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The Workshop Series

Upcoming Workshops…

All of the following workshops will be held at Belmont’s Cool Springs Campus (310 Billingsly Ct, Franklin, TN 37067).  

Each workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude at 2:00 p.m.  Registration cost includes lunch.  Cost per participant is $49. 

 

    Workshops

  • The Art of Story Telling – Dr. Jon Roebuck
    02-04-2019 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Belmont Cool Springs CampusRegister

    Let’s be honest… very few people will remember your message moments after it has been proclaimed.  Sure.  They might glom onto a single idea or a well-turned phrase.  But it’s the stories they will remember long after the PowerPoint dims and the sanctuary empties.  Stories connect to the mind, stir the heart, and inspire the spirit.  So how do we infuse better stories into our presentations?  Where do we discover meaningful tales?  And how can we become better at the art of using them to reinforce our topics?  This workshop will explore how to find and record great stories and offer practical ways to practice the art of story-telling more effectively. Dr. Jon Roebuck is the Executive Director of the Reverend Charlie Curb Center for Faith Leadership at Belmont University. 

  • The Lost Art of Disciple-Making – Dr. Tim Lovett
    03-04-2019 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Belmont Cool Springs CampusRegister

    A lot of people talk about making disciples… few people are willing to offer the investment of time and energy it takes to pour one’s experience of faith into the life of another.  Dr. Tim Lovett insists on building “Relational Equity” as the core value of making disciples.  This workshop will guide participants into the practical steps needed to be fully invested as a disciple-maker.  Participants will learn how to structure a framework to be used in building relationships, becoming vulnerable, understanding gifts, abilities, and strengths, as well as teaching important fundamentals of the Christian faith.  Disciple making is a lifestyle to be adopted, not simply a workbook to be taught in a small group session.  Come and learn how to make genuine, passionate followers of Christ.  Dr. Tim Lovett is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

  • Financial Literacy Workshop – Lead by Thrivent Financial
    04-01-2019 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Belmont Cool Springs CampusRegister

    The Charlie Curb Center for Faith Leadership is partnering with Thrivent Financial to provide a comprehensive financial literacy workshop.  During the course of the event, key areas  of financial literacy will be taught by Thrivent financial specialists who work exclusively with church leaders and non-profits.  Leaders will learn financial basics, standard accounting procedures, and management techniques.  Leaders will also discover ways of partnering with Thrivent for various financial needs.

  • Turning Your Sacred Space into Kingdom Cash – Dr. John Gonas & Brennon Mobley
    06-03-2019 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Belmont Cool Springs CampusRegister

    Perhaps now more than ever, churches are looking for ways to supplement cash donations to the church.  More and more churches are facing financial challenges which threaten missional visioning, ministry resources, and even staff positions.  What if your church could find new sources for income beyond that of asking members to simply “put a little more in the plate .”  That strategy might work for the occasional special event, but not for day-to-day sustainability.  Most churches have a lot of unused space throughout the week.  Is there a way to turn that into a revenue stream?  Are there other potential revenue-producing resources already in place?  This workshop will help church leaders to consider some entrepreneurial ways to fund ministry initiatives.

  • Past Events

  • Establishing Healthy Boundaries for Clergy & Churches – Dr. Bill Wilson
    05-21-2018 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Belmont Cool Springs CampusRegister

    Headshot of Dr. Bill WilsonClergy and congregations are finding that boundary awareness and guidance is a significant challenge and opportunity. Boundary awareness involves sexual harassment and moral behavior, life balance, social media habits, family time, Sabbath-keeping, youth and child-care policies, and a host of other issues. Gaining clarity around these issues and creating a healthy culture around boundaries is essential if we are to accomplish the mission God has for us. We will talk about the importance of healthy boundaries and how to incorporate them into the full life of a faith community. Dr. Bill Wilson is the Director of the Center for Healthy Churches. www.chchurches.org

  • Taking Your Sermon from Good to Great – Dr. Matt Pearson
    09-10-2018 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Belmont Cool Springs CampusRegister

    Headshot of Dr. Matt PearsonThis workshop will train participants in the basics of exegeting both text and congregation in order to present the truths of the Word in a way that enables the hearer to understand and apply what is being communicated.  Dr. Pearson will discuss assumptions for preaching, ways to connect with your congregation, and practical tools that will help you to become a better communicator. Dr. Pearson is the Lead Pastor at the Church at West Franklin, Franklin, Tennessee. www.westfranklinchurch.com

  • Show Me the Money! A Workshop on Grant Writing & Fund Raising
    10-08-2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Massey Business Center, Room 400Register

    This workshop is designed to introduce participants to innovative ways of increasing funding resources for ministry initiatives.  Participants will learn how to discover and apply for grant opportunities.  Dr. Bernard Turner, who teaches various courses in grant writing here at Belmont, will teach participants the important steps to effective grant proposal writing.  Hope Buckner, an adjunct here at Belmont, will offer the essentials of effective fund-raising skills.  Participants will learn key principals of how to discover, approach, and request donations to fund specific ministry undertakings.  This workshop is ideal for any faith-based organization, church, or non-profit that is seeking ways to raise additional funding for ministry opportunities.

  • Building Relational Equity as a Disciple Maker – Dr. Tim Lovett
    11-05-2018 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Belmont Cool Springs CampusRegister

    Headshot of Dr. Tim LovettA lot of people talk about making disciples… few people are willing to offer the investment of time and energy it takes to pour one’s experience of faith into the life of another.  Dr. Tim Lovett insists on building “Relational Equity” as the core value of making disciples.  This workshop will guide participants into the practical steps needed to be fully invested as a disciple-maker.  Participants will learn how to structure a framework to be used in building relationships, becoming vulnerable, understanding gifts, abilities, and strengths, as well as teaching important fundamentals of the Christian faith.  Disciple making is a lifestyle to be adopted, not simply a workbook to be taught in a small group session.  Come and learn how to make genuine, passionate followers of Christ.  Dr. Tim Lovett is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  www.calvarytusc.org