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SPRING - SUMMER 2014 NEWSLETTER

GOTONACC.ORG North American Christian Convention

Tim Harlow, 2014 NACC President


NORTH AMERICAN CHRISTIAN CONVENTION 110 Boggs Lane, Suite 330 Cincinnati, OH 45246 Customer Service: (513) 772-9970 x 10 www.gotonacc.org THE MEETING CONNECTION, INC. Exhibit Booths: (614) 898-9361 Hotel Reservations: (614) 898-9361 2014 NACC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President Tim Harlow Vice President Daryl Reed

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It’s time for a renewed sense of purpose and urgency, compelled by Christ’s love, to bring God’s message of hope to the people in our own backyards . . . or die trying. But the NACC isn't just a one week experience. We want to help you start NOW to light a fire!

WEEKLY VIDEO EMAIL

Every week, you'll receive a brief video that packs insight from some of the best leaders in the country into just a minute or two. These are bite-sized chunks of insight from almost fifty highly effective leaders. The videos touch on church, on leadership, and on the leader's personal life.

PRAYER SUGGESTIONS

Secretary-Treasurer Jen Johnson National Prayer Chairperson Dick Alexander

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At-Large Members Dick Alexander Nate Bush Bob Cherry Jamie Snyder Jeff Stone David Roberson Advisors Martha Brammer Byron Davis Denise Harlow Chaz Robbins NACC STAFF Managing Director Larry D. Collins Support Staff Ryan Allcott Rick Coyle Randy Diebel Debbie Maurer Carie Schultz The NACC UPDATE has been in print since 1973. This is Volume 42, Issue 3. NACC Event Photography Tom Patrick Speaker Photos Provided by the speaker

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2014 INDIANAPOLIS NACC CHECKLIST Register for the NACC (see page 15). You can add your spouse and children to your registration. There are programs for kids (birth-12) in the NACC Children’s Convention and for teens (13+) in the NACC Student Convention. Make your hotel reservations. Please use the NACC housing form (see page 9 or visit www.gotonacc.org/2014/housing). Do not contact the hotel directly. Get tickets for NACC Special Events, NACC Luncheons, and more (see page 11 or visit www.gotonacc.org). Seating is limited and tickets may sell out. Get travel discounts from the NACC for rental cars, downtown parking, and more at www.gotonacc.org/travel. See NACC Service Projects at www. gotonacc.org/program/service-projects. Sign up for Re:Connect, the NACC email newsletter, to get up-to-date program news. Then, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@gotonacc).


TUESDAY, JULY 8 12:00 Exhibit Hall Opens 1:00 Logos Bible Software Training (t) 7:00 Evening Main Session 8:30 NACC President’s Reception 8:30 College Fair

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 7:30 NACC Ministry Networking Breakfast (t) 8:30 Bible Study with Jeff Walling 9:00 Exhibit Hall Opens 10:00 Morning Main Session 12:00 NACC Seniors’ Luncheon (t) 12:00 Lunch & Learn Events (t) 2:00 Craig Groeschel Seminar 2:00 Lisa Harper Seminar 2:00 It’s Time to Sing with the Gospel Lads (t) 3:30 Workshops 5:00 NACC President’s Banquet (t) 7:00 Evening Main Session 8:30 Receptions

THURSDAY, JULY 10 7:30 NACC Ministry Networking Breakfast (t) 8:30 Bible Study with Jeff Walling 9:00 Exhibit Hall Opens 10:00 Morning Main Session 12:00 NACC Ladies’ Luncheon (t) 12:00 Lunch & Learn Events (t) 2:00 Tim Hawkins LIVE 3:30 Workshops 6:45 Bible Bowl Winner Presentations 7:00 Evening Main Session 8:30 Receptions

NACC MAIN SESSIONS Tuesday 7:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM

Opening message from 2014 NACC President Tim Harlow, senior pastor at Parkview Christian Church (Orland Park, IL), and an interview with Rick Warren, senior pastor at Saddleback Church (Lake Forest, CA).

If you’ve read studies by the Barna Group in the last few years, you’ve probably benefited from the work of its president, David Kinnaman. You won’t want to miss the insights he has to share with us!

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Thursday 7:00 PM

Vince Antonucci (senior pastor of Verve Church, Las Vegas) and Liz Curtis Higgs (award-winning author) will join us in the morning session.

Cal Jernigan from Central Christian Church (AZ) will be the main speaker. He will be joined by Kevin Holland from Turning Point Christian Church (CA) and Brian “Head” Welch.

Wednesday 7:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM

Ben Merold, retired minister of Harvester Christian Church (St. Charles, MO) and Craig Groeschel (founder and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv) will take the stage.

This service features Lee Strobel, best-selling author of The Case for Christ, and Daryl Reed, lead minister at DC Regional Christian Church.

FRIDAY, JULY 11 7:30 Ministers’ Wives’ Breakfast (t) 8:30 Bible Study with Jeff Walling 10:00 Morning Main Session 12:00 Convention Ends The schedule may change. Tickets are required for programs marked with a (t) order form on page 11. For event updates and information, visit www.gotonacc.org.

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FEATURED SEMINARS SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP SPONSORS

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 CRAIG GROESCHEL’S SEMINAR

LISA HARPER’S SEMINAR

Drawing on insights from Jabez’s prayer in 1 Chronicles 4:10, Craig Groeschel will share how you can enlarge your capacity for leadership. Groeschel is the senior pastor at LifeChurch.tv, considered the largest church in America with locations in five states. He’s the author of several books including his latest, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are.

Lisa Harper was director of Focus on the Family’s national women’s ministry and spent six years in local church ministry. She’s now a popular speaker with Women of Faith and the author of ten books, including Stumbling into Grace: Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman.

SPONSORED BY CHURCH DEVELOPMENT FUND

SPONSORED BY CLERGY ADVANTAGE

NACC WORKSHOPS SESSION I: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM • WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

LEADERSHIP

SPONSORED BY CHURCH DEVELOPMENT FUND

THE IMPORTANCE OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS - YOUR CHECKLIST

Delynn Daniels and Denise Ritter, Savannah Christian Church, Savannah, GA; Sean Stewart, Islands Christian Church, Savannah, GA

From the parking lot to the Worship Center: how inviting and visitor-friendly is your church and the church building? Come discover how you can make a good first impression on visitors to your church.

CREATING AN EVANGELISTIC CULTURE

Gene Appel, Eastside Christian Church, Anaheim, CA

In a church with an evangelistic culture, each member is encouraged to play a role within the larger church’s effort to reach the people around them with the message of salvation in Jesus. It becomes a part of every believer’s life. If you are looking to create an evangelistic culture in your local church, this workshop is for you.

FINANCE AND STEWARDSHIP SPONSORED BY FINANCIAL PLANNING MINISTRY

TAX-FREE MONEY FOR MINISTERS

Steve Merriman, Clergy Advantage and Bill Brandt, Wharton School of Business Certified Retirement Specialist

Pay less tax, maximize housing allowance, reduce audit potential, and create a stream of tax-free income for life. Discover how to integrate your unique tax benefits into a total financial plan to transform your future.

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WORSHIP ARTS SPONSORED BY POINT UNIVERSITY

HOW CAN OUR WORSHIP SERVICES GROW THE BELIEVER AND REACH A SEEKER?

PREACHING AND COMMUNICATION SPONSORED BY POINT UNIVERSITY

Denise Harlow, Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, IL; Kelly Kastens, Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, MD; Drew Humphreys, Savannah Christian Church, Savannah, GA

TRUTH IN LOVE: PREACHING ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY AND OTHER HOT TOPICS

On Sunday mornings, believers are looking for spiritual growth and encouragement while visitors are simply seeking a connection to something bigger. This panel discussion will share some tips for programming services that are attractive and meaningful to both believers and seekers.

Preaching about today’s hot topics is often like dancing in a mine field. This workshop will help us understand some important assumptions of the homosexual community and equip us to preach God’s truth in a spirit of love.

WORSHIP: 20 “BEST” MOMENTS/10 “MISSED IT” MOMENTS Tim Foot, LifeBridge Christian Church, Longmont, CO; Susanne Walden, Shepherd of the Hills Church, Porter Ranch, CA; Vicki Cherry, Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

In our attempts to lead God’s people into God’s presence in worship, sometimes everything works together to create a powerful moment. Other times, it doesn’t come together quite like we planned. This panel will share their twenty best worship ideas/moments, as well as ten times they missed the mark.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY SPONSORED BY CLERGY ADVANTAGE

WORKSHOP TITLE TBD

Liz Curtis Higgs, Author/Speaker

On Wednesday at 3:30 PM, you will have the opportunity to hear from Liz Curtis Higgs, an award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction books, as well as children’s books. She is also a veteran public speaker and former radio personality. To date, Higgs has written twenty-seven books, with more than three million copies in print, and is the recipient of several literary awards

CELEBRATING AGING

SPONSORED BY CHRISTIAN BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

BEYOND THE BUFFET (DEVELOPING AN EXTERNALLY FOCUSED SENIORS’ MINISTRY) Amy Hanson, Author/Speaker, Council Bluffs, IA

Society tends to segment people by age and yet the Bible instructs us that we are to pass on our faith to the next generation. In this session, we’ll look at the obstacles that keep the generations from connecting with one another and identify proven methods for creating intergenerational relationships that truly make a difference.

Caleb Kaltenbach, Discovery Church, Simi Valley, CA

IN GOOGLE WE TRUST Aimee Cottle, Fishhook

The world is changing rapidly, and the ways we communicate are changing with it. There’s good news though! Churches have been adapting to new ways of communicating for centuries. Learn how you can use technology to connect with your current audience and reach out to those who may not even know you exist!

THEOLOGY AND APOLOGETICS SPONSORED BY LINCOLN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

BUILDING A BRIDGE TO MY MUSLIM NEIGHBOR Kevin Dooley, New Missions Systems International

In recent years, Islam has grown significantly worldwide, and this growth is evident even in our own local communities in the United States and Canada. Come learn how to reach out to our Muslim neighbors and share the light of the Gospel in a Muslim context, both locally and globally.

RETHINKING WORLDVIEW: A NEW PARADIGM FOR CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP Richard Knopp, Lincoln Christian University

David Kinnaman says that the alarming church dropout rate among young adults primarily stems from a “disciple-making problem.” This multimedia session introduces a new paradigm for Christian worldview to address this issue. Based on the greatest commandment to love God, the paradigm directly connects Christian worldview to discipleship development in personal integrity, social interaction, and cultural engagement.

FAMILY MINISTRY

SPONSORED BY IMPACT CANADA

BEYOND ORDINARY: WHEN A GOOD MARRIAGE ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH Justin and Trisha Davis, RefineUs Ministries

Time + unintentionality = ordinary marriage. It isn’t that we intend to drift away from our spouse, but over time it just happens. But what if you were just a few decisions away from an extraordinary marriage? It is possible, but you have to choose it. The great news is that God doesn’t want to improve your marriage, he wants to transform it. CONTINUED > WWW.GOTONACC.ORG 5


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PARENTING NEVER QUITS

Mark and Sue Gallagher, Indiana State University Christian Student Fellowship; Scott Sutherland, Forum Christian Church, Columbia, MO; (plus TBD)

Even when your children become “legal adults” and move out of your house, guiding and mentoring your children doesn’t stop! Here are some practical concepts and actions that will allow you to have spiritual and loving influence for years to come.

TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX SPONSORED BY IMPACT CANADA

PREACHING WITH AN IPAD

Todd Clark, Christ’s Church of the Valley, Peoria, AZ; Scott Wakefield, First Christian Church, Greeneville, TN

Have you ever dropped your sermon notes right before the service and had to scramble to figure out which page goes first? Have you wanted to use the iPad you got for Christmas for more than just Angry Birds? A panel of qualified presenters shares their ideas for using technology to prepare and present sermons and Bible studies.

TIME TO GO MOBILE: THE POWERFUL IMPACT MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CAN HAVE ON ATTENDANCE, OUTREACH AND CONGREGATIONAL ENGAGEMENT Santiago Jaramillo, Founder, Bluebridge Digital

In this session, Santiago will reveal the ways in which churches all over the country are using mobile to grow their church, enrich their members’ spiritual lives and spread God’s Word in their community. He’ll also help you take the first steps toward building an effective mobile strategy for your church.

RESTORATION MOVEMENT

SPONSORED BY CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

EZRA: GOD’S MAN AT A CRITICAL TIME (STONE-CAMPBELL JOURNAL ANNUAL NACC LECTURE) Paul J. Kissling, Professor of Old Testament, Lincoln Christian Seminary

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the founder of legalism among Jews or a harbinger of God’s coming Kingdom? This question and more about Ezra’s critical role in God’s planning will be answered. This is the Stone-Campbell Journal Annual NACC Lecture. 

SESSION II: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM • THURSDAY, JULY 10

LEADERSHIP

SPONSORED BY CHURCH DEVELOPMENT FUND

REMISSIONING TO CONNECT WITH 5 GENERATIONS Haydn Shaw, Speaker, FranklinCovey

Haydn Shaw has researched generations for over twenty years and will explain what to do about the nine most important generational factors impacting your church and family. You’ll learn how to communicate, appreciate and get along better with those other generations. From worship music to the spiritual challenges of each generation to a whole new life stage that explains why twenty-somethings don’t settle down until later, you’ll learn how to help your church and family grow spiritually no matter what generation.

CROSSING ETHNIC LINES

Byron Davis, Dream of Destiny; Daryl Reed, DC Regional Christian Church, Silver Springs, MD; Kevin Holland, Turning Point Church, Los Angeles, CA; Travis Hurley, Ozark Christian College

In Scripture, the portrait we see of the Kingdom of God is a diverse one, with people of every tribe and tongue and nation joining together in praise to our God and King. In our churches, we often struggle to realize that same diversity. This panel discussion will provide ways leaders can begin to cross those ethnic lines that exist in our churches and communities.

BAPTISM SUNDAY

Bob Cherry, Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY; John Hampton, Journey Christian Church, Apopka, FL; Eddie Lowen, West Side Christian Church, Springfield, IL

On the day of Pentecost, three thousand responded to the call of the Gospel and were baptized. This panel discussion will share their experiences of setting aside


a Sunday when those attending church, whether for a little while or for their whole lives, have the opportunity to be baptized.

HEALTHY ELDERS = HEALTHY CHURCHES Gary Johnson, Indian Creek Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN; David Roadcup, Cincinnati Christian University; Jim Estep, Lincoln Christian University

When elders are healthy leaders, they help produce healthy churches. Come join us as we learn how to become healthier, more effective elder teams.

Ring. Her articles as a Christian writer have appeared in such publications as Focus on the Family, Guideposts, and HomeLife.

CELEBRATING AGING SPONSORED BY CHRISTIAN BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

HELP! OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS NEED JESUS!

Sam Stone, Author, Columnist for The Lookout

FINANCE AND STEWARDSHIP

SPONSORED BY FINANCIAL PLANNING MINISTRY

There are many seniors in our churches whose children or grandchildren are not followers of Christ. This workshop is to encourage grandparents and share effective ways for them to share Jesus with their families.

HOW WE HAVE GIVEN AND GROWN

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE…GET OVER IT!

Churches that give often see tremendous growth. Come hear how these churches have seen God bless their ministries when they have lived in a spirit of generosity.

Looking for something to do in your retirement? Your new-found, well-earned freedom is a great opportunity for ministry. This panel of 3 speakers will share how you can continue to serve Jesus in your golden years.

Scott Pugh, Velocity Church, South Euclid, OH; Joe Putting, Tomoka Christian Church, Ormond Beach, FL; David Vaughn, Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, Cleves, OH

WORSHIP ARTS SPONSORED BY POINT UNIVERSITY

10 WAYS TO WORSHIP WITHOUT MUSIC

Debbie Burk, Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, IL; Kendall Rutledge, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY; Vicki Cherry, Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY; Susanne Walden and Nikko Allen, Shepherd of the Hills Church, Porter Ranch, CA

Worshipping God should be more than simply the right set of songs. This workshop will help you discover elements other than music that help people worship during a service and how to use them in worship effectively.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY SPONSORED BY CLERGY ADVANTAGE

THE ART OF KNOWING GOD Joanna Weaver, Author/Speaker

Joanna Weaver will share about the importance of Christian disciplines in your walk of faith. Joanna is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary Spirit, Lazarus Awakening, and the award-winning book, With This

LeRoy Lawson, Emmanuel Christian Seminary; Sam Winger, Serving Jesus Willingly Urban Ministries; Joanie Grimm, Young Americans Christian School

PREACHING AND COMMUNICATION SPONSORED BY POINT UNIVERSITY

EXEGETING THE LISTENER

Aaron Wymer, Grandview Christian Church, Johnson City, TN; Kevin Odor, Canyon Ridge Christian Church, Las Vegas, NV

An important part of communication is understanding your audience. These experienced preachers will share helpful tips for communication that understands and connects to the congregation and the community.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL PREACHING

Ben Merold and Brian Jobe, Harvester Christian Church, St. Charles, MO; Matt Nickoson, Kingsway Christian Church, Avon, IN

How do you reach all ages for Christ through preaching? This panel discussion will pass on useful strategies for effectively communicating with children, students, adults, and senior adults.

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THEOLOGY AND APOLOGETICS

SPONSORED BY LINCOLN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

WORKSHOP TITLE TBD

David Kinnaman, President, Barna Research

If you’ve read studies by the Barna Group in the last few years, you’ve probably benefited from the work of its president, David Kinnaman. You won’t want to miss the insights he has to share with us!

KNOWING AND LOVING MY NEIGHBOR

children a passion for sharing Jesus with others and how parents and children can work together to reach other families.

REMISSIONING THE CHURCH ON THE PRO-LIFE ISSUE

Jill Stanek, RN, Pro-Life Speaker and Writer

Do you wish your church were more involved in the effort to stop abortion? This workshop will present practical ideas for both leaders and congregants to engage their local body, including youth groups, in the most devastating social justice issue of our time.

Rick Rusaw, LifeBridge Christian Church, Longmont, CO

Jesus said 2 things matter most-Love God and Love your neighbor. We often get the first one down and neglect the second. What would happen in your community if everyone in your congregation were the best neighbor their neighbor ever had? What would happen if we spent as much energy and resource on the scattering as we do on the gathering? According to Jesus everything hinges on these two things, tough to open doors when there is only one hinge!

TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX

FAMILY MINISTRY

DIGITAL MINISTRY RESOURCES

SPONSORED BY IMPACT CANADA

HELPING FAMILIES REACH FAMILIES Nate and Vanessa Bush, New City Christian Church, Albuquerque, NM

Christians are called to share the Gospel with others. Nick and Vanessa Bush will share how parents can instill in their

SPONSORED BY IMPACT CANADA

RE-MISSIONING FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Shaun King, Founder and CEO, HopeMob

As Christians, our social media engagement needs to move beyond liking posts to loving Jesus. This workshop will examine how every Christian can use social media to reach the lost. Bobby Moss, LOGOS Bible Software

The purpose of technology is to make difficult tasks easier. Bobby Moss of LOGOS Bible Software will share how software, from digital Bible study libraries to church management software, can help simplify tedious tasks so that you have more time for ministry.

RESTORATION MOVEMENT

SPONSORED BY CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

BAPTISM, EUCHARIST AND MINISTRY: RESPONSES FROM A STONE-CAMPBELL PERSPECTIVE

Gary Holloway, World Convention of Churches of Christ, Convener; Robert Welsh, Council on Christian Unity, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University; Mark Weedman, Johnson University

From its beginning, the Stone-Campbell Movement’s reason to exist has been to promote Christian unity. Three emphases of our movement (dating back to Alexander Campbell’s articles “on the Ancient Order of Things”) have been baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and church leadership and ministry. Perhaps the most famous text of the modern ecumenical movement, “Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry,” adopted by Faith and Order at its plenary commission meeting in Lima, Peru in 1982, explores the growing consensus--and remaining differences--among churches on these three practices. This panel will present responses to Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry from each of the three North American streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement.

2014 NACC BIBLE STUDY THREE SESSIONS 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 THURSDAY, JULY 10 FRIDAY, JULY 11

SPONSORED BY LOGOS BIBLE SOFTWARE

REMISSION - Jeff Walling The problem with words like “mission” and “world” is that it often feels like something someone else should do. That’s why it’s important to add Acts 1:6 to the mission. Jesus said, “Be my witnesses.” And He gave us a strategy. Start close – and move out from there. Jeff Walling uses biblical insight, fascinating stories, and cutting-edge wisdom to move you to reclaim this strategy. Not to slow down on world evangelism, but to “ReMission” the local effort.

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NACC SPECIAL EVENTS NACC Special Events provide additional opportunities for you to connect with others, have a nice meal, hear a featured speaker, enjoy musical guests, and more. Many NACC Special Events require tickets. Ticket prices may increase and tickets may sell-out. Secure your tickets now, at the reduced rate, while they are available.

Tim Harlow NACC President

Craig Groeschel Rick Warren Steve White President’s Banquet President’s Banquet Seniors’ Luncheon

LOGOS BIBLE SOFTWARE TRAINING SESSION

FAMILY MINISTRY LUNCH & LEARN

Come learn how to take your Bible Study or sermon prep to the next level using Logos Bible Software. Bring your laptop for hands-on training on how to expertly utilize this Bible Study tool beyond your expectations. Tickets are $5 and include a beverage refreshment break.

You will gain immediately actionable ways to help you build your family ministry: bringing families together to learn, equipping parents to lead and continue the conversation at home, and preparing families to mirror God’s heart of compassion. Tickets are $5 and include the meal.

NACC MINISTRY NETWORKING BREAKFASTS

IT’S TIME TO SING WITH THE GOSPEL LADS

Discover practical ideas, new resources, and fresh perspectives to aid your ministry. Several topics will be discussed, including volunteer recruitment, sermon illustrations, developing leaders, succession planning and more.

“It’s Time to Sing” returns this year! This very special event is for those who love the music of decades past and who want to sing or just listen to hymns and gospel songs that praise the Lord. The Gospel Lads will lead you in a mix of praise choruses and some lively hymns. This is a ticketed event with light refreshments served after an hour of musical performance and celebration. Tickets are $5.

TUESDAY 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM SPONSORED BY LOGOS BIBLE SOFTWARE

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM SPONSORED BY MILLIGAN COLLEGE AND STANDARD PUBLISHING

NACC SENIORS’ LUNCHEON

WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM SPONSORED BY JOHNSON UNIVERSITY

This event features Steve White, who has served as senior minister of Plainfield Christian Church (IN) for over 25 years. Benji Maurer, worship minister from Christ Church at Mason (OH), a talented singer, song writer, and musician, will join us for a fun-filled entertaining meal. $18 tickets include the meal.

SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY LUNCH & LEARN

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM SPONSORED BY STANDARD PUBLISHING

This breakout titled, Becoming the Body: Influencing a Culture Change toward Special Needs Ministry, is designed to give you helpful tools for communicating a vision that includes children, adults, and families with special needs in all aspects of ministry at your church. Leave with ways to help your church begin to see special needs ministry as foundational. Tickets are $5 and include the meal.

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WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM SPONSORED BY STANDARD PUBLISHING

WEDNESDAY 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM SPONSORED BY CHRISTIAN BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

NACC PRESIDENT’S BANQUET Open to All

WEDNESDAY 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PLATINUM SPONSOR: CHURCH DEVELOPMENT FUND CO-SPONSORS: CENTRAL INDIA CHRISTIAN MISSION, OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

NACC President Tim Harlow invites you to attend this dinner banquet. Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, considered the largest church in America. Rick Warren is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch in Lake Forest, CA. Tickets are $25 and include the meal.

NACC LADIES’ LUNCHEON

THURSDAY 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM SPONSORED BY CLERGY ADVANTAGE

We welcome Nicole Krajewski, clothing designer for byTavi, a faith-based microenterprise initiative that provides training and fair wages to at-risk and impoverished Cambodian women. The luncheon will feature a style show of byTavi handbags

Nicole Krajewski Ladies’ Luncheon

and clothes and a live painting of a Cambodian scene by artist Kristi Thomas from Traders Point Christian Church (IN). Tickets are $20 and include the meal.

LUNCH & LEARN: CURRENT TOPICS IN COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS FOR CHURCH EMPLOYEES THURSDAY 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM SPONSORED BY PENSION FUND OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

You’ve heard the saying “What you don’t know can’t hurt you,” but when it comes to your health and finances, nothing could be further from the truth. In this lunch and learn event with a following Q&A session, experts will focus on key issues and trends that could impact your current lifestyle and retirement, including housing allowance, legislative changes, health care costs and more. We’ll also discuss how financial planning for retirement now can help you continue your ministry beyond retirement. Tickets can be purchased for $5.

NACC MINISTERS’ WIVES’ BREAKFAST

FRIDAY 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM SPONSORED BY ONE CHILD MATTERS

Ministers’ wives are invited to enjoy this breakfast. Four ministers’ wives will speak on the joys and challenges of being a minister’s wife from the vantage points of small, medium sized, large, and mega churches. We welcome our panelists: Julie Black, Clayton Christian Church, Clayton, IN; Pam Carter, Bella Vista Christian Church, Bella Vista, AR; Kim Hamlin, Shelby Christian Church, Shelbyville, KY; Denise Harlow, Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, IL. Tickets are $5 and include breakfast. Circle City Audio and Clear Sound Design receive special appreciation for their support with audio, sound, and lights.


2014 NACC SPECIAL EVENTS ORDER FORM

SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORS

Mail this form to: NACC Special Events Questions: (513) 772-9970 x 11 110 Boggs Lane, Suite 330 Fax: (513) 772-9980 Cincinnati, OH 45246 Web: www.gotonacc.org This form expires on June 12, 2014. After June 12, 2014, go online (www.gotonacc.org) for details. Rates shown are for advance purchase only. While limited supplies last, an additional fee will be added to tickets sold at the NACC. Space is limited and will likely sell out. Tickets are not mailed. Pick up your tickets held under the table buyer’s name† at NACC Will Call during the 2014 NACC. Parent’s note, the NACC Student Convention and NACC Children’s Convention do not have program coverage during these special events. Parents’ Note: Unless otherwise stated, these featured events are intended for adults only. Please arrange childcare. The NACC Student Convention and NACC Children’s Convention do not have program coverage during special events. See the student and child program schedules for more details.

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Tuesday 1:00 p.m. Logos Bible Software Training*

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Wednesday 7:30 a.m. NACC Ministry Networking Breakfast*

x $18 = $

Wednesday 12:00 p.m. NACC Seniors’ Luncheon with Steve White*

x $5

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Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Special Needs Ministry Lunch & Learn

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Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Family Ministry Lunch & Learn

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Wednesday 2:00 p.m. It’s Time to Sing with the Gospel Lads*

x $25 = $

Wednesday 5:00 p.m. NACC President’s Banquet*

x $5

Thursday 7:30 a.m. NACC Ministry Networking Breakfast*

x $20 = $

Thursday 12:00 p.m. NACC Ladies’ Luncheon with Nicole Krajewski*

x $5

Thursday 12:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Current Topics in Compensation and

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Benefits for Church Employees

x $5

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Thursday 12:00 p.m. Special Needs Ministry Lunch & Learn

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Thursday 12:00 p.m. Family Ministry Lunch & Learn

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Friday 7:30 a.m. NACC Ministers’ Wives’ Breakfast*

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NACC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE Welcome to this conference within the NACC! Your NACC registration includes all NACC Women’s Conference programming. Visit the Women’s Gathering Place in the exhibit hall. This is a special place to talk to workshop speakers and find ideas for women’s ministry. It is a great spot for fellowship and for propping your feet up. Lisa Harper was the director of Focus on the Family’s national women’s ministry and spent six years in local church ministry. She’s now a popular speaker with Women of Faith and the author of ten books, including Stumbling into Grace: Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman. Catch her featured seminar on Wednesday at 2:00 PM. On Wednesday at 3:30 PM, you will have the opportunity to hear from Liz Curtis Higgs, an award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction books, as well as children's books. She is also a veteran public speaker and former radio personality. To date, Higgs has written twenty-seven books, with more than three million copies in print, and is the recipient of several literary awards. The NACC Ladies’ Luncheon speaker is Nicole Krajewski, clothing designer for byTavi, a faith-based micro-enterprise initiative that provides training and fair wages to at-risk and impoverished

Cambodian women. The luncheon will feature a style show of byTavi handbags and clothes and a live painting of a Cambodian scene by artist Kristi Thomas from Traders Point Christian Church (IN). See page 11 for ticket information. On Thursday at 3:30 PM, Joanna Weaver will share about the importance of Christian disciplines in your walk of faith. Joanna is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary Spirit, Lazarus Awakening, and the award-winning gift book, With This Ring. Her articles as a Christian writer have appeared in such publications as Focus on the Family, Guideposts, and HomeLife. On Friday morning, come to the NACC Ministers’ Wives’ Breakfast. See pages 10 and 11 for information.

Lisa Harper Seminar

Liz Curtis Higgs Workshop

Joanna Weaver Nicole Krajewski Workshop Ladies’ Luncheon

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NACC PRESIDENT’S OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION Tim Harlow NACC President

Family Friendly Tuesday 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Meet 2014 NACC President Tim Harlow in a celebration held inside the NACC Exhibit Hall. This event is complimentary to registered attendees. Tickets are not required. Gold Sponsors: Ozark Christian College, and City on a Hill ; Silver Sponsors: Financial Planning Ministry, Central India Christian Mission.

LEADERS’ CONVERSATION CENTER It’s been said that everything big begins with a conversation. Ministry leaders are in great need of meaningful connection and conversation. Come to this center whether you are serving in the local church or in mission efforts. This center will be stocked with great resources to help ministry leaders both serve well and finish well. Most importantly, this center will be staffed with professional counselors and seasoned mentors who are ready to provide soulenriching and ministry-enhancing assistance. Sponsored by Blessing Ranch, Inc.

NACC HUB The NACC Hub is a place to hang out and talk, relax between sessions, connect to free Wi-Fi, and use the NACC Internet Center. Computers at the NACC Internet Center are available for your use during the NACC. You may want to visit the NACC Internet Center to get connected to NACC Connect, an event-only social networking experience. children gister their re y a m n nal fee entio t an additio r the conv a fo n o d ti re n e te v is g con All adults re rs) for the children’s ). a e y for pricing 2 5 1 1 e g a p (birth n o Sessions ation form ACC Main N e (see registr rkshops. th g n te duri minars/wo ra se e p n o o s o m rn ra afte ore Child prog g) and the ule and m and evenin g in lete sched rn p o m (m o c e th .org for .gotonacc Visit www well as n. ctivities as o a ti d a n a rm m fo in gra serve the e kids’ pro heir teams th T n s. la re p u d rs e e iliar face proc Team Lead rn to a fam check-out tu re re u l c il se w e s operate th tion so that your kid ven k Christian entire con Plum Cree s, in . n rk e io P ss er: Jared every se Team Lead hristian • Security er, KY Lockland C tl , u ll e B , w h to rc S u Ch er: Don Team Lead gsway • Nursery , ti cinna OH ndrews, Kin in A C , ie h g rc g u a h M C ader: ol Team Le nection • Prescho von, IN A , nhaus, Con h le rc h u o h W C e n v a Christia Leader: D arten Team h, Brownsburg, IN rg e d stian in K • Bright Chri n Churc r, e ia st m ri ra h C C y Pointe ader: Larr ry Team Le • Elementa renceburg, IN w Church, La m and on Museu ti a re C y b Ministry Sponsored s Disability e h rc u h C Christian

Sponsored by Kairos Benevolence Fund

Launched at the 2012 North American Christian Convention, Kairos Benevolence Fund was established to provide compassion and care to aging ministers and missionaries of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ - who after a lifetime of faithful service to Christ’s Kingdom find themselves facing a specific financial crisis.

SPECIAL NEEDS RESPITE CARE ROOM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Christian Churches Disability Ministry and volunteers from the Indianapolis church community are working together to provide on-site care for children (1 -18 yrs of age) with disabilities so that their full time caregivers can attend the NACC. CCDM is also interested in supporting churches that are looking for information and expertise about starting a disability care program in their church back home as we work to REMISSION the church this year. Coordinated by Christian Churches Disability Ministry

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COLLEGE FAIR

Tuesday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Join several Christian colleges and universities at the NACC College Fair after the Tuesday Evening Main Session. Representatives and students from Christian colleges and universities will provide information and address questions. All parents and prospective students are invited. Tickets are not required.

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REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT FORM

This pre-registration form expires June 28, 2014

Registration will continue to be available online and on-site after this form expires on June 28, 2014. Get an instant confirmation when you register with your credit card on www.gotonacc.org. Registration materials and badges are not mailed. Badges will be distributed at the NACC Pre-Registration Counter, open 8:00 AM Tuesday, July 8, 2014 through the end of the NACC. Cancellation fee is $25. No cancellations will be accepted after May 15, 2014, but may, upon request, be converted to a donation or applied to a registration for the next NACC. Register for the 2014 Indianapolis NACC (Select one rate per form): $180 Married Couple $95 Individual $40 Student (13-24 years) Register for one day: DAY: Tue. July 8 Wed. July 9 $70 Married Couple $35 Individual $20 Student (13-24 years)

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