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BCA 2014 - Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Ridgecrest Workshop Schedule - April 9-12, 2014
Workshop Program (.pdf)

Wednesday, April 9

Noon BCA Officers Meeting/Lunch
2 p.m. Workshop Registration (Mtn Laurel Lobby)
4:30 p.m. New Member Fellowship (Johnson Spring 2B)
sponsored by Baptist Press
6 p.m. Opening Dinner Cookout (Mtn Laurel Fire Ring)
sponsored by the Biblical Recorder and the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina

Thursday, April 10

7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Johnson Spring 2B) - Welcome & Devotional
Devotional by Keelan Cook, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Center for Great Commission Studies | Sponsored by the North American Mission Board
8:45-10 a.m. Media Panel (Johnson Spring 2C)
Warren Cole Smith | Vice President of World News Group
Todd Starnes | Columnist, Commentator, and Host of "Fox News & Commentary"
Allan Blume | Editor of the Biblical Recorder
Ginny Dent Brant | Writer, Speaker, and Author of "Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World"
Alex McFarland | Speaker, Writer, Christian Apologetics Expert, Director of the Center for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University
Moderator: Trennis Henderson | Vice President for Communications at Ouachita Baptist University
10 a.m. Refreshment Break sponsored by SBC International Mission Board
10:30-11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
  1. What Christians Can Learn From Cable News (Mtn Laurel 1A)
    Todd Starnes of Fox News will share lessons and a few tips from the fast-paced, competitive and sometimes cutthroat world of cable news that every Christian communicator should know.
  2. Everyone Has a Platform - Use Yours for Ministry (Mtn Laurel 1B)
    Roman Gabriel III has been covering Super Bowls, interviewing sports personalities, and sharing stories about faith, family and sports for more than 20 years. Hear how everyone can use whatever platform they have to impact others for Christ.
  3. Secrets to Turning Life’s Disasters into a Calling (Mtn Laurel 1C)
    Ginny Dent Brant, author of "Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World" and daughter of well-known political figure Harry Dent, will explain how she turned a scandal into an opportunity to use her talents for the Lord.
  4. Why Christian Communicators Must Defend Convictions (Mtn Laurel 1D)
    Alex McFarland, an expert in Christian apologetics, shares why Baptist communicators must be equipped and ready to defend their faith and help educate others on what they believe and why they believe it.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Keynote Luncheon: (Johnson Spring 2B)
Sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Warren Cole Smith of World News Group discusses "Prodigal Press: Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media." Smith explains how media has changed, continues to change and why Christian communicators should be prepared.
2-5 p.m. Outreach Project (Asheville)
Prayer Walking and Researching People Groups
6 p.m. Dinner with Affinity Groups (Johnson Spring 2B)
Sponsored by Guidestone Financial Resources
Affinity Group Leaders: Shannon Baker, Marketing/Public Relations; Jennifer Rash, Editorial; K. Brown, Photography; Doug Rogers, Electronic Media; Stella Prather, Management.

Friday, April 11

7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Johnson Spring 2B)
Devotional by Jim Veneman, BCA President | Sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources
8 a.m. Depart for Samaritan's Purse (Boone, North Carolina)
11:30-12:45 p.m. Lunch (Samaritan's Purse)
6:30 p.m. Wilmer C. Fields Awards Banquet

Saturday, April 12

7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Johnson Spring 2B)
Devotional by Allan Blume, Editor of Biblical Recorder | Sponsored by Florida Baptist Convention
8:40 a.m. BCA Business Session
10 a.m. Adjourn
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