(Frio River Association)

August 13, 2022

  • First Baptist Church, Cotulla
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • First Baptist Church, Natalia
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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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. At this seminar, you will learn the first steps of revitalization, customized for your church, and will walk out with a simple yet solid plan for your next steps.
Jonathan Smith, Director, Church Health Strategy, Texas Baptists

Adult Group Leaders

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 six priorities for preparation, four steps to focused Bible study, and five principles to engage adults.
David Adams, Director, Discipleship Team, Texas Baptists

Middle/High School Group Leaders

They Asked Me to Teach Youth - Now What?
You’ve been asked to teach the youth Bible study but need some help. This breakout will cover the
basics of preparation and leading a small group of teenagers with excellence.
Wes Henson, Minister of Youth, Trinity Baptist Church Kerrville

Preschool/Elementary Group Leaders

Children are Not Just the Future of the Church, but Also the Present
Spiritual formation in childhood takes time and intentionality. This session will discuss ways in which we, as ministry leaders, can partner with parents to disciple children in faith development and teach in the way children learn best.
Carrie Andrus, Childhood Ministry Consultant, Webster