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HFW 2017 Conference Schedule

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Leaders' Conference

Tuesday


Leaders Conference Registration

Mt. Laurel (Lodging) lobby level opens 4:00

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Italian Banquet & Sharing 6:30-9:00

Mt. Laurel  Conference Center (basement level, opposite side of lobby)

Worship—Kim Hagar

Ministry Introductions

Anyone is welcome that is in active ministry to those affected by homosexuality OR desires to be in such ministry. 


Wednesday


Breakfast 7:15-8:15, Lunch 12:00-1:00

Main Dining Room

Dining Room Map


Wednesday Morning to Afternoon

Mt. Laurel  Conference Center Jim Henry

10:00am-3:00pm

Worship—Kim Hagar

McKrae Game—Starting and Refining an HFW Ministry

Jeanie Smith—Ethics and Boundaries

Lunch (Main Dining Hall)

Tom Cole—How to Prevent and Deal with Ministry Burnout 

Breakout groups

Ends 3:00


Conference Registration

Johnson Springs 2nd floor opens 4:00

Johnsons Springs


Dinner 5:30-6:30

Main Dining Room

RC DiningRoom


General Conference starts 7:00

Wednesday Evening - Johnson Springs 2nd Level

Worship—Hope Worship Band

Testimonies by Anthony Martin & Alyssa Parker

McKrae Game

Are We Determined to Love

The subject of homosexuality is at the core to key decisions we must make—Are we going to love God more than ourselves? Are we going to love ourselves despite whatever struggle may ensue? Are we determined to overcome all obstacles or to give up after our preconceived ideas falter or fail? 


Evening Activities 9:30-11:00
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You might want to visit Clouds, Nibble Nook, or the Smoothie Shack for your late-night snack and/or coffee before heading to the evening social.

  • Women’s Haven—Back porch of Johnson Springs LD: Meleah Allard
  • Men’s Harbor—Bottom floor of Mtn. Laurel LD: Larry Lother
  • Parents’ Hideaway—Rocking Chair Ridge (outside of Clouds) LD: Judy Williams
  • Teens’ Hangout—Clouds LD: TBA
  • Couples’ Holdout (or spouses of strugglers)—Mtn. Laurel lobby LD: Jeanie Smith

Thursday


Conference Registration

Johnson Springs 2nd floor opens 8:00


Breakfast 7:15-8:15

Main Dining Room


Morning General Session

9:00-11:00

Worship—Hope Worship Band

Testimony by Eric Olson

Meleah Allard

Mind Matters

The Bible says "As a man thinks, so is he" Proverbs 23:7. Paul writes in Romans 12:2 that we are "transformed by the renewing of our minds." It is clear that our minds matter to God and are key to our transformation and abundant living. However, we live in a society that is increasingly engaged in "popcorn thinking" instead of pondering, focused on movement rather than meditation. Learn how to take control of your mind and experience the victory and power in which Jesus died for you to live.


Thursday Track A Workshops

11:00-12:00

Various Teachers

Grief: the process and how to overcome—JS Room 3A

By: Cynthia Masters

General

All have experienced grief and loss. What are the stages and how do I get over the loss and grief. I will give steps of how to grieve and how to get past the grief. Most people will get stuck in the first 3 stages of grief and keep going round and round. Many start feeling hopeless but there is hope if you know how to process the grieve.

Making Your Church a Welcoming Place—JS Room 3B

By: Debora Barr

Leaders

Is the culture and atmosphere of your church a ‘safe place’ for people struggling with SSA to come and experience the love of Christ?  Are your ministry leaders and volunteers trained to welcome and embrace people in whatever state they are currently in when God is drawing them near?  Create an atmosphere that allows you to work WITH God to transform lives!

Parents 101—JS Room 4A

By: Judy Williams 

Parents and Family

Description

Sharing Your Story—JS Room 4B

By: Miranda Pettit

General Audience

Many people don't know when or how to share their testimony for fear of people, not knowing exactly what to say, or fear of public speaking in general. This workshop will help your confidence in those areas while giving you some tools to know how best to share with individuals or groups. Whether one-on-one or in a group or public setting, learn how to share your testimony powerfully and effectively. 

The Power of God’s Word—JS Room 5A

By: Daniel Mingo

General

Is God’s Word, the Bible, relevant for Christians today?  Does it carry the same significance today as it did in previous generations?  Some have said that those who believe in and live by the Bible’s teachings as the inerrant word of God are practicing idolatry.  What do you think?  Bring your Bible with you, as we talk about the Scriptures’ relevance in today’s culture.  

Understanding True Masculine and True Feminine—JS Room 5B 

By: Jeanie Smith

General

Description


Lunch 12:00-1:00

Main Dining Room


Thursday Track B Workshops

Various Teachers

1:00-2:00

Broken Worship, Broken Relationships—JS Room 3B

By: Kyle Bowman

General

Relationships can be difficult. Because we want our interactions with others to be comfortable, we can manipulate or lean into others so that our relationships follow the path of least resistance. If you begin to think differently about your relationships, you may see that worship affects your ability to relate to others in a healthy way.

Divine Intimacy on the Healing Journey—JS Room 4A

By: Robert Duncan Heinly

General

Relationship issues have relationship solutions. The most important relationship of all is our relationship with God. We will discover ways to develop our relationship with the Lord and what it means to be One in Christ.

Finding My Identity in Forgiving—JS Room 4B

By: Cynthia Masters

Spouses

After finding out that my husband was gay and had many affairs, I had to find purpose in life. First, I had to learn about forgiveness. Through this process, I found me. Everyone faces hurts from their past. Find forgiveness and yourself, as well.

Freedom from Porn Addiction for Men—JS Room 5A

By: Cordy Campbell

Men

We will address various aspects of pornography addiction by identifying our common roots and understanding the addictive cycle. We will suggest practical, and sometimes painful, remedies in breaking this deceptive and insidious stronghold. The main areas of emphasis will be on replacing our addictive patterns with God’s original intentions and purposes, as well as transforming the focus of our desires.

Freedom from the Pain and Hurt of Rejection—JS Room 5B

By: Christel Novella

General

Do you feel left out, unappreciated or that you don't belong? You are not alone. The enemy wants us to feel REJECTED. He used this tactic on me for a season and I became very insecure and depressed BUT God allowed this season to show me what He thinks about me and how much He loves me. Come with me on a Journey to experience a deep intimate process with the Lord to wholeness and freedom from Rejection.

It's All In How You Bounce: 3 Steps to Recovering Quickly—JS Room 3A

By: Guy Hammond

General

It's impossible to live a perfect life. In spite of our best efforts, we will all sin repeatedly. Perfection is not the goal, faithfulness is! How can we recover quickly after sinning? There is a right way, and a wrong way to fail. In this class, we will look at strategies we can use to overcome our guilt and shame after we sin and get back to God's loving embrace as quickly as possible.


Thursday Breakouts

2:10-3:10

Each day there will be individual breakout groups for each category below.

These groups are for you to receive support, ask questions, receive prayer, share your experiences at the conference, and to develop coping skills for your specific situation. At the same time, there will be unique breakout groups that participants are able to choose between.

  • MEN—Chairs to the right, location TBA
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • Men (who have never acted out with the same-sex), location TBA
    Group Facilitator: Derek Paul
  • MARRIED MEN—Chairs to the right, location TBA
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • Separated & Divorced Men
    Group Facilitator: Eric Olson
  • WOMEN—On side patio of Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Meleah Allard
  • PARENTS—Room 4B
    Group Facilitator: Judy Williams
  • TEENS—Bottom floor of Mtn. Laurel 
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • SPOUSES—Room 5A
    Group Facilitator: Jeanie Smith

3:20-5:15

Screening: TranZformed A New Documentary– JS Main Hall

Finding Peace with your God-Given Gender (Movie length 110 min.)

Fifteen ex-transgender individuals join with numerous experts to dispel the confusion and bear witness to what Jesus Christ can do for those who struggle with gender dysphoria. Stories of Hope & Healing from Former Transsexuals, Transvestites, Drag Queens & Intersex Individuals.


Dinner 5:30-6:30

Main Dining Room


Thursday Evening General Session

7:00-9:00

Worship—Hope Worship Band

Testimonies by Guy Bulkavich & Cynthia Masters

Guy Hammond

The Power to Become: God's Plan to Use Your Life to Glorify Him

Many times Christians think they are limited in what they can achieve because of their areas of weakness and past failings, yet God gives us each the power to become so much more than who we are or who we have been when we've been at our worst. It doesn't matter how much of a mess you've made of things, God wants to do something amazing with your life. 

 

Evening Activities 9:30-11:00

You might want to visit Clouds, Nibble Nook, or the Smoothie Shack for your late-night snack and/or coffee before heading to the evening social.

Conference Bonfire

  • Men’s Harbor—Bon Fire & S’mores LD: Larry Lother
  • Women’s Haven—Bottom floor of Mtn. Laurel LD: Meleah Allard
  • Parents’ Hideaway—Rocking Chair Ridge (outside of Clouds) LD: Judy Williams
  • Teens’ Hangout—Clouds (girls to bonfire with ladies) LD: TBA
  • Couples’ Holdout (or spouses of strugglers)—Mtn. Laurel lobby LD: Jeanie Smith

Friday


Breakfast 7:15-8:15

Main Dining Room


9:00-12:00

Friday—Double General Session

Breakfast

General Session starts 9:00

Worship—Hope Worship Band

Testimony by Tom Cole

Melissa Jo “MJ” Wilson

Transformation

We will delve into Romans 12:1-2 and discuss the life-long process of transformation and becoming set apart for Jesus Christ. Focusing on the significant role that grace plays in the life of a devout Christ-follower. We will also consider practical insights of what transformation "looks like" in our day to day lives.

Worship—Hope Worship Band

Testimony by Judy Williams

Tom Cole

The Transformed Life

Many hold fast to the truth that Jesus died for our sins and made a way for us to be in right relationship with Him. This is true. But it's only the start. This session will show that God did only provide salvation to us, but initiated a Transformed Life for each and every one of us.


Lunch 12:00-1:00

Main Dining Room


Friday Workshops

1:10-2:10

A Theology of Redemption & Living with Peace & Joy—JS Room 3A

By: Richard Holloman

General

Participants in this workshop will hear the leader share what it means to be redeemed, how we can rest in the truth of who GOD is, and embrace our true identity in the midst of our reality, and thereby experience authentic peace and joy. Or, in other words--how to keep our sanity while in this world.

Defining and Dealing with Temptation—JS Room 3B

By: Jeanie Smith

General

Description

Identity Crisis: Overcoming Addictive Behavior—JS Room 4A

By: Larry Lother

General

Once being born again, the believer must change his identity. Insights, details, etc., are given to "Putting off the old man" and "Putting on the new man" in out identification with Christ. General Audience For all believers.

Parents 101 Part 2—JS Room 4B

By: Judy Williams

Parents and Family

Description

Remaining Hopeful When Life Hurts—JS Room 5A

By: Anthony Martin

General

Depression and pain are very real. But so is hope. For Christians who wrestle with same-sex attraction, life can seem dark and hopeless. Anthony will share on how hope in Jesus can bring true joy and peace in the midst of the painful storms of life.

What Are You Feeding Into Your Destiny—JS Room 5B

By: Rita Smith

General

God wants to take you above and beyond where you are. This maybe a new space that is uncomfortable to you but if you stay where you are in a comfortable zone you may miss a mighty and awesome move of God in your life. This journey may not be easy but it will be worth every effort of courage and perseverance you put forth. God is on the move. Let's go with Him!


2:20-4:00 

Screening of the documentary movie Finding Guy.

– JS Main Hall

To be released October 2017, featuring Guy Hammond. 

(Movie length 90 min.)

 


Friday Breakouts 4:00-5:00

  • MEN—Chairs to the right, location TBA
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • Men (who have never acted out with the same-sex), location TBA
    Group Facilitator: Derek Paul
  • MARRIED MEN—Chairs to the right, location TBA
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • Separated & Divorced Men
    Group Facilitator: Eric Olson
  • WOMEN—On side patio of Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Meleah Allard
  • PARENTS—Room 4B
    Group Facilitator: Judy Williams
  • TEENS—Bottom floor of Mtn. Laurel 
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • SPOUSES—Room 5A
    Group Facilitator: Jeanie Smith

Special Interest Group

5:00-6:00

Hands-On Worship Flagging- Part 1 & 2—JS Main Hall

By: Derek Paul

General

The Flagging Workshop is a 2 class event. This class will feature worship flagging as a form of demonstrative praise to the Lord. You can expect to learn about dance/postures, colors, symbolism, and scriptures associated with this worship form. Where singing and moments of silence are more commonplace in the church setting, this class will provide a safe environment to experience a "whole self" form of worship using movement and your body in an honorable way. You may be surprised how the Lord will reveal Himself and how your prayer time.

 


Tex-Mex Fellowship & Free Time

6:30 Mnt. Laurel base level 

No General Session

Mt Laurel Conference Hall (1)

We'll all be eating a nice catered meal together and enjoying a short skit. After, feel free to hang out, play some games and chill, or leave campus with friends for the evening. Be SURE to ask if you can tag along. Your evening social coordinators will plan a night out.


Saturday


Breakfast 7:15-8:15

Main Dining Room


Morning General Session

9:00-11:00

Worship—Hope Worship Band

Testimonies by Carla Harshman & Jake Krebs

Kyle Bowman

We Who Are Being Transformed

Followers of Christ have their ideas about what transformation means with respect to same-sex attraction. Disappointment with God and ourselves can cause the believer take a detour from the path to wholeness and into a life of doubt and despair if transformation is seen through the lens of brokenness instead of the divine vision of Jesus. Are you ready to get God's perspective on true transformation?


Saturday Track A Workshops

11:00-12:00 

Healthy Same-Sex Friendships—JS Room 3A

By: Dee Barnes

General

Discover key principles, such as healthy boundaries, in developing healthy same-sex friendships. Learn why healthy same-sex friendships are as vital part of healing our broken sexuality.

Homosexuality is NOT Your Problem—JS Room 3B

By: Richard Holloman

General

Participants will be challenged by what are potentially root issues of which homosexual behavior is but a symptom. Also, we will discuss a theology of redemption which will include an understanding of the truth of who GOD is, one's true identity, and the process of "renewing your mind."

Our Identity in Christ—JS Room 4A

By: Miranda Pettit

General Audience

Until we understand who we are in Christ, we will continue to search for identity in people and things. Scripture is clear about who we are in Christ and our inheritance as believers.

Recognizing verbal and spiritual abuse—JS Room 4B

By: Robert Duncan Heinly

General

Having spent nine years as an elder and worship leader in an abusive and cult-like church I can share many types of spiritual abusive practices from first-hand experience. I can also bear witness to God's delivering power from abusive churches and dealing with the difficulties of reconnecting with the true church after being hurt by the false.

Rising Above the Victim Mentality—JS Room 5A

By: Anthony Martin

General

Christians with same-sex attraction can often resort to the "woe is me" mentality. In this workshop Anthony will share on how knowing who we truly are in Christ can liberate us from this mindset. He will be sharing personal examples from his own life.


Lunch 12:00-1:00

Main Dining Room


Saturday Track B Workshops

1:30-2:30

Driven by Desire—JS Room 3B

By: Kyle Bowman

Women

What you think about desire. Do you think it’s bad? Do you feel like you’ll never get it under control? Do you even want to get it under control or would you rather have it just go away? What if you looked at your desire as God - given and that at the root is the longing to be with the infinite and eternal God? Remember that God is the One who created desire, passion, pleasure, and ecstasy. He is the One who placed them within you. So what do you do with it?

Hope and Value—JS Room 3A

By: Melissa Jo "MJ" Wilson

General

Broken and bound people are changed when they encounter the eternal truth of God's Word. Two of the most liberating and transforming truths are the value and hope we have in Christ yet this is often where Christians struggle the most. This workshop explores the significance of where our value and hope lie, the ways that the enemy distorts these truths and ensnares us in a "cycle of sin", and the subtle ways that we misplace our value and hope.

How Do You Walk this Out? —JS Room 4A

By: Dee Barnes

General

Although there are many important aspects to walking out the healing process for those impacted by broken sexuality--This workshop will discuss 5 key principles that are vital to walking out healing in Christ Jesus. We will take a closer look at the impact of repentance, confession, fellowship, daily journaling in the Word of God and healing of root issues. I will share in practical ways, how these areas were a vital part of my own walk out of sexual brokenness.

Reaching Hearts Through Spiritual Hospitality—JS Room 4B

By: Kim Young

General Audience

We will demonstrate how the spiritual gift of hospitality can bestow value and worth on others. We will look at ways Christ washes over us as individuals and pours His healing into our own broken places. It is from this redemptive place that we are then more effectively able to love others—to minister where they are hurting. While the world and the enemy continue to bombard us with lies about who we are, we will learn to embrace the truth of who Christ has proclaimed us to be. As we embrace our true identity in Christ, we grow in intimacy with God and others, and we more deeply experience His peace and joy.

Separation and Divorce—JS Room 5A

By: Eric Olson

General

An honest discussion about the challenges, grieving, hardship, and potential growth while going through the difficult life changes that occur during marriage separation and divorce.


Saturday Breakouts 2:45-3:45

  • MEN—Chairs to the right, location TBA
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • Men (who have never acted out with the same-sex), location TBA
    Group Facilitator: Derek Paul
  • MARRIED MEN—Chairs to the right, location TBA
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • Separated & Divorced Men
    Group Facilitator: Eric Olson
  • WOMEN—On side patio of Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Meleah Allard
  • PARENTS—Room 4B
    Group Facilitator: Judy Williams
  • TEENS—Bottom floor of Mtn. Laurel 
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • SPOUSES—Room 5A
    Group Facilitator: Jeanie Smith

Special Interest Groups

Various Teachers

4:00-5:00

Worship Flagging Dance Party—JS Main Hall

By: Derek Paul

2nd Part (had to participate in 1st part)

At the beginning of this class, a pair of worship flags will be raffled off to those who have attended and signed into both classes and basic flag technique and questions will be addressed. 

Jam For Jesus 2017—JS Room 3A

By: Robert Duncan Heinly

General

An informal gathering of musicians and vocalists to share their talents and worship the Lord.


Dinner 5:30-6:30

Main Dining Room


Saturday Evening General Session

7:00-9:00

Worship—Kim Hagar

Testimonies by Dee Barnes & James Picket

Offering taken

Larry Lother

The Power, Potential and Pressure of Godly Living

Many characters featured throughout the Word faced challenges in following their faith. Knowing how to turn those challenges into opportunities can be a catalyst for spiritual growth and maturity. Attention to recognizing the power, potential, and pressure of Godly living. Special gift after the session.


Evening Activities 9:30-11:00

Conference Bonfire

  • Women’s Haven—Bonfire & S’mores LD: Meleah Allard
  • Men’s Harbor—Mnt. Laurel basement lobby: Larry Lother
  • Parents’ Hideaway—Rocking Chair Ridge (outside of Clouds) LD: Judy Williams
  • Teens’ Hangout—Clouds  LD: TBA
  • Couples’ Holdout (or spouses of strugglers)—Mtn. Laurel lobby LD: Jeanie Smith

Sunday Morning: Communion Service

10:00-12:00

Worship—Kim Hagar

Testimonies by Keith Weston & Christel Novella 

Debora Barr

Communion Service

The Key to Life is Death

The Key to Life is full surrender Only God can truly transform our lives, and it requires dying to our old self and allowing him to transform us into who he created us to be. (2 corinthians 5:17)


Lunch & Good Byes..... We love you!!! DON'T be a stranger! You are now an official member of the HFW family!

12:00-1:00

Main Dining Room

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