BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

Nate Bantle   Production & Worship

Nate Bantle

Production & Worship

Scott Bixby   Leadership

Scott Bixby

Leadership

Adam Congdon   Production

Adam Congdon

Production

Jason DeGraaff   Groups

Jason DeGraaff

Groups

Courtney Dyer   Leadership

Courtney Dyer

Leadership

Connor Ellsworth   Production

Connor Ellsworth

Production

Aaron Hixson   Portable

Aaron Hixson

Portable

Josh Horn   Outreach & Connections

Josh Horn

Outreach & Connections

Nate Logan   Discipleship & Facilities

Nate Logan

Discipleship & Facilities

Nate Miller   Portable & Groups

Nate Miller

Portable & Groups

Mark Nelson   Groups

Mark Nelson

Groups

Antonio Robinson   Discipleship & Culture

Antonio Robinson

Discipleship & Culture

Nancy Simmonds   Counseling

Nancy Simmonds

Counseling

Matt Snyder   Young Adults

Matt Snyder

Young Adults

Graham Spruill   Students

Graham Spruill

Students

Jess Spruill   Young Adults

Jess Spruill

Young Adults

Alvonta Tarrant   Worship

Alvonta Tarrant

Worship

Melissa VanHeukelum   Impressions & Facilities

Melissa VanHeukelum

Impressions & Facilities

Mike Weston   Kids, Social, & Culture

Mike Weston

Kids, Social, & Culture

Andy Woodall   Counseling

Andy Woodall

Counseling

With special guest from The Father’s House

 
Pierre du Plessis   Leadership

Pierre du Plessis

Leadership

 

 

BREAKOUTS

Small Budget - Big Tech

Do you love what you see on the stage when you go to churches bigger than yours? How can you pull off sounds and lights on your budget? In this breakout, we’ll talk about some cost-effective ways that you can get the most out of your tech budget.

MEASURING SUCCESS

What is success? Will you know it when you see it? Can you lead yourself to the next level? Will you know it when you get there? Success is elusive. Success can also be dangerous. What does it look like to be successful in ministry in the long run? How do we stay sane, centered, and married in the process? In this workshop, we'll discover how to do just that. 

Coaching Life-Changing Groups

How can you leverage your experiencing to help group leaders create life-changing environments? Join us as we’ll discuss a few of the best tips to to equip leaders to shepherd their groups.

Starting Small - Connection, Growth, Multiplication, Health of Community Groups

In this breakout, we will explain the why behind how we do groups as well as discuss how to connect people to groups, find more leaders, multiply groups, and make sure groups are producing growing disciples

Shepherds, not Chaperones

Every youth worker longs to see exponential growth in their ministry, both physically and spiritually. But how does that practically play out? How do you create a healthy and growing youth ministry that cares not only about width, but also cares about depth as well? In this breakout, we will focus on the key to pursuing a healthy and growing youth ministry.

How to Measure Up

What we count, counts. Join us as we look into why measuring the right things for the right reasons can provide an honest picture of where you are and help navigate where you'd like to go. We'll talk about why numbers can be one of our greatest tools when they are tied to the stories of the people behind them.

3½ Things No One Tells You About Creativity

Over the years, we’ve learned a few things about “being creative”. Actually, since writing this description, we’ve probably learned a few more things. For us, trying to create service elements that keep people engaged is tough. We want to share a few of the things that we’ve learned while riding the creative struggle bus.

Streets to the Seats (and Beyond)

We all long to see people take their next step in their spiritual journey. In this breakout, we'll explore strategies, ideas, and models for turning first-time guests into regular attendees into core leaders.

Beyond Church Walls

We all long to see our churches making an impact in our communities and to the ends of the earth. But the work of investing outside the walls of the church is messy and costly. In this breakout, we’ll explore our biblical mandate and some practical steps to walk towards this mess to share the Gospel with a broken world.

Woke Church

As we seek to make more and better disciples we recognized a racial and cultural gap between who we are and who we want to reach in our community. In this breakout, you'll discover how we identified our problem and the steps that we've taken to correct our course. You'll also find out what we've learned in the process and what we hope to accomplish next.

Messages that Last

Want your sermon to go beyond Sunday?  Wish your messages had more impact? Every communicator dreams of that, but can it happen?   I believe it can and should, but it starts in the most unlikely place. The process! It happens less on Sunday and more in the preparation work that gets you to Sunday.

Providing Care Beyond Groups

Our Community Groups are on the front lines of providing care for our people. What happens when a group leader or member's need for care surpasses the group's ability?  When significant personal trial, tragedy, mental health or addiction struggle and or crisis occurs and a person or family needs additional help, what else can the church do?  Join us as we explore the church's role in providing care in these kinds of situations.

Getting Better at “Better”

The mission of Northridge Church is to glorify God by making more and better disciples. We love to see more people cross the line of faith, but the journey doesn't end there. They need to grow in their knowledge and obedience to Jesus..but how does this happen? Come see what our spiritual development process is that strives after the “Better” goal of our mission.

First and Lasting

We want to create a church culture that sees everything through the lens of a first time guest, and that continues to engage and retain them going forward.  We will address some practical and purposeful ways to intentionally create a hospitable experience for guests in the first impression, the last impression, and every interaction in between.

Young Adults, Millennials and the Church

Millennials are not a problem to be fixed, but rather a future to be obtained. In this breakout, we will be discussing why this generation is important in the church and how to provide a place for them.

Dollars & Sense

How has our church income exceeded our budget annually for years here at Northridge Church?  Creating Surpluses...Crafting Budgets...Projecting Income...Ministry Area Budgets...Staff Salaries...Raising Funds...Capital Campaigns...What have we found helpful in these areas?   

Space Matters and the Matters of Space

Every environment communicates something. We’ll first take a look at the philosophy behind what your space is communicating, and then practically, how we can create appealing spaces, no matter what your style, that engage guests and portray a vibe that keeps people coming back.

Multi-site FAQ

In this breakout, we will address some of the most relevant questions church leaders are asking about multi-site and portability. Whether you are currently a multi-site church, considering launching a campus, grinding through portability or just have reservations about this movement in general, this breakout will provide helpful answers to your questions.

Leveraging the 167

Learn how to leverage the mission of your church and the content of your Sunday sermons into the everyday lives of your people by utilizing social platforms for discipleship beyond the one hour there with you each week.

Millstones and Milestones

The greatest opportunity of this generation is the next generation. Learn why Northridge prioritizes kids ministry and how we maximize each Sunday morning as well as lifetime milestones to leverage parents to fulfill the Great Commission in their home by consistently pointing their children to Jesus.

Leading Through Change

A conversation on how Northridge Church has transitioned their musical style multiple times to continue pursuing the people they feel God has called them to reach.

Leadership Q&A