The theme for this year's Annual Gathering is "How will they Know?"
You may recognize this as the question posed by the Apostle Paul in Roman chapter 10. How can anyone call upon the Name of the Lord unless they hear of his good news? And how can they hear unless someone proclaims it to them. This is the mission Christ has given us -- to make disciples of all kinds of people, in Concord and Burlington, outward to Berlin and Bennington and even unto the shores of Champlain and the Atlantic Seacoast.
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10:00 Ministers Council Annual Meeting / Childcare opens / Workshops 11:45 Lunch (reserve when registering) 1:15 Afternoon program 1:45 Business Meeting 3:45 Meetings: ABWomen; ABMen; 25toLife; Institute for Learning 5:15 Dinner (reserve when registering) 6:45 Evening Worship with Communion / Speaker: Dr. Emmett Price III
Saturday Agenda - March 9 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
8:30 Youth Project/Childcare begin 8:30 Worship / New Ministry / New Pastors / Ordination Anniversaries / Commission IFL Grads 9:30 Speaker -- Rev. Sharon Koh 11:00 Workshops 12:30 Lunch (reserve when registering) 1:45 Worship / Rev. Dale Edwards
Dr. Emmett Price III, Prof of Worship, Church and Culture, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary Friday evening speaker
Dr. Emmett G. Price III, Dean of Chapel; Professor of Worship, Church and Culture at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; Executive Director, Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience. He has also previously taught at Northeastern University and Andover Newton Theological School. A well-regarded scholar, educator and public speaker, Dr. Price has the unique ability to capture the hearts and minds of the most diverse and versatile audiences with his compassionate sense of humor, his amicable intellect and his quick wit. He is a noted print and broadcast media expert, as well as a widely sought-after keynote speaker and preacher. Dr. Price has ministerial standing in ABCVNH.
Rev. Sharon Koh, Director/CEO, International Ministries Saturday morning speaker: The Rev Sharon T Koh, Executive Director/CEO of American Baptist International Ministries, is a Los Angeles native and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA with a M.Div. and a M.A.T., and served as a Mission Pastor for over a decade. Her passion is facilitating God's mission around the world, and she cares deeply about missionaries and their families. Her hobbies include global travel photography and enjoying the people and food of other cultures.
Rev. Dale Edwards – Executive Minister, ABCVNH Saturday Afternoon Speaker: A graduate of Berkshire Christian College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Dale was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon N.H for 25 years. During that time, he also served for several years as pastor of Logos Community Church, a mission congregation of the Korean Presbyterian Church meeting at Dartmouth College. For the last 7 years, Dale has traveling about the Region, visiting with pastors and churches, assisting in ministry, offering sage advice, bringing aid, and praying. His ministry has been dedicated to church renewal in New England. For hobbies, Dale gardens, hikes, and collects old Moxie bottles.
Rev. Madeline Flores: Rev. Flores serves as Mission Coordinator for volunteers from the U.S. and Puerto Rico. She identifies teams’ strengths and matches them with service opportunities that empower, educate and help them grow in their own faith. Much of Madeline’s mission work takes place in the severely impoverished bateyes (bah-tays) communities. Teams meet local needs by bringing supplies such as food, clothes and bedding. They also set up medical clinics; offer training in hygiene, birth control and domestic violence prevention; and lead Vacation Bible School programs. In Cuba, Madeline works with the Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention and the churches in the Jiguani district in Granma.
Shanna Crowell Shanna is the former New England Community Coach for MOPS International, a blogger, and licensed Special Education Teacher. She is married to Zachary Crowell, pastor of Centerpoint Community Church, Salem, NH, and homeschools their three children. Shanna desires to inspire and encourage authentic communities of Jesus Christ and help others live life with greater purpose and enthusiasm. She writes at www.embraceenthusiasm.net
Rev. Dr. Keith Bagley Reverend Keith is a missions-minded servant of the Lord, with experience in leadership, visioning, and education. He believes missions are everywhere, and that Christ-followers must “go where the people are”. Keith has followed this passion through foreign and domestic missions to Africa, the French West Indies, various campus efforts and other ministry settings. His giftedness is in teaching, preaching and edification, and he is passionate about helping others unleash their gifts for the Glory of God. Rev. Keith is an advocate of lifelong learning - he earned a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, a Master of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary, and is currently completing his Doctor of Ministry degree from Rockbridge as well.
Rev. Keith is one of the founding directors of The Blueprint Ministries: a “fresh expression” ministry that provides outreach to non-believers who are seeking, and to believers who feel their lives are stagnant and lacking vibrancy. Rev. Keith’s life-long ministry partner (and wife) is Minister Bobbie Bagley. They work together like Priscilla and Aquila as they bring the gospel wherever they go. They have two beautiful children: Khaira (pronounced: Kah-earrah) and Khalique (Kah-leek) who are their “traveling buddies” and have traveled the world with them since they were babies. They serve as guardians to Samuel and Lorea Comtois-Seward, their great nephew and niece.
Minister Bobbie D. Bagley Bobbie Bagley is co-pastor of The Blueprint Ministries, and is also an associate minister at New Fellowship Baptist Church. Minister Bobbie’s early calling was to street ministry, college campus ministry, Indian Reservation ministry and international ministry. She, along with her husband Rev. Dr. Keith, continue to work hand-in-hand in their ministry activities. Bobbie is an adept missions worker, leading teams in missions to Africa, the French West Indies, Dominica, urban outreach, and campus ministries. Her giftedness is in teaching, preaching and edification. Minister Bobbie is a nurse and public health administrator by profession. She is currently the director of a local health department in the second-largest city of the State of NH. She is a servant leader that is passionate about public service, education and community. She has earned degrees in Biology, Nursing, Public Health and Nursing Education. She is a life-long learner, and is in the process of earning her Doctor of Public Health in Leadership. In all things Minister Bobbie is always in pursuit of obtaining excellency in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and she loves the Lord!
Rev. Dr. Ron Bouthillette Dr. Ronald Bouthillette joined Gordon-Conwell as Adjunct Professor in Practical Theology in 2015, bringing many years of church leadership experience. His particular interests lie in church revitalization and in leadership. He has a passion for helping to equip the mainline churches to better fulfill their mission, especially in the New England Region. Dr. Bouthillette is also currently the lead pastor of the Bridge Community Church in Milford, NH. He serves as an adjunct staff member of the American Baptist Churches in New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as a church consultant for American Baptist Churches in the New England region. Dr. Bouthillette has served as senior pastor of churches in the Midwest, Florida and New England. He has taught courses in leadership in a variety of settings and has taught in theological schools in India. Dr. Bouthillette is an avid fan of all the New England sports teams and enjoys biking and camping. He and his wife, Cathy, have a son, Erich, a daughter, Rachel and six grandchildren.
Some meals are available onsite during the Gathering. Many people find these meals are a great time to make new friends, and reconnect with old acquaintances. You can make your reservation when you register for the Annual Gathering.
Friday Buffet Lunch $15 Sandwich Buffet will include a variety of sandwiches and wraps including gluten-free options. Usually served with salads, condiments, drinks, and dessert. You must reserve in advance when you purchase your registration.
Friday Buffet Dinner $30 Friday dinner will include your choice of several delicious entrees, side dishes, salads, soft drinks, and desserts.You must reserve in advance when you purchase your registration.
Saturday Lunch $15 The Pasta Buffet will include a variety of pastas and sauces. Usually served with salads, condiments, drinks, and dessert. You must reserve in advance when you purchase your registration.
There will be vegetarian options available. We regret that we cannot accommodate gluten-free requirements.