June 23-25, 2022

Resurrection Baptist Church

1002 E. Live Oak, Schertz, TX 78154

San Antonio Area

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We are excited to partner with Buckner “Shoes for Orphan Souls” at our annual James W. Culp Sneaker Ball!
Please bring new pairs of shoes to the banquet to give to Buckner.

  • Men's Sizes: 6-12
  • Women's Size: 5-10
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Timothy Woods

Worship Leader

Gaye Arbuckle

Dr. Delvin Atchison
Culp Banquet Keynote Speaker

Dr. Delvin Atchison

Pastor Henry and Melonye Batson
Pastor Ray Brown
Bennye Bryant
Dr. Anthony Cobbs
Pastor Ralph Emerson
Carlos Francis
Dr. Tim Fuller
Pastor Arthur Henry II
Brandi Jones
Dr. Tamiko Jones
Dr. Kenneth Kemp
Phil Miller
Dr. Gary Patterson
Victor Rodriguez
Dr. David Sanchez
Frankeya Tucker
Branden Walker
Alice Ward, LPC-S
Pastor Robert White

Schedule

Thursday, June 23, 2022

James W. Culp Banquet Sneaker Ball 6:30 PM

Friday, June 24, 2022

Registration/Arrival

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Morning Worship

8:35 – 9:40 AM

Breakout Sessions (Morning)
See classes below

9:45 AM – 12:25 PM

Lunch On Your Own/
WMU Luncheon

12:25 – 1:35 PM

Breakout Sessions (Afternoon)
See classes below

1:45 – 4:25 PM

Enjoy The Historical City or Get Some Rest

4:30 – 6:45 PM

Evening Corporate Worship

7:00 – 8:25 PM

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Morning Worship/
Panel Discussion

9:00 – 11:35 AM

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Hot Topics & Helpful Tools Classes

The black church is growing through the pandemic and changing with the times. With new members, new ministries, and new methods, how do you effectively take on the task of shaping the church today to prepare for tomorrow? We’ll explore those issues. Let’s join together, share godly ideas, and leave with solutions for practical application.

Friday Morning | 9:45 am - 12:25 pm

Select 3 classes

TRACK ONE | Worship Track

The Worship, The Warfare, The Writer

Gaye Arbuckle
This session will cover bridging traditional & contemporary worship, dealing with the spiritual warfare in ministry and tools for writing Christ centered worship.

What Should Our Worship Experiences Look Like?

Arthur Henry II
Pastor Henry will cover the music, the message, and the motivation of having a life-giving worship experience.

TRACK TWO | Next Generation Track

How do we really reach the millennial generation?

Branden Walker
This class will offer tips and tools to building and maintaining a strong young adult ministry.

How to Disciple Gen Z

Ralph Emerson
How to reach and develop the next generation (Gen Z and Gen Alpha).

How to Navigate and Reach the LGBTQ Community

David Sanchez
How to minister to those struggling with LGBTQ issues in our congregations. How to have a holistic Biblical approach that neither condones nor condemns.

TRACK THREE | Leadership Track

It Has Been Said that Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership
*Only available at 11:35 am

Pastor Robert White
As church leaders, we have been entrusted with the greatest leadership assignment and mission. In this session we will explore the ultimate example of leadership through service in the person of Jesus Christ.

Failing to Lead

Phil Miller
Do we anticipate the failures that inevitably come in ministry as teachable moments? In our own lives, and in the lives of those we lead. No one intentionally sets out to stumble, but God uses our life experiences best when we land on our knees. Let’s explore this.

TRACK FOUR | Church Growth Track

Getting Your Second Wind

Pastor Ray Brown
Have you felt like you hit a wall in ministry? Are you drained and tired from the work? Pastor Ray Brown will give us tools for pushing through post covid fatigue as a Pastor and Ministry Leader.

Putting the Rubber to the Road

Dr. Gary Patterson
Have you ever been to a conference, received valuable information only for it to sit untouched afterwards? How do we implement the resources we have into our current contexts and move from where we are to where we want to be?

Finding The Right Help

Dr. Anthony Cobbs
Moses needed help. Paul needed help. Pastors need help. In this session Dr. Cobbs will teach you what characteristics to look for in a second man or woman and a team of leaders to assist you in accomplishing the vision and mission God has given you.

Friday Afternoon | 1:45 pm – 4:25 pm

Select 3 classes

TRACK FIVE | Social Media Track

How to Start a Social Media Ministry

Brandi Jones
Ready to start a social media ministry at your church? Let's discuss what you'll need to know before you get started.

How to Create Better Social Media Posts

Brandi Jones
Does it seem like no one is reading your social media posts? It could be the type of content you're posting. In this workshop, you'll learn how to create content that engages your audience.

Building the Brand

Ralph Emerson
Pastor Emerson will give practical ways to brand and build your ministry to make who you are reflect what others see when you are away from the building.

TRACK SIX | WMU Track

Balancing Leadership Development & Discipleship

Dr. Tamiko Jones
What happens when we emphasize leadership development over developing disciples, or focus on discipleship over leadership development? How can you ensure that the people you lead are growing as disciples and as leaders? Join us to discuss balancing both in service to the Lord.

Being a Minister's Wife Doesn't Come with a Job Description

Dr. Bennye Bryant
This class aims to encourage and uplift ministers' wives as they navigate the stereotypical expectations of the congregants and their husbands.

Sisters Who Care

Frankeya Tucker
Woman’s Missionary Union contextualized for the African American church. Are you living a life of organic discipleship?

TRACK SEVEN | Health Track

I DO to Marriage & Ministry

Pastor Henry & Melonye Batson
A session for married couples who will be reminded that happy marriages still exist in ministry and couples will be inspired to create and maintain their happily ever after as you make your marriage a priority in ministry.

Physical Health

Dr. Kenneth Kemp
Dr. Kenneth Kemp, with his many years of medical practice as a pulmonologist, will give insight on how pastors and leaders can and should live healthy physical lives in order to continue to serve well and impact the kingdom.

Mental Health

Alice Ward
Alice Ward will facilitate a holistic conversation on the interconnectedness of spiritual health and mental health.

TRACK EIGHT | Evangelism Track

How to Reach the Hispanic Community

Victor Rodriguez
By the year 2035 we will see the Texas Hispanic population double. Pastor Victor will give tools and explain ways the Hispanic population can be reached by the African American Church.

I Owe You an Apology

Tim Fuller
“Cults are the unpaid bills of the church." In this session, we will discuss why cults emerge and why they thrive in an urban context. We will acknowledge their effectiveness, analyze their theology and provide an answer to their claims.

Witnessing Beyond the Walls

Carlos Francis
Did you know 29 million people live in Texas and about 13 million people have not been reached with the gospel? In this class you will learn how to reach through evangelism and defend the Christian faith through urban apologetics.