Preschool and Children’s Ministers Retreat

January 18-19, 2016

The Preschool/Children’s Minister’s Retreat is an opportunity for gathering with other ministers for the purpose of fellowship, networking, information and spiritual refreshment.


Granbury Resort Convention Center
621 East Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048


Hilton Garden Inn
635 Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Call (817) 579-3800 for reservations. Ask for the Texas Baptists Conference.


Dr. Michael Evans, Bible Study Leader

Dr. Evans has been the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield for nearly 20 years. He received his BA from UTA in Political Science, MDIV from TCU and DMin from Truett. He is a strong model of community service by being the founder of the BBC Educational Enrichment Corporation and director of the Life Touch Cottage Ministries. Dr. Evans is a friend of ministers and a communicator of God’s word. We will be enriched through his messages.

David Cottrell, Keynote Speaker

During his three decades of leadership experience in corporate America, David has lived the obstacles, frustrations and issues today’s leaders face. The best-selling business author of more than 25 highly acclaimed books, David has been a featured expert on public television and has shared his leadership philosophy and lessons with more than 250,000 managers and leaders worldwide. He is currently CEO and President of CornerStone Leadership Institute, one of the nation’s largest publishers of management and leadership resources.

Gary Anthony, Worship Leader

Gary Anthony has served First Baptist Church since November 2006, moving to Temple following almost 20 years of ministry in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Though a native Texan, Gary spent his formative years growing up in the suburbs of Chicago.

Gary earned his Bachelor of Music Education with a concentration in piano from Baylor University. He received his Master of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Gary’s greatest joy comes from his family; wife Jan and twin daughters Rachel and Kylie. Joy found in relationships and laughter found in life are what keeps him going in life. When not serving in ministry, Gary finds himself most often spending time with his family, creating something in the kitchen or working in the yard.

Tenative Schedule


9:00-10:00 Register
10:00-10:30 Introductions & Welcome/Ice Breaker/Music
10:30-11:15 Bible Study with Dr. Michael Evans
11:15-11:30 Integrity is… Prayer
11:30-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:45 Informations is…
Bible Study with Dr. Michael Evans
1:45-2:00 Break
2:00-3:00 Peer Discussions
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Peer Discussions
6:00-8:00 Banquet


9:00-9:30 Endurance is…
9:30-10:15 Bible Study with Dr. Michael Evans
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Keynote Speaker: David Cottrell
Prayer with Charlotte Davidson
11:30-1:30 Lunch on your own or New Ministers Lunch (if registered)
1:30-3:30 Breakouts: “Recognizing Addictions” with Katie Swafford and “Updating Your Policies” with David Adams
3:30-4:00 Closing/Lord’s Supper/Drawing for Grand Prize
6:00 Dinner for those registered for the Certification Program Class


8:30-11:30 Certification Class at FBC Granbury located at 1851 Weatherford Hwy, 76048

Certification Program

January 20, Guidance in the Classroom

Assignment to be completed and turned in at the conclusion of the seminar:

Read the book, ” Every Child Can Succeed” by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias. Choose your three favorite chapters and write a one-page reflection paper on each chapter. Be ready to reference the material during the seminar’s discussion.

There is also a post-seminar assignment that must be completed and turned in before credit will be given for this session:

Write a two-page response paper on how you are going to implement what you have learned in the seminar.


$155 per person

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Diane Lane
(214) 828-5287