Across the Nation: ‘Telling the Story’ in Dallas and more quick takes
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Featured image (above): The recent Telling the Story Conference on Evangelism and Church Growth drew more than 700 Christians to the Prestoncrest Church of Christ in Dallas.
Attendees dreamed and discussed “how the church should pursue paths of growth and passion rather than pitfalls of decline and apathy,” said Jacob Hawk, the three-day event’s director. “There was a sweet spirit of love and fellowship. … Lord willing, we are excited to gather again next year to discuss disciples making more disciples.”
Keynote speakers included Shelton Gibbs III of the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas; David Duncan of the Memorial Church of Christ in Houston; Paul Shero of the Southgate Church of Christ in San Angelo, Texas; and Bruce McLarty of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.
HIRED: Douglas Perry as minister for the Deerfield Beach Church of Christ in Florida. Omah Smith as minister for the Wyoming Avenue Church of Christ in Detroit. Zack Williams as minister for the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville, Ark. Ricky Glass as minister for the Main Street Church of Christ in Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
RETIRED: Joe Teasley from serving as an elder of the Coopertown Church of Christ in Springfield, Tenn. Phillip Hines as minister for the Hartselle Church of Christ in Alabama after 42 years.
BAPTIZED: Albert Cartner at the Coopertown Church of Christ in Springfield, Tenn. Ryder Brooks at the North Terrace Church of Christ in Zanesville, Ohio. Bart Jackson and Christi Garber at the Martin Church of Christ in Tennessee. Landon Craig at the Embry Hills Church of Christ in Atlanta. Brenda Gray at the Prattville Church of Christ in Alabama. Braden Pendell and Holling McDaniel at the South Penn Church of Christ in Oklahoma City.