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16 Different Seminars

 

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The Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions

Tim Shoemaker, Rolling Meadows, IL
Author & Speaker, Tim Shoemaker

This “hands-on” and “how-to” workshop will equip you to teach kids from 6 to 18-years-old about God in ways that they’ll listen.  Even if you’ve tried and failed before, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start again–and succeed. We’ll demo at least eight or ten devotionals you can use with your kids right away.

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Taking God to Work

David Winters, Kensington, MD 
Author & Speaker, Taking God to Work

Taking God to Work seminar will equip you to maximize your work life for God’s Kingdom.  Beginning with the Biblical underpinning of work, learn to love others through your job.  Transform your workplace by helping coworkers overcome negative behaviors.  Find a job you can love that fully utilizes your skills, abilities, and passion.

 

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Sexual Integrity Isn’t An Option

Marshall Shank, Lynchburg, VA
Director of Outreach, Proven Men

With pornography in our pockets, and temptation around every corner the need for Godly men to be men of sexual integrity is a must. Whether you struggle through sexual integrity or are fighting to retain it, we will discuss what this key issue is, and how to practically fight for freedom in today’s over sexualized culture. It’s time the men of God become fearless in their fight for sexual integrity. 

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Communicate to Lead

Joel Rissinger, Newington, CT
President, Rissinger Resource Group

This seminar is for Emerging AND Full Throttle Men (ages 13-19 & 30-54)

This seminar is designed to teach men how to connect with the hearts and minds of others, give men the communication skills needed to influence positive, lasting change, as well as improve sales, leadership effectiveness, and customer retention.

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What Your Wife Needs From You (aka – Less Nagging More Romance)

Jay Payleitner, St Charles, IL
Author & Speaker, Jay Payleitner

Put her needs first and you both win! That’s not being a wimp. That’s taking charge of your family as a servant leader. So let’s commit to inspired mettle and character. Fall on the grenade. Push all her buttons. Kiss her in the kitchen. Make her beautiful. Be a hero.  More than a dozen lessons pulled from Jay’s book, 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands.

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Being Your Brother’s Keeper

Joe Martin, Ooltewah, TN
Founder & Creator, Real Men Connect

In Matt 28:10, Jesus says, “Go make disciples of all nations…” We know this as the ‘great commission,’ but what do you do if you’re shy, socially-challenged, introverted, and you don’t know where to start or how to make a disciple?  You will learn four simple but proven steps any Christian man can take to start the process of mentoring and discipling men.  Every man will walk away saying, “Even I can do this.” Yes, even “that” guy.

Top Secret Guide to Being Mentored

Joshua Tallman, Lake Arrowhead, CA
Southwest Regional Director, CSB Ministries

This seminar is for Emerging and Pioneering Men (ages 13-29)

I’ve made a lot of good choices in life, but I’ve made some dumb mistakes too. Turns out that I could have avoided a lot of the problems by having a mentor. Don’t wait for a mentor to come find you. Learn all of the super stealthy ways that you can seek out and find someone to mentor you.

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Becoming a Dynamic Grandpa of Greatness

Ed Babcock, Somersworth, NH
Author & Speaker, Ed Babcock Consulting

This seminar is for Seasoned Men (ages 55+)

There is little information on how to be the person you need to be so you can parent well, less about being a Grandparent. The job does not come with an owner’s manual and no customer service numbers you can call. This seminar will offer some very practical self-development tools to become the kind of person God wants to use to transmit timeless truths and legacy examples.

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Becoming the Man God Designed You To Be

Tim Shoemaker, Rolling Meadows, IL
Author & Speaker, Tim Shoemaker

This seminar is for Emerging and Pioneering Men (ages 13-29)

In our culture, it’s hard to know what a real man looks like.  Sitcoms often portray men as boys who shave on occasion. Celebrities often don’t have a handle on what it is to truly be a man.  But deep down inside we all want to be one. We hope we have what it takes to be one. Today we’ll look at marks of the man God designed you to be and steps to get there.

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The Church Needs YOU!!

Bill Clark, Buffalo, NY
Lead Pastor, New Bethel Community Church

Every man must recognize his specific contribution to the Church, locally and regionally. Through our contributions the body is built up in love and brought to maturation.  We will highlight some of the unique talents, abilities and gifts of men past and present, as an encouragement to those present to find or even create a place of services.

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26 Things Kids Need From A Dad

Jay Payleitner, St Charles, IL
Author & Speaker, Jay Payleitner

This seminar is for Full Throttle Men (ages 30-54)

Have awesome kids, guaranteed! Inspired by his bestseller, 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, this father of five shares practical ways to connect with your kids and make memories that last. With lots of user-friendly takeaways. Jay never bashes dads. After all, God designed fatherhood to be a blessing and a blast. Includes video clips of classic movies.

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The Crucified Couple

Joel Rissinger, Newington, CT
President, Rissinger Resource Group

This seminar is designed to inspire a more biblical view of the REAL purpose for marriage, teach and apply the #1 key to marriage:  Success = Sacrifice.  We will also focus on improving communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and more.

 

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Walking the Wire – 5 Keys to Finding Balance in Ministry

Ed Babcock, Somersworth, NH
Author & Speaker, Ed Babcock Consulting

This seminar is for Pastors

In an article in Practical Leadership; 5 Ways To Balance Family and Church Ministry; Matthew Fretwell says; “80% of pastors believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families.” Fretwell lists Family as one of the five motivations for leaving the ministry.

Stress, burnout and depression can often be directly tied to the balancing act Pastors and church leaders go through as they try to be both effective Servant-leaders and dynamic family-focused people.

We will be offering a guided study as we look at both the hazards and the victories for those who fulfill their calling to both church and family.

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The Purpose of the Bible

Ralph Essery, NY
Former Staff of CSB Ministries

Christian men who have thought that the Bible is a “rule book” to learn from and live by, likely live a life of frustration, shame and guilt.  To know and understand the REAL purpose of the Bible (God’s purpose for giving it to us) opens the door to living the abundant life Christ said was open to believers.

 

The Backward Life

Jarrod Jones, Sugar Loaf, NY
Lead Pastor, Grace Community Church

Jesus is totally backwards to the world.  Rather than focus on his own desires, he lived to love others.  He preached lessons that seemed contradictory:  Die to live. Lose to gain. Love your neighbor as yourself.  Is it possible to follow in his footsteps today?

 

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Arguing 101 – Agreeing to Disagree

Thomas Sember, Buffalo, NY
Founder, Male Time Ministries

A look at how we can honor God all the time and still disagree! 

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