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Chesapeake Conference hosts Proclaim evangelism training program

The two-day training event was held May 13-14 at the conference headquarters.

Chesapeake Conference hosted another module of its Proclaim evangelism training program May 13-14, aimed at equipping conference pastors and lay leaders with essential tools for running effective evangelistic meetings in their churches. Attendees from the Allegheny West, New Jersey, Ohio, and Potomac conferences also participated in the two-day training, featuring seminars led by Richie and Richard Halversen, and David and Marquita Klinedinst.

The event drew around 50 attendees in total, providing a robust platform for learning and collaboration. Richie Halversen, Church Planting and Revitalization director for the Southern Union, covered topics such as “Advertising, Venue, and Budgeting,” “Sermon Content and Topic Sequence,” and “Attendance Tracking and Visitation.”

Richard Halversen, a retired evangelist from the North Pacific Union, addressed subjects including “Organization and Planning for an Evangelistic Series,” “Forming Teams and the Staff for Evangelistic Meetings,” and “Prayer Ministry in Evangelistic Meetings.”

David Klinedinst, Chesapeake Conference evangelism director, and Marquita Klinedinst, coordinator for Health and Women’s Ministries, presented a joint seminar on “Preaching Christ in the Doctrines.”

David Klinedinst expressed enthusiasm about the training event, stating, “The passion our pastors and lay leaders have for evangelism really stood out. This was the second module of a 12-month cohort on learning the principles of effective evangelism in our churches and communities. This is the third year Chesapeake is conducting the Proclaim evangelism cohort, and other conferences are interested in starting their own cohorts in their own territories.”

The day also featured group discussions and activities, facilitating practical applications and fostering deeper connections among the attendees. The Proclaim evangelism training program continues to play an important role in the conference’s mission to empower church leaders and enhance evangelistic efforts.

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