||Breakfast and Opening Session. We get the XP-Seminar kicked off with a focus on doing ministry. This year’s topic is one which every XP lives in everyday: “Business Brains + Pastoral Heart = Your XP Calling.”
||Welcome by our Emcee
||Workshops: Session #1 Yes, alumni will notice that Wednesday workshops are in the morning this year. Saddle up early!
||Workshops: Session #2
||Workshops: Session #3
||Lunch with A Short Ride on a Hot Topic. As we eat, it is a time to hear a different perspective on church–innovative, creative, Jesus focused. Dr. Gene Getz has written over 60 books, started an entire movement of Fellowship Churches and so much more in his 86 years on this planet. Yet, he has asked God for another very active 5-year plan for ministry–that will take him to age 91! Be challenged to continue on in life and ministry in this lunch with Gene.
Keynote by Richard Hammar, The 5 Legal Threats Every Executive Pastor Needs to Know. Having written over 100 books, Richard is the national expert on church law and tax issues. Society is exceedingly complex and churches consider fiduciary issues everyday.
||Afternoon snack on first floor
||Keynote by Rich Birch. Rich is a Pastor, Entrepreneur and Thought Leader. Rich founded unSeminary. Get ready for “stuff you wish they taught you in Seminary.” Rich brings to the table a mix of business and ministry, sometimes unconventional and always innovative. His experience and interviews with so many pastors gives him enormous expertise on “doing ministry.”
||“Business Brains + Pastoral Heart = Your XP Calling” by David Fletcher. Being in ministry for 35+ years and an XP for 18 of those years, David has insights on the role of the XP and church leaders. What does it take to successfully minister to the needs of a congregation? What do they expect and need from an XP? Be ready to take home some challenges about doing ministry.
||Take an XP/SP friend to dinner! Schedule it early with someone from your state or similar-sized church. We saw scores of people do this last year.