Chester Heights Campmeeting Association
Dear Members and Friends of Chester Heights Campmeeting:
In our continuing effort to improve our campmeeting, three of our camp meeting leaders attended a conference last week, along with other campmeetings thoughout the United States. Some of the most respected camp meeting and missionary leaders in the world were present, and it was a very profound experience for us. We also had the opportunity to meet with missionary students and teachers at the Asbury Theological Seminary and College, as well as representatives from national evangelical and mission organizations, during our conference lunches and our evening fellowship and devotions. The cost of the conference was paid by sponsors. Travel was paid for by those who attended, and our campmeeting generously paid for two nights of our lodging.
We expect to use the knowledge and insight we acquired during the conference in the future development of our campmeeting. We also believe we will profit from the many relationships we established with other campmeeting leaders who attended this conference, as well as others in past years.
Included below is a news release, which is being sent to local area newspapers.
We sincerely thank you for your continued support and prayers for Chester Heights Campmeeting, and we look forward to next year's campmeeting season and events.
Chester Heights Camp Meeting Association
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TITLE: Chester Heights Campmeeting attends Leaders Conference in Kentucky
Photo caption - Conference attendees from Chester Heights Campmeeting included Pat Smith, seated second from left, Rev. Jimmy Montgomery, seated far right, and Gary Koerner, standing, second from right.
Chester Heights Camp Meeting's President, Spiritual Director and Vice President attended the fourth annual Camp Meeting Leader's Conference at Asbury College on October 7-9, with attendees from other campmeetings throughout the United States. Speakers included Evangelist Roy Lauter, Hubert Harriman of World Gospel Missions and Dr. Dennis Kinlaw of the Francis Asbury Society (FAS) and past president of Asbury College. The FAS and World Gospel Missions sponsored the annual conference, which previously has convened in Ohio, New Jersey and Florida.
Dr. Sandra Gray, President of Asbury College welcomed the group and it's speakers, which included, Al Coppedge, Dr. John Oswalt, Harold Burgess and Bert Jones, CEO from GoInternational. Topics included "best practices," "the evangelists perspective," communications, and management issues, as well as support for national and international missionaries. Missionaries are now successfully employing the campmeeting model of worship and faith revival in developing countries.
Millions of Americans have attended Christian campmeeting revivals, including the Cane Ridge Campmeeting in Kentucky, which began in 1801. Chester Heights Campmeeting was founded in 1872 and has operated continuously since then. It’s listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and “Save Americas Treasures.” Visit www.ch-campmeeting.org or call (610) 459-5678 for more information.
For more information about this release, please contact,
Vice President & Public Relations
Chester Heights Camp Meeting
(610) 888-7778 cell phone