The call to ministry can seem like the most complex decision to wade through. We want to help. The Called conference is a one-day event designed to help students (High school through college) who are dealing with the life-changing call to ministry. Dr. Jim Shaddix, Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will speak on the call to ministry. Students will be able to choose from several breakout sessions covering a wide array of ministry areas. The cost is just $30 a person.


Dr. Jim Shaddix

Dr. Jim Shaddix serves as Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as a Senior Fellow for the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership. Jim has pastored churches in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Colorado, and also served as Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. Jim and his wife, Debra, focus much of their attention on discipling and mentoring young leaders and spouses. They have three grown children and ten grandchildren.

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Worship Leader

Jared Shepherd

Jared is a worship pastor for college & contemporary services at Calvary Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL, in addition to being a member of the band, Iron City Worship.  He has a heart for raising up the next generation of the Church through worship, teaching, and discipleship. Jared has a background in business management and marketing and is pursuing a Masters degree from Fuller Theological Seminary to be better equipped to love and serve the Church and continue to raise up leaders through worship and teaching. Jared is married to his wife, Clara, and they have a son, Khyden.


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9:15        General Session 
10:15      Breakout Session 
11:30      Lunch
12:15      General Session 2 
1:15.        Breakout 2
2:15        General Session 3 
3:30       Dismiss