More than 300 people attended the LIFE Conference at the newly renamed University of Mount Olive in Raper Hall on Friday February 28 and Saturday, March 1 from every Original Free Will Baptist Conference. Friday night kicked off with some live music from Mr. Hank Barbee and a moving presentation from Restore One Ministries.
The conference continued on Saturday morning with more music from Mr. Hank Barbee and the presentation of Superintendent of the Year to Mr. Fred Richards of Everett Chapel and the Sunday School Teacher of the Year, Mr. Clifton Kimberlin of White Oak Grove. Workshops took place immediately following and continued throughout the day. Representatives from Standard and Group Publishing gave workshops showing off their VBS themes and Sunday School curricula for 2014. A variety of workshops took place throughout the day including “Using Social Media in Evangelism,” “Caleb’s Dollar Ministry,” “GNET (Good News Evangelism Team),” “Children Dealing with Bullying,” and a couple introductions to various books of the Bible. In between workshop sessions ministries and vendors were set up for attendees to browse including Foreign Missions, The Harvest Connection, and Restore One Ministries. Also in attendance was the Cross and Crown mobile Christian Store where attendees could pick up the book they had been looking for or a VBS kit. Thanks to Mrs. Mary Dudley assisted by Mrs. Gail Heath and the Sunday School Board of Directors, the LIFE Conference went off without a hitch. We hope that everyone made it home safely and look forward to seeing you at next years LIFE Conference on March 7, 2015.