Highlights From Hilton Head Seminars

Dr. Coley conducted teacher training seminars at First Baptist Church, Hilton Head, SC, on August 20, 2016. Here’s a response from their Minister of Education following the three hour training:

“Thank you again for being an inspiration to us all on Saturday.  I have already heard testimonials from some of our teachers about how they are planning to make some changes and implement some of what they learned from you this weekend.  May the Lord continue to bless you as you have blessed us here at FBCHHI.”

Rev. Richard S. Wade

Minister of Music and Education

First Baptist Church of Hilton Head

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SC Baptist Convention Reviews

Thanks so much for your participation in our conference! Our attendees had many wonderful things to say about your keynote and breakout sessions. I appreciate your time and devotion in helping our conference provide critical insights for our teachers, administrators and support staff. It’s great to know that God is continually using us for His work in the area of Christian Education.

Kathy Miles

Associate Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministry Generations

Group South Carolina Baptist Convention

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Fairview Baptist Church

Dr. Coley provided an excellent teacher training event Sunday. The training focused around the importance of God’s Word and how teachers should always strive for maximum engagement when teaching. Without full engagement, you may never reach true transformation!

Coley Speaking

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SE Conclave Youth Ministers Conference in Chattanooga

Dr. Coley spoke at the SE Conclave Youth Ministers Conference in Chattanooga on January 27. Here he is pictured with fellow seminary professors who were also speakers: Dr. Richard Ross from Southwestern Seminary and Dr. Allen Jackson from New Orleans Seminary.




Youth ministers enjoyed interacting during an active learning activity

included in one of Dr. Coley’s Conclave sessions.

Youth Group Coley

“I was blessed to be able to sit under your teaching during the Southeast Conclave this weekend in the seminar about neuroscience research.  I truly enjoyed your presentation.  It was enlightening to me as a youth director but also as a classroom teacher.”


“Conclave was a wonderful success.  Many, many thanks for your help in making this happen.  We always receive rave reviews from your breakouts.  Can we talk you into returning next year? “

Steve Rohrlack

Generations Group Director

South Carolina Baptist Convention


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Board Training For Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, Florida

Dr. Coley led board training for Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, Florida in early January. Pictured is a subset of the board discussing one of the team building topics during the six hour event.

Board Coley

“I wanted to take a moment and say that I thoroughly enjoyed our training today.  I’ve been with my current company for 29 years and have attended many different leadership seminars.  The material you presented today was excellent and I loved your book, “Ten Practices of Effective Boards.”  The different personality styles told through the different dog types was wonderful!  In addition to providing us with wisdom on how better to operate as a board, I found that I could apply all of what we discussed in my professional role.”

Amy Rey

Cambridge Christian School Board


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Dr. Coley is pictured with administrators and the board chair from Cambridge Christian School. Tim Euler, head of school at Cambridge, is far right.

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Ten Practices of Effective Boards Book Review


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Dr. Coley conducted Faculty Workshops at Southeastern Seminary and Northeastern Baptist College as both institutions prepare for their fall semester.


Have heard nothing but great feedback all day long from all of the profs today. Better yet, they are still thinking and discussing their intended pedagogy with one another. So many of the faculty were impacted and touched by your passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning. Bullseye!

Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you again.

Brian Harmon, Ed.D
Dean of Academics
Professor of Christian Education/ Church Planting

It was a pleasure having you here. You should know that the school is still buzzing with ideas and discussion from your seminar! Several of us have revisited our syllabi to incorporate what we learned.

Deb Woodcock,
Director of Early Scholars Program
Associate Professor of Business
Northeastern Baptist College

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Faculty workshop at Southeastern Seminary: presenting on Active Learning and Engaging your learners.

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One Southeastern colleague responded:

I was reviewing my notes from today’s session and wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for your presentation today. It was superb. Clear, concise, engaging, passionate, and impactful going into a new semester. You had obviously spent MUCH time in preparation for the session. I look forward to working with you in the coming days.

Tate Cockrell, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Doctor of Ministry Programs
Associate Professor of Counseling
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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SEBTS Graduation 2015             


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Strengthening Your Core: Effective Practices for Board Governance

Click here to read this exciting new article from Dr. Coley.coley article cover

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Teaching in Panama

Dr. Coley along side his translator Eduardo spoke to over 200 Christian school leaders in Panama in November.


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