Grand Rapids, MI 49534
We are looking forward to having Dr. Ware as the keynote speaker at our Church Ministries Conference March 8-9 and also to speak in our church Sunday, March 10. Could you please confirm with me Dr. Ware’s travel arrangements? Is he flying into and out of Grand Rapids? If so, will he have a rental car or does he need anyone to drive him around? The conference ends at 3:30 Saturday, March 9. I would love to take Dr. Ware out for dinner Saturday evening, if he desires.
Our service Sunday morning begins at 9:30. If he were to arrive around 9:00 to get his mic set up and to have a time of prayer before the service, that would be preferred. Our morning service ends at 10:45 and he will have roughly 45 minutes to preach. Will Dr. Ware have slides to show during his sermon? If so, could you send the files ahead of time or have him bring them on a USB drive so we can put them into our presentation software? After the service, there may be people that will want to speak with him, but I would expect him to be able to get back to the hotel by 11:15 or so.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Rev. Douglas A. Crawford, II
Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship
Calvary Baptist Church
Grand Rapids, MIDr. Ware:
We are greatly looking forward to you joining us for the 2019 Church Ministries Conference. We think your experience, background and passions are well-suited to challenging our attendees. The purpose of our conference is to encourage and equip ministry leaders for effective ministry in and through the local church. We look forward to your messages on grace and how it works out in obedience to Christ.
Our first general session begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8. If you are able, I’d love to pray with and for you at 6:30. We usually plan for about 35-40 minutes of speaking time in the general sessions. If you need significantly more or less time, please let me know and we will plan accordingly. Your hotel reservation is at the Comfort Inn Airport (address below). The reservation confirmation number is 625715354.
Would you like to know a little about the people to whom you’ll be speaking? They come from over 120 churches, predominantly Baptistic or Bible. While pastors are welcome, most conference participants are active volunteers in local church ministry. Their presence at the conference shows they care about what they do and want to grow in the ministry.
If you have any questions about the conference, I’d be happy to talk further with you. In addition to the contact info below, I can be reached by cell phone at 616.551.7904. If you would please let me know when you receive this message, so I can make sure we are all on the same page.
Serving Christ Together,
Ken Vanderwest, Conference Committee Chairperson
Grand Rapids Comfort Inn Airport
4155 28th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Main (616) 957-2080
Fax (616) 957-9712