AGENDA November 7th, 2019.  Empowering the Church for Prison Ministry

9 am – 3 pm
Greater Austin Area Prison Ministries Conference
Austin Ridge Bible Church Bee Cave
9300 Bee Cave Rd, Austin TX 78733

 

8:30 – 9:00  Registration & Breakfast   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,  Executive Director, ABBA

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, TUMI

10:15 – 10:20  Greetings from the White House  – Vice President Mike Pence

via Video

10:20 – 10:35  Break    Coffee in Vendor Hall

 

10:35 – 11:20  “More God, Less Crime”

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

11:20 – 12:00 “What is the Church Doing in Prison Ministry? A National Perspective”

PANEL:
Dr. Karen Swanson
Rev. Joe Williams
Pastor Jerry Blassingame
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, Worldwide Impact, TUMI

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, Worldwide Impact, TUMI

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 Church Mobilization, Prison Fellowship.

3:00 – 4:00  Closing

Closing Comments,  Benediction,  Vendor Hall