Community Service, Adult Sabbath School GROW Weekend Retreat
The Carolina Conference Community Services and Adult Sabbath School GROW weekend retreat was packed full of practical presentations. Keynote speaker Mark Howard inspired and encouraged everyone. The breakout sessions strengthened commitments in serving God and others. Community service stories were shared highlighting many opportunities for sharing Christ meaningfully.
The breakout sessions by Ryan Amos, pastor, provided innovative ideas and resources through his personal experiences. He spotlighted how the church today can best engage in its community. His material galvanized everyone with what God can do when a church connects with the needs in the community.
Breakout session shared ways in which all can tangibly help others living in the neighborhoods around the churches. Geri Tucker’s seminar highlighted how to reach those who are retired. Marlene Nunally’s team were ready to help churches reach young families through God’s Closet. Forrest Watson and Ken Herring demonstrated how mentoring and tutoring reach the community to change young lives.
The ministry of 2Serve prepares people to serve through Community Emergency Response Training, and Lorna Dever underscored how the power of prayer builds strong relational bridges with the community with local town leaders, law enforcement, and other non-profit ministries.
The Conference is excited about sharing God’s love through serving the neighbors. It is a great adventure in serving people with God’s love, and neighbors are in need of community services. For more information, please contact Carolina Conference Community Services Department.
Carolina | July 2021