On Thursday, March 19, Cairn University hosted its 3rd annual Church Leaders’ Conference. Over 75 church leaders joined the Cairn community on campus for a one-day, cross-denominational event to connect with other church leaders in the area and participate in a refreshing and edifying experience.
The conference included two main sessions and three parallel, breakout sessions. The keynote speaker this year was Mark Johnston, a minister at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cardiff, Wales. He is author of a number of books, including, You in Your Small Corner, Our Creed, Let’s Study Colossians, and Philemon. He also is a regular contributor at placefortruth.org.
Reflecting on Psalm 73, Mr. Johnston focused on the topic of “Maintaining Our Sanity in Ministry.” He led two sessions: “My Feet Came Close to Slipping…” and “Whom Have I but You, O Lord?” Break-out sessions were led by Jay Harvey, Ajay Thomas, and Dr. Jonathan Master, dean and professor in the School of Divinity. The conference concluded with a question-and-answer session, where attendees shared further perspective and encouragement.
Throughout the event, warm fellowship was evident as pastors from local churches engaged in conversation and prayer with one another. Dr. Master shares, “It is a privilege to be able to spend time with our brothers and sisters laboring in local churches. The fellowship was rich, as was the teaching, prayer, and singing.”