You need to register NOW for the 55+ Leadership Conference in Stone Mountain or Macon. The cost for this event is $40. Deadline for on-line registration is February 12. The price is higher after this date and at the door.
If you have older adults in your church, this conference will help you better minister to their needs and reach out to others. This event will help you and your team better lead this important ministry area of your church. These are one-day events at two locations: Mabel White Baptist Church, Macon on February 20th, and Mountain Park First Baptist Church, Stone Mountain on February 22nd.
2018 Breakout Leaders and Topics
Steve Brown, Worship & Music Ministries, Georgia Baptist Mission Board
Session 1 (only): Leaving a Musical Legacy!
It doesn’t matter our age, music is a vital part of the ministry of the church! We will discuss how to continue to use our voices as we age, how to use music outside the church to minister to all ages and being role models for future generations in Worship Leadership!
Benny Pate, Retired, Georgia Baptist Mission Board
Session 1 – Today’s Senior Adults
Designing a ministry requires that we understand the target group. This session will explore the characteristics of senior adults in the first quarter of the 21st century.
Sessions 2&3 – Swap Shop
Every church that has a senior adult program has discovered a strategy that really works. Come prepared to tell of your program successes. Bring examples and materials that you can share with others. Be ready to learn new ways to minister to today’s senior adults.
Dawn Schaffer, Children’s Minister, Lost Mountain Baptist Church
Session 1: Grandparenting
God’s design for grandparents and methods of discipleship that grandparents can use to pass their faith to the next generation.
Sessions 2&3: More Grandparenting
Children are facing a growing number of challenges; grandparents can play a role in helping children navigate these challenges from a biblical worldview.
Ricky Thrasher, Community Missions, Georgia Baptist Mission Board
Session 1 – Be A Missionary in Your Community.
Explore practical and Biblical ways to serve the Lord and the Community while reaching others in love.
Sessions 2&3 – Playing It Safe.
Tips on keeping yourself safe at home, at church and when you travel.
Kevin Wilson and GBMB Technology Team, Georgia Baptist Mission Board
Session 1 Technology for Senior Living
Consider many of the tasks that you want to accomplish each day. In most cases there is an app that will assist you in scheduling your day, paying your bills, and communicating with friends/family/physicians. There are apps to help you plan and book your vacation, find your lost car, alert you to severe weather and almost anything else you can think of. Join us to see how technology can be practical for senior living.
Sessions 2&3 – Facebook: Do’s, Don’ts and How To’s
Facebook is one of the most popular apps for sharing your life with friends. Learn how to use it more wisely, safely and effectively. Discover how to set up family or friend groups, create a Facebook page, do live video, sell items, message your friends, while not revealing so much about yourself that you put yourself at risk.
Registration is open until February 12th but please get your leaders registered as soon as possible so that we may adequately prepare for all who attend. Lunch and breaks are included.