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HFW 2016 Conference Schedule

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The below schedule will develop as we get closer to the conference. 

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Detailed Conference Schedule

Leaders' Conference

ENTIRE CONFERENCE IS AUDIO RECORDED AND AVAILABLE FOR ONSITE AND ONLINE PURCHASE.

Tuesday


Leaders Conference Registration

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

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Evening Banquet & Conference 

Mt. Laurel  Conference Center

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6:00-9:30

Praise & Worship. Speaker/Title/Description to come. Leader introductions 

Anyone 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

10:00-3:00pm

Praise & Worship. Speakers/Titles/Descriptions to come. Gender specific breakouts for personal sharing. Q&A


Conference Registration

Johnson Springs 2nd floor opens 4:00

Johnsons Springs


Dinner 5:30-6:30

Main Dining Room

RC DiningRoom


General Conference

Wednesday Evening

7:00-9:00

Testimony

Praise & Worship. Speaker/Title/Description to come.


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

Testimony

Praise & Worship. Speaker/Title/Description to come.


Thursday Track A Workshops

Various Teachers

All workshops listed are from a previous conference. This will be updated as the conference is closer. 

11:00-12:00

  • Born Artistic, Sensitive, and Creative – NOT Gay—Room 3B
    For: Men
    Presenter: Matthew Aaron

Learn about the roots and causative factors behind the development of homosexuality in men. Matthew will share his personal experiences, as well as the stories of others, in his 13 years in ministry to men with SSA.

  • Developing Healthy Same-Sex Female Relationships—Room 4A
    For: Women
    Presenter: Miranda Pettit & Kim Broadhead

What do healthy, Biblical, female relationships look like? This workshop will show how to establish accountability relationships, as well as recognizing red flags in relationships and how to avoid/handle them.

  • Learning to Lead as a Liberator—Main Hall
    For: Ministry Leaders
    Presenter: Tom Cole

Leaders must know themselves in order to lead themselves. Only then can we truly lead others. This workshop teaches visual tools to help us walk as leaders who liberate those in our sphere of influence.

  • Praise and Worship in the Healing Process—Room 3A
    For: General
    Presenter: Duncan Heinly

We’ll look at Scripture on how God uses music in bringing healing to our souls and have a time of worship and listening as examples of how God does that in our lives today.

  • When Your Child Breaks Your Heart: Coping with Gay and Transgender Kids—Room 4B
    For: Parents
    Presenter: Marc Dillworth

We will identify what many parents go through when their children identify as gay. Then we’ll develop ways to cope with and heal these important relationships.

  • You are God’s Favorite: The Reality of God’s Heart—Room 5A
    For: General
    Presenter: Brenna Kate Simonds

Being God’s beloved means we are fully accepted, worthy to be loved by God, and very dear to Him. It means, like John, we’re the one who Jesus loves. Learn how to live this reality and never be the same.


Lunch 12:00-1:00

Main Dining Room


Thursday Track B Workshops

Various Teachers

1:30-2:30

  • Identifying The Enemy: Confronting Our Weaknesses—Room 3A
    For: General
    Presenter: Larry Lother

This workshop addresses three areas of temptation the enemy uses in same-sex attraction: Lust of the Flesh, Lust of the Eye, and the Pride of Life.

  • Our Identity in Christ—Room 3B
    For: General
    Presenter: Miranda Pettit

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.

  • Principles of Freedom: Values and Paradigms—Room 4A
    For: Leaders
    Presenter: Bob Hamp

When ministering freedom to others, it is easy to trade one bondage for another. Freedom thinking must replace prisoner thinking. We will examine several values that help a ministry stay on track and the common paradigms that stand in the way of flourishing freedom-focused ministries

  • Renewing Your Mind (Romans 12:1-2)—Room 4B
    For: General
    Presenter: Donna Cole

We will learn how to pay attention to our thought life so we can live a life of victory. Our temptations do not define us. Jesus was tempted in every way and this didn’t define Him – be encouraged!

  • Trading How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are—Room 5A
    For: General
    Presenter: Rita Smith

We all must deal with the storms of our lives. Do our past wounds keep us from the destiny God has for us? Where is our focus? Come and learn how God loves us and how to allow His power to work in your life.

  • True Intimacy Part 1: What Lies Beneath—Main Hall
    For: General
    Presenter: Rev. Bob Ragan

At the root of all relational and sexual brokenness is our deepest ache and drive for true intimacy. Part 1, of this two-part workshop, will explore the origins of this inner drive as God intended.


Thursday Breakouts

Various Teachers

2:45-3:45

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, outside Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Matthew Aaron
  • MARRIED MEN—Chairs to the right, outside Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Daniel Mingo
  • WOMEN—On side patio of Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Meleah Allard
  • PARENTS—Room 4B
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • 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

  • Jamming for Jesus—Room 3A
    For: General
    Presenter: Duncan Heinly

A time where anyone can bring their instruments and worship in an informal intimate setting.

  • Listening Prayer Training—Room 3B
    For: General
    Presenter: Derek Paul

This training is an introduction to the Listening Prayer model including teaching, practical application, practice, and discussion for developing an increased sensitivity to the Voice of the Lord.

  • Your Story Through Spoken-Word—Room 4A
    Poetry Expression
    For: General
    Presenter: Aqueena Smith

The purpose of this session is to give the participants an opportunity to express themselves and their story through the written word, poetry/spoken word, and music.


Dinner 5:30-6:30

Main Dining Room


Thursday Evening General Session

7:00-9:00

Testimony

Praise & Worship. Speaker/Title/Description to come.


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

  • Women’s Haven—Bon Fire & S’mores 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 (girls to bonfire with ladies) LD: Bryan Bilyeu
  • 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

General Session #1

Testimony

Praise & Worship. Speaker/Title/Description to come.


General Session #2

Testimony 

Praise & Worship. Speaker/Title/Description to come.


Lunch 12:00-1:00

Main Dining Room


Friday Track A Workshops

1:30-2:30

  • Friendship…The Master Passion—Room 3A
    For: General
    Presenter: Carla Harshman

Proverbs 18:24 says that in order to have a friend, one must show himself friendly. This workshop will explore the attributes of true friendship. “What type of friend do you want to be?”

  • Healing from Abuse/The Root of Bitterness—Room 3B
    For: General
    Presenter: Steven Bjork

Walking people through steps of healing from abuse and how you can heal from a root of bitterness.

  • How to Tell Your Story Without F.E.A.R.—Room 4A
    For: General
    Presenter: David Soesbee

There is no need to fear evangelism. In this workshop, you will explore ways to share your story and learn how easy it can be to point others to Christ through your experiences—even the tough ones.

  • Running with Endurance: Keys to Relapse Prevention—Main Hall
    For: General
    Presenter: Christine Sneeringer

Have you been discouraged in your ongoing struggles? Why does it takes so long to get over problems? Will I survive? We will look at practical guidelines for how to get out--and stay out--of the moral mud pit.

  • Starting and Refining a Hope for Wholeness Ministry—Room 4B
    For: Ministry Leaders or Perspective Leaders
    Presenter: McKrae Game

This workshop will cover spiritual calling, ministry structures, leadership and board development, getting and maintaining a 501c3, utilizing various curriculum, details in becoming a Hope for Wholeness Referral, and much more.

  • Shaped by the Father’s Love—Room 5A
    For: General
    Presenter: Meleah Allard

This workshop focuses on how to live loved. Meleah and her staff will share personal stories and insights of how to be shaped by God’s love and there will be an application portion in small teams.


Friday Track B Workshops

2:45-3:45

  • Overcoming Intimidation: Relating to Straight Women—Room 3A
    For: Women
    Presenter: Christine Sneeringer

Relating to straight women is a scary prospect for women dealing with SSA, especially because of gender insecurities and feelings of inadequacy or inferiority. This class will explore these emotions and how to overcome them on the way to healthy relationships with other women.

  • Q&A Panel—Main Hall
    For: General
    Presenters: McKrae Game and invited Presenters
  • Safeguards—Room 3B
    For: General
    Presenter: Steven Bjork

Learn statistics on sexual abuse and tools to prevent it.

  • The Father Principle—Room 4A
    For: General
    Presenter: Tom Cole

God’s design was that our mothers and fathers would point us to Him. Since the fall, every man and woman has failed to adequately reveal the Father heart of God. Come and learn about the Father’s heart.

  • The Power of Choosing to Trust—Room 4B
    For: General
    Presenter: Brenna Kate Simonds

After coming to know Jesus, Brenna faced a choice: either choose to trust God and live out that reality or don’t. She will share, in word and song, the power and victory found in choosing to trust.


Friday Breakouts 4:00-5:00

  • MEN—Chairs to the right, outside Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Matthew Aaron
  • MARRIED MEN—Chairs to the right, outside Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Daniel Mingo
  • WOMEN—On side patio of Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Meleah Allard
  • PARENTS—Room 4B
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • 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

  • Freedom through Worship Arts: Part I—Main Hall
    For: General 
    Presenters: Stuart and Tracy Palmer
    www.thedanceofmarriage.com

Scriptural foundation on worship arts, teaching on what banners and colors represent Biblically, personal revelation through experiential hands-on worship. 

“Words are so inadequate at times to fully convey your thoughts, affections, and reverence to our Mighty God and Loving Father. Through movement – worshipping with your whole self – you can articulate your love and adoration for your God in new and fresh ways! Attending a ‘Workshop’ is an opportunity to investigate worship dance, movement, flags, and banners in a safe environment of teaching, as well as exploring what Scripture has to say regarding dancing, colors, and the rich symbolism in Old Testament worship practices. When you participate in this ‘whole self’ approach, you may experience release in the area of freedom, healing, and a deeper revelation of His great love & desire to show Himself to YOU. This often neglected method of worship, seeking God’s face, His pleasure and delight, will open new doors in your prayer life. You’ll never be the same!”

Please register for both Friday/Saturday breakout sessions as the material will build on itself. You may attend Friday only, or Friday/Saturday, but not Saturday only.

Only those who attend both sessions will be allowed to use the flags during corporate worship.


Friday Night Live Banquet!

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Dinner 5:30-6:30

Johnson Springs Conference Hall

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

Testimony

Praise & Worship. Speaker/Title/Description to come.


Saturday Track A Workshops

11:00-12:00 

  • Effective Helping: Managing Our Own Impairments—Room 3B
    For: Ministry Leaders
    Presenter: Andria Sigler-Smalz, M.A.

Offers an understanding of the vulnerabilities of both client and caregiver, and presents a practical method for monitoring these vulnerabilities and impairments within the helping setting.

  • How to Overcome Same-Sex Attractions: 
    The Story of Alan Medinger—Room 3A
    For: General
    Presenter: Judith Hartzel

Alan Medinger was healed miraculously of same-sex attractions at a prayer meeting where he gave his life to the Lord. Other people experience healing differently—more slowly.

  • Radical Love—Room 4A
    For: General
    Presenter: Kimberly Soesbee

The beginning of radical change is always your own heart. This workshop will motivate you to dig deep and examine your heart for those things God wants brought to light. Radical love awaits!

  • Sexual Purity: Reclaiming Your Mind—Room 4B
    For: Men
    Presenter: Daniel Mingo

Ever heard "It's all in your mind?" Well, that also applies to sexual purity. The battle begins between your ears, and that's where it needs to be won to be victorious. We'll cover spiritual and practical weapons for the fray. You're not alone; this is a winnable war.

  • Sharing Your Story—Room 5A
    For: General
    Presenter: Miranda Pettit

Learning how and when to share your story, and what to share. Practical tools to help you talk with people one-on-one or in groups.

  • True Intimacy Part 2: Encounters with Desire—Main Hall
    For: General
    Presenter: Rev. Bob Ragan

This is part 2 of our discussion regarding the ache for true intimacy. We’ll explore three ways in which we have reacted or responded to our desires for intimacy.


Lunch 12:00-1:00

Main Dining Room


Saturday Track B Workshops

1:30-2:30

  • How God Blesses a Difficult Marriage: Willa Medinger’s Story—Room 3B
    For: Women and Wives
    Presenter: Judith Hartzell

Willa Medinger experienced years of anger after her husband told her he had been sexually active with other men. God changed him. She knew he was different. Find out how God blessed them.

  • Nature or Nurture: Can We Trust the Research?—Main Hall
    For: General
    Presenter: Andria Sigler-Smalz, M.A.

If you experience confusion listening to research reports, news articles/sound bites, and endless opinions from both sides about the biological basis for homosexuality, this workshop is for you.

  • Our Process to Wholeness—Room 3A
    For: General
    Presenter: Christel Novella

There is a miraculous journey of transformational power through God’s grace that is our process to wholeness, a step-by-step process. I can say that I used to know about God and Jesus, and now I truly KNOW HIM.

  • Recognizing and Dealing with Emotional Dependency—Room 4A
    For: General
    Presenter: Jeanie Smith

What is emotional dependency and what does it look like? We will cover the signs, contrast with healthy-interdependent relationships, and give specific tools which effectively change lifelong patterns and vulnerabilities. The workshop will be interactive, so come ready to share!

  • The Transparent Life—Room 4B
    For: General
    Presenter: McKrae Game

McKrae believes he was shown a path to freedom that he calls The Transparent Life. Based on McKrae’s book, he will share the premise he believes: Scripture shows us that living a transparent life is the secret to successful living.

  • True Masculinity—Room 5A
    For: Men
    Presenter: Tom Cole

What is Biblical masculinity? Come and learn what God calls true masculinity and how culture has blinded men to God’s true intent for men.


Saturday Breakouts 2:45-3:45

  • MEN—Chairs to the right, outside Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Matthew Aaron
  • MARRIED MEN—Chairs to the right, outside Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Daniel Mingo
  • WOMEN—On side patio of Johnson Springs
    Group Facilitator: Meleah Allard
  • PARENTS—Room 4B
    Group Facilitator: TBA
  • 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

  • The Assemblies of God Connection Team—Room 3A
    For: General
    Presenter: Brenna Kate Simonds

A chance for those who are associated with Assemblies of God churches to connect and learn how AG churches are involved in ministry to people dealing with SSA.

  • Calvary Chapel Discussion Group—Room 3B
    For: General
    Presenter: Duncan Heinly

Breakout session for those from Calvary Chapel churches and SSA ministries that are part of the Calvary Chapel network of churches.

  • Freedom through Worship Arts: Part 2—Main Hall
    For: Must have attended Friday’s Breakout
    Presenters: Stuart and Tracy Palmer

This session consists of hands-on worship experiences, prayer ministry, and group sharing of what God did in the hearts of the participants.

  • What is the Living Waters Ministry?—Room 4A
    For: General 
    Presenters: Dee Barnes

We explore the discipleship and healing prayer ministry of Living Waters. Witness the testimony of how God revealed root issues of brokenness and provided the wholeness through Jesus Christ. 


Dinner 5:30-6:30

Main Dining Room


Saturday Evening General Session

7:00-9:00

Testimony

Praise & Worship. Speaker/Title/Description to come.


Evening Activities 9:30-11:00

Conference Bonfire

  • Men’s Harbor—Bonfire & S’mores LD: Larry Lother
  • Women’s Haven—Karaoke Night!—Room 3B LD: Meleah Allard
  • 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

Testimonies

Praise & Worship. Speaker/Title/Description to come.


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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