2022 CMTA Impact Event

Registration

Registration: $40

General Information

Workshop Session 1

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Select a workshop. Click each workshop to find out more.

Workshop Session 2

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Select a workshop. Click each workshop to find out more.

Workshop Session 3

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Select a workshop. Click each workshop to find out more.

Contract Agreement

The CMTA HYBRID Event is a public event whereby ALL in attendance may be photographed and/or captured by video at any time during the duration of the convention. By participating in the convention in any capacity, you hereby agree that your image, sound and video taping may be used in any media and for the sole purpose of advertising, promotion and marketing CMTA without receiving compensation of any kind. Any images, sound, or video taping taken at the convention may be combined· with other images, text and graphics, cropped, altered and/or modified. CMTA has all right to images, sound or video taping and shall not be liable for any claims for any reason.
Evangelizing Children in Today’s World
Our children are growing up in a world that is confusing, conflicted and complex. They Need Jesus IN their lives and walking with them throughout life! But do our kids know and understand the Gospel of Christ clearly? Come and learn how the world’s largest children ministry organization evangelizes every child, every nation, every day. Edeliza will share her passion and ways to teach the gospel to children in today’s world.

Bio: Edeliza Mainit is the missionary coordinator and local director of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) of Southern California, San Gabriel Valley Chapter, where she directs 157 volunteer teachers and youth missionaries. Her team stayed on mission through the pandemic and reached 2,000 children with the Gospel every year in-person and online. She's been married to Gabriel for 25 years, has 3 children and is a graduate of Vanguard University. She enjoys mission trips to her native home in the Philippines, S. Korea, Europe, or anywhere else God brings her to “GO!”
What’s REALLY Going on Inside – Emotionally?
For over two years we've all been forced into unwanted isolation. For teens this was the time they would naturally become more independent and experience once-in-a-lifetime milestones.  This all came to a screeching halt. The world is reopening and we expect life to go back to normal, but in reality, teens are coping with unknown emotions.  How can we give teens the tools to process their emotions and the words to express how their lives are different now? This is important to mental and emotional health. With Dr. Wright's guidance, we can help teens develop a vocabulary and a plan to face what they have not yet dealt with, as well as ways to build resilience when facing unexpected events in the future.

Bio: Dr. H. Norman Wright is a Christian Grief & Trauma Therapist and author of more than ninety books.  He has been called on for critical incident debriefings after 9- 11, shootings, natural disasters, etc.   His many experiences as a professor, counselor, researcher, author, widower, and dad of a special needs child have made him tender, wise and a “go to” for practical, personal, powerful help. He realizes how the effects of the pandemic on mental and emotional health and the need to address them. Bryn Edwards has been Dr. Wright’s assistant for years and helps with his research and writing. She will presenting his material in person - with his zoom presence.
The Art of Personal Evangelism
Do you feel comfortable with personal evangelism? Actually,  most people don't!  If you're one of them, then this is the session for YOU!  You will learn tools and strategies that will help you fulfill the Great Commission right in your corner of the world.

Bio: Mark Schaufler found Christ at 22. Now at age 67 he has ministered on all continents (except Antarctica) multiple times. He has lead 177 teams and trained many people who aren’t Evangelists to be effective evangelistically. There are core skills that can be learned to help us all in sharing the Gospel as individuals and in group efforts. He has been married for 44 years to Kristy and enjoys the blessings of his three kids and the seven grandkids in the tribe!
Set Free to Live Free
Stinking thinking has no place in the mind of a believer. Do you long to be unstuck from fear, bitterness, or addiction? Do you have condemning thoughts or feel like you are stuck in a rut? Galatians 5:1 says, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner will teach you how to apply scripture to every lie that has kept you tied up in knots. She will give you tools and tips that will enable you to take responsibility and live victoriously in Christ.

Bio: Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner is a dynamic teacher, motivating leader, radio and television personality, award-winning author of five books and sought-after speaker.  She has been personally involved in equipping hundreds and facilitating the training of thousands of leaders internationally.  Her  ministry flows from enduring many changes and challenges and exchanging hurt for hope, moving her to deep faith, trust and dependence on God. She is excited about the new beginning of her marriage to Dr. Jim Turner. Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts from Biola University, a master’s in ministry and a doctorate of theology. She enjoys running 5K races with her 90-year old mother.
What I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Grandparent
It’s common to have moments of grandeur envisioning the day when we become a grandparent.  Insert all the “good- feelings” right here.  However, no one talks about how life’s disruptions affect grandparents.  When adult children move away or when they make bad decisions that bring consequences that affect the whole family, hope fades and a resignation to a less than ideal reality sets in. In our time together, Kelli will unpack godly principles that will restore hope, allowing you to be a biblical influence to your grandchildren even through the most disheartening times.

Bio: Kelli Romero has a vast array of experiences – entrepreneur, retired KidMin director, international ministry speaker, children’s curriculum editor, training teachers in South Korea, Latin America and at the International Children’s Pastors Conference, advocate for women, member of many boards, contributor to ministry magazines and orgs, etc. She is now the author of her first children’s book, Goodbye Isn’t Forever and has recently completed INCM’s Coaching Certification Program. She also knows the joys, as well as the difficult realities, of grandparenting in our fallen world.
Teaching for Transformation
As Sunday School Teachers and Kids Ministry Leaders our number one desire is for kids to know and fall in love with Jesus. Join us as together we discover how to create environments for our kids to encounter the Holy Spirit and be changed forever.

Bio: Amy Hall has served at Beachpoint Church for 18 years as they Children’s Pastor and now the Family Ministry Pastor. She is passionate about kids coming to know Jesus in ways that transform their lives while inspiring, equipping, and empowering parents and volunteers to disciple kids.
Relational Discipleship: Developing a Generation of Authentic Disciples
Discipleship without relationship often leaves students feeling burned by “the church”, as it merely tells them what to do without the relational safety that actually encourages change. Relational discipleship follows the model Jesus gave us with His disciples and invites students into meaningful relationships with adults who model the life of Jesus to them, while building the relational “chips” to challenge them for growth when the time is right. If we want our students to be lifelong followers of Jesus even after they graduate high school, relational discipleship is a key tool in the toolbelt to employ.

Bio: Justin Speak is the High School Pastor at Beachpoint Church where he has served in this role for five years with a decade serving in high school ministry.
Be Part of Something Big
Since the pandemic, the world has changed in so many ways, but people's need of Jesus remains the same, if not greater!  How can you and your church make an eternal difference in YOUR community?  Come learn tools and strategies to IMPACT your community for Christ through outreach events and emphases.

Bio: Mark Schaufler found Christ at 22. Now at age 67 he has ministered on all continents (except Antarctica) multiple times. He has lead 177 teams and trained many people who aren’t Evangelists to be effective evangelistically. There are core skills that can be learned to help us all in sharing the Gospel as individuals and in group efforts. He has been married for 44 years to Kristy and enjoys the blessings of his three kids and the seven grandkids in the tribe!
What Do You Do When in Turmoil?
When you go through times of feeling overwhelmed and ready to give up, what do you do? With authenticity and vulnerability, Christie will share how God helped her through a tumultuous time - with principles that will help women regain hope. Come be encouraged and find hope for yourself and the women you minister to!

Bio: Christie Baute was saved when she was a little girl in Michigan but she had no spiritual nurturing. She remembers praying that God would protect her heart – and He has! She moved to So Cal, was married for 26 years and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Her growing depth in God through very difficult experiences has given her a passion to offer hope and valuable lessons to women going through their hardest times.
Highlight the GRAND in Grandparenting
How grand it is to invest in the next generation, going beyond just enjoying them to leaving a spiritual legacy! What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Discover the importance of spiritually influencing, impacting and investing in grandchildren, and get practical tips & resources to do so – intentionally! Tom and Nancy will address the reality of grandparenting in our culture, share what the bible says about grandparenting, and how your church can be a support to the estimated 30 million Christian grandparents!

Bio: Tom and Nancy Smith have been married for 44 years and have 12 grandchildren. They have always enjoyed being grandparents bt when they went to the 2019 Legacy Coalition’s Grandparenting Summit, they both realized that there was a LOT more to grandparenting than what they had experienced or had lived out. They went “all in” to help other grandparents discover the joys and reward of intentional grandparenting – and started a Grandparenting Ministry at their church.
Engaging And Connecting With Children From Start To Finish
What do you do when engagement with the kids starts to go downhill?  Do you panic, reach for the prop box, rush through the Bible story or give in to overly complex activities to rescue you?  Spoiler alert: the children in your class aren't engaged by things.  They're engaged by YOU. Kelli will share 10 tried, tested and true tips to keep the attention of your class while promoting an active learning environment.

Bio: Kelli Romero has a vast array of experiences, among them – entrepreneur, retired KidMin director, international ministry speaker, children’s curriculum editor, training teachers in South Korea, Latin America and at the International Children’s Pastors Conference, advocate for women, member of many boards, contributor to Children’s Ministry Magazine, Ministry Spark and gospelkids.org. She has completed INCM’s Coaching Program and most recently completed INCM's Coaching Certification Program.  Kelli is now the author of her first children’s book, Goodbye Isn’t Forever. She is a popular speaker at CMTA each year.
In the Trenches: Longevity in a Changing Youth Ministry World
While the national average shows youth pastors last for 2-3 years, there is such a need for longevity in youth ministry. From building relationships with students, to really understanding discipleship, we need to build something that lasts. Let's turn youth  ministry from a stepping stone in vocational ministry to a life time call to build disciples. Youth ministry has had to adapt to so much the last few years. While there might be some changes, the heart of youth ministry remains.

Bio: Gary Garcia has been in Youth Ministry for over 30 years. Majority of his career was as youth Pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California. Now he is the District Youth Director for Southern California Network of the Assemblies of God.
Creating an Outreach Culture
How can you ensure ongoing evangelism?  How do you follow up with new believers?  What does it take to disciple someone? Discover practical steps to ongoing evangelism and discipleship - to personally implement and to also teach others.

Bio: Mark Schaufler found Christ at 22. Now at age 67 he has ministered on all continents (except Antarctica) multiple times. He has lead 177 teams and trained many people who aren’t Evangelists to be effective evangelistically. There are core skills that can be learned to help us all in sharing the Gospel as individuals and in group efforts. He has been married for 44 years to Kristy and enjoys the blessings of his three kids and the seven grandkids in the tribe!
Stick to the Script - Maintaining Peace in the Midst of Chaos
In a world full of chaos and confusion, as women called to represent Christ in our families, on our jobs, and in our communities, we must maintain our peace by daily sticking to the script of God’s word.

Bio: Dale W. Hill is the Founder of ‘For Wives Only, a Fellowship’, fondly known as FWO, to strengthen marriages by helping wives help each other to respect, honor, and encourage their husbands, and to inspire unmarried women to embrace their singleness and prepare for being a wife, not just having a husband. In FWO, lives are being changed, marriages are being rejuvenated, and single women are being taught and encouraged; all to the glory of God.
Grandparenting Grandchildren Who’ve Experienced a Pandemic
Whether connecting by phone, social media, zoom or in person, grandparents have a unique perspective and may see changes in their grandchildren that the parents may have missed in the day-to-day interaction with their kids, like changed personalities, hidden hurts, anxiousness, anger, fear, etc. The list is extensive, especially with the effects of Covid isolation - and children may not be getting the best help they need. How can a grandparent help without interfering and stepping on their children's toes?  Dr. Norman Wright will help us gain understanding of the effects of Covid/mandates and gain wisdom for dealing with the changes of the past two years – for ourselves and for our grandchildren.

Bio: Dr. H. Norman Wright is a Christian Grief & Trauma Therapist and author of more than ninety books.  He has been called on for critical incident debriefings after 9- 11, shootings, natural disasters, etc.   His many experiences as a professor, counselor, researcher, author, widower, and dad of a special needs child have made him tender, wise and a “go to” for practical, personal, powerful help. He realizes how the effects of the pandemic on mental and emotional health and the need to address them. Bryn Edwards has been Dr. Wright’s assistant for ____ years and helps with his research and writing. She will presenting his material in person and Dr. Wright will be present by zoom.