TEXAS BAPTISTS FAMILY GATHERING

JULY 29-31, 2018

Arlington Convention Center 

1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX

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The 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering will be an exciting family reunion as we bring together joint sessions of Texas Baptists Annual Meeting, the African American Fellowship Conference and the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas in harmonious celebration. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families for a refreshing week of worship, fellowship and family fun. We hope you will join us in July as we celebrate the unity of the body of Christ at our Texas Baptists Family Gathering!

Registration

If you are not a messenger from your church, registration will be on arrival. 

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas Annual Meeting must be elected by their church. To register, please access the BGCT ID# that has been mailed to your church.

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Messengers to Convención Bautista Hispana de Texas must be elected by their church. To register, please access the BGCT ID# that has been mailed to your church. Registration is available in English and Spanish. 

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Childcare and M-JAM Missions Day Camp options will be available for infants through 6th grade July 30 and 31. Registration is $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. 

Children must be registered by July 9 to participate. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

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Keynote Speakers

Monday Morning

Nebiye Kelile

Pathway Church

Garland, TX

Monday Night

David Dykes

Green Acres Baptist Church

Tyler, TX

Tuesday Morning

Ralph West

Church Without Walls

Houston, TX

Tuesday Night

Jason Paredes

Fielder Church

Arlington, TX

Worship will be led by Chris and Diane Machen, The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, Westside Baptist Church in Lewisville, and First Baptist Church of Weslaco. 

General Schedule

Sunday, July 29

2:30 - 7 PM | Messenger Registration 

4 - 7 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

7 - 8:30 PM | Evening Worship 

8:30 - 10 PM | Registration Open

Monday, July 30

8 AM - 5:30 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Messenger Registration

8:30 - 9:30 AM | Workshops

9:45 - 10:45 AM | BGCT Business Session 1

11 AM - 12 PM | Morning Worship

1:30 - 3:30 PM | Convención Business Session 1

1:30 - 2:30 PM | Workshops 

3:30 - 4:30 PM | Convención Workshops

4:30 - 6:30 PM | Culp Banquet

5 - 7 PM | Messenger Registration

7 - 8:30 PM | Evening Worship

Tuesday, July 31

8 AM - 5:30 PM | Exhibit Hall Open

8 - 10 AM | Messenger Registration

8:30 - 9:30 AM | Workshops

9:45 - 10:45 AM | BGCT Business Session 2

11 AM - 12 PM | Morning Worship

1:30 - 3:30 PM | Convención Business Session 2

1:30 - 2:30 PM | Workshops

3:30 - 4:30 PM | Convención Auxiliaries

7 - 8:30 PM | Evening Worship

Featured workshops

Learning to Tell the Story

Delvin Atchison
Director, Great Commission Team, Texas Baptists 

The Pornography Crisis

Jenna Mountain
LPC, Director, First Baptist Richardson Counseling Center

Creative Outreach Strategies for the 21st Century

Dan Wooldridge
Pastor of Crestview Baptist Church in Georgetown

How Church and Family Together Can Facilitate Lifelong Faith in Teenagers

Jane Wilson
Youth Discipleship Specialist, Texas Baptists

Protecting Your Place of Worship: Church Security Basics

Donald Simmons
Managing Director, Acacia Security Management Services

All Workshops


The deadline for exhibitor registration was May 1st.

Save the date for next year's Annual Meeting

NOVEMBER 17-19, 2019

WACO CONVENTION CENTER | WACO, TX