Breakouts

2021 Breakout Sessions

Church Fostering

Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Cedar A
Terry Long
, Revitalization Strategist, BSCNC
Will Gatling, Pastor of Missions, Bayleaf Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Church fostering is for churches on a severe decline that no longer have essential resources for revitalization, but want to retain church autonomy. Come learn best practices and hear stories of churches involved in church fostering.

Creating a Sending Culture Through Apprenticeships and Residencies

Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Cedar C
Mike Pittman
, Team Leader, Church Planting Team, BSCNC
Apprenticeships and residencies are the intentional efforts of churches to discover, develop and deploy missional leaders and church planting teams. Learn how the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina can help you to be intentional toward sending and building God’s kingdom.

Go Impact: Youth and the Future of Missions

Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Oak B
George Siler
, Volunteer Projects Manager, IMB
Groups can be empowering for your church while also being the heartbeat to your community and beyond. With the right leaders, structure, process and replication, your church can celebrate all that God will do through your group ministry. Join us to learn more.

Leading Church Revitalization in a Rural Context

Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Colony A
Barry Lawrence
, Revitalization Coach, BSCNC
Lee Childs, Revitalization Coach, BSCNC
Andrew Renfroe, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Belmont
Jason Ballard, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Stanley
Jason Marlowe, Pastor, Tuckaseege Baptist Church, Mount Holly
Church revitalization is not just for churches that are about to close their doors, but for any church attempting to evaluate health. Additionally, church revitalization is not just for the urban or suburban church. The majority of revitalizations take place in rural and normative size church contexts. Come hear from pastors who are currently walking through revitalization in these contexts.

Meet Your Great Commission Catalysts: Asian Catalyst

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Heritage A
Sammy Joo
, Asian Great Commission Catalyst, BSCNC
At the heart of our statewide strategy to become a movement of churches on mission together is a team of geographically or affinity-based Great Commission Catalysts who stand ready to serve local N.C. Baptist churches, pastors and associational mission strategists. Their first priority is to simply ask the question “How may I serve you?” These men are ready to provide assistance with Great Commission strategy development, missions mobilization, coaching and mentoring, and by offering resources to assist with every area of local church ministry. If you have a challenge in ministry, they will connect you with the people and resources to meet that challenge. Come meet your catalysts in this session.

Meet Your Great Commission Catalysts: Region 3 & 4

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Pinehurst
Sandy Marks
, Great Commission Catalyst, BSCNC
Amaury Santos, Great Commission Catalyst, BSCNC
Mike Sowers, Great Commission Catalyst, BSCNC
At the heart of our statewide strategy to become a movement of churches on mission together is a team of geographically or affinity-based Great Commission Catalysts who stand ready to serve local N.C. Baptist churches, pastors and associational mission strategists. Their first priority is to simply ask the question “How may I serve you?” These men are ready to provide assistance with Great Commission strategy development, missions mobilization, coaching and mentoring, and by offering resources to assist with every area of local church ministry. If you have a challenge in ministry, they will connect you with the people and resources to meet that challenge. Come meet your catalysts in this session.

Meet Your Great Commission Catalysts: Region 6 & 8

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Heritage B
Eric Mullis
, Great Commission Catalyst, BSCNC
to become a movement of churches on mission together is a team of geographically or affinity-based Great Commission Catalysts who stand ready to serve local N.C. Baptist churches, pastors and associational mission strategists. Their first priority is to simply ask the question “How may I serve you?” These men are ready to provide assistance with Great Commission strategy development, missions mobilization, coaching and mentoring, and by offering resources to assist with every area of local church ministry. If you have a challenge in ministry, they will connect you with the people and resources to meet that challenge. Come meet your catalysts in this session.

On Mission Together Across our State and Around the World

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Auditorium 1
Baptists on Mission Staff

You can glorify God by involving your church in missions. Come learn how your church can be involved in missions across our state, throughout the nation and around the world. This breakout will be led by Baptists on Mission staff and will show you how your church can be involved in missions through the mobile dental and health screening ministries, mission camps, rebuild centers, national and international partnerships, and more.

Reaching Internationals Through Church Planting

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Cedar C
Ralph Garay
, International Church Planting Strategist, BSCNC
The Father is bringing the world to North Carolina. Is engaging with the internationals in your community on your church’s radar? In this session, we will explore ways your church can engage your international community through church planting.

Using an Awakening Weekend to Bring the Church Together on Mission Again

Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Olympia
Bob Foy
, Mission Service Corp., Church Renewal Journey
An “Awakening Weekend” is an opportunity to reawaken the church to its purpose and passion. Come learn about a way to refresh believers with a godly perspective of their role in service to others through a weekend method of becoming a close church family that is focused on missions together.

Church Livestreaming Basics and Beyond

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Cedar B
Travis Currin
, Media Technology Associate, Carmel Baptist Church, Matthews, N.C.
Your church probably was thrust into livestreaming in 2020. Whether your church just started or wants to get better at digital ministry overall, come gain an understanding of how to effectively use the digital space in your ministry to your church, your community and beyond. This session will cover an introduction to church livestreaming, old and new platforms, how a church can use this tool effectively and what to watch out for, both good and bad.

Every Child: Connecting Vulnerable Children With Christian Families

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Maple
Kevin Qualls
, Senior Director of Adoptions, Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina
Keith Henry, Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina
There are 16,000 North Carolina children taken out of their homes every year. The church is the answer to this crisis. “Every Child” is a collaborative initiative of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Join foster care and adoption experts Keith Henry and Kevin Qualls with Baptist Children’s Homes as they shine a light on the need in our state. Learn how your church can develop a foster care and adoption ministry to meet this critical need.

Helping Children Succeed: Be a Trauma-Informed Church

Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Maple
Kay Burriss
, East Central Regional Director, Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina
Regina Keener, West Central Regional Director, Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina
Trauma, unfortunately, is commonplace in the lives of many children. This session will define trauma and how it affects children and teens. We will explore how to recognize behaviors, understand their meaning and how to best respond to these behaviors. Providing support through relationships is critical to navigating trauma in children, teens and families. Examples and guidance will be shared on how church staff and volunteers can provide this support.

Make It Matter!

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Cedar A
Cheryl Markland
, Children & Family Ministries Strategist, BSCNC
Intentional discipleship is key to developing children who are “on-mission” as Christ followers. Let’s explore how teachers and leaders can move through the stages of teaching, from information to the goals of formation and transformation.

Meet Your Great Commission Catalysts: Region 1 & 2

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Oak C
Dennis Conner
, Great Commission Catalyst, BSCNC
At the heart of our statewide strategy to become a movement of churches on mission together is a team of geographically or affinity-based Great Commission Catalysts who stand ready to serve local N.C. Baptist churches, pastors and associational mission strategists. Their first priority is to simply ask the question “How may I serve you?” These men are ready to provide assistance with Great Commission strategy development, missions mobilization, coaching and mentoring, and by offering resources to assist with every area of local church ministry. If you have a challenge in ministry, they will connect you with the people and resources to meet that challenge. Come meet your catalysts in this session.

Meet Your Great Commission Catalysts: Region 5 & 7

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Turnberry
Russ Reaves
, Great Commission Catalyst, BSCNC
At the heart of our statewide strategy to become a movement of churches on mission together is a team of geographically or affinity-based Great Commission Catalysts who stand ready to serve local N.C. Baptist churches, pastors and associational mission strategists. Their first priority is to simply ask the question “How may I serve you?” These men are ready to provide assistance with Great Commission strategy development, missions mobilization, coaching and mentoring, and by offering resources to assist with every area of local church ministry. If you have a challenge in ministry, they will connect you with the people and resources to meet that challenge. Come meet your catalysts in this session.

Meet Your Great Commission Catalysts: Region 9 & 10

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Oak A
Steve Harris
, Great Commission Catalyst, BSCNC
At the heart of our statewide strategy to become a movement of churches on mission together is a team of geographically or affinity-based Great Commission Catalysts who stand ready to serve local N.C. Baptist churches, pastors and associational mission strategists. Their first priority is to simply ask the question “How may I serve you?” These men are ready to provide assistance with Great Commission strategy development, missions mobilization, coaching and mentoring, and by offering resources to assist with every area of local church ministry. If you have a challenge in ministry, they will connect you with the people and resources to meet that challenge. Come meet your catalysts in this session.

People Risk Management

Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Bear Creek
Chad Wilson
, Groups Benefits Specialist, Contemporary Benefits Advisors
“People risk” is not a subject most employers like to talk about or even think about, regardless of their industry. However, in today’s ever-changing world of employer compliance, if you’re not planning for it, you’re already at risk. In this session you will learn how people risk management simply provides human resources and business leaders with the tools and guidance they need to prepare for and manage day-to-day people risk.

Ready to Go: Developing and Sending Missionaries From Your Ministry

Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Oak B
George Siler
, Volunteer Projects Manager, IMB
What are you doing to send out “the called?” Do you know what are the opportunities for your people to serve as missionaries with the International Mission Board? Envision year after year of launching members from your ministry to reach lost peoples with the gospel, start churches and serve God in careers and places all over the world. Learn about five components of an intentional developmental approach that you can develop in your church.

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