More than 170 church renewal volunteers from throughout Texas and six other states led eight simultaneous Experiencing God discipleship and church renewal weekend events in Bell Baptist Association churches in early September.
About 800 people attended the weekend events, designed to introduce participants to key concepts in the Experiencing God curriculum by Henry Blackaby and Claude King, Director of Missions Tom Henderson reported. And 625 committed to participate in the 12-week discipleship study at 11 churches in the association.
Assembling volunteer teams of teachers, coordinators, children’s works and youth leaders to serve in eight churches with distinctive needs presented challenges, said Randy Newberry, church renewal consultant with Texas Baptist Men.
“But the Father knows those needs and put together the right team for each individual church,” Newberry said, noting some team members worked together for the first time during the Bell Baptist Association weekend.
“Many decisions were made and new relationships were established that will last for eternity,” he said.
Less than a month earlier, another team that drew volunteers from five states led an Experiencing God weekend at First Baptist Church in Breckenridge, Newberry reported.
“One month after the weekend, they have had to add an extra small group, and over 60 adults are attending small-group studies,” he said.