Church revitalization efforts are getting ready to swing in to high gear at Free Will Baptist North American Ministries.
All four directors (David Crowe, Kenneth Akers, Brad Ransom, and Jim McComas) are preparing for a series of six regional Church growth and revitalization conferences that are taking place in 2015. That schedule is as follows:
March 6th and 7th – Hardin Valley Free Will Baptist Church – Knoxville, Tennessee
May 30th – John Wheeler Association – Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church – Bristol, Virginia
June 18th – Kentucky State Leadership Conference – Pikeville Free Will Baptist Church – Pikeville, Kentucky
September 25th and 26th – Beaver Creek Association – Fairview Free Will Baptist Church – Spartanburg, South Carolina
October 23rd and 24th – Parkers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church – Greenville, North Carolina
November 13th and 14th – South Highland Free Will Baptist Church – Muscle Shoals, Alabama
May 25th and 26th is the National Acts 1:8 Power Conference for Church growth and leadership in Branson, Missouri. This will be the first conference of its kind in our denomination. With folks from 12 states already registered and more than half of the blocked hotel rooms already reserved with more than four months to go, it is obvious that excitement and interest is high for this historic event! (There is NO COST for the conference, but you must register by calling Teresa Womack at (615) 760-6132.)
In addition to all this, there are several “legacy church plants” underway, with several more in the works. (Placing a church planter into an existing, struggling church.)
Director of Church Revitalization Jim McComas also has a full roster of church revitalization events himself this year. Included on his 2015 calendar is a “Church revitalization revival” in Florida, a church health analysis seminar in Michigan, and a ministers retreat focusing entirely on church revitalization in North Carolina.
Church revitalization is desperately needed now more than ever – Free Will Baptist North American ministries is answering the call! Please be much in prayer for all of these exciting endeavors, and we hope to see you at one of these events this year.