This year's event featured Rev. Michael Beck, author of Fresh Expressions in a Digital Age: How the Church Can Prepare for a Post Pandemic World and Contextual Intelligence: Unlocking the Ancient Secret to Mission on the Front Lines.
Bi-District Training Day was online only in 2022, and we've got a great lineup for you. Our Keynote Speaker, Rev. Michael Beck offered three live sessions on January 15. Those sessions and all pre-recorded content are available to All-Access Pass holders until July 15, 2022.
On January 15 (and beyond) you will access all of the BDTD content (live webinars, live Zoom lunch sessions, and prerecorded workshops) through this website. Just come back right here and participate in the conference.
We made you a video that walks through how to watch workshops and the event's live sessions from this point forward. They are now considered REPLAYS and will be found on the site in the Replay area.
If you are looking for a longer explanation of all things BDTD, we made a video that explains everything you need to know from how to log in to how to find your sessions to how to get handouts to finding the lunch session Zoom links and more.
You must be registered in order to access the workshops on January 15 and beyond. REGISTER HERE.
When you walk through the registration process, the system will require you to select the workshops you'd like to attend or view. Please note that you can choose as many as you'd like. (The system even offers an easy 'select all' checkbox that allows you to pick everything at once.)
Learn more about planning your day in this video.
Curious about how to get to your workshops and participate in Bi-District Training Day on January 15 and beyond? Watch the video below for a detailed explanation of how to fully participate in BDTD2022!
We've added chapter markers (desktop users will see them as blue dots on the video play bar) to help you skip to the pieces of information that you need to answer the questions you have.
Our Keynote Speaker is Michael Beck is a pastor, professor, and author. He came to faith as a street-kid, redeemed by Jesus from a life of incarceration and addiction. Michael and wife Jill are co-pastors of Wildwood and St Marks UMCs, as well as a network of thirteen fresh expressions gathering in tattoo parlors, dog parks, burrito joints, and digital spaces. Michael also serves as the Cultivator of Fresh Expressions Florida, Director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United Seminary, and Director of ReMissioning for Fresh Expressions US. He is the author of six books. Michael helps church leaders across the globe follow Jesus in new and exciting ways.
Michael Beck will speak at 9:00 a.m. for our Keynote Address (Contextual Intelligence: Unlocking The Ancient Secret to Mission on the Frontlines)
He will also speak live at 10:15 a.m. (One Intelligence to Serve Them All), and at 12:45 p.m. (Contextual Intelligence Framework).
All other workshops are prerecorded. We will offer five Lunchtime Zoom Discussions for those who want to see, connect with, and talk to others as part of their day.
All of the sessions by Michael Beck as well as all additional workshops are available until July 15 (with an All-Access Pass).
This event is choose-your-own-adventure style, meaning you can customize your experience to fit your schedule and your ministry.
Rev. Michael Beck, Keynote Speaker
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION -- Contextual Intelligence: Unlocking The Ancient Secret to Mission on the Frontlines
One Intelligence to Serve Them All
Contextual Intelligence Framework
This year our event will once again be ONLINE ONLY. The event will take place right here on this website and you can participate from the comfort of your home. We walk you through the website in this video.
This year we have two different ticket types.
All-Access Pass: Our All-Access Pass costs $50 and gives you access to all BDTD2021 content until July 15, 2022. We've got TONS of content available to All-Access Pass holders--including replays of the 3 live sessions with Michael Beck and all 55 of the prerecorded workshops. You can purchase an All-Access Pass any time between now and July 14, 2022.
Day-Of Pass: For $30 participants have access to all three live webinars with Michael Beck as well as 24 hours with all of our content.
Because the experience is so customizable using this virtual platform, each ticket must be purchased individually. Every ticket is linked to a specific email address and each ticket corresponds to the 'schedule' (the list of workshops) as selected by the purchaser and that person's unique ID. The system will not take team registrations.
If you are a high school, college, or seminary student contact us for details.
There are a number of ways to learn about the workshops being offered at BDTD2022.
• You can visit the Schedule page and see a list of all BDTD workshops.
• You can visit the Category page and see a list of all BDTD categories or 'tracks' and learn more about the workshops being offered in each category.
• You can visit the Speakers page and learn about who is offering their time and talents at this year's event.
First, you will need to REGISTER. When you register you will select your ticket type (Day-Of or All-Access) and then you will select which workshops you want to attend. After you register, you will receive an email with information.
The Keynote session begins at 9:00 a.m. on Jan 15. Prerecorded Workshops will go live at 10:15 a.m. on January 15.
We are offering five Zoom Lunch Sessions where attendees can gather via Zoom Meeting in order to see each other, talk to one another, and have conversation around a particular topic.
To participate in a Zoom Lunch Session this year, you need to select it when you choose your workshops during the registration process.
Each Zoom lunch session will cover a different topic and you will only be able to attend one Zoom Lunch Session as they run concurrently from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Lunch Session Topics:
Those who attend all three live sessions with Michael Beck (Keynote at 9 and then workshops at 10:15 and 12:45) AND read his book: "Contextual Intelligence - Unlocking the Ancient Secret to Mission on the Front Lines" will qualify for .5 CEU credit. Be sure to mark your request for CEU credit during the registration process.
If you get stuck or need help, we are happy to assist you. You can email us at NoVaDistricts@vaumc.org or call the Bi-District Office at (703) 820-7200.
We couldn't be more excited about our lineup. Which workshops will you be checking out?