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The Leadership Gathering

Date: May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014
All Day


Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center
1 Eagle Eyrie Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24503,


2014 Leadership Gathering of Virginia Baptists at Eagle EyrieTheme: RIGHT NOW

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:2 –  “Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”

The goal of the Leadership Gathering is to help church leaders learn the skills of quickly defining mission and getting it done; quickly adapting and improvising as resources and environments change.

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Use #RightNowLG in your tweets and Instagram posts leading up to and at the Leadership Gathering!

Promo Video


3-2-1 Improv out of Boca Raton, FL will help us learn to think on our feet. These three guys instantly turn audience suggestions into hilarious scenes. (www.321improv.com)

Will Langford, pastor of Great Bridge BC in Chesapeake (www.greatbridgebaptist.org/about-us)

Lt. Col. Joseph “Joe Marine” Shusko author of “Tie-Ins for Life”, pilot of Marine One for several administrations, headed up the Martial Arts Program for the entire Marine Corp, known for training Ethical Warriors. (http://www.amazon.com/Tie-Ins-For-Life-Joseph-Shusko-ebook/dp/B00736VU94)

IMG_3559 (Converted)Schedule

4:00pm – General Breakout 1
5:15pm – Dinner
6:15pm – General Breakout 2
7:30pm – General Session with Improv, Langford, Shusko
9:00pm – Fellowship Time

8:00am – Breakfast
9-12:30 – Three Tracks to Choose from:

  • Leadership Track with Improv, Shusko, Mike Bradley, Dee Whitten, and Phil Faig
  • Sunday School/Bible Study Track with Bo Prosser and age specific breakouts.
  • Deacon Track

12:30 – Lunch

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Download a PDF with the Breakouts & their full descriptions. [176KB]

Below are the topics and presenters for our two breakout sessions Friday evening:

    • Leadership Trends in the Emerging World: 6 Urgent Skills for “Right Now” – John Chandler
    • Leadership Lessons from the BWA Right Now – John Upton
    • Dementia in Organizational Functioning? Yes. Right Here. Right Now. – Phyllis Rodgerson Pleasants Tessieri
    • Leadership Right Now for Changing Times: Leading Your Church Through Healthy Change – Bob Lee
    • Right Now – Use Dawnings to See the World and Your Ministry Within It – Bo Prosser
    • Right Now – Develop Essential Witnessing Skills – Darrell Fletcher
    • Right Now Leadership in the Midst of Crisis – Tony Brooks
    • Ministry Grid – Leadership Training Made Simple Right Now – David Burt
    • Right Now Impact of Healthcare Reform on Church Staff Compensation – Jeff Cranford
    • Senior Ministry Right Now: It’s no longer just coffee and donuts! – Mike McMeniman
    • Man the LifeBoats Right Now! – Jim Ailor
    • Social Media Ministry Effectiveness Right Now – Nathan White
    • Right Now Technology for Right Now Ministry – Steve Perky
    • Right Now Planning for Church Financial Needs – Bob Moore
    • Church Budgets: More Efficient, Effective, and Excellent – Right Now – Steve Law
    • Right Now Coaching for Change and Transition – Bob Dale
    • Right Now Small Church Community Connections – Donnie Owen
    • Right Now Community Connections through Operation Inasmuch – Cliff Hudgins
    • Understanding the Times, Right Now – Glenn Akins
    • Right Now Spiritual Care for Pastors and Leaders – Randy Ashcraft
    • Bring Healing to Your Congregation Right Now – Don Harvey
    • Right Now Discipleship for the 21st Century – Tony Brooks
    • Right Now Deacon Team Ministry – Tom Stocks
    • Now is the Time for a Fresh Expression – Travis Collins

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Friday and Saturday: $49 program fee plus Eagle Eyrie costs for meals, lodging, etc.
Saturday only: $29 program fee plus Eagle Eyrie costs for meals, lodging, etc.


Gwen Payne : [staff-title] Gwen Payne
Administrative Assistant to Empowering Leaders Team
800.255.2428 or 804.915.5000, ext. 6265

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