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Christian Leaders Take Inspiration from Houston

Contact: Kristina Robb Dover, Presbyterian Global Fellowship, Team Coordinator, 404-846-4386, kristinarobbdover@gmail.com


HOUSTON, Texas, April 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Why will leaders from around the world descend upon the City of Houston in the hot, humid month of August?  They want to know what it is that has happened in Space City USA– how over 600 churches united to be a light the city, how 225,000 people came out to a party hosted by those churches,  how 26 different public schools were served by the church, and how 4,000 recorded decisions to follow Jesus came to be.


Houston Presbyterian churches from the PCUSA will host the second annual Presbyterian Global Fellowship (PGF) Conference, August 16-18 downtown at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  During this time they will share how they were a part of leading the movement of Houston churches towards greater unity, greater outreach and greater effectiveness.


Now in its second year of life, PGF seeks to be a network of relationships, ideas and best practices that equip congregations within the Presbyterian Church (USA) and churches outside of the denomination in the greater body of Christ.  This year's conference is entitled "Inside-Out" and will encourage staff, elders, lay leaders and pastors to begin to form their ministries around being inwardly strong and outwardly focused. 


Speakers will include John Ortberg, currently the Teaching Pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and the author of the books If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat and The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Growth for Ordinary People. The conference will also include Michael Frost, author of the 2006 book, Exiles, as well as Gary Haugen, Founder and President of International Justice Mission.


Visit www.pgfconference.org for a complete schedule of activities, speakers and workshops.