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Annual Conference Focuses on Church Multiplication and District Succession
By the NCD Staff
The 2015 district conference featured Jan David Hettinga speaking on multiplication. Drawing on his own experience in leading a church that has produced a network of 20 churches, Jan talked about multiplying followers, leaders, and churches. This multiplication arises from four values in the church: the supremacy of Christ, community, transformation, and multiplication. Multiplication flows from the other three values; if they are not in place, multiplication will stall.
Jan led a workshop on pastoral succession, while his wife, Scharme, led one on a woman’s identity in Christ as foundational to ministry. Other workshops touched on themes that included disciplemaking, family nurture, justice issues, young leaders, and practical community involvement.
The conference also heard from EFCA president Bill Hamel and presidential nominee Kevin Kompelien. These men reminded us of where the EFCA has been over the last two decades and where it’s headed in the future—themes related to the overall conference focus on multiplication.