Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

The Next Step: Employee Professional Growth Series

At the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, we’re committed to “growing disciples through shared leadership.” That’s why we started The Next Step, a professional-growth seminar series designed to support, benefit, empower, and enrich the life of our most-valued asset: you.

It’s our hope that by offering a free seminar twice a year, you’ll find an opportunity—emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally, and professionally—to take the next step in your journey. 

—Next Up—

Living Out of the Overflow

with Dr. Richard Blackaby


Monday, May 22, 2017
Doors open at 9:15 a.m.
Event is 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
(Lunch included)

Cohutta Springs Conference Center
1175 Cohutta Springs Road
Crandall, GA 30711

The seminar is free, but registration is required. 
CEU credits (for pastors) and PAC hours (for teachers) are provided.

Register by clicking on the link above!

About Dr. Blackaby

Richard is the President of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace, as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs as well as church and family leaders.


Richard grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been married to Lisa since August 6, 1983 and has three adult, married children: Mike, Daniel, and Carrie. Richard also has three amazing grandsons!


Richard earned a B.A. in history from the University of Saskatchewan. He has an M.Div and Ph.D. in church history from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate from Dallas Baptist University.


Richard served as a senior pastor at Friendship Baptist Church in Winnipeg, and then as the president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, for 13 years. He continues to serve as the seminary’s Chancellor.


Richard has written or co-authored more than thirty books, including: The Seasons of God: How the Shifting Patterns of Your Life Reveal His Purposes for YouThe Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of InfluenceUnlimiting God: Increasing Your Capacity to Experience the DivinePutting a Face on Grace: Living a Life Worth Passing OnExperiencing God at Home, and Customized Parenting in a Trending World.


He has also co-authored many books with his father, Henry, including: Experiencing God: Revised Edition; Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s AgendaExperiencing God: Day by DayHearing God’s Voice; Called to Be God’s Leader: Lessons from the Life of JoshuaBeing Still With God: A 365 Daily DevotionalFresh Encounter: God’s Pattern for Spiritual AwakeningGod in the Marketplace: 45 Questions Fortune 500 Executives Ask about Faith, Life, and Business and Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church.

Richard Blackaby
Richard Blackaby

President of Blackaby Ministries International