Accepting the Premier Calling of Church Planting
Have you felt called to plant a church? This seminar will help you navigate through some of the emotions and challenges that may come with accepting this call.
An Introduction to Temperament/Creation Therapy
Mankind being uniquely created from the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27) has a special value from the inside (Psalms 139:13-14). Mankind being created with the right to choose made an eternity-altering decision. This decision put pressure on the spirit value inborn on the inside establishing a separation from God and internal and interpersonal conflicts. Creation Therapy is a biblical counseling format that focuses on re-establishing a relationship with God and peace within oneself. Creation Therapy uses conflict resolution skills focusing on the Word of God and His principles for emotional and spiritual healing. Creation Therapy is a theory people are born with a temperament or the inborn part of man that determines how he/she reacts to people, places and things. This inborn part of man is how people interact with their environment and the world around them.
Apostolic Youth Corps/Next Steps
Brocc Chavis and Jim Poitras
Apostolic Youth Corps and Next Steps are programs of the General Youth Division and Global Missions. In recent years, these ministries have partnered to invest in the future of our mission-minded youth. In this seminar you will learn more about the purpose and mission of AYC and Next Steps, and how you can get involved.
Apostolics and Politics
This seminar will explore the scriptural reasons to be involved in politics and finding your place as a candidate or activist. The seminar will highlight questions all potential candidates should ask before making a decision to run for political office. The speaker will also delve into what happens when Christians leave the governing of our society entirely to atheists and secularists.
Birthing Kingdom Promises
Prayer with travail is an awesome power, placed by God in the hands of his saints, and is absolutely essential for revival. The ministry of prayer—the highest ministry of all human offices—is open to all. This seminar will explore what it means to travail, the process of travail, and the foregone conclusion of travail: the birthing of souls into the Kingdom. Preaching, teaching, talking to men for God is a great thing. Praying, interceding, travailing with God for men is greater still.
Breaking into Prisons
This seminar will focus on the incredible opportunities presently available to established and start-up churches to influence their communities and expand Apostolic preaching points all across North America. Today’s jails and prisons are proving to be the greatest revival centers in communities and churches all across America. The speaker will present information to equip volunteers with the skills, resources, qualifications, and credentials necessary for effective ministry within the correctional environment.
Building a Dynamic Worshiping Choir
This seminar will focus on tools and attitudes to assist directors in building a dynamic worshiping choir. Topics include song selection, practice strategies, spiritual readiness, and anointed leadership.
Campus Ministry International/ Project 7 (Bible Clubs)
Kaleb Saucer and Johnathan Nazarian
This seminar will discuss the impact of Project 7 and CMIon the junior high, high school, and college campuses of North America. The speakers will provide information and resources focused on how to start a P7 Bible club and CMI chapter as well as some key factors on the church’s role in these Apostolic campus ministries.
Bryan Barton and Stephen Drury
This seminar will provide an overview of the process of receiving church loans through the United Pentecostal Church Loan Fund. It will feature information on the fund, explanation of standard terms, FAQs, and the types of loans offered. Interest rates, loan timelines, and details on qualifying will also be discussed.
T. F. and Thetus Tenney
Conflicts abound everywhere—marital, social, occupational, even religious. Conflict is present in virtually every situation and context of life and living. Come learn steps to resolve conflict in any situation.
Cultural Overload – And the Christian’s Search for Context
What it is. What it means. Where it leads.
Disabilities Ministry and the Church – Why and How
Gary and Denise Wynn, Everett Gossard
“Over one billion people worldwide have some form of disability, with more than fifty million American lives affected. These are lives that God is passionately pursuing for His kingdom. ABLE (Accepting, Believing, Loving, Embracing) Ministry for individuals and families affected by disabilities, is a program of the Ladies Ministries division. This seminar will explain why the church needs disabilities ministry and how the church can minister effectively to people with special needs and those who love them.”
Dressing Up to Save Children
Through this seminar we will endeavor to show how the building or developing of a character will aid in helping your children relate to and retain the Word of God. Whether you dress up as a Bible character, fireman, or a bumbling church handyman, your actions can be used to increase the effectiveness of the gospel.
Effective Church – Building a Culture for Growth
This seminar teaches the benefit of building a sustained culture for growth. The presentation identifies processes and concepts in order to become a generational church. The pattern exemplified through Acts 6 underpins the power of church growth, not through strategy or programs, but through culture.
This seminar will focus on evangelizing children and the different avenues to reaching their hearts. The speaker will present information on actions and strategies that can be carefully planned to reach children with the gospel.
First Learn to Follow – Building Altars before Platforms
The seminar will focus on the practical application of Kingdom-building utilizing the gifts, talents, and platform we have been entrusted with. In a world obsessed with building, being, and creating leaders, Christ calls us to first become followers. Our culture is one of self promotion, platform-building and self-made kingdoms, but Scripture calls us to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. This lecture will consist of both biblical examples (Abraham, Jacob, Joseph) and modern examples of people who were followers first, later became leaders, and how their choices and gifts were used to build the Kingdom.
Four Essentials for Growing a Church or Ministry
If good preaching and good music grew a church, ours would be the largest churches in the world. Growth, however, is predicated upon other, more fundamental principles. This seminar will discuss four essentials for growing a church or ministry.
From Here to Armageddon – World’s Greatest Revival Just Ahead!
This session will describe events prophesied to occur between now and the Battle of Armageddon. It will explain how God has ordained these events to produce the greatest revival the world has ever known! You don’t want to miss it!
Jim Poitras, Harold Linder, Barron Longstreth
The UPCI is in more than 210 nations and provides ample short-term opportunities in each of the six regions. This seminar examines how to get there and how to survive once you are on location. Connect with AIMers, church members, young adults, couples, pastors, ministers, and others who have a burden for Global Missions and learn about opportunities to serve globally. We help people discover, prepare, and go.
Global Vision and Visionary Lifestyle
This seminar examines how to receive and pursue a vision and a visionary lifestyle. The instructor will use principles derived from a lifetime of service to a vision for global missions and world evangelism.
Have You Considered Starting a Daughter Work?
This course will explore four vital areas of church planting: (1) The Burden and Call, (2) The Vision and Action, (3) The Strategy and Management, and (4) Multiplication. Upon completion of this class, the participant will grasp an understanding of pertinent issues such as timing, fears, and ethics. Additionally, the participant will become familiar with strategic planning and the day-to-day management of a church plant. Finally, the participant will be provided with a sample of policy and procedures, which ensures effective communication, accountability, and ultimately the transition from a daughter work to being autonomous.
How to Start a Singles Ministry
This seminar focuses on how to implement a much needed ministry to over 50 percent of our population. The abilities and talents of single adults are too valuable to waste, thus the need for ministry to this growing demographic.
Improving Your Prayer Life
Are you struggling in your prayer life? Come learn practical ways to improve your prayer life and productivity in prayer
Intercession and Giftings
Oftentimes during the ministry of intercession, the gifts of the Spirit are activated and begin to operate. Such insight and empowerment can make this type of prayer more effective. Learn how to flow in the spirit of intercession and allow the gifts of the Spirit to help fulfill prayer assignments and the will of God, according to the mind of God.
Mental Health Counseling in the Apostolic Church
This purpose of this seminar is to promote the benefits of Christian counseling in a church as an adjunct to the spiritual direction and guidance of a pastor. Topics of discussion will include: (1) prevailing misconceptions and myths about the need for counseling in the Apostolic church; (2) personal experience and supporting research regarding the need for counseling for specific populations attending a church; (3) how a counselor can assist the pastor in ministering to individuals with disabilities; (4) available treatment programs that churches can implement and associated resources; 5) promoting mental health counseling as a career by pastors, churches, and Bible colleges.
Missionaries Sharing Their Stories
Bryan Abernathy and a Panel of Global Missionaries
This seminar will feature stories from the missionaries and a time of questions and answers.
Mobilizing the Local Church for Global Missions
Harold Linder and Mark Parker
Every pastor labors with great dedication in hopes of growing a revival church. In this session discover the relationship between a global vision and a local harvest. Embrace the call to raise up a congregation that reaches across the community and around the world simultaneously. Capture the enthusiasm, inspiration, and practical insight to mobilize your church family to serve as a global force for revival.
Multicultural Ministries (The Serious Sin of Somewhat)
The fulfillment and purpose of Joseph’s famous dreams was almost lost in the intoxication of power, position, and pleasures surrounding his God-given privileges. He had an awakening as to why and how he was so blessed when he saw his brothers in Egypt. The Bible states that when Joseph saw his brothers, he “remembered the dreams.” The call of the Spirit to the United Pentecostal Church so exceedingly privileged, positioned, and prospered is to remember the purpose of our unimaginable blessings, which is to save our world.
Music Panel Discussion (Q&A)
Tim Pedigo, Dwayne and Diane Horsley, Jeromy and Barbie Hoffee
This seminar is for anyone who has a question or needs advice regarding music. The panelists will be able to guide you from technical to practical and everything in between.
New Repertoire Class (Songs and Choruses)
Laura Payne and Lindel Anderson
The seminar introduces new and relevant musical repertoire that is suitable for church worship teams, choirs, and other musical ensembles. We will also briefly discuss principles for making wise musical choices for your local team.
Overcoming Church Growth Barriers
Growth in church plants can rarely, if ever, be graphed as a continual climb; most often, the growth trajectory appears more like a flight of stairs. Church plants experience seasons of growth and then plateau until the next step of growth. This seminar will identify some of the barriers to reaching the next step of growth. This seminar will focus on the key elements of growing from 0–30, 31–60, 61–90, 91–150, and discuss some of the major barriers to growth that the planter will experience as they progress through each level.
Pastoring in a Rural Area
Twenty-three years ago, this “city boy” moved to the country believing that revival could happen anywhere. From a small group of twelve members, the church in Beech Bluff, Tennessee has experienced consistent revival and tremendous growth. In this session you will hear about strategies that work in the rural community, preparing you for long-term growth.
Powerhouse – The Pinnacle of Prayer
This seminar will teach you how to get connected to the power source (God) in prayer and become a powerhouse for God. Learn how to effectively lead in the forefront with prayer while on the front lines. Experience apostolic power, the supernatural, and the Book of Acts in action. Discover the pinnacle of prayer that leads into the very presence of God. So come, let’s take it to the “TOP.” The Optimum Prayer (TOP) is where the power is in the house!
Prayer Saturated Kids and Youth
Learn effective methods to help children and youth integrate prayer into their everyday life. Help them discover ways to unplug from technology and plug into the power of prayer.
Preaching and Revival
This seminar will examine the role of preaching in revivals
leading up to and including Azusa Street.
Puppetry – More Than a Show
Bruce and Jami Borlik
Topics will include the how and why of puppetry, the practicalities of using puppets for true ministry, and tips for leading into an altar call at the close of your puppetry presentation. Puppets are wonderful tools that can yield great results.
Reaching the Hyphen Generation
Come and explore ways to engage eighteen- to thirty-year-olds and connect them to service with a purpose for a mission! During this session, you will learn about ways to help this international ministry thrive and expand at a local and district level. Ever wondered what is the most effective way to connect hyphens to their God-given mission? Do you need tools and resources to help you tap into the hunger of this generation for an encounter with God that will change their lives—and their world? You won’t leave this session empty-handed. The national Hyphen team wants to help your young adult ministry experience unprecedented growth. We cannot wait to connect with you!
Responding to the Critical Need for Systematic Teaching of Apostolic Doctrine
The objective of this session is to identify the critical need to develop doctrinal literacy in your children and students, as well as share practical ways to implement this process in your setting.
So You Want to Be an Evangelist
This seminar will discuss the highs and lows, the battles and victories, and the joys and burdens of the evangelist in today’s society. We will also discuss how the Enrolled Evangelist program helps the evangelists of the UPCI and how a person can become a part of the program.
Solutions for Stressful Sound System Situations
John Mahoney and Aaron Curtis
This seminar will teach you tips, tricks, and techniques in dealing with stressful audio situations at your church. No matter how large or small your church audio system is you will leave with vital information that will assist you in becoming an important part of the worship team at your church. The class will also feature a full Q&A session.
The Battle Cry
The law of “first mention” gives great significance to Matthew 16:18–19. This is the first time that the word church is used in the Bible. The revelation that the Lord is going to build His church is awesome. However, these same verses foretell of a spiritual conflict between the church and Hell. Come learn how to pray and form your battle cry.
The Busy Pastor Wants to Know: How Can We Get Our Children and Youth into the Word?
Terry Marshall and Ryan O’Neil
Pastors see the need for ministries like Bible Quizzing that equip their children and youth with the Word of God. One of the greatest concerns is having passionate saints to take up the baton. You don’t have to be as #epic as Norm Paslay to have a successful Bible Quizzing ministry in your church. This seminar will help pastors and spouses with the tools to (1) cast a vision, (2) find passionate, capable saints to lead, and (3) help their children and youth invest God’s precious Word in their lives. Next year (2017) will be the fiftieth anniversary of Bible Quizzing and a perfect time for the children and young people of your church to hide the Book of Acts in their hearts.
The Call of Leading Worship
This seminar covers the responsibilities and duties of the person called to lead in worship. Also covered are practical approaches to preparation and effective worship leading.
The Legacy Group
Stan Gleason and Lorin Bradbury
This seminar will cover ways to begin a ministry to retirees and those in their legacy years. We will look at ways to provide avenues of activity, ministry and connectivity while using the skills and abilities of those in The Legacy Group to bless the kingdom of God. We will also discuss how The Legacy Group will partner with North American Missions. In addition, this seminar will discuss the current need of sabbaticals for pastors. With the need for our pastors to take a break and get away from the local church for a time of relaxation and refreshing, we will discuss how we will help facilitate sabbaticals through The Legacy Group.
The Relationship and Function of the Prophetic within the Fivefold Ministry
Doug Klinedinst, Jason Sciscoe, Allan Shalm, Jerry Tipton – Moderator: Stan Gleason
Stan Gleason will moderate this forum as members express their passion for the operation and function of the prophetic within the context of the fivefold ministry. The forum voices each bring a unique perspective: Jerry Tipton is the Pennsylvania district superintendent, Allan Shalm is a breakthrough missionary, Jason Sciscoe is a pastor, and Doug Klinedinst is an evangelist. Together they will synthesize the unique applications of prophetic ministry and share insight applicable for this hour.
Thriving Singles Ministry
This seminar will take a look at the foundation and approach to having a successful and growing single adult ministry in the local church. The speaker will present suggestions and ideas on how to connect single adults to the body of Christ and how to create an environment of revival and growth among this rapidly growing segment of our society.
UPCI Music Ministry – Resources and Training
Jared Wood, Jeromy Hoffee
Do you struggle with a lack of proficient musicians at your church? Do you wish you had a better system in place for learning new songs? This class will break down all the options available through the UPCI Music Ministry. You will see examples of video training for your musicians, singers, and media team as well as new songs and choruses offered to you on a monthly basis. Come see what the UPCI Music Ministry is all about and how it can transform the music in your church.
Utilizing the MRF to Develop a Strong Foundation for Retirement
Whether you are currently participating in the Ministers’ Retirement Fund (MRF), or looking to join the MRF, this session will cover the basics of investing, planning, and saving for retirement.
Why I Call Myself a Teacher
From the home Bible study to the classroom to the pulpit, we are commanded by Jesus to teach if we want to reach our world (Matthew 28:19). This seminar will discuss the value of preaching and teaching, and the difference between them. The main focus will be on practical strategies and techniques for effectively communicating the truths and the stories of Scripture.
Women in Global Missions
Reaching the earth’s seven billion–plus people calls for all hands on deck. God is using both men and women in the last days. Instructors of this session teach how they cope with the stresses of missions from the perspective of both single and married women.
You’re My Brother, You’re My Sister
Our background, culture, and our experiences make us an individual, but we are all one in Christ. Let’s explore what it takes to keep that unity in the body.