I pray that you have had a wonderful summer and are anticipating a great Fall. I am so thankful for you and for the kingdom work that you are a part of across New Mexico.
I want to invite you to a Revitalization Conference, “Church Alive!” that is being held at First Baptist Church in Portales, Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
The speaker for this conference is Bill Henard, Executive Director and Treasurer of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists. Bill is the author of “Can These Bones Live? A Practical Guide to Church Revitalization.” Most of the material at the conference will come from a new book that he is writing that will be published next June.
The idea for this conference began in the minds of some pastors in Eastern Association who have a desire to encourage churches in their association and help them to thrive. While it originated as an emphasis for their association, it quickly became evident this could be beneficial for other churches across the state.
The BCNM is partnering with the association to promote this across New Mexico and to help provide resources for the work of church revitalization to churches in our state.
This conference will be a great opportunity for any pastor, church leader, or Director of Missions to hear some sound biblical foundations for church revitalization, receive some practical tools, consider steps to begin revitalization and to be encouraged. Whether your church is in need of revitalization or you just want to have a better grasp on cultivating a healthy church, this is for you.
The conference is being offered to you free of charge, lunch and snacks will also be provided at no cost to you. However, we do ask that you call Cheryl Vaughn at 505-924-2314 or 1-800-898-8544 ext. 314 to register so we can have enough food for everyone. Here are a few area hotels if you need one:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Portales—575-356-4723
Super 8, Portales—575-356-8518
La Quinta, Clovis—575-763-8777
Hampton Inn, Clovis—575-763-3300
I look forward to seeing you in Portales on October 14.
Serving Him Together,
Smaller Membership Rural Church Consultant