Greater Austin Area Prison Ministries Conference 2019
AGENDA

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Empowering the Church for Prison Ministry

November 7, 2019
9 am – 4 pm
Austin Ridge Bible Church Bee Cave Campus
9300 Bee Cave Rd, Austin TX 78733

8:30 – 9:00  Registration & Coffee   Vendor Hall

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome & Opening Prayer

Overview by MC, Kit Van Arsdale
Praise & Worship, Pastor Travis Gray

9:15 – 9:35 “Vision for the Church at Austin”

Rob Harrell,  President, Austin Global Ambassadors

9:35 – 9:55 “Unifying the Church Around Prison Ministry”

James Ackerman, President & CEO of Prison Fellowship

9:55 – 10:15 “Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders: Seminary in Prison”

Dr. Don Davis, Senior Vice President & Executive Director, The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI)

10:15 – 10:30  Break    Coffee in Vendor Hall

10:30 – 11:15  “Identity Transformation, Offender-Led Religious Movements and Criminal Justice Reform”

Dr. Byron Johnson, Director, Institute for Studies of Religion, Distinguished Professor of The Social Sciences, Baylor University

11:15 – 12:00 “What is the Church Doing in Prison Ministry? A National Perspective”

PANEL:
Dr. Karen Swanson, Director of the Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.
Rev. Joe Williams, Executive Director CMCA – Correctional Ministries & Chaplains Association.
Pastor Bob Taylor, Executive Director, Cons Helping Cons
Board Members, CMCA Correctional Ministries & Chaplains Assoc.

12:00 – 12:15  Praise & Worship, PMOT Vision, Implementation

Pastor Travis Gray
MC Kit Van Arsdale

12:15 – 1:00  Lunch      Fill Out Survey

 

1:00 – 1:30  Get Plugged into Prison Ministry,  Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1

“Behind the Walls”

Travis Gray, The God of Hope Ministries

Breakout Session 2

“Reentry”

Ted Smith, World Impact, Inc.

Matt Thomas, Firm Foundations Ministries

Breakout Session 3

“Families & Victims”

Jim Young, Texas Baptist Men

1:30 – 2:00  Get Plugged into Prison Ministry,  Breakout Sessions  REPEATED

Breakout Session 1

“Behind the Walls”

Travis Gray, The God of Hope Ministries

Breakout Session 2

“Reentry”

Ted Smith, World Impact, Inc.

Matt Thomas, Firm Foundations Ministries

Breakout Session 3

“Families & Victims”

Jim Young, Texas Baptist Men

2:00 – 3:00 Church Leader Symposium: “Outrageous Justice: A Curriculum for Mobilizing the Church to Advocate for Justice that Restores”

Heather Rice-Minus, VP of Government Affairs and Church Mobilization, Prison Fellowship.

3:00 – 4:00  Closing

Closing Comments,  Benediction,  Vendor Hall