Williams Baptist College senior Frankie Shepherd, of Sherwood, leads worship at the Small Congregation and Bi-vocational Ministers Conference.
Bi-vocational ministers meet
WALNUT RIDGE – About 70 people attended the Small Congregation and Bi-vocational Ministers Conference at Williams Baptist College (WBC) Feb. 17.
The conference is sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) in partnership with the WBC department of Christian ministries.
“It’s a really good time for these bi-vocational and small congregation ministers to fellowship with each other, talk about their needs and get some good ideas on how to lead their congregations effectively. I think it really is effective in giving them new ideas and new tools to carry on to their churches,” said Walter Norvell, associate professor of Christian ministries at WBC.
Norvell was one of four speakers at the event. Other speakers included Kim Bridges, pastor of First Baptist Church in Marmaduke; Lynn Riley, who serves on the ABSC church health team, and Neal Scoggins, ABSC evangelism strategist.
The group was led in worship by Williams student Frankie Shepherd, a senior from Sherwood.