Preschool and Children’s Ministers Retreat

January 13 - 14, 2014


Wilshire Baptist Church
4316 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75214

*Please park in the large lot to the North of Wilshire off Abrams.

Please click here to register for retreat.

Please click here to register as a vendor at this years retreat.

Special Needs Ministry certification program will be January 14th and 15th.

Program will begin Tuesday with dinner and end at noon Wednesday. Please click here to register for Special Needs Ministry Certification Program.

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2014 Speakers

2014 Speaker 3

Angie Boydstun began her ministry at Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Ministry opportunities back home in Mississippi included serving as Childhood Minister at FBC Hattiesburg, Preschool Minister at FBC Jackson and Children’s Minister at Pinelake Church in Brandon. Currently, she works as Preschool/Children’s Consultant for the Sunday School Department at the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board.


2014 Speaker 1

John Durham served as Student Pastor at FBC Houston for 10 years, Lead Pastor at FBC Irving for 11.5 years, and recently moved to Waco to serve as Lead Pastor at Highland Baptist.  John has a great love for families, students, and children.  He and his wife have two children, Hannah and Caleb.  John has spoken to numerous children’s camps, leadership trainings, and families camps. John is a graduate from Baylor University and Luther Rice Seminary.


2014 Speaker 2

Krystyne Aleksandr has completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from West Texas A&M University. She has attended Texas Tech School of Law, and is now currently completing her Masters degree in Child NeuroPsychology at West Texas A&M. Krystyne also serves as an inspirational and motivational speaker to many groups, including high schools, advocacy groups, recovery associations, and churches. Krystyne shares her faith, testimony, and a strong message of hope in order to inspire and encourage all of those who have known a dark day.

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Monday, January 13
9:00 - Registration begins
10:00-11:30 - The Gathering
11:30-12:30 - Catered Lunch
12:30-1:15 - Bible Study by John Durham
1:15-1:30 - Break
1:30-1:50 - Reverse Panel:
Brit Fisher, Amy Goble, Beverly Allen - Promoting Your Ministry
2:00-2:35 - Keynote: Angie Boydstun - Present in Body
2:40- 3:00 - Reverse Panel:
Jennifer Howington, Alana Carr, Jay Miller - Being New On Staff—Things I Should Know
3:05-3:45 - Keynote: Angie Boyd - Present in Mind
4:00-4:50 - Repeated Breakouts
5:00-5:50 - Repeated Breakouts
Breakout Room 1
Tedye Scheuhler
Breakout 2
Mary Ann Bradberry
What is New in Weekday Education?
Breakout 3
Cathy Smith
What Are Your Children Watching on the Internet?
6:00-7:30 - Prayer and Welcome—Phil Miller
Introduction—Diane Lane
Certification Program Completion
Testimony Krystyne Aleksandr
Ministry Fair
Brenda Loftus / Jason Curry
Brittany Godsey / Tara Cruse
David Butts / Nanette Johnson
Elaine Clark / Susan Sosebee/ Cliff Cary
Joyce Still / Lisa Keeling
Pam Reigle / Julie Girards
Donna Smith / Jeanette Harvey
Great Resources You Must Have!
Having a Great VBS!
Family Ministry
Go on a Mission Trip
Affirming Your Team
Putting the WOW in Preteen Ministry
Keeping Your Energy Alive After All Those Years

Tuesday, January 14 9:00-9:15 - Welcome and Prayer—Keith Mack
9:15-9:50 - Bible Study—John Durham
9:50-10:00 - Break
10:00-10:20 - Reverse Panel:
Shirley Jones, Laura Edmondson, Sewasew Egigou - Encouraging Your Teachers to Teach with Appropriate Methods
10:20-11:00 - Keynote -Angie Boydstun-Present in Soul
11:10-Noon - Mike Harris - The Pros and Cons of Ministerial Tax Status, Emily Prevost - How to Interview for a Church Position
Noon-1:30 Lunch— On your own - New Comers Lunch at Church
1:30-2:15 - Bible Study – John Durham
2:15-3:00 - Research Report– Tommy Sanders
3:00-4:00 - Mark Wingfield– Lord’s Supper and Dedication of the Year


Special rate of $89.00 per person, per night available at the Hotel Indigo.
1933 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Call 877-270-1392 and ask for Preschool and Children's Ministers Retreat rate. Includes valet parking and breakfast.

*Rooms and rates subject to availability after Dec. 9th, 2013

Other hotels in the area: remember to ask if they offer a BGCT Discount rate before you make a reservation.

Holiday Inn: 214-750-6060
La Quinta: 1-800-531-5900
Double Tree by Hilton: 214-691-8700
Crowne Plaza (Downtown): 1-877-270-1393
InterContinental: 1-800-496-7621
Magnolia Hotel: 214-915-6500


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Diane Lane

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