On May 20 in Appomattox and on May 21-22 in Bluefield, Va., pastors and churches gathered to learn strategies from revitalization leaders and other pastors in various stages of revitalization.

Presentations

Bill Henard

Session 1 Presentation

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Bill Henard

Session 2 Presentation

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Mark Clifton

Presentation 1

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Mark Clifton

Presentation 2

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Rusty Small

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Locations

Thursday, May 20, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Liberty Baptist Church, Appomattox

Friday, May 21 – Saturday, May 22, 2021
5:00 PM (Friday) – 1:30 PM (Saturday)

Parkview Baptist Church, Bluefield

About the Speakers

Mark Clifton

Mark Clifton

Senior Director of Replanting, North American Mission Board

Mark Clifton is the Senior Director of Replanting at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mark has served as a pastor, church planter, church revitalizer, mission strategist, coach, and mentor to young leaders. He has planted and replanted numerous churches and has also served as a national and regional leader for church planting and missions.

His experience includes serving as the lead mission strategist for the Kansas/Nebraska Southern Baptist Convention, leading church planting efforts in the regions of North Metro Atlanta, GA, serving as a church planter in Montreal, Quebec, as a Southern Baptist National Church Planting Missionary for eastern Canada, and has lead Southern Baptist church planting projects west of the Mississippi. Mark has been planting, replanting, and providing strategic mission leadership since 1978.

Mark and his wife Jill live in Kansas City, Missouri and have two sons, two daughters in law and three grandsons.

Bill Henard

Bill Henard

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Athens, TNAdjunct Professor, Southern Seminary

Bill Henard was called into the ministry when he was a senior in high school and served his first paid staff position at age 18. Henard pastored his first church while in college at age 20 and has been pastoring ever since. Bill and Judy got married while in college. He thoroughly enjoys his family and is extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, writing, and serving on the faculty of Southern Seminary.

At Southern Seminary, Bill has been teaching classes on Church Revitalization for several years, both at the Master’s and doctoral levels. It is through his research and teaching that he has published 2 books on church revitalization. He also has developed a desire to consult with churches regarding this important task.

Rusty Small

Rusty Small

Lead Pastor, Liberty Baptist Church, AppomattoxRevitalization Strategy Leader, SBC of Virginia

Rusty Small serves as Revitalization Strategy Leader for the SBC of Virginia. He also has served as lead pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Appomattox, VA for over 10 years. Rusty has served in Christian education, Christian counseling and in local church ministry. In Christian education, he has taught introductory classes in New Testament and Theology and has also taught in the graduate program. His passion area is the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament (especially in the Gospel of Matthew). He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Musical Guests in Bluefield

Chosen Road

Chosen Road

Chosen Road was established in July of 2009 when a group of friends came together to do more than just make music. Being raised in the mountains of southern West Virginia and western North Carolina each member has developed a profound love for the music they were raised on. From this love has stemmed a sense of responsibility to share bluegrass music with potential fans around the world. Most importantly, the guys developed a love for Jesus Christ the day they trusted in Him as their Lord and Savior. The realization of the saving grace offered by Jesus Christ is what keeps these young men on the road. Traveling full-time, Chosen Road presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ through bluegrass music in churches, fairs, festivals, and other venues over two hundred and fifty times per year. Their approach to sharing Christ through the music they love is quite different than most. The only reason Chosen Road travels is to bring glory to Jesus Christ. Their presentation of the Gospel though song is stripped of entertainment value and presented in a genuine heartfelt manner that places the focus on the only one who deserves it, Jesus Christ. Throughout their 10 years of ministry, Chosen Road has shared the message of Jesus Christ to millions as they have traveled across the United States, Scotland, France, and Ireland.

Contact

Rusty Small

Revitalization Strategy Leader

CONTACT RUSTY

 

Tami Walker

Executive Assistant to Executive Director and Executive Office Coordinator

CONTACT TAMI