Congress on Discipleship
July 01, 2013
Two conferences, two cities, nearly 150 people, and much enthusiasm!
The AFAM Congress on Discipleship is a gathering of a wide range of people who meet annually in different cities to be encouraged, stimulated, equipped and trained to effectively make disciples among African Americans.
The National Congress on Discipleship draws hundreds together and is held every two years. On the years in between, smaller one-day events take place. Our experience is that the local events of 40-75 people add significant value to advancing Gospel in a city, on a campus or on a military installation. We call these, mini-conferences. To sponsor one means to eliminate high travel costs, over night expenses and the cost of a meeting hall. It is considerably simpler to plan and execute and yet the Spirit moves powerfully. We're trusting God to see these events multiply all over the country. Below are the stories of two held in early spring.
The Joint Base Charleston Military / Charleston SC
The Charleston Conference hosted by Mt. Moriah Baptist Church focused on the military. It was "a very powerful time developing and growing in Christ - sharpening our "life on life" knowledge and skills," Cherie Roberson said, graduate of the United States Naval Academy.
"The 'Mini AFAM Conference' was a tremendous testament to the powerful work that the Lord is doing in and through the lives of military men and women all throughout the world. This is the result of faithful individuals willing to pour their lives into the young leaders of this generation while empowering them to do the same.
North Carolina A&T / Greensboro NC
The Greensboro NC A&T conference exceeded all expectations. Under the leadership and energy of A&T Professor Dr. Kevin James and Ed and Page Cvelich, 65 people came together on the campus to learn and grow in Christ. For many of those who attended, this was their first Navigator conference. A middle-aged woman wept as she shared with some of the staff how the conference changed her life.
"It was very exciting to see the students who filed in and other Navigators groups who came to support the A&T group. We sang, heard stirring testimonies, attended workshops and heard two moving messages by Dr. James and Navigators staff person Dr. Rich Berry from Atlanta".
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