On October 13-14 in Portage at River of Life Church, we had over 100 people gather from 12 different churches in the Central Baptist Associaiton. This attendance was the highest in many years for an annual meeting or training event for the CBA.
Building Powerful Ministry Teams Workshop
Our workshop was conducted on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Doug Jividen, pastor of Plymouth Baptist Church in Plymouth, Indiana led the workshop. Jividen’s church has grown from 40 to 500 during his tenure as pastor. Many principles on teamwork were shared over the course of the two days.
The annual meeting was also well attended and reports were given from the Church Planting Team and the Church Development Team. One highlight that stood out was the adoption of the Madison Hmong Baptist Church into the CBA. Lao Po Vang, the minister of education represented the Hmong church during the meeting.
There were 35 children who attended the children’s camp led by Randy Smith and her team from the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention. The camp allowed many people to attend from churches.
Thanks for your participation
Thank you to all of you who came and were part of the weekend. Many people were encouraged by the weekend as training was conducted, new friendships were started, and important business was completed. We look forward to seeing you next year when Pastor Mike Milburn of First Baptist Burleson, Texas will be with us as the featured speaker.