Groups Essentials Training with Lifeway’s Ken Braddy

October 7, 2022 - October 8, 2022

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October 7-8, 2022
Wai’alae Baptist Church
In person only


This training is for the Pastor, Groups or Sunday School Director / Associate pastor/Discipleship pastor. We would want 1-3 persons from each HPBC church to attend. 

This is the Groups Essentials training schedule.

Day 1 – Friday, October 7, 2022 – 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – Registration

Session 1:  Discovering a Biblical Basis for Groups
Session 2:  Defining the Purpose of Your Small Group or Sunday School Ministry
Session 3:  Learning the 8 Signposts of Discipleship
Session 4:  Mapping a Process for Making Disciples

6:00 p.m. – Dinner as a group


Day 2 – Saturday, October 8, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – Devotional

Session 5:  Discovering Arthur Flake’s Formula for Growing the Church
Session 6: Identifying Best Practices for Enlisting Workers
Session 7: Training your Workers

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

Session 8: Developing your Curriculum Strategy
Session 9: Starting New Groups
Session 10: Creating my Next Steps Plan

4:30 p.m. – Pray / Dismiss / Head home


Cost: There will be no cost for Hawaii Pacific Baptist pastors, church staff, and small groups / Sunday school directors to attend. Assistance is available for those attending from neighbor islands. Contact Craig Webb at for more information. Deadline for registration and scholarship is Thursday, September 15.

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October 7, 2022

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Waialae Baptist Church

1047 21st Ave
Honolulu, HI


Ken Braddy

Ken Braddy is the Director of Sunday School for Lifeway Christian Resources. From 2010 through 2021 Ken managed the work of the editorial teams that create all of the ongoing Bible studies that Lifeway produces for adults, such as Bible Studies For Life, Explore The Bible, MasterWork, The Gospel Project, YOU, and more. Through his work at Lifeway, and the hard work of the men and women on our team, they have served the Bible study needs of approximately 2.5-3 million adults each week. Ken travels and trains on the topics of Sunday school, groups, and church leadership.