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Breakout Sessions

Thursday Schedule 11:45 am - 12:45 pm CST

Old School Church in a New School WayJohn F. HannahVirtual Breakout Room

The pandemic altered our lives in ways we never expected. Offices and schools closed. Jobs were lost, and churches were decreed to close their doors and explore new ways to reach people when they needed it most.

The church has been called to adjust, and it is critical that instead of veering away from the change, we lean in and embrace the new normal of a COVID-19 world.

Join Pastor John Hannah for this insightful dialogue on how the church can unite in isolation and reach the world in new and innovative ways while still maintaining the traditionalism of discipleship.

Actions Speak Louder than WordsModerator: Cynthia Marshall, Hattie HillVirtual Breakout Room

In today’s new normal, corporate talk has become cheap. Employees, customers, and partners now expect corporate leaders to respond – with action and impact – to issues that affect our communities, such as education, criminal justice, health care, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In this session, the CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, Cynt Marshall, will moderate a panel featuring leading women in business, including President and CEO of the T.D. Jakes Foundation Hattie Hill and several others. Learn how these corporate leaders ensure that they are "walking the talk" and allowing their actions to speak louder than words.

Boundless ServiceModerator: Antar Muhammad, James Teague, Roger Haley, Odell Dickerson Jr., Jessica TaylorVirtual Breakout Room

This past year, 2020, was a drastic reminder that life, as we’re accustomed to it, is never guaranteed. Meeting in person has been deemed detrimental to our health and lives, and we’ve had to find new and innovative ways to complete day-to-day tasks that once seemed so simple and mundane.

Join Antar Muhammad, the executive coordinator for Bishop T.D. Jakes and his dynamic panel for an illuminating conversation that will delve into the ways you can achieve optimal effectiveness in your business or ministry. Learn how to remove the lines of limitations in a world that’s been turned upside down and transform your boundaries into a boundless service.

From Ministry to Mainstream: How to Create an Effective Strategy to Reach all AudiencesModerator: Dr. Oscar Williams, David Steward II, Carl Reed, Terry Baker, Justin Savage, Ayoka LawsonVirtual Breakout Room

Faith-based media has secured its place in the mainstream market, introducing viewers to new stories and creating an entry point for emerging artists. Writers, producers, directors, actors, and others have taken their ministries to both the small and silver screens and found innovative ways to reach an entirely new audience.

Join Dr. Oscar Williams, the executive director of music and fine arts at The Potter’s House, and a panel of film, television, and media powerhouses as they examine how Hollywood is embracing faith-based media. They will expound on the avenues of creating revenue through film, licensing, animation, and music, and the strategies and methods for creating a pipeline to reach the mainstream audience.

Thursday Schedule 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm CST

Get Your Head In the CloudsModerator: Lance Goudy, Kesha WilliamsVirtual Breakout Room

Technology has been the primary source of communication and productivity in these unusual times. From cloud services to artificial intelligence to streaming, companies and organizations have utilized a plethora of tools to simplify their operations and provide quality services to their consumers or congregations.

Join the director of information of technology at The Potter’s House, Lance Goudy, for an essential discussion on cloud-based technologies and how to use them effectively to elevate your business or organization.

Investing for the Long TermModerator: Frank Dyer, Valerie Mosley, Jason BrantleyVirtual Breakout Room

The global pandemic introduced an economic downfall that sent panic waves across the nation.

How can individuals, businesses, and churches practice a level of financial preparedness that will provide the security necessary to survive a global and economic crisis? One word: Invest.

Join us for an illuminating discussion that will provide tips, tools, and practical ideas for investing on every level. Whether you’re investing $10 or $10,000, this session will illustrate how anyone can unlock financial security in this new era.

A Lady FirstMrs. Serita JakesVirtual Breakout Room

“Being a female is a matter of birth; being a woman is a matter of age, but being a Lady is a matter of choice.”

Join Mrs. Serita Jakes for a powerful session geared toward the Lady in every woman. Whether you are a first lady, pastor, or CEO, this session will speak to the heart of the woman who wears a variety of hats, especially during these most challenging times.

"I was taught that when you visit a king, rather than expect a gift, one should bring one to lay at his feet. This is my most valuable possession in the world. It is my past, my present, and my future. And all of it is yours."

– Mrs. Serita Jakes

Friday Schedule 11:45 am - 12:45 pm CST

How to Win with a FewGeorge BloomerVirtual Breakout Room

In a world rooted in excess, COVID-19 has transformed the way we look at our resources.

Millions have faced significant cutbacks in finances, with their staff members and congregations, and so much more. In some way or another, we’ve all had to learn how to do a lot with a little.

Join best-selling author, pastor, and renowned speaker Bishop Bloomer as he expounds on the best ways to stretch beyond limitations and make a global impact with minimal resources.

Leading the Family from Behind Bars: Reentry and Fatherhood in a Post-Pandemic EraModerator: Tina Naidoo, Eugene Schneeberg, Kenneth Braswell, Louis ReedVirtual Breakout Room

For both the formerly incarcerated and their families, reentering society has its difficulties. While one must learn new ways to welcome and support their newly released loved one, the other must adapt to a life outside of prison walls. This past year introduced a new and complicated layer to the process—adjusting to a society transformed by COVID-19.

In this power-packed session, a panel of four of the nation’s leading experts in criminal justice reform and families impacted by incarceration will discuss some of the most pressing issues facing our country and how to effectively support families and returning citizens in this new and unusual era.

The Way Out is Up; It’s Time for an UpgradeModerator: Beverly Robinson, T Cedric Brown, Marjorie Duncan, Funmi OgutugaVirtual Breakout Room

Executive administrators are the bridges for their organizations. They are catchalls for information and often called to fill many gaps in their departments. However, as important as support staff members are to their companies, with the current economic downfall, layoffs, and financial despair, many have faced a daunting question, "What’s next?"

Join Beverly Robinson, the executive administrator to Bishop T.D. Jakes and an esteemed panel of administrative professionals for this enlightening session. They will reveal the guide to upgrading your mindset and resources, unleash the keys to overcoming the fear of change, and give you the tools to get from where you are to where you’re headed.

This is How We Do itModerator: Dr. Oscar Williams, TPH Music & Fine Arts, Tim Bowman Jr., Aaron LindseyVirtual Breakout Room

Join The Potter’s House arts and music team for a first-hand look at the ways they’ve adjusted their roles and functionality in a COVID-19 world.

This panel will feature Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning songwriters and producers and lauded choreographers and musicians who will share their perspectives on the conceptualization, execution, and postproduction of a top-tier creative experience. They will also discuss the current trends in worship and creative arts and how they can be implemented by ministries and creative departments of all sizes.

Friday Schedule 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm CST

Safety and Security Risk ManagementModerator: Don Simmons, Nicole Wood, Marcus ColemanVirtual Breakout Room

Safety and security are evolving processes based on known and unknown circumstances, much like the COVID-19 pandemic. It is critical that churches and businesses, no matter the size, implement solid strategies to effectively manage the risks and keep their organizations, congregations, or consumers safe.

Join Donald Simmons, the executive director of security at The Potter’s House, as he explains how organizations can evolve from obsolete processes to best practices and establish foundational readiness to prepare for future threats and overcome unexpected security challenges.

Breaking the Fourth Wall: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at all Things TechnicalTPH Production & TelevisionVirtual Breakout Room

Join The Potter’s House T.V. and Production department as they pull back the curtain and reveal the ins and outs of bringing an event to life. This unique, documentary-style session will journey through their process of building a successful production strategy that effectively executes the vision of the client.

Whether it’s a worship service, a special day for a loved one, or a global leadership conference, learn how to create an enthralling experience that completely captivates the audience.

Sponsorship SessionTBDVirtual Breakout Room


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