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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

2019 Prayer Conference- Saturday Evening Message

2019 Prayer Conference- Saturday Evening Message

March 20, 2019

The Prayer Conference provides a rich environment for God to speak to His people as they gather to seek Him for revival and spiritual awakening. Saturday evening speaker: Mr. Richard Owen Roberts.

2019 Prayer Gathering - Friday Evening Message

2019 Prayer Gathering - Friday Evening Message

March 20, 2019

The Prayer Conference provides a rich environment for God to speak to His people as they gather to seek Him for revival and spiritual awakening. Friday night speaker: Mr. Richard Owen Roberts.

Loving Our Neighbors Who Struggle with Addiction

Loving Our Neighbors Who Struggle with Addiction

March 19, 2019

North Carolina has a segment of its population that few pastors and churches are equipped to engage with the gospel, and this population is growing at an alarming rate — individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. This breakout session will provide participants with a greater understanding of this growing segment of our population, a system to respond to addicts and their families that reach out to your church for help, as well as other resources to help you assist those struggling with addiction. Speaker: Matthias “Matty” Ponce-de-Leon

Loving Our Neighbor in the Context of Discipleship

Loving Our Neighbor in the Context of Discipleship

March 14, 2019

During this session, we will discuss how to love our neighbors in the context of discipleship by addressing the biblical texts of Luke 10:25- 37, John 15:7-10 and 1 John 2:1-6. We will answer three questions: Who is my neighbor? What does loving and discipling my neighbor mean? And how do I disciple them? Speaker: Josh Malek

Making Disciples on the College Campus

Making Disciples on the College Campus

March 13, 2019

Our culture is rapidly changing, and there is nowhere this is more evident than on the college campus. Hear from the Baptist State Convention’s Collegiate Partnerships Team about the current North Carolina collegiate landscape and how your church can be part of impacting lostness on the college campus. Speaker: Darrick Smith

Equipping Parents to Be Confident Disciple-Makers in Today’s Culture

Equipping Parents to Be Confident Disciple-Makers in Today’s Culture

March 13, 2019

Many parents have busy schedules which makes discipling their children difficult. What if you and your church could come alongside parents to equip them to be confident disciple-makers? Despite the hectic pace of everyday life, this training makes disciple-making in the home natural and easy. Come learn how you can equip the parents of your congregation to be confident disciple-makers. Speaker: Mark Smith

How to Develop a Group Strategy that Engages People Outside of Church

How to Develop a Group Strategy that Engages People Outside of Church

March 13, 2019

The assumption of most church programming is “People go to church and when they go to church, we want them to come to ours.” However, evidence indicates that this is no longer true. Learn how to connect with people who are far from God and help them take their first steps to follow Jesus. Speaker: Jay McGuirk

Christ and the Clash of Converging Cultures

Christ and the Clash of Converging Cultures

March 13, 2019

How do believers and churches engage culture with the gospel and how do they navigate conflicts inherent in converging cultures? This session will help you better understand the impact of culture to the mission of God and the implications for evangelism and disciple-making. Speaker: James Weddington

Loving Our Neighbors through Baptist Immigration Services

Loving Our Neighbors through Baptist Immigration Services

March 13, 2019

Learn the biblical basis for why you should engage the immigrants among you as well as practical ways that you can make disciples of the foreigners the Lord is bringing to your doorsteps. Speakers: Antonio Santos & Larry Phillips

Compelled by the Gospel to Love People and Hate Sin

Compelled by the Gospel to Love People and Hate Sin

March 13, 2019

In a culture that increasingly calls what is evil good and what is good evil, we must learn to engage unbelievers with love. As disciple-makers, we must understand that it is unloving to fail to address sin. Loving others requires confronting their sinfulness. Speaker: Jeff Holder

The Church in a Community of Clashing Culture

The Church in a Community of Clashing Culture

March 13, 2019

Gospel-centered, biblical preaching and teaching is a necessary element of a robust disciple-making strategy. Disciple-making requires more than good preaching and teaching, but it must include it. We will examine Scripture, case studies and contemporary research as we explore this topic. Speaker: Russ Reaves

How to Connect with Neighbors Who Are Different from You

How to Connect with Neighbors Who Are Different from You

March 13, 2019

Oftentimes we ask people to connect with Jesus, and we haven’t even connected with them. Experience a highly participatory, active and fun session to learn the first step of connecting with your neighbor to build a loving relationship. Also, learn how you can be trained to teach “The Six Stages of Cultural Mastery” to leaders in your church. Speakers: Ken Tan & Neal Eller

Basic Tools for Gospel Conversations

Basic Tools for Gospel Conversations

March 13, 2019

There are a million ways to get into a gospel conversation, but the question is: Do you know what to do once you are in one? In this session, you will gain practical tools both to share and train others in telling your story and God’s story competently, confidently and humbly. You will also spend time practicing in the session. Speaker: Caleb Sprinkle

Millennial Parents: Understanding, Equipping and Empowering

Millennial Parents: Understanding, Equipping and Empowering

March 13, 2019

Millennials have broken the mold on the priority of church attendance. We will explore what makes millennials different from previous generations and what your church can do to understand, equip and empower millennial parents as disciples who make disciples. Speaker: Cheryl Markland

How Technology is Distracting the Family

How Technology is Distracting the Family

March 13, 2019

Are you perplexed with the impact of smartphones? Do you find yourself competing with texts and social media? With all the competing voices, how do you guide your child and build foundations for faith? This session will help you answer questions like these about technology, culture, and the family. Speaker: Merrie Johnson

Discipling the Whole Person: A Guide to Living and Thinking Well in the Real World

Discipling the Whole Person: A Guide to Living and Thinking Well in the Real World

March 13, 2019

If we have been commissioned to make disciples by teaching them everything that Christ has commended and the greatest commandment is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, what kind of implications does this have for our discipleship process? Join us for a conversation on how these two commands work together and how to move towards a discipleship process that shepherds the whole person unto life in Christ. Speaker: Yana Conner

Immigration is a Gospel Issue

Immigration is a Gospel Issue

March 13, 2019

In the face of North Carolina's rapidly growing international population, how should the church respond? Is there a biblical mandate to make disciple among immigrants, refugees, and international students? If the answer is yes, what Great Commission strategies and methodologies might we use to reach our international neighbors with the life-transforming message of the gospel? Speaker: Chuck Register

Discipling Generosity

Discipling Generosity

March 13, 2019

As church leaders, we are trained to disciple every area of spiritual maturity...except generosity. This session is designed to give you some practical tips on how to disciple generosity versus talk about money. Speaker: Kent Vincent