Throughout much of 2020, pastors and leaders gathered on Wednesdays at noon Hawaii time for encouragement, challenge, and collaboration. This February, we launched the Pastor’s Forum for Hawaii Pacific Baptist Pastors. This virtual gathering meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at noon Hawaii time (11 am in Samoa; Thursdays at 5 am in Bangkok, 6 am in Manila, 7 am in Japan and South Korea, and 8 am in Guam). These gatherings
are planned for February through May.
The focus for February and March is around the theme of discipleship and disciple-making. Our first guest on Feb. 10 was Michael Kelley, Senior Vice President of Church Ministries for LifeWay Christian Resources. Michael helped pastors examine how we can use this season to redefine discipleship.
On February 24, our next guest was Ken Braddy, LifeWay’s Director of Sunday School and manager of LifeWay’s training for adult Bible study groups. Ken challenged pastors about
discipleship through small groups and how we measure small groups’ success.
This particular forum is for Hawaii Pacific Baptist senior/lead pastors. We will offer other forums for associate pastors and other church leaders later this year. E-mail Craig Webb
at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to participate.