September 8-30, 2014
Are you seeking improvement in the overall health of your church?
Do you need help equipping your leaders and members?
Leaders, staff and volunteers in the areas of:
- Preschool/Children’s Ministry
- Sunday School
- Youth Ministry
… are all invited to come together to be challenged and better equipped for sharpening the effectiveness of these key ministries. Additionally, a special session highlighting how your church can become a champion of children in need through foster parenting will be offered at all events.
Coming to a location near you
Clicking on a specific date/location will take you to an event page with a link to register.
- Sept. 8 at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah
- Sept. 9 at First Baptist Church in Madisonville
- Sept. 15 at Allen Baptist Church in Prestonsburg
- Sept. 16 at Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset
- Sept. 22 at First Baptist Church of Grayson
- Sept. 23 at Williamstown Baptist Church in Williamstown
- Sept. 29 at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown
- Sept. 30 at Glasgow Baptist Church in Glasgow
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m. Welcome to Equip 2014
6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Session 1
7:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Break
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Session 2
* All times are local time
Each session will be offered once per event.
Adult Sunday School Teachers
Adjust the Sunday Morning Experience to Make Disciples
Address learning styles, increase involvement, and improve retention to produce vibrant, growing disciples.
Continue the Experience to Make Disciples
Use the other 167 hours of the week to lead learners to remember, practice, and prepare as His disciples.
Four Essentials to Connect People with Your Church
Learn and apply four essential steps to help people get connected to your church beyond their first visit.
Develop a Discipleship Strategy
Identify major strategy elements and steps needed to move people forward in their discipleship journeys.
Implement a group disciple making process that offers several advantages over one-on-one discipleship.
Develop an Evangelism Strategy
Discover some practical ideas to help your congregation become more intentional and focused in outreach and evangelism.
The Sunrise Challenge: Do Something!
Sunrise Children’s Services challenges every church to have at least one trained foster family. This session, targeting ladies but welcoming men, will equip your church to meet the challenge.
The Power of Relationships
A key to quality preschool and children’s ministry is relationships. Discover some practical ways to build relationships with your children, preschoolers, and their families.
Safety and Security Issues
Learn how to protect yourself and your church and, most importantly, put safe guards in place to protect the children in your ministry.
Ten Characteristics of an Effective Revitalization Pastor
Identify your own leadership strengths and areas of needed growth as you seek to lead your church to experience greater health and vitality.
Revitalization Strategy for the Small Church
Identify the steps needed to lead a church of 150 or less toward revitalization.
Sunday School Directors
Train Teachers Creatively
Choose two or more unique methods to raise your teachers effectiveness in teaching, reaching, and caring this year.
Calendar Your Way to Sunday School Growth
Identify and calendar seven major steps that will lead to growth this year.
Worship & Music
Who Are They?
A look at the various generations represented in your church and how to plan a unified service for each of them.
An overview of what’s available to help you be effective in Music and Worship Ministry.
Become a Better Youth Bible Study Leader
Become a more effective teacher by learning essential elements of the preparation process.
Teach in a Ways that Students Learn
Explore the learning styles of students including verbal, visual, musical, and how to teach accordingly.
How to Register
The cost to attend EQUIP 2014 is $10 per person with a maximum fee of $50 per church.
- Determine the number of people in your group or church who plan to attend. Attendees will select which sessions to attend on the day of the event.
- Register online and pay by credit card by clicking on one of the event dates listed above. To register by mail, make checks payable to the Kentucky Baptist Convention and send to:
Kentucky Baptist Convention
P.O. Box 43433
Louisville, KY 40253-0433
For more information, call the Church Consulting and Revitalization Team at (502) 489-3571 or toll-free in Kentucky (866) 489-3571, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Our Presenters
Paul Badgett, KBC, East Region Consultant
Joe Ball, Crossings, Ministry Resources and Mobilization Director
Michelle Chitwood, Special Guest Speaker
Rachel Cobb, FBC Richmond, Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministries
Jeff Crabtree, KBC, South Central Region Consultant
Glen Cummins, Special Worker, Lexington
Alan Dodson, KBC, South Region Consultant
Wesley Dunn, FBC, Owensboro, Minister of Discipleship
Bill Ellis, Immanuel B C, Lexington, Discipleship Pastor
Todd Gray, KBC, West Region Consultant
Tera Melber, Special Guest Speaker
Ron Moore, Little Flock B C, Shepherdsville, Minister of Education & Administration
Roger Palmer, Crossings, Director of Center for Youth Ministry
Nick Sandefur, KBC, North Central Region
Jason Stewart, KBC, Worship and Music Consultant
Darryl Wilson, KBC, Sunday School and Discipleship Consultant
Alan Witham, KBC, Central Region Consultant