24 teams from 15 Pathfinder clubs took part in the Area level PBE at locations across Chesapeake Conference on Jan. 21.
Half of the 2022 cohort are lay people actively involved in church planting.
The Chesapeake Conference Evangelism Department hosted the final module of its ACTS training for the 2022 cohort. 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, was held at the Columbia Union headquarters in Columbia, Md., on Dec. 5-6 and addressed critical principles of community ministry and launching new churches. Seminar presenters included Tim Madding, director of the North American Division Evangelism Institute, and Steve Leddy and Boyan Levterov, church planters in the Potomac Conference.
David Klinedinst, Chesapeake Conference evangelism director, says he’s thrilled that half of the cohort that completed the four ACTS modules this year are lay people committed to following through with planting churches as part of the conference’s multi-year goal of 35 new churches by 2025.
Chesapeake Conference will begin its fourth ACTS cohort in early 2022.