Join the Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire
The theme for this year's Annual Gathering is "Discipleship from Scratch."
As he was about to ascend to the Father, Jesus gave his disciples final instructions -- a mission to carry forward.
The essence of the mission was this -- make disciples.
Christian publishing houses these days are full of off-the-shelf pre-fabricated one-size-fits-all programs on how to grow churches. The problems is that few of these are a good fit for New England.
So if we are going to make disciples here in Vermont and New Hampshire, we are going to have to do it from scratch the old fashioned way. Conversation by conversation. Dinner by dinner. Person by person. Family by family. There are no one-stop mass communication solutions. The days of the great evangelistic crusades are long gone. TV and Radio don't hold the key. The Internet isn't the solution either.
It's friend to friend, face to face, heart to heart. That's what we mean when we say "from scratch."
But that's OK because New Englanders have always been more about substance than style. More about stick-to-your-ribs fare than fancy gourmet delicacies. So doing discipleship from scratch suits us.
That's why our region is pursuing a mission of servanthood and evangelism with an emphasis on the basics – and we are excited to have keynote speakers and workshops at our Annual Gathering that will help us unpack this emphasis.
Date and Time Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 9:00 AM –AND- Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 3:30 PM EDT
Location Fireside Inn & Suites West Lebanon 25 Airport Road Lebanon, NH 03784