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Rooted & Grounded: Cultivating Christlike Men

Rooted and Grounded: Cultivating Christlike Men

If our next generation is to thrive spiritually, it will be because men will take the lead in their ministries. And in the midst of an increasingly pagan culture, it is essential that men are rooted and grounded in the Word of God. BJU’s Ministry Class desires to be instrumental in raising up the men of the next generation to be preachers and laymen who are passionate about living for God.

Rooted and Grounded, a 2-day conference, offers a unique experience for young men that are seeking to be leaders in gospel ministry. You’ll hear from pastors, teachers and university students. With general sessions and a selection of workshop sessions, this event provides a jam-packed schedule.

Teens will stay in the church gym. Dads/youth pastors can stay in gym or choose to be put up in church family homes at no cost.

Limited Seating!

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Cost is $10 per person.

Who should attend?

Rooted and Grounded is open to young men in 9th–12th grade as well as pastors, fathers and male sponsors.


Killian Hill Baptist Church
151 Arcado Rd. SW
Lilburn, Georgia


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Steve Pettit
Bob Jones University

Chris Anderson
Senior Pastor
Killian Hill Baptist Church

Mark Vowels
Office of Missions
Bob Jones University

Nathan Crockett
Director of Ministry Training
Bob Jones University

Marshall Franklin
Executive Vice President
Bob Jones University

Kyle Grant
Bob Jones University

David Stephens
Bob Jones University

David Asaf
Bob Jones University


4-5:30 p.m. Check-in/Registration
4:30-5:45 p.m. Dinner In the Fellowship Hall
6:10-7:30 p.m. General Session Chris Anderson
7:45-9 p.m. Game
9-9:35 p.m. Small Group Prayer Meetings
9:35-10:45 p.m. Get ready for bed/Hang out
11 p.m. Lights out


7:30-8 a.m. Coffee/Snacks/Fellowship
8-8:45 a.m. General Session Steve Pettit
9-9:10 a.m. Break
9:10-9:50 a.m. General Session Mark Vowels
“Developing a Passion for Ministry”
Practical ways that teen guys can deepen their love for people and discipleship
10-10:20 a.m. Break
10:20-11 a.m. Breakout Sessions “Pursuing the Ministry of Missions” — Mark Vowels
Practical steps for the teen guy who is interested in being a missionary in some capacity. Dialogue about the call.

“Ministry in the NT” — Nathan Crockett
What is the best way for a teen guy to prepare for the office of a pastor/teacher in America? Dialogue about the call.

“Pursuing the Ministry of Business” — Marshall Franklin
If a guy is not sure if he is called to ministry, what does ministry in the secular world look like? And how should he prepare for that? Can someone be called to business?
11-11:45 a.m. Lunch
12-1 p.m. General Session Chris Anderson
1-1:15 p.m. Break
1:20-2 p.m. Student Speakers “Discipleship through Evangelism” — Kyle Grant
“Discipleship through Mentoring” — David Stephens
“Discipleship through Serving” — David Asaf
2-2:45 p.m. Snacks
2:45-3:30 p.m. General Session Steve Pettit
3:45-4:15 p.m. Testimonies from Teens
4:20 p.m. Conference End

Killian Hill Baptist Church
151 Arcado Rd. SW
Lilburn, Georgia