Men's Conference set to refresh, invigorate

Men's Conference set to refresh, invigorate

Developing successful ways to biblically deal with fears is a key focus of the powerful 2012 Men's Conference at BBC&S, a unique time for laymen, pastors, and Christian leaders to be challenged by the Bible and each other.

"Fearless" is the theme of the May 17-19 conference. The annual retreat-style event offers men spiritual encouragement and revitalization.LYFE

Fears strangle creativity and quench courage. It doesn't have to be that way. The conference provides men valuable steps to deal with legitimate and illegitimate fears to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.

Details, registration and promotional materials for churches are online at

The regular cost is $120. The cost of pre-conference activities, including a special workshop and song fest in the Jackson Hall Rotunda is $15.

Inside the Conference
Dr. Jim Lytle, Vice President and Provost at BBC&S, is the conference keynote speaker.

An alumnus of BBC&S, Dr. Lytle earned his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Baptist Bible Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry from Trinity International University. He joined the BBC faculty in 1980, teaching Bible and serving as Dean of Men and Director of Summer Ministries.

In 1993, he and his wife, Diane, joined with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism and served for 14 years as missionaries and church planters in Durban, South Africa, where Jim served as President of Baptist Bible College of KwaZulu-Natal. He returned to BBC&S in 2007.

A range of workshops tackling life issues will be offered by dynamic workshop speakers, including:
-Dr. Chris Davis on stress
-Ted and Sherri Boykin on marriage
-Mike Brandon on evangelism
-Kevin Stiles on small groups
-Dr. Steve Silverstein on addictions
-Ken Shepard on athletics
-Dr. Bill Higley on leadership
-Dr. Don McCall on pastoral issues
-Tom Bevan on financial planning

LYFEOther conference activities include sports tournaments, bowling, open gym and weight room, a paper rocket competition, Minute-to-Win-It competition, and an evening song fest.

On-campus housing is included in registration. Pre-conference housing is also available.

Registration, costs, discounts and other information are available at

More Summer Camps, Conferences Ahead
More than 4,000 people annually attend camps and conferences at BBC&S. Links to learn more about all summer programs are online at

Events include the annual Golf Tournament, the LYFE Women's Conference, Volunteers Weeks, Junior High Boot Camp, and Teen Leadership Conference.

Five different sports camps offer athletic and spiritual training to students interested in sports. The Big Blue and Defender sports camps foster the growth of athleticism and sportsmanship as well as leadership skills and character.

BBC&S offers sports camps for students from kindergarten through high school. Learn more here.

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.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 3/30/2012 7:54:52 AM

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