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Pastor Travis Gilbert

Moving Forward


“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” That line is often linked to Will Rogers. This much is certain, the sentence is loaded with wisdom. I have also heard it said that if you are not moving forward, you are moving backward. This is true. We either choose to move forward or we choose to move backward, not simply drift but move backward, by not taking every opportunity we have to move forward.

The theme of Rodgers Baptist Church this year is Moving Forward, and our theme is rooted in Hebrews 12:1—2, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Every individual believer and every local church must continue to move forward, guided by the Holy Spirit, following in the faithful footsteps of those who have gone before us, and our eyes must be fixed on Jesus. Those who have been faithful provide examples to follow, but our ultimate example is Christ Jesus the Lord. Our Conference speakers will challenge and encourage our forward movement by addressing these topics: 

·      Monday: Moving Forward in a Changing Culture – Bro. Bryson Thompson 

·      Tuesday: Moving Forward with Endurance – Bro. Ron Thomas

·      Wednesday: Moving Forward Rejoicing Always – Bro. Paul Norton

All aspects of our church’s ministry are ready and eager to care for the entire family. We desire to help, encourage, and motivate you to continue moving forward in the glorious work of making disciples of Jesus Christ. We want to encourage you and be a blessing, and we hope that you will be able to enjoy the entire conference. Let’s make friendships and strengthen relationships for the local and global ministry God has given us. There is nothing behind us. We are moving forward for the sake of the Gospel and the glory of His name. 

Let’s go!

Pastor Travis Gilbert


Monday Evening: Moving Forward in a Changing Culture
Bryson Thompson Assurance Baptist Church Dayton, OH
Tuesday Evening: Moving Forward with Endurance
Ron Thomas Rodgers Baptist Church Garland, TX
Wednesday Evening: Moving Forward Rejoicing Always
Paul Norton Faith Baptist Church Beavercreek, OH