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April 28, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


“Delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.” – Job 22:26 (CSB)

LIFT! is designed to help us learn more about creative worship through both participation and “how-to” sessions focused on the planning and implementation of worship. This will be a great team-building opportunity for church staff and worship teams to attend together. The cost this event is just $35 and includes your lunch!


9:30 – Welcome
10:40 – Break
11:00 – Breakout Session 1
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Worship
2:15 – Break
2:30 – Breakout Sessions 2
3:30 – Dismiss


Buddy Champion
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Trussville

Larry Hyche
State Missionary, Global Missions, State Board of Missions


Renewing Your Energy and Purpose for Ministry (201)
Matt Rouse,  Minister of Music
First Baptist Church, Decatur

Energy and passion in serving come from being connected to what we feel is purposeful. But the daily grind of ministry can wear us down. This interactive session will focus on identifying “Purpose Killers” in our ministries and rooting them out.

Building Relationships Within the Staff (206)
Scooter Kellum, Associate, Collegiate & Student Ministries
State Board of Missions
To win is to advance the Kingdom of God! In order for a church staff to achieve this win they must work together for the same goal. To WIN!!! The importance of staff relationships is at the pinnacle of importance. Come learn how you can build relationships with your staff and why it matters!!

The Balanced Pastor– time management, spiritual disciplines, quiet times (204)
Nic Seaborn, Pastor
Shades Crest Baptist Church, Birmingham

“Balance is essential for any role in ministry, especially the role of pastor. With the constant pressures and opportunities for service before a pastor, how does one achieve balance? In this breakout session pastors will be able to discuss and consider how to develop and maintain balance in pastoral ministry in every season of life.”

Coaching Parents in Your Church to Have Family Worship in Their Homes/Discipleship (208)
Chelsea Kellum, Preschool & Children’s Minister
Crossroads Baptist Church, Elmore

See what family worship, devotion times, and intentional conversations can look like with kids of all ages in the home so you are able to encourage families in your church to live it out. Parents and guardians have the best opportunity to shape the next generation for Christ on a day-to-day basis. Let’s help them make the most of it!

Instrument and Vocal Mixing 101 (202)
David Inestroza, Hispanic Churches Worship Coordinator
State Board of Missions

This Break Out session will help to equip you in understanding the basics of working the sound for church worship gatherings and/or rehearsals. We will also have a time for Q&A and provide some answers to your questions!

Worship Planning Teams; A Practical Roadmap Toward Collaborative Worship Planning (203)
John Woods, Music & Worship Pastor
Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

“Planning worship can be challenging when you find yourself searching for faithful creativity alone in your office each week. Planning with a team can keep your services fresh, deep, and alive, while also connecting other talented staff and laity into the process. This session will provide a practical approach to planning with a team, including who should be on the team, what resources are helpful in the meeting, and what the collaboration process actually looks like.

The Heart of Worship (205)
Rob Jackson, State Missionary, Director of Church Health
State Board of Missions

“The Heart of Worship” This break-out session seeks to inspire us to return to the heart of worship. For our churches to truly worship, leaders need to be authentic worshipers. Specifically, practical steps are shared to enhance your personal worship, your family worship, and your worship with your staff.

Worship Stations (Worship Area)
Larry Hyche, State Missionary, Men’s Spiritual Development
State Board of Missions

Continue the conversation on how to set up and get your congregation to experience what you just experienced in corporate worship (2nd Breakout Only)

Using Planning Center and ProPresenter in Your Ministry (207)
Josh Spivey, Worship Pastor
Thorington Road Baptist Church, Montgomery

Whether you have never used or want to learn more, these two solutions are a great choice! Planning Center will make your ministry easier and will help you be more effective in communicating with your volunteers and organizing your worship services. ProPresenter is a very user friendly software that will allow you to reach your congregation with ease! And what makes life even better, the two work hand in hand together!


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April 28, 2022
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


First Baptist, Trussville
128 N Chalkville Rd
Trussville, AL 35173 United States
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