Call: 813-971-8887 x229 flavorfest@crossoverchurch.org

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Flavor Fest offers more tracks and workshops. Pick and choose to make the most of your Flavor Fest experience.

THURSDAY  

PRECONFERENCE

BUILDING A VOLUNTEER TEAM THAT LASTS

SPEAKER: CROSSOVER PANEL

 

Contracts are a thing of the past. Don’t believe us? Ask any cellphone company. In a society where commitment can be hit or miss, it can be challenging to create a volunteer team that’ll last. Join us as we give creative ways to build a team that won’t just be there in the easy moments, but will stick with you through and through.

URBAN CHURCH STRATEGY

SPEAKER: CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

ORGANIZING A CHURCH TO GET WHAT YOU NEED AND WANT

The primary root question that Pastors and Leaders ask or wonder is, “How can I grow my church?” While there are so many resources available that speak to preaching, evangelism, marketing, theology and the like, much of the challenges that churches experience revolve around systems, structures and strategies that it has created, allowed, or not really evaluated properly. This multi-sensory presentation which will include participatory activities, critical case studies, and practical take-home tools, will engage the audience in a rich and valuable dialogue that will influence each participant to reflect the primary systems of each church (regardless of size, foundation, or culture), how to build structures that are nimble enough to adjust to the culture without losing your values and convictions, and most importantly, how to implement strategies that are effective, efficient, and excellent.

BRANDING & MARKETING

SPEAKER: BETTY FLORES

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR BRAND!

As a former church planter and cofounder of AT Studios, her passion is to equip YOU in creating effective marketing strategies. Under Betty’s leadership, Atstudios team has been part of major branding and marketing campaigns.  She will share years of client based effective strategies. Get ready, get creative and  experience growth in 2019.

URBAN YOUTH WORKERS INSTITUTE TRACK

SPEAKER: SEAN FENNER

GOD’S PLAN: HOW DO WE DEFINE SUCCESS IN URBAN YOUTH MINISTRY?

What does it look like to Empower others, and succeed all at the same time? Let’s talk about using a Group Leadership model to propel your ministry forward, launch young leaders into ministry, and empower the next generation now!

 

First Things First

SPEAKER: MONTELL & KRISTIN JORDAN

 

God loves family! He created us because He desired to have a family. In order to know what our families should look like, we need to go to the original family— The Father, The Son, & Holy Spirit to help us understand how they work harmoniously, together as one, to show us How We Do It. When we place things in order, it’s easier to balance life. When we place God, spouse, kids, church, immediate family & friends, job/career and then ourselves in order, we can navigate a healthier, more fulfilled life in Jesus.

FRIDAY  

WORKSHOP SESSION 1

WORLD IMPACT

CHURCH PLANTING TRACK

SPEAKER: BERNARD EMERSON

 

WHEN CHURCH PLANTS MERGE

We will talk about my personal experience merging a predominantly black church plant with a predominantly white church plant to show our community what unity looks like. We will walk through the process from both the leadership and congregation perspectives—from prayer to conversations to books. We will spend time looking at what this meant for our neighborhood, and what it could mean for yours.

UYWI

URBAN YOUTH WORKERS INSTITUTE TRACK

SPEAKER: DANIEL RITCHIE

 

CREATING DISCIPLES AND LEADERS IN YOUTH MINISTRY

In this session I will lay out Biblical burden to raise up leaders within your youth ministry. We will also spend quite a bit of time on the practical end of things, looking at how you can create a culture of discipleship in your ministry as well as how to form a repeatable, impactful discipleship model for your students. 

WOMEN'S

MINISTRY TRACK

SPEAKER: LUCY KYLLONEN & KRISTIN JORDAN

LEADING WHILE YOU ARE BLEEDING

 As leaders we cannot give out what we do not have within us to give. Many women in ministry run on empty or run as wounded warriors wondering why they are loosing the battle. Join Kristin Jordan and Lucy Kyllonen as they share about marriage, relationships and ministry, leading while we are bleeding and pressing in to God when we don’t feel like it!

MUSIC

BUSINESS TRACK

SPEAKER: NATALIE LAUREN & KB, NATIVE NORTH

The Integration and Navigation of Art, Faith & Business

Calling all starving artists, aspiring influencers, creatives and eager entrepreneurs! In an ever changing industry that doesn’t prioritize making space for the Gospel, creating sustainable lifestyles can be challenging. This workshop has been designed to help you navigate culture with integrity and artistic excellence, while understanding the discipline and discernment it requires to not only bear fruit but also put food on the table with your Art.

THEOLOGY

CULTURE TRACK

SPEAKER: ERIC MASON

 

EXEGETE THE CITY

This breakout will help you understand how to assess and understand what are the systemic issues in your city and how to build ministries that aid in serving it. Dr. Mason will give tons of practical examples from over 24 years of ministry in the city. From Project Turn Around with Dr. Tony Evans to his current work with Epiphany Churches Globally, Thriving, and the Woke Church Think Tank. 

PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH

SPEAKER: LORIANA DEPAZ 

 

CROSSOVER VERSION OF PD CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

Crossover has remixed this material to work in the urban context as a 4-week class (Discover 101, Develop 201, Display 301, Activate 401).  Close to 400 people have attended this in the past 18 months at Crossover. Plus, you’ll get a look at the Growth Plan, which is a customized follow-up plan for each individual that completes the Growth Track.

CROSSOVER'S SAUCE

 TRACK

SPEAKER: LILY PERLAZA

 

LOVE OUR CITY

This is quickly becoming a movement, as its impact has been so successful. 2018 was only its second official year and over 1,000 volunteers completed 107 projects that touched over 10,000 people. This session will share the why and the details of how to set up a love our city event or week in your community with 10 people or 10,000.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

TRACK

SPEAKER: RAYMOND RIVERA, GRATEFUL APPAREL

 

Raymond Rivera aka Grateful Ray was swimming and had a idea to start a T-Shirt line. It has grown into one of the most recognizable brands in Christian Apparel. He’ll share how it went from an idea to a full-time job to a company with employees. It may look easy on IG, but there have been lots of lessons that Ray will share about his experience, his strength and his faith. 

 

FRIDAY  

WORKSHOP SESSION 2

WORLD IMPACT

CHURCH PLANTING TRACK

SPEAKER: CHRIS BROOKS

 

SHOW ME THE MONEY

Planting a church in any context costs a considerable amount of funds, but it’s especially challenging in the urban context as it takes a lot more time to build a financial base once the church gets started. This session will share several creative fundraising methods to help fund your church plant.

UYWI

URBAN YOUTH WORKERS INSTITUTE TRACK

SPEAKER: WILL CUMBY

 

HEALTHY ME, HEALTHY MINISTRY

It’s hard to speak life when you are out of breath. This workshop addresses the importance of physical wellness and provides strategies for implementing healthy living practices into youth ministry. As a  certified fitness trainer and a full time youth pastor I have seen how creatively adjusting snacks, in-service games, weekend outreaches, and fellowships that blend physical and spiritual health into ministry is not only beneficial but also necessary. 

WOMEN'S

MINISTRY TRACK

SPEAKER: LUCY KYLLONEN, MELANIE ROBERTS, VANESSA CRUZ, TRICIA REYES

I WISH I HAD KNOWN…

Join a panel of women in ministry who will candidly share their experience and what they wish they had known in the beginning stages of their ministry calling. Hear their stories of humor, personal mistakes and encouragement from women who have been there and done that! 

 

MUSIC

BUSINESS TRACK

SPEAKER: CHRIS CHICAGO

UNDERSTANDING RADIO 101

In this session we will discuss how to properly submit music for radio airplay, what the airplay charts are, and what charts to pay attention too.  We will also have a Q&A so come prepared with anything you might want to know about the world of radio.

 

THEOLOGY

& CULTURE TRACK

SPEAKER: CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

 

PREACHING LIKE A TED TALK

TED Talks have spoiled a generation – in a good way. Experts who present incredibly cool and sometimes complex information in a fun, engaging, and concise way. Pastors, Preachers, Teachers, and Speakers are compared to this reality – the difference becomes that we have to do this every single week (and sometimes multiple times a week), all while managing the tension of ministry dynamics, Sunday adjustments, and often limited resources and capacity. This session will look into the TED Talk platform and what we can glean from it while preparing and presenting our theological and life ideas that ultimately maintains a fresh approach, simple understanding, engaging presentations, and captured interests. 

PURPOSE DRIVEN

TRACK

SPEAKER: JIMMY MOORE AND MIKE JOECKEL, THRIVENT FINANCIAL

When members identify their values, they can discover new ways to share their time, talents, and treasures in the church and in the community. Explore how to make the most of your resources and create your own generosity plan that addresses today’s ministry needs and provides for tomorrows vision. 

 

 

CROSSOVER'S SAUCE

CHURCH TRACK

SPEAKER:  TOMMY “URBAN D” KYLLONEN

 

SACRED AND SECULAR PARTNERSHIPS

As Crossover has loved it’s city and met needs in the community for years, their reputation grew to get the attention of community and business leaders. Pastor Tommy and other staff now sit on several boards that make major community decisions. This has also led to over six figures of funding. This session will share how to start these relationships and how to navigate them without straying from your mission.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

TRACK

SPEAKER:  NIK GOODNER, CRTVCHURCH

 

USING INSTAGRAM TO BUILD ONLINE COMMUNITY AROUND YOUR BRAND

Our world is shifting and social media is changing the way we communicate. It’s not enough to have an exceptional design, compelling copy, or a reliable advertising strategy. In order to make it through this communication shift, you will need to learn how to apply relationship to your brand online and one of the best/easiest ways to get started is with Instagram. 
 
Instagram one of the fastest growing platforms that will connect you to your audience like no other social media site and it is dominant in key demographics such as Millennials + Generation Z. 
 
In this session, we will take a look at some of the key practices we’ve learned at CRTVCHURCH over the past three years for building an online community and how you can apply them to your social media strategy.

SATURDAY  

WORKSHOP SESSION

WORLD IMPACT

CHURCH PLANTING TRACK

SPEAKER: JEROME VIERLING

 

LOCAL IS GLOBAL

Sometimes we get consumed with the idea of reaching the world we forget to invest in our own backyard. There’s power in staying and blooming where you a planted. This session learn deeper how to be faithful with the one and God can multiply it to reach the globe.

UYWI

URBAN YOUTH WORKERS INSTITUTE TRACK

SPEAKER: KARMINA AND WALLACE PHAIRE

 

PIZZA & DODGEBALL: HOW TO ENGAGE YOUTH THROUGH SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS.

In this workshop we will break down how to plan special events and establish programs to get teens excited and involved in your youth ministry. Topics will include:

-A Driving Vision

-Creative Arts

-The Power of the T-Shirt

-Getting the Word Out 

Our hope is for you to return to your ministry inspired and empowered to think big and go for it! 

WOMEN'S

MINISTRY TRACK

SPEAKER: VANESSA CRUZ 

UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO MULTIPLY

Most of us have an ideal person in mind when we think of a leader, but what if your God-given, unique personality was an essential piece to discipleship and evangelism? Understanding your personality is not only critical to personal and ministry growth but will serve to protect you from common pitfalls most leaders face; thoughts of inadequacy, jealousy and comparison. We’ll survey unique personalities found throughout scripture and learn how God used their strengths and weaknesses to shape a generation.

 

MUSIC

BUSINESS TRACK

SPEAKER: Panel hosted by Scott Free

HOW TO GET YOUR HEART, YOUR COMMUNICATION, YOUR MERCH, AND YOUR TOURING RIGHT!

There are a lot of things to manage as an artist and a creative. There are so many talented artists that never reach their potential as certain areas of their lives and business get out of balance. This session will feature a panel of experts that have navigated ministry, touring, merchandise and working with countless other artists.

THEOLOGY

& CULTURE TRACK

SPEAKER: MARK DEYMAZ

 

THE BIBLICAL MANDATE OF A MULTI-ETHNIC CHURCH 

From John 17 to Revelation 7, the New Testament makes it clear: the local church is to be multi-ethnic and economically diverse in order to proclaim a credible, compelling witness of God’s love for all people on Earth as it is in Heaven. Yet by and large, Believers and Pastors have not been taught this in Church, Bible colleges, or seminaries. In this workshop, Dr. Mark DeYmaz will breakdown the exegetical argument, not only for your own benefit but to help you learn how to clearly articulate it to others.

PURPOSE DRIVEN

TRACK

SPEAKER: DAVID CHARZAN

CHURCH GROWTH THAT WILL LAST

We can be both relevant and orthodox when we focus on the things that are eternal. This session will break down biblical principles and discipleship systems that will help your church experience true growth that will last.

 

CROSSOVER'S SAUCE

TRACK

SPEAKER: DARNEL BUTLER 

 

WHAT WORSHIP & ARTS CAN LOOK LIKE IN THE URBAN CHURCH

If you want to have a thriving Multi-ethnic church in the city that is reaching the next generation you can’t do traditional Black Gospel and you can’t do Hillsong. This session will share how Crossover blends multiple genres and gives a platform for dozens of gifted artists to lead their church into authentic indigenous worship.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

TRACK

SPEAKER: KB

 

OUR WORLD IS IN DISRUPTION

All around us nearly every industry is going through a disruption due to new technology and innovation. This can be an incredible time to be an entrepreneur.

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