Ministry leaders from across the northeast were encouraged, trained, and challenged yesterday at the 521 Conference for pastors. Keynote guest speakers were authors and pastors Larry Osborne of North Coast Church in the San Diego area, and Carey Nieuwhof of Connexus Church outside of Toronto, Canada. Many other speakers led breakout workshops. Close to four hundred pastors benefitted from the day.
Pastors and staff of MaBBF churches met over lunch to discuss current efforts and future plans to continue helping pastors lead growing and reproducing churches. Chairman John Kerns cast the vision for the MaBBF to raise $20,000 this year for church planting. $13,000 has already come in! If you or your church would like to be part of helping church planters in Massachusetts and New England you can send a check written to “MaBBF” to: MaBBF, P.O. Box 751, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
God is much at work in New England, and the MaBBF is poised to play an important role in carrying out the mission. Click here to learn more about the Massachusetts Baptist Bible Fellowship.