Leadership, finances among topics at special Men's Conference

Leadership, finances among topics at special Men's Conference

More than 175 men attended the 2010 Men's Conference at Baptist Bible College, a unique weekend of learning and spiritual refreshment.

Carrying the theme "Issues and Inspiration," the May 14-15 event attracted pastors, laymen, and Christian leaders from six states.

Main sessions and workshops focused on topics ranging from leadership development and finances to time management, tackling temptation, and effective Bible study.

"This weekend is very beneficial," said Jay Riggleman, pastor of Bible Baptist Church of Sodus in New York. "It's an opportunity to get the guys together and the interaction is good. If you come once you are hooked."

The speaker for the main sessions was Pastor Pat Nemmers of Saylorville Baptist Church in Des Moines, IA. Pastor Nemmers is a popular chapel speaker among BBC students and a member of the BBC Board of Trustees.

"Each issue that Pastor Nemmers selected was right on, especially his session on Hell," said Dr. Don McCall, professor of Pastoral Ministries at BBC. "Many men commented on how that message alone has opened their eyes to both the necessity and urgency in reaching individuals for Christ."

The 2011 Men's Conference will be held next year on May 13-14. The guest speaker will be Pastor Ron Berrus of Bible Baptist Church in Shiremanstown, PA.

In addition to sessions and workshops; men participated in activities including basketball and volleyball tournaments. Free time was spent in the Underground Cafe, Byrdies, the Campus Bookstore and the gymnasium.

A special offering taken each year to assist a student in the Pastoral Ministries program at BBC totaled nearly $1,400.

Summer camps and conferences
Many camps and conferences are held on campus throughout the summer. Upcoming events include:

LYFE Women's Conference
May 20-22, June 3-5
"Straight Talk for Real Life"
LYFE, or "Live Your Faith Everyday" inspires women to live for God no matter what, challenged through passionate Bible teaching.
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Golf Tournament
June 10-11
The BBC Golf Tournament draws men from a number of eastern and midwestern states for two days of golf and fellowship.
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Volunteers Weeks
June 20-26, July 11-17
Volunteers Weeks are an opportunity for friends of Baptist Bible College & Seminary to enjoy our beautiful campus in northeastern Pennsylvania and to serve the school in many valuable ways.
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Junior High Boot Camp
July 12-16
Boot Camp is designed to equip junior high students with skills necessary to answer tough questions they are facing as well as build a strong foundation for continued growth and leadership.
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Teen Leadership Conference
July 19-24, July 26-31
TLC enhances biblical leadership skills in teens so they can go back to their homes, school, and youth groups and have an impact for God in the lives of their friends.
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Big Blue and Defender Sports Camps
Seven different Big Blue and Defender sports camps foster the growth of physical abilities and sportsmanship, as well as leadership skills and spiritual character. BBC features camps for children from kindergarten through high school.

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Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students learn to serve and lead as they gain critical leadership and life skills. To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 5/24/2010 11:55:26 AM

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