Ronda Robinson – Sunday School Youth Division Director, Brentwood Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Spiritually Grounding the Next Generation (Psalm 78:1-7) Inward Discipline -Study (Children/Youth Workers) Parents are commanded to teach their children the way of God – not to be a willing party to their death.
Michelle Fergus – Process Improvement Manager, BGCT, Young Adult Sunday School, Singing Hills Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
Prayer: An Attitude of Intentionality (I Thessalonians 5:17) Inward/Prayer (Everyone)
Prayer to God should not be just when we have a “911-call”. We must make it a practice and habit of talking to our God.
Rev. Parris Patrick – Pastor, Agape Community Bible Church, Houston, TX
Learning to Soar (Isaiah 40:31) Inward/Meditation (Everyone)
Only through constantly “seeking His face” are you able to reach your full potential, and have the strength to soar in the Spirit. Only through constantly “seeking His face” are you able to reach your full potential, and have the strength to soar in the Spirit.
Michael Garrett – Sunday School Special Classes Assistant Director Brentwood Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Obedience: The Path to Unspeakable Joy! (Romans 8:28) Inward/Prayer (Homebound/Everyone) Look to God in all things. We must not rejoice for all things, but we must rejoice in all things.
Rev. Albert Kemp – Minister of Assimilation, Brentwood Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Strengthening Relationships through Fasting (Acts 13:1-5) Inward/Fasting (Everyone)
Fasting creates a greater and closer bond in the relationship of Heavenly Father and His child. Purposeful fasting always yields guidance by the Holy Spirit.
Rev. Reginald Thompson – Associate Minister, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Brentwood Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Are You Part of a Social Media Tragedy? (James 1:26) Outward/Simplicity (Youth Workers/Millennials) Being careful of what you say, and how you say it is Godly. And, sometimes it is good to just say nothing. Anything else is un-Godly.
Dr. Roy Cotton – Director of African-American Ministries, Baptist General Convention of Texas, Dallas, TX
What Am I Missing by Moving at Such a Pace? (Psalm 40:1-3) Outward Discipline/Solitude (Millennials) The right relationship with the Lord offers timely direction accompanied by divine contentment and peace.
Deacon Dennis Brown -Motivational Speaker, Brentwood Baptist Church, Houston, TX
In Whom Do You Trust? (Luke 5:20) Outward/Submission (Everyone)
Friends, Followers, or Christ: No matter how good a person may be, that person cannot compare to God. God is omniscient and does what He says.
Rev. Delvin Atchison -Director, Great Commission Team, BGCT, Dallas, TX
A Belief that Behaves (Galatians 6:7-9) Outward/Submission (Everyone)
Deception is more than tragic when it is us that we are deceiving. We need a heart that is “listening” to, and obeying God’s Word.
Rev. Charles Grant – LifeWay Christian Resources Church Consultant, Nashville, TN
Is Your Work Worthless, or Worthy of God’s Reward? (I Corinthians 3:13-15) Outward/Service (Everyone) If you do work only for self-gain, or admiration of others, your work is worthless. If your work is truly for God, God shall give you an eternal reward.
Rev. Kevin Riles – Associate Minister, Sunday School Young Adult Teacher, Brentwood Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Is God Almighty Your Priority? (Exodus 20:3) Corporate Discipline/Worship (Everyone)
God will not share His worship with any other god. He must be first in your heart, and above all.
Rev. Beverly Sonnier – Content Editor for YOU, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
It’s Not Your Thang – Can You Do What You Wanna Do? (Proverbs 3:5-7) Corporate/Guidance (Everyone) God has a command – ask Me first! We must not believe that we know better than He does.
Rev. Ricky Bradshaw – Church Consultant, Union Baptist Association, Houston, TX
Stay in Step with the Lord (Matthew 16:24-26) Corporate/Guidance (Everyone)
Are you in search of “self”, trying to determine how you “fit in”? Then, stop depending on your thoughts and ideas, and look to Jesus, and Him crucified.
Dr. Ira Antoine – Pastor, Minnehulla Baptist Church, Goliad, TX
Who’s the Real Deal? (Colossians 3:1-2) Corporate/Worship (Everyone)
Christ is the “real deal”. No one and nothing can match Him, or even compete.
Sallie Hinzie -Church Consultant, Union Baptist Association, Houston, TX
Is Confession Good for the Soul? (I John 1:9; Matthew 18) Corporate/Confession (Everyone)
Do you confide in anyone who will listen? Stop! Practice confessing your sins to trusted people who will pray with you and be spiritual allies.
MORNING GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER
Dr. Jeffrey Curtis -Discipleship Division Director, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Fairfield and Suisun, CA
Emancipated to Stand for Truth (I Corinthians 9:24-27)
The Spiritual Disciplines: Door to Liberation (Inspired by Celebration of Disciplines: The Path to Spiritual Growth
– Richard Foster)
AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER
Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff – Pastor, Brentwood Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Cultivating A Committed Mind (Matthew 13:23)
Only when you position yourself where you can receive the Word of God, will you do great things.
Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff, Dr. Ira Antoine, Dr. Roy Cotton, Dr. Jeffrey Curtis, Rev. Beverly Sonnier, Rev.
Delvin Atchison, Rev. Charles Grant, Ronda Robinson
Cross-Generation Communication that Leads to Spiritual Transformation (Proverbs 12:15; 14:12)
A wise person listens and obeys, but a fool looks for a shortcut to success, and that leads to failure.