FEATURED SESSIONS

Featured Sessions are offered on Thursday at 10:45am. 

Below are the details of each Featured Session.

**Some of the Featured Sessions are repeated from our Pre-Institute Breakout sessions for the convince of our guests.**

**A Strategic Approach to Children & Family Ministries

Jason Gant

Jason Gant

KiDSCOR Lead Director | Church of the Resurrection

Learn to develop a vision and strategy to reach and engage young families in your community. This session with cover what families are hoping for when it comes to their family’s connection to faith and the church and how we can meet them where they to engage them in a wholistic life of discipleship.

**Repeated from Pre-Institute Breakout Session**

Availability: In-Person Only

Building an Extraordinary Team

Jenni Catron

Jenni Catron

Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker

Building a team that is aligned and on mission together is one of the great joys of leadership. But how do you juggle all the responsibilities of ministry while also building into and developing the leadership capacity of your team? In this session, Jenni Catron will give you a framework for leadership development that is simple, consistent, and effective.

Availability: In-Person & Online

Dangerous Indifference: The Case for Culturally Responsive Leadership

Nicole Price

Nicole Price

Leadership Development Coach, Consultant, Speaker

All over this country, leaders are tasked with getting the best out of a team of people who have vastly different lived experiences. In this session, Dr. Nicole Price will introduce a simple, if not easy, solution:  seven critical strategies for culturally responsive leadership – leadership that is responsive to the needs across your community of stakeholders, while still taking care of your team members in accordance with your core values.

Availability: In-Person & Online

**Planning for Worship Excellence

Scott Chrostek

Scott Chrostek

Exec. Dir. of Ministries & Programs | Church of the Resurrection

Justin Huey

Justin Huey

Creative Worship Director | Church of the Resurrection

Join Pastor Scott Chrostek  and Justin Huey as they talk through the process of putting together weekly worship services across all locations, as well as their process of creating and developing a Church of the Resurrection Worship Playbook.

**Repeated from Pre-Institute Breakout Session**

Availability: In-Person Only

Ready to Rise?

Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton

Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Leadership Coach

The past few years have been a period of turbulent upheaval and uncertainty for the entire world. Yet this era has impacted women, their professional progress, and their leadership in distinct ways. This session offers tools to equip and empower women leaders as they navigate today’s emerging cultural landscape.

Availability: In-Person & Online

Reigniting your Spark: Embracing the "New Normal" Post Covid

Rebeca Chow

Rebeca Chow

Clinical Counseling & Support Director | Church of the Resurrection

COVID has created many mental health challenges for church leaders, including the need to quickly adjust to online services, unexpected changes in daily routines, and pandemic trauma. During this presentation participants will explore simple applications to promote resilience and growth in their own lives.

Availability: In-Person & Online

Resistance & Resilience

Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger

Executive Director | Church Leadership Institute

When leaders are able to be honest, they admit that leading change—even leading change in the church—is hard.  And when asked what makes it most difficult they admit—if they are safe to do so—that the hardest part is not the challenges of a changing world, but the resistance of their own people to their leadership initiatives. This session will look at the steps that leaders can take to develop the wise strength, flexible conviction, and tempered resilience that enable us to lead through that resistance.  

Availability: In-Person & Online

**What's the Plan? (for student ministry)

Steve Schneeberger

Steve Schneeberger

rezlife Lead Director | Church of the Resurrection

Where do you begin when formulating a plan for student ministry?  What are the critical questions?  What process might you follow to maximize your efforts?  This workshop will outline a process for creating an effective student ministry with the input of others.

**Repeated from Pre-Institute Breakout Session.**

Availability: In-Person Only