Take the Lead: Discover and Develop Leaders

BACE is coming to Oklahoma! If you lead your church’s Small Group or Sunday School ministry, the BACE Conference on April 5-6 at Quail Springs Baptist Church in OKC is designed with you in mind. BACE (Baptist Association of Christian Educators) is a nationwide organization for people just like you: folks who lead their church’s small group strategy . . . The theme for BACE this year is Take the Lead: Discover and Develop Leaders.


In 2018, BACE has five keynote speakers, plus a worship team, including…

  • Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby
    Lead Courageously
  • Lauren and Randy Faram, Worship Leaders, First Baptist Church Edmond, OK
    BACE worship team
  • Ron Edmondson, Pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky
    Give Your Ministry Away
  • Tom McCormick, Small Groups Pastor at Hope Church, Las Vegas
    Build Strong Groups
  • Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at LifeWay
    Begin with Yourself
  • Chuck Lawless, Vice President of Spiritual Formation at Southeastern Seminary
    Raise Expectations

In addition, there are almost 30 breakout sessions led by leaders including…

  • Rick Howerton, Regional Consultant, Kentucky Baptist Convention
  • Jeff Young, Spiritual Formations Pastor, Prestonwood
  • Donna Peavey, Professor of Childhood Education, New Orleans Seminary
  • Scott Sullivan, Equipping Pastor, FBC Haughton, Louisiana
  • Mark Jones, Children’s Pastor, Quail Springs Baptist Church
  • Dwayne McCrary, Explore the Bible Editor, LifeWay
  • Jeff DeGiacomo, Student Pastor, Quail Springs Baptist Church
  • Amy Cordova, Women’s Ministry Specialist, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
  • Stephanie Chase, Childhood Minister at Champion Forest Baptist Church
  • Alan Raughton, Adult Ministry Specialist, LifeWay
  • Chris Shirley, Director, Dallas Baptist University
  • Ken Braddy, Manager, Adult Ongoing Bible Studies, LifeWay

BACE does not come to Oklahoma often, so don’t miss this chance to participate in a first class conference designed especially for people in the small groups position in your church.


There are also two new opportunities offered at BACE this year:

Childhood and Student Ministry tracks

Bring your entire staff to this year’s BACE Conference.


I surely hope to see you in Oklahoma next April 5-6!

Bob Mayfield
BGCO Sunday School/Small Groups specialist

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