I keep thinking they can’t get any better, but this past week’s meetings at Heartland Baptist Bible College were! The Heartland National Church Planting Conference this year was attended by hundreds of pastors and ministry staff, many of whom were church planters on their way to the fields of service God has called them to. The rest of us were there to get the privilege of giving. Over $334,000.00 was raised to aid these church planting families and their ministries! It was a hallelujah time! One pastor, new to Heartland and our fellowship of pastors, was overwhelmed at witnessing what he described as nothing less than a miracle. He stood and said, “I don’t know if you all realize it or not, but to see $700.00 per month in support raised, normally means hundreds of phone calls, thousands of miles traveled, and months of time. To see it done in 3 minutes here is miraculous!” We met men who had been laboring in church planting in places as diverse and different as New York City and the villages scattered along the coast of the Arctic Ocean! The dates for next year’s church planting conference at Heartland are January 14-16, 2014. One pastor had nearly 30 of his people from a church in New Mexico who came to the meeting, and oh, how they were blessed to see it! You ought to consider coming with us next year!
-from January 20, 2013 bulletin