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1 Thursday, Oct. 16 Retreat at Astor Hotel 12 noon throughout the afternoon check in 8:00pm gathering in Bach Room for all attendees Friday, Oct. 17 Retreat at Astor Hotel 6-10am continental breakfast 8:30am - meeting in Bach Room with break for lunch 6:30pm fish fry dinner After dinner free time for remainder of the evening Saturday, Oct. 18 Retreat at Astor Hotel, transition to host homes 6-10am continental breakfast Note: Please bring luggage to lobby before breakfast 8:30am meeting in Bach room with break for lunch 3:30pm depart from Astor Hotel to Elmbrook Church 4:30pm Pre-worship prayer backstage, room A111 5:00pm - Elmbrook Church worship service (introduction of group) 6:40pm - meet and go home with host families Sunday, Oct. 19 Breakfast at host homes 7:30 am Pre-worship prayer backstage, room A111 8, 9:30, 11 am - Introduced in all Elmbrook worship services visit with people after worship services - lobby 9:30am "Explore Mission Sunday," Elmbrook Chapel Optional: Observe children s ministry and/or other Sunday am programs 12:30 pm - go home with host families 6:30-8:00 pm - (optional) God Breaking Through program in Elmbrook Chapel Monday, Oct. 20 9:45am - morning seminar MEL LAWRENZ Leadership as Spiritual Influence 11:45am lunch 12:30 1:30pm - MEL LAWRENZ (continued) 2:30-4pm STEVE SONDERMAN Ministry to Men : 6:30-9:15pm (option) Study Center Class Intro to the Old Testament 6:30-8:30pm (option) Celebrate Recovery" Elmbrook Chapel Tuesday, Oct. 21 9:45am - morning seminar STEVE SONDERMAN Discipleship 11:00am introduction to Elmbrook staff in staff meeting, prayer 11:45pm lunch 12:45pm depart for James Place, Waukesha (Chapel lobby) 1-4pm visit James Place and downtown Waukesha dinner provided at Feed My Sheep "Tuesday Night Live" many options available Wednesday, Oct. 22 8:45am 3:30 pm - tour of city ministries in Milwaukee 6:30-9:15pm (option) Study Center Class Forgiveness and Reconciliation Thursday, Oct. 23 9:45am - morning seminar TOM KEPPELER, JASON KNAPP: Global and Local Mission 12:30 1:30pm - TOM KEPPELER, JASON KNAPP 2:30-4 pm afternoon seminar LEE HEYWARD Personal Life of Leader 6:30-8pm - "International Center Open Forum" - Elmbrook Chapel; (option) Study Center class Gospel of John Friday, Oct. 24 9:45am - morning seminar PANEL Women and Ministry (Jenny H, Laurie M, Shanthini B, Heather W, Jan R) 12:30 1:30pm - [to be determined] 2:30-4 pm afternoon seminar [to be determined] Saturday, Oct FREE DAY! option: Chicago day trip - led by John Foerster 5:00pm Elmbrook worship service (optional)

2 Sunday, Oct opening weekend of Harvest Fest 8, 9:30, 11 am - Elmbrook worship services (pick one) visit with people after worship services - lobby (optional) Monday, Oct. 27 8:30am arrive 9am-12pm - staff, missionaries, and International Guests Fellowship Hall 12noon lunch 2:30-4pm BRODIE SWANSON Ministry to Children 5pm - Feed My Sheep Diner open for dinner tickets provided??? 5:30pm - International Center workshop Chapel - Everyone??? 6:50pm Harvestfest evening program main auditorium talk with people after program Tuesday, Oct. 28 9:45am - Morning Seminar - STUART AND JILL BRISCOE 12:30-1:30pm - seminar - STUART AND JILL BRISCOE 2:30-4 pm afternoon seminar LISA SINCLAIR Grief, Loss, Trauma 5pm - dinner at Feed My Sheep Diner 5:30pm- Harvest Fest workshops - attend one of your choosing??? some: Violence and Poverty 6:50pm Harvestfest Evening program Main Auditorium Talk with people after program at tables Thursday, Oct. 30 9:45am - morning seminar - [to be determined] 12:30pm [to be determined] 2:30-4 pm afternoon seminar [to be determined] 6:30-9:15pm Study Center Class??? Friday, Oct. 31 9:45am - morning seminar - [to be determined] 12:30 communion service 2:30-4 pm PERSONAL FUTURE PLANNING SESSION Saturday, Nov. 1 FREE DAY! 5:00 pm - Elmbrook worship service - optional 6:15pm - celebration dinner with host families - Elmbrook Fellowship Hall Sunday, Nov. 2 departure - begin journey home! or attend worship services at Elmbrook or another church Prayer Night - Elmbrook Chapel Wednesday, Oct. 29 9:45am - JASON WEBB The Ministry of Preaching and Teaching 12:30 [to be determined] 1:30-3pm afternoon seminar - Steve and Gwen Smith (?) 2:30-4 pm afternoon seminar [to be determined] 5pm - dinner at Feed My Sheep Diner 5:30pm- Harvest Fest workshops - attend one of your choosing??? 6:50pm Harvestfest Evening program Main Auditorium Talk with people after program at tables

3 * * * * * SEMINAR OFFERINGS 8 morning seminars 9:45-11:30am & after lunch Oct. 20, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31 7 afternoon seminars 2:30-4:00pm 20, 22, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31 open? Mon., Oct. 20 2:30-4:00 Tue. Oct. 21 9:45 to lunch Fri. Oct. 24 9:45 to lunch Fri. Oct. 24 2:30-4:00 Mon. Oct. 27 2:30-4:00 Tue. Oct. 28 2:30-4:00 Thur. Oct. 30 9:45-lunch Thur. Oct. 30 2:30-4 Fri. Oct. 31 9:45-lunch Fri. Oct 31 2:30-4 Church-based ministry and polity/organization Church and society Leadership/Influence Preaching and Teaching The Soul of the Leader Mission Women in Ministry Persecution Partnership Technology Jason Webb Tim and Jan Ryder? Tom Tunnicliffe? Jan R, Jenni H, Laurie M, Heather W, Nancy L - Women in Ministry Tom Keppeler and Jason Knapp "Global and Local Mission" Roselyn Staples "Prayer" Mel Lawrenz "Spiritual Influence" X 2; Dignity and the Gospel Steve Sonderman "Adult Discipleship" Steve Sonderman "Ministering to Men" Brodie Swanson "Ministry to Children" Lisa Sinclair "Grief & Trauma" Dave Seemuth "Biblical Interpretation" Lee Heyward - "Personal Life of Leaders" Steve and Gwen Smith - Soul Care Stuart & Jill Briscoe "Life of Ministry 28 David Kasali -??? Church and Culture??? Preaching and Teaching 2014 IC group - expressed interests (compiled by Jan Keddie from applications; simple list below, list sorted by Tom above) Church-based Ministry: Successful and developing ministry Church activities Ministry with young couples and singles Foundations for a fellowship to grow and stay strong Rediscovering the passion of the Gospel in lukewarm congregations Group dynamics Handling threats to families divorce, marriage problems, ethics Worship how to appeal to all generations Church Growth and Polity/Organization Process or steps that God works to build a mega local church Establishing a good church structure Creating welcoming church structures Welcoming church structures Long term strategic planning Church and Society How can the church be a prophetic and relevant voice in the public square Role and mandate of the Church in transforming society - holistic development Issues in Leadership/Influence Building next generation leaders Strategic leadership change for a contemporary world How to fight discouragement as a leader Lay leader training Growing new leaders How can church leaders incarnate Jesus relational leadership today Next generation leaders for the globalized world Confronting distrust and jealousy among leaders with fruitful ministry Importance of leadership in the rise and fall of a church movement Finishing well in leadership without failure Succession planning in leadership

4 Preaching and Teaching in the Church Mobilizing the church toward preaching the whole Gospel to the whole world Maintaining sound Biblical teaching and the practice The Soul of the Leader / Family Health of Leader Preventing ministry failure How to actively submit your life to the Lord in the face of many challenges Balancing ministry as a married woman Balancing ministry while keeping families a priority Caring for your family while dealing with the pressing needs of ministry Mission Developing inexpensive resources for the developing world Expanding the kingdom of God hand in hand Changing global missions Church involvement in social justice issues Models of mission for reaching unreached people groups Church Planting among socially and marginalize groups in India (Wesley George) Helping the poor through social work Biblical understanding of mission charity, evangelism, dependency Developing ministries to meet the needs of the city Contextualization Ways to reach out to unbelievers Sustainable, business-minded ministries Missionaries sent with their own agendas doctrines, denominations, etc. Strategies for keeping missionaries on the field longer Sending churches providing adequate spiritual and economic support for missionaries Ministry to Muslims Partnership in the Gospel How can the resource rich church effectively assist the developing world churches Networking and partnership Persecution and Suffering Persecution against Christians, Pastors and Churches Biblical response to terrorist challenge in a pluralistic state Technology and the Church The impact and use of technology in the church and outreach Information technology and growing the spiritual life of the church Women in Ministry Engaging women as partners and evangelist in the 21st century Christianity Challenge of women teaching in theological institutions Western response to the plight of women suffering resulting from terrorist insurgencies Women in ministry International Center Guests - List of issues they would like to discuss Developing ministries to meet the needs of the city The impact and use of technology in the church and outreach Ways to reach out to unbelievers Foundations for a fellowship to grow and stay strong Developing inexpensive resources for the developing world Missionaries sent with their own agendas doctrines, denominations, etc. Handling threats to families divorce, marriage problems, ethics Maintaining sound Biblical teaching and the practice Expanding the kingdom of God hand in hand Building next generation leaders Strategic leadership change for a contemporary world Group dynamics Biblical understanding of mission charity, evangelism, dependency Strategies for keeping missionaries on the field longer Preventing ministry failure Long term strategic planning Sustainable, business-minded ministries How to gain trust and long-term accountability How to fight discouragement as a leader How to actively submit your life to the Lord in the face of many challenges Balancing ministry while keeping families a priority Persecution against Christians, Pastors and Churches Lay leader training Church activities Changing global missions Church involvement in social justice issues False doctrine prosperity gospel, new ageism, etc. embraced by the poor Growing new leaders Worship how to appeal to all generations Rediscovering the passion of the Gospel in lukewarm congregations Mobilizing the church toward preaching the whole Gospel to the whole world Engaging women as partners and evangelist in the 21st century Christianity Challenge of women teaching in theological institutions Balancing ministry as a married woman Western response to the plight of women suffering resulting from terrorist insurgencies Biblical response to terrorist challenge in a pluralistic state

5 How can church leaders incarnate Jesus relational leadership today Information technology and growing the spiritual life of the church How can the church be a prophetic and relevant voice in the public square How can the resource rich church effectively assist the developing world churches Models of mission for reaching unreached people groups Contextualization Interdenominational Disunity Networking and partnership Church Planting among socially and marginalize groups in India (Wesley George) Ministry to Muslims Next generation leaders for the globalized world Confronting distrust and jealousy among leaders with fruitful ministry Sending churches providing adequate spiritual and economic support for missionaries Women in ministry Financial support Generational conflict Successful and developing ministry Establishing a good church structure Succession planning in leadership Caring for your family while dealing with the pressing needs of ministry Role and mandate of the Church in transforming society - holistic development Creating welcoming church structures Helping the poor through social work Ministry with young couples and singles Welcoming church structures Importance of leadership in the rise and fall of a church movement Process or steps that God works to build a mega local church Finishing well in leadership without failure

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