Training Series 2022

Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 10am – 3pm

Hosts: Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry

The purpose of Church of the Resurrection is to build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians. Cultivating a culture of radical hospitality is not only fundamental to any Christian community, it is essential to connecting with non-religious people. In this event, you’ll learn the principles and best practices of exceptional hospitality that are applicable to churches of all sizes, and receive practical tips and tools you can use in your church right away.

You can now purchase access to the On-Demand recording of this event from April 28, 2022. On-Demand access to this event will end on October 28, 2022.


Individual: $49 / Person

Host Site Rate: $445 / 10 People

Event Schedule

April 28, 2022
(Note: All times are Central Time Zone)
10:00 – 11:00 AM CDT Session 1: The Radical Source of Hospitality (Amy Oden)
11:00 – 11:15 AM CDT Break
11:15 – 12:15 PM CDT Session 2: Key Principles and Practices of Exceptional Hospitality (Yvonne Gentile)
12:15 – 12:45 PM CDT Lunch Break
12:45 – 1:45 PM CDT Session 3: BOTH/AND Hospitality: Crafting Intentional Guest Readiness for those In-Person and Online (Jason Moore)
1:45 – 2:00 PM CDT Break
2:00 – 3:00 PM CDT Session 4: Creating a Culture of Hospitality (Debi Nixon)

Yvonne Gentile

Guest Experience & Event Management Lead Director

Before joining our staff in 2011, Yvonne worked in an executive leadership capacity in retail, where she discovered the power of radical hospitality. She is co-author of four books, all published by Abingdon Press:

  • Serving from the Heart: Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service
  • Leadership from the Heart: Learning to Lead with Love & Skill
  • Leadership Essentials: Practical Tools for Leading in the Church
  • The Art of Hospitality: A Practical Guide for a Ministry of Radical Welcome
  • The Greeter and Usher Handbook

Yvonne and her husband Frank have been part of Resurrection since 1996. Together they enjoy movies, road trips, and spending time with family.

Debi Nixon

Executive Director of Donor Development

Debi serves on the Executive Team as the Director of the Resurrection Foundation and Donor Relations. She is passionate about helping others experience the radical love of Jesus through hospitality and about helping others steward their resources and gifts for greatest kingdom impact. She is the author of CATCH: A Churchwide Program for Invitational Evangelism and co-author of The Art of Hospitality: A Practical Guide for a Ministry of Radical Welcome.

Debi and her husband Reed enjoy being at the lake, taking walks, and enjoying time with their two grown children. But if you want to know her true joy…ask about her grandchildren!

Amy Oden

Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality

Dr. Oden is currently teaching for several seminaries. She has served on the faculties of Oklahoma City University, Saint Paul School of Theology and Wesley Theological Seminary where she also served as Dean. Born and raised on the prairies of Oklahoma, Amy has found her spiritual home under the wide-open sky. Her passion is to illuminate ancient Christian voices for wisdom today.

Amy will help us explore the source of hospitality. We tend to think we have to create hospitality. But what if we looked to God’s own welcome as our source?

Jason Moore

Co-Founder, Midnight Oil Productions

Creativity, storytelling and visual communication are evidenced passions of Jason Moore throughout his more than two decades of designing dynamic resources, training, coaching, and consulting for churches of all sizes, styles, and means.

A childhood dream of becoming a Hollywood filmmaker shifted as Jason experienced a call to bring his gifted artistry to the church, joining the Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church staff in the 1990s.

In 2020, as the global pandemic took root, Jason instinctively shifted his work, crafting a series of groundbreaking webinars on hybrid worship design. These trainings, which combine his specialties of church communications, guest readiness and creative worship, provide practical, results-oriented application, and are being utilized across the country in The United Methodist Church, seminaries, and ecumenical groups.

A graduate of The Modern College of Design, Jason is author of 12 books, a frequent keynote speaker, and a sought-after trainer.

His latest book BOTH/AND: Maximizing Hybrid Worship Experiences for In-Person and Online Engagement, a book on how to craft truly hybrid worship experiences is an Amazon Best Seller.

Frequently Asked Questions

The entirety of the conference content will be available for replay by participants for 6 months after the live event ends. With this extended access there is no need to cancel your registration if you find you are unable to participate on the day of the live event. However, if your circumstances change and you no longer wish to have access to the conference content, cancellations for a full refund are accepted through April 15. We are unable to offer a refund after April 15.

Yes. Each registration purchased is intended for one participant. This is on the honor system. We trust if your team intends to watch the conference together that you will purchase a registration for each participant. Each participant needs their own registration with a unique email address to access the virtual platform and for access to the replay of the training session. You will have the opportunity to register multiple participants on one form during registration.

If you have a larger group, you can purchase a Host Site registration for up to 10 people. See details above.

American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa are accepted for this event. Should you need to make other payment arrangements, contact us at

A link to the online event will be emailed to all registered participants a few days prior to the online training session. The platform is simple to access and navigate, and we will provide easy to follow instructions. We do recommend that you check out the platform a day or two prior to the start of the event to get oriented. You do not need to download any special software.

Yes. You will have access to the recording of the event for 6 months through the online platform. You’ll use the same instructions you use to access the live event.

The time zone for this event is Central Daylight Time: Thursday, April 28, 10:00am – 3:00pm CDT (begins 11:00am Eastern/9:00am Mountain/8:00am Pacific).

What People Are Saying

Thank you from a pastor in a rural town who truly appreciates the resources you are offering. Your resources lifted a load from my shoulders in a time when I needed one lifted. Thank you for your kindness; this pastor appreciates it. God bless you.

Brenda T.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We are shifting so much to meet the needs of our community during this time that we have really been stretching our staff resources.  I am so grateful for your willingness to share – not just the content, but also the time it took just to reply (and so quickly!)!  Really, thanks!

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