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Baptist Communicators Association

BCA 2016 - Falls Creek, Oklahoma

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 13 — "Howdy y'all!"

2 p.m. Officers' meeting
Registration opens — Jordan Welcome Center
Tours of the Falls Creek campus available upon request
2 p.m. OKC Airport Shuttle #1 departs to Falls Creek (by registration only)
4 p.m. OKC Airport Shuttle #2 departs to Falls Creek (by registration only)
4 p.m. Fried Pies & Fellowship for New BCA Members — Mathena Family Event Center
6 p.m. Opening "Oklahoma BBQ" dinner — Mathena Family Event Center
Word of Greetings from Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
"Laughs and Life Serving in the Ministry," Speaker, Walker Moore, author and missionary
8–11 p.m. Evening dessert fellowship — Jordan Welcome Center

Thursday, April 14 — "Hit the (camp) ground running"

6:30 a.m. Fun run 5k at Falls Creek — Race starts outside Jordan Welcome Center
8:00 a.m. Breakfast — Mathena Family Event Center
Speaker, Dr. Gregory Frizzell, author and prayer specialist
9:30–10:30 a.m. Breakout sessions #1 — Mathena Family Event Center
  • "Don't Call it a Setback"
    Longtime communications leader Russ Rankin will offer valuable career and life advice on how to survive and thrive, even after unexpected transition.
  • "The Art of Storytelling"
    Author and missionary Walker Moore, a popular Southern Baptist columnist, will give insight on how to craft a story that touches the hearts of readers.
  • "Integrated Communications for Impact: A Case Study"
    Christian communication strategist and Guerrilla marketing author Chris Forbes talks about how Oklahoma Baptists shared the Gospel with an entire state using market research, media and mobilized churches.
  • "Shoot, Share, Serve"
    Baylor University's director of photography Robbie Rogers explains how to create/build/grow a social media audience with visuals.
10:45–11:45 a.m. Breakout sessions #2 — Mathena Family Event Center
  • "From a Movie Idea to a Movie on Netflix!"
    Filmmakers Chris Forbes and Ricky Pope talk about the award-winning documentary, "Where Was God? Stories of Hope After the Storm," presenting lessons and ideas for making, marketing and distributing independent Christian films.
  • "The Impact of an Image"
    Robbie Rogers leads a discussion on how still photography can capture an audience.
  • "Lessons from the Branding Trenches"
    Ouachita Baptist University creative team Rene and Brooke Zimny share lessons learned from branding efforts in the digital age.
Noon Luncheon — Mathena Family Event Center
Speakers: Kenny Mossman, Assoc. Dir. of Athletics at the Univ. of Oklahoma, and Paula Gower, Assoc. VP for Marketing and Communications at Oklahoma Baptist University
"How to communicate to various audiences and constituencies"
1–2 p.m. BCA Affinity groups — Mathena Family Event Center
  • Editorial — Shawn Hendricks
    Managing Editor/Director of Operations Baptist Press
  • Public Relations/Marketing — Shannon Baker
    Director of Communications, Mid- Atlantic Baptist Network Editor, BaptistLIFE
  • Graphic Design — Eric Yarbrough
    Director, Marketing Design Marketing and Communications Baylor University
  • Electronic Media/Photography — Doug Rogers
    State Missionary Communications & Technology Services Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions
  • Management — Judy Bates
    Department Head Mission:Dignity GuideStone Financial Resources
2–3 p.m. Breakout sessions #3 — Mathena Family Event Center
  • "Handling Hot/Controversial Topics Well"
    In a politically-correct culture, author and Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission vice president for communications Daniel Darling explains how Christians can speak on controversial topics with convictional kindness.
  • "Communicating Beyond Borders: Beating around the Bush and Getting to the Point"
    Oklahoma Baptist University Communication Studies professor Dr. Kaylene Barbe discusses cultural differences in language, thinking styles, and organizing information.
  • "Managing Stories & Content"
    Gary and Tammi Ledbetter of the Southern Baptist Texan talk about how to target content to reach various audiences, as well as share tips at how to manage content.
3–6 p.m. Free time on camp grounds
Zip line, ropes course, games, sports activities, human foosball, outdoor games, hiking and more!
4 p.m. BCA Kickball Game — Shuttle meets outside Jordan Welcome Center
4:30–5:30 p.m. Volunteer Opportunity: Disaster Relief Simulation and Service Project Related to Disaster Relief
6 p.m. Fish and Chicken Fry — Mathena Family Event Center
Speaker, Todd Starnes, Fox News
8 p.m. Movie Night at The Creek — Wynn Missions Center — "Oklahoma"
BCA Bonfire Outdoor Fellowship at Falls Creek (Weather permitting)

Friday, April 15 — "Field trip to OKC"

7–7:45 a.m. Breakfast served — Mathena Family Event Center
Speaker Dr. Gregory Frizzell
8 a.m. Buses depart for OKC — Meet outside Jordan Welcome Center
10 a.m. Tour of OKC National Memorial & Museum
Noon Lunch on your own in Bricktown/Downtown OKC
2 p.m. Business Experience & Tour at Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Museum of the Bible presentation
4:30 p.m. Load buses to go back to Falls Creek
7 p.m. "Western Wingding" Wilmer C. Fields Awards Banquet — Mathena Family Event Center
(Break out your boots, cowboy hat and western wear!)

Saturday, April 16 — "Business Matters & Finishing Well"

7:30 a.m. Breakfast served — Mathena Family Event Center
8:15 a.m. Prayer time — Mathena Family Event Center
8:25 a.m. Devotional with Ian Richardson — Mathena Family Event Center
8:30 a.m. Business meeting, etc. — Mathena Family Event Center
11 a.m. BCA Workshop Concludes
11:30 a.m. Shuttle Bus to OKC Airport (By reservation only. Space is limited).