2018 Leadership Conference to Focus on Effective Communication


The 2018 Free Will Baptist Leadership Conference will return to Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel December 3-4. Pastors and church leaders across the denomination will explore the theme, “Communicating Effectively,” from church to print to digital.

During keynote sessions, Robert J. Morgan, teaching pastor at The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, will share principles for communicating effectively through preaching. Morgan has served The Donelson Fellowship for 35 years. He is a best-selling, Gold-Medallion winning writer with more than 35 books in print and more than 4 million copies in circulation in multiple languages. He is a writer for Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Points Magazine, has articles published in many leading Christian periodicals, and has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows. Rob and his wife Katrina have three daughters and 14 grandchildren.

On Tuesday morning, during a slate of seminar-styled sessions, Eric K. Thomsen, editor of ONE Magazine, will offer practical advice for communicating effectively in print. Media Commission member Daniel Edwards will unravel the mysteries of communicating effectively through technology, and Dr. Neil Gilliland, director of member care for IM, will offer advice for communicating effectively across generational lines.

The two-day conference will offer more than training, with time for renewing friendships during banquet-styled meals, music provided by Welch College, and free time on Tuesday afternoon for sightseeing in Nashville. Additionally, several national boards will meet in conjunction with the conference.

“Communication is changing, many times at a pace impossible to match,” notes conference planner Ryan Lewis. “As a denomination, our churches, pastors, and laypeople must work together to communicate our message clearly. This year’s theme emphasizes key mediums and methods to ensure we are able to communicate our most critical message effectively—the message of the gospel.”

Registration for the conference is $199, and includes all conference materials, four meals, and three refreshment breaks. Hotel reservations can be made at the Nashville Airport Marriott for $145 plus tax.

Visit www.nafwb.org/leadershipconferencefor a schedule and more information.

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