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BCA 2021 - Virtual Workshop

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 20

Note: All times listed are EST.

Noon Welcome
Margaret Colson & Jim Veneman, with co-hosts Bobby Puffenburger & Meredith Flynn

New Member Welcome
Brandon Elrod

12:15 p.m. Keynote Address 1
Keeping Your Faith Amid Out-of-Control Circumstances

Hear incredible stories of Michele Rigby Assad’s 10-year career in the CIA. Through many hard-to-imagine and life-threatening experiences, Michele learned that life’s unexpected, unanticipated and unwelcome moments—no matter how painful—can be redeemed and transformed by God for His purposes and His glory. It’s a vital message in today’s world of unexpected and often unwelcome experiences.
12:40 p.m. Q/A and remarks
Meredith Flynn and Bobby Puffenburger
12:50 p.m. Introduction to Breakout Options 1
A Word from Our Sponsor: Baptist Press

Meredith Flynn and Bobby Puffenburger
12:55 p.m. Breakouts 1
  • Communicating Christian Truth in a Post-Christian Society: How Our Christian Witness Can Influence the Future of Communications
    In this breakout session, public relations practitioner Elizabeth Bristow will discuss the importance of communicating gospel truth and demonstrating salt and light in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

  • How Lacking a Social Media Strategy Is Hurting Your Organization
    Many leaders don't understand how to utilize social media channels in a way that will help their organization grow. It all comes down to this: Lacking a social media strategy can hurt an organization. In this workshop, Haley Veturis will discuss a strategy that will have you feeling confident in your social media presence, drive channel engagement, and ultimately, help grow your organization.

  • When God Calls, But the Bank Doesn’t
    Is God calling you to use your gifts for his purpose, but there is no visible way to pay for it? Doug Keesey and Paul Wynn will lead a session based on their recent experience of launching a non-profit ministry to share the gospel with unreached people groups through video. They will speak about lessons learned (so far) on stepping out in faith and finding others who share your vision.

  • The Power of Documentary Story-Telling (two sessions)
    Walk with Chris Sinclair for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the production of "Free Burma Rangers" as it was filmed in the war zones of Burma and Iraq. Hear about the impact of the full-length documentary on the lives of people caught in the horrors of war in Burma and Iraq, on Chris’ life, and on the lives of people throughout the nation who have viewed this limited-release production.

    Session 1 will focus on Chris’ video storytelling journey over the course of this eight-year project, some personal events that played a role in shaping the narrative and the main messages in the film.
1:15 p.m. Let's Chat
A Word from Our Sponsor: NAMB

Meredith Flynn and Bobby Puffenburger
1:20 p.m. SNAC [Something New And Creative]
Listening to Stories

TAB Media is dabbling in the serial storytelling podcast realm, telling narrated stories edited with interview and other sound clips, one season at a time. Hear from the host, Grace Thornton, how that got started and how it's working so far.
1:30 p.m. Introduction to affinity groups
1:35 p.m. Affinity Groups
1:55 p.m. SNAC [Something New And Creative]
Finding Your Voice and Sticking with It

Finding your organization’s one, true, inner message can be extremely hard to find and even harder to drill into your audience. But taking time to identify your organization’s core helps you better understand what message you should be vocalizing. And once you find it, you must commit to it long enough until you hear your audience naturally singing it. Brandon Pickett and Ish LaBiosa will talk about how they found their organization’s core message and how that is now flowing out and reverberating back.
2:00 p.m. Introduction to Keynote Address 2
A Word from Our Sponsor: IMB

Meredith Flynn and Bobby Puffenburger
2:10 p.m. Keynote Address 2
Re-Invent: Is It Time to Revive Your Career and Calling?

The dictionary defines “reinvent” as “remake, redo, and bring back into a different form - to revive.” It’s human nature to get stuck in our career, and even while the world experiences accelerated change, too often, we creatively stagnate. In this important session, media producer and consultant Phil Cooke will share the three major re-inventions he’s experienced in his career, and the keys to jumpstarting your own. As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, there’s never been a better time to rethink our purpose and revive what God has called us to accomplish.
2:40 p.m. Q/A and remarks
Meredith Flynn and Bobby Puffenburger
2:45 p.m. Introduction to Breakout Options 2
A Word from Our Sponsor: GuideStone

Meredith Flynn and Bobby Puffenburger
2:50 p.m. Breakouts 2
  • The Power of Documentary Story-Telling (two sessions)
    Walk with Chris Sinclair for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the production of “Free Burma Rangers” as it was filmed in the war zones of Burma and Iraq. Hear about the impact of the full-length documentary on the lives of people caught in the horrors of war in Burma and Iraq, on Chris’ life, and on the lives of people throughout the nation who have viewed this limited-release production.

    Session 2 will focus on the technical/production side of the documentary, including sifting through massive amounts of footage, editing as a remote team, working with translators, honoring cultural insights and working with cross-cultural subjects to tell the best story as well as audience response.

  • Communicating Across Borders
    Today’s society is increasingly tribalized and polarized, and ideological, cultural, and political borders separate affinity groups from one another. In this session, Tina Boesch will lead participants to consider how story, symbol, beauty, and mystery can help us communicate gospel truth graciously in this complex environment.

  • From Fumes to Full: How to Fill an Empty Tank
    “Innovate” is from the Latin word innovatus: "to renew, restore;" also "to change." The speed of change can leave us struggling to keep pace with new events, technology and news. But how do we renew and restore our souls in the process before we stall, or crash? Ben Hanna will discuss the importance of filling our “tanks,” which often run on empty.

  • Rebranding: How We Changed Our Name Without Losing Our Identity
    “It’s just a new logo, right?” Wrong! There’s more to a name change than you ever imagined. Learn from Mike Schueler about the rebranding mistakes and successes that transformed one of the SBC’s largest foundations.
3:10 p.m. Let's Chat
A Word from Our Sponsor: TAB Media

Meredith Flynn and Bobby Puffenburger
3:15 p.m. SNAC [Something New And Creative]
Going Longer, Getting Gold: Creativity from Bootcamp to Booth Space

Are you stuck in a rut? Is your creativity lacking? Jeremy Honea and Joshua Minatrea will share how they learned to push past their limits and solve creative problems with relevance and novelty. Nuggets included!
3:25 p.m. Conclusion and Invitation to Awards Recognition
Meredith Flynn and Bobby Puffenburger
3:30 p.m. Business Session
Jim Veneman, BCA president

Join us to hear all the nitty-gritty of what’s going on with BCA, and you will have an opportunity to win a free registration to the 2022 BCA workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana. Must be present to win!
4:00 p.m. See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 21

11:00 a.m. BCA divisional awards are posted online
Noon Celebrate! BCA Grand Prize winners are announced.
Brooke Zimny
1:00 p.m. Close of Awards