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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session 1 - Thursday, 10:45 am

Personal Prayer Time

Take advantage of Epworth's beautiful surroundings, which lend themselves to times of quiet prayer and meditation.  Choose one of the benches near the marsh, the gazebo, pier, or prayer garden, or even your own hotel room. Pick a session time and a place, and just spend time alone with the Lord.

Tasting Grace: A Mentoring In The Kitchen Ministry - Jan Morton

Tasting Grace is a mentoring-in-the-kitchen Bible study tool that provides women an avenue through which they can engage other women in mentoring, cooking, and Bible study. Jan will share with you the how-to’s of this ministry and the joy of this “old-new” way of connecting and mentoring. You will also get her special caramel cake recipe and homemade buttermilk biscuits recipe, too!  
 

GBAMA Choir - David Akin

Join other Ministry Assistants and make a joyful noise to the Lord.  There are two opportunities to rehearse. Attend one or both, depending on your schedule. Then join in at our closing session to lead us in worship through music.

Associational Roundtable - Lisa Dawson & Nancy Crowe

This roundtable is specifically for ministry assistants who work in an Associational Office. Join together to discuss topics that relate specifically to the ministry of the associational office. Bring your questions and ideas and let's have a great discussion.

Session 2 - Thursday, 1:15 pm

Personal Prayer Time

Take advantage of Epworth's beautiful surroundings, which lend themselves to times of quiet prayer and meditation.  Choose one of the benches near the marsh, the gazebo, pier, or prayer garden, or even your own hotel room. Pick a session time and a place, and just spend time alone with the Lord.

Design Like A Pro - Alan Smith

Canva is a FREE and useful tool that can help you design resources for print, websites, email, social media, and more! We will cover the different offerings from this tool, and do walk-through demonstration of how you can use this tool for those quick, simple, or in-depth projects you may need for your ministry.

Crafty Creations - Kathy Bishop ($25 supply fee)

Come and join us for a time of crafting and fellowship. We will be making an exciting home décor project you will be able to use for yourself or give as a gift. All your supplies are included in the class fee and you will not need to bring anything. We have designed this class for all skill levels. The more creative you are, the more elaborate you can make it. 

Working As A Team - Ricky Thrasher

Learn, in a fun way, how to work together as a team in any situation. 

Session 3 - Thursday, 2:45 pm

Personal Prayer Time

Take advantage of Epworth's beautiful surroundings, which lend themselves to times of quiet prayer and meditation.  Choose one of the benches near the marsh, the gazebo, pier, or prayer garden, or even your own hotel room. Pick a session time and a place, and just spend time alone with the Lord.

Luke: The Inclusiveness of the Gospel - Benny Pate

This session based on Luke will remind us of the tremendous range of people who became believers. We have the same opportunity to help others be Christ-followers.

Tasting Grace: A Mentoring In The Kitchen Ministry- Jan Morton

Tasting Grace is a mentoring-in-the-kitchen Bible study tool that provides women an avenue through which they can engage other women in mentoring, cooking, and Bible study. Jan will share with you the how-to’s of this ministry and the joy of this “old-new” way of connecting and mentoring. You will also get her special caramel cake recipe and homemade buttermilk biscuits recipe, too!  

Top Risk and Liabilities For The Church - Tony Neal

Attend this session to learn how to keep your church financially legal and above reproach. 
 

The Soul Never Wrinkles - Ricky Thrasher

Senior Adults are as important as anyone when it comes to evangelism. Looking at creative ways to love and reach a growing population of Senior Adults that do not know Jesus is a topic that needs to be explored. We will look at the reason we often overlook this tribe and challenge one another to be more sensitive to them.

Session 4 - Thursday, 4:15 pm

Personal Prayer Time

Take advantage of Epworth's beautiful surroundings, which lend themselves to times of quiet prayer and meditation.  Choose one of the benches near the marsh, the gazebo, pier, or prayer garden, or even your own hotel room. Pick a session time and a place, and just spend time alone with the Lord.

Acts: The Inclusiveness of the Gospel - Benny Pate

This session based on Acts will remind us of the tremendous range of people who became believers. We have the same opportunity to help others be Christ-followers.

Why Good Design Matters - Alan Smith

Design is about communication and good design communicates well. Poor design is a distraction. In this workshop, we will look at a Biblical model of why design matters. We will explore the key elements of good design. You will learn how to use these ideas to create better worship graphics, worship guides, bulletins, or social media graphics.

Church Finance Roundtable Discussion - Tony Neal

Attend this session to have your church financial questions answered. This will be an open forum where you can ask questions

and Tony will do his best to answer them for you.

Working As A Team - Ricky Thrasher

Learn, in a fun way, how to work together as a team in any situation. 

Session 5 - Friday, 9:00 am

Personal Prayer Time

Take advantage of Epworth's beautiful surroundings, which lend themselves to times of quiet prayer and meditation.  Choose one of the benches near the marsh, the gazebo, pier, or prayer garden, or even your own hotel room. Pick a session time and a place, and just spend time alone with the Lord.

Luke: The Inclusivenes of the Gospel - Benny Pate  (repeat)

This session based on Luke will remind us of the tremendous range of people who became believers. We have the same opportunity to help others be Christ-followers.

Crafty Creations - Kathy Bishop ($25 supply fee)

Come and join us for a time of crafting and fellowship. We will be making an exciting home décor project you will be able to use for yourself or give as a gift. All your supplies are included in the class fee and you will not need to bring anything. We have designed this class for all skill levels. The more creative you are, the more elaborate you can make it.  (This class is limited to 25 participants.)

Please note:  this is a repeat session.  If you register for both sessions, you will be making the same project twice.  You are welcome to do so, if you wish; we just don't want you to be surprised!

Propelling Into His Presence - Lisa Fountain

Join Lisa in a discussion about how to propel forward in service to Christ post-Covid.

Session 6 - Friday, 10:45 am

Personal Prayer Time

Take advantage of Epworth's beautiful surroundings, which lend themselves to times of quiet prayer and meditation.  Choose one of the benches near the marsh, the gazebo, pier, or prayer garden, or even your own hotel room. Pick a session time and a place, and just spend time alone with the Lord.

Design Like A Pro - Alan Smith  (repeat)

Canva is a FREE and useful tool that can help you design resources for print, websites, email, social media, and more! We will cover the different offerings from this tool, and do walk-through demonstration of how you can use this tool for those quick, simple, or in-depth projects you may need for your ministry. 

How To Pay Church Staff Correctly - Tony Neal

Come learn the proper way to pay your staff legally and discuss ways to best support their family.

GBAMA Choir - David Akin

Join other Ministry Assistants and make a joyful noise to the Lord.  There are two opportunities to rehearse. Attend one or both, depending on your schedule. Then join in at our closing session to lead us in worship through music.

GBAMA Roundtable - GBAMA Officers

Let's face it, we have a heart for serving. Because of that, our ministry jobs can get stressful and run us 24/7 if we don't set some boundaries. Come together with your sisters and let's discuss ways to disconnect from the distractions and take back our worship time on Sunday!

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