Our Generation Summit



Over the past decade, God has used the Summit to help people find their place in world missions.

The Summit isn’t simply another conference, it is a gathering of Christians endeavoring to further the Gospel of Christ.

Many have found that the best thing about the Summit is the relationships that are established over these three days. You will have the opportunity to talk with and learn from missionaries serving all over the world.

In addition to this, you can experience fervent preaching and helpful sessions that will assist you as you seek to carry the Gospel to the world.


The Details

Conference Date: December 29th-31st

Registration Deadline: Space is still available but filling up! Register as early as possible!

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Missionaries and preachers from around the world will join us to speak and share their life with you.

Austin Gardner first received the call to missions when he was 12 years old. At the age of 18, he attended Shorter College, where he met and married his wife, Betty. Afterwards, he started and pastored several churches in Georgia and Alabama.  While at a church in Cartersville, GA, the Lord called Austin to Peru. After a year of language school in Mexico, Austin and his family moved to Peru in 1986. He spent over 20 years serving as a missionary, pastor, and church planter in Peru where he started several churches, a TV and radio ministry, as well as a Bible college. Austin returned to the States in 2006, where he established the ministry of Vision Baptist Church and the Our Generation Training Center in Alpharetta, GA.

Trent Cornwell serves as the Associate Pastor of Vision Baptist Church. He leads in the student ministries of the church, serves as a missions mobilizer, and teaches in the Our Generation Training Center. He works towards seeing students evangelized, established, equipped, and exported to the mission field and the world.

Robert Canfield serves as the administrative pastor at Vision Baptist Church and as the director of the Our Generation Training Center, of which he is a graduate. He has a passion for the local church and church planting. He is a wonderful team player and a faithful preacher of God’s Word.

Jeff Bush, at the age of 16,  felt the Lord leading him into full-time ministry. He trained in Peru for over 2 years, where he attended language school and learned ministry under Austin Gardner. In January 2004, Jeff arrived in La Plata, Argentina where he started 5 churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college. It is his great desire to see the gospel spread and to equip more workers to serve the Lord and start more churches. Jeff became the Vision Baptist Missions Director on May 13, 2012, and is helping to train and encourage a new generation of missionaries to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Miguel Sanabria served as the pastor of the Spanish ministry at Vision Baptist Church and has recently announced his call to return Colombia where he was born to be a missionary. He has trained under the supervision of the pastors of Vision and desires to see Colombians be used of God to reach the world in this generation.

Dr. Jim Roberts was a missionary in Scotland for 8 years and pastored Mile Creek Baptist in South Carolina for 24 years. Under his leadership, the church greatly multiplied. On January 6, 2013, Dr. Jim stepped down as pastor to follow the Lords leading to join the Vision Baptist Missions family as a Voice in the Village representative for India.

Beau Carpenter serves as the pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Cobb County. Saved at the age of 15, Beau has been involved in ministry since his teenage years and after completing the Our Generation Training Center, he began working to plant a church in Smyrna GA. Beau is thrilled to serve the Lord and work to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jason King was saved at the age of 15 and 12 years later he felt the Lord calling him to the mission field. He surrendered to God’s calling in the summer of 2009. He and Ashley have been married for eight years and have three children. The Kings are on deputation going to the country of South Africa.

Sam Quinn grew up in a missionary’s home, was saved at the age of fourteen, and has been involved in ministry since he was sixteen. Sam was called to preach at the age of eighteen. After graduating from Bible College, he worked with missionary Travis Snode in the UK for three years and is now on deputation to the country of India!

Kanon Bloom grew up in Gainesville, GA, and after being saved as a teenager had a growing desire to be involved in missions. He started studies at the Our Generation Training Center and last year answered the call to be a church planting missionary to China. He recently got back from spending six months on the field in China doing a missionary internship and started deputation in September of this year. He got married in October of this year to his wife Nancy and looks forward to being used of God to take the Gospel to the country of China.

Wayne Cooke served and planted a church in Guatemala C.A. and is currently on deputation heading to Colombia S.A. to train leaders and plant churches for God’s honor and glory.

Eric and Rebekah Elrod are currently on deputation as church planting missionaries to the country of India. After completing his RN degree in 2013, Eric began preparing for the foreign mission field at the OGTC at Vision Baptist Church, where he met Rebekah. Eric recently returned from a six-month internship in India where he helped start a new church plant in the city of Delhi.

Paul Taube and his family are serving full time in Kathmandu, Nepal. Since arriving in March of 2015, the Lord has opened up doors in amazing ways for the Taubes. They have been involved in rescue relief after an earthquake caused a national disaster and also have begun construction on the first Christian camp in Kathmandu. Please pray for the Taubes as they finish language school and start Beginnings Baptist Church in Nepal.

Chris Waye is a church planting missionary serving in the United Kingdom. He and his wife Sherry, along with their 4 children, have served with Vision Baptist Missions since 2010, and are sent out of Victory Baptist Church.

Q. What is the schedule like?

A. Mornings and evenings feature Summit sessions, while Friday afternoon is yours to explore and enjoy the fun of Lanier Islands.

Q. Where will we stay?

A. You will stay in the newly renovated Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands. If you register as a single person, the Vision Missions team will arrange accommodations with three other people of the same sex in one of the lodge rooms. If you register as a married couple, family, or as a group, whole-room rates apply.

Q. Who can attend?

A. The Our Generation Summit is open to all! If you want to find your place in world missions, the Summit is the conference for you. Typically we have a great mix of individuals, couples, families, and church groups attend. If your children come with you a nursery and kids zone is available at a small charge of $25 for our young Summit-attendees aged 3-11. Children under 3 may attend at no cost.

Q. When and how should we register?

A. As soon as possible. Rooms are limited and not guaranteed after December 5th. You can register yourself or your group online or by calling 770-456-5881.

Q. Who do we make the check payable to?

A. Make all checks payable to Vision Baptist Missions and mark for “OG Summit.” 

Q. What is the cancellation and refund policy?

A. The registration fee of $50 per person 12 and over is non-refundable. Cancellations less than thirty days before the event are non-refundable except in the instance that VBM is able to fill the hotel room vacancy left by the cancellation. In that case only the conference fee would remain non-refundable to off-set the time and cost of both VBM and Lanier Islands making changes to the rooming and convention center lists already set in place by the thirty-day out mark.

Lanier Islands Is Our New Venue For 2016

Lanier Islands is one of Georgia’s premiere vacation destinations. Approximately 45 minutes from Atlanta, Lanier Islands is situated on 1,500 acres of scenic North Georgia. For more information, visit their website: www.LanierIslands.com

Accomodations and Activities

  • Newly Renovated Rooms
  • Multiple On-Site Restaurants
  • Lanier Islands Winter Adventure*
    • Night of Lights Car Tour
    • Snow Tubing
    • Speed Slides
    • Ice Skating
    • Carnival Rides
    • Fire Pits & S’mores
    • Zip Line
    • Knockerball

Check Out Lanier Islands Online

If you head over to the Lanier Islands website, you can find even more information about our new venue. This includes maps, pictures, and even a virtual tour!


Lanier Islands Virtual Tour

*Winter Adventure activities are included with separate Winter Adventure Ticket ($25)

During the Summit, there are 5 workshop sessions. During each session, you will be able to choose from workshops on various topics. The available workshops for the 2016 summit are listed below:

  • “Discipleship” — John Pearson
  • “Leading Family through stressful times” — Paul Taube
  • “Raising Kids on the Mission Field” — Mark Coffey
  • “How to see potential in people and take the next step” — David Gardner
  • “Ministry within a Muslim Context” — Tyler Masters
  • “Personal Growth (God growing his man)” — Chris Waye
  • “Glimpse of the world”, veteran missionaries panel (Paul Taube, Mark Coffey, Tyler Masters, David Gardner & Chris Waye)
  • “Preparation for the Field” — Robert Canfield
  • “Yokefellows” — Trent Cornwell
  • “India, 2nd largest country in the world” — Jim Roberts
  • “Lessons for Young Leaders” — Beau Carpenter
  • “A World Evangelism Church” — Austin Gardner
  • “Preparing the Mission Conference” — Tony Howeth
  • “Missionary Biographies” — Jeff Bush
  • “Spanish Ministry” — Jimmy Soncco
  • Ladies Track: “Your Walk with Christ” (Sandy Roberts & Joy Soncco)
  • Ladies Track: “From the Missionary Wife’s Heart” (Amber Taube & Sherry Waye)
  • Ladies Track: “Victory over your Thought Life” (Kelli Canfield & Betty Gardner)
  • Ladies Track: ”Home life on the Mission field” (Katie Gardner & Amy Coffey)
  • Ladies Track: “Continuing in spite of Trials and Changes” (Gretchen Masters & Mindy Bush)


Pricing Information


Registration Type Conference Fee Lodging Cost
Individual $50 $75 (Shared Room)
Family (Prices are as shown below) $250/Room (Shared By Family)
Adult (12 & Above) $50
Child (3-11yrs) $25




Important Notes:

Family Registration Example: A family of four would pay $400 total. Registration fee $50 per adult and $25 per child in addition to room cost of $250

For those registering multiple families or youth groups we ask that you contact us directly. The online registration is best suited for smaller groups.



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Interested in bringing a group?

Even though Our Generation focuses its attention on mobilizing teenagers and college ages students you will find the Summit makes for a great winter retreat for…

  • Families
  • Youth Groups
  • Sunday School Classes
  • Missionary Families
  • College Students
There is so much to do for all ages at Lanier Islands! You will find the preaching and teaching to challenge you regardless of what stage of life you are in!

We would like to help you make your registration process as simple as possible. If you have a group (requiring more than one room) please contact Kelli Canfield at secretary@visionmissions.com. We will help you register through email.