Powerful workshops, special youth track highlighted conference

Powerful workshops, special youth track highlighted conference

Nearly four dozen workshops and more than two dozen speakers were featured at BBC&S' fourth annual Church Ministries Conference, a special event that drew more than 100 pastors and lay leaders to campus.

The two-day conference November 4-5 included sessions on children, youth, adult, general, and outreach ministries, and more. Topics range from strategic planning and managing a classroom to storytelling and prayer, with attendees coming from the greater Scranton area and surrounding states.BBC&S

"We were excited about the opportunity God gave us," said Mark Steckiel, Executive Director of Alumni & Church Relations. "People came from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and we were able to be there for them and assist them in their ministries. It was a great privilege."

View pictures of the conference here.

The next Church Ministries Conference will be held November 2-3, 2012. Details will be posted online at

Special Speakers, Targeted Workshops
Dr. Tony Beckett, the 2011 keynote speaker, serves as Vice President of Church Relations at the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism. His ministry experience includes serving churches in Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, speaking at Bible conferences, serving as an adjunct faculty member at two seminaries, and working with mission agencies, camps and church leadership councils.

Audio of his general sessions is online here.

Speakers included ministry veterans from academia, church and other ministry organizations, administration, and the pastorate. Workshops were geared toward anyone involved in church work and volunteering. This includes teachers, greeters, counselors, youth leaders and seniors.

"The sessions included practical wisdom, day-to-day stuff," said Kendall Harris, Assistant Pastor at Limerick Chapel in Limerick, PA. "It was well worth it to come."

Workshop sessions featured tools, ideas and lessons applicable to all church ministries. The sessions were designed to be highly interactive to meet unique needs and situations faced by those in attendance. Topics included growing effective group leadership, improving outreach efforts, strengthening youth ministries, and more.

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Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

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Posted on: 11/8/2011 12:24:09 PM

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