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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

Pastor as Disciple-Maker

Pastor as Disciple-Maker

March 7, 2019

This session will equip the pastor to be a disciple-maker and provide him with a structure to create a disciple-making culture in his church. Speaker: Sandy Marks

Bondage and Freedom: Pornography Addiction and the Local Church

Bondage and Freedom: Pornography Addiction and the Local Church

March 6, 2019

This session will be an honest discussion about the plague of pornography and the way it devastates men and women in our churches. The session will also provide some handles for helping people find freedom from pornography. Speaker: Scott Hildreth

Living in a Culture of Compromise

Living in a Culture of Compromise

March 6, 2019

Living in a culture where living "set apart" can seem difficult, society communicates it is acceptable to step over boundaries and live as you want. Compromise seems like the only way to function in the world. But Scripture tells believers something different. This session will focus on how those who name the name of Christ can still live according to biblical absolutes without compromising the truth of Scripture. Speaker: Missie Branch

Cultural Backdrop: How Did We Get Here?

Cultural Backdrop: How Did We Get Here?

March 6, 2019

Many in our churches and world today wonder how our society and culture arrived where we are currently. How can we better understand society in order to reach those who are far from God with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Ministry does not take place in a vacuum, and culture affects how people think and respond to the gospel. This session will provide an understanding of how society moved from a modern to postmodern culture. Speaker: Ashley Allen

Finding Joy in Your Work

Finding Joy in Your Work

March 6, 2019

The single most effective place to meet people where they are and lead them into a living relationship with God is at work. Develop a new way of thinking about how finding joy in your work - whether you're a housewife, business owner, pastor, employer or employee - builds relationships, produces results and leads to flourishing. Changing the way you work can change the world for Christ. Speaker: Boomer Brown

Disciple-Grid: Evaluating Your Discipleship Strategy

Disciple-Grid: Evaluating Your Discipleship Strategy

March 6, 2019

We all desire to be part of God's mission of making disciples, but sometimes we get overwhelmed with how to go about ensuring that we are accomplishing this great objective. This session looks at how to build models that help us accurately assess how we are doing in this ultimate kingdom enterprise. Speaker: Walker Armstrong

The Vision Frame as a Discipling Tool

The Vision Frame as a Discipling Tool

March 6, 2019

Every pastor wants to make disciples, but few know how. Why? Because most of us were never discipled ourselves, we resort to a program-driven approach in classrooms and Bible studies. But the effectiveness of this method remains elusive, at best. In this session learn how to frame a culture of disciple-making designed to engage everyone in your church and fulfill your uniquely given Great Commission calling. Speaker: Bryan Rose

Ministry in a Secular Age

Ministry in a Secular Age

March 6, 2019

As American culture becomes more and more secularized and fragmented, does the gospel still offer hope and meaning? How should we preach and lead in this context we find ourselves in? During this session, learn from a pastor who planted a church in one of the most secular areas of North Carolina and hear personal stories of the gospel taking root in the most unlikely of lives. Speaker: Chase Gardner

The New Sexual Orthodoxy: Critical Issues Facing the Church

The New Sexual Orthodoxy: Critical Issues Facing the Church

March 1, 2019

Sex, marriage and babies. The connection of these topics is obvious for believers, but how can churches thrive in a world that sees little relationship between the three? This session will address why sexual ethics is at the heart of the current worldview debate and how we can respond with the hope of the gospel. Speaker: John Stonestreet

Gospeling: Recognizing opportunities & Transitioning Conversations

Gospeling: Recognizing opportunities & Transitioning Conversations

March 1, 2019

This session was designed to equip participants to recognize gospeling opportunities in their everyday rhythms of life and then focus on how to transition those conversations from the mundane to the Master through asking relevant questions, listening and ministering to the whole person. Speaker: George Robinson

Dynamic Discipleship from Mundane Ministry

Dynamic Discipleship from Mundane Ministry

March 1, 2019

Pastoral ministry can be filled with many mundane moments - studying for sermons, visiting the sick and various meetings. How can a pastor find time to make disciples when his calendar is already full of normal ministry responsibilities? This session discusses some ways a pastor can shepherd the flock well by making disciples. Speaker: Chris Griggs

Marijuana: Stigma, Science, and Scripture

Marijuana: Stigma, Science, and Scripture

March 1, 2019

Our current cultural climate sees growing acceptance and use of marijuana and its by-products. In light of the opioid epidemic, current science and Scripture, Christians should be prepared to have meaningful conversations with our culture about marijuana, its effects and the gospel. Speaker: Larry Lyon