Thanks for joining us at Young Pastors’ Summit 2021!
Thanks for joining us at Young Pastors’ Summit 2021!

A time of equipping and encouragement for young pastors

Missed the livestream? Watch the replay today.

Young Pastors' Summit 2021

Paul Chitwood


President, International Mission Board

Paul Chitwood was elected president of the IMB in November 2018. He previously had served as executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention since 2011. For 18 years prior to that, Chitwood served as the pastor of local churches of varying sizes in Kentucky. During his pastorates, he served as chairman of the International Mission Board’s trustees from 2008-10, part of his tenure as an IMB trustee from 2002-10. His overseas short-term mission involvement includes work in South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. A native of Jellico, Tenn., Chitwood is a 1992 graduate of Cumberland College and earned the Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as a faculty member of the seminary between 2002 and 2018. He currently is pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife, Michelle, have four children.

Events and Resources

February 2021

Equip Women’s Conference

This now virtual experience will take place over a period of weeks with various video sessions available online and on SBCV Women’s Facebook page. Equip Women’s Conference focuses on helping women grow and mature in their walk with God by identifying the tools available to them through prayer, Scripture, and the work of the Holy Spirit.

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February 2021

Prayer Summit

On February 23, join us in-person or online at Prayer Summit 2021! Dr. Dave Earley will discuss the theme Passing on the Passion of Prayer to the Next Generation.

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March 2021

Kids Ministry Conference 2021

Equip your children’s ministry leaders virtually this Spring! A FREE training event featuring LifeWay and state guest speakers leading breakouts equipping preschool and children’s leaders in areas of Safety and Security, Standards of Biblical Learning, Age Level Learning Abilities and Styles, Teaching Techniques, Sharing the Gospel with Children, Classroom Management Tips, Equipping Volunteers, VBS Training, Spanish Track, And so much more! Get access to the two tracks (children’s ministry and VBS) to watch at your convenience.

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Available now!

Youth Evangelism Conference Replay

Youth Evangelism Conference 2021 challenged students to live their lives following Christ fully. The theme Re:ason focused on 1 Peter 3:15, “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” If you missed the livestream, check out the replay.

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February 9 – March 4, 2021

When Your Faith Is Challenged

Join us for an informational pastors’ tour with The Family Foundation. Be prepared for what is coming from the Virginia General Assembly and from the U.S. Congress.

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