Great Lakes Welcomes Three New Churches

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POWELL, OH (May 9, 2006) – Delegates to the Great Lakes Conference Annual Meeting held Thursday through Saturday received three new churches into membership and availed themselves of classes to enhance outreach initiatives. Two conference lay members also received honors for their ministry service.

Two of the new churches are denominational church plants: Artisan Covenant Church in Rochester, New York, and Designer’s Covenant Church in Nashville, Tennessee. To read a previous story on Artisan, please see Artisan Covenant Church. To read about Designer’s beginnings, please see Designer Covenant Church. The conference also received the transfer of Four Rivers Covenant Church in Paducah, Kentucky.

Five classes were offered Friday to the delegates participating in activities at Faith Covenant Church in Westerville:

  • How to wire your church for evangelism – taught by Alex Rahill
  • Servant Evangelism – led by Brad Henson, Caleb Skinner
  • Churchwide Initiatives – taught by Larry Sherman, Tom Sharkey, Steven Faulk
  • Personal Evangelism and exploring the resources of the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism – led by Ed Delgado
  • City Evangelism – taught Harvey Carey, Tim Smith

David and Beth Chilcoat of the Westerville congregation were the recipients of the first-ever “David and Beth Chilcoat Award in Church Outreach.” They were instrumental in the activities of Young Life in Columbus, Ohio.

Jim Wallis, who attends Life Covenant Church in Canton, Michigan, was given the second annual Arv Anderson Award in Church Planting.

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