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.

The MINCE Approach
Dr. Eddie Moody
Next Meeting TBD
Find out more about the MINCE approach here.

Sessions hosted in partnership with WNAC (view the complete list of 2023/2024 sessions here):

Caregiver to Aging Parents
Elizabeth Hodges
December 12 – 9:00 AM &  6:00 PM CT
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Grandparent Grief
Carolyn Dwyer
January 9 – 9:00 AM &  6:00 PM CT
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Surviving Infidelity
Jody Sullivan
February 13 – 9:00 AM &  6:00 PM CT
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How to Say No / Mental Health
Mandy Mitchell & Ralinda Aspey
March 12 – 9:00 AM &  6:00 PM CT
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Ministering to Teenagers
Deirdre Vickers
April 9 – 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.

The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why They Are Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?
January 18, 11:00 AM CT – Chapters 1-3
February 1, 11:00 AM CT – Chapters 4-7
February 29, 11:00 AM CT – Chapters 8-11
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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
January 23 – 1:00 PM CT

Pastor’s Wife Hangout
Mrs. Carolyn Dwyer
9:00 AM and 6:00 PM CT
February 20, March 19, April 16

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.