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 - Cheryl Rogers

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.

Operation Multiplication - Michael Flowers

If you are not fishing, you are not following. Learn how to have simple gospel conversations and how to equip the new believer. In order to reduce lostness, we must get back to the New Testament methodology of discipleship. Come discover the importance of mentoring a new believer and how it will impact your church and community. 

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 - Linda Wilkins

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. 

Operation Multiplication - Michael Flowers

If you are not fishing, you are not following. Learn how to have simple gospel conversations and how to equip the new believer. In order to reduce lostness, we must get back to the New Testament methodology of discipleship. Come discover the importance of mentoring a new believer and how it will impact your church and community. 

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. 
 

Making Your Church Secure - Ricky Thrasher

Join us for some practical tips on making your church secure and prepared for when situations may arise.

Operation Multiplication - Michael Flowers

If you are not fishing, you are not following. Learn how to have simple gospel conversations and how to equip the new believer. In order to reduce lostness, we must get back to the New Testament methodology of discipleship. Come discover the importance of mentoring a new believer and how it will impact your church and community. 

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.

Social Media Quick Tips - Linda Wilkins

Social networks are constantly changing, and keeping up can leave you exhausted. Attend this session to hear the latest trends on social media, ask questions related to your ministry, and learn where social media might be headed. Come with questions so we can have a great discussion!  

Top Risk and Liabilities For The Church- Tony Neal  (repeat)

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

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. 

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!

Cleaning Out Your Spiritual Closet - Lisa Fountain

Join Lisa in a little “spiritual Spring cleaning” as she brings her portable “closet” and invites you to help her take out some things and replace them with things that please God. 

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 - Linda Wilkins

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 - Cheryl Rogers

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!