By Alexandra Applegate
LAS VEGAS (BP) -- ""We are five men who are sharing our laboratory results,"" said Hal Seed, senior pastor at New Song Community Church in Oceanside, Calif., at this year's Engage 24 Workshop. ""We are sharing stories of real-life churches that are doing things to reach the lost that will hopefully spark a thought or idea.""
Engage 24 was hosted at Shadow Hills Church in Las Vegas by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) for two days before continuing its workshops in different states. The event focused on encouraging pastors and church leaders and covered practical ways they could create and foster a culture of evangelism in their own churches.
The workshop welcomed more than 210 people Feb. 26-27, the most the event has seen in its three years. The event drew leaders from small, medium and large churches in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Tennessee.
Sitting around circular tables to nurture conversation, attendees heard individually from Ted Traylor, John Meador, Tim Dowdy, Seed and Frank S. Page before the final event of the first day -- a question-and-answer panel featuring all the event's speakers.