Leadership Huddles

Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-28 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Every church is unique, but every church leader faces similar challenges: how do I develop future leaders? How do I manage change? How do I create a culture of discipleship, of generosity, of outreach? How do I grow my congregation and reach people for Christ?

At NACC 2018, you can “huddle up” with experts, coaches, and mentors who will listen to your struggles and share their experiences. Each Huddle will focus on a specific ministry topic and will consist of discussion groups of 8 participants. You will receive personal help while building an action plan and connections to other leaders that will last beyond the NACC.

Whether you’re leading a church of 100, 200, or 800, Huddles will help.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

2:00 PM

Breaking 200

Jim Powell

Indiana Convention Center

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Sponsored by Christian Standard Media
The vast majority of churches never get beyond 200 people in average attendance. Learn how you can break through this critical threshold for growing and thriving as a church, and go home with a plan to crush this milestone and prepare your church for greater impact on the other side.

Breaking 800

Darrel Land

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Discovering the strategies for this new stage in the life of a growing church

Every church attendance stage requires new strategy. Moving past 800 in attendance is a key step in the life of a growing church. Come hear from Expert and Senior Pastor Darrel Land and discover what good leadership requires at this level. This team will help you create a plan to develop leaders, grow your org chart, and handle administrative needs as you break this barrier.

Sponsored by Christian Standard Media

Church Change

Matt Merold

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Recognizing practical ways to navigate the issues surrounding change in the church

Growth requires hard work, strategy, planning . . . and the resolve to change. Change can be painful in a church, and the challenges can seem overwhelming. But as a leader who desires to see your church reach its full Gospel potential, you can (and you must!) help people process change and move forward. But how should you approach change? Wade in slowly or jump in? How much is too much? Come hear from a change-maker, Pastor Matt Merold, as he shares practical ways to navigate change.

Sponsored by Johnson University

Developing Leaders

Dave FergusonSue Ferguson

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Identifying, developing, and multplying leaders at all levels in your ministry and beyond
Growing churches must grow new leaders. Your ability to put a leadership structure in place will determine the size and longevity of your church’s impact. Learn how you can identify, develop, and retain leaders at all levels.

Sponsored by Johnson University

Effective Outreach

Tyler McKenzie

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Making a tangible community impact and growing your church

We all share in the Great Commission to reach the world with the good news of Jesus.  But how can we become more effective in the way we connect with and communicate that good news in our communities? Expert Teacher and Pastor, Tyler McKenzie, will guide you through an effective approach to outreach that mobilized Northeast Church in Louisville without compromising evangelism and discipleship. And you’ll go home with your own customized plan for outreach.

Sponsored by Church Community Builder

Generous Church

Chris Brown

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Helping your church grow financially and spiritually through a culture of generosity
We all know churches need money to operate, but we also know that stewardship involves all of life, and generosity extends to more than money. Come discover best practices for creating a culture of generosity that not only grows your giving base, but helps your people grow spiritually.
Sponsored by Financial Planning Ministry

Healthy Eldership

Doug Howe

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Exploring how elders and ministry staff can work together for Kingdom impact

Elders are critically important in the local church, but how does their role change as the church grows? How have other strong leaders navigated this journey with their own elders? Come learn from experienced Elder, Leader and Expert, Doug Howe of Compass Christian Church. Hear how thriving churches are defining elder and staff roles and develop next steps for your governance challenges.

Sponsored by e2: Effective Elders

Intentional Growth

Jim Sheldon

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Planning how to grow your church's Kingdom impact again and again
What does it take to accomplish Christ’s Great Commission in your church? Come learn from Jim Sheldon, an experienced leader who is intentional about reaching the lost and making better disciples of Christ, some simple principles any church can apply today.
Sponsored by Johnson University

Leading Me

Todd ClarkRene Clark

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Learning ways to maintain your spiritual health and find longevity in ministry
A church is only as healthy as its leaders. It is critical that you build routines and habits into your life that protect you from burnout, lead to growth, and create longevity in ministry.  Join Todd & Rene Clark as they help you discover ways you can become a healthier, more effective leader.

Sponsored by Milligan College

Making Disciples

Mike Mack

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Identifying successful ways to help others grow in their spiritual journey
Our job isn’t done when someone takes the plunge into baptism – in fact, the work of the church is just beginning. Every Christian is called to grow and to help others grow, so together we’ll learn successful ways to make disciples who make more disciples.
Sponsored by Church Community Builder

Multi-Site Strategies

Jake Barker

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Expanding your Kingdom impact through multi-site

Multi-site has become the number one expansion strategy for churches of all sizes, but it can seem overwhelming if you’re just beginning to wrestle with this approach. If you are considering multi-site, come learn from architect, Jake Barker, who has led a successful multi-site movement for one of the fastest growing churches in the country. Learn transferrable multi-site principles, explore the options available to you and determine the best strategies for expanding your own church through multi-site. And best of all, you’ll leave with an action plan to do it!

Sponsored by Financial Planning Ministry

Next-Generation Impact

Matt Reagan

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Discovering how to reach and inspire the next generation

Family Ministry can amount to as much as 1/3 of a church's total attendance, yet in many churches it is viewed as 'just another department.' It's more than that! A healthy Family Ministry greatly impacts eternity, affects the whole church, and therefore requires leading up with a clear vision. How do we reach and develop kids, students and families who love Christ? Come learn from Matt Reagan of Southeast Christian Church the best practices for impacting the next generation.

Sponsored by Point University

Preaching Today

Jeff Walling

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Communicating the Good News effectively in today's culture
How do we preach the gospel in such rapidly-changing times? What does it mean to communicate effectively to multiple generations in the church, and how can we grow as preachers and teachers? From sermon prep to big-picture philosophy, learn from great preachers and share your own best practices.
Sponsored by Point University

Succession Planning

Nate RossGeorge Ross

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Planning a healthy transition that honors God and moves ministry forward

As Boomers retire, we’re seeing one of the greatest transfers of leadership the church has experienced. Maybe you’re a leader considering your own transition. Or maybe you’re a younger leader moving into an established ministry. How can you structure a leadership succession that honors God and moves your ministry forward? Join George & Nate Ross, two pastors in the midst of the transition and discover the best structure for your healthy succession.

Sponsored by Vanderbloemen Search Group

Thursday, June 28, 2018

2:00 PM

Breaking 200

Jim Powell

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Sponsored by Christian Standard Media
The vast majority of churches never get beyond 200 people in average attendance. Learn how you can break through this critical threshold for growing and thriving as a church, and go home with a plan to crush this milestone and prepare your church for greater impact on the other side.

Breaking 800

Darrel Land

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Discovering the strategies for this new stage in the life of a growing church

Every church attendance stage requires new strategy. Moving past 800 in attendance is a key step in the life of a growing church. Come hear from Expert and Senior Pastor Darrel Land and discover what good leadership requires at this level. This team will help you create a plan to develop leaders, grow your org chart, and handle administrative needs as you break this barrier.

Sponsored by Christian Standard Media

Church Change

Matt Merold

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Recognizing practical ways to navigate the issues surrounding change in the church

Growth requires hard work, strategy, planning . . . and the resolve to change. Change can be painful in a church, and the challenges can seem overwhelming. But as a leader who desires to see your church reach its full Gospel potential, you can (and you must!) help people process change and move forward. But how should you approach change? Wade in slowly or jump in? How much is too much? Come hear from a change-maker, Pastor Matt Merold, as he shares practical ways to navigate change.

Sponsored by Johnson University

Developing Leaders

Dave FergusonSue Ferguson

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Identifying, developing, and multplying leaders at all levels in your ministry and beyond
Growing churches must grow new leaders. Your ability to put a leadership structure in place will determine the size and longevity of your church’s impact. Learn how you can identify, develop, and retain leaders at all levels.

Sponsored by Johnson University

Effective Outreach

Tyler McKenzie

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Making a tangible community impact and growing your church

We all share in the Great Commission to reach the world with the good news of Jesus.  But how can we become more effective in the way we connect with and communicate that good news in our communities? Expert Teacher and Pastor, Tyler McKenzie, will guide you through an effective approach to outreach that mobilized Northeast Church in Louisville without compromising evangelism and discipleship. And you’ll go home with your own customized plan for outreach.

Sponsored by Church Community Builder

Generous Church

Chris Brown

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Helping your church grow financially and spiritually through a culture of generosity
We all know churches need money to operate, but we also know that stewardship involves all of life, and generosity extends to more than money. Come discover best practices for creating a culture of generosity that not only grows your giving base, but helps your people grow spiritually.
Sponsored by Financial Planning Ministry

Healthy Eldership

Doug Howe

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Exploring how elders and ministry staff can work together for Kingdom impact

Elders are critically important in the local church, but how does their role change as the church grows? How have other strong leaders navigated this journey with their own elders? Come learn from experienced Elder, Leader and Expert, Doug Howe of Compass Christian Church. Hear how thriving churches are defining elder and staff roles and develop next steps for your governance challenges.

Sponsored by e2: Effective Elders

Intentional Growth

Jim Sheldon

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Planning how to grow your church's Kingdom impact again and again
What does it take to accomplish Christ’s Great Commission in your church? Come learn from Jim Sheldon, an experienced leader who is intentional about reaching the lost and making better disciples of Christ, some simple principles any church can apply today.
Sponsored by Johnson University

Leading Me

Todd ClarkRene Clark

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Learning ways to maintain your spiritual health and find longevity in ministry
A church is only as healthy as its leaders. It is critical that you build routines and habits into your life that protect you from burnout, lead to growth, and create longevity in ministry.  Join Todd & Rene Clark as they help you discover ways you can become a healthier, more effective leader.

Sponsored by Milligan College

Making Disciples

Mike Mack

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Identifying successful ways to help others grow in their spiritual journey
Our job isn’t done when someone takes the plunge into baptism – in fact, the work of the church is just beginning. Every Christian is called to grow and to help others grow, so together we’ll learn successful ways to make disciples who make more disciples.
Sponsored by Church Community Builder

Multi-Site Strategies

Jake Barker

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Expanding your Kingdom impact through multi-site

Multi-site has become the number one expansion strategy for churches of all sizes, but it can seem overwhelming if you’re just beginning to wrestle with this approach. If you are considering multi-site, come learn from architect, Jake Barker, who has led a successful multi-site movement for one of the fastest growing churches in the country. Learn transferrable multi-site principles, explore the options available to you and determine the best strategies for expanding your own church through multi-site. And best of all, you’ll leave with an action plan to do it!

Sponsored by Horizons Stewardship

Next-Generation Impact

Matt Reagan

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Discovering how to reach and inspire the next generation

Family Ministry can amount to as much as 1/3 of a church's total attendance, yet in many churches it is viewed as 'just another department.' It's more than that! A healthy Family Ministry greatly impacts eternity, affects the whole church, and therefore requires leading up with a clear vision. How do we reach and develop kids, students and families who love Christ? Come learn from Matt Reagan of Southeast Christian Church the best practices for impacting the next generation.

Sponsored by Point University

Preaching Today

Jeff Walling

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Communicating the Good News effectively in today's culture
How do we preach the gospel in such rapidly-changing times? What does it mean to communicate effectively to multiple generations in the church, and how can we grow as preachers and teachers? From sermon prep to big-picture philosophy, learn from great preachers and share your own best practices.
Sponsored by Point University

Succession Planning

Nate RossGeorge Ross

Indiana Convention Center

More Info

Planning a healthy transition that honors God and moves ministry forward

As Boomers retire, we’re seeing one of the greatest transfers of leadership the church has experienced. Maybe you’re a leader considering your own transition. Or maybe you’re a younger leader moving into an established ministry. How can you structure a leadership succession that honors God and moves your ministry forward? Join George & Nate Ross, two pastors in the midst of the transition and discover the best structure for your healthy succession.

Sponsored by Vanderbloemen Search Group

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