4th Annual Church Involvement Conference

Learning from Others PLUS Widowhood Workshop

January 24 & 25, 2020

Friday, January 24 –

9:00 – Is Leadership’s Greatest Aim to Keep Everyone Happy?  Jerrie Barber, interim minister and director of New Shepherd’s Orientation & Shepherd Revitalization    

9:45 – Spiritual Matchmaking: The Art & Business of Disciple Making – Huston Oliver, administrator and involvement minister of Grace Chapel Church of Christ

Break:  10:30 to 10:45

10:45 – Sitting in the 2nd Chair – Tim Gunnells, professor at Amridge University and director of youth at Athens church of Christ, Athens, TN                                                       

Break out sessions 11:30 to 12:10  –         

Huston Oliver in the auditorium

   Tim Gunnells in the basement              Jerrie Barber in large classroom

Lunch – 12:15 to 1:00

1:00 – Growing and Keeping Everything the Same – Jerrie Barber

1:50Spiritual Matchmaking:  Creating Environments that Lead People  into Discipleship of Jesus – Hutson Oliver

Break 1:50 to 2:05

2:10  – Leading from the 2nd Chair – Tim Gunnells

Break out sessions:  3:15 to 3:55  

Huston Oliver in the auditorium

                                                     Tim Gunnells in the basement

                                                     Jerrie Barber in the large classroom

Break:  3:55 to 4:10

4:15 to 5:00 – Neglecting Our Silent Sufferers – Dean Miller, pulpit minister at Maury City, TN and director of “Widowhood Workshops”

Supper:   5 to 6

Open Time for Q&A for any of our speakers – 6 to 7 – speakers’ panel

Dismissal:  7 pm.

Saturday, January 25 (this day will serve 2 purposes:  it will provide all those who attend the blessing of the Widowhood Workshop, and it encourages attenders to go home and start a ministry for widows/widowers). Many of those who attend the widowhood minisry in local churches that have it, are from the community. For more information go www.widowhoodworkshop.com

9:00 to 10:00   – Widowhood from a Biblical & Personal Perspective – Session 1  – Dean Miller

Break:  10:00 to 10:15

10:15 to 11:15  –   Widowhood from a Biblical & Personal Perspective – Session 2

11:15 to 12:15 – Lunch, Evaluations from those who have to leave early

12:30 to 1:30 – Life, Love & Loss – Dean Miller

Break out – 1:30 to 2:15 – Breakout sessions:  

Dean Miller in the auditorium

                Travis Irwin – large classroom in education wing

Dismissal for the day at 2:20 in the auditorium

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Praise the Lord—No Matter What! – Sunday morning Bible class at 9:30

What to Do When We are Overwhelmed – Sunday morning worship at 10:30

What about the motels in Athens?

There are 4 high quality motels at Exit 49 on I-75 (I-75 runs between Knoxville and Chattanooga north and south). Those motels are:

The Comfort Inn   423 252 8030  (gives 10% discount; mention Athens church of Christ)

The Hampton Inn   423 745 2345

Holiday Inn   423 649 0003

Fairfield Inn (opened May, 2018)  423 507 0870

I would urge you to go ahead and make your reservations soon; these motels are usually full because we are part of a tourist area.

All sessions are recorded and will be given to all who have attended free of charge.

Our mailing address is P O Box 494, Athens, TN 37371

Our physical address is 1016 North Avenue, Athens, TN 37303

Our church phone is 423 745 0554

Travis Irwin’s phone is 423 920 3060 (text or call); email at involvementcoach@att.net