CCN Lending Library

Church Communication Network - Seminars By Satellite

MichiganUB is dedicated to equipping and resourcing our congregations.

One of the methods we explored was providing live seminars by satellite from CCN. Each seminar is available on DVD with an accompanying CD-Rom that has all the support materials needed for the seminar. Your church can check out a seminar for a nominal cost (to cover shipping). Thanks to our partners in this endevor, Crossroads Church, Charlotte, MI, for handling the library and lending operation, and hosting live seminars throughout the coming year.

To borrow one of the prerecorded seminars our license requires you to be a member church of MichiganUB.

New seminars become available on a regular basis. Check back and see what's been added!

10 Essentials of Highly Healthy Children

Run Time: 1.5 hrs
Empower parents to better understand their children's health - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Focus on the Family's Dr. Walter Larimore - a noted author, speaker, and medical expert will equip parents and help them create a practical and realistic plan to improve and nurture their children to highly healthy living.
Speaker(s): Dr. Walter Larimore
Air Date: Jan. 29, 2004

Awakening to the New Reality

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
A Postmodern Ministry: Discover exciting new ways to reach the next generation for Christ.
Air Date: May 6, 2003
Speaker(s): Neil Cole, Brian McLaren

Battle for Marriage

Run Time: 1.5 hrs
The Battle for Marriage will educate and motivate Christians ramifications of the Massachusetts ruling concerning same-sex marriages. Give your congregation the knowledge they needed to be "salt" in their communities as the battle for marriage continues nationwide.
Air Date: May 23,2004
Speaker(s): Dr. James Dobson, Chuck Colson, Wellington Boone

Boundaries In Relationships

Run Time: 6 hrs
Bringing "Boundaries Into Your Relationships". A practical seminar where you will learn the principles for setting healthy boundaries that have empowered millions to build a deeper connection with God, improve their relationships and gain control of their lives. (Includes an all-new section from Dr. Cloud's newest book Boundaries: Face to Face)
Air Date: Nov. 22, 2003
Speaker(s): Dr. Henry Cloud

Being a Leader, Being a Servant

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
The Calling: In association with Leadership Journal. How to balance the demands of leadership with the calling to servant hood.
Air Date: Nov. 13, 2003
Speaker(s): Leith Anderson, Erwin McManus. Marshall Shelly

Beyond the Box

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
In Church leadership, thinking outside the box is better! A Seminar to help you move-outside and beyond.
Air Date: Sept 25, 2003
Speaker(s): Bill Easum, Bob Roberts

Bringing Up Boys

Run Time: 1.5 hrs
Practical advise and encouragement for parents, teachers, and others involved in shaping the next generation of men. Based on Dr. Dobson's book and new video series, Bringing Up Boys.
Air Date: Sept 9, 2003
Speaker(s): Dr. James Dobson

Case for Christmas

Run Time: 2 hrs
At Christmastime, we celebrate the birth of a baby more than 2000 years ago. But how much of the Christmas story is fact...and how much is fiction? Best-selling author Lee Strobel looks at all the evidence at this special holiday outreach broadcast.
Air Date: Dec.7, 2003
Speaker(s): Lee Strobel

Case for Easter

Run Time: 1.5 hrs
At Easter time, churches look for ways to reach out to the spiritually interested in their communities. In this turnkey outreach event that looks at the evidence supporting the Easter story. Lee Strobel will explore the resurrection of Jesus in depth.
Air Date: April 4, 2004
Speaker(s): Lee Strobel

Commit to your Master

Run Time: 2 hrs
Beyond All Limits 2: Gather your church leadership to be inspired, challenged, encouraged, and equipped to maximize ministry and improve the effectiveness of Great Commission strategies.
Air Date: Jan. 21, 2004
Speaker(s): Richard Bronnke, Bill Bright, Vonnette Bright, James O. Davis
Mel Gibson, Dr. James Kennedy, John Maxwell

Confrontation in the Small Group Setting

Run Time: 1.5 hrs
Part of the Groups That Grow series. Presented in conjunction with Answers for Life. Discover the healing power of confrontation; learn how your group can be one where people speak and receive the truth that heals.
Air Date: Aug. 21, 2003
Speaker(s): Dr. Henry Cloud


Run Time: 6 hrs
Elevate the premier event of the year for the next generation of leaders in your church. Featuring practical teaching and testimonies from leaders in media, the marketplace, ministry, and politics. Elevate provides the inspiration, tools, and ability to discover Gods unique mission for their lives. Help empower the young leaders of your church to become difference-makers for Christ in the place God has called them to serve.
Air Date: Jan. 24, 2004
Speaker(s): Peggy Wehmeyer, Josh McDowell, Victoria Jackson, Kirk Cameron, Janet Parshall, Bob Reccord

Every Man's Challenge

Featuring the authors of the Best-selling Every Man Series, Steve Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, Kenny Luck, and Shannon Etheridge. This program is for every man in every congregation and is designed to help them confront the unique challenges that men face - the challenge of developing a deep spiritual life, the challenge of sexual purity, and the challenge of building an intimate marriage.
Air Date: April 24, 2004
Speaker(s): Steve Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, Kenny Luck, Shannon Etheridge

Evolution of the Small Group Leader

Run Time: 3 hrs
Part of the GROUPS THAT GROW series. Explore the journey of the small group leader and the process of being a small group leader who leads well and changes lives.
Air Date: Oct. 16, 2003
Speaker(s): Dr. Henry Cloud

Good Sense Budgeting Course

Run Time: 6 hrs
Participant Guides Required. Provide your entire congregation with the practical tools needed to find financial freedom! Help people get the New Year started with sound biblical principles at this hands-on budget course.
Air Date: Feb. 21, 2004
Speaker(s): Dick Towner

Good Sense Stewardship

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
Develop a plan to help your congregation discover financial freedom.
Air Date: Aug. 26, 2003
Speaker(s): Dick Towner

Innovation and Risk-Taking in Leadership

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
Develop bold leadership to build the church in the world.
Air Date: June 19, 2003
Speaker(s): Michael Slaughter, Larry Osborne, George Barna

Lead Like Jesus 2

Run Time: 7 hrs
Join today's top leadership experts from the world of business and ministry as they show you how to lead like Jesus. Lead Like Jesus will equip you, your church, and your community with the motivation, the mindset, and the methods you need to emulate the greatest leader the world has ever known and become the servant leader God has called you to be.
Air Date: April 29, 2004
Speaker(s): Ken Blanchard, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Dan Cathy
Marjorie Dorr, Tami Heim, Ken Melrose, Laurie Beth Jones

Leading From Your Strengths

Run Time: 3 hrs
Program leaders help you and your staff, elders, and ministry leaders learn to blend relational styles. You'll investigate, understand, and learn to blend unique interpersonal relationship styles and strengths to develop a dynamic, cohesive ministry team that will transform your church and allow you to more effectively impact your community for Christ. All while having fun doing so.
Air Date: Jan. 15, 2004
Speaker(s): Dr. John Trent, Eric Tooker, Rodney Cox

Ministry Mistakes

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
Failure doesn't have to be fatal. Learn how mistakes can become a catalyst for growth.
Air Date: Oct. 7, 2003
Speaker(s): Gordon MacDonald, Doug Murren, Matt Hannan, George Barna

Multicultural Ministry

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
(Part of Leadership Network's Church innovation Series) Finding Your Churches' Unique Rhythm. Transitioning a church from a single culture to a multicultural ministry is not easy, but it is well worth it. Dr. David Anderson says multiculturalism is not a trend - it's a reality. In this seminar, we'll explore some of the moves and grooves that occur when a church is committed to issues of race, reconciliation, and multicultural relationships.
Air Date: May 6, 2004
Speaker(s): Dr. David Anderson


Run Time: 1.5 hrs
(In partnership with Focus on the Family's Young Families) Best selling author John Trent helps parents understand the unique personalities of each family member. In addition, parents will discover a plan of action for building healthier relationships within the family based on these individual personalities.
Air Date: Mar. 25, 2004
Speaker(s): Dr. John Trent

Pastor's Professional Life

Run Time: 1.5 hrs
Pastoral work takes a certain skill set. Yet beyond seminary how do you maintain your professional skills? Join H. B. London ("pastor to pastor"). Dr. Larry Mercer, and a panel of experts as they help you develop your skills as a ministry professional.
Run Time: April 22, 2004
Speaker(s): H.B. London, Dr. Larry Mercer, Paul Nelson

Pastor's Spiritual Life

Run Time: 1.5 hrs
Every pastor knows the pain of feeling disconnected from Christ. Or just going through the motions while attempting to lead and serve the church. How do you stay fresh and alive spiritually while living under the intense pressure of public ministry? Join the pastor's pastor, H. B. London and Dr. Henry Cloud as they offer encouragement and practical solutions for the unique challenges of maintaining a healthy and growing spiritual life in the midst of everyday ministry.
Air Date: Feb. 5, 2004
Speaker(s): H.B. London, Dr. Henry Cloud, Mark Buchanan

Principles and Practicalities of Alpha

Run Time: 5.75 hrs
An overview of the acclaimed Alpha Course, used by churches worldwide to introduce people to the basics of the Christian faith.
Air Date: Oct. 24, 20003
Speaker(s): Nicky Gumbel

Seekers Uncensored

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
You hear a lot about seekers... but do you know what they think about in terms of the world, the church, Jesus? Join evangelism experts Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg as they interview a panel of seekers at various stages of their spiritual journeys.
Air Date: Mar. 4, 2004
Speaker(s): Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg

Sharing The Dream

Run Time: 2 hrs
Vision casting and volunteer recruiting in children's ministry. Every children's ministry faces a constant challenge to recruit volunteers. Success requires a bold vision - one that you are wild about - and wisdom on how to make it a reality. In this broadcast, Sue Miller shares the secrets to strong vision casting in children's ministry, whether you need five or five hundred volunteers. You'll learn the essential components of a compelling messing and the most effective message strategy for different groups in your church.
Air Date: May 22, 2004
Speaker(s): Sue Miller

Simply Strategic Stuff

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
Help for leaders drowning in the details of running a church. You could write a book on the things they didn't teach you in seminary about leading and managing a church. Well now someone has! Join Tim Stevens and Tony Morgan from Granger Community Church, co-authors of "Simply Strategic Stuff", as they equip you with the basic principles and skills that will empower you to perform the administrative details of pasturing with ease AND enthusiasm!
Air Date: May 20,2004
Speaker(s): Tim Stevens, Tony Morgan

Think Like Jesus

Run Time: 1.75 hrs
Make the right decision every time. Facing the tough decisions in our life or ministry? This practical seminar features will-known author and researcher George Barna. This is designed to help every member of your congregation learn how to think like Jesus when making life's decisions.
Air Date: Feb. 14, 2004
Speaker(s): George Barna

Why God Uses Some People More Than Others

Run Time: 2.5 hrs
God specializes in using ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Bring all your "ordinary" leaders to this seminar to learn the keys to becoming extraordinary leaders for God!
Air Date: Oct. 28, 2003
Speaker(s): Chip Ingram
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