2022 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting

Workshops

Monday, November 14, 2022

Workshops – Session 1 | 9:00 AM

Presenter Workshop
David Hardage, Executive Director, Texas Baptists

Texas Baptists: Today & Tomorrow

Dr. Hardage, executive director of Texas Baptists, will give a state of the BGCT introduction and explain what's next for the Convention.

Ward Hayes, CFO/Treasurer, Texas Baptists

Church Administration Updates

Payroll, bookkeeping, constitution and bylaws and personnel are each critical in different ways and proper administration is essential for good stewardship.

Shelly Melia, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Ministry, DBU; Jennifer Howington, Specialist, Childhood Ministry, Texas Baptists

Children Are Not Only the Future of the Church, but Also the Present

Children's ministry is a vital part of the life of a church. Spiritual formation in childhood takes time and intentionality. We will discuss ways in which we, as ministry leaders, can partner with parents to disciple children in faith development.

Millennial/Gen Z Task Force

Bridging the Generational Divide

Presenting the challenges churches face in attracting, keeping and discipling millennial and Gen Z generations and how to overcome those challenges.

Jonathan Smith, Director, Church Health Strategy; Phil Miller, Director, Center for Church Health, Texas Baptists

The Opening Steps of Church Revitalization

Church revitalization is a long process, often one simple step at a time. The first steps of revitalization are critical but can quickly gain major traction toward church health. You will learn the first steps of revitalization, customized for your church, and will walk out with a simple, yet solid, plan for next steps.

Mark Turman, Executive Director, Denison Forum

Who are Gen Z?

Who are Gen Z? What do they have in common, and how are they unique? What are the opportunities and obstacles to reaching those who are 10-25 years old with the good news of Jesus Christ? How can our churches and ministries encourage and equip the emerging high speed, smart phone, digital generation to be resilient disciples?

Jeff Warren, Pastor, Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas

Healthy Church - Becoming a Non-Anxious Presence in an Anxious World

We will explore the question, What is a healthy church and how do we become one? You'll leave with irreducible principles that will produce and maintain church health. It's hard to find a healthy church because it's hard to find healthy leaders. We'll explore the marks of a healthy church and the core elements that produce spiritual, emotional and relational health in the church.

Workshops – Session 2 | 1:30 PM

Presenter Workshop
Leighton Flowers, Director, Evangelism; Eric Hernandez, Apologetics Lead & Millennial Specialist, Texas Baptists

Can I Ask You a Question?

We will introduce you to a new church-wide evangelistic training curriculum that helps Christians develop caring ways to initiate evangelistic conversations and address the barriers in sharing the gospel of Christ effectively.

Carlos Francis, Director, Single & Young Adult Ministries, Texas Baptists

Reaching Single/Young Adults in a Healthy Church

We will give insight into how to establish and encourage single and young adult ministries. We will engage in dialogue with a panel to get insight into experiences and perspectives on best practices to reach and disciple these ministries. Please join the conversation as Texas Baptists launches these two ministries.

Davey Gibson, Associate Pastor, Education & Discipleship, Sugar Land Baptist Church; David Adams, Director, Discipleship, Texas Baptists

Teaching With Purpose: Engaging Adults in Discipleship-Focused Bible Study

Adult Sunday School and small groups exist to make disciples. We will challenge teachers with six priorities for preparation, four steps to focused Bible study and five principles to engage adults.

Cory Liebrum, Specialist, Youth and Family Ministry, Texas Baptists

Reimagining Ministry to Families With Youth

A healthy church needs to meet the spiritual needs of growing families. We’ll talk about various family ministry models and how they relate specifically to youth ministry.

David Mahfouz, Committee Chair, Pastor, FBC Warren

Executive Director Search Committee Listening Session

The chair of the Executive Director Search Committee invites all Texas Baptists to participate in a listening session with several committee members to learn about the executive director search process and to offer insights on the attributes of our next executive director.

Mark Turman, Executive Director, Denison Forum

Who are Gen Z?

Who are Gen Z? What do they have in common, and how are they unique? What are the opportunities and obstacles to reaching those who are 10-25 years old with the good news of Jesus Christ? How can our churches and ministries encourage and equip the emerging high speed, smart phone, digital generation to be resilient disciples?

Will Whittaker, Minister of Music, Ivy Creek Baptist Church, Buford, GA; Tom Tillman, Director, Music & Worship, Texas Baptists

Developing Corporate Worship for All Ages

Discover ways and tools to plan worship that values and includes all generations. Develop tools for investing in future leaders through intentional relationships with seasoned leaders. Seek ways to achieve unity in your congregation through intergenerational worship.

Workshops – Session 3 | 4:00 PM

Presenter Workshop
Ray Clark, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives; Osvaldo Lerma, Director, Send Relief Ministry Center, Laredo

Meeting Needs and Changing Lives

Send Relief exists to respond to life-altering moments with the life-giving gospel of Jesus. Whether it’s caring for refugees, fighting human trafficking, supporting adoption and foster care efforts or providing clean water to struggling communities, we are committed to connecting people in need with people who care.

Mark Dance, Director, Pastoral Wellness, GuideStone

Why Soul Care Is Strategic

Ministry fatigue is not the inevitable cost of our call. We will share four reasons why soul care is strategic for every pastor.

Eric Hernandez, Apologetics Lead & Millennial Specialist, Texas Baptists

Reaching the Millennial Skeptic

Hands-on training for evangelizing a doubting culture. This will be challenging, convicting and will equip you with the necessary tools for reaching the millennial skeptic.

Tamiko Jones, Executive Director-Treasurer, WMU of Texas

Reaching the Nations: Across the Street and Around the World

We are called to reach the nations around the world but also right across the street. How do we intentionally prepare for cross-cultural discipleship? Let's focus on missional intelligence as they understand ways to build bridges between cultures while combatting fear and discipling others well.

Rand Jenkins, Director, Ministry Advancement Team, TBM

Responding to Neighbors’ Needs

For 55 years, TBM has enabled churches to impact lives around the world through disaster relief and mission work. Join us to learn about the work with Ukrainian refugees, our latest efforts, how to join and ways to build an unwavering group of dedicated missionaries in your church who never tire of doing good.

Ken Murphy, Sr. Director, Church Engagement; Shawn Spurrier, Director, Shoes for Orphan Souls; Debbie Sceroler, Sr. Director, Foster Care and Adoption, Buckner Children & Family Services

How Your Church Can Impact Your Community

We will provide creative ways to impact your community through shoe drives and distribution in your community, opportunities for your members to live out their faith through foster care and support, and how your church can grow through practical ministry opportunities.

Ken Williams, Pastor, Co-Founder, CHANGED Movement Ministries; David Sanchez, Director, Ethics & Justice, Texas Baptists

A Holistic Biblical Approach to LGBTQ+ Issues and Ministry

How to minister to those in our pews who struggle with same-sex attractions and/or gender identity issues, giving compassionate biblical instruction. How do I respond when someone shares with me for the first time they are LGBTQ+?

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Workshops – Session 4 | 8:30 AM

Presenter Workshop
Jerry Carlisle, President, Texas Baptist Missions Foundation

The Gift of a Lifetime

A practical presentation of various opportunities to grow the generosity of your congregation, both now and for the future.

Katie Frugé, Director, Center for Cultural Engagement, Texas Baptists

Post Roe, Where Do We Go?

What should my church be doing in a post-Roe Texas? This will be a time to discuss and reflect on the overturning of Roe v. Wade and tangible ways the church can respond right now.

IMB South Asia; Noe Trevino, Director, MAP, Minister of Missions, Texas Baptist Missionaries, Texas Baptists

South Asia NOW!

God is moving in South Asia through Texas Baptists. Connect with missionaries on the ground and explore how your church can impact the "greatest concentration of lostness on the planet."

Katie McCoy, Director, Women's Ministry, Texas Baptists

You Don't Like Women's Ministry? Me Neither!

Ask someone what comes to mind when they hear "women's ministry" and you're sure to get some amusing responses. But while "women's ministry" might have a history you want to shed, "ministry to, for and by women" has a future you'll want to embrace. Discover how your ministry to women can adapt to meet the spiritual, relational and intellectual issues of our post-Christian culture.

Meghan Hendrickson, Director, Discipleship Resource, Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas; Daniel Rentie, College Pastor, FBC Frisco; Caleb Saenz, Pastor, Spiritual Formations, Alamo Community Church, San Antonio; David Miranda, Director, Ministers Development, Texas Baptists

How a Healthy Church Reaches Millennials

Working to connect with millennials is an essential step in ensuring your church community’s future and helping it to grow into a welcoming environment for members of all generations.

Jonathan Smith, Director, Church Health Strategy; Phil Miller, Director, Center for Church Health, Texas Baptists

The Opening Steps of Church Revitalization

Church revitalization is a long process, often one simple step at a time. The first steps of revitalization are critical but can quickly gain major traction toward church health. You will learn the first steps of revitalization, customized for your church, and will walk out with a simple, yet solid, plan for next steps.

Ken Williams, Pastor, Co-Founder, CHANGED Movement Ministries; David Sanchez, Director, Ethics & Justice, Texas Baptists

A Holistic Biblical Approach to LGBTQ+ Issues and Ministry

How to minister to those in our pews who struggle with same-sex attractions and/or gender identity issues, giving compassionate biblical instruction. How do I respond when someone shares with me for the first time they are LGBTQ+?