“Empower” Ministry Training Conference – California Southern Baptist Convention

“Empower” Ministry Training Conference

The Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association invites your church, ministry leaders, and those interested in serving in Leadership positions to the annual “EMPOWER” Leader/Sunday School Leadership Training event on Saturday, September 23, 2023. We are so excited and blessed to be partnering with the International Mission Board (IMB) this year. The IMB will also be offering Mission College small group workshops at this year’s conference. The keynote speaker will be the distinguished Pete Ramirez; Executive Director, California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC).

EMPOWER Conference Listing

  • Keynote Speaker and Pastor’s Conference Leader: Pete Ramirez, CSBC Executive Director
  • Small Group Ministry: Roger Byrd (CSBC)
  • AB506 Compliance and Legal Issues for Your Church to Avoid: Ralph Neighbour
  • Reaching Out to People: Dr. Mark Croston, Lifeway Christian Resources
  • Women’s Ministry: Brenda Croston, Lifeway Christian Resources
  • Caring for People in Crisis: Dr. Debbie Steel, Gateway Seminary (Ontario, CA)
  • Children and Conversion: Sharon Bennett, Mt. Zion Church (Ontario, CA)
  • How to Be an Effective Sunday School Director: Martin Leach, Founder of Equip for
    Excellence, Mt. Zion Church (Ontario, CA)
  • Prayer is Responding to God’s Invitation to Come into His Presence: Thomas Bush, Director of
    Prayer Assist Ministries
  • How to Teach the Bible: Gregg Watson, Gateway Seminary (Ontario, CA)

International Mission Board Workshop Leaders and Topics (Session 1 and Session 2 pairings)

  • Gerald Lee (Core Missionary Task); Darlene Hou (Going with the IMB)
  • Ezra Bae (Core Missionary Task in Korean); Tony Lee (Going with the IMB in Korean)
  • Jim Graham (Diaspora Work); Mike Shipman (Diaspora Team Introduction and Any3
  • Becky Graham (Prayer Strategies); Nate Parrow (Reaching Gen Z)
  • Port Wilburn (Racial Reconciliation); Marshelle Wilburn (Navigating the Rainbow – Gender

Registration will take place at the door, but you can print and fill out the linked registration form ahead of time.

Cost includes continental breakfast, catered lunch, and conference resources.

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration at the Door

Registration Fee (Cash and Check Only)


Good Community of Torrance

19950 Mainer Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503

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