On Friday afternoon (1pm – 5pm) during Ordination & Commissioning, we will be hosting EQUIP: Corps Leadership Training Sessions.
We are fortunate to be joined by a world-class lineup of speakers and leaders who will be guiding us through these sessions!
PLEASE NOTE: Kids Meetings (Childcare) is available during the sessions, but you must attend the sessions to be eligible.


Lauren Hanson  || Lauren Hansen, M.Ed., is passionate about young adults being set on fire by the love of Jesus through the intergenerational church family. You can find her leading workshops, equipping churches, and helping to pioneer Fusion USA, a ministry that equips churches to welcome, reach and disciple college students. She is also the author of Strangers on The Way: Finding God Through the People We Meet. When she’s not writing or speaking, Lauren enjoys having impromptu living room dance parties with her large extended family in Chicago. You can learn more about Fusion USA and your part in the college student mission story by visiting www.fusionusa.us.

Key Ministry

Catherine Boyle || Catherine Boyle serves as Mental Health Ministry Director for Key Ministry. Prior to joining Key Ministry, Catherine helped start two different ministries serving individuals with mental health needs, in part based on her own experiences with anorexia, bulimia, depression and anxiety. Prior to her ministry work, Catherine was an executive in a large US bank. Catherine is married and has two adult children.

Beth Golik || Beth Golik is the Operations Director for Key Ministry, an organization that provides knowledge, innovation, and experience to the worldwide church as it ministers to and with families of kids with disabilities. She hosts Key Ministry’s monthly Idea Share and the Disability Ministry Video Roundtable for church leaders across the country and is a co-host for Key Ministry: The Podcast. Beth also serves as the Director of Disability Engagement at Bay Presbyterian Church in suburban Cleveland.


  • 1:00pm | Welcome and Worship
    1:45pm | Workshops 1
    1. Church and Students: Why the local church needs to be at the heart of reaching university students and how you can be a part of the story
    2. Disability Inclusion Is Not a Silo Ministry – Disability inclusion is not a church program; it’s a mindset. How can we share the vision with our church leadership, the congregation and out into the community?
    2:45pm | Break
    3:00pm | Main Speaker (Jim Cymbala)
    4:10pm | Workshops 2
    1. Prep for College: 360° Preparation for Starting College
    2. Why Church is Hard for People with Mental Health Struggles – and Practical Strategies to Help Your Church Welcome Families – In this session, learn about common mental health conditions, common barriers to participation in church life, and practical strategies that any sized church can do to welcome individuals and families with mental illness.
    5:00pm | Dismissal