Growing Together

Although there are times when we have all been tired of Zoom in the last few months, the pandemic has taught us that Zoom, and other technologies have created the opportunity for people all over the world to come together. We are excited to announce some of these opportunities.

Find the full schedule below. To register, email us at to learn about the requirements and expectations to participate in these discussions.

Ask a Church Planter
Chad Kivette
October 17 ­– 6:00 PM CT
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Sessions hosted in partnership with WNAC (view the complete list of 2023/2024 sessions here):

Loving Your Pastor’s Wife
Debe Taylor
October 10 – 9:00 AM &  6:00 PM CT
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Juggling All the Pieces
Melanie Franks
November 14 – 6:00 PM CT
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Caregiver to Aging Parents
Elizabeth Hodges
December 12 – 9:00 AM &  6:00 PM CT
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Book Discussions

We all learn from reading a good book; however, we can harness even more of that knowledge when we read and discuss. We have several opportunities for book discussions coming up.

Ronald Callaway
9 de october­– 7:00 PM CT

Mutual Encouragement Groups

We can often learn much and be encouraged just by getting together and discussion issues we are facing in the ministry. We have encouragement groups for both pastors and pastors’ wives.

Dr. Tim York will lead a Pastor Hangout. This will be an opportunity for pastors discuss any concerns they have and resources that might be available to them.

Mrs. Carolyn Dwyer will lead a Pastor’s Wife Hangout. During this meeting she will encourage and provide resources to help support pastors’ wives.

Pastor’s Hangout
Dr. Tim York
Hangouts will resume in Fall 2023

Pastor’s Wife Hangout
Mrs. Carolyn Dwyer
9:00 AM and 6:00 PM CT
September 19, October 17, November 7

Subculture Discussions

Churches who have taken the Know Your Community report through the Executive Office are welcome to join online discussions on reaching particular subcultures.

Reaching Comfortable Empty Nesters
Jonathan Locklear
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Reaching the In Style Subculture
Ed Goode
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Reaching College Towns
Faron Thebeau
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Reaching Savvy Suburbanites
Ryan Giles
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Professional Counseling

From time to time, all of us could benefit from having someone we can talk to confidentially. The Executive Office, in partnership with Free Will Baptist North American Ministries, offers the Refresh Program for churches and pastors. A new resource of that program is confidential counseling through professional counselor Tom Jones. IM Inc., Free Will Baptist Foundation, and Board of Retirement are also partners/supporters of this program. If this is something you would like to know more about, call us at 877-767-7659 or email us at and we will explain how you can take advantage of these resources.