How- Conference Opportunities
January 26, 2008
“Finding and Preparing for Ministry”
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Portland (Lynchwood Church of God)
• Building Character in Children Guest Speaker
Jeannie St. John Taylor is a
• Coaching Tips for Laypeople writer, illustrator, freelance
editor, speaker, teacher, and
• Understanding Today’s Youth professional artist. Her
• Healthy Communication Styles writings include books on the
subject of prayer, children’s
• Cross-Cultural Missions picture books, and a youth
novel. Find out more about
• Leading Children to Christ Jeannie at www.jeanniestjohntaylor.com.
Jeannie and her husband Ray have three grown
• Courageous Parenting children and live on a cattle farm ten minutes
• Many Other Conferences from downtown Portland.
In the general session Jeannie will address
how our nation has lost its moral compass.
Politically-correct concepts like diversity and
tolerance have left not only the society at
large, but many church-going Christians,
8:15 a.m. Registration unable to discern the difference between right
and wrong. With God’s help, this can be
8:45 a.m. General Session reversed. We must reclaim our nation one
godly child and person at a time.
9:40-10:55 a.m. Session 1
Registration is only $20 per individual if post-
11:05-12:20 p.m. Session 2 marked by January 14. Groups up to 10 can
register from the same church for $125 if
postmarked by January 14 (see info on the back).
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Registration cost includes lunch along with
three conference choices. Choose your con-
1:30-2:45 p.m. Session 3 ferences from pages 2-3; then turn to page 4
to register and to get directions to the
2:45-3:15 p.m. Wrap Up Lynchwood Church of God in Portland.
Conference Opportunities Page 2
1. How To Build Character in Your Children and knows the importance of reaching children
— Jeannie St. John Taylor (Guest Speaker). for Christ in this vital ministry.
Building character takes determination and 7. How To Learn Food Pantry Basics —
work. Jeannie will teach how to build a Donna Coonrod (Aloha) will show how easy it
godly foundation for your family and class- can be to set up a food pantry at your church.
room so children can grow into people of Come take a virtual tour of a shopping style
character. emergency food box pantry. Reach your com-
2. How To Build Healthy Communication munity for Christ by meeting their basic needs.
Skills Part 1 — Jenni Biegler (Associate Pas- 8. How-To Beginner’s Guide to Gospel
tor in Medford) will share four styles of Magic — Mike Puckett (Aloha, Puckett Family
communications commonly used in relation- Magic) will demonstrate an effective tool in
ships. Learn six talking skills and five listen- sharing the gospel. Mike is a professional
ing skills that are critical for resolving con- Christian magician who also presents for Child
flict, making decisions, solving problems, and
negotiating more effectively (two sessions).
3. How To Learn to be a Coach — Lorin Session 2
Myers (Christian Education Commission 9. How to Build Healthy Communication
Chair). Leaders in the church are often Skills Part 1I — Jenni Biegler (Associate Pas-
called upon to come alongside men and tor in Medford) will share four styles of com-
women who need encouragement and/or munications commonly used in relationships.
help in carrying out a particular task or re- Learn six talking skills and five listening skills
sponsibility. This conference will teach that are critical for resolving conflict, making
“coaching” instead of “managing” and how to decisions, solving problems, and negotiating
ask the right questions. more effectively. This is a continuation of
4. How To See “Behind the Scenes” — Ed Jenni’s conference in Session I.
Bergler (Lay Leader at Mt. Scott, Portland) 10. How to Access What You Need for Hu-
will share how to recognize the people who man Resource Management — Jenna Reed
serve behind the scenes in ministry at your and Gayle Klampe (Cascade Employers) will give
church. Learn to appreciate the whole body an overview of the wealth of Human Resource
of Christ as each serves in their gifted area. solutions available to our churches. They will
also share important regulatory and compli-
5. How To Motivate Youth for Ministry —
ance reminders for 2008. Our Association re-
Brian Arnold (Youth Pastor at Lynchwood)
cently became a member of Cascade Employ-
will share how to motivate youth for church
ers, so your church will have access to their
leadership. Learn how to help youth be-
information and expertise in this very impor-
come excited and dedicated to serve in the
11. How to Affirm Your Church Ministers —
6. How To Be a Good Camp Counselor
Panel: Laurie DeLapp (Mt. Scott, Portland), Lorin
— John Kuykendall (Senior Pastor at
Myers (Minister, Eagle Point), and Frank Yerden
Lynchwood, Portland) will share tips and
(Rockwood, Gresham) will share concepts on
concepts for good camp counseling. John
how to encourage your church’s ministry staff.
has directed children’s camps for many years
Conference Opportunities Page 3
12. How to Understand Today’s Youth — urgent that you develop your writing skill if
Aaron Walton (Youth Pastor at Mt. Scott,
you feel God leading you in that direction.
Portland) will help us understand the unique
characteristics of today’s youth. Learn how 18. How To ThinkNEXT — Bob Christensen
to be relevant and how to effectively com- (Senior Pastor at Mt. Scott, Portland) will
share how to choose ministry for your
municate with our younger generation. church with a purpose and aim. Learn how
13. How To Connect With the World
to plan strategically for your church’s future.
Through Project Link — Dennis Miller
(Portland, International Christian Ministries) 19. How to Be a Courageous Parent — Rick
will give ideas on how to empower your Johnson (Gresham) is dedicated to helping
congregation’s vision for ministry throughout people in the community by offering educa-
the world by connecting with Project Link. tion in parenting and family relationships.
Learn how to bring your church first-hand Good fathers and good men make a critical
knowledge from missions projects around difference in our society. Learn more about
the world. Rick’s ministry at www.betterdads.net.
14. How To Make Fun and Inexpensive 20. How to Be a Good Church Supporter
Crafts — Beth Rivas (Hillsboro, Preschool — Panel: Roberta Petersen and Jeanette Davis-
Teacher) will share great craft ideas and will son will tell why it is important and the char-
supply the art supplies. This conference is acteristics of a good church supporter.
limited to the first 25 registrants, so you 21. How to Know Your Roots — Gary Ihle
must pre-register for this conference. (Lay Leader at Lynchwood, Portland) will
15. How To Influence Public Policy — Rod share basics on Church of God history.
Monroe (State of Oregon Senator, Portland) Learn about our church heritage and why it
will show how Christians can be most suc- is important for the future.
cessful in influencing public decision makers 22. How to Lead a Child to Christ — Betty
from local school boards, city and county Franz (Child Evangelism, Salem) offers tips on
officials, the State Legislature, US Congress, how to present the gospel to children. Learn
and the President. Christians have an obliga- how to reach our future leaders for Christ.
tion to participate actively in the formation This will forever impact our world.
of public policy. 23. How To Engage the Next Generation
16. How to Minister in Your Senior Years in Cross-Cultural Missions — John Johnson
— Mary Wilder (Professor at Western Semi- (Professor of Urban Ministries and Missions
nary) will share ideas for ministry in our sen- at Warner Pacific College) explains how our
ior years. Come and learn how God will still churches can partner with the college in
use you in ministry. equipping the next generation of missionaries
and missional leaders for the church.
24. How To Be An Ambassador of Christ—
Session 3 Franklin Brown (Senior Pastor at Community
17. How Do I Write for Christ? — Jeannie St. Church of God, Portland) will help us learn
John Taylor (Guest Speaker). Is writing a skill how to speak Christ’s Words instead of our
that can be learned or is it simply a gift from own message. Learn how to truly represent
God? Jeannie will share the ins and outs of Christ in our churches and in the world.
Christian writing and publishing and why it is
Lynchwood Church of God, Portland, Oregon
3818 SE 174th Avenue — 503-665-6638 (church phone)
From I-205 North: Take the Powell Boulevard exit off I-205 North. Go east on Powell
Boulevard. Continue east until you reach SE 174th Avenue. Turn left (north) on 174th until
you reach the church on the corner of 174th and Marie (east side of 174th).
From I-205 South: Take the Division Street exit off I-205 South. Turn left (east) on Division
Street. Continue east on Division Street until you reach SE 174th Avenue. Turn right (south)
on 174th and continue until you reach the church on the corner of 174th and Marie (east side
How-To Convention — Lynchwood Church of God
Portland — January 26, 2008
Home Church Email
INDIVIDUAL RATE: $20 if postmarked by January 14, 2008
$25 if postmarked after January 14, 2008
GROUP RATE: $125 per church group (same church) postmarked by January 14
$150 if postmarked after January 14, 2008
Registration fee includes lunch. We need number attending for accurate lunch count.
With group registrations, add $5.00 lunch fee for each person over 10. (Example: early
registration for 12 people attending from your church would be $135). Attach a separate
piece of paper for conference choices for each person in your group.
SEND REGISTRATION and MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
Association of the Churches of God
P.O. Box 18000
Salem, Oregon 97305
Choose one conference from each session and list below.
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3