Equipping the Midwest for Our Unique Mission Field
Specialized Ministry Breakouts
Knowing Your Community Bruce Smith 8 a.m.
Gaining Insights Through Demographics will introduce Mapping Center for Evangelism and MissionInsite and take participants into a discussion of better knowing their community. The discussion will include ways to easily examine which groups of people are being reached and which are being missed.
Any-3 (Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime) Mike Shipman 8 a.m.
Any-3 is a proven, non-combative approach for leading Muslims to faith in Christ. Participants will learn how to apply the 5 Steps of evangelism modelled by Jesus, as described in the best-selling book, Any-3: Lead Muslims to Christ Now!
Battling the Pressure to Be Perfect Dana James 8 a.m.
Do you ever struggle with the pressure to be ‘perfect’ as a leader in ministry, a spouse, a parent, or a Christian? Often this pressure can cause us to become overwhelmed and overcome with exhaustion and feelings of failure. Come be encouraged by God’s grace as we have fun tackling this all-important issue and learn how to battle the pressure and win!!
Tips for teaching God’s Word David Apple 9:30 a.m.
Every teacher focuses on preparation, participation, and putting God’s Word to practice. You’ll learn to identify ten tips for teaching God’s Word.
Discovering the Nations Among Us Mark Snowden 9:30 a.m.
God is sending the world to our communities by the thousands. Experience boots on the ground surveying methods that church members can do right where you live. Get the forms that you can use to compile basic information for people group engagement. Cincinnati is our model, but these methods are being used across North America to see where God is inviting you to join him on mission.
Sending Gen Z: Raising up the next missionaries George Siler 9:30 a.m.
The newest generation will soon represent the largest and most unreached segment of our population. Gen Z is already global in its culture and presents churches with unique challenges, but also perhaps its greatest opportunities to spread the gospel. Gain insights on reaching, discipling, and equipping them to fully engage in the mission of God.
Making Truth Stick Mark Snowden
Learn the 6 reasons why oral methods work and it’ll ignite a new passion in your evangelizing and disciple-making. Bible Storying research shows only 13% of Americans are proficient at reading. Find out how your church can excel among people who God wired for stories.
Doing Missions Together Dan and Chris Conrades 11 a.m.
Parents today are busier than ever. Teaching our children His Word and His gospel purpose is God’s directive to parents. Being missional is not difficult. Wherever God has placed you, that is your mission field. Explore practical ways to engage your children on their missions journey.
Reaching the Nations in Your Neighborhood Travis and Robin Smalley 11 a.m.
God has brought the nations to our neighborhoods. Speaking English impacts immigrants’ ability to integrate into American society, to find job opportunities and to succeed educationally. Explore how your church can make an eternal difference in the lives of refugees and internationals in your community by addressing this need.
Rhythms of Grace Cathy Pound 2:15 p.m.
In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus invites His followers to learn “the unforced rhythms of grace.” Soul aerobics are spiritual exercises that energize and strengthen spiritual health. Discover the everyday unforced rhythms of grace through soul aerobics.
Refugees: Forced to Flee Sandy Wisdom-Martin 2:15 p.m.
Every minute of every day, 24 people somewhere in the world are forced to leave their homes. That’s 34,000 people leaving everything behind in hopes of finding a safer place to live. There are multiple forms of loss refugees go through during their journey. Experience this simulation for a glimpse into some of the struggles’ refugees face as they are forced to leave behind their entire way of life. Learn how you can be the hands and feet of Christ to this people group.
Growing Generous Disciples Happens Before Growing A Generous Church Todd McMichen 2:15 p.m.
Preaching more on money is not the solution to growing a generous church — growing generous disciples is. Learn about the Generosity Teaching Hub and Generosity Pathway that unleashes unprecedented confidence in a church of generous disciples.
Reaching the Nations Bryan Galloway 2:15 p.m.
Learn a hands-on approach to discover, encounter, engage, minister to, and disciple diaspora peoples. Then, take the first and second cross-cultural steps to share a contextualized message for diaspora peoples throughout the world.
Teatime is Story Time Cathy Pound 3:45 p.m.
Love your neighbors to Christ one cup of tea at a time. Most Muslim women serve guests tea and expect the guests to share a story. Tea and stories are important tools to impact Muslim immigrants who now call America home. Hear how God is using this tea strategy in Columbus, Ohio and be encouraged to open your home to host tea parties for immigrant families in your neighborhood.
Tell the Story Dan and Chris Conrades 3:45 p.m.
We relate to each other through stories, so it’s little wonder Bible stories are easy to teach and reveal His truth. Discover how to effectively use Bible storying to engage unchurched kids in your small groups and Sunday School classes, church plants, VBS, short-term mission trips, Backyard Bible clubs, and more.
As Southern Baptists, we are a missional people. Discover how can you infuse missions into the DNA of your church so it’s not just a short-term emphasis, trip, or series of actions, but who you are at the core. Learn how to make disciples of Jesus who live on mission.
Navigating the Technological Demands of Worship Leadership Ben Seamans Th 8 a.m.
“I’m supposed to manage audio/video/media in worship?! I’m a musician not an engineer!” Explore the challenges of leadership regarding the ever-changing demands of technology in worship ministry while keeping pastors, board members, team members and everyone else happy.
VBS is Worth It! Landry Holmes Th 8 a.m.
Churches and individuals are in crisis, and there is a timeless solution that can help churches evangelize people with the gospel and provide community for today’s isolated kids and adults. LifeWay Research partnered with LifeWay Kids to discover VBS is the only week that mobilizes the entire church to reach the community with the gospel, while providing a unique discipleship experience for the individual child and volunteer.
Associational Mission Strategists, please contact your local Baptist Convention or Association for information about bringing a group to the summit.