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Breakout Sessions

We are so excited to announce our Next Gen Breakout Sessions!

We have dynamic ministry leaders from around the District in order to learn practical insights, grow our leadership ability and sharpen our ministry strategies.

See below for our various Breakout Sessions. All sessions will either be bilingual or offer an English Session and a Spanish Session. 


¡Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar nuestras Sesiones de Grupo!

Tenemos líderes ministeriales dinámicos de todo el Distrito para aprender ideas prácticas, aumentar nuestra capacidad de liderazgo y afinar nuestras estrategias ministeriales.

Vea a continuación nuestras diversas Sesiones de Grupo. Todas las sesiones serán bilingües u ofrecerán una sesión en inglés y una sesión en español.

7 Dimensions of a Spirit-Filled Disciple

Elly Marroquin, National A/G Director of Christian Education & Discipleship

A Spirit-empowered disciple is a lifelong follower of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is the One who disciples us. He forms the character of Christ in believers and helps disciples reproduce themselves by leading others in that same character formation process. All Spirit-empowered disciples are called to dimensions that identify us as disciples, deepen our relationship with Jesus, and strengthen our effectiveness in making disciples.

Next gen missions: BGMC & STL

Lucy Carballo, BGMC Director, & Rocio Carballo, Girls' Ministries Director

Learn more about these student-initiated missions programs and how to incorporate BGMC and Speed the Light at your local church in new, innovative ways.

Reducing the Risk: Legalities of Working with Minors

Attorney Debbie A. Olivarez, J.D.

Reduce the risk of something happening on your watch. This session will walk you through the legalities and processes of working with minors within churches and ministries in order to protect the children of your church and decrease your church's risk of a costly allegation.

Staying on Mission: Remembering the why & inspiring the next generation to missions

Mario Gutierrez, District missions director

Join our District Missions Director in a talk about getting the next generation involved in missions from first-hand experience.

Social and emotional learning (SEL)

Lupe Molina, Christian Education director & Principal with Austin ISD

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. It is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. In this session, we will learn more about SEL and how to integrate SEL into our ministries.

Compassion with a cause

Jesse Carballo, community liaison with the City of Houston - Department of Neighborhoods

An in-depth look at ways to connect with the community as a church by being the center of the equation.

How to build & lead a team

Isela Flores, Connections Pastor at Mercy Church

Leading effective Gender-Based ministries

Ashley Gomez, Girl's ministries Assistant Director

Today, more than ever, children and teens need mentors who can lead and teach them how to develop a personal relationship with Christ. Come learn how gender-specific ministry helps to mentor and build capacity in our youth. You will walk away with ministry resources to help you be intentional in mentorship and discipleship for your church.

Spirit-empowered Ministries

Robert Flores, District Youth Director

In today’s world there is a fascination with the paranormal and the supernatural. Television shows, movies, Netflix series and YouTube videos are often where children and teens are introduced to the supernatural, but the Church of Jesus Christ was always intended to operate in the supernatural. Twenty-first century ministry and discipleship for the next generation must include and incorporate the supernatural power of God. In this session, we will learn how to foster a move of the Holy Spirit so that students experience Holy Spirit baptism and can begin to operate in the gifts of the Spirit now.

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