Members of A2 district assessment teams offered worlds of praise for the “next step” gathering sponsored by the Mississippi Conference’s Office of Congregational Development on Jan. 20 at
Embra Jackson, who works with congregational development for the conference staff, consultant Shane Stanford and facilitator Elaine Dye coordinated the training. The Rev. John Southwick, a researcher for the General Board of Global Ministries, led a session entitled “Using Demographic Data in Your Church’s Ministry.” Some 43 people attended the event.
The purpose of the gathering was to review each district’s A2 assessment results and begin to help resource churches so that transformation can occur. One of the highlights of the gathering was the introduction of the SMART Plan (now ACTS 29 Plan) compiled by
Plans for the conference’s
The day concluded with a commissioning service for district A2 teams.