Church Health & Leadership

Leadership - PNG

Church growth is a very important factor in the success of a church ministry.  The links below will guide you to a few resources to help your church thrive, grow, and succeed.

Leadership & Church Health Staff

Fred Creason

Fred Creason has years of experience as a university and seminary professor, pastor, and director of missions. Fred’s areas of expertise include English Bible, Biblical and Systematic Theology, New Testament Greek, Leadership Development, and Pastoral Ministry. Fred is equipped to help churches in discipleship training, strategic planning, leadership assessments (including gifts, personalities, etc..). Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and small groups..

Lynn Nikkel

Executive Director  Nikkel’s talents include transitional pastor ministry connections & contacts, church conflict prevention and resolution, and other leadership development ministries and processes.

Beth Williams

Leadership Ministry Assistant

Ministries:

Collegiate Ministries

Church Planting & Evangelism is committed to providing churches and church staff with relevant resources that help the better reach the lost for Christ; grow believers into spiritually mature, on-mission Christians; and, advance the Kingdom of God. One method of carrying out this purpose is to assist ministry to college campuses in Wyoming as partners with local associations and churches. We assist in this ministry through shared funding for the work of local campus ministry directors and programs, in cooperation with the North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, and other local ministries.

Contact:  Don Whalen   whalen@wyomingsbc.org

 

Baptist Collegiate Ministries in Wyoming:

University of Wyoming LCCC, BCM, Wyo Tech, and International Students

Director: Doug Wookey

1114 Grand Ave. Laramie, WY 82070

307-760-0493       uwbcm@outlook.com

Casper College BCM

Directors: Ed and Rebecca Tharp

2121W 40th Casper, WY 82604

307-258-4562       sweet_ed@juno.com

Northern Wyoming Community http://wyobcm@gmail.comCollege BCM

Directors: Shane and Becky Rosty

629 Osprey Blvd. Sheridan, WY 82801

307-752-6058      srosty@gmail.com

Western Wyoming College BCM

Director:  Johnathan Bush

2500 College Dr.  Rock Springs,WY 82901

jobu6398@hotmail.com

Laramie County Community College Director: Vacant

Northwest College BCM

Director:  Scott Reekers

466 N. Douglas St, Powell, WY 82435

(307)-299-3495   scott.reekers81@gmail.com

Central Wyoming College BCM

Director:  Eric Reid

806 Arroyo Ave.   Riverton, WY.  82501

307-851-3817   cwcbcmdirector@gmail.com

 

Wyoming Tech

Director:   David Graeff

4226 Crestridge St.  Laramie, Wyoming  82070

(307) 760-4421  graefffamily4@gmail.com

Family Ministry

The need for family ministry in our churches and communities is almost overwhelming. It is quite obvious and has been for numerous years that the family is under attack. The church is being called on now more than ever to provide support and hold up the biblical perspective of the family as the standard of measurement. The Leadership Development

Strategist of the WSBC is committed to resourcing Wyoming Southern Baptists in this area of ministry. Video and written resources are available through the WSBC media library for a short-term loan.

Contact Beth Williams at bwilliams@wyomingsbc.org for information about how to request a resource.

Additional resources are available through Lifeway Church Resources by logging onto www.lifeway.com.

Evangelism resources are available through the North American Mission Board at www.namb.net.

Mission opportunities are available for families through Volunteer Connection, a ministry of WMU SBC. Information about these possibilities is available at www.wmu.com.

Resort and Leisure Ministry

If you think about ski resorts when you hear the phrase “resort and leisure ministry” you would not be wrong but you would be omitting many of the settings where this type of ministry can occur. Other settings include: lakes and rivers, national parks, state and county parks, campgrounds, marinas, festival marketplaces, hotels, resorts and rodeos.

Tourism is an important industry in Wyoming and provides many settings for ministry and evangelism to occur. Methods of resort and leisure ministry include, but are not limited to, day camps, campground worship services, employee Bible studies, ski slope worship services and scripture distribution.

Additional information is available through the NAMB website at:http://www.namb.net/evangelism/specialministries/resort_leisure.

Single Adult Ministry

Do you have any single adults in your church? If you answered “no” to that question you should think again. Many times single adults are overlooked or forgotten in our churches whether they are never married or single again. Your church may be missing an often overlooked opportunity for ministry if they are not thinking about the single adults in their fellowship and community.

Contact Beth Williams at bwilliams@wyomingsbc.org to check out a resource. Additional resources are available through Lifeway Church Resources by logging onto www.lifeway.com .

Music and Worship

The WSBC is committed to providing churches and church staff with relevant resources that help to better reach the lost for Christ; grow believers into spiritually mature, on-mission Christians; and, advance the Kingdom of God.

“Nothing is higher on God’s agenda for Himself and for His people than true worship.   To God worship is so vital that to fail to experience genuine worship is fatal.   Yet it is possible to go through life thinking we have worshiped without ever having done so.” ( Worship: Believer Experiencing God, by Henry Blackaby and Ron Owens)

Also, in an effort to assist churches in developing meaningful biblical worship experiences, we maintain a selection of worship resources in our Media Library.   This includes books on worship, as well as materials for musical worship.   For information on resources available please contact Beth Williams at bwilliams@wyomingsbc.org.

Sunday School

Sunday School is the foundational strategy in a local church for leading people to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and for building on-mission Christians through open Bible study groups that engage people in evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship.

The WSBC is committed to providing churches and church staff with relevant resources that help them better reach the lost for Christ; grow believers into spiritually mature, on-mission Christians; and, advance the Kingdom of God.

The WSBC Sunday School also maintains a Sunday School training team that is prepared to conduct consultations and clinics.  To inquire about a possible consultation at your local Wyoming church, or for more information on any of these events of services, please contact Fred Creason at creason@wyomingsbc.org or Beth Williams at bwilliams@wyomingsbc.org.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is one of the best outreach programs a church can use to touch the lives of people and families in their community. Each year many, if not most, of the decisions for Christ and baptisms in local churches are the result of VBS.

WSBC is committed to providing churches and church staff with relevant resources that help them better reach the lost for Christ; grow believers into spiritually mature, on-mission Christians; and, advance the Kingdom of God .

We have a state VBS Team that is available for phone consultations to churches concerning this ministry.  We also maintain Vacation Bible School Resources in our Media Library for church examination and limited use. For help with VBS contact Fred Creason at creason@wyomingsbc.org or Beth Williams at bwilliams@wyomingsbc.org.

 

Wyoming Southern Baptist Center for Leadership Development

The Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention is partnering with Gateway Seminary to offer seminary classes for the Diploma in Christian Ministries, and the Diploma in Theology.  These classes are offered in multiple sites around Wyoming.  Instructors are approved by Gateway Seminary.

 

http://www.wyomingsbc.org/wyoming-southern-baptist-center-for-leadership-development/