Feb. 22

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 AM)
Friendly Avenue Baptist Church

Most ministry leaders are squeezed into a mold of measuring success by what happens at church on the weekend.

What if your church was known more for multiplying disciples than adding worship attenders? At the 2022 Disciple-Making Conference, you will be inspired and equipped to become a church on mission to win, build and send missional disciples. Register today!
$12 per person

Featured Speakers

Dave Rhodes

Co-founder & Chief Training Officer of Future Church Co.
Dave is the strategic director for the Grace Family of Churches headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Before co-founding Future Church Co., Dave was the U.S. team leader for 3DM and lead strategist at Wayfarer Ministries. He has worked as a collaborative partner with 100 Movements, 10,000 Fathers and Exponential and has written several books, including “Redefining Normal: An Open Invitation for Ordinary People Wanting to Become Extraordinary Disciples.” Dave lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Kim, and their three kids.

Breakout Sessions

Assimilation and Discipleship

Cory Smith
Mountain View Baptist Church, Hickory, N.C.
An intentional assimilation process is a powerful tool that will increase your church’s disciple-making effectiveness. In essence, assimilation provides a pathway into the inner circle of church life. It connects newcomers with church leaders, small group Bible studies, areas of service, and opportunities to take the next step in their faith journey. If discipleship is the goal of church, then an assimilation process is the path that leads there. Come learn more about the link between assimilation and discipleship.

Church Planting Track (3 sessions) STUDENT CENTER

Mike McDaniel
The Heights Church, Denver, CO
In this special track for church planters and multiplying churches, we will talk about the nuts and bolts of starting churches that BOTH add people to the kingdom and multiply disciples and leaders. By embracing the tension of the Great Commission, we will discover how addition can fuel multiplication and multiplication can fuel addition. Please note that if you are a N.C. Baptist church planter this track is designed for you, but non-planters will benefit as well. The track includes three sequential sessions, with each session building upon the previous one. Please note that this track is designed for our N.C. Baptist church planters.

Leadership Star: Becoming a Reproducing Disciple Who is Easy to Follow

Shane Stacey
Future Church Co.

Are you a person who is easy to follow? In this session, you’ll be introduced to a simple framework for helping disciples become reproducing leaders (a.k.a. disciple-makers) who are easy to follow. You’ll walk away from this hands-on workshop with a reproducible tool that you can utilize with16-year-olds and 60-year-olds and everyone in between. It doesn’t matter if you’re part of a small church or a large church, this workshop is for you.

Make It Count at Church!

Cheryl Markland
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.

Knowing we have limited time with children in a teaching environment, we need to make each second count. Learn how to plan and teach for maximum effectiveness as we move from informational to transformational teaching.

Overcoming Barriers to the Future of Missions: What Keeps Students From Going?

Sarah Farley-Beall
International Mission Board
Students are the future of missions and research shows that there are some major barriers to their understanding and participation in missions. Knowing what the top barriers are and how to address them is the key to creating your missional pipeline and to raise up healthy missional students. We’ll discuss the barriers, how to prevent them and some tools you need in your missions tool box.

The Fundamentals of Women’s Discipleship in the Local Church

Christina Devlin
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.
Scripture gives us the blueprints for discipleship. In this session, we will cover biblical principles that are fundamental to discipling women in the local church.

Visionary Planning: Working On Your Ministry, Not Just In Your Ministry

Brian Upshaw
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.
The rapid pace of change has had devastating effects on all of us and our churches. One of the things it has done is paralyze our planning. What can we do when we don’t know what’s going to happen next? In times like these, you need a clear plan of what you should do even in the face of the unknown. Visionary planning combines the art of imagination with the science of focus. Come learn this simple tool to bring strategic design to your decision-making.

Becoming a Family of Disciples Who Make Disciples on the College Campus

Chandler Young
Hope Community Church, Shelby, N.C.

We believe God’s mission is to get His family back together and that starts with us living as an extended family on mission together. We are to go, reach and make disciples who make disciples. On the college campus we focus on equipping our students to reach and disciple other students. We want to share how attempts to build a family culture have resulted in disciples of Jesus making other disciples of Jesus on the college campus.

Every Child: Connecting Vulnerable Children with Christian Families

Mark Smith
Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, Thomasville, N.C.
There are approximately 16,000 children in North Carolina’s foster care system. “Every Child” is a joint initiative of the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina to address this crisis and show the world that the church is the answer. In this session, learn how your church can partner with the Baptist Children’s Homes to meet this critical need and help families live out the gospel in the lives of these vulnerable children.

Literacy Missions: A Missions Frontier in Your Community

Chase Jenkins
First Baptist Church, Durham, N.C.
Often people consider the Great Commission a task for a select few within the church instead of the very purpose for which God has left us on earth. How can we disciple and mobilize more people to be on mission and participate in impacting the lost among our neighbors and the nations? Come learn how literacy missions can mobilize your congregation to impact the nations God is bringing to your backyard, equipping them to think missionally with all of their lives.

Make It Count at Home!

Cheryl Markland
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.
Parents have the God-given mandate to disciple their children, but they often feel ill-equipped for the task. Learn how to help parents disciple as they go throughout their week with their children.

The Church and the Great Commission

Amaury Santos
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.

In this session, we will consider God’s eternal purpose and ongoing mission for His church. Learn ways the body of Christ can fulfill its God-given role of making disciples of all people.

The Pastor’s Progress

Chris Griggs
Denver Baptist Church, Denver, N.C.

“The Pilgrim’s Progress,” by John Bunyan is one of the greatest books on the Christian life. Even though he wrote it as a prisoner, Bunyan also wrote it as a pastor. This session will examine the pastoral theology of “The Pilgrim’s Progress” as it encourages pastors toward faithful and healthy ministry.

Generational Disciple-Making

George Robinson
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.

Jesus’ initial call for His disciples to follow Him and become fishers of men lays the foundational, albeit often overlooked, framework for Christian identity. Generational Disciple-Making provides biblical principles and practical examples for recovering that identity. Jesus’ and Paul’s respective disciple-making models bookend the stories and disciple-making lessons of a network of men and their relationships with God and one another.

Breakthrough Strategy for Reaching Ethnic Groups with the Gospel of Christ

Sammy Joo
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.

In Acts 19:10, every resident in a city heard the gospel through Paul’s ministry. What if all ethnic groups in North Carolina could hear the gospel of Christ? In this session, you will learn how your church can develop an effective strategy to reach all people groups in your area with the gospel of Christ.


Framing Your Revitalization

Terry Long
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.
Jonathan Blaylock
North Albemarle Baptist Church, Albemarle, N.C.

In this session, we will examine how your vision, mission, values, measurements and strategy can all work together to lead your church through revitalization.

Local Associations: Partners in the Gospel

Scott Setzer
South Roanoke Baptist Association, Greenville, N.C.
In this session, we will discuss how local associations can bring value to the churches they serve in order to advance the gospel and make disciples.

One Voice Vision: A Model for Majority Minority Ministry

James Weddington
Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.

Paul’s prayer for the early, diverse church in Rome was “so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 15:6). “One voice” is the vision of a family of heart language churches partnered together to display God’s kingdom through unity in diversity. This session seeks to encourage churches to engage in multicultural ministry that fits their context through descriptive ministry examples and prescriptive principles from Scripture.

The Power of Corporate Prayer in Disciple-Making

Luke Lunceford
First Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N.C.
All throughout history, we have seen mighty movements of God that began with the conviction and commitment to pray. It is this individual and corporate conviction and commitment that grounds our disciple-making in our never-changing God even in the midst of our rapidly-changing culture. This session will explore the importance of corporate prayer in our disciple-making efforts.


Women’s Discipleship on Lifelong Mission

Ashley Reffit
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.

Women’s discipleship is a lifelong mission in our rapidly-changing culture. Disciple-making is essential as we live and serve the women around us. In this session, we will examine the importance of intentionally living on mission together as we walk in obedience to God’s call.

Church Marketing & Communications: Tools to Share the Mission

Kathryn Carson
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.

This session will encourage, resource and equip your church to better communicate with clarity and consistency on how to be on mission together as a local body of believers. We’ll cover how to build better internal and external communication for your church through volunteer collaboration, crafting your message and mission, and utilizing the best and most current tools available to communicate to your congregation and community.

How to Create a System for Discipleship in Student Ministry

Shaq Hardy
Biltmore Church, Arden, N.C.
In this session, we will explore what it takes to create a sustainable system for discipleship in student ministry. The purpose of the system is not to create a rigid structure, but a process that will help you disciple with direction.

Local, State, National and International Mission Opportunities Through Baptists on Mission

Richard Brunson
Baptists on Mission, Cary, N.C.

Our communities, our state and our world need to know that Christians care about hurting people and are working to meet needs in Jesus’ name. Personal involvement in missions not only changes the lives of the people who are being ministered to, but it also changes the lives and helps to make disciples out of those who are volunteering. This session will cover projects, partnerships and ministries that your church can be personally involved in.

The “Church of We” in the “Age of Me”

Daniel Dickard
Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.
This session considers the problems within the “Church of Me” and how churches can transition from the “Church of Me” into the “Church of We.” We’ll share principled statements and sayings — centered around the five core values of the “Church of We” — to give churches a working plan to defy the individualistic spirit of the age and become a “Church Together.”


Tools to Mobilize Your People

Marcus Redding
North American Mission Board

Learn how you can get totally free, customizable content to help you mobilize your people to live on mission across the street and around the world.

Ministering to Five Generations

Jae Richardson
African American Ministries, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Many of today’s churches have attendees who span five different generations. This session will help pastors, churches and their leaders understand the differences of these generations and how to lead them rather than manage them.



8 a.m.

Doors Open

9 a.m.

Main Session
David Rhodes

10:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

11:30 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

1:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

3:00 p.m.

Main Session
David Rhodes

Contact us for more information.

Email [email protected] or call (800) 395-5102, ext. 5651

Contact us for more information.

Email [email protected] or call (800) 395-5102, ext. 5651

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