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The Go Conference workshops are designed to equip our Every Nation family with the knowledge and tools to grow in faith. These workshops are first come first serve and may fill up, so make sure you get there to save your seat!

Tuesday, July 16 |

Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of Multi-Ethnic Churches

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1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Good for: pastors and campus missionaries

In this workshop, a panel of pastors from around the Every Nation world will share their wisdom on how to build and lead multi-ethnic churches—especially in times of cultural unrest regarding issues of race and reconciliation.


 

Women’s Public Speaking

Speaker: Danielle Strickland

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Good for: Women who want to grow in their public speaking skills

In this workshop, Danielle will impart to women her principles of successful public speaking.

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Danielle Strickland is currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. Through her many global initiatives and speaking engagements, she trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently.


 

Releasing the Power and Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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Speaker: Jim Laffoon

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Good for: Everyone

Join Jim Laffoon and prophetic ministers from around the Every Nation world for a time of teaching, activation of your spiritual gifts, and prophetic ministry.


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Jim Laffoon is part of the international leadership team of Every Nation and also serves on the pastoral staff of Bethel World Outreach Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He travels extensively, teaching and ministering in the body of Christ.

He is the author of Our Daily Blog, Divine Alliance, and Building Authentic Community.
Jim and his wife, Cathy, have four children and live in Franklin, Tennessee.


 

Evangelism Workshop

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Speaker: Dr. Rice Broocks

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m

Good for: Evangelists

Discover and develop your call to evangelism with Dr. Rice Broocks, author of God’s Not Dead, creator of The God Test, and cofounder of Every Nation.


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Rice Broocks is a cofounder of the Every Nation family of churches, which currently has churches and campus ministries in more than seventy nations. He is also the senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, Tennessee, a multiethnic, multisite church.

Rice is a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as a doctorate in missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

The author of several books, including God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in An Age Of Uncertainty; Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History’s Greatest Question; The Purple Book: Biblical Foundations for Building Strong Disciples; and Every Nation in our Generation. Rice lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Jody, and their five children.


 

The Power of Liturgy & Music

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Speakers: William Murrell, Paul Barker, Neli Atiga

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Good for: Pastors and worship leaders

What if we viewed the whole church service as worship? What if we saw worship as a part of discipleship? This session will bring together historical, biblical, and practical insights to explore how we can leverage music within our church services for growth of healthy disciple-making churches.


 

 

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Wednesday, July 17 |

Marriage workshop

Speaker: Shaunti Feldhahn

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Good for: Married and engaged couples

Shaunti will be sharing the results of her team’s extensive research on the greatest needs of men and women in marriage. She’ll be teaching on the following topics: 

  • what men need in marriage, 

  • what women need in marriage, and

  • the secrets of highly successful marriages.


Note: Childcare will be provided.

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Shaunti Feldhahn received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher, best-selling author, and popular speaker.

Today, she applies her analytical skills to investigating eye-opening, life-changing truths about relationships, both at home and in the workplace. Her groundbreaking research-based books, such as For Women Only, have sold more than two million copies in twenty-three languages; her books and DVD studies are popular in homes, counseling centers, and corporations worldwide.

Shaunti (often with her husband, Jeff) speaks at 50+ events each year around the world, sharing her findings with a wide range of audiences such as churches, corporate conventions, women’s conferences, universities, arena events, marriage seminars, youth camps, and cruises (yes, those are particularly painful…). Her research and commentary are regularly featured in media as diverse as The Today Show, Focus on the Family, The New York Times and MomLife Today. Shaunti, Jeff, and their two children live in Atlanta and enjoy every minute of living life at warp speed.


 

Every Nation Seminary 2021

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Speakers: Nixon Ng, Adam Mabry, William Murrell

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m

Good for: Every Nation pastors and campus missionaries interested in further leadership development and theological education

In this session, we will give detailed information about the 2021 launch of Every Nation Seminary. We will discuss the mission, educational distinctives, and framework of the seminary.


 

Discipleship & the LGBTQ Community

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2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m

Good for: Pastors and campus missionaries

In this session, a panel of pastors will explore what evangelism and discipleship look like when ministering to the LGBTQ community.


 

 

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Thursday, July 18 |

Teens & Screens

Speaker: Joe & Kristin Jardine

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Good for: Parents

Joe and Kristin Jardine will take you through a detailed look at how your teen’s relationships with their screens is affecting them relationally, physiologically, and spiritually.  Joe and Kristin will go over boundaries, solutions, and relevant information parents need to know about today’s technology. Can screens be addicting? Does it affect their studying? Can it affect their moods? Can they get into trouble with the law? How much time per day should my child play video games? Or be on their phone? All of these questions and more will be answered and discussed during this presentation.

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Joe is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in clinical psychology. He has a private practice in Orange County, California, and is a social psychology professor at Vanguard University. Joe also works with the largest NFL agency as a performance coach working with professional coaches and players.

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Kristin earned her B.A. in theatre arts and a minor in psychology from Azusa Pacific University. Kristin has an extensive background in the entertainment industry. Her experience includes performing in over 40 theatrical shows, numerous commercials, and popular tv shows like The Goldbergs and Drama Club. Kristin has lent her voice for interactive audio books, video games, animated TV shows, and the TV show Glee. Kristin speaks to MOPS groups, women’s Bible studies and events, as well as at teenager retreats and camps. 

Joe and Kristin are cofounders of RESET, a coaching and consulting service that focuses on equipping churches and families on navigating current trends in our culture.


 

Leadership 215 Online Launch

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Speakers: Nixon Ng, William Murrell

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m

Good for: Pastors and teachers around the Every Nation world who use or would like to begin using the Leadership 215 curriculum for leadership development in regional schools of ministry and churches

In this session, we will update pastors and teachers in the Every Nation world about how they can use our new online learning platform to facilitate leadership development in their churches and regions.


Social Responsibility Panel

Speakers: David Webb

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m

Good For: Pastors and Leaders

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In this workshop, a panel of pastors and leaders from around the Every Nation world will share what social responsibility looks like in their context and discuss some of the opportunities and challenges of building socially responsible churches and campus ministries.


Teen Reset Workshop

Speaker: Joe Jardine

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m

Good for: Youth ages 12–17, and parents are welcome to attend

In this youth workshop, Joe Jardine, licensed marriage and family therapist and national teen minister, will be helping teens navigate the stress and peer pressure of the digital world.


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Joe is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in clinical psychology. He has a private practice in Orange County, California, and is a social psychology professor at Vanguard University. Joe also works with the largest NFL agency as a performance coach working with professional coaches and players.


 

Discipleship & Mental Health

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3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m

Good for: Pastors and campus missionaries

In this workshop, a panel of pastors and licensed Christian counselors will share their wisdom on how to help people walk towards healing in a holistic way, taking full advantage of all the tools of we have at our disposal—spiritual disciplines, spiritual warfare, and mental health science.

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