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After one of the hardest years of being a leader, it’s time to rebuild. People have a spiritual hunger that we hold the answer to, and never in our lifetime has it been more important to feed hungry people.
Whether you’re leading your family, your team, your classroom, or your Bible study, there’s a lot of work to be done, and you are the people God has called to do it. During IF:Lead 2021, we want to give you practical conversations, teaching, and next steps that will help you remember you’re not alone, and equip you to reclaim discipleship in this new day.
Includes one year access pass to rewatch the entire event + all 10 breakout sessions
Why does having deep, rich community feel so hard – especially as a leader? We can be surrounded by friends and acquaintances, but still feel a deep longing for connection. During this breakout, Jennie will uncover some of the patterns that make us so lonely and isolated, show us God’s plan for community, and give us five practical steps to build the relationships you long for.
All of us have seasons in our life where we’re lost, God’s voice is hard to discern, and we don’t know the way forward. How do you lead yourself and others when you don’t know which way to go? Based on her newest study, With Us in the Wilderness, Lauren Chandler is going to remind us that there is a lot to learn about God’s character, presence, and faithfulness in the midst of the unknown. We may not see the next steps forward, but He does, and His presence will change everything.
You were made for more than a love/hate relationship with your body. Far from a superficial issue, self-image is a spiritual issue, because God has named your body good from the beginning. Whether your struggle is with eating and exercise habits, stress or trauma, infertility or injury, best-selling author and trusted BIble teacher, Jess Connolly, wants to give you space for you to experience God meeting you in this tender place, and ring His freedom bell over your body in a whole new way.
Do you feel stuck in your marriage? You’re not alone! This past year was a strain on all of us and that impacted our relationships maybe more than anything. If your marriage feels like it is in a rut and you want some practical steps to build a healthy and thriving marriage, join Jamie and Aaron Ivey as they share wisdom and truth!
Whether you’re leading your family, your team, your classroom, or your bible study there are people God has called you to lead. You can raise the bar and set culture for those around you. After the hardest year to be a leader, it’s time to rebuild! How do we rally people around a common purpose on mission for the glory of God? Join Earl and Oneka McClellan, and learn how they’ve built culture from the top to bottom at Shoreline City Church.
As leaders we can carry the weight of pressure, expectations and responsibility; but how do we manage all of that without feeling like we are going to crumble underneath it all? Join Dr. Anita Philips as we dive deep into how we can manage our inner life in a way that brings peace, freedom and grace.
Pressure, productivity, and hustle are values our culture thrives on, but they often leave us feeling like we can’t ever win. Ruth Chou Simons knows something of feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others, but has discovered the one thing that changes everything: the gift of grace from a merciful God. Based on her new book, When Strivings Cease, Ruth will help you see the beautiful truth that God’s favor is the only currency we need.
We’ve all been created by God to create beauty in the world but so many of us are blind to the unique way God has created us. Join Curt Thompson, author of The Soul of Desire, and be inspired to create beauty in this world and discover what you were specifically created for!
What does it look like to engage with racial reconciliation in a deep and transformative way? How do we allow the Holy Spirit to bring about true healing and restoration? Author and Pastor, Rich Villodas gives us six simple, yet practical habits that deeply form our racial ethic from the inside out. Racial injustice is multifaceted issue and Pastor Rich offers a pathway forward that is contemplative, attainable, and rooted in the gospel.
Does the Bible feel too intimidating and complex? Does understanding it feel impossible, so you don’t even try? Join Salime Weatherford as she offers a practical way to approach that Bible so you can experience transformation and intimacy with God. This breakout session will be in Spanish, and will be translated into English as well!
What prevents us from really going deep with people and sharing the real, hard, raw parts of ourselves? Being truly and authentic feels scary, exposing, and potentially hurtful, but it’s essential to healthy leadership. Join Jennie Allen as we discuss how sharing the deepest parts of ourselves leads to the deep community we all crave.
As leaders, we have the opportunity to shape the story and meaning of events for those around us. Many of us are trying to rebuild pieces of our lives —our homes, our organizations, our businesses, our churches—as we re-enter the world. How can you use your influence in those places to lead people to a place of healing and restoration?
All of us lead differently, but do you know how you’re making your greatest contribution as a leader in your family, dorm, workplace, or church community? Join David Mitchell from the Paterson Center as we learn about the Thinking Wavelength tool and how each of us uniquely contributes in the way we lead.
As Christians, our leadership should look different from the world. To be effective leaders in our homes, churches, and communities, we must first be followers of Christ. Join Jada Edwards as we discuss why humility is essential to being a healthy leader.