April 6, 2024

St. Peters Baptist Church - Victoria
2708 S Laurent St • Victoria, TX 77901
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The Big Ministry Small Town Summit is designed to engage, encourage, and equip leaders that serve in small towns and communities. The goal of Big Ministry in Small summits is to see smaller town of Texas filled with Great Commission, Great Commandment churches and Christian workers for the glory of God.

We will host one-day Summits and one-day training sessions throughout Texas that will provide encouragement, equipping, and engagement for small-town pastors, laypeople, and churches. These Summits gather pastors, ministry leaders, and laity within a region of the State. They will learn, pray, and plan with one another to advance the gospel of Christ. There will be generous time for discussion, eating, fellowship, and prayer.

Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am Arrival & Registration
9:00 – 9:45 am Welcome & Introductions with Praise and Worship
9:45 – 10:45 am Plenary Session #1
10:45 – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Session #1
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Breakout Session #2
2:00 – 2:15 pm Break
2:15 – 3:30 pm Plenary Session #2 with Closing Prayer

Sessions

Plenary Sessions

These plenary sessions are designed to encourage the attendees as well as allow them to engage in mindful discussion and pray with one another.

  1. All Towns Matter
    – Ira Antoine

Breakout Sessions

These breakout sessions are designed to equip the attendees as well as allow them to engage in focused dialogue around the topic. They will run concurrently.

  1. Preparing to Pass the Baton – Leadership Succession
    – Derrick Reaves
    God never intends for us to remain in ministry positions forever. He uses us for a season then moves us to another assignment. In the process, God looks to us for prepare the next person to lead ministries. In this session, the facilitator will challenge you to be intentional about preparing to pass the baton to someone else. He will offer biblical foundations with practical application.
  2. Sharing the Gospel & Defending Your Faith in the New Normal (Post-Pandemic)
    – Tim Fuller
    Things are not the same after a global pandemic. This includes small towns and communities. But one thing has not changed, the need to share the Gospel. In this session, the facilitator will challenge you to be intentional about sharing the Gospel, defend your faith, and offer practical ways to do so in a post-pandemic world.
  3. Being a House of Prayer
    – Darrell Tomasek
    Jesus told us in Matthew 21:13, “My house shall be called a house of prayer”. While the local church is charged with many ministries and outreaches, first and foremost, the church must be a house of prayer. Prayer must be the engine that drives everything of significance the church undertakes. In this session, the facilitator will share best practices that churches of any size can integrate into the DNA of their congregation to unleash the power of the Holy Spirit, see people come to know Jesus and spiritual renewal take place.
  4. All Gens Matter: Ministering to all Generations
    – Farris Avery
    We are living in a time when multiple generations worship at the same church. Builders, Boomers, Busters, and Gen X, Y, Z all attend the church. They all matter to God so they should all matter us. All Gens Matter! In this session, the facilitator will give us a biblical foundation with practical application on how to minister to every generation God sends to our church.
  5. Helping Those in Need
    – Judith and Tim Williams
    Four friends carried a paralyzed friend to Jesus so that He could heal the friend. A desperate father brought his demon possessed son to Jesus for healing. There are people in our congregation and community who need help beyond our ability, but they need someone who cares for and love them enough to help them get the help they need. In the session, the facilitator will offer ways to offer help to others who need professional or specialized assistance to heal their hurts.

This summit is made possible through the generous gifts to the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions.