2020 Breakouts – Session 4

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Stay the Course: Navigating Stormy Seas with Confidence

Ben Mandrell

Featured Speaker
Pastor, Church Planter, and President, LifeWay Christian Resources

Panel Discussion: Utilizing Both On and Off Campus Groups

-Joseph Brasher, Adult Ministry Pastor, New Vision Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, TN
-Ken Braddy, Director of Sunday School, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN

Churches are reaching people through on and off-campus groups. What is your church’s strategy? Can both kinds of groups coexist? What are the challenges and rewards of making room for people away from the church campus? Ken Braddy, LifeWay’s Director of Sunday School. and Joe Brasher, Groups Pastor at New Vision Baptist Church will host a panel discussion among practitioners who
have experience utilizing both kinds of Biblestudy groups.

Dialogue on Evangelism and Discipleship

-Bob Mayfield, Evangelism & Small Groups Leader, Oklahoma Baptist Convention, Oklahoma City, OK
-Mark Miller, Evangelism & Discipleship Leader, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Franklin, TN

State Evangelism and Discipleship leaders Bob Mayfield and Mark Miller will engage you in a lively discussion on approaches churches are utilizing to make disciples.

Developing a Recovery Ministry: It’s Not Just About Drugs and Alcohol

Mark Carroll, Associate Pastor, Temple Baptist Church, White House, TN

Recovery ministries are now a must for all churches no matter of size or location. People struggle with all sorts of issues in our society. Our ministries must be to the hurting and the helpless. We will look at starting a recovery ministry in your church. Celebrate Recovery and other recovery materials will be discussed.

Navigating Student Ministry Without Sinking the Church and/or Your Ministry

Dr. Jody Dean, Associate Professor of Christian Education, Senior Regional Associate Dean for Extension Centers, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA

You will discuss hot topics and practical tips related to ministry in today’s student ministry culture. Practical tips for dealing with the impact of broken homes, suicide, gender confusion, mandatory reporting, bullying, and online obnoxiousness will be explored. In addition, providing safe settings in a challenging culture through trips, facilities, and the weekly schedule of how we structure the ministry with students will be discussed.

Dealing with Mental Health Issues in the Church

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

Today’s minister and church staff needs to understand the increase of emotion struggles, risk management of interacting with ongoing crises of church members and neighborhood contacts, gender and sexuality issues, and maintaining a safe work environment.

A Pathway to a Successful Retirement: Making Your Wonder as Strong as Your Reality

Steve Stanley, Director of Core 7: Colleagues of Religious Educators, Dallas, TX

As minister’s occupation comes to an end, it doesn’t mean their calling and belief in that calling does. Retirement is a transition – a turning point which significantly alters the minister’s role, relationships, routines, and assumptions. We will look at eight keys to one’s successful retirement, which road to take in retirement, and retirement transition support.

True North: Navigating Culture Without Sinking the Church