Pavel Urruchi, a senior religion major and Spanish minor from Lima, Peru, served as the interpreter for the Pastor’s Conference in the Baptist Churches in Lima, Peru January 3 – 7, 2011.
Dr. Mark Tolbert, associate professor of Evangelism and pastoral ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS), and Dr. Chuck Kelley, president of NOBTS, led the conference.
Urruchi’s wife Leah is the interim assistant Baptist Student Union director at WCU.
(left to right) Dr. Chuck Kelley, president of NOBTS; Pavel Urruchi, a religion major from WCU; Dr. Mark Tolbert, associate professor of Evangelism and pastoral ministry at NOBTS; and Phil Calvert, an IMB missionary with American Peoples Affinity Group, gather for a meeting with some Peruvian church leaders before the Pastor’s Conference in Lima, Peru
HATTIESBURG- Forrest General’s Pastoral Services staff will host their monthly clergy prayer breakfast on Thursday, January 20 in the Elm Room at the hospital from 7:45 until 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast for all officially registered members of the local clergy will be complimentary, courtesy of Forrest General. All members of the clergy should present their yellow clergy registration card to receive their breakfast. If you are a member of the clergy and do not have a card, please see the Information Hostess at the hospital front desk prior to breakfast to register.
This month, Curt Burge, D. Min., CPE Diplomate, College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy will attend to discuss Preparing for Ministry and Clinical Pastoral Education. At the conclusion of each meeting, attendees will form small groups for prayer. The hospital’s Pastoral Services staff hopes that these meetings will assist area clergy in meeting the spiritual needs of congregations and the community.
All clergy members are asked to call or email to RSVP for the breakfast by contacting Brian Williamson, coordinator of Forrest General’s Pastoral Services, at 601-288-4227 orBAWilliamson@forrestgeneral.com.
CrossPointe Church Laurel, MS
LAUREL – CrossPointe Church in Laurel will be hosting author and founder of In The Cross-Ties Discipleship Ministries, Cheri Holcomb for a conference and special presentation of, “The Disciple Life”. The two-day event will be held on Friday, September 17 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, September 18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Baptist Bible and Bookhouse will also be hosting a book signing of Cheri Holcomb’s book, “God Sent Me Tulips” on Friday September 17 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Holcomb will be delving into the difference between biblical disciple making, which is mandated by Jesus and discipleship.
“Disciple making is 2 Timothy 2:2 in full force! It’s hands on ‘life on life’ building and sculpting the life of a Christ follower into a world-visionary. Disciple-Making is an incarnate, transformation, verses the issue of discipleship, which is educational and not necessarily transformational,” explained Holcomb.
The cost of the conference is $10 which includes refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at Baptist Bible and Bookhouse in Laurel and at CrossPointe Church in Laurel. Information about the conference can be found on the CrossPointe webpage, www.crosspointechurch.org or by calling 601-520-6939.
Holcomb is a multi-generational disciple maker; a dynamic conference speaker; a radio personality for WTNE 97.7 Grace Broadcasting network and the author of “God Sent Me Tulips.” Her Ministry is committed to building the lives of generational multipliers through teaching and training in the biblical principles of Disciple-Making according to 2 Timothy 2:2. She has led conferences all over the United States reaching the international regions of Africa, El Salvador and Mexico and shares with an infectious passion the transforming power of God in the life of ordinary people through a Great Commission lifestyle of disciple making. Cheri and her husband, Lee, are residents of Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Submitted by Teresa Martin