TRANSITIONS is a VIRTUAL conference focused on helping church leaders (i.e.: pastors, associate pastors, discipleship pastors, education pastors, age-group pastors, men’s and women ministry leaders, and ministry volunteers) equip the church to make disciples as they move forward following a year of challenges and obstacles. Content will focus upon helping the church and church leaders’ transition to:

  1. A New World – The culture of the church, community, and world has experienced radical change. How will churches and leaders respond to these new church and community transitions?
  2. A New Way of Thinking – Responding to this new world will require a new way of thinking. Evaluating past paradigms and the creation of new paradigms that remain theological sound and solidly focused on the gospel message will be needed. How will you respond personally and emotionally to these transitions?
  3. A New Work – Churches will work differently in order to make disciples. Leaders will work differently in order to equip the church. What will this new work look like?

Includes entire event, all BACE benefits, and access for one-year!

March 25 Disciple Leaders Virtual Conference

Featuring Carey Nieuwhof

Carey will spend extensive time with us during the conference focusing on “Responding to Transitions: Cultural Shifts Taking Place in the Church and Community.” These shifts will include discussing the culture’s view of the church, church attendance, church staffing, and the challenge of measuring results. His segment includes a presentation, Q&A, and breakout gatherings to discuss and apply his content.

Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church. He’s the author of several best-selling books, writes one of today’s most widely read Christian leadership blogs at and hosts the top-rated Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. He holds degrees in law, theology and history.


Matt Engle

Engagement Transitions: Building Trust in a New World

Matt is a former pastor who is currently Executive Director of Ministry Innovation Labs at Gloo. He’s a speaker, author, and an expert in decision making within the church. Matt helps people and organizations understand how data, analytics, and insights can help them grow.

Ken Bevel

Community Transitions: Rethinking Evangelism and Missions

Ken is the Pastor of Membership and Local Missions, Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany, GA. Ken was also featured in the role as Lieutenant Michael Simmons in the 2008 inspirational movie “Fireproof” and the role of Nathan Hayes in “Courageous.”

Lyle Wells

Leadership Transitions: The Personal Challenges of Leadership

Lyle is the President of Integrus Leadership. He is an author, speaker and valued advisor to leaders in ministry. Lyle has served as a Senior Pastor and church planter, as well as an Executive Senior Pastor. His personal mission is to “equip and encourage the leaders of leaders.”

Jamie Dew

Transitions: Keep Moving Forward in Making Disciples

Jamie is the president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College. Previously, he was the dean of the College at Southeastern, has served as a senior pastor and in a variety of church ministry positions including minister to adults, youth minister, and interim pastor.