Houston’s Campaign for Christ leads to baptisms, Bible studies
As of press time, that was the total number of baptisms resulting from the 2010 Campaign for Christ sponsored by 39 Houston-area Churches of Christ.
In addition, more than 100 visitors were being contacted about setting up home Bible studies, said Wendell Hart, associate minister of the Sugar Land Church of Christ.
“Scores of members were edified in attending this historic evangelistic event,” Hart said.
He provided The Christian Chronicle with these details concerning the recent campaign, which featured worship assemblies at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston:
• Campaign’s objectives: unity, fellowship and evangelism.
• 39 sponsoring congregations: ethnically diverse cooperation from across the Houston area.
• Campaign speaker: Jack Evans Sr., minister of the Lake Como Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas.
• Distributed: 1,075 free back-to-school supply packages to needy students.
• High attendance: 2,900.
Elders of the Sugar Land church provided oversight for the campaign.
Thomas Foster, minister of the Missouri City Church of Christ, served as campaign coordinator. Tommy Brooks, minister of the Highland Heights Church of Christ, which handled follow-up and after care, also played a key role. David Duncan, minister of the Memorial Church of Christ, taught the combined adult Bible class on Sunday morning.
Prior to the campaign, Charlie McClendon, minister of the Northside Church of Christ in Jacksonville, Fla., conducted a campaign evangelism and soul-winning workshop. Two people were baptized during that workshop.
Door knocking was just one method that congregations used to promote the convention worship assemblies, Hart said.
“We used various methods: Facebook, Twitter, door knocking, radio advertising, billboards, signs on the backs of cabs and, most of all, word of mouth,” he said.
Houston area church member Lou Ella Nimrod said the Campaign for Christ blessed her: “My spirit has been revived and enriched by the great and powerful Gospel of Christ preached at this Campaign for Christ.”
Said member Theo Laws: “Thank God for his guidance and blessings throughout the planning, funding and execution of this historic occasion. … I was so full from the singing, preaching, fellowshipping with saints from all across the city.”