Every year, Transform brings hundreds of pastors and leaders together to create ideas that transform their ministries. Join us at Transform 2015, where you’ll find opportunities to connect with other leaders in similar situations. This is one event with speakers, breakouts and workshops you won’t want to miss.
Participants connect with peers who understand and appreciate the challenges they face and the solutions they’ve found. You’ll find answers, camaraderie and new friends.
In each group, peers set the agenda based on real-time ministry issues and needs — not top-down, cookie-cutter, quick fixes. You’ll receive realistic help and encouragement for what you’re facing.
Respected, experienced pastors and leaders facilitate candid, to-the-point interaction of key topics selected by the group. Bring your questions and your team. You’ll be heard, understood and appreciated.
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.
Interact with other creative leaders to discuss issues in this ministry. Share new ideas on how to lead a God-honoring worship service.
Discuss new evangelistic outreach ideas for your community and learn what to avoid when trying to meet your community’s needs.
Learn about new programs and how to approach difficult ministry with dignity for both parties. This is for those working in Recovery Ministries, Clinical and Staff Counseling.
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.
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.
In areas of adult ministry there are unique challenges and issues pastors and leaders face. This breakout will focus on ministry with all generations of adults currently in our churches: Gen Xers, Millennials and Boomers.
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.
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.
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.
9:00 AM Tuesday 20th through Wednesday Evening 21st.
Discuss what’s significant to the culture of the Vietnamese church today in this breakout session. You will cover and determine new ideas and resolutions for issues facing your church.
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.
Learn about what other leaders and pastors of congregations numbering 500 to 1200 are facing. Problem solve and network together.
Explore significant issues with your growing church of 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.
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.
Learn from other spouses from the churches of the same size. Share your ideas for your growing ministries and solve problems together.
Join other first ladies of similar ethic background to discuss the issues surrounding your ministry –both personal and within the congregation you support.
The spouse of an executive minister carries an important role in ministry. Learn and share with others who may be facing the same circumstances.
Join other spouses of Converge district executive ministers to support each other through the challenges and triumphs of ministry.
Super Shuttle is offering attendees a 10% discount for shuttle round trip service to and from John Wayne (SNA) and Los Angeles Intl (LAX) airports (approx. $15-$20 one way per person). All reservations must be pre-booked. Call (800) 258-3826 with questions — code is CJ99R.
Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Keynote speaker Rev. Efrem Smith
“Marketing and Branding” with David Lied
“Current Trends in Theology” with Dr. Mark Strauss
“Growing a Multicultural Church” with Efrem Smith
Optional Special Breakouts:
1. “Who is Converge?” with Scott Ridout
2. Q&A for spouses with Lisa Ridout
Keynote speaker Shane Claiborne
Keynote speaker Scott Ridout