2020 Director’s Retreat

March 5-6, 2020

Granbury Resort Center
621 E. Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Conference Details


Conference Schedule

Session Descriptions

Featured Speakers

Debbie Stuart

About Debbie Stuart

Debbie serves as Women’s Minister at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler Texas.  She previously served as Vice President at Hope for the Heart and is a certified Life and Ministry Coach through AACC. She has served in Women’s Ministry for 26 + years and has a wealth of ministry and leadership experience. She has served as Director of Church and Leadership Development for Women of Faith, and as Director of Women’s Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church for 10 years and Willow Point Baptist Church for 10 years. She has been a LifeWay Christian Resources Ministry Trainer/Consultant for 17 years and writer for various ministries including WomensMinistryTools.org. Follow her blog at: debbiestuartlifetogether.blog

Debbie is the author of 20 Minutes a Day for the Rest of Your Life and the sequel 20 Lessons Learned from 20 Minutes a Day as well as a Bible Study journal (available on EBay).  She is an International conference/retreat speaker and Bible teacher.

She received the Legends Award in 2017. She is the 2015 recipient of the “Woman of the Word” Award from Salem Communication as well as the 2011 recipient of the “Shining Star” Award, recognizing Outstanding Women in Leadership.

Debbie’s life verse is Luke 1:45 – “Blessed is she who believes what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.”

Dr. Barbara Sorrels

About Dr. Barbara Sorrels

Dr. Barbara Sorrels, a mom and grandmother whose experience as a university professor, consultant, and Children’s Pastor, will bring answers to these questions and more! Dr. Barbara Sorrels is the Executive Director of The Institute for Childhood Education, a professional development and consulting firm for those who live and work with children. She has had over 20 years of classroom experience teaching children of all ages in child care, kindergarten, and elementary school classrooms, as well as over five years’ experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students at the University level. She also founded and directed early childhood centers located in Washington, D. C. and Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Sorrels holds a doctorate in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. She served for over five years on the faculty of Oklahoma State University teaching in the Early Child Education program. She is the author of Nurturing Healthy Attachments.

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn

635 Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Call 817-579-3800

*Call (817) 579-3800 to make reservations. Reservations must be made by Monday, February 3, 2020 to ensure special rate of $114. 

Mailing Address:

Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association
P.O. Box 91135
Austin, TX 78709-1135

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