Tuesday, November 3

Breakout sessions will be held at the Koury Convention Center from 3:15-4:00 p.m. and 4:15-5:00 p.m. and are free to attend.

A New "Normal" Part 1: Warning Signs for Church Revitalization

John Ewart

Room: Auditorium 1 
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Declining and unhealthy churches have become the norm all too often. We need a new expectation, a new normal! As a church leader, how can you diagnose and prevent poor church health? What should we be watching for and how can we be that intentional? Join experienced pastor, church consultant and professor John Ewart to discover and discuss key qualitative and quantitative symptoms that characterize a church in need of revitalization as well as how to move toward or maintain greater strength and health.

A New "Normal" Part 2: Five Phases for Ongoing Church Revitalization

John Ewart

Room: Auditorium 1
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

What are some biblically based, practical steps my church can take to actually move toward or maintain Great Commission fulfillment? How can we prevent the decline or unhealthy conditions that have become so normal for so many churches? Join experienced pastor, church consultant and professor John Ewart to learn five phases every church should constantly be working through in order to be effective for the Kingdom.

Beyond One-On-One: Discipling through Women's Ministry

Meredith Snoddy

Room: Cedar A 
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

The Great Commission says we are to “make disciples,” and women’s ministry plays an important part in the church seeing this mandate fulfilled. This equipping session will help women’s ministry leaders learn how to make disciples through their women’s ministry and keep the process on-going.

Biblical Prayers for Challenging Times

Chris Schofield

Room: Oak A
3:15 - 4:00 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

This session will help believers and churches respond and pray biblically toward the ever-changing moral and spiritual collapse of America.

Church Renewal

Bob Foy

Room: Bear Creek 
3:15 - 4:00 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

In this session, participants will discover a tool for strengthening the church by awakening, equipping and empowering laity to create reproducing disciples.

Church Revitalization through Multiplication

Tim Ahlen

Room: Colony A 
3:15 - 4:00 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Come hear the story of how one at-risk church became a multi-congregational, multi-ethnic community that is shaking the nations for Jesus Christ at home and throughout the world.

Developing Cultural Impact Teams in the Local Church

Mark Harris

Room: Oak c
3:15 - 4:00 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Western society is being influenced in numerous ways and from numerous sources. While some influences and some changes are positive, others call into question the claims of the gospel and the expectations of Scripture. The Family Research Council has developed resources that can assist congregations impact the culture. This session will provide an introduction to cultural impact teams and how they can be developed in your church.

Disciple-Making Pastors' Roundtable

David Cox
Joel Stephens
Brandon Ware

Room: Turnberry 
3:15 - 4:00 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Participate in a discussion with N.C. pastors from a variety of contexts on how their churches are impacting lostness through disciple-making.

Engaging a Pocket of Lostness: A Local Church's Journey

Chuck Campbell
Erick Ingram

Room: Heritage B
3:15 - 4:00 & 4:14 - 5:00 p.m.

Join us as we share a local church’s journey engaging the largest pocket of lostness in the Greenville area. Learn practical and reproducible principles on how to discover, develop and engage pockets of lostness through disciple-making.

Growing Disciples through Missions Involvement

NC Baptists on Mission Staff

Room: Oak B
3:15 - 4 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

One of the best ways to grow disciples and a healthy church is through missions involvement. This session, led by N.C. Baptist Men staff, will cover how missions can change your church and your members. The session will include practical ideas and projects at the local, state, national and international level that your church can be involved in. This breakout session is a great overview of resources for church missions involvement.

Impacting Lostness: Churches Planting Churches

Mark Gray

Room: Heritage A
3:15 - 4 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Every church in North Carolina had a birth. One of the most effective ways to impact lostness through disciple-making is in churches giving birth to new churches. Partnering with a new church positively impacts the sending church in multiple ways, and dozens are won to Jesus as new disciples. This session will reveal steps in the joyful process of giving birth and the legacy that continues.

Making Disciples in Rural North Carolina

Jeff Sundell

Room: Colony B
3:15 - 4:00 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

This session will cover an American adaptation of church planting movement principles from the international mission field for making disciples anytime, anywhere.

Making Disciples through Small Groups

Derrick DeLain

Room: Cedar B
3:15 - 4:00 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

This breakout will focus on best practices to develop healthy small groups that function as gospel communities on mission.

SHARE the Gospel in a Changing Culture

Marty Dupree

Room: Pinehurst
3:15 - 4 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

This session will discuss options for engaging in gospel conversations by comparing Acts 2 and Acts 17 strategies.

The Peoples Next Door: Discover and Engage Unreached People Groups in North Carolina

Steve Hardy
Caleb Bridges

Room: Colony C
3:15 - 4 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

How do we, as ordinary people, take the gospel to the peoples of the world that God is bringing here to be our neighbors? We will discuss how to discover people group communities in our cities through natural encounters and begin to intentionally engage them through gospel hospitality.

The Pulpit and Disciple-making

Clay Smith

Room: Cedar C
3:15 - 4 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

The disciple-making process goes beyond preaching, but preaching is a vital and indispensable part of your church’s disciple-making strategy. This session will show how preaching can be intentionally connected to your strategy for impacting lostness through disciple-making.

When Adolescence Gets Old

Jonathan Yarboro
Tom Knight

Room: Olympia
3:15 - 4:00 & 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

The fact that 40 percent of all college graduates return home to live with their parents may cause us to agree with the declaration, “30 is the new 20.” But the truth is that 20-somethings are in a unique stage that makes their lives particularly fertile for the gospel. But they also represent the largest age demographic absent from our churches. What does your church need to understand about them in order to close the gap, effectively communicate the gospel to them and see them become a vital part of your church’s community?

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