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Evangelism Conference features breakout sessions Tuesday morning

In addition to nine major speakers, the State Evangelism Conference Jan. 30-31 at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills will offer 15 breakout conferences on Tuesday morning.

The conferences, from 9-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:45 will be led by various speakers on topics covering evangelism, witnessing and discipleship.

The list includes “Keys to an Evangelism Plan for Churches,” led by Jim Brunk, associational/SAC outreach specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO); “VBS Preparation for Pastors,” led by Andy Finch, pastor of Blanchard, First; “Vocational Evangelism,” led by Craig Hobbs, Haskell evangelist; “Creating a ‘Hot Topic’ Environment,” Margaret Slusher, president of LEAD Plus; “Me Too Evangelism,” Lorna Bius, director of women’s and community ministries for the Nevada Convention; “Reaching the Emerging Generation,” Marian Jordan, founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries; “Young Adult Culture —Reaching This Generation,” Jon Acuff, author of Stuff Christians Like and a member of the Dave Ramsey team; “Evangelism Strategy for Church Planting,” Bo Holland, BGCO church planting specialist; and “Listening Evangelism,” Cris Lowery, BGCO emerging generations evangelism specialist.

Also, “X-Factor Group Ministry,” Bob Mayfield, BGCO Sunday School and adult discipleship specialist; “Children & Baptism,” Mark Jones, BGCO childhood ministries specialist; “Hybrid Homiletics—Preaching and Teaching with Skills and Effectiveness,” Robert Smith, professor of Christian preaching at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.; and “How to Live 3:16 Creatively,” An L. Nguyen, pastor, Oklahoma City, Vietnamese.

The Hispanics will have two sessions instead of one that is repeated twice—“Realizando Un Discipulado Que Perdura,” led by Joshua Del Risco, Hispanic evangelism coordinator for the North American Mission Board.

The Native American session will also consist of “A” and “B” sessions—“Challenges of Reaching/Discipling Native Americans,” led by Jimmy Anderson, pastor of Shawnee, Many Springs Indian Church.

The Evangelism Conference begins with a Vocational Evangelists session at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by 1:30 and 6:25 p.m. sessions and Tuesday general sessions at 1:30 and 6:25 p.m.

The conference is free and made possible through gifts to the Cooperative Program.

Child care will be provided both days of the conference. To register for childcare, follow this link: For more information on child care, contact Linda Myers at Southern Hills, 405/682-1636.

For additional information on the Evangelism Conference, visit or contact the BGCO evangelism office at 405/942-3800, ext. 4313.

Dana Williamson

Author: Dana Williamson

Dana Williamson is a Special Correspondent for the Baptist Messenger

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