I felt like I needed to challenge our people to refocus on what we know to be the "main thing." Specifically, I felt like we all needed a push to get back to basics of "personal evangelism" (soul-winning). I felt many of us had seemed to have lost our "first love" and had become too preoccupied with secondary forms of "ministry" which actually accomplished very little for the cause of Christ (maybe it was just me... but I suspect not).
So, last year we put together a simple conference for our church called the "Focus on Evangelism Conference;" and for our first conference we had a simple theme - "We Love People."
My desire with this year's conference is not only that we might be equipped with resources that would allow us to improve in the area of personal evangelism, but that we would also be able to take what we have learned and use it to help train others who have a heart to do the same.
I will be giving more details soon about this year's conference, if anyone is interested in joining us. I will also be sending out letters, but feel free to send me any helpful input or inquiries about this conference.