Church Leadership

River Valley Q&A
DARIN POLI
EXECUTIVE PASTOR

We will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we’ve built a healthy and visionary culture at River Valley. Come ready with your questions on topics such as staff and leadership structures, financial models, and overall church growth strategies.

MAKING HIGH STAKES DECISIONS
DARIN POLI
EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Every church will face critical crossroads. Do we purchase a new property or expand an existing space? Is it time for a restructuring or a new growth plan? At these times, the church needs wise, Spirit-led decision-making from its top leaders, so join us as we unpack a decision-making model to make the right call when it matters most.

MEASURING WHAT MATTERS
CHRIS BOOK
CENTRAL MINISTRIES EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Measuring ministry effectiveness is the only way to know if you're making progress. But how do you know if you're asking the right questions and gathering the right data? We'll show you what our ministry dashboards look like and how the information we gather reflects and influences our progress.

THE POWER OF LIFETEAMS
connections Team

Every week, incredible people show up at all of our campuses to create the life-giving church environment that impact lives. In this session, we’ll explore how to create the best possible serving culture that not only equips volunteers, but also fuels their passion to make a difference in the lives of others.

SIMPLIFYING YOUR DISCIPLESHIP PLAN
CLYNT REDDY
CONNECTIONS DIRECTOR

Moving people from here to there is heart of our discipleship efforts, but each person has a unique starting point in their faith journey. So how do you develop a spiritual growth strategy that is simple enough for people to understand while still being customizable enough to help every person take a transformational next step.

CREATING A VIBRANT CHURCH CULTURE
KIRK GRAHAM
MINNEAPOLIS CAMPUS PASTOR

Creating a vibrant church culture doesn’t just happen, it takes intentionality. We have to be the ones to carry the cultural DNA of our church. It has the power to transform ordinary moments into powerful, intentional, celebratory, moments for individuals.

developing a healthy staff culture
CHRIS BECHTEL
SHAKOPEE CAMPUS PASTOR

It takes a healthy team to build a healthy church. We all know that staff culture can bring out the best in us or it can hinder us from our mission. We’ll talk about how to develop a team people love to be on and how each of us can do our part to develop healthy staff culture.

BREAKING THE 1,000 BARRIER
ANTHONY RICHARDS
CROSSTOWN CAMPUS PASTOR

Healthy church growth doesn’t come by accident. It’s the product of intentional, wise, and prayerful strategy. Join us in this app session to learn the practical how-to’s of growing a church to 1000+ people. Topics include: leadership development, visionary leadership, and the power of community and care.

BREAKING THE 500 BARRIER
ZEUS VITAL
MINNETRISTA CAMPUS PASTOR

Barriers are meant to be broken. This session will unpack some best practices to break the 500 barrier in your church. From creating a culture of invitation to the interplay of faith and effort, we’ll see how expanding the vision to reach more can become reality.

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF MULTISITE
DON CHAMPION
NETWORK PASTOR

Every multi-site approach has differences, but regardless of the model, there are some common building blocks that all campuses must do in order to succeed. In this session, we will unpack our multi-site playbook and share practical tools for leading a thriving multi-site church.


NextGen

ENGAGING & DISCIPLING YOUNG ADULTS
logan ketterling, 20+ pastor
Terry Parkman, NextGen PASTOR

Reaching the next generation of young adults is no small task. It takes creativity, passion, and prayerful strategy to ensure young adults are both engaged and growing in your church. In this app session, we’ll discuss our simple strategy for reaching young adults in our community and give you some key principles to consider in developing your own strategies.

DIGITAL BABEL
TERRY PARKMAN
NEXTGEN PASTOR

Engaging Generation Z means coming face to face with Digital Babel. Babel was a place where everyone spoke a common language causing unprecedented advancement. Today, a new Babel exists and the world speaks a common language through the digital platforms they access and the conversations that are taking place as a result. This will, in turn, impact the Church and how it reaches the next generation and leads them into a future of faith, innovation, and creativity.

RAISING UP STUDENT LEADERS
GABI O'ROURKE
YOUTH PASTOR

Your ministry has it all. It has all the new ideas, positive energy, and amazing creativity. Whether you believe it or not, it’s there, and the only way that you can tap that potential is through developing a great leadership team.

understanding millennial parents and their children
JUSTYN SMITH
FAMILY Ministries PASTOR

Every church wants to see families that grow in faith and grow together. This session will help you understanding millennial parents and the kids they’re parenting. We’ll talk about leveraging their strengths and creating environments both at church and home where families thrive and grow together.

CREATING THE GO KIDS EXPERIENCE
MONICA MORGAN
GO KIDS PASTOR

To captivate a child's attention takes relevant, meaningful, and fun moments. Every week we have a narrow window with kids to captivate and share scriptural truths. Learn how we leverage each moment to create an engaging environment for kids ministry.


Creative

DEVELOPING A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY
DARREN LEE
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

How can you engage your community, create culture and minister to people through your social media? Learn about building your social media presence and the impact it can have in every corner or your church and community.

Leading Beyond the Platform
CLINTON ALLEN, WORSHIP PASTOR
Evan John, Worship Pastor

The platform is only a part of where leading takes place. How do you create a worship culture from the front row? What does effective worship leading look like throughout the week? Come ready to explore leadership that goes beyond the platform.

WORSHIP LEADER PANEL
RIVER VALLEY WORSHIP

The presence of God is so vital in our church. We’ll talk about how it’s cultivated and how it runs through every part of our church. This is a session to Interact and dialogue with River Valley’s worship leaders on all things worship.

ALIGNING YOUR WORSHIP CULTURE WITH YOUR CHURCH CULTURE
RYAN WILLIAMS, LEAD WORSHIP PASTOR
Aaron Johnson, worship director

Creating a church culture that aligns with your worship culture takes intentionality and consistency. Finding the synergy between each has the ability to create powerful, meaningful, spiritual moments for individuals in your church.

PRODUCTION GEAR TALK
CALEB MOORE, PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Paul Ericson, Production Lead

From equipment used during weekend services, to infrastructure at different campus sizes (broadcast to portable), to the stage design process. Grab practical insights to production equipment you could leverage in your church context.