Story by V. Michelle Bernard and Monica Zill / Photos by Zill
This fall student leaders (Pine Forge Academy students pictured) from all of the Columbia Union conference’s junior and senior academies gathered with union and academy leadership in Edgewater, Md., for the annual Spiritual Academy Leadership Training (SALT) weekend.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Many churches around the Columbia Union are hosting community-focused fall evangelism meetings as part of the recently announced “Share the Light—Share the Hope” evangelism initiative.
Chesapeake Conference's Atholton church in Columbia, Md., hosted one of these meetings. In addition to Senior Pastor Franke Zollman's presentations, titled "In Search of Meaning: Archaeology and the Bible," attendees were invited to see his collection of artifacts from Bible times.
Venue to Evangelism
During the September Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting, Dave Weigley, Columbia Union Conference president, announced the details for the 2019–2021, “Share the Light—Share the Hope” evangelism initiative.
“We had a tremendous spike in our baptisms because our conferences made evangelism a priority [at the beginning of the quinquennium],” said Frank Bondurant, vice president for Ministries Development. “We’ll end it with a strong emphasis on evangelism.”