Search for Jesus Volunteer Conference 2013

By   •   August 9, 2013

Search for Jesus staff members Susan Hill and Jessica Romero, the Spanish ministry manager, handed out nametags and gift bags as volunteers arrived.
Volunteer Bob Poff of Virginia talks to Larry Wagner, SFJ volunteer application and training representative.
Cathy and Bill Fanning of North Carolina go through the buffet line at dinner.
Pam Thacker (purple shirt) and her husband, Darrell, of California, join volunteer Lea Price of Texas, BGEA Vice President Duane Gaylord and his assistant Sean O'Loughlin, for dinner.
Volunteers and staff members enjoy dinner in the BGEA dining room.
Volunteer coordinator Hope Londeree grabs some dessert after dinner.
Volunteer application and training representative Nathan Mackey talks to volunteer Rebecca Miller and her husband, Bill, of Virginia.
Web designer David Arrington, left, joins Internet Evangelism Director John Cass at the podium.
Christian singer Mark Christian led volunteers in worship.
Christian singer Mark Christian led volunteers in worship.
Frank Barnes worships with the volunteers.
BGEA Vice President Duane Gaylord, who oversees Internet evangelism, addressed the group and expressed appreciation for the volunteers.
Internet Evangelism Director John Cass shared with volunteers the vision for the ministry.
A ministry update included a talk about Spanish outreach by Spanish ministry manager Jessica Romero.
Mark Appleton, Search for Jesus operations manager, addressed the volunteers Friday and preached on Sunday morning.
Volunteer Lea Price of Texas shared how she got involved in Search for Jesus.
Worship leader Mark Christian brought local musicians together to lead volunteers in praising God.
Volunteer Lynne Fetsko and her husband, James, of Georgia worship together.
Web designer David Arrington and church referral coordinator Tameka Thomas also helped lead worship during the conference.
Dr. Michael Brown, a Messianic Jewish apologist, discussed apologetics and gave volunteers tips on sharing their faith.
Volunteers took notes during Dr. Michael Brown's talk.
Volunteers listened as Dr. Michael Brown offered advice for sharing their faith.
Volunteer David Lepak and his wife, Lynn, of Wisconsin, took notes.
Counselor Kim Hall led a session about self care.
Aviza Rodgers joined several others in one of the breakout sessions.
Paul Wiese, a Search for Jesus email responder, showed other volunteers how they can get involved in a new volunteer opportunity.
Jack Munday, international director of the BGEA Rapid Response Team, led a session about responding to crisis situations.
Staff members spent a lot of time getting to know volunteers. Pam Boseman, right, volunteer application and training representative, spent some time with volunteers Stephen Asare of Ohio and Tanya Jones of Louisiana.
A couple of volunteers browse through "Decision" magazine in a BGEA lobby.
Staff and volunteers during worship.
Church referral coordinator Tameka Thomas talked about how churches can partner with the ministry.
National field manager Dan Martin oversees area coordinators.
Team members David Lepak and Wayne Rickert pose with Internet Evangelism Director John Cass.
Each table took a moment to pray for area coordinators.
Volunteer Jane Allen of North Carolina was one of many volunteers who recorded how and why she got involved in Search for Jesus.

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  1. Caitlyn Jensen says:

    What a wonderful, blessed time of fellowship, worship and growing in Christ together! I am so grateful to God to be part of this amazing team for His and His Son’s glory, and I greatly look forward to being part of the upcoming SFJ Conference at The Cove next weekend! – Caitlyn (staff member of Spanish Search for Jesus Team, En Busca de Jesús)

  2. Lupe Munoz says:

    I am so excited about coming and meeting the other volunteers and BGEA Staff. This will be my first year and bringing my mother who has been a missionary for 37 years, sharing this experience of a lifetime with her will forever be memorable for us both and especially us hearing Will Graham minister to us. We served a wonderful and awesome God for He plans everything so perfect and in the right timing.

  3. Patricia A. Russo says:

    Sounds like a wonderful few days of worship and getting to know other volunteers and staff at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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