EQUIP423 Conference / Annual Meeting

          Sunday, September 18, 2022

The annual meeting of the FCBA will be Sunday, September 18, 2022. This great event will take place at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. The theme is: “Partners in the Gospel” and our scripture is Philippians 1:5 “your partnership in the gospel”. This will be a new look for our meeting. 


Here’s the schedule for the day:

        3:30pm  -  Registration Opens

        4:00pm  -  Kickoff Gathering in Worship Center

4:15-5:30pm  -  Breakout Sessions/Training for Church Leaders

5:15-6:15pm  -  Meal

5:45-6:00pm  -  Video Reports

                          “What's been happening in and through the FCBA in 2022”

6:15-8:15pm  -  Business Session & Inspirational Rally in the Worship Center

                         Pre-Session Concert

                         Church and Community Ministries Report

                         Committee on Committees, Executive Committee & Administration Committee Reports


                         Financial Report & Adoption of 2023 FCBA Budget

                         Election of Officers & Miscellaneous Business (Old & New)

                         DOM Report

                         Congregational Worship & Special Music

                         Speaker Sam Greer

       8:15pm  -   Closing Prayer

It's going to be a busy day and a GREAT day! Notice the Breakout Sessions beginning at 4:15.  We will have training sessions for every type of leadership position in your church. There will be a total of 33 breakout sessions addressing the following ministry areas: Men's Ministry, Prayer Ministry, Special Needs, Church Mission Trips, Local Missions, Disaster Relief, Church Financial Issues, Church Safety, WMU/Women's Ministry, Church Building Issues, Hospitality & Welcoming, Deacon Ministry, Sr. Adult Ministry, Youth/Student Ministry, Youth/Student Sunday School/Small Groups, Music & Worship Ministry, Teaching Adult Sunday School/Small Groups, Evangelism, Social Media/Website/Technology and Communications, Adult Discipleship, College/BCM Ministry, Young Adults/Young Married/Young Families, Young Professionals/Single Adults, Kids Ministry, Kids Sunday School/Small Groups, Outreach & Inreach through Adult Sunday School/Small Groups, and Church Health/Church Strengthening. There is something for everyone. 

The main speaker in the inspirational rally will be Sam Greer.  Sam grew up as a stutterer and still deals with episodes of stuttering. As a result, Sam was terrified to speak in public and intimidated to carry on a conversation. Due to his fear of public speaking, one of the last classes he took in college was the required public speaking class. Nonetheless, God called Sam to what he feared the most, that is, a lifetime of public speaking. Eight years into pastoring, Sam realized God had called him to "do the work of an evangelist." Sure, he was proclaiming the gospel from the pulpit, at funerals and weddings, during counseling sessions, and pastoral visits; however, Sam was not having gospel conversations in his everyday life. The Holy Spirit convicted him to repent of not having gospel conversations, face his fear of having gospel conversations, and lead the local church to cultivate a culture of having gospel conversations. Sam has served as a local pastor in an SBC church since 2004. After pastoring two congregations in Louisiana, he was led to Red Bank Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he has served as senior pastor since 2012. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Millsaps College, Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and a Doctor of Philosophy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of "The Gospel Conversation,” "The Gospel Conversationalist," and “The Gospel Conversational Church.” Sam and his wife, Tonya, have two daughters: Braydee and Belle.