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Is Sunday School Broken? Guest: Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor is Executive Pastor of Ministries at First Baptist Concord in Knoxville Tennessee. Previously, he served as Director of Sunday School & Church Education Ministries at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, TN. Allan conducts many Sunday School and Leadership conferences both nationally and internationally and mentors instructs and encourages Christian Educators and Sunday School leaders. He has written two Sunday School books: The Six Core Values of Sunday School and Sunday School in HD. In this broadcast Scott and Allan discuss: - Defining the importance of Biblical teaching for new teachers - Training inspired leaders, 6 sessions to connecting with your volunteers - The ultimate goal of Bible teaching for learners and teachers - How to use curriculum the way it was intended - Examples of teaching from Allan - Dissecting how we teach and how we connect with learners - The most important thing a teaches needs to know to be a good teacher - Reminder from Scott to teachers on why they teach and understanding why they lack passion in teaching If you cant catch us live, be sure to subscribe! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship

Curriculum Highlight - What is Dlife?

On this special bonus broadcast, we take a deeper dive into what the D-Life curriculum looks like and how you can use it in your church. We meet with founder Dr. Bill Wilks and his wife Rondie and walk through all aspects of living the D-Life and even model a D-Group meeting. Watch this bonus broadcast and learn more at www.livingthedlife.com. Living the D-Life means living a lifestyle of Disciple-Making. What if you could successfully equip and empower everyone in your ministry for a lifestyle of disciple-making? What if everyone embraced disciple-making as a way of life instead of a program of the church? What if believers all over the world started living out their supreme purpose in life and started making disciples just like Jesus? D-Life places at everyone’s fingertips the power to live a lifestyle of disciple-making. The Bible and the D-Life Web App or Journal are the only tools needed to equip others to lead and to multiply D-Groups. D-Groups are discipleship groups of 3 to 8 people that can meet anytime and anywhere. Digital content on your D-Life Web App includes 4 years of annual Bible reading plans, 4 years of weekly study guides for your D-Groups, and excellent leadership resources for equipping your leaders. The weekly study guides come in both printable and electronic formats. The first year of D-Life is also available in Spanish through the D-Life Web App. D-Life is not a program; it's a lifestyle. It's an organic, intentional, and simple process for equipping all believers for a lifestyle of making and multiplying disciples. • It’s Biblical: With the Bible as your only textbook, D-Life is modeled after the example of Jesus and His six practices of discipleship. • It’s Reproducible: D-Life is a proven plan for multiplying disciples. • It’s Multigenerational: D-Life is for all ages and genders. • It’s Intentional: D-Life training materials are provided for equipping leaders. • It’s Transformational: D-Life is a process for building a disciple-making culture in your ministry. • It’s Affordable: D-Life is a cost efficient and priceless investment of time and resources. If you cant catch us live, be sure to subscribe! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship

Discipleship in the Workplace with Beasley Chaplin Ashley Tyree

Pastors and disciple-makers, have you considered extending your disciple-making strategy outside the walls of the church? We need disciple-making strategies and opportunities outside of the church to reflect our "in church” practices. Never assume the workplace is an inaccessible environment to not only share the Gospel but to make disciples. Ashley Tyree is the Chaplain of the Beasley Group (Americas largest hardwood timber producer) located in Hazlehurst, Georgia, and has plants all over the US. He has served Georgia Baptist as a bi-vocational pastor, serving at Lumber City Baptist Church pastor for six years. In this broadcast, Ray, Kenneth, and Ashley discuss: - Chaplaincy in the workplace - What a mealworm has to do with disciple-making - How Ashley was called in the pastorate and then placed into full-time workplace chaplaincy - Encouragement for bi-vocational pastors trying to find to engage people outside the walls of the church - How to mobilize volunteers as a bi-vocational pastor to reach the workplace - Where and how to start a workplace discipleship strategy - How desire, discernment, determination, and devotion affect your workplace discipleship goals If you cant catch us live, be sure to subscribe! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship

Michael Catt and A Life of Discipleship

How do we serve faithfully in ministry to have a lifelong disciple-making impact? After 15 years in Youth Ministry, Dr. Catt began pastoring in the 1980s in Oklahoma. He is a producer, author of 9 books, and former Senior Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church from 1989 until his retirement in 2021. He married Terri, and they have two daughters, Hayley and Erin. Michael received an undergraduate degree from Mississippi College, a master of divinity degree from Luther Rice Bible Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Theological Seminary of South Florida. In the broadcast, Scott, PJ, and Michael discuss: - How many pancakes do you have to special order to get a food item named after you in Gatlinburg, TN? - How was it serving at Sherwood for so many years? - What Michael is most proud of in his time at Sherwood - How to finish well in ministry with intentionality - What is Michael Catt up to in retirement? - Scott talks about Michael's influence in his life while serving in local church ministry - PJ's unique view of seeing Michael's last year of full-time ministry - Michael describes how he wants to be remembered If you cant catch us live, be sure to subscribe! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship

Church Membership Onboarding & Trends with Chuck Lawless

Dr. Chuck Lawless is Dean of Doctoral Studies and Vice-President of Spiritual Formation and Ministry Centers at Southeastern Seminary in NC, where he also serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions. In addition, he is Team Leader for Theological Education Strategists for the International Mission Board of SBC. Chuck is a prolific blogger, has written multiple top-selling books, including Membership Matters and Spiritual Warfare. In this broadcast, Scott and Chuck discuss: - Is church membership even needed? - Is church membership biblical, or when did it start? - Help for leaders looking to define church membership for their church - Effectively onboarding members into your church - How effective onboarding can lay a foundation to move people towards Christlikeness - Importance of membership engagement in an overall church ecosystem - Trends in church membership? - Can church membership move people towards Christlikeness - How busyness can make a small issue a BIG issue in our church - Importance of managing priorities that allows us to make clear choices If you cant catch us live, be sure to subscribe! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship

Drawing the Net in Your Sermon

Tim Williams has been a faithful evangelist for over 30 years and traveling the world sharing the Gospel. He also serves as the GBMB evangelism consultant in the SW & SE regions preaching each Sunday and inspiring revivals everywhere he serves. In this broadcast, PJ & Ray sit down with Tim to talk through elements of a harvest time in a sermon. Drawing the net in a sermon is not just for decisions for Christ but decisions of any kind. In this broadcast, we discuss: - Ray's pastoring experience and the challenges with getting people to take action - How to lead into an effective invitation at the end of your message - Examples of what to do in a sermon to draw the net to make disciples - How drawing the net increases your ability to make disciples - Ways Tim approaches a harvest time in a sermon and steps to take before and after - PJ's failed (multiple) attempts at drawing the net! - How to define a successful harvest by numbers and spiritual impact If you can't catch us live, be sure to subscribe! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship

Joey Rodgers and 5 Marks of a Disciple

We are so glad to have Dr. Joey Rodgers, author of "Five Marks of a Disciple," with us on this bonus broadcast! He serves as the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City, Georgia. Joey is a graduate of Carson-Newman University and later earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is married to his wife, Meg, who lives in Tyrone, Georgia, with their four children. Have you ever heard the phrase, "If you aim at nothing, you are certain to hit it?" By all indications, this is a problem for the church today. In doing the math, things are not adding up. God might call the church to make disciples, but this does not appear to be our result. In the Five Marks of a Disciple, Joey takes an honest look at why the modern church appears to be missing the mark and then retraces the full commission of Jesus in Matthew 28:16-20 to shed some insight on exactly what Jesus had in mind when He called His disciples to reproduce themselves by making disciples of all nations. In this broadcast, Mike, Carl, and Joey discuss: - What disciple-making looks like for first-generation disciples - How leaders can raise second-generation disciple-makers - Where does teaching, baptizing, and going fit into the Great Commission? - Carl asks what differentiates a convert from a disciple - How to avoid redefining the mission to keep programs relevant in your church - A deep dive into the discipleship pathway and implementation at FBC Peachtree City If you cant catch us live, be sure to subscribe! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship

Disciple-Making Senior Adults

There are 71.6 million Boomers (57-75 years old) in the United States. That is like 22% of the US population. Many of them have never trusted Jesus with their lives. Many churches have a larger group of older adults that attend, and pastors need to understand how to best disciple them. Those involved in church view discipleship as a program rather than a directive from scripture to be a disciple and a disciple-maker. On this broadcast, we have Mike Keaton and Paul Smith with us. Mike is the Executive Pastor of Church Development at Crossroads Church, and Paul is an active member of that church. They both serve as Impact Discipleship Ministries consultants under the leadership of Ken Adams, the Pastor at Crossroads and Director of Impact ministries. In this broadcast, we will discuss: - Can effective discipleship occur with the senior adults? - Moving senior adults from "soaker" to "seekers." - Helping boomers in the 4th quarter of their life to finish well - The effect of covid on a senior adult ministry model used for decades - Next steps for leaders looking to move their senior adults into a disciple-making mindset If you cant catch us live, be sure to subscribe! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship

What is Mission Georgia?

On this broadcast, we will be interviewing two special guests with a story at the end you won't want to miss! Our first guest is Lorna Bius, the director of Mission Georgia for GBMB. We will be talking about five areas of Mission Georgia, then Scott will bring on his daughter, Erika White, and talk about her inspiring adoption story into the Sullivan family. Erika has a powerful story of God's hand in her adoption story and firsthand what the adoption process feels like as an older child entering a new family. Mission Georgia has been around a long time, but the emphasis is different. There are 5 specific areas of focus for Mission Georgia: www.missiongeorgia.org • Human Trafficking: The Human Trafficking industry is nearly $300 million/year, and Georgia ranks consistently in the top 10 in the nation. Every month 374 girls are trafficked for sex in Georgia. • Pre-Post Natal Care: Georgia is ranked as the worse state in the country for maternal mortality. 75 of the 159 counties in Georgia do NOT have a practicing OBGYN. • Childhood Literacy: Nearly half of ALL children in Georgia school systems are not reading at their grade level. Children not reading on grade level by the fourth grade are 70% more likely to end up in jail or welfare. • Refugees and Internationals: Christians accounted for 79% of refugees who came to the US. And over 1 million Georgians were born in another country. • Foster Care & Adoption: Georgia will spend $2 million this year in hotels for children in foster care with no home to put them in. Approximately 400 children in foster care will sleep in a hotel tonight. So far in 2021, there have been 13,815 children in Georgia’s foster care system. We also have Kenneth Aycock, our North East Discipleship Consultant, who serves with Family 4 Families, a Mission Georgia partner with churches to enlist and support foster families. This group is incredible and has no cost to you or your church. If you can not catch us live, be sure to subscribe! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship

Show Me the Father with Alex & Stephen Kendrick

63% of youth suicides come from fatherless homes 71% of pregnant teenagers come from fatherless homes 85% of youth sitting in prison come from fatherless homes Everyone has a unique father story. Whether positive or painful, it’s always personal and can deeply affect the core of our identity and the direction of our lives. Kendrick Brothers’ SHOW ME THE FATHER is the first documentary film from the creators of WAR ROOM, OVERCOMER, FIREPROOF, and COURAGEOUS Legacy. This captivating movie features a variety of amazing true stories and takes audiences of all ages on an inspiring and emotional cinematic journey. Scott & PJ Sit down with Alex and Stephen Kendrick to talk about: - Why release this movie now, and why a documentary? - Alex talks about the father crisis we have in our culture - Address how the movie addresses all the different types of father stories - Stephen talks about how adoption can be one of the most significant forms of God's Love - PJ asks how you know the difference between supporting adoption and being called to adopt - How the movie tells the stories of fathers like Eddie George and Jim Daly - Scott talks about how our team of consultants can help your men's ministry use this movie as a launchpad for ministry - Discover stories of men already being changed by watching Show Me The Father - The release date for Courageous Legacy (September 24th) www.showmethefathermovie.com www.courageousthemovie.com If you cant join us live, catch us on any of the following platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Podcast (Any platform): gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship

Meet Carl Johnson - New Discipleship Consultant in West Central Georgia!

Carl Johnson has proven experience in the local church and local business developing leaders. His heart for disciple-making is an extension of the heart of his pastor, Tyrone Barnette. In this BONUS broadcast, you will get to meet Carl and see how God has prepared him for this part-time role while continuing to serve at Peace Baptist Church, where he has served for years. Carl is a proven leader both in the church and secular world. His investment in the next generation of leaders through adjunct teaching at Luther Rice and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary demonstrates his passion for seeing leaders grow. While serving the pharmaceutical industry, he helped doctors in and around Tucker, Georgia, connect to their patients' right treatments by leading continuing education events. We welcome Carl to our team of discipleship consultants serving nearly 3,600 churches in Georgia to see the needle move in discipleship with great pride and excitement. Will you please take a moment and welcome Carl to our team? E-mail: carljohnson@gabaptist.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carl.johnson.50596

The Sweet Spot of Leadership and Administration with Dr. Jody Dean & Dr. Adam Hughes

How do we find the "sweet spot" of leading well and needing administrative processes? Dr. Jody Dean has over 20 years of local church experience and is the Associate Professor of Christian Education, Sr. Associate Regional Dean of Extension Centers, and Director Mentoring Programs in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches in the area of administration, discipleship, and risk management. Dr. Adam Hughes has over 17 years of local church ministry. He’s the Associate Dean of Church Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in preaching, leadership, and pastoral ministry. The good Dr.s talk in this broadcast about: - People feeling burned out from covid, Jody breaks down why this might be happening - Motivation behind the book together we lead (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/9lwlv6uu52) - Are you staying at your church based on your calling or comfort? - Adam expands on the John Maxwell quote, "Everything rises, and fall's on leadership." - Keys to lead through ministry conflict we cant even imagine preparing for - Setting our priorities to spend time on things that really matter as a leader and in administration while we can

Donald Whitney & The Role of Spiritual Disciplines in Disciple-Making

Raise of hands, how many of you have read Dr. Whitney's book on Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life?!? Dr. Donald Whitney is the professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and an Associate Dean of the School of Theology. He has authored nine books, including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, and is a popular conference speaker, especially on personal and congregational spirituality. He served in pastoral ministry for 24 years. You won't want to leave early on this broadcast! Scott Sullivan and Ray Sullivan talk with Dr. Whitney about: - Lamborghini Fountain Pens - Rays personal connection to Dr. Whitney - Defining "Biblical Spirituality" - Understanding who you are as a child of God and its effect on who we are as leaders - Who Dr. Whitney had as a mentor and what is the first step to mentoring others - How do we care for the souls of others if we don't care for our own souls as pastors? - Encouragement to leaders to take their next step in spiritual disciplines - Your walk with Jesus is worth the investment and will require patience and dependence on the Holy Spirit

Reinvigorating Volunteer Culture

Recruiting volunteers is never easy; now, it feels nearly impossible. Our team of consultants has heard from our GA Baptist churches: 1. Volunteers are slow to return to serve with long term commitments 2. Volunteers are at critically low levels in age-graded areas 3. Churches are evaluating program sustainability based on volunteers, not mission/vision Join Scott, PJ, and Ricky Smith, lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, as we discuss volunteers returning in the Fall as part of a natural wave of momentum in the church. In this broadcast, we will discuss: - Evaluating program sustainability based on volunteer's capacity. - How to keep the preschool hall open to be guest-friendly. - How volunteer culture plays a part in volunteer recruitment at your church - How to reinvigorate volunteer culture at churches of all sizes - How volunteering will look going forward in light of covid and the covid variant. Can't join us live? Subscribe to our broadcast! Podcast: https://gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleship/

Essentials of a Healthy Small Church Discussion with Karl Vaters

88% of Georgia Baptist churches are small churches. 33% are part-time or bi-vocational pastors, with 61% of all churches only having one staff member. We are a state built of small churches, many of which are healthy, thriving, and impacting their communities. So what are the essentials to building a healthy small church? Karl Vaters is one of the leading experts on small churches in America. Karl’s heart is to help pastors of small churches find the resources to lead well and capitalize on the unique advantages of pastoring a small congregation. Karl has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He is the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship teaching pastor, a healthy small church in Orange County, California. Learn more about Karl: www.karlvaters.com In this broadcast, you will hear Scott, PJ, and Karl discuss: - The passion behind creating the book Small Church Essentials - How Karl defines a "small church." - 65 is the median attendance of worship in Georgia Baptist churches! - The struggle of finding volunteers in smaller church environments - Create positive change in your church by evaluating your worship service order - Defining a healthy church and how we can measure it

How Can I Make Disciples When I am Too Busy? | The Gibb's Family

Family, work, church, friends, school, sports, fun, vacations, crisis, games, volunteering, etc. This list goes on and on of things that make our lives busy! So can we be disciple-makers in a life filled with endless activity begging for our attention? How can we find the time? Being a disciple-maker is not going to happen on accident; it is a choice we have to make. Meet the Gibbs family! Matthew Gibbs is a Discipleship Consultant in the East Central Region with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. For many disciple-makers who have a busy family life, the idea of finding regular time to invest in one another plus make time for our walk with the lord can seem impossible. We meet with part of the Gibbs family to see how they find ways to navigate these challenges. - Matthew: Dad, Father, Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship with Second Baptist Warner Robbins & Part-Time Discipleship Consultant - Kathy: Mom, Wife, Principal at David-Perdue Primary School - Mary Beth: Daughter, Sister, Student at Kennesaw State University and Marketing at KSU Athletics Read the blog: https://gabaptist.org/too-busy-for-disciple-making/ In this broadcast we talk about: -Strong time management can increase work effectiveness by 25-50% in the average leader’s life - Commit to the call to make disciples - Allowing time that is spent with Jesus to be your treasure, NOT your ticket to find a treasure! - God calls us to do two things well: abide & abound and we will never abound until we abide - Creating and guarding margin to make disciples can keep you from going down a "dark path" of leadership failure.

SPARK Preview: How to effectively engage your church in Worship

We are excited to have Rhon Carter on our GBMB team as our Worship Catalyst. Rhon is a gifted singer and talented worship leader born and served in Georgia all his life. Thursday, August 12, 2021, we will host our annual LIVE One-Day Total Church Equipping Conference: SPARK. This will include several breakouts for Worship and feature Casting Crowns! To claim your free ticket for SPARK, go here ---> www.thesparkconference.com On this broadcast you will learn: - Rhon's unique calling into ministry from swamp to singing! - How being multi-lingual has helped Rhon minister to churches of all worship styles - When worship is self-medication instead of encountering God - How is your church inviting people to engage in worship? - Moving from singing with your mind to singing with your heart

You are not alone: The value of connections with other disciple makers

We need disciple-makers in our lives if we want to be disciple-makers! This broadcast talks about the challenge of admitting our loneliness to engage in relationships with other disciple-makers. Join Carl Johnson, Leadership Development Pastor at Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, GA, and JR Neal, Minister of Discipleship and Missions at First Baptist Church of Moultrie, GA discuss how to engage with others disciple-makers near you. To belong we all need to be noticed, be named, and known. Hear about how a Learning Community near you can help you belong! https://gabaptist.org/discipleship/#learning Loneliness Stats in America: 1. Loneliness has adverse health effects equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day 2. 1/3 of people in marriages are lonely 3. 35% say they have no one to turned to when they are stressed. 4. Gen Z reported 79% felt lonely in 2019 compared to Silent Gen at 38% 5. Over 60% of young adults have less than 3 meaningful adult interactions a day

Conflict from Friendly Fire: Dr. Frank & Mary Cox

Conflict. Not something that we like or ever look forward to. Most people don’t. But it is a part of all of our lives. Especially since we are leaders. In this broadcast, you will find a few tips for dealing with conflict, and maybe you can find something that will help and encourage you somehow. Because even if you don’t like it, you need to learn how to handle it. Dr. Frank Cox is a native of Tallahassee, Florida and a graduate of Mercer University in Atlanta earned his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta. Pastor Cox has had the unique privilege of pastoring North Metro Baptist Church for 39 years. Mary Cox is the Pastors Wives Consultant at the GBMB since 2004. She has been the volunteer women’s ministry director at North Metro for more than 20 years where her husband, Frank, is senior pastor. Mary understands the overwhelming challenges of trying to balance a pastor's wife's relationship with God, their family life, their church life, and their community.

SPARK Highlight: Church Security with Ben O'Neal

Imagine a crisis in your church that was caused by an issue that was out of your control. That lack of security inhibits participation in the discipleship process at your church. People will not come to a church or participate in discipleship groups that they feel are unsafe and certainly will not bring their children to a church in which they call in to question the security effectiveness. Ben O'Neil with the GBMB will help us address: Why is church security more important today than in the past? What are the effects of someone coming in and causing a crisis in your church? How are we preparing our churches so they can mitigate an active attack? Why are Georgia gun laws playing an important role in preparing our churches when it comes to security? Understanding the inner workings of a church is key to the success of a security program. Strategically placing security in your church and having the proper response is critical to the success and growth of a congregation.

5 Mistakes Youth Pastors are Making Post-COVID and Discipleship Lessons All Church Leaders Can Learn | Chris Trent, NextGen Catalyst GBMB

Chris Trent is the product of youth ministry (and God’s grace) having been invited to summer camp by a youth pastor at the end of his 11th-grade year. He trusted Christ at that camp and has been involved in youth ministry ever since that moment 30+ years ago. He is the author of Consider This: A Youth Minister’s Guide to Longevity and co-host of the Youth Ministry for the Longer Haul Podcast. Having recently wrapped up 16 ½ years as the Middle School Pastor and Student Pastor at Johnson Ferry Baptist in Marietta, Georgia he now serves as the Next Gen Catalyst for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. He lives in Marietta, GA with his wife, Wendy, and two kids, Dillon and Abby. Graduated from the University of Mobile and MDiv from Southwestern 1. Laying aside effective ministry practices developed during covid. 2. Focusing more on kids that are not coming back rather than kids that do come back. 3. Planning more for fun instead of spiritual development. 4. Thinking students are the same as they were a year ago. 5. Believing that they're back in a time of maintaining rather than rebuilding.

Time Management | Brent Crow, VP of SLU

Brent Crowe is a thought-provoking visionary and communicator who has a passion to present the life changing message of the gospel. Brent uses humor and real-life situations to relate to people at the heart of their struggles. The roles of husband, father, minister, evangelist, author and leader have allowed Brent to influence people from all walks of life throughout his twenty years in ministry. Engaging issues such as leadership, culture, and change, Brent speaks to hundreds of thousands across the nation and abroad each year and is currently serving as Vice President for Student Leadership University, a program that has trained over one hundred and fifty thousand students to commit themselves to excellence.

Discipleship in a Replant or Church Plant | Mark Clifton, NAMB & Rolando Castro GBMB

In 2019, approximately 3,000 Protestant churches were started in the U.S., but 4,500 Protestant churches closed. Mark Clifton is the senior director of replanting at the North American Mission Board. Mark has served as a pastor, church planter, church revitalizer, mission strategist, coach, and mentor to young leaders. He has planted and replanted numerous churches and served as a national and regional leader for church planting and missions. He is currently replanting Linwood Baptist Church near Kansas City. Rolando Castro is a Church Planting Consultant at Georgia Baptist Mission Board. He is a vital part of our Missions Consultant team to engage local communities and see new churches planted in Georgia.

6 Dangers in Missions | Buck Burch, Missions Catalyst GBMB

Do you know how to mitigate real threats on a mission trip? What about minimizing legal liability? There are 6 dangers in missions you need to know about, and we are here to help! Through a consultation with your regional missions consultant, we can help you identify the places your church can strategically engage locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. And we can help you formulate a realistic plan to multiply the active involvement of your people in mission endeavors.

Lifeway Spring Update - Dr. Ben Mandrell, Lifeway President and CEO

Take a moment and get to know Ben Mandrell and find out what Lifeway is planning in 2021. In this broadcast you will: - Hear from Scott and Ben on leading and family dynamics - Discover Lifeway's ministry focus on moving forward - Ben shares how churches can have the biggest impact in coming years - Learn key leadership skills for future church leaders

Can Sunday School and Home Groups Co-Exist?

Is it possible to do traditional Sunday School and home groups? With change comes struggle, but it also opens the door for new creative ideas to make disciples. Scott Smith, Discipleship Pastor at Lakewood BC, talks about he personally piloted home groups for years before looking to deploy it as a strategy at their church. Gary Lewis, the Lead Pastor at FBC Rincon, sat down with all his leaders and just asked how many people were actually coming to Sunday School. As a result, they opened the option for home groups and saw growth in the number of people impacted related to the number of discipleship options they offered.

Is Seminary Right for Me? | Dr. Emir Caner: President of Truett McConnell University

Learners are leaders. Dr. Caner, president of Truett McConnell University, has a passion for lifelong learning and equipping the called to do ministry work. In this episode, you will hear Dr. Caner talk about his family, call to ministry, and your next step if you are interested in seminary. PJ shares his struggles with reading and that we can not avoid reading, we need to seek out relevant topics to consume. Scott looks at what it means to be called to ministry and directly related to a call to prepare. Most importantly, Dr. Caner shares his favorite places to eat near campus and why Cincinnati Chili is unique!

From Social Media to Social Ministry - Book Review with Meredith Harris

From Social Media to Social Ministry outlines core digital discipleship principles and provides practical instruction for how to do it no matter how big or small a local church may be. In this broadcast, you will hear: - Social media platforms defined and their unique use - Why Facebook maybe the only "true" social media platform - How millennials' relationship with Facebook has changed since it was launched - Scott's journey with social media and using it in ministry - How your church can reach your local community with social media

Do we REALLY need to update our by-laws: Harrison Smith | Regional Director with Alliance Defending Freedom

What is Alliance Defending Freedom and how does it help our Georgia Baptist Churches? Hear from Harrison Smith the Regional Director of ADF and why it is vital to get in a rhythm of updating your church bylaws.

Why should I survey my congregation? Bryan Rose | Senior Lead Navigator at Auxano

Auxano has a newly developed suite of tools designed specifically for post-pandemic churches. You can learn how to hone your listening skills and leverage the impact of third-party surveys in order to truly hear from your people in this broadcast. It’s time for a survey to help you hear from your congregation after a challenging year of ministry. More Information on the Church Next Survey -> https://www.churchnextsurvey.com/

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