2017 Schedule


4:30 PM



5:15 PM

Food Trucks

5:30 PM

New Reign


6:00 PM

N.E. Singers


6:50 PM

Songfest with Jabarri Jones & Kyle Orr


7:10 PM

Welcome by President deSteiguer


7:15 PM

Intro of Phil Brookman & Arthur Morton by Grady King


8:25 PM

Closing Comments by Grady King

8:30 PM

Fellowship/Cookies, etc.


Sunset International Reception

Coffee at The Brew (open until 10 PM)

2nd Floor Mabee

Monday Morning

7:15 AM

Shepherd's Hill Breakfast


8:30 - 8:50 AM

Morning Worship & Schedule for the Day
Grady King and Jeff McMillon

Lawson Commons

9:00 - 10:50 AM

Class Session #1

Owning Faith: Reimagining the Role of Church and Family in the Faith Journey of Teenagers
Dudley Chancey and Ron Bruner

WBC 126

John for Everyday Disciples
Bill Day

WBC 127

Discipleship for Women
Ashley Weaver

Adams Recital Hall

How to Create a Healthy Church Culture
Rusty Tugman & Nathan Mellor

WBC 123

Engaging Faith in Rural Churches, Part 1
Jim Weaver

WBC 125

Why ISIS and Radical Islam is Good News for the Gospel
Dan Bouchelle

WBC 128

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Chapel: Arthur Morton: The Gospel of John (13 min.)


11:30 - 1:00 PM


On Your Own

Women's Lunch


Eastern European Missions


Monday Afternoon

1:15 - 2:00 PM

Keynote: What is Post-Truth – Why It Matters
Jim Baird


2:15 - 3:15 PM

Short Sessions Block 1

Ibaraki: 70 Years of Kingdom Life in Japan
Jim Batten

WBC 120

A Church FOR the Community
Dwayne Case

WBC 123

2:15 - 4:30 PM

Long Sessions (Break at 3:15)

Field Trip: Engaging Mission in the City
James Waugh

No Room Needed

Forming the Faith of Children
Barbara Price

WBC 125

Engaging Faith in Rural Churches, Part 2
Jim Weaver

WBC 126

The Holy Spirit and Mission in John
Tim Woodroof

WBC 127

Hospitality: The First Move of the Gospel
Ben Langford

WBC 123

College Students, Faith, and Discipleship
Cade Richards

WBC Forum Patio

Engaging Faith Talks (see next tab)
David Gregersen

WBC 124

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Short Sessions Block 2

Planting New Churches to Reach New People
Tod Vogt and Charles Kiser (MissionAlive)

WBC 123

Stewardship for Dying Churches
Mike O'Neal and Scott Lambert

WBC 120

5:15 - 6:30 PM

Church Leaders & Spouses Dinner
John Knox


Engaging Faith Talks

  1. Wheelchair Ramps & Hospital Equipment
    David Gregersen, Mount Vernon, MO
    What began as a community service has grown to a ministry of open doors.

  2. From Strangers to Friends
    Melissa Testut, Edmond, OK 
    How facing our religious prejudice turns into God’s hospitality.

  3. Showing Up in Times in Suffering
    Mel Latorre, Edmond, OK 
    Being Christ’s presence in times of suffering.

  4. Cards of Care as Ministry in the Workplace
    Karen King, Irving, TX 
    How personal notes and cards to co-workers becomes opportunities for ministry.

  5. The Coming Kingdom: Discovering Jesus in Muslim Strongholds
    Chris Shelby, Bedford, TX
    Stories of faith, sacrifice and Jesus among emerging believers in unexpected places.

  6. Night to Shine: Becoming a Christ-like People through Adventurous Hospitality
    Chris Benjamin, Ft Smith, AR
    How a church was blessed in hosting a prom for kids with special needs.

  7. Listening as God’s Hospitality with Newcomers
    Payton Minzenmayer, Norman, OK
    How a church listens to newcomers as the first move of welcome.

  8. I Don’t Need Church: Making Church Matter to Twenties and Thirties
    Trey Talley, Mansfield, TX