Mission Board's church strengthening team to hold roundtables across state in May


AUBURN, Ga. – The Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s church strengthening team will be crisscrossing the state in May with a series of regional roundtables that will focus on the triumphs and trials church leaders are encountering as they work to reach their communities and the world with the gospel.

"We anticipate engaging with new and old friends to listen and learn from one another about how God is moving throughout our state,” said Levi Skipper, the Mission Board’s lead strategist for church strengthening.

Mission Board staffers have long used such roundtables to create new connections with the church leaders they serve, to identify issues they’re facing, and to help them strategize solutions.

“The topics will vary from evangelism, discipleship, missions, worship, music, and next gen ministries,” said Scott Sullivan, the Mission Board’s discipleship catalyst. “We desire to celebrate our churches’ greatest wins, strengthen our relationships with church leaders, and resource their biggest needs.”

Mission Board staffers will kick off the roundtables at 9 a.m. on May 2 at two locations: Turning Point Church in Macon and the Bowen Baptist Association office in Bainbridge.

Two days later, on May 4, they’ll go to First Baptist Church in Peachtree City.

They’ll then move to Sharon Baptist Church in Auburn and First Baptist Church in Douglas on May 9, and to Salem Baptist Church in Dalton on May 11.

Each roundtable is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and end about 10:30 a.m.

Sullivan said the roundtables are designed to be helpful to churches of all sizes.

“The roundtables are tailored to the needs of the region where they’re being held,” Sullivan said. “The goal is for Georgia Baptist leaders to meet our church strengthening team and to leave the gathering encouraged and resourced to confidently lead well.”