Excitement is building across Louisiana as plans are being made for the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s 2007 Evangelism Conference
ALEXANDRIA – Excitement is building across Louisiana as plans are being
made for the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s 2007 Evangelism Conference.
State leaders suggest three reasons for the excitement: locale of the
Jan. 22-23 event, lineup of speakers, and the longing for a fresh word
from God that pastors and laypeople across Louisiana are expressing.
“We’ve prayed hard and worked hard to make this year’s Evangelism
Conference even better than last year’s,” said Wayne Jenkins, director
of the LBC evangelism and church growth ministry team. “New Orleans is
ready for you, with excellent hotels and even better food, and the
speakers are primed with their prayers and preparation for a powerhouse
event that’s going to minister to you and bless you.”
The Evangelism Conference is to take place at First Baptist New
Orleans, which because of an additional 18 inches of landfill under the
foundation of its new worship center was not flooded in the wake of
Katrina and breached levees. Nearby hotels – and those farther away as
well – have been renovated and are looking forward to serving the
Southern Baptists who continue to serve the city.
See pages 8-9 of this issue for more on the Evangelism Conference. This
is just one of several events LBC strategists have planned for
Louisiana Southern Baptists this winter.
Music events drape over January, from the Louisiana Singing Ministers
and Singing Women in concert Jan. 11 at Brookwood Baptist in
Shreveport, to several auditions for the state youth choir, and several
keyboard festivals, plus a missions camping workshop and a first-ever
Bible Drill training retreat.
February opens with “Igniting a passion to share” Collegiate Evangelism
Conference at First Pineville, followed by more keyboard festivals, a
Paul/Timothy leadership mentoring conference at the Baptist Building,
three regional Sunday School Growth Seminars, preschool/children
ministers association retreat, and a training event for Discipleship
Also in February, WMU Focus Week Feb. 11-18 and at Williams Boulevard
Baptist in Kenner Feb. 8, the Singing Ministers and Singing Women.
March is jam-packed. See the calendar on page 10 for more information.