By Staff, Baptist Message
LAFAYETTE – It’s time to ReGroup.
That’s the goal of an upcoming conference for Louisiana Baptist churches wanting to multiply but unsure as to why the growth in their congregations is not happening.
Scheduled for Aug. 15 at First Baptist Lafayette, ReGroup Conference will focus on four areas of the ReGroup Strategy – sharing the gospel, developing biblical community, helping believes mature spiritually and equipping believers to live missionally.
“My goal for the ReGroup Conference is that participants would be challenged and inspired as leaders in the local church to go home understanding that we are called to make disciples,” said Sean Keith, Sunday School and discipleship strategist for Louisiana Baptists. “The churches best strategy to make disciples is through small groups of people like a Sunday School class. We want to challenge every group to: share the gospel with the lost, develop true biblical community in the group, help members to grow spiritually and equip members to serve missionally.”
Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, is the keynote speaker for the conference. The Matt Papa Band will lead music.
The conference also will feature lunch and two breakout sessions for pastors, Sunday school directors, small group leaders, church staff, preschool, children and youth leaders, church planters, discipleship leaders and women’s missions and Bible study leaders.
Leaders from both in Louisiana and outside the state will lead the breakout sessions.
ReGroup Conference will also feature a tract for Hispanic pastors and church members, with El Renuevo, the Hispanic mission of First Baptist Lafayette, serving as the host.
Pastor Marley Hernandez from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, will talk on evangelism, biblical community, spiritual growth and missional life.
ReGroup Conference begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the general session at 9:30 a.m. The conference ends at 3:30 pm.
The cost to attend is $30.
For more information, visit https://louisianabaptists.org/event/regroup-conference.