Black Church Leadership & Family Conference Overview

Black Church Leadership & Family Conference

July 20, 2015 - July 24, 2015

This popular event is for anyone serving God in the church, from pastor to usher. Each day begins early with praise and worship. You can choose to attend morning and afternoon conferences on topical subjects as well as book studies. All classes are led by skilled practitioners including leaders from LifeWay Christian Resources, North American Mission Board, International Mission Board, Woman’s Missionary Union, and GuideStone.

This week also offers dedicated family time, and time to fellowship with old friends and make new ones. A preschool or day camp is provided for children under 12 while you are attending classes, preschool will be open during evening worship. Youth (7th to 12th grade) attending with parents will experience Centrifuge, a time of Bible study, praise & worship, and recreation.

 

Program Fee: $120 per adult

                      $60 per child under 11 years of age
                      $120 per youth (12-18 years of age) staying with parents

Meals:
3-Meals per day Package:  $121.00 per person
2-Meals per day Package:  $94.00 per person

Deluxe Housing:  $99 per room per night*
Standard Housing:  $89 per room per night*

To Register for Centrifuge please visit fuge

*Ridgecrest On-Campus housing is tight during this event.  Please call 800.588.7222 to check availability.

For event registration information please call 800.588.7222

General Information for Conference Attendees

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH ATTENDING WITH PARENTS

For Children, Birth-Completed Kindergarten
The Early Childhood Building is provided for children, birth through completed Kindergarten.  Parents may register their younger children in the front lobby of Pritchell Hall during conference registration from 3:00-5:00 pm. The Early Childhood Staff is ready to receive children 15 minutes prior to conferences and requests that children are picked up within 15 minutes after the conference or worship service ends. The Early Childhood Building is not opened for events following the evening worship service.

Early Childhood Building Schedule
Monday - 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Thursday - 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Friday - 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

This service is provided for your convenience. Please do not abuse it by leaving your younger children after the scheduled time.

For Children, Completed 1st-5th Grade
Day Camp is provided for children who have completed 1st-5th grade. Parents may register their children in the front lobby of Pritchell Hall during conference registration from 3:00-5:00 pm. The Day Camp Staff is ready to receive children 15 minutes prior to the beginning of conference periods and requests that children be picked up within 15 minutes after conference or worship service ends. Day Camp will be opened during evening worship.

Day Camp Schedule
Monday - 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Thursday - 7:45 to 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Friday - 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

This service is provided for your convenience. Please do not abuse it by leaving your younger children after the scheduled time.

Music Time
Morana St. Hilaire will lead your children’s music time on Tuesday through Thursday at 9:45-10:45 a.m. The children’s choir will perform on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. in Spilman Auditorium. Children will be brought from Day Camp to rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

For Youth (ages 12-18)
Experience Centrifuge!  In addition to powerful worship every morning and evening, your students will experience small-group Bible study and team-building recreation led by highly trained FUGE staffers. Afternoon track times give everyone the opportunity to participate in a favorite activity or learn something new. Every part of the day is planned and executed by our FUGE staff. The camp pastor is Jason Earles, youth pastor of North Garland Baptist Fellowship in the Dallas, TX area. 

Parents’ Meeting…Monday July 20
Parents of preschoolers/children should attend the parents’ meeting today at 5:45 p.m. in Johnson Springs 2C.  Parents of youth (ages 12-18) should attend the Centrifuge meeting at 5:45 p.m. in Johnson Springs 2C.  Please register your children for the conference before registering for these activities.

2015 Black Church Week T-shirts for sale
T-shirts will be for sale Monday-Thursday, 6:15-6:45p.m. and again after worship in the foyer of Spilman Auditorium while shirts last for $12.  Adult sizes - small, medium, large, XL, 2XL and 3XL. Children sizes - small and medium.

Emergency Procedures
Please dial the Ridgecrest emergency personnel at phone extension 5600 from any house phone. From a cell phone dial 828.669.8022 and press “0”. State your exact location and nature of the emergency.  In the case of an extreme medical emergency (life threatening) please call “911” before calling the number above. Let Ridgecrest emergency personnel know if you have called 911. Please write the name and cell phone # of someone with you on the back of your name tag. 

FOOD OUTLETS

Dining Hall*
Breakfast, 6:45-8:15 a.m.
Lunch, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

(*Weekly/daily meal tickets are available to purchase at the registration desk. If you purchase a weekly meal ticket, the last meal is served at breakfast on Friday.)

Nibble Nook
Monday, 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
8:00-11:00 p.m.

Clouds Coffee Shop
Monday, 2:00-11:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Ridgecrest’s Centennial Eatery          
Monday, 2:00-11:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

GUIDESTONE FINANCIAL RESOURCES OFFICE

GuideStone Financial Resources Office is located on the conference level, Mt Laurel Inn. Drop by their office to schedule an appointment with Shawn Dorrough.

LIFEWAY CHRISTIAN STORE HOURS (Located behind the Nibble Nook)
Monday-Thursday, 9:30-6:30 p.m.
Friday, 9:30-5:30 p.m. All merchandise sold on the Conference Center grounds must be sold through the LifeWay Christian Store.

LOST AND FOUND
The Registration Desk in Pritchell Hall is the only Lost and Found area. Please take all found articles to the Registration Desk. 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S OFFICE HOURS
The program office is located on 1st floor of Johnson Springs Conference Center. The office is closed for morning Bible study and evening worship.

Office Hours:
Monday - 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Friday -  7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION 
Name tags indicate that a guest is properly registered.  Those wearing nametags will be admitted to classes and other functions of the week. Please write the name and cell phone # of someone with you on the back of your name tag.

REGISTRATION DESK HOURS
Daily 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Checkout is at 11:00 on Friday. 

Electronic keys will expire shortly after 11:00 a.m.

SMILE YOU MAY BE ON CAMERA
LifeWay personnel may be audio-videotaping, and photographing this event. You may be filmed, recorded, or photographed individually or as part of an audience. By your attendance, you are granting permission to be audio-videotaped or photographed for commercial purposes.

WORSHIP SESSION RECORDING
Morning Bible study, afternoon Bible teaching sessions (Woman2Woman and Man2Man), and Evening Worship messages will be recorded. CDs can be ordered/purchased in the foyer of Spilman Auditorium for $10.00 each. No music is recorded.

FACULTY and STAFF
Thanks so much to the people listed below for their many hours in preparation and leading sessions that will help to strengthen our churches. You are very much appreciated!

Adams, Alonzo - Pastor, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Ferguson, MO
Andrews, Russell - Minister of Music, East End Baptist Church, Suffolk, VAAntoine, Ira - Consultant, Baptist General Convention of Texas, Dallas, TXApple, David - Adult Ministry Specialist, Church Partnerships, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Ash, Diann - Minister of Education, Greenforest Community Baptist Church, Decatur, GA
Barnette, Tyrone - Pastor, Peace Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
Bodziony, Jeff - Lead Catalyst, Forward Church, Cleveland, OH
Bopape, Cherise - Author, freelance writer, storyteller, and children’s Bible study teacher, Zion Baptist Church, Marietta, GA
Braddy, Ken - Manager, Adult Ongoing Bible Studies, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Bradshaw, Rickie - Pastor, First Southwest Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Campbell, Milton - Church Planter, Midtown Bridge, Atlanta, GA
Carter, Valerie - Executive Director/Treasurer, Woman’s Missionary Union, Richmond, VA
Clifton, Mark - National Legacy Strategy Leader, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA
Chaney, Myesha - First Lady, Antioch Baptist Church, Long Beach, CA
Chaney, Wayne - Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Long Beach, CA
Chandler, Diana - General Assignment Writer/Editor, Baptist Press; Editorial Associate, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, TN
Cochran, Kelvin - Former Fire Chief, City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, Atlanta, GA
Coleman, Jerome - Pastor, First Baptist Church of Crestmont, Willow Grove, PA
Cornelius, David - Former IMB Missionary, Richmond, VA
Cotton, Niya - Praise Worship Director, St. John Church, Southlake, TX
Cotton, Roy II - Music ministry consultant at several churches around the country and serves as Youth/Young Adult Minister of Music at the St. John Church (Grand Prairie and Southlake, TX)
Cotton, Roy Sr. - Baptist General Convention of Texas, Dallas, TX
Croston, Brenda - Conference Speaker, Teacher, Nashville, TN
Croston, Mark - Program Director, National Director of Black Church Partnerships, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN, Preaching Pastor, Living Grace Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet, TN
Curtis, Jeffrey - Church Partner, Black & Urban Churches, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Davis, Cynthia L. - Chief Ministry Officer, Nations Ford Community Church, Charlotte, NC
Davis, Phillip M. - Senior Pastor, Nations Ford Community Church, Charlotte, NC
Davis, Victor - Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
Dorrough, Shawn - Senior Relationship Manager, Financial Solution & Services, GuideStone, Dallas, TX
Edwards, Darron - Pastor, United Believers Community Church, Kansas City, MO; Trustee, Lifeway Christian Resources
Ellis, Ken - Pastor, Northeast Community Church, Norcross, GA
Ellis, Penny - Executive Director, Sisters On Mission, Inc., Lawrenceville, GA
Evans, Michael - Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Mansfield, TX
Frost, Gary - Vice President, Midwest Region & Prayer, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA
Gaddy, Darryl - Pastor, Victory Fellowship Community Church, Detroit, MI
Grant, Charles - Church Partner, Black & Urban Churches, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Hardy, Dexter - Teaching Pastor, LifePoint @ Eastside, Marietta, GA
Hardy, Kim - Pastor’s Wife, Author, & Teacher, Marietta, GA
Harris, Denton - Director of Music & Arts, Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, IL
Hayes, Judi - Freelance Writer & Editor, Mt. Juliet, TN
Holley, Trish - Event Coordinator, Church Partnerships, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Horton, D. A. - National Coordinator, Urban Mission Initiatives, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA
Howard, Bianca - Children & Youth Minister, Zion Baptist Church, Marietta, GA
Howard, Joseph  - Associate Minister, Mount Ephraim Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
Jefferson, Deborah - Former IMB Missionary to Brazil
Jefferson, Keith - African American Missional Church Strategist, International Mission Board, Richmond, VA
Johnson, Jamale - Pastor, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC
King, Claude - Author, Discipleship Specialist, Church Partnerships, LifeWay Christian Resource, Nashville, TN
King, Semaj - Missionary to Brazil and, South America
Kitchens, Tony - Evangelism Catalyst, Restorative Reentry Ministry, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA
Lacy, Mark - Band Administrator, St Stephen Baptist & Minister of Music, More Than Conquerors Christian Church, Louisville, KY
Lagos, Rodolfo - Church Partner, Black & Urban Churches, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Landes, Cindy - Marketing Strategist, LifeWay Resources Division, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Land, Jeff - Publishing Team Leader, Kids Ministry, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Lewis, Dhati - National Director, Urban Mission Initiatives, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA
Lewis, Michael - Executive Director, Pastoral Care & Development, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA
Lusk, Herbert - Pastor, Greater Exodus Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA
Luter, Elizabeth - Conference Leader, First Lady, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA
McCarroll, James - Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, TN
McCormick, Eugene - Church Development Director, African American Ministries Division, Florida Baptist Convention, Jacksonville, FL
McCoy, Morgan - Minister, Author, Keynote Speaker, Historical Interpreter, and Award Winning Actress, Chesterfield, VA
McLaurin, Willie - Ministry Strategist/Leadership, Tennessee Baptist Convention, Brentwood, TN
McMullen, Calvin - Attorney and founding pastor of Community Life Baptist Church, Milledgeville, GA
Nelson, Phillip Scott - National Instructor for Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Newbell, Trillia - Director of Community Outreach, SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission; author and speaker; Nashville, TN
Payton, Anthony - Senior Pastor, Come As You Are Community Church, Fort Wayne, IN
Pigg, Michael - Pastor, Philadelphia Baptist Church, Lithonia, GA
Platt, David - President, International Mission Board, Richmond, VA
Ponder, Lorae - Associate Minister/ First Lady, Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
Raley, Bruce - Director, Church Partnerships, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Ray, John - Minister of Worship, Light of The World Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Ripken, Nik - Global Missiologists, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va
Ripken, Ruthk - Global Missiologists, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va
Rocke, Alicia - Former IMB Missionary to South Asia
Shaw, Stoney - Pastor, First Baptist Church, Ferguson, MO
Smith, Sid III - Pastor of Worship, First Covenant Church, Oakland, CA
Sonnier, Beverly - Content Editor, YOU, Leadership & Adult Publishing, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
St. Hilaire, Morana - Minister of Music, Suburban Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA
Thompson, Ron - Pastor, Mercy Community Church, Youngstown, OH
Tollison, Gaylynn - Ministry Assistant, Midwest Region & Prayer, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA
Townes, Bill - Executive Committee Vice President, Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, TN
Walker, Cheryl - Director of Compliance and Investigations, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY
Walker, T. Vaughn - Professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor, First Gethsemane Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
Ward, Steven - Training Specialist, WORDSearch Bible Software, Austin, TX
Waterman, Dennis - Associate Director of Interactive Design, International Mission Board, Richmond, VA
Watson, Beth - Event Project Coordinator, Church Partnerships, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN
Watson, Janice - IMB Church Mobilization Specialist, Richmond, VA
Weathersby, Ken - Executive Committee Vice President, Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, TN; Lead Pastor, Living Grace Baptist Church, Mt Juliet, TN
Wells, Jay - Executive Director, National African American Fellowship, SBC, Mt. Juliet, TN
Wilburn, Mikaela - Children’s Ministry, Seattle Pacific University, Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship, San Pablo, CA
Williams, Frank I. - Senior Pastor, Wake-Eden Community Baptist Church and Bronx Baptist Church, Bronx, NY
Williams, K. Marshall - Pastor, Nazarene Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, President, National African American Fellowship, SBC
Yackel, Dan - Disaster Readiness Coordinator, Disaster Relief, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA

 
 

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