A group of pastors, leaders and missionaries recently led a Pastor and Student Leadership Conference in the Philippines hosted by the General Baptist Bible College and the General Baptist Church of the Philippines. This was the 5th year for the 360 Student Leadership Conference and the 2nd year for the Pastors Conference.
Dr. Joyce Porcadilla, President of the General Baptist Bible College had this to say about this historic event, “I am pleased to share with you that our first semester ended with very high spirits as we wrapped it up with Year 5 of the 360 Youth Leadership Forum. It was held on October 26-29, 2015, with the theme, “Go Beyond Borders for Christ.” Emphasis on Missions, Leadership, and Relationships were the highlights of this year’s conference. GBBC is so thankful to the team that came led by Chad Hensley. Together with him were John Brumfiel, Jim Pratt, Barry Cullen, David Depoister, Heather Hensley, and Becky Coomer. We are also very thankful to our missionaries Phil and Cindy Warren who were part of the team. Our sincere appreciations also to our Executive Director Clint Cook and our GBIM Director Mark Powell for the support and prayers that helped make this such a big success. We thank you, our friends and ministry partners, who constantly support us through prayer and your financial gifts. Your support help(s) us to continue what we are doing and that is developing and equipping leaders. The 360 conference was truly a great time of worship, fellowship, revival, renewal, learning, and blessing…This has been the best time of our school year as we encountered God’s Love again through all of you…TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!!”
General Baptist International Ministries would like to expand on this program by sending teams to each of our international fields to conduct 360 Leadership Conferences. The 360 concept comes from the idea of developing well rounded or complete leaders. A stated part of GBIM’s vision is “Christ-like leaders for every church.” We believe that investing in current and future leaders is a wise use of the resources God has blessed us with and hope that you will join us in making that investment.
Our General Baptist theme for 2016 is “Staying Connected… Staying Strong.” GBIM has created a National Leadership Partnership with that very goal in mind. Our “National Leadership Partnership” seeks to strengthen ties we currently have with key national leaders as well as leadership development. Please take the time to read this National Leadership Partnership brochure to learn how you can help us expand our leadership partnership opportunities and develop new leaders.
Our grateful appreciation goes to team leader Chad Hensley, pastor of the Henderson General Baptist Church in Henderson, Kentucky for his quality leadership as team leader and the invaluable contribution that each team member made as well as GBBC President Dr. Joyce Porcadilla and GBCPI Moderator Dr. Abdon Canonoy for making this historic event a success!