Why bring your team to the D6 Conference?by Jeff Doss, Pleasant Garden Baptist Church Children’s Pastor
“Generational discipleship is the very essence of cultural change. This theme emphasizes the idea that discipleship is not an event, but a way of life. Only when the church partners with parents will true discipleship occur.”
This quote explains the theme of the 2018 D6 Family Ministry Conference, “Church + Home.” The conference is scheduled for Sept. 19-21 in Greensboro, N.C.
Like it or not, our culture is constantly changing, but the truth of God’s Word remains constant. Jesus has called us to make disciples who, in turn, are equipped and excited about making more disciples.
The D6 Conference is designed to help ministry teams get on the same page and focused on truly partnering with families in our communities. The conference and its exciting lineup of speakers will inspire, challenge and encourage you to focus on how the church can partner with the home and assist parents and grandparents in effectively passing on faith and making disciples.
I’ve been attending this conference for that last seven years, and each time I’ve walked away with nuggets of truth and a better understanding of God’s design for the church and home. The entire event — from large group speakers to breakout sessions leaders — is centered around making sure each member of your team has the opportunity to learn and grow together. It’s amazing what a difference it makes when your entire team is challenged, prays together and dreams together at the same event.
We all know that parenting can be exhausting. Serving and sharing in ministry can also be overwhelming at times. Yet the call on each of us from God is to daily seek and serve, so taking time to refuel is necessary.
One of the best things you and your ministry team can is to refuel by getting away to be fed, challenged, encouraged and strengthened in your relationship with Christ and in your relationships with your team.
That’s one reason I’m so excited to have the D6 Conference right here in North Carolina. Having this national conference in our state, means it’s more affordable to bring more of your team to refuel and catch the vision of family ministry together.
Our families and the next generation are counting on us!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeff Doss serves as children’s pastor at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church in Pleasant Garden, N.C.