TUESDAY MORNING, January 29th
SESSION 1 | 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
SESSION 2 | 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
American Sign Language interpretation available.
Preparing an Effective Evangelistic Sermon
Dr. A.B. Vines | Senior Pastor of New Seasons ChurchDr. Vines instructs on how to write and prepare a Pain, Love and Hope Message. Within the session, Dr. Vines will discuss the three types of sermons, the three aspects of preaching, delivery methods, and the CALL that pastors are given.
Developing an Annual Evangelism Strategy
Thomas Hammond |Executive Director, Georgia Baptist Mission BoardEvery church, no matter the size or location, has an opportunity and desire to reach the lost with the gospel. Sadly, what many churches lack is an effective plan. In this workshop, we will discuss the steps necessary to develop an effective evangelism strategy that will help your church reach more than ever before
How to Pastor a "Main Thing" Church
Dr. J. Kie Bowman | Senior Pastor, Hyde Park Baptist/The Quarries ChurchDr. Bowman offers eight reproducible principles for building a more evangelistic culture in our churches, no matter their size. These principles can help any church reach more people for Christ!
What the Qur'an Really Teaches About Jesus.
James Walker | President of Watchman Fellowship
Islam is quickly becoming the geopolitical issue of our lifetime. What is surprising to many is that the Qur’an talks about Jesus and even affirms some of what the Bible says. However, it is what the Qur’an really teaches about Jesus that every Christian should be aware of. This session will equip you to have a productive gospel conversation with a Muslim.
Church Planting: Insights Learned from a 25-Year Journey
James E. White | Senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North CarolinaJames Emery White planted Mecklenburg Community Church more than 26 years ago. What started as one family has now grown to more than 10,000 active attenders across 5 campuses, with more than 70% of growth coming from the unchurched. In this breakout session you’ll discover what he would have done differently and what he would still do today if he were planting a church.
The Secret to Power in Prison Ministry
Art Hallett | Director of Prison Ministries for Evangelism Explosion International (EEPM)We will talk about the secrets behind our ever-growing prison ministry and how to overcome barriers. We will hear first-hand testimonies from local volunteers about the impact their ministries are having in the state of Oklahoma. We will explain what “Fresh Start” is and how it works as a pre-release equipping tool with special components that prepare inmates for re-entry. Additionally, we will talk about how to strengthen an existing prison ministry, or implement a new one. We will also share some helpful ways to assist non-readers in the learning process. Lastly, we will share insights on how the local church can assist returning citizens on their re-entry into society.
aWEsoME YOUth ministry
Andy Harrison | Student Ministry Specialist, BGCOWe comes before me in awesome, and if you want an awesome youth ministry, you can’t do it alone. If you want to multiply disciples, you have to be committed to the task and build your youth ministry on a firm foundation. This breakout will help you understand what is necessary to organize your youth ministry for the multiplication of disciples
Hope for Kids: How Children Can Fulfill the Great Commission
Monique E. Godfrey | Children's Ministry Coordinator, EE International USAHope for Kids is a ministry of Evangelism Explosion International and uses a 12 week curriculum to help children by explaining the Gospel clearly, leading them to faith in Christ, and then equipping them to share the Gospel effectively. In this session, we will focus on what Hope for Kids is and how your church can use this tool for maximum impact in your children’s ministry. Hope for Kids is an interactive tool using visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic learning styles, so this session will be interactive as well. Come ready to learn the simple Gospel Path using hand motions, songs, games, and more.
Evangelism and Youth: Be About It – “How to Move from Talking about Sharing your Faith to Doing It”
Brian Baldwin | Student Evangelism and Missions Specialist, BGCOJesus told his followers to go into all of the world and make disciples and teach them to obey everything He commanded them (Matthew 28:19-20). It’s easy to teach people about evangelism, but a lot harder to get them to obey and actually do it. Our Lord doesn’t want us to simply talk about it, He wants us to be about it! This breakout will provide you with some great tips to help get the people you shepherd to move from simply learning about evangelism to actually doing what they have been taught.
8 Steps to Have a Welcoming Church by THIS SUNDAY. (Or maybe NEXT Sunday!)
Randy Lind | BGCO Worship & Music Ministries Specialist
Have you considered how much preparation goes into planning the services each Sunday? Come discuss 8 steps on how your church can get better prepared for company and be a more welcoming church!
Simple Approach for Carrying Out an Effective Revival in the 21st Century
Anthony Jordan |Retired, Executive Director-Treasurer of the BGCORevivals can and do work to impact churches and communities in the 21st century. Multiplying your church through revival is possible in today’s culture. The concept of revival is biblical. One of many places this can be seen is Deuteronomy 31:12-13. Equipping church members for revival services can also be a great way to equip them to serve continually, after the revival, in the same manner.
Church and Community Spiritual Awakening Project
Philip Jones | MVP (Smaller in Attendance Church) Strategist, BGCOThe Church and Community Spiritual Awakening project is designed for churches with an attendance of 125 or less. The project consists of 6 phases that serve as a guide for the pastor as he leads the church to experience spiritual awakening and impact lostness in its community.
Planting Reproducing Churches
Elmer Towns | Co-Founder and Vice President, Liberty UniversityAmerica is seeing a revitalization of church planting through many different methods. Such as multi-site planting, cell group planting, internet church planting, in addition to traditional Sunday school mission and rural church planting.
Discovering Unreached People Groups in Your Community
Chris Finley | Chaplain for Baptist Village Communities
In almost every community in Oklahoma, there is a hidden treasure of evangelistic and ministry opportunities with families just down the street from the church. This breakout session will discuss strategies on how the church can discover these hidden treasures.
Churches will discover:
- Hidden evangelistic and ministry opportunities in their community.
- Basic steps in planning, organizing, and maintaining a ministry to residents, employees, and the families, living, and working in health centers and assisted living centers in your community.
- Building ministry teams of all ages to meet the spiritual needs among those living, and working in health centers and assisted living centers in your community.
- Effective communication skills and evangelistic strategies with those living, and working in health centers and assisted living centers in your community.
This Is Not Your Father's EE!
Lester Vogler | EE South Region CoordinatorOverview of Evangelism Explosion’s Training tools and world-wide ministry with a focus on the Everyday Evangelism training modules.
Everyday Evangelism is facilitated in easy-to-learn seven-session modules that include preparatory devotions, classroom instruction, and practical training activities. Scripture verses and transitions strengthen the ability to communicate the Gospel message with ease.
Part 1: Share Your Faith Workshop jumpstarts your confidence and ability to share. It is a one-day multi-media event with power point, short videos, and hands-on participation. It is an effective prelude to a successful 7-week training semester.
Part 2: Explaining The Gospel deepens your practice of sharing with on-the-job training experiences from the very first session.
Part 3: Mentoring for Multiplication provides the train-the-trainer dynamic that develops a true ministry of disciple-making multiplication in your church.
Multiplying Soul Winners in the Church
Jim Stewart | EE South Region CoordinatorTo reach our nation and world with the gospel the church must multiply soul winners and not merely add them. That is soul winners must train other soul winners and they in turn train others, etc. (2 Timothy 2:2) Also, new believers must be followed up to become soul winners themselves. In this breakout session we will look at the tools Evangelism Explosion has to disciple new believers and train soul winners to train other soul winners—i.e. multiplication of witnesses for Christ. Using these tools evangelism can become the DNA of a church and it will grow by conversion growth.
Oklahoma Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists
OCOSBE MembersCome and enjoy a time of preaching and worship with our OCOSBE Members (Oklahoma Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists). Pastors and church leaders, come explore how your church can benefit from utilizing Music and Preaching Evangelists to help fulfill the Great Commission in your community and train up the body of your local church. Ephesians 4:11