HORSEHEADS, N.Y.—First Baptist Church hosted the Northeast Fellowship’s Fall Conference Oct. 25–26. Ken Floyd, executive director of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches, spoke on making the most of prayer in one’s personal life and church ministry.
Brian King, executive director of the Northeast Fellowship, hoped the conference, with its theme “Teach Us to Pray,” would aid people “in praying more frequently, more joyfully, and more effectively.”
In three sessions Ken addressed “The Passion of a Praying Pastor,” “The Power of a Praying Church,” and “The Priorities of a Praying Church.”
Prayer is an amazing privilege for believers but is perhaps the most neglected, he points out. When it comes to prayer, pastors need to lead by example in order for churches to be spiritually healthy and dynamic.
Jim Vogel, associate director of the Northeast Fellowship, led a Doctrinal Thinkubator, bringing Scriptural perspective and helpful application to the concept of soul liberty.
A few hours before the conference started, pastors and their wives gathered for lunch and to hear updates from former Northeast Fellowship State Representative Craig Golden and current directors Brian King and Jim Vogel. The ministry couples also attended separate breakout sessions. In their own session, the women discussed the importance of ministry peer prayer groups, both in person and online, for encouragement and accountability. And during the conference, attendees browsed displays from ministry partners, including Regular Baptist Press.
Brian King thanks First Baptist Church for hosting the conference and “caring for all the details onstage and behind the scenes.” He also thanks church members and pastoral staff for attending. “We hope these days put some wind in your sails and some power in your prayer life,” he says.