Debbie has served with the Stadia team for nine years and is the Director of Spouse & Family Support. With 30+ years of ministry experience she has conducted numerous workshops and seminars throughout the United States. Church planting has always been a part of the DNA of the Jones family. She and her husband Tom planted two churches. Debbie understands the vital role that a spouse plays in starting a new church. She founded a ministry for Stadia called Bloom! The passion of Bloom is to provide care and support to Stadia's church planting spouses by providing inspiration, encouragement and leadership development. Debbie and her team keep very busy connecting 150+ spouses across the United States.

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Workshop Session 1: Challenges and Blessings Married Couples Face as They Answer the Call to Plant a Church
This session will deal with how we navigated the challenges of doing ministry together for over 30+ years, starting two churches, raising a family, leading Stadia and serving in our own "sweet spot" as well as being partners in the gospel. What boundaries are important to protect your marriage, family, and ministry? What are important traditions to establish? How to work hard and play hard. What does it look like to model a healthy marriage and family when in the spotlight of ministry? Spend an hour learning specific ways to keep your marriage, family and staff healthy!
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 321/323/327

Workshop Session 4: Leading the Next Generation of Female Leaders
In this era of church multiplication movement, what are you doing to raise up the next generation of leaders in your church? What can you do to empower up-and-coming leaders? Whether you lead staff, small groups, children's ministries, worship, women's ministry and especially in your own family, come learn from a panel who are currently planting churches as they give practical ways to elevate leaders to DREAM BIG for God! This workshop will give you tons of ideas from leaders who are in the trenches of church planting!
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 356

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