Events at SBTexas
"Reaching, Ministering, and Dispelling Myths about the LBGTQ Community" with Robert Lopez
Hear from a man, who once lived an openly homosexual lifestyle and how he came to know Jesus, is now married to a woman and teaches at a Seminary. He will answer the questions about reaching out, ministering to and dispelling the myths of the LBGTQ Community. This is a Conversation of hope and freedom.
When a church becomes pastorless, a time of transition in the life of the church begins. Many of these churches need transitional pastors with experience, training, and ministry gifts that ensure high-quality transitional leadership. Transitional pastors are prepared to lead these churches through any type of transition.
Some of the skills a transitional pastor needs are: spiritual discernment, leadership, pastoral care, proclamation, relationships, and conflict management. The average time without a pastor in a Baptist church is nine to eighteen months. Transitional pastors must commit to remaining with the church until it calls a permanent pastor.
RevTalks are seminars for pastors who are seeking revitalization and renewal in their congregation. Training will consist of the SBTC methods for revitalizing a local church. At the end of the seminar, the pastor will be prepared to go back to his church and launch a spriritual renewal process for the purposes of revitalizing the church. We hope you will attend, whether you are seeking revitalization, are not sure you are in need of revitalization, or just want to learn more. You are welcome!
Pastors and church staff of all ages are invited to gather and network together at these four regional Connect Network events in 2018. Dr. David Fleming, pastor of Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston will share pastor-to-pastor in each of these four laid back, relational settings.
Bible Drill is a Southern Baptist Convention program involving older children, youth, and high school students in systematic memorization and location of certain Scriptures. The Speakers' Tournament provides opportunities for high school students to write and deliver a 4-6-minute biblical speech on provided topics.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people to pray for the nation. In 2018, the theme will be Pray for America - UNITY, based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
We urge you to gather together with your local congregation as we pray for God to move in America.
For resources, videos and prayer guides, visit http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org.
Breathe Deep is an opportunity for ministry staff and their spouses (if married) to get away from their everyday challenges and enjoy some relaxation and rejuvenation. This is a unique opportunity to get a chance to grow, along with others in the ministry, who face the same challenges and rewards you do. You and your spouse will enjoy a spacious room for two peaceful nights. Your stay will include two banquet dinners, time to fellowship with those who share your same ministry assignment, worship and encouraging enrichment classes. We hope to see you there!
The SBTC will host an ESL training on May 4-5, 2018. This 2-day training will cover how to develop an ESL program for your church. A certificate is awarded for completion of this training. It will be held at the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention Office, 4500 State Highway 360, Grapevine, TX 76051. $25 registration fee required. Register here.
The SBTC will host a 1-day EFL training on May 5, 2018. English as a Foreign Language training equips churches to teach English in other countries. This includes best practices, specific training for teaching in other countries, and practical materials to bring on a trip. No certificate awarded. It will be held at the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention Office, 4500 State Highway 360, Grapevine, TX 76051. $15 registration fee required. Register here.
We are excited to host church and denominational assistants from all over Texas again! Join us for the opportunity to network with others in your field, gain practical training and enjoy great relaxing time. We've heard your feedback and our retreat will feature sessions on spiritual renewal & balancing life with ministry, as well as a revisit on conflict resolution and social media by popular demand.
We know you will leave refreshed and affirmed in the truth of God's word!
Pastors, staff members and lay leaders are invited to play in a golf tournament sponsored by generous friends of the SBTC. It will take place May 7-8th at Tour 18 Gold Club in Flower Mound and a banquet at the SBTC office.
Join us for the Church Revitalization Retreat! This is a time for you and your spouse to get away and have invested time of fellowship with other revitalizers as well as engage in further study of revitalization of your church.
The Role of the Pastor Conference is designed to engage pastors of every generation with both contemporary issues and timeless principles in pastoring the local church. At this event, you will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with dynamic pastors/speakers, such as Ronnie Floyd, Robby Gallaty, Jim Henry and Nathan Lino as they encourage and share wisdom in pastoral leadership and life.
Join us at the Role of the Pastor Conference at the SBTC offices. The cost is $10. Register Here >>
The Hispanic Leadership Summit is held to equip leaders in reaching the second and subsequent generations of Hispanics in Texas.
This event is by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please contact Jesse Contreras for more information at 817-552-2500.
The Texas NextGen Leadership Network is for any pastor 40 years old and younger. NextGen is an opportunity to network with other young pastors and leaders around the state and to be developed personally as a leader. Throughout the year, there will be five 60-minute video conference calls with a leading ministry specialist to discuss a core competency of pastoring. The special guests will both teach and field questions in order to maximize interaction. All calls are scheduled on Thursdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
May 17 - Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church, TN