SUPER SESSIONS

Let’s Talk: River Valley Q&A
Monday, 1:30PM
Main auditorium

In this session, Lead Pastor Rob Ketterling and Executive Pastor Darin Poli will facilitate a supplemented session of Q&A digging into the behind the scenes and specifics of ministry at River Valley Church over the last 2 decades.

Let’s Talk: Ministry and Family
Monday, 3:00PM
Main auditorium

In this session, Lead Pastors Rob & Becca Ketterling will be talking about what it looks like to lead a ministry with family—and how to live healthy and come out stronger in the face of challenges and difficulties often found leading a church or ministry.

Let’s Talk: Multisite
TUESDAY, 1:30PM
Main auditorium

In this session, Executive Pastor Darin Poli will be diving into River Valley’s multisite journey and sharing what we have learned so far. From mobile campuses of 250 to sites of 3000, we are learning what it means to truly be one church multiple locations.


DREAM SESSIONS

Dreaming About: Reaching those not yet here…
Monday, 1:30PM
FAMILY auditorium

In this session, you will have the opportunity to hear about how River Valley is dreaming about reaching those locally, globally and future generations. We believe the best solutions for reaching people have yet to be discovered, and by dreaming together we can get a little bit closer to finding them!

Dreaming About: Breaking NextGen Ministry: Designing ministries that matter to Generation Z
MONDAY, 3:00PM
FAMILY auditorium

Generation Z is changing the world, literally. From the marketplace to the church, everything is being disrupted by an emerging generation that looks at ministry in ways that many leaders struggle to comprehend. It’s a disruption to the way we minister to people, to the way we preach and a disruption to the way we structure our services. Too often, we as leaders try to put new generations into old paradigms and too often we see them walk away because it doesn’t relate to them. This dream session is designed to teach you how to break your ministry down into pieces, ask yourself why it was put together that way in the first place, and then redesign your ministry in a way that matters to the next generation.

Dreaming About: A worship journey into the prophetic
TUESDAY, 1:30PM
FAMILY AUDITORIUM

In this session, we will journey together through a creative and multifaceted discussion of what our worship could do to help usher in the prophetic. How can creatives and creative teams come together to make a place for the Church to experience the power and rawness of the presence of God like they haven’t before?


CONVERSATION SESSIONS

The FUTURE OF Maximizing Marketplace Leaders for Kingdom Impact
Monday, 1:30PM
Lounge

Come hear from business leaders from the congregation at River Valley who have invested and oriented their lives to maximize their businesses to impact the Kingdom of God. In 2018, River Valley gave over $5.5 million away (above the tithe!). Learn what River Valley has done to make it “click” for these leaders and see it replicated in your context.

THE FUTURE Of Digital Platforms and Exponential Influence
Monday, 3:00PM
LOUNGE

In this session, come hear from leaders in the area of digital and social platforms and what this means for the future of the Church. The panel will include voices from River Valley and Life.Church out of Oklahoma discussing best practice to make digital work for you, and to see your communities influenced in new and lasting ways.

The Future of Biblical Engagement
TUESDAY, 1:30PM
Lounge

In this session, we will discuss what is working and what isn’t in the areas of biblical literacy and engagement. Voices will include representation from Tyndale Publishing (creators of the Immerse Curriculum), a higher education perspective, and a local church viewpoint. What are we doing to see biblical knowledge is being passed down and to ensure people have more than access—they have understanding.


APPLICATION SESSIONS

Apply this: Movement Theory: Making your Vision into a Movement
Monday, 1:30PM
GoPort Aud

The vision that God gives you for your ministry is unique. Too many times leaders struggle to see that vision become a reality in their own ministries and lives. This app session is designed to take your vision and see it become the movement that God desires it to be.

Apply this: Developing Volunteer DNA in Kids Ministry Context
Monday, 1:30PM
RooM 119

Kids Volunteers can be the most difficult, and yet some of the most important volunteers to have clear and consistent DNA and culture. In this session, experienced members of our GO Kids team will be showing the pathway to volunteer culture and how that can translate into all areas of ministry in your church.

Apply this: Developing Strong Worship Leaders And Teams
MONDAY, 1:30PM
Room 120

Have you ever been trying to find a bass player on a Saturday night with no luck? In this session, learn the best practices for finding and retaining musicians for Sundays and how to build a strong culture among the worship team.

Apply this: Production Gear Talk
Monday, 3:00PM
GoPort Aud

In this session, our team will talk about best practices and the specifics of the best equipment in the church world for both the set up/tear down context as well as full-on production installs.

Apply this: Building Out Next Steps
Monday, 3:00PM
RooM 119

In this session, our team will talk about our discipleship pathway at River Valley and the best ways to ensure new believers are truly being discipled in an encouraging and life-changing way. Our Minneapolis Campus saw over 800 people say yes to Jesus in 2018 alone...how do we make sure that isn’t just a big number?

Apply this: Leading When You Are Not In Charge
Monday, 3:00PM
RooM 120

In this session, learn how to effect change and lead well when you aren’t in the first chair of authority. People from our team who have learned how to do this extremely well will inform you how to lead up with honor and effect change without being divisive.

Apply this: Igniting A Life-Giving Culture
TUESDAY, 1:30PM
GoPort Aud

Everyone knows culture is key, but how can you build a life-giving culture that spreads to your team and into those you lead? In this session, our team will discuss the best ways to build a lasting and tangible life-giving culture that your team will thank you for!

Apply this: Pastoring and Reaching Small Communities
TUESDAY, 1:30PM
RooM 119

The Church is thriving in small communities all over the US. In this session, our Faribault Campus Pastor and a local pastor of an amazing and growing church will discuss what works and why in small communities. Let’s see the church grows in every community—and learn how to make that work in a small one.

Apply this: Opportunities In Big Data
TUESDAY, 1:30PM
RooM 120

In this session, our CFO and Executive Pastor over Central will be discussing what River Valley is learning to leverage data for Kingdom impact. What can be learned and applied by the data you are most likely already collecting, and what simple tweaks could make a huge difference in the way your church is seen in your community.