HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (BP) -- "There are different methods to reach people … but here's the thing that brings us all together: the message," Chris Goeppner, a New Hampshire pastor whose church baptized 92 last year, noted in the opening remarks of the Baptist Convention of New England's 37th annual meeting. The Nov. 1-2 sessions at Island Pond Baptist Church in Hampstead, N.H., drew 169 messengers and 58 guests for fellowship, worship, prayer, business and celebrating what God is doing as the New Englanders focused on the theme of evangelism.
HAVERHILL, Mass. (BP) -- "Church planting is the natural consequence of intimacy with God," Tanner Turley, a church planter based in greater Boston, noted during a testimony at the Baptist Convention of New England's 36th annual meeting. The Nov. 2-3 sessions were held at First Baptist Church in Haverhill, Mass., which was founded before the Revolutionary War. Two hundred twenty-one messengers and 103 guests were in attendance for fellowship, worship, extended prayer, business and celebrating what God doing is by "Embracing the Future Through Church Planting."