“16:5 is a conference for those who long to obey the Great Commission both effectively and biblically”

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StreamPass is now available! With StreamPass you can watch each of our 4 General Sessions, LIVE. We have Single Passes for individuals, Small Group Passes for up to 10 viewers and Large Group Passes for groups of more than 10 viewers. With each pass you also get our All-Access Digital Pass which contains all of the audio, notes and presentations for each breakout as well as videos of each general session to share with your church. If you have any questions please contact us at info@acts165.com. Get your StreamPass now by clicking the “Register Now!” button.




 

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Conference for Credit

Like last year, the 16:5 Conference has partnered with Baptist Bible Seminary in order to allow conference attendees to earn one free seminary credit hour.

Participants can continue their study at this seminary or transfer credit to other accredited seminaries. In order to attend the conference for credit an attendee must:

  1. Register for the 16:5 Conference
  2. Complete BBS EZ Application
  3. Submit BBS’ EZ Application to BBS Admissions
  4. Attend Conference and Complete Requirements

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Speakers

David Whiting David has been the lead pastor of Northridge Church for thirteen years. His passion is to make more and better disciples and to help other churches do the same. He has a lot of experience in changing the culture of a church and managing the growth that God brings. He longs to help other church leaders to advance their churches to fulfill the Great Commission. Presentations Keep It Simple This breakout is a real-life example of how one church (Northridge) went from a traditional programming mindset (Sunday School, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Wednesday night) to a simple but more effective schedule that better promotes discipleship over busyness. Why the NIV? The NIV went through a new translation in 2011 that has gone through substantial controversy. This breakout will look at the issues of translation and have an open discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the NIV as well as the reasons that Northridge has chosen the NIV. Increasing Your Influence This breakout will focus on helping you know what it takes to increasing your influence with those you lead and with those who lead you. If you ever have been frustrated because your ideas don’t seem to be taken seriously by others, this breakout will help you gain in influence with those who matter. Habits That Will Improve Your Preaching Preaching well is a burden and a challenge that only those who preach weekly can understand and feel. For preaching to be effective, it needs to be correct, clear, captivating and compelling. This breakout focuses on some habits that will improve your preparation for preaching so it becomes more compelling. Mark Stuenzi Mark is the Lead Pastor of Parker Hill Community Church in Scranton, PA. Mark began his ministry at PHCC in 1988, immediately after graduating from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit. PA. During his time at Parker Hill, the church has seen significant change, moving from one church in one location to one church in three locations, where more than 2,300 people worship each weekend. Mark lives in Clarks Summit, Pa with his wife, Debbie and two daughters. Presentations 167:1 Each person has 168 hours in their week. For many of our people, we have one hour on Sunday mornings to influence the other 167 hours of their week. In this breakout session, we will talk about how to effectively communicate the timeless truth of Scripture in our Sunday morning worship services. Leading without Limits The greatest hindrance to a church’s health and growth can be that church’s leader. As churches grow and change, we must be willing to change roles, re-invent ourselves and adjust our leadership styles to fit the new realities. In this breakout session, we will talk about the difficult changes a leader must be willing to navigate in order to continue being effective. Multi-site: Fad or Fruitful? This Q&A session with Leaders of four different multi-site churches will discuss the multi-site model’s effectiveness toward making more and better disciples. Nate Bantle Nate Bantle has been attending Northridge for 17 years and around 3 years ago became a member of our staff. Nate is currently serving as our Worship Director. He is responsible for leading the music teams, planning all adult focused services, and producing a majority of in house videos at both multi-site locations. He has been married to Katie for 2 years and has 10 month old son named Wyatt. Presentations Worship Wars More fights happen in churches over music than theology. Lets consider together how to navigate through the treacherous battlefield of worship wars. Impacting Lives Through Visual Media Creating a lasting impact through the use of video for baptisms, church announcements, life-change stories, and vision casting. Making the Most of Your Rehearsals For most of us our music is pulled together either with one weekly practice or on the same day we are leading. In this breakout we will walk through how to effectively pull together a set list quickly working with each position represented on the stage. Worship Philosophy Have you developed the how’s and why’s behind the music philosophy at your church? Whether we know them or not we all have a set of rules and guidelines we make our music decisions off. Come discuss the how’s and why’s behind Northridge Church’s philosophy on music. Scott Bixby Scott has served at Northridge for the past 8 years as the Pastor of Community Groups and Outreach. He loves seeing lives changed by the power of the Gospel through Groups. Presentations Ways to Kill your Small Group Ministry What are the natural predators of Small Group Ministries? Why do many flounder? What pitfalls and common mistakes must be avoided? What practices strengthen and grow our groups while fighting off these threats? What have we learned the hard way as the number of adults in our groups has grown from 70 to over 800? Small Group Leader Training We could talk all day about how we train Group Leaders but there is nothing like experiencing it. This session will showcase what an actual training event for our leaders looks like. All session attendees will receive a complimentary DVD which contains many of the training videos we have used this year in our leader trainings. Coaching and Caring for Small Group Leaders How do we train and coach the 200 plus amazing Small Group Leaders God has given us? What have we learned? What resources have been most helpful to us? All session attendees will receive a complimentary DVD that contains many of the training videos we have used this year with our Small Group Leaders and a copy of our 2013-2014 Small Group Leader’s Guide. Safe Environments for Skeptics and New Believers In this session we will be examining: Which curriculum we are now using. How we promote our groups? Which resources have been most helpful to us and more. Those who attend this session will receive a complimentary DVD which contains training videos and facilitator tips we have recently used in training our Starting Point teaching teams. Dave Boehm Pastor Boehm has served at Northridge Church since 1989. His responsibilities include pastoral care and oversight of the facilities. Dave is a graduate of Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA. He also holds a Master of Education degree from Bob Jones University. Originally from New England, and still an avid Red Sox fan, Dave has ministered in New York State for 20 years. He previously served at Bethel Baptist Church and Academy in Jamestown, NY. Dave’s passion is to see people move towards maturity in Christ while using their God-given spiritual gifts in ministry to others. Dave and his wife, Jayne, have three children: Dan, Steve, and Sarah. Presentations The Real “Dirt” on Your Building This session will include a tour of Northridge in which ways to affordably upgrade your facilities to create a welcoming environment will be discussed. Adam Congdon Adam Congdon has been attending Northridge for 11 years and 3 years ago became a member of our staff. Adam is currently serving as our Production Director, leading the teams that are responsible for service planning, worship, videos, graphics and production. He considers it an honor to get to work with so many talented people that want to use their gifts to please God. He loves to hear about the stories of life change that are happening because of what God is doing at Northridge. Presentations How to Hire So You Don’t Have to Fire There may be nothing as difficult as having to fire an under-performing member of your staff. In this breakout we will share a new process we have implemented to hire and develop high-performers. Increase Your Giving By 20% In 2 Minutes All of our churches are dependent on the giving of our weekly offerings to keep our ministries growing. Find out how in just 2 minutes you could increase that giving by 20%. Impacting Lives Through Visual Media Creating a lasting impact through the use of video for baptisms, church announcements, life-change stories, and vision casting. Jason DeGraaff Jason DeGraaff serves as Director of Connections at Northridge Church. He has served on staff for 5 years and oversees assimilation, data management, first impressions, web and social media engagement, volunteer systems, and multi-site operations. Presentations Need Based Groups Learn about 2 groups any church can offer to help people with finances, addictions, and broken relationships. Multi-site Lab – Experience Portable Church In this lab you will get hands on experience of our setup and take down process of our Greece Campus. Multi-site: Fad or Fruitful? This Q&A session with leaders of four different multi-site churches will discuss the multi-site model’s effectiveness toward making more and better disciples. Courtney Dyer Courtney has been a part of Northridge for 11 years, and has worn various hats while on staff since 2008. Convinced she’s still a kid herself, she currently serves as our Children’s Ministries Director and is passionate about creating irresistible environments for kids to encounter the Gospel and learn about God in unforgettable ways. Courtney has loved watching God use her background in communication and project management to shape her work with our volunteer teams at Northridge. She is thrilled to share life with her husband Rick, and their children, Caleb and Ruby. Presentations Creating Environments for Preschool & Younger A behind the scenes discussion about creating purpose, preparation and procedures for baby, toddler, and preschool environments. Visionary Volunteers Empower, equip, and engage your volunteer teams. HighPoint Lab Experience a Sunday morning through the eyes of an elementary kid! Join us for HighPoint – a large group worship service followed by small group activity and discussion. *Warning: This isn’t your grandma’s Sunday School!* Rethinking Elementary Environments Sometimes thinking and acting like a kid can be a good thing; it helps us reach them! Join us as we talk about why and how we do what we do to teach kids about Jesus. Josh Horn Joshua is among the most recent hires at Northridge Church and serves as the Director of Connections at the Irondequoit campus. Just prior to stepping into full-time ministry, he defended his doctoral dissertation and earned a Ph.D. in the field of Biophysics. His transition from academia and science into ministry allows him to bring a unique perspective on the struggles that unbelievers face and he desperately longs to see lives surrendered and dramatically changed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Presentations Having an Outreach Strategy How can your church be effective in reaching out without a clear vision or strategy? If you don’t have an outreach strategy – get one! If it doesn’t work – change it! Dashboards and Measurements Numbers represent people and people matter to God. Metrics to measure growth and health can be useful tools for finding and tracking trends within your church. Rethinking Missions How can we effectively reach the ends of the earth without hurting those we are trying to help? Nate Miller Nate Miller is our Greece Campus Pastor and has served on staff for the last 2 years. A little over a year ago he launched our first multi-site campus here at Northridge. Nate has grown up in Rochester and has a huge heart to impact our city for Christ. Presentations Multi-site Lab – Experience Portable Church In this lab you will get hands on experience of our setup and take down process of our Greece Campus. First Impressions Matter! In this session we will give you Northridge’s entire first impressions strategy to help you make the most of your first impression opportunities God is giving you at your church. Multi-site: Fad or Fruitful? This Q&A session with leaders of four different multi-site churches will discuss the multi-site model’s effectiveness toward making more and better disciples. Mark Nelson Mark has served in youth ministry for over 18 years, and is currently preparing to become the next campus pastor here at Northridge. He has had the opportunity to build up youth ministries in both Michigan and Ohio, as well as here at Northridge Church. Mark has always had a passion to see the youth ministries under his leadership grow in both breadth and depth, and for those ministries to be marked by both Biblical faithfulness and cultural relevance. Presentations Relevant Youth Ministry Without Compromise This breakout will introduce a philosophy of relevance for youth ministry as well as outline the steps we take to ensure that our youth ministry stays relevant while not compromising Biblical standards. Talking to Teens: 6 Mistakes Youth Pastors Make This breakout will introduce six of the most common mistakes youth pastors or youth leaders make while speaking in front of a group of teens. We will offer advice for how to improve in each of these areas. Multi-site: Fad or Fruitful? This Q&A session with leaders of four different multi-site churches will discuss the multi-site model’s effectiveness toward making more and better disciples. Andy Woodall Andy has been a Christ-follower since 1981. He has been blessed and deeply impacted by his marriage to his wife Julie since 1994, and by his children (Ian, Moriah, Derek, and Jadyn) within the past sixteen years. Serving in pastoral ministry since 1999, Andy is passionate and gifted in the area of Biblical counseling and discipleship. He has spoken at several conferences and out of country venues to provide training on how to help people grow and change based on God’s word. Presentations Baptism – Helping the Stories of Life-Change Change Lives So God puts New Life into a person and totally changes the course of a person’s life. Now that person wants obey Christ through baptism. Do you celebrate that act of obedience appropriately? Does that person’s story get told with clarity and passion? This breakout will help prepare you to make this happen. Preparing Couples for Marriage Whether you or solid volunteer couples are doing the pre-marital counseling, this breakout will outline a clear and solid plan for helping couples prepare to honor God in marriage. Helping Individuals Win the War on Lust With a world entrenched in the sludge of immorality, more and more of the people we serve, and serve with, are enslaved in immoral fantasy and sexual sin. Yes, we could just give them a book to read and tell them to stop, but are we missing a vital part of ministry we are called to fulfill? This breakout will give practical help on how to help the one caught in sexual sin. Church Membership – What’s Your Plan? Who puts more effort into gaining members, your local gym or your church? Who has more of a plan for what they do with members, your softball team or your church? We will look at an intentional plan adding members to your church family.

More Speakers

Aaron Hixson Aaron Hixson serves as the Youth Pastor on the staff of Northridge Church. As Youth Pastor, Aaron mobilizes a team of adult volunteer leaders to help organize and facilitate growth environments for students in grades 6th-12th. God has instilled in Aaron a passion to effectively and powerfully communicate God’s Word while building relational connections that produce lasting life change. Aaron and his wife Lauren were recently married and are enjoying every minute. Presentations How to know How we did on What we do (and Why) Do you ever walk away from Youth Group and ask yourself, “Am I doing anything right? Did that go well?” In this session, we’ll talk about how to set clear expectations for your program that foster excellence and honest evaluation while boosting student ownership and enjoyment. Jason Alexander Jason Alexander has been attending Northridge for 13 years has been a member of our Stewardship Team since its inception. He is a Wealth Management Advisor at a major wall street firm where he also serves on the leadership team for the Christian Focus group and leads a Kingdom Advisors study group in his office. Jason loves helping people think biblically and honor God with the gifts that God has given them while helping churches know how best to share these principals with their people. Presentations Increase Your Giving By 20% In 2 Minutes All of our churches are dependent on the giving of our weekly offerings to keep our ministries growing. Find out how in just 2 minutes you could increase that giving by 20%. Dave Baxter Dave Baxter was an atheist “Chreaster” who got dragged to a Bible teaching church one Easter and was amazed that the people there took the Bible seriously as a historical document. Dave came back every week to see how these otherwise seemingly normal people could believe in the supernatural and learned enough to see that the parts of Christianity he could understand out-weighed the parts he could not understand. The atheist became a believer in Jesus Christ and was baptized here at Northridge a few years back. As a part of this process God used Starting Point groups in his life to help introduce him to Jesus Christ. Dave is now blessed to help with Starting Point and baptisms and is less sure than ever how normal the people at his church are. Presentations Safe Environments for Skeptics and New Believers In this session we will be examining: Which curriculums we are now using. How we promote our groups? Which resources have been most helpful to us and more. Those who attend this session will receive a complimentary DVD which contains training videos and facilitator tips we have recently used in training our Starting Point teaching teams. Dr. Howard Bixby Dr. Howard Bixby has many years of highly successful ministry as a pastor, educator, seminary leader, seminar speaker, and church consultant. He has influenced over 2,000 churches during his ministry. His teaching is noted for instant exhortation and practical application. Presentations The Acts Two Dynamics of An Appealing Church What makes a Bible believing church appealing and irresistible to unchurched people? Let’s see what the Scriptures say and apply it today. Brad Files In 1992, when Brad and Karen first stepped foot in a Small Group, they were ruined for any alternative. Ever since, he has pumped Small Groups wherever he has been – sometimes joining a work in progress, sometimes creating a brand new ministry. For the last eight years, Brad has co-directed our Small Groups ministry here at Northridge.  Brad holds a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Presentations Ways to Kill your Small Group Ministry What are the natural predators of Small Group Ministries? Why do many flounder? What pitfalls and common mistakes must be avoided? What practices strengthen and grow our groups while fighting off these threats? What have we learned the hard way as the number of adults in our groups has grown from 70 to over 800? Coaching and Caring for Small Group Leaders How do we train and coach the 200 plus amazing Small Group Leaders God has given us? What have we learned? What resources have been most helpful to us? All session attendees will receive a complimentary DVD that contains many of the training videos we have used this year with our Small Group Leaders and a copy of our 2013-2014 Small Group Leader’s Guide. Small Group Leader Training We could talk all day about how we train Group Leaders but there is nothing like experiencing it. This session will showcase what an actual training event for our leaders looks like. All session attendees will receive a complimentary DVD which contains many of the training videos we have used this year in our leader trainings. Dr. Jim Jeffery Jim has been involved in spiritual leadership development over thirty nine years in local church, global ministries and biblical higher education. One of the most satisfying investments of his life has been mentoring leaders who have been used by God beyond what they dared to dream! From reflection on scripture, leadership literature, leadership interviews and the laboratory of real ministry he has learned a model of leadership that has helped grow effective spiritual leaders. Presentations The Power and Potential of Multiplying Spiritual Leaders Discover a model for spiritual leadership development that will maximize and multiply impact in your church. Bob Kadlecik Bob has been a pastor of Bridgewater Baptist since 2005. Begun in 1809, the church is in a rural community (Montrose is the largest town in Susquehanna County with two stoplights and almost 1600 people.) Presently, they hold 5 services at 3 sites including one in a Bingo hall and another in a dying church that was “adopted” in 2013. Bob’s story and the story of Bridgewater is a living example of 1 Cor. 1:26-29. God delights in using small people and small places to accomplish great things so that He alone will get the credit. Presentations A Big God in a Small Town Reignite your excitement and passion for reaching the small towns in your area for Jesus Christ. Multi-site: Fad or Fruitful? This Q&A session with leaders of four different multi-site churches will discuss the multi-site model’s effectiveness toward making more and better disciples. Kevin Maloney Kevin Maloney is Lead Pastor of Grace Road Church, an A29 church in Rochester, NY. Kevin planted Grace Road Church in 2009 as a core group in a basement, and it has since grown to a thriving congregation with nearly 700 people that call it home. Grace Road meets in a rented theater in the heart of the city and has recently started a second location in a church building in Pittsford, NY. He speaks widely on college campuses and at various conferences. He holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University. He and his wife Debbie have four children: Lydia, Sophia, Isabelle, and Hudson. Presentations Planting a Church of Impact Planting a new church can be one of the best ways to impact a community with the Gospel, if that church is designed to make an impact, not just survive. Multi-site: Fad or Fruitful? This Q&A session with leaders of four different multi-site churches will discuss the multi-site model’s effectiveness toward making more and better disciples. Tom Melzoni Tom Melzoni has coached Northridge for the past 6 years. He is a leader in the space of stewardship and generosity having helped more than 300 churches of all sizes connect vision and giving from a Biblical perspective. He grew up in a church planters home and later led from the Executive Pastor’s chair at some of the largest churches in the United States. He has partnered with numerous churches in upstate New York. His message is centered in the Word of God with practical steps to help churches fund the vision while discipling persons in the adventure of generosity. Presentations Contagious Generosity – Multiplied You will receive strategies for accelerating generosity in and beyond your church. The discipleship journey of stewardship and generosity will be enhanced with information from this seminar. You will walk away excited about leading your church in a giving journey. Kevin Richardson Kevin Richardson is Co-Owner and Principle Designer at Iron to Iron, a web design and development studio. He also functions as the visual gatekeeper and interactive director at Terra Nova Church in Troy, NY. Over the past 6 years he’s worked closely with Terra Nova to craft and streamline their visual presence on all platforms while brining cohesion between their multiple campuses and various ministries. Presentations Reflecting Jesus Visually: Why art & design is important in ministry Kevin will be speaking about the role that art, design and brand (on all platforms; print – web) play in the church and how it can be used as an effective tool in ministry. He’ll also discuss some practical guidelines to help create and manage the overall visual communication of your church. Nancy Simmonds Nancy Simmonds has been attending Northridge for 10 years and is a member of our Stewardship Team. She works as a Human Resources Manager for one of the largest companies in the Rochester area and uses her 30 years of experience in the HR field to help with the hiring process here at Northridge. Nancy has a Masters in Biblical Counseling and is NANC certified. For the last 7 years she has been using that training to come alongside those that need help applying the truth of God’s Word to their everyday life. Presentations If only ________, I would be happy Do you find yourself saying “if only ‘this’ were different, then I’d be at peace, or be happy?” Why is it that we put so much time and energy into trying to change our circumstances? We know it won’t bring true and lasting contentment, but… This breakout will talk about what contentment is and isn’t as well as some practical, biblical approaches to learning true, lasting contentment. (This breakout is for women only.) How to Hire So You Don’t Have to Fire There may be nothing as difficult as having to fire an underperforming member of your staff. In this breakout we will share a new process we have implemented to hire and develop high-performers. John Sklenar John grew up in the church and has been at Northridge for 10 years. After putting off membership himself, God burdened and equipped John to take on a leadership role in the area of baptism and membership at Northridge in 2008.  Since that time John has been providing oversight of the membership process –  helping hundreds of people join Northridge. Presentations Church Membership – What’s Your Plan? Who puts more effort into gaining members, your local gym or your church? Who has more of a plan for what they do with members, your softball team or your church? We will look at an intentional plan adding members to your church family. Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor has been attending Northridge Church since 2009 with her husband and four kids. She is a photographer who had no video experience prior to joining our video team but has jumped in with both feet making videos and directing the production team on Sunday mornings. Presentations Impacting Lives Through Visual Media Creating a lasting impact through the use of video for baptisms, church announcements, life-change stories, and vision casting. Dr. Jim Vogel Dr. Jim Vogel pastored for 30 years in three churches across the East and Midwest and has consulted churches in growth and health. For the last six years he has pastored pastors. He earned his BA and M.Div at BBC&S. He has a D.Min focused on church administration from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in the Chicago area. He was a part of writing and editing a book published in Dec 2012 on pastoring entitled “The Pastor : A Guide for Gods faithful Servant.” He has written a regular column in the Baptist Bulletin Magazine on church leadership topics (and book reviews) for the past 6 years. He teaches and speaks across the country as well as overseas from Moscow to the Philippines and even Thailand. He has a burden for helping pastors and other leaders be effective in church focused discipleship both locally and globally. Presentations 8 Common Church Leadership Errors and How to Prevent Them This breakout will focus on things like: leading without a vision or plan; handling criticism defensively; ignoring divisive behavior; sharing responsibility without authority, and more. Leadership success is built on an ongoing commitment – to build on our strengths – and minimize our mistakes. This breakout focuses on the latter. . .learn more about 8 mistakes commonly made by church leaders – and how you can avoid them. Dr. John Greening John Greening is a GARBC National Representative, veteran pastor, speaker, author, husband, and family man, is committed to helping pastors and churches design Biblical ministry strategies. Come to this session and learn how to chart a road map for your people in the journey from new birth to maturity in Christ. Presentations Calculating a Route to Spiritual Maturity Every pastor dreams of a church full of spiritually-mature disciples. Can dreams come true? Mark Lamb Mark is a lifelong student of ministry with the poor. He combines his experience working at World Concern bringing churches and international communities together with his education at Dallas Theological Seminary to help churches grow in their ministry with the poor. Presentations 5 Key Principles for Ministry with the Poor In the church, our ministry with the poor can commonly be summarized, “See a problem, Fix a problem.” We work to repair what is fractured, but we forget that poverty is about people and ministry is relational. In this seminar, we’ll talk about 5 Key Principles you can use to take your ministry with the poor from transactional to transformational. Tim Cool Tim Cool serves as Director of Alignment with Visioneering Studios, a company that envisions, designs and builds “destinations that lift the spirit” and is also the winner of the Solomon “Best Church Architect” awards for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Tim is also the Founder and Chief Solutions Officer of Cool Solutions Group. Tim has assisted more than 350 churches over the past 27 years, throughout the United States, with their facility’s needs. Tim has collaborated with churches in the areas of facility needs analysis, design coordination, construction management, pre-construction management consultation and facility management. Tim is also the author of the book, “Successful Master Planning: More Than Pretty Pictures”. Tim has been married to his best friend, Lisa, for 28 years and resides in Charlotte, NC with their 16-year-old triplets. Presentations What “Story” does Your Facility Tell? Facilities tell stories…every last one of them. For the first time guest, the appearance, design, signage, upkeep, care and so many elements will tell a story that your words may or may not support. When was the last time you looked at your facility with FRESH EYES? Does your facility telling a story that is congruent with who you think you are? We will explore the various components associate with telling story with your facility…even if you are not there to say a word. Sharon Martin Sharon is a graduate of Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA (BS. ’85, M.Ed. ’10) who been with ABWE since 1994, serving in Romania and Hungary before returning to the Home Office in 2010 where she works in the Legal Department. While overseas her ministries included women’s ministries, teaching ESL and MK Education. She taught at the Bucuresti Christian Academy and at the International Christian School of Budapest where she served as the Elementary Principal. She and her husband, Doug, are the parents of 3 daughters and live in York, PA. Presentations Protecting Children, Preserving Ministry Keeping children safe should be everyone’s concern – especially the church’s. This session will look at the current legal environment and the steps churches must take to protect children and preserve their ministries

Schedule

Monday the 24th

  • 9:00 am Registration Opens
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm General Session #1
  • 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch (On-Site)
  • 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Breakout #1 ▼
    • Bantle – Worship Wars
    • Horn – Dashboards and Measurements
    • Bixby/Files – Ways to Kill your Small Group Ministry
    • Dyer – Creating Environments for Preschool & Younger
    • Nelson – Relevant Youth Ministry Without Compromise
    • Whiting – Keep It Simple
    • Woodall – Preparing Couples for Marriage
    • Vogel – 8 Common Church Leadership Errors and How to Prevent Them
    • Greening – Calculating a Route to Spiritual Maturity
    • Alexander/Congdon – Increase Your Giving By 20% In 2 Minutes
    • Cool – What “Story” does Your Facility Tell?
    • DeGraaff – Need Based Groups
  • 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Break
  • 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Breakout #2 ▼
    • Miller/DeGraaff – Multi-site Lab – Experience Portable Church
    • Bantle/Congdon/Taylor/Nelson – Impacting Lives Through Visual Media
    • Bixby/Files – Small Group Leader Training
    • Horn – Having an Outreach Strategy
    • Simmonds – “If only _______, I would be Happy”(For Women Only)
    • Hixson – How to know How we did on What we do (and Why)
    • Whiting – Why the NIV?
    • Stuenzi – 167:1
    • Dyer – Visionary Volunteers
    • Kadlecik – A Big God in a Small Town
    • Woodall/Sklenar – Church Membership – What’s Your Plan?
  • 3:45 pm – 4:20 pm Travel to the Greece Campus
  • 4:20 pm – 5:30 pm General Session #2
  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner (Off-Site)
  • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm General Session #3

Tuesday the 25th

  • 8:00 am Doors Open (Cont. Breakfast)
  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakout #3 ▼
    • Miller – First Impressions Matter!
    • Bantle – Making the Most of Your Rehearsals
    • Dyer – HighPoint Lab
    • Bixby/Files – Coaching and Caring for Small Group Leaders
    • Woodall/Congdon/Hixson/DeGraaff – Baptism – Helping the Stories of Life-Change Change Lives
    • Nelson – Talking to Teens: 6 Classic Mistakes Youth Pastors Make (And How To Avoid Them)
    • Whiting – Habits to Improving your Preaching
    • Kevin Richardson – Reflecting Jesus Visually: Why art & design is important in ministry
    • Stuenzi – Leading Without Limits
    • Maloney – Planting a Church of Impact
    • Lamb – 5 Key Principles for Ministry with the Poor
    • Jeffery – The Power and Potential of Multiplying Spiritual Leaders
  • 9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
  • 9:45 am – 10:45 am Breakout #4 ▼
    • Miller/Nelson/Stuenzi/Maloney/Kadlecik/DeGraaff – Multi-site: Fad or Fruitful?
    • Bantle – Worship Philosophy
    • Bixby/Baxter – Safe Environments for Skeptics and New Believers
    • Woodall – Helping Individuals Win the War on Lust
    • Dyer – Rethinking Elementary Environments
    • Whiting – Increasing Your Influence
    • Boehm – The Real “Dirt” on Your Building
    • Melzoni – Contagious Generosity – Multiplied
    • Horn – Rethinking Missions
    • Bixby – The Acts Two Dynamics of An Appealing Church
    • Congdon/Simmonds – How to Hire So You Don’t Have to Fire
    • Sharon Martin – Protecting Children, Preserving Ministry
  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am Break
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm General Session #4
  • 12:30 pm Conference End
Breakout Listing w/ Descriptions

Videos

General Info

Conference Theme Breakout Sessions 16:5 StreamPass 16:5 Pricing

16:5 Interview

Course Credit The Tension that Created 16:5 A Shift in Emphasis Big and Biblical Homosexuality:How to Address it Biblically Multi-site in the Flesh Multi-site Pushback

Baptism

Siobhan Fisher Baptism Niles Eggleston Baptism Bryan Schoos Baptism Chris and Katelyn RomanowychBaptism

General

Advent Conspiracy Promo Stories from MaraMara Advent Conspiracy CheckGiveaway Greece One Year Anniversary

Sermons

Expectations and Dangersof Spiritual Leaders And Another Thing The Cause of Every Conflict You Have Rethinking Your Reactions


 

Hotels & Directions

Hotel Contact number Rate Distance
Comfort Inn West (585) 621-5700 $74 3.7 miles
Hampton Inn Greece (585) 663-6070 $109 4.0 miles
Hampton Inn Irondequoit (585) 339-3500 $95 1.9 miles
Holiday Inn Express Greece (585) 663-8400 $112 3.8 miles
Holiday Inn Express Irondequoit (585) 342-0430 $95 2.3 miles
Radisson Riverside (585) 546-6400 $109 3.5 miles
Rochester Plaza Hotel (585) 546-3450 $79 3.1 miles
*make sure you bring your tax exempt form to not be charged tax
*mention 16:5 Conference/Northridge Church for group rate

Directions

Driving East on Interstate 90

Take exit 47.
Merge onto I-490 E toward NY-19/Leroy/Rochester (19.3 miles *partial toll road).
Take exit 9A on the left to merge onto NY-390 N toward Greece (3.6 mi).
Take exit 24A for NY-104 E/Ridge Rd W (3.1 mi).
Take exit 200 to merge onto Saint Paul St.
Destination will be on the right (0.3 mi).

Driving West on Interstate 90

Take exit 45 to merge onto I-490 W toward Rochester (11.1 mi *partial toll road).
Take exit 21 for NY-590 N (0.1 mi).
Keep right at the fork, follow sings for I-590 S and merge onto NY-590 N (3.8 mi).
Take exit 10A to merge onto NY-104 W (3.0 mi).
Take the exit toward Seneca Ave/Clinton Ave (0.1 mi).
Merge onto New York 104 Srv Rd W (0.5 mi).
Turn right at N Clinton Ave (0.2 mi).
Turn left at Ridge Rd E (0.3 mi).
Turn right at Saint Paul St.
Destination will be on the right.

Driving North on Interstate 390

Take exit 24A for NY-104 E/Ridge Rd (0.2 mi).
Merge onto NY-104 E/Ridge Rd W (3.1 mi).
Take exit 200 to merge onto Saint Paul St.
Destination will be on the right

FAQs

    1. Why should I attend the 16:5 conference?

      • Learn from the successes of others can help you avoid mistakes and learning from the mistakes of others is better than having to only learn from your own mistakes.
      • Connect with other church leaders and key organizations that will help resource you to become a more effective leader.
      • Provides an opportunity to get many key leaders from your church on the same page regarding ministry philosophy and programming.
      • Challenges ministry assumptions to help you optimize and intentionally design the rhythm of your church to complete the vision toward which you are leading.
      • Utilize breakouts for training key leaders and volunteers with relatively low cost and time commitment compared with other conferences.
      • We don’t expect you to do everything we do, the way we do! We want to be a resource because of our experience growing through similar situations to which many attendees find themselves and their church.

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  • Who should attend?

    • 16:5 is geared towards pastors, staff, and key volunteers of churches who have a passion to be truly relevant in our culture and fulfill the Great Commission without any compromise of the truth.
  • How much does it cost?

  • Should I really come again?

    • All of the main sessions will be new material. There are plenty of new breakouts as well as some of the most popular from previous years that you might have missed or want another leader from your church to attend.
  • How many people should I bring?

    • As many from your church as possible! Going to a conference as a team (pastors, staff & key volunteers) is a great way to advance the mission of your church. By bringing as many people from your church as possible you will be able to better discuss a vision for the future of your church that they can grab onto and support. There is also a special offer for those with groups: for every three paid registrations, one free registration will be given. For groups larger than 10 call for special arrangements.
  • Where is the conference taking place?

    • The 16:5 Conference will meet on location at Northridge Church, 2052 St. Paul St., Rochester, NY 14621
  • Who can I contact about conference details?

    • Email: info@acts165.com Phone: (585) 338-7810 ext. 106
  • Where can I eat?

    • We will provide a special lunch onsite Monday. Snacks will be provided during our breaks and continental breakfast items will be provided Tuesday morning. A list of restaurants will be provided at the conference for dinner Monday night and your meal heading out of town on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Will there be childcare?

    • There will be no childcare provided.
  • Where can I stay?

    • A listing of hotels close to the church is provided above. Please call early to ensure 16:5 rates.

 

Sponsors

ABWE International Althouse, Jaffe, & Associates Baptist Bible College & Seminary Cool Solutions Group Iron to Iron M3 Development Group Pilgrim Tours Regal Entertainment Group World of Life Bible Institute World Concern