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Mirroring Your Community: The Gospel According to the Technicolor Church

Mirroring Your Community: The Gospel According to the Technicolor Church

October 15, 2019

Staff from First Baptist Church, Duluth share experiences of leading a church from “traditional” monoethnic programs to a ministry that reaches “every nation, tribe, language and people.” They shared what worked, what did not, and what is still in the process to “love, reach and disciple all people for Jesus.” Speakers: Keith Murdock, Todd Jones, Abioye Tela

The Nations in Your Neighborhood: Interpreting your Community Demographics through a Gospel lens

The Nations in Your Neighborhood: Interpreting your Community Demographics through a Gospel lens

October 10, 2019

This episode will help you discover, understand and engage the diverse people groups in your community. We will explore research tools to examine the demographics in your area, discuss points of connection for engagement with internationals, and provide an overview of gospel-centered resources and processes for disciple-making. There will also be suggestions for next steps to move forward. Speakers: Russ Reaves, John Davenport

Reaching Multicultural Children

Reaching Multicultural Children

October 8, 2019

In this episode, we will discuss how to adapt to the challenges of multicultural children and their families while developing an inclusive, spiritual environment for children to grow in their faith. Speakers: Jan Langston, SoYoung Lee

Reaching Hindus for Christ

Reaching Hindus for Christ

October 3, 2019

This episode includes a brief overview of Hindu belief, rituals and tradition. We must create a sense of urgency among believers to reach Hindus for Jesus and to give practical training for sharing Christ with Hindu neighbors and friends who live in America. Speaker: Charlotte Kumar

Minorities Reaching Minorities

Minorities Reaching Minorities

October 1, 2019

Yesterday’s mission field becomes today’s missions force! This episode highlights how one ethnic minority church reaches other ethnic minority groups. First Korean Baptist Church has been faithfully serving and reaching refugees at Cedar Point Community. You will hear practical examples of how they reach other ethnic minorities for the Kingdom. Speaker: YongCheol Jung

Loving the Foreigner through Immigration Issues

Loving the Foreigner through Immigration Issues

September 26, 2019

This episode focuses on what the Baptist State Convention is doing on the immigration front to assist our churches in loving their neighbors in their various cultural contexts. Speakers: Amaury Santos, Larry Phillips, John Faison

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

September 24, 2019

First Baptist Church, Duluth, a long-time traditional Baptist church, now experiences heaven on Earth by pursuing oneness in worship with its multi-ethnic congregation of 47 nationalities. Live interpretations in Korean, Spanish and Mandarin help ease the differences and difficulties in worshipping with one mind and one voice (Romans 15:6). Dynamic ESL, on the other hand, assists American society and the church in adapting to a multi-ethnic community. Speaker: Seung-hee (Cindy) Rhe

Gospel Conversations

Gospel Conversations

September 19, 2019

Have you ever wanted to have a gospel conversation with someone but had no idea where to begin? “How to Begin Gospel Conversations” leans on best practices for how to have these conversations across various contexts. This episode surveys tools, tips and resources for turning conversations toward the gospel, by drawing from Scripture and stories to help produce solutions. Speaker: Andrew Ivester

Five Congregations, One Location

Five Congregations, One Location

September 17, 2019

In today’s ministry landscape, partnership is the name of the game. Whether renting space to a new church plant or purposefully partnering with an ethnic or language church, congregations of any size and shape can more effectively advance the cause of Christ by opening their facilities to multiple congregations. This episode will explore the positives (and negatives) of these partnerships while making the case for how we can begin to view our facilities as an extension of our God-given mission. Speaker: Tyler Ward

Engaging Your East Asian Neighbor

Engaging Your East Asian Neighbor

September 12, 2019

Asians are the largest and most unreached people group on the planet. By God’s grace, God has brought them to North Carolina. In this episode, you will get to know the culture of Asians (especially East Asians) and how to engage them with the gospel of Christ. Speaker: Sammy Joo

Engaging the Cultures you Want to Reach

Engaging the Cultures you Want to Reach

September 10, 2019

Learn how to connect, create and collaborate with other cultures on a deeper level in order to love and lead them to the Lord. Gain practical skills and biblical approaches to developing deeper relationships. Speaker: Ken Tan

Developing International Church Planting Partnerships

Developing International Church Planting Partnerships

September 5, 2019

First Baptist Church Duluth has developed strategic church planting partnerships with the nations that represent the largest unreached people groups in their local community. In this episode, they share how they partner with evangelical organizations in China, Mexico, Nigeria and India. Speakers: Joe Page, Daniel Kumar

Cultivating Multi-Ethnic Worshipping Communities

Cultivating Multi-Ethnic Worshipping Communities

September 3, 2019

Multi-ethnic worship is about much more than Sunday morning services and songs in different languages. This episode discusses the characteristics of healthy, diverse worshipping communities that are united around Jesus Christ. Speakers: Mark Barneycastle, Jaewoo Kim, Joy Kim

A Biblical Worldview: Cross-Cultural Fellowship and Cross-Cultural Witness in a Cross-Eyed World

A Biblical Worldview: Cross-Cultural Fellowship and Cross-Cultural Witness in a Cross-Eyed World

August 29, 2019

Every culture tries to make sense of the mess we’re in, asking at least two questions: what’s gone wrong and what’s the solution? The unique way a culture answers these questions profoundly shapes how it views the world. This episode explores how the Bible answers these questions and how a biblical worldview enhances cross-cultural fellowship and opens doors to cross-cultural witness. Speaker: Cris Alley

Creating a Renewed Vision for Smaller Churches

Creating a Renewed Vision for Smaller Churches

August 27, 2019

It is easy for churches, especially smaller churches, to remain stagnant as the community changes around them. This episode talks about strategies for smaller churches to create a renewed vision for community engagement. Using these strategies will help you see that being small can be an advantage to engaging the community. Speaker: Danny Estave

Addressing the Poverty of your Community

Addressing the Poverty of your Community

August 22, 2019

Sometimes we are so familiar with something that we don’t even see it anymore. At other times, a need seems so great that we become paralyzed by the feeling of insufficiency. As followers of Jesus, we should never let people fall through the cracks, especially when it comes to people struggling with poverty. This episode offers a fresh look at poverty in North Carolina and how the gospel compels us to care for the often overlooked and frequently forgotten. Speaker: Dan Collison

Cross-Cultural Competence and Interactions

Cross-Cultural Competence and Interactions

August 20, 2019

This episode focuses on how to formulate cross-cultural discussion groups in your church. These groups will provide the impetus for shared ministry and interaction that lowers the fear of awkward interactions. Speaker: Mark Hearn

Cross-Cultural: How to do Mutual Disciple-making

Cross-Cultural: How to do Mutual Disciple-making

August 19, 2019

A growing number of churches have been captured by the vision of every tribe, tongue and nation being represented in their churches. In an effort to promote this kingdom in our churches, the rudimentary elements of what it means to do church and ministry must be reconsidered in light of John’s vision in Revelation 7:9-10. Discipleship is one of those fundamental Christian tasks that we need to reimagine to consider the cultural dynamics that come into play. Speaker: Walter Strickland II

Sharing Christ With Your LGBT Neighbor

Sharing Christ With Your LGBT Neighbor

July 11, 2019

The LGBT lifestyle is a segment of our population that isn’t going away. It represents people who are in great need of a Savior just like all of us. This breakout session will explore the LGBT culture as Meleah Allard shares her own story of her lifestyle as a lesbian, how the gospel brought her freedom and how God has called her back into this culture to minister the love of Jesus Christ. Participants will discover the unique characteristics of those who are part of the LGBT lifestyle, how the gospel can transform anyone who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and how Christians can minister both truth and love through the power of the gospel. Speakers: Meleah Allard & Steve Harris

Singles in Your Neighborhood- More Diverse Than You Think

Singles in Your Neighborhood- More Diverse Than You Think

May 29, 2019

Sadly, when churches say “single adult,” the immediate thought is “not married,” and a host of characteristics and reasons for a single status are given. Yet, single adult women are much more diverse than their marital status, and they aren’t all the same. However, many don’t feel welcome in a church or even that there is a place for them within the body of Christ. This panel discussion will focus on how to reach the growing demographic of “single women” without viewing them as anomalies. Panelists will include a recent college graduate, a working professional who has never been married, a pastor’s wife who works with single adults and a widow. Speakers: Ashley Allen, Molly Lydick, Mary Wallace Wilson, Tabatha Frost

How to Develop a Biblical Leadership Pipeline (Korean)

How to Develop a Biblical Leadership Pipeline (Korean)

April 25, 2019

One of the integral parts in ministry is leadership. In this session, we will discuss biblical leadership and how leadership can be developed and used in the context of Korean churches.

목회에 있어서 가장 중요한 부분 중의 하나가 리더쉽이다. 이 세션에서는 성경적 리더쉽과 한인 교회 상황에서 어떻게 리더쉽을 계발하고 활용할 것인지에 관한 구체적인 내용을 다루고자 한다.

Speaker: Sammy Joo

Operation Reach: Who Is My Neighbor?

Operation Reach: Who Is My Neighbor?

April 23, 2019

This breakout session will introduce a practical training opportunity to assist churches in identifying unreached and unengaged population clusters in our communities. Learn more about the people in our local communities who are and are not being engaged with the gospel. Discover where new works may be needed to ensure that all people in our state are being reached. Hear from a church planting consultant and an associational missionary about the effectiveness of an Operation Reach event. Speakers: Mark Gray, Ralph Garay, Eric Cook

Who Is My Neighbor? Understanding Pockets of Lostness

Who Is My Neighbor? Understanding Pockets of Lostness

April 18, 2019

North Carolina has 250 identified pockets of lostness. Think of a pocket of lostness as a gospel desert — a small geographic area with a large percentage of lost people. This session will show where pockets of lostness are located, explore why they exist and introduce the steps your church can take to eradicate lostness in North Carolina’s gospel deserts. Speaker: Cris Alley

The ‘Why’ of Revitalization

The ‘Why’ of Revitalization

April 16, 2019
A Biblical Basis for Church Revitalization - Simple church survival is not a proper motivation for revitalization. Speaker: Sandy Marks
Walking with Our Neighbors in Hard Times

Walking with Our Neighbors in Hard Times

April 11, 2019

Sometimes reaching our neighbors with the gospel is hard because life can be messy. How can we reach a woman with the gospel when her life seems to be falling apart and we have grown weary? This breakout session will focus on biblical and practical ideas for reaching our neighbors and finding encouragement from God’s Word for staying the course. Speaker: Meredith Snoddy

Using Sunday School and Small Groups to Impact Our Neighbors

Using Sunday School and Small Groups to Impact Our Neighbors

April 9, 2019

Is your Sunday School or small group stuck in a rinse and repeat mode? In this breakout session, we will look at both theoretical and practical steps to turn Sunday School and small groups from an inward focus to an outwardly focused missional mindset. Come learn how to bring unchurched neighbors into biblical community. Speakers: Rick Hughes & Jeff Holder

Understanding the Impact of Various Worldviews on Our neighbors

Understanding the Impact of Various Worldviews on Our neighbors

April 4, 2019

While everyone lives or works in a neighborhood, not everyone lives with their neighborhood. If Christians are going to minister in our neighborhoods, we must understand the impact of various worldviews on our neighborhoods and learn to love our neighbors with the truth as we minister to their needs. Understanding worldviews is an important aspect of successful discipleship. Speaker: Scott Thompson

The Soul Winner’s Pulpit

The Soul Winner’s Pulpit

April 2, 2019

Evangelistic preaching is a priority of our pulpit ministry, but personal witnessing often escapes us. The embers of your pulpit ministry will stay lit to the degree that you, as a pastor and church leader, continue on the hot trail of personal witnessing. Join us as we discuss practical ways to complement personal witnessing and pulpit evangelism. Speaker: Daniel Dickard

Multifamily Housing Part 1: Engaging Our Neighbors

Multifamily Housing Part 1: Engaging Our Neighbors

March 26, 2019

Hear the stories of several churches who are strategically and faithfully engaging their neighbors in multifamily housing communities, loving them well, sharing the gospel relationally, making disciples and starting gospel communities. Speakers: K.O. Grissett, Joe Maye, Brian Norris

Cutting Through the Slew

Cutting Through the Slew

March 21, 2019

Attendees will learn and discuss what the apostle Paul calls the “elementary principles of the world.” We will seek to understand how this phrase describes basic human motivation, discern its relevance for disciple-making and learn how to apply the gospel to what we discover. Speaker: Josh Reed