One of the special elements of the When Leaders Lead Conference is the workshop sessions. We prayerfully and carefully select topics that we think will equip, encourage, support, and inspire you as leaders. This year we are delighted to offer over 25 workshops taught by various leaders.
When Leaders Lead Workshops 2018
Here are the workshop choices that will be available for you to prayerfully consider attending at the conference.
Accessing His joy iN THE MIDST OF PAIN–DAWN VALLELY
Come and be encouraged as we discuss truth from God’s Word to unlock the prison doors of our pain and difficult circumstances and step out into the joy of the Lord.
ADJUSTING TO CHANGE–INGA-LILL GUZIK
Change, transition, and the desire to finish well are all part of ministry, leadership and life. What have I learned from the past, and what am I still learning in the process? Come and be encouraged by insights the Holy Spirit has given me.
BEING A BLESSING–KATHY GILBERT
Our God is a blessing, keeping, smiling, gracious, attentive, peace-giving God, and we are to be His representatives to the people, places, and problems we encounter in this life.
Building Relationships: Trust, Faith, Boundaries—Nicole Williams
In this day of technology we often acquire “friends” through social media and show our lives through a filter. This workshop will focus on genuine and true friendship that uplifts, encourages, and enriches our lives. Discover the joy of fellowship with real friends, and being our real selves, face to face!
Conflict Resolution: Keeping Your Joy While Dealing with Difficult People—Esther DeWitt
This workshop will offer real help for handling real life conflicts.
Cultivating Godliness in a Child’s Heart—Debbie Alnutt
This workshop offers an exploratory look at ideas for cultivating love for and devotion to God in a child’s heart.
Curate and Cultivate Events That Feed the Soul—Tami McKeown
Inside each of us is a need to feel loved, accepted, seen and heard. Join us as we learn to build events that feed the souls of those we want to bless.
Deepening Your Devotional Life—Molly Kelley
As Christian women, we all know how important it is to spend time with the Lord. But have you ever felt stuck in your quiet time routine? This workshop is dedicated to exploring various ways to seek the Lord, from verse mapping, to meditating, to journaling to in-depth studying. Come be inspired to pour new life back into old routines.
Developing a Heart for Your Culture—Michelle Taylor and Grace Brodersen
As leaders, we should seek to know the demographic and culture of the churches and cities we serve in. Join us as we explore how to do this in a gospel-centered way with thankfulness for those entrusted to our care.
Discipleship: Raising Up Godly Leaders—Vicki Bentley
When we discover our gifts and passions, using them to make a difference in the lives of others, we bring God great glory! We become His servant leaders (Mark 10:42-45)! Leadership is influence through serving. I can’t wait to see how the Holy Spirit will encourage you to find His unique plan for your life!
Do Not Despair: Walking with Those Struggling with Homosexuality—Amy Lefotu
Since I found freedom from homosexuality, it has become my passion to effectively reach others in the gay lifestyle for Jesus. God has plans for this generation, and His love and kindness is what brings us to repentance.
Evangelism: Hide It Under a Bushel, No! –Nancy Kaser
Many of us feel intimidated, ill-equipped, or indifferent when it comes to evangelism, and we end up keeping the glorious gospel to ourselves. Come be equipped, energized, and encouraged to let your light shine in the mission field you are living in today, and learn how to teach these skills to those you lead.
Faith that Overcomes Fear—Theresa Howard
Faith is one of the greatest necessities in a leader who is called by God, yet many times real life circumstances bring fears and doubts that paralyze us. This workshop explores how we apply faith to move forward in times of fear.
Finding Joy in Day-To-Day Life—Joy Welsh
There are plenty of things that happen each day that try to rob us of our joy. In this workshop we will see those joy robbers for what they truly are, and learn how to reach out for that "joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8).
Grandma Power: How to Play With and Pray for Your Grandchildren—Fern Nichols
I am a blessed Nana to ten grandchildren! Come and be inspired by the ideas God has given me to play with and pray for your grandchildren. When grandmothers live in the joy of the Lord, they leave a legacy of love, faith, prayer, laughter and joy!
Hearing God’s Voice—Annie Stone
If you are God’s kid you can hear your Father’s voice. Many of us have difficulty hearing His voice above the noise we are bombarded with. Yet God is speaking to us in a variety of ways. The goal for this workshop is to help you develop your ability to recognize the ways He is speaking so that you can discern what He is saying.
Home Education—Danielle Overholt
Come join us for a time of encouragement for those who teach children at home. This workshop will be for those in all seasons of home education: the lifers, those in the thick of it, and those who have not yet begun.
Impacting Generations—Sally Burke
Learn how to impact this generation and future generations to rise up and praise God. Revival and spiritual awakening happen as we pray! Learn how four simple, yet powerful, steps of prayer are impacting generations, and how you can be a part of it.
Infiltrate: Reaching Our Communities—Kelly Bell
We are all called to make a difference in our world, beginning in our local communities. If our neighbors see believers loving their city, they will be much more open to the Gospel message. Join us as we explore ways to build bridges with our community, initiate spiritual conversations, and engage with, support, and love our cities to Christ through both word and deed!
Joy in the Midst of Trials—Sally Van Wick
Have you allowed your life to be defined by your trials or your life's circumstances? Everyone is promised trials and tribulation in this world, so the challenge is not the trials themselves, but learning to find joy in the midst of them. Come and learn to find joy wherever you are!
Leading a Small Group Discussion—Ellie James and Glenda Kaser
This workshop is designed to be a practical, interactive approach to facilitating a small group discussion. It will address common challenges encountered within small groups.
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled—Cathy Taylor
Inward trials of the heart are very real and can be daunting. In this workshop we will explore their root causes, learn why God allows these "dark nights of the soul," and be encouraged by biblical examples. We will see how God's glorious grace overcomes all we face in life and leadership!
Patient Endurance: Prodigals—Debbie Falangas
Having a prodigal can be very heartbreaking, whether it is a spouse, child, relative or friend. God wants to encourage you and give you great hope in Him. I will tell you of my lifelong experiences with prodigals and how God has used all of these people to transform my life.
Reluctant to Lead? Learning to Follow the Master—Vicki Finley
Have you found yourself in a place of leadership yet feel inadequate and insecure? Jesus can train us to lead! Come receive encouragement from a pastor’s wife and dog trainer to trust and submit to our Master's training. There we will find the courage to go where He leads, do what He asks, and be who He requires.
Sunday School from the Ground Up—Dawn Diaz
Sunday School? What’s the big deal, you’re only watching kids! May it never be! Come join us as we discuss the importance of your children’s ministry and glean some practical ideas you can use to enhance, organize, grow and successfully build and lead your children’s ministry.
Ten Women in Church History You Should Know—Jasmine Alnutt
Throughout the history of the Church, God has raised up countless women to serve Him in unique and powerful ways. Come be encouraged, inspired, and challenged as we look at a few of these remarkable women you should know.
That Your Joy May Be Full—Megan Callender and Aubrie Burke
Come and hear two perspectives from this next generation on what robs you of your joy and what gives you the ultimate joy!
The Towering Mountain of Evidence for Christianity—Marilyn Tyner
Evidence for the truth of Christianity is like a mountain that towers over all religious systems. In this workshop, we will review the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection, as well as fulfilled Bible prophecy, so you will see yourself as a confident “everyday apologist.”