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Welcome to Called 2023!


10:00 AM      General Session 1
11:15 AM         Breakout 1
12:30 PM        Lunch
1:15 PM           General Session 2
2:15 PM          Breakout 2
3:30 PM         General Session 3
5:00 PM         Dismiss

Breakout Options:

Age-Graded Ministry Panel Discussion (S-001)
Sara Lansford, Josh Meadows, Will Spivey

Deepening Your Walk with Christ (S-013)
Kevin Blackwell

International Missions (N-202)
Mike Lazenby

Leading As a Pastor (S-101)
J.D. Payne

Seeing Your Career as Ministry (S-111)
Bethany Collins

Summer Mission Debrief (N-302)
Chris Mills

Women in Ministry (N-205)
Tara Dew

Worship Leadership (N-203)
Ryan Snell

Breakout Descriptions:

All breakouts are in Beeson.

“Age-Graded Ministry Panel Discussion” S-001  Sara Lansford, Josh Meadows, Will Spivey
Age-graded ministries have their own unique challenges. In this session, students will hear practical wisdom from leaders who are ministering to kids, youth, and college groups.

“Deepening Your Walk with Christ” S-013  Kevin Blackwell
While ministry is deeply rewarding, it is also deeply taxing. Therefore, the minister’s relationship with Christ is to be a top priority! This session will help students understand the need for depth in your devotion to Jesus.

“International Missions” N-202  Mike Lazenby
What does the call look like? This session will familiarize students with global missions and help discern a calling to the nations.

“Leading As a Pastor” S-101  J.D. Payne
Pastoral and church planting ministry is a venture filled with great joys and tremendous challenges. This breakout is designed for students interested in knowing more about the call to pastoral and church planting ministry.

“Seeing Your Career as Ministry” S-111  Bethany Collins
What if you’re not called to a full-time vocational ministry? That’s okay! This session will help students see their careers or jobs as a vital avenue for ministry.

“Summer Mission Debrief” N-302 Chris Mills
One Mission Student Missionaries will debrief their summer missions experiences.

“Women in Ministry” N-205  Tara Dew
Many females ask, “Is there a spot for me in ministry?” The answer is: “YES!” This session will explore the critical role of women in Gospel service.

“Worship Leadership” N-203  Ryan Snell
The worship leader is one key to an effective worship experience. In this breakout, students will examine ministry through music and other creative arts.

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Dr. Jamie Dew

Dr. Jamie Dew is the president of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dew’s academic credentials include two Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees—a Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Dew’s Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry is from SEBTS and his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies is from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa, Ga.
Dew served as senior pastor of Stony Hill Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC, for eight years and in a variety of church ministry positions including minister to adults, youth minister, and interim pastor.

Dew and his wife Tara are the parents of two sets of twins – Natalie and Nathan, Samantha and Samuel. Tara Dew holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from SEBTS that is focused on the preparedness of pastors’ wives.

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Ryan John Band

Worship Leader

Ryan John

Ryan John is a uniquely gifted minister of the gospel!

Ryan has served alongside ministers and worship leaders such as Rend Collective, Shane Pruitt, Dr. John MacArthur, Wade Morris, Rush of Fools, Aaron Keyes, Charles Billingsley, and Shawn McDonald just to name a few.

At age 13 Ryan started traveling part time and guest speaking at church conferences and youth rallies. Age 15 he was offered a part time church staff position. At age 17 he was the pastor of a church. The day after he turned 18 he became a licensed and ordained minister. Ryan has earned his Masters of Divinity degree and continues to travel and minister through worship and speaking.

Years ago while touring as a speaker, he noticed a lot of churches were interested in bringing in a speaker…and a band. After struggling week after week to find available bands, Ryan prayed that God would give him the voice to sing and the talent to play the guitar in order to more effectively travel and minister.  Thus began the stirring in his heart for music ministry.