mb125 Conference



The mb125 conference is an opportunity for senior pastors (and their immediate family living in the home with them) of churches that have Sunday morning worship attendance of 125 or less. Mornings will be filled with worship to empower you, words of encouragement to motivate you, and informative seminars to equip you with improved skills and materials to assist you when you return to your church.

All topics will be relevant to the smaller church. There will be plenty of time for fun in the afternoons and evenings with your respective families. There will be ladies-only workshops during the day and special events for children and youth. Childcare for infants to preschool-age children will be provided as well.


June 25-28, 2014 (Wednesday-Saturday)


  • Includes 3 nights lodging, 4 meals, and all training materials.
  • Early Bird Rate: $75.00 per family total cost if registered before May 15th
  • After May 15th rate increases to $100 per family total cost.
  • No refunds will be given after June 18th

Register Online or download a Registration Form (PDF)  and Medical Release Form (PDF) to mail in with your check.

Attendees can purchase discounted tickets for Sight & Sound’s presentation of Jonah. Order instructions will be included in your reservation confirmation information. Show ticket reservations must be made by June 17, 2014.


Skyline Baptist Church
949 State Highway 165
Branson, MO 65616


Camden Hotel & Conference Center
275 Tanger Blvd.
Branson, MO 65616


Eddie Bumpers is senior pastor of Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield. He came to Crossway in 2000. He is a native of Alabama and moved to Florida when he was a child. He became a Christian in 1981 and surrendered to the ministry in 1982. He served as student minister and associate pastor in his home church for 12 years before pastoring churches in Mississippi and North Carolina. He moved to Springfield in 2000 and became pastor of Broadway Baptist Church, which outgrew its facilities, relocated and changed its name to Crossway in 2012. Bumpers and his wife Tess have been married 31 years and have three children, Jared, Jordan and Bethany.

Steve Hopkins serves in the area of Bible Teaching and Leadership with Ohio Baptists. Steve came to Mission Ohio with 22 years of pastoral experience. He is a certified facilitator/coach/mentor with LeaderBreakthru, Refocusing Networks, Lead Like Jesus, Next Level Leadership and CoachNet. His passion is to encourage and equip pastors and church leaders to finish well. Steve and his wife, Denise, have two married children and four grandchildren.


Mark Mathes is a native of St. Louis, Mo. He is the worship leader of Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield. Mathes has served as the Minister of Music in Missouri Baptist churches in Salem and Festus/ Crystal City. He came to Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. in 2006, where he directs a 100+ voice choir, orchestra, and praise teams. In addition to his frequent leadership responsibilities in many revivals, Mathes has been active in gospel music for more than 35 years. He has written over 50 songs that have been recorded by professional artists. He received his Church Music degree from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. His song writing abilities have received national attention with many songs making the Southern Gospel music charts. In 2006 he received a BMI award in Nashville, Tenn. for writing a song that was among the top five Southern Gospel songs to receive airplay for that year. Mathes and Leisa, his wife, have two children and five grandchildren.



3:00 pm Check-in begins at Camden Hotel
6:30 pm Welcome Reception (light meal)
8:30 am Welcome & Door Prizes
8:40 am Session 1 (Pastors & Wives)
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Session 2 (Pastors) / Ladies Only Breakout #1
10:40 am Break
10:55 am Session 3 (Pastors) / Ladies Only Breakout # 2
11:50 am Q & A
12:15 am Lunch Provided
8:30 am Welcome & Door Prizes
8:40 am Session 1 (Pastors & Wives)
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Session 2 (Pastors) / Ladies Only Breakout #1
10:40 am Break
10:55 am Session 3 (Pastors) / Ladies Only Breakout #2
11:50 am Q & A
12:15 am Lunch Provided
1:15 pm Free Time with Family
6:30 pm Appreciation Banquet at Skyline (child care provided)
7:30 pm Concert at Skyline
9:00 am Welcome & Door Prizes
9:10 am Session 1 (Pastors & Wives)
10:10 am Break
10:25 am Session 2 (Pastors & Wives)
11:20 am Closing
11:30 am Dismiss