Pastors, representatives, and attenders from the 14 churches in the Heartland District gathered Sunday evening at Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana, for a report from each congregation and a celebration of what God is doing through the diverse ministries in the Heartland. (Tom Avey photo)
Leesburg, Indiana, pastor Chris Hay organized and emceed the event, which included displays from a number of the national organizations, including the FGBC, GBIM, GBNAM, CE National, and Brethren Missionary Herald Company.
The reports included a wide variety of activity, ranging from John Shirk and his friend Shasha presenting poetry from the Chicago northside ministry, to videos of the Hispanic ministries at Leesburg, Warsaw Community, and Osceola.
Larry Richeson from Indian Heights in Kokomo and Bob Arenobine from Fort Wayne Grace reported on recent “turnaround” results which are really encouraging for both those congregations.
Others reported on effective outreach including children’s ministries, women’s retreats, hurricane relief teams, and more. Jeremiah Olson and the worship team from Goshen led the music and worship for the evening.