Rick Howerton

Rick Howerton

Rick Howerton spent 13 years as the small group specialist at LifeWay Church Resources; three years with NavPress as their small group specialist; and is currently serving at the Kentucky Baptist Convention, as church consultant for the south central region of Kentucky. He has been a groups pastor, collegiate pastor, teaching pastor, senior pastor, and church planter. He is a highly sought after trainer and speaker, and is the author of multiple books and Bible studies. Rick’s deepest passion and his goal in life is to see, “a biblical small group within walking distance of every person on the planet, making disciples that make disciples.”

10 Essential Awarenesses: Transformation in a Post-Christian Era
Every small group meeting is a moment in time when someone’s life could be forever transformed. While most small group leaders are vividly aware of how to host a group gathering, it is essential that every small group leader be aware of what’s going on around them. This session will unearth 10 essentials that often go unnoticed.
Breakout Session #1, Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Room 107

8 Small Group Leader Essentials
There are some essentials of small group leadership that are often overlooked. During this session, we will unveil each of these essentials and discuss their importance. If you want to have a group that sees God at work, this session is for you.
Breakout Session #2, Friday, 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Room 107

What a Disciple-Making Group Leader Does
Small groups are disciple-making groups. During this session, we will climb into the practical things a group leader does to make disciples that make disciples.
Breakout Session #3, Saturday, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 107

Building Authentic Communities
Without high levels of authenticity, a small group will simply be another Bible study. Authenticity is the key to being a transformational group. Authenticity is not experienced without a systematic approach to it. During this session, we will unearth how to turn your group into a biblical, Christian community.
Breakout Session #4, Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Room 107