & Greet Coffee
10.00 AM
Inspire: Gathering #1:
God Restores
Craig Jutila
12.00 PM
Lunch
On Site
1.30 PM
Breakouts #1
3.00 PM
Equip: Gathering #2:
God Gives Sight
Michelle Anthony Interview with Doug Fields and Jim Burns
5.30 PM
Dinner
On site
6.00 PM
Experience #1:
Prayer Experience
Open until 9:00
Self-guided
Friday, May 16
9.00 AM
Equip: Gathering #3:
God is with Us Megan Marshman
10.45 AM
Experience #2:
HomeFront LIVE!
12.15 PM
Lunch
On site
1.45 PM
Breakouts #2
2.45 PM
Break
3.00 PM
Equip: Gathering #4:
God is On the Move
Mark Holmen
5.00 PM
Dinner
On site
6.30 PM
Support
Night of Worship with Travis Ryan
Storytelling and
Blessing Experience
Saturday, May 17 (Optional)
5.30 PM
Support
Preview Promiseland
Children's Ministry Services

Workshops & Speakers: Chicago

Please choose one workshop to attend during the 1:30 pm session on Thursday
and one workshop during the 1:45 pm session on Friday.

  • Transformational Small Groups

    Thursday, May 15 | 1.30 PM

    Kit Rae
    View Bio

    Kit Rae is the Campus Pastor at ROCKHARBOR church in Costa Mesa, CA. He has over 14 years of ministry experience and is increasingly passionate about the integration of spiritual formation, the home, and the church. He earned his B.A. from Biola University in Christian Education, and his M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot Theological Seminary. He has been married for 10 years to his best friend Gina and they love being parents to their two kids Ryder and Eden.

    @kidformation

    The Holy Spirit brings growth and transformation not only in our lives, but also in the lives of children. In this workshop, learn practical ways to teach kids to engage with God in every aspect — all within a small group format.

  • Faith and the Modern Family

    Thursday, May 15 | 1.30 PM

    Craig Jutila
    View Bio

    Craig Jutila is an author, leadership coach, and communicator speaking to audiences and teams throughout the country on the topics of marriage, family, leadership and living lives of health and balance.

    @craigjutila
    www.whowillyouempower.com

    Most families are long on commitment and short on time. We're being pulled in so many directions that it makes it difficult to connect. Relentless hurry and stress seem to be woven into the fabric of our lives. In short, busy does not equal healthy. In this workshop, bring balance back to your family by evaluating four key elements: nutrition, conflict, technology and the future.

  • Worship as a Response

    Thursday, May 15 | 1.30 PM

    Tommy Larson
    View Bio

    Tommy Larson is the Families Pastor at ROCKHARBOR Church in Costa Mesa, California. With over 10 years of ministry experience working with children and families, Tommy has a passion for empowering parents and seeing kids’ lives transformed.

    @ticotomcat

    This workshop will help you empower your kids to live worshipful lives in response to God long after the worship music has ended. Learn to lead families into a greater understanding of worship as a sacrificial lifestyle.

  • With, not FOR: Moving Past the Need to be People-Pleasing, Fix-it, Know-it-Alls

    Thursday, May 15 | 1.30 PM

    Megan Marshman
    View Bio

    Director of Development and Production for David C Cook's Tru Philosophy, Megan Fate Marshman delights in sharing the gospel and empowering others to do the same. With a knack for weaving extraordinary adventure into everyday story lines, Megan speaks nationally at churches, conferences, and university chapels. Additionally, she serves as Director of Women’s Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps, where she rediscovered her childhood love for telling stories—specifically sharing the best story of all: the gospel.

    @meganfate
    www.meganfate.com

    Do you find yourself isolated in your ministry even though you're doing a lot of work for others? If so, join us and learn where those feelings may be coming from and how God can use you to lead people in spite of your shortcomings.

  • Behind the curtain: Tending to the Private Life of a Public Leader

    Thursday, May 15 | 1.30 PM

    Doug Fields
    View Bio

    Doug Fields has written over 50 books and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. He is the Executive Director for the HomeWord Center for Youth & Family at Azusa Pacific University, a Senior Advisor for Youth Specialties, and the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com. He is a regular contributor to the DownloadYouthMinistry.com blog. Doug, his wife Cathy and their three grown children live in Southern CA.

    www.DougFields.com
    @DougFields

    As a ministry leader you're a public figure, and sometimes that means you’re being watched! In this workshop, we’ll talk about ways to protect you and your loved ones' private lives. Plus, learn how to strengthen the connection within your family and avoid division.

  • Content with Your Calling

    Thursday, May 15 | 1.30 PM

    Randy Isola and Vance Martin
    View Bio

    Randy Isola feels that to impact children for Jesus is one of the greatest eternal investments anyone can make. Randy has been in ministry since 1991. Currently, he is the Children's Pastor at Christ Community Church, a multi-site church in the western suburbs of Chicago. Randy and his wife, Michelle, grew up together — all the while attending church in Chicago. They were married in 1994 and have four incredible sons.

    Vance Martin is a forth-generation pastor and has been a full-time minister for over a decade. He currently serves as Campus Children's Director at The Chapel in Grayslake, Illinois. He is passionate about helping leaders partner with parents to reach the next generation.

    Are you evaluating your long-term ministry goals? Trying to decide if you should stay put or pursue a change? Hear from two children’s ministry veterans that are approaching this issue from opposite views: one looking to stay in children’s ministry, the other hoping to become a senior pastor. Together we will help you determine God’s call on your life.

  • Creating an Intimate Marriage While Doing Ministry

    Thursday, May 15 | 1.30 PM

    Jim Burns
    View Bio

    Dr. Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has roughly 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s broadcast is heard on over 800 national radio stations and worldwide through his podcast at HomeWord.com. His recent books include Faith Conversations for Families, Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, and Confident Parenting.

    www.homeword.com
    @drjimburns

    Juggling marriage, family, and ministry isn’t easy. In the midst of it all, it's difficult to maintain intimacy in your marriage. In this session, Jim will share practical suggestions so that you can reconnect with your spouse, energize your family’s spiritual life, and restore a healthy balance to your home.

  • The Spiritually Formed Family

    Friday, May 16 | 1.45 PM

    Michelle Anthony
    View Bio

    Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Family Ministry Architect at David C Cook She is also the author of Spiritual Parenting, Dreaming of More for the Next Generation, A Theology of Family Ministry, The Big God Story, and the forthcoming Book, Becoming a Spiritually Formed Family. Michelle has earned graduate degrees in Christian Education, Theology, and Leadership and has over 25 years experience as a children and family pastor. She currently serves as the Family Ministry Ambassador for ROCKHARBOR church.

    www.michelleanthony.org
    @truinspiration

    What governs your house? Good grades, chores, charts, and rules or communication, prayer, values, and faith? This workshop sheds light on living the abundant life that Jesus promised and how to recognize parenting pitfalls that keep our families from a compelling faith future.

  • Engaging and Effective Teaching

    Friday, May 16 | 1.45 PM

    Kerri Mahla
    View Bio

    Kerri Mahla serves as the Programming and Curriculum Director in Promiseland, the children’s ministry of Willow Creek Community Church. Her ministry includes overseeing large group programs, small group curriculum, drama, music, and crafts. She has been on staff at Promiseland since 2000. Prior to that, she was a public school elementary school teacher for six years.

    Kerri’s passion is teaching and sharing God’s unconditional love so that it sinks permanently into the heart of kids. Nothing excites her more than exploring new ways to experience God’s Word so that kids know without a doubt that Jesus loves them.

    You may have strong content, scope and sequence for your ministry, but that doesn't guarantee that kids are paying attention! In this workshop, join us for practical ways to help children stay actively engaged and interested in God's Word.

  • Envision: A Faith at Home Focused Church

    Friday, May 16 | 1.45 PM

    Mark Holmen
    View Bio

    Mark Holmen is a husband, father, pastor, coach, speaker as well as an author of numerous books for parents and church leaders including Faith Begins At Home. For seven years Mark served as the Senior Pastor of Ventura Missionary Church where he developed and implemented a model for becoming a Faith@Home focused church, now supported by the Willow Creek Association, Focus on the Family and many others. Mark and his family live in Ventura, California where he serves as a full-time missionary to the Faith@Home movement.

    www.faithathome.com

    Pastor Mark Holmen, author of Church + Home and Director of Faith@Home Ministries will equip you with the important task of helping parents in your congregation become leaders and disciples in their own homes.

  • Out of the Box: Making Simple and Profound Ministry Happen in Multi and Set-Up/Tear-Down Sites

    Friday, May 16 | 1.45 PM

    Brad Harris
    View Bio

    Brad Harris leads KidCity, the children’s ministry of Church of the City, a network of diverse congregations joining God in the renewal of Nashville. Teaching and shepherding young people has been a major theme throughout Brad's life, expressing itself in his roles as a wilderness expedition guide, an advocate for at-risk youth, a summer camp director and more recently, as an early childhood teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. Brad has a B.A. in Public Relations from Auburn University and a M.A. in Spiritual Formation from Wheaton College. Brad married Lindsay in 2005, and they have four extraordinary sons: Wesley, Bennett, Judah, and Elliott.

    How do you create space for people to encounter God when the space isn't yours? If you're a new "mobile" church, come hear Brad Harris share practical tips for setting up, tearing down, recruiting volunteers, and serving multiple communities.

  • Balancing Marriage in Ministry

    Friday, May 16 | 1.45 PM

    Brodie Swanson
    View Bio

    Brodie Swanson is the Children’s Pastor at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, WI. He earned his B.A. in Elementary Education from Cedarville University and his M.A. in Children’s and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. Brodie is a part of the Board of Directors for the International Network of Children’s Ministries (INCM) and has been a Children’s Pastor for 11 years. He has a passion for helping kids develop a strong, biblical curiosity to discover who God is and what He desires for their lives.

    @swan812

    One key to a solid marriage is great communication … but how many times do we miss the boat? In this workshop, get ready to unpack some of the “big rocks” of solid communication so you can maintain a positive connection with your spouse in this busy culture.

  • Balancing Act: Leveraging the Power of Parents in Student Ministries

    Friday, May 16 | 1.45 PM

    Bryan Pogue and Jeff Bachman
    View Bio

    Bryan Pogue With a passion for children's ministry that spans over ten years, Bryan Pogue currently works as the Middle School Pastor at ROCKHARBOR in Costa Mesa, CA. As an Azusa Pacific Alumni, Bryan pursued further Christian education, receiving his MA in Religion from Liberty Baptist Seminary. Bryan believes in working as a team to develop leaders and model the journey in finding one’s identity in Christ. Residing in Huntington Beach with his wife Rebekah and their two handsome ninja warriors, Tanner and Ty, Bryan spends his free time on family bike rides and surfing. He is also a contributing writer for HomeFront Magazine.

    Jeff Bachman has been in youth ministry since 1993 and is currently the High School Pastor at ROCKHARBOR, in Costa Mesa, CA. He received his MA in Evangelism and Equipping from Western Seminary. He is a contributing writer and consultant for Interlinc, Homefront Monthly, and TRU Curriculum. He loves speaking to students, families, and other youth workers. Jeff and his wife of 13 years, Shara, have three spirited (and beautiful) children.

    Parents can play a vital role in your student ministry! Want to explore the possibilities? In this workshop, we'll talk about the benefits of involving parents as spiritual authorities. Not only are they able to assume the role of primary nurturers, they can help define and strengthen your impact as Pastor of Students.

  • Digital Learners: Kids in a Technological Age

    Friday, May 16 | 1.45 PM

    Matt Guevara
    View Bio

    Matt Guevara has a genuine curiosity for how kids learn and how the church can best serve families. He has been invited to design solutions for an array of leaders and organizations, including: Awana, KidzMatter, David C Cook, NavPress, Focus on the Family, and Bethel Seminary where he completed his master's in Children's and Family Ministry. Matt currently serves as a campus pastor at Christ Community Church in Bartlett, IL, and has four amazing kids.

    http://facebook.com/mattguevara
    @mattguevara

    We live in an increasingly digital world. If you're struggling with how to adapt to the new technology, join us for this cutting edge workshop. Matt will give you some ideas to help you grasp the fast changing, technologically enhanced platforms being applied today by ministries and families alike. To create vibrant, effective, spiritually formative learning environments, we have to change not only our tools, but also our way of thinking. Discover the unique learning preferences of today's kids and learn to apply them as you teach children the transforming Word of God.

Viewmaster: Rear View

Essentials

Locations

May 7-9, 2014
ROCKHARBOR
Church

345 Fischer Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
May 15-16, 2014
Willow Creek
Community Church

67 E Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010

Cost

Individual $130 Groups of 6 or more $120 each

Register

We look forward to seeking God's vision for family together!