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Beyond preaching, teaching and evangelism at ‘The Gathering’

At Global United Fellowship’s (GUF) “The Gathering 2019” – the first held outside of the United States, the goal was to examine what a healthy church is, as the fellowship came to grips with the fact that the culture of church is changing, particularly in the Western Hemisphere. With that, some of the weighty topics addressed at the sixth annual conference included: resurrecting the dying discipline of prayer; re-examining the biblical model; whether the way church is done should be rethought; developing effective servant leaders; the healthy pastor; evangelism as a means of spiritual warfare; traits of a vibrant congregation; and creating a culture of koinonia, a Christian fellowship or communion, with God, or more commonly with fellow Christians.

While the messages delivered were important, and Bishop Neil Ellis, presiding prelate of GUF, delivered the state of the fellowship address, which showed a community that was increasing six years on, “The Gathering 2019” experiences went beyond the church, encompassing engaging activities outside preaching, teaching and evangelism, that members from the youngest through to the oldest enjoyed.

From a cultural experience after-party, to a senior pastors’ wives meet-and-greet, prayer walk, fashion show, activities for the children and youth that included a millennials’ paint-and-praise event, youth night praise party, a praise night dedicated to millennials and a children and youth session – there was an activity for everyone to participate in during the July 9-12 conference held at the Atlantis resort.

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Shavaughn Moss

Shavaughn Moss joined The Nassau Guardian as a sports reporter in 1989. She was later promoted to sports editor. Shavaughn covered every major athletic championship from the CARIFTA to Central American and Caribbean Championships through to World Championships and Olympics. Shavaughn was appointed as the Lifestyles Editor a few years later.

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