Panels

Our team is super excited to join you at Idea Day Midwest 2018! Church leaders from all over the country will gather in Raytown on May 1st for this "Retro-styled" Idea Day. When Idea Day started, we had a close-in format that allowed for maximum conversation. We anticipate that this throwback will be refreshing to all that attend and/or watch online.  


These questions are the foundation for our panel discussion. In providing the panel questions ahead of time, we hope to allow your mind to start turning now so that you will be able to participate in the panel conversation. Think about your perspective on these questions. What ideas and perspectives would you like to contribute on May 1? 

  • CHURCH PLANTING

    PANEL VOICES: MATT SIMS, NICK REED, LOGAN WOLF, MATT LAHMANN


    1. How does a church planter identify his target community? 

    2. What have you found is the best way to raise support? 

    3. What is the one quality a church planter must have? 

    4. What is a Start Up Team and how do you get one? 

    5. Is it necessary to have your Mission, Process, & Vision written? 

    6. What are the best methods for evangelism and discipleship?

  • Theology Driven ideas

    PANEL VOCIES:  BRYAN RIES, MATT LYON, JOSH HERSHBERGER


    1. How will a leaders theology play into his methodology? 

    2. How has improper theology led to decline in many churches? 

    3. What is the theology behind your worship music? 

    4. What is the theology that supports your church polity? 

    5. What is the theology that drives your International Missions? 

    6. What bad theology do you see coming into churches today?

  • FAMILY AND MINISTRY

    PANEL VOICES: JOSH TEIS, CARLA WILLIAMS, JEREMY VANCE, TOMMY THOMPSON


    1. How do you take time for your marriage? 

    2. Why do so many Pastors kids walk away from God? 

    3. What is an idea that has helped you stay connected to your children? 

    4. What is the danger of behavior modification in parenting? 

    5. How often are you away from your local church?

     6. What is the role of women who are married to men in ministry?

  • CHURCH REVITALIZATION

    PANEL VOICES: JOSH IRMLER, MARK BISHOP, ROBBIE GREEN, BRANDON PARK


    1. What is the most common obstacle to revitalization? 

    2. How long does it take for a church to turn around? 

    3. How do you help a congregation open up to change? 

    4. How do facilities hurt or help church revitalization? 

    5. What are the most common criticisms leaders can expect? 

    6. What is the one quality needed if attempting to revitalize?

  • LEADERSHIP: BECOMING AND CREATING

    PANEL VOICES: JEREMY RANDS, JEFF HUMPHREY, TOMMY THOMPSON


    1. What is the most important decision you make as a leader in your organization? 

    2.How do you encourage creative thinking?

    3. How do you create/lead other leaders? 

    4. What are core values, and how do you communicate them? 

    5. How do you help a new team member understand your church's culture? 

    6. What are the three characteristics every leader should have?