A two-day conference to inspire you to feel stronger & more confident in your witness for Christ.

when & where

Date: February 24-25, 2020
Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard,
Irving, TX 75039

Childcare is not provided.



Carey Nieuwhof


Jen Wilkin

H.B. Charles, Jr

Matt Boswell

Mark Lowry

Johnny Hunt

Robby Gallaty

Ronnie Floyd




Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

400 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving TX 75039
t: (972) 505-2900
(cut-off February 3)
Limited availability


Holiday Inn Express Irving Convention Center

333 W. John Carpenter Fwy. – Irving, TX 75039
t: (972) 910-0302
(cut-off January 27)

ROOM RATE – $109

Holiday Inn Las Colinas

110 W John Carpenter Fwy.
Irving, TX 75039
t. 972-650-1600
(cut-off January 21)

Room block rates are only guaranteed until the cut-off date listed.  Please contact the hotels directly for availability and pricing.


Monday Luncheons | 11:00 – 12:45 PM

Classics Luncheon

Grand Ballroom – Level 4
Special Guest Mark Lowry

Join us for lunch with our guest Mark Lowry. Plan to stay for the Classics Session following. Lunch cost is $15. There is no charge to only attend the session which begins at 1:00 PM.

Missions Luncheon

Junior Ballroom
“Raising Up the Next Generation of Leaders”
Todd Kaunitz | Russ Barksdale | Jason Paredes

One of the challenges that we face in church planting and across the board in ministry is not enough qualified pastors, planters, missionaries, leaders, etc… We could plant more churches if we had more planters. The answer is a greater investment in a leadership pipeline. Join us as we discuss with three leaders how you can be a part of developing leaders for ministry.

Lunch Ticket Cost $10

SBTC New Pastors

Meeting Room 12 – Third Floor
Join us for the missions lunch located at the Irving Convention Center in the Junior Ballroom followed by SBTC new pastor orientation with Tony Wolfe in room 12 on the third floor.

Student Ministers Network

Texican Court – Hotel
Ryan Fontenot

Join us for lunch at the Texican Court located across the street from the Irving Convention Center at 501 West Las Colinas Blvd. Lunch cost $10

Monday Classics | 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Charles Billingsley | Mac Brunson | Herb Reavis | Fred Luter

Women’s Session | 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Special Guest | Jen Wilkin

Breakout Sessions | 1:00 - 2:30 & 2:45 - 4:15 PM

  • Ronnie Goines
  • Todd Sanders
  • Ronnie Hill
  • Sammy Tippit
  • Logan Walter
  • Will Mancini
  • Grant Skeldon
  • Adam Greenway
  • Carey Nieuwhof

SBTC New Pastors | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

This is only for new pastors or pastors of churches that are new to the SBTC.

Monday Dinners | 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Church Ministries Dinner

Grand Ballroom 1-5
Dinner for men and ladies with a panel discussion. Ticket Cost $15

PANEL: Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z – reaching, connecting and discipling the generations
Marty Collier – Lead Pastor – The Church on Rush Creek
Mitchel Johnson- Collegiate/young adult leader – Austin Stone
Melody Schmidt – Women’s speaker and Pastor’s wife – Lakeland Baptist Church
Charles Thornton – Teaching Pastor – Fellowship of the Parks

NextGen Pastors Network
A Conversation With Carey Nieuwhof on Culture, Technology and Leadership

Texican Court Hotel – Little Chapel Ballroom
Carey Nieuwhof
This dinner is for any pastor 40 years old and younger to provide the opportunity to meet and network with other young pastors and leaders from around the state. Ticket Cost $10

Monday Evening | 6:25 – 8:45 PM

Matt Boswell | Carey Nieuwhof | Lecrae

Monday Late Night Events | 8:45 - 10:30 PM

Late Night | Lecrae
Texas Evangelists AfterGlow


Tuesday Morning | 9:05 – 11:35 AM

Bryan Loritts | HB Charles, JR | Ronnie Floyd

Tuesday Lunch | 11:45 – 1:00 PM

Cooperative Program Luncheon

Grand Ballroom 1-5
Ronnie Floyd

Please join us at our Annual Cooperative Program luncheon. Ticket Cost $15

Tuesday Breakouts | 1:00 - 2:00 PM & 2:15 - 3:15 PM

Kit Van Arsdale
Matt Surber
John Meador
Frank Pomeroy
Jack Terrell
Scottie Stice
Jim Richards
Ryan Fontenot
Kie Bowman
HB Charles Jr
Eric Perkins
Richard Taylor
Bryan Loritts
Johnny Hunt

Tuesday Close | 3:35 – 4:30 PM

Matt Boswell | Evangelism Awards (3:45) | Johnny  Hunt

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