One-day event focuses on small churches

MB Foundation, Pacific District Conference sponsor workshop

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A workshop for leaders of churches under 200 hosted by the Pacific District Conference and MB Foundation drew participants from 11 congregations. Photo: MB Foundation

“Unlocking Your Potential” was the theme of a one-day workshop co-sponsored by MB Foundation and the Pacific District Conference (PDC) held May 18, 2019, at Hope Kingsburg, the newly re-named MB church in Kingsburg, California.

Participants from 11 churches and three MB ministries spent the day learning from presenter Kevin Cox, whose theme, “Size does not determine impact,” is the basis for ministry at Vista Church in Heartland, Texas, where he is the church planter/pastor.

Speaking out of experiences of both failure and success, Cox guided 47 pastors and lay leaders in exploring ways churches of under 200 in size can impact their communities for Christ. Cox emphasized a kingdom of God mindset for church planting. Tracing what he calls a “multiplication principle” from Genesis to Acts, Cox challenged church leaders to “exegete” their city in order to affect community transformation and join what God is already doing in establishing his kingdom. Attendees left encouraged and challenged to engage in the culture of the communities where God has planted them.

“Kevin did an exceptional job of sharing his story, opening the Scriptures and offering practical guidance and challenge,” says Gary Wall, PDC minister. “He was gracious in understanding our multi-cultural dynamics and sensitive to the space people needed to feel included.”

The event was offered at no charge to attendees due to the sponsorship of MB Foundation.

MB Foundation
MB Foundation is the stewardship ministry for the Mennonite Brethren church family in the United States. MB Foundation, headquartered in Hillsboro, Kansas, encourages and assists individuals, congregations and ministries in the Mennonite Brethren community with biblical financial stewardship solutions.

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