TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Morning Seminar: Q&A with the Board of General Superintendents

with David Busic and Gustavo Crocker
7:30 am – 8:30 am

Location: 2215

Members of the BGS will discuss key questions drawn from session participants in an interactive and informal discussion on relevant issues in the Church of the Nazarene. Come listen to the hearts and minds of our denomination’s leaders.

Mega Seminar: Growing Young—Helping Young People Discover & Love Your Church

with Brad Griffin and Keegan Lenker
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Location: 1501

Through a landmark investigation of more than 250 diverse congregations loving and serving teenagers and young adults, the Fuller Youth Institute uncovered six core commitments that are key to reaching and retaining young people. This seminar explores those findings in depth, as well as stories of Nazarene congregations that are thriving. Gather practical ideas and strategies to help your church change young people, and help young people change your church. (This seminar is different than the pre-conference workshop or the Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon workshops.)

Mega Seminar: Organic Outreach—Cultivating a Heart for Reaching the Lost

with Kevin Harney, Walt Bennett, and Sherry Harney
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Location: 2103A

Sometimes a simple adjustment in our thinking can have far-reaching repercussions. And some of these new ways of thinking are far simpler than we realize. In this seminar, we will share the philosophical underpinnings of Organic Outreach and discuss the Seven Simple Mind Shifts that unlock outreach potential. (This seminar is different than the pre-conference workshop or the Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon workshops.)

Mega Seminar: You Will Be My Witnesses—Embodied Evangelism in a Secular Age

with Scott Daniels
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Location: 2215

In the religiously diverse Roman Empire of the first century, Jesus called His disciples to be witnesses (literally martyrs) to the good news of the reign of Christ over the world. Many scholars argue that the secularity and diversity of the current culture makes living Christianly in the 21st century more like faithful life in the 1st century than perhaps even the 20th century. Drawing on the work of several current theologians, sociologists, and missiologists, join this examination of unique challenges facing the church today as it fulfills its call to be Christ’s witness to the neighbor and to the world.

Mega Seminar: Evangelism & Discipleship Best Practices

with Orlando Serrano, Wilmer Guido, Diego Forero, and Otoniel Cruz
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Location: 2103C

Hear best practices that have been effective in fulfilling the church’s mission “to make Christlike disciples in the nations” from key Nazarene Hispanic leaders. This seminar will be presented in Spanish, with simultaneous English interpretation.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Morning Seminar: “Why Holiness?” Book Presentation

with Carla Sunberg and Writers Panel
7:30 am – 8:30 am

Location: 2215

As dawn broke over the Church of the Nazarene, her founders held to the vision of preaching scriptural holiness and ministering to the poor. Holiness defined every aspect of the ministry of the church, including her mission to the world. Today we are challenged to think again about holiness and how it forms the core of our identity while embracing the global church. The authors of “Why Holiness?” will lead us into a critical discussion around this core value. Writers include Fili Chambo, Dick Eugenio, Diane Leclerc, Jacob Lett, and Danny Quanstrom.

Mega Seminar: Evangelism Today

with Nazarene Youth International Panel including Ed Stetzer
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Location: 1501

The word “evangelism” sometimes carries baggage, so how do we reimagine this critical imperative? Listen as this panel of leaders curates dialogue on the theological and practical realities of evangelism in today’s context.

Mega Seminar: When Sex and Politics Mix

with Dan Boone
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Location: 2215

This seminar will discuss how the church’s response to political issues impacts our sense of neighborliness to sexual minorities. How do we present ourselves as public citizens for the common good while being a covenanted holiness tribe with clear boundaries?

Mega Seminar: Multicultural Congregations Roundtable Discussion

with Junior Sorzano and the Multicultural Congregations Strategic Readiness Team (SRT)
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Location: 2103C

Christian community happens best in living color! Come explore the growing phenomenon of multicultural congregations—why they are important, how they work, how to grow them, the special rewards of multicultural congregations, and the challenges of building a Kingdom community that more adequately reflects the Kingdom. Gather insights and engage with colleagues as you explore how to have effective multicultural congregation ministry.