Join us May 19 for a day of learning and encouragement!
Church leaders and Bible class teachers, this one-day workshop is a great opportunity to grow your skills and bless your congregation. Doors of Opportunity, now combined with YC's Bible Teacher's Workshop, will be hosted by Joe and Linda Thomas and the Sojourners. The workshop will focus on church growth and outreach, including ways to make our Bible class instruction rich for all ages. It will be a full day of training for those involved at every level of ministry. Make plans to attend and register now for this special day of encouragement, instruction, fellowship and fun.
Start your day at the Phyllis J. Mackey Center, 1125 East 8th Street, York, NE 68467, to receive all the information you will need about class locations, schedule updates, meals and more. The Mackey Center is the clock tower building on the corner of Delaware Avenue and 8th Street.
Let Us Help You. Sojourners and York College want to strengthen our relationships with churches in Nebraska. Joe Thomas, Ronnie Clark and Steve Eckman
Children, Grands and Great-Grands. Growing the church through children’s Bible classes. Diane Hutcherson
Youth Ministry isn't just for Youth Ministers. Dispelling some of the greatest lies about reaching today's youth and tackling some of the most difficult questions facing today's church in this critical ministry. Anthony Moore
Why We Teach. Insights into why teaching and learning God’s word in adult Bible classes is one of the most important and influential tasks in the Lord’s church. Dave Laton
Unlimited Growth. What will it take to have growth in the church like we read about in the New Testament? A Sojourner’s passion and rationale for spreading the Gospel. David Bell
Let’s Start Talking. People come to improve their English language skills but leave changed by the story of Jesus and by the example of love in your life. If you like people, love the Lord, and can speak English, you can do LST! Matt Madole Facing the Challenges of Grief. When a local church gets involved in people’s lives, good things happen in surprising ways. Jeff Schipper
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Welcome to Bible Class. Setting up the early childhood teaching area with a variety of visuals to welcome young ones into God’s love. Karen Conder
One. Amazing. Story. There is one God, one Lord, one faith—one amazing story. As teachers we can help our children in elementary grades connect the dots and discover their place in God’s story. Lou Ann Jordan
The Tabernacle. A minister from a small Colorado church shares a model of the Old Testament tabernacle as a way to understand the God of the New Testament. Dorman Diller
What We Teach. Identifying the spiritual growth needs of adult Bible students and structuring an effective learning experience for them. Dave Laton
The Approach. A demonstation of how easy it is to reach your neighbor or even a stranger with the Gospel. David Bell
Barnabas Journey. A small congregation has found a way to minister to other small or remote churches, and as a result they are strengthened and encouraged as well. Mike Christenson
We (I) Could Do That!! Sharing unique and effective techniques that small congregations and individuals use to meet people’s need and bring them to Christ. Joe and Linda Thomas
Lunch provided in the York College Cafeteria (Mackey Center)
Ready, Camera, Action! Making learning happen in the early childhood Bible class. Karen Conder
#knowingGod #followingJesus #growingourfaith #havingfun. God’s word isn’t boring and teaching it to elementary students shouldn’t be either! Lou Ann Jordan
How to Shout in the Temple: The ins and outs of youth ministry in the context of today’s world. Caleb Smith
How We Teach. Learn how to develop, deliver and evaluate lessons that maximize the effectiveness of an adult Bible class. Dave Laton
Church Leadership Development. A minister and missionary discusses what congregations can do to boost spiritual leadership and zeal for carrying out the work of the local church. Larry Little
World Bible School. WBS offers new strategies and opportunities to reach out in local communities and around the world to bring souls to Christ. Bill Colwell
Studying the Bible for Ourselves: A local minister’s wife discusses ways that women can improve their personal study of God’s word. Fee Rocha
Make & Take. An opportunity to make hands-on visuals that will improve children’s learning in the Bible classroom. Karen Conder
God’s Power as Creator of our World. Sojourners who are retired science and language arts teachers in a public school setting share best practices that enhance real learning that sticks in the Bible classroom. Jeanie Driskill and Linda Thomas
The Old Testament Tabernacle Comes to Life. Ways to make learning dramatic and memorable for children, teens and even adults. Dorman Diller
After Care. Keeping the saved saved. David Bell
Find Your Passion and use it to Serve God. Ronnie Clark Preparation for Worship. Worship that is pleasing to God happens when our entire lives are intentionally focused on Him. Mike Christianson