Our LPD Conference begins today!
If you have registered, we thank you and look forward to seeing you! If not, you are welcome to attend any of the sessions, and if you would like to stay for lunch or dinner, please let us know.
Here are highlights of the conference weekend:
Our theme for conference is, “Living the Story” – living out the gospel message in our lives and churches. Here are some highlights!
· Friday afternoon Ministerial— “Relating to Our Times.”
o In session one, “How Am I Doing at Living the Story?”, I will be taking us through a look at the life of a pastor/ministry worker. There is a predictable pattern or cycle of a pastor’s ministry, that, if unchecked, will for many, inevitably lead to ineffectiveness in ministry and even cynicism in one’s faith. Let’s explore this together and seek to encourage one another towards faithfulness and effectiveness.
o In session two, “How Are We Doing at Living the Story?”, I will lead us in a look at our churches, and the experience of our people, especially our youth in hearing and living the gospel. We will consider the observations of Skye Jethani (“With”), who sees that evangelicals may have in fact “inoculated” people from the gospel. After hearing from Jethani (via video) and a brief panel of pastors discussion, we will look at how we might encourage one another towards living the story more authentically as churches and as a movement.
· Friday Night Banquet – with stories of God’s work in His LPD churches and church plants. Several of our co-workers will be sharing of God’s work through their ministries and churches.
· Saturday Morning - “Adjusting to Our Times”—making adjustments and course corrections in our churches. Steve Sharpe will be navigating us through a practical workshop on Steering our congregations towards living and sharing the Story – the gospel of Christ.
· Fellowship luncheon for pastors wives and women in ministry. During our informal lunch on Saturday, Karen Stewart and Christine Unruh will be hosting a time of fellowship and prayer for pastors wives and women in ministry. Women, please plan to join them for this time of encouragement, before
We look forward to seeing you, and are thankful for your partnership in God’s work.
I am attaching a conference brochure for your info. It also has the times of the various sessions.
May God bless you and your ministry through this weekend. Please also remember to turn your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night – we wouldn’t want you to be late for church on !Sunday