There are three types of events in the TX NextGen Pastor's Network — TX NextGen WebEx conference calls, a gathering at Empower Conference and a gathering at SBTC Annual Meeting. Below you can read about each one and navigate to each event's page. Please feel free to contact Michael Criner (NextGen Consultant) or Tony Wolfe (PCR Director) if you have any questions.

Empower Conference

J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC and author of several books including Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send and Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved. He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology.

Come connect with NextGen pastors from across the state of Texas gathering at the Empower Conference and hear JD Greear share his heart for young pastors. Register for the Empower Conference below and sign up to attend the NextGen Pastor's Reception.

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TX NextGen WebEx Conference Calls

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.

Schedule & Topics:

January 11 - Self-Leadership: Living with a Missional Focus
                    David Platt, President of the International Mission Board


March 15 - The Pastoral Call: The Importance of Possessing a Clear Call from God into the Pastorate
                    Steve Gaines, President of the Southern Baptist Convention

May 17 - Disciple-Making Process: Having a Clear Definition of a Disciple and Developing a Process for Multiplication
                    Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church, TN

July 26 - Leadership Development: Leading & Developing a Staff Culture of Excellence
                    Frank Page, President and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee

September 6 - Visioneering: Developing & Communicating a Clear Vision for the Church
                    Jason Allen, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, MO

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