The "B'More Healthy Expo" on Feb. 10 saw approximately 30,000 attendees.
The two-day church planting training event was held from Nov. 29-30.
Chesapeake Conference wrapped up the final module of its ACTS training program for 2023 on Nov. 29-30 at the Columbia Union headquarters in Columbia, Md. ACTS, which stands for “Assess Coach Train Send,” provides specialized church planting training for handpicked participants actively involved in planting churches.
The two-day training module, the fourth of the year, focused on practical steps for launching a church plant and developing a cycle of evangelism. Speakers included David Klinedinst, Chesapeake Conference evangelism director; John Rengifo, Chesapeake Conference ministerial director; Jenner Becerra, pastor of the Prince Emmanuel All Nations (Bowie, Md.) and Prince Frederick (Md.) churches; Elvis Mogoi, senior pastor of the West Wilmington (Del.) church; and church planters Boyan Levterovo and Neil Chelilah from Potomac Conference.
Klinedinst says the ACTS program has helped equip around eight Chesapeake Conference pastors and lay leaders who are already engaged in planting churches in unentered regions of the conference. “Planting a church takes a lot of preparation and planning and launching a plant too quickly can be detrimental,” he said. “It’s important to take time to develop a good core team and train and disciple them before you launch.”
A new ACTS cohort will begin in early 2023. Participation is by invitation-only, but interested individuals can contact the Chesapeake Conference Evangelism Department.