Spiritual Formation Track

The ministry from the cycle of grace
Georges Boujakly
Wed 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Capital IV (40)

Get practical advice to avoid the dangers of burnout in ministry! Boujakly will present a model of doing ministry from living in a cycle of grace.

Boujakly is a native of Lebanon. He has served with the NAMB since 1989 in various capacities: as a church planter, director of missions, church planting catalyst, ethnic church planting director, and state director of missions in both Quebec, Canada and with the Kansas and Nebraska Conventions of Southern Baptists.

Work as worship
Adam Groza
Wed 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Capital II (40)

Our culture’s attitude towards work can be summarized in four letters: TGIF (Thank goodness it’s Friday!). When we read the Bible, we see an entirely different, hope-filled perspective on work from what the world is offering. Join us to see God’s plan for work and leave with a totally different perspective on work and heaven.

Groza is vice president of enrollment and student services and associate professor of philosophy of religion at Gateway Seminary. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a contributing author to books including Idealism and Christian Philosophy, among others. He served most recently as a pastor at Red Hill Church in San Anselmo, CA.

One pastor’s model for transformation into the image of Christ
David Mitchell
Wed 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Capitol II (40)

How do you get your church to grow? Consider how we can allow Christ to transform our churches in this session. Mitchell’s view on transformation will help you diagnose your church’s growth patterns, allowing you to lead the process of growth and transformation within your church body, especially in one-on-one and small group settings.

Mitchell is the lead pastor at West Ridge Community Church in Wichita, KS. He helped to plant West Ridge in September, 2012. Mitchell earned his MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has a deep interest in spiritual transformation through training for Godliness.

Transformation (training, not trying!)
David Mitchell
Wed 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Capital II (40)

Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales. Rather, train yourself to be godly! For physical training is of some value, but Godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come (I Timothy 4:7-8). Spiritual training is, by nature, an admission of weakness and inadequacy. This breakout will focus on the distinctions between training for Godliness and simply trying harder. (see Mitchell’s bio above)

The essentials of spiritual formation
Jim Presnell
Wed 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Capital II (40)

Join us as we develop an understanding of spiritual formation that is anchored in Christ. Spiritual formation naturally results in practical, personal discipleship. Presnell will present a holistic approach that is applicable to your daily, ordinary life.

Presnell is pastor of Rock Hill Church in Lawrence, Kansas. Rock Hill was planted to recruit, equip, and deploy ministry laborers in the church. Presnell earned degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Fuller Seminary.

Spiritual formation for the family
Jim Presnell
Thur 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Capital IV (40)

Being formed in the image of Christ in our families is about more than family devotions; it requires a holistic and balanced approach. Come learn practical ways to make discipleship compelling and fun for your children! (see Jim’s bio above)

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