John Maxey says no matter how large or small, whether rural or urban, all churches are going through a time of transition. And all of them in a sense need some sort of revitalization.
That’s why Lauderdale Baptist Association — which Maxey leads as missions strategist — is hosting the East Mississippi Church Revitalization Conference Jan. 28-29 at Highland Baptist Church in Meridian. Anyone is welcome.
The conference has something to offer all churches, Maxey noted, whether they’re urban in a changing neighborhood, rural with a dwindling congregation, dealing with conflict or just trying to reach their community well after two years of facing a pandemic.
“We want to equip and strengthen the church,” Maxey said.
Scheduled conference leaders are:
- Josh Cook, church revitalization specialist for Birmingham Metro Baptist Association and author of “Foundational Revitalization.”
- Kyle Bueermann, director of replanter development for the North American Mission Board, author of “Replanting Rural Churches” and cohost of the weekly “Not Another Baptist Podcast.”
- Dewayne Rembert, church planting strategist for Montgomery Baptist Association and lead pastor of Flatline Church at Chisholm in Montgomery, Alabama.
Each will lead two workshops.
The event begins Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., with a conference dinner at 6 p.m., then meets Jan. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon.
For more information or to register, visit lbams.org/revitalization.