Pre-Conference Sessions



Sticky Teams Pre-Conference Session Information

Pre-Conference Sessions are 90-minute, ministry intense trainings that include a variety of area-specific topics. Each session includes all training materials, handouts, and a catered lunch.

Sticky Teams: Stuff that Got Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Presented by: Larry Osborne, Senior Pastor, North Coast Church & Author

Teams that stick together through thick and thin don’t just happen. In this Pre-Conference workshop, Larry Osborne will explore the kind of teams, players, and the strategies that make for a healthy and long-lasting ministry team.


Creating and Sustaining Staff Culture:  From Top to Bottom

Presented by: Jeff Moors, Young Adult Pastor, North Coast Church & Chris Hilken, High School Pastor, North Coast Church

Culture trumps al! No matter how great the vision or how focused the intention, if you can’t create a culture that supports it, there will always be resistance to your success. This breakout studies the culture of organizations and how to create a culture where vision can thrive.

scott-fetterolfmike-albonMultisite Strategy/Church Mergers

Presented by:  Scott Fetterolf – LCBC Columbia-Montour Campus Pastor & Mike Albon – LCBC Regional Campus Pastor

This session will share what we have learned — and are still figuring out as our multisite strategy continues to grow. What is the multisite movement all about? Is there more than one model? Why do multisite? Is it cost effective? How does the campus team stay connected to the rest of the church team? What do I look for in a campus pastor?

jason-mitchellCommunity Impact

Presented by:  Jason Mitchell – LCBC BranchCreek Campus Pastor

Hear how LCBC has seen the perception of Christians and churches begin to shift as we show up in unexpected ways to serve and unleash generosity to impact our local communities. “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” – 1 Timothy 6:18

jerry_harrisMicropolitan Church

Presented by: Jerry Harris, Lead Pastor, The Crossing Jerry Harris is the Lead Pastor of The Crossing, a missional, multi-site, megachurch planted in micropolitan and smaller communities ranging in population from 125 to 40,000. The Crossing has grown from 230 people to nearly 8000 people at 11 locations in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Kentucky. Outreach Magazine regularly lists The Crossing as one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America.”