The sessions will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
First-time Summit goers might be especially interested in attending the ‘What Every Messenger Needs to Know’ session, which will include important information about the annual meeting.
Below is a list of topics and leaders for the sessions:
Tools for Strengthening Church Health — Led by Phil Taylor, Larry Murphy and Phil Young, Church Revitalization Catalysts, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
This session, which will include Part I on Monday and Part II on Tuesday, includes a “hands-on” opportunity to identify the stages of revitalization for the churches in the local associations.
What Every Messenger Needs to Know (Monday only) – Led by William Maxwell, administrative director, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
This session will examine how the TBC works during the annual session, along with the issues that will be discussed at the meeting. It will also take a closer look at how Cooperative Program Allocations are determined.
The session is a resource for first-time attenders and those who are into the details of the denomination’s annual meeting.
A Conversation on Preaching — Led by Danny Sinquefield, Harvest Field 1 Team Leader, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Michael Priest, pastor of Bartlett Baptist Church, and Tommy Vinson, president of Tommy Vinson Ministries.
This session aims to be an encouraging and practical time of sharing from seasoned pastors on how to “rightly divide the Word of Truth” (II Timothy 2:15).
The conversation will focus on planning sermons, exposition of the biblical text and carefully illustrating and making personal applications of the message.
This session is for pastors and every teacher of God’s Word who are interested in learning effective tools.
Growing a Generous Church — Led by Bruce Chesser, senior pastor, First Baptist Church Hendersonville, and Bruce Raley, senior associate pastor at First Baptist Church Hendersonville.
Based on Kingdom principles, participants will discuss proven ideas that move a church toward generosity.
The topics will include understanding why members will want to give and how the church can be a conduit of that generosity to impact the Kingdom.
Looking Down the Road — Led by Ryan Keaton, emerging generations specialist, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
This session will examine future trends and discuss how churches can dream of innovative ways to engage the emerging generations.
Sex and Gender 101 — Led by Jonathan Chapman, East Tennessee State University collegiate ministry specialist, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
This session will be an examination of contemporary cultural trends and the appropriate approach for individuals adhering to the teachings of Christ.
Also explored will be strategies for guiding fellow congregants through the intricacies of these cultural dynamics. Ample opportunity for inquiries and discussions will be provided during a designated question and answer time.
Preparing to Finish Well in Retirement (Tuesday only) — Led by Art Tennille, representative from GuideStone.
This session will examine action steps that many ministry leaders and lay leaders need to take in order to prepare for retirement.
GuideStone’s vision is for every servant of Christ to finish well. This session will provide about being confident and well-equipped for the years to come.
Topics will include:
• Where should my attention be focused when it comes to moving toward retirement?
• What do I need to know about Social Security and Medicare?
• How do I know if I’m saving enough?
• What are my retirement withdrawal options?
• What are some checkpoints and next steps for my journey? B&R