FREE! Bivocational or Smaller Staff Church Conference

Date:  Sept 10 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm (includes dinner)
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Dinner: Catering provided by Albert G's BBQ (FREE!)



General Session Led by Ray Gilder
"Earning the Privilege of Being Heard. Just Because You're Talking, It Doesn't Mean Everybody's Listening"
  • Pastor Ray Gilder is the bivocational Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Gordonville, TN, and formerly Executive Director, Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network (2007-2016); currently Chairman of SBC Executive Committee's Bivo/Smaller Membership Church Advisory Council; books include Uniquely Bivocational and The Freedom of Being Yourself
  • Pastor Bobby Clark, Senior Pastor, Abott Baptist Church, Mansfield, AR, served on the Coordinating Council of the Bio-Vocational & Small Church Leadership Network for over nine years and is also the Arkansas and Oklahoma Regional Representative for the BSCLN. Bobby also served on the Bi-vocational and Smaller Church Advisory Council, an advisory council to the SBC Executive Committee
  • Dr. Philip Jones is the BGCO Smaller in Attendance Church Strategist and Program Director of the Robert Haskins School of Ministry, OKC. Philip formerly served as bivocational and full-time Senior Pastor to churches 
  • Clayton Paslay is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Mannford, OK
  • Susan Odell served as a TMBN.NET KMAK Director and is currently the volunteer Children's Director at New Creation Baptist Church, Claremore
Breakout Sessions Include: 
  • How to Grow the Church Using the Sunday School // Dr. Philip Jones
  • How to Implement a Great Commission Vision (for pastors) // Dr. Philip Jones
  • Four Keys to More Effective Ministry (for pastors) // Pastor Ray Gilder
  • Understanding, Appreciating, and Supporting your Pastor (for church leaders) // Pastor Ray Gilder
  • Being a Success (Balancing Family, Church, & Work) // Pastor Bobby Clark and his wife, Pennie
  • Mission Possible (Organizing, planning & developing in a Bi-vocational & small staff church) // Pastor Bobby Clark
  • The Heart of a Lookout (Creating momentum for local missions) // Pastor Clayton Paslay
  • Leading Teenagers to be Today's Leaders (Middle School/High School Ministry/for Youth Leaders & Workers) // Pastor Clayton Paslay
  • One Wall, Two Wall, Three Wall, Four.... (Fresh ideas for holding down the fort when adults go off campus: Pre-school-elementary workers) // Susan O'Dell, Children's Director
  • No Resources & Only a Few to Teach (Preschool/elementary children's directors, teachers, Sunday School/children's church) // Susan O'Dell, Children's Director