Churchnet’s 2016 Annual Gathering provides a wonderful opportunity for fellowship, worship and training. This year’s Gathering will be Friday evening & Saturday morning, April 15-16, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The Gathering begins on Friday evening with our Annual Missions Banquet at 5:30 p.m. followed by worship. The Gathering concludes following worship at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Saturday morning schedule includes a light breakfast, a brief business session and a variety of workshops. Our theme this year is Engage the Future through Missional Collaboration. Click HERE to download the Annual Gathering flier.
Our speaker for our Friday evening worship will be Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr. Rev. Tolbert has served as Pastor of the Greater Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Charles, La. for the past 30 years. He was elected the 15th President of the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., in June of 2014. Carol Bercian, Founder and Director of the Tabitha Ministry in Guatemala City, will be speaking at our Annual Missions Banquet. Dr. Jim Hill, Executive Director of Churchnet, will also be sharing remarks during our Friday evening worship. Our speaker for our Saturday closing worship will be Rev. Otto Echeverria. Rev. Echeverria is completing this year a 4-yr term as president of the Guatemala Baptist Convention and pastors in the city of Coatepeque. Churchnet is celebrating 10 years of partnership with the Guatemala Baptist Convention this year. Mrs. Donna Potts, President of Churchnet, will also be sharing remarks during our Saturday morning worship. Donna is a member of Fee Fee Baptist Church and is completing her third year as our President.
Following the Saturday morning breakfast and our Business Session the Annual Gathering will feature a series of 45-minute workshops. The workshops will begin at 8:45 a.m., and they will be repeated at 10:00 a.m. The workshops will focus on our theme, Engage the Future through Missional Collaboration, as we explore ways to work together as seek to share the gospel in our communities. Several of institutional partners will be leading workshops. Click HERE for a list of this year’s workshops.
There is no cost to attend the Annual Gathering. Click the registration button below to register today and plan to join us! The gathering begins with our Annual Missions Banquet, Friday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m.
The following hotels are located near the meeting location for the Annual Gathering – First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit.
Hampton Inn Kansas City-Lee’s Summit Address: 1751 NE Douglas St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 Phone: (816) 347-8600 3-star hotel This modern roadside hotel is off interstate 470, 2.6 miles from historic Lee’s Summit, featuring antique shops, art galleries and dining. Downtown Kansas City is 21.3 miles away. All rooms include free WiFi, minifridges and custom-designed beds, plus both full desks and lap desks (for working on the bed), coffeemakers, microwaves and 32-inch flat-screens with HD channels. Some rooms include sofa beds or whirlpool tubs. A free on-site hot breakfast (daily) are offered. There’s an indoor pool, a hot tub and a 24/7 gym. Parking is included, while there’s a 24/7 business center.
Comfort Inn Lees Summit @ Hwy 50 & Hwy 291 Address: 963 SE Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 Phone: (816) 524-8863 2-star hotel This modern, 3-story hotel next to Highway 50 is 4 miles from the Summit Fair retail complex. All rooms and suites include free WiFi and have en suite bathrooms with showers, as well as flat-screen TVs, microwaves and mini-fridges. Upgraded rooms and suites also feature whirlpool tubs and/or separate living areas with pull-out sofas. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is provided and there’s an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Other amenities include an exercise room, laundry facilities and free parking for cars, trucks and buses.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City Lee’s Summit Address: 1301 NE Windsor Dr, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 Phone: (816) 524-7572 2-star hotel This colorful modern hotel is a 6.3-mile drive from Missouri Town 1855 living history museum and a 6.4-mile drive from the Fred Arbanas Golf Course. Relaxed rooms offer free WiFi, desks with ergonomic chairs and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, plus coffeemakers and mini-fridges. Suites add microwaves and living areas with pull-out sofas. There’s free hot breakfast and parking, as well as a 24/7 convenience store, an indoor pool, a whirlpool tub and a fitness center. Other amenities include a business center and laundry facilities.