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Leadership Summit

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Great Commission Leadership Summit

Sunday, August 25 | 4:00 - 8:00 PM | Fellowship Hall
For all Connection Group and D-Group leaders this is going to be a great time of leadership development with keynote speaker Lance Crowell.

Lance is the small group/discipleship specialist of the Southern Baptists of Texas state convention and one of the foremost leaders in the nation in the area of small groups and discipleship. 

We need to know that you are coming so we can provide appropriate amounts of childcare and food. You can register online here or simply contact the pastor of your age group.

We are also bringing in leaders for breakout sessions for each age group at Edmond's First. Included is a meal.

  • Registration deadline is midnight on Sunday, August 18, for childcare and helpful for dinner count.
  • Childcare is available for birth - 5th grade.
  • A complimentary meal is provided for all participants and children.
  • Arrive at 4:00 PM and enter through the South Entry.
  • Open to current Connection Group and D-Group leaders and those interested in becoming future leaders at Edmond's First.

Key Note Speaker

Discipleship, Men's, Family and Online Training Associate

Lance serves the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) as an Associate in the Church Ministries Department.  His areas of ministry include Discipleship, Online Training, Men's, Family, Young Adults, and Young Married ministries.

Lance accepted God's call to the ministry while studying engineering at the University of Houston.  He served at Sagemont Church in Houston for seven years as Collegiate / Young Adult Minister.

Lance says of his ministry philosophy, "God has called me at the SBTC to walk beside local church leaders and aid them in the ministry of reaching the lost in the world, discipling them, and helping them impact the world around them for the cause of Christ."

Lance is a graduate of the University of Houston with a BS in Engineering as well as a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is also a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Lance is blessed with an incredible wife (Mandy) and two amazing kids. In his free time he enjoys time with his family, reading, sports, and photography.

 Great Commission Leadership Summit Schedule

4:00 PM
General Session
Worship music led by Blake Murray, panel discussion with Nicki Klein, Blake Murray, Julie Troester, and Caleb Hathcock, “Pictures of Discipleship” with keynote speaker Lance Crowell.

5:00 PM
Fellowship Dinner
Lasagna, salad, and dessert.

5:45 PM
Breakout Session 1
Schedule listed below.

6:35 PM
Breakout Session 2
Schedule listed below.

7:30 PM
General Session
Worship music led by Blake Murray, “Pictures of Discipleship” with keynote speaker Lance Crowell.

8:00 PM

Breakout 1 Session Schedule
5:45 PM
Lance Crowell “Discipling through Groups”

Austen Covin “Creating a Kingdom Mindset in Emerging Adults”

Stuart Henslee “ Investing More than Sunday”

Mark Jones “Classroom Management” Babies-5th

Breakout 2 Session Schedule
6:35 PM
Bob Mayfield “ Q/A Panel"

Austen Covin “Brainstorming with Emerging Minds”

Stuart Henslee “ Investing More than Sunday PT2”

Mark Jones “Formations at Church and Home” 1st - 5th

Gina Mckean  “Teaching Doesn’t End in the Classroom”