Great Commission Summit 2017
August 11-12, 2017
Looking for the Childhood and Family Summit?
This year it is part of the Great Commission Team Summit. See details
The Great Commission Summit is an extraordinary opportunity to be part of a first-of-its-kind training experience combining outstanding speakers, conference leaders and clinicians leading sessions in Evangelism, Discipleship (including the Childhood & Family Ministry Summit), Music & Worship, Sermon Preparation and Soteriology.
Childhood and Family Ministry
This year the annual Childhood & Family Ministry Summit is part of the Great Commission Summit. The Childhood and Family Ministry Summit is a multi-leveled event to equip teachers for the Weekday Ministry Program, Preschool Bible Study, and Children’s Bible Study. Everyone in Childhood leadership will leave equipped to teach. A must for every teacher!
Mary Ann Bradberry
Executive Director of Texas Baptist Church Weekday Association
Dr. Shelly Melia
Associate Dean, Graduate School of MinistryAssistant Professor of Childhood EducationProgram Director of MA in Children’s Ministry and MA in Family MinistryDallas Baptist University
The Great Commission from Page to Pulpit: A Fresh Exegetical Look at Matthew 28:16-20
Great Commission Team Director, Texas Baptists
In the Discipleship track, we will explore what it means for the church to be about the work of “making disciples of all nations.” Conferences will be led by experienced church leaders challenging us in the areas of adult, youth, and childhood discipleship.
Director of Ministry Guidance
Howard Payne UniversityPresident "Go To" Youth Ministry, Inc
Minister to Boomers and 2nd Half Ministry
The Evangelism conferences are designed to equip Christians in personal evangelism. The objective is to make evangelism good news once again in the life of all believers.
Founder and President of One Conversation
Pastor of First Baptist Church, Crandall
Music & Worship
Music & Worship conferences will focus on helps for the Worship Pastor including dealing with spiritual integrity, how to grow and develop an instrumental ministry, praise team rehearsal techniques, spiritual warfare, and sound & lighting. Classes for Children's Choirs and Children's Music and Worship leadership will also be provided.
Dove award winning songwriter and Director of LifeWay Worship Resources
President and CEO of Hairel Enterprises
The Soteriology conferences consist of speakers addressing doctrine of Salvation from the Traditional non-Calvinistic perspective. Come learn about biblical predestination, election, the sovereignty of God, universal atonement, the love of God and the responsibility of man from non-Calvinistic scholars.
Dr. Ken Keathley
Senior Professor of Theology and the Jesse Hendley Chair of Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. He also directs the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture.
Dr. Jerry Walls
Scholar in Residence and Professor of Philosophy, Houston Baptist University
Dr. David Allen
Dean of the School of Preaching, Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Director of the Southwestern Center for Expository Preaching and George W. Truett Chair of Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Eric Hankins
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Fairhope, AL
Dr. Adam Harwood
Associate Professor of Theology and McFarland Chair of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Rick Patrick
Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sylacauga, AL
Dr. Leighton Flowers
Director of Apologetics and Youth Evangelism for Texas Baptists
2:00 - 6:00 pm — Registration
2:00 - 6:00 pm — Exhibitor Setup
7:30 - 8:30 am — Registration
9:00 - 10:15 am — Session 1
10:35 - 11:50 am — Session 2
11:50 am - 1:05 pm — Lunch
1:05 - 2:20 pm — Session 3
2:40 - 3:55 pm — Session 4
4:05 - 5:05 pm — Break Time w/Heavy Snack at Exhibit Hall OR Session 5 (Childhood)
5:20 - 6:20 pm — Family Worship
7:45 - 9:00 pm — Soteriology Panel Discussion
7:30 - 8:30 am — Registration
9:00 - 10:15 am — Session 6
10:35 - 11:50 am — Session 7
11:50 am - 1:00 pm — Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 pm — Soteriology Panel Q&A OR Session 8 (Childhood)
2:30 - 4:30 pm — Intruder Awareness Presentation