During the Annual Conference, June 16-17, some enthusiastic leaders told us how their churches are living out this year’s Annual Conference theme by opening wide their hearts in ministries of outreach and welcome to their communities.
We recorded six short video interviews during a conference session lunch break. In these brief segments, we learn from testimony how local churches in our conference are nourishing their neighbors in body, mind and spirit, while sharing the love and liberating gospel of Jesus Christ. We’ll feature a few on our website each week; but you can view all six by visiting our conference YouTube page.
In the first two interviews:
Kershaw says she was inspired to start this ministry during a conference Laity Academy. “We want to satisfy both physical and spiritual appetites.”
“So come for the food,” Washington chimes in, “but stay for the Word and the fellowship.”
How is your church opening wide its heart to its community or to the world? Write to tell us about it, or record a short video clip and send it to us. We may welcome and record more testimonies of heart-opening ministry at future conference gatherings this year–maybe at the Laity Academy in August and the Annual Conference Adjourned Session in October.