Session 1: Monday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Building a Sending Culture That Impacts the Nations
Jonathan Yarboro, Jon T. Monday 3:30 p.m. – Colony C; Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Cedar B

How does your church cultivate in people a heart for the nations? When people respond with a desire to go, what steps does your church help them take next? How does your church prepare potential missionaries to go to the nations? Mercy Hill Church has sent dozens of people to the nations long term, and they prepare missionaries long before conversations with the IMB ever start. In this breakout session, Mercy Hill Church will open up their playbook to help other churches become great sending churches with a heart for the nations.


Church Fostering and Replanting: Real Stories
Daniel Savage, Aaron Wallace Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Maple

This breakout will help you to better understand a healthy process for working together in a fostering journey. Hear perspectives from members of the original church as well as from new members coming from partnering churches. We will help churches know what help is available through N.C. Baptists, what are reasonable expectations and how you best convey your intentions as a partnering church.


Church Revitalization Overview
Michael Barrett, Mark Gray, Jonathan Blaylock Monday 3:30 p.m. – Pinehurst; Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Maple

Church revitalization has become a catch-all term used to describe the needs of churches at multiple stages of the life cycle. This session will provide an overview of the different approaches to revitalization and will feature a practical assessment for your church.


Developing Young Leaders: Simple Discipleship Shaped by the Gospel
Aaron Swain Monday, 3:30 p.m. – Cedar B

This breakout session will focus on simple, gospel-centered tips for developing young leaders that can be utilized by regular people in any church context. Attention will be given to how the gospel prepares the disciple-maker, affects how one identifies potential leaders, informs various discipleship pathways and creates a culture of multiplication.


Filling the Pulpit: Raising Up Preachers Inside Your Church
David Horton, Scott Thompson Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Oak C

How do we fill the pulpits of the approximately 400 N.C. Baptist churches that are without pastors? The answer may be found in the current membership of healthy, mission-minded congregations.


Leave a Great Commission Legacy — For Heaven’s Sake!
Clay Warf Monday, 3:30 p.m. – Cedar C

For Christians, our greatest act of Christian stewardship should be our estate plan. It’s all going somewhere, yet Christians die every day without ever giving a thought to leaving a portion of God’s blessings to support kingdom work. We have the opportunity to impact kingdom causes beyond our lifetime on earth, but we must have a plan.


Messenger Orientation
Seth Brown Monday, 3:30 p.m. – Auditorium 4

In this breakout, we will be introducing new messengers to the ministries, entities and structure of N.C. Baptists and spending time informing new messengers of what the annual meeting will look like and how business is done over our two days together.


Mobilization to the Nations
Sarah Farley-Beall Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Arrowhead

Come and learn how creating a sending culture can mobilize your entire church and cause it to multiply. We will talk about barriers across the different generations and how to overcome them.


Mobilizing the Local Church to Make Abortion Unnecessary
Allison Herrington Monday, 3:30 p.m. – Oak A

Explore ways to disciple believers by serving women and families facing unplanned pregnancies in partnership with your local pregnancy resource center. Understand not only how to partner in the mission with your local center, but also the transformational impact on your church members stepping off the sidelines to the front line of the pro-life movement.


National and International Mission Trips
Richard Brunson Monday, 3:30 p.m. – Heritage A

As N.C. Baptists, your church has many opportunities to be involved in mission projects in our state, across our nation and around the world. This breakout session will cover various national and international trips that your church can be involved in.


Navigating the Changing Culture and How to Legally Protect Your Ministry
Harrison Smith Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Oak B

As a Christian ministry, how do you address the changing cultural views on issues such as sexuality, marriage and gender identity? How can your ministry love and serve everyone while not giving into the shifting morality of the day? How can you be proactive and prepare without becoming a lightning rod in the media and the courts? This seminar will explore the recent cultural and legal challenges the church is currently facing so that you can be a good steward of your ministry, understand how to navigate these challenges and know how to keep the doors open for the gospel for future generations.


Next Gen Leaders Panel: School Ministry
Daniel Rose, Chris Hargrove, Seth Morris Monday, 3:30 p.m. – Turnberry; Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Oak B

Too often we think ministry to students only happens inside the walls of the church. Hear how churches are living on mission through serving local schools and reaching lost students.


SendNC: Engage Your City With the Gospel Through ServeNC
Antoine Lassiter, Ramone Bellagamba, Femi Oke, Andrew Browder, Jamal Hyman Monday, 3:30 p.m. – Cedar A

Planting a church begins with engaging the city with the gospel in order to make disciples. Come and discover how the ServeNC initiative can put hands and feet to the gospel in your city or town.


ServeNC Planning
Paul Langston Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Auditorium 1

In over 2,000 verses, the Bible shouts that followers for Christ should be actively engaged in serving. ServeNC on Aug. 3-10, 2024, will move churches out of their seats and into the streets to make Christ visible. Learn how to plan, promote and implement ServeNC in your church, and join more than 1,000 churches in fleshing out Christ’s love across North Carolina.


The Impact of Adoption in the Local Church
Kevin Qualls Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Heritage B

As Christ-followers, we have all been adopted by God as His children. Learn ways your church can be blessed and be a blessing to others through the power of adoption by living out James 1:27. See how your congregation can experience firsthand the impact on families, birth moms and vulnerable children through adoption.


Women in Leadership: On Mission Together
Ashley Reffit Monday, 3:30 p.m. – Meadowbrook

As N.C. Baptist women, we’re faithfully living out God’s call to serve Him, on mission together. In this breakout, we will address some of the challenges we face as women serving in ministry, as well as encourage one another to lead and serve on mission together.

Session 2: Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Noon

BOM Camps and Rebuild Centers Offer Great Locations for In-State Mission Projects
Richard Brunson Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Heritage A

N.C. Baptists have five Baptists on Mission rebuild centers and mission camps across the state that offer your church a great location to be involved in missions. For a very low cost, your church will be provided lodging, meals and meaningful missions projects that are an opportunity to learn and do missions together.


Building a Sending Culture That Impacts the Nations
Jonathan Yarboro, Jon T. Monday 3:30 p.m. – Colony C; Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Cedar B

How does your church cultivate in people a heart for the nations? When people respond with a desire to go, what steps does your church help them take next? How does your church prepare potential missionaries to go to the nations? Mercy Hill Church has sent dozens of people to the nations long term, and they prepare missionaries long before conversations with the IMB ever start. In this breakout session, Mercy Hill Church will open up their playbook to help other churches become great sending churches with a heart for the nations.


Calling Out the Called
Scott Pace Tuesday, 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. – Meadowbrook

As we pray for God to raise up the next generation of ministry leaders, we will explore ways that we can equip students to scripturally and spiritually discern their calling while providing the necessary guidance they need to faithfully fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.


Church Revitalization Overview
Michael Barrett, Mark Gray, Jonathan Blaylock Monday 3:30 p.m. – Pinehurst; Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Maple

Church revitalization has become a catch-all term used to describe the needs of churches at multiple stages of the life cycle. This session will provide an overview of the different approaches to revitalization and will feature a practical assessment for your church.


Cuidando tu Corazon
Leo Guerrero Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Cedar C

NOTA: Sesión en español. La sesión se centrará en la lucha contra las fortalezas de la pornografía; no solo presentará estadísticas, sino también cómo funciona en el cerebro para convertirse en una adicción. El propósito de la sesión es aprender cómo prevenir, resistir y, si es posible, erradicar este mal; todo desde una perspectiva bíblica.


Emotional Barriers to Leading Church Change
Ben McRoy Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Pinehurst

Leading change in churches is often met with resistance or opposition. However difficult leading change may be, it is often necessary for the church to experience renewal and revitalization. This breakout will examine the emotional reasons behind resistance to change and equip pastors and church leaders with practical ways of addressing these emotional barriers to change.


Engaging Your Congregation in Transformational Worship
Kenny Lamm Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Heritage B

Our times of gathered worship are perhaps the greatest opportunity for discipleship in the church. What can we do to plan and prepare our worship services to experience the greatest life transformation?


Every Child Initiative
Mark E. Smith Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Auditorium 4

In North Carolina there are over 16,000 children who have been taken out of their homes and placed in foster care. “Every Child” is a collaborative effort of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina and N.C. Baptists to address this crisis and show the world that “the church is the answer.” Join Mark E. Smith, with Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH), as he shines light on this great opportunity your church has to address this critical need. Learn how your church can partner with BCH and help families live out the gospel in the lives of these vulnerable children.


Filling the Pulpit: Raising Up Preachers Inside Your Church
David Horton, Scott Thompson Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Oak C

How do we fill the pulpits of the approximately 400 N.C. Baptist churches that are without pastors? The answer may be found in the current membership of healthy, mission-minded congregations.


Manteniendo la Fe Cuando la Vida es Difícil
Sandra Acevedo Duarte Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Arrowhead

NOTA: Sesión en español. Esposas de pastores hispanos en Carolina del Norte enfrentando la adversidad. El propósito de la sesión es aprender a cómo enfrentar las adversidades en las vidas de las esposas de pastores. Se explorarán sus desafíos únicos y se compartirán experiencias y consejos para afrontar las dificultades desde una perspectiva bíblica.


Navigating the Changing Culture and How to Legally Protect Your Ministry
Harrison Smith Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Oak B

As a Christian ministry, how do you address the changing cultural views on issues such as sexuality, marriage and gender identity? How can your ministry love and serve everyone while not giving into the shifting morality of the day? How can you be proactive and prepare without becoming a lightning rod in the media and the courts? This seminar will explore the recent cultural and legal challenges the church is currently facing so that you can be a good steward of your ministry, understand how to navigate these challenges and know how to keep the doors open for the gospel for future generations.


Redemptive Investing for Churches and Ministries
Harry Nelson Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Oak A

Church interest in stewardship has largely focused only on spending wisely and giving. However, Scripture has much to say about investing and the use of capital by Christian organizations and individuals, whether the amount is large or small. Come hear a practical discussion of a theology of stewardship as it applies to investing for you, your church and Christian ministries.


ServeNC Planning
Paul Langston Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Auditorium 1

In over 2,000 verses, the Bible shouts that followers for Christ should be actively engaged in serving. ServeNC on Aug. 3-10, 2024, will move churches out of their seats and into the streets to make Christ visible. Learn how to plan, promote and implement ServeNC in your church, and join more than 1,000 churches in fleshing out Christ’s love across North Carolina.


The Church Renewal Journey
Bob & Phyllis Foy Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Cedar A

Come learn about five optional lay led type revival weekends to awaken, equip, commission, pray, empower and send your church members. Visit www.churchrenewal.net to request a no-cost or obligation “Overview of the Journey” presented at your church to learn more.


Worship Tech
Michael Compton, Jesse Thompson Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Turnberry

In this session, we will cover topics such as volunteer training, keeping technology from getting in the way of worship, learning how to mix a live band and create «sweet spots,» the importance of acoustics on your sound system, why you shouldn’t limit your recruiting to the youth ministry, why it’s important to love music as an audio engineer and more.

Session 3: Tuesday, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Calling Out the Called
Scott Pace Tuesday, 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. – Meadowbrook

As we pray for God to raise up the next generation of ministry leaders, we will explore ways that we can equip students to scripturally and spiritually discern their calling while providing the necessary guidance they need to faithfully fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.


Church Fostering and Replanting: Real Stories
Daniel Savage, Aaron Wallace Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Maple

This breakout will help you to better understand a healthy process for working together in a fostering journey. Hear perspectives from members of the original church as well as from new members coming from partnering churches. We will help churches know what help is available through N.C. Baptists, what are reasonable expectations and how you best convey your intentions as a partnering church.


College Ministry: Coffee & Connections
Alex Hugo Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Colony A

Join us to connect with other N.C. Baptist college ministry leaders, hear how God is working on college campuses across the state and learn about resources to help your church reach college students in your community. This is an informal networking time with light refreshments provided.


Embracing the Joys of Jesus
Betsy Bolick Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Heritage A

By faith, we are called to embrace our eternal treasure over our earthly pleasure. In this breakout session, we will seek to embrace the joy of Jesus, to find the endurance needed to run the race, to sing in the suffering and to find our reward along the path, not just at the end of our journey.


Emotional Barriers to Leading Church Change
Ben McRoy Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Pinehurst

Leading change in churches is often met with resistance or opposition. However difficult leading change may be, it is often necessary for the church to experience renewal and revitalization. This breakout will examine the emotional reasons behind resistance to change and equip pastors and church leaders with practical ways of addressing these emotional barriers to change.


Finishing Well: Prioritizing Pastoral Health for Effective Ministry
Sandy Marks Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Oak C

In this session we will dive into the crucial topic of «Prioritizing Pastoral Health for Effective Ministry.” Through thoughtful discussion and practical insights, you will gain tools to enhance your self-care practices, prevent burnout and foster long-term effectiveness in your pastoral ministry.


How to Become a Sending Church
Barry Murry, Josh Wredberg, Adam Darnell Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Auditorium 4

Churches plant churches. In this breakout, hear from the leaders at Redeemer Church in Fuquay-Varina as they share how they became a church-planting church and how your church can strategize to become a sending church.


Mobilization to the Nations
Sarah Farley-Beall Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Arrowhead

Come and learn how creating a sending culture can mobilize your entire church and cause it to multiply. We will talk about barriers across the different generations and how to overcome them.


Next Gen Leaders Panel: School Ministry
Daniel Rose, Chris Hargrove, Seth Morris Monday, 3:30 p.m. – Turnberry; Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Oak B

Too often we think ministry to students only happens inside the walls of the church. Hear how churches are living on mission through serving local schools and reaching lost students. 


Promoting ServeNC in Your Church
Kathryn Carson, Whitney Goulding, Daniel Spivey, Liz Tablazon Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Cedar C

Join members of the N.C. Baptists’ Marketing and Communications group to learn how you can promote ServeNC in your church. This training will show you how to utilize ServeNC promotional graphic templates and get the most out of tools like social media.


Redemptive Investing for Churches and Ministries
Harry Nelson Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Oak A

Church interest in stewardship has largely focused only on spending wisely and giving. However, Scripture has much to say about investing and the use of capital by Christian organizations and individuals, whether the amount is large or small. Come hear a practical discussion of a theology of stewardship as it applies to investing for you, your church and Christian ministries.


ServeNC Planning
Paul Langston Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Auditorium 1

In over 2,000 verses, the Bible shouts that followers for Christ should be actively engaged in serving. ServeNC on Aug. 3-10, 2024, will move churches out of their seats and into the streets to make Christ visible. Learn how to plan, promote and implement ServeNC in your church, and join more than 1,000 churches in fleshing out Christ’s love across North Carolina.


The Church Renewal Journey
Bob & Phyllis Foy Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Cedar A

Come learn about five optional lay led type revival weekends to awaken, equip, commission, pray, empower and send your church members. Visit www.churchrenewal.net to request a no-cost or obligation “Overview of the Journey” presented at your church to learn more.


The Impact of Adoption in the Local Church
Kevin Qualls Monday, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – Heritage B

As Christ-followers, we have all been adopted by God as His children. Learn ways your church can be blessed and be a blessing to others through the power of adoption by living out James 1:27. See how your congregation can experience firsthand the impact on families, birth moms and vulnerable children through adoption.


Worship Tech
Michael Compton, Jesse Thompson Tuesday, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Turnberry

In this session, we will cover topics such as volunteer training, keeping technology from getting in the way of worship, learning how to mix a live band and create «sweet spots,» the importance of acoustics on your sound system, why you shouldn’t limit your recruiting to the youth ministry, why it’s important to love music as an audio engineer and more.