A Heart for Teaching Bible Study Conference - September 13, 2010

On Monday, September 13, Hardin-Simmons University will partner with the Baptist General Convention of Texas Bible Study Team and numerous regional Pastors and Ministers to present a free, one-day resourcing conference on Bible Study in the local church. (Program Below)

The conference, titled "A Heart for Teaching: Bible Study in a Congregational Context", will explore the impact of a holistic approach to Bible Study throughout the preaching, teaching and service ministries of the church while inspiring church leaders in their call to be teachers.Pastors, ministers, Bible Study leaders and teachers, deacons, students, or anyone in your congregation passionate about teaching God's Word will benefit from this regional conference.

The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. with attendee check-in. Though the conference is free, attendees must register to attend. Attendees who register on or by Thursday, September 9th will receive complimentary tickets to the Bible Study Resourcing Luncheon being held at Noon (if available, remaining tickets will be offered to attendees based on their date and time of registration). Three general sessions and a breakout and discussion time will provide attendees opportunity to dialogue with presenters and with one another so they can perhaps take home new ideas or be reassured that their role as a teacher makes a difference.The conference will conclude at 4:00 p.m. with a powerful final general session "Teaching with Purpose".

To reserve your space at this free, one-day conference, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Program and Schedule

"A Heart for Teaching: Bible Study in a Congregational Context"
Monday, September 13, 2010
Logsdon Chapel, Hardin-Simmons University

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Attendee Check-In & Late Registration

9:00 – 10:25 AM
General Session One
"The Minister as Teacher"


Welcome
Don Williford, Interim Dean, Logsdon Seminary & School of Theology
The Heart of the Teacher
Phil Miller, Bible Study Team Director, BGCT
The Roles of the Teacher
Ronnie Prevost, Professor of Church Ministry, Logsdon Seminary
The Ministry of the Teacher
The Challenges of the Teacher
Eddie Curry, Minister of Education, Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Abilene
Panel Dialogue/Questions

10:40 – Noon
General Session Two
"Beyond Bible Study: Living the Lesson"

Welcome
Lanny Hall, President, Hardin-Simmons University
Bible Study as a Foundation for Families

Diane Lane, Preschool /Children/ Special Needs Specialist, BGCT
Bible Study as Spiritual Formation
Bill Tillman, T.B. Maston Professor of Ethics, Logsdon Seminary
Bible Study as Missional Identity
Van Christian, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Comanche
Bible Study as Evangelism and Discipleship
Ward Hayes, Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Sweetwater
Panel Dialogue/Questions

12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
Bible Study Resourcing Luncheon

Guaranteed Complimentary Tickets for Attendees Registered on or by Thursday, September 9th

BGCT Bible Study Team Resources
Phil Miller, Director, Bible Study Team, BGCT
BaptistWay Press
Ross West, Editor, BaptistWay Press, BGCT
BGCT Center for Effective Leadership
Emily Prevost, Associate Director, Center for Effective Leadership, BGCT
BGCT Education Ministers Retreat
Eddie Curry, Minister of Education, Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Abilene

1:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Breakout and Discussion Groups


Choices in Bible Study Today: Sunday School and Small Groups
Keith Lowry, Single Adult /Family Ministry /Senior Adult /Adult Sunday School Specialist, BGCT
Phillip Thomas, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sweetwater
John Whitten, Teaching Pastor and College Minister, Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Abilene

Ross West, Editor, BaptistWay Press

Bible Study in the Rural or Single-Staff Congregation

Dickie Dunn, Discipleship / Administration/ Church Growth Specialist, BGCT
Larry Tarver, Pastor, Clearfork Baptist Church, Hawley


A Place at the Table: Engaging Meaningful Dialogue in Bible Study
Ken Lyle, Jr., Professor of New Testament & Greek, Logsdon Seminary
Charles Glidewell, Pastor, Crossroads Baptist Church, Rotan


Bible Study with Children and Youth

Diane Lane, Preschool /Children/ Special Needs Specialist, BGCT
Eric Lankford, Minister of Children and Families, Trinity Baptist Church, Kerville


A Pastoral Vision for Congregational Bible Study
Larry Baker, Professor of Pastoral Ministry / Doctor of Ministry Program Director, Logsdon Seminary
Don Longoria, Pastor, Lighthouse Community Church, Sonora

Scott Sharman, Senior Pastor, Alsbury Baptist Church, Burleson

A History of the English Bible
Featuring the Tandy and Kelley Rare Bible Collections

Tommy Brisco, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Hardin-Simmons University
Teresa Ellis, Theological Librarian, Associate Professor, Logsdon Seminary

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
General Session Three
"Teaching with Purpose"


Teaching Scripture with Purpose
Bob Ellis, Assoc. Dean Logsdon Seminary, Professor of Old Testament &  
Hebrew, Hart and Molly Phillips Bible Endowed Chair

Teaching Doctrine with Purpose
Tommy Culwell, Pastor, Colonial Hill Baptist Church, Snyder
Teaching Community with Purpose
Scott Sharman, Senior Pastor, Alsbury Baptist Church, Burleson
Teaching Leadership with Purpose
Emily Prevost, Associate Director, Center for Effective Leadership, BGCT
Panel Dialogue/Questions
Closing

To reserve your space at this free, one-day conference, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

For questions or more information, please contact James Stone, Director of Church Relations for Hardin-Simmons University at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 325-670-1258.

 

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