Healthy Growing Church Conference Draws Hundreds from Around Conference
With a heart to share best practices and encourage vitality and health in the local church, Crosspoint UMC hosted its 2nd “Becoming a Healthy Growing Church Conference" February 9-10 with almost 300 attendees from approximately thirty-eight churches in the AWF Conference. The conference opened with “Attitudes, Approaches, and Adjustments to Get a Church Growing” and ended with “Take Home Points for Church Health”.
Lead pastor, Rurel Ausley, states, “Through trial and error, building an exceptional staff and a passion for excellence and Kingdom ministry, we’ve learned a few things that are transferable to any local church. Our hope is to offer tangible and practical helps to pastors, staff and lay people so each one would have tools to take their ministry to the next level in this new day of ministry.”
Crosspoint Executive Pastor, Rev. Greg McKinnon, who was the organizer of the Conference, said, “It is so exciting to be partnering with churches all over our conference to make a difference for the Kingdom!”
The conference offered mini-workshops on “The Power of Volunteerism,” “Changing Your Church’s DNA,” “Guest Services-You have 7 Minutes!,” “How to Talk About Money-All the Time,” “Exploring Multisite," and "Leadership Principles to Minimize Conflict," among others.
The conference was also blessed to have Bishop David and Nancy Graves, as well as Dr. Tim Trent, Superintendent of the Pensacola District, to come for fellowship with clergy and lay people.