September 23, 2023
9:00 am –12:00 pm

Howard Payne University

1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, TX
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The Discipleship Collective brings you together with new and experienced volunteer and staff leaders in Sunday School and Small Group ministry across Texas. This leadership training will be led by some of the finest childhood, youth, and adult discipleship leaders in your area. This year’s focus on excellence in teaching will provide practical disciple-making help for leaders of kids, teen, and adult groups.

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Pastors & Directors

A discipleship roundtable exploring models and methods for Sunday School/Groups ministry
Chuck Gartman, Assistant Professor of Christian Studies and Director of Ministry Guidance, Howard Payne University, Brownwood

Leaders of Adults

Teaching with Purpose: Engaging Adults in Discipleship-Focused Bible Study
Adult Sunday School and Small Groups exist to make disciples. This breakout will challenge teachers with three steps to leading focused Bible study, four practices of faithful interpretation, and five principles to engage adults each session.
David Cozart, Executive Pastor, Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Robinson

Leaders of Middle/High School Students

They Asked Me to Teach Youth - Now What?
Techniques for teaching students
Matt McClure, Youth Pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodway

Leaders of Preschool/Elementary Children

Spiritual formation in childhood begins in infancy. In this session we will explore the cognitive development of children and how they grow in understanding of faith matters.
Marcy Smith, Children's Pastor, Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Robinson