September 23 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor

    Before the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting Nov. 10-11, pastors will gather at this year’s Pastors’ Conference in Greensboro to learn how to flee the passions of worldly living and live content in the care of the Lord.
     
    Based on 1 Timothy 6:11 – “But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness” – the theme for the conference is “The Pursuit.” Each of the lessons will invite pastors to pursue personal holiness anchored in unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

     
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    Lawndale Baptist Church has hosted this event in the past, but this year the two-day conference will be in the Koury Convention Center on Sunday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Josh Phillips, pastor of Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo and Pastors’ Conference president, said, “I am very excited about this years Pastors’ Conference. I feel this year we have a great lineup of preachers to encourage and aid our pastors and staff members.
     
    “As we take ‘The Pursuit’ as our theme this year, we hope our pastors and staff members will see just how important it is to pursue the calling that has been given by God.”
     
    Lawndale Baptist Church has hosted this event in the past, but this year the two-day conference will be in the Koury Convention Center on Sunday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
     
    Greg Heisler, senior pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone, said this conference is all about “pastors encouraging pastors. … All of us as pastors need the Spirit’s refreshment and refinement, and I have found that to come powerfully through the preaching of God’s Word. My prayer is that all who attend will leave with a greater sense of the eternal weight of their high calling to be pastors, and a profound sense that with the Spirit’s power and Word’s witness, they can see God move in this generation.”
     
    Speakers include Rick Coram, founder and president of Rick Coram Ministries, Inc.; Greg Heisler; Phil Hoskins, senior pastor at Higher Ground Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tenn.; Tony Merida, founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh and associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Bob Pitman, Southern Baptist evangelist; Robert Smith, Jr., professor of Christian preaching at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala.; and Don Wilton, pastor of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C.
     
    Phillips said, “Oftentimes in the ministry there are so many things competing for our time, our calling and our focus and if we are not careful, it’s easy to fall prey to some of these traps. … I pray that God will remind all of us as pastors just how vital our calling is. In addition, we pray that God will use the preaching, the times of prayer and the music to reignite some of our pastors that are on the verge of quitting.”
     
    The conference is free to attend and registration is not required.
     
    To find out more, visit ncannualmeeting.org/legacy.

    9/23/2014 9:56:07 AM by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Filed under: BSC Annual Meeting, North Carolina, pastor's conference




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