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2018 Spring Gathering

April 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jeremy Bell
Jeremy Bell

Churchnet’s 2018 Spring Gathering will feature the annual missions banquet, breakout sessions, and much more. It will April 20 at University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. The theme will be Engaging Hope Without Borders (Matthew 12.21). Sign up for this free event today!

Our featured speaker will be Jeremy Bell, the new general secretary of the North American Baptist Fellowship (a regional body of the Baptist World Alliance). A Canadian Baptist leader, Bell has previously served as executive minister of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, founding pastor of Kitsilano Christian Community Church in Vancouver, minister at First Baptist Church in Vancouver, and a chaplain and residential dean at Carey Hall. Watch a short video of Jeremy talking about the NABF here.


Breakout sessions will be:

Church Vitality/Health in Challenging Times
Michael Haynes, Director of the Green County Baptist Association in Mo., and Bob Perry, Director of Church Health for the Green County Baptist Association

Cuba & Guatemala Partnerships
Gary Snowden, Missional Collaboration Team Leader for Churchnet and Associate Pastor at FBC Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Francisco Miguel Litardo, Vice-President of Marketing & Community Engagement at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kan.

Vision for NABF
Jeremy Bell, General Secretary for the North American Baptist Fellowship


Sign up for this free event today! Signing up helps us plan how much food we need for the missions banquet and fellowship times.



1:00 p.m. – Registration opens

2:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions 1

3:00 p.m. – Break & Fellowship

3:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions 2

4:30 p.m. – Break & Fellowship

5:00 p.m. – Annual Business Session

5:30 p.m. – Missions Banquet

7:00 p.m. – Worship Service featuring Jeremy Bell

9:00 p.m. – Depart following post-worship reception


Sign up for this free event today!

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April 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm




University Heights Baptist Church
1010 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65804 United States
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