Baptist and Reflector
“In lieu of that, we began working with our bivocational ministry council at the first of the year to provide a series of ‘Banquet and a Program’ events for bivocational ministers and their wives during April and May,” said Roger “Sing” Oldham, pastor engagement specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
Oldham said the banquets are just one way to express appreciation to bivocational pastors for their tireless service to Tennessee Baptists, especially during the stress-filled months of the pandemic.
Thirteen banquets are scheduled across the state during April and May, Oldham said. Each banquet will include a time of fellowship around the table, a marriage enrichment moment, door prizes and a message of encouragement designed to help equip for pastoral service, worship through music and a time of focused prayer, Oldham said.
Speakers and topics include Roc Collins, strategic objectives director, TBMB, “Discouragement in Ministry;” Randy C. Davis, president and executive director, TBMB, “Loneliness in Leadership;” Ernest Easley, director of the Lockerman Leadership Institute at First Baptist Church, Cleveland, “Standing in the Need of Prayer;” Dean Haun, pastor, First Baptist Church, Morristown, “Ministry of Presence;” Steve Holt, church services director, TBMB, “Pastor as a ‘Non-Anxious Presence;’ ” Frank Lewis, pastor, First Baptist Church, Nashville, “Holding On To the Disciplines;” and Danny Sinquefield, pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett, “Boundaries in Ministry.”
Dates, locations and speakers are:
April 12: White’s Creek Baptist Church, Rockwood — Steve Holt
April 15: Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett — Danny Sinquefield
April 19: First Baptist Church, Alamo — Danny Sinquefield
April 22: First Baptist Church, McMinnville — Randy Davis
April 29: Linden Valley — Randy Davis
May 3: First Baptist Church, Paris — Roc Collins
May 6: First Baptist Church, Livingston — Roc Collins
May 10: Maranatha Baptist Church, Fayetteville — Frank Lewis
May 13: Mountain View Baptist Church, Johnson City — Dean Haun
May 17: First Baptist Church, Cleveland — Ernest Easley
May 20: Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville — Randy Davis
May 24: Nashville First Baptist Church, Nashville — Frank Lewis
May 27: First Baptist Church, Morristown — Dean Haun
Bivocational pastors can register for the banquets at TnBaptist.org/Bivo. For childcare information, contact Beth Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 615-371-2043. B&R