Churchnet Annual GatheringApril 10, 2014
Churchnet Annual Gathering will be this weekend at First Baptist Church in Farmington, Missouri. The theme this year is "Share Hope: The World is Waiting." It starts Friday with the Annual Missions Banquet. The keynote speaker Friday night will be author and activist Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (I reviewed his most recent book, Strangers at My Door: A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests, in an earlier post). Churchnet President Donna Potts, who was elected last year, will speak Saturday morning. Dr. Jerry Cain, who retired in 2012 after serving as president of Judson University, will lead the Bible study sessions on both days. There will also be several workshop sessions, including ones on reaching ethnic families, preventing sexual misconduct in churches, the heritage of Adoniram Judson, and a couple of sessions on unique local church ministries. Another session will feature a screening of the new EthicsDaily.com documentary Through the Door. With an Annual Gathering such as this, I am excited to serve as Churchnet's Editorial Assistant. More information about the Annual Gathering can be found here.