Monday through Wednesday this past week was our semi-annual IFCA Regional Conference. We met at Faith Community Bible Church in Bremerton, pastored by Dan Wilson. The folks of FCBC did an outstanding job of hosting us, not only as the site for the Conference but in providing us with great meals and snacks.
Four of our own men spoke from the book of Philippians in our Main Sessions. Pastor Jay Mosser of Sunset Bible Church in University Place spoke from Chapter one. Pastor Tim Walton from Alderwood Manor Church in Lynwood delivered a message from Chapter two. Pastor Mike Jones, Shepherd of Independent Bible Church in Port Angeles preached from Chapter three. Dan Wilson, Host Pastor wrapped the book up speaking from Chapter four.
The ladies had a wonderful time on Saturday with Elizabeth George, speaker and author of numerous books. Elizabeth did two main sessions with them. At the last meeting on Wednesday the board introduced their new appointee as President, Katherine Rodgers. Sadly her predecessor Birtha Richards passed away a few months ago. Judi Allen, former President, had been filling in until a new President could be appointed. The men participated in a number of workshops.
At the Tuesday night dinner time, which reflects on the ministry of Northwest Independent Church Extension, Earl Brubaker, Executive Director, announced his resignation which will be effective at the end of September next year. The Board is beginning the process of looking for a new Director during this time period and would appreciate prayer.
Our next Conference will be in February next year at Edgewood Bible Church in Edgewood. It will be followed by their annual Mission's Conference. Paul Seger, Executive Director of Biblical Ministries Worldwide will be the speaker for both Conferences.