Hour-long sessions focused on current issues. This year's workshops all center around our theme Great Commission / Great Commandment


Session 1
8:30 - 9:30 AM 

  • I Was Thirsty Providing water wells around the world
    Mickey Lenamon, Executive Director, Texas Baptist Men
    & Tim Wint, Vice-President, TBM Water Ministry
  • Missionary Adoption Program (MAP) – New opportunities for Texas Baptists churches
    Jair Campos, Director, MAP, Texas Baptists
    Fernando Brandao
    , Executive Director, National Missions, Brazil
  • Caring for the Least of These
    Jimmy Dorrell, Senior Pastor Church Under the Bridge
  • Equipping people to have Gospel conversations in their everyday context 
    John Meador and Matthew Tyson, One Conversation

  • Preaching to Reach Hispanics in Texas
    Panel led by Rolando Rodriquez, Director of Hispanic Ministries, Texas Baptists
  • Great Commission Church
    Ray Still, Senior Pastor, Oakwood Baptist Church, New Braunfels
  • A Theology of Caring
    Byron Stevenson, Senior Pastor, The Fort Bend Church, Sugar Land

Session 2
3:30 - 4:30 PM

  • Pray for Every Home 
    Vince Smith, Executive Director, Collin Baptist Association

  • The Power of Second Chance: I Was in Prison 
    Steve Riach
    , Chairman and Co-founder, One Heart Ministries 
  • Ministry Wives: Step Up To The Life You Were Made For
    Cynthia Hopkins, First Baptist Church College Station, Ministry wife, Author and Speaker

  • The Ministry of Presence...You Visited Me
    Ann Marlowe Golding, Chaplain
  • Reaching Millennials. Equipping Emerging Leaders for Ministry in a Post-Christian Context - Elizabeth Biedrzycki, South Texas Regional Coordinator, Texas Baptists
    BJ Ramon, Houston Regional Coordinator, Texas Baptists
    Ali Corona, Hunger & Care Ministries, Christian Life Commission

  • I Was Hungry
    Jeremy Everett, Senior Director, Texas Hunger Initiative
  • Church Unique: Strengthening Your Culture for Real Church Growth
    Will Mancini, Author/Church Strategist and Founder of Auxano


Session 3
8:30 - 9:30 AM

  • Church Security Basics: Preparing for the Unexpected
    David Adams, Director of Church Administration & Special Projects
    John Litzler, Legal Consultant
  • Caring for Homeless Youth 
    Josh Cogan, Program Director, Outlast Youth

  • River Ministry: Reaching the Lost from Brownsville/Matamoros to San Diego/Tijuana
    E. Daniel Rangel, Director, River Ministry/Mexico Missions, Texas Baptists
    R. Josue Valerio, Director, Missions Team, Texas Baptists
  • Compelled and Competent: Ready to Give a Defense of Your Faith
    Leighton Flowers, Director of Apologetics, Texas Baptists
  • TRENDS IN DISCIPLESHIP: Defining what is Discipleship 
    David Pointer, GroupLife Pastor / Pastoral Care, Fielder Church, Arlington

  • I Was A Stranger 
    Leonid Regatta, Director, Project Start Refugee Resource Center, Texas Baptists

  • Love thy Neighbor: Compelled to Serve through Christian Men's and Women's Job Corps
    Becky Ellison, Christian Men/Women’s Job Corps, WMU
  • The Art of Persuasion
    Dr.Joel Gregory, Director, Gregory Ministries