2018 BSAP Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule


Friday, April 6, 2018

6:00 p.m. Registration (Networking & Book Tables)
7:15 p.m. Opening Remarks & Prayer (Hebron 2nd floor)
7:25 p.m. Praise and Worship (Spoken Word, Art, Dance, Skit)
8:05 p.m. Introduction of Speaker
8:10 p.m. Pastor Dr. Vanessa Quainoo, Keynote Address
9:00 p.m. Closing Remarks, Announcements, and Prayer


Saturday, April 7, 2018

7:30 a.m.

Optional Morning Prayer (Hebron 2nd floor)

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast (Hebron cafeteria)

8:30 a.m.

Registration (Hebron lobby)

9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks & Prayer (Hebron 2nd floor)

9:25 a.m.

Praise and Worship

9:45 a.m.

Pastor Dr. Vanessa Quainoo

10:45 a.m.

Personal Time of Prayer and Reflection

11:30 a.m.

Break and Networking

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Free Time



1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Seminar Session One (seminars will be held in Hebron, Dothan, and the fancy dining room in Hebron)


Minding Your Story: Ms. La Tonia Winston
Moderator: Felicia Anderson

Your voice and experiences matter in order for you to be practically present in and to critically engage your life, ministry, and vocations. Mining and minding your personal life story will help you to discern the ways that God is shaping your life through your familial, cultural, faith, and educational journey through story-linking methods. The focus of this session is on reflecting, connecting, living, and sharing your story toward wholeness and healthy socio-dialogic relationships.  


Tuning in: Spiritual Frequency: Ms. Rosalyn Bates
Moderator: Pastor Eva Clarke

Hearing the voice of God can be challenging because the demands of work or school, ministry and life in general. This topic will explore methods and approaches that can help us hear God more clearly and locate ourselves in the hustle and bustle.


Spiritual Formation in the Black Tradition:
Pastor Alice Brown-Collins
Moderator: Pastor Rocklyn Clarke Sr.

This workshop will explore the Black spiritual formation tradition. We will engage traditional & contemporary activities in Black Christian spirituality such as prayer exercises/stations, praise/music, the spoken word, scripture, reflection/silence as well as learning to pray for justice and peace. We will address the importance of suffering which leads to hope as well as the development of resiliency; the ability to cope and bounce back from adversity.



2:30 – 2:45 p.m.




2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Seminar Session Two (seminars will be held in Hebron, Dothan, and the fancy dining room in Hebron)


Taking Care of Your Temple: Mr. Joseph Sumrell
Moderator: Min. Elam Jones

Come experience an informative, interactive, hands on mini-training session.
Our focus will be on the importance of movement/physical activity and the role it plays towards our state of well-being.
All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this super fun and engaging “work”shop.

(comfortable fitness attire is encouraged)


Beauty in exchange for Ashes: The practice of self-care in the Age of the Dora Milage ​(Isaiah 61:1-3): Ms. Tiffany Lemon, Ms. Khaililah Tyre, Ms. Dynitta Lieuwen
Moderator: Alexandria Grant

Examining what it means to reconcile ourselves to who we truly are as women of faith in Christ Jesus, in mind, body, and spirit. As Black women, we have had more ashes than beauty, presently and historically; more fear and mourning over the lives and deaths of our children and relationships. We have to often drank from the cup of bitterness, which leads to despair. The process of being gracefully broken allows God to transform our ashes of pain and hurt into an image of life-giving beauty…but this process requires we attend to self-care.


Put on your oxygen mask first: Self-care for servants (men): Rev. Fred Williams and Jamal Collins
Moderator: Pastor Boris Collins

For people of color in the academic and professional world, the idea of self-care can be a foreign concept.  This is especially true for black men. The hustle and the grind can take priority over making sure that we are taking care of ourselves.  Yet, self-care is vital if we are going to be in the presence of God, love our family and our neighbor and have success over the long haul! This panel will talk about the importance of self-care and the barriers that keep us from enacting it in our lives.

 3:50 – 4:00 p.m.  Announcements, Closing Prayer, Thanks, and Blessings (Hebron 2nd floor)
Words: Pastor Boris Collins
 5:30 -6:30 p.m.  Dinner (Hebron cafeteria)


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