Fall Festival of Ministry

Hosted by ILLMO Association of General Baptists

September 17-18, 2021

Skyline Community Church

870 Milburn School Rd. O’Fallon, Illinois 62269

“Whoever is thirsty may come to me and drink. If anyone believes in me,

rivers of living water will flow out from their heart. John 7:37-38

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8 A.M. Doors Open

8:30-9:30 A.M. Workshop Options #1

9:45-11 Morning Worship Celebration

Keynote Speaker – Dale Sellers, Executive Director of 95Network. 95Network is a national non-profit company dedicated to connecting small & mid-size churches to BIG resources. 95% of churches in America are considered either small or mid-size. “Our greatest desire is to come alongside the leaders of those churches, partnering with them and equipping them to reach their potential.”

11:15-12:15 Workshop Options #2

12:30-1 Lunch

1:15-2:15 Workshop Options #3

2:30-4 Closing Worship Celebration

ILLMO Homecoming Choir & Special by Johnson Road GBC

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Danny Dunivan, President of General Baptist Ministries

Workshop Options

Workshop Options #1

  1. “Small Church McGuyver, Matching what you have to what they need,” Chris Vitarelli - Pastor/Church Planter - The Road Community Church. He is the author of Small Church BIG Deal: How to Rethink Size, Success and Significance in Ministry.
  2. “Children’s Miinistry” – Jenni Swartz, Skyline Community Church Children’s Ministry.
  3. “Leading a Turn Around,” Jim Schremp. During Jim’s extensive pastoral years, he has led several successful congregational turnarounds. His currently leading one at Agee Fellowship in Poplar Bluff, MO.
  4. :Small Church, Big Potential," Chris Vaught. Chris’ ministry experience began in the small area of Deer Lick, KY. He has led growing ministries in Kentucky and now serves as the senior pastor of Connection Point church in Jackson, MO.

Workshop Options #2

  1. “Five Core Actions for Healthy Churches” - Dale Sellers
  2. “Leading a Turn Around,” Jim Schremp (repeat)
  3. “Connection, Coffee, and Conversation” Connecting women in the community - Amanda Knight, First GBC Madisonville
  4. "Small Church, Big Potential," Chris Vaught. (repeat)

Workshop Options #3

  1. “Stalled: Hope and Help for Pastors Who Thought They'd Be There by Now - Dale Sellers
  2. “S.O.S. – Save our Sisters, How to find the women near you and ways to reach and rescue them,” Lisa Vaught. Lisa serves along with her husband, Chris Vaught, at Connection Point Church in Jackson, MO.
  3. “The Seven Laws of Positive Change,” Danny Risinger, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant GBC in Mt. Vernon, IN. Danny’s congregation is one of General Baptists’ “Turn Around Twenty” and has continued momentum throughout the pandemic.
  4. “How to Grow the Church Organically in the Digital Age” - Chris Moore, Creative Director, Skyline Community Church.