Mobilizing Churches to Take on Lostness in 2014

Learn more about the opportunities offered through UBA and the key actions of the UBA staff as they allocate resources of time, energy, finances, and personal development to join God where He is at work to equip and mobilize congregations to effectively share the gospel with their communities.

  • 12/15/2014 ORGANIC CHURCH PLANTING / COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION: Rickie Bradshaw facilitated the Wynn Unit School for Church Planters Training with 24 on the inside while Parris Patrick led the group of 16 men in the Trustee Unit. Small groups during scripture study time were led by inmate graduates as facilitators.
  • 12/12/2014 ORGANIC CHURCH PLANTING / COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION / SOCIAL JUSTICE: 36 graduate of the Carol Vance Prison Organic House Church Starting Training program conducted a Freedom Weekend for 133 fellow inmates that participate in the organic church LCG group.  11 men were baptized at the conclusion of the vent.
  • 12/13/2014 MISSIONS MOBILIZATION / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Campo and Gloria Londoña convened Glocal Church Módulo 4 with 30 pastors and leaders in attendance. Topic: How to Saturate the Congregation with the Mission of God.
  • 12/12/2014 ORGANIC CHURCH PLANTING / COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION / SOCIAL JUSTICE: 75 inmates have enrolled at the Organic House Church Starting Training Program at the Terrell Prison.
  • 12/09/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Josh Ellis convened 7 pastors and church leaders for the Leadeship Cohort.
  • 12/04/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / HEALTHY CHURCH: Tom Billings and attorney Steve Lewis convened 57 pastors and church leaders for information on When the State Comes to Church. (view video presentation here on YouTube)
  • 11/24/2014 ORGANIC CHURCH PLANTING / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / DISCIPLESHIP: Rickie Bradshaw facilitated the Wynne Unite School for Church Planters training in the main unit with 24 in attendance while Parris Patrick led training for 11 men in the Trustee Camp.
  • 11/11/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / HEALTHY CHURCH: Josh Ellis convened 6 pastors and church leaders at the monthly LEAD Cohort.
  • 11/10/2014 HEALTHY CHURCH / NETWORKS: Rickie Bradshaw represented UBA at the monthly African American Pastors' Fellowship meeting with 23 pastors and church leaders in attendance.
  • 11/06/2014 HEALTHY CHURCH / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Tom Billings convened 42 pastors and church leaders for a dialogue on church/state issues and concerns with attorney Steve Lewis.
  • 11/03/2014 ORGANIC CHURCH PLANTING / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Rickie Bradshaw facilitated the Wynne Unit School for Church Planters on the topic of transformation principles while Sally & Leonard Hinzie facilitated the training in the Trustee Camp.
  • 10/27/2014 ORGANIC CHURCH / DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Sally HInzie reports 25 attendees, with 8 of these being new participants, inside the walls at the Wynne Unit School for Church Planters. Another group in the Trustee Camp was led by trustees who have been previously trained in the program.
  • 10/25/2014 CHURCH PLANTING / MISSIONS MOBILIZATION: Campo & Gloria Londoño convened 12 pastors and leaders of new and smaller existing congregations for training and development in areas of leadership and mobilizing for missions.
  • 10/20/2014 SOMA CHURCH PLANTING / ORGANIC CHURCH / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Guy Caskey & Charles Culpepper facilitated with Wynne Unit School for Church Planters with 25 men inside the walls and an additional group in the Trustee Camp facilitated by a Church Planting School graduate, F.
  •  10/15/2014 EVANGELISM / DISCIPLESHIP / ORALITY: Tom Billings and Jerry Wiles convened 10 leaders and practioners of orality as an effective means of sharing the gospel across cultures, age groups, and education levels.
  • 10/14/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOMENT / HEALTHY CHURCH: James Furr facilitated the monthly LEAD Cohort with 10 pastors and church leaders in attendance.
  • 10/11/2014 DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT / CHILDREN: Sally Hinzie presented a Storying for Children Conference at the Texas Baptist WEE Conference.
  • 10/02/2014: HEALTHY CHURCH DEVELOPMENT: 47 congregational leaders participated in Level 1 of Líderes Transformadores Congregacionales while an additional 32 attended Level 3. Facilitated by Campo & Gloria Londoño.
  • 10/06/2014 COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION / DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT: Rickie Bradshaw reports 26 graduates of the Carol Vance Organic Church Training program.
  • 10/02/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: 13 pastors attended Level 2 of the 4 week Líderes Transformadores training. facilitated by Campo Londoño and the LT Leadership Team.
  • 10/02/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: 12 women attended the Líderes Transformadores Mujeres facilitated by Gloria Londoño and the LT Mujeres Leadership Team.
  • 09/25-28/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / CHURCH PLANTING:  Rickie Bradshaw presented a workshop on Organic Church Planting at the 2014 Sentralize Conference.
  • 09/22-23/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / FUTURES: Tom Billings and Josh Ellis presented a Future of the Associations workshop for Texas Directors of Missions.
  • 09/19/2014 MISSIONS MOBILIZATION / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Campo and Gloria Londoña convened Glocal Church Módulo 3 with 34 pastors and leaders in attendance.
  • 09/18/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / HEALTHY CHURCH: Clif Christopher of Horizons Steward presented the Church & the Changing Culture of Charitable Giving with 43 in attendance.
  • 09/17/2014 COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION: Rickie Bradshaw reports about 60 people participating in the Free Indeed Community Church Prayer for Revival and Spiritual Awakening.
  • 09/11-13/2014 COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION / CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Rickie Bradshaw reports 86 inmates and 25 volunteers from 5 congregations at the Hope Discover Weekend at the Jester III Unit.
  • 09/09/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Josh Ellis convened the monthly LEAD Cohort with 8 in attendance.
  •  09/04/2015 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Gloria Londoño convened the Líderes Mujeres Transformadores team of 7 women to plan for the upcoming sessions of LTM while Campo Londoño convened the Líderes Transformadores team of 8 men for planning upcoming session of LT.
  • 09/03/2014 HEALTHY CHURCH DEVELOPMENT: Sally Hinzie provided an overview of Houston to the Houston's First Baptist Church Perspectives class.
  • 09/03/2014 COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION / PRAYER:  Rickie Bradshaw and Pastor John Bisagno convened the Prayer for Spiritual Awakening group with 25 community pastors and prayer leaders participating in prayer for the city.
  • 09/02/2014 COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION / BIBLE STORYING:  Rickie Bradshaw convened 4 leaders from Brentwood to provide the Carol Vance Prison Story Telling Workshop conducted by Organic House Church Inmates.
  • 08/28/2014 HEALTHY CHURCH / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / EVANGELISM:  Tom Billings and Sally HInzie presented Being Church in an Unchurched Culture with learning and applications from the early church. 64 in attendance.
  • 08/23/2014 COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION / CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER:  Rickie Bradshaw taught a Spiritual Warfare & Mapping Seminar with approximately 75 attending from 4 congregations, hosted at Southwest Community Church.
  • 08/23/2014 HEALTH CHURCH / DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Sally Hinzie completed the second of two consultations with North Central Baptist Church regarding Sunday School / Bible Study development.
  • 08/23/2014 HEALTHY CHURCH / STRATEGIC PLANNING:  Josh Ellis, facilitated by Campo Londoño, taught Understanding Demographics / Usando los Demograficos to 30 UBA pastors and leaders ( presentation translated into Spanish).
  • 08/19/2014 COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION / PRAYER:  Rickie Bradshaw and Pastor John Bisagno hosted 24 community pastors and prayer leaders for prayer for the city.
  • 08/21/2014 ORGANIC CHURCH / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Sally Hinzie met with 13 group leaders inside the Wynne unit and 20 leaders in the trustee camp for training as trainers for the next class of house church planters in the Wynne Unit School for Church Planters.
  • 08/18/2014 CHURCH PLANTING / ORGANIC CHURCH / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Rickie Bradshaw and Parris Patrick conducted training at the Wynne Unit with 16 men in the School for Church Planters reviewing spiritual disciplines.
  • 08/12/2014 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / NEXT GENERATION: Josh Ellis convened 9 next generation pastors and church leaders for the Lead Cohort.
  • 08/12/2014 CHURCH PLANTING:  Sally Hinzie & Rickie Bradshaw represented UBA at the Houston Church Planting Network strategic planning lunch.
  • 08/12/2014 CHURCH PLANTING / ORGANIC CHURCH:  Sally Hinzie trained 35 inmates in the art of bible storying with the Creation to Christ story at the Carol Vance Unit in Sugar Land.
  • 08/11/2014 CHURCH PLANTING / ORGANIC CHURCH / LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Sally Hinzie trained 19 participants in the Wynne Unit School for Church Planters at the prison in Huntsville while Leonard Hinzie facilitated the sessions for 11 men in the Trustee Camp.
  • 07/29/2014 CHURCH PLANTING / LEADERSHIP DEVELOMENT / ORGANIC CHURCH:  Sally Hinzie trained 45 inmates in bible storying and the use of the discovery bible study practices at the Carol Vance unit in Sugar Land.
  • 07/24/2014 CHURCH PLANTING / ORGANIC CHURCH:  UBA celebrates new church covenants with Anointed Houston of Prayer, pastor, Herbert Norman; Conquerors Family Church, pastor, Charles Anderson; Revive Church, pastor Eduardo Escobar; and His Sanctuary Ministries USA, pastor, Clarence Landry Jr.
  • 07/22/2014 CHURCH PLANTING / ORGANIC CHURCH / DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Sally Hinzie trained men at the Carol Vance unit in the art of bible storying using Mark 2, the story of the paralyzed man.
  • 07/21/2014 EVANGELISM:  Sally Hinzie trained 100 participants from Apartment Life in understanding the Muslim culture, hosted at Second Baptist Church.
  • 07/21/2014 ORGANIC CHURCH / DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Discipleship Multiplication Training at the Wynne Unit continues to develop disciples through the School for Church Planters.
  • 07/20/2014 CHURCH PLANTING / REACHING THE UNREACHED & AT RISK: Rickie Bradshaw was a conference leader at Ridgecrest Black Church Week, presenting on Church Planting in Prison.
  • 07/18-19/2014 MISSIONS MOBILIZATION GLOCAL CHURCH, Módulo 2:  Campo and Gloria Londoño convened 36 pastors and leaders for training in global/local missions mobilization.
  • 07/15/2014 HEALTHY CHURCH DEVELOMENT / COMMUNICATIONS:  24 pastors and leaders attended the communications seminar, "Your Church Website:  the Real Front Door."
  • 07/15/2014 DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT / REACHING THE UNREACHED & AT RISK:  Rickie Bradshaw & Sally Hinzie represented UBA at the Parole Officers Lunch promoting planting of organic churches with about 85 in attendance.
  • 07/08/2014 CHURCH PLANTING:  UBA celebrates a new church covenant with Iglesia Crisitana Cypress, pastor, Santiago Perez-Diaz and Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, pastor Ulysses R. McKneely II.
  • 07/09/2014 MISSIONS MOBILIZATION:  Sally Hinzie led a City Tour fro Every Village.
  •  07/07/2014 ORGANIC CHURCH PLANTING / DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Sally Hinzie & Rickie Bradshaw led 15 disciples/leades in the Trustee Camp Wynne Unit School for Church Planters.
  • 07/06/2014 CHURCH SERVICES:  Executive Director Dr. Tom Billings spoke at The Luke Church, Humble, with pastor Timothy Sloan.
  • 07/06/2014 MISSIONS / DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT:  A busload of youth and sponsors left today for Mission Centers of Houston 2014 Souled Out Camp.
  • 07/02/2014 STRATEGIC PLANNING:  Josh Ellis published new maps showing foreign born & non-English/non-Spanish speaking populations.