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May 1-3, 2023

Summers Mill Retreat and Conference Center
Belton, TX

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Join others who lead discipleship ministry in their churches for learning, networking, and fellowship at Summers Mill in Belton, TX. Mark Matlock, Insights Lead at Barna and CEO of movement.org, will lead us to consider how to relate well across generations and challenge us with new insights into reaching the "spiritually curious" in our communities.


Mark Matlock

Insights Lead, Barna Group

Mark Matlock is a facilitator of innovation and impact, helping organizations adapt to changing times by turning research-based insights into action. A regular presenter and workshop facilitator for Barna, Mark facilitates training and on-site application of research findings for Barna clients.

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Monday, May 1

5:00 p.m.Registration, Fellowship, Exhibits
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.Dinner
6:45 p.m.Session 1
8:20 p.m.Fellowship

Tuesday, May 2

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:30 a.m.Session 2
10:20 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Session 3
11:30 a.m.Lunch and afternoon at your leisure
4:00 p.m.Discipleship Roundtable Discussion (optional)
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.Dinner
6:45 p.m.Session 4
8:45 p.m.Fellowship

Wednesday, May 3

7:00-8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:30 a.m.Session 5
11:00 a.m.Dismiss

Scholarship Opportunity

Reggie Bowman Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is named after Reggie Bowman, former Minister of Education at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene who passed away in February of 2006. Reggie was a friend to Christian Educators across the state. His enthusiasm and professionalism were trademarks of his dedication to follow Christ and lead people. As discipleship leaders we honor his example and want to encourage new generations of leaders in Christian education through this scholarship.

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2019 RECAP | Dr. Bill Hull’s Session Recordings

Bill Hull’s passion is to help the church return to its disciple-making roots and he considers himself a discipleship evangelist. This God-given desire has manifested itself in 20 years of pastoring and the authorship of many books including Conversion & Discipleship - You Can’t Have One Without the Other.

  • Principia Mathematica, Numbers, The Leader’s Universal Love Language Listen
  • Will the Church Encounter American Culture? Listen
  • The Gospel Americana, Why Our Gospel Keeps Us from Making Disciples Listen
  • Discipleship Alone: Reclaiming the Gospel Listen
  • Creating a Disciple Making Movement, Why Ordinary Pastoring Isn’t Enough Listen