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Northeast Fellowship Conference Teaches Ministry Skills

BREESPORT, N.Y.—Serve Boldly, the Northeast Fellowship’s conference for church workers, “was a great success” April 24 “due to the work of so many people,” says Brian King, executive director of the Northeast Fellowship.

Jim Vogel, associate director of the Northeast Fellowship, organized the conference with the help of Brian King. Breesport Baptist Church hosted the event.

The workshop-driven conference, with social distancing in place, aimed to strengthen the ministry skills of volunteers, staff members, and pastors in a variety of areas, including children’s and youth ministries, outreach and discipleship, technology, and church security. The Northeast Fellowship hoped the conference would not only improve attendees’ skills but also inspire people “to consider new ways of serving Christ.”

Experienced ministry leaders across the Northeast Fellowship and like-minded ministries led the 28 workshops; attendees chose six to attend.

One of the workshop leaders was Mel Walker, president and cofounder of Vision for Youth who also began a church consulting and coaching ministry called Going on for God. He said he “loved being a part of this event” and thanks “everyone who worked hard to organize and direct this conference, especially our hosts from Breesport Baptist Church.”

Workshop leaders also included Jim and Jeanine Vogel, both Regular Baptist Press authors; Alan Wilson, curriculum specialist for Regular Baptist Press; and Ken Pyne and Lee Kliewer, contributing authors in the book The Pastor: A Guide for God’s Faithful Servant.

“What a wonderful event blessed by the Lord,” Brian King says.