This year we are offering new workshops, topics, and opportunities to learn best practices that can be applied to your ministry, business or non-profit organization.
Reverend Esther L. Gordon, Director, Education & Training Department, FBCG
Successful Christian education programs are built on the foundation of faith in Jesus Christ and the implementation of proven methods. This workshop offers a methodology for developing teaching curriculums that change lives while advancing the biblical education of your congregation.
This session is for associate pastors, associate ministers, lay ministers and aspiring ministers who seek to learn the principles of healthy leadership.
Pastor John Jenkins Sr., Senior Pastor, FBCG
This session offers senior pastors an opportunity to engage with Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. and pastors from around the country who will share insights and address challenges relevant to pastoring at all stages of ministry.
Deacon James Davis, FBCG
The needs of the church are as diverse and varied as its members. The diaconate are servant leaders who are called to support the pastor and the individuals who make up the body of believers. This session will highlight the roles and responsibilities of both deacons and deaconess and will address the spiritual and moral character qualities necessary for success.
Joshua Jenkins, Director, ID Young Adult Ministry, FBCG
70% of millennials are not engaged in church. Studies project that within the next ten years the church will no longer be relevant to those between the ages 24-37. Is your church effectively engaging young-adults? Are you reaching out to them in the community and helping them to identify who they are in the Kingdom of God? This session will promote a healthy discussion about strategies for empowering young adults to live godly lives of purpose and passion.
Reverends Skip and Beverly Little, Directors, Couples Ministry, FBCG
Marriages that endure while reflecting God’s glory require skill and grace. Making biblical principles relevant and applicable are the keys to building lasting unions. This session will highlight key components necessary for developing an effective, holistic ministry that meets couples where they are and motivates them to become everything God desires.
Dr. Johnny Parker – Moderator, Director, Spiritual Cares, FBCG
Reverend Skip Little – Director, Couples Ministry, FBCG,
Deacon Rickey McCullough, FBCG
Reverend Norman Thomas, FBCG
In this session, leaders of the Men’s Ministry will highlight some of their creative initiatives that attract men both inside and outside of the church. They will also discuss the impact that these programs, events, and teachings have on the church and surrounding communities and will cover key concepts that will enable you to do the same.
Children and Youth Department- Rev. William Berkley, Sr., Department Head
Young Adult Ministry- Joshua Jenkins, Director
Couples Ministry -Rev. Beverly Little, Director
Singles Ministry- Georgina Agyekum Manzano, Director
Men’s Ministry- Dr. Johnny Parker, Director
The church has a mandate to share the gospel and to make disciples; however, statics show that approximately 80% of the US population is un-churched. This session will discuss innovative ways to attract and engage children, young adults, singles, men, and women who may not visit a church service; but will attend a fun event. Learn how to attract, engage and retain members by hosting events that foster fellowship.
Reverend Johnny Parker, Director, Spiritual Cares, FBCG
Remaining emotionally healthy while in a position of leadership is vital to the development and sustainability of your organization. This session will teach you how to balance day to day obligations while carrying out the vision of Christ.
Moderator – Jualecia Malone, Director, FBCG
Kim Green – Kids World/ Princess of the Throne, Director, FBCG
Deacon Doug Smith, FBCG
Wayne Apple, Director – Gideon’s Army, FBCG
Reverend Berkley – Children and Youth Department Head, FBCG
Jesus was deliberate in bidding the children to come to Him. We are responsible for doing the same by creating an environment where their relationship with the Lord is created and nurtured.
In this session, our children and youth ministry leaders will highlight proven steps to create and develop children’s ministries that serve children from infants to tween and teens.
Reverend Sheryl Smith – Senior Group, Director, FBCG
This workshop will discuss the importance of encouraging seniors to remain active in church and their communities. Explore ways ministries can meet the needs of their seasoned members and help them maintain their vitality and mobility in their golden years.
Dr. Georgina Agyekum Manzano – Singles Ministry, Director, FBCG
Being single in the age of social media and a sexually charged culture present challenges for those who desire to live in a way that glorifies the Lord. This session will explore ways to identify topics and strategies that are relevant to singles (inside and outside of the church) while engaging and challenging them to pursue purpose and maximize their potential.
Deacon Larry Bussell, FBCG
Minister Gail Bussell, FBCG
Witnessing should be a way of life, not something done every now and then. Learn strategies for equipping members to share the Good News with new converts, backsliders, the un-churched and the unsure both inside and out of the church!
Moderator – Deaconess Angelia Neal, FBCG
Queen Esther – Reverend Carolyn Tatem, Director, FBCG
Divine Discipleship for Sisters – Sherry Blue, Director, FBCG
Brothers in Discipleship – Deacon Kenneth McNeil, Assistant Director, FBCG
Joshua’s Anointed Generation – Milton Holt, Director, FBCG
All believers have been commissioned to make disciples; but how do you do it? In this session leaders from some of the FBCG discipleship ministries will offer principles from their creative initiatives and the profound impact these programs, events, and teachings have had in the church and surrounding communities.
Reverend Jonathan Z. Queen, Associate Pastor, Youth Ministry, FBCG
Reaching youth, especially those who aren’t engaged in the church requires understanding their world and their communication styles. This workshop will focus on reaching and equipping youth to live for Christ by imparting biblical truths in a variety of innovative and fun ways.
First Lady Trina Jenkins- Family Life Department Head, FBCG
An effective women’s ministry should be as unique and dynamic as the women it serves. This workshop will provide insight on establishing and growing a ministry pertinent to the issues of the modern-day woman, and how to anticipate trends in order to remain relevant in the coming years.
Reverend Stephen Hurd, Minister of Music, FBCG
Ministers of music, singers, musicians and worship leaders must be in harmony to help set the worship atmosphere and break yokes. Learn how First Baptist Church of Glenarden has expanded BEYOND! to embrace the importance of music in the worship experience.
Anthony Miller: Music/ Band Director, FBCG
This session will offer effective ministry tools and tips for your band (the Levites). We will cover the importance of having effective rehearsals and working with Digital Audio Workstations such as Ableton, Logic, and ProTools to enhance the worship experience. In addition, you will learn Musical Analysis and how to respond to the sound and form of music. We honor God when we offer him our very best musical preparation, heart condition and positive spirit. You will leave this session invigorated!
Minister Mike McCoy: Assistant Minister of Music, FBCG
This session will review the basic requirements for ministry excellence. In addition, you will learn more about the development of ministry members and the essential characteristics needed to be effective in music ministry and in a choir specifically. This class is best suited for those who desire to build a choir or for those looking to make improvements to a current ministry or music group.
Joshua Jenkins, Director, Drama Ministry, FBCG
The ways to share the gospel are limitless. Our Drama ministry has been effective in reaching souls for Christ through biblically-based theatrical performances. This workshop will provide tools and practice tips for building, creating and maintaining an effective theatrical ministry.
Jay Holloway, Broadcast and Media Services, Director, FBCG
Whether you represent a ministry in its infancy or a thriving non-profit organization, the ability to broadcast and share your message via various mediums is crucial. This workshop will lay the foundational principles that are essential to all things audio and visual.
Fred Johnson, Director, First Touch Ministry, FBCG and Johnesia Canady, Pastoral Support, FBCG
When visitors enter your church or engage with your ministry do they feel welcome? As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This session will teach you how to excel in the area of hospitality and will discuss ways to make your members and guests feel like the VIPs that they are.
Keisha Lewis, Social Media Ministry, Director, FBCG
If you’re not engaging on social media, you’re missing out on a significant opportunity to minister to members and those who aren’t connected to your ministry. This workshop will show you how to convert social media platforms into opportunities for ministering to lost souls while growing your organization. This session will focus on strategies for maximizing your social media presence and practical tips and models on creating an effective social media marketing and ministry strategy.
Deaconess Thelma Hagood, Director, Human Resources, FBCG
When conflict arises, proper resolution in a timely manner is key. This session focuses on the tools and resources available to promote effective conflict management and resolution.
Wanda Milian, Media Operations, Director, FBCG
There are countless ways to share the gospel through merchandise regardless of the size of your ministry. This workshop will reveal the secrets to successfully merchandise your message while meeting your bottom line.
Kim Robinson, Human Resources, Manager, FBCG
Even ministries must operate as a business at times, particularly when it comes to administration, human resources, hiring, staff development, organizational structure, legalities and everything related to “running the church”. This session will teach you how to manage the business affairs of your ministry in excellence.
Dr. Joseph E. Jones, Sr., Chief Operating Officer, FBCG
Running a faith-based organization in excellence takes skill, planning, and a heart for others. Whether you’re a new ministry or one that has been around for many years, you will gain insight and tools needed to take your organization to another level.
Reverend Lettie Carr, Ministry and Administrative Support Services, Director, FBCG
Administration is the glue that holds all of the moving parts of ministry together and running seamlessly. This session caters specifically to administrative assistants who support the ministry overall. Learn tools, systems, and protocols that allow ministry to run efficiently.
In this current climate of uncertainty and violence, situational awareness and preparedness is key to survival. This session will give you the information needed to safeguard lives and promote safety in whatever the given scenario may be.
Elder Stanley Featherstone, Facilities & Strategic Projects Operations, Director, FBCG
This workshop will explore the differences and similarities between a traditional governance model and one that is tailored specifically to your ministry. It will also address key considerations for implementing a succession and/or crisis plan.
Deacon William Gentry, Chief Financial Officer, FBCG
How well is your church or ministry managing its money? Would you pass an audit with flying colors? This workshop will cover budget preparation and management techniques that will promote proper stewardship in any economy.
Are you interested in learning more about how to develop your ministry to be held at multiple locations? This session will touch on utilizing technology in multi-siting and leveraging other nontraditional methods in growing a church.
Damien Fields, President & CEO of HME Consulting, Inc.
This session will highlight subjects such as Strategic planning, Corporate formation, and 501 (c3) tax compliance specifically for Faith-Based, Non-Profit, and Emerging Businesses. You will leave informed and with the confidence to put your business affairs in order.
Prof. Maria Stevens Hardy, Health Ministry, FBCG
Scripture teaches that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. As such we should take care of it and maintain it through diet and exercise. This session will teach the principles of fostering strategic partnerships and building the infrastructure necessary to launch a thriving health and wellness fair that ministers to your organization and the community!
Reverend Allison Johnson, Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Director, FBCG
Reverend Linda Thomas, Domestic Violence Ministry, Director, FBCG
Reverend Norman Thomas, Samson’s Dilemma Ministry, Director, FBCG
Deacon David Moore, Turning Point Ministry, Director, FBCG
This workshop provides tools to help create a safe, healthy environment to help individuals overcome abuse and life-controlling problems in a small group setting.
Debora Barr, Director, All Things New Ministry, FBCG
This session will teach fundamental principles in ministering to men, women, and teenagers who experience unwanted same-sex attraction; creating a safe environment where they can experience the love of Christ while examining their lives in light of biblical truth.
Priscilla Ferebee, Director, National Missions Ministry, FBCG
Stanley Jones, Director, International Missions Ministry, FBCG
Are you interested in launching a missions ministry that touches people locally as well as internationally? This session will walk you through the steps in creating a strategy for developing a dynamic missions ministry regardless of the size of your organization.
Rev. Veronica Fennell, Director, Prison Ministry, FBCG
One of the main objectives of a prison ministry should be freedom from spiritual bondage in addition to providing tangible resources that empower those who are in the prison system. This workshop will provide guidance on establishing programs to share the gospel with the incarcerated that will give them a viable opportunity for a second chance when they reenter society.
Rhonda Green, Funeral Manager, FBCG
End of life planning can be a very sensitive topic; however, oftentimes people turn to the church in their time of need. In this session, we will detail strategies and methods that will ensure a seamless and stress-free service. We will also touch on topics such as coordination, mediation, and ways to help families navigate through their difficult season.
Deaconess Yvette Haley, Spiritual Cares, FBCG
Throughout our lifetime, we will experience highs and lows in the cycle of life; however certain situations and life challenges may trigger signs of depression, anxiety, and other common mental health issues. This course will teach you how to identify when someone is in crisis and what steps to take to help remedy the situation.
Melanie Gordon, Healing, Transitions, and Bereavement Ministry, FBCG
Deaconess Mary Wright, Healing, Transitions, and Bereavement Ministry, FBCG
Grief is a very real aspect of life that everyone will have to encounter at some point in time. This session will empower attendees to establish a forum that allows members to grieve naturally and in a healthy environment.
Rev. Sylvia Taylor, Special Needs Ministry, Director, FBCG
Those with special needs can sometimes be overlooked in the body of Christ; however, they should be considered as integral members of the church. This session will guide you in being able to support families, children, and adults who have specific abilities and atypical development. It will empower you to help them participate in every aspect of the church community, regardless of physical, intellectual, developmental and/or emotional disabilities.
Barbara Holt Streeter, Community Relations Liaison, FBCG
This session will outline how to use your voice and presence to build God’s kingdom as His ambassador when working with officials from schools, local and state governments, and even the White House! You will leave equipped and empowered to CREATE … CONNECT… and COLLABORATE in order to BUILD STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS.
All workshops are open to everyone on a first come, first served basis until room capacity is reached on the day of the conference.