Friday, September 30th

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


Saturday, October 1st

THE Conference - 8:30 AM - 3 PM



Calvary Baptist Church - Bastrop


THE Discipleship Conference


THE Disciple Conference is a time of strategic fellowship and training that considers the question, "Are we making disciples?"

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

THE Disciple 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:


Friday, September 30,

6-9 PM:

Pastor's & 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


Pastors & Ministry Leaders Dinner

  • While the focus will be on pastors and ministry leaders, this dinner is open to all.

  • Cost: $15

  • Registration Link

THE Conference

  • This is for everyone.

  • Registration includes three breakouts and a box lunch.

  • Cost $10.

  • Registration Link

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

Our Presenters


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 working with churches and non-profits. He recently began serving as the Program Director for Feed the Need Missions along with his wife, Erin, and two children.

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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 various 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 25 to 10. 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, having 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.



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 will introduce participants to basic tools and strategies for initial discipleship and what steps to take next.

  • Cross-Cultural Communication: Knowing a few simple effective communicative bridges helps us get from "hello" to sharing the gospel when encountering Hindus and Muslims in your community. What to do next is important too.

  • Cross-Cultural Connections: Muslim and Hindu women in your community often live within an insulated (to keep you out) bubble. Learn creative ways of making connections with the intent of sharing the love of Jesus.

  • Discipleship in Outreach: We need to show love with our works and be ready with our words. This breakout will focus on transitioning from demonstrating God's love to declaring the good news.

  • Family Discipleship: If you have thought that having discipleship happen in your family was too hard, this is the breakout for you. Come see how to include discipleship in everyday situations.

  • Discipling in Crisis: When tragedy strikes, and it will, discipleship can become much more complicated. In this breakout, we will learn about the perspectives and skills necessary to help disciple people in crisis.