2017 Review

Check out what we did at last year's event!


Featured Presenters

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Dr. Joseph Tkach, Jr.

GCI President                                                                                        

 Dr. Joseph W. Tkach is president of GCI and author of Transformed by Truth. Dr. Tkach travels around the world to visit, encourage, and affirm GCI’s international leaders. Dr. Tkach also serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Evangelicals. He and his wife Tammy live in Southern California and have two children, Joseph and Stephanie. Stephanie is getting married October 14.

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Heber Ticas

GCI National Coordinator for Church Multiplication

Heber Ticas is a church planter and  senior pastor of Comunion De Gracia Sun Valley Ca. (a GCI congregation). He also serves as national coordinator for Church Multiplication for GCI,  facilitating the start and launch of new churches and participating with existing churches across the USA in their endeavors to renew their missional posture. Heber and his wife Xochilt live in Santa Clarita California and have three children, Ashley, Jessica and Cristian.

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Rick Shallenberger

GCI Regional Pastor, North Central Region                                               

 Rick Shallenberger is regional pastor of GCI’s North Central region, serving, training, resourcing and supervising our pastors and congregations. Rick also serves as special assistant to President Tkach, traveling and writing for GCI. He and his wife Cheryl have three children, Kayla (married to Chris Elliott), Kyle and Lucas. Chris and Kayla have two children. Kyle is getting married to Dana Kist on October 14.

Thursday

General Session

Topic

The Sending God

A welcome address sharing four objectives and then sharing personal stories about God placing people in our lives – sometimes that person is our next door neighbor.

Presenter

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About Presenter

Dr. Joseph Tkach, Jr.

GCI President

Dr. Joseph W. Tkach is president of GCI and author of Transformed by Truth. Dr. Tkach travels around the world to visit, encourage, and affirm GCI’s international leaders. Dr. Tkach also serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Evangelicals. He and his wife Tammy live in Southern California and have two children, Joseph and Stephanie. Stephanie is getting married October 14.

Schedule

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Meet-and-Greet (Upper Dells Ballroom)

All are invited for snacks and fellowship

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

General Session (Main Hall)

The Sending God

GCI President Dr. Joseph Tkach

Friday

General Session

Topic

Missional vs Missionary

Understanding our calling. See the difference between being sent to another culture, and being sent to live out the great commission in our lives.

Presenter

Photo of Heber Ticas

About Presenter

Heber Ticas

GCI National Coordinator for Church Multiplication

Heber Ticas is a church planter and  senior pastor of Comunion De Gracia Sun Valley Ca. (a GCI congregation). He also serves as national coordinator for Church Multiplication for GCI,  facilitating the start and launch of new churches and participating with existing churches across the USA in their endeavors to renew their missional posture. Heber and his wife Xochilt live in Santa Clarita California and have three children, Ashley, Jessica and Cristian.

Schedule

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Devotional (Presidential Suite #3101)

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

General Session (Main Hall)

Missional vs. Missionary

Heber Ticas

9:30 a.m. - 12:15p.m.

Children’s Activities
(Main Hall, Rear Corner)

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Individual Mission Engagement

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Engaging Neighbors
Who Don’t Think Like I Do

John Torgerson (Presidential Ste #3101)

I Need a New Friend

Lisa Barker (Main Hall, rear)

Preparing for Engagement

Tamar Gray (Laguna Vista, 2nd floor)

Starting Conversations with Coworkers

Becky Deuel (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

11:30  a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Discerning Jesus Movements

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Becoming a Missional Family

Lisa Barker (Main Hall, rear)

Introverts in the Church

Jen & Tony Gregory (Laguna Vista, 2nd floor)

Jesus’ Missionary Model: How He Views Others

Randy Bloom or Rick Shallenberger (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

Engaging God’s Awesome Flower Power

Ellen Swartz (Presidential Ste #3101

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Free Hour: lunch served in hospitality room

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Culture Shifts for Missional Living

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Write Your Story, Tell Your Story

Kenneth Barker (Main Hall, rear)

The “Art” of Engaging

Stuart Mahan (Presidential Ste #3101)

Millenial Track Open Forum: Wholeness in Christ

Emily Carithers (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

2:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Free Time: Hospitality rooms open

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Family Night (Main Hall)

Saturday

General Session

Topic

The Joy of Participation

Sharing stories of what it means to live a “sent out” life. A fulfillment of John 13:34-35 What does it mean to love as Jesus loves? Place-sharing, walking alongside someone.

Presenter

Photo of Heber Ticas

About Presenter

Heber Ticas 

GCI National Coordinator for Church Multiplication

Heber Ticas is a church planter and  senior pastor of Comunion De Gracia Sun Valley Ca. (a GCI congregation). He also serves as national coordinator for Church Multiplication for GCI,  facilitating the start and launch of new churches and participating with existing churches across the USA in their endeavors to renew their missional posture. Heber and his wife Xochilt live in Santa Clarita California and have three children, Ashley, Jessica and Cristian.

Schedule

 

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Senior Breakfast (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Devotional (Presidential Suite #3101)

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

General Session (Main Hall)

The Joy of Participation

Heber Ticas

9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Children’s Activities
Main Hall, Rear Corner

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Individual Mission Engagement

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Introverts in the Church

Jen & Tony Gregory ((Main Hall, rear)

Write Your Story, Tell Your Story

Kenneth Barker (Laguna Vista, 2nd floor)

Personal Impact Stories

Randy Bloom (Presidential Ste #3101)

Millenial Track Listening Forum: “Gray Areas”

Emily Carithers (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

11:30  a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Discerning Jesus Movements

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Becoming a Missional Family

Lisa Barker (Main Hall, rear)

My Ministry of Participating with God?

Kenneth Barker (Laguna Vista, 2nd floor)

Payer Walking

Becky Deuel (Presidential Ste #3101)

Millenial Track Open Forum: All ages welcome

Emily Carithers (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Free Hour: lunch served in hospitality room

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Town Hall Meeting (Main Hall)

EngageGCI Present and Future

Jane & Michael Hill and Rick Shallenberger

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Free Time: Hospitality rooms open

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Teen Activity: Heightened Adventures

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Praise Café (Main Hall)

10:00 - Midnight

Midnight Church — Teens and Young Adults (Hospitality 2)

Sunday

General Session

Topic

 The Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37

Lessons from Jesus’ story. Working from love for others, not fear of repercussions. Who is being beat up in your circle who needs you to be their Good Samaritan?

Presenter

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About Presenter

Rick Shallenberger

GCI Regional Pastor, North Central Region

Rick Shallenberger is regional pastor of GCI’s North Central region, serving, training, resourcing and supervising our pastors and congregations. Rick also serves as special assistant to President Tkach, traveling on behalf of the denomination and writing for GCI. He and his wife Cheryl have three adult children, Kayla (married to Chris Elliott), Kyle and Lucas. Chris and Kayla have blessed Rick and Cheryl with two grandchildren — Olivia Grace and Cora Leigh. Kyle is getting married to Dana Kist on October 14.

Schedule

7:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet at Kilbourn City Grill

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Worship Service (Main Hall)

The Good Samaritan

Rick Shallenberger

An offering will be received

Communion will be served

Maps/Venue

September 28 - October 1, 2017

Chula Vista Resort & Water Park Wisconsin Dells

Use the links above to view daily schedule of events and details on general sessions.

Thursday, September 28

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Meet-and-Greet (Upper Dells Ballroom)

All are invited for snacks and fellowship

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

General Session (Main Hall)

The Sending God

GCI President Dr. Joseph Tkach

 

Friday, September 29

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Devotional (Presidential Suite #3101)

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

General Session (Main Hall)

Missional vs. Missionary

Heber Ticas

9:30 a.m. - 12:15p.m.

Children’s Activities
(Main Hall, Rear Corner)

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Individual Mission Engagement

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Engaging Neighbors
Who Don’t Think Like I Do

John Torgerson (Presidential Ste #3101)

I Need a New Friend

Lisa Barker (Main Hall, rear)

Preparing for Engagement

Tamar Gray (Laguna Vista, 2nd floor)

Starting Conversations with Coworkers

Becky Deuel (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

11:30  a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Discerning Jesus Movements

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Becoming a Missional Family

Lisa Barker (Main Hall, rear)

Introverts in the Church

Jen & Tony Gregory (Laguna Vista, 2nd floor)

Jesus’ Missionary Model: How He Views Others

Randy Bloom or Rick Shallenberger (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

Engaging God’s Awesome Flower Power

Ellen Swartz (Presidential Ste #3101)

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Free Hour: lunch served in hospitality room

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Culture Shifts for Missional Living

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Write Your Story, Tell Your Story

Kenneth Barker (Main Hall, rear)

The “Art” of Engaging

Stuart Mahan (Presidential Ste #3101)

Millenial Track Open Forum: Wholeness in Christ

Emily Carithers (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

2:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Free Time: Hospitality rooms open

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Family Night (Main Hall)

 

Saturday, September 30

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Senior Breakfast (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Devotional (Presidential Suite #3101)

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

General Session (Main Hall)

The Joy of Participation

Heber Ticas

9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Children’s Activities
Main Hall, Rear Corner

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Individual Mission Engagement

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Introverts in the Church

Jen & Tony Gregory ((Main Hall, rear)

Write Your Story, Tell Your Story

Kenneth Barker (Laguna Vista, 2nd floor)

Personal Impact Stories

Randy Bloom (Presidential Ste #3101)

Millenial Track Listening Forum: “Gray Areas”

Emily Carithers (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

11:30  a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Discerning Jesus Movements

Heber Ticas (Main Hall, front)

Becoming a Missional Family

Lisa Barker (Main Hall, rear)

My Ministry of Participating with God?

Kenneth Barker (Laguna Vista, 2nd floor)

Payer Walking

Becky Deuel (Presidential Ste #3101)

Millenial Track Open Forum: All ages welcome

Emily Carithers (Sierra Vista, 2nd floor)

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Free Hour: lunch served in hospitality room

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Town Hall Meeting (Main Hall)

EngageGCI Present and Future

Jane & Michael Hill and Rick Shallenberger

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Free Time: Hospitality rooms open

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Teen Activity: Heightened Adventures

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Praise Café (Main Hall)

10:00 - Midnight

Midnight Church — Teens and Young Adults (Hospitality 2)

 

 

Sunday, October 1

7:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet at Kilbourn City Grill

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Worship Service (Main Hall)

The Good Samaritan

Rick Shallenberger

An offering will be received

Communion will be served

 

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