We believe every leader needs a coach and every leader is a coach. Transform 2017 will focus on the importance of creating a coaching culture in your personal and ministry life. Through breakouts and keynote speakers you will:
We’ll take on real-world challenges you are facing today in order to expand your ministry impact and fulfil the unique calling God has given you.
Small groups designed to connect pastors and church leaders facing similar challenges in ministry. You’ll meet to discuss topics that matter to you, while building strong relationships that will help move your ministry forward.
Connect with other pastors who may be the only full-time person on staff. Collaborate on issues affecting the ministry of small churches with a small staff.
Discuss with other pastors and leaders what you’re facing in your church of 200 to 500. You'll leave with new ideas and a network of support.
Discuss with other pastors and leaders what you’re facing in your church of 500 to 1200. You'll leave with new ideas and a network of support.
Explore significant issues with your growing church of 1200 up to 3000. Learn what it means to grow as a pastor from other leaders in the same situation.
Join other pastors of the largest Converge churches in discovering how to continue to grow ministry and reach your community.
Discuss what’s significant to the culture of the African-American, Haitian & Caribbean church today in this breakout session. You will cover and determine new ideas and resolutions for issues facing your church.
Join pastors of similar ethnic background to discuss ministry to first- and second-generation Latinos in the United States. You will set your own agenda to discuss ideas, trends and ministry directions.
Come and meet with other Filipino pastor and discuss issues relevant in your ministries.
Come and meet with other Vietnamese pastor and discuss issues relevant in your ministries.
Join other Converge executive pastors to discover new techniques, strategies and best practices for your ministry.
Network with other mission-minded pastors to increase your global impact through short-term and long-term missions, as well as church planting movements.
Join other leaders woring to find best practices in assimilating and connecting first time vistitors to church life.
Interact with other Worship leaders to discuss issues in this ministry. Share new ideas on how to lead a God-honoring worship service.
This breakout session is for secretaries, office managers and administrative assistants in local churches, universities or Converge districts. Talk with peers about what challenges you face and how you overcome them to serve your best and glean expert insights.
Gather with other spouses from churches of the same size. Discuss your family life and what struggles you face. You'll walk away with a network of support and ideas to grow your ministry.
Connect with other spouses from churches of the same size to share the issues you’re facing. You’ll walk away with a network to lean on and a renewed perspective.
Join other first ladies of similar ethic background to discuss the issues surrounding your ministry –both personal and within the congregation you support.
Your husband has a very specific job in ministry that requires a lot of traveling, serving and caring for your church leaders. Connect with women who understand what it's like to lead a district while also caring for your own family.
This special breakout is for the women who assist our district executive ministers. During this one-time session, you'll learn more about your personality and how you interact in the workplace. You'll also connect with women who understand your job and can help you take your leadership to the next level.
The pathway to planting a church is difficult but exciting. Whether you moved to answer God's call or have just begun to explore what it means, spend some time with other women who know what you're going through.
Church planters experience some of the highest highs and lowest lows in ministry. Building a church from the ground up is exhilarating, gratifying and difficult. Learn from other planters who have been where you've been, and leave with effective strategies to keep going.
Learn how to refresh your approach to your children's ministry at church. From sharing ideas to resolving issues, this breakout session will help you walk away with a renewed perspective.
Join us for a breakout session to energize and inspire you in effective ways to minister to Junior high, high school and college-age students in your church.
In areas of adult ministry there are unique challenges and issues pastors and leaders face. This Track will focus on ministry with all generations of adults currently in our churches: Gen Xers, Millennials and Boomers.
Connect with other Converge-endorsed chaplains who serve and minister in the military, Veteran's Affairs, hospitals and retirement centers. Talk through some issues facing ministry in chaplaincy and learn how to be a better leader in a non-church setting.
Christina Lee will be hosting this workshop on "Women & Coaching". Among other roles, she is the founder of Nehemiah Training & Consulting, an organization that specializes in leadership and development training.
Are you new to Converge? Are you trying to find your place in our movement? Join our president, Scott Ridout, to learn why we are better together. During this session, you’ll learn our history and why, after 162 years, our mission is still the same: to start and strengthen churches worldwide, to help people meet, know and follow Jesus.