Ministry Leader Luncheon – a Big Hit!

| November 3, 2015

Christian ministry leaders and donors will sometimes share a desire that we should work together more frequently.  They see the need for more collaboration and creativity.  All of us know clients may fall ‘through the cracks’.  Those are the times we say ‘if we only had more help’.  Many of us yearn to do more. How can we develop answers to the ever present challenges:  not enough time – not enough moneynot enough staff? Dave Moyer,  MBS Executive Director has a heartfelt desire to lighten the load, reach out farther and be more effective in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

On September 17, 2015 MBS, took a big step forward to test the waters, and see whether local ministry leaders might have a better approach, a different model in the way we relate. We sponsored our first Ministry Leader Luncheon and invited 20 leaders to share a meal with us for the sole purpose of meeting and learning about each other.

No one took the floor.  Rather we sat around tables of 6, broke bread and got to know about one another and our ministies’ work.  Dave very briefly gave a synopsis of each organization represented –enough to set the scene and create more awareness.  The rest of the 90 minutes brought edification, inspiration, joy and encouragement to do more together.

We here at the Bible Society are lifted up by the response.  Plans are already being made to host another luncheon with a different group of ministries leaders.

We had a photo taken of the leaders who attended.  How many of them do you recognize?

Mark Thayer, Voices of Baltimore
Cathy Johnson, MBS
Dave Moyer, MBS
Ron Powell, True Life Discipleship Counselling
Glenn Melvin, The Samaritan Women
Dr. Thomas Adam Corson, CS~SM
Vince Mercer, Baltimore School of the Bible
Denise Morgan, Children’s Bible Ministries of MD
Mike Chetelat, Christian Business Network
Bill Parks, Baltimore Teen Challenge
Robert Gaines, Center for Pregnancy Center
Martha Wright, Child Evangelism Fellowship
Matt Stevens, Somebody Cares Baltimore
Steve Medinger, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Valeria and Bill Alexson, SportsPower International
Chuck Whitmore, Christian Business Men’s Connection
Brandon Alexson, SportsPower International
Dan Dubell, IC Orphans
Josh Mitchell, Social Media Entrepreneur

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For over 200 years, the mission of the Maryland Bible Society (MBS) has been to see that every individual has an opportunity to own a Bible regardless of their native language or financial situation. Here in Maryland this mission has been mostly fulfilled. We now are turning our emphasis to encouraging and helping people read, understand and live out the truths and principles God has given us through His Holy Scriptures. As a non-denominational ministry, MBS is uniquely positioned to offer God’s Word without note or comment to Christians from all denominational backgrounds. This position allows us to work with all local Christian churches, serving and assisting them as they follow God’s lead. MBS has and will continue to establish and build partnerships that promote the distribution of the Bible, supply related sources and provide educational opportunities. Our vision is to ignite fresh passion for God’s Word to be lived out in the daily lives of people in Maryland and the world beyond. God’s Word contains truths that speak to all of the important areas of our lives: family, marriage, work, friendships, finances and parenting. It serves as the ‘road map’ for the often-overwhelming experience of life. It is a comfort, an encouragement, a teacher. It is convicting, edifying and inspiring. The Bible reveals our purpose in life. The Creator of the Universe has given us His Word to guide and direct us as we serve Him and live in the world.

As we embark on this renewed vision, our desire is to impact lives. As God leads us on this great adventure, we invite you to partner with us. Lives will be transformed as the Holy Spirit works through the Scriptures, resources and opportunities provided by MBS. Join us as we ignite fresh passion for God’s Word among individuals, ministries, local Churches, and businesses.