Healthy Church Conference set for BMC

BLUE MOUNTAIN – Blue Mountain College and the Northeast Mississippi Pastors Conference will team up for their annual Healthy Church Conference on Sept. 14 on the BMC campus.

The one-day conference, “A Good Minister of Jesus Christ,” will provide inspiration and instruction for pastors, worship leaders and church staff members in the areas of preaching, worship and evangelism.

The worship services will include sermons by Jim Futral, Calvin Miller, and Steve Gaines and will feature inspirational music led by Mike Harland.

Futral is the executive director of the Mississippi Baptist Convention; Miller is an internationally known author whose ministry background is as a pastor and professor of preaching; Gaines is pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn.; and Harland is the director of LifeWay Worship, the division for all music and worship resources for LifeWay Christian Resources.

Break-out sessions related to the work of the minister will include: AThe Pastor=s Role in Growing an Evangelistic Church@ led by Ray Newcomb, former pastor of First Baptist Church, Millington, Tenn.; AKeys to Understanding and Planning Meaningful Worship@ led Harland; AThe Pastoral Preaching of the Pastor@ led by Reggie Bridges, pastor of First Baptist Church, Zachary, La.; AThe Evangelistic Preaching of the Pastor@ led by Kenny Digby, associational missions director for Alcorn Baptist Association and Adjunct Professor for the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Registration for the conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the conference will conclude at 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided for a cost of $5 in the BMC dining hall. While pre-registration for the conference is not required, it is requested in order to provide an accurate count for meals and conference materials.

To pre-register or for more information contact Dr. Ronald Meeks, director of church relations at BMC, 662-678-4771 ext. 179, or

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