Denny Pertillo, President of the Bible Institute, was the key speaker at the first annual Recharge: Excellence in Ministry workshop help in Monterey, CA this past week. Denny conducted six sessions providing an exegetical study of 1 Timothy. Over 170 people attended this three day workshop organized by the Ripon church of Christ and many others in California. This workshop was designed to help encourge and recharge Christians and ministry leaders, especially preachers, working in the California mission field. Based on the feedback from attendees, the event was a great success.
Michael Hite, also from the staff of the Bible Institute, held two sessions during the workshop on Using PowerPoint More Effectively. Randy Duke, Director of Development, held two sessions; one on Carreer Transitioning and a second on Strategic Planning for Churches. Wayne Roberts, adjunct instuctor at Bear Valley, held a session on Small Church Work. Many other presentations were given as well and all of them provided excellent material for ministry and personal growth.
For a complete list of speakers and topics as well as access to free audio of the sessions visit www.rechargeme.org here.
The event was held in beautiful Monterey, California at the Best Western Beach Resort and it couldn't have been a more tranquil and relaxing location. Between sessions, attendees could walk on the beach or simply walk out of the conference room and watch the ocean waves and soak up the scenery. Just a short drive from the hotel, sightseeing at Cannery Row, the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf and the breathtaking 17-Mile Drive awaited. The weather was great and provided an opportunity to enjoy the sights.
The next event has been scheduled for March 13-17, 2012 - if you didn't make it this year, you need to plan to attend in 2012. You won't be disappointed.