April 15-18, 2009
As you gear up to pack your cowboy boots and hat for the annual BCA conference to BCA hosted in Country
Music's capital in Nashville April 15-18, prepare to make an impact yourself. We've lassoed up some great
speakers to share in the workshops and packed it full with entertainment, intriguing sessions, and a chance
to minister to each other.
We look forward to seeing you at this year's BCA - yee haw! If you don't have boots to pack, you're more
than likely to return home with a pair. Nashville has its way of rubbing off on its visitors like our
workshops rub off on our members. See you there!
Accommodations for BCA will be at the
Holiday Inn Express Downtown, located at 920 Broadway. The BCA room-rate
is $109 per night, single or double occupancy. Reservations should be
made by contacting the hotel directly at 615-244-0150.
Those staying at the Holiday Inn Express will be able to park there for free.
Those not staying at the hotel can park at the LifeWay Plaza parking deck for free as well.
The Holiday Inn Express recommends and uses
Gray Line Shuttle
($12 one way; $20 roundtrip) for airport shuttle service. The HIE shuttle only services within 2 miles of the hotel.
- Ed Stetzer, director of LifeWay Research, has been called by the Dallas Morning News as "one of the more plain-spoken SBC figures on the challenges the denomination faces in what many are calling a post-denominational age." Ed will present research and examine trends that impact Christians inside and outside the SBC.
- Worship leader and recording artist Travis Cottrell, who this fall is marking his 10th year leading worship for Beth Moore's Living Proof Live events, will speak and give us a dinner concert.
- Dan Miller, career and business coach, speaker and author of the popular book 48 Days to the Work You Love and the 2008 release No More Mondays, will speak on one of his favorite topics - finding your voice by doing what God, by design, purposed for you.
- Tim Bisagno, will speak about his journey as God helped him find his voice in ministry. Tim is founder of MXTV (MissionX Television), a creative, eclectic and uninhibited presentation of the Gospel of Christ for today's younger generation.
- Tim Ellsworth, director of news and media relations at Union University, will discuss the communication efforts that followed the Feb. 5, 2008, EF-4 tornado that hit Union's campus, causing $40 million in damage and destroying 70 percent of the university's student housing. He will offer insights into successes and challenges in Union's crisis communications, and provide advice for other organizations as they seek to prepare for times of crisis and emergency.
- Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits
- The Ministry Marketing Mindset
- New Technologies
- Using Social Media in Ministry
- Speak for Yourself (Media Training) (2 parts)
- How to Write a News/Feature story A to Z
- Integrating Print and Online
- Using SEO to Maximize Visibility Online
- Photography for Dummies
- Advanced Photography
- Design Roundtable
- Creative Design Ideas
- 10 Commandments of Writing
- Working with the Secular Media
- Communicator as Editor, Writer, Photographer & Videographer (2 parts)
- Second Chair Leadership
- Getting the Most Out of a Small Staff
- Roundtable for State Paper Associate/Managing Editors
- Covering Disasters
- Video for Dummies
- Realities and Challenges, 2009 and beyond
- Lost & Found: info from the author of the new book