Christians are to be disciples and make disciples, and Texas Baptists want to do both well. The information on this page is intended to help church leaders with relationships and resources to enhance the discipleship process.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing… This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
– John 15:5-8
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
– Galatians 5:22-23a
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Texas Baptist Educator’s Network
The Texas Baptist Educator’s Network connects leaders of education and discipleship ministries in churches across the state, to provide continuing education, fellowship, and support. There is no one-size-fits-all discipleship plan for every church, but we can learn from and encourage each other as we design ministries for our unique congregations. All pastors,directors, and ministers who oversee the education and discipleship ministries of their church are included and invited to participate. See below for more information:
Church staff leaders with responsibilities for Bible study and discipleship will gain valuable ministry insight and encouragement/connection with colleagues from across the state. Learn more…
These fellowship groups of education and discipleship ministers participate in a fellowship dinner every year at Annual Meeting and monthly or quarterly lunches for fellowship and discussion. Learn more…
If you have a fellowship group in another region you would like listed here, please contact David Adams.
Amarillo AreaRobby Barrett
Waco AreaFrank Wallace
SW Dallas AreaBob Moore
Fort Worth AreaCaroline Poe
Houston AreaPhil Thomas
East Texas AreaBruce Welch
BGCT Annual Meeting Fellowship
More information coming soon.
Leaders must be continual learners. Join others with similar ministry roles for training, community, and to add your voice to the discipleship conversation of Texas Baptists. Learn more…
Christian Education Certification
This five-session course is an introduction to making disciples through the education ministry of the church. The certification is designed for those who have received little training in Christian education or just need to revisit the basics. Taught by live video conference, participants will:
- Survey the development of Christian education
- Clarify a vision for making disciples through education ministry
- Explore the building blocks of Christian education in the church
- Learn principles of teaching for transformation
- Develop a biblical perspective for leading Christian education
Cost of the course is $25 per location. More than one person can participate from a single remote location.
These in-person or online groups may meet several times to discuss a book or topic, or may be one-time meetings for discussion of ministry issues or questions. Got a book or topic you want to discuss? Contact David Adams to see about putting a group together.
Minister of Education Exchange Group
an independent group of Texas Baptist ministers of education, executive pastors, and other discipleship staff members who meet every winter to share ministry ideas and learn from each other. Location varies. For details about the next Exchange Group meeting, contact David Strawn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultations and Training Events
Our staff is available to consult on site, by phone, or by video conference with you and your church leaders regarding discipleship ministry in your church. We can also work with you and your association or area to provide leadership training events for those who lead the areas of Bible study and discipleship in your congregations. To schedule, or for more information, please contact one of our team members.
Director of Bible Study/Discipleship
Adult Ministry Specialist
Youth Ministry Specialist
Bible Drill & Speaker’s Tournament
Children’s Bible Drill (4th-6th graders), Youth Bible Drill (7th-9th graders) and High School Bible Drill (10th-12th graders) equips children and youth with God’s word through Bible skills and memorization of key passages. Youth Speakers’ Tournament (10th-12th grades) challenges youth to grow in discipleship through writing and delivering a 4-6 minute speech. Learn more…
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