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Leadership Conference set April 17-18comment (0)

April 13, 2000


Baptists from across Alabama are invited to attend the fourth annual Alabama Baptist Leadership/Church Growth Conference, April 17-18 at First Baptist Church, Birmingham.

“The Future is Now!” is the theme of the conference, which begins at 1 p.m. April 17 and concludes at 5 p.m. April 18.

“We have designed this event especially for those who are interested in seeing their churches grow and reach more people for God’s kingdom,” said Edwin Jenkins, director of leadership/church growth at the State Board of Missions.

Featured guest speakers include; author Calvin Miller, professor at Beeson Divinity School; Bob Reccord, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB); Mike Miller of LifeWay Christian Resources; and Herb Brisbane, multicultural consultants manager at NAMB.

Testimonial speakers include pastors: John Porter, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Birmingham; Samuel Pettagrue, Sardis Baptist church, Birmingham; Hayden Center, Heritage Baptist Church, Montgomery; Wallace Russell , Bethel Baptist Church, Dothan; and Roger Willmore, First Baptist Church, Weaver.

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Numerous breakout workshops will be conducted on topics including: “Conflict Management: Now and Future”; “Personal Life of the Leader; My Identity in Christ”; “Small Group Ministry Models in the New Millennium”; “Spurgeon on Leadership Unchanging Truths:; “Sunday School Thriving :& Growing in the New Millennium”; “Men’s Ministry on the New Millennium”; “How To Create and Cultivate a healthy Women’s Ministry tin Your Church”; “Target of ministry in the New Millennium”; :”Future Trends”; and “Special Focus on Ministers of Education and Other Staff Ministers.”

Another conference highlight will be the announcement of the Troy L. Morrison Leadership/Church Growth Award.

Jenkins will also launch the Alabama Baptist Center for Leadership Development, which will aim to involve a broad range of Baptist in leadership development.

“The leadership center is a strategic initiative designed to help Alabama Baptist – whether vocational, bivocational or volunteer – become more effective in kingdom work,” Jenkins said. “We look forward to announcing details in the days to com.”

The cost of the conference is $39, which includes the program syllabus, morning coffee, refreshments and snacks throughout the conference, dinner Monday night and lunch Tuesday. For information call 1-800-264-1225, ext. 256, or e-mail Edward Jenkins at ejenkins@alsbom.org.  (ABSC)


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