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Gateway Conference
October 1-2, 2018
Gateway Church • Southlake, TX

Chris Hodges

Founding Senior Pastor
Church of the Highlands

Judah Smith

Lead Pastor
Churchome

Miles McPherson

Pastor
The Rock Church

Jimmy Evans

Lead Apostolic Senior Pastor
Gateway Church

Robert Morris

Founding Senior Pastor
Gateway Church

Gateway Worship

 
 

  • Leadership
  • Worship
Day 1October 1, 2018
7:30am

Conference Check-In

9:00am

Session One

10:30am

Break

11:00am

Session Two

12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Sessions

2:00pm

Leadership Focus Session

Worship Breakouts

3:30pm

Ministry Roundtables or Break

4:30pm

Dinner Break

5:30pm

Ministry Roundtables or Break

7:00pm

Session Three

Day 2October 2, 2018
9:00am

Session Four

10:30am

Break

11:00am

Session Five

12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Sessions

2:00pm

Worship Focus Session

Leadership Breakouts

3:30pm

Ministry Roundtables or Break

4:30pm

Dinner Break

7:00pm

Session Six

leadershiptrack
Tue 2:00pm

Pastor's Wives

Being a pastor’s wife is a high calling and can be filled with great joy, but the outward and inward expectations can make us feel ill equipped and exhausted. Join us as we discuss how to embrace who God uniquely created us to be in this season and find our place in our role as pastors’ wives.

The Challenges of Transition

Whether you’ve recently become part of a team, taken a new leadership assignment, or stepped in as the successor of a campus, most of us find ourselves leading in a season of transition. In this session, discover principles that help pastors and leaders navigate the dynamics of change and lay a foundation for health and future success.

Healthy Ministry Marriages

In ministry, your marriage is the relational platform from which you function and serve whether that be in a positive or negative way. Ministry marriages have unique challenge,s and we will highlight those with the goal of unity and oneness with each other and God.

Real Life Conversations: Addressing Current Issues in a Biblical Way

There is culture, church, and the Word of God. Walking as a Christian leader in the world today means being able to address people and topics with confidence and clarity.  Come explore how living and leading in 2018 is a journey of genuine love and intense conversations.

How to Reach Millennials

The Millennial Generation is the largest generation alive today. They are the most researched generation in history with the most marketing dollars spent on capturing their attention. And, to date, they have the most scholarly articles written about them. However, they are leaving our churches by the masses. Why? What is the response of the church to this issue? Join us as we dive into the tension of engaging the younger generations.

Engagement Is the New Attendance

In this session, come learn how digital marketing can be best used in churches.

Ambassador Training 101

How to galvanize the body of Christ to reach the world for Jesus, in the midst of demanding schedules, podcasts, and social media.

 

Apostolic Leadership and What It Provides

Church leadership is hard work because it is heart work. While other professions can work from intelligence and skill, pastors also work with an open heart. How do pastors maintain a healthy heart when there is conflict and difficulty? In this class we will talk about balancing leadership, preaching, and the business side of church while maintaining a healthy heart for the long haul.

Understanding the Executive Pastor Position

This breakout session will help senior pastors understand and develop the supportive and connected relationship with their executive pastor to facilitate their church growth in a way that also expands their church’s impact. Attendees will get practical insight and tips for establishing and growing their working relationships along with practical guidelines for locating the person needed to fill this role.

Thriving Multisite Ministry

Churches with a heart to expand locations and reach new communities can run into complications and stress within their organizations. This breakout explores how a thriving multisite church expands and expresses a unified, organized, and spiritual framework. We will take a closer look at structure, central ministrie,s and campus life to see how a thriving multisite ministry functions.

Courageous Communication

Gain valuable insight on building a culture of accountability and trust that is based on healthy conversations.

Simplified Ministry Model

Learn key attributes of a simplified ministry model and how simplification can set an organization up for both growth and ministry health.

worshiptrack
Mon 2:00pm

Raising Up the Next Generation of Worshippers

 Having a healthy Kids and Students worship ministry is foundational in growing and sustaining a healthy worship culture in the Church. In this class, we will talk about how to build leaders and teams that can effectively lead kids and students in worship.

Pastoring Your Congregation in Worship

How can a worship leader go from leading a song to leading a room in worship? In this session, we will talk about preparing your heart, preparing your song list, and preparing your team to effectively lead the room into God’s presence.

Platform Presence for Worship Teams

1 Samuel 16:7 says, “Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.” As worship leaders, we are called to let our outward expression reflect the inner work God is doing in our hearts. In this class, we will discuss how to lead worship from a place of freedom and authenticity.

Uniting Worship, Prayer, and the Prophetic

How do we live, listen, and linger in God’s presence? God is always speaking, listening, and longing to have communion with His creation. In this session, we will discuss why we believe worship, prayer, and the prophetic go hand-in-hand.

Setting the Stage: Enhancing an Environment of Worship Through Audio, Video and Lighting

Worship is an immersive experience that involves seeing and hearing. This session will guide you through the usage of Creative Arts and Live Production to reinforce and set the environment for worship in a local church setting.

 

Leading an Effective Worship Team Rehearsal

Honoring God and honoring people’s time in a worship rehearsal fosters a great worship experience. This session focuses on practical ways to efficiently prepare your team both musically and spiritually for undistracted, presence-driven worship.

Josiah Revolution: Mentoring Emerging Leaders

Calling all pastors, leaders, and mentors who are passionate about raising up emerging worshippers, worship leaders, and worship pastors. In this session, we will look at the life of King Josiah and how God used him to change the course of a nation.

Behind the Scenes: Worship Team Organization

Serving your worship team with organized systems and clear communication is a crucial component of sustaining a healthy team culture. In this class, we will take a deeper look at the key areas that we focus on in the administration of the Worship Department.

How to Build a Worship Team

Healthy teams grow, and growing a team takes intentionality. In this session we will unpack the details of the involvement process to become a worship team member, including our systems for musical training, spiritual discipleship, and relational connection.

 

Pastoring Your Worship Team

What does it mean to develop and pastor a healthy worship team? Why is it important? In this session, we will discuss how crucial it is to nurture and cultivate healthy team members and a thriving worship community.

Song Writing

Songwriters in the Church have the honor of communicating what God is saying in specific seasons in the life of their congregation. In this session, we will discuss practical tips for crafting creative melodies and inspiring lyrics.

Copyright and Publishing Basics

Do you have songwriters in your worship team, or see God raising up new songs and sounds from your ministry in the future? This workshop will explore the basic concepts of music publishing, copyright issues, and the unique situations churches face when they desire to record and publish songs, music, and media created by their team and volunteers.

Day 1October 1, 2018
3:30pm

Creating a Men’s Movement
Table 1

How Gateway Does Men's Ministry
Table 2

Gateway Young Adults
Table 3

Marriage Ministry
Table 4

Women's Ministry
Table 5

Accounting/Business Management
Table 6

Facilities, Operations, Warehouse, & Transportation
Table 7

Gateway Safety and Security
Table 8

Equip Discipleship Classes
Table 9

Freedom Ministry
Table 10

Gateway Care (Hospital Visits, Counseling, Benevolence)
Table 11

Stewardship Ministry
Table 12

Music and Multimedia Project Development
Table 13

Gateway Groups
Table 14

Our Heart for Kids Ministry
Table 15

Engaging Kids in Worship and the Word
Table 16

“Why Is Jewish Ministry Important to the Local Church?”
Table 17

Local Outreach
Table 18

Prayer Ministry
Table 19

Staff Development
Table 20

Student Ministry
Table 21

Member Services
Table 22

Building Healthy Volunteer Teams
Table 23

Worship Musicians - Platform Training
Table 24

Student Worship
Table 25

Worship Vocal Technique
Table 26

Leveraging Technology to Create Space for Ministry
Table 27

The King's University
Table 28

5:30pm

Creating a Men's Ministry
Table 1

Gateway Young Adults
Table 2

Marriage Ministry
Table 3

Women's Ministry
Table 4

Facilities, Operations, Warehouse, and Transportation
Table 5

Equip Discipleship Classes
Table 6

Gateway Care (Hospital Visits, Counseling, Benevolence)
Table 7

Freedom Ministry
Table 8

Stewardship Ministry
Table 9

Gateway Groups
Table 10

Our Heart for Kids Ministry
Table 11

Engaging Kids in Worship and the Word
Table 12

Reaching People Through Story-Driven Design
Table 13

Social Media Content and Strategies
Table 14

Global Outreach
Table 15

Prayer Ministry
Table 16

Student Ministry
Table 17

Member Services
Table 18

Building Healthy Volunteer Teams
Table 19

Building Healthy Volunteer Teams
Table 20

Gateway Performing Arts: Producing Shows and Special Segments
Table 21

Using Adobe Creative Suite for Ministry
Table 22

Affordable IT Solutions: Our Favorite Products
Table 23

Hacking 101: Learn to Protect Your Ministry from the Bad Guys
Table 24

Website, Apps, and Outsourcing Q&A
Table 25

Marketing: Getting People to Church and Through Church
Table 26

The King's University
Table 27

Day 2October 2, 2018
3:30pm

Creating a Men’s Ministry
Table 1

Gateway Young Adults
Table 2

Marriage Ministry
Table 3

Women's Ministry
Table 4

Facilities, Operations, Warehouse, and Transportation
Table 5

Financial Projections/Forecasting
Table 6

Accounting and Business Management
Table 7

Gateway Safety and Security
Table 8

Equip Discipleship Classes
Table 9

Storytelling: How to Find and Share Stories that Inspire Action
Table 10

Marketing: Getting People to Church and Through Church
Table 11

Social Media Content and Strategies
Table 12

Gateway Care (Hospital Visits, Counseling, Benevolence)
Table 13

Freedom Ministry
Table 14

Stewardship Ministry
Table 15

Music and Multimedia Project Development
Table 16

Gateway Groups
Table 17

Future of Kids Ministry
Table 18

“Why Is Jewish Ministry Important to the Local Church?”
Table 19

Local Outreach
Table 20

Global Outreach
Table 21

Building Healthy Volunteer Teams
Table 22

Building Healthy Volunteer Teams
Table 23

Student Ministry
Table 24

Affordable IT Solutions: Our Favorite Products
Table 25

Data Analytics: Measuring Success
Table 26

Websites, Apps, and Outsourcing Q&A
Table 27

Building a Church Database, F1, Planning Center, RockCMS & More
Table 28

Member Services
Table 29

Prayer Ministry
Table 30

Using Adobe Creative Suites for Ministry
Table 31

Worship Musicians - Platform Training
Table 32

Performing Arts: Developing a Community of Performing Artists
Table 33

Worship Vocal Technique
Table 34

The King's University
Table 35

Day 1October 1, 2018
12:00pm

Gateway Worship: Artist-in-Residence Lunch Panel

Led by Mark Harris with Artists in Residence.

Gateway Children’s Ministry Tour

Gateway Local Outreach Ministry: Kingdom Building through Christ-Centered, Relational Community Transformation

This panel discussion will highlight the Local Outreach Ministry Department, its community relationships, and how Gateway Church reaches beyond the four walls of the church to build the Kingdom locally.

Gateway Network Apostolic Ministry

Come learn about Gateway Network and apostolic ministry from a panel discussion with Jimmy Evans, Tom Lane and Marcus Brecheen.

Gateway Stewardship Ministry, What, Why, How? | Sponsored by Alliance Defending Freedom

Gateway Church Stewardship Ministry is hosting a lunch and learn where after attending, attendees will gain access to Gateway’s Stewardship Class curriculum & materials. This session will focus on why Pastor Robert wanted stewardship to be a part of the culture of Gateway Church and how we have implemented that culture across the congregation and staff. This session is designed for pastors, leaders, or volunteers who are actively implementing Stewardship Ministry or have the heart to grow the ministry at their church.

How to Hire the Right People

An effective team must have the right players. Gateway goes to great lengths in choosing the right team members for staff positions. Come and learn Gateway’s process for hiring great people.

Day 2October 2, 2018
12:00pm

Gateway Worship

Gateway Campus Worship Pastors: Mark Harris, Zach Neese, David Moore, Levi Smith, Matthew Harris

Gateway Children’s Ministry Tour

Gateway Jewish Ministries

At the heart of Gateway’s DNA lies Pastor Robert’s directive of taking the Gospel “To the Jew First.” You do not need to be Jewish or have Jewish people in your community to receive the blessings of Genesis 12:3. Pastor Greg Stone will explain why much of the blessing upon Gateway Church is related to our Messianic ministry. We would love to impart this portion of our core to you and your congregation. Don’t miss this revelation!  

The King's University

Speakers: Dr. John Chasteen, President of the The King’s University, Faculty and Staff

The TKU Lunch and Learn is the perfect space to connect with leaders in the Christian Education Community and find your fit. Join us as we host a transparent discussion on how Christian Higher Education is effectively equipping those called to the ministry.

Gateway Women

In our rapidly shifting culture, we see a growing trend to distance oneself from the Bible. As leaders we have a directive to pick up the challenge to reach the next generation. We need to train them in the very truth our culture is pressing them to reject, while equipping and giving them opportunities to step into their God-given callings. Join us for an in-depth discussion on how to reach, teach, and train the next generation. 

Gateway Network Apostolic Ministry

Come learn about Gateway Network and apostolic ministry from a panel discussion with Jimmy Evans, Tom Lane and Marcus Brecheen.