BACE Conference will focus on discipleship this year

Each year the BACE Conference takes place in the first part of the new year. BACE (Baptist Association of Christian Educators) is an organization to which I have belonged for many years, and I have good friends who are in education leadership positions around the country who also give their time and attention to this special group. You can check out their website by clicking here. BACE exists to help encourage Christian educators, connects them to other professionals, and enlarges personal networks. You might even want to consider joining and attending this year’s event in Memphis, Tennessee, at the campus of Mid-America Baptist Seminary. I’ll be in attendance, along with hundreds of other Christian educators who are trying to get a handle on the changing world around us, and the ways education ministries at the local church level can help produce disciples. My friend John McClendon is not only the president of BACE, but also a great Minister of Education at Northside Baptist Church in Murfreeesboro, TN.




What is a Disciple? – Featuring Robby Gallaty, Replicate Ministries, Pastor, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, TN.

bruceraleyModels of Discipleship Forum – Multiple presenters led by Bruce Raley, LifeWay Christian Resources and Casey Pearson, Kirby Wood Baptist Church, Memphis, TN.

micahfriesDiscipleship Trends – LifeWay research on trends related to church discipleship strategies. – Micah Fries, LifeWay Research


Putting Together Your Plan for Discipleship – Round table discussions and planning led by Steve Layton, Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood, TN.


  • Profile of a Disciple – Herb Hodges, Spiritual Life Ministries
  • Discipling the Family – Jacob Harris, Kirby Woods Baptist Church
  • Discipling Young Adults – Will McKay, Bellevue Baptist Church
  • The Role of Sunday School in Discipleship – Allan Taylor, LifeWay Christian Resources
  • Disciples Path Strategy – Rick Howerton, LifeWay Christian Resources
  • Journey On Discipleship Strategy – Steve Layton, Brentwood Baptist Church
  • The Downline Strategy – Kennon Vaughan, Harvest Church
  • Higher Education & Discipleship – Randy Stone, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • DLife: Living a Lifestyle of Discipleship – John Herring, Life Bible Study

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