Chesapeake Conference

Diego Boquer, senior pastor of the Baltimore-White Marsh church, baptizes Travis McClurkin.

Story by Evan Knott

When a student from Chesapeake Conference's Baltimore-White Marsh Adventist School decided to get baptized, the student’s father took notice.

Travis McClurkin visited the Baltimore-White Marsh church October 9, 2021, to watch his daughter, Emma, get baptized. After witnessing the baptism and hearing his daughter’s testimony, McClurkin decided he needed to follow her example.

Story by Evan Knott/ Chesapeake Conference / Photo from Diego Bosuer

Teens from the Baltimore-White Marsh Church participated in service projects and leadership training during My City My Passion from July 9-16. 

The weeklong local mission trip provided 11 teenagers an opportunity to take part in creative service projects in Baltimore, such as serving breakfast to residents at the Ronald McDonald Charity House, assisting local food programs, and cleaning community parks. The group also distributed more than 200 evangelistic books and GLOW tracks. 

Proclaim, Chesapeake Conference

Story by Evan Knott

The Chesapeake Conference recently launched Proclaim, a new training initiative for pastors and lay leaders desiring to become more effective evangelists.

Organized by the conference’s Evangelism and Church Growth Department, this new training program requires participants to attend four modules throughout the year, focused on different aspects of public evangelism. Participation in the program is invite-only, and all the participants are required to hold evangelistic meetings within the next year.

Story by Evan Knott

A Sabbath School class from the Atholton church in Columbia, Md., recently held a baby shower for an Afghan refugee family that had relocated to the area.

Members from Atholton’s “Three M” Sabbath School class (Mission, Message, Mingling) purchased a bassinet, baby clothes, diapers and other essential supplies for a pregnant Afghan woman. The class became aware of the woman’s needs while volunteering with Chesapeake Conference’s Adventist Community Services (ACS) earlier in the week.

En una serie de reuniones de caravanas, miembros de 17 iglesias alrededor de la Conferencia de Chesapeake se reunieron para animar a los asistentes a ganar almas para Jesús, plantar iglesias multiculturales e iniciar grupos pequeños. 

El orador José D. Espósito, asistente del presidente para evangelismo en la Unión de Columbia, dijo que el liderazgo de la unión está enfatizando la plantación de iglesias multiculturales y multilingües en la comunidad, no solo para las comunidades de inmigrantes de segunda y tercera generación. 

 El evento fue organizado para animar y motivar a los miembros de la iglesia, pero Espósito informa que alrededor del 10 por ciento de los asistentes eran miembros de la comunidad invitados por amigos.