January 13 – Temple Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS
January 27-28 – Parkview Baptist Church Teacher Retreat/Training, Guntersville, AL
January 29 – Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL
March 14 – Pastor’s Essentials Conference, Nashville TN
March 17-18 – On Track Sunday School Teacher Training – Hendersonville, TN (Nashville area)
March 23 – FBC O’ Fallon, Illinois, Teacher Appreciation Banquet
March 24 – Nortonville Baptist Church – Associational Sunday School Director training, 6:30-9:00PM
March 25 – Nortonville Baptist Church – Teacher Training Conference: Creating Commissioned Community, 8AM-Noon
March 29-31 – BACE Conference, New Orleans
April 28-29 – Northcrest Baptist Church, Meridian MS
June 3 – Sunday School Director’s Retreat: Equip For Excellence, Syracuse NY
July 14-15 – Sunday School Director’s Retreat – Georgia
August 4-5 – Sunday School Director’s Retreat – Oklahoma (location TBD)
August 10 – Oklahoma Baptist Convention Minister of Education training event, Oklahoma City
February 25-26 – TEAM WEST training event – Rapid City, South Dakota
March 6 – FBC Prattville, AL – Teacher training event
April 23 – “Tune Up” training event sponsored by the Cochise Baptist Association and hosted by First Southern Baptist Church, Wilcox, AZ
May 19 – Edgewood Baptist Church, Hopkinsville, KY. – Teacher Appreciation Banquet
August 7 – FBC Jackson, MS teacher training
August 13 – South Regional Sunday School Conference, Mobile AL
August 20 – Miami, FL -Southeast Florida Bible Study Summit
August 25 – Minister of Education Round Table, Memphis TN
August 27 – Groups Matter Conference, Mississippi State Sunday School Training, Tupelo, MS
August 29-31 – Next Step Up Conference, conference leader
September 17 – Central Florida Sunday School Convention – Tampa, FL
October 7 & 8 – Falls Creek, OK – Sunday School Director’s Retreat & Training
November 11 & 12 – Sacramento, CA – Equip to Excel conference leader
January 24 – 3 Roles for Guiding Groups conference, Murfreesboro, TN, Third Baptist Church
March 6-8 GROW Weekend keynote/workshops/preaching; Harmony Baptist Church, Monroe, GA
March 14 – Missionary Sunday School workshop, FBC Calhoun, GA.
April 19 – Teacher training event, FBC Portland, TN.
July 20-24 – Sunday School Week, Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest NC.
August 2 – Judson Baptist Church teacher training event, Nashville
August 13 – Concord Baptist Association training event (held at Northside Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, TN)
August 22 – Noonday Baptist Association training event, Atlanta
August 23-25 – Next Step Up Conference, St. Louis, MO.
September 11 – Little Bethel Baptist Association training event, Kentucky
September 18-19 – Southside Baptist Sunday School Conference, Atlanta, GA.
October 24 – Valdosta, GA – National Sunday School Director’s Seminar co-leader
January 18 – Gulf Shores Regional Sunday School Training Conference, Fairhope, AL.
March 8 – Southeast Florida Regional Sunday School Convention, Delray, FL
March 28-29 – TRANSFORM training event, Oklahoma City, OK
April 4 – Rock Springs Baptist Church banquet and training event, Greenbriar TN
April 25-26 – Florida Baptist Convention Regional Sunday School Training
May 2-3, FBC Indian Trail, North Carolina – banquet guest speaker (300+) and Saturday morning adult group leader training
July 18-20 – Ridgecrest Sunday School Weekend, North Carolina
July 25-26 – Mississippi Baptist Convention state training event, Jackson, MS
August 22 – TRANSFORM, St. Louis, MO.
August 24-25 – Next Step Up Conference, St. Louis, MO.
February 21-22 – TEAM WEST, Boise, Idaho. 2 keynote addresses and 8 hours of workshops related to the new 2013 book Extreme Sunday School Challenge, Bible Studies for Life’s relaunch, and other general leadership workshops.
May 2-3 – Missouri Baptist Convention, Jefferson City, MO.
June 24-25– Bible Studies For Life Conference, Nashville. Many of LifeWay’s top 100 BSFL churches will be in town for training in the newly updated Bible Studies For Life curriculum series.
July 19-21– Sunday School Weekend, Ridgecrest, NC.
July 22-25 – Black Church Week, Ridgecrest, NC.
August 4 – Third Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, TN
August 9-10 – Growing Churches Conference, Mississippi.
August 22 – Bonsack Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA.
August 25-26 – Next Step Up Conference, St. Louis, MO.
February 6-7, Dallas-Ft. Worth – SBTC (Southern Baptists of Texas Convention) Senior Adult Forum – I’ll present information about the opportunities to reach millions of Baby Boomers who are becoming senior adults. Most churches are not prepared for the coming changes to their senior adult ministries…is your church ready? I’ll share information about evangelism and discipleship trends among seniors, and then join a panel of experts to address questions from participants as we dialog about how to more effectively transition current senior adult ministries into ones that will capture the hearts and minds of Boomers. The Forum will be held at the SBTC offices in Grapevine, Texas.
March 3 – Las Vegas, NV –Annual Sunday School Director’s Summit. This 3-hour summit will be held at the offices of the Southern Nevada Baptist Association in Las Vegas, NV. The Summit begins at 9AM and concludes at 12 noon. I will train Sunday School directors to organize their Sunday schools to reach, assimilate and disciple more people into Nevada churches.
April 21, 2012 – Brentwood, TN – National Sunday School Director’s Seminar. Held in cooperation with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, this seminar will equip Sunday School directors to lead their Sunday Schools effectively. This day-long event will be packed full of great principles for leading a Sunday School to become more healthy, and to be postured to grow.
April 28, 2012 – Louisville, KY – TRANSFORM – The goal of the Transform conference is to equip every Bible study teacher to teach God’s Word in a way that brings about transformation in their members’ lives. One of the finest faculties in the nation will come together to provide a day of training for church leaders and Sunday School teachers that could have a life-changing impact on teaching in your church.
May 4-5 – Fresno, CA. – California Southern Baptist Convention – I’ll present 4 hours of training to pastors, Sunday School directors, teachers, and church staff leaders centered around the 2012 book Missionary Sunday School. Participants will be challenged to think and act differently as they seek to transform their Sunday School leaders and group members into missionaries to the culture. I’ll conclude the workshops with a session on effectively using the Sunday School to assimilate men, women, boys, and girls into the life of the church.
August 5, 2012 – Murfreesboro, TN – 3BC (Third Baptist Church) Annual Teacher Training event. All Sunday School teachers will receive training from 9AM – Noon. The focus of the training will be Missionary Sunday School, a new book by David Francis, Director of Sunday School at LifeWay. Teachers will learn what it means to think and act like missionaries to the culture, and that Sunday School is about three main things: One Mission, His Story, and Every Person (David’s three main sections in his book).
August 18, 2012 – Peducah, KY – Super Saturday – This workshop is for Sunday School general officers and is a part of the Super Saturday event sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
August 25, 2012 – Union City, TN. – Associational Training Event – I will lead training for all teachers from the local association of Southern Baptist churches to better understand curriculum design and how a curriculum strategy benefits everyone in the church. I will also host a roundtable with area Ministers of Education and Sunday School Directors.
September 28-29, 2012 – Nashville, TN. – Teach The Bible For Life Conference – The event will be held at the LifeWay Christian Resources headquarters in downtown Nashville with keynote speakers George Guthrie and Gary Bredfelt. I will present a fast-paced, creative workshop for adult teachers designed to help them design and ask good questions. The workshop is titled, “Asking Great Questions & Leading Great Discussion” and the premise is that “teaching isn’t telling…learning isn’t listening.” If you feel stuck in a rut every time you teach, learn how to put another teaching weapon in your arsenal. I’ll share the top ways to get learners sharing, talking, and learning