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SESSION TRACKS

Session tracks are just one of the ways Idea Summit stands out from any other conference. During the 3-day retreat, you and your family can attend a variety of small group sessions specific to your position as a ministry leader and parent. Every session will provide a free resource and opportunity for everyone to discuss and ask questions.

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ADMINISTRATION
5 Tax-Saving Strategies for Pastors
 
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Nate Skelly 
YOUTH
Building a Multicultural Youth Group
 
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John Mark Ray 
ADMINISTRATION
Assimilation: First Time Guest to Fully Engaged Member
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Blake Hunt
YOUTH
Paper Tigers: How to Engage College and Career Young Adults
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Joe & Robin Crawford
KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
 
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Dennis Fountain
COUNSELING
The Psychology of Perfectionism
 
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Jason Shuler
CHILDREN
Nursery and Daycare Ministries
 
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Rita Jackson 
LEADERSHIP
Taking Off The Mask: Authenticity in Ministry 
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Josh Teis
ADMINISTRATION
Ministry Staff Promotion Program 
 
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Fred Murray
FAMILY
How to Minister to Single Mom's
 
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Sean and Jackie Teis 
FAMILY
Leading Your Family Through Ministry Hurt
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Stephen Ashmore 
WORSHIP & CREATIVE ARTS
The Art of Crafting the Worship Experience
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Jason Coombes
KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT
Connecting For A Change
 
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Dennis Fountain
COUNSELING
How to Develop a Process for Grief Care
 
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Robby Greene 
CHILDREN
Training volunteers to understand children’s social emotional health needs
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Stacey Barrett
CHILDREN
The Unruffled Leader: Staying Calm in Stressful Ministry
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Joy Goodwin 
YOUTH
How To Run Successful Youth Fundraisers
 
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Caleb Suttle
LEADERSHIP
How to Meet and Influence the Five Most Important People in Your City 
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Matt Teis
FAMILY
How to Keep Marriage and Ministry Fresh After Decades Together. 
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Josh & Heather Teis
WORSHIP & CREATIVE ARTS
How to Approach BLENDED Worship
 
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Scott Copeland 
ADMINISTRATION
How to Assimilate Women
 
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Lysandra Osterkamp
FAMILY
Raising Pastor's Kids Without Messing Them up
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Thomas & Lysandra Osterkamp 
KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT
Reconstruction After Deconstruction
 
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Joe Crawford
COUNSELING
Counseling Kid's Through Their Parent's Divorce
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Kerby Richmon 
CHILDREN
Simple Youth Ministry
 
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Latara Arthur
LEADERSHIP
Pastoral Transitions That Work
 
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Gary Coleman & Robby Greene 
ADMINISTRATION
How to Have a Staff Culture Free from Harassment and Abuse
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Dustin Gaines 
FAMILY
How to Run an Effective Family Ministry Program 
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Dan Proctor
WORSHIP & CREATIVE ARTS
Turning Congregational Spectators Into Participants 
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Scott Copeland 
WORSHIP & CREATIVE ARTS
Creative Event Planning on Shoe-String Budget 
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Ryan Johnston, Sara Johnson, & Jon Wood 
COUNSELING
Trauma, Triggers, and Trying to Process
 
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Jason Shuler
CHILDREN
Capturing the Heart of a Child
 
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Kerby Richmon
COUNSELING
How to Develop a Counseling Ministry
 
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Heather Teis
LEADERSHIP
Not Your Parents Offering Plate
 
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Robby Greene 
YOUTH
How to Engage Gen Z 
 
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Josh Hershberger
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