Gallery | Leading Growth Conference

Stories are always attention grabbers. And that's what Dr. Alton Garrison got us immersed in. He shared his real life stories that painted a colourful life journey as a faithful son, an adoring husband and father, a visionary pastor and minister of the Gospel to the community. And true to his life passion to build and nurture disciples, he is still building people through mentorship. Rather than put new believers into a programme, Dr. Alton suggested to nudge them into a continual lifestyle of GROW-CONNECT-GO-SERVE that has WORSHIP at the center. In church jargon, this non-sequential process would be DISCIPLESHIP-FELLOWSHIP-EVANGELISM-GIFT-ORIENTED MINISTRY.

The two-day conference at Subang Jaya AG on 5 & 6 September had a gathering of about 200 AG ministers and church leaders. Dr. Alton's message was clear from the start: A Spirit-Empowered Church is a also an Acts 2 Church. As the Assistant Superintendent of the AG in the US, Dr. Alton shared his experiences as part of a mentor team to churches, leaders and pastors. He emphasized the importance of vision casting and using intentional communication to share this vision. If you have missed this conference, you can get hold of Dr. Alton's book, SPIRIT EMPOWERED CHURCH that is due to arrive at our main Christian book store in October.