Our Generation Summit

2014 og summit

The Our Generation Summit is an incredibly exciting missions-centered retreat set in beautiful Pigeon Forge, TN. It is a meeting that the whole church and the whole family will enjoy!

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Each member of the family and each person in your youth group, Sunday school class, and church will find something that will help them in their walk with the Lord and in the task of world evangelism at the Summit. This years theme is That All May Hear. “For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.” (1 Thess 1:8 ) Join us January 1-3, 2014 as we discuss the command God gives us believers and develop your plan of action to allow all to hear the Gospel. 

Missionaries and preachers from around the world will join us to speak and share their life with you. Below you can read about a few of the many speakers that will be at the Summit.

Austin Gardner first received the call to missions when he was 12. 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, starting 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 with Our Generation, and teaches in the 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, 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, South America. He has since started 3 churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college in Argentina. It is his great desire to see the gospel spread and to equip more workers to serve the Lord and start more churches.

Tony Howeth and has served the Lord in full-time ministry for twenty-two years. Tony was saved as a teenager, at Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington, GA. He later became Youth Pastor at Whitfield Baptist Church in Dalton, GA. After eight years of ministry as Youth Pastor the Lord called he and his family to pastor Bemiss Road Baptist Church in Valdosta, GA. During this time God blessed in a mighty way, but Tony felt the Lord calling him in reaching the world as a missionary. He served the next several years as Deputation Director for Macadonia World Baptist Missions. In 2011 God called him as Senior Pastor of Newton Baptist Church. Tony is known as a friend to many, with many young men’s lives touched by his ministry. If you are around Tony for just a short time you will see his passion not only for his God but also for others.

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 grew from 40 people to over 400. On January 6, 2013, Dr. Jim stepped down as pastor to follow the Lords leading to join the Vision Baptist Missions family as Voice in the Village representative for India.

Wayne Cooke was on a missions trip at the age of 17 when he first felt the call to the mission field. He graduated from Bible school with a missions degree, served in Guatemala for 4 years, and then and came to Vision Baptist Church, to gain additional missions training with Pastor Austin Gardner. While at Vision, Wayne served with Pastor Ronald Tubillas in the Spanish ministry of Vision and Trinity Hill. He and his family are now on deputation as missionaries to Colombia, South America with Vision Baptist Missions.

Chris Gardner grew up on the mission field of Peru as the oldest son of missionary Austin Gardner. He was saved at an early age and became involved in the ministry full-time at the age of 15. He began pastoring when he was 18 and has worked as a church-planting missionary for the past 16 years. He also serves as the Spanish Speaking South American Director of Macedonia World Baptist Missions and the director of Peru Baptist College. He is currently working in a new church plant named Iglesia Bautista Omega.

Will Hill surrendered to missions at the age of 17. The very next year, he traveled to Peru for six months of missions training. Afterwards, he returned to the States and graduated from the Our Generation Training Center. He then joined Lighthouse Baptist Church, and has been serving on the church staff since 2007. He and his wife, Rebelle, are now on deputation as church planting missionaries to Japan.

Chris Waye grew up in the ministry of Victory Baptist Church in Loganville, GA.  It was through the bus ministry that he began attending church. He would later gain ministry experience, meet his wife, and be called to preach while at Victory. In 2010, Chris was able to spend 6 months in Peru for missions training under the leadership of Chris Gardner. He and his family are currently on deputation to the British Isles as church planting missionaries.

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Room Speaker Time
Registration 1:00 – 2:00 pm
JOINT SESSION Auditorium 2:00 – 2:50 pm
Presentation of Light in the Darkness–India Film Project by VBM and ProChurch
BREAK OUT SESSIONS #1 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Voice in the Villages Dulcimer Dr. Jim Roberts
Church Planting vs. English Teaching in China Guitar A/B Jake Taube
Pioneer Sending Banjo Trent Cornwell
Strengthening Missions in the Local Church Auditorium Tony Howeth
Introduction to Creative Access Countries Harp Aaron Bashore
Kidz’ Zone Dobro Team of Volunteers
BREAK OUT SESSIONS #2 3:50 – 4:35 pm
Charismatic Chaos Confusing Missiology Dulcimer Jason Holt
Raising Children Guitar A/B Jim and Sandy Roberts
Foundations Banjo John Pearson
Cultural Adaptation Harp Jeff Bush
Investing in Others–Ladies’ Session Auditorium Lori Holt
Kidz’ Zone Dobro Team of Volunteers
Check into Rooms Foyer 4:40 – 5:50 pm
JOINT SESSION Auditorium 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Free Time 8:05 – 10:55 pm
Devotional Groups (For Students) Please be in rooms! 11:00 – 11:30 pm


Room Speaker Time
Devotional Groups 8:15 – 8:45 am
JOINT SESSION Auditorium 8:45 – 10:00 am
BREAK OUT SESSIONS #3 10:10 – 10:55 am
Working as a Team Dulcimer Jeff Bush
Fear That Keep Me from the Mission Field Guitar A/B Tony Howeth
Marriage and Ministry Auditorium Austin and Betty Gardner
Multiple Church Planting Harp Jason Holt
As Bound with Them–Ladies’ Session Banjo Jillian Bashore
Kidz’ Zone Dobro Team of Volunteers
BREAK OUT SESSIONS #4 11:00 – 11:45 am
Light in the Darkness–Behind the Scenes of the India Film Guitar A/B Trent Cornwell
Training More Laborers so All May Hear Dulcimer Chris Gardner
Why the Our Generation Training Center Banjo Robert Canfield
Evangelizing People Groups Harp Jake Taube
Plan B–When Things Don’t Turn Out as Planned–Ladies’ Session Auditorium Andria Gardner
Kidz’ Zone Dobro Team of Volunteers
BREAK OUT SESSIONS #5 11:50 – 12:35 pm
Faithful Serving through Trials Dulcimer Chris Gardner
Finances and Ministry Banjo Robert Canfield
Mentoring Men Auditorium Austin Gardner
Ministering to Muslims Harp Aaron Bashore
Kidz’ Zone Dobro Team of Volunteers
AFTERNOON FREE TIME Town 12:35 – 8:00 PM
Ober Gatlinburg with the Missionaries (optional) 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Missionary Round Table (optional)–Pizza provided, but you must sign up by Wed. night! 6:45 – 8:00 pm
JOINT SESSION Auditorium 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Devotional Groups (For Students) Please be in rooms! 11:00 – 11:30 pm


Room Speaker Time
Devotional Groups 8:00 – 8:30am
JOINT SESSION Auditorium 8:30 – 11:00 am

Nursery provided for children five and under during all joint sessions and breakout sessions.

Kids program available for kids six to twelve years of age during the joint sessions.

Answers to the most common questions.

Q. What is the schedule like?

A. Mornings and evenings feature Summit sessions, while the afternoons are yours to explore and enjoy the fun of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN.

Q. What is a mini-conference?

A. A mini-conference is your opportunity each day to spend time with people of similar age and station to hear a custom presentation of missions involvement.

Q. What is there to do in Gatlinburg?

A. Too much for three days! Extreme activities like bungee-jumping await the brave, while go-carts and putt-putt golf beckon the fun-loving. There’s also plenty of outlet malls and sight-seeing for a more relaxed time.

Q. Where will we stay?

A. If you register as a single person, the OG team will arrange accommodations with three others in one of the Music Road’s hotel rooms. If you register as a married couple, family, or as a group, special whole-room rates apply.

Q. Who can attend?

A. The OG Summit is open to all! Mini-conferences make the sessions challenging and relevant for all, and a nursery is available at no charge for the smallest Summit-attendees.

Q. When and how should we register?

A. Register yourself or your group by calling 770-456-5881. You can also register online here. Register 30+ days in advance for a special discount.

Q. Who do we make the check payable to?

A. Make all checks payable to Our Generation and mark for “OG Summit.”

The conference will be held at the beautiful Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN, but there are many activities that you can participate in while in the Pigeon Forge area. We have compiled a list of links to places you might enjoy. This list is by no means exhaustive. No member of our team has been to all these places. Additionally, this is not an endorsement for a place or an organization.

We are looking forward to having you join us for the annual Our Generation Summit! It is our desire to make the registration process as simple as possible.
There are 3 types of registration.
1. Individual Registration. This person would be sharing a room with 3 other individuals of the same sex. Their cost would  be (Conference fee of $50 plus a Room Fee of $50)
2. Family Registration. These people would be reserving an entire room. Their  cost would be (Conference Fee  for every family members over the age of 12 + $200 room fee)
3. Group Registration. 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 in Gatlinburg! 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 Kristen@bcwe.org. We will help you register through email.