Antiohia Christian Center in partnership with BIG-Impact organized a conference with the theme “Mentoring the Heart” on May 20-23, at the Christian Center of the Baptist Church in Vatra Dornei, and then on May 26-29, at Casa Elim, near Zarnesti. Dr. Bill Lawrence from USA was our key-note lecturer. The purpose of this conference was to help leaders to guard their hearts more than anything, by teaching them how to find the right mentors.
Dr. Bill Lawrence is the founder of the Leader Formation International, a renown professor of Pastoral Theology and Associate Professor of the D. Min. program at Dallas Theological Seminary. He planted the South Hills Community Church in San Jose, CA, where he served as a pastor for 12 years. For 23 years he was a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, teaching Pastoral Theology. At the same time he was the Executive Director for Christian Leadership Center (he worked with Prof. Howard Hendricks, while at this seminar). Dr. Lawrence is the author of two books, “Beyond the Bottom Line – Where Faith and Business Meet”, published at Moody Press and “Effective Pastoring”, published at Word Publishing. The latter was translated into Romanian, as “Pastorire eficienta.” In the past 37 years, Bill Lawrence has trained church leaders and organizational leaders from more than 30 countries worldwide.
Many leaders of Romanian local churches and Christian organizations attended the two conferences.