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Workshops have been grouped by their ideal audience and will

be available until February 23.  We thank all of our amazing workshop presenters. We also thank our partners in the FLGA District for inviting us to use some of their conference sessions.  Please note that there are multiple pages of workshops in each category. Use the page scroll at the bottom right of each section.

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Administrator

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Life and Ministry in Times of Crisis
2020 has been filled with times of crisis and transitions. Our lives, families and ministries have been affected and maybe transformed. Our discussions in the workshop will center around normal reactions during these times and ways that we can be transformed and provide support and care for our families, self and those we serve through anxious times.
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Leadership in Times of Crisis
Crisis times have seemed to take on a whole new meaning for individuals and congregations in 2020. Our discussions in this workshop will help us respond (rather than react) to crisis and transitional times. Participants will reflect on the nature and processes of transitions and crisis including how we respond to anxiety, focus on the future and the importance of self care.
Matt
Bergholt
Today is Here to Stay
On-line teaching and virtual meetings are here to stay. What are the tools, platforms, and best practices for working and learning in the world of today? Learn tips for using on-line resources and be challenged to think differently about what is coming in the future.
Matt
Bergholt
Leaning into Online Learning
Up until a few short months ago, “online learning” was an educational model few Lutheran schools had experience in implementing at the classroom or school level. It is a completely different story today where almost every teacher and administrator is exploring how to make their teaching and learning available in an online space. We will explore how to “lean in” to online learning ... (See All Workshops for complete description.)
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Admission / Marketing

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Desription
Pastor
Tom
Eggebrecht
Discovering Your Ministry’s Clear and Creative Message
Whether you are a pastor, a classroom teacher, a DCE, or a lay leader, you need a clear and creative message that will guide and direct your ministry. This workshop will help your find creative clarity so that your ministry is more effective and attractive than ever before.
Pastor
Keith
Haney
Building a Foundation of Trust in Race Relations
We have had many people taking about race relations, this presentation moves us from theory to practical steps. You will learn how to build relationships that can begin to bridge the racial divide.
Rev. Dr.
Jerry
Kieschnick
Money. Gotta have it? You betcha!
How congregations can replace offering revenue lost when generous supporters retire and/or are called home to heaven.
Pastor
Craig
Mathews
Key Concepts of a Balanced Plan
Balanced Discipline: Discipline is an important component in the walk of faith and involves all aspects of our created being – spiritual, intellectual, and physical. The primary focus in this presentation will be on the physical discipline as an important component.
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All Workers / General Ministry

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Life and Ministry in Times of Crisis
2020 has been filled with times of crisis and transitions. Our lives, families and ministries have been affected and maybe transformed. Our discussions in the workshop will center around normal reactions during these times and ways that we can be transformed and provide support and care for our families, self and those we serve through anxious times.
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Leadership in Times of Crisis
Crisis times have seemed to take on a whole new meaning for individuals and congregations in 2020. Our discussions in this workshop will help us respond (rather than react) to crisis and transitional times. Participants will reflect on the nature and processes of transitions and crisis including how we respond to anxiety, focus on the future and the importance of self care.
Pastor
Victor
Belton
Race and the Biblical Record
Learn what the Bible teaches regarding the origins of people groups and how race and skin color impact the biblical record.
Rev. Dr.
David H.
Benke
21st Century Urban Christians
The rapid and now COVID-19 driven changes in the way Christian community is formed and fashioned for mission impact urban and multi-cultural ministry in unique ways. Exploring the Biblical and historical basis of mission expansion reveals that God has always used gatherings of people across lines of distinction in major population areas to bring the message of Jesus in word and deed. How does that work in the 21st century? Tune in.
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Congregational Leadership

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Life and Ministry in Times of Crisis
2020 has been filled with times of crisis and transitions. Our lives, families and ministries have been affected and maybe transformed. Our discussions in the workshop will center around normal reactions during these times and ways that we can be transformed and provide support and care for our families, self and those we serve through anxious times.
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Leadership in Times of Crisis
Crisis times have seemed to take on a whole new meaning for individuals and congregations in 2020. Our discussions in this workshop will help us respond (rather than react) to crisis and transitional times. Participants will reflect on the nature and processes of transitions and crisis including how we respond to anxiety, focus on the future and the importance of self care.
Jeremy
Becker
Five VBS Tips for Success
In this session, we will go over 5 things that I’ve learned that help make VBS fun and successful for the planners, volunteers, and participants. From decorating to registration, you will be able to use these tips in your own setting no matter the size or budget.
Pastor
Victor
Belton
Race and the Biblical Record
Learn what the Bible teaches regarding the origins of people groups and how race and skin color impact the biblical record.
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DCE Types

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Jeremy
Becker
Five VBS Tips for Success
In this session, we will go over 5 things that I’ve learned that help make VBS fun and successful for the planners, volunteers, and participants. From decorating to registration, you will be able to use these tips in your own setting no matter the size or budget.
Matt
Bergholt
Today is Here to Stay
On-line teaching and virtual meetings are here to stay. What are the tools, platforms, and best practices for working and learning in the world of today? Learn tips for using on-line resources and be challenged to think differently about what is coming in the future.
Rev. Dr.
Tod
Bolsinger
Leadership Resilience in Unchartered Territory
Bestselling author Tod Bolsinger opened eyes to the value of Adaptive Leadership back in 2015 with his book Canoeing the Mountains. In a very timely release, Bolsinger's latest work moves the needle from Adaptive Leadership toward Tempered Resilience in the heart and actions of the leader. This shift is particularly important for leadership in our times of pandemic, social unrest, and political division. Prayerfully, ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
Dr.
Jo Ellen
Chatham
Faithful Engagement: Politics and the Christian Life
Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham has brought her amazing wisdom and experience to bless the Concordia Irvine community as Director of the Center for Public Policy, Citizenship and Ethics. In this session recorded at the recent Mission West Conference, Dr. Chatham outlines non-contentious ways to contend for our Christian worldview in the public square. Chatham maintains that we have a voice the country needs to hear, ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
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ECE Educator

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Dr.
Annette
Anschutz
Image of the Child
Early childhood educators have inside of them an image of the child. This is reflected in how we see each child’s gifts, their potential, and how we relate to them through our everyday conversations, expectations, and daily planning. This abbreviated presentation will encourage participants to reflect, rethink, and celebrate the image of a child in new ways.
Matt
Bergholt
Prepping Students for Life in 2033
The Kindergarten students in your ministry today will graduate high school in 2033. Scary right? How are you preparing your students of all levels today for life when they enter college in a drastically changed world of the future? Come learn about a few best practices of today which will equip and prepare your students to succeed in the world of tomorrow.
Matt
Bergholt
Today is Here to Stay
On-line teaching and virtual meetings are here to stay. What are the tools, platforms, and best practices for working and learning in the world of today? Learn tips for using on-line resources and be challenged to think differently about what is coming in the future.
Dr.
Kara
Bratton
Anxiety Strategies for Educators
This session will provide a quick overview of anxiety in school-age students and provide some strategies that educators can implement in their classroom to help students when they notice these signs.
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Elementary Educator

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Matt
Bergholt
Leaning into Online Learning
Up until a few short months ago, “online learning” was an educational model few Lutheran schools had experience in implementing at the classroom or school level. It is a completely different story today where almost every teacher and administrator is exploring how to make their teaching and learning available in an online space. We will explore how to “lean in” to online learning with a little bit of theory ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
Matt
Bergholt
Preparing Students for Life in 2033
The Kindergarten students in your ministry today will graduate high school in 2033. Scary right? How are you preparing your students of all levels today for life when they enter college in a drastically changed world of the future? Come learn about a few best practices of today which will equip and prepare your students to succeed in the world of tomorrow.
Matt
Bergholt
Today is Here to Stay
On-line teaching and virtual meetings are here to stay. What are the tools, platforms, and best practices for working and learning in the world of today? Learn tips for using on-line resources and be challenged to think differently about what is coming in the future.
Matt
Bergholt
Best Practices for Educational Video Recording
Over the past few months, teachers and administrators alike have found themselves embracing the previously underutilized medium of video communication to connect with students, parents and social media followers. While a good video often seems to go unnoticed but is unconsciously appreciated, a bad video is remembered for all of the wrong reasons. We will explore some basic tips, easy tricks and ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
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High School Educator

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Matt
Bergholt
Preparing Students for Life in 2033
The Kindergarten students in your ministry today will graduate high school in 2033. Scary right? How are you preparing your students of all levels today for life when they enter college in a drastically changed world of the future? Come learn about a few best practices of today which will equip and prepare your students to succeed in the world of tomorrow.
Matt
Bergholt
Today is Here to Stay
On-line teaching and virtual meetings are here to stay. What are the tools, platforms, and best practices for working and learning in the world of today? Learn tips for using on-line resources and be challenged to think differently about what is coming in the future.
Matt
Bergholt
Leaning into Online Learning
Up until a few short months ago, “online learning” was an educational model few Lutheran schools had experience in implementing at the classroom or school level. It is a completely different story today where almost every teacher and administrator is exploring how to make their teaching and learning available in an online space. We will explore how to “lean in” to online learning with a little bit of theory and a lot of practical ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
Matt
Bergholt
Best Practices for Educational Video Recording
Over the past few months, teachers and administrators alike have found themselves embracing the previously underutilized medium of video communication to connect with students, parents and social media followers. While a good video often seems to go unnoticed but is unconsciously appreciated, a bad video is remembered for all of the wrong reasons. We will explore some basic tips, easy tricks and best practices for ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
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Music Educator

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Josh
Brink
Growing Your Ukulele Garden: A Practical Approach to Embedding Ukulele into Your Existing Curriculum
In this session, participants will explore the artistry of teaching and crafting a ukulele curriculum; not by creating a new one, but rather by incorporating ukuleles into their already existing curriculum. While participants will gain new lesson content and materials, this workshop will focus mostly on strategies to apply ukulele skills to various types of pre existing lessons, including Orff arrangements, folk songs, and even your own arrangements.
Josh
Brink
Special Considerations for Music Educators in the Virtual Classroom
In this session, participants will examine, reflect on, and plan for the inherent challenges of teaching music remotely, both synchronously and asynchronously.
Pastor
Keith
Haney
Building a Foundation of Trust in Race Relations
We have had many people taking about race relations, this presentation moves us from theory to practical steps. You will learn how to build relationships that can begin to bridge the racial divide.
Jon
Jordening
Music: An Engaging Proposition - Part 1
Session 1: Performance, Entertainment, and Emotion (properly understood), as factors that promote meaningful engagement with our music.
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Pastor

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Leadership in Times of Crisis
Crisis times have seemed to take on a whole new meaning for individuals and congregations in 2020. Our discussions in this workshop will help us respond (rather than react) to crisis and transitional times. Participants will reflect on the nature and processes of transitions and crisis including how we respond to anxiety, focus on the future and the importance of self care.
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Life and Ministry in Times of Crisis
2020 has been filled with times of crisis and transitions. Our lives, families and ministries have been affected and maybe transformed. Our discussions in the workshop will center around normal reactions during these times and ways that we can be transformed and provide support and care for our families, self and those we serve through anxious times.
Pastor
Victor
Belton
Race and the Biblical Record
Learn what the Bible teaches regarding the origins of people groups and how race and skin color impact the biblical record.
Rev. Dr.
David H.
Benke
21st Century Urban Christians
The rapid and now COVID-19 driven changes in the way Christian community is formed and fashioned for mission impact urban and multi-cultural ministry in unique ways. Exploring the Biblical and historical basis of mission expansion reveals that God has always used gatherings of people across lines of distinction in major population areas to bring the message of Jesus in word and deed. How does that work in the 21st century? Tune in.
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School Leadership

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Leadership in Times of Crisis
Crisis times have seemed to take on a whole new meaning for individuals and congregations in 2020. Our discussions in this workshop will help us respond (rather than react) to crisis and transitional times. Participants will reflect on the nature and processes of transitions and crisis including how we respond to anxiety, focus on the future and the importance of self care.
Rev. Dr.
Rick
Armstrong
Life and Ministry in Times of Crisis
2020 has been filled with times of crisis and transitions. Our lives, families and ministries have been affected and maybe transformed. Our discussions in the workshop will center around normal reactions during these times and ways that we can be transformed and provide support and care for our families, self and those we serve through anxious times.
Pastor
Victor
Belton
Race and the Biblical Record
Learn what the Bible teaches regarding the origins of people groups and how race and skin color impact the biblical record.
Kurt
Bickel
How to Build a Great Team
The first product of every organization is the relationships. When the relationships of your board, faculty, staff or committee are managed well, you can expect to successfully accomplish your mission. Christian teams are interdependent- we need each other. It is a true sign of our dependence on God, the One who holds teams together. Kurt Bickel teaches the Task/Team model which explains each important ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
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Technology Coordinator

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Matt
Bergholt
Today is Here to Stay
On-line teaching and virtual meetings are here to stay. What are the tools, platforms, and best practices for working and learning in the world of today? Learn tips for using on-line resources and be challenged to think differently about what is coming in the future.
Matt
Bergholt
Leaning into Online Learning
Up until a few short months ago, “online learning” was an educational model few Lutheran schools had experience in implementing at the classroom or school level. It is a completely different story today where almost every teacher and administrator is exploring how to make their teaching and learning available in an online space. We will explore how to “lean in” to online learning with a little bit of theory and a lot of practical tips ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
Matt
Bergholt
Best Practices for Educational Video Recording
Over the past few months, teachers and administrators alike have found themselves embracing the previously underutilized medium of video communication to connect with students, parents and social media followers. While a good video often seems to go unnoticed but is unconsciously appreciated, a bad video is remembered for all of the wrong reasons. We will explore some basic tips, easy tricks and best practices ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
Matt
Bergholt
Preparing Students for Life in 2033
The Kindergarten students in your ministry today will graduate high school in 2033. Scary right? How are you preparing your students of all levels today for life when they enter college in a drastically changed world of the future? Come learn about a few best practices of today which will equip and prepare your students to succeed in the world of tomorrow.
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Worship Leaders

Title
First Name
Last Name
Presentation Title
Presentation Description
Joel
Endicott
Song Discovery
A session that introduces some powerful but not well known worship songs for your congregation.
Blake
Flattley
Cultivating Creativity
Over the past several months the world has been turned on its head. Whether we like it or not, the world has changed. In the midst of it all, life continues, and somewhere in there, we have to find ways to continue, to solve problems, and to think creatively. Some days making the coffee might even be a challenge. Blake shares lessons he’s learned through the course of interviews with people whose job it is to wake up every day and ... (See All Workshops for a complete description.)
Pastor
Keith
Haney
Building a Foundation of Trust in Race Relations
We have had many people taking about race relations, this presentation moves us from theory to practical steps. You will learn how to build relationships that can begin to bridge the racial divide.
Jon
Jordening
Music: An Engaging Proposition - Part 2
Session 2: Focuses on strengthening music's utility.
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