More than 40 Wesleyan pastors, leaders, and educators within The Wesleyan Church attended the Christian Community Development Association National Conference (CCDA) in Minneapolis, Minn., September 26-29, 2012. The CCDA is a four-day conference with program, workshops, and training offered to assist church leaders and other faith-based leaders in the area of Christian community ministry and development.
The Wesleyan constituents were among 3,000 pastors and leaders from various denominations across North America. The forty Wesleyans in attendance represented 10 Wesleyan church districts.
Conferences focused on doing community service through the church are beneficial for Wesleyans interested in ministering to their specific communities.
“Christ's example and command to his followers ‘love your neighbors’ compels us to compassionate service of our neighbors near and far and results in seeing God glorified,” said Rev. Debra Meyer of the Mountains Plains District. “Participating in this conference has provided me with perspective, relationships, and resources for helping to further Christ's kingdom in my neighborhood.”
More than 30 attended the Wesleyan pre-conference event, which was held to give Wesleyan pastors and leaders an opportunity to network, exchange best practices of community involvement and development, and to hear about Wesleyan Community Based Ministries initiatives for 2012-2013.
Learn more about ministering in your community through Wesleyan Community Based Ministries by calling 317.774.3891 or e-mailing email@example.com.