2018 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders

Hosted by Bethlehem College & Seminary

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Monday, January 15 – Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Monday, Jan 15
Tuesday, Jan 16
Wednesday, Jan 17

Monday, Jan 15

  • 9:00 AM

    Check In / Registration

  • 10:00 AM

    Pre-Conference Event with The Gospel Coalition Twin Cities Regional Chapter and Paul Tripp

    Spanish Pre-Conference Event Featuring Miguel Núñez

  • 12:00 PM

    Seminar Group 1

  • 1:15 PM

    Seminar Group 2

  • 2:30 PM

    Seminar Group 3

  • 3:45 PM

    Seminar Group 4

  • 7:00 PM

    Plenary Session 1: John Piper: Seeking the Spirit

  • 9:00 PM

    Evening Panel

Monday, Jan 15

Tuesday, Jan 16

  • 7:00 AM

    Regional Gatherings – Hosted by TGC Twin Cities Regional Chapter

  • 8:30 AM

    Plenary Session 2: Francis Chan: Praying in the Spirit

  • 10:30 AM

    Plenary Session 3: Miguel Núñez: Evangelizing the Ends of the Earth by the Spirit

  • 1:45 PM

    Theology Refresh Q&A Panel: Live by the Spirit
    with Professors Dr. Jarvis Williams, Dr. Don Whitney, Dr. Jason DeRouchie, & Joe Rigney; moderated by Dr. Brian Tabb

  • 3:30 PM

    Plenary Session 4: Kevin DeYoung: Walk by the Spirit

  • 7:00 PM

    Plenary Session 5: Sam Storms: Don’t Quench the Spirit

  • 9:00 PM

    Evening Session - TBA

Tuesday, Jan 16

Wednesday, Jan 17

  • 8:30 AM

    Plenary Session 6: Jason Meyer: Biography of the life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • 10:00 AM

    Plenary Session 7: John Piper: Preaching in the Holy Spirit

  • 11:15 AM

    Speaker Q&A Panel

Wednesday, Jan 17

Monday, Jan 15
Tuesday, Jan 16
Wednesday, Jan 17

Campus at the Convention Center Seminar Talks

Seminar Group 1 – 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Susan Hunt | Women’s Ministry Seminar | Glory in Spiritual Mentoring (Part 1)

Chuck Steddom | Worship Seminar | The Worship Leader’s Heart

Aaron Menikoff | Elders Seminar | Shepherding in the Fruit of the Spirit

Sam Storms | Preaching Seminar | Preaching as Power: How NOT to Quench the Spirit when You Preach

Jarvis Williams | Church Planting Seminar |Spirit Empowered Multi-Ethnic Planting

Don Whitney | Family Ministry Seminar | Family Worship: Leading as a Father, Mentoring as a Pastor

Michel Galeano | Spanish Seminar | What is New About the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant? 

Seminar Group 2 – 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Susan Hunt | Women’s Ministry Seminar | Glory in Spiritual Mentoring (Part 2)

Aaron & Tiffany Johnson | Worship Seminar | The Worship Leader as Musician

John Onwuchekwa | Elders Seminar | Shepherding Through Prayer

Kevin DeYoung | Preaching Seminar | That All May See Your Progress: How We Can Improve as Preachers

Jonathan Parnell | Church Planting Seminar | Spirit Empowered Gospel Community

Paul Tripp | Family Ministry Seminar | Gospel Parenting

Jairo Namnún | Spanish SeminarTBA

Seminar Group 3 – 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Courtney Reissig | Women’s Ministry Seminar | Glory in the Ordinary Days

Zac Hicks | Worship Seminar | The Worship Leader as Pastor

Brian Davis | Elders Seminar | Shepherding Toward Unity

Don Whitney | Discipleship Seminar | Prayer in the Life of the Disciple

Weyland Leach | Churches Under 500 Seminar | Spirit Empowered Change

David Powlison | Counseling Seminar | Serious Mental Health Problems: How Can Churches Help?

Travis Myers | Missions Seminar | How the Spirit Guards the Good Deposit 

Seminar Group 4 – 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Kristie Anyabwile | Women’s Ministry Seminar | Glory in Gospel Friendships

David Bailey | Worship Seminar | The Worship Leader as Community Anthropologist

Matthew Hall | Elders Seminar | Shepherding with Leaders

Jonathan Dodson | Discipleship Seminar | Gospel Power: The Essential Role of the Holy Spirit in Discipleship

Sean Cordell | Churches Under 500 Seminar | Spirit Empowered Perseverance

David Powlison | Counseling Seminar | Depression & Anxiety: How Can Churches Help?

Darren Carlson | Missions Seminar | The Work of the Spirit in World Christianity 

Ticket Prices

$95 First 95 DaysRegister through May 5
$125 Early RateRegister through October 2
$155 Regular RateRegister through December 18
$185 Final RateRegister through January 12
$125 Group Rate (4+ registered together)Register through January 12
$115 Monday OnlyRegister through January 12
$99 Student Rate (at least 9 credits)Register through January 12
$99 International RateRegister through January 12

After January 12, 2018 please register onsite at $185 per person. Individual sessions will be available for purchase onsite at $25 per session only if the conference does not sell out.

How Do I Register?
Online: Register Now

Confirmation
You will receive a confirmation receipt by email immediately after registering. This receipt serves as your proof of registration. If you do not receive a receipt, it could indicate that your registration did not process correctly. In this case, please contact us at [email protected].

Your confirmation receipt will provide a link to print your ticket. Please be sure to print the ticket and bring it to the event in order to check in.

Cancellation

Cancellation requests can be made by contacting [email protected]. All cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee and will receive the following refund amounts according to the date the request is submitted. In order to help us minimize our costs, please cancel with as much advanced notice as possible.

Early CancellationReceived by December 18Refunded in Full – $25 Cancellation Fee
CancellationReceived by December 3150% Refund – $25 Cancellation Fee
Late CancellationReceived after January 1No Refund
Weather Related*No Refund

*Due to the location and season in which this event is held, weather is often an unavoidable factor in travel. We are not able to provide weather-related refunds. By registering for this event you accept this risk.

Financial Assistance

If you are not able to pay the full registration rate, we want you to come anyway! Contact us by email ([email protected]), and it would be our joy to assist you in making it possible for you to attend through a scholarship.

Attendance Disclaimer: By attending this conference, you give Bethlehem College & Seminary permission to reproduce and use your image as recorded at this conference in Bethlehem College & Seminary resources and promotional materials.

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Venue

The conference will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center located in downtown Minneapolis. All the plenary sessions will be held in the Main Auditorium—a theater-style room with comfortable seating and good visibility and acoustics throughout.

Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (official conference hotel)
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Direct: 402.592.6464
Toll-Free: 888.421.1442

Rate: $124 per night + tax + parking (1-4 adults per room)

Reservations:
Reservations must be made by December 22, 2017 to receive the conference discounted rate (unless sold out). If you reserve your room by phone be sure to mention the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders.

Note:
The Hyatt is where we have secured the greatest number of discounted rooms for our attendees. It has remarkable amenities, is conveniently located near many restaurants and shops, and is connected to the Convention Center via an indoor skyway system.

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Direct: 612.376.1000
Toll-Free: 888.933.5363

Rate: $125 per night + tax + parking (1-4 adults per room)

Reservations:
Reservations must be made by December 22, 2017 to receive the conference discounted rate (unless sold out). If you reserve your room by phone be sure to mention the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders to receive the discounted rate.

Holiday Inn Express 
225 South 11th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Direct: 612.341.3300
Toll-Free: 888.465.4329
Rate: $114 per night + tax + parking

Reservations:
Reservations must be made by December 15, 2017 to receive the conference discounted rate (unless sold out). If you reserve your room by phone be sure to mention the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders.

Disclosure:
We have negotiated a discounted rate with the hotels on behalf of our attendees. There is a small hotel rebate paid to Bethlehem College & Seminary used to help offset the Convention Center costs.

Flights

Use the following discount code to save on your flight to Minneapolis with Delta when booking online. Go to delta.com/meeting, select Book Your Flight and enter the code NMPK2 in the box provided for the Meeting Event Code.

Transportation

The airport is 25 minutes by car from the Minneapolis Convention Center. For a cost-effective way to get to/from the airport and downtown Minneapolis, consider using Super Shuttle.

Rate: $15 one way (shared vehicle)
$24 round trip (shared vehicle)
$80 (exclusive van)
$40 (ExecuCar sedan)

Book online to receive the discounted rate for the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders.

On Wednesday, January 17, there will be a free conference shuttle provided. These shuttles depart every 20 minutes from the Convention Center to the airport from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Meals

There are several options for dining onsite at the Convention Center, including general concession stands, Dunn Bros. Coffee, and several specialty food lines. Eating onsite is a great way to save time and maximize opportunities to network and fellowship with other attendees.

Bookstore

Our LifeWay Conference Bookstore will sell many substantive titles at discounted prices. Don’t forget to budget for books!

Childcare

At this time, childcare will not be provided for the conference. However, nursing mothers who are unable to make childcare arrangements may attend. The Nursing Mothers’ rooms at the Minneapolis Convention Center do not include any audio or video of the conference sessions.

Special Needs

Please indicate any translation needed when you register by January 6th. We will schedule translators for all sessions held in the Main Auditorium (based on need) for Spanish or Russian translation.
If you have any other special needs, please email us so that we can serve you in the best way possible.

Weather

It’s true—January in Minnesota can be quite cold so please plan accordingly. The Convention Center is connected by a heated, indoor skyway to many hotels and restaurants in downtown Minneapolis.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Pre-Conference Event with The Gospel Coalition Twin Cities Regional Chapter

Featuring: Paul Tripp

Title: Danger of Familiarity

Why do so many pastors get lost in the middle of their own ministry story? What’s wrong with the way we call and relate to our pastors? What are the temptations that are unique to or intensified by local church ministry? Why do so many pastors live in isolation from the body of Christ? Why is so much ministry motivated by fear and not by faith? Where does our current ministry culture need to change? This session will answer these questions and more in the most honest discussion of ministry you will ever encounter. If you are a pastor, a ministry leader in your church or someone who loves and cares for your pastor, this session is for you. Learn how the gospel can radically alter the way you think about yourself and the ministry to which God has called you.

Spanish Pre-Conference Event with The Gospel Coalition

Featuring: Miguel Núñez

Hosted by Spanish Translator Michel Galeano

Title: TBA

 

Special Note: Two seminars in Spanish will be offered on Monday afternoon.

+ Registration Details

Ticket Prices

$95 First 95 DaysRegister through May 5
$125 Early RateRegister through October 2
$155 Regular RateRegister through December 18
$185 Final RateRegister through January 12
$125 Group Rate (4+ registered together)Register through January 12
$115 Monday OnlyRegister through January 12
$99 Student Rate (at least 9 credits)Register through January 12
$99 International RateRegister through January 12

After January 12, 2018 please register onsite at $185 per person. Individual sessions will be available for purchase onsite at $25 per session only if the conference does not sell out.

How Do I Register?
Online: Register Now

Confirmation
You will receive a confirmation receipt by email immediately after registering. This receipt serves as your proof of registration. If you do not receive a receipt, it could indicate that your registration did not process correctly. In this case, please contact us at [email protected].

Your confirmation receipt will provide a link to print your ticket. Please be sure to print the ticket and bring it to the event in order to check in.

Cancellation

Cancellation requests can be made by contacting [email protected]. All cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee and will receive the following refund amounts according to the date the request is submitted. In order to help us minimize our costs, please cancel with as much advanced notice as possible.

Early CancellationReceived by December 18Refunded in Full – $25 Cancellation Fee
CancellationReceived by December 3150% Refund – $25 Cancellation Fee
Late CancellationReceived after January 1No Refund
Weather Related*No Refund

*Due to the location and season in which this event is held, weather is often an unavoidable factor in travel. We are not able to provide weather-related refunds. By registering for this event you accept this risk.

Financial Assistance

If you are not able to pay the full registration rate, we want you to come anyway! Contact us by email ([email protected]), and it would be our joy to assist you in making it possible for you to attend through a scholarship.

Attendance Disclaimer: By attending this conference, you give Bethlehem College & Seminary permission to reproduce and use your image as recorded at this conference in Bethlehem College & Seminary resources and promotional materials.

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+ Travel Information

Venue

The conference will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center located in downtown Minneapolis. All the plenary sessions will be held in the Main Auditorium—a theater-style room with comfortable seating and good visibility and acoustics throughout.

Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (official conference hotel)
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Direct: 402.592.6464
Toll-Free: 888.421.1442

Rate: $124 per night + tax + parking (1-4 adults per room)

Reservations:
Reservations must be made by December 22, 2017 to receive the conference discounted rate (unless sold out). If you reserve your room by phone be sure to mention the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders.

Note:
The Hyatt is where we have secured the greatest number of discounted rooms for our attendees. It has remarkable amenities, is conveniently located near many restaurants and shops, and is connected to the Convention Center via an indoor skyway system.

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Direct: 612.376.1000
Toll-Free: 888.933.5363

Rate: $125 per night + tax + parking (1-4 adults per room)

Reservations:
Reservations must be made by December 22, 2017 to receive the conference discounted rate (unless sold out). If you reserve your room by phone be sure to mention the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders to receive the discounted rate.

Holiday Inn Express 
225 South 11th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Direct: 612.341.3300
Toll-Free: 888.465.4329
Rate: $114 per night + tax + parking

Reservations:
Reservations must be made by December 15, 2017 to receive the conference discounted rate (unless sold out). If you reserve your room by phone be sure to mention the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders.

Disclosure:
We have negotiated a discounted rate with the hotels on behalf of our attendees. There is a small hotel rebate paid to Bethlehem College & Seminary used to help offset the Convention Center costs.

Flights

Use the following discount code to save on your flight to Minneapolis with Delta when booking online. Go to delta.com/meeting, select Book Your Flight and enter the code NMPK2 in the box provided for the Meeting Event Code.

Transportation

The airport is 25 minutes by car from the Minneapolis Convention Center. For a cost-effective way to get to/from the airport and downtown Minneapolis, consider using Super Shuttle.

Rate: $15 one way (shared vehicle)
$24 round trip (shared vehicle)
$80 (exclusive van)
$40 (ExecuCar sedan)

Book online to receive the discounted rate for the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders.

On Wednesday, January 17, there will be a free conference shuttle provided. These shuttles depart every 20 minutes from the Convention Center to the airport from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Meals

There are several options for dining onsite at the Convention Center, including general concession stands, Dunn Bros. Coffee, and several specialty food lines. Eating onsite is a great way to save time and maximize opportunities to network and fellowship with other attendees.

Bookstore

Our LifeWay Conference Bookstore will sell many substantive titles at discounted prices. Don’t forget to budget for books!

Childcare

At this time, childcare will not be provided for the conference. However, nursing mothers who are unable to make childcare arrangements may attend. The Nursing Mothers’ rooms at the Minneapolis Convention Center do not include any audio or video of the conference sessions.

Special Needs

Please indicate any translation needed when you register by January 6th. We will schedule translators for all sessions held in the Main Auditorium (based on need) for Spanish or Russian translation.
If you have any other special needs, please email us so that we can serve you in the best way possible.

Weather

It’s true—January in Minnesota can be quite cold so please plan accordingly. The Convention Center is connected by a heated, indoor skyway to many hotels and restaurants in downtown Minneapolis.

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+ Pre-Conference

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Pre-Conference Event with The Gospel Coalition Twin Cities Regional Chapter

Featuring: Paul Tripp

Title: Danger of Familiarity

Why do so many pastors get lost in the middle of their own ministry story? What’s wrong with the way we call and relate to our pastors? What are the temptations that are unique to or intensified by local church ministry? Why do so many pastors live in isolation from the body of Christ? Why is so much ministry motivated by fear and not by faith? Where does our current ministry culture need to change? This session will answer these questions and more in the most honest discussion of ministry you will ever encounter. If you are a pastor, a ministry leader in your church or someone who loves and cares for your pastor, this session is for you. Learn how the gospel can radically alter the way you think about yourself and the ministry to which God has called you.

Spanish Pre-Conference Event with The Gospel Coalition

Featuring: Miguel Núñez

Hosted by Spanish Translator Michel Galeano

Title: TBA

 

Special Note: Two seminars in Spanish will be offered on Monday afternoon.

FIRST 95 DAYS
through May 5, 2017
Regular Tickets$95
Groups$95
International$95
Student$95
Monday Only$95
EARLY REGISTRATION
through Oct 2, 2017
Regular Tickets$125
Groups$125
International$99
Student$99
Monday Only$115
REGULAR REGISTRATION
through Dec 18, 2017
Regular Tickets$155
Groups$125
International$99
Student$99
Monday Only$115
FINAL REGISTRATION
through Jan 12, 2018
Regular Tickets$185
Groups$125
International$99
Student$99
Monday Only$115

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