Specialized Workshops


1:30 – 3:30 PM

Developing Volunteers into a Team
Doug Franklin, President, Leadertreks, Chicago, IL

Never underestimate the power of a dedicated team of volunteer leaders. But finding, forming, and training that team can prove to be one of the toughest challenges in ministry. Join Doug Franklin as he explores how to equip volunteer leaders with a skill set unique to their role. You'll learn practical tips and tricks for building meaningful relationships, teaching for transformation, leading discussions, and challenging students to make life applications.

Modern Communication: Delivering Relevant Gospel-Centered Message
Jonathan Smith, Church Health Strategist, Texas Baptists, Dallas

Jonathan L. Smith will help you understand processes for crafting and delivering gospel-centered, relevant messages. Techniques to ensure your audience is listening and engaged will highlight the seminar. We will practice practical steps to call your listeners to obedient action.

Effective Apologetics for a Skeptical Generation
Eric Hernandez, Apologetics Lead & Millennial Specialist, Texas Baptists, Dallas

In this session you will get hands-on training by experiencing firsthand what it is like to evangelize in a secular culture that rejects the Gospel. This will be challenging, convicting, and most importantly, will equip you with the necessary tools for reaching the millennial skeptic.

Financial Freedom for Christian Leaders
Buddy Camper, Covenant Ministries
Jerry Carlisle, President, Texas Baptist Missions Foundation
How can you manage your money--and avoid having it manage you? Financial freedom is not only possible, it is God-honoring and biblical. This workshop provides a five step plan leaders can use to enrich their lives and ministries.

The Minister’s Family
Chris & Wendy Trent, Next Gen Catalyst, Georgia Baptist Mission Board, Atlanta, GA

Your family may be just you and your spouse or maybe you, your spouse and kids. Regardless, you want to have a family that loves Jesus, loves one another and loves the church. In this breakout we'll talk about the different seasons of the minister's family life.