"It's not the truth you know, but the truth you obey that makes a difference." -Dr. Johnny Hunt
Main Session Speaker
Dr. Johnny Hunt
Pastor Johnny is a Co-Pastor at First Baptist Church Woodstock as well as the Vice-President for Evangelism and Leadership at the North American Mission Board. For the last 20+ years, Pastor Johnny has encouraged countless leaders through his Timothy+Barnabas events.
He and his wife Janet Allen Hunt have have two daughters: Deanna Carswell and Hollie Hixson; and 4 grand children: Katie, Carson, Hope & Addie.
Tim is the lead pastor at First Baptist Church in Douglasville, GA. After serving in Istanbul, Turkey for two years with the International Mission Board Tim served in various ministry roles in churches in Louisville, KY and West Palm Beach, FL. Tim completed his BA in Biblical Studies at The College at Southeastern in Wake Forest, NC in 2007. In 2015, he graduated with a MDiv in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Daryl & Glenda Cox
Daryl and Glenda spent 30 years on the mission field serving with the International Mission Board. They have lived and served in Liberia, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Mali.
Zach & Hanna Welch
Zach and Hanna spent three years on the mission field serving with the International Mission Board as roving logistics service consultants. They have lived and served in South Africa, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Mali.
Getting from Here to There: Mobilizing Our People (For Lead Pastors)
Main Worship Center // Tim Akin // 9:00 a.m
How do you spread the awareness and excitement of missions in your church? How does a church go from never having taken a short-term trip or engaging an unreached people group to getting on an airplane with a strategy to attack the darkness? In this breakout, we'll share some key principles for making your missions ministry stick throughout the entire church. Our leaders will walk each church leader through the challenges and blessings faced by churches obeying the Great Commission.
Pastors' Wives Breakout
Fellowship Hall // Emily Pixler // 9:00 a.m.
Are you wondering what is your role in God’s mission to reach the ends of the earth? Learn from a Pastor’s wife of seventeen years, who has been involved in missions for 21 years. This will be a relaxing time of encouragement, ideas, and laughter. Door prizes will be given.
Ministering as a Woman in a Muslim Culture
Chapel Room // Glenda Cox and Hanna Welch // 10:15 a.m.
Muslim cultures and countries are mostly male-dominated societies. Can a woman go to a Muslim dominated society and be productive? Is it safe? We'll answer these questions and more during this breakout.
Developing Healthy Partners
Fellowship Hall // Daryl & Glenda Cox // 9:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
Finding and cultivating the right international partner is crucially important. We will provide specific, practical systems to help evaluate, vet, embrace, and cultivate international partners, helping them to go further and faster than they could on their own.
Working with the Poor: Helping Without Hurting
Fellowship Hall // Zach Welch // 10:15 a.m.
Explore how you can engage in and design your church's short-term missions strategy that blesses the community you visit and avoid doing unintended harm - and then learn how you can translate your teams' experience into lasting change in their life.