Hybrid or Not: Strategies for Optimizing the Online Experience
Reverend Keshia Dixon, Online Campus Pastor
Becoming a hybrid ministry is far greater than streaming worship services, meetings, and classes. This session will identify instances where going hybrid is most appropriate and it will also reveal some of the pitfalls to avoid when engaging your online audience.
Production Personnel: Developing Skillsets Inhouse
Everything we need is in the house. Whether your ministry is small or medium, a little patience and proper training can produce quality personnel. This session will share how to identify and develop the talent on your production team.
Cyber Ready: Protecting Your Church Against Online Attacks
Thomas Skeeter, IT Manager and panel
Regardless of the size of your ministry, protecting your infrastructure against cyber attacks is key. This panel will review key areas that require coverage and how to ensure that your organization is cyber-ready.
Tech Made Easy: Technology Techniques that Maximize Ministry
Victoria Featherstone, FBCG
There are many tools available today that allow a small to medium ministry to operate like a large organization. This session will reveal tools and techniques to maximize your ministry.
Cast Your Net: Learn to Harness the Power of YouTube
Ken Behram, FBCG
This informative workshop will help you to discover the incredible potential of YouTube as a powerful tool for ministry outreach and engagement. YouTube has revolutionized the way we consume media and share information, and it presents a unique opportunity for faith-based organizations to connect with a global audience like never before.
Grace Girls: Where Women Sharpen Women
Ana Florence, FBCG | Tiffany McCoy, FBCG
Join leaders from the FBCG Grace Girl team as they share strategies for effectively connecting and developing women locally and globally.
Generation Alpha: Equipping a Village to Disciple Children and Youth
Reverend Jonathan Queen, Children and Youth Department Head | Panel: Donnell Hanshell, Travis Bullock, Tracey Clay, Aniyah Bynum
This panel will discuss how to connect, engage, and equip children and youth to lead godly lives by involving youth, parents and the community at large.
Youth Ministry that Works: Establishing Real, Relevant and Relational Outlets for Young People
Minister Andre Crouch Jr., Youth Pastor
This session will detail the keys necessary to develop a ministry that transforms youth into unashamed followers of Jesus Christ and empowers them to impact the world.
Understanding the Young Adult Demographic
Minister Joshua Jenkins, Young Adult Pastor
This session will address the current culture of Millennials and Gen Z-ers. Understanding the culture, needs and wants of the young adult community is paramount to identifying the best ways to connect, cultivate, and build community
Deposits that Yield Returns: Investing in Church Leadership
Elder Esther Gordon, Education and Training Department Head
Do you know how to identify and grow potential church leaders? This workshop will help you prepare to take your ministry to the next level with the right mix of leaders and volunteers.
Next Man Up: Where Men Sharpen Men
Reverend Skip Little, Family Life Department Head | Panel
Characteristics such as spiritual integrity, physical fitness, emotional and mental stability; and healthy relationships are what make up a 10x better man. During this session, you will learn how to effectively connect and minister to men of all ages.
Couples Sharpening Couples: Creating Winning Teams for Marriages That Last
Reverends Skip & Beverly Little, Couples Ministries Directors
Couples that serve together, stay together. This workshop will teach you how to identify strong couples to assist in teaching, facilitating, and planning a healthy and vibrant marriage ministry.
Back to Basics: Teaching Members How to Share the Gospel
Reverend Gail Bussell
Making disciples is a tenant of the bible and it all starts with knowing Jesus. This session will share strategies on how to teach members to share the Gospel in an easy, practical and relatable way.
Missions 101: It’s All About Relationship
Deacon Stanley Jones, Missions Department Head | Panel: Brian LaMew, Executive Pastor of Orchard Africa, Rev. Jonathan Queen Founder of NewMindz Ministries, LLC, John Hines, Military Care Ministry, Carolyn O’bryant, Director of The Village of Young Adult Single Parents
The church has been commissioned to go and make disciples of all nations; however, in order to be most effective, this requires relationships. This panel discussion will review establishing and leveraging strategic partnerships in order to make a lasting impact in the kingdom.
Individual Operated Non-profit Ministries: Maximizing Your Reach and Saving Souls
Reverend Lettie Carr
Operating a successful nonprofit ministry as an individual requires a strategy and a team. This session will review considerations for your ministry that will maximize your reach and influence.
Discipleship Ministries: Reviewing the Manuals and Materials That Produce Strong Disciples
Panel – Deaconess Angelia Neal, Ken McNeil, Deacon Al Kelly, Jessica Clark, Reverend Carolyn Tatem
In this session, you will learn about the tools and resources that have been instrumental in developing impactful discipleship programs for men and women.
Authentic Worship: My Offering & Sacrifice
Reverend Stephen Hurd
Authentic worship starts from a heart that is yielded to the Lord. Worship leaders have a responsibility to engage in regular devotions, study time, and prayer with the Lord prior to ministering before God’s people. This session will review the fundamentals necessary for bringing forth heart-filled worship that is sure to enter your congregation into the presence of the Lord.
For Pastors Only
Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.
This session offers senior pastors an opportunity to hear from and engage with Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. as he shares insights, and discusses present-day challenges relevant to pastoring.
People Management: Recruiting and Retaining Talent for Small Businesses and Ministries
Kimberly Robinson, HR Director
Employee recruitment strategies are key to ensuring that you don’t just get applicants for open positions, but that you get the right applicants at the right time. This session will detail how to recruit and retain top talent.
Church Ministry Operations
First Lady Trina Jenkins, CMO
In this session the Church Ministry Officer, First Lady Trina Jenkins will share considerations for leveraging opportunities and positioning your ministry for success through community, clarity and connectivity.
Church Business Operations: Processes that Matter
Dr. Joseph Jones, COO
Operating a faith-based organization in a post-pandemic environment is uncharted territory. In this session, you will learn strategies to maintain effective church operations during uncertain times.
By the Book: Fundamental Church Finances
Keith Dukes, CFO
When it comes to stewarding church resources, thoughtful planning and wise decisions can avert long-term hardship. This workshop will cover some of the fundamental principles of managing church funds.
Management Matters: Leading from the Second Chair
Loleta Homes, Senior Director of Ministry Operations | Vincent Miller, Senior Director of Business Operations
Often overlooked and underutilized, second-tier managers can be the engine of your organization and the glue that keeps everything together. This session will discuss skills and strategies to best support supervisors and maintain an optimal performing work environment.
Executive Support: Serving Senior Executives Administratively
Pamela Virgil and Johnesia Canady, Executive Assistants
Senior executives require top-notch support. This session will reveal tips, tricks and strategies to support the leaders in your organization administratively in the most productive ways.
Building Blocks: Keys to Starting a Nonprofit
Reverend Cynthia Terry, SHABACH! Ministries President
Thinking about starting a non-profit? This session will help you to determine if now is the right time to start one and whether you have the resources to start.
Unwrapping the Gift: Spiritual Gifts for Today
Minister Antonio Cheeks, FBCG
Spiritual gifts are just as relevant and necessary today as they were when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon believers on the Day of Pentecost. This class will teach the importance of understanding and developing one’s spiritual gifts in order to advance God’s kingdom.
Mental Health Support: Discovering Resources & Trainings to Meet the Need
Deaconess Elisa Gilmore, FBCG
This session will discuss various resources, trainings, and partnership opportunities available to create safe spaces for individuals struggling with mental health challenges and their loved ones in your organization.
Funeral Services Reimagined: The Homegoing and Beyond
Rhonda Green, Funeral Services Director
This session will detail strategies and methods that will ensure a seamless and stress-free homegoing service while covering topics such as coordination, mediation and ways to comfort families through their difficult season.
Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction: Supporting Those Who Desire to Be LGBTQ Free
Reverend Debora Barr, FBCG
This workshop will delve into the fundamental principles necessary in ministering to people who experience unwanted same-sex attraction by serving with godly love coupled with biblical truths.
Relationship Building: Creating Connections with Elected Officials
Barbara Holt Streeter, FBCG
Learn how to use your voice and presence to build God’s kingdom and to be His ambassador. This workshop will teach you how to create, connect and build strategic relationships among elected officials.
Connections: Onboarding Members and Creating Connectivity
Elder Esther Gordon, Education and Training Department Head | Panel – Kimberly Gillespie and Donyale Hicks
When someone decides to join your church, how they are introduced to the organization is key in keeping them connected. This panel will share processes and steps that facilitate long-lasting membership.
Church Doctrine: Building Your Church on a Firm Foundation
Reverend Duane Dickens, Special Ministries Department Head
What we believe is foundational in establishing a healthy effective church. This session will review core tenants of the Christian faith and ways to ensure that it’s being taught in a comprehensive manner.
Navigating the New Normal: Strategies for Thriving in a Changing World
Deaconess Yvette Haley | Spiritual Cares
In today’s post-pandemic world, it is essential to adapt and thrive in the face of constant change. This workshop is designed to equip participants with the skills, mindset, and strategies necessary to navigate the “new normal” successfully. Whether you are facing changes in your personal life, ministry, or career, this workshop will provide you with practical tools and insights to thrive in the face of uncertainty.