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Side by Side: 2015 National Conference Download


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8 general sessions and 16 breakout sessions

A vibrant church community is dependent on us being both needy and needed. So we want to grow in how we ask for help and how we give help. This conference is designed to guide us in those skills, with a focus on how these work in everyday friendships. Even in our professional culture, God is pleased to use needy people and ordinary conversations to do most of the heavy lifting in his kingdom. It’s the perfect system. If God used only experts and people of renown, some could boast in their own wisdom, but God’s way of doing things is not the same as our own. This conference is for ordinary people who need help and want to grow in giving help, and, as we grow, we hope to contribute to the ongoing transformation in our local churches.

Conference Details

  • Conference Dates: Friday, October 16, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015
  • Conference Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Product Details

  • 8 General Sessions + 16 Breakout Sessions (22 hours of audio)
  • Outlines & Slides included
  • 1 GB

General Sessions

Delighting in the Growth of Others
Alasdair Groves

Helping Our Churches Become Communities of Change
Steve Midgley

How God Uses All of Us in the Lives of Others
Ed Welch

Our Neediness is God’s Gift
Ed Welch

Persevering in Ministry
Mike Emlet

Redemption Groups: Catalyzing Churchwide Side-by-Side Ministry
Mike Wilkerson

Spiritual Friendship in the Life of Aelred of Rievaulx
Aaron Sironi

Why We Pray and How We Pray
David Powlison

Breakout Sessions

A Vision for Effective Small Group Ministry
Steve Midgley

Abiding in Jesus as We Help Sexual Strugglers
Ellen Dykas

Abusive Marriages: Providing Counseling and Care
Darby Strickland

Behind Their Backs: When Side-by-Side Ministry Is Distorted by Gossip
Matthew C. Mitchell

Departures, Desertions, and Pastoral Suffering
Dave Harvey

Gathered Worship: Moving Toward a Culture of Gospel Encouragement
Matt Mason

Playing Second Fiddle or Adding Harmony? Glorifying God in a Support Role
Kellie Sironi

Protecting the Vulnerable in the Church
Julie Lowe

Relational Wisdom: A Better Kind of Smart
Ken Sande

Six Ways to Help an Anxious Person
David Powlison

Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: How the Church Can Become a Place of Healing
Cecelia Bernhardt

Ten Redemptive Strategies to Help Pastors and Counselors Improve Counseling
Deepak Reju

Ten Ways to Confront in Love
Alasdair Groves

Walking Alongside Families in Crisis
Robyn Huck

When Pastors Should Refer
Mike Emlet

When You Get in the Way of Ministry
Todd Stryd