Coaching Leaders Training
Harrell Teague from San Antonio Baptist Association will be our guest speaker for a “Coaching Leaders” training at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 5 at Iglesia Ridgecrest in Greenville. Harrell is an expert in the field of coaching and has logged hundreds of hours coach Christian leaders. He is currently serving as the interim Director of Missions for SABA.
“Coaching for Performance” Reading Groups begin week of January 13
As a follow-up to the Coaching Training on January 5, we will be reading the classic work on coaching, Coaching for Performance by Sir John Whitmore in our Winter reading groups. These groups will meet for four weeks. Groups meet at on 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the HBA office, at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at McDonalds in Quinlan, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at McKays in Commerce, at 7 a.m. on Thursdays at the Buffalo Grill in Lone Oak, and at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays at Luigi’s in Royse City. The book is free to participants in the group. To reserve your copy, contact Kaye at 903.454.2690 or email@example.com.
Seminary Extension Winter Semester Starts January 13
“Gospel of John” and “Formation for Ministry” are the two courses that will be offered for the Winter Semester of the HBA Leadership Training Center Seminary Extension program. The courses will be offered at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday nights at Highland Terrace Baptist Church at 3939 Joe Ramsey Blvd. in Greenville. Both classes will be taught by Dr. Glenn Cook. The cost is $150 per course which includes all books and materials. A payment plan is available. These are bachelor’s level courses that are jointly accredited by the six SBC seminaries. Pastors of HBA churches will be eligible to enroll in a second course for free if they pay for the first course (pay for one course, get one free). To enroll, contact HBA at 903.454.2690.
Portable Baptistry Now Available
Thanks to a donation to HBA from Shady Grove Baptist Church, we now have a portable baptistry available to our churches. Because we will be storing it off-site, we will need at least one-week’s notice so we can schedule at time for you to pick it up. Contact Kaye at 903.454.2690 or khunt@argontech to reserve the baptistery. Free delivery to your church is also available by contacting Jim Gatliff at 903.413.4411.
“Sermon Space” On-Line Collaborative Sermon Preparation
Beginning with the first Sunday in January, HBA will offer pastors the opportunity to participate in an on-line collaborative sermon preparation group. Each week participants will work together to prepare an exegetical sermon on a passage of Scripture. The group will share outlines, expositional information, illustrations and videos, and application ideas with a goal of jointly producing a complete original manuscript and a detailed preaching outline for a 20-25 minute sermon by noon Friday each week. The group will begin by preaching through 1 Peter, but we may work on selected texts for special Sundays. Participants will be assigned specific tasks toward preparation that should take only 1-2 hours each week. Contact Jim Gatliff at 903.413.4411 if you are interested in participating.
Projects at Mathews Retreat
There are several needs at Mathews Retreat that would make great projects for a youth, women’s group, or men’s group at Mathews Retreat. Projects range from replacing Crepe Myrtles, brush clearing, spraying Roundup on the parking area, pouring some small amounts of concrete, making some repairs on the playground equipment, constructing picnic tables, building a backstop, or upgrading the volleyball court. There are some larger projects are needed as well. Contact Jim Gatliff at 903.413.4411 for information.
Shawn Stubblefield as Pastor, Kingston Baptist Church
Richard Pile as Pastor, Emory Baptist Church
Shane Davis as Pastor, Hickory Creek Baptist Church
Danny Moore as Pastor, New Life Baptist Church