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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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