2016 Missouri ALIVE Conference

What A GREAT Meeting

by Brad Banderman, Bethel Baptist Church, Lonedell

The Alive Conference was held this year at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Chesterfild Mo. The conference
attendance was 284 with 16 churches represented. The speaker this year was Brad Russell the College Pastor
at the First Baptist Church in Arnold Mo. He presented 4 messages that took us all to a deeper understanding of God’s Grace. We were lead in worship and taught some new songs by Summer Hill from City Church in Conway Arkansas. Recreation this year took place in the Athletic Club that is attached to the hotel. From 10 p.m. til 1 a.m. we enjoyed dodgeball, racquetball, walleyball, tennis, swimming, knockerball, and basketball and devoured 115 Papa Johns Pizzas and hundreds of sodas. We were all amazed by the Illusions our entertainer Zac Mirzadah demonstrated, and the inspiring testimony of his conversion from Islam to becoming a Christian. I closed the conference by thanking those who lead and organized the
event, but forgot to ask how many professions of faith were made, but the altar was used heavily in all the sessions. If you as a church have never taken students to the Alive conference you are truly missing a blessing.

The Alive Committee would ask that you consider bringing your students to the next conference that will be held during Christmas break 2017.

Churches Present for the Alive Conference 2017

First Baptist Church – Matthews, MO / First Baptist Church – Potosi, MO / First Baptist Church – Sikeston,
MO / First Baptist Church – Bourbon, MO / Friendship Baptist Church – St. Clair,MO / Bethel Baptist Church Lonedell, MO / Bethel Baptist Church – Sikeston, MO / Black River Baptist Church – Qulin, MO / Lost Creek Baptist Church – Potosi, MO / Ozark Heights Baptist Church – Potosi, MO / Lindsey Lane Baptist Church –
Florissant, MO / New Hope Baptist Church – St. Clair, MO / Straightway Baptist Church – Steelville, MO /
White Oak Grove Baptist Church – Potosi, MO / Kewanee Baptist Church – New Madrid, MO / Bates Creek Baptist Church – Potosi, MO

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