2024 AMGP Annual Meeting

May 20-22, 2024

FBC Raleigh

First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina


The Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals (AMGP) invites you to our annual meeting at First Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC. For the second time, we are meeting jointly with the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR) and the Baptist History and Heritage Society (BHHS).  




Pedogogy for Preparing Ministers


This year's meeting will include a joint plenary session featuring a panel of AMGP members addressing ministry preparation across the curriculum.


Susan Benton, Lecturer, Baylor University; Jack Bodenhamer, Assistant Dean of External Affairs, Truett Seminary; Dennis Horton, Director of Ministry Guidance, Baylor University; Mandy McMichael, Associate Director of Ministry Guidance, Baylor University


Additional Plenary Sessions

  • An historical look at Thomas Skinner, Pastor of First Baptist Church Raleigh - Dan Day, Pastor Emeritus of FBC Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Workshop: Religion in the Media Training Workshop - Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Communication Director, Baptist Joint Committee. Sponsored by the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation.
  • Book Review: Remembering Antonia Teixera - Panel: Jennifer Garcia Bashaw (Campbell University), Mel Hawkins (Carson-Newman University), Laura Levens (Baptist Seminary of Kentucky), and Melody Maxwell (Acadia Divinity College).  Authors' Response: João Chaves (Baylor University) and Mikeal C. Parsons (Baylor University)

Paper Presentations

Concurrent sessions offer attendees opportunities to hear papers from members of NABPR, BHHS, and these from AMGP members:

  • Cultivating Wisdom in Ministry - Bill Carrell, Professor and Director of Christian Studies and Ministry Guidance, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Harrison Paradox Theory Application for Ministry Guidance Professionals - Clint Calvert, Church Leadership Catalyst, Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention
  • Dissecting the Bird: Building Vocational Ecosystems to Meet the Needs of Nondenominational Seminary Students - Nathan Cost, Director of the Center for Calling and Vocational Formation, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
  • The Message of Jonah: The Danger of Self Centeredness - Felisi Sorgwe, Associate Professor of Theology and Director on the Center for Exploring Ministry Careers, Houston Christian University