Assemblies of God Empowered Magazine God's Eternal Word - Page 14

CONFERENCE '17 e c n e r e f n o C 2017 The annual A/G NZ National Pastors and Leaders Conference was held in Lower Hutt, Wellington from 9-12 October and what an action-packed week that was! The team of volunteers from across the Wellington region did a spectacular job of putting on a conference that was life giving and fun filled. The conference is always a highlight of the year. As Pastors and leaders serve in their own communities, this time of refreshing is a way to bless those that faithfully serve where God has called them and 2017 was no different. With the location being in central Lower Hutt, parking was a real issue so shuttles ran delegates to and from their cars at a local parking lot. This provided a great opportunity for bonding during the rides. Empowered magazine provided a photo booth and while this initially took some time to warm to, it became a very popular area with many taking both ‘serious’ and ‘silly’ photos. Our leaders sure know how to have fun! These, coupled with the time of sharing meals together meant quality fellowship was taking place. Sharing with each other what is happening all over the country is always a real source of encouragement. God is doing amazing things across our nation and beyond and it is exciting to be a part of it! The key note speaker was Dr Sam Chand who really lights up the room with his humorous but relevant and inspiring messages. The delegates also heard fantastic messages from the Executive members throughout the week and attended electives that were both informative and relevant to various areas of ministry. The worship team, made up of people from a number of different churches worked so well together and provided an atmosphere of worship and praise to the Lord that also gave delegates time to hear from the Lord an \š[\\[KHYSSH\]H[[ۈY[ۈ[[H\ܚ[[Y\܈[X[[ܙYXBۙ\[K[H\HB[H[[H[X[ۈوHۈBܜ\ۙ[Y\ˈX\H\]΋˙XX˘K\[XY\ٙ[]ޙX[[ [H[[X[ۈوٙXX[؛˂MSTTQPQVSB^HHXZ\[H[\Y[[Y\]\و][ZZY[]\]K][KT