Are You Taking The Lead?

Are you taking the lead when it comes to discovering and developing leaders? If you find this challenging or are just looking for new ideas, then you will want to attend the Take the Lead: Discover & Develop Leaders conference, April 5-6, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK. If you are responsible for Student or Children’s ministry, then you will certainly want to be a part of this exciting conference. Besides the great line up of featured speakers we have a great line up of breakout topics and leaders. Here is what the breakouts will include:


Featured Leaders:
  • Mark Jones, Children’s Pastor, Quail Springs Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Stephanie Chase, KidMin Team Leader, Champion Forest Baptist Church, Houston, TX
  • Donna Peavey, Professor of Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
  • Dawn Schaffer, Minister to Children and Families, Lost Mountain Baptist Church, Powder Springs, GA
  • Children’s Ministers Fine-Tuning Your Classroom Super Power
  • Leading Under Stress: Life is Hard and Challenging!
  • Best Practices in Children’s Faith Formation
  • Leaders Need a Strong Team: You Can’t do This Alone!
  • Understanding the Children’s Ideas of God
  • Helping Kids Engage with the Creator in a Creative Way
  • Pastors & Ministers of Education Build the Platform for Children’s Ministry
  • Helping Kids See the World Thru Bible Colored Spectacles


Featured Leaders

  • Jeff Digiacomo, Student Pastor, Quail Springs Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Mark Cole, Student Pastor, First Baptist Church, West Monroe, LA
  • Dan Elkins, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL
Topics (Team Led Sessions)
  • How Student Ministry Works Together As A Whole – Hear why it is important that ministry to MS, HS, and families is important and some steps you can take to make sure your student ministry works together as a whole.
  • Recruiting, Enlisting, and Training Volunteers to Serve in Student Ministry – Hear the best ways to recruit, enlist, and train volunteers to serve in your student ministry.
  • Lessons Learned in Leading Leaders – Q&A time with experienced student ministry staff about their experiences in leading leaders in their ministry areas.


  • Warning Signs to Watch for When Enlisting Volunteers
  • 4 Qualities of A Christian Leader
  • Developing a Healthy Team Culture
  • 10 Principles for Effective Recruiting
  • 3 Shifts to Become a Disciple-making Church
  • Equipping Women to Disciple Women
  • Small Groups and Sunday School Side by Side
  • Developing Staff Expectations from Scratch
  • Improve Your Training Skills: Tips for Becoming a Better Trainer of Your Leaders
  • Identifying & Enlisting Volunteers for Groups
  • Engaging Young Adults in Leadership
  • Helping Your Bible Study Teachers Learn How to Build a Team of Leaders
  • Equipping Men to Disciple Men
  • Developing a 24-7 Enlistment Mentality
  • Leading Women on Church Staff
  • Creating a Disciplemaking Center
  • Identifying the Best Church Staff Leaders for Your Team
  • Developing & Discipling the Volunteer Leader
  • Strategies for Recruiting Volunteers
  • Leading Change
  • Incorporating Leadership Development into your Disciplemaking Strategy
  • Growing Your Volunteer Base
  • Developing Servant Leaders
  • Discipling Your Small Group Leaders
  • 6 Steps for Developing an Ongoing Training Plan for Volunteers
  • Leading Men to Serve
  • Involving Women in Leadership

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