LABC Education Conferences

Preschool Teachers:
Babies to Five Year Olds: What Can We Really Teach Them? Or Should We Just Let Them Play?

Sunday, Jan. 23
5:00-6:45 p.m.
Led by Dr. Joyce Oliver
Minister to preschoolers, Saint  Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville

for all preschool Sunday School teachers and nursery workers, extended session workers, all preschool missions leaders (Preschool MMM), and the Children’s Ministry Team.

Children’s Teachers:
One Hour a Week: What a Difference We Can Make!

Sunday, Jan. 23
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Led by Dr. Joyce Oliver

Minister to preschoolers, Saint  Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville

for all children’s Sunday School teachers and mission leaders (RAs, GAs, Planet 56), and the Children’s Ministry Team.

Family Ministry:
"It T
akes a Church" to Raise a Child: How Can We Partner Together to Make a Lifelong Difference...for the Children and for Each Other
Sunday, Jan. 23, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Led by Dr. Joyce Oliver

Minister to preschoolers, Saint  Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville

for parents of preschoolers and children, preschool & children’s leaders, and the Children’s Ministry Team.

 About Joyce Oliver
Joyce received her Doctorate in Education from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has taught numerous courses at Southern Seminary, Asbury College, and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. She was the design editor and writer for "Heart for Missions" Vacation Bible School curriculum (Some of you will remember that we have used this curriculum several times including at Nada. Leaders and the children always had a great time with it.) As Minister with Young Families at Saint Matthew's Baptist Church, Joyce's responsibilities include 3 areas: (1) Staff Minister – the way I say it is “I am a minister first and a specialist second.”; (2) Supervisor of Directors of Parents Day Out and Weekday Preschool; and (3) Minister with Young Families giving leadership to all church activities as they relate to young children including Sunday School, Worship Care, Wednesday evening programs, summer programs, Vacation Bible School, special events, etc.

Dr. Joyce Oliver Bio


 Adult Teachers:
Teaching Resources for a Variety of Learning Styles

Sunday, Jan. 23
5:00-7:00 p.m.

For all adult Sunday School teachers and all who are interesting in teaching adults. Adults learn in a variety of ways through reflection, study, experience, relationships or a combination. David will provide a number of resource for helping adults encounter God through scripture, including using Smyth & Helwys curriculum, new media, and more. For anyone interested, David will talk about faithelement online Bible study from 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Led by
Dr. David Cassady

David Cassady is the president and founder of FaithLab, a creative services and publishing firm focused on the needs of churches and religious organizations. Before FaithLab, he was Publisher and Executive Vice President for Smyth & Helwys Publishing (which most of our adult Sunday School classes use), where he worked for over 16 years. David has also served on the ministry staff of churches in Kentucky and Arkansas. He holds a Ph.D. in Christian Education and an M.Div. C.E. from Southern Seminary.

Raised in Arkansas, David was raised with an appreciation for the outdoors, family and faith. He married Rejeana, his college sweetheart (celebrating 30 years of marriage this May), and has enjoyed watching two children grow. Megan is a junior in high school, and Jonathan a junior in college.

David is particularly interested in the opportunities that technology and new media forms provide for strengthening ministry in churches. He enjoys photography and collects vintage computers.

Youth Teachers & Parents:
Relating to Teens

Sunday, Jan. 30
6:00-8:00 p.m.

We will look at the various dimensions of understanding adolescents--mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, social and family. We will consider the culture of teens and how they learn through different learning styles. LABC youth will join us for a dialogue during part of the conference. All youth teachers and leaders, Youth Ministry Team members, and our youth ministers are encouraged to attend.

Led by
Dr. Wade Rowatt

long time counselor and professor of pastoral care, author of Adolescents in Crisis and currently professor of pastor care at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky located on the campus of Georgetown College.