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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.

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Who should attend?

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


Bible Baptist Church
2724 Margaret Wallace Rd.
Matthews, NC 28105


  • Email
  • (864) 242-5100, ext. 4208

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Sam Horn
Vice President
Bob Jones University

Ron Allen
Senior Pastor
Bible Baptist Church

Mike Knight
Community Baptist Church

Nathan Crockett
Director of Ministry Training
Bob Jones University

Jonathan Threlfall
Youth Pastor
Bible Baptist Church

Marshall Fant IV
Associate Pastor
Harvest Baptist Church

Aaron Berry
Grad Student
Bob Jones University

Michael Conn
Grad Student
Bob Jones University


Time Event Location
5-6 p.m. Registration Gym
5-6 p.m. Chick-fil-A catered Dinner Gym
6:15 p.m. General Session: Sam Horn Auditorium
7:15 p.m. Break
7:30-8:30 p.m. General Session: Ron Allen Auditorium
9-11 p.m. Capture the Flag
11 p.m. Showers/Prepare for Bed
11:30 p.m. Lights out


Time Event Location
8 a.m. Rise and Shine! (Showers available)
8 a.m. Coffee Lobby
9 a.m. Workshops
  • Conquering the Internet: Aaron Berry
  • Conquering Anger: Marshall Fant IV
  • Conquering Peer Pressure: Jonathan Threlfall

  • E-1
  • CR
  • FH
9:35 a.m. Break
9:45-11 a.m. Brunch Gym
11:45-11:50 a.m. Workshops
  • How to Memorize Scripture: Michael Conn
  • How to Read Your Bible: Nathan Crockett
  • How to Establish a Prayer Life: Mike Knight

  • E-1
  • CR
  • FH
11:50 a.m. Break
12:15 p.m. General Session: Mike Knight Auditorium
1 p.m. Snacks
1:40-2:15 p.m. Workshops
  • Embracing Manhood: Marshall Fant IV
  • Using Your Spiritual Gifts: Jonathan Threlfall
  • Recognizing the Call to Ministry: Ron Allen

  • E-1
  • CR
  • FH
2:30 p.m. General Session: Sam Horn Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Conference End

Bible Baptist Church
2724 Margaret Wallace Rd.
Matthews, N.C.