HPBC/Lifeway Online Small Groups and Sunday School Training

August 5, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Friday, August 5, 2022  |  2pm Hawaii time via Zoom
Saturday, August 6, 2022  |  7am Bangkok, 8am Manila, 9am Japan/Korea, 10am Guam

There is no charge to attend this event. It is sponsored by the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention and Lifeway Christian Resources.

Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please email Craig or Dawn.

You are invited for a 2-hour training for anyone who is part of your church’s Sunday School or Small Groups ministry. The purpose of this training is to provide practical tools to help you strengthen your church’s discipleship ministry through Sunday School or Small Groups. 
The training will begin with a 30-minute large group session from Lifeway’s Ken Braddy on Creating a New Scorecard for Group Ministry Success then 90-minute breakouts for every age group.
Choose one of the following breakout sessions:

Breakout Sessions to choose from:

1. PreschoolDoes Your Teaching Connect? 

Lifeway Kids Ministry specialist, Delaney Williams
Shouldn’t we teach preschoolers in the way God created them to learn? In this session, we’ll discover how to make your teaching connect with preschoolers and help them succeed as they learn.

2. Kids10 Attributes of an Unshakable Kids Ministry

Lifeway Director of Kids Ministry, Chuck Peters

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic turned ‘normal’ on its head. We need to re-evaluate our strategies in light of this changing not-so-normal normal. But we also need to be careful not to chase recklessly after every new idea that arises. We need to consciously purpose to build our ministries on unshakable ideas that will help them remain strong no matter what circumstance comes.


3. StudentsHow to Lead Student Ministry in A Screen Addicted and Apathetic Age

Lifeway Student Ministry specialist, Zac Workun.
What are we to do for our students that are hyper-connected, anxious, bored, and isolated? Let’s discuss in this session the global trend of anxious apathy that is affecting our local teenagers and how the Church can help.

4. Adult Sunday SchoolSeeing Around Corners: What’s Next for Groups in a Post-COVID World?

Lifeway Director of Sunday School, Ken Braddy.
We’re not in Kansas anymore! The pandemic has changed the world in some unique ways – and it has even had an effect on the church. Discover how group ministry may change as God’s people return, and how you can lead your group to continue making disciples in the days ahead. Some things will remain the same, and other things will change. Do you know what those things are? Will you and your group be ready? If you attend this fast-paced conference, you’ll know why people join groups, and why they leave them, and how your group can reach people in a post-pandemic world.

5. Adult Small Group5 Things Every Small Group Meeting Has to Have

Chris Surratt, Executive Pastor of Discipleship and Groups at Harvest Church in Southern California.
In order for our small group meetings to be potentially life-changing for attendees, they have to include these critical five things. Leaving even one out could limit the effectiveness of your group.

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August 5, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

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Online – Zoom

Online Conference, HI


Ken Braddy

Lifeway’s Director of Sunday School

Ken is Lifeway’s Director of Sunday School. He has published multiple books on Sunday School and small groups, and his Sunday School blog (kenbraddy.com) has thousands of followers who receive encouraging and practical posts each week. He has served three churches, and two of them became the fastest growing Sunday Schools in Texas and Tennessee. From 2010 through 2021 he managed the work of Lifeway’s adult curriculum team whose Sunday School curriculum is used by approximately 2.8M people weekly.

Chuck Peters

Director of Lifeway Kids

Chuck Peters is the Director of Lifeway Kids. A graduate of Columbia Bible College, Chuck, and his wife, Cris, have served in Student and Children’s Ministry for many years, and have lived in New Jersey, California, Florida, and Tennessee. Before his role at Lifeway, Chuck had a prolific career in television and video production. He is a 3-time Emmy Award-Winning producer, director, writer, and on-screen talent. Chuck is driven to equip and inspire ministry leaders.

Chris Surratt

Executive Pastor of Discipleship and Groups at Harvest Church in Southern California

Chris Surratt is currently the Executive Pastor of Discipleship and Groups at Harvest Church in SoCal. Chris served on the Executive Teams at Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN., and Seacoast Church in Charleston, S.C., prior to becoming the Discipleship and Small Groups Specialist for Lifeway Christian Resources. He is the author of Leading Small Groups and Small Groups for the Rest of Us, and co-hosts the podcast, Group Answers.

Delanee Williams

Content Editor for The Gospel Project for Kids

Delanee Williams serves as Content Editor for The Gospel Project for Kids. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (with a specialization in Early Childhood) from Baylor University. She also holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education (with a concentration in Childhood Ministry) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Delanee has served in kids ministry for over twenty years in churches in Texas, Tennessee, and Wyoming. Currently, she enjoys teaching preschoolers at her church in the Nashville area. Delanee is passionate about developing, equipping, and encouraging kids' ministry leaders.

Zac Workun

Student Ministry Specialist for Lifeway Students

Zac currently serves as the Student Ministry Specialist for Lifeway Students. Zac is also the co-founder and network lead for Youth Ministry Booster. Zac is a voracious reader, avid gamer, car-camper, folk musician, black coffee-drinker, beard aficionado, Enneagram 7 & ENFP. He loves to eat breakfast food at new places with his wife Karen and two wild boys Isaiah & Gideon. For 15+ years, Zac has served on staff at local churches in Oklahoma and North Carolina to oversee the middle school, high school, and college-aged ministries. Zac received his undergraduate education from Oklahoma Baptist University and his Master’s of Divinity from Duke University.