Go Georgia: Adult Groups & Faith Development Breakout Sessions – Marietta

Breakout Session 1

Mike Taylor

Starting New Groups – Room F-189
In this session, we will discuss the process for starting new groups. We will discover the value of new groups to your church and cultivating new leaders for those groups.
Leader: Mike Taylor
State Missionary, Georgia Baptist Mission Board, Adult Groups and Faith Development

 

 

 

Sam Rainer

Reaching Millennials with Sunday School and Small Groups – Gym
Why is it harder now than in the past to assimilate young people through group settings? We will discuss key reasons why and provide some insight into how to solve the problem.
Leader: Sam Rainer
President, Rainer Research; Co-founder, Rainer Publishing; Lead Pastor, West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton, Florida

 

 

Scott Smith

Reaching and Keeping Millennial Couples – Room F-187
Has your church figured out how to reach and keep millennials? If not, join Scott Smith and learn six proven strategies for reaching and keeping the future of your church.
Leader: Scott Smith
Discipleship Pastor, Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia

 

 

 

Breakout Session 2

Sam Rainer

The Future of Sunday School and Small Groups – Gym
We will discuss what a healthy body of believers looks like in the future of the church, and how to best connect millennials in the coming years.
Leader: Sam Rainer
President, Rainer Research; Co-founder, Rainer Publishing; Pastor, West Bradenton Bible Church, Bradenton, Florida

 

 

Breakout Session 3

Sam Rainer

Five Simple Ways to Make YOUR Sunday School Class or Small Group Great – Gym
You may not be able to make every class in your church great, but you can start with your own group. These five simple steps will help move your class forward.
Leader: Sam Rainer
President, Rainer Research; Co-founder, Rainer Publishing; Pastor, West Bradenton Bible Church, Bradenton, Florida

 

 

Breakout Session 4

Sam Rainer

Creating a Clear Purpose for Your Small Groups and Sunday School Classes – Gym
Far too often, small groups and Sunday School classes lack cohesion to the overall purpose and vision of the church. We will discuss how to create and refine a purpose so groups know what they are supposed to accomplish within the overall direction of the church.
Leader: Sam Rainer
President, Rainer Research; Co-founder, Rainer Publishing; Pastor, West Bradenton Bible Church, Bradenton, Florida

 

 

Scott Smith

Discipling Millennials for Transformation – Room F-187
Millennials have all the information they need in the palm of their hand. This session will teach you a process to turn information into transformation.
Leader: Scott Smith
Discipleship Pastor, Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia

 

 

 

Kelly Davidson

What’s All the Fuss About Millennials? – Room F-189
You do not have to look far to find countless articles, blogs, and videos concerning the challenge of working with Millennials. Are they really that unique and different from other generations? We will evaluate generational differences and commonalities in light of history, and discuss what Christian leaders need to know to effectively engage this generation with the gospel.
Leader: Kelly Davidson
Director of Young Singles, First Baptist Woodstock, Woodstock, Georgia

 

 

Ken Smith

Helps to Be a Great Sunday School Teacher – Room F-184
A great Sunday School is not so much built on great programs or strategies. A great Sunday School is built on great teachers! This session focuses on the strengths of great teachers.
Leader: Ken Smith
Senior Adult Pastor, First Baptist Woodstock, Woodstock, Georgia

 

 

 

Breakout Session 5

Daryl Price

Discipleship Models and Strategy Implementation – Gym
This session is designed to give an overview of several popular disciple-making models, specifics on how to implement a comprehensive movement strategy, and the principles of a personal or church-wide/regional movement. Disciple-making is not a buzz word, but an assignment given to us by our Lord.
Leader: Daryl Price
Executive Director, Noonday Baptist Association

 

 

Scott Smith

Making Investments in Millennials That Show You Care – Room F-187
What are the five primary investments you can make in millennials to show you care? Join this session to learn practical strategies for investing in your church’s future.
Leader: Scott Smith
Discipleship Pastor, Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia

 

 

 

Kelly Davidson

Now What? – Making Disciples Among America’s Post-Christian Generation – Room F-189
In this session, we will answer the question, “What does it take to connect with and make effective disciple-making disciples among Millennials?”
Leader: Kelly Davidson
Director of Young Singles, First Baptist Woodstock, Woodstock, Georgia

 

 

 

Ken Smith

A Passion for Teaching – Room F-184
Senior adults are one of the most vital groups in our churches. I believe we must have a passion for them to reach them and to teach them. It is important that we, as educators, focus on the needs of the age divisions we serve, and this will ensure they are being taught in a consistent and Biblical manner. This passion is something that is greatly needed.
Leader: Ken Smith
Senior Adult Pastor, First Baptist Woodstock, Woodstock, Georgia