Lone Star Scoop • August 2022

Author Witt to serve as keynote speaker at Equip

FORT WORTH Author and ministry leader Lance Witt will be the keynote speaker at the SBTC Equip Conference on August 13 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Equip is designed specifically to train leaders in the local church. This year’s conference will include over 25 areas of ministry specific breakouts and more than 70 speakers.

Witt is the founder of REPLENISH ministries, which is dedicated to helping people in ministry live and lead from a healthy soul, and the author of “Your ONE Life: Own it, Live it, Love it,” “Replenish” and “High Impact Teams.”

For more information and to register, visit sbtexas.com/equip. Cost to attend is only $10 until August 8, when the registration price will increase to $15.

55+ Adults Ministry Trainings set for Conroe, Corpus, Odessa

GRAPEVINE  Three 55+ Adults Ministry Training sessions are scheduled in September. The trainings are for all church staff and lay leadership who work with 55+ aged adults.

The trainings are scheduled for September 1 at West Conroe Baptist Church in Conroe; September 8 at Yorktown Baptist Church in Corpus Christi; and September 15 at First Baptist Church of Odessa. Seniors and boomers are one of the fastest-growing segments in our society, and your community is full of unreached seniors. The trainings are meant to offer solutions to help churches prepare for the growing tide of retiring Boomers.

Cost of each training
is $15. For more information and to register, visit

Trio of Disciple-Making Forums to be held in September 

Three Disciple-Making Forums are scheduled for September in three different regions of Texas: September 19 at Living Water Christian Fellowship in Canyon; September 20 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Odessa; and September 22 at First Baptist Church of Brownsville. Each forum will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Glenn Underhill from discipleFIRST Ministries will share Jesus’ proven strategy to make and multiply disciples that will help launch sustainable discipleship in your church. Our Great Commission mandate is to make disciples of Jesus of all nations. While the mandate is easily understood, it is often difficult to know where to start.

Registration is $10 and includes lunch and all training materials. For more information and to register, visit sbtexas.com/discipleship.

SBTC’s Molina to serve as SBC Hispanic Council president

ANAHEIM, Calif. Bruno Molina, language and interfaith evangelism associate for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Hispanic Council during the SBC Annual Meeting in June.

The council exists to provide unity and facilitate communication among Southern Baptist Hispanics. At the June meeting in Anaheim, the council appointed two new committees to develop a criteria list for those who wish to be members of the council and to investigate becoming a legal entity.

With the SBTC, Molina—who has served as a pastor and church planter—partners with churches by encouraging, equipping, and resourcing them to evangelize the people of over 300 language groups and many faiths in Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree from New York University in international relations and Spanish, and both his Master of Arts in Theology and Ph.D. in world Christian studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

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