When: Saturday, Aug. 6, 9:00am – Noon
Where: First Baptist Church, Lafayette
Cost: $10 per Leader
Includes: General Session, Worship and Age-Graded Breakouts
Overseeing the small group ministry of your church is important, and you can’t do it alone. It takes a team of engaged, creative, and spiritually healthy leaders for discipleship to happen and to develop biblical community. ReGroup is a one-day training event for your group leaders that will inspire them with fresh ideas to share the gospel and encourage them to help people grow spiritually. Equipping them to live missionally starts here.
Leading Groups From the Pulpit
John Fream • Assembly Room
Every Sunday morning Cypress offers two main things, our Worship service and Small Groups. Examine how to use the pulpit to influence the Small Groups and use the Small Groups to influence Worship.
Soul Winning and Discipleship are Not in Competition
John Fream • Assembly Room
These disciplines are not opposites! They can coexist and each receive emphasis in your church.
Engaging Adults in Effective Teaching/Learning
Philip Herring • Room D101
Telling alone is not teaching. Leaders have a vast array of tools available to enhance their communication. Explore how you can use a variety of effective teaching methods each week to communicate more clearly in your group. God has given us a variety of senses and effective teachers continue to grow in developing skills that engage their learners more.
Creating a New Scorecard for Groups
Ken Braddy • Fellowship Hall
Attendance used to be the measure of success in Bible Study Groups, but that’s no longer enough. Learn the 4 major tasks of groups, and 16 diagnostic questions (4 per each of the major tasks) to help you and your group experience health and vitality going forward.
Developing a Discipling Environment in Student Small Groups
Adam Whitney • Breakout 1/Room 204, Breakout 2 /Room 209
A major aspect of reaching students for Christ is helping them take ownership of their faith. Learning to be a disciple of Jesus is the process by which this happens, and student Small Groups are an ideal environment for this process to begin.
Engaging and Connecting the Next Generation
Kevin Flattmann • Breakout 1/Room 209, Breakout 2/Room 204
When it comes to a hard-charging, gospel-centered ministry, momentum is hard to gain but easy to lose. In this breakout, we will discuss tools to maintain a healthy culture of continual gospel growth in order to engage and connect with the next generation.
The Seven Laws of Teaching Preschoolers and Children
Donna Peavey • Breakout 1/Room 201, Breakout 2/Room 206
God uses teachers to inspire students to have a passion for learning, growing, and transforming into the person He wants them to be. In this session you will discover seven “laws” that when followed, lead to effective teaching.
Creative Teaching for all Learning Styles
Lauren Brown • Breakout 1/Room 206, Breakout 2/Room 201
Children learn in many different ways. Are you reaching ALL the children in your classroom? Get your creative juices flowing with practical tips and ideas to teach children with different learning styles as we strive to share God’s word in a way that ALL children come to know and love Him.
Keynote & Pastors/Staff
Sr. Pastor of Cypress Baptist Church in Benton, LA, where he has served since 2008. In this time, Cypress has experienced remarkable growth and holds baptisms most weeks. John began his ministry as a Youth Pastor before becoming a Senior Pastor in 2002. He hails from Oklahoma, graduated from Southern Nazarene University and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Has served churches in Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia through four decades of ministry. He is s a native of Tupelo, Mississippi, holding degrees from Samford University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Phillip began his ministry career as a Student Pastor before transitioning to Education. Next year, he will celebrate his 25th year at First Baptist Church, Norfolk, VA, as the Associate Pastor of Education.
Lifeway’s Director of Sunday School providing leadership for all ongoing Adult Bible Studies like Explore the Bible, Gospel Project and Bible Studies for Life. A frequent speaker and trainer, Ken has authored or co-authored 7 books on Sunday School. He is a graduate of the University of Texas, holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Currently the NextGen Pastor at Cypress Baptist Church in Benton, Louisiana. Before taking on this role, he served at Prestonwood Baptist Church as Middle School Pastor and was Cypress’ Student Pastor for 4 years. In this position, he successfully built and led a thriving student ministry. Kevin is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and obtained his Master of Divinity from Liberty University.
Has worked with students in various ministries for 25 years. He earned his Master of Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. Adam has a heart for small groups and serving others. He currently serves as Associate Pastor of Students and Education at First Baptist Church, Broussard, Louisiana where he oversees missions, students, young adults, counseling and church technology.
Has been a Bible study leader to children for over 30 years; equipping church leaders, teachers and parents to lead children to experience and know God. She serves as Professor of Christian Education at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is a frequent speaker at local, state and national training events. Donna is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and holds a Ph.D in Christian Education from NOBTS.
The Children and Family Minister at Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA. She was called into ministry at a young age and has worked the last 16 years in full time Children’s Ministry. Lauren holds a degree in Elementary and Special Education from Louisiana Statue University, Shreveport and is currently working toward her Master in Family and Special Needs Ministry at Dallas Baptist University. She desires to see children grow in their love and knowledge of who God through discipleship at church and home.