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

Breakout Session 1

Jonathan JordanStarting New Groups – Room 213
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: Jonathan Jordan
State Missionary, Georgia Baptist Mission Board, Adult Groups and Faith Development

 

 

 

Lawrence PhippsHow to Re-charge your Sunday School/Small Groups – Patio
What happens when we have a purpose for our Sunday School? Dr. Phipps will give us five insights that can restart and renew every Sunday School, large or small.
Leader: Lawrence Phipps
Senior Pastor for the Interim, First Baptist Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, Alabama

 

 

 

Steve FergusonBegin with the End in Mind: What Should a Disciple in Your Group Look Like? – Room 212
What does Jesus mean when He says, “Make disciples?” What should we seek to achieve? We will answer these questions and more as we discover the true meaning of discipleship.
Leader: Steve Ferguson
Associational Missionary, Hebron Baptist Association

 

 

 

Breakout Session 2

Lawrence PhippsBuild Your Team – Patio
We will gain insight on how and why the work of building the Bible study ministry of a church is made easier when we have leaders who can lead a team, and find teachers who will be on the team.
Leader: Lawrence Phipps
Senior Pastor for the Interim, First Baptist Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, Alabama

 

 

 

Breakout Session 3

Lawrence PhippsStart Over – Patio
In this session, we will be outlining “proven” principles that will make a traditional Sunday School and non-traditional Small Groups build healthy churches.
Leader: Lawrence Phipps
Senior Pastor for the Interim, First Baptist Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, Alabama

 

 

 

Breakout Session 4

Lawrence PhippsFour Steps to One Goal – Patio
Once we find our purpose, then we need to discover how to get there. Brother Lawrence will provide four simple ideas that will revitalize a Sunday School and a Church.
Leader: Lawrence Phipps
Senior Pastor for the Interim, First Baptist Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, Alabama

 

 

 

Steve FergusonDisciples Make Disciples Through Groups – Room 212
In this session, we will explore the elements of disciple making and what that might look like in your group. Is your group making disciples that include life changes for Jesus? Does your group only use one or two elements of disciple making? After salvation, Christians should not just learn what Christ looks like, but actually live like Him.
Leader: Steve Ferguson
Associational Missionary, Hebron Baptist Association

 

 

Ken SmithHelps to Be a Great Senior Adult Sunday School Teacher – Room 213
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 Church, Woodstock, Georgia

 

 

 

Matthew GibbsKey Strategies for Developing a Healthy Sunday School Ministry – Room 209
This session is designed to help Sunday School directors identify, know, and implement strategies that will position their Sunday Schools for good health and steady growth.
Leader: Matthew Gibbs
Minister of Education and Evangelism, Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins, Georgia

 

 

 

Breakout Session 5

Lawrence PhippsRelated Small Group: Learning to Listen to the “Lord” Not the “Loudest Voices” – Patio
Lawrence Phipps saw one verse and God used it to turn the Bible study ministry of a church right side up! Come and learn what he read.
Leader: Lawrence Phipps
Senior Pastor for the Interim, First Baptist Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, Alabama

 

 

 

Steve FergusonImpacting the Lost and Unchurched Through Groups – Room 212
Will 1950s and 1960s evangelism methods reach this present generation of lost people? What are our challenges? What is a method we can try? Don’t throw everything away, but don’t be afraid to try something different.
Leader: Steve Ferguson
Associational Missionary, Hebron Baptist Association

 

 

 

Ken SmithA Passion for Teaching – Room 213
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 as 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

 

 

Matthew GibbsPreventing Implosion: Discovering the Irreducible Minimum to Healthy and Consistent Growth in Sunday School – Room 209
This session is designed to help Sunday School Directors effectively capitalize on the two things that have to happen to grow a Sunday School: Developing new leaders and birthing new classes.
Leader: Matthew Gibbs
Minister of Education and Evangelism, Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins, Georgia