Kingdom Life Conference was full of Life Changing Moments! The message I kept hearing as the speakers shared was this: “let’s do church differently than what we have been accustomed to doing.”
Life Center Worship Team began Wednesday night leading us with a powerful time of worship that set the atmosphere for all that God had in store for us. They led with a spirit of excellence the entire week by ushering us into the presence of the Lord!
Bishop Frank Ofosu-Appiah spoke prophetically over LifePoint Ministries on Wednesday evening by saying, “We are beginning to enter into a new season in LifePoint Ministries.”
On Thursday and Friday morning, Mr. Joey Leggett and Pastor Doug Studdard shared powerful stories during the “Life Talks” that related to their respected ministries and empowered us to serve forward.
Callie Sorrows shared on Thursday morning with an inspiring message titled, “We Don’t Need Another Church.” She challenged us to look outside the four walls of a church and reach the unreached by taking the church to them.
Chris Maxwell followed up on Friday morning with a message about Servant Leadership titled “The House of the Lord” using 3 points:
• The Mirror – Looking at ourselves
• The Den – Fellowshipping with others
• The Window – Looking on the outside of the church
Thursday evening, Bishop Mike Gray drove home the phrase “Stay Focused” and stated, “God is going to disrupt some of you so that you can be a life-giver in LifePoint Ministries.” On Friday night he challenged us to live a life that exemplified the compassion of Jesus.
The Breakout Sessions were phenomenal in the mornings and were very well attended. I am thankful for Tina Anderson, Greg Hearn, Trey Jones, Tracy Reynolds, and Brian Williams that shared in these sessions.
The afternoon activities provided by Discipleship Ministries, Men’s Ministries, and Women’s Ministries were exceptional with a barbecue luncheon, refreshments on the quad, bowling tournament, swimming, and a basketball game.
Saturday morning, I shared three points using the story of King David’s warriors, mentioned in 2 Samuel, chapter 23. Remember, the place you serve has value; the place you serve has purpose; so stand your ground!
I was overwhelmed as I watched the conclusion of the conference on Saturday morning. Many participated in bringing their soil from the different counties to pour into the vase on the platform. As the soil was being poured in the vase, we all were astonished at the layers of different colored soil from Georgia. It was such a wonderful reminder that LifePoint Ministries is diverse, and yet we are all in this together serving the Kingdom of God!
We welcomed our newest church Pages of Life into the LifePoint Ministries Family. We asked other pastors that had planted a seed into this ministry to join us up front in prayer for Pastor Marcellus Hannah and his congregation.
Brian James then joined me on the platform as we unfolded the plans that the LifePoint Ministries’ office would be moving on the Emmanuel College campus in 2017.
We concluded the service with prayer for all of the districts in our region of ministry and took communion together.
I’m especially thankful for Jennifer Bell that ministered to our children at the Kid’s Conference and Nursery. We are indebted to Jennifer and her staff, and their faithfulness to pour into the lives of our youth.
Thanks to LifePoint Ministries staff and the Conference Executive Council for their prayers and support of our Summer Conference. Most of all, thanks to all of you that were able to attend. We are blessed with a great network of churches and ministers in LifePoint Ministries!
Carissa and I are very honored to serve this ministry. As one person said on the way out Saturday morning at Kingdom Life Conference, “I am already looking forward to next year’s Summer Conference!”
Bishop Tim Lamb
Bishop Tim Lamb combines over 34 years of pastoral and church planting experience to lead LifePoint Ministries. Bishop Tim's unique prophetic insight, forward-thinking leadership, and compassion for people combine to make him an effective leader for our pastors and churches.