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Calvary Baptist Church

3005 TX-150 Loop,

Bastrop, TX

Bonus Event

Friday, September 30, 2022

Pastor & Ministry Leader's Dinner, 6-9 PM

About TDC

Discipleship isn't a ministry of the church; it is THE ministry of the church.

THE Discipleship Conference defines what it is to be a disciple and what it means to make disciples who make disciples by instilling disciple-making in every ministry. Participants will have access to training in biblical discipleship as well as the tools necessary to implement discipleship within a variety of ministries.


Schedule & Registration
Choose One or Both Events

Schedule & Registration

Friday, September 30, 6-9 PM

Pastor & Ministry Leader's Dinner

  • 6:00-6:30: Check-in 

  • 6:30-7:00: Dinner & Welcome

  • 7:00-7:15: Worship & Prayer

  • 7:15-7:45: Plenary – What does it mean to "make disciples?"

  • 8:00-8:45: Keynote - Is a disciple-making movement viable in the US context?

  • 8:45-9:00: Introductions to Saturday Sessions, Breakouts, and Presenters

  • 9:00: Closing prayer

Saturday, October 1,

8:30 AM-3 PM

THE Discipleship Conference

  • 8:30-9:00: Check-in

  • 9:00-9:15: Welcome, Worship, Prayer

  • 9:15-9:45: Plenary - Defining Discipleship

  • 9:45-10:25: Keynote 1 - The Command is to "Make Disciples"

  • 10:30-11:25: Breakout 1

  • 11:30-12:25: Breakout 2

  • 12:30-12:55: Box Lunch

  • 1:00-1:55: Breakout 3

  • 2:00-2:30: Keynote 2: Playing Your Part

  • 2:30-2:45: Plenary - Practicum

  • 2:45-3:00: Worship, Prayer, Dismissal


(Register for one or both events)


Pastor & Ministry Leader's Dinner 

While the focus will be on pastors and ministry leaders, this dinner is open to all. (Cost: $15)


THE Discipleship Conference 

This conference is for everyone. Registration includes main sessions, three breakouts, and a box lunch. (Cost $10)

Register for one or both here:

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The registration deadline for both events is Wednesday, Sept. 28. Space is limited.

Saturday Breakouts


Each Topic Will Be Offered During Each of The Three Breakout Sessions

The Discipleship Toolbelt: 


Discipleship is a process that moves at varying speeds but has tangible outcomes. This session introduces participants to basic tools and strategies for initial discipleship and what steps to take next.

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Cross-Cultural Connections: 

Muslim and Hindu women in your community often live within an insulated bubble (to keep others at a distance). Learn creative ways to make connections with the intent of sharing the love of Jesus.

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Family Discipleship:


If you have ever thought that discipling within your family was too hard, this breakout is for you! Come see how to include discipleship in everyday situations.

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Cross-Cultural Communication:

Knowing a few simple, effective communication bridges helps us get from "hello" to sharing the gospel when encountering Hindus and Muslims in our communities. What to do next is important too.

Brewing Tea

Discipleship in Outreach:


We need to show love with our works and be ready with our words. This breakout focuses on transitioning from demonstrating God's love to declaring the good news and making disciples.

Food Packing

Discipling in Crisis:


When tragedy strikes, and it will, discipleship can become much more complicated. This session teaches important perspectives and skills that help you disciple people in crisis more effectively.

Holding hands

Our Presenters

Just Added: Special Guest Speaker - Brother Kenny

Brother Kenny is an indigenous disciple maker from an Indian Ocean island nation. Along with his wife and two sons, they are engaging the lost and raising leaders from their home country by making disciples that make disciples throughout the whole of Africa and across Europe. 


Jeff & Denise Gray

Keynote Speaker

Jeff is a published educator who served with his family for fifteen years in Africa and Asia facilitating numerous church planting and disciple-making movements. Jeff now serves as a Discipleship Pastor in Pace, Florida and Denise is a mental health counselor.

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Discipleship in Outreach

With a heart for authentic and creative discipleship, Sean has been involved in the launching of 41 ministries in six states and two countries. He recently began serving as Program Director for Feed the Need Missions with his wife, Erin. They have two children serving alongside them as well.

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The Discipleship Toolbelt

Brother Erin served for 20 years in creative access and as a discipleship trainer in Asia resulting in numerous discipleship and church-planting movements. He is currently serving as a Pastor of Discipleship in Central Texas and is a discipleship coach for a variety of ministries and missions.

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Family Discipleship

Derek has been a Next Generations Pastor for 19 years, six of those years at Calvary Baptist Church in Bastrop. He and his wife, Rebekah, have four children ranging in age from 10 to 25. They love helping families find simple ways to make discipleship an intentional daily activity.


Kevin & Holley


Cross-Cultural Discipleship

Kevin and Holley served 23 years discipling national leaders in South Asia. Kevin is the author of Camel: How Muslims are coming to faith in Christ. They now serve with Global Gates reaching the world's least evangelized people groups who have come to global gateway cities.

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Discipling in Crisis

Bishop is a Professional Healthcare Chaplain who has served in both hospital and hospice settings for the past four years. Prior to this, Bishop spent fourteen years in church ministry as a youth pastor and senior pastor.  He has a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care with a focus on pastoral counseling.

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