EQUIP Strategic Growth Forum

This is a time for the pastor and staff or key leadership team to come together for strategic planning for the church. There will be large group time, as well as individual consultations provided by revitalization leaders to assist in future planning for your church.

Date & Time

Thursday & Friday, August 14-15
Thursday: 10:00am-9:30pm | Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm

*this event is coordinated by SBTC's Church Revitalization team. Registration for this event is separate from EQUIP registration. Please use the link posted above and not the registration link on the sidebar.

Thursday Forum

10:00 am

Clay Reed

10:45 am

Nathan Lino

11:30 pm

Does Your Church Express God’s Fullness?

Ken Hemphill

12:15 pm


1:00 pm

Initiating Change Workshop with Jim Baker

4:00 pm


6:00 pm

Dinner with consultations continuing

7:00 pm

Consultations continue

9:00 pm

Late night debrief


Friday Forum

9:00 am

Leadership Conversations

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Consultations or Individual Planning for your Team (as needed)

4:30 pm

All consultations and individual planning ends



Clay Reed

Clay felt the call to pastoral ministry as a young teenager. After graduating high school, he attended Bible college for training in the ministry. While in college he met his wife Heather, and several years after graduating they were married. Clay began his career in the business world, working for RPS (Now FedEx Ground), and advanced into management in that organization. Clay eventually started his own company, which grew to operate in 14 states with hundreds of employees.

Feeling God’s call to help start more churches, Clay founded Global Church Planters, a non-profit ministry, in 2003. The organization plants churches around the world and to date has helped start more than three hundred churches. During this time Clay travelled, and spoke extensively in churches in the United States and around the world.

In 2009, Clay felt God’s call to start Southlake Baptist Church. He divested his business interests, purchased a home in Southlake, and now lives on the North side of the city. He serves as the chaplain for the city of Southlake, and has a genuine love for the people of Southlake.


Nathan Lino

A 4th generation African, Nathan Lino founded Northeast Houston Baptist Church in 2002 and has served as the Senior Pastor since that time. His ministry opportunities have taken him to more than 25 countries around the world. He earned degrees from Texas A&M University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina and is currently in the final stages of a doctorate degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife, Nicole, have one son, Colton, and three daughters, Campbell, Cassidy and Chloe.


Ken Hemphill

Ken is the director of the Center for Church Planting and Revitalization (CPR) at North Greenville University. He is the author of many books an evangelistic material: Splash, Core Convictions, Kingdom Promise Series, Prayer of Jesus, Names of God, got life?, Revitalizing the Sunday Morning Dinosaur, EKG: The Hearbeat of God, Eternal Impact, You Are Gifted, and Live it Up.

Jim Baker 

Jim is a Church Organizational Leadership and Management Coach, Consultant and Trainer. Throughout his career Jim has demonstrated a passion for showing Pastors and Ministers how to use organizational tools for church and personal growth and health.

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