Plan now to attend the Bivocational/Smaller Church Conference

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Registration for the 30th annual Bivocational/Smaller Church Conference now is open. Click here to register or view the full conference schedule. This year’s conference will be held at Dallas Baptist University, July 15–16.

richard ray130Richard RayOn opening night, you will be lifted up and encouraged with music from the Hubbard Family. Their musical talents will amaze you, and their love for the Lord will inspire you. That night, you also will hear the true-life testimony of Terry Caffey about the brutal Texas murder that destroyed his family and about his journey to restored faith and forgiveness.

Saturday, you will have the opportunity to be equipped with many breakout sessions featuring wonderful instructors teaching on subjects to edify the small church and its ministers. Sessions include “Biblical Interpretation of the Old and New Testament,” “How to Reach Youth for Christ,” “From Text to Sermon,” “How to Minister to Young Adults” (college students, young professionals, singles and married couples), “Small Church/Big Worship,” “Launching a Children’s Program and Certificate of Ministry Program.” Lunch is provided, along with entertainment from Christian humorist Lyndy Phillips.

texas baptist voices right120The conference theme is “With God, All Things are Possible.” As this is true for the large church, it also is true for the small church.

So often, small churches do not think they have the resources or the ability to fulfill the vision God has given them. Nothing could be further from the truth, and the truth I am referring to is the truth found in God’s word: “For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:37). This Scripture applies to churches of all sizes and to all those serving the Lord in ministry.

I encourage you to attend this year’s Bivocational/Small Church Conference and learn firsthand through testimony, worship and breakout sessions all things are possible with God. This conference will not only equip you to do the impossible, but it will inspire you to trust God in all things.

We are here to serve you as you serve the Lord. Remember, the Lord has called you to serve, but he has not called you to serve alone. Visit our website for more information on how the Bivocational/Small Church Association can minister and serve you. For more information, contact me at brother_ray@juno.com.

Richard Ray is executive director of the Bivocational/Small Church Association and director of missions for Tri-Rivers Baptist Area.


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