Feature Story Preamble - John C. Freedman

Our Northwest conferences are unified in the gospel and are committed to the Momentum Evangelism Initiative.

Washington conference has prayerfully integrated our mission, education and lifestyle evangelism goals for the next three years. With God's blessing these include: creating 3,000 prayer warriors; training 3,000 lay Bible instructors; and training students to how to give Bible studies before finishing academy. As a result, we are challenging churches to have monthly baptisms. With every church baptizing at least one person per month, we can have more than 1,000 baptisms a year. Thus insping a new goal: raising average baptisms from 600 to 1,000 baptisms per year by 2010.

It's not about mere numbers. This is the mission we have all been given: to grow His family and His kingdom.

Guiding these values are: purposeful teamwork; humility in realizing only the Holy Spirit converts a human heart; integrity in presenting the gospel message; and committed spirituality as we share the love of Jesus from our hearts.

Wherever you are in the Northwest or beyond, I believe the Lord will give you the eyes of Jesus to see people all around who are willing and open to developing relationships with Him. As we share a story or two here of our experiences, we pray for the Holy Spirit's guidance in your own life. Let these stories about divine appointments reignite your commitment to tell everyone: "It's All About Jesus."

John C. Freedman, Washington Conference president

February 01, 2008 / Feature