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Fireside Inn & Suites West Lebanon

25 Airport Road

Lebanon, NH 03784

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Join the Annual Gathering of American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire


The theme for this year's Annual Gathering is "How will they Know?"

You may recognize this as the question posed by the Apostle Paul in Roman chapter 10. How can anyone call upon the Name of the Lord unless they hear of his good news? And how can they hear unless someone proclaims it to them. This is the mission Christ has given us -- to make disciples of all kinds of people, in Concord and Burlington, outward to Berlin and Bennington and even unto the shores of Champlain and the Atlantic Seacoast.



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Friday Agenda - March 8

10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

10:00 Ministers Council Annual Meeting / Childcare opens / Workshops

11:45 Lunch (reserve when registering)

1:15 Afternoon program

1:45 Business Meeting

3:45 Meetings: ABWomen; ABMen; 25toLife; Institute for Learning

5:15 Dinner (reserve when registering)

6:45 Evening Worship with Communion / Speaker: Dr. Emmett Price III

Saturday Agenda - March 9

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

8:30 Youth Project/Childcare begin

8:30 Worship / New Ministry / New Pastors / Ordination Anniversaries / Commission IFL Grads

9:30 Speaker -- Rev. Sharon Koh

11:00 Workshops

12:30 Lunch (reserve when registering)

1:45 Worship / Rev. Dale Edwards




Speakers

Dr. Emmett Price III, Professor of Worship, Church and Culture, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary -- Friday evening speaker

Dr. Emmett G. Price III, Dean of Chapel; Professor of Worship, Church and Culture at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; Executive Director, Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience. He has also previously taught at Northeastern University and Andover Newton Theological School. A well-regarded scholar, educator and public speaker, Dr. Price has the unique ability to capture the hearts and minds of the most diverse and versatile audiences with his compassionate sense of humor, his amicable intellect and his quick wit. He is a noted print and broadcast media expert, as well as a widely sought-after keynote speaker and preacher. Dr. Price has ministerial standing in ABCVNH.

Rev. Sharon Koh, Director/CEO, International Ministries -- Saturday morning speaker:

The Rev Sharon T Koh, Executive Director/CEO of American Baptist International Ministries, is a Los Angeles native and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA with a M.Div. and a M.A.T., and served as a Mission Pastor for over a decade. Her passion is facilitating God's mission around the world, and she cares deeply about missionaries and their families. Her hobbies include global travel photography and enjoying the people and food of other cultures.

Rev. Dale Edwards – Executive Minister, ABCVNH -- Saturday Afternoon Speaker:

A graduate of Berkshire Christian College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Dale was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon N.H for 25 years. During that time, he also served for several years as pastor of Logos Community Church, a mission congregation of the Korean Presbyterian Church meeting at Dartmouth College. For the last 7 years, Dale has traveling about the Region, visiting with pastors and churches, assisting in ministry, offering sage advice, bringing aid, and praying. His ministry has been dedicated to church renewal in New England. For hobbies, Dale gardens, hikes, and collects old Moxie bottles.

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Rev. Madeline Flores:

Rev. Flores serves as Mission Coordinator for volunteers from the U.S. and Puerto Rico. She identifies teams’ strengths and matches them with service opportunities that empower, educate and help them grow in their own faith. Much of Madeline’s mission work takes place in the severely impoverished bateyes (bah-tays) communities. Teams meet local needs by bringing supplies such as food, clothes and bedding. They also set up medical clinics; offer training in hygiene, birth control and domestic violence prevention; and lead Vacation Bible School programs. In Cuba, Madeline works with the Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention and the churches in the Jiguani district in Granma.

Shanna Crowell

Shanna is the former New England Community Coach for MOPS International, a blogger, and licensed Special Education Teacher. She is married to Zachary Crowell, pastor of Centerpoint Community Church, Salem, NH, and homeschools their three children. Shanna desires to inspire and encourage authentic communities of Jesus Christ and help others live life with greater purpose and enthusiasm. She writes at www.embraceenthusiasm.net

Rev. Dr. Keith Bagley

Reverend Keith is a missions-minded servant of the Lord, with experience in leadership, visioning, and education. He believes missions are everywhere, and that Christ-followers must “go where the people are”. Keith has followed this passion through foreign and domestic missions to Africa, the French West Indies, various campus efforts and other ministry settings. His giftedness is in teaching, preaching and edification, and he is passionate about helping others unleash their gifts for the Glory of God.

Rev. Keith is an advocate of lifelong learning - he earned a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, a Master of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary, and is currently completing his Doctor of Ministry degree from Rockbridge as well.

Rev. Keith is one of the founding directors of The Blueprint Ministries: a “fresh expression” ministry that provides outreach to non-believers who are seeking, and to believers who feel their lives are stagnant and lacking vibrancy. Rev. Keith’s life-long ministry partner (and wife) is Minister Bobbie Bagley. They work together like Priscilla and Aquila as they bring the gospel wherever they go. They have two beautiful children: Khaira (pronounced: Kah-earrah) and Khalique (Kah-leek) who are their “traveling buddies” and have traveled the world with them since they were babies. They serve as guardians to Samuel and Lorea Comtois-Seward, their great nephew and niece.

Minister Bobbie D. Bagley

Bobbie Bagley is co-pastor of The Blueprint Ministries, and is also an associate minister at New Fellowship Baptist Church. Minister Bobbie’s early calling was to street ministry, college campus ministry, Indian Reservation ministry and international ministry. She, along with her husband Rev. Dr. Keith, continue to work hand-in-hand in their ministry activities. Bobbie is an adept missions worker, leading teams in missions to Africa, the French West Indies, Dominica, urban outreach, and campus ministries. Her giftedness is in teaching, preaching and edification.

Minister Bobbie is a nurse and public health administrator by profession. She is currently the director of a local health department in the second-largest city of the State of NH. She is a servant leader that is passionate about public service, education and community. She has earned degrees in Biology, Nursing, Public Health and Nursing Education. She is a life-long learner, and is in the process of earning her Doctor of Public Health in Leadership. In all things Minister Bobbie is always in pursuit of obtaining excellency in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and she loves the Lord!

Rev. Dr. Ron Bouthillette

Dr. Ronald Bouthillette joined Gordon-Conwell as Adjunct Professor in Practical Theology in 2015, bringing many years of church leadership experience. His particular interests lie in church revitalization and in leadership. He has a passion for helping to equip the mainline churches to better fulfill their mission, especially in the New England Region. Dr. Bouthillette is also currently the lead pastor of the Bridge Community Church in Milford, NH. He serves as an adjunct staff member of the American Baptist Churches in New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as a church consultant for American Baptist Churches in the New England region. Dr. Bouthillette has served as senior pastor of churches in the Midwest, Florida and New England. He has taught courses in leadership in a variety of settings and has taught in theological schools in India. Dr. Bouthillette is an avid fan of all the New England sports teams and enjoys biking and camping. He and his wife, Cathy, have a son, Erich, a daughter, Rachel and six grandchildren.



COME JOIN US!

You don’t have to be a delegate to attend.
Register by January 25th and save $3-10 off the registration fee.

CLICK THE GREEN "TICKETS" BUTTON TO THE RIGHT TO REGISTER ONLINE.

The process is quick and easy. Have your payment card ready.

PURCHASE MEALS AS PART OF YOUR CHECKOUT



Meals

Some meals are available onsite during the Gathering. Many people find these meals are a great time to make new friends, and reconnect with old acquaintnces. You can make your reservation when you register for the nual Gathering.

Friday Buffet Lunch $15

Sandwich Buffet will include a variety of sandwiches and wraps including gluten-free options. Usually served with salads, condiments, drinks, and dessert. You must reserve in advance when you purchase your registration.

Friday Buffet Dinner $30

Friday dinner will include your choice of several delicious entrees, side dishes, salads, soft drinks, and desserts.You must reserve in advance when you purchase your registration.

Saturday Lunch $15

The Pasta Buffet will include a variety of pastas and sauces. Usually served with salads, condiments, drinks, and dessert. You must reserve in advance when you purchase your registration.

There will be vegetarian options available. We regret that we cannot accomodate gluten-free requirements.



COME JOIN US!

You don’t have to be a delegate to attend.
Register by January 25th and save $3-10 off the registration fee.

CLICK THE GREEN "TICKETS" BUTTON TO THE RIGHT TO REGISTER ONLINE.

The process is quick and easy. Have your payment card ready.

PURCHASE MEALS AS PART OF YOUR CHECKOUT




WORKSHOPS

You Are the Salt of the Earth | Friday Morning and Saturday Morning | Rev. Madeline Flores

Salt, as ordinary and plentiful as it is, possesses a very special and unique power when added to foods. Unlike any other seasoning, salt unlocks the subtle flavors, enhancing and bringing new sensations to our taste buds. When our Lord says to his followers in Matthew 5:13, “you are the salt of the earth,” he is urging them to go into the whole world and enhance the good that he is doing so others can be touched by the power of the saving grace of God. As followers of Christ, our congregations are the salt of the earth, seasoned with the love of the gospel and called to carry that love to all the earth. How can you be the Salt of the Earth in the Dominican Republic and Cuba? How is God using us as the Salt of the Earth in ministry?


Benefits & Strategy of Pooled Fund Investing | Friday Morning | Frank Anderson & Robert Magan

When two or more investors pool their funds together in an investment account, they create a "pooled fund." The pooled account allows the group of investors to be treated as a single account holder, which allows them to buy more shares and further diversify their portfolios. The primary advantage of pooled funds is that they enable group members to take advantage of opportunities available only to large investors. This workshop will help church leaders understand the advantages their congregations can realize through participating in ABCVNH’s pooled fund program for investment.

One Step Closer to Jesus | Saturday Morning | Shanna Crowell

People desire hope and real community. Yet, they are often skeptical about the church and what it has to offer. How can we change perspectives and reach our community with the hope of the Gospel? In this workshop, we’ll focus on practical strategies and ideas to create relevant and meaningful spaces that connect with our communities. We’ll learn what it means to move people one step closer to Jesus, and how to connect outsiders into our communities of Christ.


Spark It! | Saturday Morning | Rev. Keith Bagley and Minister Bobbie Bagley

Initiating a Fresh Expression while keeping a dual context for kingdom building - This workshop is an interactive session on how leaders can start a “fresh expression” church ministry while continuing to maintain a high level of engagement in the “inherited” church. Through the use of a live example (and work-in-progress) of The Blueprint Ministries, participants will discuss approaches that remove the “either-or” mentality, and fosters a “both-and” philosophy that allows both the fresh expression and the inherited church to leverage their strengths and complement each other for the purpose of Kingdom building.


Church Revitalization | Saturday Morning | Rev. Dr. Ron Bouthilette

85 % of churches in the USA are plateauing or in decline. What should our local church do? It is important that our churches “map” their community. “mapping” our community will help the loca church discern the needs of the community and how the faith community may be involved. This means that the church must learn to be more missional. That is church revitalization today. It carries both challenges and joys. There is a massive need for the church vision to be creative and strategic. This workshop will assist the local church in providing tools for the church to become healthier and mission oriented. When looking to revitalize your church, have you considered what the vital components of church revitalization are?


COME JOIN US!

You don’t have to be a delegate to attend.
Register by January 25th and save $3-10 off the registration fee.

CLICK THE GREEN "TICKETS" BUTTON TO THE RIGHT TO REGISTER ONLINE.

The process is quick and easy. Have your payment card ready.

PURCHASE MEALS AS PART OF YOUR CHECKOUT






  • Dale Edwards

    Dale Edwards

    American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire

    Regional Minister

  • Sharon Koh MDiv, MAT

    Sharon Koh MDiv, MAT

    International Mission

    Executive Director / CEO

  • Emmett Price MA, PhD

    Emmett Price MA, PhD

    Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

    Professor of Worship, Church & Culture, Dean of the Chapel, and Founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience (ISBCE)


FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

People attending the Annual Gathering will provide their own transportation to the Fireside Inn in Lebanon NH. Please check with churches in your area to see if you can carpool. Convenient free parking is available at the Fireside Inn.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call the ABCVNH offices at 603 790 8044 or email office@abcvnh.org

What's the refund policy?

We are sorry that once a ticket is purchased, no refund is available. You may give your ticket to someone else if you are unable to go. Please contact the ABCVNH office to let us know if you want to transfer your ticket.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

If you bring your ticket, you can speed up the check in process. If you don't have your ticket, we can still check you in, but the process will be slower.

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Lebanon, NH 03784

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