2020 Breakouts – Session 2

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Sail On: Overcoming Barriers for the Cause of the Gospel

Dhati Lewis

Featured Speaker
Vice President of the Send Network, North American Mission Board & Pastor, Blueprint Church

Zoom Sessions with Zip: Helping Groups Engage in Virtual Meeting Space

Dr. Kenneth S. Coley. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Senior Professor of Christian Education Director of Ed.D. Studies, Wake Forest, NC

We all agree group members learn more when they are engaged. So how do you make this happen in our new classroom? Attend this session and you will participate in a demonstration of multiple ways to engage your group members. (Appropriate for leaders of middle school students through adults.)

Top 7 Things to Consider Before the Church Returns to the Building

Ken Braddy, Director of Sunday School, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN

The church won’t stay sequestered forever. Before the people return, staff must make critical decisions about 7 key aspects of church life or face criticism and disapproval of members and guests.

Post COVID-19: Preparing for re-entry into Preschool and Children’s Ministries

Karen Kennemur, Associate Professor of Children’s Ministry, Bessie Fleming Chair of Childhood Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth, TX

The world has changed in the last few months due to the pandemic. How will this affect how we continue in preschool and children’s ministries?

Guarding Yourself from the Realities and Accusations of Sexual Misconduct

Tony Rankin, Counselor at Tony Rankin Counseling, Nashville, TN

An increasing number of ministers have been affected because of the freedom from criticism, rush of secrecy, ease of facelessness and anonymity, dream of desirability, attractiveness of no rejection, lure of acceptance, satisfaction of sexual appetite, escape to “normalcy”, relief from stress. Learn how to address these issues as you strive to live “above reproach.”

Discipling Men in the Church

Lance Crowell, Church Ministries Associate, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Dallas, TX

It has been said, if you reach the men you reach the family. This session will look at how men are a key lynch pin to building the church, and what it takes to engage and disciple men in a culture that’s isolating and emasculating them.

Challenges of Reaching a Multicultural Community

– Keith Murdock, Adult Pastor, First Baptist Duluth, GA
– Scott Sullivan, Discipleship Catalyst, Georgia Baptist Mission Board, Duluth, GA
– Diann Ash, Minister of Christian Education, Greenforest Community Baptist Church, Decatur, GA

Join this team of leaders as they discuss trends, observations, experiences, and ideas related to reaching a multicultural community.

Trends in Church Management Software

Boyd Pelley, Cofounder, President of Churchteams, Dallas, TX

Using Churchteams to illustrate these, you will learn more about church management trends
like convergence of your people data, using texting as a database interface for non-staff, and custom dashboards that give staff quick access to the activities and metrics they use most, and how to use assimilation workflows.

The Importance of Policies & Procedures for Your Church

Mark Lemay, Facilities/Risk Management, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Franklin, TN

Discover how policies and procedures can reduce risk in your church.

Biblical Principles for Engaging the Culture

Ron Edmondson, Church and Organizational Leadership Consultant, Nashville, TN

We all know the culture has changed. There are no magic bullets to growing our churches
in these days – and reversing the decline of churches. No church has figured it out completely, but let’s remind ourselves of principles that will stand the test of time.

True North: Navigating Culture Without Sinking the Church