Arch Ministries held its fourth annual National Pastors’ Fellowship this January at Calvary Baptist Church in Winter Garden, Florida. Over two hundred church planters, ministry leaders, pastors and their wives attended from nearly all 50 states.

Three days of mutual edification, fellowship, and prayer focused on the theme "partnering in the Gospel." Four pastors taught through the book of Philippians. Additional sessions for women discussed developing a disciple-making culture in the local church.

The Lord gave much fruit for future ministry progress. Even more regional meetings are planned for 2018 to facilitate networking between churches. Pray that these partnerships would continue to grow!

All of this ran smoothly because of the hard efforts almost 30 volunteers who made the trip down from Cleveland -- more than ever from Grace as they took on providing all the meals this year! Altogether, they bought and served over 1,300 meals not including all the snacks! They also answered just as many questions, stood at the airport for 20 hours, logged 1800 miles shuttling pastors to and from the airport, and helped in countless other ways as needed.

The people of Grace Church allowed 4 pastors and 5 staff members to travel to Florida and supported the fellowship with over $25,000 specially designated for the encouragement and networking of pastors.

We are excited to see how God will continue to bless the fruit of these efforts!