Growing Leaders to Grow Churches

 
 
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Welcome to the BBFI Coaching Network

Register by March 15 to receive:

  1. Six months of coaching from best-selling authors and some of today's brightest ministry leaders. Each month features a new topic with a new coach. Participants will connect via a live webinar with one hour of teaching and one hour of Q&A.
  2. Six books authored by the coaches and access to a private Facebook group for peer discussion. 
  3. A monthly live webinar with BBFI leaders who will expand on each month's topics.
 
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What is ministry-based coaching?

Just like every athlete needs a coach to help him improve his game, pastors and missionaries greatly benefit by surrounding themselves with others who can help them improve. As Scripture states, “iron sharpens iron.” Ministry-based coaching is one option for continuing to grow as a leader, shepherd, preacher and even spouse and parent.

Why should you consider being coached?

Very simply, growing churches are led by growing leaders. Not every pastor or missionary can pursue further education and oftentimes conferences just aren’t enough. A coaching network not only provides essential content for growth, it also provides intense accountability and personal encouragement. Your ministry will grow in direct proportion to the growth of its leadership.

How does the BBFI Coaching Network work?

The BBFI Coaching Network is six months of coaching from best-selling authors and some of today’s brightest ministry leaders. Each month features a new topic with a new coach. Participants will connect via a live online webinar with one hour of teaching and one hour of Q&A. On demand access will be available for each session. Each participant will also receive six books authored by the six monthly coaches and access to a private Facebook group for peer discussion. There will also be a monthly live online webinar with BBFI leaders further expanding on each month’s topic.

 

 

The Basics

Cost:

$600 for stateside pastors and *$300 for international missionaries and church planters in their first two years of starting their church. This cost covers the entire six months.

Who can participate: 

Pastors, church staff, missionaries, and volunteer leaders.

Dates:

Live sessions are the last Thursday of each month from 3pm-5pm (EST)

Fellowship Leaders live sessions are the second Thursday of each month from 3pm-4pm (EST)

March 23 - Elmer Towns
April 27 - Steve Reynolds
May 25 - Tim LaFleur
June 22 - Aubrey Malphurs
July 27 - Steve Stroope
August 31 - Kevin Carson

Topics: 

Elmer Towns - A pastor’s spiritual health
Steve Reynolds - A pastor’s physical health
Tim LaFleur - Discipleship in the local church
Aubrey Malphurs - Developing a comprehensive church strategy
Steve Stroope - Managing God’s money in the church
Kevin Carson - Biblical counseling in the local church

Books:

The Essential Guide to Fasting - by Elmer Towns

The Essential Guide to Fasting - by Elmer Towns

Advanced Strategic Planning - by Aubrey Malphurs

Advanced Strategic Planning - by Aubrey Malphurs

The Healthy Renegade Pastor - by Steve Reynolds

The Healthy Renegade Pastor - by Steve Reynolds

Money Matters in the Church - by Steve Stroope

Money Matters in the Church - by Steve Stroope

Rediscovering Discipleship - by Robby Gallaty

Rediscovering Discipleship - by Robby Gallaty

Biblical Counseling and the Church - by Kevin Carson

Biblical Counseling and the Church - by Kevin Carson

 

Technology Requirements: 

For information about required technology click here.

*Books are not included in the cost for international missionaries.

 

Coaches

 

Steve Stroope

Elmer Towns

Steve Reynolds

Kevin Carson

Aubrey Malphurs

Tim Lafleur


 
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Steve Stroope

 

Called to pastor Lake Pointe shortly after its founding in 1979, Steve leads a congregation that has grown from an attendance of 53 at its inception to more than 12,000 each week meeting at nine campuses. In addition to leading Lake Pointe, Steve provides coaching to partnership churches in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, Cuba, Russia, Mexico, South Africa, and North America.  Lake Pointe has been instrumental in planting flagship churches in New York City, Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Washington, DC, and Montreal, Canada.  Steve mentors young pastors in the Next Generation Pastors group of Leadership Network in Dallas.  He serves as Chairman of the Board of Leadership Network as well.

Pastor Steve’s spiritual gifts are evangelism, leadership, and teaching. He has a passion for seeing that the Gospel is presented to unchurched people in a culturally relevant style without compromising its truth. He also believes that one of the keys to an effective church is keeping a balance between evangelism and discipleship. Because of this belief, he is a strong supporter of the small-group ministry at Lake Pointe.

Although he is a sought-after speaker and church consultant both nationally and throughout the world, his heart is for the local church, and he looks forward to many more years at Lake Pointe.

Pastor Steve graduated from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, with a B.A. in Psychology and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Hardin Simmons.  Additionally, he received the Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife Marsha have two grown daughters, three grandsons and two granddaughters.


 
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Elmer Towns

Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education.  He began teaching at Midwest Bible College, St. Louis, Missouri, and was not satisfied with his textbooks so he began writing his own.  He has published over 100 books listed in the Library of Congress, 8 listed in the Christian Booksellers Best Selling List; several becoming accepted as college textbooks.  He is also the 1995 recipient of the coveted Gold Medallion Award awarded by the Christian Booksellers Association for writing the Book of the Year, The Names of the Holy Spirit.

He was President of Winnipeg Bible College for five years, leading it to receive American Accreditation and Canadian Provincial authority to offer degrees (1960-1965).  He taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Greater Chicago, Illinois, in the field of Religious Education and Evangelism (1965-1971). He is Co-Founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell Sr., in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty's existence.  Today, the University has over 14,000 students on campus and 125,000 students registered in the online program. He is the Dean Emeritus of the School of Religion, and is also Dean Emeritus of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad.  He has held visiting professorship rank in five seminaries.  He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees.  Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism. His personal education includes a B.A. from Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a M.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois and a DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.


 
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Steve Reynolds

 

Steve has served as the senior pastor of Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, Virginia, since 1982. He is the author of the best-selling books, Bod4God: Four Keys to Weight Loss and Get Off The Couch. He is the co-author of The Healthy Renegade Pastor and Wise Up! Steve is a graduate of Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Also he is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Louisiana Baptist University. He and his wife, Debbie, have three married adult children and four grandchildren.


 
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Kevin Carson

 

Kevin Carson is the Pastor of the Sonrise Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri. In addition to his pastoral ministry, he serves as the department chair of biblical counseling at the Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri . He also serves as a counselor at Sonrise Biblical Counseling Ministry, is ACBC Certified, IABC Certified, a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, author, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats and seminars. He and his wife, Kelly, have four children.


 
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Aubrey Malphurs

Dr. Malphurs is a visionary with a deep desire to influence a new as well as an established generation of leaders through his classroom, pulpit, consulting, and writing ministries. He is involved in a number of ministries ranging from church planting and growth to leadership development and church revitalization. He has pastored three churches, traveled broadly, and is the author of more than twenty books and articles on leadership and church ministry. Currently he is Senior Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership and Pastoral Ministry at Dallas Seminary and the president of the Malphurs Group and is a trainer and consultant to churches, denominations, and ministry organizations throughout North America and Europe. His research and teaching interests include church planting, church growth, and leadership development.


 
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Tim Lafleur

 

Tim serves as the Pastor for Campus Development at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN (suburb of Nashville). He also works with his pastor, Robby Gallaty and Replicate Ministries which has a purpose to equip local churches to make disciples who make disciple-makers. He served as the campus minister for 20 years at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. He pastored various sized churches for 30 years, many even while at Nicholls. Tim was the Disciplemaking pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church for 4 years. He assisted in expanding the discipleship ministry from 12 the first year to over 1200 in 2015.

Register Today!

 

Register by March 1 and receive:

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A two-hour session with Mac Brunson during the May National Fellowship Meeting and Brunson's book The New Guide for Pastors.

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Register by March 15 to receive:

  1. Six months of coaching from best-selling authors and some of today's brightest ministry leaders. Each month features a new topic with a new coach. Participants will connect via a live webinar with one hour of teaching and one hour of Q&A.

  2. Six books authored by the coaches and access to a private Facebook group for peer discussion. 
  3. A monthly live webinar with BBFI leaders who will expand on each month's topics.

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