Our church’s Pastors’ and Workers’ Conference is just around the corner. This year will be special. Every year, there is a flurry of activity in our ministry: preparing, painting, and planning events so as to best encourage our fellow co-laborers. There will still be fiery preaching and the fellowship of the saints, but this year we will be in the tent, or maybe I should say tents. As someone who’s been sitting in a tent for the past few months, allow me to share with you…what to expect when you’re in the tent!

The Amens – are encouraging and as rousing as ever. They encourage the preacher and the hearts of the fellow listeners. Side note, ladies, no one notices if you say amen too!

The Singing – encompasses you. You would think with masks on that our voices would be muffled, but that’s not the case. Maybe it’s because the tent ceiling is lower and the flaps are down for the cooler weather or maybe we are just trying harder, but the music is all around you. You feel it in your spirit and your heart.

The People – are energetic. We want to be here! It is not uncommon to hear humming along to the special music, possibly singing along as well. You may have someone turn to you and, with a tear in their eye, tell you how good that was!

The Place – is earnest in our desire to serve the King of kings. And be an encouragement to others. Even in our parking lot.

The Comfort – is emphatically yours. Bring blankets and a jacket. If you’re warm, take the jacket off. If you’re cold, cover up with the blanket and find a seat near a fire pit. If you like a cool breeze, sit closer to the sides. It is all up to you!

The members and staff are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the delegates as we do every year. This year will be unique and one that you will never forget. I look forward to seeing you in the tent.  

Visit nvbc.org/pc to register and for more information

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Miriam Chung, Christian School Teacher

Mrs. Chung grew up around the work of the ministry and now has the privilege of teaching at the North Valley Baptist Schools. She and her husband faithfully teach young people and are a vital asset to the ministry of NVBC.