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Alliance of Administrators conference coming up
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The Alliance of Administrators’ time of extensive planning and coordinating is almost over. The group’s 2012 conference — one of the largest in Liberty County — is set for April 27-28.  

Once again, the event will convene at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Shaw Road in Hinesville, where Overseer Dr. M.L. Jackson is the pastor. This year’s theme is “Authentic Leadership.”

“This is the sixth conference, and it is the last in a series designed to bring people together for instructive training, fellowship and encouragement. The conference is a unique opportunity for people in our region to gain a better understanding of church administration and ministry in a structured setting,” said conference coordinator Elder Daisy Jones of Mt Zion.

Jones and Minister Brianne Felton of Fellowship of Love Church of God in Christ lead the Alliance of Administrators. It is a nonprofit ministry that focuses on kingdom service and kingdom excellence.  

Friday conference sessions are free to the public. The day sessions begin at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Richard Hayes of New Day Outreach Ministry in Walthourville presenting a workshop titled “The Armor Bearer: Spirit and Action.” Pastor C.D. Roberts of Elim Baptist Church in Augusta will present a workshop titled “The Authentic Leader: Self Management and Corporate Order.” Pastor Richard Wright of First United Methodist Church in Hinesville will present a workshop titled “Power Moments: Building Relationships with Church Members.”

The Friday evening services begin at 5:30 p.m. with intercessory prayer followed by a workshop. Bishop Leonard L. Gibbs Jr. of IMPACT Fellowship International in Towns, Ga., will present “The DNA of an Authentic Leader.” The guest psalmist is international recording artist and pastor Wess Morgan of Celebration of Life Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Morgan recorded the hit song, “I Choose to Worship.” The speaker for Friday evening services is Bishop Julian A. Jones of Higher Dimensions Christian Fellowship in Rincon.

In order to attend the Saturday sessions, attendees must have registered by April 20. Saturday morning services begin at 7 a.m. with intercessory prayer. There will be a pastors-only breakfast in the Mt. Zion community center. Pastor Hermon Scott of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church in Walthourville will present “Power Moments.” Elder Kevin Thomas, a professional business coach and John Maxwell Team Partner who lives in Hinesville, will be the keynote speaker.

At 8 a.m., the general session will begin. Elder Anthony Johnson of Higher Dimensions Christian Fellowship in Rincon will present a workshop titled “The Millennials are Coming.” Opening perspectives and transformational leadership will be given by Bishop T.A. Bronner of Elim Christian Fellowship in Rochester, N.Y. “The Power of Authentic Relationships” will be presented by Pastor John Morse and the Rev. Debbie Morse of Pleasant Grove AME Church in Hinesville.   

“Crisis Leadership: Dealing with Unintentional Consequences” will be presented by Pastor C.D. Roberts. “Power Moments” will be given by Judge Linnie L. Darden III of 50th Street Church of Christ in Savannah and State Rep. Al Williams of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond Hill.  

Bishop Kenny Knight of Kingdom Covenant Fellowship of Churches in Woodbine will present a workshop titled “The Death of Ego, Arrogance and Self Righteousness.” Dr. William H. Whitaker II, executive minister of business with First Baptist Church of South Richmond, Va., will conduct a workshop titled “The Recession-proof Ministry.” Bishop Leonard L. Gibbs Jr. is in charge of the closing service.

For additional information, call 876-6379 or 877-6080.

Anderson is the author of “Lack of Knowledge” and “Dare to Soar.”

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