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2 2015 PRESCHOOL + CHILDREN EVENT CALENDAR JANUARY LifeWay VBS Preview Travis Avenue BC, Fort Worth Family Ministry Networking Lunch SBTC, Grapevine PC Network Southcrest BC, Lubbock MEGA Southcrest BC, Lubbock TODAY Conference FBC Childress FEBRUARY MARCH Empower Conference First Euless Houston MEGA Champion Forest BC, Houston PC Network Champion Forest BC, Houston Annie Armstrong Easter Offering VBS Convention Spring Baptist Church, Spring VBS Convention Church at Quail Creek, Amarillo Webinar Family Ministry VBS Convention Friendly BC, Tyler VBS Convention University BC, San Antonio APRIL MAY JUNE 28 JULY Regional Bible Drill FBC, Euless Cooperative Program Sunday Regional Bible Drill Redbud BC, Lubbock Regional Bible Drill Spring Baptist Church, Spring Texas Mega Retreat Great Hills BC, Austin PC/Family Conference Bannockburn BC, Austin Marriage & Parent Conference Bannockburn BC, Austin Bible Drill State Finals SBTC, Grapevine National Day of Prayer Webinar Children's Ministry SBC Annual Meeting Columbus, OH AUGUST SEPTEMBER Reach Texas Week of Prayer OCTOBER NOVEMBER Dec. 6 Children s Music Leadership Conference Ft. Worth Children s Music Leadership Conference Austin EQUIP Mega Conference Fallbrook Church, Houston East Texas MEGA Harmony Hill BC, Lufkin PC Network Harmony Hill BC, Lufkin East Texas Christian Leaders Conference Lufkin DFW MEGA MacArthur Blvd BC, Irving PC Network MacArthur Blvd BC, Irving SBTC Day of Prayer for Annual Meeting SBTC Bible Conference Champion Forest BC, Houston SBTC Annual Meeting Champion Forest BC, Houston Lottie Moon Christmas Offering See sbtexas.com for a full calendar of events Questions? SBTC (7282) B B

3 PRESCHOOL +CHILDREN Preschool /Children Network Preschool /Children Minister's Conference Texas One Day SBACS Empower Conference 2016 Heart of the Child 4 Marriage + Parent Conference 20 Annual Meeting 6 Family Ministry 7 Family App 8 EQUIP Conference 10 Vacation Bible School 11 Bible Drill + Speakers Tournament 12 Children's Music Leadership Conference 13 Texas Missions for Kids 14 Online Training 15 Webinars 16 Apps C sbtexas.com C

4 Preschool Children NETWORK Designed for preschool and children s ministers seeking to expand their ministries. This network will provide you with access to recognized leaders in the field of childhood and family ministries. Children January am 3 pm Southcrest Baptist Church, Lubbock February am 3 pm Champion Forest Baptist Church, Houston August am 3 pm Harmony Hill Baptist Church, Lufkin October 1 10 am 3 pm MacArthur Blvd Baptist Church, Irving sbtexas.com/children 1 1

5 Children Preschool Children MINISTER S CONFERENCE April Bannockburn Baptist Church, Austin Cost: $49 or $59 after April 1 Bonus Includes a free registration to Family Game Changers Conference April 24-25th This is a two-day professional development training conference designed for preschool and children s ministers/directors. Come hear from recognized leaders in the field of childhood and family ministries. Featured Speakers Scott Turansky & Joanne Miller National Center for Biblical Parenting For more information visit sbtexas.com/children 2 2

6 Sunday School Conferences Saturday, January 31 9:00 am-3:00 pm First Baptist Church, Childress Saturday, August 15 9:00 am-3:00 pm Fallbrook Church, Houston Saturday, August 22 8:30 am-3:00pm East Texas Christian Leaders Conference Denman Ave Baptist, Lufkin Texas One Day is designed to: EQUIP you to serve effectively in all areas of Sunday School/Small Group ministry DELIVER practical tools useful in all aspects of your ministry. FACILITATE opportunities to network with others from churches similar to yours Texas One Day Cost: $10 BUILD team cohesiveness among your church s leaders. 3 sbtexas.com/today Offers training for: Preschool Sunday School Leaders Children Sunday School Leaders Youth Sunday School Leaders Young Adult Sunday School Leaders Sr. Adult Sunday School Leaders Discipleship 3

7 Family Conference What if a strategic weekend in Austin could change the spiritual path of families in your church? 4 4

8 Game Changers 2015 Marriage + Parent Conference April Bannockburn Baptist Church, Austin $15 individual $25 couple Keynotes: Scott Turansky + Joanne Miller National Center for Biblical Parenting Steve + Debbie Wilson Marriage Matters Now Family Conference 5 sbtexas.com/family 5

9 Family Homes are in spiritual chaos! How is your church helping families? What tools/resources can the church provide? FAMILY MINISTRY NETWORKING LUNCH DATE: January 27 COST: FREE TIME: 11am - 2pm LOCATION: SBTC Offices, Grapevine sbtexas.com/family 6 6

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11 Equip LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR ALL ASPECTS OF MINISTRY sbtexas.com/equip SATURDAY 9am-3pm Training opportunities for staff, volunteers & lay leaders in these areas of ministry: + Preschool/Children + Children s Music + Preteen + Students + Adult Home Groups + Adult Sunday School + Men + Women + Family + Worship + Discipleship + Facilities + Communication Technology + Administration/Stewardship + Black Equipping Churches + Library + Pastoral + Spanish + Missions 8 8

12 FRIDAY AUG. 14 6PM-8:30PM LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE DINNER DANTE WRIGHT Pastor Sweet Home Baptist Church, Round Rock See separate registration on Equip website SATURDAY AUG. 15 KEYNOTE SPEAKER ALLAN TAYLOR Allan Taylor is Minister of Education at First Baptist Church Woodstock, Georgia. Under his leadership, the Sunday School attendance has grown from 2,500 to 5,000. Allan is the author of three books, The Six Core Values of Sunday School, Disciplining and Restoring the Fallen, and Sunday School in HD. He and his wife, Linda, have three children and three grandchildren. Equip August Fallbrook church houston For more information or to register, visit sbtexas.com/equip 9 9

13 Vacation Bible School Take the journey! LifeWay s VBS takes your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So toss the map, stick close to your guide and prepare to listen for God s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by him. January LifeWay VBS Preview Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Ft. Worth March 7 Spring Baptist Church, Spring The Church at Quail Creek, Amarillo March 28 Friendly Baptist Church, Tyler University Baptist Church, San Antonio VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SBTC State VBS Training, Conferences & Conventions NEW tracks offered: Advanced Director s Training and Hispanic Track. Check the website for complete list of tracks offered at each location. sbtexas.com/vbs 10 10

14 CHILDREN S BIBLE DRILL Designed for children in grades 4-6. Churches use Lifeway s Bible Drill Curriculum: Bible Skills, Drills and Thrills (Red Cycle for 2015). Children are taught through games, music, Bible stories and Scripture memory. Bible Drill YOUTH BIBLE DRILL Designed for students in grades 7-9. For 2015, churches will use the Red cycle. Youth Bible Drill curriculum is provided free from the SBTC or downloadable on our website. 11 Bible Drill is a Southern Baptist Convention program involving older children, youth and high school students in systematic memorization and location of selected scriptures. April Regional First Baptist Church, Euless April Regional Spring Baptist Church, Spring Redbud Baptist Church, Lubbock May 2 State Finals SBTC office, Grapevine HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE DRILL Designed for students in grades For 2015, students will use Cycle One. High School curriculum is provided free from the SBTC or downloadable on our website. YOUTH SPEAKERS TOURNAMENT Provides 10th-12th grade students the opportunity to improve overall communication skills and orally present a four-to-six minute speech which expresses their biblical convictions. Speaker topics, National Speakers Tournament guidelines and an SBTC how to instructional guide are downloadable on our website. sbtexas.com/bibledrill 11

15 Children s Music children Children s Music LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE August 1 Fort Worth August 8 Austin August 15 Houston Children s Music Leadership is a training conference for those who work in the children s music ministry. It is important to train children in the areas of music and worship so they can participate fully in one of the most important activities of the church, worship. There are three regional training opportunities during the year to help you grow as a leader, music educator and in the knowledge of available curriculum for your ministry. For more information visit sbtexas.com/worship 12 12

16 Resource for Educating Kids on Missions in Texas A new resource for educating kids on missions happening in Texas! Features videos and stories that highlight missions in Texas. Texas Missions for Kids Great component for summer VBS, mission moments, Wednesday night or Sunday programs. 13 Download the curriculum and videos at sbtexas.com/missions4kids 13

17 Online Training ONLINE TRAINING & RESOURCES Almost 100 percent of pastors agree that their role is to train and equip members. But almost three-fourths of these pastors have no plans on how they will train them -Thom Rainer 350+ ministry training videos New content added monthly Cost: All FREE! Who is this for? Volunteers, church staff and pastors. Stop by for a look sbtexas.com/online To get on our monthly mailing

18 In what area does your leadership need help? Webinars January 22 Pastor to Pastor February 26 Worship Ministry March 26 Family Ministry April 23 Game Plan for Churches (Evangelism Tool) May 28 Children s Ministry June 25 Church Planting July 23 Sunday School August 27 Revitalization September 24 Leadership October 22 Women s Ministry November 19 Discipleship NEW! 2015 WEBINARS WILL BE A Q&A FORMAT. Give us your questions. We might be able to answer them during the webinar. Each session is archived so if you can t catch it live, you can watch it later. COST: FREE TIME: 11:00 AM If you want a reminder on each month s topic, info on a particular webinar or to submit a question go to... sbtexas.com/webinars 15 15

19 Apps SBTC APPS FREE DOWNLOADS SBTC SBTC events calendar, live streaming of events/ previously recorded events, TEXAN Digital/TEXAN Online, staff directory ilead Providing educational resources and training Previous and live leadership webinars, leadership conversations, events videos, leadership tips, leadership events calendar COLLEGIATE MINISTRY Events calendar, webinars/training videos STUDENT MINISTRY Events calendar, blog, artist/speaker info from events DISASTER RELIEF (DR) Calendar of DR trainings, updates from disaster relief, video testimonials/updates 1CROSS Share the gospel in multiple languages (3-minute video for each language) Resources for sharing your faith 16 To find include SBTC in the home FAMILY MINISTRY Helping churches and families home Weekly marriage + family devotionals, age graded life applications, along with other resources and tools. 16

20 SBACS is a national alliance of schools from preschool through university and includes churches, foundations, corporations, educators and families who want to advance a nationwide system of Christian schools to reach and disciple America s children for Christ. SBACS The SBTC supports and encourages Christian schooling and homeschool families by partnering with SBACS to: Help pastors and congregations start new Christian schools Strengthen existing Christian schools by providing information, training, consulting services and resources SOUTHERN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS Workshops & Seminars Check out for more dates and locations or call (407) Promote kingdom education and Christian schooling as a powerful emerging model for reaching and discipling lost children and families, equipping them for service in the body of Christ Advance a biblical worldview and understanding of education Assist Christian colleges and universities in finding and recruiting Christian school and homeschool students sbacs.org 17 17

21 Empower Conference 18 sbtexas.com/ec15 18

22 Save the Date April 22-23, 2016 Heart of the Child 19 19

23 Annual Meeting SOUTHERN BAPTISTS OF TEXAS CONVENTION 2015 BIBLE CONFERENCE & ANNUAL MEETING NOVEMBER 8-10 CHAMPION FOREST BC, HOUSTON 20 20

24 SOUTHERN BAPTISTS OF TEXAS CONVENTION 2015 EVENT + RESOURCE GUIDES MISSIONS + EVANGELISM SENT Regionals Empower Conference Confident Christianity + more STUDENT + COLLEGIATE M3 Camps Student Evangelism Conference Lead Camp Surrender Retreat + more HISPANIC Spanish Rallies Men s Conference Women s Conference Regional Conferences Student Camp + more ADULT Collegiate Men Women Senior Adults + more LEADERSHIP Worship Online Training (Webinars) Discipleship Equip Mega Conference Church Revitalization + more CHILDREN Bible Drill Vacation Bible School Conferences Training + more 21 To order more of these resources visit sbtexas.com or call SBTC (7282) 21

25 With 7 billion people worldwide, sharing the gospel can be an intimidating mission. By working together, the possibilities are endless. SOUTHERN BAPTISTS OF TEXAS CONVENTION Toll free SBTC (7282)

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