Over the weekend of August 10-11, we packed the Envision Providence location with people responding to God’s calling to make ministry a more significant part of their lives. Whether that be stepping up inside their local church to greater responsibilities, or as far reaching as beginning the process for overseas missions, this weekend was designed and geared to give those feeling called a framework for ministry opportunities, pathways, and next steps.
“What an exciting 24 hours!” proclaimed Andy Geffers, our Director of Church & Leadership Advancement. “It was great to see God gather people from all age groups, different ethnicities, and representing 11 different Alliance New England churches, who were feeling the call of God on their lives. Some were sensing a call to international ministry and some to local church ministry. Then there were others who simply felt a call to take Jesus with them into their current vocations and places where their God given skills and gifts lead them.”
In total, 39 people attended the Called Ones Gathering, along with 10 leaders and presenters, bringing the total to 49 people filling the Envision Providence site from Saturday through Sunday afternoon. Those present ranged in age from high school to a few entering retirement.